Alias Ruby Blade
The love story of human rights activist Kirsty Sword and political prisoner Xanana Gusmão.
All Is Bright
An ex-con and his erstwhile partner bicker and bond as they try to get rich before Christmas.
At Any Price
A story of fathers and sons set against the backdrop of an Iowa farming community.
Before Midnight
Jesse and Celine consider their lives together after nine years of living together.
Before Snowfall
A youngster from Kurdistan tracks his sister across Europe after she flees before her wedding.
Big Bad Wolves
Two vigilantes kidnap a suspected child-killer.
Bluebird
A small incident spirals into tragedy.
Bridegroom
A documentary about a young man whose life is turned upside down when his partner dies
Byzantium
Two vampires, mother and daughter, open a seaside bordello.
Cutie And The Boxer
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.

D

Dancing In Jaffa
A documentary about a man trying to bring Israeli and Palestinian children together through ballroom dancing.
Dark Touch
A child is haunted by abuse.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Documentary about the broadway legend.
Frankenstein's Army
Russian soldiers try to track down an evil scientist who is working for the Nazis.
G.B.F.
After being accidentally outed, a shy teenager finds he has become the ultimate fashion accessory - the Gay Best Friend.
Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia
Documentary about the fearless essayist.
Haute Cuisine
Drama based on the real-life story of the personal chef to former French president François Mitterand.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.

I

Just A Sigh
An actress meets a stranger on a train and conceives of a different life.
Kiss The Water
Portrait of salmon fly-maker Megan Boyd.

M

The Machine
A cybernetics expert tries to create an android super-soldier.
Michael H - Profession: Director
An exploration of the work of Michael Haneke.
Northwest
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Odayaka
Two women in Tokyo face a wave of anxiety after the south-east Asian tsunami.
Oxyana
Exploration of a small Appalachian town in the grip of drug addiction.
Prince Avalanche
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.

R

Reaching For The Moon
The poet Elizabeth Bishop falls in love and finds inspiration.
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
A successful stockbroker finds his glittering career shattered after the Twin Towers fall, and is drawn back to the conflict in his homeland of Pakistan.
Richard Pryor: Omit The Logic
Profile of the stand-up comedian.
The Rocket
A youngster and his family try to forge a new life after being displaced by a dam.
Six Acts
A deep dive into the grey area of sexual abuse told through the story of Gili, a teenager who in order to improve her lame social status hooks up with several different boys, all from her new school.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Taboor
In a near-future Iran, a man goes about his solitary life.
Teenage
A social history of the teenager.
The Trials of Muhammad Ali
A documentary about the boxer's politics, his religious beliefs and his refusal to serve in Vietnam.

V

V/H/S/2
An anthology of short found footage horror films using inventive visual perspectives.
Wadjda
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
What Richard Did
When a teenager does something shockingly out of character, his future is threatened.
Whitewash
A man finds an encounter with a stranger changes his life forever.
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