Berlin, 1940. The city is paralyzed by fear. Otto and Anna Quangel are a working class couple living in a shabby apartment block trying, like everyone else, to stay out of trouble under Nazi rule. But when their only child is killed fighting at the front, their loss drives them to an extraordinary act of resistance.
Baby (Ansel Elgort) is a gifted getaway driver who wants out, but his boss (Kevin Spacey) has other ideas. Suffering from a severe case of tinnitus, Baby wears earbuds most of the time, which gives Edgar Wright (Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) the perfect excuse for a wall-to-wall soundtrack to accompany his fast-paced, non-stop chase movie.
Donald (Brendan Gleeson) lives on Hampstead Heath. Emily lives on its edge (Diane Keaton). They seem to have little in common, but when developers want to remove Donald from his home the two find themselves fighting alongside each other.
For 10 idyllic years, young Mija has been caretaker and constant companion to Okja - a massive animal and an even bigger friend - at her home in the mountains of South Korea. But that changes when a family-owned multinational conglomerate Mirando Corporation takes Okja for themselves and transports her to New York, where image obsessed and self-promoting CEO Lucy Mirando has big plans for Mija’s dearest friend.
Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high-stakes election year and its controversial aftermath. Cornered in a tiny building for half a decade, Julian Assange is undeterred even as the legal jeopardy he faces threatens to undermine the organisation he leads and fracture the movement he inspired.
Back in cinemas with a 4K restoration to mark its 50th anniversary, The Graduate was a complete sensation on its original release in 1967; a one-of-a-kind cinematic portrait of America which captured the mood of disaffected youth seething beneath the laid-back exterior of 1960s California.
Two French acting greats, Catherine Deneuve and Catherine Frot, share the screen for the very first time in The Midwife, a bright and charming drama about old acquaintances and new beginnings from celebrated director Martin Provost (Séraphine, Violette).
John Berger was one of the most revered writers and broadcasters of the 20th century. The author of many groundbreaking works, including Ways of Seeing, A Seventh Man and Pig Earth, he has touched the lives of millions, across multiple generations, with his fascinating worldview.
Whitney Houston's voice guaranteed her stardom. What she was unprepared for was the cost of fame. Nick Broomfield's (Kurt and Courtney, Biggie and Tupac) documentary is a tribute to Houston's talent and an ultimately sad tale of the singer's rise to the top and inexorable descent from it.
Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
When Philip (Sam Claflin) hears of his guardian's death, he suspects the involvement of Rachel (Rachel Weisz), the man's widow. When he finally meets her, though determined to exact his revenge, he is torn between hatred and overwhelming desire.
While travelling alone in Berlin, Australian photographer Clare meets Andi, a charismatic local English teacher with whom she shares an instant physical attraction. After spending the night together, Clare wakes up alone in Andi’s apartment to discover the door locked and the windows secured, with no other means of escape.
Scripted by Céline Sciamma (Tomboy, Girlhood) and with its colourful stop-motion animation, Claude Barras' Best Animated Feature Oscar nominee handles serious issues delicately, delivering a moving and ultimately uplifting film for all ages.
The team who brought you 'Despicable Me' and the biggest animated hit of 2013, 'Despicable Me 2' returns to continue the adventures of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters-Margo, Edith and Agnes-and the Minions.
The bourgeois and extremely eccentric Van Peteghem family - among them Juliette Binoche, Fabrice Luchini, and Valeria Bruni Tedeschi - have settled in for another summer at their cliff-top villa overlooking the picturesque Slack Bay.
Shot with stunning black-and-white photography, Frantz is a masterfully told story of romance, grief and guilt featuring two remarkable lead performances from newcomers Paula Beer and Pierre Niney. At once graceful and and gripping, it is an intimate and timely exploration of healing and forgiveness across European borders.
Winning a second Best Foreign Language Film Oscar for director Asghar Farhadi following 2011's A Separation, The Salesman is a characteristically taut drama exploring how unexpected cracks can form in the foundations of a seemingly happy marriage.
American Valhalla tells the story of an extraordinary musical collaboration between two mavericks of American rock: Iggy Pop and Queens of the Stone Age front-man, Joshua Homme, who along with Andreas Neumann co-directed the film.
When Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) inadvertently uncovers a vast and ancient Egyptian tomb, he unleashes Princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella) who is hell-bent on reeking chaos and destruction. And Nick is a pawn in her apocalyptic game.
Gal Gadot plays a princess on the mythical idyll of Themyscira, whose encounter with pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) takes her away from her island paradise and on to the war-ravaged landscape of Europe during the First World War.
