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The Brand New Testament - Le tout nouveau testament
This Golden Globe nominated comedy begins with one simple conceit: God exists, and He's a jerk. He lives in a high-rise apartment in Brussels and never gets out of His pajamas. He takes sadistic delight in dreaming up new "laws"…
Iceman - Der Mann aus dem Eis
In the Otztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago, Kelab returns from a hunting trip to find his settlement raided and his entire tribe, including his wife and son, murdered. Driven by pain and anger, Kelab has only one goal:…
Beautiful Troublemaker - La Belle Noiseuse
Legendary French New Wave director Jacques Rivette's intimately epic exploration of the convergence between artistry and eroticism. Edouard Frenhofer is a reclusive painter living in the French countryside with his wife. Their lives are radically upended with the arrival of…
Double Lover - L'amant double
Crafting a deliriously cinematic web of suspense, shock, eroticism, and power dynamics, writer/director Francois Ozon returns to master the thriller genre with DOUBLE LOVER. Chloe, who works as a guard at a museum in Paris, seeks to shore up her…
Seven Samurai
One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, SEVEN SAMURAI (Shichinin no samurai) tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira…
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Un Coeur en Hiver (A Heart in Winter)
Stephane and Maxime are partners in an upscale violin restoration business, but their relationship becomes complicated when Maxime's girlfriend, a concert violinist, realizes she loves Stephane. Haunting sonatas by the composer Ravel heighten the emotionality in this elegant French film…
Bicycle Thieves
Hailed around the world as one of the greatest movies ever made, the Academy Award-winning BICYCLE THIEVES, directed by Vittorio De Sica, defined an era in cinema. In poverty-stricken postwar Rome, a man is on his first day of a…
Rashomon
This riveting psychological thriller that investigates the nature of truth and the meaning of justice is widely considered one of the greatest films ever made. Four people give different accounts of a man's murder and the rape of his wife,…
Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud
Nelly has just left her husband. Through a mutual friend, she meets Monsieur Arnaud, 40 years her senior. He offers her a job, money and emotional comfort. Their relationship evolves into a touching and ambiguous journey through friendship, love and…
Breathless
There was before Breathless, and there was after Breathless. Jean-Luc Godard burst onto the film scene in 1960 with this jazzy, free-form, and sexy homage to the American film genres that inspired him as a writer for Cahiers du cinema.…
Cleo From 5 to 7
Agnes Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman's life, CLEO…
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…
Styx
ER doctor Rike embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. When Rike comes across a sinking ship of refugees, she is quickly torn out of her contented and idealized world and must make…
A Man Called Ove - En Man Som Heter Ove
Ove, an ill tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors. Based on the bestselling…
The 400 Blows - Les quatre cents coups
Francois Truffaut's first feature is also his most personal. Told through the eyes of Truffaut's cinematic counterpart, Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Leaud), THE 400 BLOWS sensitively re-creates the trials of Truffaut's own childhood, unsentimentally portraying aloof parents, oppressive teachers, and petty…
Summer With Monika
Inspired by the earthy eroticism of Harriet Andersson, in the first of her many roles for him, Ingmar Bergman had a major international breakthrough with this sensual and ultimately ravaging tale of young love. A girl (Andersson) and boy (Lars…
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
Strange things are afoot in Bad City. The Iranian ghost town, home to prostitutes, junkies, pimps, and other sordid souls, is a place that reeks of death and hopelessness, where a lonely vampire is stalking the towns most unsavory inhabitants.…
Mostly Martha - Bella Martha
Martha is a single woman who lives for cooking. The head chef at a restaurant, she has no time for anything, or anyone else. But her solitary life is shaken when a fateful accident brings her sister's eight-year-old daughter to…
Ida
The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014, IDA is a moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960's Poland who, on the verge of taking her vows, makes a shocking discovery…
8 1/2
Marcello Mastroianni plays Guido Anselmi, a director whose new project is collapsing around him, along with his life. One of the greatest films about film ever made, Federico Fellini's 8 1/2 ( Otto e mezzo ) turns one man's artistic…