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After Colin's wife leaves him, his gangster friends kidnap her lover - but will Colin actually kill him?
Documentary charting life in a small American town.
A matchmaking trip to the coast leads to tragedy.
Crime drama sees clan violence spiral out of control in Israel.
Documentary examining the life and legacy of the controversial comic.
When a rural farmer injures himself he develops an unlikely friendship with the farmhand he hires to help.
A 16-year-old - and her family - are swept off their feet by a debonair older man.
A disturbed man's descent into hell.
Science-fiction, CGI animation tracing the adventures of a young robot with super powers.
Re-imagining of Abel Ferrara's film, starring Nic Cage as a cop in post-Katrina New Orleans, whose moral compass slips after he is put in charge of a murder investigation.
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing, a month later a veteran correspondent follows them, determined to find out the truth.
Two twins face choices as they reach adulthood.
A detective enjoying a quiet holiday in southern France finds himself caught up in an intriguing mystery.
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock in late Seventies downtown New York.
A wisecracking sportswriter is forced into single parenthood by the tragic death of his wife.
The poet John Keats meets the woman who is to become the love of his life.
A road movie set entirely in a flat... but then what do you expect from a film featuring The Mighty Boosh's Simon Farnaby?
A young girl is disappointed on her birthday.
When a wife hires a prostitute to test her husband's fidelity, trouble isn't far behind.
Story of a five-year-old child who witnesses a murder.
Dramatisation of the Rape of Nanjing, seen from a dual perspective.
A tale of misguided love and obssession in an isolated girls' school in the Thirties.
Documentary steps behind the scenes of one of France's cultural institutions.
A claustrophobic thriller about a kidnap where all does not go according to plan.
Three siblings cut off from society spend their lives trapped in their family’s home.
After a one-night stand goes awry, a Londoner finds himself stranded and skint in Liverpool.
As Cold War tensions rise and the world teeters on the brink of destruction, Alfred Hitchcock meets his double.
A psychedelic journey into the afterlife.
Two long-time confidants negotiate feelings and friendships during their college break.
A married butcher in ultra-orthodox Jerusalem has a passionate gay love affair with an itinerant student.
Animated version of Roald Dahl's tale about a wily fox.
A French producer struggles to balance completing his roster of films with the demands of his young family.
A geeky underachiever finds his life turning around when the prettiest girl in his class declares an interest in him - but both are nervous, and they soon discover that relationships are fragile things.
Ghostly goings on ensue when a youngster is sent to live with his grandma at Green Knowe.
A store security guard becomes obssessed with a cleaner.
Ensemble drama examining the politics, lifestyle and rise of anti-Semitism in contemporary France.
Exploration of religious extremism as viewed through the eyes of a young woman.
Two thieves break into a farm, but they're not alone.
A documentary about the great director Henri-Georges Clouzot and the fabulously innovative film that almost killed him.
Seventy women talk about the men in their lives.
A high-ranking executive contacts the FBI with details of price-fixing in the food industry. But their investigation reveals more than they bargained for.
When a footy star announces a transfer abroad two female fans aim to change his mind... no matter what.
An elderly woman drives her 'servants' to distraction as they wait for her to die.
A mysterious man shares coffee and conversation with people, writing down details on matchbook flaps. But what are his motives?
Living on the outskirts of Barcelona, Arnau raises a menagerie of songbirds and tries to accumulate the funds to hire a lawyer for his imprisoned mother.
Two parents from very different backgrounds hunt their missing children after the London terror attacks.
The story of a wheelchair-using woman's pilgrimage in search of a miracle.
A reporter stumbles on the story of a lifetime when he meets a former 'psychic soldier'.
Futuristic animation sees a young man begin to hear voices in his head.
Satire on the arms trade, tracking one man's plan to blow up arms manufacturers.
Examination of Peru's dark history refracted through the story of a woman struck with an illness from her mother's breast milk.
A mother tries to prove her son's innocence.
Documentary charting a white family's solidarity against the Mugabe regime.
A girl endures a difficult transition to adulthood, living in poverty on the banks of the Bosphorus.
Biopic of John Lennon's younger years.
Fiction meets documentary in this story of underground musicians in Tehran.
Poetic exploration of marital breakdown.
When a man gets a call from his estranged addicted brother on the morning of his birthday it leads to an odyssey through the LA suburbs.
When a man is dumped by his girlfriend, he determines to win her back... even if he has to get her new man out of the way.
Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
An actress rediscovers herself on a film shoot in Portugal.
An obese teenager tries to escape from her hellish homelife with the help of an inspirational teacher.
An illiterate teenager struggles when he is sent to jail, but after embarking on a series of "missions" for a gang leader, he begins to hatch plans of his own.
An unnamed father and son travel through a post-apocalyptic America in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes, sees an Aboriginal couple drawn together after tragedy strikes.
A boy agrees to help his best friend run away from the caravan park where they live, but as their plans begin to unravel dark secrets also come to light.
Black comedy about a professor whose life starts to unravel.
Journey of self-discovery for a young Chinese woman tired of the provinces.
A middle-aged college professor tries to come to terms with the death of his long-term boyfriend.
Documentary casting a spotlight on celebrity culture and the people who generate - or bury - the stars.
Documentary tracks the preparations for the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo in the second year that female cons are allowed to take part.
The story of the youngster who set the wheels in motion for the iconic music festival.
Life in Romania under Ceaucescu is explored in this portmanteau of urban myths.
Living toys take on a shady collector in excellent sequel. To be shown in 3D at London Film Festival.
A group of elderly people film themselves fornicating with the debris of society.
George Clooney stars a corporate downsizing expert who, faced with being grounded, makes one last trip in a bid to convince his employers to keep him in the air.
Early medieval epic about a mute warrior who escapes his captors with the slave who tends him.
The story of Musslolini's secret love child.
A young American tourist is robbed in Jamaica and his attempts to reach the American Embassy in Kingston turn into a surreal odyssey.
Sunlight cast through a window breaks free and takes on a life of its own.
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.
Tensions in a German town on the eve of the First World War.
A middle-aged woman copes with unexpected pregnancy and the premature birth of her child.
Hidden in plain sight Joanna Coates on Hide And Seek.
Inside Jeunet's box of tricks From boyhood puppets to 3D.
Egoyan on the sombre side Director finds inspiration close to home.
Why Nicole would always choose love Cannes opening star on her highs and lows.
Lone wolf John Jarrett on murder, mayhem and Wolf Creek 2.
A red carpet night for The Unknown Known Errol Morris and the stars come out for Donald Rumsfeld documentary.
The making of a Minister Bertrand Tavernier on Quai D'Orsay.
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