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Violent
Driven by the stunning visuals of the Norwegian landscape and a powerful original score, VIOLENT centres on a young woman, Dagny, and her last memories of the five people who loved her most, vividly recalled during a catastrophic event. The…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Before a Rooster Crows - Antes Que Cante El Gallo
In this Puerto Rican coming-of-age story, Carmin's dream of moving to the city with her mother vanishes when she instead moves to the US with her new husband. Carmin moves to Barranquitas, a mountainous village in the center of Puerto…
Green Days by the River
A Caribbean coming-of-age classic in the tradition of Sugar Cane Alley , GREEN DAYS BY THE RIVER is adapted from Michael Anthony's acclaimed 1967 novel by the same name. Set in 1952 in a remote coastal village in Trinidad, 15-yeard-old…
Women Without Men
Renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of women rights today in Iran as compared to Iran in 1953, when a British- and American-backed coup removed the democratically elected government. The film was adapted from the novel…
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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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…
The Wedding Plan - Laavor et hakir
Exhausted by single life at 32, spirited bride-to-be Michal is eager for the comfort and companionship of marriage. When her fiance dumps her one month before their wedding she is devastated but undeterred, and decides to keep her wedding date,…
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.…
I Thought It Was a Party - Pense Que iba a Haber Fiesta
Divorced and living with her teenage daughter, Lu (Valeria Bertuccelli) asks her close friend Ana (Elena Anaya) to house-sit while she goes away with her new fiancee. Ana spends her days lazing by the pool, afflicted by a deep loneliness.…
Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Viviane Amsalem is seeking a divorce from her estranged husband, and finds herself effectively put on trial by Israel's powerful religious establishment. After three years, her devout husband Elisha still refuses to accede. His cold intransigence, Viviane's determination, and the…
La Femme et le TGV
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, LA FEMME ET LE TGV is about a lonely woman who kept a secret routine every morning and evening -- for years, she's been waving at the express train…