20th Century Women 2016
Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Ellie Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.
119 mins USA Director. Mike Mills
Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Ellie Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.
119 mins USA Director. Mike Mills
Jude Law, Rachel Weisz and Anthony Hopkins lead an ensemble cast in a sleek thriller exploring the way our lives interconnect across the world.
109 mins United Kingdom
A dying Chinese man returns to his estranged wife to ask permission to see his son for the last time. When his wife refuses, he has to resort to desperate measures…
15 mins United Kingdom Director. Lab Ky Mo
Edgy mixture of black comedy and urban drama about a woman uncovering the hidden truths about her dead lover.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris
One of the most acclaimed British features of recent years, starring Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay as a couple rocked by news from the past.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh
A mother undergoing a gender transition meets his estranged daughter every Tuesday, changing gradually each time they meet. An intelligent indie hit about modern identity.
114 mins Australia Director. Sophie Hyde
Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of a bad case of creative block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing creative block.
138 mins Italy Director. Federico Fellini
Peter Fonda and Warren Oates feature in a sweaty and suspenseful tale of warring Florida fishing gangs, in this long unavailable 1970s thriller.
87 mins USA Director. Thomas McGuane
With precision and pertinence, Ramin Bahrani’s drama reveals the human cost of the 21st-century economic crisis.
108 mins USA Director. Ramin Bahrani
Lucy hasn't been the same since suffering a personal crisis, but will a malfunctioning robot help her regain her sense of what it is to be human?
8 mins United Kingdom Director. Elle Hutchens
After being released from prison following a murder charge, Sam Peel (Noel Clarke) attempts to reboot his life and seek redemption.
99 mins United Kingdom Director. Noel Clarke
A policeman searches for a runaway gypsy in Radu Jude’s hilarious and magnificently shot Wallachian western.
105 mins Romania Director. Radu Jude
Lee Chang-dong (Poetry) produces this offbeat drama about a policewoman who becomes protector of an abused teen in a town riven by corruption and alcoholism.
119 mins Korea, Republic of Director. July Jung
An isolated life can mean that home is nothing more than an “airy tomb”, as imagined by poet and rural parish priest R S Thomas.
12 mins Wales
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
Short film following an aging author’s sorrow over the death of his long-term partner.
12 mins Sweden Director. Casper Andreas
Othello is transposed to the 1960s Soho jazz scene as a malevolent drummer sows mistrust between husband-and-wife jazz luminaries.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Dearden
A taboo-busting drama about a young married man (Tom Bell) who has an affair with a teenage girl (Olivia Hussey). Directed by Gerry O'Hara.
91 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerry O'Hara
Christian Bale slays his competition in this chilling satire set in ‘80s Wall Street.
102 mins USA Director. Mary Harron
Roberto Rossellini’s controversial two-part anthology film showcasing the manifold talents of his then-wife Anna Magnani.
80 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini
Alejandro González Iñárritu's (Birdman, The Revenant) gripping debut feature is a savagely brilliant triptych around the theme of animalistic desires.
155 mins Mexico Director. Alejandro González Iñárritu
A young Glaswegian father-to-be discovers his nose for whisky and spots a chance to help his friends. Directed by Ken Loach.
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach
Richard Attenborough plays a factory worker who’s ostracised after refusing to support a strike, in this gritty industrial drama.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Guy Green
Michael Radford (Il Postino) directs this war-time drama set in Scotland. The passions of a young housewife are aroused by the arrival of an Italian POW.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Radford
Mike Leigh's drama about contented couple (Jim Broadbent and Ruth Sheen) who play host to various friends, each struggling to find happiness.
129 mins United Kingdom
Waking in the mysterious forest, amnesiac Samantha undertakes a journey accompanied by the witty yet puzzling Sebastian...
9 mins United Kingdom Director. Alex Howat
An English aristocrat is driven to despair over the effects of violence on her family, in this powerful meditation on the Troubles in Northern Ireland.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Edward Bennett
Award-winning short film about the chance encounter between a ballerina and a local schoolboy.
12 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Gutteridge
A kidnapped woman falls in love with her captor in this controversial drama from Pedro Almodóvar.
101 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Jia Zhangke’s state-of-the-nation report on contemporary China is comprised of four stories about shocking acts of violence.
124 mins People's Republic of China Director. Jia Zhangke
Conjuring up demons in Birmingham.
4 mins United Kingdom
Robert Bresson’s pared-down style elicits extraordinary pathos from this devastating tale of an abused donkey passing from owner to owner.
95 mins France Director. Robert Bresson
A Danish soldier has to defend himself against accusations of war crimes, in the Oscar-nominated drama from the makers of A Hijacking.
115 mins Denmark Director. Tobias Lindholm
A young woman attracts the attention of a street criminal after she prevents his gang from pick-pocketing.
25 mins United Kingdom Director. Daniel Mulloy
A teenager (Ben Whishaw) pays a sexually charged visit to the swimming pool.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. Wiz
Iranian siblings Ali and Zahra lose the latter’s pair of shoes – but devise a plan to survive and obtain new ones in this family drama.
89 mins Iran Director. Majid Majidi
With a cast that includes Adrien Brody, Tim Robbins and Fan Xu, Back to 1942 is an epic reconstruction of the deadly drought of 1942 that took its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan
145 mins People's Republic of China Director. Feng Xiaogang
Yasujiro Ozu's influential masterpiece is a tender meditation on family politics, sacrifice and the status quo.
107 mins Japan Director. Yasujiro Ozu
Set in a Deep South delta, Zeitlin’s feature debut takes a child’s eye view of poverty, adult apathy and ecological crisis. Hallucinatory fare
93 mins USA Director. Benh Zeitlin
A cult classic British film about late-fifties youth-rebellion set against an intoxicating Beatnik backdrop.
85 mins United Kingdom Director. Edmond T. Gréville
A young bride-to-be models a modish nylon nightie before a voyeuristic camera in this silent 1950s striptease film.
4 mins United Kingdom
Britain’s top star Margaret Lockwood plays a devoted wife who is not quite what she seems.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Lance Comfort
Bernardo Bertolucci's beautifully operatic film celebrates the passion and ideology of the 1960s, winner of the Cannes Critics' Week prize in 1964.
105 mins Italy Director. Bernardo Bertolucci
Based on David Rook’s 1970 novel, The Belstone Fox tells the heartwarming and funny story of Tag, a fox saved from the woods and raised by huntsman Asher.
103 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill
What's a tramp to do when people will sit on the bench he has earmarked for a full-length nap? He calls on his small but significant fellow travellers!
11 mins Wales
In 1970s Italy, a timid British sound engineer joins the crew on a violent horror film. But the disturbing world of the film soon seeps into reality.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland
The bar flies prepare for the big day with betting, boozing and banter. But will best man Billy break more than his ma’s heart before the wedding?
83 mins Northern Ireland
Malcolm D. Lee set the standard for middle-class black comedy with this smart, chic feature about a best man whose indiscreet novel scuppers the wedding plans.
115 mins USA Director. Malcolm D. Lee
Duane Hopkins’ stunning debut tells a sombre story with startling beauty, as it follows the stories of various addicts in a West Midlands town.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins
Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.
177 mins France Director. Jean-Jacques Beineix
Master criminal Dr Nikola seeks a Chinese curio that promises eternal life and world domination
67 mins United Kingdom Director. Sidney Morgan
Three convicts escape from prison in British Guyana but cannot find personal freedom.
57 mins United Kingdom
Oscar Micheaux directs the story of a Harvard graduate whose attempts to establish a rural school runs into opposition from both races.
73 mins USA Director. Oscar Micheaux
Fassbinder's visual and verbal extravaganza about a successful but lonely fashion designer who falls in love with a beautiful younger woman.
124 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Miners, villagers and a Tory Lord fight the Blackhill Colliery closure in this moving documentary inspired by the Free Cinema movement of the 1950s.
50 mins United Kingdom
Tensions grow when a group of nuns open a convent in the Himalayas in Powell and Pressburger's remarkable melodrama, starring Deborah Kerr.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Gripping crime drama charts the killing spree which Donald Neilson, aka the Black Panther, perpetrated across England during the mid-70s.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Merrick
Pablo Berger’s imaginative black-and-white ‘silent’ movie relocates the story of Snow White to 1920s Spain – complete with bullfighting dwarfs
A rare serious performance by Peter Sellers drives this tale of eight men buried in a bunker for three years at the end of WWII.
92 mins USA Director. Clive Rees
Spencer Williams feverish melodrama about a woman’s flirtation with Satan was independently produced out of Texas with an amateur cast and a budget of $5,000.
56 mins USA Director. Spencer Williams
Someone new, someone old, something borrowed and something blue combine to make a school tale that pits inspired youth against aged cynicism.
13 mins Wales Director. Kier Alexander
A stirring tale of love, music, and coalmining in Abergwynfi, South Wales.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Jill Craigie
Troubled relationship amidst a background of a Jazz Club scene.
14 mins United Kingdom Director. Winta Yohannes
Paul Robeson made an auspicious film debut in a twin-role, in this key work from pioneering black filmmaker Oscar Micheaux.
USA Director. Oscar Micheaux
Ridley Scott's first film features his younger brother, the late Tony Scott, as a schoolboy playing truant for the day to meander around Hartlepool on his bicycle, lost in his own thoughts.
United Kingdom Director. Ridley Scott
Two teenage boys hit on a novel way to counteract their sexual inexperience.
14 mins Sweden Director. Anna Nolskog
Pete Postlethwaite stars in this emotional drama about members of a colliery brass band who learn their mine may soon be closing.
107 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Herman
A fun tale of hippies and rock and roll directed by the legendary Stanley Long and featuring cult British rock bands Juicy Lucy and Crazy Mabel.
79 mins United Kingdom
Cillian Murphy is extraordinary as a transgender foundling searching for her lost mother, in Neil Jordan’s runaway romp.
128 mins United Kingdom Director. Neil Jordan
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
Sarah Gavron’s subtle and intelligent adaptation of Monica Ali’s acclaimed novel charts the experiences of a Bangladeshi woman in London.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Sarah Gavron
A compelling drama of splintered families and warring neighbours, with a stunning debut from young Eloise Laurence. With Tim Roth and Cillian Murphy.
90 mins United Kingdom
A fascinating record of 1960s suedehead youth culture which is largely improvised by a non-professional cast of teenagers from east London
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Barney Platts-Mills
Udayan Prasad's profound 1995 dramedy follows Amir (Pavan Malhotra), a Paikistani immigrant living in England and adjusting to his new life - including meeting an Irish girl who moves into his boarding house.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Udayan Prasad
This harrowing look at the realities of farm and child labour in 1904 reveals the residues of feudalism persisting into the twentieth century.
