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Elle 2015 18

Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.

130 mins France Director. Paul Verhoeven

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David Lynch: The Art Life 2016 15

An exquisitely textured and reflective documentary about Lynch as a visual artist.

90 mins USA Director. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes

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The Age of Shadows 2016 15

Kim Jee-woon’s stunning, seductive and serpentine action thriller set during Japan’s occupation of Korea.

140 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Kim Jee-woon

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Victim 1961 PG

This thought-provoking classic stars Dirk Bogarde as a homosexual lawyer who risks his career to hunt down a blackmailer.

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Dearden

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Mark Kermode introduces Victim 2017

Mark celebrates the ground-breaking film from pioneering director Basil Dearden, which changed the way homosexuality was depicted in British cinema.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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The Tree of Wooden Clogs

The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 12

Ermanno Olmi’s Palme d’Or-winner, about the hardships faced by peasants in late 19th-century Lombardy, is a masterpiece of neorealism.

186 mins Italy Director. Ermanno Olmi

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A Date For Mad Mary
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A Date For Mad Mary 2016 15

Dry, sarcastic, maddening Mary must find a date for her best friend’s wedding in this Irish feel-good hit for misfits everywhere.

82 mins Great Britain Director. Darren Thornton

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Boys on Film 16: Possession 2017 18

Golden boys, teenage lust, self-conscious dolls, chance encounters and a vengeful creature - in the latest gay shorts compilation from Peccadillo Pictures.

126 mins Germany

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Moonlight 2016 15

Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a young boy through 80s Miami.

111 mins USA Director. Barry Jenkins

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20th Century Women 2016 15

Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Ellie Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.

119 mins USA Director. Mike Mills

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I Am Not Your Negro
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I Am Not Your Negro 2016 12

Raoul Peck’s penetrating and acclaimed documentary reconstructs an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, chronicler of America’s Civil Rights Movement.

90 mins USA Director. Raoul Peck

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A Man Called Ove
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A Man Called Ove 2015 15

A curmudgeon turns over a new leaf in this heart-warming comedy that became one of Swedish cinema’s biggest hits.

116 mins Sweden Director. Hannes Holm

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Patriots Day 2016 15

A nerve-shreddingly intense, multi-stranded account of the Boston marathon bombings of 2013 and the race-against-time to find the perpetrators.

133 mins USA Director. Peter Berg

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La La Land
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La La Land 2016 12

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).

128 mins USA Director. Damien Chazelle

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Denial 2016 12

Powerful, aggressively relevant courtroom drama restaging the trial that questioned the events of the Holocaust. Rachel Weisz and Timothy Spall star.

110 mins USA Director. Mick Jackson

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Toni Erdmann
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Toni Erdmann 2016 15

The riotous comedy about a lonely prankster who tries to upend the precision life of his high-powered consultant daughter; winner of a Cannes prize and Oscar-nominated.

162 mins Germany Director. Maren Ade

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Manchester by the Sea
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Manchester by the Sea 2016 15

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

137 mins USA Director. Kenneth Lonergan

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Tower
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Tower 2016 Not Rated

An emotionally gripping and visually stunning account of the first American mass school shooting, in Texas in 1966, blending archive, animation and contemporary interviews.

96 mins USA Director. Keith Maitland

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Jackie 2016 15

Natalie Portman is exceptional as the iconic First Lady who has to quickly adjust to the world-shaking trauma of her husband’s assassination.

100 mins USA Director. Pablo Larraín

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Trespass Against Us 2015 15

Brendan Gleeson and Michael Fassbender are the father and son outlaws in this exhilarating crime drama with a Chemical Brothers soundtrack.

99 mins United Kingdom Director. Adam Smith

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Arrival
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Arrival 2016 12

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

116 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve

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London 1971
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London 1971 1971

A gently meandering home movie tour of London, with rare shots of an early Gay Pride march.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. Phil Munnoch

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Britain On Film Trailer
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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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Llandudno "The Naples of the North"
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Llandudno "The Naples of the North" 1938

For the visitor in search of “fresh air and good fare”: a guide to all the best hotels on or near the promenade in Llandudno, many complete with smiling guests.

6 mins England

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O.G.A. Tennis Party - 30th June 1927
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O.G.A. Tennis Party - 30th June 1927 1927

Members of the Old Girls' Association of Carmarthen's Queen Elizabeth Grammar School for Girls meet on the school courts with some gentlemen.

1 mins Wales

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Isle of Wight
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Isle of Wight 1953

Join the Corders on a family holiday to the Isle of Wight - complete with beaches, boats and a rare glimpse of an all-metal flying Princess

10 mins United Kingdom

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Short Tennis for Children
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Short Tennis for Children 1979

Anglia TV report by Steve Rider in Norwich on 'short tennis', a new type of tennis to encourage children into the game.

7 mins United Kingdom

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At Home with Larry Grayson 1983

Affectionate tribute to the camp comedian Larry Grayson, with showbiz friends and highlights from his TV career

25 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Swain, Daniel Wiles

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Dwight Eisenhower in Hillsborough and assorted other scenes
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Dwight Eisenhower in Hillsborough and assorted other scenes 1959

Fishermen enjoy a tranquil day out, motorbikes race on a grass track, Dwight D. Eisenhower visits Hillsborough and much fun is had on a ferry trip.

4 mins Northern Ireland

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H.W. Austin
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H.W. Austin 1936

The correct way to play tennis, as illustrated by HW 'Bunny' Austin

11 mins United Kingdom Director. John Betts

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Dundee Students Carnival 1931

Lady Godiva makes an appearance at Dundee students' rag stunt - to raise money for hospitals - in this newsreel item

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Tea Leaf
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Tea Leaf 1988

An intimate account of frustration and disarray in 1980s Britain from the point of view of a young woman.

20 mins United Kingdom Director. Ruth Novaczek

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Hacksaw Ridge 2016 15

Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson’s visceral war film, telling the extraordinary story of the soldier who saved 75 lives in one of WWII’s bloodiest battles.

139 mins Australia Director. Mel Gibson

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A Monster Calls 2016 12

JA Bayona's visually inventive and deeply moving story about a boy who draws on his expansive imagination to come to terms with impending loss, adapted from Patrick Ness’ hugely popular book.

108 mins Great Britain Director. J.A. Bayona

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Neruda 2016 15

Pablo Larraín's bold, inventive detective thriller offers an electrifying contemplation of the Chilean poet's life on the run in the late 1940s.

107 mins Chile Director. Pablo Larraín

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Prevenge 2016 15

Alice Lowe directs and stars in this riotous tale of a pregnant serial killer, hellbent on revenge.

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Alice Lowe

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I, Daniel Blake 2016 15

Ken Loach’s powerful, Palme d’Or-winning invective against welfare injustice captured the mood of modern Britain and became his biggest box office success.

100 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach

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The Levelling
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The Levelling 2016 15

Hope Dickson Leach's hugely impressive first feature about a middle class farming family’s crisis, set against the backdrop of the Somerset floods.

83 mins United Kingdom Director. Hope Dickson Leach

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