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A woman visiting a lonely beach with her boyfriend bumps into a high school friend, with bittersweet comic consequences.
A group of teenagers experiment with ketamine and find themselves out of their depth.
Things become complicated when two halves of a couple separately develop illicit interests in the same man.
A young hitchhiker meets an intriguing girl with a penchant for fabulous lies.
Beautiful silhouette take on the Arabian nights and a piece of celluloid history.
Young newlyweds are anxious to consummate their marriage but family keeps getting in the way.
Who or what am I - German or Turkish?' is the main question of this comedy about a Turkish family living in Germany since the late Sixties.
A failed asylum seeker dreams or running a bio-dynamic farm.
A mother moves with her young son to escape a violent husband, but something creepy is going on at her new address.
A Rejkjavik musician decides to put on a music festival in his own backyard.
The difficult life of a boy and his single mother looks set to change when they take in an Edo-era samurai warrior who has been magically transported to their time.
The story of the legendary hop hop act, from high school to superstardom and beyond.
Winner of the Queer Palm at Cannes 2011, a disturbing and provocative examination of one man's damaging self-hatred.
Documentary about the man behind the Muppet.
An ambitious young man seeks to attain power in 1890s Paris by seducing and manipulating the bored wives of important men.
A private detective with a passion for disco tries to clean up the streets of Kolkata in a documentary like no other.
Retiring to India and the promised comforts of a luxury hotel, a group of elderly Britons get less than they bargained for and more than they could have dreamed of.
A dramatic story of idealism, loyalty, and betrayal that reveals a great deal about the culture of protest and the paranoia of post-9/11 America.
A documentary focusing on New York Times photographer Bill Cunningham, who has spent most of his 90 years capturing Manhattan on camera.
An experimental short providing a glimpse inside a summer camp where young Russian cadets develop their allegiance.
What would have happened to Butch Cassidy if he hadn't died in Bolivia?
A middle-aged professor becomes infatuated with a night club dancer.
Musician Bob Forrest talks about his days with Thelonius Monster and his struggle with heroin addiction.
Tragic-comic love story between two youngsters amid books, literary quotes, coming-togethers and fall-outs.
A troubled young man on day release from prison takes a job in a morgue and is inspired to go looking for the mother who abandoned him as a baby.
Lonely people whose love binds them in painful situations are united by music.
Director Dori Berinstein captures the magic and vivacity of the ninetysomething showbiz icon.
A deaf art teacher struggling with bereavement seeks refuge in a spiritualist community only to encounter a ghost bent on vengeance.
A grumpy shopkeeper lends a helping hand to a young Chinese man who cannot speak his language, and his life changes forever.
An elderly lesbian couple flee the threat of a nursing home and head to Canada to marry, picking up a hitchhiker along the way.
Tracks the triumphant rise of Hollywood’s most prolific writer-director-producer, the godfather of independent filmmaking.
A young girl struggles to cope with a family move, while preparing for her confirmation ceremony.
When a garage owner hires a mysterious hitman to dispose of his business rival, things go from bad to worse.
A restless soul comes back from the dead to seek vengeance.
Survivors travelling through a post-Apocalypse world take refuge in a remote farmhouse and face a showdown with mutant cannibals.
A young German woman briefly visits Buenos Aires and finds herself recognising things, the beginning of a painful process of discovery.
A Muslim kid who doesn't fit in becomes friends with a Jewish boy but doesn't know how to resolve the initial misunderstanding about his background.
A man with a camera implanted in his brain is commissioned to film a documentary about a terminally ill woman's last days.
After an accident offworld, an astronaut returns home looking for those responsible.
Documentary about fashion designer, punk icon and cultural provocateur Vivienne Westwood.
Documentary following a year in the life of skateboarder Josh ‘Skreech’ Sandoval.
A young couple's passionate relationship plays out against the backdrop of a manhunt.
A police psychologist renews old acquaintances when she is drafted in to help small town police find an escaped convict.
A suspenseful cat-and-mouse search between police and an escaped convict.
Two comic fans desperate to save their shop are delighted to find a rare first edition of Electric Man - but others are after it too.
A documentary about the 25 year career of Fishbone, the unique punk/funk underground band considered by many fans to be the best in the world.
A found-footage film about a group of young people making documentary in the Los Angeles canyons and encountering something primitive and terrible.
A love triangle simmers under the threat of an alien invasion.
A middle aged Ukrainian woman raises twenty seven children in a crumbling rural house, whilst racial prejudice threatens the security of many of the adoptees.
