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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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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 Edge of Seventeen 2016 15

Kelly Fremon Craig’s coming-of-age comedy eschews quirkiness for genuine warmth, while boasting a hilarious supporting turn from Woody Harrelson.

104 mins USA Director. Kelly Fremon

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Mother 2009 15

Cult Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s (The Host, Snowpiercer) fourth feature is a startlingly original and thrilling account of the limits of maternal devotion.

129 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Bong Joon-ho

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Mark Kermode introduces Mother 2017

Mark introduces the warped and brilliant thriller on obsessive maternal devotion from Bong Joon-Ho (The Host, Snowpiercer).

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Break My Fall 2010 15

Four young friends find themselves at a critical juncture in their lives, in this perceptive drama about the lives of young Londoners.

107 mins United Kingdom Director. Kanchi Wichmann

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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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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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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 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 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 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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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Muhammad Ali Visit to the North East 1977

A boxing legend and 'People's Champion', Muhammad Ali makes an extraordinary visit to Tyneside in the 1970s.

5 mins United Kingdom

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1935 Silver Jubilee 1935

A dazzling portrait of Stepney in high spirits, celebrating the 25-year reign of King George V.

8 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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Angladd David Lloyd George yn Llanystumdwy Groglith 1945 1945

A great statesman – David Lloyd George, once Liberal prime minister of Britain - is laid to rest on Good Friday 1945 in Llanystumdwy, beside the River Dwyfor.

2 mins Wales

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Wings for Victory
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Wings for Victory 1943

The 'Wings for Victory' parade, Aylsham, May 1943, captured by Richard Beard, a master mariner who served as a Squadron Leader based at Coltishall during World War II.

4 mins United Kingdom

ARCHIVE HIGHLIGHTS

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Real Time 1971

As she recollects her childhood, the filmmaker reflects on time, family and ageing.

32 mins United Kingdom Director. Anne Rees-Mogg

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Wicked Witch (Rinso Advert), 1942

Only a witch would be wicked enough to help Hitler on washing day, warns this fun wartime soap powder ad.

2 mins United Kingdom

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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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Inside China Today
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Inside China Today 1945

From the crowded streets of Chungking to the Communist controlled north, the March of Time cameras show the lives of China’s peasants, soldiers and politicians.

20 mins USA

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Moment
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Moment 1969 Not Rated

An intimate, unusual encounter with the progressive narrative of orgasm.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Dwoskin

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Footsteps
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Footsteps 1974

Actor and cameraman engage in a game of ‘grandmother’s footsteps’ in a playfully delightful film.

6 mins United Kingdom Director. Marilyn Bailey

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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 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 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 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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