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Opening Night Gala

The Imitation Game The Imitation Game

The life of Alan Turing, the codebreaker who helped turn the tide of WWII yet was demonised following it, is explored in this stunning drama.

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Closing Night Gala

Fury Fury

David Ayer’s brilliant action drama tells the story of US soldiers and the demons they face down as they drive their tank through occupied Europe during WWII.

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American Express Gala

Foxcatcher Foxcatcher

A riveting, tense and unsettling exploration of the power of money and obsession from the acclaimed director of Capote and Moneyball.

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Accenture Gala

Whiplash Whiplash

A gifted young drummer finds himself challenged by a brilliant mentor intent on pushing his student to greatness.

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Virgin Atlantic Gala

Men, Women & Children Men, Women & Children

Jason Reitman explores the way the modern technologies both enhance and hinder our lives and relationships in this cross-generational comedy drama.

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May Fair Hotel Gala

Wild Wild

Reese Witherspoon impresses in this moving account of one woman’s attempt to hike the Pacific Crest Trail.

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Centrepiece Gala Supported by the Mayor of London

Testament of Youth Testament of Youth

Vera Brittain’s extraordinary life during WWI is explored in this magnificent period drama.

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Festival Gala In association with Time Out

Mr. Turner Mr. Turner

Mike Leigh’s Cannes-winning account of the later years of JMW Turner, brilliantly played by Timothy Spall.

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Archive Gala

The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands The Battles of Coronel and Falkland Islands

This dramatic reconstruction of two decisive naval battles from the First World War is one of the finest films of the British silent era.

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Debate Gala

Rosewater Rosewater

Jon Stewart brilliantly tells the story of Maziar Bahari, the journalist who was detained for 188 days in Iran.

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Dare Gala

Mommy Mommy

Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan impresses again with his latest award-winning exercise in stylistic and imaginative melodrama.

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Love Gala

A Little Chaos A Little Chaos

Kate Winslet plays a landscape gardener employed by King Louis XIV to transform the gardens at Versailles.

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Laugh Gala

Wild Tales Wild Tales

Six hilarious short stories combine to form a macabre tango at the gates of madness in this outrageous comedy about the trials of modern life.

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Thrill Gala

The Salvation The Salvation

Mads Mikkelsen does what a man’s gotta do in the lawless pioneer West in this violent and stylish, smørrebrød western.

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Cult Gala

The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom The White Haired Witch of Lunar Kingdom

An action-packed, effects-laden new vision of Liang Yusheng’s classic novel ‘Baifa Monü Zhuan’.

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Journey Gala in association with Sight & Sound

Winter Sleep Winter Sleep

Beautifully performed, scripted and shot, Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s Palme d’Or-winner is an incisive, intimate epic about male foibles and marital tensions.

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Sonic Gala

Björk: Biophilia Live Björk: Biophilia Live

Not just a concert film but a record of Björk’s groundbreaking Biophilia project, which reached its climax with a ravishing show at Alexandra Palace.

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Family Gala

Song of the Sea Song of the Sea

Ancient magic and folklore is at the heart of this fine animated tale from Ireland.

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Documentary Special Presentation


Featuring a dramatic interview with Edward Snowdon at it’s core, Laura Poitras’s thrilling documentary explores the actions and motivations of whistleblowers.

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