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Cannes

This weekend, bring the Croisette to you with our selection of standout winners from across the years…

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The SquareThe Square

Comedy2017151 minsDirector: Ruben Östlund

From director Ruben Östlund (Force Majeure) comes a satire on the hypocrisy of the art world, starring Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss and Dominic West. Winner of the Palme d'Or.

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UndergroundUnderground

Comedy1995170 minsDirector: Emir Kusturica

Set against the backdrop of 50 turbulent years of Yugoslavian history, this deeply moving and masterful tragic-farce from director Emir Kusturica earned him his second Palme d'Or.

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Paris, TexasParis, Texas

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.

Italian Neorealism

Finding the hidden drama in everyday life…

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Rome, Open CityRome, Open City

Drama1945103 minsDirector: Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini’s landmark of Italian neorealism often cited as one of the greatest films ever made.

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Bicycle ThievesBicycle Thieves

Drama194889 minsDirector: Vittorio De Sica

Vittorio De Sica’s story of a father and son searching for a stolen bicycle on the streets of Rome is a classic of post-war Italian cinema.

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Journey to ItalyJourney to Italy

Drama195486 minsDirector: Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini's acerbic but finally very moving masterpiece about marital crisis boasts great performances from Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders

Work on Film

Workers of the world, unite…

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Deep EndDeep End

Drama197092 minsDirector: Jerzy Skolimowski

Jerzy Skolimowski’s darkly comic and utterly compelling story of teenage infatuation in a run-down swimming pool.

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The Ground Beneath My FeetThe Ground Beneath My Feet

Drama2019108 minsDirector: Marie Kreutzer

Ghosts from the past threaten to engulf Lola’s tightly controlled present in this taut Austrian thriller from the director of Corsage.

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Great Yarmouth: Provisional FiguresGreat Yarmouth: Provisional Figures

Drama2023113 minsDirector: Marco Martins

As Brexit looms, hundreds of migrant workers arrive in the coastal town of Great Yarmouth looking for work, in Marco Martins’ damning depiction of immigrant life in a fracturing Britain.

Heist Films

Everybody be cool, this is a robbery…

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Bande à partBande à part

Crime196495 minsDirector: Jean-Luc Godard

Godard's playful tribute to the Hollywood pulp crime movies of the 1940s, executed with typically Gallic cool.

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FaceFace

Crime1997101 minsDirector: Antonia Bird

Robert Carlyle and Ray Winstone are members of a criminal gang that tears itself apart after a heist goes wrong, in Antonia Bird’s stylish thriller.

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Before the Devil Knows You're DeadBefore the Devil Knows You're Dead

Thriller2008117 minsDirector: Sidney Lumet

Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ethan Hawke star as criminal brothers whose botched heist leads to escalating turmoil, in Sidney Lumet's twisty thriller.

Earth Day

Earth Day aims to activate the environmental movement to celebrate and protect the planet – it’s a sentiment these filmmakers share…

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The Cow Who Sang a Song Into the FutureThe Cow Who Sang a Song Into the Future

Fantasy202299 minsDirector: Francisca Alegría

Francisca Alegría brings together family trauma and ecology into a poetic journey of rebirth. A mysterious and poetic tale on our collapsing ecosystem and finding balance.

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Enys MenEnys Men

Horror202291 minsDirector: Mark Jenkin

Mark Jenkin follows Bait with this chilling, endlessly mysterious folk horror tale, beautifully shot on grainy 16mm.

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Last and First MenLast and First Men

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).

Flare

BFI Flare ensures the best LGBTQIA+ cinema shines brighter than ever…

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Kamikaze HeartsKamikaze Hearts

Drama198687 minsDirector: Juliet Bashore

Juliet Bashore’s queer docufiction, starring Tigr and real-life girlfriend porn star Sharon Mitchell, was shot in and celebrates the heady days of the San Francisco underground in the 1980s.

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UndertowUndertow

Drama2009101 minsDirector: Javier Fuentes-León

Miguel, a young married fisherman with a baby on the way, struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town’s rigid traditions.

