Alexandra
A grandmother goes to visit her grandson, working for the army in Chechnya.
Alone In Four Walls
Inside a juvenile Russian reform school.
Año Uña
Personal photograph album becomes the basis for an unconventionally told romance.
Belle De Jour
Bunuel's story of a chaste housewife who gets a job in a brothel still has the power to shock after 40 years. Out now on re-release.
Belle Toujours
Forty years later, two of the characters from Belle De Jour are reunited, with a vengeful Henri determined to make Séverine face up to the past.
The Black Balloon
An insightful family drama, about a young man who must deal with more than his fair share of troubles, like his autistic brother. Also, young love and being a new boy in school.
The Black Cat
A couple of newlyweds find themselves trapped in a spooky Hungarian mansion after a car crash.
Blood Car
Troma-esque weirdness as a vegan invents a vehicle more reminiscent of Audrey II in Little Shop of Horrors. Minus the crap Broadway songs, of course.
Brideshead Revisited
A man reflects on his conflicting passions for a brother and sister whose lives were dominated by Catholic guilt.
The Brøken
A woman's life begins to spiral out of control after she sees her doppelganger. Read our with Sean Ellis.
Cafe De Los Maestros
A celebratory film about the maestros of tango.
Conversations With My Gardener
A Parisian artist taking refuge in the countryside forms a powerful friendship with the gardener he knew as a child.

D

Dog Days
Sexual humiliation and dark desires amongst disillusioned overweight Austrians in hot weather.
Eden
The disintegration of a marriage.
Encounters At The End Of The World
The infamous director Werner Herzog visits the Antarctic, determined not to make a movie about penguins.
Faintheart
A battle re-enactor struggles to recover the affections of his wife.
Fear(s) Of The Dark
Ten animations from the dark side.
Fermat's Room
Someone wants four mathematicians out of the equation. Plus read our exclusive interview with
Gomorrah
Five interweaving stories paint a brutal portrait of organised crime in Naples.
Good Dick
Offbeat romance between a damaged young woman and with Marianna Palka and Jason Ritter.
The Grocer's Son
A man finds himself revisiting his past after he has to take on the job of running his father's grocery van.
Heavy Load
On the rocky road with punk band Heavy Load.
Heavy Metal In Baghdad
Gonzo-style documentary following AcrassicaudA, Iraq's only heavy metal band, through their day to day struggle for freedom.
How To Lose Friends And Alienate People
Can a British journalist hack it in the New York world of a fashion magazine.

I

Import/Export
A man travels from Western to Eastern Europe while a woman travels in the opposite direction, yet their journeys have much in common.
In The City Of Sylvia
A boy dreams of finding a lost love.
I've Loved You So Long
Estranged sisters reunite under difficult circumstances.
Jesus, You Know
The inhabitants of six different churches seek Heavenly help to solve their Earthly problems.
Julia
An alcoholic finds herself in deep trouble after kidnapping a kid.
Just Another Love Story
A case of mistaken identity after a car accident turns violent and seedy.
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.
Linha De Passe
The story of one family's struggle to survive poverty in Brazil.
The Last Laugh
A hotel doorman suffers the ignominy of being demoted to lavatory attendant.

M

The Old Dark House
A couple run into trouble after they are stranded by a storm.
Pageant
An in-depth look at drag queens in preparation for the Miss Gay America.
Patti Smith: Dream Of Life
Intimate portrait of the icon.

R

The Raven
An evil surgeon becomes obsessed with a woman he saves and plots to keep her as his own.
Rivals
Brothers on the right and wrong side of law enforcement come into conflict.
Savage Grace
Accomplished telling of a real life upper class family's disturbing meltdown.
sleep furiously
Rural Wales faces change from all sides as the population ages.
Strength And Honour
A bare-knuckle boxer is forced to step back into the ring.
Summer Scars
The fate of a gang of urban kids who skip school to play in the woods with a stolen moped is changed forever when they crash.
Time To Die
An old woman talks to her dog in an attempt to retain a modicum of independance in a material world that does not appreciate a child's desire to play on a swing.
Unrelated
A middle-aged woman holidays with her bourgeois friends in Tuscany. Plus read our with Joanna Hogg.

V

War Requiem
An enigmatic and visually powerful statement against war.
The Wave
A high school teacher demonstrates with his class the true meaning of autocracy.
We Dreamed America
Documentary charting the rise of New British Country Music.
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A different space Kelly Macdonald on working with Marc Turtletaub on Puzzle

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The iconic man Jonathan Baker on Becoming Iconic and Inconceivable

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