Summer, 1946. The Cousteau family - Jacques, his wife Simone and their two children Philippe and Jean-Michel - live in their beautiful house by the Mediterranean sea. By day they dive, by night they watch the stars. It's paradise on earth. But Jacques is never content. He lives and breathes adventure and believes absolutely in the virtues of progress. With his invention, the aqualung, his recently acquired vessel the Calypso, and a crew of free-spirited adventurers he is ready to cross the world's oceans.
When Hulk Hogan sued the online outlet Gawker for releasing a sex tape, it opened a can of worms concerning the limits of the First Amendment. Hogan’s case is only the beginning of filmmaker Brian Knappenberger’s dive into the urgent threat to the freedom of the press and the sinister forces behind the public’s changing relationship to the media.
Laura Poitras, Academy Award winning director of CITIZENFOUR, returns with her most personal and intimate film to date. Filmed over six years, Risk is a complex and volatile character study that collides with a high stakes election year and its controversial aftermath.
Whitney Houston was a transcendent talent, gaining attention when she was still a teenager before becoming one of the best-selling artists of all time. Despite her fame, Whitney’s life was cut tragically short after a whirlwind of drama, gossip and excesses behind the scenes.
Featuring nine brand new, never before seen episodes and interactive content for one whole hour of fun! Peppa Pig: My First Cinema Experience is a unique opportunity for you to introduce your little ones to cinema in a safe and exciting environment.
In the American Civil War, an injured Union soldier is taken in and nursed by the staff and pupils of an all-girl school. As he recovers, the man takes advantage of the situation, threatening to incur his hosts' wrath.
The debut feature of writer-director Gareth Tunley, starring Tom Meeten (Sightseers), Alice Lowe (Prevenge) and Dan Renton Skinner (Notes on Blindness), The Ghoul is the latest standout addition to a thriving new wave of British cinema.
David Gilmour Live At Pompeii is an audio-visual spectacle, featuring lasers, pyrotechnics and a huge circular screen on which specially-created films complement selected songs, but paramount above all is the astonishing music and stellar performances from an all-star band.
Dispossession: The Great Social Housing Swindle is a feature documentary directed by Paul Sng (Sleaford Mods – Invisible Britain) and narrated by Maxine Peake, exploring the catastrophic failures that have led to a chronic shortage of social housing in the UK.
Camden Town, the end of the sixties. Two struggling, unemployed actors (Richard E. Grant and Paul McGann) decide some respite is in order and so depart their miserable flat for a week in the Lake District one that will involve rain, booze, minimal supplies, a randy bull and an even randier Uncle Monty.
Join us for the world premiere of Brett Dean’s new opera based on Shakespeare’s best-known tragedy, broadcast live via satellite. Brett Dean’s colourful, energetic, witty and richly lyrical music expertly captures the modernity of this timeless tale, while Matthew Jocelyn’s libretto is pure Shakespeare.
Every summer, the spectacular Teatro Antico di Taormina attracts legions of opera fans with its 2000-year-old stage and its breathtaking Mt. Etna backdrop. On July 5th, fall in love with La bohème – Puccini’s tragic love story between a young poet and a seamstress, broadcast live to cinemas from this ancient Greek theatre in Taormina, Sicily!
A World War II comes to an end, a group of German POWs - boys rather than men - are captured by the Danish army and forced to engage in a deadly task: to defuse and clear land mines from the Danish coastline.
Originally staged in the West End in 2012 and then revived in 2016, this all- female production has been widely credited as one of the most original and groundbreaking of recent Shakespeare productions.
Loosely based on the life of the Roman Emperor Titus, La clemenza di Tito distills the suspense of Don Giovanni, the warmth of The Marriage of Figaro, and the nobility of The Magic Flute into one powerful parable of love and friendship, vengeance and mercy.
Billie Piper returns in her Evening Standard Best Actress award-winning role. A young woman is driven to the unthinkable by her desperate desire to have a child in Simon Stone’s radical production of Lorca’s achingly powerful masterpiece.
On 14 September, experience Carmen like never before – recorded live on the floating stage of Lake Constance in Bregenz, Austria. Bizet’s classic tale of passion, obsession and destiny is sure to captivate your heart with its beautiful Spanish melodies, spectacular staging and innovative use of the lake’s water as an extension of the stage.
Perhaps more than any other artist, Van Gogh’s life has long captured the imagination of storytellers. Delving deep into his fascinating and sometimes deeply troubled world comes this definitive, award-winning documentary directed by David Bickerstaff.
