Wry comedy drama about an indie musician's dreams of success and romance.
24 City
Blend of fiction and documentary looks at a Chinese munitions plant scheduled for conversion into luxury apartments.
57,000 Kilometres Between Us
A teenager struggles for connections - both real and virtual - as her step-father presents an airbrushed version of their lives online.
An orphaned boy reimagines the mysterious death of his parents as a terrorist atrocity.
Tragic romance, based on Kevin Sampson's book about Tranmere Rovers hooligans in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
A boy at an exclusive American private school becomes increasingly obsessed with watching video clips on his computer.
All Around Us
Witty drama about eight years in a marriage.
American Teen
The kids are not all right.
Anvil! The Story Of Anvil
Documentary tracks the attempts of rock band Anvil to 'make it' 20 years after their were first hailed as the "demi-gods of Canadian metal".
The Baader Meinhof Complex
As protests against the West German government of the late 1960s become increasingly violent, a group of young left-wingers decide to take direct action.
An emotionally frayed family find their lives torn apart in a small Mississippi Delta town.
Beirut Open City
An Egyptian filmmaker based in Beirut tries to make an expose of the Lebanese security agencies, but finds that he, too, is under scrutiny.
The Betrayal
The epic story of a family forced to emigrate from Laos after the chaos of the secret air war waged by the US during the Vietnam War.
Better Things
Award-winning short filmmaker makes his feature debut with a story of fractured relationships.
Blind Loves
The complexities of love and relationships as experienced by various visually impaired people.
Examination of the life of Britain's self-titled "most dangerous criminal". Out on re-release.
The Brothers Bloom
Swindling siblings lure an eccentric heiress into their elaborate scheme.
Bullet In The Head
Avant-garde thriller invites audience to piece together the narrative.
Two Russian soldiers force a Chechen prisoner to act as guide – and begin to develop a bond with him.
Che: Guerilla
Second episode in Soderbergh's meditation on the Argentine-born revolutionary, focussing on his time in Bolivia.
Che: The Argentine
First part of Soderbergh's epic, sees the revolutionary take on Batista.
A Christmas Tale
Ensemble drama about a family brought together - and, possibility on course to be torn apart - by the illness of their matriarch.
The Class
Quasi-documentary about a group of Parisian school kids.


Dean Spanley
A dean recounts tales of his past life... as a dog.
A precarious love affair evolves on the Danube delta.
Easy Virtue
When a young Englishman takes his American bride to meet his family sparks soon fly.
A car dealer and a hapless burglar go on a road trip across Belgium.
Timely restaging of the Frost/Nixon televised interview and duel of wits.
The story of how the Hindu-Muslim riots that ravaged Gujarat in 2002 altered the lives of a number of different characters.
Futurisic thriller which paints a picture of London in which there is no separation between Church and State.
Frozen River
Two women enter an uneasy partnership to smuggle illegal immigrants from Canada to the US.
In a foreign city, a young girl begins to catch glimpses of the mother she lost in a car crash.
Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson
A documentary tribute to the legendary creator of gonzo journalism.
Goodbye Solo
An unlikely relationship between a grumbling old-timer and a Senegalese taxi driver.
The Good, The Bad, The Weird
Manchurian homage to Sergio Leone sees unlikely protagonists vie over a treasure map.
A missing girl's police reconstruction prompts her proxy to fill in the psychological gaps in herself.
Examination of the events leading up to and during Bobby Sands' 1981 hunger strike. Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes.
Change knocks on a French family’s front door when a motorway opens up outside their house.


Il Divo
The life and times of notorious Italian politician Guilio Andreotti.
A London mum tries to cope with the grief of the loss of her family in a terror attack.
Offbeat drama exploring the compelling nature of peer pressure.
I Am Alive
A young Italian worker, persuaded by his friend to take on a one-off ‘nightwatchman’ job for easy money, finds the reality is more macabre – and complex – than he expected.
I Know You Know
A young boy harbours suspicions that his father is a spy.
I Love Sarah Jane
A 13-year-old will stop at nothing to win the heart of the girl of his dreams.
Johnny Mad Dog
As civil war rages in an unnamed African country, the lives of a boy soldier and a young girl fleeing the fighting become intertwined.
The Last Thakur
As a Muslim politician and a Hindu landlord compete for power in an isolated Bangladeshi village, a stranger with a rifle pursues his own deadly agenda.
Last Time In Clerkenwell
Birds go bonkers.
Lazy Days
A group of thirtysomething slackers come of age.
A battered wife tries to find the courage to leave her husband.
Let's Talk About The Rain
A self-centred politican has to deal with the politics of relationships when she returns to her home town.
Lion's Den
Waking covered in blood in an apartment where one man is dead and another badly injured, with little memory and no alibi, a pregnant woman must learn to deal with imprisonment.
Love Live Long
A Gumball Rally driver forms a potentially dangerous relationship with a mysterious woman.
Love You More
Two schoolkids get amorous while listening to the new Buzzcocks single.


