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Postcards from London
Drama201789 minsDirector: Steve McLean
A stylish, sexy film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work.
Documentary201896 minsDirector: Steve Loveridge
Fascinating delve into the career, personality and politics of award-winning musician M.I.A.
The Wild Pear Tree
Drama2018189 minsDirector: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s follow-up to his Palme d’Or-winning Winter Sleep is a persuasive portrait of a young writer at odds with his hometown and family.
Drama2017100 minsDirector: Tupaq Felber
Four thirtysomethings find some much-needed time to reconnect in this beautifully observed and subtly insightful debut.
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda
Documentary2017101 minsDirector: Stephen Schible
A graceful, intimate study of a the legendary Japanese musician, composer, actor, writer and activist.
Drama2017101 minsDirector: Dominic Savage
A remarkable central performance from Gemma Arterton shines through this perceptive, deeply compassionate portrait of a woman on the road to becoming herself.
Sight & Sound's Best Films
Unmissable films from an essential source: the world’s wisest film magazine, whose annual list sets the standard.
Celebrating side-splitting cinema, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
France, the country where cinema was born, has given us some of the masters of cinema.
Comedy2008237 minsDirector: Sion Sono
Japanese cinema's enfant terrible, Sion Sono, unleashes this demented, whirlwind tale of cults, love, violence and perversion.
Drama1963138 minsDirector: Federico Fellini
Fellini triumphantly conjured himself out of writer's block with this magnum opus about a film director experiencing his own creative crisis.
Queen of Earth
Drama201590 minsDirector: Alex Ross Perry
Elisabeth Moss stars in this devilish study of mental breakdown and dysfunctional power dynamics between female best friends, from director Alex Ross Perry (Listen Up Philip).
Comedy192679 minsSilentDirector: Buster Keaton
Buster Keaton's masterpiece is widely and rightly regarded as one of the greatest comedies ever made.
A Gentle Creature
Drama2017143 minsDirector: Sergei Loznitsa
A quietly determined woman undertakes a quest of Kafkaesque proportions as she tries to uncover the fate of her imprisoned husband, in this riveting, blackly comic masterpiece from Sergei Loznitsa (In the Fog).
Horror1977101 minsDirector: Dario Argento
Dario Argento’s phantasmagoric gothic nightmare blends operatic violence, disorienting dream logic and hyper-real visuals to create a horror classic.
Celebrating a world of side-splitting cinema, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
Sight & Sound Poll
It is the most respected of guides: a census of cinema’s best, as voted for by the most respected names in the business. Here's a selection.
Incorporating fantasy, horror and science fiction, the French fantastique genre offers many weird and wonderful delights.
Animation & Artists Moving Image198941 mins
A meditation on transcience, trauma and taboo in the cruel wake of the AIDS epidemic
Divide and Rule - Never!
Young working class Londoners fight racism with the power of rock and reggae in this anarchic documentary.
Christmas Around the World
Animation & Artists Moving Image19785 mins Location: South Shields
Chomping alligators, a boomerang throwing kangaroo, a turkey in Turkey, and an angry lion, all mollified by a world touring, bumbling Santa.
As Christmas Draws Near
An eccentric parade of mechanical toys to tantalise 1920s kids - and to remind us that Christmas consumerism is nothing new.
Toys Will Be Toys
Animation & Artists Moving Image19885 mins Location: South Shields
Barbie dolls in pink battle khaki killing machines in a Christmas animation that cocks a snook at the “Disney Doctrine”.
Irrepressible sister act Tilly and Sally throw a party - of sorts - in this chaotic comedy caper.
Celebrating side-splitting film and TV, from slapstick legends to today's anarchic voices.
13 new short films from new and emerging animators, commissioned through a prestigious initiative by the BFI, BBC Four, and BBC Arts.
Public Information Films
Stop! Look! Listen! For decades public information films have been educating, persuading and above all warning us of hidden dangers.