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Official Competition - Gastón Duprat & Mariano Cohn Cover Art

Official Competition

Official Competition

Penélope Cruz and Antonio Banderas star as two egomaniacs commissioned by a millionaire to make a movie together in this sharp comedy skewering wealth, art, and pride.

© 2021 Mediaproducción S.L.U., Prom TV S.A.U.

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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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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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Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack - Shusuke Kaneko Cover Art

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Godzilla, Mothra, and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack

Fifty years ago, the Japanese Defense Forces killed Godzilla or so they thought. When a series of terrifying natural disasters begin to plague Japan, including the inexplicable offshore sinking of a U.S. submarine, a mystic old man warns his nation that Godzilla has come back to destroy Japan as revenge for all the souls lost in the Pacific War. When mere military might can not squash the monster, the mystic man awakens the Holy Beasts of Yamato - King Ghidorah, Mothra and Baragon, sleeping giants that protected Japan in ancient times. These untamed mammoth beasts take on Godzilla with frightening supernatural brute power that has been 2,000 years in the making. Tradition and technology collide in this chilling high-tech, cutting-edge fable.

© 2001 Toho Pictures, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Baragon, Godzilla®, King Ghidorah, Mothra® and the Character Designs are trademarks of Toho Co., Ltd.

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Mascarpone - Alessandro Guida & Matteo Pilati Cover Art

Mascarpone

Mascarpone

Antonio is a family man, whose life finds an unexpected twist when he’s suddenly dumped by his husband, whom he depends on both psychologically and economically. He finds an apartment and starts to work in a bakery, while attending pastry school. Through this process he discovers that it was wrong of him to give up his independence for the sake of his relationship in the past.

© MMXXI RUFUS FILM

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Lost Illusions

Lost Illusions

Xavier Giannoli’s sumptuous adaptation of Honoré de Balzac’s epic novel, Lost Illusions is a ravishing vision of the birth of modern media. Lucien de Rubempré (Benjamin Voisin) is an ambitious and unknown aspiring poet in 19th century France. He leaves his provincial town, arriving in Paris on the arm of his admirer, Louise de Bargeton (Cécile de France). Outmatched in elite circles, Lucien’s naive etiquette prompts Louise to retreat back to her husband, leaving the young poet to forge a new path. Lucien makes a new friend in another young writer, Etienne Lousteau (Vincent Lacoste), who introduces him to the business of journalism where a salon of wordsmiths and wunderkinds make or break the reputations of actors and artists with insouciant impunity. Lucien agrees to write rave reviews for bribes, achieving material success at the expense of his conscience and soon discovers that the written word can be an instrument of both beauty and deceit.

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

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The Burning Sea - John Andreas Andersen Cover Art

The Burning Sea

The Burning Sea

After 50 years of prosperous offshore drilling along the Norwegian coastline, environmental consequences begin to manifest. A massive rack has opened on the ocean floor, causing a rig to collapse. A team of researchers and rescuers 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 the world has never seen.

© 2021 Fantefilm Production AS. All rights reserved.

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Godzilla vs. Destoroyah - Takao Okawara Cover Art

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Godzilla vs. Destoroyah

Birth Island, home of Godzilla is destroyed and it is discovered that Godzilla has developed a bright flaming glow, proving his nuclear energy is out of control. Fearing Godzilla will soon explode, the G-Force tries to freeze him, to cool his temperature. Soon a horde of human sized creatures, formed from a combination of Godzilla cells and the weapon that destroyed the original are threatening. Now the military must stop these creatures and prevent Godzilla from going through a nuclear meltdown that could destroy the world.

© 1995 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla - Kensho Yamashita Cover Art

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla

Tokyo is the ultimate battleground when Godzilla squares off against his intergalactic twin, Space Godzilla, a mutated version of earth's green guardian.

© 1994 Toho Co., Ltd. All Rights Reserved.

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The Roundup - 이상용 Cover Art

The Roundup

The Roundup

Two South Korean detectives are sent to Vietnam to extradite a suspect where they uncover a series of connected murders and crimes against tourists.

