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Celluloid Streams: This week's film recommendations

Summer is here, but as this is Britain and it's bound to rain, we have another selection of films which can be streamed online now. 

Cairo Station (PG) - Netflix

In a strange development, Netflix has added a number of Youssef Chahine's films to their catalogue this month. He's arguably the greatest Egyptian director of all time and the man credited with launching Omar Sharif's career. Nominated for an Academy Award, Cairo Station is his masterpiece. Watch trailer.

I Am Not Your Negro (12A) - iPlayer

Based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin and narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, Raoul Peck's documentary is a powerful testament to the lives of civil rights leaders Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and Medgar Evers. Watch trailer.

Finding Vivian Maier (12) - Prime

Vivian Maier was an obsessive photographer. During her 40 years of working as a nanny in Chicago she took an estimated 150,000 photos, many of which were never developed. Chance discoveries of her work have sparked posthumous acclaim. Watch trailer.

The Brand New Testament (15) - All4

What would you do if you knew the date of your own death? Jaco Van Dormael's deliciously dark and devilishly funny comedy re-imagines Christianity in a truly imaginative way. The second coming never looked so strange. Watch trailer.

Woman at War (12) - MUBI

Icelandic cinema is experiencing something of a golden period at the moment. This is partly down to Benedikt Erlingsson, who followed up the wonderful Of Horses and Men with a drama about a choir conductor and eco-warrior. Watch trailer.

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