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Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
1745
Two slave sisters flee their master in the Highlands of Scotland.
6 Days
A dramatisation of the Iranian Embassy siege in London in 1980.
78/52
A documentary about the shower scene in Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho.
AlphaGo
Google's DeepMind team takes on one of the world's top Go players in a weeklong tournament.
Battle Of The Sexes
True story of the tennis match between Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs.
Beach Rats
A Brooklyn teen struggles with his sexuality.
The Big Bad Fox And Other Tales
A triptych of animated adventures.
Blade Of The Immortal
Manga tale of an immortal warrior, who cannot be released from his torment until he has killed 10000 evil-doers.
Brawl in Cell Block 99
A former boxer-turned-drug runner lands in a prison battleground after a deal gets deadly.
The Breadwinner
A young girl in Afghanistan disguises herself as a boy in order to provide for her family.
Breathe
The true story of courage under profound difficulties faced by Robin and Diana Cavendish.
Brigsby Bear
Brigsby Bear Adventures is a children's TV show produced for an audience of one: James. When the show abruptly ends, James's life changes forever, and he sets out to finish the story himself.
Britannia
Animation about British imperialism.
The Cakemaker
After the death of his lover, Thomas heads to Israel – the birthplace of the man he adored. He becomes a pastry chef for the widow of the deceased. Yet she hardly suspects that the unnamed sorrow that connects her to the stranger is for the same man.
Call Me By Your Name
First love blooms over a long, hot summer for a teenager in Italy.
The Ciambra
A teenager faces choices as he comes of age.
Columbus
Two people meet by chance and forge a connection.
Custody
A couple embark on a bitter custody battle for their son.

D

Dolores
A documentary portrait of the woman who started America's first farm worker's union and fought for economic, racial and gender justice.
Downsizing
Satire about a man who starts to think he would have a better life if only he could shrink himself.
A Fantastic Woman
A transgender woman fights for the right to grieve after the death of her partner.
Faces Places
The director and photgrapher travel through France as their friendship blossoms.
Foxtrot
A family's world is rocked when they are told about the death of their son.
Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool
A faded romance between a young British actor and an aging Hollywood star is rekindled as her terminal illness draws a veil over the sunset finale
The Final Year
The final year of President Obama's foreign policy administration.
Félicité
Story of a singer who finds herself in desperate circumstances after her son has an accident.
Funeral Parade Of Roses
Sixties Japanese avante garde take on the Oedipus legend.
Giant
Two brothers find their relationship tested after one of them becomes a magnet for attention because of his gigantism.
Good Time
Crime caper sees a bank robber try to evade capture.
Happy End
Story of a bourgeois family, set against the backdrop of the Calais refugee crisis.

I

Ivan Tsarevitch and the Changing Princess: Four Enchanting Tales
Four animated tales give a twist to tradition.
I Am Not A Witch
A young girl is accused of being a witch.
Jabberwocky
Anxious to make his fortune and win the hand of his beloved Griselda, a cooper's son agrees to support a knight on his quest to slay a monster.
Jane
Documentary about primatologist Jane Goodall.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.
Last Flag Flying
A Vietnam veteran goes to collect the body of his son, who has been killed in war in Iraq.
Loveless
A couple go looking for their young son after he disappears during one of their bitter rows.
Loving Vincent
The life and mysterious death of Vincent Van Gogh.
Lucky
The spiritual journey of a 90-year-old atheist.
Lu Over The Wall
A teenage musician attracts the attentions of a mermaid.

M

Makala
A young peasant makes a difficult journey in the hope of creating a better life for his loved ones.
A Matter Of Life And Death
A wartime aviator begs a celestial court to let him escape death so he can be with the woman he loves. Out on re-issue in cinemas.
The Meyerowitz Stories (New And Selected)
Comedy drama about a family who gather in New York to celebrate the work of their dad.
Mildred Pierce
When a murdered man gasps out her name, is our heroine's remarkable survival story finally at an end?
Mudbound
Two families clash when Mississippi youths return from the Second World War with new perspectives on race relations.
Pop Aye
A disenchanted architect goes on a road trip with an elephant.
Princess Cyd
A teenager escapes life with her depressive dad for a summer with her novelist aunt.
The Prince Of Nothingwood
The story of Salim Shaheen, the most prolific and popular actor-director-producer in Afghanistan.
Professor Marston And The Wonder Women
The true story of the creator of Wonder Woman.

R

Ravens
A troubled farmer and his family struggle with the hardships of their lives.
Redoubtable
Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love, they marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.
The Rider
A young cowboy tries to carve out a new identity.
Salesman
Following four door-to-door salesmen around the States in the late Sixties.
The Shape Of Water
A woman who works in a secret government lab discovers a classified experiment.
So Help Me God
The extraordinary, offbeat judge Anne Gruwez takes us behind the scenes of real life criminal investigations.
Spoor
An elderly woman is convinced she knows what lies behind a spate of mysterious crimes... but nobody will believe her.
Saturday Church
A teenager explores issues around gender identity and sexuality in a seemingly hostile world, finding support from a church group.
Strangled
Seven years after a killer is jailed, a murder occurs in town - is it a copycat or has the wrong man been jailed?
Stronger
Story of Jeff Bauman, who became a symbol of hope after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Suspiria
A young ballet dancer uncovers a sinister conspiracy in this masterpiece of surrealist horror.
Thelma
Strange things happen to a religious young woman when she starts to fall in love.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A grieving mother takes on a town's police chief after the murder of her daughter goes unsolved.

V

Wonderstruck
Ben and Rose are children from two different eras who secretly wish their lives were different. Both set out on quests.
The Wound
Sexual repression and coming of age prove a dangerous mix for a small community.
You Were Never Really Here
A tormented assassin tries to rescue a girl but trouble lies ahead.
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