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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.

119 mins USA Director. Mike Mills

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Moonlight 2016 15

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

111 mins USA Director. Barry Jenkins

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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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Gomorrah 2008 15

Matteo Garrone's searing and unnervingly authentic Naples crime drama won the Gran Prix at Cannes and inspired a hit TV series.

131 mins Italy Director. Matteo Garrone

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Mark Kermode introduces Gomorrah 2017

Mark introduces Matteo Garrone's multi-stranded crime drama, recalling the film's instant acclaim upon its release at Cannes Film Festival in 2008.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Stockholm My Love

Stockholm My Love 2016 PG

*BFI Exclusive* Neneh Cherry, director Mark Cousins and cinematographer Christopher Doyle's exquisite love song to the Swedish city.

87 mins Sweden Director. Mark Cousins

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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 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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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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Jackie
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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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Jawbone 2016 15

Johnny Harris revitalises the British boxing film with this grippingly authentic ringside saga starring Ray Winstone and Ian McShane.

91 mins United Kingdom Director. Thomas Q. Napper

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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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Silence
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Silence 2016 15

Scorsese’s epic meditation on spiritual strength, with Andrew Garfield and Adam Driver as missionaries on the search for their missing mentor.

161 mins USA Director. Martin Scorsese

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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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Taekwondo 2016 18

A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.

112 mins Argentina Director. Marco Berger

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Daughters of the Dust 1991 12

Julie Dash’s groundbreaking Daughters of the Dust remains urgent and poetic and continues to resonate, most recently inspiring Beyoncé’s Lemonade.

112 mins USA Director. Julie Dash

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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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A Monster Calls
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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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The Eagle Huntress 2016 U

Daisy Ridley narrates this inspiring documentary about a girl who causes a stir in her tribe in Mongolia by embracing the traditionally male role of Eagle Hunter.

101 mins USA Director. Otto Bell

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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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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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Britain, Kingdom of the Seas 1981

Conservationists stand guard as the National Trust and National Trust for Scotland keep a vigilant watch on the UK’s coastline

29 mins United Kingdom

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Seaside fun and playing on the beach 1937
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Seaside fun and playing on the beach 1937 1937

Join these friends as they swim, sunbathe and picnic on the shingles at Cooden Beach - in all the glamour of woolen swimwear and bathing caps

2 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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Scenes on the Cornish Riviera
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Scenes on the Cornish Riviera 1904

From Saltash to St Ives, a whirlwind tour of Edwardian Cornwall.

16 mins United Kingdom

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Tiger Bay and The Rainbow Club - I 1960

Gorgeous colour images of the multicultural Tiger Bay in Cardiff's docks area: a lively, thriving community under threat from slum clearance.

38 mins Wales

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Highways of Ulster 1950

Hop on board and explore Ulster. The is plenty to to feast your eyes on both sides of the border but "nothing too strenuous", on this entertaining coach tour.

21 mins Northern Ireland Director. Tom Huston

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Wallis’s Holiday Camp Cayton Bay
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Wallis’s Holiday Camp Cayton Bay 1950

A pastel-coloured dream of a home movie harks back to the 50s heyday of a popular holiday camp at Cayton Bay.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Leonard Winter

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Arcadian Follies at Selsey
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Arcadian Follies at Selsey 1936

Long lazy summers feature in this evocative film from 1936 – with seaside antics, tennis and a look at some unusual homes peculiar to the area

5 mins United Kingdom

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Seaside Escape
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Seaside Escape 1983

Children from inner city Brixton in London having fun at Wembury Beach.

United Kingdom

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Father's Picnic on the Sands
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Father's Picnic on the Sands 1905

Edwardian comedy in which a father turns to beer when his large family holiday goes wrong.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Letter from Northern Ireland
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Letter from Northern Ireland 1955

An English visitor vividly recalls all the sights and excitement of her memorable holiday in Northern Ireland.

17 mins Northern Ireland

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St Michael’s Mount Do-it-all
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St Michael’s Mount Do-it-all 1965

Hang on a minute – aren't you the boatman, the fire chief, the churchwarden, the harbourmaster and the postman I saw earlier?

5 mins United Kingdom

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Akron 2015 12

Two young men meet on the sports field and fall in love. But there’s a family secret which resurfaces and threatens to tear them apart.

88 mins USA Director. Sasha King, Brian O'Donnell

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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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Spaceship 2016 15

British teen cinema gets an injection of hallucinogenic imagination, plus a few unicorns and aliens, in Alex Taylor’s unclassifiable debut feature.

87 mins United Kingdom Director. Alex Taylor

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Dancer
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Dancer 2016 12

The rise, fall and rise again of the bad boy of ballet, Ukrainian 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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Paterson 2016 15

Adam Driver excels in this effortlessly charming tale of a bus driver poet in New Jersey, filmed with typically groovy elan by Jim Jarmusch.

118 mins USA Director. Jim Jarmusch

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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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