Films by Country


9 Songs

Michael Winterbottom

Recalling his love affair with a mercurial American woman, a young Brit remembers the sex – and the bands they heard. Digicam cinema, noted for its explicit treatment of sex.

Animation for Kids 2005

This collection of films selected especially for our youngest audience promises some laughs, some frights – and some food for thought. This year’s programme is probably best suited to a slightly older age group (6-10) than previous years’.

Animation Now 2005

Our popular yearly programme of the year’s best animate shorts is one of the strongest collections in a long time, celebrating the sheer diversity of the animated art form. Including the Oscar winning Ryan.

A Decent Factory

Thomas Balmès

Can a corporation balance profit-making and social responsibility? Cellphone giant Nokia sends their Ethics and Environmental Specialist to China to audit one of its suppliers in this revealing documentary.

The Digital Space 2005

The highlights in the past year of digital animation, this selection of works favouring abstraction over representation, and experimentation over application.

Fallen Angel: Gram Parsons

Gandulf Hennig

This excellent documentary profiles 60s country rock pioneer Gram Parsons. “A portrait of a spoiled, charming, emotionally crippled young man whose shoddy treatment of people was always forgotten as soon as he opened his mouth to sing." — Chicago Reader

It's All Gone Pete Tong

Michael Dowse

In this send-up-cum-celebration of rave scene excess, English comedian Paul Kaye pulls out all the stops as a deranged Cockney exile who mixes his way to club-scene stardom in the über-trendy Spanish resort of Ibiza.

The League of Gentlemen’s Apocalypse

Steve Bendelack

"A definite contender for this year’s award for best film within a film about a struggle to make a film out of a TV series." — Time Out


Andrés Wood

"Machuca... is both sweet and stringent, attuned to the wonders of childhood as well as its cruelty and terror." — A.O. Scott, NY Times

My Summer of Love

Paweł Pawlikowski

Heady with the joys and dangers of mutual infatuation, this award-winning British film sweeps us up in the passionate holiday friendship of two 16-year-old girls.


Pete Travis

This gripping docudrama about the aftermath of a 1998 car bombing in Northern Ireland derives its dramatic power from the determination of a diverse bunch of survivors to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

The Queen of Sheba's Pearls

Colin Nutley

In Colin Nutley's sweet comic hymn to Englishness, the hushed, proper, rather sad household of a country vicarage is brought back to life after World War II by the arrival of a beautiful mysterious 'foreigner'.

Sisters in Law

Florence Ayisi, Kim Longinotto

In West Cameroon old values are being challenged in the courts by two inspiring women in the Judiciary. A fascinating, rousing picture of change, documented by Kim Longinotto (Divorce Iranian Style).

Touch the Sound

Thomas Riedelsheimer

Beautifully crafted documentary and “ear-opening” performance film with percussionist Evelyn Glennie.

The White Diamond

Werner Herzog

Werner Herzog’s stirring, lyrical documentary about Graham Dorrington, an English engineer who explores the South American rainforest canopy from a silently floating airship.


Sally Potter

Ravishing the eye and the ear, funny, political and ebulliently literate, Sally Potter’s best film since Orlando exalts in the romantic adventure of crossing class and culture. Joan Allen and Sam Neill are perfect as a London society couple whose stale marriage is disrupted by her tempestuous affair with a Lebanese immigrant worker.