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He has directed music videos for Lana Del Ray, Katy Perry, Drake and Rihanna but now it’s his turn to take the limelight.

Also showing: Pusher, Private Peaceful and Hit & Run

Pusher (87 mins, 18)

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Pusher, Edinburgh International Film FestivaL

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Lindsay Duncan puts on a show in Hay Fever

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Brown shoe sales soar as men jettison sartorial rules

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Remember when photo booths were fun places to pull a face, sit on laps and make memories, rather than just take passport shots?

The Alexa Factor

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Teenager Coco Sumner has a three-album deal with Island Records and has modelled with Agyness Deyn. She tells Charlotte Cripps she is enjoying making it on her own

Pandora: New friends at the Fringe for Hurt

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