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L'avventura
Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960's cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L'AVVENTURA concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the…
Black Orpheus
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio…
Odette Toulemonde
A French romantic comedy concerning an unlikely relationship between two Parisians, Variety called ODETTE TOULEMONDE "A Charmer! An adorable slice of magical realism that thumbs its cinematic nose at the intelligentsia." The title character (Catherine Frot) is a forty-year-old saleswoman,…
Knife in the Water
Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple…
Sing - Mindenki
Based on a true story, this Oscar-winning short film follows an award-winning school choir and the new girl in class facing a tough choice: to stand up against a corrupt system, or to fit quietly into it. SING is a…
The Days of Abandonment - I Giorni Dell'abbandono
Olga's life is shattered when her husband abandons her. This prompts her to fall into a period of self-degradation and self-destructive behaviors. At first Olga is in denial and tries to win him back, but when she sees him with…
Disappearance
On a cold winter night in modern Tehran, a couple of young lovers run into a serious problem, and they have just a few hours to come up with a solution. They go from hospital to hospital in search for…
Coming Out
Although he has a girlfriend who is expecting his child, Philipp, a young teacher in Berlin, meets Matthias and falls in love. After years of repressing his homosexuality, he must finally accept himself for who he truly is. The first…
Pure - Till det som är vackert
Young Katarina (Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander, The Danish Girl, Ex Machina ) hates her job and worries that she may end up like her mother, Birgitta, who is drinking herself to death. Finding her only solace in music, Katarina talks her…
The Fiancée - Die Verlobte
Germany, 1934: Hella Lindau and her fiance Hermann Reimers are members of an anti-Nazi resistance group. When they are betrayed, Hella takes the blame and is sentenced to ten years in prison for high treason. Though Hermann is not allowed…
The Door
This Oscar-nominated film opens with an absurd act: stealing a door. Then, what had seemed an absurd act turns into a simple statement of human dignity, of people making sense of loss through ritual. THE DOOR reflects on the fact…
Troubling Love - L'amore Molesto
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, but not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of…
Aya
In this short film, two strangers unexpectedly meet at an airport. He mistakenly assumes her to be his assigned driver. She, enchanted by the random encounter, does not hurry to prove him wrong. Nominated for Best Live Action Short Film…
Helium
This Oscar-winning short film tells the story of a sick young boy named Alfred. Through stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regains joy and happiness, and finds a safe haven.…
The French Way - Fausse alerte
A farcical romantic-comedy set in WWII France, about young lovers forbidden to marry by their respective families. Baker, as "Zazu," the owner of a nightclub, inherits a job restoring harmony between the two families and allowing the young lovers to…
The Salesman - Forushande
When their Tehran flat is badly damaged, Emad and Rana, a young married couple starring in a Tehran production of Death of a Salesman , are forced to move into a new flat, until recently occupied by a mysterious young…
The Silent Star - Der schweigende Stern
The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, THE SILENT STAR is based on Stanislaw Lem's mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951). In it, an international expedition is sent to Venus to decipher a message found in the Gobi desert…
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Blue Desert - Deserto Azul
In an age devoid of memory and truth, a man, guided by intuitions and dreams, goes off in search of the meaning of life and existence. Revelations and symbols arise on his path, through which he comes to encounter his…
Perfect Strangers - Perfetti sconosciuti
Paolo Genovese's multi award-winning comedy of manners is a fiendishly clever take on decorum in the age of smartphones. During a dinner party, seven friends decide to play a dangerous game. The attendees place their cellphones on the table and…
Ave Maria
An Israeli settler family crash their car outside an isolated convent in the occupied West Bank. Their only hope of getting home rests with five nuns who have taken a vow of silence. Academy Award Nominee - 2016 Oscars Official…