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Comedy201771 minsDirector: Sally Potter
Following some unexpected revelations, a celebration quickly takes a turn for the worse in Sally Potter's razor-sharp comedy.
Western2016148 minsDirector: Martin Koolhoven
Guy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Kit Harington star in a brutal revenge tale about a mute midwife in the old American west.
Biopic201795 minsDirector: Hugh Welchman
The first ever fully painted feature film takes us through the last days of Vincent van Gogh.
Drama2017105 minsDirector: Francis Lee
A troubled young sheep farmer falls for a hired hand in this stunning debut from Francis Lee.
Biopic2017127 minsDirector: Destin Daniel Cretton
Woody Harrelson, Brie Larson and Naomi Watts play members of an anarchic family that refuses society's norms, in this moving and offbeat drama from the director of Short Term 12.
Comedy2012110 minsDirector: Martin McDonagh
Three Billboards' director Martin McDonagh spins an epic and twisted tale of pets and gangsters, with an all-star cast.
A selection from the nominees and winners, past and present, honouring the world’s most inventive storytellers.
Let’s hear it for the badass buddies, inseparable gal-pals and the wisecracking girl gangs of cinema.
Cinema can be sharpest at its edge. This year’s chart has small stories told well, and grand adventures that magnetise…
Crime2013121 minsDirector: Ivan Sen
An Aboriginal cop returns to his hometown to solve the brutal murder teenage girl, uncovering a web of corruption and a growing body count, in Ivan Sen's acclaimed Australian riff on the Western genre.
Animation & Artists Moving Image197372 minsDirector: René Laloux
René Laloux and Roland Topor’s surreal, psychedelic sci-fi animation imagines a world in which humanoid creatures are kept as pets by a race of giants.
Biopic2007136 minsDirector: Peter Greenaway
Martin Freeman’s hearty turn as Rembrandt anchors one of Peter Greenaway’s most accessible films, charting the creation of the Dutch master’s key work, ‘The Night Watch’.
Documentary201576 minsDirector: Sean McAllister
The inspiring journey towards freedom of Raghda, Amer, a couple brought together by the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War.
Drama2001103 minsDirector: Sandra Goldbacher
Anna Friel and Michelle Williams star as two troubled girls whose tumultuous friendship takes many twists and turns.
Drama1984145 minsDirector: Wim Wenders
The late, great Harry Dean Stanton's finest role came as the near-mute Travis, on a journey across America to reunite his family, in Wim Wenders' moving tale of loss and redemption.
Tales of carnal bargaining, conspiracy, subversion and rage. Peter Greenaway's maverick work embodies all of these and more.
Few genres stretch like science fiction, a marketplace for idle prediction, utopia, apocalypse and wonder.
The classics that cut through in 2017 – here are the year’s most popular subscription titles.
Amateur film19546 mins
What do you mean you’ve never heard of the Ungle-Wungle bird? Take a look at this lesser spotted animated gem
All the daredevil action captured by newsreel cameras perched at the top of the ski jump at St Moritz.
Animation & Artists Moving Image197613 mins
It’s all me, me, me – this experimental animation on the Self wittily wraps up Jung and old philosophies in a clever Paul Klee-inspired design
Animation & Artists Moving Image19091 mins
Charming animated illustration of one of nature's wonders from Britain's most inventive pioneer of wildlife filmmaking.
Non-Fiction19811 mins Location: Birmingham
The reigning Miss Chinatown joins the traditional celebrations to mark the year of the Cockerel on a chilly February day in Birmingham.
Colourful and revealing insights on a producer's role, distilled from a career encompassing Roeg, replicants and Russian roulette.
"You have to make more noise than anybody else!," cried Suffragette pioneer Emmeline Pankhurst. But how to make more noise in silent film?
An animated portrait of a nation, brought to life frame by painstaking frame
Travel back in time to a lost China with this collection of extraordinary, rare and beautiful travelogues, newsreels and home movies from the first half of the 20th century.