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Departure 2015 15

Andrew Steggall’s deft and delicate drama about a teenage dreamer who falls for the rough beauty of local boy while staying in France.

109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall

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Youth 2015 15

Michael Caine scintillates as a curmudgeonly composer in Paolo Sorrentino’s deliciously bittersweet drama.

119 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino

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The Lovers & the Despot
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The Lovers & the Despot 2016 PG

Discover one of cinema’s strangest stories: a film director and his star are kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to make movies in the world’s weirdest state.

98 mins United Kingdom Director. Rob Cannan, Ross Adam

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Dogtooth 2009 18

Yorgos Lanthimos' scary, witty tale of a dysfunctional Greek family is original, ingenious and sadly relevant as a study of parent-child relationships

96 mins Greece Director. Yorgos Lanthimos

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Mark Kermode introduces Dogtooth 2016

Mark Kermode sinks his teeth into Yorgos Lanthimos’ daring and brilliant drama, expanding on its influence at the heart of the Greek 'weird wave'.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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The Man Who Knew Too Much

The Man Who Knew Too Much 1934 U

An English couple are drawn into espionage when their daughter is kidnapped.

United Kingdom Director. Alfred Hitchcock

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Blush
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Blush 2015 18

An assured and authentic lesbian coming-of-age drama, boasting a mesmerising and heartfelt lead performance.

85 mins Israel Director. Michal Vinik

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Set the Thames on Fire
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Set the Thames on Fire 2015 15

Two soul-mates steer a course through a decaying, semi-submerged London in this bizarre and blackly comic sci-fi with Noel Fielding and Sally Phillips.

83 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Charles Edwards

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Théo and Hugo
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Théo and Hugo 2016 18

A brief encounter at a naked sex club in Paris seems to be going well for Theo and Hugo, but a sudden realisation changes everything.

97 mins France Director. Jacques Martineau, Olivier Ducastel

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Green Room
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Green Room 2015 18

A punk band becomes besieged in the backstage hideaway of a hideous neo-Nazi club, in this gloriously tense shocker from the director of Blue Ruin.

95 mins USA Director. Jeremy Saulnier

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Florence Foster Jenkins
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Florence Foster Jenkins 2016 PG

Meryl Streep plays the wealthy socialite determined to make it as an opera singer despite being tone deaf, in a delightful comedy from Stephen Frears.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears

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El Sur
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El Sur 1983 PG

Victor Erice’s second masterpiece, following The Spirit of the Beehive, is a rarely seen meditation on memory, deception and Spain’s 20th-century history.

95 mins Spain Director. Víctor Erice

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Room
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Room 2015 15

Brie Larson’s Oscar-winning performance is the beating heart of Lenny Abrahamson’s extraordinarily moving drama.

118 mins Ireland Director. Lenny Abrahamson

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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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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words
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Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words 2015 PG

An illuminating portrait of the pioneering actress, crafted from her unique personal archive of home-movie footage, letters and diary extracts.

114 mins Sweden Director. Stig Björkman

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Everybody Wants Some!!
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Everybody Wants Some!! 2016 15

A gang of wild college jocks enjoy three days of freewheeling fun before school starts, in Richard Linklater’s ‘spiritual sequel’ to Boyhood and Dazed and Confused.

116 mins USA Director. Richard Linklater

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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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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.

117 mins France Director. Jacques Audiard

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Embrace of the Serpent 2015 12

The spirit of Werner Herzog and Apocalypse Now imbue this majestic Oscar-nominated odyssey through the heart of the Amazon.

125 mins Colombia Director. Ciro Guerra

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The Wave
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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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Eye in the Sky
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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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Ladies' International Golf
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Ladies' International Golf 1955

Join the crowds and make a pilgrimage around the breath-taking Royal Portrush Golf Course. Who will make their way to the final to challenge Scotland's legendary golfer?

9 mins Northern Ireland

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The Hundredth Year
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The Hundredth Year 1976

Luton revellers take part in a 'Bedfordshire Clanger' eating contest and a ‘Flowers and Frolics’ folk band and ceilidh. In the town’s centenary year there is much to celebrate.

15 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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Capeli 1974

How many chapels feature in this film that demonstrates the great variety of styles employed in their building? Answers on a postcard are welcomed.

26 mins Wales

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Hindu Festival 1969

Music, dance and worship herald the early days of a new culture in the Midlands as the four day festival of Durga Puja is celebrated in Birmingham for the first time in 1969.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Somme
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Somme 1927

Dramatic reconstruction of the Somme

90 mins United Kingdom Director. M.A. Wetherell

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The Warrior Strain
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The Warrior Strain 1920

Young Lord Billy sniffs out sneaky German marauders in this flag-waving war drama - thrills for British boys, 1919-style.

50 mins United Kingdom

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The Lads of the Village
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The Lads of the Village 1919

Humour and adventure as the returning heroes of an English village recount their exploits in the Mesopotamian war.

44 mins United Kingdom Director. Harry Lorraine

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Peddlers' Progress
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Peddlers' Progress 1949

Join four clean-cut intrepid youngsters on an awfully big 1940s adventure as they sing and cycle their way around the youth hostels of scenic Scotland in glorious colour. Tally ho!

9 mins

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District Nurse
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District Nurse 1952

Never a dull moment for a rural district nurse in the early days of the NHS.

27 mins United Kingdom Director. Sarah Erulkar

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Pavlova As Fairy Godmother 1924

Hats, flowers and carousels in Kew, as the great Russian ballerina Anna Pavlova opens a fete in support of the West London Hospital.

United Kingdom

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Bunny & the Bull 2009 15

Anarchic comedy from the director of Paddington and The Mighty Boosh, following an odd-couple’s wild European adventure.

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul King

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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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Where to Invade Next
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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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Behemoth
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Behemoth 2015

Zhao Liang’s extraordinary documentary is a visually spectacular missive from the forefront of China’s industrial explosion.

87 mins France Director. Zhao Ling

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Tale Of Tales
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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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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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