Anna
A single mother living in war-torn Ukraine is tempted by the chance to attend a party where she could meet American men looking for wives.
Beanpole
Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins of Leningrad after the Second World War.
The Best Years Of A Life
A sequel, set decades later, to Un Homme Et Une Femme.
The Climb
A look at the friendship between two guys that spans many years.

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The Dead Don't Die
The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
The Doors
Biopic of Jim Morrison and his Sixties iconic rock band.
Favourites
A teenage hitchhiker forms an unexpected bond with a stranger.
First Blood
Sylvester Stallone in first Rambo movie.
Frankie
Three generations grappling with a life-changing experience during one day of a vacation in Sintra, Portugal, a historic town known for its dense gardens and fairy-tale villas and palaces.
The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil
A gang boss survives an attack by a serial killer and works with a detective to try and track him down.
A Hidden Life
The Austrian Franz Jägerstätter, a conscientious objector, refuses to fight for the Nazis in World War II.

I

Litigante
In Bogota, Silvia, a single mum and a lawyer, is implicated in a corruption scandal. At the same time she is trying to cope with her sick mum.

M

Making Waves: The Art Of Cinematic Sound
Explores the impact of movie sound through insight from cinema’s biggest directors and their go-to sonic collaborators.
Miracle In Milan
An allegorical neorealist fantasy examining social dynamics in post-war Italy.
Les Misérables
A man joins an anti-crime brigade and rapidly discovers the tensions between the various neighbourhood groups.
Naptha
Faraz’s quiet life working at an isolated petrol station is turned upside down when his ageing father Malik begins to speak in a long-forgotten language and insists on returning back home.
Oleg
A migrant to Belgium loses his job and finds himself in trouble thanks to his non-citizen status.
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
TV star Rick Dalton and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth make their way around an industry they hardly recognise any more.
On A Magical Night
After 20 years of marriage, Maria decides to leave her husband. She moves into room 212 at the hotel across the street, with a bird’s-eye view of her apartment, her husband and the life she shared with him.
Pain And Glory
A film director reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Party Day
Mena organises a birthday party for a daughter. But after a phone call from her mother, she becomes distraught.
Please Speak Continuously And Describe Your Experiences As They Come To You
Emily is a patient at an experimental psychiatric facility where a brain implant prototype allows her to relive her dreams.
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire
On an isolated island in Bretagne at the end of the 18th century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.
Port Authority
A love story about a Midwesterner and a trans woman, set in New York's Kiki ballroom scene.

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Rocketman
A musical fantasy reimagining of Elton John's early success, addiction and rehab.
Share
After discovering a disturbing video from a night she doesn’t remember, 16-year-old Mandy must try to figure out what happened and how to navigate the escalating fallout.
The Shining
After moving his family to a remote hotel with a troubled past, a writer gradually loses his mind.
Sick Sick Sick
A teenager becomes fascinated with a new kid in class who is a haemophiliac. When tragedy strikes, she finds a new obsession.
Sorry We Missed You
A hard-up delivery driver and his wife struggle to get by in modern-day England.
The Swallows Of Kabul
Summer 1998 - Kabul under Taliban rule. Zunaira and Mohsen are young and in love. Despite the daily violence and misery, they hope for a better future. One day, a foolish gesture causes life to take an irrevocable turn.
The Unknown Saint
Moments before his capture by police, a thief digs a grave to hide a bag of money. Released from prison years later he returns to retrieve the bag, only to find a shrine to an Unknown Saint build directly over his loot, and a brand new village constructed all around it.

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Young Ahmed
A teenager becomes radicalised.
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