© 2022 capelight pictures OHG / ABO Entertainment Co.,Ltd. / Big Punch Pictures / Hong Film / B.A. Entertainment Corporation, All Rights Reserved

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Summer Of 85 - François Ozon Cover Art

Summer Of 85

Summer Of 85

When Alexis (Félix Lefebvre) capsizes off the coast of Normandy, David (Benjamin Voisin) comes to the rescue and soon opens the younger boy’s eyes to a new horizon of friendship, art, and sexual bliss. David’s worldly demeanor and Jewish heritage deliver an ardent jolt to Alexis’s traditional, working-class upbringing. After Alexis begins working at the seaside shop owned by David’s mother (Valeria Bruni Tedeschi), the two lovers steal every possible moment for a fugitive kiss, a motorcycle ride, or a trip to the cinema. Their relationship is soon rocked by a host of challenges, including an unexpected sexual rival (Philippine Velge) and a romantic oath that transcends life itself. Adapted by François Ozon from Aidan Chambers’s groundbreaking LGBT young adult novel Dance on My Grave, SUMMER OF 85 is a sexy, nostalgic reverie of first love and its consequences from one of France’s most versatile filmmakers. Their summer fling lasts just six weeks, but casts a shadow over a lifetime.

© 2021 Southport Music Box Corporation d/b/a Music Box Films

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The Devotion of Suspect X

The Devotion of Suspect X

Based on Keigo Higashino’s award-winning novel, The Devotion of Suspect X follows a professor (Wang Kai) assisting in a murder investigation, only to find that a longtime rival and friend (Zhang Luyi) from his early university days may be involved.

© 2017 Chinalion Film Distribution, Inc.

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Attack on Finland - Aku Louhimies Cover Art

Attack on Finland

Attack on Finland

Finland's Independence Day celebration on December 6 is crudely interrupted by an attack to the Presidential Palace. A set of distinguished guests are taken as hostages. Security service officer Max Tanner (Jasper Pääkkönen) is set as the negotiator of the hostage crisis and soon it is clear that the main target behind the terrorist attack is a plan to destabilize the security of Europe. Tanner must make bold and even painful decisions to figure out who is behind the attack. After all, there are not only human lives to protect - but the future of Europe as a whole.

© 2021 Cinematic Productions S Oy

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Show Me What You Got - Svetlana Cvetko Cover Art

Show Me What You Got

Show Me What You Got

In a richly filmed black-and-white Los Angeles, Show Me What You Got follows three young millennials as they form a wholehearted ménage à trois, finding joy together by joining political protests, making art, and falling deeper into their unconventional love, until one must return to Italy and their experience there threatens the delicate balance of their relationship in this award winning film that sparks with the restless energy of the French New Wave.

© 2021 Supersonic LLC

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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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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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Audition - Takashi Miike Cover Art

Audition

Audition

One of the most notorious J-horror films ever made, Takashi Miike’s Audition exploded onto the festival circuit at the turn of the century to a chorus of awards and praise. The film would catapult Miike to the international scene and pave the way for such other genre delights as Ichii the Killer and The Happiness of the Katakuris. Recent widower Shigharu Aoyama is advised by his son to find a new wife, agreeing Shigeharu seeks the advice of a colleague having been out of the dating scene for many years. Taking advantage of their position as a film company they stage an audition. Interviewing a series of women, Shigeharu becomes enchanted by Asami, a quiet, 24-year-old woman, who is immediately responsive to his charms. But soon things take a very dark and twisted turn as we find that Asami isn’t what she seems to be… Pulling the audience into a story that will lead to one of the most harrowing climaxes in cinema history, Miike twists and turns us through delirious editing and shocking visuals for one of the most depraved nightmares of all time!

© 2016 Arrow Video

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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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Indemnity - Travis Taute Cover Art

Indemnity

Indemnity

Theo Abrams is an ex-Cape Town firefighter suffering from severe trauma after a failed rescue mission. Theo's world is rocked when one morning, he wakes up next to his wife's murdered corpse with no recollection of what transpired. When the police label him as the prime suspect, Theo goes on the run, and is soon hunted by Deputy Chief of Police, Alan Shard, a notoriously ruthless soldier of the law. However, when an unknown third party is thrown into the mix, Theo discovers an alarming connection between the sinister forces hunting him and a recent investigation his wife was conducting into a global armament contractor. Embroiled in a fight for survival, Theo must figure out who really murdered his wife before a terrifying conspiracy changes the course of a nation forever.

