Blue is the Warmest Colour
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Blue is the Warmest Colour looks set to be one of the best films of 2013. The film follows a teenage girl (Adele) as she comes of age; her life changing after she meets a mysterious blue-haired girl.
“It’s perhaps the first great love story of the 21st century that could belong only to this century.” – Salon.com
“A routine love story elevated by one of the year’s most magnetic performances.” –New York Post
Gloria is Chile’s nomination for the Best Film in a Foreign Language Oscar, Sebastián Lelio tale follows a free-spirited older lady whose life changes when she starts an affair with a younger naval officer.
“The mesmerising García and sensitive direction by Lelio light up this delicate yet spiky drama.” – Empire
Future My Love
Maja Borg’s documentary is a unique love story challenging our collective and personal utopias in search of freedom. Nominated for Best British Film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, Future My Love has been going down a storm on the documentary film circuit.
Philomena – Dame Judy Dench and Steve Coogan star in a drama about a mother trying to find her son.
Walesa – Man of Hope – Documentary about Lech Wałęsa
Short Term 12 – Drama depicting the life of a compassionate twentysomething dealing with unexpected life developments while working as a supervisor at a home for at-risk teens.
Gravity – Clooney and Bullock are lost in space in Alfonso Cuaron’s critically acclaimed new film.
The Miner’s Hymns – The former coal mining communities in North East England are the subject of this inspired documentary by American multi-media artist Bill Morrison.
Film Bites: Subverse Britannia- The three features in this Film Bites series describe an arc through 1960s film: from the kitchen sink (A Taste of Honey) through the snappy, swinging style of the mid-sixties (The Knack …and How to Get It) to the jaded realisation that success and fame lead to loss (Charlie Bubbles)
The Crash Reel – One of the best films I saw at Doc/Fest about the rivalry between two snowborders with a horrific twist.
The Butler – Academy Award nominated director Lee Daniels’ epic drama tells the story of White House butler played by Forest Whitaker.
Haewon(Nobody’s Daughter) – Drama from Korean auteur Sang-soo Hong about a secret relationship between a student and teacher.
Child’s Pose – An emotional, humorous look at the relationship between a dominant mother and her grown-up son.
Clerks – Cult classic from Kevin Smith
Ay Carmela! – The story of a small Republican vaudeville troupe that mistakenly crosses enemy lines and has to perform for Francoist soldiers instead.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire – Second instalment of the film adaptation of the bestselling books.
To Kill a Mockingbird – Classic drama starring Gregory Peck.
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