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Their Finest 2016 12

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this witty drama set in the world of propaganda filmmaking during WWII, from director Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education).

117 mins United Kingdom Director. Lone Scherfig

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Lady Macbeth 2016 15

A defiant, passionate young woman struggles against suffocating societal norms in this exceptional British debut starring the incandescent Florence Pugh.

89 mins United Kingdom Director. William Oldroyd

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Tom of Finland 2017 18

The story of a gay icon is brought to life in Dome Karukoski’s handsome biopic of Touko Laaksonen, the artist whose homoerotic drawings gave visual expression to a growing gay culture.

115 mins Finland Director. Dome Karukoski

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The Odyssey
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The Odyssey 2016 PG

Jérôme Salle's biopic of the innovative underwater explorer and photographer Jacques-Yves Cousteau, charting from his dramatic decision to quit his military career and devote himself to the sea

122 mins France Director. Jérôme Salle

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The Transfiguration 2016 15

Milo isn't your usual introverted, strange teenager; he also believes he's a vampire. Michael O'Shea's dark drama presents a transgressive twist on the teen vampire tale.

97 mins USA Director. Michael O’Shea

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The Handmaiden
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The Handmaiden 2016 18

Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

144 mins Korea, Republic of Director. Park Chan-wook

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Clash 2016 15

Mohamed Diab’s Clash is an unforgettable portrait of Egypt on the brink as rival protesters find themselves locked up in a police van.

97 mins Egypt Director. Mohamed Diab

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Real Boy
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Real Boy 2016 12

A 19-year-old trans man navigates family, friendships, and the challenges of young adulthood.

72 mins Director. Shaleece Haas

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The Ghoul
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The Ghoul 2016 15

A British indie crime film of great style and ingenuity, executive produced by Ben Wheatley and starring Tom Meeten and Alice Lowe.

81 mins United Kingdom Director. Gareth Tunley

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Free Fire
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Free Fire 2016 15

Ben Wheatley’s (High-Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing bullet opera, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

90 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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Girls on Film 2: Before Dawn
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Girls on Film 2: Before Dawn 2017 18

An electric collection of 11 award-winning, lesbian and feminist short films exploring fantasies, dreams, desires, love and transgression.

109 mins USA

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Viceroy's House
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Viceroy's House 2016 12

Gurinder Chadha channels David Lean for this sweeping romance set during the last days of the Raj, with Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson as Lord and Lady Mountbatten.

106 mins France Director. Gurinder Chadha

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A Date For Mad Mary
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A Date For Mad Mary 2016 15

Dry, sarcastic, maddening Mary must find a date for her best friend’s wedding in this Irish feel-good hit for misfits everywhere.

82 mins Great Britain Director. Darren Thornton

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Land of Mine
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Land of Mine 2015 15

The brutal and morally complex story of young German POWs faced with the deadly task of landmine clearance in postwar Denmark.

101 mins Denmark Director. Martin Zandvliet

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A Quiet Passion
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A Quiet Passion 2016 12

Terence Davies' elegant and deeply moving biopic of poet Emily Dickinson, played with sensitivity and rebellious spirit by Cynthia Nixon.

125 mins United Kingdom Director. Terence Davies

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Elle 2015 18

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

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Get Out
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Get Out 2017 15

Satirical horror and astute social commentary combine in Jordan Peele’s seat-gripping suspense thriller, starring Daniel Kaaluuya.

104 mins USA Director. Jordan Peele

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David Lynch: The Art Life
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David Lynch: The Art Life 2016 15

An exquisitely textured and reflective documentary about Lynch as a visual artist.

90 mins USA Director. Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Rick Barnes


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Delhi, Great Capital of India
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Delhi, Great Capital of India 1909

Rare stencil-coloured images of early 20th century Delhi during a Muslim festival

4 mins France

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Indian Durbar
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Indian Durbar 1940

The "rich and vivid spectacle" of the Durbar held for the Maharaja of Alwar is captured in gorgeous Technicolor by Jack Cardiff in this travelogue.

12 mins United Kingdom Director. John Hanau

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Ruins of Delhi
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Ruins of Delhi 1910

Attractive travelogue filmed in and around Delhi's Qutb complex.

3 mins France

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Street Scenes in India
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Street Scenes in India 1935

From the arrival of a new viceroy to street markets, this amateur film captures the diversity of life in colonial India

7 mins India

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Villenour 1914

Gorgeously dreamlike colour images of (then) French India – present-day Puducherry

5 mins France

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The Bradford Godfather 1976

Meet Mohamed Fazal Hussain: elder statesman, all-round Mr Fix-it of Bradford's Muslim community and a film mogul in the making...

49 mins United Kingdom Director. John Willis, Paul Dunstan

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Schools for Moslems
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Schools for Moslems 1980

A visit to Darul Uloom School in South Lancashire, the UK's first Muslim school

30 mins United Kingdom Director. Nigel Miller

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A New Kind of Match
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A New Kind of Match 1967

Current affairs programme about the Pakistani community in Bradford and the discrimination they face

28 mins United Kingdom

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What's a Girl Like You ...
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What's a Girl Like You ... 1969

Scintillating look at the 1960s drag renaissance, with a visit to London's Royal Vauxhall Tavern.

52 mins Director. Charlie Squires

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Heaven (Gay Life)
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Heaven (Gay Life) 1980

The LGBT current affairs series visits the new Heaven nightclub, contrasting it with other parts of London’s gay scene.

27 mins Director. Nigel Wattis

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21st Century Nuns
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21st Century Nuns 1994

Street protest tranvestite nuns perpetually indulge in this 1993 doc featuring Derek Jarman.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. Tom Stephan

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True Romance, Etc.
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True Romance, Etc. 1982

Hackney teenagers - black, white, gay and straight - talk sex, love and marriage in this compelling drama-documentary.

34 mins United Kingdom

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Homosexual Equality
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Homosexual Equality 1974

The Campaign for Homosexual Equality is given airtime in the first ever community access series on British TV

40 mins United Kingdom

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London 1971
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London 1971 1971

A gently meandering home movie tour of London, with rare shots of an early Gay Pride march.

15 mins United Kingdom Director. Phil Munnoch

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Saturday Fever
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Saturday Fever 1961

A snapshot of Saturday afternoon football watched by thousands of adoring fans, plus contrasting scenes of Southport and Spurs players in training.

8 mins United Kingdom

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Lady Footballers
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Lady Footballers 1918

Women munitions workers from the Kynoch and Vickers Maxim factories take to the pitch in Southend during WWI.

1 mins United Kingdom

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Football Again
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Football Again 1924

Footage of Spurs players training before the new football season, followed by shots of White Hart Lane being prepared.

United Kingdom

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