20,000 Days On Earth
An intimate portrait of Nick Cave.
52 Tuesdays
Over the course of a year, a teenage girl adjusts to life as a woman while her mother adjusts to life as a man.
'71
A young British soldier is accidentally left behind by his unit on the deadly streets of Belfast in 1971.
Aloft
A son goes in search of his estranged mother.
American Hustle
A con man is forced to work for a rogue FBI agent.
Beloved Sisters
Two sisters both fall for the same man - poet Friedrich Schiller.
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.
Butter On The Latch
Primal instincts come to the fore when a woman and her friend visit a music retreat.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari
A silent classic exploring madness, hypnotism and the boundaries of reality.
Calvary
A priest finds himself under threat.
Cathy Come Home
Gritty socio-economic analysis of homelessness in Sixties Britain.
Concerning Violence
An examination of colonialism.

D

The Dog
Portrait of the motor-mouthed, completely uncorked John Wojtowicz, whose 1972 botched robbery of a Brooklyn bank was dramatized in Dog Day Afternoon.
Finding Vivian Maier
Documentary about the street photographer who only became famous after her death.
Futuro Beach
A lifeguard finds love in an unexpected place.
Galore
A dramatic love triangle set against the backdrop of raging bushfires. The summer nights hardly cool off and the parties keep getting wilder. Falling in love for the first time is a mysterious thing and here lies the danger for Billie, Danny and Laura.
God Help The Girl
An anorexic girl in Glasgow has ambitions to become a singer/ songwriter
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy who becomes his friend.

I

Ice Poison
A young farmer becomes a drugs courier in a bid to make ends meet.
In Order Of Disappearance
Vengeance thriller.
In The Courtyard
Life, cracked ceilings, friendship and despondency in a Parisian apartment block
Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?
Hand drawn animation illustrating a series of interviews with philosopher Noam Chomsky.
Jack
A boy and his younger brother go in search of their mum after she disappears.
Journey To The West
A slow-moving Buddhist monk acquires a follower on the streets of Marseille.
Joy Of Man's Desiring
Humans' relationship with machinery.
Kes
A young, English working-class boy spends his free time caring for and training his pet falcon.
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.
Late Autumn
A widow tries to persuade her daughter to wed, even though it means she will be left alone. Re-released in cinemas in 2010.
Life Of Riley
A group of close friends discover that one of them only has a few months to live.
Looking For Eric
A lonely postman, struggling to cope, turns to his hero Eric Cantona for advice, and the footballer magically appears to inspire him.
Love Is Strange
The consequences of a gay marriage on family and friends.

M

The Monuments Men
A Second World War platoon are given the job of rescuing artwork form Nazi thieves.
My Name Is Joe
A man struggles to do the right thing after years on the bottle.
Natural Resistance
A documentary about the artisan wine business in Italy.
The Navigators
South Yorkshire railwaymen are faced with privatisation.
Nymphomaniac
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her experiences.
N - The Madness Of Reason
Drawing connections between European adventurer Raymond Borremans and present-day Africa.

R

Rebel Without A Cause
The film which invented the teenager and introduced the world to James Dean.
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.
The Square
Examination of the revolution in Egypt, from the perspective of a group of activists.
Stations Of The Cross
The story of a teenager whose family are Catholic fundamentalists.
Supernova
Where Meis lives, absolutely nothing ever happens. She loses herself in wistful fantasies about love, sex and a world elsewhere.
Sweet Sixteen
Scottish teenager becomes drug dealer to give his mum, who is in jail, a proper home.
Tape_13
Homage to the Blair Witch Project.
That Demon Within
After a policeman unwittingly saves the life of a notorious gang leader, he sets out to try to dismantle his criminal network.
Thou Wast Mild And Lovely
Romance - and trouble - brew on a farm in Kentucky.
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.
The Unknown Known
Documentary about Donald Rumsfeld.

V

The Way He Looks
Story of a blind teenager who yearns for independence.
What We Do In The Shadows
Vampire mockumentary.
Wolfy, The Incredible Secret
A young wolf and his best friend, a rabbit, go in search of his heritage in a country of carnivorous hunters
Yves Saint Laurent
Biopic of the French fashion designer.
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