52 mins United Kingdom
Ashley Walters impresses in the hard-hitting Hackney drama that’s still one of the best of Britain’s black urban crime films.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Saul Dibb
A white woman and her young grandson come face to face with a black uprising in Apartheid South Africa, in a tough short film by Stephen Frears.
30 mins United Kingdom
An ancient ritual is used as a way of attacking a 90s yuppie.
13 mins United Kingdom Director. Jonathan Ripley
Duane Hopkins’s follow up to Better Things is a striking, poetic drama about a young man on the edge.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Duane Hopkins
The tight friendship between two sports-mad boys is thrown off balance after one reveals a closely guarded secret.
13 mins Netherlands Director. Dylan Tonk, Lazlo Tonk
Brendan Gleeson and writer-director John Michael McDonagh combine again for a powerful story of a rural priest threatened with death in seven days.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. John Michael McDonagh
Viggo Mortensen plays the father-gone-primitive in this wonderful award-winning comedy about an off-grid family.
119 mins USA Director. Matt Ross
Pickpockets, mad puppets, and murder – all from the 1840 press accounts of a real case that lead to the gallows – conceived as a musical by the Children’s Film Unit.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Colin Finbow
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.
119 mins United Kingdom Director. Todd Haynes
Years before Grindr, a gay man turns to virtual reality to satisfy his sexual fantasies in this strangely prophetic short film.
35 mins United Kingdom Director. Constantine Giannaris
Radu Jude's brilliantly paced account of a family's day in Bucharest is a darkly comic satire on the media, nascent capitalism and parental power
100 mins Romania Director. Radu Jude
Jacques Rivette's commercially successful film is an exhilarating combination of theatricality, paranoia and 'la vie Parisienne.'
193 mins France Director. Jacques Rivette
Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s imaginative, sensuous and enigmatic film about soldiers suffering from a mysterious sleeping sickness.
Thailand Director. Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Five strangers explore their fantasies over a period of five days in Stephen Dwoskin's remarkable experimental film.
156 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Dwoskin
When a world-weary wife decides to disappear on a spiritual retreat in India, her whole relationship with her husband is called into question, with comic and tragic results.
United Kingdom Director. Ciara S Ledward
Jean-Luc Godard’s playful early homage to Jean Cocteau, featuring Jean-Paul Belmondo.
13 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
Godard sowed the seeds for the French New Wave with this early short, scripted by Rohmer.
20 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
Scott Chambers’ superb performance as a boy with learning difficulties anchors this deftly drawn drama about two brothers’ fragile rural existence.
85 mins United Kingdom Director. Joe Stephenson
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
The first part of Terence Davies' formidable Trilogy explores the effects of violence on a Liverpool schoolboy, told in a series of flashbacks.
46 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies
Psychodrama with a vengeance: Anna Karina stars in Fassbinder’s first international co-production; another deadly assault on the institution of marriage.
86 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A heart-tugging moral melodrama with echoes of Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
United Kingdom Director. Alfonse Frenguelli
A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.
105 mins USA Director. Maryam Keshavarz
It's the last year of school for three 16 year old girls in Sowerby Bridge, and they have important decisions to make.
52 mins United Kingdom Director. Barry Cockcroft
A biplane, car chase and steam express train all feature in this pre-war 16mm thriller that stretches the ambition and art of the amateur filmmaker.
16 mins United Kingdom
Klaus Kinski and Werner Herzog’s final collaboration is a typically wild and adventurous story of a bandit who trains an army of female savages to overthrow a slave-trading tribal king.
100 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog
Touching drama about a thirtysomething comedian looking for happiness.
78 mins United Kingdom
A sweet tale about a young girl who moves to London after 11 years living with her Jamaican grandmother.
23 mins United Kingdom Director. Alrick Riley
When the RAF tries to take over an island for target practice, the locals rally to prevent them.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. John Eldridge
Tense, graphic experimental short film portraying police brutality inside a jail cell.
7 mins United Kingdom Director. Philip Mottram
Helen Mirren and Michael Gambon star in Peter Greenaway’s audacious, still shocking cinematic delicacy.
124 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Greenaway
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
Lewis Gilbert’s shocking and controversial 1952 drama focuses on a gang of juvenile delinquents and their dangerous exploits in post-war London.
73 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewis Gilbert
Anthony Asquith (Underground) directs this embroiled melodrama, a tale of love and revenge, shot on location on the bleak landscape of Dartmoor.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Asquith
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
Hailed as a modern classic channelling the spirit of Satyajit Ray, Chaitanya Tamhane's film is an absurdist portrait of injustice in contemporary India.
116 mins India Director. Chaitanya Tamhane
A young man is wracked with confusion after an incident guides him on a mission of self-discovery.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. Leon Lopez
Neil Jordan's acclaimed 1992 drama-mystery tells the story of Fergus (Stephen Rea), who looks after the lover (Jaye Davidson) of a British soldier he once knew. But what is Dil hiding?
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Neil Jordan
Passion, tights and tutus are front and centre in this touching tale of a ballerina being romanced by a sculptor in Edwardian London.
64 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Asquith
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
This drama-documentary about the everyday life of a Welsh caretaker and ex-miner was the first film produced by the BFI, in 1951.
38 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul Dickson
A daydream at the back of the class takes young Glynn Curtis all the way to Filbert Street.
4 mins United Kingdom
Ewan Bremner and Dexter Fletcher star as a pair of morbid fortune tellers in this modern tale of dark arts.
19 mins United Kingdom Director. Thomas Q. Napper
The Terence Davies Trilogy reaches its astonishing climax as tortured Liverpool clerk Robert Tucker prepares to meet his maker.
26 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies
The great illusionist Harry Houdini (Guy Pearce) meets his match when the charming and manipulative Mary McGarvie (Catherine Zeta-Jones) magically appears in his life.
97 mins Australia Director. Gillian Armstrong
Buried passions boil over in a buttoned-up postwar Britain in Terence Davies acclaimed adaptation of Rattigan's play, starring Rachel Weisz.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies
A darkly comic and compelling coming of age story set during a time of social change.
88 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Jerzy Skolimowski
Deleted scenes from the film Deep End
12 mins Germany
LL Cool J plays the ultimate player, hired to seduce the sister-in-law from hell.
106 mins USA Director. Gary Hardwick
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
Andrew Steggall’s deft and delicate drama about a teenage dreamer who falls for the rough beauty of local boy while staying in France.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Steggall
A grubby Soho beatnik becomes a fuzz-faced fashionista for a leading London fashion house in this 1960s rom com.
68 mins United Kingdom Director. Godfrey Grayson
Set during the Third Reich and its aftermath, this lyrical, harrowing tale of love and war is a neglected classic of New German cinema.
152 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Helma Sanders-Brahms
Academy Award-winner Marion Cotillard’s collaboration with Cannes Festival-favourites Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne is a stunning, tense drama about a woman’s race against time to save her job.
95 mins Director. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne
Will new open-air microphone technology give Richard Hayward the chance to silence his critics? Watch as Cushendun and Bangor steal the show.
50 mins United Kingdom
Jacques Audiard’s soul-stirring Palme d’Or winner tells of a veteran Tamil Tiger guerrilla who finds fresh violence in his new life in Paris.
117 mins France Director. Jacques Audiard
A young Indian transgender woman takes a life-changing step in this moving short, set in London the day after Princess Diana’s death.
10 mins United Kingdom Director. Aleem Khan
The US indie hit tells the bold, bawdy and hilarious story of a teenager's sexual awakening after she sleeps with her mother’s boyfriend.
102 mins USA Director. Marielle Heller
A young Ethiopian woman faces the death penalty for killing the man who raped her until a brave lawyer decides to take on her case.
99 mins Ethiopia Director. Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
Weddings often breed disputes or ding dongs and this wedding, located at St Catwg’s Church, Cadoxton, Barry, is no exception, with everyone dinging and donging merrily on high!
3 mins Wales Director. Tracy Spottiswoode
Nerdy teenage mummy's boy David dreams of wowing the girls with his disco dance moves - but alas he was born with two left feet.
25 mins Great Britain
Akira Kurosawa’s first colour film is an eccentric and joyous account of a group of disparate people living in a city dump.
127 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
David Oyelowo makes his first feature film role as one of posse of DJs who enrage a local drug baron after stealing his dog.
94 mins United Kingdom Director. Moody Shoaibi
Spike Lee’s awesome cinematic sucker-punch remains one of the great films about race relations.
114 mins USA Director. Spike Lee
Richard Ayoade’s stylish and sinister adaptation of Dostoevsky’s story stars Jesse Eisenberg in a dual-role as a timid office clerk confronted by his confident, scheming doppelganger.
United Kingdom Director. Richard Ayoade
Exciting British B-movie about a Cornish poacher who clashes with dangerous international spies.
71 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Squire
Jim Jarmusch’s classic American indie is a bewitching blend of prison movie, poetic fable and comedy.
107 mins USA Director. Jim Jarmusch
Alfred Hitchcock’s fifth film features an early variation on his fabled ‘wrong man’plot, as Ivor Novello stands accused of getting a girl pregnant.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Alfred Hitchcock
A surreal moving image artist film that juxtaposes industrial landscapes with the struggle of a fly.
1 mins United Kingdom
A young gay couple’s relationship is put to the test as a road trip takes a sinister turn in Lloyd Reckord's daring underground short.
16 mins United Kingdom Director. Lloyd Reckord
A bizarre study of obsession focusing on a teenage boy who is torn between the charms of a fleshly female prostitute and the sadism of an older man.
75 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Despins, William Dumaresq
Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland
A gay pick-up turns into a dangerous game of betrayal and violence in this slyly subversive and compelling thriller.
128 mins France Director. Robin Campillo
Charming tale of East End lovers divided by a not so lucky windfall, with beautiful scenes in the Kent hop fields.
81 mins United Kingdom Director. Henry Edwards
Michael Powell's daring, windswept story of the inhabitants of a remote island who find their way of life threatened by a rapidly industrialising world.
75 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell
With a blazing star performance from Hanna Schygulla in the title role, this was the greatest critical and commercial success of Fassbinder’s career.
120 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A married butcher in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox Jewish quarter falls for a beautiful young man in this outstanding Israeli feature.
92 mins Israel Director. Haim Tabakman
Pablo Larraín’s Berlin prize-winner is a typically stylish, darkly witty tale of corruption, concealment and conspiracy in Chile’s Catholic church.
98 mins Chile Director. Pablo Larraín
Agyness Deyn stars in a powerful story seen through the eyes of a young woman whose epilepsy brings extraordinary hallucinations.