Broadcast live from London's Royal Festival Hall, join us for a unique celebration of John le Carré’s work as he discusses the full breadth of his career, and reflects on the continuing story of his most famous creation, the tubby, bespectacled spy, George Smiley.
Mozart’s glorious opera The Magic Flute is brought enchantingly to life in David McVicar’s production with beautiful sets by John Macfarlane. Prince Tamino promises the Queen of the Night that he will rescue her daughter Pamina from the enchanter Sarastro. He begins his quest, accompanied by the bird-catcher Papageno – but all is not as it seems...
Music Director Emeritus James Levine conducts the full-length, German version of Mozart’s magical fable, seen in Julie Taymor’s spectacular production, which captures both the opera’s earthy comedy and its noble mysticism.
When Rodolfo, a penniless poet, meets Mimì, a seamstress, they fall instantly in love. But their happiness is threatened when Rodolfo learns that Mimì is gravely ill. Acclaimed director Richard Jones directs a new production of Puccini’s La bohème.
Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy. Principals Ekaterina Krysanova and Vladislav Lantratov clash, challenge and eventually give themselves to one another in a wonderfully entertaining production.
As the clock strikes midnight on Christmas Eve, Marie’s wooden nutcracker doll comes to life and transforms into a prince! Soon joined by her other toys that have also come to life, Marie and her prince embark on a dreamy unforgettable adventure.
1850, and Europe’s most feared terrorist is hiding in Dean Street, Soho. Broke, restless and horny, the thirty-two-year-old revolutionary is a frothing combination of intellectual brilliance, invective, satiric wit, and child-like emotional illiteracy.
Peter Wright’s nigh-on definitive production for The Royal Ballet ranks as one of the most enduring and enchanting versions of The Nutcracker. With its festive period setting, dancing snowflakes and enchanting stage magic, Lev Ivanov’s 1892 ballet has become the perfect Christmas entertainment.
The world’s most popular opera returns in Franco Zeffirelli’s classic production starring a cast of young stars, including Sonya Yoncheva as the fragile Mimì and Michael Fabiano as the poet Rodolfo. Marco Armiliato conducts.
Twelfth Night is a tale of unrequited love – hilarious and heartbreaking. Two twins are separated in a shipwreck, and forced to fend for themselves in a strange land. The first twin, Viola, falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia, who falls for Viola but is idolised by Malvolio. Enter Sebastian, who is the spitting image of his twin sister...
Caesar returns in triumph to Rome and the people pour out of their homes to celebrate. Alarmed by the autocrat’s popularity, the educated élite conspire to bring him down. After his assassination, civil war erupts on the streets of the capital.
When Giselle learns that her beloved Albrecht is promised to another woman, she dies of a broken heart in his arms. While Albrecht grieves, she returns from the dead as a Wili, a vengeful spirit meant to make unfaithful men dance until death...
Verdi’s life-long love affair with Shakespeare’s works began with Macbeth, a play he considered to be ‘one of the greatest creations of man’. With his librettist, Francesco Maria Piave, Verdi set out to create ‘something out of the ordinary’.
The Bolshoi’s unique version of Coppélia exhibits a fascinating reconstruction of the original 19th century choreography of this ebullient comedy involving a feisty heroine, a boyish fiancee with a wandering eye, and an old dollmaker.
Swan Lake has had a special role in the repertory of The Royal Ballet since 1934. This Season The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett.
A compelling look at one woman’s journey to succeed in a traditionally male-dominated art form, A Life in Waves explores the life and innovations of composer and electronic music pioneer Suzanne Ciani.
Abacus Federal Savings of Chinatown was founded in 1984 in New York by Thomas Sung as a small family-run operation which specialises in small loans to members of the local community. They were also the only bank that were prosecuted in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
For all David Lynch fans, we'll be screening the archival treasure trove Blue Velvet Revisited. Shot on the set of Blue Velvet, this hypnotic film is a meditation on one of cinema's most enigmatic masterpieces.
In this thrilling ocean adventure, Jeff Orlwoski (Chasing Ice) is joined by a team of divers, photographers and scientists in his investigation into why coral reefs are vanishing at an unprecedented rate.
Step inside the mind of David Lynch in this new film looking at his art, music and films. Narrated by the man himself, David Lynch: The Art Life is a compelling and exquisitely textured reflection on his process, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world.
A dazzling and delirious portrait of one of rock’s greatest living photographers, Mick Rock, whose work with the likes of David Bowie, Queen, Blondie, Lou Reed and Iggy Pop created iconic images that would come to define them.
Pakistan-born comedian Kumail and grad student Emily fall in love, but they struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail must navigate the crisis with her parents.