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Sonita

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Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Cast; Sonita Alizadeh, Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami
Genre: Documentary
Language: Farsi and Dari with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Iran, Germany, Switzerland 2015 90 mins.
Sundance Film Festival, Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award (World Documentary)
Released by New Wave Fillms

With a refugee crisis dominating the news, Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami's gripping documentary 'Sonita' follows a 15-year-old Afghan refugee, would be rapper's quest for freedom which wowed the Sundance Film Festival audience.

Mustang

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Director: Deniz Camze Erguvan
Cast: Gunes Nezihe Sensoy, Doca Zeynee Doguslu, Eut Iscan
Genre: Drama
Language: Turkish with English subtitles
Country of Otrigin: France, Germany, Quatar, Turkey 2015 94 mins.
2016 Golden Globes Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Deniz Camze Erguvan impressive and powerful feature debut, screened at Director's Fortnight Cannes 2015 is a gripping and haunting tale of family honour, tradition, sexual paranoia and a desire for freedom.

American Honey

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Director: Andrea Arnold
Cast: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, McCaul Lombardi
Genre: Comedy Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK, USA 2016 162 mins.
Winner Jury Prize 2016 Cannes Film Festival.
Released by Universal Pictures

Moonlight

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Director: Barry Jenkins,
Cast: Naomie Harris, Mahershala Ali, Trevante Rhodes, André Holland, Janelle Monáe, Alex R. Hibbert, Jaden Piner, Ashton Sanders, Jharrel Jerome
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 111 mins. (15)
Winner Best Film 2017 Oscars
Released by Altitude Film Distribution

The Founder

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Director: John Lee Hancock
Cast: Linda Cardiellini, Patrick Wilson, Michael Keaton
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 115 mins. (12A)
Released by StudioCanal

Ever heard of Ray Kroc and his ride to Big Mac glory?

Hidden Figures

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Director: Theodore Melfi
Cast: Taraji P. Henson, Jim Parsons, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Kirsten Dunston
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 126 mins. (PG)
Released by 20th Century Fox

The 1960s, the Cold War, NASA, the American space programme and the race to beat the Russians and launch John Glenn (Glenn Powell) into space.

John Wick: Chapter 2

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Director: Chad Stahelski
Cast: Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Laurence Fishburne, Ruby Rose, Bridget Moynahan, Lance Reddick, Franco Nero, John Leguizamo, Ian McShane
Genre: Action Crime Thriller
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 101 mins. (15)
Released by Warner Bros

Lost in France

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Director: Niall McCann
Cast: Stuart Braithwaite, Stewart Henderson, Alex Kapranos, Emma Pollock, Paul Savage, R.M. Hubbert
Genre: Documentary, Music
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Ireland-UK 2016 100 mins. (15)
Official selection, 2016 Edinburgh International Film Festival
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Niall McCann’s documentary explores the rise of Scotland’s independent music scene in the 90s, led by cult label Chemikal Underground.