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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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A United Kingdom
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A United Kingdom 2016 12

Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

101 mins United Kingdom Director. Amma Asante

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The Fits
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The Fits 2015 12

Toni, an eleven year-old tomboy, finds a new purpose when an epidemic of seizures strikes her dance class, in this riveting and psychological character portrait from filmmaker Anna Rose Holmer.

72 mins USA Director. Anna Rose Holmer


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Love and Death on Long Island

Love and Death on Long Island 1996 15

John Hurt stars in Richard Kwietnioski’s comedy of fame and obsession about an older man (Hurt) who becomes infatuated with a young Hollywood actor (Jason Priestley), and proceeds to track him down.

93 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Kwietniowski

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Mark Kermode introduces Love and Death on Long Island 2017

The critic introduces an overlooked gem from the filmography of John Hurt, in which the late actor plays a middle-aged writer obsessed with a young heart-throb.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Caught Looking

Caught Looking 1991 18

Years before Grindr, a gay man turns to virtual reality to satisfy his sexual fantasies in this strangely prophetic short film.

35 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris


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I, Daniel Blake
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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 Light Between Oceans
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The Light Between Oceans 2016 12

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in Derek Cianfrance’s sweeping romance about a lighthouse keeper, his wife, and the baby they rescue from a drifting boat.

133 mins USA Director. Derek Cianfrance

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Hell or High Water
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Hell or High Water 2016 15

Jeff Bridges and Chris Pine star in David Mackenzie’s acclaimed crime drama about two brothers who rob the banks that seized their ranch, and the sheriff on their heels.

102 mins USA Director. David Mackenzie

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American Honey
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American Honey 2016 15

Andrea Arnold dazzles with a sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers (led by Shia LeBeouf) traversing the American highways.

163 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold

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Dancer 2016 12

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukranian prodigy Sergei Polunin is captured in this swirling doc with a rocking soundtrack.

86 mins United Kingdom Director. David Lachapelle, Steven Cantor

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La Noche
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La Noche 2016 18

A gritty journey through the sexual underbelly of Buenos Aires, with graphic depictions of the highs and lows in one man’s quest for intimacy.

135 mins Great Britain Director. Edgardo Castro

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The Girl on the Train
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The Girl on the Train 2016 15

Emily Blunt stars in the adaptation of the best-seller about a divorcee who entangles herself in the investigation of a missing young woman.

112 mins USA Director. Tate Taylor

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Captain Fantastic
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Captain Fantastic 2016 15

Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.

119 mins USA Director. Matt Ross

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The Childhood of a Leader
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The Childhood of a Leader 2015 12

Brady Corbet’s brilliantly ominous study of evolving evil follows a small boy as he grows into a fascist despot.

115 mins United Kingdom Director. Brady Corbet

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Jeune & jolie
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Jeune & jolie 2013 18

Francois Ozon’s sly and seductive account of teenage girl’s dalliance with high-class prostitution.

95 mins France Director. François Ozon

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I Am Not a Serial Killer
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I Am Not a Serial Killer 2016 15

A teenage sociopath comes face to face with an evil force in this chilling and darkly humorous adaptation of Dan Wells’ acclaimed cult novel.

104 mins Ireland Director. Billy O'Brien

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Julieta 2016 15

A ravishing study of love and loss from Pedro Almodóvar, one of contemporary cinema’s great auteurs.

95 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar

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Richard III
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Richard III 1995 15

Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine’s bold restaging transplants Shakespeare’s play to an imagined 1930s fascist Britain.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Loncraine

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A Bigger Splash
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A Bigger Splash 2015 15

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

125 mins Italy Director. Luca Guadagnino

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My Scientology Movie
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My Scientology Movie 2015 15

Louis Theroux investigates the secretive world of the Church of Scientology, armed with his characteristic deadpan wit.

109 mins United Kingdom Director. John Dower

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St Patrick's Day
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St Patrick's Day 1916

Smiling soldiers receive shamrocks at a traditional St Patrick's Day ceremony.

United Kingdom

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Through Ulster 1
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Through Ulster 1 1957

Families and holidaymakers enjoy all the attractions of the popular location.

7 mins Northern Ireland

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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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Battle of the Bakeries
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Battle of the Bakeries 1964

Baker tries to best baker, as the two distinguished firms compete in a Gaelic football game in West Belfast.

4 mins Northern Ireland

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Oxford Take the Water
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Oxford Take the Water 1914

The last Boat Race before WWI sees Cambridge dominate, and reveals a forgotten landscape on the banks of the Thames.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Sheffield Theatre
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Sheffield Theatre 1972

Meet a young Ian McKellen, treading the boards of the legendary Crucible Theatre.

4 mins United Kingdom


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Glenda Jackson
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Glenda Jackson 1971

Glenda Jackson talks about acting for theatre and for the camera

14 mins United Kingdom

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Pimple in the Whip
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Pimple in the Whip 1917

Hilariously shambolic parody of an equestrian stage smash, by the prolific entertainer Pimple

25 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Evans, Fred Evans

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With the British Troops in Macedonia 1917

Troops overcome difficult terrain in this news film of the little-known WWI campaign in Macedonia

3 mins United Kingdom

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Anish Kapoor
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Anish Kapoor 1985

Sculptor Anish Kapoor offers insight into his work for a major exhibition of new British sculpture at the Hayward Gallery

14 mins United Kingdom Director. John Wyver, Geoff Dunlop

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Grizzly Man
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Grizzly Man 2005 15

Werner Herzog’s bold documentary follows Timothy Treadwell, a fervent grizzly bear advocate who lives a perilous life amongst these magnificent creatures.

USA Director. Werner Herzog

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Coriolanus 2010 15

Ralph Fiennes stars and directs in the brutal Shakespeare adaptation about a fallen hero who hungers for bloody revenge against his city.

123 mins United Kingdom Director. Ralph Fiennes

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Trees Lounge
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Trees Lounge 1996 15

Venerable character actor Steve Buscemi steps behind the camera in this profound character study on a lonely, alcoholic, and unemployed mechanic.

95 mins USA Director. Steve Buscemi

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople
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Hunt for the Wilderpeople 2016 12

Juvenile delinquent Ricky Baker (Julian Dennison) forms an unlikely partnership with Sam Neill’s grizzled bushman in this hilarious wild adventure from Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows).

101 mins New Zealand Director. Taika Waititi

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The Keeping Room
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The Keeping Room 2016 15

On the American frontier a young woman is forced to go to any means to defend her kin from the ravages of the barbaric outside world.

95 mins USA Director. Daniel Barber

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I Am Love
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I Am Love 2009 15

Tilda Swinton and Luca Guadagnino’s sumptuous, operatic vision of an aristocratic family disrupted by unstoppable forces of passion.

114 mins Italy Director. Luca Guadagnino


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