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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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The Tree of Wooden Clogs 1978 12

Ermanno Olmi’s Palme d’Or-winner, about the hardships faced by peasants in late 19th-century Lombardy, is a masterpiece of neorealism.

186 mins Italy Director. Ermanno Olmi

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The Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond 1921

Silent romance set during the Jacobite rebellion illustrating the lyrics to the traditional Scottish song

12 mins United Kingdom Director. George Wynn

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Carry On... Up the Khyber 1968 PG

Sir Sidney Ruff-Diamond (Sidney James) holds up the British Empire in one of the most highly regarded comedies in the series.

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Gerald Thomas

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The Gypsy and the Gentleman 1958

Joseph Losey’s 1958 film tells the engaging and twisty story of a golddigging Belle (Melina Mecouri) who meets her match in the cunning Sir. Paul Deverill (Keith Michell).

107 mins United Kingdom Director. Joseph Losey

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Lady Macbeth - Watch Trailer (Online 21st August) 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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Mimi 1935 U

Paul L. Stein’s period romance tells the story of a composer (Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.) whose relationship with a woman (Gertrude Lawrence) inspires his success.

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Paul L. Stein

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The Railway Children

The Railway Children 1970 U

The beloved children’s classic about a London family who move near a Yorkshire railway station; one of the classiest examples of British period nostalgia.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Lionel Jeffries

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The Vicar of Wakefield 1916

Leads and locations shine in this feature adaptation of Oliver Goldsmith's popular novel, a tale to soften hard hearts

89 mins United Kingdom Director. Fred Paul

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