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 2020 68 mins Director: Pete Murimi
Kenyan couple Samuel and Alex remain committed to each other despite the danger and hardship facing them in Pater Murimi’s moving documentary portrait.
Drama 2019 116 mins Director: Jan Philipp Weyl
In Ethiopia, two young men are racing to make their dreams come true.
Romance 2018 103 mins Director: Arantxa Echevarria
Two teenage girls from a close-knit Roma community fall in love in this fresh and affecting coming-of-age romance from Spanish director Arantxa Echevarría.
Documentary 2020 98 mins Director: Jen Rainin
Uplifting documentary tracing the power of lesbian visibility from the early ‘90s to the present day through the story of Franco Stevens' best-selling lesbian magazine, Curve.
Drama 2019 100 mins Director: Aneil Karia
Ben Whishaw is superb as a man on a bold and reckless journey of self-liberation in this highly strung, stripped-back thriller.
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.