96 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryn Higgins
Andrei Zvyagintsev (The Return) relates a taut, caustic tale of need and greed leading to desperate deeds; a bleak study of contemporary Russian mores
109 mins Russian Federation
Isabelle Huppert gives an unforgettable performance in Paul Verhoeven’s provocative thriller about one woman’s response to a violent attack.
130 mins France Director. Paul Verhoeven
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
A bittersweet short about a young girl who spends an afternoon playing in Highgate Cemetery where she discovers what the future may have to offer.
13 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Perry
Short film about a woman who fabricates her own version of a perfect fairytale to escape the harsh reality of her life.
10 mins United Kingdom
Jean-Pierre Melville’s film of Jean Cocteau's controversial novel about a teenage brother and sister and their intense, closeted relationship.
102 mins France Director. Jean-Pierre Melville
Oscar-winning director Danis Tanovic recreates a politically explosive true story from Bosnia in innovative style, casting a real-life family to relive their desperate struggle to secure life-saving medical treatment.
71 mins Bosnia and Herzegovina Director. Danis Tanovic
Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet play the couple who fall in love so quickly it seems they must have known each other in a past life ... only to discover they did.
108 mins USA Director. Michel Gondry
A thrilling and disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters, beginning when a teacher initiates a tryst with one of his pupils.
69 mins Spain Director. Marçal Forés
A gang of wild college jocks enjoy three days of freewheeling fun before school starts, in Richard Linklater’s ‘spiritual sequel’ to Boyhood and Dazed and Confused.
116 mins USA Director. Richard Linklater
Samuel L. Jackson stars in this seething slice of Southern Gothic, about the travails of a Louisiana family bedevilled by infidelity, incest and witchcraft.
109 mins USA Director. Kasi Lemmons
Joanna Hogg's sleek and minimalist comedy about a pair of artists and their emotional attachment to their ultra-modernist apartment.
104 mins United Kingdom
Kent Mackenzie's gritty, vérité depiction of the lives of marginalized Native Americans living in Los Angeles draws comparisons to the work of John Cassavetes and Vittorio de Sica.
72 mins USA Director. Kent Mackenzie
Val Guest's 1959 London-shot Brit Beat classic charts the fortunes of aspiring musician Bert Rudge (Cliff Richard)
United Kingdom Director. Val Guest
Richard and his wife Maria seek solace from their disintegrating marriage in the arms of other lovers in John Cassavetes's powerful 1968 feature.
130 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes
Sao Paulo-set love triangle drama, featuring a rare TV depiction of bisexuality.
54 mins United Kingdom Director. Claude Whatham
When misfit Poppy arrives home covered in blood, how far will her stepfather go to protect her and himself?
7 mins United Kingdom Director. Brendon Hargreaves
A man travels to the Isle of Arran to marry his fiancée, only to find that her extended family is part of the package.
26 mins United Kingdom
Fassbinder's brilliantly caustic and cynical drama follows an ex-fairground worker who wins the lottery but is still mocked and exploited by his boyfriend’s family and friends.
123 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Roberto Rossellini’s film with Ingrid Bergman exploring the inner turmoil of a woman pushed to the edge through the guilt of her infidelity.
83 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Roberto Rossellini
Godard’s colourful and exuberant tribute to the Hollywood musical, with Anna Karina, Jean-Paul Belmondo, and Jean-Claude Brialy.
81 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
Aideen, a young teenager, takes on the brutal sport of boxing to prove that she can be the next Fighting Irish.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. Alex Shipman
The biting Irvine Welsh adaptation stars a sensational James McAvoy, boldly cast against type as the cop struggling to suppress his inner demons.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Jon S. Baird
Inspiring true story of a Kenyan man who returned to school aged 84. With Oliver Litondo and Naomie Harris.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Justin Chadwick
A tantalising fragment from a drama of love and jealousy on the North Devon coast.
22 mins United Kingdom Director. George Pearson
Mia loves to dance and longs to escape her Essex council estate but her uncontrollable rage is her worst enemy.
123 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrea Arnold
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
John Mills stars as a progressive union leader who is confronted with his own internal prejudices when his daughter brings her West Indian boyfriend home.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker
Filmmaker Denis Kavanagh teams with venerable British actor John Bentley in this thrilling drama about a refugee who becomes enrolled in espionage.
58 mins United Kingdom Director. Denis Kavanagh
A young black ballerina rejects prejudice and finds her African spirit in Swan Lake.
United Kingdom Director. Ngozi Onwurah
Chris Petit’s sparse moody thriller begins with a mysterious death.
87 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Chris Petit
Deliciously dark psychodrama about a Docklands bus driver who turns his family home into a second Noah's ark.
41 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Heslop
Mikio Naruse’s masterpiece about a wandering woman trying to find her identity amid the devastation of post-war Japan.
118 mins Japan Director. Mikio Naruse
Hailed as ‘Poland’s first LGBT film’, Tomasz Wasilewski’s striking drama follows a champion swimmer whose gay relationship causes ripples.
93 mins Poland Director. Tomasz Wasilewski
The son of a Scottish farmer get a job in a shipyard and shows an unexpected flair for design, conceiving a revolutionary ship.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Frederick Wilson
When an elderly woman sees a vision of Jesus on the swimming trunks of a young African man, she believes God has sent her a sign.
8 mins United Kingdom Director. Tim Marshall
Fassbinder's exquisitely subtle rendition of Fontane’s great novel, starring the great Hanna Schygulla as the titular 17-year-old who is forced into a socially advantageous marriage with a much older man.
135 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Richard E. Grant leads a dramatic reunion as friends and lovers gather to perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Stephen Poliakoff’s romantic comedy.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Poliakoff
An ensemble cast including Janet Jackson and Whoopi Goldberg bring to life Ntozake Shange's extraordinary 1975 play about the experiences of black women.
133 mins USA
Denzel Washington stars as a British paratrooper who returns to the London council estate of his youth, only to find his wartime service counts for nothing.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Martin Stellman
An intense and mysterious drama about the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident who’s outcast and persecuted by his fellow villagers.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul Wright
Steve Carell and Channing Tatum deliver stunning performance in the story of the strange relationship between two Olympic wrestlers and their millionaire benefactor.
130 mins USA Director. Bennett Miller
Norman J. Warren's short film tells the story of a young woman's desperation after a brief love affair ends in bitter disappointment.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. Norman J. Warren
Julianne Moore plays the cancer-stricken police officer who must fight on a second front to secure the transfer of her pension to her partner (Ellen Page).
103 mins USA Director. Peter Sollett
A gay man studying in New York develops a crush on his male roommate in this cute and breezy short.
32 mins USA
Berated by his father for his camp behaviour, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins his friend Michael, a streetwise hustler who is also on the run.
102 mins United Kingdom
A ten-year-old is packed off to live with his down-at-heel father in this touching, exquisitely observed Colombian drama.
86 mins Colombia Director. Franco Lolli
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s final masterpiece centres on a woman who rejects the compromise of her marriage and retreats into a serene isolation.
120 mins Denmark Director. Carl Th. Dreyer
Teenage friendship is torn apart when Rosa finds love in the wrong place, in Sally Potter's acute, 60s-set drama.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter
In the tough suburbs of Paris, sixteen-year-old Marieme decides to reinvent herself when she joins a girl gang.
113 mins France Director. Céline Sciamma
On the edge of a Scottish loch, a woman runs a chip van but yearns for a more adventurous life
10 mins United Kingdom Director. Sarah Gavron
Glenda Jackson and Jon Finch play Welsh investigative journalists covering the Troubles in Northern Ireland only to unearth censorship and corruption back home...
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Karl Francis
Short film by James Hill about a girl who works in her father's rural Italian petrol station and her longing to escape.
32 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill
Toni Collette’s visceral performance as an alcoholic, dependent on her devoted son (Jack Reynor), anchors this powerful Irish drama.
93 mins Ireland Director. Gerard Barrett
The first black recruit in his squad, rookie cop J.J. Johnson (Michael Boatman) struggles to adapt to life on the force, in this thrilling drama from acclaimed director Charles Burnett (Killer of Sheep).
104 mins USA Director. Charles Burnett
Alex, a gay paramedic meets Nik, a sexy young Spanish boy who he takes under his wing but soon discovers his caring instincts comes with a dangerous price.
10 mins United Kingdom
The ground-breaking first feature from Sally Potter (Orlando, Ginger and Rosa) is a key film in early 1980s feminist cinema.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally Potter
When she inherits an Italian palazzo, a young woman takes on more than she bargained for
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ladislao Vajda
Riotous urban comedy adapted from the hit play about a Peckham teen affronted by the arrival of his long-lost Nigerian sibling.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Destiny Ekaragha
Rural Norfolk provides the atmospheric backdrop to this accomplished debut about a teen trying to find love and escape the influence of his mother’s controlling boyfriend.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Guy Myhill
The pangs and pains of young love are artfully and respectfully rendered in this subtle and sensitive drama from Mia Hansen-Løve (Eden).
110 mins France Director. Mia Hansen-Løve
Jean-Luc Godard’s typically innovative and playful meditation on technology, love and language was acclaimed one of the best films of 2014.
70 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
Paolo Sorrentino's dazzling, Oscar-winning portrayal of an ageing writer who becomes bored of his life of decadence.
141 mins Italy Director. Paolo Sorrentino
Pip, a poor blacksmith's apprentice, becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. A BAFTA-nominated telling of the Dickens' classic.
128 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Newell
Two young children skip school to do their Christmas shopping on Oxford Street.
29 mins United Kingdom
Acclaimed filmmaker Andrew Haigh (45 Years) made his feature debut with this bold, sexually explicit drama-documentary about London rent boys.
70 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Haigh
Tupac Shakur’s penultimate film is his most impressive; a darkly humorous drama in which he takes a daring role as a heroin addict.
91 mins USA Director. Vondie Curtis Hall
A group of Merseyside gardeners take umbrage to the arrival of some refugees, but they find common cause to resist a devious corporate takeover.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Laxton
Bong Joon-ho's barnstorming yet highly original monster movie follows an eccentric family's attempts to rescue the daughter snatched by a huge amphibious creature.
120 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Bong Joon-ho
A teenager is banished to his brother in Mexico City, from where a road trip is planned to track down an elusive musician.
106 mins Mexico Director. Alonso Ruizpalacios
A Catholic nun falls in with some young Arabs and embraces fundamentalist Islam in Bruno Dumont’s provocative film.
105 mins France Director. Bruno Dumont
Thandie Newton and Chiwetel Ejiofor star in the acclaimed adaption of the Orange Prize-winning novel.
111 mins Nigeria Director. Biyi Bandele-Thomas
The first British film to win the Best Picture Oscar remains one of the strongest examples of Shakespeare on film.
