21 Nights With Pattie
After her mother has died, Caroline befriends a woman who was looking after her mother, but events take a mysterious turn.
Aferim!
A policeman and his son hunt a runaway gypsy slave.
Anomalisa
Stop-motion tale of a man who struggles to connect with other people.
The Apostate
The tale of a man desperate to escape the faith passed down from his parents as he looks back over his past, his scars, the marks left by guilt and desire.
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.
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.
Being Evel
An candid portrait of American icon Robert "Evel" Knievel and his legacy.
A Bigger Splash
A rock star's holiday is interrupted by the arrival of her old flame and his daughter.
Black Mass
The true story of violent criminal turned FBI informant Whitey Bulger in Boston.
Body
A police officer struggles with his daughter's anorexia.
Bone Tomahawk
Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers.
The Boy And The Beast
A runaway human boy becomes apprenticed to a supernatural beast.
Brand: A Second Coming
Documentary about comic Russell Brand.
The Brand New Testament
The new adventures of God, who lives in Brussels with his teenage daughter and falls foul of her hacking skills.
Brooklyn
1950s Ireland: Eilis must confront a terrible dilemma — a heartbreaking choice between two men and two countries.
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.
Chemsex
Documentary about the chemsex sub-scene in London’s gay community.
Chevalier
Six men on a boat try to judge who is best.
Closet Monster
A sexually confused teenager drifts into a fantasy world where his anxieties take physical shape.
The Club
A group of priests of various ages lives together with Mónica, a nun, in a house on the Chilean coast. When they are not praying and atoning for their sins, they train their greyhound for the next race.
The Corpse Of Anna Fritz
Three young men get up to no good in a hospital morgue.
Couple In A Hole
A Scottish couple ends up living like savages in a hole in the middle of a vast forest.
Cronies
Old friendship is tested by a day out with a new buddy.

D

Der Nachtmahr
When she finds herself ostracised because of her visions of a strange creature, a lonely teenager decides to befriend it.
Dheepan
The story of a Sri Lankan Tamil warrior who flees to France and ends up working as a caretaker outside Paris.
Dog Lady
The story of a nameless woman living in the wilds with a pack of dogs.
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.
The End Of The Tour
The story of a five-day interview between a Rolling Stone journalist and David Foster Wallace.
Entertainment
En route to meeting with his estranged daughter, a broken, ageing comedian plays a string of dead-end shows in the Mojave Desert.
Evolution
On a remote island inhabited solely by women and young boys, Nicolas and the other boys are subjected to mysterious and sinister medical treatments.
The Forbidden Room
A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love.
Frame By Frame
A documentary about Afghan photojournalists.
Grandma
A woman tries to help her granddaughter raise funds for an abortion.
Green Room
A young punk band is trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling on a murder committed by neo-Nazis.
Guilty
Police thriller based on a real-life murder case that caused international controversy.
Hand Gestures
Documentary charts the work within a Milanese bronze sculpture factory.
Happy Hour
The lives of three married friends are turned upside down when their friend, just divorced, disappears. Are they really living the lives they want?
The Hard Stop
Documentary about the death of Mark Duggan and the difficulty of finding work for young black men in Tottenham
He Named Me Malala
Documentary about events that led to the Taliban attack on Pakistani schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai and the aftermath.
High-Rise
Class war breaks out in a tower block.
Hitchcock/Truffaut
Filmmakers talk about the influence of Truffaut's book Cinema According To Hitchcock.

I

Ixcanul
Story of a teenage girl living in the foothills of a volcano, who faces an arranged marriage but is won over by the charms of a plantation worker.
I Am Belfast
A cinematic essay about the city.
James White
A young New Yorker struggles to take control of his reckless, self-destructive behaviour in the face of momentous family challenges.
Janis: Little Girl Blue
Documentary following the main stages of Janis Joplin’s life.
The Lady In The Van
A man forms an unexpected bond with a transient woman living in her car that's parked on his driveway.
Lamb
A boy's bond with his pet sheep strengthens after the loss of his mother... but trouble with his relatives brews.
Land Of Mine
In the aftermath of World War Two, the Allies used German prisoners of war to defuse and clear landmines from the Danish coastline.
Listen To Me Marlon
Documentary uses first-person tapes to explore the life and career of Brando.
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.
Love And Peace
Punk rock, magical turtles and underground sewer communities.

