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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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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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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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Distant Voices Still Lives

Distant Voices Still Lives 1988 15

Terence Davies' debut feature is a remarkable evocation of working-class family life in the 40s and 50s and a visionary exploration of memory.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies

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Countess Dracula 1971 18

An ageing countess finds that if she bathes in the blood of virgins her youth is restored.

94 mins Great Britain Director. Peter Sasdy

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Mark Kermode introduces Countess Dracula 2016

A reappraisal of the undervalued slice of late-period Hammer horror by the critic and broadcaster.

2 mins United Kingdom Director. Nick Freand Jones

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Adult Life Skills 2015 15

Anna (Jodie Whittaker) is an emotionally stunted 30-year-old living in her mum’s shed, learning to confront adult reality, in Rachel Tunnard’s quirky debut.

96 mins United Kingdom Director. Rachel Tunnard

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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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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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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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The Seventh Fire 2015 15

Terrence Malick presents this haunting and visually arresting documentary about the cycle of violent drug culture on a remote Native American reservation.

78 mins USA Director. Jack Pettibone Riccobono

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Spotlight
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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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Evolution 2015 15

The long-awaited second feature from Lucile Hadžihalilović (Innocence) is a gorgeously surreal coming-of-age tale laced with bizarre body-horror.

81 mins France Director. Lucile Hadzihalilovic

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Carol
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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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Cemetery of Splendour 2015 12

Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s imaginative, sensuous and enigmatic film about soldiers suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness.

Thailand Director. Apichatpong Weerasethakul

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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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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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Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach 2016 12

Louise Osmond's funny, provocative and revealing account of the life and career of one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial filmmakers.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Louise Osmond

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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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Chemsex
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Chemsex 2015 18

A hard-hitting and often graphic documentary about the 'chemsex' sub-scene in London’s gay community.

83 mins USA Director. Max Gogarty, William Fairman

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Burford Dragon
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Burford Dragon 1980

The ancient region of Merca lives on in a collection of old clothes horses, curtains and papier mache. Plus twenty-four willing young volunteers.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Alexandra Day in Peckham 1913

Charming charity antics in Peckham, as locals dig deep for 'Alexandra Rose Day'.

4 mins United Kingdom

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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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Jobless in Batley 1975

How does long term unemployment affect personal relationships and wellbeing? World in Action investigates in Batley, West Yorkshire.

26 mins United Kingdom

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Warrington Walking Day Procession
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Warrington Walking Day Procession 1902

Fine outfits on display in a Christian procession through Warrington's Bank Park.

10 mins United Kingdom

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Work On An Orchard
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Work On An Orchard 1951

Summer scenes in glorious colour Kodachrome of Oliver's Farm in Colchester, where the sun beats down upon the working women who gather fruit.

2 mins United Kingdom

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Women Wheelers
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Women Wheelers 1929

Women cyclists go for gold! Singer Gracie Fields presents the grand prize at South London's premier women's cycling event.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Cricketers All
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Cricketers All 1949

Well played! A celebration of our national game and some of its finest players.

35 mins United Kingdom

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Knebworth Pop Festival
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Knebworth Pop Festival 1976

Free food' and 'free religion' is the mantra of some festival goers ahead of the Rolling Stones' appearance at Knebworth. And for the local publican, it's big business!

4 mins United Kingdom

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Women Willows and Wickets
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Women Willows and Wickets 1929

Action from a women's game of cricket in Sunbury, with one of the teams consisting of workers at Lyons Corner Houses.

United Kingdom

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Grove Carnival
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Grove Carnival 1981

West London echoes to the sound of reggae and steel pans in this kaleidoscopic record of the 1980 Notting Hill Carnival.

19 mins United Kingdom Director. Henry Martin, Steve Shaw

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A Fuller Life 2013 15

James Franco leads the eulogies in this profile of the larger-than-life filmmaker Samuel Fuller, who also had eventful stints as a journalist and serviceman.

80 mins USA Director. Samantha Fuller

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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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Like You Mean It 2016 15

Writer-director Philipp Garner also stars in this refreshing gay drama, a portrait of a couple trying to make it work in the film world of Los Angeles.

90 mins USA Director. Philipp Karner

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Black Mountain Poets
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Black Mountain Poets 2015 15

Alice Lowe and Dolly Wells play criminal sisters who steal the identity of two poets, only to be charmed by the world of competition poetry.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Jamie Adams

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Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures 2016 18

An unflinching and sometimes graphic account of the life, art and legacy of the legendary photographer Robert Mapplethorpe.

108 mins USA Director. Randy Barbato, Fenton Bailey

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Rams
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Rams 2015 15

Cannes prize-winning Icelandic drama about two estranged sheep-farming brothers who come together following a deadly disease outbreak.

93 mins Iceland Director. Grímur Hákonarson

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