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    14 February 2017

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    New movies from Gurinder Chadha and Sally Potter and a Sam Riley-starring thriller set in Nazi-occupied Britain are among the UK films being unveiled at this year's Berlin Film Festival.
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Latest releases

Trespass against Us
Trespass against Us

Three generations of the notorious Cutler family live as outlaws in the Cotswolds in this crime drama from Adam Smith starring Michael Fassbender and Brendan Gleeson.

Viceroy’s House
Viceroy’s House

Gurinder Chadha’s historical drama is set in Viceroy’s House in Delhi during the partition of India in 1947, when Lord Mountbatten, great grandson of Queen Victoria, was charged with handing India back to its people.

Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?
Who’s Gonna Love Me Now?

A heartwarmer about London-based Saar who is stuggling to reconcile with his Israeli family, while finding a new ‘family’ in the London Gay Men’s Chorus.

City of Tiny Lights
City of Tiny Lights

Starring Riz Ahmed and Billie Piper, this London-set noir thriller is co-written by author Patrick Neate and based on his acclaimed novel of the same name.

Lady Macbeth
Lady Macbeth

A defiant, passionate young woman struggles against suffocating societal norms in this British debut starring the incandescent Florence Pugh.

Mindhorn
Mindhorn

A fading actor can redeem himself by reprising his 1980s TV role as a sleuth with a robotic truth-telling eye, to catch a deranged killer, in this off-the-wall British comedy.

Spaceship
Spaceship

British teen cinema gets an injection of hallucinogenic imagination, plus a few unicorns and aliens, in Alex Taylor’s debut feature Spaceship.

The Levelling
The Levelling

Debut writer-director Hope Dickson Leach delivers an impressive first feature about a middle class farming family’s crisis, set against the backdrop of the Somerset floods.

God’s Own Country
God’s Own Country

A Yorkshire sheep farmer develops a relationship with a Romanian migrant worker with this acclaimed first feature by Francis Lee.

From the catalogue

The Girl with All the Gifts
The Girl with All the Gifts

In this post-apocalyptic drama, humanity has been all but destroyed by a mutated fungal disease that eradicates free will and turns its victims into flesh-eating 'hungries'. 

American Honey
American Honey

Andrea Arnold dazzles with a sun-soaked and tune-filled epic about door-to-door teenage magazine sellers travelling the American highways.

War on Everyone
War on Everyone

Two corrupt cops in New Mexico set out to blackmail and frame every criminal unfortunate enough to cross their path in John Michael McDonagh's black comedy thriller.

The Greasy Strangler
The Greasy Strangler

When Big Ronnie and his son Big Brayden meet lonely tourist Janet on Big Ronnie’s Disco Walking Tour, a fight for Janet’s heart erupts between father and son, and the infamous Greasy Strangler is unleashed.

I, Daniel Blake
I, Daniel Blake

In Ken Loach's powerful drama, a middle-aged carpenter, who requires state welfare after injuring himself, is joined by a single mother in a similar scenario.

The Lovers & the Despot
The Lovers & the Despot

Documentary telling the bizarre story of the kidnapping of South Korean filmmaker Shin Sang-ok and actress Choi Eun-hee by North Korean agents working for Kim Jong-il. 

Swallows and Amazons
Swallows and Amazons

Based on Arthur Ransome’s classic novel, Swallows and Amazons is a heartwarming adventure set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Lake District.

The Hard Stop
The Hard Stop

George Amponsah’s documentary tells the story of Mark Duggan, who was shot and killed in Tottenham following a ‘Hard Stop’ police procedure in 2011, an event which led to several days of violent riots in London.

The Violators
The Violators

After testifying against her abusive father, Shelly finds herself rehoused on a sink estate in this powerful directorial debut from acclaimed writer Helen Walsh.

Remainder
Remainder

Omer Fast delivers a startling adaptation of Tom McCarthy’s acclaimed first novel, starring Tom Sturridge.

