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Eye in the Sky 2015 15

Helen Mirren and Alan Rickman (in his last role) play the military commanders caught in the ethical crosshairs of drone warfare, in Gavin Hood’s gripping military thriller.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Gavin Hood

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Where to Invade Next 2015 15

Michael Moore is on a mission from the Pentagon: to invade friendly countries and steal their best ideas on behalf of the United States.

119 mins USA Director. Michael Moore

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Brand New Testament 2015 15

Catherine Deneuve and Benoît Poelvoorde head the cast in Jaco Van Dormael’s wildly inventive comedy, in which God’s daughter decides to rewrite the rules.

113 mins Belgium Director. Jaco van Dormael

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Brief Encounter 1945 PG

Noël Coward’s tale of a love affair, thrillingly played out with tight British reserve.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lean

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Mark Kermode introduces This Filthy Earth 2016

The uncompromising invention of Andrew Kötting and his rural drama This Filthy Earth comes under Mark Kermode's gaze.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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This Filthy Earth

This Filthy Earth 2001 15

Andrew Kötting's tragic tale of passion and survival, following the existence of two sisters amidst a landscape of rural hardship and a community consumed with superstition

111 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Kötting

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Black 2015 18

Star-crossed lovers from rival street gangs conduct an illicit affair in this pulsating urban romance.

95 mins Belgium Director. Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

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Louder Than Bombs 2015 15

Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Byrne star in Joachim Trier’s astute and deftly realised family drama.

109 mins Norway Director. Joachim Trier

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Dheepan
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Dheepan 2015 15

Jacques Audiard’s soul-stirring Palme d’Or winner tells of a veteran Tamil Tiger guerrilla who finds fresh violence in his new life in Paris.

France Director. Jacques Audiard

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High-Rise
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High-Rise 2015 15

Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.

120 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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The Hard Stop 2015 15

The story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham in 2011, is brought to the screen in this humane, thought-provoking and topical documentary.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. George Amponsah

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The Wave 2015 15

Seismic rumblings in the Norwegian fjords threaten to start a chain reaction that will destroy the local area. Can it be stopped in time?

105 mins Norway Director. Roar Uthaug

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Touched with Fire 2015 15

Two young poets with bipolar disorder begin a highly passionate, volatile relationship that threatens both their futures.

106 mins USA Director. Paul Dalio

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Midnight Special 2015 12

Jeff Nichols, the acclaimed chronicler of American delirium, presents an imaginative sci-fi about an otherworldly child pursued by the FBI and a shadowy cult.

112 mins USA Director. Jeff Nichols

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Notes on Blindness 2015 U

James Spinney and Peter Middleton's highly original documentary uses cinematic interpretations and textured sound design to express a ‘world beyond sight.’

90 mins United Kingdom Director. James Spinney, Peter Middleton

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Adult Life Skills 2015 15

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is an emotionally stunted 30-year-old living in her mum’s shed, learning to confront adult reality, in Rachel Tunnard’s quirky debut.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Rachel Tunnard

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Triple 9 2015 15

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson make up the heavyweight cast for John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition) stunning heist thriller.

115 mins USA Director. John Hillcoat

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Tale Of Tales 2015 15

Mythical monsters, shape-shifting sisters and a giant flea are all on the menu in Matteo Garrone’s fulsome feast of gothic fantasy.

133 mins Italy Director. Matteo Garrone

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Carol 2014 15

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes

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Disorder
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Disorder 2015 15

Taut, stylish thriller with Matthias Schoenaerts as a suspended soldier who’s plagued with paranoia in his new role as a bodyguard.

France Director. Alice Winocour

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The Confession: Living the War on Terror 2016 15

A detailed, wide-ranging interview with Moazzam Begg, a British citizen formerly detained at Guantanamo Bay under suspicion of terrorism offenses.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Ashish Ghadiali

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Mining Review 25th Year No. 9 1972

A painterly profile of County Durham's brilliant miner-artist Tom McGuinness.

9 mins United Kingdom

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Rufus De Pinto - Artist and Eccentric 1965

Anglia TV’s Mike Robson visits eccentric British artist Rufus De Pinto at his home in Stradbroke, Suffolk.

6 mins United Kingdom

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Britain On Film Trailer 2015

1,000s of beautifully preserved films, capturing 120 years of Britain on Film

2 mins

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''oppin' Makes You 'earty!' 1925

Don your best 'Mockney' accent for a seasonal visit to the Kentish hop fields.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Welcome to Britain
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Welcome to Britain 1976

Ben Lewin’s 1976 film captures a moment in Britain's evergreen immigration debate, focusing on new arrivals at Heathrow as they wrestle with immigration law.

70 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Lewin

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The Pilgrim's Way 1956

An epic ramble from Winchester to Canterbury, through Hampshire, Surrey and Kent with picnics, pints and much prettiness on the way

32 mins United Kingdom Director. William N. Boyle

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Jessye Norman: Singer 1987

This long-form portrait of an iconic opera star looks behind the voice to her youth in the segregated American South

74 mins United Kingdom

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St. Adolf II
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St. Adolf II 1971

The strange life and obsessive creativity of psychotic outsider artist Adolf Wölfli.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Out of Chaos 1944

"Why in the height of a world war, should there be this terrific interest in painting?"

28 mins United Kingdom Director. Jill Craigie

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Kinetics
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Kinetics 1972

An exploration of creative and technological innovation, with images from the Hayward Gallery's groundbreaking 1970 show.

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Lutz Becker

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In My Sculpture Garden
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In My Sculpture Garden 1966

Barbara Hepworth is grappling with forms in her studio garden.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Mona Lisa
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Mona Lisa 1983

Playful experimental film about one of the most famous, widely reproduced paintings in the world.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Roger Hewins

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Remainder 2015 15

Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Omer Fast

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I'm So Excited! 2013 15

Pedro Almodóvar’s highly enjoyable over-the-top comic satire is set on an aeroplane experiencing in-flight difficulties.

90 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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The Girl King 2015 15

Lush retelling of the story of lesbian monarch Queen Christina of Sweden, combining period drama with a deeply personal love story.

106 mins Finland Director. Mika Kaurismäki

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Volver 2005 15

Family secrets echo around a Spanish clan, ringing loud enough to rouse the dead, in Pedro Almodóvar's assured melodrama.

121 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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The Violators 2015 15

In this spiky and stylish debut from novelist Helen Walsh, two girls from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond, setting off on a dangerous course.

97 mins United Kingdom Director. Helen Walsh

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The Here After 2015 15

A teenager attempts to integrate back into society following a spell in prison, but the community is unwilling to forgive him.

114 mins Poland Director. Magnus von Horn

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