100 Bloody Acres
Two enterprising brothers from the Australian boondocks launch a rickety business selling organic fertiliser - with a secret ingredient.
Psychological exploration of a security driver who pulled of a multimillion euro heist.
A location scout who loses her digital library discovers she has also lost her memory of a young man she met one of her trips.
Ain't Them Bodies Saints
Love story about an escaped outlaw and the wife who waits for him.
A boy at an exclusive American private school becomes increasingly obsessed with watching video clips on his computer.
Amadeus - The Director's Cut
Superior biopic of the Austrian composer.
An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker
Life becomes desperate for a scrap merchant when his pregnant wife needs medical help they can't afford.
Behind The Candelabra
The story of legendarily flamboyant entertainer Liberace and the man who loved him.
Before Snowfall
A youngster from Kurdistan tracks his sister across Europe after she flees before her wedding.
A small incident spirals into tragedy.
Buy It Now
The documentary style story of a teenager who decides to sell her virginity on eBay.
Camille Claudel, 1915
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
Celestial Wives Of The Meadow Mari
An introduction to the customs and rituals of the Volga-Finnic people in Northern Russia.
Child's Pose
An upper class woman loses all sight of morality as she strives to save her son from a prison sentence for knocking down an killing a child.
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Cockneys Vs Zombies
Bank robbers fight their way out of zombie-infested London.
Code Unknown
Self-consciously obtuse drama.
The Color Of The Chameleon
A young misfit is recruited to infiltrate a book club as a spy, with comic consequences.
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.
Cutie And The Boxer
Two fiercely creative artists continue to spar after 40 years spent head over heels in love.


The Dead Man And Being Happy
An ageing hitman goes on a darkly comic journey to nowhere.
The Deflowering Of Eva Van End
The arrival of a handsome exchange student causes a troubled family to come apart at the seams.
In the violent dystopia of Mega City One, only the judges can keep order.
Fata Morgana
Musings on the meanings of life, death and the world.
A Field In England
Four men have a strange encounter during the English Civil War.
For Those In Peril
The lone survivor of a shipwreck, blamed for it for superstitious reasons, refuses to believe his fellow sailors are dead and sets out to find them.
Frances Ha
Lightning-in-a-bottle, Noah Baumbach’s love poem to his star and co-writer Greta Gerwig recalls Godard’s early celebrations of Anna Karina, but, as a New York movie, it’s beautiful in a brand new way.
Frankenstein's Army
Russian soldiers try to track down an evil scientist who is working for the Nazis.
Fruitvale Station
The true story of Oscar Grant, who set out one day to try and bcome a better person and ended up in a shocking encounter at Fruitvale station.
A woman finds late romance at a dance club, but will family intrude?
The Golden Dream
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
The Grandmaster
The story of Ip Man, the martial arts master who trained Bruce Lee.
The Great Beauty
An ageing writer recalls the passions of his youth.
Harry Dean Stanton: Partly Fiction
A portrait of the actor, with singing.
Head Over Heels
A couple who have grown apart - geometrically - try to rekindle their relationship.
A Hijacking
A brutal drama about a ship hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean and the subsequent struggles for survival and freedom.
A woman devoted to promoting euthanasia encounters a man with an invisible malaise.
When an uninvited guest turns up, a wedding day turns sour.


A woman takes home a baby from hospital, devotedly caring for it. But she is not its mother - she is a kidnapper.
Just A Sigh
An actress meets a stranger on a train and conceives of a different life.
Kick Off
Organising a football match amongst the ruins of broken lives in Kirkuk, Iraq.
Killing Season
American and Serb soldiers who fought on opposite sides in the Bosnia War clash once again in a tense, action-packed game of cat and mouse set in the gorgeous yet inaccessible Appalachian Mountains.
Like Father, Like Son
When he discovers his baby boy was accidentally swapped with another at birth, whom he has raised and loved, a wealthy businessman must decide which one he truly feels is his son.
Long Live Freedom
After an under-pressure politician disappears, his look-alike brother fills the gap... and starts to win popular support.
Love Steaks
Luxury hotel. Luxury clientele. Irritable staff. A couple who might fall in love, or they might leave their relationship in its raw state – like the titular steaks.
The Lunchbox
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.


