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Certification12 Our Rating unrated

16 year old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

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CertificationPG Our Rating

Part 1 of Wajda's trilogy of wartime films, the hopeful one, is set in Wola, a working-class area of Warsaw in 1942, and deals with the graduation of a bunch of semi-delinquent street kids, through individual acts of defiance and courage, into a youth resistance group. The heroism is not simple, neither loyalties nor self-sacrifice are assured, but united they will be. find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

This is a brutal and painfully well observed drama about two teenaged sisters on their life changing holiday by the sea. Thirteen year old Anais watches her glamourous older sister experience first love with a mixture of awe and jaded detachment. It is this complex relationship between the sisters which gives the film its uncomfortable edge. Fans of Catherine Breillat will not be disappointed by this uncompromisingly honest film which portrays the aching chasm between the fantasy and reality of find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Set against the backdrop of an elite American East Coast prep school, protagonist Robert is an apathetic teenager who seems interested only in YouTube-esque videos of either babies, kittens, pornography or violent acts. When Robert takes part in the school's AV club he unexpectedly captures a traumatic event that will irreversibly alter the lives of everyone at his school. Far from easy viewing', 'Afterschool' is an intense, intelligent and provocative account of one boy's conflicted and trou find out more...

Certification18 Our Rating

Friendship is put to the test in this story of love and loyalty in Hell's Kitchen, New York. Alison Folland plays Claude, the skateboarding teenager who slowly comes out as gay in a homophobic urban environment. Her feelings are confused by her best friend Ellen who sinks deeper into drug abuse and self destruction. When there's a murder in the neighbourhood, Claude has to choose between loyalty for Ellen or her own instincts. A coming-of-age film debut by Alex Sichel. find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

"American Honey is a wind-through-your-hair sort of picture with, you might argue, too many literal shots of wind going through hair, as this posse hitch rides to and fro, devoting their days to a door-to-door sales mission before rendezvousing nightly and resuming the party. You could also argue that this almost intentionally exhausting film is too much of a good thing. B find out more...


CertificationU Our Rating

This is the middle story of Satyajit Ray's Bengali trilogy and, after Pather Panchali, we find Apu on the cusp of adulthood. The young lad moves with his family to Benares but with the death of his father, Apu's desire to continue his learning is affirmed and as his passion for knowledge grows so he and his mother find themselves drifting apart, especially as he wants to leave home and go to Calcutta to study. Aparajito is a beautifully drawn film and an immaculate observation of the characters find out more...

Certification15 Our Rating

In the immediate aftermath of her break up from Maxine, Persian, Bisexual Shirin refuses to accept their relationship is irrecoverable and sets about trying to win her back, with varying degrees of failure, whilst navigating the sociopolitical landscape that her life inhabits. Superbly written and directed by Desiree Akhavan - who also plays Shirin, well, superbly. So, all round superb, in my best Brooklyn accent. (Brett Atkinson)

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Certification15 Our Rating

Talented young sketch artist Jerome Platz escapes from high school to a tiny East Coast art college. Here his ambition is to become, like his hero Picasso, the world's greatest artist. Unfortunately the beauty and craft of Jerome's portraiture are not appreciated in an art class that he finds bewildering and bogus, neither his harsh judgments of his classmates' efforts nor his later attempts to create pseudo-art of his own win him any admirers, though he does attract the attentions of his dream find out more...

CertificationPG Our Rating

In a Catholic boarding school during the Nazi occupation of France, Julien Quietin, played by Gaspard Manesse as the character based around Malle, is no ordinary student, he is intelligent and different from the others. A new student arrives at the school one day and becomes a sort of intellectual rival to Julien, but, after some early hostilities, the boys begin to connect and eventually become good friends. Malle does not rely on overly dramatic sequences where not necessary as a way to build find out more...