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Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement, director and star of Flight of the Conchords, reunite for a seriously hilarious vampire comedy. A documentary crew follows our four undead flatmates as they bicker about the washing up, agonise about the propriety of virgin slaying, and frequently clash with a pack of uptight local werewolves (led by Conchords’ ‘Murray’, Rhys Darby).
Just when you thought there was no life left in the vampire comedy, it’s resurrected with relish, invention and warmth, replicating the deadpan silliness of Waititi and Clement’s hit HBO series, and, ultimately, staking its place in the mockumentary canon alongside the Spinal Taps and Best in Shows.
Comedy 2015 105 mins Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari
Athina Rachel Tsangari's biting and hilarious dissection of the male ego was awarded Best Film at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival.
Comedy 1932 86 mins Silent Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Ozu’s long-term collaborator Kogo Noda scripts a subtle shift from light to dark as Hirano’s carefree college life is marred by tragedy.
Comedy 1937 71 mins Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Ozu's comic pre-war feature about a professor who falls into the clutches of his audacious niece.
Comedy 1930 64 mins Silent Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Takahashi finds a creative way to avoid doing his revision in Ozu's roguish comedy, reminiscent of Harold Lloyd’s The Freshman.
Comedy 1931 73 mins Silent Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Graduate Okajima finds his old-fashioned beard makes life difficult in Ozu's comedy exploring the tension between tradition and modernity.
Comedy 1929 103 mins Silent Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Ozu’s earliest surviving film follows students Watanabe and Yamamoto as they unknowingly compete for the same girl.
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Drama 2013 100 mins Director: Alain Guiraudie
A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.
Fantasy 1946 95 mins Director: Jean Cocteau
Jean Cocteau’s ravishingly restored 1946 film is a cinematic classic. “Five stars. [This] magical exploration of the fairytale is a compelling and bizarre masterpiece” – Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian
Fantasy 2010 109 mins Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul
Apichatpong's Cannes prizewinner, about an ailing man revisiting his past, is a measured, lyrical evocation of mysterious beauty and quiet humanity.
Drama 1970 111 mins Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pier Paolo Pasolini directs opera singer Maria Callas in a vivid adaptation of Euripides' Greek tragedy.
Drama 1954 86 mins Director: Roberto Rossellini
Roberto Rossellini's acerbic but finally very moving masterpiece about marital crisis boasts great performances from Ingrid Bergman and George Sanders
Comedy 1932 87 mins Silent Director: Yasujiro Ozu
Ozu's silent masterpiece follows two brothers as they try to outwit the local bully.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2019 83 mins Director: Andrew Kötting
On their latest jaunt, Iain Sinclair and Andrew Kötting set out to return a whalebone box to its place of origin in the Outer Hebrides.
Horror 2019 17 mins Director: Mark Jenkin
A haunting with words is the lure between life and death for a young Cornish poet.
Drama 2015 44 mins Director: 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 Image 2016 36 mins Director: Mark Jenkin
Transcending a portrait of place, the quiet, eternal rhythms of the small fishing cove Penberth are caught, landed and served up in this stark and gentle handcrafted celluloid poem from Mark Jenkin (Bait).
Drama 2019 89 mins Director: Olivier Ducastel
Olivier Ducastel and Jacques Martineau (directors of Théo and Hugo), serve up a deliciously enigmatic chamber piece.
Animation & Artists Moving Image 2018 17 mins Director: Mark Jenkin
Mark Jenkin (Bait) undertakes a stream-of-consciousness road trip through London in the turblent wake of David Bowie's death.