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THE ELEPHANT MAN
1980 124mins USA (12A) Biography
Directed by David Lynch Starring Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man being mistreated by his "owner" as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of great ...

CITY OF GOD
2002 130mins Brazil (18) Crime
Directed by Fernando Meirelles|Kátia Lund Starring Alexandre Rodrigues, Matheus Nachtergaele, Leandro Firmino

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Solaris
1972 167mins Soviet Union (12A) Science Fiction
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Starring Natalya Bondarchuk, Donatas Banionis, Jüri Järvet

A psychologist is sent to a station orbiting a distant planet in order to discover what has caused the crew to go insane.

SEVEN SAMURAI [Shichinin no samurai]
1954 207mins Japan (PG) Western
Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Toshirô Mifune, Takashi Shimura, Toshi, Keiko Tsushima

Farmers from a village exploited by bandits hire a veteran samurai for protection, who gathers six other samurai to join him.

PERSONA
1966 85mins Sweden (15) Romance/Drama
Directed by Ingmar Bergman Starring Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Margaretha Krook

Rashomon [Rashômon]
1950 88mins Japan (12A) Drama
Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Toshi

Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters -- a bandit, a woman, her ...

Tokyo Story [Tôkyô monogatari]
1953 135mins Japan (U) Drama
Directed by Yasujirō Ozu Starring Chishū Ryū, Chieko Higashiyama, Sô Yamamura

The elderly Shukishi and his wife, Tomi, take the long journey from their small seaside village to visit their adult children in Tokyo. Their elder son, a doctor, and their ...

Moulin Rouge!
2001 128mins Australia, USA (12A) Musical
Directed by Baz Luhrmann Starring Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo, Nicole Kidman, Jim Broadbent, Richard Roxburgh, Garry McDonald, Jacek Koman, Matthew Whittet

A young Englishman in the Paris of 1899, becomes infatuated with Satine, a singer at the Moulin Rouge. However, she has been promised by the manager to a Duke in return for ...

ERASERHEAD
1977 89mins USA (18) Mind F**k
Directed by David Lynch Starring Jack Nance, Charlotte Stewart, Allen Joseph

First time father Henry Spencer tries to survive his industrial environment, his angry girlfriend, and the unbearable screams of his newly born mutant child. David Lynch ...

Paris, Texas
1984 145mins UK, West Germany, France, USA, Germany (12A) Drama
Directed by Wim Wenders Starring Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell

A disheveled man who wanders out of the desert, Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) seems to have no idea who he is. When a stranger manages to contact his brother, Walt ...

Blade Runner : The Final Cut
1982 118mins USA (15) Science Fiction
Directed by Ridley Scott Starring Harrison Ford, Sean Young, Rutger Hauer

Deckard (Harrison Ford) is forced by the police Boss (M. Emmet Walsh) to continue his old job as Replicant Hunter. His assignment: eliminate four escaped Replicants from the ...

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
1974 83mins USA (18) Horror
Directed by Tobe Hooper Starring Edwin, Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger

When Sally (Marilyn Burns) hears that her grandfather's grave may have been vandalized, she and her paraplegic brother, Franklin (Paul A. Partain), set out with their friends ...

FRIDAY THE 13th
1980 95mins USA (18) Horror
Directed by Sean S. Cunningham Starring Betsy Palmer, Adrienne King, Jeannine Taylor

A group of teenage camp counselors attempt to re-open an abandoned summer camp with a tragic past, but they are stalked by a mysterious, relentless killer.

Jaws
1975 125mins USA (12A) Horror
Directed by Steven Spielberg Starring Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Robert Shaw

When the seaside community of Amity finds itself under attack by a dangerous great white shark, the town's chief of police, a young marine biologist, and a grizzled hunter ...