September Indie Cinema Guide

September is filled with plenty of indie gems if the more commercial stuff doesn't appeal to you in cinemas. Perhaps you're in the market for some body horror or a Finnish drama about women and sexuality?

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Fall / September 2

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Scott Mann’s Fall is a terrifying, vertigo-inducing thriller. Two climbers are left stranded on top of an unstable, abandoned radio tower and must find a way to get down or at least alert help. Mann makes the most of his setting and there will be more than one occasion where you wince from sheer terror. 

Crimes of the Future / September 9

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The master of body horror is back with a brand new, original film. That’s right, we’re being treated to another thoroughly messed up David Cronenberg picture. Viggo Mortensen plays a man who has the ability to create new organs which he and his partner Caprice (Léa Seydoux) theatrically remove in front of an audience. 

The Score / September 9

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If Crimes of the Future seems a bit extreme for you, but you’re still after some thrills, may we recommend The Score. Following two small-time criminals who are waiting for an acquaintance at a remote cafe, Will Poulter’s Troy falls head over heels in love with the waitress (Naomie Ackie). Did we mention this is also a fully fledged musical? 

Moonage Daydream / September 16

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The first ever documentary approved by David Bowie’s estate, Moonage Daydream promises to be an experience like no other. Filmmaker Brett Morgen had unprecedented access to the artist’s entire catalogue and private videos. Critics have already hailed Moonage Daydream as a visionary documentary when it premiered in Cannes. 

Hatching / September 16


The first of two Finnish films premiering in September, Hatching bewitched audiences at Sundance Film Festival. Tinja is an accomplished gymnast but feels the immense pressure to succeed and please her perfectionist blogger mother. Tinja finds a strange egg which she nurtures, but a strange creature hatches from it, endangering Tinja’s entire family. 

Girls Girls Girls / September 30

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Also known as Girl Picture in the US, Girls Girls Girls looks at the joys and pains of being a young woman in Finland. Gender, sexuality and love is explored through three different characters and Alli Haapasalo’s film creates a unique, modern look at femininity in Finland. Girls Girls Girls is funny, empathetic and endearing, a total gem of a film.

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