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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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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...

Certification18 Our Rating

A triumphant epic of survival and a tale of powerful womanhood and resistance against the unforgiving cruelty of a hell on earth. Our heroine is Liz (Dakota Fanning), carved from the beautiful wilderness, full of heart and grit, hunted by a vengeful Preacher (Guy Pearce) - a diabolical zealot and her twisted nemesis. But Liz is a genuine survivor; she's no victim - a woman of fearsome strength who responds with astonishing bravery to claim the better life she and her daughter deserve. Fear no find out more...


Certification15 Our Rating

Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture.

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CertificationU Our Rating

Mona’s teenage life defines the word ‘crap’, not tragic, just without hope; her brother is the only family she has left and he’s found God in the same obsessively sociopathic way that he originally found booze, while a weekly hump in the back of a van with a married man actually constitutes fun rather than repetitive sexual abuse. Into this world wanders Tamsin, pretty, pretentious, spoilt but ignored and with a dangerous sense of mischief born of arrogance and naivety. An intense relationship b find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

The true story of Betty Mahmoody, an American married to an Iranian. Loving husband Moody persuades her to return to his homeland with their daughter to visit his family, but once there he re-embraces Islam and suddenly the man she loves is holding her captive in a brutal and hostile land. Disturbing. find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

The scene is contemporary Iran and the lives of a small circle of Iranian women living within the oppressive constraints of their strictly Islamic nation where the Koran has been subverted to the will of a male dominated society. It is through their anguish, anger and despair that we witness their strength and resilience in the face of a world that denies them respect as individuals and equality as women. 'The Circle' is a powerful and moving film, beautifully shot and emotionally gripping. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

The Magdalene Laundries are a peculiarly twisted Irish Catholic institution; run by nuns they provide a form of incarceration for fallen young women, whose heinous crimes range from being raped to flirting with boys. Margaret, Bernadette and Rose are three new inmates about to experience first hand woman's inhumanity to woman as they are humiliated, degraded, abused and worked to the bone, but despite the grimness of their world the three girls find solace and even humour in the company of each find out more...
THE NUN (2013)

Certification12 Our Rating

Sent to a convent against her will Suzanne, a young nun, finds herself taunted by her fellow Sisters and subjected to sadistic punishments after denying her calling. Taken in by a kindly Mother Superior, she soon finds that her affection comes at a price as things take a sinister turn. Despite her suffering, Suzanne refuses to accept her fate and her desire fo find out more...


Certification12 Our Rating

Varanasi, India, 1938; 7-year-old Chuyia's husband has died and she is forced to live as a virtual prisoner, as a future cash cow for the mainly elderly inhabitats, in a widows' ashram. Her main ally, beautiful and still young Kalyani, is flirting with handsome Brahmin's son, and Mahatma Gandhi follower, Narayan, but marriage for a widow is against the arcane laws of the Hindu religion. Plausible but with an uncomfortable mixture of Bollywood melodrama and social realism. find out more...