Aaaaaaaah!
Alpha Male Smith and his Beta, Keith, move to take over a local community. They hook up with restless Female, Denise, igniting a deadly feud in which emotions run high and deep-seated grudges resurface amongst the tribe. Are we not men?
Aloys
A private investigator is drawn into a mind game by a mysterious woman.
Anomalisa
Stop-motion tale of a man who struggles to connect with other people.
Anthropoid
Based on the extraordinary true story of Operation Anthropoid, the WWII mission to assassinate SS General Reinhard Heydrich, the main architect behind the Final Solution and the Reich's third in command after Hitler and Himmler.
Aquarius
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
Beasts Of No Nation
Based on the namesake novel by Uzodinma Iweala, Beasts of No Nation tells the story of the young Agu, recruited as soldier to fight in a civil war in an African country.
Belgica
Two brothers find their hedonistic bar business heading for trouble.
Blue Velvet
A young man befriends a woman in trouble and discovers a sinister side to life in his small town.
Bone Tomahawk
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
Café Society
A man comes to Hollywood with aspirations of working in film, only to fall in love.
Captain Fantastic
A dad who has raised his kids in the forest is forced to take them on a road trip.
Complete Unknown
An enigmatic woman walks back into the life of a man she knew before.

D

Der Nachtmahr
When she finds herself ostracised because of her visions of a strange creature, a lonely teenager decides to befriend it.
Divines
Story of an Arabic drug dealer in a Parisian ghetto.
The Eagle Huntress
A teenager decides to become the first female eagle huntress.
Eva Nová
A glimpse into an ageing woman’s oppressive world where alcohol is quickening the process of decline.
Family Film
A family starts to disintegrate after the mother and father leave the children home alone.
Fire At Sea
A documentary looking at the inhabitants of Lampedusa and the desperate attempts made by refugees to reach the island.
The Fits
Portrait of a tomboy assimilating into a tight-knit dance troupe.
A Good Wife
A woman begins to question her life after she is diagnosed with cancer.
Graduation
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
The Handmaiden
A handmaiden sets out to swindle an heiress but things don't go to plan.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki
Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. Expected to win a bout against an American, but he would rather be with his girlfriend than train.
A Hologram For The King
A middle aged salesman is sent to Saudi Arabia to sell a complicated IT system to the king and comes up against interminable delays and the prospect of terminal failure
Homo Sapiens
Remnants of buildings constructed - then left behind.
Houston, We Have A Problem!
Creating the myth of a space-race power deal.
Hunt For The Wilderpeople
A kid and his foster uncle run off into the New Zealand bush.

I

Intimate Lighting
Czech new wave classic about the reunion of two friends.
It's Not The Time Of My Life
Family tensions rise after an unexpected visit.
It's Only The End Of The World
A writer returns home after a long absence to tell his family he is terminally ill.
I, Olga Hepnarová
Period drama about a real-life murderer.
Julieta
A mother and daughter struggle to come to terms with grief.
Kaili Blues
An ex-con doctor embarks on a mystical quest after his nephew vanishes.
Kills On Wheels
Two disabled lads get together with an ex-fireman and form a gang of hired assassins.
Laura
A detective investigating a murder finds out what "client attachment" means in this stylish 1940s thriller.
Life, Animated
The story of an autistic man who was able to reconnect with his family via Disney films.
Little Men
Caught up in a family feud over rent, two boys respond with a vow of silence.
Lost And Beautiful
Documentary and fiction blend in a tale of ancient palaces, devoted shepherds and a young calf contemplating his fate.
The Lure
A pair of mermaid sisters run into trouble when one of them falls for a human.

M

The Man With The Golden Arm
Groundbreaking movie about a drug-addled poker player.
Mimosas
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
Murderball
The passionate, violent, disabled world of quad rugby is uncovered as Team USA seeks gold in Athens.
Neon Bull
Story of a bull handler who dreams of a career in the world of fashion.
Nightlife
The lives of a wealthy married couple radically change in an instant. While the husband is in critical condition after an accident that occurred under strange circumstances, the wife tries to understand the situation and to salvage what she can.
The Noonday Witch
Eliška moves back with her daughter Karolínka to her husband’s native village. But something strange is going on and, as the temperature rises, Eliška becomes increasingly jittery. Fear is all-pervading and spectres move freely between dream and reality.
Normal Autistic Film
A personal perspective on autism as a different way of looking at the world rather than a medical problem.
Notes On Blindness
Adaptation of John Hull's audio diary about the experience of losing his sight.
Original Bliss
A woman tortured by her loss of religious faith falls for a charismatic psychologist.
Pasolini
A look at the final day of Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Paterson
Story of a bus driver and a poet and a maker of cup cakes and a dog walker and a week in New Jersey where small things happen

R

Rocco And His Brothers
A family from the rural south fight for unity and purpose in post-war Milan.
Sand Storm
A young woman struggles to cope with the expectations of tradition.
The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
The beauty of Morocco transformed into a mysterious landscape.
Slack Bay
Period comedy, set in 1910, about the investigation into disappearances from beaches in France.
The Student
A teenager becomes a religious zealot and mounts a campaign against his biology teacher.
The Teacher
A teacher creates a climate of fear in the classroom.
Toni Erdmann
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.
Tower
A rotoscope reconstruction of the first mediatised school massacre in the United States.

V

We Are Never Alone
Bleak lives intersect in a small town in the Czech Republic.
The Wolf From Royal Vineyard Street
A comedic reinvention of the director's own own quasi-autobiographical short stories.
Zoology
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.
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