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Arrival of the British Army in France
War 1926 110 mins Silent
Director: Walter Summers
Stirring reconstruction of the British Army's arrival in France and the desperate retreat of exhausted troops from Mons.
This stirring staging of the British Army's desperate retreat from Mons in 1914 makes it easy to see why British Instructional's battle reconstruction films were so popular with the public in the decade after WWI. They showed the places and people involved in these momentous events that family, friends and participants had been unable to see at the time. Where they couldn't show real veterans or actual locations, these were cleverly re-staged to present specific key incidents.
War 1989 93 mins Director: Derek Jarman
Derek Jarman's affecting vision of the horrors young men faced during the First World War.
Drama 2017 108 mins Director: Saul Dibb
Sam Claflin, Paul Bettany and Asa Butterfield bring R C Sherriff’s acclaimed First World War play to the screen, in this new adaptation from director Saul Dibb.
The Angel with the Trumpet
Romance 1950 99 mins Director: Anthony Bushell
Anthony Bushell directs this 1950 British drama about the rise and fall of a family of Austrian piano-makers in Vienna.
War 1931 89 mins Director: E.A. Dupont
An Austrian officer falls in love with a Jewish villager in this early sound epic set during WWI
Land of Mine
War 2015 101 mins Director: Martin Zandvliet
The brutal and morally complex story of young German POWs faced with the deadly task of landmine clearance in postwar Denmark.
War 2016 139 mins Director: Mel Gibson
Andrew Garfield stars in Mel Gibson’s visceral war film, telling the extraordinary story of the soldier who saved 75 lives in one of WWII’s bloodiest battles.
Unavailable on DVD
Comedy 1961 97 mins Director: Peter Sellers
Charming character comedy, unseen for decades, starring Peter Sellers as a school teacher corrupted by big business.
Night of the Filmmakers
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From the director of Heimat, a mini-epic about the history of German cinema.
Speak Like a Child
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Moving drama about three close friends forever tied to a dark secret from their teenage past.
Drama 1988 111 mins Director: Mike Newell
Hong Kong newlyweds seek a fresh start in 60s Britain, but fall foul of the Triad underworld in this adaptation of Timothy Mo's blackly comic novel.
100 Years of Polish Cinema
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A history of Polish movies perceived by cinemagoers of all ages.
A Century of Australian Cinema
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Mad Max director George Miller explores the tradition of film production in Australia.
Directed by Walter Summers
1932 19 mins Director: Walter Summers
Take to the skies in this eccentric short starring the newlywed darlings of British aviation, Amy Johnson and Jim Mollison.
War 1925 79 mins Silent Director: Walter Summers
Battle film made as a memorial to the dead of WWI, documenting events at Ypres using reconstructed and genuine footage.
The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands
War 1927 106 mins Silent Director: Walter Summers
This dramatic reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the First World War is one of the finest films of the British silent era.
The Flame of Love
Melodrama 1930 75 mins Director: Richard Eichberg
Chinese-American star Anna May Wong dazzles as a Chinese dancer forced to give herself to a Russian General in order to save her brother.
Drama 2018 115 mins Director: Joel Edgerton
Joel Edgerton directs this piercing drama about a young man enrolled in a gay conversion therapy program, based on the heartbreaking memoir by Garrard Conley.
If Beale Street Could Talk
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Barry Jenkins follows his Oscar®-winning Moonlight with an audacious, distinctive and assured adaptation of James Baldwin’s account of love, injustice and racism in America.
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Sensitive and increasingly different from his hyper-masculine brothers, a young boy faces the truth of his own desires.
Thriller 2018 94 mins Director: Mélanie Laurent
Ben Foster and Elle Fanning play fugitives on the run from a criminal gang, in this gritty crime thriller from the creator of True Detective.
A Private War
Drama 2018 110 mins Director: Matthew Heineman
Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land, City of Ghosts) makes a striking dramatic debut with this pulse-racing biopic of The Sunday Times war correspondent Marie Colvin (Rosamund Pike), killed in 2012 whilst reporting from Syria.
Drama 2018 130 mins Director: Peter Farrelly
Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen star in the triple Oscar®-winning comic roadmovie, about the unlikely friendship between an acclaimed pianist and his bouncer.