© 2021 INDEMNITY FEATURE FILM (PTY) LTD. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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My Big Gay Italian Wedding

My Big Gay Italian Wedding

Antonio has finally found the love of his life, Paolo, with whom he lives happily in Berlin. Even if still not sure about their families’ reactions, they decide to get married in Italy, in the small village from where Antonio’s parents live. His mother, Anna, immediately accepts the guys’ intentions, as long as all traditions are respected: the future mother-in-law will have to attend the wedding, a famous wedding planner will be in charge of the organization and the marriage will be celebrated by her husband, Roberto, the mayor of the town, who has based all his politics on hospitality and integration. Joined by their bizarre friends, Benedetta and Donato, the two fiancées start to prepare the ceremony, but will Paolo’s conservative mother, Vincenza, attend the wedding? And, above all, will Roberto support his son’s choice?

© 2018 Breaking Glass Pictures LLC.

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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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Deep Red - Dario Argento Cover Art

Deep Red

Deep Red

From Dario Argento, maestro of the macabre and the man behind some the greatest excursions in Italian horror (Suspiria, The Bird with the Crystal Plumage), comes Deep Red – arguably the ultimate giallo movie. One night, musician Marcus Daly (David Hemmings, Blow Up), looking up from the street below, witnesses the brutal axe murder of a woman in her apartment. Racing to the scene, Marcus just manages to miss the perpetrator… or does he? As he takes on the role of amateur sleuth, Marcus finds himself ensnared in a bizarre web of murder and mystery where nothing is what it seems… Aided by a throbbing score from regular Argento-collaborators Goblin, Deep Red (aka Profondo Rosso and The Hatchet Murders) is a hallucinatory fever dream of a giallo punctuated by some of the most astonishing set-pieces the sub-genre has to offer.

© 2015 Arrow Video

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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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The Vanishing - George Sluizer Cover Art

The Vanishing

The Vanishing

A young man embarks on an obsessive search for the girlfriend who mysteriously disappeared while the couple were taking a sunny vacation trip, and his three-year investigation draws the attention of her abductor, a mild-mannered professor with a diabolically clinical mind. An unorthodox love story and a truly unsettling thriller, Dutch filmmaker George Sluizer’s The Vanishing unfolds with meticulous intensity, leading to an unforgettable finale that has unnerved audiences around the world.

© 1988 Golden Egg Film C.V.

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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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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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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Uncensored Theatrical Version) - Radu Jude Cover Art

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Uncensored Theatrical Version)

Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Uncensored Theatrical Version)

Emi (Katia Pascariu), a high school teacher, finds her career and reputation under threat after a personal sex tape she filmed with her husband is leaked on the Internet. Forced to meet the parents demanding her dismissal at an emergency community meeting, Emi refuses to surrender to their pressure. Winner of the Golden Bear at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival, this Romanian pandemic-era satire widens its focus from the bustling streets of Bucharest, where Emi navigates countless slice-of-life mini-dramas and judging eyes, to a jarring essay-like montage recounting Romania's complicated history. Director Radu Jude (AFERIM!) delivers an incendiary mix of unconventional form, irreverent humor, and scathing commentary on hypocrisy and prejudice in our societies.

© 2021 MICROFILM (RO) PTD (LU) ENDORFILM (CZ) KINORAMA (HR)

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The Pilot - Renat Davletyarov Cover Art

The Pilot

The Pilot

Based on a true story: in 1941, a WWII pilot crash-lands deep in enemy territory. Seriously injured, he must battle hunger, extreme cold, and wild animals—all while evading Nazi soldiers—if he is ever to make it home alive.

© 2021 Interfest, Star Media, DaProduction. All Rights Reserved.