155 mins United Kingdom Director. Laurence Olivier
Johnston Forbes-Roberston gives his famous performance of Hamlet in this ambitious early Shakespeare feature
54 mins United Kingdom Director. Hay Plumb
The line "the counterfeit presentment of two brothers" inspires a radical rethink of Hamlet, starring identical twins.
67 mins United Kingdom Director. Celestino Coronado
Fassbinder’s first foray into melodrama follows an ex-policeman forced to become a fruit-seller, while his wife craves bourgeois respectability and his family despises his lowly status.
88 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
The strange prophesies of Dr Josef Ranald, palm reader of choice to Nazi war leaders.
61 mins United Kingdom
Two soldiers return from war to civilian life in the ailing Suffolk hamlet of Pin Mill, where they seek local help to restore an old boat.
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Frank Worth
The Wishing Well Inn in rural Wales is the bustling centre of love and intrigue in this charming romance starring Petula Clarke.
78 mins United Kingdom Director. Maurice Elvey
Sally Hawkins shines in her breakout role as the perpetually sunny Poppy, in Mike Leigh’s charming drama about the power of optimism.
118 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
A daring rescue by a plucky lady fan saves the day for Bestham Vampires in this early footie short.
9 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewin Fitzhamon
Follow the sibling rivalries of two cockney costermongers in this only surviving reel of a dynamic drama.
A dramatic tale of forbidden love, faithlessness and shipwreck, filmed on the stunning Dorset coast
6 mins United Kingdom Director. Lewin Fitzhamon
A tale of treachery, madness and thwarted love in this vivid rural melodrama set around Heptonstall in Yorkshire.
77 mins United Kingdom Director. Cecil M. Hepworth
Amat Escalante won Best Director at Cannes 2013 for his visceral Mexican crime drama about an honest man drawn into a dispute with a vicious local drugs cartel.
104 mins Director. Amat Escalante
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
All the boy has to do is to fetch a pail of water…What could possibly go wrong?
4 mins Wales
Edith Craig in a short fragment of this lost crime drama.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Fred Paul
A young poet (Michael Gothard) hires a marketing company to turn his suicide into a mass-media spectacle
142 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Levy
The cautionary tale of an innocent girl abroad who gets caught up in the sleazy world of modelling.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Norman J. Warren
A chance encounter between a Moroccan boy and a Spanish teen alters the course of their lives.
96 mins Spain Director. Mikel Rueda
Mike Leigh’s bittersweet comedy tells the story of Cyril (Philip Davis), an idealist who despairs at the societal changes of Thatcher’s Britain.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
Margaret Lockwood plays an entomologist who travels to a Balkan country to investigate claims of germs warfare, only to find herself in the midst of a deadly spy game.
84 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker
Alex Cox’s Mexican film follows the journey of a highway patrolman whose idealism eventually gives way to inevitable corruption.
105 mins USA Director. Alex Cox
Truffaut’s romantic fable is reworked by Jean-Luc Godard in this early short by two giants of the French New Wave.
12 mins France Director. François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard
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
Ursula Meier's dark semi-comic fable concerns a family living next to an unused motorway. Isabelle Huppert and Olivier Gourmet excel as the parents
93 mins Switzerland Director. Ursula Meier
Memories of a buoyant Sunderland following the 1973 FA Cup triumph are revived when a photographer revisits his home town.
54 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Harrild
Haroun's tale of tension between a father and son working at a hotel pool in war-torn Chad has the emotional power and stark inexorability of tragedy
92 mins France Director. Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
A mysterious figure strolls around a French coastal town offering a bizarre and violent path to salvation, in this controversial shocker from Bruno Dumont.
109 mins France Director. Bruno Dumont
A progressive union boss is confronted with his family's prejudices when his daughter brings home her black boyfriend.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Ted Kotcheff
Teenager Daisy (Saoirse Ronan) leaves America for a summer in Wales with her cousins. Her personal problems are eclipsed by a nuclear explosion on British soil, triggering martial law and a struggle for survival.
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Kevin Macdonald
James Franco stars in this provocative film about Michael Glatze, a pioneering gay rights activist who later denounced his homosexuality.
98 mins USA Director. Justin Kelly
The Bafta-nominated drama follows the journey of a teenager from Iran to the UK whose newfound freedoms are imperilled by the fallout from 9/11.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Tina Gharavi
The story of an affair between a Palestinian woman and her British Indian friend, from the same team behind The World Unseen.
80 mins United Kingdom Director. Shamim Sarif
The Best Film winner at the 2013 BFI London Film Festival is an exquisitely shot, moving drama about a Polish nun exploring her family's past, from UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski.
81 mins Director. Pawel Pawlikowski
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
Takashi Shimura is superb as a bureaucrat diagnosed with cancer in Akira Kurosawa’s lyrical and moving film about how we find meaning in our lives.
137 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
Toshiro Mifune delivers an outstanding performance as a paranoid man striving to move his family to Brazil to escape the nuclear holocaust which he fears is imminent.
99 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
Jim Carrey’s irrepressible performance drives the incredible true story of a con man who repeatedly escapes from prison to be with his lover.
98 mins France Director. Glenn Ficarra
The stunning, BAFTA-winning drama stars Kristin Scott-Thomas as an ex-con starting afresh after a fifteen-year prison sentence.
117 mins France Director. Philippe Claudel
Benedict Cumberbatch’s roundly acclaimed performance anchors the incredible, Oscar-winning story of code-breaker Alan Turing.
114 mins USA Director. Morten Tyldum
The debut feature from famed novelist and screenwriter Alain Robbe-Grillet is a daring examination of fantasy and memory set in Turkey.
101 mins France Director. Alain Robbe-Grillet
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
A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.
100 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie
Long Eaton family receive an unexpected windfall and head for their nearest Co-operative Society shop to spend their newfound wealth.
11 mins United Kingdom
Lino Brocka's brutal and brilliant rape-revenge drama is one of the most startling films to emerge from Filipino cinema.
96 mins Philippines Director. Lino Brocka
The Coen brothers’ funny, wistful elegy to early 1960s folk music follows a struggling songwriter through a winter’s worth of misdeeds, mishaps and lost cats.
USA Director. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Jenny Agutter stars in this short about a group of uncommunicative neighbours who closely monitor a new tenant’s movements until they meet via their intercom.
9 mins United Kingdom Director. Mark Gutteridge
Scott Graham's follow-up to Shell follows a woman whose return to a Scottish island arouses dormant passions.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Scott Graham
Kidnapping, mobsters and moonshine! Is this a story is set in a country, which exists only in the minds of those who have never been to Ireland?
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Donovan Pedelty
Meryl Streep delivers an extraordinary performance as Margaret Thatcher in a provocative portrait.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Phyllida Lloyd
Austerity noir? Ealing's downbeat but compelling East End thriller.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Hamer
Reflective calm and ambient beauty suffuse this tale of silent sexuality, as a lonely farmer’s quiet existence is interrupted by desire.
93 mins Netherlands Director. Nanouk Leopold
After breaking out of jail, a young woman struggles to hold down a job and eventually becomes a very unlikely nun.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. John Pearse
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
Reality bites for a hedonistic young New Yorker who suddenly has to grow up quickly, in a brilliantly acted drama from the team behind Martha Marcy May Marlene.
85 mins USA Director. Josh Mond
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
The film that inspired a wave of British migration to Provence, Claude Berri’s magical evocation of a bygone rustic France, with Gerard Depardieu.
120 mins France Director. Claude Berri
Francois Ozon’s sly and seductive account of teenage girl’s dalliance with high-class prostitution.
95 mins France Director. François Ozon
A mismatched couple begin to realise that they need each other more than they thought.
8 mins United Kingdom
Ken Loach’s film is a spirited account of a 1930s Irish social club that becomes a bastion of jazz and free-thinking, angering the Church.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Loach
Exuberant Hindi romance about a composer searching for a golden voice, who unexpectedly falls for a vibrant younger performer.
115 mins India Director. Shefali Bhushan
Gregory’s Doran’s innovative Shakespeare interpretation transplants the action to post-independence Africa.
150 mins United Kingdom Director. Gregory Doran
Stewart Mackinnon’s avant-garde adaptation of Marquis de Sade’s infamous erotic novel has been near impossible to see since 1976.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Stewart Mackinnon
Alexei Popogrebski's taut psychological drama depicts two Arctic meteorologists (a veteran and a novice); secrets, lies and isolation take their toll
124 mins Russian Federation Director. Alexei Popogrebsky
A Greek immigrant unleashes jealousy and xenophobia among a group of Munich neighbours in Fassbinder’s shocking adaptation of his own play.
88 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Rainer Werner Fassbinder
A filmmaker escapes the pain of a break-up through casual sex and meets a closeted lawyer in this deeply personal work from Ira Sachs.
102 mins USA
In modern Liverpool, a couple meet and begin a transgressive, sexually charged affair set against a background of crime and encroaching danger.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Kieran Evans
Out-takes of the world's earliest ever 'Western' film.
2 mins United Kingdom
Noel Clarke and Menhaj Huda’s explosive youth film follows the drug, sex and crime-fuelled antics of a group of West London teens over the course of a single day.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Menhaj Huda
An ex-drug addict reflects on life in and out of prison in this short by BAFTA-winner Lynne Ramsay, based on real accounts.
18 mins United Kingdom Director. Lynne Ramsay
John Schlesinger makes his feature film debut with this adaptation of Stan Barstow’s novel about a factory worker (Alan Bates) and his complicated relationship to a typist (June Ritchie) who he doesn’t fully love.
112 mins United Kingdom Director. John Schlesinger
The first ever Shakespearean film - once thought to be lost - with Herbert Beerbohm Tree in the title role.
1 mins United Kingdom Director. William Dickson
'Cool kid' Drew is James’ sexual fantasy, but Drew is also James’ bully. In a single moment, James faces off against both Drew the bully and Drew the fantasy, but is it enough to reclaim his dignity?
8 mins Canada Director. Philip J. Connell
Four rowdy teen punks tussle with the girls they fancy in this energetic pop music film shot on the seafront at Great Yarmouth.
24 mins United Kingdom Director. Barney Broom
Yorgos Lanthimos' scary, witty tale of a dysfunctional Greek family is original, ingenious and sadly relevant as a study of parent-child relationships
96 mins Greece Director. Yorgos Lanthimos
Mia is engaged to marry a man, but finds herself falling for Frida, who happens to be her new stepmother's daughter.
107 mins Sweden
Vittorio De Sica’s story of a father and son searching for a stolen bicycle on the streets of Rome is a classic of post-war Italian cinema.
