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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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.…
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…
Good Manners - As Boas Maneiras
When lonely nurse Clara is hired as a nanny by wealthy Ana, she hardly expects anything like the friendship she finds with the lonely, pregnant woman. However, both women have dark secrets which will engulf all that they hold dear.…
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…
Before We Vanish - Sanpo suru shinryakusha
After going missing for several days, a man named Shinji mysteriously reappears, acting nothing like his former self. His relationship with his wife Narumi had been on the rocks, but now Shinji is calmer and kinder than before, which only…
Toyland - Spielzeugland
An Academy Award -winning short film set in Germany in 1942. In order to protect her son Marianne Meissner tries to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland." One morning her son has…
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…
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…
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…
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…