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JoylandJoyland

Drama2022128 minsDirector: Saim Sadiq

A conservative family in Pakistan is torn apart when a son falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer, in Saim Sadiq’s riveting queer drama.

BAFTA Film Awards

And the winner is… you, with a choice of three brilliant Bafta victors from years past.

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The Quiet GirlThe Quiet Girl

Drama202191 minsDirector: Colm Bairéad

A neglected girl lives a joyful summer in Colm Bairéad's Academy Award-nominated debut that combines outstanding beauty and heart-wrenching performances.

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Nil by MouthNil by Mouth

Drama1997129 minsDirector: Gary Oldman

Twenty-five years old and newly restored, Gary Oldman’s BAFTA-winning debut as writer-director remains a magnificent achievement.

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Wild TalesWild Tales

Comedy2014122 minsDirector: Damian Szifron

This Oscar-nominated, Almodóvar-produced anthology of six tales of ordinary madness is the most riotously enjoyable portmanteau film since Pulp Fiction.

Great Composers

A trio of notable scores from past and present talent

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WalkaboutWalkabout

Drama1970101 minsDirector: Nicolas Roeg

Jenny Agutter plays the teenage girl reliant on a young Aboriginal (David Gulpilil) for her survival, in Nicolas Roeg's stunning Australian outback drama.

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The Battle of AlgiersThe Battle of Algiers

Drama1966121 minsDirector: Gillo Pontecorvo

Gillo Pontecorvo’s masterpiece about the last years of French colonial rule in Algeria, seen from the perspective of both the revolutionaries and the French authorities.

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Tom of FinlandTom of Finland

Biopic2017116 minsDirector: Dome Karukoski

The story of a gay icon is brought to life in Dome Karukoski’s handsome biopic of Touko Laaksonen, the artist whose homoerotic drawings gave visual expression to a growing gay culture.

Women with a Movie Camera

A celebration of diverse works of art from the heart, devised by women and told with craft.

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Small BodySmall Body

Drama202189 minsDirector: Laura Samani

This strikingly original and enthralling feature debut from Laura Samani details the odyssey of a young mother as she tries to save her baby’s soul.

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She Dies TomorrowShe Dies Tomorrow

Drama202084 minsDirector: Amy Seimetz

Amy knows she's going to die tomorrow and her fear is contagious.

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TogetherTogether

Animation & Artists Moving Image195648 minsDirector: Lorenza Mazzetti

Two deaf-mute dock workers eke out a humble East End existence in Lorenza Mazzetti's striking and poetic example of Free Cinema.

Sundance

Three recent hits from the kingmaker and loudhailer for independent cinema

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ClemencyClemency

Drama2019112 minsDirector: Chinonye Chukwu

Alfre Woodard is quietly devastating as a weary prison warden presiding over her twelfth execution, in this Sundance-winning death row drama.

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The SouvenirThe Souvenir

Drama2018120 minsDirector: Joanna Hogg

Sight and Sound's 2019 film of the year is the compelling, semi-autobiographical drama from acclaimed writer-director Joanna Hogg.

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KlondikeKlondike

Drama2022100 minsDirector: Maryna Er Gorbach

Set in Donetsk against the backdrop of the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 in 2014, a Ukrainian family attempts to live a normal life amid the absurdity and futility of conflict, in Maryna Er Gorbach’s visually striking film.

New Arab Cinema

Modern Arab cinema is producing absorbing works of grand ambition across the genres. Here's our choice…

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Where Do We Go Now?Where Do We Go Now?

Comedy2011102 minsDirector: Nadine Labaki

A group of Lebanese women strive to smooth over the ever-rising religious tension between Christians and Muslims in their village.

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FeathersFeathers

Comedy2021115 minsDirector: Omar El Zohairy

An avalanche of absurdities befalls a family when its authoritative patriarch gets turned into a chicken, in this surreal Cannes prize-winning satire.

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AshkalAshkal

Crime202294 minsDirector: Youssef Chebbi

The investigation into a series of unexplained deaths hints to the supernatural, in this thrillingly unconventional police procedural.

