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Cinema On Demand: Socrates (15)

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This elegant coming-of-age tale is the debut feature film from Brazilian-American director Alexandre Moratto

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Tenet (12A) (35mm)

John David Washington and Robert Pattinson star in director Christopher Nolan's (Inception, Interstellar) latest epic thriller. 

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Cinema On Demand: Allah Tantou (God’s Will) (15*)

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A lost gem of first- person filmmaking, this exquisite film explores the story of UN ambassador to Guinea, Marof Achkar, who was recalled, charged with treason and disappeared in 1968.

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Cinema On Demand: Là Bas (U*)

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Master filmmaker Chantal Akerman, no stranger to filming in constrained interior spaces, essentially limits herself to the tiny interior of a rented apartment in Tel Aviv.

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Cinema On Demand: Tarnation (15)

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Part psychedelic head trip, part self-therapy, this classic first-person film never fails to astonish.

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Cinema On Demand: This Is Not a Film (U)

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When renowned Iranian filmmaker, Jafar Panahi, is put under house arrest and banned from making films by a government warrant, he channels his creative drive inwards.

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Cinema On Demand: Real (15)

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Set in inner-city Portsmouth, sparks fly between two seemingly poised people, but neither are what they seem

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Cinema On Demand: Sweet September Shorts (U*)

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This month we bring you Sweet September Shorts, part of Family Film Club on Cinema On Demand

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Cinema On Demand: Lockdown States (PG*)

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Taking some liberties with the idea of ‘inner states’, we curated an extraordinary set of Covid-induced lockdown short films, made over the course of the pandemic.

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Cinema On Demand: Fix Me (15*)

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Does a Palestinian have the right to a simple headache? This seemingly irrelevant question takes on much greater significance in the face of the long-lasting Israeli occupation.