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A rare thing.

For 22 years, life for the calm and insular John May (Eddie Marsan) has been his work for the local council in South London, finding the next of kin for those who have passed away alone. But in this age of \'efficiency\', John\'s meticulousness is no longer desired. He’s made redundant, and left with one final assignment: a search for the relatives of Billy Stoke.

 

John pieces together Billy’s life; a mix of mischief, misadventure and love, most of all for an abandoned daughter, Kelly (Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey). John and Kelly are drawn to each other, and as their friendship blossoms, his outlook opens imperceptibly to life\'s possibilities.

Starring: Eddie MarsanJoanne FroggattKaren DruryAndrew BuchanNeil D\'SouzaDavid Shaw Parker

Directed by Uberto Pasolini (\'Machan\')

Written by Uberto Pasolini

Festivals & Awards Winner, Best Film & Director (Uberto Pasolini), Venice Film Festival 2013.

Comedy, Drama | 1hr 34mins | M | Content may disturb | Country of Origin: UK |


 

New Zealand filmmaker Florian Habicht (Love Story) captures British group Pulp as they perform their final reunion show in their hometown of Sheffield, blending interview and concert footage with his unique directorial sensibilities.

 

Having sold over 10 million albums over the course of their career, Pulp celebrated a different class of life to most of their Britpop contemporaries. Cocker\'s skills as a musical storyteller drew on experiences throughout his life, so when the band unexpectedly reunited in 2011, it was only fitting that they ended these shows with a performance in their hometown Sheffield, a city that Habicht turns his eye to as much as the band itself.

Starring: Nick BanksJarvis CockerCandida DoyleSteve MackeyMark Webber

Directed by Florian Habicht (\'Love Story\', \'Kaikohe Demolition\')

Written by Jarvis CockerFlorian HabichtPeter O’Donoghue

 

Documentary, Music | 1hr 30mins | M | Offensive language | Country of Origin: UK | Official Site


 

THE SALT OF THE EARTH

Wim Wenders documents the work and life of Brazilian artist, environmentalist and photojournalist Sebastião Salgado, bringing his acclaimed photography to the big screen. For 40 years, Salgado has travelled the globe, capturing challenging images of humanity from thousands of workers toiling in Brazil’s open cast mines to the hostile environment of Siberia.

 

Starring: Sebastião SalgadoWim WendersJuliano Ribeiro Salgado

Directed by Wim Wenders (\'Paris, Texas\', \'Wings of Desire\', \'Pina\'), Juliano Ribeiro Salgado (\'Paris la métisse\')

Written by Wim WendersJuliano Ribeiro SalgadoDavid Rosier

Festivals & Awards Un Certain Regard Special Prize and Prize of the Ecumenical Jury (Special Mention), Cannes Film Festival 2014

Documentary | 1hr 49mins | M | Content may disturb | Country of Origin: France, Italy | Language: French, Portugese and English with English subtitles


 

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 


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


 

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


 


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