The Market
A small-time black market trader tries to change his ways.
Mid-August Lunch
A carer desperate for money is persuaded to look after other people's mothers as well as his own, but discovers unexpected pleasure in it.
Momma's Man
A man in mid-life crisis retreats to his parents' loft.
Blaring and showy horror flick goes for the throat.
My Olympic Summer
A discovery prompts a filmmaker to re-examine his parents' relationships.
New Town Killers
A skint teenager realises his life may be on the line after entering into a deadly game of hide and seek.
Nick And Norah's Infinite Playlist
Two young people are thrown together one night, as they search for their favourite band's secret gig.
Nights And Weekends
A twenty-something couple struggle with a long-distance relationship.
A man who struggles to communicate learns a lesson from his son.
Not Quite Hollywood: The Wild, Untold Story of Ozploitation!
Documentary charting a key moment in Aussie cinema.
Of Parents And Children
A retired scientist and his adult son reflect on life during their regular walk around the outskirts of Prague.
Of Time And The City
A portrait of 20th Century Liverpool.
Protect You + Me
A meal with mum turns sour.
Quantum Of Solace
Bond is back... and this time it's personal.
Quiet Chaos
A bereaved husband decides to spend each day waiting for his daughter outside her school, discovering a new world in the process.


Rachel Getting Married
A young woman's wedding arrangements are disrupted by the arrival of her demanding, obnoxious, and painfully vulnerable sister.
Comedian Bill Maher champions scepticism in an age of rising religious fundamentalism.
An accidental shooting leads to a search for revenge.
The Secret
Film noir sees a journalist get wind of a location of "a secret" with the power to kill.
The Silence Of Lorna
A young immigrant in a sham marriage finds herself unexpectedly torn when the gangsters who arranged it want her junkie husband dead.
The Secret Life Of Bees
A young girl, escaping from her tyrannical father in Civil Rights era South Carolina, finds a very different surrogate family.
Marvin is not going anywhere. Into this forgotten corner of English countryside and motorway services arrives an extraordinary young girl, changing his world forever.
Twenty-four hours in the life of a Muslim crack dealer and a friend from his past.
Slumdog Millionaire
Tale of love and longing across the decades, seen through a streetkid growing up in India.
Synecdoche, New York
The story of a theatre director's drive to produce his masterwork.
Three Blind Mice
Three sailors face up to their future and their past on an eventful night out in Sydney.
Tony Manero
The story of a psychotic fiftysomething and his obssession with John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever.
A young boy sets out to prove that a man he sees at the station is really his lost father.
This Way Up
Laying the dead to rest has never been so much trouble.
Three off-beat visions of the famous city.
A man dreams of becoming a shepherd in the Kazakhstan steppe, but is there room for such dreams in the modern world?
Two Lovers
A man struggles with his emotions as his founds tentative relationships with two women.
Intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxer.
A man meets a pregnant woman in a hospital... but have they met before?


Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Two young American girls on holiday in Barcelona become romantically involved with a Spanish painter.
Nineteenth century battle epic about blood brothers who find their bond is tested.
The Wednesdays
An elderly couple find and unusual way of spicing up their relationship.
Wendy And Lucy
Drama about a young woman's attempts to find her lost dog.
Wonderful Town
A local woman falls in love with an architect and unwittingly inspires jealousy in a small Thai town recovering from the 2006 tsunami.
Waltz With Bashir
Animated documentary exploring the psychological aftermath of the First Lebanon War.
Yah Chayka!
Poet and musician combine forces in an experimental film comprised of stills and music.

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