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Hunting Emma - Byron Davis Cover Art

Hunting Emma

Hunting Emma

Emma le Roux just wants to go home for the holidays. Gentle, beautiful, pacifist Emma. She's made the trip to her father's farm a thousand times. Piece of cake. But today, she witnesses six men from a violent drug syndicate killing a cop in cold blood. Everything starts falling apart, and fast. The men then hunt her like an animal.... But their clever prey soon becomes the hunter.

© 2018 Allianz Arena (Pty) LTD. All Rights Reserved.

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Buffalo Boys - Mike Wiluan Cover Art

Buffalo Boys

Buffalo Boys

Two exiled brothers who grew up on the plains of the American Wild West, return to their rightful home to unravel the mystery of their past and avenge the brutal death of their parents.

© 2018 Infinite Studios

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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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The Captain - Robert Schwentke Cover Art

The Captain

The Captain

Based on the chilling true story of the Executioner of Emsland, THE CAPTAIN follows a German army deserter, Willi Herold (Max Hubacher), after he finds an abandoned Nazi captain’s uniform in the final weeks of World War II. Emboldened by the authority granted to him by the uniform, Herold assembles a band of soldiers who heed his commands despite suspicions about his legitimacy. Claiming to have direct orders from the Führer himself, he soon takes command of a camp of imprisoned Germans accused of criminality and begins to dispense harsh justice. Increasingly intoxicated by his unquestioned authority, the enigmatic imposter in the uniform soon discovers that many people will agreeably follow the leader. Blackly comic and uncompromising, THE CAPTAIN is a simultaneously horrifying and intoxicating parable that reveals the dark roots of fascism in the hearts of those in, and out of, uniform.

© 2018 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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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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Black Tide - Erick Zonca Cover Art

Black Tide

Black Tide

Dany, the Arnault family’s teenage son, has disappeared. The case is assigned to François Visconti, a world-weary and disillusioned detective. He sets out to find the missing teenager while he is reluctant to take care of his own son, Denis, 16, who seems to be mixed up in drug trafficking. When Mr. Bellaile, Dany’s French tutor, learns about his former student’s disappearance, he offers his services to the detective. He is very interested in the investigation. Too interested, perhaps...

© 2016 Curiosa Films, Mars Films

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The Great Battle - Kwang-Sik Kim Cover Art

The Great Battle

The Great Battle

With epic scale and breathtaking action, THE GREAT BATTLE tells the story of the Siege of Ansi, where Goguryeo forces held their fortress against 500,000 invading Tang soldiers in a battle that raged for eighty-eight days.

© 2018 NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD & SOOJAK FILM & STUDIO&NEW. All Rights Reserved.

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Amores Perros - Alejandro González Iñárritu Cover Art

Amores Perros

Amores Perros

Nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy® Award, AMORES PERROS features three stories that converge as the characters are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash. From Mexico City's mean streets to its posh high-rises, no one is exempt from destiny.

© Altavista Films S.A. de C.V./ Z Films S.A. de C.V. Mexico 2000. All Rights Reserved.

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Over the Limit - Marta Prus Cover Art

Over the Limit

Over the Limit

Described as the "BLACK SWAN of sports documentaries" (Variety), OVER THE LIMIT exposes the grueling Russian training system for elite Olympic athletes. Superstar rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. 20 years old, she’s soon to retire but has one final goal set out for her: winning Olympic gold. As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, withering critiques. Is Irina a merciless tyrant or the motivating guidance Margarita needs to fulfill her dreams?

© 2018 Film Movement

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10 Billion: What's on your Plate? - Valentin Thurn Cover Art

10 Billion: What's on your Plate?

10 Billion: What's on your Plate?

By 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution - from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn seeks for solutions worldwide and gives place for innovation and visions for our future.

© 2015 Celluloid Fabrik

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The Lives of Others - Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck Cover Art

The Lives of Others

The Lives of Others

This critically-acclaimed, Oscar®-winning film (Best Foreign Language Film, 2006) is the erotic, emotionally-charged experience Lisa Schwarzbaum (Entertainment Weekly) calls "a nail-biter of a thriller!" Before the collapse of the Berlin Wall, East Germany's population was closely monitored by the State Secret Police (Stasi). Only a few citizens above suspicion, like renowned pro-Socialist playwright Georg Dreyman, were permitted to lead private lives. But when a corrupt government official falls for Georg's stunning actress-girlfriend, Christa, an ambitious Stasi policeman is ordered to bug the writer's apartment to gain incriminating evidence against the rival. Now, what the officer discovers is about to dramatically change their lives - as well as his - in this seductive political thriller Peter Travers (Rolling Stone) proclaims is "the best kind of movie: one you can't get out of your head."

© 2006 Wiedemann & Berg Film Produktion GmbH & Co. KG. All Rights Reserved.

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Let the Sunshine In - Claire Denis Cover Art

Let the Sunshine In

Let the Sunshine In

Juliette Binoche delivers a luminous performance in the deliciously witty, sensuously romantic new film from acclaimed director Claire Denis (White Material). Isabelle (Binoche) is a divorced Parisian painter searching for another shot at love, but refusing to settle for the parade of all-too-flawed men who drift in and out of her life. There's a caddish banker (Xavier Beauvois) who, like many of her lovers, happens to be married; a handsome actor (Nicolas Duvauchelle) who's working through his own hang-ups; and a sensitive fellow artist (Alex Descas) who's skittish about commitment. What reads like a standard romantic comedy premise is transformed, in the hands of master filmmaker Denis, into something altogether deeper, more poignant, and perceptive about the profound mysteries of love.

© 2018 Curiosa Films – FD Production – Ad Vitam – Versus production

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8½ - Federico Fellini Cover Art

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 8½ (Otto e mezzo) turns one man’s artistic crisis into a grand epic of the cinema. An early working title for 8½ was The Beautiful Confusion, and Fellini’s masterpiece is exactly that: a shimmering dream, a circus, and a magic act.

© 1980 Corinth Films. All rights reserved.

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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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The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino Cover Art

The Great Beauty

The Great Beauty

In this breathtaking, Oscar-winning journey to Rome, a reporter begins to take stock of his life on his sixty-fifth birthday, looking past the lavish nightclubs, parties, and cafés to find the city itself, in all its monumental glory. This transporting experience, created by the brilliant Italian director Paolo Sorrentino, is a breathtaking Felliniesque tale of decadence and lost love.

© 2013 Indigo Film, Babe Films, Pathé Production, France 2 Cinéma

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Ip Man - 葉偉信 Cover Art

Ip Man

Ip Man

Behind every great man there lies a teacher, and this was certainly true of Bruce Lee, who claimed as his mentor a martial arts expert named Ip Man (1893-1972). A genius of Wushu (or the Chinese martial arts school), Ip Man grew up in a China nearly ripped to pieces by racial hatred, nationalistic strife and warfare. He rose like a phoenix above these ashes, however, courtesy of his participation in matches against various Wushu masters and kung-fun warriors - ultimately training martial arts icons such as Lee. This biopic starring Donnie Yen and directed by Wilson Yip dramatizes Ip's life story.

© 2008 Mandarin Films Distribution Co. Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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Life Feels Good - Maciej Pieprzyca Cover Art

Life Feels Good

Life Feels Good

Life Feels Good is a film based on a true story. The story of Mateusz, a man suffering for cerebral palsy, who in his early childhood had been diagnosed as a retard with no contact with the outside world. After twenty five years it turned out that he was a perfectly normal and intelligent person.

© 2013 Tramway Film Studio

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My Best Friend - Martin Deus Cover Art

My Best Friend

My Best Friend

Lorenzo, a quiet teenager lives in a small town at the edge of the world in beautiful Patagonia. He’s a good student and a curious and smart person, more skilled in music and literature than sports. Lorenzo’s father decides to host Caito, the son of a friend from Buenos Aires who had to go to hospital for a long stay. Caito has obviously a different family background and seems to be a tough kid. Lorenzo finds Caito very intriguing in many ways as they start spending a lot of time together… While their friendship is evolving towards perhaps deeper feelings, Caito reveals a secret…what will be the outcome?

© 2018 Breaking Glass Pictures LLC.

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Gaspard at the Wedding - Antony Cordier Cover Art

Gaspard at the Wedding

Gaspard at the Wedding

After keeping a careful distance for many years, 25-year-old Gaspard must reconnect with his family when his father remarries. Accompanied by Laura, an eccentric young woman who agrees to pretend she's his girlfriend at the wedding, he finally feels ready to return to the zoo owned by his parents, where he is reunited with the monkeys and tigers he grew up with...

© 2016 Agat Films & Cie / Ex Nihilo

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Seven Samurai - Akira Kurosawa Cover Art

Seven Samurai

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 Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

© 1954 Toho Co., Ltd. English subtitled version & 2006 Toho International Co., Ltd.

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Detective Chinatown - Chen Sicheng Cover Art

Detective Chinatown

Detective Chinatown

An action-packed comedy from the producer of "Lost In Thailand" and "Jian Bing Man", "Detective Chinatown (Tang Ren Jie Tan An)" follows Qin Feng and his second cousin, Tang Ren, Chinatown's top detective, as they investigate a bizarre murder where they become the main suspects. When the only option is to escape from the police in order to prove their innocence, they find the world against them with just seven days to solve the case.

© 2015 Chinalion Film Distribution, Inc.

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Keep an Eye Out - Quentin Dupieux Cover Art

Keep an Eye Out

Keep an Eye Out

In a police station, a suspect taken into custody is interrogated by a police captain.

© 2017 Atelier de Production, Cinéfrance

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Headhunters - Morten Tyldum Cover Art

Headhunters

Headhunters

Roger is a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter. He lives a life of luxury well beyond his means and subsidizes his expensive lifestyle by stealing highly prized art. When his beautiful wife, an art gallery owner, introduces him to a former mercenary in possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all in order to obtain it, and in doing so, he discovers something that makes him a hunted man himself.

© 2011 Yellow Bird Norge AS, Friland Film AS, Nordisk Film AS and Degeto Film GmbH.

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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 Hunt - Thomas Vinterberg Cover Art

The Hunt

The Hunt

The Hunt is a disturbing depiction of how a lie is taken as truth when gossip, doubt and malice are allowed to flourish and ignite a witch-hunt that soon threatens to destroy an innocent man’s life. Lucas is just starting to get his life back together after losing his job and facing a difficult divorce, when his life is shattered by an untruthful remark, throwing his small community into a collective state of hysteria. As the lie spreads, Lucas is forced to fight a lonely battle for his life and dignity.

© 2012 Zentropa Entertainments19 ApS & Zentropa International Sweden AB

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Kusama - Infinity - Heather Lenz Cover Art

Kusama - Infinity

Kusama - Infinity

Now the top-selling female artist in the world, Yayoi Kusama overcame impossible odds to bring her radical artistic vision to the world stage. For decades, her work pushed boundaries that often alienated her from both her peers and those in power in the art world. Kusama was an underdog with everything stacked against her: the trauma of growing up in Japan during World War II, life in a dysfunctional family that discouraged her creative ambitions, sexism and racism in the art establishment, mental illness in a culture where that was particularly shameful and even continuing to pursue and be devoted to her art full time on the cusp of her 90s. In spite of it all, Kusama has endured and has created a legacy of artwork that spans the disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation art, performance art, poetry and literary fiction. After working as an artist for over six decades, people around the globe are experiencing her installation Infinity Mirrored Rooms in record numbers, as Kusama continues to create new work every day.

© 2018 TOKYO LEE PRODUCTIONS, INC. and SUBMARINE ENTERTAINMENT, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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Tomorrow - Mélanie Laurent & Cyril Dion Cover Art

Tomorrow

Tomorrow

In 2012, "Nature" published a study led by more than 20 researchers from the top scientific institutions in the world predicting that humankind could disappear between 2040 and 2100. It also said that it could be avoided by drastically changing our way of life and take appropriate measures. Shortly after giving birth to her first child, French actress and director Mélanie Laurent became increasingly aware of the dangers and the state of urgency that her son will face in the future. Along with friend and activist Cyril Dion and their crew, she decided to travel the world in search of solutions that can help save the next generations. The result is Tomorrow, an inspiring documentary that presents concrete solutions implemented throughout the world by hundred of communities. From the US to the UK and through Finland and India, together they traveled to 10 countries to visit permaculture farms, urban agriculture projects and community-owned renewable initiatives to highlight people making a difference in the fields of food, energy, finance, democracy, and education. Their common ideas and examples make Tomorrow one of the most essential and unexpectedly inspirational viewing experiences of our time.

© 2015 Move Movie

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Ip Man 3 - 葉偉信 & 袁和平 Cover Art

Ip Man 3

Ip Man 3

Donnie Yen ignites the screen in a return to his iconic role of Ip Man, the real-life Wing Chun Kung Fu master who mentored Bruce Lee. In this explosive third installment of the blockbuster martial arts series, when a band of brutal gangsters led by a crooked property developer (Mike Tyson) make a play to take over the city, Master Ip is forced to take a stand. Fists will fly as some of the most incredible fight scenes ever filmed, choreographed by the legendary Yuen Woo Ping (THE MATRIX, KILL BILL), play out on the big screen in this soon-to-be classic of the genre.

© 2015 Pegasus Motion Pictures (Hong Kong) Ltd. All Rights Reserved

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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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Iron Monkey - 袁和平 Cover Art

Iron Monkey

Iron Monkey

With sensational, nonstop martial arts excitement supplied by the acclaimed choreographer of THE MATRIX and CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON, IRON MONKEY is the spirited tale of a mysterious and mythical Chinese legend. In a desperate and unjust land, where government corruption rules the day, only one man -- known as the Iron Monkey -- has the courage to challenge the system and fight back. Under the shadow of night, in the silence before dawn, he fights to give hope to the poor and oppressed. Although no one knows his name or where he comes from, his heroism makes him a living legend to the people ... and a wanted man to the powers that be! Presented by Quentin Tarantino -- don't miss the exhilarating action adventure that critics everywhere have called one of the greatest martial arts films of all time!

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Diane Has the Right Shape - Fabien Gorgeart Cover Art

Diane Has the Right Shape

Diane Has the Right Shape

Diane doesn't hesitate for a moment when her best friends, Thomas and Jacques, ask her to be the surrogate mother of their child. It is under these hardly ideal circumstances that she falls in love with Fabrizio.

© 2017 Petit Film

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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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Le Samouraï - Jean-Pierre Melville Cover Art

Le Samouraï

Le Samouraï

In a career-defining performance, Alain Delon plays a contract killer with samurai instincts. A razor-sharp cocktail of 1940s American gangster cinema and 1960s French pop culture—with a liberal dose of Japanese lone-warrior mythology—maverick director Jean-Pierre Melville’s masterpiece Le Samouraï defines cool.

© 1967 FILMEL-CICC-TCP.

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Mr. Six - Guan Hu Cover Art

Mr. Six

Mr. Six

A once notorious but now lonely hoodlum named Mr. Six (Feng Xiaogang) discovers his estranged son, Bobby (Li Yifeng), has been kidnapped after damaging the car of a government official’s son (Kris Wu). When he tries to fix the situation using traditional methods and is humiliated, he summons his retired gang to apply old school tactics to get his son back.

© 2017 China Lion Film Distribution

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Watership Down - Martin Rosen Cover Art

Watership Down

Watership Down

In this celebrated adaptation of Richard Adams’s classic novel, an offshoot group of rabbits struggle to break from their failing, violent community to form a utopian society. With Watership Down, first-time director Martin Rosen and his team of animators created a dark, beautiful work that blends poetic mysticism and austere realism.

© 1978 Watership Productions Limited, All Rights Reserved

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A Prophet (Un prophète) - Jacques Audiard Cover Art

A Prophet (Un prophète)

A Prophet (Un prophète)

An impressionable and vulnerable Arabic man gets thrust into a hellish prison, and ironically discovers greater opportunities for success than he ever possessed outside of the bars, in this violent melodrama from French succès d’estime Jacques Audiard (The Beat That My Heart Skipped). Tahar Rahim stars as Malik El Djebena, a petty criminal incarcerated for six years. Once inside and subjected to all of the standard brutalities that most prisoners endure (including a rough strip search), he is quickly educated in the "ways" of the prison, an institution torn violently between gangs of Corsicans and Arabs. The head Corsican thug, César Luciani (Niels Arestrup), offers Malik an ultimatum: either he rubs out an Arab inmate named Reyeb (Hichem Yacoubi), or he himself dies. Not only does Malik succeed with the hit, he earns the begrudging respect of the other prisoners, and -- after securing several days' release for good behavior -- uses off-time to forge a deeper and more multi-layered network of criminal ties than he ever dreamed possible. But as his own power and confidence grow, they threaten to outstrip César's own insistence on submission and obedience at all costs.

© 2009, 2010 Why Not Productions, Chic Films and Page 114. All Rights Reserved.

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The Girl Who Played With Fire (Extended Edition) - Niels Arden Oplev & Daniel Alfredson Cover Art

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Extended Edition)

The Girl Who Played With Fire (Extended Edition)

MILLENNIUM is about to run an exposé on the sex-trafficking problem in Sweden when the leading investigative reporters are murdered in cold blood and Lisbeth Salander's fingerprints are on the murder weapon. Mikael Blomkvist begins a desperate search to find her, but he's not alone: a vicious blond giant is also on the hunt - at the behest of a gangster known only as "Zala." This extended edition of The Girl Who Played With Fire contains an additional hour of footage not seen in the theatrical version.

© 2011 Music Box Films, LLC

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Extended Edition) - Niels Arden Oplev & Daniel Alfredson Cover Art

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Extended Edition)

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (Extended Edition)

The riveting conclusion to the Dragon Tattoo trilogy. Laid up in the intensive care unit with a bullet in her head, Lisbeth Salander prepares to stand trial for a triple murder she didn't commit. Meanwhile, Mikael Blomkvist continues work on the newest issue of Millennium in hopes that it will exonerate her. This extended edition of The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest contains an additional 30 minutes of footage not seen in theaters.

© 2011 Music Box Films, LLC

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The Last Match - Antonio Hens Cover Art

The Last Match

The Last Match

Romantic and super sexy, this drama concerns an intense love affair between two hitherto heterosexual young men in the slums of Havana. Reinier and Yosvani are best friends and soccer mates. Handsome Reinier, in order to support his mother, wife and baby, prostitutes himself to older male foreigners while the shy Yosvani is reluctantly engaged to a girl and lives with her bombastic loan shark father. After a furtive kiss at a nightclub, the two young men, barely containing their pent-up desire, follow-up with a lusty roof top encounter, where they quickly fall hard for one another. And as their love intensifies, the challenge is not with them but with the unforgiving outside world…a world they so desperately want to escape from. The two leads, Reinier Diaz and Milton García, deliver charismatic and captivating performances as the sexually-charged lovers in this unforgettable drama by director Antonio Hens (Clandestinos).

© 2013 TLA Entertainment

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish With English Subtitles) - Niels Arden Oplev Cover Art

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish With English Subtitles)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Swedish With English Subtitles)

Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet’s disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family history. But the Vanger’s are a secretive clan, and Blomkvist and Salander are about to find out just how far they are prepared to go to protect themselves.

© 2010 Music Box Films, LLC

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The Secret of Kells - Tomm Moore & Nora Twomey Cover Art

The Secret of Kells

The Secret of Kells

2010 Academy Award Nominee, Best Animated Feature. Magic, fantasy, and Celtic mythology come together in a riot of color and detail that dazzle the eyes in a sweeping story about the power of imagination and faith to carry humanity through dark times. In a remote medieval outpost of Ireland, young Brendan embarks on a new life of adventure when a celebrated master illuminator arrives from foreign lands carrying a book brimming with secret wisdom and powers. To help complete the magical book, Brendan has to overcome his deepest fears on a dangerous quest that takes him into the enchanted forest where mythical creatures hide. It is here that he meets the falry Aisling, a mysterious young wolf-girl, who helps him along the way. But with the barbarians closing in, will Brendan's determination and artistic vision illuminate the darkness and show that enlightenment is the best fortification against evil?

© 2008 Les Armateurs / Vivi Film / Cartoon Saloon / France 2 CinÈma

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The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Extended Edition) - Niels Arden Oplev & Daniel Alfredson Cover Art

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Extended Edition)

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Extended Edition)

The Dragon Tattoo saga begins as recently disgraced journalist Mikael Blomkvist is hired by wealthy industrialist Henrik Vanger to investigate the murder of Vanger's niece Harriet 40 years earlier. Meanwhile, tattooed cyber-punk Lisbeth Salander runs into her own set of troubles when her court-appointed guardian falls ill. After a string of dead-ends, a clue eventually leads Mikael to Lisbeth's door... This extended edition of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo contains an additional 30 minutes not seen in the theatrical version.

© 2011 Music Box Films, LLC

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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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Zama - Lucrecia Martel Cover Art

Zama

Zama

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto, ZAMA is the new film from acclaimed director Lucrecia Martel (THE HEADLESS WOMAN, LA CIENAGA). Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in South America, waits for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town in which he is stagnating, to a better place. His situation is delicate. He must ensure that nothing overshadows his transfer. He is forced to accept submissively every task entrusted to him by successive Governors who come and go as he stays behind. The years go by and the letter from the King never arrives. When Zama notices everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers that go after a dangerous bandit.

© 2017 Rei Cine SRL, Bananeira Filmes LTDA, El Deseo DA SLU, Patagonik Film Group SA

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Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings - Tsui Hark Cover Art

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

Detective Dee: The Four Heavenly Kings

Detective Dee is a bold and exciting smash hit wuxia fantasy franchise from master action director Tsui Hark. The films tell the story of Detective Dee, one of the most celebrated officials of the Tang Dynasty, who is tasked by the Empress to solve a series of inexplicable murders and mysteries.

© 2018 HUAYI BROTHERS PICTURES LTD. CKF PICTURES ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

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Ida - Pawel Pawlikowski Cover Art

Ida

Ida

ACADEMY AWARD® WINNER FOR BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM Poland, 1962. On the eve of her vows, 18-year-old novice Anna meets her estranged aunt Wanda, a cynical Communist judge who shocks the naïve Anna with a stunning revelation: Anna is Jewish and her real name is Ida. Tasked with this new identity, Ida and Wanda embark on a revelatory journey to their old family home to discover the fate of Ida’s birth parents and unearth dark secrets dating back to the Nazi occupation. Masterfully directed by Pawel Pawlikowski (My Summer of Love) and photographed in stunning black and white (in the classic 1.37:1 Academy ratio), IDA is a vital and cinematic evocation of postwar Poland and an intensely personal tale of moral and spiritual awakening.

© 2014 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films.

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Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster - 葉偉信 Cover Art

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

Ip Man 2: Legend of the Grandmaster

Newly arrived in Hong Kong, martial arts instructor Ip Man (Donnie Yen) encounters stiff opposition when he begins teaching the Wing Chun fighting style. But instead of bowing to his rivals' demands, he perseveres and retaliates with amazing speed and power. Inspired by Ip Man's life story, this martial arts sequel boasts impressive fight sequences and co-stars Lynn Hung, Simon Yam and Sammo Hung.

© 2010 Mandarin Films Limited. All Rights Reserved

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Bicycle Thieves - Vittorio De Sica Cover Art

Bicycle Thieves

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 new job that offers hope of salvation for his desperate family when his bicycle, which he needs for work, is stolen. With his young son in tow, he sets off to track down the thief. Simple in construction and profoundly rich in human insight, Bicycle Thieves embodies the greatest strengths of the Italian neorealist movement: emotional clarity, social rectitude, and brutal honesty.

© 1949 by Arthur Mayer and Joseph Burstyn, Inc.

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So Happy Together - Eric Toledano & Olivier Nakache Cover Art

So Happy Together

So Happy Together

Ever heard your mother say, "Be careful, honey, when you marry, you also marry the family"? When Alain married Nathalie, he wasn’t quite aware of the extra baggage that came along in the happy-ever-after equation: her family. Saturday night means dinner at his brother-in-law’s, but Alain has reached his limit. He’s sick of his brother-in-law’s life advice, sick of his niece’s soporific pretentious pre-dinner singing recitals, sick of watching an old wedding video for the millionth time, and definitely sick of his sister-in-law, on the verge of a psychotic break-down due to her ticking clock. But he hasn’t seen the worst of it yet… until he realizes that perhaps there’s some affection beneath the insufferable hysteria - one might even say love.

© 2009 Quad + One

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Tonio - Paula van der Oest Cover Art

Tonio

Tonio

On 23 May 2010, 21-year-old Tonio van der Heijden is hit by a car and taken to hospital in a critical condition, where he then dies. The lives of his parents, who watch their son die in intensive care, are transformed forever. Tonio’s life leaves a phantom pain in the lives of his parents, who are reminded of him by everything around them – including themselves. They mourn, and at the same time struggle to prevent their lives being caught up in a downward spiral of sorrow.

© 2016 Van Collem Collective

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