Michele Soavi

Welcome to the twisted visions of Milanese maestro Michele Soavi

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StageFrightStageFright

Horror198790 minsDirector: Michele Soavi

Dario Argento's protégé, Michele Soavi, made his directorial debut with this deliriously stylish slasher opus.

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The ChurchThe Church

Horror1989102 minsDirector: Michele Soavi

A librarian discovers an ancient evil lurking underneath a cathedral, in this spectacular gothic horror co-written and produced by Dario Argento.

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The SectThe Sect

Horror1991117 minsDirector: Michele Soavi

Michele Soavi's delirious and surreal satanic horror follows a teacher drawn into the schemes of an evil cult.

Sight & Sound - One Year On

Three lesser-known wonders from the latest poll of Sight and Sound Greatest Films of All Time.

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Les Enfants du paradisLes Enfants du paradis

Drama1945190 minsDirector: Marcel Carné

Marcel Carné's masterpiece of French cinema portrays the theatrical milieu of Paris' 'Boulevard du Crime'.

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A Touch of ZenA Touch of Zen

Action and Adventure1971179 minsDirector: King Hu

King Hu's epic swordplay saga combines ghost story, martial arts mastery and Buddhist mythology to stunning, hypnotic effect.

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Memories of UnderdevelopmentMemories of Underdevelopment

Drama196899 minsDirector: Tomás Gutiérrez Alea

A mesmerising and complex character study of alienation amid tumultuous social change, from one of Cuba’s greatest directors, Tomás Gutiérrez Alea.

Powell + Pressburger: Phantom Threads

Highlighting films by other directors with links to the Archers’ own works.

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La RondeLa Ronde

Drama195089 minsDirector: Max Ophuls

Ophuls’ exquisite, imaginative adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler’s play about a carousel of erotic encounters involving characters of different social status.

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Black OrpheusBlack Orpheus

Romance1959107 minsDirector: Marcel Camus

Academy Award and Palme d'Or-winning adaption of the Orpheus myth, incorporating the music, costume and dance of Brazil’s Rio Festival.

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French CancanFrench Cancan

Period drama1955104 minsDirector: Jean Renoir

Based on the story of Moulin Rouge founder Charles Zidler, Jean Renoir’s tale of an impresario’s commitment to his art is a masterpiece of Technicolor brilliance.

Catherine Breillat

Explore three films defined by provocation, conflict and so much more

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Sex Is ComedySex Is Comedy

Comedy200295 minsDirector: Catherine Breillat

A director struggles to film a difficult sex scene between two actors who happen to hate each other, in Catherine Breillat's witty exploration of intimacy coordination.

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Anatomy of HellAnatomy of Hell

Drama200377 minsDirector: Catherine Breillat

Catherine Breillat's rigorously intellectual exploration of sexuality, about a woman who employs a gay man to spend days watching her naked.

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RomanceRomance

Drama199998 minsDirector: Catherine Breillat

Shockingly explicit, Catherine Breillat’s critically acclaimed Romance is one of the most controversial films of modern cinema.

BFI London Film Festival

Three festival hits from BFI London Film Festival

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KlondikeKlondike

Drama2022100 minsDirector: Maryna Er Gorbach

Set in Donetsk against the backdrop of the downing of Malaysian flight MH17 in 2014, a Ukrainian family attempts to live a normal life amid the absurdity and futility of conflict, in Maryna Er Gorbach’s visually striking film.

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AutobiographyAutobiography

2022115 minsDirector: Makbul Mubarak

This riveting feature debut from Makbul Mubarak patiently details the journey of a young man as he begins to taste power for the first time.

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AshkalAshkal

Crime202294 minsDirector: Youssef Chebbi

The investigation into a series of unexplained deaths hints to the supernatural, in this thrillingly unconventional police procedural.

So Good They Remade It

Update your watchlist with three exceptional originals…

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IkiruIkiru

Drama1952143 minsDirector: Akira Kurosawa

A bureaucrat’s life finds new meaning in Kurosawa’s classic original, the source for Bill Nighy’s brilliant drama, Living.