Departure
Departure

Juliet Stevenson and Alex Lawther star in this drama about a mother and son, both ‘coming of age’ on their own transformative journeys.

The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers
The Sky Trembles and the Earth Is Afraid and the Two Eyes Are Not Brothers

Part documentary, part fable, Ben Rivers’ film is shot against the dizzying landscape of the Atlas Mountains and the desert sands of the Moroccan Sahara.

Iona
Iona

A haunting story about a young woman and her teenage son who seek refuge from a violent crime among a tight-knit religious community on the island of Iona.

I Am Belfast
I Am Belfast

Celebrated cinephile Mark Cousins (The Story of Film: An Odyssey, A Story of Children and Film) writes and directs this dreamlike evocation of Belfast.

High-Rise
High-Rise

Tom Hiddleston stars in Ben Wheatley’s darkly subversive adaptation of J.G. Ballard’s cult novel.

The Survivalist
The Survivalist

In a kill-or-be-killed world where starvation is rife and strangers are always dangerous, The Survivalist lives off the grid, and by his wits.

Innocence of Memories  Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul
Innocence of Memories Orhan Pamuk's Museum & Istanbul

A dreamlike wandering through the streets of Istanbul, Grant Gee's film recounts the tale of doomed love from Orhan Pamuk’s best-selling novel The Museum of Innocence.

The Goob
The Goob

During a long hot summer in rural Norfolk, it’s a rough coming-of-age for Goob Taylor (newcomer Liam Walpole) in this debut feature from Guy Myhill.

London Road
London Road

The feature film adaptation of the acclaimed National Theatre production documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. 

Queen and Country
Queen and Country

A sequel to the multi-Oscar-nominated 1987 film Hope and Glory from John Boorman, one of Britain’s most acclaimed directors.

Second Coming
Second Coming

Jackie (Nadine Marshall) and her husband, Mark (Idris Elba) must come to terms with a seemingly miraculous pregnancy in this exciting feature debut from award-winning British playwright Debbie Tucker Green.

Slow West
Slow West

Set at the end of the 19th century, Slow West follows the story of 16-year-old Jay Cavendish as he journeys across the American Frontier in search of the woman he loves, accompanied by a mysterious traveller named Silas (Michael Fassbender).

45 Years
45 Years

A double prize winner at the Berlin Film Festival, Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years follows Kate Mercer (Charlotte Rampling) and her husband (Tom Courtenay) in the turbulent five days leading up to their 45th wedding anniversary.

Bill
Bill

The story of how hopeless lute player Bill Shakespeare leaves his family and home to follow his dream. It’s a tale of murderous kings, spies, lost loves, and a plot to blow up Queen Elizabeth!

The Confessions of Thomas Quick
The Confessions of Thomas Quick

Brian Hill’s chilling thriller investigates the truth behind Thomas Quick, Sweden’s most notorious serial killer.

How to Change the World
How to Change the World

Using never before seen archive that brings their extraordinary world to life, How to Change the World is the story of the pioneers who founded Greenpeace.

The Lobster
The Lobster

Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Ben Whishaw and John C. Reilly star in Yorgos (Dogtooth) Lanthimos’s off-kilter love story set in a dystopian future.

A Syrian Love Story
A Syrian Love Story

Filmed over five years, A Syrian Love Story charts an incredible odyssey to political freedom in the west. For Raghda and Amer, it is a journey of hope, dreams and despair: for the revolution, their homeland and each other.

Suffragette
Suffragette

The first feature film to tell the story of the ordinary British women at the turn of the last century who risked everything in the fight for equality and the right to vote.

Brooklyn
Brooklyn

In this lavish adaptation of Colm Tóibín's acclaimed novel, a young Irish woman in search of work emigrates to New York to start a new life.

My Nazi Legacy
My Nazi Legacy

Three men travel together across Europe. For two of them the journey involves a confrontation with the acts of their fathers, who were both senior Nazi officers.

Sunset Song
Sunset Song

Agyness Deyn and Peter Mullan star in Terence Davies' glorious adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s 1932 novel.