An in-depth look at the prison system in the United States and how it reveals the nation's history of racial inequality.
A linguist is given the task of helping to communicate with extra-terrestrial beings when they touch down around the globe.
After Love
After they split, a couple continue to share a house because of financial constraints.
All This Panic
What is it like to come of age in New York City? First-time director Jenny Gage follows vivacious sisters, Ginger and Dusty, and their high school friends over the course of their crucial teen years.
American Honey
A teenager joins a travelling magazine sales crew and gets swept up in hard partying and young love.
A retired music critic is the last resident of a building targeted by developers - she becomes engaged in a cold war of sorts with the company.
The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
Father and son coroners get more than they bargained for when they examine a cadaver.
Birdboy: The Forgotten Children
Three children decide to leave their homes looking a better life.
The Birth Of A Nation
The story of Nat Turner's slave uprising.
Bleed For This
Story of world champion boxer Vinny Pazienza who made a comeback after a near-fatal car crash.
Revenge tale about a mute midwife in the American West.
Certain Women
Triptych of stories about women in small-town America.
Lysistrata re-envisioned through an outbreak of street violence between black gangs.
True story of a driven but troubled TV news reporter.
City Of Tiny Lights
Crime thriller sees a PI from the Pakistani community of London's dark lands become embroiled in a missing person case.
An ex-cop is drawn into a missing persons case.


A Dark Song
A grieving mother sets out to contact her dead chiild.
David Lynch: The Art Life
Documentary about the American filmmaker.
Daughters Of The Dust
Portrait of Gullah family on the brink of migration.
Story of an Arabic drug dealer in a Parisian ghetto.
Don't Blink - Robert Frank
Documentary about the photographer.
Don't Think Twice
Set in the world of New York improv comedy, where the members of a tight-knit troupe are thrown into disarray when one of their ranks lands a coveted spot on a top TV show.
The Eagle Huntress
A teenager decides to become the first female eagle huntress.
Ears, Nose And Throat
A woman unburdens herself about a horrific event she witnessed.
A successful video game boss aims to track down her attacker after a home invasion.
The Eyes Of My Mother
A young woman tries to work out how to live after emerging from a childhood scarred by brutal violence.
In the aftermath of WWI, a young German who grieves the death of her fiancé in France meets a mysterious French man who visits the fiancé's grave to lay flowers.
Free Fire
A meeting between two gangs in a deserted warehouse turns into a shootout.
The Giant
Rikard is a 30-year-old man, severely deformed and suffering from autism, haunted by the loss of his mother. From time to time, he escapes from reality into an imaginary world where he is a 50m tall giant.
An indigenous detective arrives in a frontier town on the hunt for a missing person.
Story of a small town doctor who is faced with a stark choice after his daughter is assaulted.
The Graduation
A documentary about selection procedures at cinema school La Fémis in Paris.
The Handmaiden
A handmaiden sets out to swindle an heiress but things don't go to plan.
The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki
Finland, 1962. Boxer Olli Mäki is 26 years old and in love. Expected to win a bout against an American, but he would rather be with his girlfriend than train.
Heal The Living
Drama about lives connected by an organ transplant.
Hell Drivers
An ex-con trucker tries to expose his boss's rackets.
Houston, We Have A Problem!
Creating the myth of a space-race power deal.


Conjoined twin sisters make a living as singers but the news that they could be safely separated changes everything.
The Innocents
A young doctor becomes the soul hope for traumatised nuns.
It's Only The End Of The World
A writer returns home after a long absence to tell his family he is terminally ill.
I Am Not A Serial Killer
A teenage sociopath tries to hunt down a killer.
Journey Through French Cinema
A personal look at French cinema, the films, directors and composers.
Kate Plays Christine
An actress prepares to play Christine Chubbuck, who died by suicide live on air in 1974.
Kills On Wheels
Two disabled lads get together with an ex-fireman and form a gang of hired assassins.
Lady Macbeth
A woman sold into a loveless marriage develops a mind for murder after starting an affair.
La La Land
A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.
Let's Be Evil
Three people are recruited to act as supervisors in an institute for gifted children, but things don't go as they expected.
Letters From Baghdad
The story of Gertrude Bell, who shaped the destiny of Iraq after the First World War.
The Levelling
A woman returns to her family farm after her brother's suicide.
An Indian man who was adopted by an Australian couple as a boy heads off to find his real family.
Lo And Behold, Reveries Of The Connected World
A documentary about the internet and its impact on human experience.
Lupe Under The Sun
Portrait of a Mexican migrant who spent his life working in California, away from his family back home.