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Wings of DesireWings of Desire

Fantasy1987128 minsDirector: Wim Wenders

In director Wim Wenders' (Paris, Texas) most metaphysical work, a guardian angel desires nothing more than to be human. Presented in a stunning new restoration.

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Bad LieutenantBad Lieutenant

Crime199296 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara's disturbing character study of a corrupt N.Y.C. cop and his slide into insanity, starring Harvey Keitel in a career-best performance.

Carnival Spirit

We're banging the steel drum this weekend, for Notting Hill and beyond…

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Black OrpheusBlack Orpheus

Romance1959107 minsDirector: Marcel Camus

Academy Award and Palme d'Or-winning adaption of the Orpheus myth, incorporating the music, costume and dance of Brazil’s Rio Festival.

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BabylonBabylon

Drama198095 minsDirector: Franco Rosso

A young Rastafarian toaster (rapper) aims for success at a Reggae Sound System competition, in this cult classic from Franco Rosso that pulsates with an irresistible dub soundtrack.

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The Story of Lover's RockThe Story of Lover's Rock

Documentary2011100 minsDirector: Menelik Shabazz

Menelik Shabazz (Burning an Illusion) shines a light on the music genre often dubbed ‘romantic reggae’; a uniquely black British sound that developed in the late 70s and 80s against a backdrop of riots, racial tension and sound systems.

3 You Must See: Be Gay Do Crime

A four-word slogan which celebrates queer cinema's felons and their films

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El ÁngelEl Ángel

Crime2018115 minsDirector: Luis Ortega

The controversial exploits of baby-faced Argentine serial killer Carlos Robledo Puch are exhilaratingly reinterpreted in this stylish biopic.

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The HandmaidenThe Handmaiden

Crime2016146 minsDirector: Park Chan-wook

Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Stoker) channels Sarah Waters’ novel Fingersmith, to create a sumptuous twisty psychological thriller full of erotic intrigue.

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The Living EndThe Living End

Drama199285 minsDirector: Gregg Araki

In this cult piece of New Queer Cinema, two unlikely buddies hit the road with a nihilistic mission after they're both diagnosed with HIV.

3 You Must See: Jamil Dehlavi

Sample the work of a visionary rebel who speaks truth to power

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Immaculate ConceptionImmaculate Conception

Drama1992123 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

A western couple struggling to conceive a child visit a fertility shrine in Karachi and find themselves caught in a world of fantasy and exploitation.

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The Blood of HussainThe Blood of Hussain

Drama1981106 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

Allegorical tale of revolutionary struggle against injustice and oppression which follows the mourning procession for the murdered Hussain, grandson of the Prophet Muhammad.

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Towers of SilenceTowers of Silence

Drama197551 minsDirector: Jamil Dehlavi

Weaving together scenes of Zoroastrian funerary rituals, Jamil Dehlavi's early experimental film juxtaposes traumatic landscapes of sex, death, and faith.

Greta Gerwig

Get to know Greta better with these choice titles

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Frances HaFrances Ha

Comedy201286 minsDirector: Noah Baumbach

Barbie creators Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach hit their stride with this critical smash about an awkward girl and her complex passions.

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BagheadBaghead

Comedy200881 minsDirector: Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass

Greta Gerwig shines as one of four filmmaking friends who find their slasher screenplay idea turning into a terrifying reality, in this in ‘mumblegore’ horror-comedy.

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EdenEden

Drama2014131 minsDirector: Mia Hansen-Løve

Mia Hansen-Løve’s stylish and transcendent story of house music is one of the great films about dance culture.

Albert Serra

Three artistic and immersive films from the Catalan maestro

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LibertéLiberté

Drama2019138 minsDirector: Albert Serra

Albert Serra’s explicit and opulent exploration of the limits of the erotic imagination is realised in this remarkably radical and subversive cinematic experience.

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The Death of Louis XIVThe Death of Louis XIV

Historical drama2016115 minsDirector: Albert Serra

The last days of the Sun King, evoked with sombre beauty by Albert Serra. The legendary Jean-Pierre Léaud brings ineffable presence to the title role.