88 mins Italy Director. Vittorio De Sica
In one of Liam Neeson’s earliest starring roles, he plays an errant priest who kidnaps a vulnerable boy from an abusive Catholic school
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Colin Gregg
WWII offered new career opportunities for women, but not all men were happy about it…
10 mins United Kingdom
Drama and romance by the North Sea in this tale of family dispute
78 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Kellino
A carefree retiree clashes with his authoritarian, health-and-safety obsessed carer in this charming short comedy.
10 mins United Kingdom
Dark tale in which a best-selling author (Denholm Elliot) is unbalanced by an assured young fan (Susan Penhaligon) who questions the move into easy commercialism displayed in his recent work.
29 mins United Kingdom
There's high drama in this short film from Sonny Hanson and R P Cue - which features a maritime tragedy and men of the Dungeness lifeboat service
12 mins United Kingdom Director. John 'Sonny' Hanson Richardson
Scorsese’s visually arresting interpretation of the life of Christ, featuring Willem Dafoe, Harvey Keitel and David Bowie.
164 mins USA Director. Martin Scorsese
The story of four ageing geishas as they struggle to make ends meet in post-war Japan, from acclaimed filmmaker Mikio Naruse.
97 mins Japan Director. Mikio Naruse
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
The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2007 Academy Awards is a rich and intriguing political mystery.
137 mins Germany Director. Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
A hard task it is for a schoolboy to sit and write a letter when so much more exciting things are claiming his attention. His adventures are dramatised as he relates them on paper.
15 mins United Kingdom
A defining Merseyside film, in which two Liverpool lasses hook up with a pair of Russian sailors only to wonder if they might be better off behind the Iron Curtain.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Chris Bernard
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
Lieutenant Rose is kidnapped by Chinese pirates in this action-packed early adventure series.
12 mins United Kingdom Director. Percy Stow
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
Based on a true story, Chris Crow’s atmospheric chamber piece follows the dark and dire fortunes of two men trapped on a lighthouse for months on end.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Chris Crow
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
A touching and acutely observed story of two boys switched at birth having to readjust to their natural parents, from Japan’s modern maestro Hirokazu Kore-eda.
122 mins Japan Director. Hirokazu Kore-eda
Abbas Kiarostami’s excursion into Japanese filmmaking is a masterly study of duplicity and role play centred around a student and her double life as an escort.
France Director. Abbas Kiarostami
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
Ziad Doueiri’s provocative Lila Says is a sun-drenched romance full of sensuality, secrets, and tragedy.
89 mins France Director. Ziad Doueiri
Ben Whishaw stars in an intimate portrait of two strangers brought together by the common language of grief.
United Kingdom Director. Hong Khaou
Barry (played by Drew Mulligan) is taking no chances with his romantic proposal – he has back-up!
3 mins Wales Director. Wayne Cater
In São Paulo, four half-brothers seek to follow their dreams and escape poverty in Walter Salles acclaimed drama.
113 mins USA Director. Walter Salles
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
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
An abandoned baby girl is found in an apple barrel and adopted by a humble grocer in this sentimental wartime fiction.
United Kingdom Director. G.P. Huntley
Pedro Almodóvar’s sexy and suspenseful thriller follows the intertwining destinies of a cop (Javier Bardem) and the criminal who paralyses him.
103 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
Can you identify this Edwardian comic, playing a gossiping Rajah?
An American oil-man goes native while on a mission to buy up a Scottish fishing village, in Bill Forsyth’s tribute to Scotland’s irresistible charm.
106 mins United Kingdom Director. Bill Forsyth
Tom Hardy commands the screen as the only star of Steven Knight’s bold, mesmeric drama, which is set entirely in car and unfolds in real time.
85 mins USA Director. Steven Knight
Animation exploring post-traumatic stress disorder through the perspective of a WWII soldier.
6 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Copsey
Stylishly-shot document of multicultural 1970s London among Southall's Asian community.
19 mins United Kingdom Director. Vinod Pande
Maggie Smith is astonishing in one of her greatest roles as a spinster who falls for Bob Hoskins’ brash businessman.
116 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Clayton
Our parents always told us 'never talk to strangers'. But, surely, we all have to phone home sometimes? Award-winning short film starring Peter Mullan.
7 mins Great Britain Director. Douglas Hart
Billy Wilder’s still searing film about alcoholism remains one of only two films to have won the Best Picture Oscar and the top prize at Cannes Film Festival.
101 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder
Jesse Eisenberg, Isabelle Huppert and Gabriel Byrne star in Joachim Trier’s astute and deftly realised family drama.
109 mins Norway Director. Joachim Trier
Jessica Hausner’s cool, compassionate exploration of religious faith follows various believers and non-believers hoping for miracle cures in Lourdes
96 mins Director. Jessica Hausner
Colchester Cine Club present romance and a case of mistaken identity in this intriguing short drama, shot on location in the club's home town in Essex.
8 mins United Kingdom
Deborah Kerr gives an impassioned turn as a woman who sells herself in order to save her family from poverty in Salford.
99 mins United Kingdom
Tainted love: infidelity, eroticism and cruelty drive Harold Pinter's complex and provocative early TV drama
56 mins United Kingdom Director. Joan Kemp-Welch
An unsettling portrait of love and loss by the director of Top Gun.
57 mins United Kingdom Director. Tony Scott
Mismatched lunchboxes lead to an unlikely romance in this exquisite Indian drama, brimful of tantalising food and elegantly delivered wisdom.
104 mins Director. Ritesh Batra
Shirley Anne Field stars in this stylish, highly enjoyable story of simmering tensions and sexual conflict in the work place.
64 mins United Kingdom Director. James Hill
A lurid temperance tale warning of the evils of wicked women and the demon drink.
36 mins United Kingdom Director. A.E. Coleby
Fassbender is ferocious as the Scottish king in Justin Kurzel’s red-blooded and viscerally atmospheric Shakespeare adaptation.
113 mins France Director. Justin Kurzel
John Hurt stars in a short film that illustrates how effects of media are as pertinent today as in the 18th century.
15 mins Director. Andrew Higgs
John Hannah stars as a painfully shy gay man who escapes the city in Chris Newby’s extraordinary second feature.
91 mins United Kingdom
Tim Roth burst onto British screens with his coruscating performance as a teenage skinhead in this TV play from Alan Clarke and David Leland.
United Kingdom Director. Alan Clarke
Autobiography as art: the centrepiece of Terence Davies' devastating Liverpool-set Trilogy focuses on his fictional alter-ego in middle age.
30 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies
Pat Murphy and John Davis’ experimental film about an Irish woman’s reflections on the Troubles from a female perspective.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. John Davies, Pat Murphy
A young James Fox plays the tearaway who tricks a boy out of his magnet only to be troubled by his conscience, in this attractive Ealing comedy.
79 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Frend
Family Planning: The Movie. The film they didn't want you to see in 1923.
64 mins United Kingdom Director. Alexander Butler
Young women audition for a movie they know nothing about, and are tested and interrogated.
106 mins United Kingdom Director. Simon Hartog
Film director Enrique (Fele Martínez) is visited by a man claiming to be Ignacio (Gael García Bernal), his first love.
106 mins Spain Director. Pedro Almodóvar
An atmospheric thriller about two sisters who fall for charms of a mysterious and charismatic caretaker, after they inherit a Neapolitan villa.
99 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss
Carol Reed follows Odd Man Out and The Third Man with this thriller starring James Mason and Claire Bloom set in post-war Berlin.
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Carol Reed
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
The sequel to Jean de Florette concludes the Provencal period saga about two farming clans, headed by Emmanuelle Béart and Daniel Auteuil.
113 mins France Director. Claude Berri
A curmudgeon turns over a new leaf in this heart-warming comedy that became one of Swedish cinema’s biggest hits.
116 mins Sweden Director. Hannes Holm
Hammer thriller in which a wrongly imprisoned man escapes to find the real murderer.
79 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Fisher
There's shades of Moriarty to the mastervillain in this wartime potboiler.
58 mins United Kingdom
Julianne Moore and John Cusack star in David Cronenberg’s caustic take on modern Hollywood, depicted as a nightmare world of ego and obsession.
111 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
When a cash-strapped yuppie couple fire their teenage daughter’s nanny they set of a chain of unexpected events.
90 mins Canada Director. Laurie Colbert, Dominique Cardona
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s richly detailed tragicomedy of domestic manners is by turns funny, intensely emotional and deeply affecting.
107 mins Denmark Director. Carl Th. Dreyer
Lino Brocka's classic, the most feted film in Filipino cinema, tells the story of a naive 21-year-old fisherman trying to survive in Manila’s corrupt, teeming and polluted urban jungle.
125 mins Philippines Director. Lino Brocka
Tim Roth, Phil Daniels and Gary Oldman star in Mike Leigh’s TV film about an East End family try to stay afloat during a recession.
United Kingdom Director. Mike Leigh
Pier Paolo Pasolini directs opera singer Maria Callas in a vivid adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy.
106 mins Italy Director. Pier Paolo Pasolini
A theatre critic's secretary is caught up in a love triangle involving the stars of a production of Othello.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Walter Reisch
Handsomely presented drama about a man caught between his privileged Western education and traditional African roots.
109 mins United Kingdom Director. Thorold Dickinson
Jean-Luc Godard’s caustic look at compromised creativity in the filmmaking world has superb images, music and acting from Piccoli, Bardot and Palance
103 mins France Director. Jean-Luc Godard
An enchanting, otherworldly coming-of-age drama about a teenage girl who enters her unwilling family into a TV talent show.
110 mins Italy Director. Alice Rohrwacher
Nathan tries to clear up a misunderstanding with his hearing impaired boyfriend through a type-to-talk service. Will the middle man be able to fix the situation or will Nathan have to find another way to communicate?
4 mins United Kingdom Director. Charlie Francis
Burgess Meredith stars in this powerful psychological drama, as a psychiatrist struggling with his own inner demons who's enlisted to treat a traumatised WWII veteran.
108 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Kimmins
In a toilet of a Manchester nightclub, two young men (Shameless’ Jody Latham and Skins’ Liam Boyle) catch each other’s eye and reveal their feelings to one another.
11 mins United Kingdom Director. Neil Ely
Two tantalising fragments of Mitchell and Kenyon's fiction films - but what do they tell us?
A mop-topped Mick Fleetwood bashes the drums and steals the show in this bizarre 1960s beat ballet music film.
25 mins United Kingdom
A young Colin Firth and Kenneth Branagh star as two tormented WWI veterans who strike up a friendship when they meet in a rural Yorkshire village.
96 mins United Kingdom Director. Pat O'Connor
Winner of the 2017 Oscar for Best Picture, Barry Jenkins’ intoxicating drama follows the furtive life of a young boy through 80s Miami.
