Announcing an exclusive UK theatrical event tour for BEEN SO LONG starring Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene under Birds’ Eye View’s RECLAIM THE FRAME.

Romance, rage, and revenge. Been So Long is a neon-soaked, modern day romance set on the streets of London’s musical hot-bed of Camden. We follow Simone (Michaela Coel), a dedicated single mother who, on a rare night on the town is charmed by a handsome yet troubled stranger, Raymond (Arinzé Kene), igniting old and new feelings. Set against the backdrop of an ever-changing city, Been So Long is a fresh take on love, life and moving on. The film was developed by the BFI and supported through production by the BFI, using funds from the National Lottery and Film4.

Been So Long‘ from director Tinge Krishnan will enjoy an exclusive 10-cinema theatrical Q&A event tour run as part of Birds’ Eye View’s Reclaim The Frame, kicking off during Black History Month with a preview event on 22 October followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and lead actor Michaela Coel and touring the UK until mid-November.

The film launches globally on Netflix on 26 October.

Reclaim the Frame is supported by the BFI Audience Fund using funding from the National Lottery to grow audience appetite for female-led films across the UK. Birds’ Eye View is a film charity run by the industry insiders who have been dedicated to moving the dial on equality in film for 15 years.

UK Tour information

The Been So Long premiere event will be on October 22nd at the Everyman Screen On The Green London N1 with the filmmakers, key contributors, Michaela Coel and supporting cast in attendance.

Then we travel to the Genesis London E3 (Oct 25), Showroom Cinema (Sheffield) Oct 27, Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle) Nov 2, Broadway (Nottingham) Nov 3, Everyman Bristol Monday 5th November, Plymouth Arts Centre Nov 7, Midland Arts Centre (Birmingham) Nov 9 and Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds) Nov 16, Curzon Canterbury Nov 21 and Glasgow Film Theatre Fri 23rd Nov.

There will be an event screening for each, with Birds’ Eye View hosting, an introduction by a different local partner in each location and the filmmakers, cast and key contributors and actors in attendance to discuss the film and its themes. Followed by a music or craft-based event in the bar after (depending on location).

This theatrical release of a Netflix Original is possible with the support of the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.


Director: Tinge Krishnan

Writer: Che Walker

Cast: Michaela Coel, Arinzé Kene, Ronke Adekoluejo, Rakie Ayola, Ashley Thomas, Jo Martin

UK Tour Dates:

  • Genesis London E3 (Oct 25)
  • Showroom Cinema (Sheffield) Oct 27
  • Tyneside Cinema (Newcastle) Nov 2
  • Broadway (Nottingham) Nov 3
  • Everyman Bristol Monday 5th November
  • Plymouth Arts Centre Nov 7
  • Midland Arts Centre (Birmingham) Nov 9
  • Hyde Park Picture House (Leeds) Nov 16
  • Curzon Canterbury Nov 21
  • Glasgow Film Theatre Fri 23rd Nov

Find out more and book your tickets here.