Awaydays
Tragic romance, based on Kevin Sampson's book about Tranmere Rovers hooligans in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
The Agent
A disillusioned writer confronts his slippery agent.
Bigger Than Life
Addiction to a wonder drug has mind-altering side-effects.
Cross Of Iron
As the Wehrmacht retreat on the Eastern Front, two German soldiers are locked in a futile personal conflict.

D

The Day The Earth Stood Still
An alien comes to Earth to find out whether human civilisation is dangerously hostile or deserving of a chance.
Encounters At The End Of The World
The infamous director Werner Herzog visits the Antarctic, determined not to make a movie about penguins.
Everlasting Moments
Discovering photography provides an abused woman with a new way of experiencing life.
Genova
In a foreign city, a young girl begins to catch glimpses of the mother she lost in a car crash.

I

Il Divo
The life and times of notorious Italian politician Guilio Andreotti.
Is Anybody There?
An elderly magician reluctantly entering a retirement home bonds with an inquisitive young boy and persuades him life is for living.
Katyn
In the early days of World War Two, thousands of captured Polish officers are handed over to the Soviet authorities – and vanish.
Let The Right One In
A touching story of first romance... with a side-serving of horror.

M

Mark Of An Angel
A mother caught up in a custody battle becomes obsessed with another woman's child.
Mime-Mime
Story about an eccentric who is the black sheep of her family.
North By Northwest
A case of mistaken identity and false accusation sees an innocent man go on the run from the CIA and a criminal gang.
Odd Man Out
An injured IRA man goes on the run in the forbidding back streets of Belfast.
Paris 36
A group of workers try to take over their music hall when it's threatened with closure, but the arrival of a beautiful new singer leads to tragedy.
Pierrepoint
The most famous hangman in Britain goes about his business.

R

Religulous
Comedian Bill Maher champions scepticism in an age of rising religious fundamentalism.
Shifty
Twenty-four hours in the life of a Muslim crack dealer and a friend from his past.
Slingshot
Close-up and personal view of the slums using hidden cameras and brilliant editing.
Three Miles North Of Molkom
Spiritual fulfilment meets simple-minded satisfaction in a clash of ideologies.
Traitor
A terrorist inveigles himself into a conspiracy to commit a large-scale attack on America, but whose side is he really on?

V

Vogelfrei
An experimental directorial quartet taking on the four ages of a single character's life.
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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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