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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

    Amma Asante directs this impassioned drama depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

  • The Levelling

    The Levelling

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

  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth

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

  • 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'. 

  • Testament of Youth

    Testament of Youth

    Based on Vera Brittain’s classic First World War memoir, Testament of Youth is the powerful true story of one young woman’s struggle to survive the horrors of war.

  • 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.

  • Free Fire

    Free Fire

    Ben Wheatley directs this all-guns-blazing bullet opera, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dark Horse

    Dark Horse

    Dark Horse tells the larger-than-life true story of how a barmaid in a former mining village in South Wales bred a racehorse on her allotment that went on to become a champion.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • High-Rise

    High-Rise

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The Falling

    The Falling

    Carol Morley’s second narrative feature is set at a strict English girls’ school in 1969, where a mysterious fainting epidemic breaks out threatening the stability of all involved.

  • Trespass against Us

    Trespass against Us

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • Hyena

    Hyena

    Michael Logan (Peter Ferdinando) is an anti­hero for our times: a natural predator and a complex mix of high­functioning addict and corrupt police officer.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Love Is All

    Love Is All

    Love Is All takes us on a journey through the 20th century, exploring love and courtship on screen in a century of unprecedented social upheaval.

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    A dark and erotic melodrama from Peter Strickland, the multi-award-winning writer and director of Berberian Sound Studio (2012) and Katalin Varga (2009).

  • 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).

  • Spaceship

    Spaceship

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

  • X + Y

    X + Y

    Directed by BAFTA award winning filmmaker Morgan Matthews, X+Y is the uplifting and inspiring story of a teenager’s struggle to make sense of the world around him.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • City of Tiny Lights

    City of Tiny Lights

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

  • Remainder

    Remainder

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

  • Ethel and Ernest

    A charming animated love story based on Raymond Briggs’ autobiographical book about his parents Ethel and Ernest, voiced by Brenda Blethyn and Jim Broadbent.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sunset Song

    Sunset Song

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

  • 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.

  • Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

    Who's Gonna Love Me Now?

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

  • 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.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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