The Act Of Killing
People responsible for the mass murder of suspeced Communists at the onset of the military regime in 1965 are challenged to restage their actions and question the pride they still take in them.
Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa
The hapless presenter is caught up in a hostage negotiation situation.
Atanarjuat, The Fast Runner
First movie ever made in Inuit, it tells a tale of love, tradition and revenge.
Au Revoir L'Été
Rites of passage drama about a youngster on a summer break with her family.
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.
The Armstrong Lie
Study of the cyclist that was being shot when the doping scandal broke.
A vengeful man sets out to find out about the businessman who caused his family's ruin.
Before Snowfall
A youngster from Kurdistan tracks his sister across Europe after she flees before her wedding.
Matt Busby comes out of retirement to help a young football team.
The Berlin File
As a North Korean spy suspects he has been set up, a South Korean spy uncovers a conspiracy.
Beware Of Mr Baker
Documentary about the flamboyant drummer.
Big Bad Wolves
Two vigilantes kidnap a suspected child-killer.
Blood Brother
Story of a man's commitment to an orphanage for children with AIDS and HIV.
A small incident spirals into tragedy.
Blue Ruin
Unexpected news transforms an easy-going vagrant into a man bent on revenge.
The Devil moves into a suburban street and turns the lives of its inhabitants upside-down.
Camille Claudel, 1915
Confined to an asylum, the former mistress of sculptor Auguste Rodin tries desperately to obtain a release.
A Castle In Italy
A family are forced to sell their Italian home.
Drama about a World War II veteran, left crippled and entirely dependent on his wife.
Cheap Thrills
Two friends trying to drown their sorrows meet a bored married couple who engage them in a series of increasingly bloody and dangerous bets.
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.
Class Enemy
A teacher finds his class start to turn on him after tragedy strikes the school.
Closed Curtain
A writer and his dog retreat to a coastal villa only to have their peace disturbed by two siblings fleeing the police.
Coast Of Death
Documentary about an area of Galicia considered to be the end of the world by the Romans.
Colonel Redl
An ambitious young army officer rises to the top of the military, but politics and blackmail make his world come crashing down.
Comrade Kim Goes Flying
A romantic, musical tale about a coal miner who dreams of becoming a trapeze artist.
Concrete Night
A youngster receives bad advice from his soon-to-be-jailed older brother.


Dallas Buyers Club
When a fast-living heterosexual redneck develops AIDS, he refuses to take it lying down, and in his struggle makes some unlikely friends.
The Dance Of Reality
The director looks back at his childhood in Chile.
Daniel & Ana
Dramatisation of a true-life ordeal of a brother and sister at the hands of Mexico's underground porn trade.
Dear Emma, Sweet Böbe
Story of two teachers after the fall of Communism.
The Dirties
Two best friends are filming a comedy about getting revenge on the bullies at their high school. One of them isn't joking.
The Double
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger.
Do It Yourself!
Documentary about fashion designer, punk icon and cultural provocateur Vivienne Westwood.
Enough Said
A divorced woman learns the new man in her life is her new friend's ex-husband.
Generations of the Sandberg family are revealed through loosely connected strands.
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.
Young love comes up against prejudice.
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.
Hide Your Smiling Faces
Tragedy forces a group of children to confront their own mortality.
Historic Centre
Four stories about life in Guimarães, Portugal.
The discovery of a grandmother she never knew she had prompts a life-change for a twentysomething.
A woman devoted to promoting euthanasia encounters a man with an invisible malaise.


A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Ilo Ilo
A family struggles to deal with the impact of the financial crisis.
Inside Llewyn Davis
One week in the life of a talented, failed singer/songwriter in Greenwich Village, New York, in the Sixties
Autobiographical cinema from director Philippe Garrel, in which his son Louis and Anna Mouglalis star as actors and lovers trying to reconcile their professional and personal lives.
Just A Sigh
An actress meets a stranger on a train and conceives of a different life.
Kami's Party
A day in the life of a group of upper-class Iranian twentysomethings.
Kill Your Darlings
A murder brings together the young writers of the beat generation.
The Kings Of Summer
Three teenagers decide to build a fort and live wild.
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.
The Look Of Love
Biopic of porn king Paul Raymond.
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.


Mademoiselle C
Documentary about former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief and fashion stylist Carine Roitfeld.
A provincial actor's rise to fame and glory within the protective patronage of Nazi Germany before the war.
Michael H - Profession: Director
An exploration of the work of Michael Haneke.
Minuscule - Valley Of The Lost Ants
In a peaceful little clearing, the remains of a picnic hastily abandoned spark warfare between two tribes of ants.
A single act of vengeful violence dramatically changes four lives.
Mother, I Love You
Desperate not to disappoint his mother, an introverted boy gets into increasingly difficult situations.
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.
An alcoholic father and his resentful son travel cross-country together to collect big sweepstake winnings.
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.
Of Horses and Men
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
Only Lovers Left Alive
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.
A man who spent 20 years in solitary confinement sets about looking for vengeance.
The story of the famous Romany poet.
The Past
A couple meeting to finalise their divorce find themselves in difficult emotional terrain.
The Pervert's Guide To Ideology
A documentary exploring the film criticism and philosophy of Slavoj Žižek.
A boy works hard to try and enter the elite class at his school, but is kept out by a brutal clique.
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.


The rivalry between Formula One drivers James Hunt and Niki Lauda comes to a fateful head at the 1976 German Grand Prix.
Sacro GRA
A documentary journey into the lives of people who inhabit the outskirts of Rome.
A man on the run escapes, along with his daughter, into a dream.
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.
Short Term 12
Story of a counsellor at a foster care centre.
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.
Sorrow And Joy
Filmmaker Johannes and his wife, schoolteacher Signe, try to come to terms with unspeakable grief.
Sources Of Life
The destinies of three generations confront German history from the postwar era up until the 1980s.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Still Life
A council worker looks for the next of kin of those found dead and alone.
Stories We Tell
Sarah Polley investigates secrets in her own family.
The Suicide Shop
In a town of depressives, one family has found a suicidal niche.
As the Abkhazian War in Georgia approaches, two villagers are the only ones who haven’t left.
A Teacher
A teacher has an affair with one of her pupils.
Tom At The Farm
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Identities shift and life grows ever more confusing as a high school student pursues an online romance with a woman who has a violent husband.


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 mother and son try to escape their past in East Berlin by heading west.
We Are The Best!
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
A man finds an encounter with a stranger changes his life forever.
You And The Night
A couple prepare to welcome guests for the evening but the atmosphere is tense.
The Zero Theorem
A reclusive computer genius, plagued with existential angst, works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the meaning of life.

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