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Festival GALAS

Make the weather and spread the word. That's what our festival galas do.

Global acclaim and major awards often follow, as they did for this selection of red carpet favourites featuring some of the world's best-known names on both sides of the camera.

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Knives OutKnives Out

Thriller2019130 minsDirector: Rian Johnson

Daniel Craig is the Kentucky Fried Poirot with all-star suspects - Chris Evans, Ana de Armas and Toni Collette among them - in this nimble and brilliant crime caper.

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LivingLiving

Drama2020102 minsDirector: Oliver Hermanus

Based on Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru, Academy Award-nominated Bill Nighy stars as a man determined to wake from his slumber and make a mark on the world.

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Triangle of SadnessTriangle of Sadness

Comedy2022148 minsDirector: Ruben Östlund

Riotously funny with a barbed wire-sharp wit, Academy Award and BAFTA-nominated Triangle of Sadness garnered Ruben Östlund (The Square, Force Majeure) his second Cannes Palme d’Or award.

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The Florida ProjectThe Florida Project

Drama2017112 minsDirector: Sean Baker

Tangerine director Sean Baker presents another visionary take on the wild ups and dangerous downs of life in America’s underbelly, featuring an Oscar-nominated turn from Willem Dafoe.

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AllelujahAllelujah

Drama2022103 minsDirector: Richard Eyre

A warm, humorous, and deeply moving story about surviving old age, featuring a powerhouse British cast led by Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous).

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On Chesil BeachOn Chesil Beach

Drama2018110 minsDirector: Dominic Cooke

Saoirse Ronan and Billy Howle play a young, married couple struggling to physically connect in this sensitive adaptation of Ian McEwan’s acclaimed novel.

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Blade of the ImmortalBlade of the Immortal

Action and Adventure2017141 minsDirector: Takashi Miike

Takashi Miike's epically blood-strewn swordplay saga follows a samurai cursed with immortal life, who teams up with a young girl to avenge the murder of her parents.

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La La LandLa La Land

Musical2016128 minsDirector: Damien Chazelle

Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone channel old-school Hollywood glamour in this bright and playful romantic musical from director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash).

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A United KingdomA United Kingdom

Drama2016111 minsDirector: Amma Asante

Amma Assante (Belle) directs this impassioned drama starring David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike depicting an interracial romance that changed the world.

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ArrivalArrival

Science Fiction2016116 minsDirector: Denis Villeneuve

Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner star as the humans who make first contact with extra-terrestrial visitors in this richly textured sci-fi from director Denis Villeneuve.

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WonderstruckWonderstruck

Drama2017116 minsDirector: Todd Haynes

Julianne Moore stars in Todd Haynes' playful adaptation of Brian Selznick’s acclaimed young adult novel, which follows two children from different eras as they set out to find people from their pasts.

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RedoubtableRedoubtable

Biopic2017108 minsDirector: Michel Hazanavicius

From the Oscar-winning director of The Artist, a brilliantly realised portrait of France’s maestro director Jean-Luc Godard spiralling into philosophical and romantic crisis.

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High-RiseHigh-Rise

Science Fiction2016119 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley's savage and brilliant adaptation of JG Ballard's dystopian satire, starring Tom Hiddleston.

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Their FinestTheir Finest

Comedy2017117 minsDirector: Lone Scherfig

Gemma Arterton sparkles in this witty drama set in the world of propaganda filmmaking during WWII, from director Lone Scherfig (The Riot Club, An Education).

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Manchester by the SeaManchester by the Sea

Drama2016137 minsDirector: Kenneth Lonergan

Casey Affleck and Michelle Williams shine in this devastating, Oscar-winning drama from Kenneth Lonergan about a man’s painful hometown return.

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The LobsterThe Lobster

Science Fiction2015118 minsDirector: Yorgos Lanthimos

Colin Farrell, Ben Whishaw and Rachel Weisz star in this bleakly hilarious dystopian drama from Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth).

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Shiraz: A Romance of IndiaShiraz: A Romance of India

Historical drama1928106 minsSilentDirector: Franz Osten

This epic silent film, telling the ravishing, romantic story behind the Taj Mahal, has been newly restored with a sumptuous new score from Anoushka Shankar.

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The AssassinThe Assassin

Action and Adventure2015106 minsDirector: Hou Hsiao-Hsien

Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s mesmerising, visually stunning tale of love and honour was Sight and Sound magazine’s best film of 2015.

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Shooting StarsShooting Stars

Drama1928101 minsSilentDirector: A.V. Bramble

Anthony Asquith's (A Cottage on Dartmoor, Underground), fabulous silent film set in a British movie studio in the 1920s.

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Free FireFree Fire

Action and Adventure201790 minsDirector: Ben Wheatley

Ben Wheatley’s (High-Rise, Sightseers) all-guns-blazing bullet opera, starring Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy and Armie Hammer.

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The ProgramThe Program

Biopic2015103 minsDirector: Stephen Frears

Ben Foster is Lance Armstrong in this kinetic account of the cyclist who fell from grace, from acclaimed director Stephen Frears.

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BrooklynBrooklyn

Romance2015112 minsDirector: John Crowley

Saoirse Ronan shines as a woman who journeys from post-war small-town Ireland to New York, in Nick Hornby’s adaptation of Colm Tóibín’s best-selling novel.

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CarolCarol

Drama2015119 minsDirector: Todd Haynes

Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara illuminate Todd Haynes’ intoxicating adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s beloved novel.

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The Imitation GameThe Imitation Game

Biopic2014115 minsDirector: Morten Tyldum

Benedict Cumberbatch’s roundly acclaimed performance anchors the incredible, Oscar-winning story of code-breaker Alan Turing.

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MommyMommy

Drama2014138 minsDirector: Xavier Dolan-Tadros

With stylish and charged intensity, Xavier Dolan charts the fractious relationship between an uncontrollable teen and his fun-loving mother.