Climate change, migration, disability, homelessness and sexuality are just some of the subjects explored in The Uncertain Kingdom, a new and urgent anthology of twenty short films from twenty directors that together offer a unique snapshot of the UK in 2020. From comedies and dramas, to documentaries and experimental pieces, made by a mix of new talent and established names including Hope Dickson Leach (The Levelling) and Antonia Campbell-Hughes (as seen in Kelly + Victor).
The included films in Volume One are: MOTHERLAND - d. Ellen Evans ACRE FALL BETWEEN - d. Antonia Campbell-Hughes CAMELOT - d. Alison Hargreaves ERNIE - d. Ray Panthaki SWAN - d. Sophie King STRONG IS BETTER THAN ANGRY - d. Hope Dickson Leach GRIT/OYSTER - d. Rebecca Lloyd-Evans BRITISH PEOPLE - d. Lab Ky Mo WE ARE NOT THE PROBLEM - d. Dominika Ożyńska THE CONVERSATION - d. Lanre Malaolu
Anthology 2021 134 mins Director: Jason Bradbury
The Boys on Film series turns 21. This latest compilation travels to Sydney then New York, via Romania, Canada and Switzerland for the best in new gay cinema.
Anthology 2020 152 mins Director: Bassem Ben Brahim
On the cusp of adulthood, Peccadillo Pictures' long-running gay film series celebrates its 20th year with another selection of shorts from around the world.
Anthology 2020 113 mins
Ten more films from The Uncertain Kingdom, a collection of new short films offering a unique portrait of our nation today.
Anthology 2018 137 mins Director: Leon Lopez
The Boys on Film series reaches the end of its teenage years with another compilation celebrating male desire in all its forms.
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Comedy 2018 78 mins Director: Mabel Normand
Discover early Hollywood's irrepressible comic pioneer, showcased in this delightful package of short films in which she appears alongside fellow greats Charlie Chaplin, Fatty Arbuckle and Oliver Hardy.
Anthology 2018 111 mins Director: Karishma Dev Dube
Eight more award-winning short films from around the world, exploring female desire, empowerment and the realities of being a woman, a lesbian and a feminist in the modern world.
Biopic 2013 134 mins Director: Steve McQueen
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Michael Fassbender star in Steve McQueen’s fearless, Oscar-winning story of a free man who’s sold into slavery.
Documentary 2013 87 mins Director: Morgan Neville
This moving documentary shines a spotlight on the backing singers behind some of the great musical hits of the 21st century.
Drama 2008 99 mins Director: Noel Clarke
After being released from prison following a murder charge, Sam Peel (Noel Clarke) attempts to reboot his life and seek redemption.
Drama 1962 91 mins Director: Basil Dearden
Othello is transposed to the 1960s Soho jazz scene as a malevolent drummer sows mistrust between husband-and-wife jazz luminaries.
Crime 2007 157 mins Director: Ridley Scott
Ridley Scott’s heavyweight crime drama follows the rise and fall of drug-runner Frank Lucas, commandingly portrayed by Denzel Washington.
Documentary 2019 89 mins Director: Alan Elliott
Aretha Franklin, at the height of her powers, returns to the music which nurtured her prodigious talent.
Documentary 2019 105 mins Director: Pat Collins
Director Pat Collins’ sublime portrait of the renowned American folklorist and ethnologist, Henry Glassie, who has spent a half century documenting the artistic processes of traditional craftspeople.
Drama 2020 96 mins Director: Francisco Márquez
There are echoes of Lucrecia Martel’s The Headless Woman in this gripping tale of class divisions and ethical responsibility in contemporary Argentina.
Drama 2019 80 mins Director: Samuel Van Grinsven
Sexual obsessions spiral dangerously out of control in this altogether different coming-of-age tale.
Drama 2020 104 mins Director: Suzanne Guacci
Past mistakes haunt the present and threaten a new love affair between an older woman and her patient in this compelling melodrama.
Drama 2020 116 mins Director: Lee Isaac Chung
Lee Isaac Chung's sweeping story of a Korean-American family in search of the American Dream, winner of two Sundance prizes and now nominated for six Academy Awards.
Drama 2019 96 mins Director: Antoneta Kastrati
Haunted by her long-suppressed past, a Kosovar woman struggles to reconcile the expectations of motherhood with a legacy of wartime brutality.