12:08, East of Bucharest
Three men search for the truth about the Romanian Revolution - and has anything really changed?
37 Uses For A Dead Sheep
Documentary on the Pamir Kirghiz's search for a homeland.
Azuloscurocasinegro
Coming-of-age drama about a janitor striving to turn his dreams into reality.
After The Wedding
After a shocking discovery at an investor's family wedding, the supervisor of an orphanage finds himself facing a complex dilemma.
Babel
Modern melodrama, tracing four interlocking stories across three continents.
Bamako
Scathing attack on the World Bank and IMF's role in African poverty, set within a loose narrative framework.
Black Book
Paul Verhoeven returns to Europe for an epic wartime tale.
Bobby
Who was in the hotel on the night that Robert Kennedy was shot?
Beyond Hatred
A documentary portrait of a family's experiences following the homophobic murder of their son.
Big Bang Love: Juvenile A
Boy meets boy in a surreal prison for convicted murderers.
Black Gold
A documentary examining the inequities of the coffee trade.
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros
Low budget, endearing look at a young boy’s first crush.
Borat: Cultural Learnings Of America For Make Benefit Glorious Nation Of Kazakhstan
A fake documentary about a Kazakhstani TV reporter on a cultural mission to America.
Born And Bred
A man's life falls apart after a tragic accident.
The Boss Of It All
An IT company trying to sell up hires an actor to pose as its president.
Breaking And Entering
A stolen laptop leads to revelations of loss, love and the quality of mercy.
The Bridge
Documenting suicides from the Golden Gate bridge.
Buenos Aires, 1977
A goalkeeper kidnapped and tortured by the Argentinian secret police becomes determined to escape.
Bug
A lonely woman finds romance with a stranger only for things to turn nasty when her ex-husband gets out of jail.
Candy
A junkie poet falls in love.
A Comedy Of Power
Investigating fraud amongst France's fattest fat cats.
Cubs
Teenagers take up a sinister urban sport.

D

Das Fraulein
Two women from the former Yugoslavia have their perceptions and dreams altered by a young Bosnian with a lust for life.
The Dawn Chorus
A boy and girl return to where their parents’ plane crashed 7 years earlier.
Days Of Glory
Four North African men join the French army to fight the Nazis, but will their deeds be remembered?
Dans Paris
Love, sex, suicide and depression filmed Truffaut style.
Distant Voices, Still Lives
Memories of a working-class Liverpudlian family during and after the Blitz.
Fast Food Nation
Exposing the beef burger industry as bacteria friendly, with blood in the boardroom and illegals in the slaughterhouse.
Flanders
A young woman goes mad at home whilst the soldier who loves her is surrounded by madness abroad.
Ghosts
The life of an illegal Chinese immigrant, based on a true story.
The Go Master
The long and quiet life of a Chinese Go Master in Japan.
Great Expectations
Classic adaptation of Dickens' novel about a orphan who finds a mystery inheritance propels him into high society.
Half Nelson
A drug-addicted teacher is befriended by a student.
The Holy Mountain
The seven most powerful people on the planet undertake a pilgrimage to the holy mountain. Out now to own as part of a six-disc Jodorowsky Collection.
Hollywoodland
A fictional exploration of the death of the original Superman.

I

Il Caimano
Italian B-movie film producer attempts to save his marriage, avoid bankruptcy and pitch a movie attacking Berlusconi.
Infamous
Truman Capote researches the Clutter murders for In Cold Blood.
Invisible Waves
A man, dogged by guilt, goes on the run after poisoning his lover.
I Don't Want to Sleep Alone
Migrants in Malaysia dream of sleep, recovery, and each other.
Kabul Express
Two reporters journey through Afghanistan trying to get a story on the Taliban.
Lights In The Dusk
A lonely security guard is exploited by a group of gangsters including a beautiful femme fatale.
Little Children
The hopes, dreams and secrets of a group of young parents whose lives intersect in small-town America.
The Lives Of The Saints
A small boy grants wishes, but what should people wish for?
The Last King Of Scotland
Ugandan dictator's rise to power as seen through the eyes of a young doctor.
Longing
A volunteer firefighter who witnesses the aftermath of a car crash finds his life turned upside down by an obscure, destructive longing.
Lunacy
Horror film addresses madness, both in and out of the asylum.

M

The Masseur
A masseur in the Phillippines tries to come to terms with his father's death.
Mischief Night
Riotous comedy that isn't scared to highlight social issues.
The Namesake
A Bengali family in America attempt to bridge the divides between cultures and generations.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
3D version of Tim Burton's stop-animation film about Hallowe'en Jack's fascination with Christmas gets its annual trot around the cinema block.
Not Here To Be Loved
Joining a dance class to get some exercise, a middle aged bailiff meets a beautiful woman who inspires him to change his life.
Old Joy
Two friends go camping in Oregon. They take the dog. They have a hot bath in the woods. They come home.
Our Daily Bread
An investigation into where supermarket food comes from.
The Premonition
A lawyer rejects his bourgeois past and moves to the inner city in an attempt to engage with ordinary life.
Princess
A priest adopts his orphaned niece and grows furious upon discovering what happened to her and her mother.

R

Red Road
A psychological thriller from Glasgow's heart of darkness.
Reprise
The literary life for two young friends in Norway.
Romanzo Criminale
Gritty tale of organised crime and murky Italian politics.
Requiem
An epileptic student becomes possessed by demonic forces.
Running Stumbled
An intensely personal story about the filmmaker's artist father and his partner living in their decaying house in New Orleans.
Scott Walker: 30 Century Man
Documentary about one of rock's most enigmatic and influential heroes.
Shortbus
An avant-garde examination of the diverse sexual experiences of a group of New Yorkers.
Silence Is Golden
A boy's eye view of life with his single mum and a nutty neighbour.
The Singer
A nightclub singer falls in love with a much younger woman.
Sleeping Dogs
An offbeat indie comedy about love, lies and your pets.
Small Engine Repair
A forklift driver strives reluctantly to become a country-and-western singer on the pub circuit in Northern Ireland.
A Soap
A beauty shop owner and transsexual soap opera addict form a friendship which leads to drama of its own.
Stranger Than Fiction
A fictional character fights for his life in the real world.
The Tale Of How
Animated birds try to escape a belligerent octopus.
Taxidermia
Three generations of grotesque goings on in Hungary.
This Is England
A young boy adopted by a group of skinheads struggles to find his own identity in a world dominated by racism and war. Now out to own on two-disc DVD.
Ten Canoes
An Aboriginal hunting party passes the time by retelling an old fable that has a particular resonance for the youngest member.
The US vs John Lennon
The FBI's witchhunt against a former Beatle during the years of peacenik protest against the war in Vietnam.

V

Venus
Love, with catheters, for an ageing act-or who is seduced by the beauty of passion’s young promise.
Wild Tigers I Have Known
Sexual awakening of a teenager who tries to engage with the object of his affections by posing as a woman on the phone.
The Yacoubian Building
Examination of Egyptian society as seen through the eyes of tenants in Cairo.
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