Amy
A documentary about Amy Winehouse.
Arabian Nights
Stories based on the 1001 Nights but transplanted to the present day. The film is split into three parts.
The Assassin
Action, drama and romance set during the Tang Dynasty.
The Brand New Testament
The new adventures of God, who lives in Brussels with his teenage daughter and falls foul of her hacking skills.
Carol
A department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Cemetery Of Splendor
A housewife tends to a soldier with a mysterious sleeping sickness and begins to experience strange dreams.
Citizen Kane
Reporters clamour to uncover the secrets of a newspaper tycoon after his demise. Frequently acclaimed as the best film ever made.

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Dheepan
The story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Dope
Self confessed teen geek from the wrong side of the tracks in Inglewood, Cal, with aspirations to go to Harvard, is compromised by a stash of drugs and threats from gangster crews.
Embrace Of The Serpent
The story of the relationship between an Amazonian shaman and two scientists who, decades apart, search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Green Room
A young punk band is trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling on a murder committed by neo-Nazis.
Happy End
A black comedy animation about death with a happy ending.
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Filmmakers talk about the influence of Truffaut's book Cinema According To Hitchcock.

I

Inside Out
When a girl moves to a new home, her emotions are plunged into chaos as they compete for control of her mind.
Irrational Man
On a small town college campus, a philosophy professor in existential crisis gives his life new purpose when he enters into a relationship with his student.
Journey To The Shore
A devoted wife lets her husband, who drowned at sea three years ago, take her on a journey.
Lamb
A boy's bond with his pet sheep strengthens after the loss of his mother... but trouble with his relatives brews.
Land And Shade
A man returns home after a 17 year absence because his only son is gravely sick.
The Little Prince
A girl's life is transformed when she learns the story of a pilot who once crashed in the desert and met a little boy from a distant planet.
The Lobster
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the woods.
Louder Than Bombs
Three years after the death of a war photographer, secrets begin to emerge.
Love
A sexual melodrama about a boy and a girl and another girl; a love story which celebrates sex in a joyous way.

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Macbeth
Prophecy, treachery, murder and their consequences unwind in the Scottish Play.
Madonna
When a Jane Doe is marked for heart transplant a nurse tries to find out about her life.
Mad Max: Fury Road
In a post-Apocalyptic world, survivor Max hooks up with a mysterious woman to face off against murderous gangs.
The Measure Of A Man
A supermarket guard faces a moral quandry.
Mountains May Depart
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
Mustang
Coming of age story about five Turkish girls.
My Golden Days
Part prequel to My Sex Life. Paul remembers his youth and the consequences of true love.
My King
An injured woman in a rehabilitation centre recalls an all encompassing love.
My Mother
Tragicomedy, a filmmaker tries to cope with crises.
Neither Heaven Nor Earth
French soldiers in Afghanistan are faced with unexpected circumstances.
One Floor Below
A witness to a crime is faced with a philosophical dilemma.
Our Little Sister
Three sisters take their 15-year-old half sister into their home and hearts.
Paulina
A young woman survives a rape and her response confounds everyone around her.

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Rams
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep.
Ran
A warlord splits his kingdom between his sons only to see the older two cause chaos as they battle for supremacy in this vivid Japanese reworking of King Lear.
The Sea Of Trees
A suicidal American befriends a Japanese man lost in a forest near Mt. Fuji and the two search for a way out.
Sicario
A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit.
Sleeping Giant
Coming of age story about a trio of teenagers.
Songs My Brothers Taught Me
Life for siblings on the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Son Of Saul
In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people tries to save a body from the flames.
Standing Tall
The story of a young delinquent and the woman who sets out to try to change his destiny.
Sweet Bean
A baker forms a bond with an elderly woman over their love of pastry.
Tale Of Tales
Collection of fairy tales. In one, Salma Hayek is a jealous queen and in another Vincent Cassel plays a king who encounters two mysterious sisters. In a third a king raises a gigantic flea.
The Terminator
Relentless cyborg tries to alter a planet's future by changing one woman's past.
The Third Man
A man searching for his missing friend in post-war Vienna uncovers a ruthless conspiracy.
The Usual Suspects
Five criminals thrown together in a police line-up decide to team up for a high-stakes job.

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Valley Of Love
Two estranged parents are brought together by a request from their son who committed suicide.
Youth
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.
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A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.

Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.

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