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Certification12 Our Rating unrated

16 year old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

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Certification15 Our Rating

In the immediate aftermath of her break up from Maxine, Persian, Bisexual Shirin refuses to accept their relationship is irrecoverable and sets about trying to win her back, with varying degrees of failure, whilst navigating the sociopolitical landscape that her life inhabits. Superbly written and directed by Desiree Akhavan - who also plays Shirin, well, superbly. So, all round superb, in my best Brooklyn accent. (Brett Atkinson)

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Certification15 Our Rating

After having neglected her children for many years, world famous pianist Charlotte visits her daughter Eva in her home, where to her surprise she finds her other daughter, mentally impaired Helena, whom Eva has taken out of the institution where their mother had placed her. The relationship is strained, but the encounter is crucial for the future of both women, and one night a conversation releases all the things they have wanted to tell each other. Classic late Bergman. Slow-burning - get those find out more...

CertificationU Our Rating

Babette is a refugee from Paris who flees to a small ultrapuritan Danish community to work as a cook. Their only diet is one of ale-bread and fish soup, so when she offers to prepare a feast they are determined not to enjoy it. Oscar winning film whose style changes to fit the mood of the plot. find out more...

Certification12 Our Rating

The runaway success at last year's Goya Awards, Pablo Berger's Blancanieves takes the tale of Snow White and resets it in 1920s Andalucia, telling the tale of Carmen, the young daughter of a celebrated bullfighter, and her passage into adulthood and conflicts with her evil stepmother (a wondrously wicked Maribel Verdu). A beautifully-realized homage to the silent cinema, it will inevitably draw comparisons with The Artist, though its blend of youthful ebullience and Grimm-like find out more...


Certification18 Our Rating

At 15, Adele doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is changed forever when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.

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Certification15 Our Rating

Nearly two decades after the runaway success of Interview with the Vampire, director Neil Jordan returns to blood-sucking territory, here in the altogether more prosaic setting of the run-down English seaside town which 200-year-old mother and daughter duo Clara and Eleanor have made their latest temporary home. Sex is the means of survival for voluptuous Clara, who promptly befriends local sad sack Noel in order to set up a brothel, while the morose Eleanor finds a kindred sp find out more...

COUSCOUS (2007)

Certification15 Our Rating

When 60-something shipyard worker Slimane is laid off, he is determined to realise his long-held dream of opening a couscous restaurant. Although his only chance of success is to rally the support of his unruly extended family, including; ex-wife, children, mistress - and her beautiful hot-headed daughter - and simmering feuds and rivalries have to be overcome before the restaurant's make-or-break opening night. find out more...
DAISIES (1966)

Certification15 Our Rating

The wonderful people over at Second Run DVD have released another hidden gem: 'Daisies' (Sedmikrasky), originally made in 1966 by Vera Chytilova, who has since been called 'the first lady of Czech cinema' and whose efforts also earnt her a screening at the First International Festival of Women's Films in New York in 1972. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

A strange and often engaging mixture of pseudo documentary and downright fiction starring Naomi Watts as Ellie Parker, an aspiring actress struggling to deal with the day to day humiliations, set backs and frustrations of her chosen career. That you spend so much of the film wondering how much is true, from the monster that is Hollywood to the do anything weirdness of its ‘star' makes Scott Coffey's film a fascinating, amusing, if not altogether believable minor pleasure. find out more...