M

Madonna
When a Jane Doe is marked for heart transplant a nurse tries to find out about her life.
The Measure Of A Man
A supermarket guard faces a moral quandry.
Men And Chicken
Black comedy about a pair of brothers who discover a dark family secret.
Mountains May Depart
A young woman chooses between two men as China is torn between its traditional values and a capitalist future.
My Golden Days
Part prequel to My Sex Life. Paul remembers his youth and the consequences of true love.
My Nazi Legacy
A lawyer becomes fascinated with two men: both sons of famous Nazi Generals, and both with polar opposite views of their fathers’ hand in the war.
Nasty Baby
A gay couple try to have a baby with the help of their best friend... but trouble lies ahead.
Neon Bull
Story of a bull handler who dreams of a career in the world of fashion.
Notfilm
Experimental essay - its author Samuel Beckett, its star Buster Keaton.
Office
Musical set in the world of finance.
The Ones Below
When a strange couple move in downstairs, a married pair find their happy home becomes something far more sinister.
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.
Our Man In Havana
An expatriate vacuum cleaner salesman is recruited as a Secret Service operative in Cuba.
Partisan
A boy grows up in a commune, trained to become an assassin, and begins to doubt its leader.
Paulina
A young woman survives a rape and her response confounds everyone around her.
The Pearl Button
Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor.
The People Vs Fritz Bauer
A portrait of Fritz Bauer, a man who defied his own government in working with Mossad to track down Adolf Eichmann.
The Program
A journalist tries to prove Lance Armstrong is a cheat.
Queen Of Earth
Following her father's suicide and breaking up with her boyfriend, Catherine seeks refuge with her friend Virginia, but the young woman's shaky grasp on reality strains their relationship to breaking point.

R

Remember
Zev has a mission: to avenge family, murdered 70 years ago by a Nazi guard who lives under an assumed identity in America.
Right Now, Wrong Then
A middle-aged art-film director and a fledgling artist meet - she knows he’s famous but doesn’t know his films, he’d like to see her paintings.
Rocco And His Brothers
A family from the rural south fight for unity and purpose in post-war Milan.
Room
A five-year-old discovers there may be more to the world than the single room in which he has been raised.
The Sky Trembles And The Earth Is Afraid And The Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
The beauty of Morocco transformed into a mysterious landscape.
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.
Steve Jobs
A biopic of the computing entrepeneur.
Steve McQueen: The Man And Le Mans
The true story of how a cinema legend would risk almost everything in pursuit of his dream.
Suffragette
Story of the early feminist movement.
Sunset Song
The daughter of a Scottish farmer comes of age in the early 1900s.
Sweet Bean
A baker forms a bond with an elderly woman over their love of pastry.
Sworn Virgin
A woman who has taken an oath to live as a man rediscovers her sexuality.
Take Me To The River
A teenager pressured into keeping his homosexuality a secret at a family gathering finds himself accused of assaulting a young girl.
Tangerine
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.
Taxi Tehran
An Iranian director forbidden to make movies works as a taxi driver, and installs hidden cameras in his cab…
(T)error
The first film to document on camera a covert counterterrorism sting as it unfolds.
Truman
A terminally ill man spends four days with an old friend.
Trumbo
Story of the career of Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo, who was blacklisted in 1947.

V

Valley Of Love
Two estranged parents are brought together by a request from their son who committed suicide.
Victoria
Adventures of a woman after she meets a group of young lads, over the course of a night.
Virgin Mountain
A fortysomething man, who still lives at home finds a surprising catalyst for change at a line-dancing class.
The Wait
A mother unexpectedly meets her son's fiancée at a villa in Sicily and gets to know her as she waits for her son to arrive.
Warlock
Restored Western. A town terrorised by a rancher’s thugs hires a professional gunfighter to bring order.
The Wave
Seismic rumblings in the Norwegian fjords threaten to start a chain reaction that will destroy the local area.
When Marnie Was There
A young girl sent to recuperate in the countryside finds an unsual friend.
The Witch
A family of New England settlers find their faith tested when their son disappears... possibly snatched by something evil in the woods.
Women In Love
Two sisters in a mining town in the 20s fall in love with two contrasting men.
Youth
A composer and a film director staying in an Alpine hotel find themselves under unexpected pressure.
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