111 mins USA Director. Barry Jenkins
The first feature by Barbet Schroeder (Maîtresse, The Valley), More created a sensation when it was released in 1969, quickly becoming a cult classic and famed for its Pink Floyd soundtrack.
118 mins Luxembourg Director. Barbet Schroeder
At the end of his older brother’s wedding in the lush English countryside, a young man struggles to deal with his sexuality.
11 mins Great Britain Director. Simon Anderson
Samantha Morton plays the enigmatic title character in Lynne Ramsay’s dreamy and atmospheric road movie.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Lynne Ramsay
Ian McKellen plays the august detective, now a 93-year-old whose principle case is trying to unravel the mysteries of his own past.
100 mins USA Director. Bill Condon
Rare production footage of an early 'trick' film with a famous music hall performer.
Two public school teachers clash over teaching methods and the love of a good woman in this absorbing Hugh Walpole adaptation.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Lawrence Huntington
Get Saturday night fever - North London style - with Patti Boulaye and Gerry Sundquist in this bubbly British disco drama.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Sharp
The second part of the revered Bill Douglas Trilogy follows Jamie as he ends up in a children’s home.
55 mins United Kingdom Director. Bill Douglas
Sally El Hosaini's award-winning feature debut tells of the love and disenchantment between two British-Egyptian brothers, as gangs, drugs and sexuality come between them.
107 mins United Kingdom Director. Sally El Hosaini
The first part of Bill Douglas’ poetic and profoundly stirring autobiographical trilogy, about an eight-year-old boy growing up in a Scottish mining village in 1945.
46 mins United Kingdom Director. Bill Douglas
Tony yearns to break down the cultural barriers between him and his inscrutable Chinese father, before it’s too late.
United Kingdom Director. Lab Ky Mo
Moving family drama of the life of a working-class Hackney couple over 40 years, inspired by the famous music hall song
80 mins United Kingdom Director. Sinclair Hill
Concluding his acclaimed Trilogy, Bill Douglas’ autobiographical film follows young Jamie as he’s conscripted in the RAF and finally feels at home.
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
Kristen Wiig plays a woman trying to start family with a gay couple, in this biting black comedy set among a diverse Brooklyn community.
101 mins USA Director. Sebastián Silva
A Derry classroom becomes an unlikely setting for this uncanny experimental film by Terence McDonald and Gerry Wills
9 mins Northern Ireland
Legendary British actress Eileen Atkins stars as a woman with no memory or recollection, only knowing her own name.
98 mins United Kingdom Director. Maurice Hatton
Johnny, a poetic loner, crosses paths with a young runaway woman and together they embark on an all-night, pulp fiction journey through London’s sleepy metropolis.
12 mins United Kingdom Director. Tim Burke
Chelli has dedicated her life to helping her learning-disabled sister, but finds their special bond tested when she embarks on a romantic relationship.
90 mins Israel Director. Asaf Korman
Monologue about a "nice" West Indian and his descent into postcolonial cynicism, performed by the legendary Norman Beaton
25 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Hayes
Dark drama about the doomed relationship of two down-and-outers living in the squalid East End of London in the early 1970s.
86 mins United Kingdom Director. Andy Milligan
Jake Gyllenhaal stars as a crime journalist scouring the streets of after-dark LA in a stylish thriller that examines the morals of mass media.
117 mins USA Director. Dan Gilroy
A schoolteacher juggles everyday life with nights spent cruising for Mr Right in this fascinating landmark in British gay cinema.
United Kingdom Director. Ron Peck
Sir Ian McKellen and Stephen Fry come together for the first time to produce this London-based thriller.
27 mins United Kingdom Director. Charlie Parham
The first major work by African master Ousmane Sembène, about a Senegalese maid’s despair, brims with both New Wave vitality and African heart.
65 mins Senegal Director. Ousmane Sembène
Kurosawa's first post-war film stars Setsuko Hara as the privileged daughter of a professor who takes up arms against the Japanese military.
Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
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
Lav Diaz’s epic drama follows the contrasting stories of two men, a law school dropout who descends into criminality and the humble family man wrongly accused of his crimes.
Philippines Director. Lav Diaz
A pastoral community reaps what it sows agriculturally and educationally and, given that this is a film sponsored by National Savings, thrift is the root of its success.
26 mins England
Volume 1 of Lars von Trier’s explicit, controversial film about a woman recounting the history of her sexuality in episodic style.
117 mins Denmark Director. Lars von Trier
Volume 2 of Lars von Trier’s explicit, controversial film about a woman recounting the history of her sexuality in episodic style.
123 mins Denmark Director. Lars von Trier
Roy Ward Baker directs John Mills and Joan Greenwood in this mystery noir about an amnesiac implicated in the murder of a young woman.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Ward Baker
A troubled teen finds love during a summer spent at a horse ranch, in this captivating lesbian drama from cult director Monika Treut.
82 mins Germany Director. Monika Treut
Disturbing but deeply stylish South African drama about a teacher who becomes obsessed with an under-age pupil in his class, with tragic consequences.
100 mins South Africa Director. Jahmil Xolani Thandikhaya Qubeka
Roman Polanski presents a typically uncompromising take on Charles Dickens’ classic novel.
130 mins United Kingdom Director. Roman Polanski
A group of office-workers are trapped in a malfunctioning lift and, fearing the worst, some are tempted to confess their darkest secrets.
4 mins Wales Director. Geoff Evans
A schoolboy, a Christmas pudding and a bizarre portrait of the British Empire.
48 mins United Kingdom
A man, troubled and trapped in a deserted station, misses the only train...
5 mins United Kingdom Director. Crea Tarrant
Kurosawa’s bitter-sweet story of young love set in the devastation of post-war Tokyo.
108 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
The course of true love certainly doesn't run smooth in this unlikely Scottish drama from the Clarendon Film Company.
69 mins United Kingdom Director. Wilfred Noy
John Cassavetes’s emotionally charged film stands as one of the great American movies about theatre and the art of performance.
144 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes
Peter Sellers is superb in a warm, wistful family drama, in which two Battersea kids forge an unlikely alliance with a faded music hall star.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Simmons
Carl Theodor Dreyer’s beautifully photographed tale explores the religious intolerance and familial tensions within a Danish farming family.
126 mins Denmark Director. Carl Th. Dreyer
Magical retelling of the Orpheus myth by poet, playwright, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau.
91 mins France Director. Jean Cocteau
Stephen Graham is the orthodox Jew tempted into a life of violence by his corrupt associate (Michael Smiley), in this riveting and complex crime drama.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. David Leon
An irritated homeowner, frustrated by the grieving mother outside his house, manages to find the sympathy and fellow feeling which helps her to move on.
United Kingdom Director. Ryan Thompson
Ealing’s film following a day in the life of London Airport (aka Heathrow) and its various characters, from pilots to passengers.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Basil Dearden
Aye aye, Captain! Sex comedy hijinks on the Thames near Twickenham in this forgotten saga of a switched-on snapper
38 mins United Kingdom Director. David Grant, Dennis London
Prize-winning amateur film about the fleeting affair between a housewife and a young man on a summer day.
22 mins United Kingdom
Struggling with the pressures of homophobia when her partner is taken away by a hateful mother, a young gay woman struggles to cope with the traumas and anxieties of her life.
8 mins United Kingdom Director. Luke Prentice
Remarkable first feature from cinematic visionary Jacques Rivette, brilliantly capturing the mood of paranoia and uncertainty of the Cold War period.
France Director. Jacques Rivette
The partying of a wild group of beatniks lead by Oliver Reed has shocking consequences. Written by Marc Behm, directed by Guy Hamilton and with music by John Barry.
94 mins United Kingdom Director. Guy Hamilton
In Pinochet's Chile, a 14-year-old boy becomes a media sensation after claiming to have witnessed visions of the Virgin Mary.
99 mins Director. Esteban Larraín
Russell Tovey stars as a Premier League footballer who shares a fumbled pass (of the sexual kind) with a teammate (Arinzé Kene), changing everything - both on and off the pitch.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben A. Williams
The diverse tenants of a London boarding house find their lives transformed by a mysterious and kindly stranger.
91 mins United Kingdom Director. Berthold Viertel
Michael Powell’s dark, disturbing, once controversial tale of a shy camera technician who films women as he kills them is now rightly deemed a classic
101 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell
When Suzy arrives in London to visit an old school friend, she is unwittingly plunged into the ruthless world of the ‘groupie’.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Lindsay Shonteff
One of the most unjustly overlooked fables from Hollywood’s golden age, a stunning romantic fantasy about two divided lovers united in a dream world.
88 mins USA Director. Henry Hathaway
Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in the deeply moving yet warm-hearted drama about a woman’s search for her forcibly adopted son.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
Nina Hoss is superb as concentration camp survivor who assumes a new identity, in Christian Petzold’s intricate post-WWII thriller.
98 mins Germany Director. Christian Petzold
The sights and sounds of the Capital at Christmas form a romantic backdrop for this brief meditation on loneliness and love.
22 mins United Kingdom Director. Sandra Goldbacher
A young lawyer has to execute the will of a Chinese man found dead in a phone box in a witty comic thriller - the first British-Chinese feature film.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Leong Po-chih
Tilda Swinton stars in a playful and ingenious cine-essay on the art of storytelling, from art critic John Berger and filmmaker Timothy Neat.
72 mins United Kingdom Director. Timothy Neat
A trio of models enjoy a weekend of parties, blossoming friendships, and romantic encounters in London. Starring Ian McShane and Klaus Kinski.
88 mins United Kingdom
In this 3 minute drama, Kath, played by Sharon Morgan, discovers the drug-enhanced delights of leeks and lamp posts.
3 mins Wales Director. Helen Grace
The restless spirit of a highwayman looks back over a lurid life of sin as his worm-ridden corpse rots on the gallows.
22 mins United Kingdom Director. Digby Rumsey
The rural idyll of a small English village is torn apart by slanderous letters
79 mins United Kingdom
Ken Loach’s perceptive, personal, and moving debut feature film tells the story of a young mother’s struggles while her husband is in jail.
101 mins United Kingdom
Di Gregorio stars as a bibulous loafer trying to reduce his debts by looking after his friends’ elderly mothers during the holidays. Warm and witty
75 mins Italy Director. Gianni Di Gregorio
Hailed as Britain's first black feature film, Pressure is a hard-hitting, honest document of the plight of disenchanted black youths in 1970s London.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Horace Ové
Keira Knightley stars in Jane Austen’s timeless romance, reinvigorated for the modern age by the masters of British rom-com, Working Title.
