20 Feet From Stardom
Backing singers tell their stories.
Afghan '72
Man meets landscape, on horseback, as a son imagines his father.
A forensic psychologist is faced with a young woman who may be a victim or a psychopath.
A recently deceased couple turn to a sleazy ghost to try and get an obnoxious living family evicted from their beloved home.
Black Angel
A knight sets out to rescue an imperiled damsel in this short film originally shown before The Empire Strikes Back.
Beyond The Edge
A docudrama about Tenzing Norgay and Edmund Hillary's historic ascent of Everest.
Blue Ruin
Unexpected news transforms an easy-going vagrant into a man bent on revenge.
The Book Thief
A girl in Second World War Germany steals books and shares them with others.
The Devil moves into a suburban street and turns the lives of its inhabitants upside-down.
Buffalo Death Mask
Abstracted images of a conversation with the artist Stephen Andrews.
B For Boy
A woman resorts to desperate measures after she has a stillbirth.
A priest finds himself under threat.
A serial killer finds himself falliing for a potential victim.
The Case
An exploration of imagery and ideas related to crime.
A gay teenager struggles to cope and find acceptance in prison.
Concrete Night
A youngster receives bad advice from his soon-to-be-jailed older brother.
A frustrated woman secretly becomes a lesbian escort.


Dad's Stick
An experimental biopic about a man who keeps things that might be useful.
The Dance Of Reality
The director looks back at his childhood in Chile.
Danger Of Complete Extinction
A man who is worried about turning into hiis dad reacts against the world at large.
Dark Blood
When a couple's car breaks down at an former nuclear test site they are rescued and imprisoned by a local hermit.
Dark Victory
A young heiress diagnosed with terminal brain cancer must decide how to spend her last few weeks of life.
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.
Ebb And Flow
A documentary about a car dealer who is HIV positive and deaf.
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me
Documentary about the broadway legend.
Emergency Calls
An abstracted story based on real life calls to the emergency services.
A couple has a sexual encounter in a car.
Everybody’s Child
A documentary about growing up in Muirhouse and the challenges faced by people living in housing schemes.
Exchange And Mart
A girl boarding at a remote highland school undertakes a challenging self-defence test, but things don't go according to plan.
A family story of determination, dreams and jazz.
The Fog
A small town on the California coast is swathed in a mysterious fog containing the vengeful ghosts of shipwrecked sailors.
For Those Who Can Tell No Tales
An Australian tourist finds a trip to Bosnia changes her life forever.
Getting On
A woman labouring under the weight of housework with no reward, has an unusual visitor.
Gone With The Wind
A Southern belle is caught up in a torrid affair as the US Civil War rages around her.
Biopic of mafiosi Henry Hill and his rise and fall through the mob.
The Girl From The Wardrobe
A young man leaves his mentally disabled brother in the care of an eccentric neighbour.
The Golden Dream
A group of Guatemalan teenagers tries to make it to the US.
Gore Vidal: The United States Of Amnesia
Documentary about the fearless essayist.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
The adventures of a concierge and a lobby boy who becomes his friend.
Grand Central
A complex romance set against the backdrop of the nuclear power industry.
The Great Passage
A charming geek finds spiritual fulfilment – and true love – while compiling a new Japanese dictionary.
A tribute to John Gutenberg, who introduced the printing press in Europe.
Half Of A Yellow Sun
Civil war shatters the comfortable illusions of Nigeria’s middle class in this 1960s-set love story.
Hank And Asha
A Czech film student corresponds with a film director in the US, but will their blossoming romance survive a face to face meeting?
The Heart Of Bruno Wizard
A documentary portrait of the London punk musician and artist.
How To Abandon Ship
An anatomy of a failed relationship, with puppets.


Iboga Nights
A former drug user investigates the use of the hallucinogen ibogaine to cure addiction.
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.
The Immaculates
Tensions rise after a teenage Italian girl is apparently attacked by Roma boys.
A short film about movement.
An accomplished but bored serial killer takes a journalist who is drawn to murder under his wing.
A man becomes obsessed by the presence of his double in an old Italian film.
The Last Impresario
The story of producer and social butterfly Michael White.
The Last Of The Unjust
Benjamin Murmelstein addresses his unique relationship to Adolf Eichmann and his role as the last Jewish elder of Theresienstadt.
The Life Aquatic
An ageing oceanographer gathers a crew to hunt a shark that killed his partner.
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
Love Is Not What It Used to Be
Couples at different stages of their relationships experience the different forms and directions love can take.
The Lunchbox
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.