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R100 - Hitoshi Matsumoto Cover Art

R100

R100

In this audaciously kinky, meta-comedic thriller, a lonely father with a secret taste for S&M (Nao Ohmori, best known for his titular turn in Takashi Miike's Ichi the Killer) hires a boutique dominatrix agency that specializes in guerilla acts of public degradation. Although the rough treatment and humiliation Takafumi Katayama receives from these leather-clad women—in cafés and on the street—drives him to ecstatic pleasure, he soon finds himself over his head during a surprise house call by one of the mistresses. After a freak and fatal accident, Takafumi is forced into action with a slew of vengeful dominatrices chasing him down. With the help of his son, he'll have to devise a plan to take on the relentless femmes fatales, who each possess a unique S&M talent by which to exact painful revenge. R100—the title a riff on the Japanese movie rating system, whose equivalent to NC-17 is R18—is directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto (Big Man Japan, Symbol) - one of Japan's most preeminent and beloved comedic talents.

© 2013 Yoshimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.

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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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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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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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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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Train to Busan

Train to Busan

TRAIN TO BUSAN is a harrowing zombie horror-thriller that follows a group of terrified passengers fighting their way through a countrywide viral outbreak, trapped on a suspicion-filled, blood-drenched bullet train ride to the Safe Zone…which may or may not still be there.

© 2016 NEXT ENTERTAINMENT WORLD & REDPETER FILM. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

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Amores Perros

Amores Perros

From the Academy Award®-winning director of THE REVENANT and BIRDMAN comes AMORES PERROS, the acclaimed director's first feature film, nominated for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award®. Inventively structured with intersecting narratives, the movie dramatically brings three different story lines together 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.

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

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Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled) - Unknown Cover Art

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

Life Is Beautiful (Subtitled)

An inspired motion-picture masterpiece,“Life Is Beautiful” (La vita è bella) was nominated in 1998 for 7 Academy Awards® – winning 3 Oscars®, including one for Best Actor Roberto Benigni. In this extraordinary tale, Guido (Benigni) – a charming but bumbling waiter who’s gifted with a colorful imagination and an irresistible sense of humor – has won the heart of the woman he loves and created a beautiful life for his young family. But then, that life is threatened by World War II, and Guido must rely on those very same strengths to save his beloved wife and son from an unthinkable fate! Honored with an overwhelming level of critical acclaim, this truly exceptional, utterly unique achievement will lift your spirits and capture your heart!

© 1997 Melampo Cinematografica s.r.l. - Roma

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Neptune Frost

Neptune Frost

Multi-hyphenate, multidisciplinary artist Saul Williams brings his unique dynamism to this Afrofuturist vision, a sci-fi punk musical that’s a visually wondrous amalgamation of themes, ideas, and songs that Williams has explored in his work, notably his 2016 album MartyrLoserKing. Co-directed with the Rwandan-born artist and cinematographer Anisia Uzeyman, the film takes place in the hilltops of Burundi, where a group of escaped coltan miners form an anti-colonialist computer hacker collective. From their camp in an otherworldly e-waste dump, they attempt a takeover of the authoritarian regime exploiting the region's natural resources – and its people. When an intersex runaway and an escaped coltan miner find each other through cosmic forces, their connection sparks glitches within the greater divine circuitry. Set between states of being – past and present, dream and waking life, colonized and free, male and female, memory and prescience – 'Neptune Frost' is an invigorating and empowering direct download to the cerebral cortex and a call to reclaim technology for progressive political ends.

© 2021 Kino Lorber

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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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In the Loop - Armando Iannucci Cover Art

In the Loop

In the Loop

2010 Academy Award (R) nominee for best adapted screenplay, and on over 50 Top Ten critics lists, In the Loop is a smart comedy from the acclaimed team who created the award-winning BBC TV comedy series Alan Partridge and The Thick of It. The film is drawing instant comparisons to some of the great political and absurdist comedies such as Doctor Strangelove, Wag the Dog, and Monty Python. With razor-sharp, truly laugh-out-loud dialogue, the film pokes fun at the absurdity and ineptitude of our highest leaders. With everyone looking out for number one and the fate of the free world at stake (but apparently incidental), the hilarious ensemble cast of characters bumbles its way through Machiavellian political dealings across continents and toward comic resolutions that are unforeseeable. This must-see indie comedy from IFC Films stars James Gandolfini , Peter Capaldi and Steve Coogan.

© Loop Film Distribution Limited and UK Film Council 2009

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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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The Wind That Shakes the Barley - Ken Loach Cover Art

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

The Wind That Shakes the Barley

Winner of the Golden Palm Award at Cannes, this drama follows Irish workers who unite to form volunteer guerrilla armies to face the ruthless "Black and Tan" squads that are being shipped from Britain to block Ireland's bid for independence during the 1920's. Driven by a deep sense of duty and a love for his country, Damien (Cillian Murphy) abandons his burgeoning career as a doctor and joins his brother, Teddy (Padraic Delaney), in a dangerous and violent fight for freedom. As the freedom fighters' bold tactics bring the British to breaking point, both sides finally agree to a treaty to end the bloodshed. But, despite the apparent victory, civil war erupts and families, who fought side by side, find themselves pitted against one another as sworn enemies, putting their loyalties to the ultimate test.

© 2006 Oil Flick Films No. 2 LLP / UKFC / Sixteen Films Ltd, Element Films Ltd, EMC GmbH, BIM Distribuzione and Tornasol Films S.A.

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Kedi - Ceyda Torun Cover Art

Kedi

Kedi

Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years, they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, these animals live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame – and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats are the mirrors to the people, allowing them to reflect on their lives in ways nothing else could.

© 2015 Termite Films

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The Admiral: Roaring Currents - Kim Han-Min Cover Art

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

The Admiral: Roaring Currents

Year 1597, Joseon Dynasty has been under Japanese attack for six years. As the nation faces possibility of loss with the Japanese military charging fearlessly to the capital of the nation, Admiral YI (Choi Min-sik of Old Boy and Lucy) assembles a group of soldiers to defend the nation against Japanese attack. Japanese Chief Commander Kurushima, notorious for his cruel personality and clever strategies, respond by destroying Joseon's one last hope. With just 12 battleships and an army of doubtful soldiers, Admiral YI and his soldiers perilously face the insurmountable odds of 330 Japanese battleships in a ferocious retelling of The Battle of Myeong-Nyang.

© 2014 CJ E&M Corporation

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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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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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Mr. Jones - Agnieszka Holland Cover Art

Mr. Jones

Mr. Jones

1933. Gareth Jones (James Norton) is an ambitious young journalist who gained fame after his report on being the first foreign journalist to fly with Hitler. Now, intrigued by the Soviet “utopia”, Jones travels to Moscow, where he meets Ada Brooks (Vanessa Kirby), a British journalist, who reveals that the truth behind the regime is being violently repressed. Hearing murmurs of government-induced famine, kept secret by the Soviet censors, Jones travels clandestinely to Ukraine, where he witnesses the atrocities of man-made starvation – millions left to starve. Deported back to London, Jones publishes an article revealing his findings, quickly denied by Western journalists in Moscow under the Kremlin’s pressure, including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Walter Duranty (Peter Sarsgaard). As death threats mount, Jones has to fight for the truth. Meeting a young George Orwell, he shares his findings… helping inspire the seminal novel Animal Farm.

© 2020 Film Produkcja – Parkhurst – Kinorob - Jones Boy Film - Krakow Festival Office - Studio Produkcyjne Orka - Kino świat - Silesia Film Institute in Katowice

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Vortex (2021) - Gaspar Noé Cover Art

Vortex (2021)

Vortex (2021)

Presented in split screen, VORTEX tells the story of an aging couple in a Paris apartment. As the mother (Françoise Lebrun) faces advancing dementia, the father (Dario Argento) tries to care for her while dealing with his own declining health, and their son (Alex Lutz) does his best in spite of his own significant personal problems. With this film, Director Gaspar Noé (ENTER THE VOID, CLIMAX, IRREVERSIBLE) delivers a career best, finding a level of compassion and tenderness that sacrifices none of the visual excitement that has marked his best work.

© 2021 Rectangle Productions - Wild Bunch International - Les Cinémas de la Zone - KNM - Artemis Productions - SRAB Films - Les Films Velvet - Kallouche Cinema

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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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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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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!