DARK RIVER

Alice (Ruth Wilson) is a highly competent sheep hand who returns to a decaying family farm after the death of her abusive father: Can she and her traumatized brother (Mark Stanley) run the operation together? Director Clio Barnard (‘The Selfish Giant’) elicits great performances from the two leads. Stanley is superb, yet it is Wilson that will leave you shaken. Full details.

LADY BIRD

Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, she creates a coming-of-age story that is wry, funny and touchingly real. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Full details.

LADY BIRD

Greta Gerwig reveals herself to be a bold new cinematic voice with her directorial debut, she creates a coming-of-age story that is wry, funny and touchingly real. Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) fights against but is exactly like her wildly loving, deeply opinionated and strong-willed mom (Laurie Metcalf), a nurse working tirelessly to keep her family afloat after Lady Bird’s father (Tracy Letts) loses his job. Full details.

ON BODY AND SOUL

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams – where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love – they decide to make their dreams come true but it’s difficult in real life. Full details. Hungarian with English subtitles.

THE SHAPE OF WATER – Babes In Arms Screening

It’s the Cold War era: America, 1962. A mute, isolated woman, named Elisa (Sally Hawkins), works as a cleaning lady in a hidden, high-security government lab. When she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a classified experiment – a mysterious, scaled creature from South America – their lives are set to change forever, especially as their new friend’s fate lies in the hands of a malevolent government agent and marine biologist. Hawkins plays Elisa with delicate nuance, in del Toro’s spellbinding and romantic tale of the inexplicable. Full detailsBabes In Arms screening.

EARLY MAN

At the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, we follow the story of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob and his beau Goona (Maisie Williams), as they unite the tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
The voice cast also includes Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall and Mark Williams. Full details.

BLACK PANTHER

T’Challa, the new ruler of the advanced kingdom of Wakanda, must defend his land from being torn apart by enemies from outside and inside the country. Full details.

EARLY MAN

At the dawn of time, when prehistoric creatures and woolly mammoths roamed the earth, we follow the story of Dug (voiced by Eddie Redmayne), along with sidekick Hognob and his beau Goona (Maisie Williams), as they unite the tribe against a mighty enemy Lord Nooth (Tom Hiddleston) and his Bronze Age City to save their home.
The voice cast also includes Richard Ayoade, Timothy Spall and Mark Williams. Full details.

THE FINAL YEAR

Featuring unprecedented access inside the White House and State Department, “The Final Year” offers an uncompromising view of the inner workings of the Obama Administration as they prepare to leave power after eight years.
This documentary just lets its subjects speak and trusts the audience to connect the dots. An effective and even illuminating approach, though it can make it hard not to watch the film through parted fingers. Full Details.

THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI

Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand) is sick of waiting for the police to catch her daughter’s murderer, so she takes matters into her own hands by using three billboards to taunt the much-loved Chief of Police for a response. The trouble is he hasn’t got any leads, and has a more pressing problem of his own, while Mildred isn’t a typically sympathetic bereaved mom… Strong language and dark humour feature in this highly acclaimed comedy from the director of In Bruges, with McDormand set for awards glory! Full details.