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Graduation

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Director: Cristian Mungiu
Cast:Adrian Titieni, Maria-Victoria Dragas, Rares Ardrici
Genre: Drama
Language: Romanian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Belgium-Romania 2016 128 mins. (15)
Winner of the Best Director Award at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival - Cristian Mungiu
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Christian Mungiu's study of the ambiguity of moral compromise revealed by a father-daughter relationship is riveting, masterful 5-star cinema.

Free Fire

4
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Director: Ben Wheatley
Cast: Sharlto Copley, Brie Larson, Cillian Murphy, Jack Reynor
Genre: Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK 2016 90 mins. (15)
Released by StudioCanal

Ben Wheatley's bullets, blood, quick witted, tongue-in-cheek, adrenalin rush shoot-out tips its hat to Quentin Tarantino and Sam Peckinpah.

Smurfs: The Lost Village

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Director: Kelly Asbury
Cast: Demi Lovato (Smurfette), Rainn Wilson (Gargamel), Joe Manganiello (Hefty), Jack McBrayer (Clumsy), Danny Pudi (Brainy), Michelle Rodriguez (SmurfStorm), Ellie Kemper (SmurfBlossom), Ariel Winter (SmurfLily), with Mandy Patinkin (Papa) and Julia Roberts (SmurfWillow)
Genre: Animation
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 90 mins (PG)
Released by Sony Pictures

Aquarius

4
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Director: Kleber Mendonca Filho
Cast: Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos
Genre: Drama
Language: Portuguese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Brazil-France 2016 146 mins. (18)
In Competition 2016 Cannes Film Festival
Released by Arrow Films

The Age of Shadows

4
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Director: Jee-woon Kim
Cast : Byung-hun Lee, Yoo Gong, Kang-ho Song
Genre: Action, Drama, Thriller
Language: English, Korean, Mandarin, Japanese with English subtitles
Country of Origin: South Korea 2016 140 mins. (15)
Released by Soda Pictures

In the 1920s Korea was under Japanese rule which saw the rise of the Korean armed resistance and conflict with the Japanese military. 'Age of Shadows' places a conflict of duty and patriotism in two men on opposing sides, each knowing the other's identity and intentions.

The Eyes Of My Mother

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Director: Nicolas Pesce
Cast: Kika Magalhaes, Will Brill, Olivia Bond
Genre: Horror, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2016 76 mins. (15)
Released by Park Circus

A rural farmhouse away from the public gaze, a lonely, isolated tragic figure, a dark and disturbed past that becomes normal accepted behaviour and the scene's set for a melancholic tale of murder, torture and kidnappings.