44 Inch Chest
After Colin's wife leaves him, his gangster friends kidnap her lover - but will Colin actually kill him?
Documentary charting life in a small American town.
About Elly
A matchmaking trip to the coast leads to tragedy.
Astro Boy
Science-fiction, CGI animation tracing the adventures of a young robot with super powers.
Crime drama sees clan violence spiral out of control in Israel.
American: The Bill Hicks Story
Documentary examining the life and legacy of the controversial comic.
When a rural farmer injures himself he develops an unlikely friendship with the farmhand he hires to help.
An Education
A 16-year-old - and her family - are swept off their feet by a debonair older man.
The Ape
A disturbed man's descent into hell.
Bad Lieutenant: Port Of Call New Orleans
Re-imagining of Abel Ferrara's film, starring Nic Cage as a cop in post-Katrina New Orleans, whose moral compass slips after he is put in charge of a murder investigation.
As Indonesia prepares to invade the tiny nation of East Timor, five Australian based journalists go missing, a month later a veteran correspondent follows them, determined to find out the truth.
Blank City
Documentary on the DIY independent film movement that emerged in tandem with punk rock and No Wave in late Seventies downtown New York.
Two twins face choices as they reach adulthood.
A detective enjoying a quiet holiday in southern France finds himself caught up in an intriguing mystery.
The Boys Are Back
A wisecracking sportswriter is forced into single parenthood by the tragic death of his wife.
Bright Star
The poet John Keats meets the woman who is to become the love of his life.
Bunny And The Bull
A road movie set entirely in a flat... but then what do you expect from a film featuring The Mighty Boosh's Simon Farnaby?
When a wife hires a prostitute to test her husband's fidelity, trouble isn't far behind.
A tale of misguided love and obssession in an isolated girls' school in the Thirties.
Cherry On The Cake
A young girl is disappointed on her birthday.
Story of a five-year-old child who witnesses a murder.
City Of Life And Death
Dramatisation of the Rape of Nanjing, seen from a dual perspective.
Cold Souls
A jaded actor discovers that in order to save his soul he must first open his mind. Plus read our with Sophie Barthes.


La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet
Documentary steps behind the scenes of one of France's cultural institutions.
Three siblings cut off from society spend their lives trapped in their family’s home.
The Disappearance Of Alice Creed
A claustrophobic thriller about a kidnap where all does not go according to plan.
Don't Worry About Me
After a one-night stand goes awry, a Londoner finds himself stranded and skint in Liverpool.
Double Take
As Cold War tensions rise and the world teeters on the brink of destruction, Alfred Hitchcock meets his double.
Enter The Void
A psychedelic journey into the afterlife.
The Exploding Girl
Two long-time confidants negotiate feelings and friendships during their college break.
Eyes Wide Open
A married butcher in ultra-orthodox Jerusalem has a passionate gay love affair with an itinerant student.
Father Of My Children
A French producer struggles to balance completing his roster of films with the demands of his young family.
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Animated version of Roald Dahl's tale about a wily fox.
The French Kissers
A geeky underachiever finds his life turning around when the prettiest girl in his class declares an interest in him - but both are nervous, and they soon discover that relationships are fragile things.
From Time To Time
Ghostly goings on ensue when a youngster is sent to live with his grandma at Green Knowe.
A store security guard becomes obssessed with a cleaner.
The Girl On The Train
Ensemble drama examining the politics, lifestyle and rise of anti-Semitism in contemporary France.
Exploration of religious extremism as viewed through the eyes of a young woman.
Henri-Georges Clouzot's Inferno
A documentary about the great director Henri-Georges Clouzot and the fabulously innovative film that almost killed him.
Two thieves break into a farm, but they're not alone.
His & Hers
Seventy women talk about the men in their lives.


