20,000 Days On Earth
An intimate portrait of Nick Cave.
52 Tuesdays
Over the course of a year, a teenage girl adjusts to life as a woman while her mother adjusts to life as a man.
Appropriate Behavior
A young New Yorker struggles to understand herself in the aftermath of a break-up.
The Babadook
A character in a pop up book haunts the nightscape of a six-year-old boy
Blue Ruin
Unexpected news transforms an easy-going vagrant into a man bent on revenge.
A priest finds himself under threat.
The Case Against 8
Documentary about the legal case against Proposition 8, which sought to prevent same sex couples from marrying in California.
Cold In July
After killing a home intruder, a small town Texas man's life unravels into a dark underworld of corruption and violence.
Concerning Violence
An examination of colonialism.


Dawn is a quiet young teenager who longs for something or someone to free her from her sheltered life.
Dinosaur 13
A documentary about the legal disputes surrounding the discovery of the world's most famous tyrannosaurus rex fossil.
The Double
Jesse Eisenberg finds his world turned upside down by the arrival of a confident and ambitious doppelganger.
Ernest And Celestine
The unlikely friendship between a gruff bear and an orphaned mouse worries authorities who believe the species shouldn't mix.
Exchange And Mart
A girl boarding at a remote highland school undertakes a challenging self-defence test, but things don't go according to plan.
Fed Up
A documentary about food industry advertising in America.
Finding Fela!
Documentary about a renowned Nigerian Musician who inspired many people in the music scene including Bob Marley and James Brown.
Offbeat comedy about a wannabe musician who finds himself out of his depth when he joins an avant garde rock band led by the enigmatic Frank - a musical genius who hides himself inside a large fake head.
Fruitvale Station
The true story of Oscar Grant, who set out one day to try and bcome a better person and ended up in a shocking encounter at Fruitvale station.
A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
A lonely vampire and a young man exhausted by caring for his father come together in a nightmare city.
God's Pocket
A man tries to find out how his stepson died against the backdrop of blue-collar Philadelphia.
God Help The Girl
An anorexic girl in Glasgow has ambitions to become a singer/ songwriter
The Green Prince
How the son of a senior leader of Hamas spied for the Israeli secret services over the course of a decade.
The Guest
A man inveigles his way into a family home by saying he is a friend of a dead soldier.
An alcoholic father struggles to keep his adolescent son out of jail and give him a better life.


A novice nun comes face-to-face with her family’s past in 1960s Poland.
Infinitely Polar Bear
A manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by attempting to take full responsibility for their two young daughters.
An accomplished but bored serial killer takes a journalist who is drawn to murder under his wing.
Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter
A young Japanese woman obsessed with Fargo heads to Minnesota in search of lost treasure.
Land Ho!
Two old friends take a trip to Iceland.
Liar's Dice
A woman goes in search of her missing husband.
Life After Beth
Beth dying makes life hard. Beth coming back makes it harder.
A bereaved mother and the boyfriend of her son find a connection.
Listen Up Philip
An angry writer and his relationships.
Living Stars
Ordinary Argentinians get on down in their homes and workplaces and reveal their love of dancing.
A man drives through the night, listening to mobile phone calls, as his life falls apart.
Love Is Strange
The consequences of a gay marriage on family and friends.
The Lunchbox
A mistakenly delivered lunchbox sparks romance between two lonely people.


A musician strives to find inspiration in a city with an overwhelming history.
Man with memory damage searches for the rapist who murdered his wife.
A Most Wanted Man
Thriller about the war on terror.
Notes On Blindness
Adaptation of John Hull's audio diary about the experience of losing his sight.
Obvious Child
A struggling comedian loses her boyfriend, her home and her job, then accidentally gets pregnant from a one night stand.
Only Lovers Left Alive
A vampire couple contemplate a changing world.


The Raid 2
Picking up where the first film left off, The Raid 2 follows Rama as he goes undercover and infiltrates the ranks of a ruthless Jakarta crime syndicate in order to protect his family and expose the corruption in his own police force.
Return To Homs
Documentary about rebel fighters in the besieged Syrian city.
Reservoir Dogs
Quentin Tarantino’s ultra-cool reworking of the tired old heist genre.
Say When
Girl on the brink of a disastrous marriage escapes into the teenage world for life enhancing R&R
The Signal
Three college students disappear under mysterious circumstances while tracking a computer hacker through the Southwest.
The Skeleton Twins
A restless young woman reconnects with her brother while he is recovering from a suicide attempt.
Stranger By The Lake
After a shocking incident takes place at a cruising spot, a young man is caught in the throes of a dangerous passion.
To Kill A Man
A man is pushed to the limit by a thug who badly injures his son.
The Trip To Italy
Two men take a humorous journey through Italy in search of understanding and delicious food.


The Voices
A disturbed factory worker dreams of romance... but will he take advice from his dog or his cat?
Watchers Of The Sky
An exploration of genocide and attempts to criminalise it internationally.
What We Do In The Shadows
Vampire mockumentary.
Under the direction of a ruthless instructor, a talented young drummer begins to pursue perfection at any cost, even his humanity.
White Bird In A Blizzard
A teenager's life is thrown into turmoil when her mother disappears.
Winter's Bone
An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact.
Wish I Was Here
A thirtysomething family man wrestles with a few minor hindrances - like his disapproving father, an elusive God, and adult responsibility.
Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang
A group of kids rebel against strict rules at their school.

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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