Celebrating film for 30 years
The BFI Film Classics Collection is available to purchase via yearly subscription, or perpetual access.
BFI Film Classics, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2022, comprises titles from the award-winning BFI Film Classics book series which introduces, interprets and celebrates landmarks of world cinema from the silent era to the 21st century. Each title offers a sophisticated but accessible argument for the film's 'classic' status, together with discussion of its production and reception history, its place within a genre or national cinema, an account of its technical and aesthetic importance, and in many cases, the author's personal response to the film.
‘A formidable body of work collectively generating some fascinating insights into the evolution of cinema.’ - Times Higher Education Supplement
‘The series is a landmark in film criticism.’ - Quarterly Review of Film and Video
‘Possibly the most bountiful book series in the history of film criticism.’ - Jonathan Rosenbaum, Film Comment
The British Film Institute (BFI) is a cultural charity and the UK’s lead organisation for film, television and the moving image.
Find out more at www.bfi.org.uk
BFI Publishing is the BFI’s publishing imprint. The BFI Publishing list features an unrivalled range of books for film enthusiasts, scholars, students and practitioners, written by leading scholars and critics of cinema history and culture.
Screen Studies offers digitised, searchable access to an acclaimed body of content from the BFI Publishing list, with two dedicated collections available for separate purchase.