Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos
Six men on a fishing trip devise a competition to determine who is the best. What starts as a game becomes a tense, but humorous, battle of wills. A witty critique of machismo and western society.
Ingrid Bergman, Roberto Rossellini, Pia Lindström
A documentary about the iconic actress compiled from six decades of diaries, archival footage, home movies and interviews with her four children and best friends. A memorable and inspiring portrait of a determined woman.
Greta Gerwig, Keaton Nigel Cooke, Tracy Letts
One sausage dog changes the lives of four consecutive owners in this offbeat tragicomedy, with humour wrought from discomfort as Solondz puts his characters through one painful interaction after another in this portrayal of social deficiencies.
Mads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Nikolaj Lie Kaas
A riotous but dark comedy about two brothers in search of their biological father whose journey takes them through unexpected and often grotesque situations. A thoughtful and provocative meditation on human behaviour presented as a madcap and boundary-pushing satire.
A flat in Ladbroke Grove, West London. 1952.
When Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt, the story of her tempestuous affair with a former RAF pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court judge begins to emerge. With it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long-repressed passion. Behind the fragile veneer of post-war civility burns a brutal sense of loss and longing.
Adriana Ugarte, Rossy de Palma, Emma Suárez
In 2015, Julieta, a 55 year old teacher, writes a long letter to her daughter Anti´a, explaining the secrets she has kept from her over the last 30 years. But she’s unable to post it, because they have been estranged since Anti´a left her at the age of 18. Based on 3 short stories by the Nobel Prize-winning writer Alice Munro, this is eloquent and richly resonant, with Almodo´var returning to his greatest subject, the emotional terrain and interior lives of women. Superb.
John Hurt, Eileen Atkins, Dakota Blue Richards
In a desperate attempt to save their local pub from closing down, 4 men write a chick lit novel, or more specifically a ‘mummy porn’ novel in the style of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ under a pseudonym. Amazed when it gets snapped up by a publisher there are celebrations all round but then the publisher insists that the ‘female author’ has to publicise it. A laugh-out-loud comedy drama with a stellar British cast.
Robert Pattinson, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin
A bold and chilling drama which chronicles the youth and rise to power of a fascist in a fictionalised Europe following World War I. Scott Walker provides the sonic backdrop to a striking and stirring story of megalomania.
Jean Dujardin, Virginie Efira, Cédric Kahn
Diane's expectations are challenged when she meets the charming stranger who contacts her after finding her mobile phone. A romantic comedy about falling blindly in love only to find that size matters.
Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon
On the 9th February 1964, 73 million people watched The Beatles perform on The Ed Sullivan Show, the largest audience in television history. But it is what the band did next that would introduce them to the entire world, permanently transforming the music industry and forever engraining them into the fabric of popular culture... They went on tour. This is the not-to-be missed story of the band's exceptional touring years - an intimate portrait of the band, and a behind-the-scenes look at The Beatles on tour. Exploring the effect it had on their relationships, as well as their musical evolution, and looking at how they transformed the world of music, the film features interviews, unheard music and exclusive concert footage from the biggest band of all time. (Film starts 7pm.)
Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell
Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen’s bittersweet romance follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Poignant, and often hilarious, this is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age, and conjures up a world that has passed to tell a deeply romantic tale of dreams that never die.
Frederik Brom, Poal Cairo, Jenne Decleir
Sylvia has turned a blind eye to her husband Eddie's flourishing drug business for too long. When his dealings take a turn for the worse, Sylvia wants to protect the lives and futures of their young children and decides to flee. But Eddie will stop at nothing to keep his wife inside the 'family'. A gritty and engrossing drama.
Isabelle Huppert, Gérard Depardieu, Dan Warner
After their son's self-inflicted death, a divorced couple meet again in Death Valley where their son's suicide letters proclaim that he will appear to them. A profound drama that reunites on-screen two of France's biggest stars after 35 years.
A darkly comic new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical broadcast live from the stage of the National Theatre.
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off… With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear as Macheath alongside Rosalie Craig as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne as Mrs Peachum. This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse; adapted by Simon Stephens, (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris, (London Road).
Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language.
Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka
A life-affirming portrait of a philosophy teacher thrust into a series of adverse situations which unsettle her once-stable life. A powerful central performance from Huppert in a drama about confronting change in middle age and coming out on top.
Jamie Dornan, Sarah Gadon, Aaron Paul
Mystery surrounds nine-year old Louis, who has survived nine near-fatal incidents, and it falls to a neurologist to uncover the uncanny events behind the boy's unique abilities. A supernatural thriller based on Liz Jensen's best-selling novel.
David Farrier, Dylan Reeve, David Starr
A documentary so crazy you might think it’s a hoax, Tickled takes the lid off competitive tickling competitions. A surprisingly tense and increasingly weird detective story about the shadowy, threatening, abusive figure that, it turns out, lies behind the seemingly innocent activity. Unexpectedly compelling and alternately painful and funny and deeply sad.
David Bowie, Rip Torn, Candy Clark
After a catastrophic drought on his home planet, a humanoid alien comes to Earth on a mission to take water home. Using the advanced technology at his disposal he acquires incredible wealth but soon finds his true identity at risk due to the actions of an unscrupulous business colleague. The late David Bowie’s best film in a role he was born to play.
Viggo Mortensen, George MacKay, Samantha Isler
A father lives off grid with his six children in the forest, where he has taught them quantum physics alongside wilderness survival. But they are not ready for what the big city holds for them following the death of their mother. A warm and moving family drama with a career high performance by Mortensen.
Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Keiko Tsushima
Kurosawa’s masterful eastern Western (remade as The Magnificent Seven), set in seventeenth-century Japan, brings together seven warriors to defend an unprotected village from bandits. Mifune is memorable as the would-be samurai and Shimura is the ageing, charismatic samurai leader. As skilled in its delineation of character as in its brutal action sequences.
Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, Chris Pine
Desperate to save their family home from repossession, two brothers become bank robbers, consequently being chased across the state by a mean, old-fashioned Texas Ranger. An adrenaline-filled, contemporary western with a clever script and Nick Cave score.