Secrets & Lies

A middle-aged London factory worker (Blethyn) is shocked when the mixed-race daughter she gave up at birth decides to track her down. At first she denies she is her mother. All family members become emotional, as everyone’s secrets are exposed.


At some point in the unspecified future, a woman (Green) uses human cloning technology to impregnate herself with her dead lover’s tissue, and the child grows into what might be an exact replica of his “father.”

Spike Island

A rising indie band travels to Spike Island, Cheshire, in May of 1990 to see The Stone Roses.

The Theory of Everything

Renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and his wife Jane struggle with Stephen’s debilitating illness as he embarks on his groundbreaking study of the nature of time, in this moving adaptation of Jane Hawking’s memoir from Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (Man on Wire). [Synopsis courtesy of Toronto International Film Festival]

A Five Star Life

Single and middle-aged, beautiful Irene (Margarita Buy) is wholly devoted to her job as an inspector of luxury hotels. Constantly on the road, she indulges in expensive pleasures at impeccable resorts, but always incognito and alone, soon escaping to the next exotic destination with her checklist and laptop in tow. When her best friend and ex Andrea (Stefano Accorsi), who has always been a source of emotional support, suddenly becomes unavailable, Irene is thrown into a deep existential crisis. “Luxury is a form of deceit,” she is told by a fellow traveller in the fog of a steam room, and thus begins Irene’s quest to bring more meaning into her life.


The Sleeping Beauty tale as told through the eyes of the story’s villain, Maleficent, the self-proclaimed “Mistress of All Evil”.

Mr. Turner

“Mr. Turner” explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner.
Profoundly affected by the death of his father, loved by a housekeeper he takes for granted and occasionally exploits sexually, he forms a close relationship with a seaside landlady with whom he eventually lives incognito in Chelsea, where he dies. Throughout this, he travels, paints, stays with the country aristocracy, visits brothels, is a popular if anarchic member of the Royal Academy of Arts, has himself strapped to the mast of a ship so that he can paint a snowstorm, and is both celebrated and reviled by the public and by royalty. [Synopsis courtesy of Cannes Film Festival]

The Christmas Candle

Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve. But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end.

Romeo and Juliet

Romeo and Juliet are “star crossed lovers”. When two enemy families meet, forbidden love ensues. A William Shakespeare classic.

Vera Drake

Abortionist Vera Drake finds her beliefs and practices clash with the mores of 1950s Britain – a conflict that leads to tragedy for her family.