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Story of My DeathStory of My Death

Drama2013144 minsDirector: Albert Serra

Maverick auteur Albert Serra’s imagines a meeting between the ageing Casanova and Count Dracula in this deliciously eccentric baroque reflection on pleasure and erotic desire.

Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month with three stories that show how and why it matters

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Luminous ProcuressLuminous Procuress

Fantasy197174 minsDirector: Steven Arnold

Steven Arnold's psychedelic odyssey is a hedonistic celebration of gender-fluidity and pan-sexuality in late 60s San Francisco.

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JustineJustine

Drama202182 minsDirector: Jamie Patterson

A young woman struggles with her demons, in this arresting sophomore feature from Tucked (Flare 2019) director Jamie Patterson.

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Colors of TobiColors of Tobi

Documentary202182 minsDirector: Alexa Bakony

A mesmerising portrait of a family grappling with teenage gender dysphoria, this uplifting documentary exudes the defiant message that love is all you need.

Abel Ferrara's crime stories

The director has a high time among the low-lifes of his native New York City

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Bad LieutenantBad Lieutenant

Crime199296 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Abel Ferrara's disturbing character study of a corrupt N.Y.C. cop and his slide into insanity, starring Harvey Keitel in a career-best performance.

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King of New YorkKing of New York

Crime1990103 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Christopher Walken is the dogged drug-lord determined to keep his empire together, in Abel Ferrara's brutally gritty crime thriller.

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Fear CityFear City

Crime198497 minsDirector: Abel Ferrara

Tom Berenger, Melanie Griffith and Billy Dee Williams star in this tough crime thriller about a talent agent who takes the law into his own hands when his strippers are targeted by a serial killer.

Northern Voices

A selection of great Northern Voices with stories to tell

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Letter to BrezhnevLetter to Brezhnev

Comedy198594 minsDirector: Chris Bernard

A defining Merseyside film, in which two Liverpool lasses hook up with a pair of Russian sailors only to wonder if they might be better off behind the Iron Curtain.

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Being Frank: The Chris Sievey StoryBeing Frank: The Chris Sievey Story

Biopic2018101 minsDirector: Steve Sullivan

Frank Sidebottom was a pillar of alternative comedy of the late 80s/early 90s, and this charming documentary remembers the man behind the papier-mâché head.

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Distant Voices, Still LivesDistant Voices, Still Lives

Biopic198884 minsDirector: Terence Davies

Terence Davies' debut feature is a remarkable evocation of working-class family life in the 40s and 50s and a visionary exploration of memory.

Ingmar Bergman's The Faith trilogy

"I want to be one of the artists in the cathedral on the great plain"

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Through a Glass DarklyThrough a Glass Darkly

Drama196189 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

The first part of Ingmar Bergman's 'Faith Trilogy', about a writer (Björnstrand) who joins his daughter, son and son-in-law on holiday, where tensions soon arise.

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The SilenceThe Silence

Drama196395 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Two sisters, one ailing, the other with her young son, check into a hotel in a foreign city readying itself for war, in Ingmar Bergman's nightmarish vision of emotional isolation.

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Winter LightWinter Light

Drama196281 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman's highly personal treatise on the torments of faith, in which a widowed village pastor struggles to deal with his parishioners and ex-lover.

Harris Dickinson

Triangle of Sadness is just the latest film for a singular talent

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Postcards from LondonPostcards from London

Drama201889 minsDirector: Steve McLean

A stylish, sensuous film about a young man’s journey into an unusual form of escort work.

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Beach RatsBeach Rats

Drama201798 minsDirector: Eliza Hittman

Gripping account of repressed sexual desire in a hyper-masculine environment, with British newcomer Harris Dickinson as a virulently macho Brooklyn teen.

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County LinesCounty Lines

Crime201990 minsDirector: Henry Blake

Blistering thriller of a teen groomed to work for a brutal, organised drugs network.

François Truffaut

The pioneer of a new kind of cinema.

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The 400 BlowsThe 400 Blows

Drama1959100 minsDirector: François Truffaut

François Truffaut’s French New Wave landmark is one of the greatest movies about adolescence.

