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The Work

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Director: Jairus McLeary, Gethin Aldous
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 89 mins. (15)
Winner – Grand Jury Prize – SXSW 2017
Winner – Audience Award – Sheffield Doc/Fest 2017
Released by Dogwoof

LOST IN PARIS - FILM OF THE WEEK

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Director: Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon
Cast: Fiona Gordon, Emmanuelle Riva, Dominique Abel
Genre: Comedy
Language: English, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Belgium 2016 82 mins. (12A)
Released by Arrow Films

Jacques Tati must be smiling. Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's 'Lost in Paris' is a lighthearted, whimsical, visually stylish, quirky delight.

Battle of the Sexes

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Director: Valerie Faris, Jonathan Deyton
Cast: Emma Stone, Steve Carell, Andrea Riseborough, Elisabeth Shue, Alan Cumming, Sarah Silverman
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 121 mins. (12A)
Released by 20th Century Fox

Beach Rats

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Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 95 mins. (15)
Released by Peccadillo Pictures

With a seedy Coney Island backdrop, writer-director Eliza Hittman's 'Beach Rats,' the follow up to her debut feature, 'It Felt Like Love' builds a compelling character study of a vulnerable teenager struggling with his sexual identity.

Mudbound

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Director: Dee Rees
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Jason Clarke, Jason Mitchell, Mary J. Blige, Rob Morgan, Garrett Hedlund
Genre: Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 132 mins.
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Writer-director Dee Rees impressive adaptation of Hillary Jordan's novel exposes racial tensions in the Jim Crow South of the 1940s as it weaves a tale of two families, white farmers, the McAllans and the Jacksons, black sharecroppers who lease land from the McAllans.

Good Time

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Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Cast: Robert Pattinson, Benny Safdie, Taliah Webster
Genre: Crime Thriller, Drama
Language: English
Country of Origin: USA 2017 101 mins. (15)
Released by Curzon Artificial Eye

Strangled (A Martfui Rem)

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Director: Arpad Sopsits
Cast: Karoly Hajduk, Peter Barnai, Zsolt Anger,
Genre: Crime Drama
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Hungary 2016 120 mins. (18)
Released by Eureka Entertainment

Political corruption and the brutal killing of six women between 1957 and 1967 are juxtaposed in Arpad Sopsits award winning story of the Martfu murders. The brutal suppression of the Hungarian1956 uprising is fresh in the memory and the stench of political corruption an accepted norm.

Remember Baghdad

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Director: Fiona Murphy
Genre: Documentary
Language: English
Country of Origin: UK-Iraq-Israel 2016 69 mins.
Released by Dartmouth Films

'Remember Baghdad' is a not-to-be-missed reflection on the time when when Baghdad's Jewish population referred to themselves as Iraqis, a time when Jews and Arabs were neighbours and friends. Fiona Murphy's fascinating documentary relates how Iraq developed through the eyes of the Jews who lived in Baghdad for 2,600 years until bitterness and hatred destroyed their lives.

Trophy

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Director: Paul Schwarz, Christinea Clusiau
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Africaan with English subtitles
Country of Origin: UK-Namibia-South Africa-Zimbabwe-USA 2017 108 mins. (15)
Released by Munro Film Services