Cinema On Demand
Enjoy a selection of independent new release films, exclusive one-off titles and curated film seasons to stream at your leisure with Cinema On Demand.
We’re pleased to bring you a new way to enjoy a taste of our curated films and support your independent cinema, from the comfort of home or on your mobile device.
It’s straightforward to use: take a look at the films on offer, add a film to your basket and log in or create an account with us (as with any other event). From then, you’ll have 48-hours to watch your film.
There’s no long-term commitment. You only pay for the film you want to see.
Cinema On Demand is only available within the UK.
Barbican Cinema has been supported by the Culture Recovery Fund for Independent Cinemas in England which is administered by the BFI, as part of the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport’s £1.57bn Culture Recovery Fund supporting arts and cultural organisations in England affected by the impact of Covid-19. #HereForCulture.
Cinema On Demand: Long Day's Journey into Night
A search for a lost love animates this sensuous, dream-like drama set in the city of Kaili in south-east China.
Cinema On Demand - Witch: We Intend to Cause Havoc
This new documentary explores the history of ‘Zamrock’ through the back catalogue of the legendary Zambian band, Witch – an acronym for We Intend to Cause Havoc.
Cinema On Demand: Lima Screams (12A*)
A pulsing and immersive city symphony dedicated to Peru’s capital city, pumping with the sounds of punk, psychedelia and experimental electronica.
Cinema On Demand: Adam
Inspired by a real-life encounter, this debut feature by Moroccan actor and filmmaker Maryam Touzani is the story of two lonely souls, trapped by destiny, who seek refuge in flight and denial.
Cinema On Demand: Olivia (15*)
Queer passions run deep in a French finishing school in Jacqueline Audry’s remarkable adaptation of Dorothy Bussy’s novel.
Cinema On Demand: I Never Cry (15)
In this striking coming-of-age drama a teenager travels from Poland to Ireland, and back again, to repatriate her father's body and learn what really matters to her along the way
Cinema On Demand: The Dream
Forty years after it was shot, SAFAR revisits Mohamad Malas’ documentary in a special screening followed by a talk on the making of the film.
Cinema On Demand: The Juniper Tree + poetry reading
A young Björk stars in Nietzchka Keene’s visually stunning tale of witchcraft in the wilds of medieval Iceland, presented here in a new restoration.
Cinema On Demand: A White White Day (15)
An Icelandic psychological drama-thriller that is chilling, striking and keeps you on the edge of your seat till the very end.
Cinema On Demand: ABsolutely Amazing Shorts
Little ones can enjoy this beautiful shorts programme, from the creative and unusual minds of Latvian filmmakers AB Studios.
Cinema On Demand: Retablo (18*)
A teenager living in a Peruvian Andes village discovers that his father has been having sex with men in this powerful, Bafta-nominated drama.
Cinema On Demand: Alice (15)
A domestic dream turns into a nightmare for Alice when her husband disappears without a trace.
Cinema On Demand: Perfect 10 (15)
An aspiring teenage gymnast's life is forever changed by the appearance of the brother she never knew she had.
Cinema On Demand: Stunning Shorts from LIAF (U*)
Stunning Shorts from the London International Animation Festival, perfect for the little ones.
Cinema On Demand: Jose (18*)
Li Cheng’s passionate gay romance explores the relationship between 19-year-old café waiter José and construction worker Luis.
How to watch
1. Choose the film you want to watch.
2. Add to basket and proceed to purchase.
3. If you already have an account, you can log in during the purchase. If not, create an account as you buy.
4. Once your purchase has gone through, there’ll be a button to click to ‘Watch your films’.
5. Start watching your video. From purchase, you have 48 hours to start and finish watching the film. Enjoy!