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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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Chevalier 2015 15

Athina Rachel Tsangari's biting and hilarious dissection of the male ego was awarded Best Film at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival.

105 mins Greece Director. Athina Rachel Tsangari

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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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Things to Come 1936 PG

H.G. Wells' chilling vision of the future, which imagines the 20th Century as a near-endless war and struggle against tyranny, remains a key milestone in British science fiction.

108 mins United Kingdom Director. William Cameron Menzies

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Mark Kermode introduces Things to Come 2016

Mark revists William Cameron Menzies' pioneering sci-fi film which postulates a dark and destructive century for an imagined Britain.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Interior. Leather Bar. 2013 18

James Franco and Travis Mathews recreate explicit footage cut, rumoured to be lost, from the William Friedkin classic Cruising.

60 mins USA Director. James Franco, Travis Mathews

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The Incident 2015 15

Jane Linfoot's clinically constructed study of guilt, betrayal, responsibility concerns a comfortable family whose seemingly perfect lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil.

94 mins United Kingdom Director. Jane Linfoot

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David Brent: Life on the Road 2016 15

The long-awaited big-screen outing for Slough’s premier paper salesman finds Ricky Gervais’ genius comic creation cashing in his pension for one last shot at rock ‘n’ roll success.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Ricky Gervais

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The Space in Between – Marina Abramović and Brazil 2016

A bold and unsettling mystical voyage in the company of the fearless Serbian artist, as she travels Brazil in search of spiritual healing.

86 mins Brazil Director. Marco Del Fiol

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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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I Promise You Anarchy 2015 18

A pair of teenage skateboarders find themselves drawn into a murky criminal underworld in this distinctive and erotic thriller.

88 mins Mexico Director. Julio Hernández Cordón

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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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Brotherhood 2016 15

A decade after the release of Adulthood, Sam (Noel Clarke) is trying to keep his family safe while simmering old grudges threaten to resurface.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Noel Clarke

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Little Men 2016 PG

Ira Sachs’ poignant drama about how money affects relationships follows an artistic family’s attempts to attune to a new Brooklyn neighbourhood.

85 mins USA Director. Ira Sachs

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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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Love & Friendship 2016 U

Whit Stillman crosses the Atlantic for this irresistible Jane Austen adaptation, following the delicious and devious exploits of Lady Susan (Kate Beckinsale).

92 mins Ireland Director. Whit Stillman

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The Assassin 2015 12

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.

120 mins Taiwan Director. Hou Hsiao-Hsien

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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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Supersonic 2016 15

Relive the stratospheric rise of Oasis in this exhilarating slice of Britpop nostalgia from the producers of Amy.

122 mins United Kingdom Director. Mat Whitecross

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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 Darkest Universe 2016 15

The new film from the makers of Black Pond is a wonderfully strange comedy about missing people, narrowboats and astrophysics.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Will Sharpe, Tom Kingsley

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London's Own Crossword Puzzle 1925

A real pea-souper (just about) captured by the newsreel cameras.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Snowballs
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Snowballs 1901

Young scamps launch a snowball attack on a hapless bobby.

1 mins United Kingdom

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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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Roath Park 1962
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Roath Park 1962 1962

The lake in Roath Park, Cardiff, has frozen over, making life difficult for the park's wildlife but providing an exceptional skating opportunity for local humans.

16 mins Wales

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London under Snow
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London under Snow 1916

WWI recruits apply their training - to a friendly snowball fight

1 mins United Kingdom

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Braes o' Breadalbane
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Braes o' Breadalbane 1950

Join in the high jinks of the Scottish Countryside Club in the 1950s, as they explore the treacherous Perthshire hills in a snowy winter, clad in tweed jackets and headscarves.

14 mins Scotland

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Mrs. Cooper's Film No 2 1917

Can film fight? In this fascinating amateur footage, King George sends officers to the front with reels and projectors

32 mins United Kingdom

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Mighty Atoms
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Mighty Atoms 1917

While mothers make guns, children have fun: take a peek inside the Woolwich Nursery for the Children of Munition Workers

8 mins United Kingdom

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History of the War: Russian Front
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History of the War: Russian Front 1917

Intriguing instalment in Pathé series on WWI, looking at our Russian allies on the Eastern Front

9 mins United Kingdom

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Russia's Idol 1915

Glimpses of Russia's doomed aristocracy - walking tall, before the revolution brought them low.

United Kingdom

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Latifah and Himli's Nomadic Uncle
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Latifah and Himli's Nomadic Uncle 1992

Alnoor Dewshi's clever, charming and illuminating film about two cousins who discuss ideas of culture and history while wandering through London.

14 mins United Kingdom Director. Alnoor Dewshi

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Fair Footballers
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Fair Footballers 1925

Music hall star George Robey kicks off the action at this international ladies' footie match at Herne Hill, South London.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Light Years 2015 12

Beth Orton stars in a wonderfully subtly and nuanced drama that explores the toll of physical and mental illness on a family. This first feature is poignant and poetic while offering dazzling fractured moments to savour.

89 mins United Kingdom Director. Esther May Campbell

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Chi-Raq 2015 15

Spike Lee’s bold and vivacious hip-hop musical restages an ancient Greek battle-of-the-sexes in 21st-century Chicago.

127 mins USA Director. Spike Lee

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Norfolk 2015 15

A father and son dwelling in a remote wasteland wage a war against a gang of local revolutionaries, in Martin Radich’s unsettling rural drama.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin Radich

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Power in Our Hands
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Power in Our Hands 2015 PG

Ground-breaking documentary that uses archive film to tell the story of the British deaf community’s fight for civil rights.

75 mins United Kingdom Director. Angela Spielsinger

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Napoleon (acts 3&4)
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Napoleon (acts 3&4) 1927 PG

The second part of Abel Gance’s monumental silent masterpiece, featuring its infamous ‘triptych’ widescreen finale.

155 mins France Director. Abel Gance

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Under the Shadow 2016 15

Babak Anvari’s Tehran-set ghost story has been acclaimed as a modern horror masterpiece.

84 mins United Kingdom Director. Babak Anvari

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