Martha Marcy May Marlene
A woman is traumatised after fleeing a cult.
Mood Indigo
This dreamlike story of two pairs of lovers, a cook and a kitchen mouse is an adaptation of the cult novel by French writer Boris Vian.
My Dog Killer
A troubled teenager with violent friends discovers a secret about his absent mother than makes him contemplate a cruel act.
National Security
A pro-democracy activist faces off against his torturers, determined not to reveal his secrets.
Nobody's Daughter Haewon
With her mother about to emigrate and her affair gone stale, Haewon faces a challenging future.
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
Animated tale about the clash for space between pandas and humans.
The story of the famous Romany poet.
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
A documentary exploring the film criticism and philosophy of Slavoj Žižek.
The Priest's Children
A young priest is appalled at the very low birthrate in his new community. When the confession of a local tobacconist reveals the reason why, he opts for a rather unusual method for rectifying the situation.
Prince Avalanche
Odd couple comedy about two road workers in the backwaters of Texas.


The literary life for two young friends in Norway.
The Ring
Two boxers vie for the love of a woman.
Rosemary's Baby
Taut supernatural chiller with Mia Farrow having a devilish time with her pregnancy.
A migrant Cuban thug attempts to claw his way to the top of the drugs trade in Florida.
The Selfish Giant
Roughly based on the Oscar Wilde parable, this is a tale of jealousy between two boys vying for the favour of a scrap merchant.
Anna, a taciturn 30-something, lives in a small flat with her dog Manu, who means everything to her. After a distressing incident which disrupts her life, Anna attaches herself to the family of Sofia, a happily married woman and mother of two children.
Simon Killer
A recent college graduate goes to Paris after breaking up with his girlfriend of five years. Once there, he falls in love with a young prostitute and their fateful journey begins.
Sources Of Life
The destinies of three generations confront German history from the postwar era up until the 1980s.
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.
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone
Rock-doc on Manchester indie rock pioneers The Stone Roses.
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
A Story Of Children And Film
A look at the way children have been represented in film from around the world.
Things The Way They Are
Jerónimo is a mistrustful loner who rents out rooms to foreigners without respecting their privacy. His life is turned upside down when the beautiful Sanna, a Norwegian, comes to stay. Jerónimo starts to come out of his shell but then he discovers that the girl is hiding something in his house.…
This is Martin Bonner
Two men embark on an unlikely friendship.


The Value Of Time
The tale of an aging doctor who, for over 40 years, has been devotedly tending a bizarre “domestic grave” containing his beloved wife.
An anthology of short found footage horror films using inventive visual perspectives.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear
A couple, one of whom is just out of prison, hide away in a house in the woods until the past comes calling for them.
A young Saudi girl who will stop at nothing to earn enough money to buy the bicycle she craves.
A man finds an encounter with a stranger changes his life forever.
Deputy Leifur is a total wreck. Nonstop parties, hangovers, sexual escapades and drug abuse have gnawed his life to the bone. He decides to throw his last party before entering rehab. How will it turn out?
Young & Beautiful
Portrait of a 17-year-old, who sells her body for cash.

Filming sensations Mathieu Amalric on Pierre Léon, Jeanne Balibar and the sounds and colours of Barbara

Character arc Seth A Smith on filming with a two-year-old and bringing marbling to life in The Crescent

Keeping up appearances Marcello Martinessi on cultural conservatism and filmmaking honesty in The Heiresses

A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

Out of the past Susanna Nicchiarelli on Trine Dyrholm and the costume design in Nico, 1988

The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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