135 mins USA Director. Joe Wright
The trials and tribulations of Shiv, a South Asian entrepreneur trying to set up a business in industrial Birmingham
78 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter K. Smith
A compelling tale about the struggle for personal freedom, starring Bruce Robinson (Withnail and I).
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Barney Platts-Mills
BAFTA-winning short starring Brian Cox. After a wedding party on bleak but beautiful Orkney, the 19th century laird demands his 'privilege...
24 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Knox
Explicit and controversial drama. An ambitious working girl moves to London hoping to securing wealthier patrons, while her social worker friend fights to change antiquated prostitution laws.
United Kingdom Director. Tony Garnett
Deeply moving mining drama that provided the legendary American singer/actor Paul Robeson with his best British film role.
77 mins United Kingdom Director. Penrose Tennyson
Subverted and amusing piece about the history of kebabs, infused with a punk flavour.
14 mins United Kingdom
Two strangers strike up a conversation on a park bench.
7 mins United Kingdom Director. Brian Fairbairn, Karl Eccleston
The ultimate Mods vs Rockers clash, based on The Who’s double-album rock opera, stars Phil Daniels as a mod on an odyssey to Brighton.
117 mins United Kingdom Director. Franc Roddam
Michelangelo Frammartino's quirky, wordless account of rural Calabrian life is elegant, touching and funny, a philosophical poem to enduring tradition
88 mins Italy Director. Michelangelo Frammartino
Helen Mirren won as Oscar for her performance as the enduring monarch who comes under scrutiny following the death of Princess Diana.
103 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
Sensitive and ground-breaking romance between a wheelchair-bound couple played by Malcolm McDowell and Nanette Newman.
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Bryan Forbes
Ken Russell returns to D. H. Lawrence for the story of a young girl’s sexual awakening and immersion in a love triangle with both a man and a woman.
113 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Russell
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
Akira Kurosawa’s visually spectacular epic transplants Shakespeare’s King Lear from Celtic Britain to feudal Japan.
155 mins France Director. Akira Kurosawa
Beautiful, bittersweet tale of love, longing and Elvis. Xiao Mei leaves China for marriage in Britain. But her true desire is to find her family.
United Kingdom Director. Rosa Fong
Kurosawa’s episodic, poignant story of a 19th-century doctor (Toshiro Mifune) working in a clinic for the poor and his tumultuous friendship with young intern.
172 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
Antonioni's mid-career masterpiece stars Monica Vitti as an emotionally anguished young woman embarking on a tentative affair with a businessman (Richard Harris).
117 mins Italy Director. Michelangelo Antonioni
Passionate shipbuilding tale from an on-the-up Michael Powell.
69 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Powell
Moira Shearer’s ballerina is torn between love and her career in Powell and Pressburger’s hugely influential melodrama.
133 mins United Kingdom Director. Emeric Pressburger, Michael Powell
Stunningly photographed drama about a young American boy caught up in the nightmare of a sinister rural community.
95 mins United Kingdom Director. Philip Ridley
A Hungarian refugee attempts to navigate 1950s London with no English, little money and only an address on a postcard for guidance.
27 mins United Kingdom Director. Robert Vas
Renoir's depiction of an intransigent society teetering towards disaster was derided upon release and only later acclaimed as one of cinema’s most vital films.
84 mins France
An early Italian take on King Lear notable for its vibrant stenciling and impressive use of outdoor locations.
14 mins Italy Director. Gerolamo Lo Savio
Omer Fast’s gripping puzzle-box thriller about an amnesiac reconstructing his elusive past.
102 mins United Kingdom Director. Omer Fast
Two young men and a boy roam the overgrown English countryside, seeking to escape a deadly virus.
18 mins United Kingdom Director. Christopher Brown
Two parents take their own path through grief as they come to terms with the loss of their daughter in a car accident.
17 mins Northern Ireland
A young man rambles in his winklepickers in rundown Leeds brooding on the ennui of a 1960s Sunday, and on his disillusionment with religion.
11 mins United Kingdom
Early film: The life of a gentleman farmer is turned upside down when he discovers his wife in the arms of the local asylum's chief warder.
4 mins Wales
All Richie wants for Christmas is a toy farm – simple. But the world is complicated, disturbing. Happily, he gets more than he bargained for!
50 mins Wales Director. Alan Clayton
A fascinating record of F.R Benson’s famed production at Stratford’s Shakespeare Memorial Theatre.
20 mins United Kingdom
Ian McKellen and Richard Loncraine’s bold restaging transplants Shakespeare’s play to an imagined 1930s fascist Britain.
104 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Loncraine
Laura Mulvey and Peter Wollen’s visually accomplished and intellectually rigorous film is one of the most important avant-garde films of the 1970s.
92 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Wollen, Laura Mulvey
"East is east and west is west": an Indian maharajah falls for an Englishwoman with disastrous consequences in this early fiction short.
17 mins United Kingdom Director. Harold Shaw
A married man seduces two teenage babysitters in Alan Clarke’s mix of bawdy comedy and social comment, based on Andrea Dunbar’s Bradford plays.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Alan Clarke
Director Mike Sarne's debut film is an 'anti-travelogue', starring Udo Kier.
31 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Sarne
Australian director Kim Mordaunt’s award-winning film about the nomadic struggles of a Laotian family, and the boy who tries to restore their fortunes by building a giant rocket.
96 mins Australia Director. Kim Mordaunt
James Scott's a short film about a chance love affair between a teddy boy and a painter, set in London, 1962.
24 mins United Kingdom Director. James Scott
Charismatic silent star Fred Paul is cast against type as a real rotter preying on innocents in the big city, in an enjoyably lurid London melodrama.
United Kingdom Director. Bert Haldane
Compelling play by the writer of Chariots of Fire, exposing homophobic bullying in a northern secondary modern.
57 mins United Kingdom Director. Roy Battersby
Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall are the star-crossed lovers in the ravishingly filmed 1954 adaptation.
138 mins United Kingdom Director. Renato Castellani
A homeless ex-actor's remembrance of lines from Shakespeare reflects his own desperate situation on the hostile streets of London.
20 mins United Kingdom Director. Nikolas L. Janis
Jack Clayton directs this romantic, love-triangle drama featuring Simone Signoret in an Oscar-winning performance.
117 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Clayton
A lesbian couple arouse the interest of their new neighbour in this erotic tale of voyeurism, power dressing and fantasy.
13 mins United Kingdom Director. Cheryl Farthing
Julian Jarrold’s charming historical drama recreates Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret’s night of celebrations on V.E. Day 1945.
97 mins United Kingdom
Gripping drama about the tough life of teenage prostitute Kelly and the nightly risks she takes to make ends meet.
13 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul Andrew Williams
Rust and Bone is as punchy and abrasive as its title suggests – but intensely moving and surprisingly poetic too.
France-Belgium Director. Jacques Audiard
Lucky Long Eaton woman wins £100 in a crossword competition and chooses to modernise her mangle and discard her dolly tub.
20 mins United Kingdom
Claire Denis’ moody and atmospheric thriller about an absent brother returning to the fold to investigate his family’s murky secrets.
100 mins France Director. Claire Denis
Alexander Korda’s colonial epic was disowned by its star Paul Robeson, but became a pivotal film in his fight for screen representation.
85 mins United Kingdom Director. Zoltan Korda
A devastating portrait of life in a concentration camp from the perspective of a Sonderkommando; winner of Cannes Film Festival’s Grand Prix.
107 mins Hungary Director. László Nemes
Author of Gulliver's Travels faces trial by television
27 mins Northern Ireland
A straight woman and a gay man cruise their way across North East England in this Tennessee Williams-inspired short.
33 mins United Kingdom Director. Tania Diez
The borstal drama – billed as the female Scum – features Amanda York and Kathy Burke as inmates of a ruthless women’s prison.
93 mins United Kingdom Director. Mai Zetterling
A wry tale about a one-eyed woman seeking revenge in Seahouses, Northumberland.
20 mins United Kingdom
What if an immaculate conception took place in a South London household? Idris Elba stars in a subtle, thought-provoking and original family drama.
105 mins United Kingdom Director. Debbie Tucker Green
A maid for a rich São Paulo family is allowed to take her provincial teenage daughter into the household, but tensions quickly surface between her old and new lives.
112 mins Brazil Director. Anna Muylaert
What is the great secret carried by the stranger who emerged through the fog and what will it take to make him part with it?
23 mins Northern Ireland
Alan Bates stars as an illustrator whose life begins to unravel as fantasy and reality collide in Dennis Potter’s psychosexual drama.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Dennis Potter
Two Yorkshire tearaways struggle with life and friendship in this challenging, compassionate growing-up tale by the director of The Arbor.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Clio Barnard
Two of the planet’s biggest stars – Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence – align in this extravagant period drama set in depression-era America.
109 mins USA Director. Susanne Bier
A young, ambitious professor tries to tame fire when Dylan Thomas accepts his invitation to tour America.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Andy Goddard
Hitchcock’s personal favourite from his own films is a brilliantly suspenseful drama about a teenage girl whose uncle may be a murderer.
108 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock
John Cassavetes, directorial debut follows the relationship between a mixed-race woman and a white man.
87 mins USA Director. John Cassavetes
Harrow’s schoolboys perform a scene from King Lear in this short film looking at the school’s theatrical endeavours.
12 mins United Kingdom
A sex addict struggles to hide his habits from his equally troubled sister. With Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan.
100 mins United Kingdom Director. Steve McQueen
After her world is shattered before her eyes, sixteen year old Maeve finds herself unable to escape the violence of her life.
4 mins United Kingdom
British-Chinese director Xiaolu Guo’s story of a young woman's journey from a remote Chinese village to London, in an attempt to realise the Western consumer dream.
United Kingdom Director. Xiaolu Guo
Stealing a sheep is not as easy as it might seem! They are hefty, unwieldy beasts as the desperate father with starving family discovers in this William Haggar production.
8 mins England
In a remote part of Scotland, teenager Shell develops an intense relationship with her reclusive father.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Scott Graham
Farmers hire a band of samurai to defend them against marauding bandits in Kurosawa’s influential epic, a touchstone for action movies ever since.
200 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
A heart-warming tale about a Tyneside shipyard worker who dreams of a cruise on the luxury ocean liner he helps to build.
25 mins United Kingdom
Anthony Asquith's (A Cottage on Dartmoor, Underground), fabulous silent film set in a British movie studio in the 1920s.
103 mins United Kingdom Director. Anthony Asquith
Oscar winning Brie Larson stars as care-worker confronted by a troubled teen whose case history provokes a reminder of her own past.
97 mins USA Director. Destin Daniel Cretton
Cannes’ Grand Jury Prize was awarded to this unnerving drama about a man who claims to be able to kill people with a ‘terror shout’ learned from an Aboriginal shaman.
