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Crime2023152 minsDirector: Justine Triet
Justine Triet's gripping, Palme d'Or-winning psycho-thriller is deeply intelligent with a spellbinding performance from Sandra Hüller.
Documentary202389 minsDirector: Anna Hints
A remarkable and award-winning documentary exploring female solidarity through a soothing ancient tradition.
Drama2022107 minsDirector: C.J. 'Fiery' Obasi
Filmed in vivid black-and-white, C.J. Obasi’s bold Sundance winning film navigates the conflict between tradition and modernity in a Nigerian coastal village, featuring an incredible oceanic soundscape and hypnotic score.
Biopic202496 minsDirector: Jeanie Finlay
A powerful and moving documentary exploring body image, diet culture and anti-fat bias through the life and work of Aubrey Gordon.
Comedy202090 minsDirector: Prasanna Puwanarajah
Seána Kerslake is superb as caustic cab driver, Eileen, who makes an unlikely connection with regular passenger and local comedian, Shane (Patrick Kielty), in Prasanna Puwanarajah’s charming debut.
Comedy2022100 minsDirector: Leo Leigh
Bleakly funny comedy-drama starring Maggie O’Neill, a middle-aged woman who begins dating a mysterious biker, whose flamboyant son is a social media influencer.
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Sight and Sound Poll
Meet the elite: hand-picked highlights from the 2022 Sight and Sound 250 Greatest Films of All Time Poll.
Best of BAFTA
A selection of nominees and winners, past and present, honouring the world’s most inventive storytellers.
Comedy202285 minsDirector: Neil Maskell
Edgy, darkly funny and claustrophobic comic thriller, in which a hapless government whistleblower and his partner hide out in a remote Belgian cottage, accompanied by two eccentric bodyguards.
Comedy2023103 minsDirector: Christian Petzold
Self-important novelist Leon holidays as a forest fire rages nearby, in Christian Petzold’s humorous take on finding meaning in our lives against a backdrop of existential peril.
Documentary202396 minsDirector: Jane Giles and Ali Catterall
Engrossing tribute to London’s legendary Scala cinema, aptly subtitled: Or, the incredibly strange rise and fall of the world’s wildest cinema and how it influenced a mixed-up generation of weirdos and misfits.
Biopic202490 minsDirector: Thomas von Steinaecker
A riveting and all-encompassing portrait of the iconic German filmmaker.
Comedy202390 minsDirector: Charlotte Regan
A gorgeous and colourful heart-warming gem from Charlotte Regan, one of the best new voices in British film.
Documentary202290 minsDirector: Tim MacKenzie-Smith
The incredible story of a band you may never have heard of but whose sound has influenced generations with their irresistible rhythms and message of peace.
Scala: Sex, drugs and rock and roll cinema
In tribute to the legendary venue and the new documentary celebrating its influence, a collection of the greatest cult hits from the world’s wildest cinema.
Documentaries can be as expressive, surreal and experimental as any work of fiction. This collection explores a world made up of people and places.
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Inside Film202416 mins
Filmmakers Jane Giles and Ali Catterall discuss their documentary Scala!!!, revisiting the legendary and inspirational cinema venue and some of the most notorious films that screened there.
Stylish 70s road safety film with a sting in the tail.
School programme and Educational film197825 mins Location: Leeds
Students at Leeds are taken from the wool on the back of sheep on the Yorkshire moors to pyjamas in Marks and Spencer’s, learning everything that happens in between.
Public Information Filler19503 mins
Invaluable advice for the careful cyclist in a quintessentially British safety film.
Magazine and Review show19674 mins Location: Middleham
Sixties pop idol Davy Jones, singer with American boy band The Monkees, talks about career success and his call-up to the US army.
Vitagraph’s charming 1910 interpretation features some notably lively performances.
Most Popular Free 2023
The most popular free films that caught your imagination in 2023.
Black Britain on Film
Striking, illuminating and sometimes surprising images of black culture, community and characters, spanning over a century of British film and TV.
South Asian Britain on Film
Discover a rich history reaching back over a century as we celebrate South Asian communities and culture across Britain.