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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Spaceship

    Spaceship

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

  • Lady Macbeth

    Lady Macbeth

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • An Education

    An Education

    Scripted by novelist Nick Hornby, this unusually upmarket coming-of-age story made an overnight sensation of Carey Mulligan as a precocious schoolgirl learning life lessons in early 1960s London.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sweet Sixteen

    Sweet Sixteen

    A teenager attempts to raise money to help his drug addict mother move out of a poverty-stricken Scottish town in Ken Loach’s forceful drama.

  • 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!

  • Of Time and the City

    Of Time and the City

    Terence Davies’ filmic, music-filled homage to Liverpool, the city he grew up in.

  • Bright Star

    Bright Star

    New Zealand director Jane Campion brings her own poetic sensibility to the brief, desperate romance between John Keats and his neighbour Fanny Brawne.

  • A United Kingdom

    A United Kingdom

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Quartet

    Quartet

    Dustin Hoffman’s directorial debut is an enjoyable comic drama featuring an ensemble of Britain’s finest actors.

  • 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. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Land and Freedom

    Land and Freedom

    Ian Hart stars as a Liverpool Communist Party member who joins the republicans to fight Franco in the Spanish Civil War.

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