82 mins United Kingdom Director. Jerzy Skolimowski
What do you do when a Hollywood star makes a film in your neighbourhood? Nick his chair, of course!
21 mins United Kingdom Director. Roberto Bangura
Young lovers Chris and Tina turn their first holiday together into a rural killing spree in Ben Wheatley's priceless black comedy.
88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley
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
Pat Collins' film, following a sound recordist around western Ireland in an intriguing mix of fiction and documentary, makes us really look and listen
87 mins Ireland Director. Pat Collins
An adopted orphan has a second chance at a happy life, but can he let go of his past in order to enjoy his future?
7 mins United Kingdom Director. Maisie Buck
The third in John Carney’s trilogy of musical films is the utterly charming story a boy who escapes his troubles through fronting a pop band.
106 mins Ireland Director. John Carney
Tony Bicât’s radical, found-footage record of a revolutionary act, in which three dissidents kidnap a cabinet and torture a cabinet minister.
44 mins United Kingdom Director. Tony Bicât
Oliver Hermanus' unblinking look at homophobia, hypocrisy and repressed desire in today's South Africa is tough, troubling and impressive
104 mins Director. Oliver Hermanus
A twisted short film from Stephen Fingleton, director of The Survivalist. A man obsessed with ‘voyeur pornography’ meets his match in the form of a photographer known only by his online username ANORAK.
22 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Fingleton
Danny Boyle’s crowdpleaser, based around the Indian version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, won the Oscar for best picture.
120 mins United Kingdom Director. Danny Boyle
When a young black wide-boy rescues a rich white girl from a heroin overdose – and falls for her – he’s drawn into a world of high-class crime.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. Tunde Ikoli
Seedy Soho strip-club compere Sammy (Anthony Newley) races to escape the heavies who hunt him in this gritty, engrossing 1960s London thriller.
107 mins United Kingdom Director. Ken Hughes
Sean Lock is a criminal 'Smart Alek' in this apparently true story of a family holiday turned bloody nightmare.
18 mins United Kingdom Director. Andrew Kötting
Young scamps launch a snowball attack on a hapless bobby.
1 mins United Kingdom
22-year-old David has a shameful secret: he’s been sleeping with his sister’s husband. Leon Lopez’s indie gay drama details the fallout.
87 mins United Kingdom Director. Leon Lopez
Cult 1960s musical drama about a leather boy who forms a Shadows-style guitar band.
89 mins United Kingdom
A striking 21st-century love story about the passionate relationship between a transgendered teen and a straight man.
85 mins Sweden Director. Ester Martin Bergsmark
A black London docker becomes a famous opera singer in this stirring musical drama starring Paul Robeson
80 mins United Kingdom Director. J. Elder Wills
Hong Kong newlyweds seek a fresh start in 60s Britain, but fall foul of the Triad underworld in this adaptation of Timothy Mo’s blackly comic novel.
110 mins United Kingdom Director. Mike Newell
Barbara Windsor’s first starring role is a paean to East End life.
94 mins United Kingdom
Moving drama about three close friends forever tied to a dark secret from their teenage past.
77 mins United Kingdom Director. John Akomfrah
David Cronenberg directs Ralph Fiennes in this chilling psychological drama about a mentally-disturbed man facing his horrifying childhood memories.
98 mins Canada Director. David Cronenberg
A policeman breaks up a gambling den, but is caught pocketing the proceeds.
2 mins United Kingdom
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
Tom Bell stars in this short film about a spy's wife who shows herself to be rather adept at espionage, while her husband is away on a mission.
28 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerry O'Hara
An old man looks back wistfully over his years spent living in a King's Cross square, and enjoys a surprise skiffle party organised by neighbours.
17 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Winner
An exultant journey through the emotional landscape of the filmmaker’s native Gibraltar.
8 mins United Kingdom Director. Nina Danino
A teenage girl defies her Catholic parents and embarks on her own campaign of religious fervour, in this award-winning drama composed of just 14 scenes to mirror Biblical tableaux.
107 mins Germany Director. Dietrich Brüggemann
Julianne Moore won an Oscar for her extraordinary performance as a linguistics professor diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.
101 mins USA Director. Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland
Naomi Kawase’s visually ravishing, beautifully composed film tells the story of two youths growing up and falling in love on a Japanese island.
120 mins Japan Director. Naomi Kawase
*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
Here in this tuberculosis nest lived the family of John M'Neil...
20 mins United Kingdom Director. Halliday Sutherland
A German exchange student begins an impulsive and ultimately destructive relationship with a shy British boy, in her final weeks before returning to Munich and her warring family.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Rob Savage
In her first collaboration with Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman stars as a refugee who marries a fisherman and moves to a barren island.
100 mins Italy Director. Roberto Rossellini
Werner Herzog’s uniquely askew take on Americana follows the journey of Bruno S. as he leaves Berlin for the bleak trailer parks of Wisconsin.
115 mins Federal Republic of Germany Director. Werner Herzog
Richard Ayoade’s sweet and quirky directorial debut about a Swansea teen’s travails with his distant girlfriend and warring parents.
97 mins United Kingdom Director. Richard Ayoade
Alain Robbe-Grillet’s serpentine erotic mystery presented as a surreal investigation into a woman with feared sexual powers.
102 mins France Director. Alain Robbe-Grillet
Victor Erice’s second masterpiece, following The Spirit of the Beehive, is a rarely seen meditation on memory, deception and Spain’s 20th-century history.
95 mins Spain Director. Víctor Erice
Walter Salles’ vibrant adaptation of Jack Kerouac’s seminal novel follows three youths from the beat generation as they traverse America.
124 mins France Director. Walter Salles
After misbehaving at school it’s time for young Jack to confess to his mother, but the solution to his “problem” is not like anything he could have imagined.
10 mins USA Director. Leslie Bumgarner
A budding gay filmmaker clashes with his conservative Muslim father as they work on a film about iconic Indian star Sabu
15 mins United Kingdom Director. Ian Iqbal Rashid
A crime novelist seeks peace but gets a dangerous muse in this twisted bilingual thriller from François Ozon.
102 mins France Director. François Ozon
The official British Palme d'Or entry at the 1974 Cannes Film Festival, Symptoms is a sophisticated modern gothic horror film exploring the themes of sexual repression and psychosis.
90 mins United Kingdom Director. José R. Larraz
A Portuguese woman reflects on her earlier life in an unnamed African country during the colonial era, in Miguel Gomes’ artfully composed diptych.
Portugal Director. Miguel Gomes
A gorgeously photographed, teasingly libidinous exercise in latent homoeroticism set over a long hot summer in Buenos Aires.
112 mins Argentina Director. Marco Berger
The return of beautiful journalist Tamara Drewe (Gemma Arterton) awakens destructive passions in a Dorset village.
111 mins United Kingdom Director. Stephen Frears
A wealthy film executive reconnects with the nanny who raised him, in a touching drama from the great humanist of the Hong Kong New Wave, Ann Hui.
Director. Ann Hui On-wah
The classic family film, based on Henry Williamson’s beloved book, follows the titular animal’s wild adventures as narrated by Peter Ustinov.
91 mins United Kingdom Director. David Cobham
A city banker turned social worker has to starkly face his own anger, frustration and feelings of violence when he’s provoked by an aggressive and manipulative teenager.
8 mins United Kingdom Director. Raabia Hussain
Derek Jarman’s brooding and darkly symbolic third feature is considered by some to be the most evocative Shakespeare adaptation ever to reach the screen.
95 mins United Kingdom
An early classic of Black British cinema about the intriguing social dynamics that arise as a ten shilling note is passed around the black community.
12 mins United Kingdom Director. Lloyd Reckord
A wonderfully evocative period drama exploring the telling details of gay life in San Francisco in 1985 with a fantastically upbeat 80s soundtrack.
89 mins USA Director. Chris Mason Johnson
Alicia Vikander brings to life the extraordinary life of Vera Brittain, whose affair with a dashing friend (Kit Harington) is cruelly cut short by the onset of war.
129 mins United Kingdom Director. James Kent
A cautionary tale about VD and the dangers of free-love set against a backdrop of smoky jazz clubs and evocative London locations.
77 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerry O'Hara
Paul Robeson demonstrates his vocal talents in this short extract from Song of Freedom
Ari Folman’s follow up to Waltz with Bashir is a hallucinatory fable about an actress whose digital image is controlled by a Hollywood studio.
122 mins Israel Director. Ari Folman
Three anti-capitalist activists kidnap a wealthy businessman, only to be confounded when he declares his own radical past.
127 mins Germany Director. Hans Weingartner
A family picnic takes a sinister turn in this off-kilter supernatural tale set in 1970s Cleveland.
10 mins United Kingdom
Diego Quemada-Diez’s astounding debut feature follows four Guatemalan teenagers as they attempt to escape from the slums of Guatemala City to the bright lights of Los Angeles.
107 mins Director. Diego Quemada-Diez
A woman is plagued by paranoia after she hits something – or someone – with her car in Lucrecia Martel’s acclaimed psychological thriller.
89 mins Argentina Director. Lucrecia Martel
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
Mads Mikkelsen stars in a distressing examination of a false indictment, and the collective hysteria that ensues, in this electrifying drama from Festen director Thomas Vinterberg.
Denmark Director. Thomas Vinterberg
A frantic race against the clock, in this amateur Oscar-winning tale of the unexpected. Will Rosemary make the interview in time?
8 mins Northern Ireland Director. Roy Spence
A pair of lovers have a tryst in a vacant tomb, but then find themselves unable to escape from the graves and crypts of the massive cemetery.
80 mins France Director. Jean Rollin
A decadent couple and their son invite a circus stunt-woman back to their castle for an evening of erotic games, role-play and revelations.
90 mins Italy Director. Radley Metzger
Akira Kurosawa’s adaptation of Maxim Gorky’s novel, in which inhabitants of a slum revel in illusions to avoid bitter reality.
120 mins Japan Director. Akira Kurosawa
Jean-Louis Trintignant is the mysterious stranger who arrives in a French village claiming to be an old comrade of a local resistance hero, in Alain Robbe-Grillet’s piercing fable of war-time myth and memory.
95 mins France Director. Alain Robbe-Grillet
Pasolini’s classic about a handsome, enigmatic stranger (Terence Stamp) who arrives at a bourgeois household and seduces an entire family.
94 mins Italy Director. Pier Paolo Pasolini
In Gareth Bryn’s subtle and haunting story of ghosts and lost souls, two young lovers are rescued by a mysterious figure in the Welsh mountains.
89 mins United Kingdom Director. Gareth Bryn