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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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Tom of Finland
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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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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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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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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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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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Moonlight 2016 15

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

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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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Manchester by the Sea
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Manchester by the Sea 2016 15

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

137 mins USA Director. Kenneth Lonergan

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Entertaining Mr Sloane
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Entertaining Mr Sloane 1968

Surprisingly risqué TV adaptation of one of Joe Orton’s best known plays, filmed shortly after his murder.

80 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Moffatt

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Lady Macbeth
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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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Toni Erdmann
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Toni Erdmann 2016 15

The riotous comedy about a lonely prankster who tries to upend the precision life of his high-powered consultant daughter; winner of a Cannes prize and Oscar-nominated.

162 mins Germany Director. Maren Ade

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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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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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20th Century Women
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20th Century Women 2016 15

Annette Bening shines as the hipster mum who enlists two young friends (Greta Gerwig and Ellie Fanning) to help her son navigate adolescence in this Oscar nominated comedy-drama.

119 mins USA Director. Mike Mills

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Their Finest
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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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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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Arrival 2016 12

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

116 mins USA Director. Denis Villeneuve


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