What's on Today Fri 27 May

With unprecedented access to Whitehall officials, military officers and politicians, Tom Bower explores the truth behind former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s claims of rebuilding schools, hospitals and welfare services, and examines why he opened the doors to mass immigration.

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Find the perfect escape for some half term family fun in this joyous animated tale of friendship against all odds as hilarious adventure ensues when a castaway human washes up on an remote island inhabited with quirky animals.

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This, the first-ever Philip French Annual Lecture – instituted to celebrate his life and work and the qualities he stood for – will examine some of his many contributions to film culture and re-visit his obsession with the Western.

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Hsiao-Hung Pai shows that far-right ideas are increasingly incorporated into mainstream politics and media discourse. Following a group of individuals who got caught up in the wave of far-right street movements that began in 2009, she investigated the rise of the EDL and other far-right organisations, falling in with several of their members and observing their day-to-day lives.

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Leading Australian theatre director Simon Stone makes his debut feature with this radical adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's The Wild Duck, about the inhabitants of a small town where an old secret threatens a seismic shift in all their lives.

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Jefferson offers a meditation on race, sex, class and American culture, told through the prism of her experience of growing up and being educated amongst Chicago’s upper-class black community.

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The cattier, comic side of Jane Austen comes to life in a return to form for director Whit Stillman, adapting Austen’s long-unpublished novella Lady Susan, he creates a period piece whose spirit is unmistakably modern.

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Frank Dikötter looks at the Chinese Cultural Revolution, giving a voice to the Chinese people and the complex choices they faced.

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This Oscar®-nominated knockout first feature from director Deniz Gamze Ergüven is a heady, emotional and deeply personal paean to female power that centres on five young orphaned sisters subjected to draconian steps to safeguard their marriage prospects.

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Celebrated cinéphile and Watershed favourite Mark Cousins (A Story of Film: An Odyssey) writes and directs this dreamlike evocation of Belfast, beautifully shot by Wong Kar-Wai's cinematographer Christopher Doyle and featuring a powerful soundtrack from DJ and composer David Holmes.

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