20,000 Days On Earth
An intimate portrait of Nick Cave.
'71
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
All Yours
Lucas arrives in Belgium to visit local bakery owner Henry, who has fallen in love with him via the internet. Their ideas about living together, however, differ greatly.
Apocalypto
A captive, destined for sacrifice, Jaguar Paw is determined to escape and save his wife and child.
Black Coal, Thin Ice
A detective falls in love with a woman linked to the murder victims of his current investigation.
Boyhood
The story of a youngster told over a 12 year period.
Calvary
A priest finds himself under threat.
Cannibal
A serial killer finds himself falliing for a potential victim.
Catch Me Daddy
A young woman on the run from her family finds herself in danger when her brother comes looking for her.
Class Enemy
A teacher finds his class start to turn on him after tragedy strikes the school.
Closely Observed Trains
A young Czech railway worker thinks of nothing but sex during the Nazi occupation.
Cloudy Times
An intensely personal consideration of how we care for our parents in old age.
Corn Island
An old peasant and his innocent 16-year-old granddaughter sow corn on an island in the middle of the Inguri River dividing Georgia from Abkhazia.

D

Eleanor Rigby
Two people struggle to stay together after the death of their child.
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
An ex-couple delete each other from their memories after a painful split.
Fair Play
Teenage Anna’s background may be altogether unsuitable for the communist regime, but her talent as a sprinter will help her into the state-run doping program regardless.
Falling Star
A hallucinatory look into the brief reign of the Spanish King Amadeo I of Savoy in the early 1870s.
Fish And Cat
A menacing pair descend on a campsite where a group of college kids have gathered for a kite-flying festival.
Frank
Offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant garde rock band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
Gangs Of Wasseypur Part One
An epic tale of rivalries between and within the families vying for control of a small town.
Human Capital
The lives of two generations overlap as they tumble toward an ill-fated event that inextricably links them.

I

Ida
A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
It Follows
A teenager finds herself having strange visions and becomes convinced that something dangerous is following her.
Jauja
A dad and daughter's odyssey into a desert.
Journey To The West
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
The Kidnapping Of Michel Houellebecq
The story of what might have happened when author Michel Houellebecq disappeared during a promotional tour.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
A young Japanese woman obsessed with Fargo heads to Minnesota in search of lost treasure.
Leviathan
A car mechanic tries to defend his property with tragic consequences.
Life Of Riley
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.
Lilting
A bereaved mother and the boyfriend of her son find a connection.
Li’l Quinquin
A blackly comic murder mystery develops in a small town in northern France.
Locke
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
Love Is Strange
The consequences of a gay marriage on family and friends.
Lunacy
Horror film addresses madness, both in and out of the asylum.

M

Maidan
A documentary about the unrest in Ukraine in 2013 and 2014.
Memphis
A musician strives to find inspiration in a city with an overwhelming history.
Mommy
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor insinuates herself into their household.
Next To Her
A woman devoted to caring for her sister becomes involved in a complex relationship when their routine is broken.
Of Horses and Men
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
Patchwork Family
A salesman finds his sharp practice comes back to haunt him.
Pierrot Lunaire
A transgender cabaret performer falls tragically in love with a young woman.

R

The Raid 2
Picking up where the first film left off, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and expose the corruption in his own police force.
Rocks In My Pockets
An animated film exploring living with illness.
The Rover
In the near future, a man tracks the gang who stole his car across the outback, forcing the injured man they left behind to help him.
Snowpiercer
In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine.
Solaris
A psychologist is sent to a space station to find out what has become of the occupants.
Starred Up
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
Stations Of The Cross
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Still Life
A council worker looks for the next of kin of those found dead and alone.
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
A tragedy that befalls five youths in the Texas outback takes horror to a new dimension.
Timbuktu
After a herdsman accidentally kills someone, he finds himself a victim of Sharia law fundamentalists.
Tom At The Farm
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
The Tribe
A deaf teenager runs into gang trouble at a boarding school.
The Two Faces Of January
Death in Greece involves a fraudulent investment banker, a tour guide and a young wife. There are no certainties and nowhere to run.
Two Years At Sea
A portrait of Jake, an outsider who lives in the wilderness of his own creation.

V

What We Do In The Shadows
Vampire mockumentary.
Wild Tales
Vulnerable before a reality that can suddenly be modified and become unpredictable, the characters of Wild Tales cross the thin line that divides civilization from brutality.
Winter's Bone
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
The Wonders
Nothing will be the same at the end of this summer for Gelsomina and her three younger sisters.
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