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The Golden Dream

The Golden Dream tells the story of three teenagers who jump “The Beast”, the train that illegal immigrants board in a bid to reach the American border.

Hello Carter

Brit-caper Hello Carter straddles the lines of standard rom-com fare, with a few belly laughs and a healthy amount of meet-cutes along the way.

Two Days, One Night

The Dardenne brothers’ latest film is an insightful examination into the management of a moral dilemma.

Life of Crime

What should be a cut-and-dry kidnap plot by Detroit crooks Ordell and Louis soon goes amusingly awry in this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1978 novel The Switch.

Grand Central

The spectre of a nuclear power plant looms large over the lives of the protagonists in this carefully constructed love triangle by Rebecca Zlotowski

The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

Allan Karlsson has saved Franco’s life, watched A-bombs with Oppenheimer and danced with Stalin. Not that the folk in the care home know anything about that…

Lilting

Lingering amongst the rubble of loss, Hong Khaou’s feature-length debut, Lilting, dwells on the limits of language.

Finding Vivian Maier

When John Maloof bought of a box of negatives in a Chicago auction, little did he expect to uncover one of the 20th century’s most important photographers.

Joe

Joe (Nicolas Cage) bonds with Gary, a 15-year-old boy from a broken family with an alcoholic and violent father.

Next Goal Wins

American Samoa is known in footballing history for losing 31-0 to Australia, but they believe that one day they will not only score but also win a match.

Mystery Road

Set in Australia’s desolate Outback, the brilliantly tense Mystery Road is nothing short of gritty. Bleached colours adorned with a scorched tinge are nestled in amongst a fine cast of actors.

Watermark

Watermark offers up a warning to mankind from the natural world: don’t throw away this resource and don’t take it for granted.

Under the Skin

Dressed in a fake fur coat, Scarlett Johansson is the nameless, exotic alien serial killer at large in Scotland, driving a van and preying on lonely men.

In Bloom

Eka and Natia, two gal-pals on the verge of womanhood in Tblisi, rush towards the next stage of their lives as violence threatens their homeland.

Mistaken for Strangers

Mistaken for Strangers is not a conventional band-on-tour film. It is as much about the relationship between two brothers as it is about The National.

Venus in Fur

Polanski mulls over the sexual politics behind the actress-director relationship, taking cues from the man whose seminal 1870 novella gave masochism a name.

Test

Set in 1985 against the changing, cultural mecca of San Francisco, Test explores the life of a young, gay, modern dancer within the early, terse days of the AIDS epidemic.

Ilo Ilo

Ilo Ilo is set in Singapore during the financial crash that happened in the 1990s, but it could as well be Britain in the second decade of the 21st century.

Short Term 12

Short Term 12 taunts and tricks you with soft focus and witty quips, providing the sugar for the incredibly moving medicine of the story underneath.

For Those in Peril

For Those in Peril follows the aftermath of a fishing accident that claimed five lives in a remote Scottish village.

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