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Period drama shot in black and white, set in Poland 1962. Anna is a beautiful 18-year-old orphan preparing to be a nun, when the discovery of a living relative brings monumental change and the uncovering of painful truths...  

Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 2015 BAFTA Awards; International Critics\' Award (FIPRESCI), Toronto International Film Festival, Academy awards 2015, and a further 56 awards won and 49 nominations.

"UK-based director Pawel Pawlikowski\'s (My Summer of Love,Last Resort) new film is an elegy for his homeland and an intimate, poetic exploration of the limits of faith. Orphaned during WWII, Anna (Agata Trzebuchowska) was brought up in a rural convent and in early \'60s Poland is a young novice preparing to take her vows. When the Mother Superior insists she make contact with her last remaining relative, she meets her aunt Wanda (Agata Kulesza), a free-living intellectual working as a judge and secretly annihilating painful memories with a heady mix of sex and booze. Their encounter lifts the shroud off the dark secret of their family\'s past and both women must confront the devastating truth." (London Film Festival)

Starring: Agata KuleszaAgata TrzebuchowskaDawid Ogrodnik

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (\'The Woman in the Fifth\', \'My Summer of Love\', \'Last Resort\')

Written by Pawel PawlikowskiRebecca Lenkiewicz

Drama, Historical, World Cinema | 1hr 22mins | M | Adult themes | Country of Origin: Poland, Denmark | Language: Polish with English subtitles


ONE MAN, ONE COW, ONE PLANET 

One man, One cow, One planet exposes globalization and the mantra of infinite growth in a finite world for what it really is: an environmental and human disaster. But across India marginal farmers are fighting back. By reviving biodynamics an arcane form of agriculture, they are saving their poisoned lands and exposing the bio-colonialism of multinational corporations. One man, One cow, One planet tells their story through the teachings of an elderly New Zealander many are calling the new Gandhi. 

Documentary | 1hr 20 mins | E  |   | Country of Origin: New Zealand, India  | 


SELMA  

One dream can change the world.

David Oyelowo (Interstellar) is the great Martin Luther King in this historical drama detailing the legendary activist, the civil rights marches from Selma to the state capital of Alabama demanding equal voting rights, and President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (Tom Wilkinson) role in the eventful era.  Nominated for two Academy Awards including Best Picture.

 

In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King has just won the Nobel Peace Prize, and enjoys unprecedented access to the White House for a civil rights activist. But in Alabama, among other U.S. states, Jim Crow voting laws still enforce racial segregation by making it easy to deny voter registration to black applicants. Traveling to Selma, Alabama, King and other activists beging to formulate a plan to challenge the racist state through non-violent means. As a march to the state capital moves from idea to execution, the Alabama establishment won\'t go down without a fight - legal or literal.

Starring: David OyelowoGiovanni RibisiCarmen EjogoTim RothTessa ThompsonAlessandro NivolaCuba Gooding Jr.Tom WilkinsonOprah WinfreyCommon

Directed by Ava DuVernay (\'Middle of Nowhere\', \'I Will Follow\') Written by Paul Webb

Festivals & Awards Best Original Song (for John Legend and Common), Golden Globes 2015

Biography, Drama, True Story, Historical | 2hr 08mins | M | Violence & offensive language | Country of Origin: UK, USA


force majeure 

Black comedy and Cannes Jury-winner. A father struggles with his conscience and reputation after leaving his wife and kids to fend for themselves during what he thinks is a life-threatening avalanche.

 

"The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all directions, mother Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile, is running for his life... The anticipated disaster failed to occur, and yet the family\'s world has been shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba\'s marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch." (Cannes Film Festival)

Starring: Brady CorbetKristofer HivjuLisa Loven KongsliJohannes KuhnkeClara WettergrenVincent Wettergren Directed by Ruben Östlund (\'Play\', \'Involuntary\') Written by Ruben Östlund

Festivals & Awards Un Certain Regard Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 2014

Comedy, Drama, World Cinema | 1hr 58mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: Sweden, Denmark, Norway | Language: Swedish and English with English subtitles


 

British comedy heart-warmer from the creators of BBC seriesOutnumbered. Doug (David Tennant, Doctor Who), Abi (Rosamund Pike, Gone Girl) and their three rug rats head to the Scottish Highlands for grandad\'s (Billy Connolly) birthday, whilst trying to keep their impending divorce a secret.

Starring: Rosamund PikeDavid TennantBilly ConnollyCelia ImrieBen Miller,Emilia Jones  Directed by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin (feature debuts) Written by Andy HamiltonGuy Jenkin

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 35mins | PG | Coarse language | Country of Origin: UK


ME MYSELF AND MUM   

Thespian Guillaume Gallienne (a member of France\'s prestigious state theatre, Comédie-Française) adapts his own one-man show in this flamboyant comedy confessional. He explores his upbringing, his relationship with his mother (also played by Gallienne, in drag), and the eventual embracing of his inner heterosexual after he was raised like a daughter and assumed gay. Winner of the "Art Cinema Award" (C.I.C.A.E. Award) at Cannes 2013.

 

Starring: Guillaume GallienneAndré MarconFrançoise FabianNanou GarciaDiane KrugerReda KatebGötz Otto

Directed by Guillaume Gallienne (feature debut) Written by Guillaume Gallienne

Festivals & Awards C.I.C.A.E. Award and SACD Prize winner at Cannes Film Festival 2013

Comedy, World Cinema | 1hr 25mins | M | Sex scenes, offensive language & nudity | Country of Origin: France, Belgium | Language: French with English subtitles


MR TURNER 

From writer-director Mike Leigh (Another Year), an exploration of the life and work of the eccentric British impressionist great J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Stars Leigh\'s frequent collaborators Timothy Spall (The King’s Speech) in a Best Actor award-winning performance at Cannes 2014, Paul Jesson (Coriolanus) and Ruth Sheen (Vanity Fair).

 

"Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, Turner forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty." (Cannes Film Festival) 

Starring: Timothy SpallPaul JessonRuth SheenDorothy AtkinsonMarion BaileySandy FosterKarl JohnsonAmy DawsonLesley ManvilleMartin SavageRichard Bremmer

Directed by Mike Leigh (\'Vera Drake\', \'All or Nothing\', \'Secrets & Lies\', \'Naked\', \'Life is Sweet\') Written by Mike Leigh 

Festivals & Awards Best Actor (Spall) at Cannes Film Festival 2014, at the 2014 Seville European film festival, at the 2014 New York film critics circle, and at the European Film Awads 2014.

Biography, Drama, True Story | 2hr 30mins | M | Sex scenes | Country of Origin: UK


 


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