Misbehaviour, directed by Philippa Lowthorpe, made by an all-woman team and starring women, is a clever, funny, inspirational feminist film about the Women’s Lib Movement and the Miss World contest. Attempts to bring down the patriarchy remain ongoing.
Owen McCafferty’s sensitive and beautifully observed drama Ordinary Love, starring Lesley Manville and Liam Neeson, is subtly directed by Lisa Barros D’Sa and Glenn Leyburn (Good Vibrations).
Mike Leigh’s dazzling biopic of one of Britain’s most celebrated and controversial artists is a masterpiece which earned Timothy Spall the Best Actor award at Cannes.
A four seasons symphony of age-worn contentment and unhappy boozers, Mike Leigh’s Another Year conquers and divides into haves and have-nots.