To get into the spirit of the UK General Election campaign, the Curzon Home Cinema team are bringing you themed blog posts in the lead up to voting on 8 June, celebrating the power and pitfalls of the political landscape.
From Ken Loach's social commentary Spirit of '45 to Bernardo Bertolucci's political thriller The Conformist , discover the best of international current affairs on film.
Our third blog feature themed around the General Election tackles the thorny questions of political leadership in film, from satires and biopics of charismatic American leaders to portrayals of corruption in the high ranks of politics.
This week has seen a shift in the British electoral landscape with the high profile TV debates, and surprises on both sides of the political divide. Ian Hayden Smith examines the thrilling portrayal of debates, campaigning and punditry on film.
In the lead-up to the British General Election, we highlight some key films that have tackled politics, elections and major social issues.