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Hyena
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Hyena 2014 18

In this stylish, dark crime drama, a policeman’s complex web of underworld relationships is threatened by an internal affairs investigator.

United Kingdom Director. Gerard Johnson

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Appropriate Behaviour
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Appropriate Behaviour 2015 15

Desiree Akhavan directs and stars in this witty, razor-sharp and fearless comedy following the sexual misadventures of a bisexual Brooklynite.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Desiree Akhavan

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Difret
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Difret 2013 12A

A young Ethiopian woman faces the death penalty for killing the man who raped her until a brave lawyer decides to take on her case.

99 mins Ethiopia Director. Zeresenay Berhane Mehari

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The Organ of a Thousand Moods
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The Organ of a Thousand Moods 1951

Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails in the company of organ maestro Nick Olson, tickling the ivories at Uncle Tom's Cabin, Minnis Bay, Birchington.

5 mins United Kingdom

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Vote for Froglet
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Vote for Froglet 1974

As the general election is held in the UK, it's polling day for the Clangers on a small blue planet far away.

7 mins United Kingdom Director. Oliver Postgate

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Ballad of the Battered Bicycle
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Ballad of the Battered Bicycle 1947

Henry demonstrates his two-wheel tomfoolery, but there's no happy ending for this bike.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Love Is Strange
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Love Is Strange 2014 15

Ira Sachs’s refined Manhattan-set drama sees Alfred Molina’s Ben and John Lithgow’s George in the latter days of a tender, loving 39-year relationship.

94 mins USA Director. Ira Sachs

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Selma
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Selma 2014 12

David Oyelowo’s stunning performance as Martin Luther King Jr. adorns this gripping account of the campaign that changed the course of American civil rights.

128 mins United Kingdom Director. Ava DuVernay

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Queen and Country
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Queen and Country 2014 15

John Boorman’s follow up to Hope and Glory finds 18-year-old Bill called up for National Service against the backdrop of the Korean War.

114 mins United Kingdom Director. John Boorman

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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
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Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films 2014 18

A documentary love letter to the golden of exploitation cinema and the output of Cannon Films, the cut-price studio that challenged Hollywood.

USA Director. Mark Hartley

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Jauja
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Jauja 2014 15

Viggo Mortensen is a distraught Danish military man searching his fugitive daughter in Lisandro Alonso’s visually breathtaking drama.

109 mins Argentina Director. Lisandro Alonso

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Kajaki  The True Story
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Kajaki The True Story 2014 15

A unit of British paratroopers in Afghanistan become caught in a minefield, unable to move or help their injured colleagues, in this unbearably tense thriller.

108 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul Katis

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Maps to the Stars
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Maps to the Stars 2014 18

Julianne Moore and John Cusack star in David Cronenberg’s caustic take on modern Hollywood, depicted as a nightmare world of ego and obsession.

111 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg

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Wild Tales
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Wild Tales 2014 15

This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.

122 mins Director. Damian Szifron

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White Bird in a Blizzard
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White Bird in a Blizzard 2014 15

Shailene Woodley and Eva Green star in Gregg Araki’s lyrical and impressionistic adaptation of Laura Kasischke’s novel.

90 mins USA Director. Gregg Araki

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The Duke of Burgundy
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The Duke of Burgundy 2014 18

Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland

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Dior and I
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Dior and I 2014

An astonishing behind-the-scenes documentary following the famed fashion house’s new artistic director as he prepares his first collection.

90 mins France Director. Frederic Tcheng

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Night Moves 2013 15

Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning star in a taut political thriller about radical environmentalists planning to commit an act of eco-terrorism.

112 mins USA Director. Kelly Reichardt

ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS

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On the March
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On the March 1915

Soldiers troop down a leafy Surrey lane in this intriguing wartime newsreel item.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Among the Tribes in South-West China 1948

This alluring travelogue follows a missionary on his colourful journey into the ethnically diverse mountains of Yunnan, south west China.

21 mins United Kingdom

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As Dreams Are Made Of...
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As Dreams Are Made Of... 1965

Sophisticated, smart and surreal, this Courtaulds’ fashion show ventures well beyond the confines of the catwalk.

12 mins United Kingdom

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Hints and Hobbies No.10
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Hints and Hobbies No.10 1926

Fashion tips for skinflint flappers and other invaluable stratagems, brought to you by 1920s cinemagazine Hints and Hobbies.

14 mins United Kingdom

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Jocelyn in Wonderland
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Jocelyn in Wonderland 1961

Tired little Jocelyn, in her National Health specs, falls asleep in the garden and wakes up in Wonderland in this amateur re-telling of Lewis Carroll's classic.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Dual Control
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Dual Control 1932

Take to the skies in this eccentric short starring the newlywed darlings of British aviation, Amy Johnson and Jim Mollison.

20 mins United Kingdom

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Pride 2014 15

The smash culture-clash comedy tells the incredible true story of how miners and a Gay Pride support group come together to fight a common cause.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Matthew Warchus

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Broken Gardenias
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Broken Gardenias 2014 15

A quirky, dark comedy about a socially awkward, semi-savant, Jenni, who teams up with super-confident street hustler, Sam, to search for her long-lost father.

90 mins USA Director. Kai Alexander

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Something Must Break
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Something Must Break 2014 18

A striking 21st-century love story about the passionate relationship between a transgendered teen and a straight man.

85 mins Sweden Director. Ester Martin Bergsmark

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Baby
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Baby 2000 15

A teenager (Ben Whishaw) pays a sexually charged visit to the swimming pool.

11 mins United Kingdom Director. Wiz

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G.B.F.
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G.B.F. 2013 15

Three high-school girls wage war to win the latest must-have social accessory - a Gay Best Friend.

92 mins USA Director. Darren Stein

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Keep the Lights on
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Keep the Lights on 2012 18

A filmmaker escapes the pain of a break-up through casual sex and meets a closeted lawyer in this deeply personal work from Ira Sachs.

102 mins USA

Cannes Collection

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Mr. Turner
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Mr. Turner 2014 12

Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of J. M. W. Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.

140 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh

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The White Ribbon
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The White Ribbon 2009 15

Michael Haneke's Cannes prizewinner, set in a pre-WW1 German village, explores the oppressively strict social conditions that gave rise to Nazism

144 mins Germany Director. Michael Haneke

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Bastards
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Bastards 2013 18

Claire Denis’ moody and atmospheric thriller about an absent brother returning to the fold to investigate his family’s murky secrets.

100 mins France Director. Claire Denis

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Stranger by the Lake
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Stranger by the Lake 2013 18

A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.

100 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie

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Red Road
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Red Road 2006 18

Andrea Arnold’s highly acclaimed film, winner of top prizes at Cannes and the BFI London Film Festival, is a haunting drama about a woman confronting past demons.

United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold

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Amour Fou
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Amour Fou 2014 12A

Jessica Hausner’s long-awaited follow-up to Lourdes is a devilish anti-Rom-Com in which German poet seeks mates for a suicide pact.

96 mins Director. Jessica Hausner

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