The Informant!
A high-ranking executive contacts the FBI with details of price-fixing in the food industry. But their investigation reveals more than they bargained for.
When a footy star announces a transfer abroad two female fans aim to change his mind... no matter what.
The Last Days Of Emma Blank
An elderly woman drives her 'servants' to distraction as they wait for her to die.
The Limits Of Control
A mysterious man shares coffee and conversation with people, writing down details on matchbook flaps. But what are his motives?
Little Indi
Living on the outskirts of Barcelona, Arnau raises a menagerie of songbirds and tries to accumulate the funds to hire a lawyer for his imprisoned mother.
London River
Two parents from very different backgrounds hunt their missing children after the London terror attacks.
The story of a wheelchair-using woman's pilgrimage in search of a miracle.


Futuristic animation sees a young man begin to hear voices in his head.
Satire on the arms trade, tracking one man's plan to blow up arms manufacturers.
The Milk Of Sorrow
Examination of Peru's dark history refracted through the story of a woman struck with an illness from her mother's breast milk.
The Men Who Stare At Goats
A reporter stumbles on the story of a lifetime when he meets a former 'psychic soldier'.
A mother tries to prove her son's innocence.
Mugabe And The White African
Documentary charting a white family's solidarity against the Mugabe regime.
My Only Sunshine
A girl endures a difficult transition to adulthood, living in poverty on the banks of the Bosphorus.
Nowhere Boy
Biopic of John Lennon's younger years.
No One Knows About Persian Cats
Fiction meets documentary in this story of underground musicians in Tehran.
Poetic exploration of marital breakdown.
Passenger Side
When a man gets a call from his estranged addicted brother on the morning of his birthday it leads to an odyssey through the LA suburbs.
Plan B
When a man is dumped by his girlfriend, he determines to win her back... even if he has to get her new man out of the way.
Multi-textual examination of a mass-murder
The Portuguese Nun
An actress rediscovers herself on a film shoot in Portugal.
Precious: Based On The Novel Push By Sapphire
An obese teenager tries to escape from her hellish homelife with the help of an inspirational teacher.
A Prophet
An illiterate teenager struggles when he is sent to jail, but after embarking on a series of "missions" for a gang leader, he begins to hatch plans of his own.


The Road
An unnamed father and son travel through a post-apocalyptic America in this adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's Pulitzer Prize winning novel.
Samson And Delilah
Winner of the Camera d'Or at Cannes, sees an Aboriginal couple drawn together after tragedy strikes.
The Scouting Book For Boys
A boy agrees to help his best friend run away from the caravan park where they live, but as their plans begin to unravel dark secrets also come to light.
A Serious Man
Black comedy about a professor whose life starts to unravel.
She, A Chinese
Journey of self-discovery for a young Chinese woman tired of the provinces.
A Single Man
A middle-aged college professor tries to come to terms with the death of his long-term boyfriend.
Documentary casting a spotlight on celebrity culture and the people who generate - or bury - the stars.
Sweethearts Of The Prison Rodeo
Documentary tracks the preparations for the Oklahoma State Penitentiary Rodeo in the second year that female cons are allowed to take part.
Taking Woodstock
The story of the youngster who set the wheels in motion for the iconic music festival.
Tales From The Golden Age
Life in Romania under Ceaucescu is explored in this portmanteau of urban myths.
Trash Humpers
A group of elderly people film themselves fornicating with the debris of society.
Toy Story 2
Living toys take on a shady collector in excellent sequel. To be shown in 3D at London Film Festival.
Up In The Air
George Clooney stars a corporate downsizing expert who, faced with being grounded, makes one last trip in a bid to convince his employers to keep him in the air.


Valhalla Rising
Early medieval epic about a mute warrior who escapes his captors with the slave who tends him.
The story of Musslolini's secret love child.
Wah Do Dem
A young American tourist is robbed in Jamaica and his attempts to reach the American Embassy in Kingston turn into a surreal odyssey.
What Light (Through Yonder Window Breaks)
Sunlight cast through a window breaks free and takes on a life of its own.
The White Ribbon
Tensions in a German town on the eve of the First World War.
The White Space
A middle-aged woman copes with unexpected pregnancy and the premature birth of her child.
When You're Strange
Documentary tracking the rise of The Doors, featuring rare footage of the band and Jim Morrison.

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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