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Jules et JimJules et Jim

Drama1962106 minsDirector: François Truffaut

François Truffaut’s hugely popular classic depicts one of cinema’s most captivating love triangles

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The Woman Next DoorThe Woman Next Door

Drama1981105 minsDirector: François Truffaut

Happily married Bernard (Gérard Depardieu) has his life is thrown into turmoil when Mathilde (Fanny Ardant) - an old flame - moves into the house opposite.

Fassbinder

A fearless artist who knew no taboos, he combined scathing criticism with profound human insight

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The Marriage of Maria BraunThe Marriage of Maria Braun

Drama1978120 minsDirector: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

With a blazing star performance from Hanna Schygulla in the title role, this was the greatest critical and commercial success of Fassbinder’s career.

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QuerelleQuerelle

Drama1982109 minsDirector: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Jeanne Moreau plays a jaded brothel madam caught up in the violent sexual awakening of Brad Davis' naïve young sailor in Fassbinder's fever dream of subversive eroticism.

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Fear Eats the SoulFear Eats the Soul

Melodrama197493 minsDirector: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Fassbinder’s international breakthrough, this unconventional love story combines lucid social analysis with devastating emotional power.

3 You Must See: New French Extremity

Divisive and disturbing, the films of the New French Extremity explore intimacy in a violent world

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RomanceRomance

Drama199998 minsDirector: Catherine Breillat

Shockingly explicit, Catherine Breillat’s critically acclaimed Romance is one of the most controversial films of modern cinema.

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DemonloverDemonlover

Drama2002121 minsDirector: Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas' neo-noir cyber-thriller is a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button.

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EvolutionEvolution

Drama201582 minsDirector: Lucile Hadzihalilovic

The long-awaited second feature from Lucile Hadžihalilović (Innocence) is a gorgeously surreal coming-of-age tale laced with bizarre body-horror.

Ingmar Bergman

Bergman's work still dazzles - tackling love, life and reflection in a way that feels ageless and vital.

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The Seventh SealThe Seventh Seal

Fantasy195796 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s best-known film is a brilliant allegorical drama starring Max von Sydow as a knight trying to elude his own death.

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Wild StrawberriesWild Strawberries

Drama195788 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Victor Sjöström is magnificent as the crabby professor taking a nostalgic road trip with his daughter-in-law, in Ingmar Bergman's elegiac masterpiece.

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Summer with MonikaSummer with Monika

Drama195397 minsDirector: Ingmar Bergman

Ingmar Bergman’s scandalous tale of two lovers enjoying the freedom of youth.

Olivier Assayas

A director with a curiosity for human behaviour and the intelligence to express it

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DemonloverDemonlover

Drama2002121 minsDirector: Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas' neo-noir cyber-thriller is a chilling exploration of the nexus between sex and violence available at the click of a button.

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Irma VepIrma Vep

Drama199699 minsDirector: Olivier Assayas

Olivier Assayas' sexy and stylish ode to the madness of filmmaking, with Maggie Cheung as the Hong Kong movie star playing a Catwoman-style anti-heroine.

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Personal ShopperPersonal Shopper

Drama2016106 minsDirector: Olivier Assayas

Kristen Stewart reunites with Olivier Assayas to play an A-List celebrity's personal shopper, who keeps receiving strange text messages from an unknown source.

A-list meets arthouse

When established stars chose rawer, more challenging pictures

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Only God ForgivesOnly God Forgives

Crime201390 minsDirector: Nicolas Winding Refn

Ryan Gosling takes on Bangkok’s criminal underworld in this kaleidoscopic revenge fantasy from cult director Nicolas Winding Refn.

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Personal ShopperPersonal Shopper

Drama2016106 minsDirector: Olivier Assayas

Kristen Stewart reunites with Olivier Assayas to play an A-List celebrity's personal shopper, who keeps receiving strange text messages from an unknown source.

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Journey to ItalyJourney to Italy

Drama195486 minsDirector: Roberto Rossellini

Roberto Rossellini's acerbic but finally very moving masterpiece about marital crisis boasts great performances from Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders