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Parallel Mothers - Pedro Almodóvar Cover Art

Parallel Mothers

Parallel Mothers

Two women, Janis (Penélope Cruz) and Ana (Milena Smit), coincide in a hospital room where they are going to give birth. Both are single and became pregnant by accident. Janis, middle-aged, doesn't regret it and she is exultant. The other, Ana, an adolescent, is scared, repentant and traumatized. Janis tries to encourage her while they move like sleepwalkers along the hospital corridors. The few words they exchange in these hours will create a very close link between the two, which by chance develops and complicates, and changes their lives in a decisive way.

© 2021 El Deseo

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The Skin I Live In - Pedro Almodóvar Cover Art

The Skin I Live In

The Skin I Live In

Dr. Robert Ledgard (Antonio Banderas) is a driven plastic surgeon haunted by personal tragedies. After many years of trial and error, he finally prefects a new skin – a shield which could have prevented the death of his wife in an accident years earlier. His latest “guinea pig” is a mysterious captive whose true identity masks a shocking mystery. THE SKIN I LIVE IN is a masterful tale of secrets, obsession and revenge from Academy Award winning writer/director Pedro Almodovar.

© 2011 El Deseo D.A., S.L.U. All Rights Reserved.

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Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) - Patricia Riggen Cover Art

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Even across thousands of miles, the special bond between a mother and son can never be broken. It gives hope to Carlitos, a scrappy nine-year-old boy whose mother, Rosario, has gone to America to build a better life for both of them. While Rosario struggles for a brighter future, fate forces Carlitos' hand and he embarks on an extraordinary journey to find her. Critics and audiences alike have praised this inspirational and heartwarming tale of a mother's devotion, a son's courage and a love that knows no borders.

© 2008 Twentieth Century Fox. All rights reserved.

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A Royal Affair - Nikolaj Arcel Cover Art

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair

A Royal Affair is the true story of an ordinary man who wins the queen’s heart and starts a revolution. Centering on the intriguing love triangle between the ever more insane Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard), the royal physician who is a man of enlightenment and idealism Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen) and the young but strong Queen Caroline Mathilde (Alicia Vikander), A Royal Affair is the gripping tale of brave idealists who risk everything in the pursuit of freedom for their people, and of the passionate and forbidden romance that changed an entire nation.

© 2012 Zentropa Entertainments28 ApS, Zentropa International Sweden and Sirena Film Prague.

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Great Freedom - Sebastian Meise Cover Art

Great Freedom

Great Freedom

The exquisite latest film from writer director Sebastian Meise, Great Freedom paints a stirring portrait of gay resistance and resilience in post-war Germany. Sensual yet arresting, Great Freedom turns a humanist eye towards a heartrending past. Unfolding across three decades, this drama traces the repeated imprisonment of one man under Paragraph 175 — a law criminalising homosexual activity. After being 'liberated' by Allied forces in 1945, Hans is transferred directly from a concentration camp to prison to finish out his sentence. There, he forms an unlikely connection with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. As Hans is jailed again and again, a relationship that begins with revulsion blossoms into something far more tender. Anchored by a transformative star turn from Franz Rogowski (Transit), Great Freedom weaves together intimate moments across time to form a personal and political epic. In the process, this Cannes prizewinner triumphs as a searing depiction of love in the face of injustice.

© 2022 MUBI

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The Triplets of Belleville - Sylvain Chomet Cover Art

The Triplets of Belleville

The Triplets of Belleville

Adopted by his grandmother, Madame Souza, Champion is a lonely little boy. Noticing that this lad is never happier than on a bicycle, Madame Souza puts him through a rigorous training process. Years go by and Champion becomes worthy of his name. Now he is ready to enter the world-famous cycling race, the Tour de France. However during this cycling contest two mysterious men in black kidnap Champion. Madame Souza and her faithful dog Bruno set out to rescue him. Their quest takes them across the ocean to a giant Megalopolis called Belleville where they encounter the renowned "Triplets of Belleville", three eccentric female music-hall stars from the 30's who decide to take Madame Souza and Bruno under their wing. Thanks to Bruno's brilliant sense of smell, the brave duo are soon on to Champion's trail. But will they succeed in beating the devilish plans of the evil French mafia?

© 2003 Les Armateurs. All Rights Reserved.

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The Rose Maker - Pierre Pinaud Cover Art

The Rose Maker

The Rose Maker

Eve Vernet (Catherine Frot) is an artisanal horticulturalist who honors her father by continuing the family legacy: breeding unique roses that are showcased all over France. But Eve struggles to compete with the production of her corporate rival Lamarzelle (Vincent Dedienne) and Vernet Roses is facing bankruptcy. In a desperate attempt to save the business, Eve’s trusted secretary, Vera (Olivia Côte), hires three new workers from a prison rehabilitation program: outcasts with a strong work ethic and absolutely no gardening experience. Eve and her new team of misfits soon discover unexpected sources of inspiration and personal connection in this colorful and touching comedy that is “a reminder that glimpsing beauty is reason enough.” (THE NEW YORK TIMES)

© 2022 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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Drive My Car - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi Cover Art

Drive My Car

Drive My Car

Now nominated for four Academy Awards®, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best International Feature. Two years after his wife’s unexpected death, Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima), a renowned stage actor and director, receives an offer to direct a production of "Uncle Vanya" at a theater festival in Hiroshima. There, he meets Misaki Watari (Toko Miura), a taciturn young woman assigned by the festival to chauffeur him in his beloved red Saab 900. As the production’s premiere approaches, tensions mount amongst the cast and crew, not least between Yusuke and Koshi Takatsuki, a handsome TV star who shares an unwelcome connection to Yusuke’s late wife. Forced to confront painful truths raised from his past, Yusuke begins - with the help of his driver – to face the haunting mysteries his wife left behind. Adapted from Haruki Murakami’s short story, Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s DRIVE MY CAR is a haunting road movie traveling a path of love, loss, acceptance, and peace. Winner of three prizes at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival, including Best Screenplay.

© 2021 CULTURE ENTERTAINMENT, BITTERS END

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Anais in Love - Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet Cover Art

Anais in Love

Anais in Love

Anais In Love, a buoyant French comedy from filmmaker Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet, follows spirited and romantic thirtysomething Anaïs (Anaïs Demoustier) in her manic search for stability. Behind on her rent, contemplating breaking up with her boyfriend, and struggling to complete her thesis, Anaïs searches for inspiration while hurtling through lovers with abandon. When her affair with an older book publisher Daniel (Denis Podalydès) leads to her falling for his live-in partner Emilie (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), a brilliant and luminescent novelist, things get especially messy. This effervescent, cliché-shattering feature debut weaves a tale of self-discovery as literate and delightful as it is unexpected, keeping both Anaïs and viewers off-balance until the very last moment.

© 2020 ANNEE ZÉRO / LFP – LES FILMS PELLÉAS / ARTE FRANCE CINÉMA

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Irreversible - Gaspar Noé Cover Art

Irreversible

Irreversible

Alex and Marcus are a couple whose story is told over the course of a fateful day. The tumultuous odyssey begins with a brutal killing then unspools in reverse to reveal the horrifying events that lead to the gut-wrenching, violent climax of the opening scene.

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The Burning Sea - John Andreas Andersen Cover Art

The Burning Sea

The Burning Sea

In 1969, the Norwegian government announces their discovery of one of the world’s largest oil fields in the neighboring North Sea, launching a prosperous period of offshore drilling. 50 years later, the environmental consequences begin to manifest – a crack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers, including submarine operator Sofia, rushes in to search for the missing and assess the cause of the damage, but what they discover is that this is just the start of a possible apocalyptic catastrophe. As rigs are evacuated, Sofia's loving companion Stian becomes trapped in the depths of the sea, and Sofia must dive in to rescue him. The Burning Sea is the latest disaster epic from the team behind The Quake and The Wave.

© 2021 Fantefilm Production AS. All rights reserved.

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Persepolis - Vincent Paronnaud & Marjane Satrapi Cover Art

Persepolis

Persepolis

The coming-of-age story of a precocious and outspoken young Iranian girl that begins during the Islamic Revolution. We meet nine-year-old Marjane when the fundamentalists first take power, forcing the veil on women and imprisoning thousands. The story then follows her as she cleverly outsmarts the "social guardians" and discovers punk, ABBA and Iron Maiden, while living with the terror of government persecution and the Iran/Iraq war. Then Marjane's journey moves on to Austria where, as a teenager, her parents send her to school in fear for her safety and she has to combat being equated with the religious fundamentalism and extremism she fled her country to escape. Marjane eventually gains acceptance in Europe, but finds herself alone and horribly homesick, and returns to Iran to be with her family, though it means putting on the veil and living in a tyrannical society. After a difficult period of adjustment, she enters art school and marries, continuing to speak out against the hypocrisy she witnesses. At age twenty-four, she realizes that while she is deeply Iranian, she cannot live in Iran. She then makes the heartbreaking decision to leave her homeland for France, optimistic about her future, shaped indelibly by her past.

© 2007 2.4.7. Films SAS and France 3 Cinema SAS. All Rights Reserved.

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Cinema Paradiso - Giuseppe Tornatore Cover Art

Cinema Paradiso

Cinema Paradiso

A famous Italian filmmaker, haunted by the memories of his first love, returns to his hometown after an absence of 30 years. Upon his return, he reconnects with the community and remembers the highlights and tragedies that shaped his life and inspired him to follow his dream of becoming a filmmaker. For those who have never seen it -- and those who have never forgotten it -- director Giuseppe Tornatore's (MALENA, THE STAR MAKER) cherished Academy Award®-winning motion picture (1990, Best Foreign Language Film) is now fully restored and digitally remastered!

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Minamata - Andrew Levitas Cover Art

Minamata

Minamata

Three-time Academy Award® nominee Johnny Depp plays celebrated war photographer W. Eugene Smith in a real life David vs Goliath story, pitting Smith against a powerful corporation responsible for poisoning the people of Minamata, Japan in 1971. With the glory days of World War II far behind him, Smith has become a recluse. Between an impassioned Japanese translator called Aileen (Minami) urging him to go and a much needed commission from "Life" Magazine editor Ralph Graves (Nighy), Smith is finally convinced to journey back to Japan to expose the devastating annihilation of a coastal community, victims of corporate greed and complicit local police and government. Armed with only his trusted Nikon camera, Smith must find the images that will bring this story to the World. MINAMATA is a moving redemptive story of how one man's powerful photograph impacted the world, yet in order to find it he had to open his heart.

© 2020 MINAMATA FILM, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon - Ang Lee Cover Art

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Named "Best Picture of the Year" by over 100 critics nationwide! Two master warriors (Chow Yun Fat and Michelle Yeoh) are faced with their greatest challenge when the treasured Green Destiny sword is stolen. A young aristocrat (Zhang Ziyi) prepares for an arranged marriage, but soon reveals her superior fighting talents and her deeply romantic past. As each warrior battles for justice, they come face to face with their worst enemy - and the inescapable, enduring power of love. Set against 19th-century China's breathtaking landscape, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon is the action-packed, box office smash from acclaimed director Ang Lee (Sense and Sensibility, The Ice Storm) featuring stunning martial arts choreography by Yuen Wo Ping (The Matrix).

© 2000 Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Django (2017) - Etienne Comar Cover Art

Django (2017)

Django (2017)

Reinhardt, elegantly interpreted by Reda Kateb (A Prophet, Zero Dark Thirty), is the toast of 1943 Paris, thrilling audiences with his distinctive brand of “hot jazz” and charming his admirers including his muse played by Cécile de France (Hereafter, Chinese Puzzle). But even as the rise of Nazism forces Reinhardt — whose music is considered degenerate under the Third Reich — to make a daring escape from Paris, he refuses to be silenced as his music becomes a form of protest. Reda Kateb’s performance is simply impressive and will certainly please all fans of Django. A spirited biopic that will keep audiences on their tapping toes.

© 2017 Fidélité Films

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The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders - Valeria Parisi Cover Art

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

The Prado Museum: A Collection of Wonders

The first cinematic journey through the rooms, stories and emotions of one of the most visited museums in the world. Its wealth of over 8000 art treasures is a spell-binding experience drawing almost 3 million visitors to Madrid every year. Jeremy Irons will be guiding spectators on a discovery of a heritage of beauty and art. 'When abandoned by Reason, Imagination produces impossible monsters; united with her, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of their wonders.' Francisco Goya. Magnificent masterpieces tell the story of Spain and of an entire continent. We are in a site of memory and a mirror to the present with 1700 works exhibited and a further 7000 art treasures preserved there. Its collection tells the story of kings, queens, dynasties, wars, defeats and victories, as well as the story of the feelings and emotions of the men and women of yesteryear and of today, whose lives are intertwined with the museum's: rulers, painters, artists, architects, collectors, curators, intellectuals, visitors. In 2019, the year of its 200th Anniversary celebrations, telling the story of the Prado in Madrid from the day it was "founded" - that 19th November 1819 when mention was first made of the Museo Real de Pinturas - means covering not only the last 200 years, but at least six centuries of history. This heritage is universal from Vélazquez, Rubens, Titian, Mantegna, Bosch, Goya, El Greco to the Escorial, the Pantheon of the Royal family.

© 2019 Nexo Digital

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Blue Is the Warmest Color - Abdellatif Kechiche Cover Art

Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color

The sensation of the Cannes Film Festival and the most controversial film of the year, Blue is the Warmest Color made cinema history as the first film ever awarded the Palme d'Or to both its director and its actresses. In a star-making role, Adèle Exarchopoulos is Adèle, a passionate young woman who has a yearning she doesn't quite understand until a chance encounter with the blue-haired Emma ignites a flame and brings her to life. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris) gives a fearless performance as Emma, the older woman who excites Adèle's desire and becomes the love of her life. Abdellatif Kechiche's (The Secret of the Grain) intimate epic of tenderness and passion charts their relationship over the course of several years, from the ecstasy of a first kiss to the agony of heartbreak. Pulsing with gestures, embraces, furtive exchanges, and arias of joy and devastation, Blue is the Warmest Color is a profoundly moving hymn to both love and life.

© 2013 WILD BUNCH, QUAT’SOUS FILMS, FRANCE 2 CINEMA, SCOPE PICTURES, VERTIGO FILMS.

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Shin Godzilla (Dubbed) - Hideaki Anno Cover Art

Shin Godzilla (Dubbed)

Shin Godzilla (Dubbed)

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side.

© 2016 Toho. Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Funimation® Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd.

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50 Is the New 30 - Unknown Cover Art

50 Is the New 30

50 Is the New 30

Dumped by her husband and downsized out of her job, Marie-Francine has to move back in with her parents... at the age of 50! They treat her like a child, but she soon finds love with Miguel, a chef who doesn't admit to her that he is in the same situation. It's not easy having a young heart in a middle-age body, but Marie-Francine proves to us that 50 is the new 30!

© 2017 Rectangle Productions - Gaumont - TF1 Films Production - de l'huile - Scope Pictures

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Iceman - Felix Randau Cover Art

Iceman

Iceman

In the Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago, Kelab serves as protector of his small clan and their holy shrine, Tineka. While Kelab is away hunting, the settlement is savagely attacked by a band of raiders. Everyone, including his wife and son, are brutally slaughtered, and Tinkea is stolen. Driven by pain and anger, Kelab sets out on an odyssey to find the murderers, retrieve the lost relic and have his vengeance.

© 2019 Omnibus Entertainment

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Riders of Justice - Anders Thomas Jensen Cover Art

Riders of Justice

Riders of Justice

English dub available. Recently deployed Markus (Mads Mikkelsen: Another Round, Doctor Strange) is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife is killed in a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming foul play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission of revenge to find those responsible.

© 2020 Zentropa Entertainments3 ApS & Zentropa Sweden AB

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Resident Evil: Degeneration - Makoto Kamiya Cover Art

Resident Evil: Degeneration

Resident Evil: Degeneration

A zombie attack brings chaos to Harvardville Airport. Leon S. Kennedy and Claire Redfield who fought the sinister Umbrella Corporation during the Raccoon City tragedy 7 years ago, are back. In high-octane Resident Evil style, they're ready to battle a rogue warrior who is seeking revenge after his family was killed in Raccoon City. The deadly G-Virus is unleashed and a new mutated monster goes on the rampage. Will Claire and Leon be able to terminate the virus before history repeats itself?

© 2008 Capcom Co., Ltd. and Resident Evil CG Film Partners. All Rights Reserved.

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La haine - Mathieu Kassovitz Cover Art

La haine

La haine

Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts. Aimlessly passing their days in the concrete environs of their dead-end suburbia, Vinz (Vincent Cassel), Hubert (Hubert Koundé), and Saïd (Saïd Taghmaoui)—a Jew, an African, and an Arab—give human faces to France’s immigrant populations, their bristling resentment at their marginalization slowly simmering until it reaches a climactic boiling point. A work of tough beauty, La haine is a landmark of contemporary French cinema and a gripping reflection of its country’s ongoing identity crisis.

© 1994 Les Productions Lazennec/Le Studio Canal Plus/Les Sept Cinema/Kasso, Inc. Productions.

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Loving Vincent - Unknown Cover Art

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

The life and controversial death of Vincent van Gogh told by his paintings and by the characters that inhabit them. The intrigue unfolds through interviews with the characters closest to Vincent and through dramatic reconstructions of the events leading up to his death. Loving Vincent features 120 of Vincent van Gogh's greatest paintings. The plot, drawn from the 800 letters written by the painter himself, leads us to the significant people and events in the time prior to his unexpected death. Every shot is painted just as Vincent himself painted.

© 2017 BreakThru Productions

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Memories of Murder (Subtitled) - Bong Joon Ho Cover Art

Memories of Murder (Subtitled)

Memories of Murder (Subtitled)

Memories of Murder tells the harrowing true story of the hunt for a sadistic serial rapist and murderer terrorizing a small province in 1980s South Korea. Marking the first of many successful collaborations between four-time Oscar® winner Bong Joon Ho and leading man Song Kang Ho, the film follows the paths of three increasingly desperate detectives as they attempt to decipher the violent mind of a killer in an effort to solve the case. Now, seventeen years after its initial release, and a year after the real culprit was identified, this cult classic takes its place as a modern masterpiece.

© 2003 Universal Studios. All Rights Reserved.

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City of God (2002) - Fernando Meirelles & Katia Lund Cover Art

City of God (2002)

City of God (2002)

Celebrated with worldwide acclaim, this powerful true story of crime and redemption has won numerous prestigious awards around the globe! The streets of the world's most notorious slum, Rio de Janeiro's "City of God" are a place where combat photographers fear to tread, police rarely go and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. In the midst of the oppressive crime and violence, a frail and scared young boy will grow up to discover that he can view the harsh realities of his surroundings with a different eye, the eye of an artist. In the face of impossible odds, his brave ambition to become a professional photographer becomes a window into his world and ultimately his way out!

© 2002 O2 Filmes Curios Ltda. and Hank Levine Film GmbH all rights reserved.

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Delicious - Éric Besnard Cover Art

Delicious

Delicious

France, 1789. The prestige of a noble house depends above all on the quality of its table. At the dawn of the French Revolution, gastronomy still is a prerogative of the aristocrats. When talented cooker Pierre Manceron is dismissed by the Duke of Chamfort, he loses the taste for cooking. Back in his country house, his meeting with the mysterious Louise gets him back on his feet. While they both feed a desire of revenge against the Duke, they decide to create the very first restaurant in France.

© 2020 Nord-Ouest Films

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Waltz With Bashir - Ari Folman Cover Art

Waltz With Bashir

Waltz With Bashir

Autobigraphical film follows the director as he tries to recover blacked-out memories of his experiences fighting in the 1982 Israel-Lebanon war. The movie's title comes from a key moment when a soldier in Folman's platoon enters a kind of fugue state, firing his gun while dancing in the street in front of a billboard of former Lebanese prime minister Bashir Gemavel.

© 2008 Bridgit Folman Film Gang, Les Films D'ici, Razor Film Produktion, Arte France and Noga Communications-Channel 8. All Rights Reserved.

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Female Agents - Jean-Paul Salomé Cover Art

Female Agents

Female Agents

May 1944. A five-woman commando unit parachutes into occupied France on a daring and dangerous mission to protect the secret of the D-Day Landings and eliminate Colonel Heindrich, the head of German counter-intelligence.

© 2007 La Chauve-Souris

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Shin Godzilla (Subtitled) - Hideaki Anno Cover Art

Shin Godzilla (Subtitled)

Shin Godzilla (Subtitled)

When a massive, gilled monster emerges from the deep, a rag-tag team of volunteers cuts through a web of red tape to uncover the monster’s weakness and its mysterious ties to a foreign superpower. But time is not on their side.

© 2016 Toho. Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Licensed by Funimation Productions, Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Godzilla and the character design are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd.

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The Motorcycle Diaries - Walter Salles Cover Art

The Motorcycle Diaries

The Motorcycle Diaries

Based on a true life story, The Motorcycle Diaries is an inspiring and thrilling adventure that traces the youthful origins of a revolutionary spirit. The film follows two daring friends, Ernesto "Che" Guevara (Gael García Bernal,, Y Tu Mama Tambien) and Alberto Granado (Rodrigo de la Serna), who hop on the back of a beat-up motorcycle for a breathtaking and exciting road trip across Latin America. From executive producer Robert Redford and acclaimed director Walter Salles (Central Station) comes a life-changing journey that critics are hailing as "Magnificent!" (Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)

© 2004 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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Good Manners - Marco Dutra & Juliana Rojas Cover Art

Good Manners

Good Manners

Good Manners, a gothic fairytale for adults, is the new feature from the brilliant minds of Juliana Rojas and Marco Dutra. With Good Manners, their sense of social justice and quiet exploration of the gap between rich and poor remains as vibrant and intelligent as ever, but they’ve really upped the stakes by the beautiful inclusion of what can only be called old school movie magic. Clara, lonely and desperate, arrives at an upscale apartment building to attend an interview for the job of a live-in nanny. The interviewer is Ana, a heavily pregnant young woman who is also very isolated. Although the difference in these women’s classes and backgrounds are undeniable, Ana decides to hire Clara and a friendship slowly begins to develop between the two. Clara has some dark and broken secrets but so does Ana. As the two open up more to each other, their worlds become inevitably linked. To reveal any more would be a disservice to perhaps the most tender, humane and surprising film of the festival. From the magnificent matte painting backdrops that bring Brazil to life to the use of lullaby songs, Good Manners is a master class from two filmmakers clearly at the top of their game. The film meticulously blends both real and fantasy worlds to mesmerizing effect. Make no mistake; to experience Good Manners on the big screen is to be in the presence of wondrous filmmaking that is guaranteed to make you talk afterwards.

© 2017 Globo Filmes

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Force Majeure - Ruben Östlund Cover Art

Force Majeure

Force Majeure

This wickedly funny and precisely observed psychodrama tells the story of a model Swedish family—handsome businessman Tomas, his willowy wife Ebba and their two blond children— on a skiing holiday in the French Alps. The sun is shining and the slopes are spectacular but during a lunch at a mountainside restaurant, an avalanche suddenly bears down on the happy diners. With people fleeing in all directions and his wife and children in a state of panic, Tomas makes a decision that will shake his marriage to its core and leave him struggling to reclaim his role as family patriarch.

© 2014 Plattform Produktion AB Société Parisienne de Production Coproduction Office ApS Rhône-Alpes Cinéma Motlys

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Sin Nombre - Cary Fukunaga Cover Art

Sin Nombre

Sin Nombre

Seeking the promise of America, a beautiful young woman, Sayra (Paulina Gaitan), joins her father on an odyssey to cross the gauntlet of the Latin American countryside. Along the way, she crosses paths with a teenaged Mexican gang member, El Casper (Edgar M. Flores), who is maneuvering to outrun his violent past. Together they have to rely on faith, trust and street smarts if they are to survive their increasingly perilous journey towards the hope of new lives.

© 2008 Focus Features. All Rights Reserved.

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Y Tu Mama Tambien - Alfonso Cuarón Cover Art

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Y Tu Mama Tambien

Winner of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Foreign Language Film, and named the same by the National Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics’ Circle, LA Film Critics’ Association and such groups in Boston, Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Dallas, Florida, Ft. Lauderdale, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Santa Fe. In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. The eroticism in Cuaron's road movie (which broke all box-office records in Mexico) is the real deal: tactile, sexy, psychologically charged. It's not there to shock or provoke giggles--this is no Hollywood teen comedy--but to illuminate these complex, poignant and lost characters… The movie has an emotional kick that lingers like a primal memory. When the year is over, Cuaron's film will be remembered as one of 2002's finest.

© 2001 Producciones Anhelo

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The East - Jim Taihuttu Cover Art

The East

The East

English dub available. During the post-WW2 Indonesian War, Johan, a young Dutch recruit, joins an elite unit led by a mysterious captain known only as "The Turk.” When the fighting intensifies between the Indonesian people and their colonial oppressors, the young soldier finds himself questioning, and ultimately challenging, his commander’s brutal strategy to stop the resistance.

© 2021 The East Indies B.V.

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Journey to the West - Stephen Chow & 郭子健 Cover Art

Journey to the West

Journey to the West

In a world plagued by demons who cause great human suffering, young demon hunter Xuan Zang risks his all to conquer a water demon, a pig demon and the demon of all demons, Sun Wukong. Adhering to his firm belief in giving of one’s self for the greater cause, he embraces the demons as his disciples. However, in order to atone for their own sins and save the common people, the four of them must embark on a journey to the West that’s full of challenges.

© 2013 Bingo Movie Development Limited, Village Roadshow Pictures Asia Limited, Chinavision Media Group Limited, Edko Films Limited. All Rights Reserved.

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Mongol - Sergei Bodrov Cover Art

Mongol

Mongol

Award-winning Russian filmmaker Sergei Bodrov illuminates the life and legend of Genghis Khan in his stunning historical epic, Mongol. Based on leading scholarly accounts, Mongol delves into the dramatic and harrowing early years of the ruler who was born as Temudgin in 1162. As it follows Temudgin from his perilous childhood to the battle that sealed his destiny, the film paints a multidimensional portrait of the future conqueror, revealing him not as the evil brute of hoary stereotype, but as an inspiring, fearless and visionary leader. Mongol shows us the making of an extraordinary man, and the foundation on which so much of his greatness rested: his relationship with his wife, Borte, his lifelong love and most trusted advisor.

© TM & PICTUREHOUSE, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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The Swordsman - Choi Jae-hoon Cover Art

The Swordsman

The Swordsman

After being blinded in a coup against the king, Joseon’s greatest swordsman goes into hiding, far removed from his city’s anguish. But when traffickers kidnap his daughter, he has no choice but to unsheathe his sword once more.

© 2020 OPUS PICTURES. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Burning - Chang-dong Lee Cover Art

Burning

Burning

Hailed by critics as one of the best films of the year, BURNING is a searing romantic thriller about a young man whose suspicions spin out of control when the free-spirited woman he loves disappears.

© 2018 PinehouseFilm Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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Contempt (Le mépris) - Jean-Luc Godard Cover Art

Contempt (Le mépris)

Contempt (Le mépris)

Legendary director Jean-Luc Godard’s CONTEMPT is a movie within a movie – on the surface, the film is about a director (Michel Piccoli) whose wife Camille (Brigitte Bardot) falls out of love with him while he is rewriting an adaptation of Homer’s “Odyssey” for an American producer (Jack Palance). But underneath this tragic tale of a doomed romance lies Godard’s true subject: the commercial film industry, which he shows his contempt for in a directing performance that is slyly subversive, darkly comic and completely original.

© 1963 StudioCanal - Compagnia Cinematografica Champion S.P.A.

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Rolling to You - Franck Dubosc Cover Art

Rolling to You

Rolling to You

Jocelyn is a womanizer who pretends to be paraplegic to seduce his caregiver, Florence. Unexpectedly, he falls in love with Florence's sister, who actually is in a wheelchair and Jocelyn finds himself trapped in his own scheme.

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Ran (1985) - Akira Kurosawa Cover Art

Ran (1985)

Ran (1985)

Akira Kurosawa’s visually dazzling samurai epic – blends King Lear, 16th-century feudal Japan, and Kurosawa’s own notions of loyalty and honor to tell the story of aging Lord Hidetora, whose decision to bequeath his kingdom to his three sons sparks a power struggle that leads to chaos and madness. Hailed as a masterpiece by filmmakers and cinephiles alike, and winner of the 1985 Oscar® for Costume Design, Ran is a sumptuous 4K feast.

© 1985 StudioCanal/Herald Ace Inc./Nippon Herald Films Inc. (Tokyo). All Rights Reserved.

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Portrait of a Lady on Fire - Céline Sciamma Cover Art

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

France, 1760. Marianne is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse, a young woman who has just left the convent. Because she is a reluctant bride-to-be, Marianne arrives under the guise of companionship, observing Héloïse by day and secretly painting her by firelight at night. As the two women orbit one another, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse’s first moments of freedom. Héloïse's portrait soon becomes a collaborative act of and testament to their love.

© 2019 Lilies Films / Hold-Up Films & Productions / Arte France Cinema

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Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled) - Luis Estrada Cover Art

Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled)

Hell (El Infierno) (Subtitled)

This dark comedy is about a man who gets involved in the wildly dangerous and bloody narco business after being deported from the United States.

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The Souvenir Part II - Joanna Hogg Cover Art

The Souvenir Part II

The Souvenir Part II

A moving and vibrantly funny story of young adulthood and young love, The Souvenir: Part II follows Julie, an ambitious film student in 1980s London, through an intoxicating mix of romantic entanglements with friends and classmates; a decade-spanning epic and extraordinary portrait of a life lived through art.

© 2020 SOUVENIR 2 PRODUCTIONS LIMITED/ THE BRITISH FILM INSTITUTE/ BRITISH BROADCASTING CORPORATION. All RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Purple Noon - René Clément Cover Art

Purple Noon

Purple Noon

Alain Delon was at his most impossibly beautiful when Purple Noon (Plein soleil) was released and made him an instant star. This ripe, colorful adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s vicious novel The Talented Mr. Ripley, directed by the versatile René Clément, stars Delon as Tom Ripley, a duplicitous American charmer in Rome on a mission to bring his privileged, devil-may-care acquaintance Philippe Greenleaf (Maurice Ronet) back to the United States; what initially seems to be a carefree tale of friendship soon morphs into a thrilling saga of seduction, identity theft, and murder. Featuring gorgeous on-location photography in coastal Italy, Purple Noon is crafted with a light touch that allows it to be suspenseful and erotic at once, while giving Delon the role of a lifetime.

© 1960 Copyright by Paris Film Production

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Siberian Sniper - Dmitry Koltsov Cover Art

Siberian Sniper

Siberian Sniper

During the height of World War II, the Russians are narrowly resisting siege from the German militia. With no reinforcements or snipers, the Russian army must locate the German base before they are hunted down. Their hopes of victory lie with one man, Egor Cherin, a talented sharpshooter, who is sent on a suicide mission to break a Nazi stronghold in order to save his fellow soldiers.

© 2021 IP Nyurgun Ivanov

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Boy - Taika Waititi Cover Art

Boy

Boy

The year is 1984, and on the rural East Coast of New Zealand“Thriller” is changing kids’ lives. Boy, a young dreamer obsessed with Michael Jackson, lives with his brother and cousins and dreams of his long-lost father, who was sent to prison for robbery not long after Boy was born. When his father returns home after seven years away, Boy is forced to confront the man he thought he remembered and learn to get along without the hero he had been hoping for. “Boy” is the hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic and Michael Jackson.