Documenting the 'Mozart of Chess'.
Manchester By The Sea
A man returns to his hometown following the death of his brother.
Faust meets Arabic myth in the Moroccan desert.
A fading actor aims to redeem himself by turning private eye and catching a killer.
Woody Allen falls for his best friend's mistress, but is he really more in love with New York itself?
Three-part narrative about the life of a gay African-American.
A Monster Calls
A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mum's terminal illness.
My Life As A Courgette
Stop-motion story of a boy, who is sent to a group home for orphans after the death of his mum.
Story of the Nobel prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his homeland.
One morning in Paris. A fistful of adolescents, from different backgrounds. Individually, they begin a strange dance through the labyrinth of the metro and the streets of the capital. They seem to be following a plan.
Nocturnal Animals
A woman is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, which she interprets as a veiled threat.
The Noonday Witch
Eliška moves back with her daughter Karolínka to her husband’s native village. But something strange is going on and, as the temperature rises, Eliška becomes increasingly jittery. Fear is all-pervading and spectres move freely between dream and reality.
The Ornithologist
An ornithologist searching for black storks is swept away by rapids and awakens in a mysterious, dark forest.
The Pass
The lives of two young premier league footballers are complicated by an impromptu kiss.
Story of a bus driver and a poet and a maker of cup cakes and a dog walker and a week in New Jersey where small things happen
Personal Shopper
Ghost story set against the backdrop of the Paris fashion world.
Baffling Seventies horror flick about a scary tall mortician, killer dwarfs and sci-fi spheres
Documentary celebrating man's capacity to care for all creatures throughout their sometimes greatly protracted existence until their occasionally sudden and unfortunate demise.
A pregnant serial killer is out for vengeance.
A Quiet Passion
The story of American poet Emily Dickinson.


The Red Turtle
The life of a castaway on a desert island.
The Salesman
Forced out of their apartment, Emad and Rana move into a new flat. An incident linked to the previous tenant will dramatically change the young couple’s life.
The Small World Of Sammy Lee
A seedy strip club compere tries to stay one step ahead of heavies out to collect his gambling debts.
Smoke And Mirrors
The story of spy Francisco Paesa, a man who fooled an entire country.
Biopic of the whistleblower.
Staying Vertical
A man is seduced by a free-spirited shepherdess and finds himself left holding the baby.
The Student
A teenager becomes a religious zealot and mounts a campaign against his biology teacher.
Tickling Giants
Charting Bassem Youssef’s rise as Egypt’s foremost on-screen satirist.
Toni Erdmann
A father drops in on his daughter and poses as a stranger to her friends.
A rotoscope reconstruction of the first mediatised school massacre in the United States.
Animation, sees the Trolls threatened by miserable ogres.
Their Finest
A British film crew in the Second World War makes a propaganda film.
A United Kingdom
Enduring love story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana) and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he married in 1948.


The Void
An officer helps a blood-soaked figure on the road but the trip to the hospital turns into a nightmare.
Voyage Of Time: Life's Journey
An exploration of the universe and humanity's place within it.
The Wailing
When a stranger arrives in a village, a sickness begins to spread.
A woman begins to disconnect with civilisation after an encounter with a wolf.
Your Mother And I
Johnna's dad changed the world. Or so he says.
Your Name
Two high school kids who've never met - city boy Taki and country girl Mitsuha - are united through their dreams.
A quiet, middle-aged zoo employee wakes up to discover that she has grown a tail.

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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