Mary, Queen Of Scots
A biopic of the ill-fated Scottish monarch.
The Misbehaviour Of Polly Paper Cut
A bored Spanish girl in Florida decides to become a supervillain.
Mood Indigo
This dreamlike story of two pairs of lovers, a cook and a kitchen mouse is an adaptation of the cult novel by French writer Boris Vian.
Mr Morgan’s Last Love
A retired philosophy professor falls for a young Parisian woman.
Mr Peabody & Sherman
A genius dog and his adopted son have time travelling adventures with hilarious animated results
Mystery Road
An Aboriginal cop returns to his home town to investigate the murder of a teenage girl.
My Name Is Hmmm...
An abused young girl runs away from home and forms an unlikely bond with a trucker.
Night Moves
Three people plot an act of eco-terrorism.
A teenager gets sucked into a turf war.
No Hope For Men Below
The story of the Redding Pit disaster and the experiences of the women waiting whilst their men were trapped below.
Off-White Tulips
Complex storytelling inspired by James Baldwin's adventures in Istanbul.
Of Horses and Men
A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human.
On The Edge Of The World
Documentary about homelessness in Paris.
On The Threshold
A devoted young woman does everything for her family.
Animated tale about the clash for space between pandas and humans.
The story of the famous Romany poet.
A misunderstood boy is the only one who can save his town from an ancient curse.
The Past
A couple meeting to finalise their divorce find themselves in difficult emotional terrain.
A pregnant woman meets a bereaved mother in a support group for survivors of violence, but nothing is as it seems.
The Punk Singer
A look at the life musician Kathleen Hanna, who formed the punk band Bikini Kill.
The Questioning
A supporter of human rights activists documents a police search of his home.


The best cooked meals of mice and men.
Rebel Without A Cause
The film which invented the teenager and introduced the world to James Dean.
An introduction to the dynamics of sound in the reverberation chamber.
The Rocket
A youngster and his family try to forge a new life after being displaced by a dam.
Run & Jump
A woman struggles to deal with her husband's personality changes after he suffers a stroke.
The Sacrament
Two young reporters visit a secretive religious group.
Life changes for a professional assassin because of a witness.
The Scribbler
A woman with multiple personality disorder undergoes a strange new procedure.
Six Day Run
A documentary about one of the world's most gruelling sporting challenges.
The Strange Colour Of Your Body's Tears
A woman's disappearance forms the central mystery in this visually stylish neo-giallo.
Classic western adventure.
Stand Clear Of The Closing Doors
A boy with Asperger's syndrome goes riding on the New York subway for days as his distraught mother searches for him.
Starred Up
A young offender is relocated to the adult prison where his father is locked up.
A Story Of Children And Film
A look at the way children have been represented in film from around the world.
Jasmin wants to bond with her mother, Eva, recently released from prison, but Eva’s love life interferes.
As the Abkhazian War in Georgia approaches, two villagers are the only ones who haven’t left.
That Music
A construction worker seeks out a song that reminds him of his family.
These Birds Walk
As an old man faces death, we take a look at the children's home to which he has devoted his life.
They Will Return
Two children are mysteriously abandoned by their parents.
Things The Way They Are
Jerónimo is a mistrustful loner who rents out rooms to foreigners without respecting their privacy. His life is turned upside down when the beautiful Sanna, a Norwegian, comes to stay. Jerónimo starts to come out of his shell but then he discovers that the girl is hiding something in his house.…
A Third Version Of The Imaginary
A visit to the image library of the Kenya Broadcasting Corporation in Nairobi.
Tom At The Farm
A young man finds himself embroiled in a dangerous game of deception.
Based on the true story of Robyn Davidson who in 1977 undertook an extraordinary solo trek across the harsh Australian outback.
Trusts And Estates
Four lawyers partake in an increasingly unpleasant conversation over dinner.
A social history of the teenager.
Under The Skin
An alien in human form takes a roadtrip across Scotland.


Video Nasties: Draconian Days
The story of censorship in the British home video industry.
Violeta Went To Heaven
A biopic of the Chilean folk singer, composer, ethnomusicologist and painter Violeta Parra.
An Argentinian family setting up a guest house grows suspicious of a friendly German doctor who seems to command unusual respect in the local German community.
We Are The Best!
Coming of age tale about three teenage girls in Stockholm forming a punk band.
Who Is Dayani Cristal?
An anonymous body in the Arizona desert sparks the beginning of a real-life human drama.
The Wind Rises
Hayao Miyazaki brings together the engineer Jiro Horikoshi and the author Tatsuo Hori in a fictional epic tale of love.
Witching And Bitching
When three men go on the run after a heist goes bad, they run into a coven of witches.
The Wizard Of Oz
Swept away to a magical land, young Dorothy sets out to find the wizard who can help her get home, meeting some unusual friends along the way. Out on IMAX reissue.
Wolf Creek 2
Cops and tourists fall foul of an outback serial killer.
A loyal factory cleaner is refused a pension whilst a maid finds herself employed by the dog who inherited the house where she works.
Withnail And I
The cult film about the adventures of two out-of-work actors on holiday in the Lake District gets a big screen re-issue.
(Yak) Butter Lamp
A young photographer takes pictures of Tibetan nomads.
You’ll Be A Man
A ten-year-old boy and the 20-year-old hired to look after him become best friends.
Yves Saint Laurent
Biopic of the French fashion designer.
The Zero Theorem
A reclusive computer genius, plagued with existential angst, works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the meaning of life.

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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