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Alfre Woodard is quietly devastating as a weary prison warden presiding over her twelfth execution, in this Sundance-winning death row drama.
Crime2019152 minsDirector: Marco Bellocchio
Italian maestro Marco Bellocchio’s bravura gangster odyssey dramatises the extraordinary real life story of the first major Mafia boss to turn state’s informant.
Drama2019105 minsDirector: Josephine Mackerras
Following separation from her money-squandering husband, Alice (Emilie Piponnier) finds herself falling into the world of high-end escorting, challenging her perceptions of life and love.
Historical drama2019126 minsDirector: Todd Haynes
Mark Ruffalo plays an attorney trying to uncover the corporate scandal of a chemical company poisoning a local community, in this searching ecological drama from Todd Haynes (Safe, Carol).
Drama2019109 minsDirector: Hlynur Pálmason
Iceland’s finest actor Ingvar Sigurðsson gives a heart-breaking and Cannes award-winning performance as widowed cop who becomes increasingly obsessed with his wife’s death.
Drama2019120 minsDirector: Armando Iannucci
Armando Iannucci brings David Copperfield fizzing to life with all-star collaborators in this exuberant, entertaining and sharply pertinent adaptation.
The UK’s biggest ever celebration of black screen talent, shining a spotlight on the charisma and creativity of trailblazing performers.
US independent films made away from the pressures and glitz of Hollywood have offered directors a greater creative freedom.
Backed by BFI
From the Free Cinema movement to today’s Lottery Film Fund, this collection is a selection of titles made by outstanding talent, and supported by UK public money.
Drama201544 minsDirector: Mark Jenkin
A young man strives to provide a home for his pregnant girlfriend and their unborn child, in Mark Jenkin's mid-length precursor to Bait.
Animation & Artists Moving Image199583 minsDirector: Mamoru Oshii
Mamoru Oshii's beautifully animated and disturbingly prophetic anime classic about the hunt for a supreme hacker in a transhumanist dystopia.
Animation & Artists Moving Image202070 minsDirector: Jóhann Jóhannsson
Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Tilda Swinton narrates this visually stunning lament for humanity by acclaimed composer Jóhann Jóhannsson (Sicario, Arrival).
Crime199394 minsDirector: Takeshi Kitano
Takeshi Kitano's masterful and meditative gangster film, about a yakuza sent to the beautiful beaches of Okinawa where he has time to ruminate on his fate.
Animation & Artists Moving Image201881 minsDirector: Salvador Simó
In a stranger-than-fiction tale befitting the master surrealist filmmaker himself, Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles tells the true story of how Luis Buñuel made his second film.
Drama196994 minsDirector: Teruo Ishii
Teruo Ishii's landmark ‘ero-guro’ film tells three stories of moral sickness set during Japan’s prosperous Genroku era.
Film is the medium for Mark Jenkin, the filmmaker who has championed celluloid throughout a highly distinctive career.
A selection of anime to excite enthusiasts and open the door to the uninitiated.
From the samurai thrillers of Kurosawa to the beautiful melodramas of Naruse, this collection celebrates the extraordinary diversity of Japanese cinema.
In the surviving opening scenes of this WWI-set feature, young soldiers head to the front and face life in the trenches
Non-Fiction197914 mins Location: Leeds
Sandwiched between two typical native spectacles, the flower show and performing animals, the Leeds Carnival brings forth all the rhythms and exuberance of the Caribbean.
This keenly observed short reflects on the duality of a modern Asian woman’s life in 80s Birmingham
Sport197126 mins Location: Glenariff
Celebrate sports of all seasons from the Ulster Grand Prix to homespun horseshoe throwing. There is plenty for all tastes and a few surprises to stretch any definition of ‘sport’.
Documentary197832 mins Location: Swansea/Abertawe
Where would a world of movers and shakers be without the makers and soul-feeders? Long live the poets and musicians, artists and performers!
Documentary194120 mins Location: Stirling
Well-known landmarks such as Stirling Castle and Bannockburn fields feature in this propaganda film about Scotland during the Second World War.
Black Eyes, Black Lives
A selection of exceptional shorts from filmmakers, curated by S.O.U.L Celebrate Connect founder Iyare Igiehon.
Virtual Pub Crawl
Fancy a swift half? This round of Britain's drinking establishments is on us.
From deep-rooted folk traditions to youth culture happenings: a celebration of the music and arts festivals of summers past.