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L'avventura
Michelangelo Antonioni invented a new film grammar with this masterwork. An iconic piece of challenging 1960's cinema and a gripping narrative on its own terms, L'AVVENTURA concerns the enigmatic disappearance of a young woman during a yachting trip off the…
Solaris
Ground control has been receiving mysterious transmissions from the three remaining residents of the Solaris space station. When cosmonaut and psychologist Kris Kelvin is dispatched to investigate, he experiences the same strange phenomena that afflict the Solaris crew, sending him…
Black Orpheus
Winner of both the Academy Award for best foreign-language film and the Cannes Film Festival's Palme d'Or, Marcel Camus' Black Orpheus (Orfeu negro) brings the ancient Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice to the twentieth-century madness of Carnival in Rio…
Troubling Love - L'amore Molesto
What happened to Amalia? Who was with her the night she died? Her daughter Delia is saddened by the news, but not surprised. She considers her mother to be a disgrace even before she hears of the sordid circumstances of…
Knife in the Water
Roman Polanski's first feature is a brilliant psychological thriller that many critics still consider among his greatest work. The story is simple, yet the implications of its characters' emotions and actions are profound. When a young hitchhiker joins a couple…
The Door
This Oscar-nominated film opens with an absurd act: stealing a door. Then, what had seemed an absurd act turns into a simple statement of human dignity, of people making sense of loss through ritual. THE DOOR reflects on the fact…
1000 Rupee Note - Ek Hazarachi Note
Budhi, a widow lives in a small village in Maharashtra, India. Her only son, a young farmer, has committed suicide. Though poor and left alone in the world, she leads a cheerful life. She is particularly fond of her neighbor,…
Women Without Men
Renowned visual artist Shirin Neshat offers an exquisitely crafted view of women rights today in Iran as compared to Iran in 1953, when a British- and American-backed coup removed the democratically elected government. The film was adapted from the novel…
Helium
This Oscar-winning short film tells the story of a sick young boy named Alfred. Through stories about HELIUM - a magical fantasy world, told by the hospital's eccentric janitor Enzo, Alfred regains joy and happiness, and finds a safe haven.…
Andrei Rublev
Immediately suppressed by the Soviets in 1966, Andrei Tarkovsky's epic masterpiece is a sweeping medieval tale of Russia's greatest icon painter. Too experimental, too frightening, too violent, and too politically complicated to be released officially, ANDREI RUBLEV has existed only…
Killa
Coping with the recent death of his father, 11-year-old Chinu moves to a small Konkan town from a big city because of his mother's job transfer. The introverted Chinu finds it difficult to adjust to his new home and finds…
La Femme et le TGV
Nominated for an Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film, LA FEMME ET LE TGV is about a lonely woman who kept a secret routine every morning and evening -- for years, she's been waving at the express train…
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While riding the subway, Bert receives an dating app alert that the girl of his dreams is nearby. Now he has to find her in a crowded car before the train reaches the end of the line. Winner of Best…
Hermia & Helena
Camila, a young Argentine theater director, travels from Buenos Aires to New York for an artist residency to work on a new Spanish translation of A Midsummer Night's Dream . Upon her arrival, she quickly realizes that her work isn't…
Toyland - Spielzeugland
An Academy Award -winning short film set in Germany in 1942. In order to protect her son Marianne Meissner tries to make him believe that the Jewish neighbors are going on a journey to "Toyland." One morning her son has…
Ivan's Childhood
This debut feature from the great Andrei Tarkovsky, is a poetic journey through the shards and shadows of one boy's war-ravaged youth. Moving back and forth between the traumatic realities of World War II and serene moments of family life…
Harud
Rafiq and his family are struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother Tauqir, who is one of the thousands of young men who have disappeared since the onset of the military insurgency in Kashmir. After…
Ivan the Terrible, Part 2
Navigating the deadly waters of Stalinist politics, Eisenstein was able to film two parts of his planned trilogy about the troubled sixteenth-century tsar who united Russia. Visually stunning and powerfully acted, IVAN THE TERRIBLE charts the rise to power and…
Song of Love - Chant D'Amour
The only film made by the French novelist Jean Genet. Visually reminiscent of Jean Cocteau's Blood of a Poet, Belle et la Bete and Kenneth Anger's Fireworks. The story, set in a prison with three main characters, a guard and…
Bikini: A Real Story - Bikini: Una historia real
This Spanish comedy won Best Short Film at Toulouse Cinespana . The mayor of a small town in Spain tries to convince the authorities to allow women to wear bikinis on beaches in the 1950's.