An elderly man whose short term memory has been eroded by Alzheimer's disease goes on a series of adventures in the course of one dark night.
A tongue-in-cheek surrealist parable in which two ghosts go looking for the end of the world.
Concerned by local gossip, a father follows his daughter one night and discovers a tragic secret.
The animated story of a small girl trying to figure out how her brother works.
An evil alien ruler plans to destroy the Earth, and only an American football quarterback can stop him.
Film essay documenting fishermen's working conditions and sea trade.
A look at the creative process and inner life of the celebrated abstract painter.
As two men talk one night, a camera sits in the window, watching the street below. One of them is waiting for somebody to pass by.
A scathing documentary exposé of an industry that trades in adolescent girls, as ugly as it sounds.
What is it about shoes that drives some women crazy? This documentary aims to find out - in dazzling style.
A boy who pursues a mysterious golden bird finds himself further and further from the world he thought he knew.
The emotional journey of a teenager is traced when her boyfriend leaves to travel the world.
A documentary about a white boy growing up in Zaire and the difficulty he faces being taken 'home' to Europe.
A morbid young man falls in love with a vivacious septuagenarian.
A middle-aged shoe-shiner helps an illegal immigrant.
Adaptation of Jo Nesbo's bestselling Norwegian thriller about a headhunter who moonlilghts as a thief.
Violence begets violence in a study of retribution and small town defiance.
A look at Oregonians who choose physician-assisted suicide - and those battling to bring in similar laws in other states.
A documentary maker exploring his family history uncovers a story that prompts him to take a on a life-changing business venture.
Marc Evans' latest feature is a sweet and sincere paean to the pre-punk 1970s.
A fictional take on the story of Gudrun Ensslin and Bernward Vesper in the run-up to the formation of the Baader Meinhof gang.
Werner Herzog's powerful exploration of violence and its consequences, told through Death Row inmates and others close to their crimes.
A self-centred, anti-Semitic, Catholic sewer worker shelters Jews from the Nazis, at first for money but gradually because he comes to care about them as a human being.
A young Edinburgh man struggles to escape the grip of a brutal drug dealer while falling in love with a Canadian woman.
Jeff believes that all things are interconnected and everything happens for a reason. Perhaps he's right.
A gripping conspiracy thriller story about the rise and fall of a major Italian food company, due to mismanagement, dodgy financial deals, shady politics and embezzlement.
A documentary about a disability rights campaigner who suffers from cerebral palsy.
What happens when an obssession with junk food goes too far...
A documentary about the mystery surrounding the imprisoned Russian oligarch.
A young boy searches for his father and his bike.
Photography and recycling in Kinshasa.
A documentary about Jocky Wilson, his home town of Kirkcaldy and the mystery of his disappearance.
A detective investigating a murder finds out what "client attachment" means in this stylish 1940s thriller.
A trainee carer's scheme to rob a comatose patient's house by night triggers supernatural horrors.
A phone call reveals the difficulties of estrangement within a family.
A dramatic tale of life and love in Ancient Egypt.
An animator struggles with the character he is creating.
A look at the meteoric rise to fame of fashion designer Ozwald Boateng.
A young man goes looking for his birth mother and finds a troubled community in a land dominated by the turtle spirit.
A documentary about the mystery of missing negatives created by iconic photographer Robert Capa and his friends during the Spanish Civil War.
A look at the day to day life of an unremarkable man who is keeping a ten year old boy prisoner in his basement.
Mitsuko is in her ninth month of pregnancy, but that doesn't stop her taking the lead when all around her are floundering. Yuya Ishii's breathless comic drama has satire, brio and originality to burn.
When the Muppet Theatre is theatened, three fans must reunite its former stars to save it.
The tragedy of a devoted servant of God whose very righteousness leads him on the path to damnation.
In praise of small town high school losers who discover their skills.
A documentary about a woman who uses a double decker bus to help sex workers on the streets of Glasgow.
The story of the sinking of the Titanic.
A group of men set out to investigate murder in the steppe.
After a fight in which their friend is killed, two Alaskan teenagers try to cover up what happened and keep their mutual secret.
An encounter with punk heroes who are adjusting to fatherhood.
Two young men who share an incurable illness face death together and try to find something precious in life.
An exploration of the prose, poetry and artwork of WG Sebald and its place within European history and geography.
A look at the craft of making ballet shoes and the damage done in the pursuit of art.
Two friends demonstrate their unusual method of picking up men.
