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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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Disorder 2015 15

Taut, stylish thriller with Matthias Schoenaerts as a suspended soldier who’s plagued with paranoia in his new role as a bodyguard.

France Director. Alice Winocour

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The Girl King 2015 15

Lush retelling of the story of lesbian monarch Queen Christina of Sweden, combining period drama with a deeply personal love story.

106 mins Finland Director. Mika Kaurismäki


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Little Malcolm

Little Malcolm 1974 15

Delusional revolutionary Malcolm Scrawdyke (John Hurt) leads his Party of Dynamic Erection in a battle against an unseen nemesis in this dark comedy.

110 mins United Kingdom Director. Stuart Cooper

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Mark Kermode introduces Celine and Julie Go Boating 2016

Kermode falls under the spell of Jacques Rivette's bewitching mystery about two young women who visit a strange parallel reality.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Celine and Julie Go Boating

Celine and Julie Go Boating 1974 12

Jacques Rivette's rarely seen yet most commercially successful film is an exhilarating combination of theatricality, paranoia and la vie Parisienne.

193 mins France Director. Jacques Rivette


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Embrace of the Serpent
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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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Remainder 2015 15

Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.

102 mins United Kingdom Director. Omer Fast

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The Chambermaid Lynn
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The Chambermaid Lynn 2014 18

An obsessive-compulsive hotel cleaner who harbours a fetishistic fascination with her hotel's guests meets an enigmatic dominatrix who changes her world.

105 mins Germany Director. Ingo Haeb

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Akenfield 1974 12

Peter Hall’s extraordinary, long-unseen work of sublime poetic realism traces three generations of one Suffolk family and their lives in the farming industry.

98 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Hall

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The Here After
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The Here After 2015 15

A teenager attempts to integrate back into society following a spell in prison, but the community is unwilling to forgive him.

114 mins Poland Director. Magnus von Horn

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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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Notes on Blindness
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Notes on Blindness 2015 U

James Spinney and Peter Middleton's highly original documentary uses cinematic interpretations and textured sound design to express a ‘world beyond sight.’

90 mins United Kingdom Director. James Spinney, Peter Middleton

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The Lobster 2014 15

Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).

112 mins Ireland Director. Yorgos Lanthimos

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Extremes 1971 Not Rated

In-your-face 70s documentary exploring the lives of Hell's Angels, hippies, skinheads, rudeboys, mods and drug addicts.

82 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Lytton, Anthony Klinger

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Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) 2015 18

High-school students start a private orgy society in Eva Husson’s dazzlingly shot, no-holds-barred drama.

98 mins France Director. Eva Husson

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Triple 9
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Triple 9 2015 15

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Casey Affleck, Kate Winslet and Woody Harrelson make up the heavyweight cast for John Hillcoat’s (The Proposition) stunning heist thriller.

115 mins USA Director. John Hillcoat

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Trumbo 2015 15

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad, Argo) gives a cracking performance as Dalton Trumbo, the Oscar-winning screenwriter who became a Hollywood outcast.

124 mins USA Director. Jay Roach

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Carol 2014 15

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes

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The Violators
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The Violators 2015 15

In this spiky and stylish debut from novelist Helen Walsh, two girls from different backgrounds form an unlikely bond, setting off on a dangerous course.

97 mins United Kingdom Director. Helen Walsh

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Spotlight 2015 15

The Best Picture winner at the 2016 Oscars is a searing account of Boston Globe journalists' uncovering of the Catholic Church child abuse scandal.

129 mins USA Director. Thomas McCarthy

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Heat Wave Hits London
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Heat Wave Hits London 1923

Summer's false dawn loosens layers in 1920s London, but ne'er cast a clout till May be out!

1 mins United Kingdom

View Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1963 - Llandudno
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1963 - Llandudno
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Eisteddfod Genedlaethol 1963 - Llandudno 1963

The world and his wife have come to Llandudno to celebrate the culture of Welsh-speaking Wales and Brynsiencyn GP, Dr John Glyn Jones, is on hand to capture the buzz on camera.

13 mins Wales

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The Coast of Commerce 1962

Take a revealing tour along a coast of contrasts, from the folksy freshness of Whitby to the coaly Tyne, queen of all rivers.

26 mins England

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Fair Hill
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Fair Hill 1975

Appleby Horse Fair - a time to buy and sell, and catch up with old friends, as the caravans roll into town.

13 mins United Kingdom

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Midlands Holiday Report
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Midlands Holiday Report 1977

Drab, dreary and untidy. That's the view of a local councillor but what do holidaymakers think about a visit to Skegness?

4 mins United Kingdom

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Braunton Bulb Farm
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Braunton Bulb Farm 1960

Horticulturalists rear fine blooms

11 mins United Kingdom


View Latifah and Himli's Nomadic Uncle
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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Solarflares Burn for You
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Solarflares Burn for You 1973

Come on a psychedelic journey to Cornwall in this stunning, sensual film.

9 mins United Kingdom Director. Arthur Johns

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The British Film Industry
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The British Film Industry 1936

A laudatory item on the mid-1930s British film industry makes this issue of the cinemagazine fascinating for film fans.

20 mins USA

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The Focus II
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The Focus II 1978

The Lake District as never seen before: five hours collapsed into minutes.

6 mins United Kingdom Director. Jenny Okun

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No Less Precious
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No Less Precious 1963

A sobering but fascinating insight into the work of Bromham Hospital, Bedford and the changing attitudes to the "mentally subnormal children" and care of the disabled.

23 mins United Kingdom

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I Am Not He... She
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I Am Not He... She 2015

Lingadevaru’s unforgettable drama, based on an empowering true story a young boy who travels to Bangalore to follow his dream of becoming a woman.

115 mins India Director. B.S. Lingadevaru

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Jalal's Story
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Jalal's Story 2014

Abu Shahed Emon's entrancing film tackles several of Bangladesh's pressing social issues in the story of an abandoned child, believed to be cursed, who ends up entering a life of crime.

India Director. Abu Shahed Emon

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Couple in a Hole
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Couple in a Hole 2015 12

One of the most original British features in recent years follows a Scottish couple’s bizarre underground existence in a French forest.

105 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Geens

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Holding the Man
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Holding the Man 2015 15

A sweepingly romantic adaptation of Timothy Conigrave’s best-selling memoir, an impassioned love letter to his partner, John Caleo.

127 mins Australia Director. Neil Armfield

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Kill List
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Kill List 2011 18

Ben Wheatley’s ultra-violent second feature, invoking both The Wicker Man and Apocalypse Now.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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I Am Belfast
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I Am Belfast 2015 15

Mark Cousins’ dreamlike evocation of his home city discovers a capital of rich history and startling beauty.

84 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Cousins


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