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Celluloid Streams: Hitchcock and a Sushi Master

The August instalment of Celluloid Streams takes you around the globe, stopping off at America, China, Zambia and Japan.

Celluloid Streams returns with a now monthly streaming selection to take you through the height of summer.

Luce (15) - NOW TV

Since the killing of George Floyd in May, the issues of race and racial equality have dominated the news across the world. Julius Onah's film delves deeply into the debate on identity, stereotyping and prejudice, and features a brilliant turn from Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Suspicion (PG) - iPlayer

As one of Britain's greatest filmmakers, Alfred Hitchcock made a raft of memorable and popular films, including Psycho, Vertigo, North by Northwest, Rear Window, and The Birds to name but a few. However, some of his earlier work doesn't quite get the full recognition it deserves. Amongst those is Suspicion.

I Am Not a Witch (12A) - All4

Rungano Nyoni's first film won the BAFTA for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, and rightly so. Set in a remote Zambian community, I Am Not a Witch focusses on Shula, who as a child is taken to a travelling witch camp.

So Long, My Son (12A) - MUBI

Wang Xiaoshuai's epic drama tells the tale of two families living in China over three decades of social and economic upheaval, from the 1980s onwards. It's a beautifully finessed and tragically poignant glimpse into a changing society.

Searching (12) - Netflix

Modern technology has had a profound effect on the way films are made, making it increasingly difficult to write thrillers, horrors and anything else which relies on isolation. Aneesh Chaganty's debut embraces social media to make a compelling and inspired thriller.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi (PG) - Prime

I'm far from being a foodie but David Gelb's documentary is absolutely wonderful. The film follows Jiro Ono, an eighty-five-year-old sushi master, as he looks back through his life and to the future.

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