Two men team up to rob an office safe but they must work around a light-triggered alarm system.
A doctor investigates a series of mysterious deaths - and apparent reappearances - in a remote Cornish village.
Documentary about a deaf-blind man and his wife.
Watching Joan Crawford watching life go by.
A prince becomes caught up in a battle between a mining town and a forest.
An elite SWAT team try to clear out an apartment complex controlled by a drug dealer, but nothing goes to plan.
The story of a Western Australian legend and the tough, warm, independent people whose lives he touched.
A young boy is dropped off at an elderly woman's house that seems filled with scary surprises.
When two young drunk people board the bus, Kristoffer remembers something he has long pushed away.
A young couple moving into a remote cottage find the villagers unwelcoming and learn that travellers on the moors are meeting with mysterious deaths.
When an idealistic sheikh persuades a fisheries expert to try and introduce salmon to the Yemen, the expert soon finds himself himself out of his depth, but love blossoms along the way.
The story of a fateful meeting between two men, one night in Belgrade.
A father breaks his dinnertime silence when his daughter reveals plans to go out for the evening.
A couple travel across country taking on different roles and presenting challenges to strangers.
A silent film idol romances a Hollywood starlet in this much-loved classic.
Documentary charting the career of Harry Belafonte - singer, actor and political activist.
A tribute to Richard Linklater's Slacker made by members of the Austin Filmmakers Society.
Absorbing and boldly original drama revolving around a German doctor in present-day Cameroon.
Richard Jobson's committed, imaginative response to our collective apathy to the war in Iraq.
A teenager with Asperger's syndrome embarks on a quest to find the perfect girlfriend for his recently-dumped brother.
A raw, compelling study what happens to a ordinary family when a husband and father becomes terminally ill.
Two children move into an abandoned house and strive to fend for themselves as everyday life goes on around them.
Ordinary folk by day, caped crusaders by night; a look into the lives of real life superheroes.
Classic comic book adaptation about an orphaned alien who becomes humanity's saviour.
Documentary following the songwriters and stars of Once, after their triumphant Oscar win.
Enchanting, magical tales told using silhouette animation and screened in 3D.
An unhappy, overweight boy with a difficult home life finds inspiration in a deputy headteacher who loves to break the rules.
Jafar Panahi's postcard from Iran.
An oddball retired rock star takes a roadtrip across America inspired by his dead father.
A documentary about the development of the office cubicle and the melancholy atmosphere it has created.
Tilt is a love story set against the backdrop of the changing political and social environment in Europe in the late 80s and early 90s. Can this love survive the challenges of emigration, a violent homeland and an immoral social atmosphere?
A fortysomething man is bereft when the little sister he has raised leaves home, but nothing ever turns out the way you expect.
A young woman falls prey to a fatal attraction in this reworking of Tess Of The D'Urbervilles, transposed to modern day India.
Animation based on Yoshihiro Tatsumi's manga memoir A Drifting Life and other short stories.
A young woman's life is turned upside down when she suddenly finds out that she's more than six months pregnant.
The chief of a band of battle-weary Norse warriors is about to hand over power to his son when they are confronted by something entirely unexpected.
A portrait of Jake, an outsider who lives in the wilderness of his own creation.
A dead man stuck in a dead end job welcoming new arrivals to the afterlife fears things will get even worse when he accidentally loses a soul.
A young man with Tourette's syndrome escapes an institution, along with two friends, to travel to Italy and fulfil his mother's last wish.
A bored subtitler is unexpectedly asked to translate the interrogation of a Chinese-speaking visitor from another world, with dramatic consequences.
A man falling over in the snow discovers other men, whom he follows on a strange journey.
A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village.
A fresh-out-of-jail ex-con, finds himself landed with taking care of his kids... whether they like it or not.
An Alzheimer's sufferer finds a new place in the world after entering an old folk's home.
Three teenagers struggle with issues round religion and identity as one of them tries to come to terms with being gay.
A tightly focused comedy drama exploring the bonds between siblings, best friends and lovers.
Casey Affleck liberated by ghosts Star talks Oscars, Rooney Mara and hiding under a sheet
In the city of the world's desire Ceyda Torun on KEDi, cats, femininity and the soul of Istanbul.
A nice cup of tea and a murder Jamie McKeller on The Book Club, legalising murder, serial killers and cake.
Completing the trip Bertrand Tavernier on Jacques Becker, Claude Sautet, Jean-Pierre Melville and his Journey Through French Cinema.
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