Big World Pictures
Founded in 2013 as an expansion of the mission of the critically-acclaimed short film distribution wing, The World According To Shorts, Big World Pictures is dedicated to bringing the best in world cinema to film enthusiasts across the United States.
Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • With Teodor Corban, Toma Cuzin, Luminita Gheorghiu • 2016 • 108 minutes
Eastern Europe, 1835. Two riders cross a barren landscape in the middle of Wallachia. They are the gendarme Costandin and his son. Together they are searching for a gypsy slave who has run awa...
Directed by Milko Lazarov • Drama • With Mikhail Aprosimov, Feodosia Ivanova, Sergei Egorov • 2018 • 96 minutes
In a yurt on the snow-covered fields of the North, Nanook and Sedna live following the traditions of their ancestors. Alone in the wilderness, they look like the last people on Earth. ...
City of the Sun
Directed by Rati Oneli • Documentary • 2017 • 100 minutes
Chiatura is a city in Western Georgia. There was a time when it supplied 50% of the world's manganese, and at its peak the mine employed up to 10,000 workers. Today, with drastically reduced manganese production, dangerous working conditi...
Directed by Luc Bondy • Drama • With Isabelle Huppert; Louis Garrell; Bulle Ogier • 2017 • 82 minutes
Luc Bondy’s final feature film as director draws talent from both stage and screen to bring Marivaux’s play into 21st century Paris. Isabelle Huppert commands the screen as Araminte, the wealthy...
A German Youth
Directed by Jean-Gabriel Périot • Documentary • With Ulrike Meinhof; Andreas Baader; Horst Mahler • 2019 • 93 minutes
In the 1960s, the young democracy of West Germany was embarrassed by its Nazi past, and ingrown in its role as imperialist and capitalist outpost faced by its communist double. T...
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang • Drama • With Lee Kang-Sheng; Yang Kuei-Mei • 1998 • 89 minutes
Set just prior to the start of the 21st century, this vaguely futuristic story follows two residents of a quickly crumbling building who refuse to leave their homes in spite of a virus that has forced th...
"I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians"
Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • With Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija • 2019 • 140 minutes
“I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians.” These words, spoken by Romania’s military dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu in the Council of Ministers in the summer of 1941, started the eth...
In the Last Days of the City
Directed by Tame El Said • Drama • With Khalid Abdalla • 2018 • 118 minutes
Tamer El Said’s ambitious debut feature tells the fictional story of a filmmaker from downtown Cairo played by Khalid Abdalla (The Kite Runner, United 93, Green Zone, The Square) as he struggles to capture the soul of a ...
Marie Curie: The Courage of Knowledge
Directed by Marie Noëlle • Drama • With Charles Berling; Karolina Gruszka • 2017 • 100 minutes
The most turbulent five years in the life of a genius woman: Between 1905, where Marie Curie comes with Pierre Curie to Stockholm to be awarded the Nobel Prize for the discovery of the radioactivity an...
Directed by Julia Murat • Drama • With Raquel Karro; Rodrigo Bolzan • 2017 • 105 minutes
A young couple settles down in a large abandoned industrial warehouse. An orange strip, glued to the floor, partitions the area in two equal portions: to the right, his sculpture atelier; to the left, her da...
Rebels of the Neon God
Directed by Tsai Ming-liang • Drama • With Lee Kang-sheng • 1992 • 106 minutes
Tsai Ming-liang emerged on the world cinema scene in 1992 with his groundbreaking first feature, Rebels of the Neon God. His debut already includes a handful of elements familiar to fans of subsequent work: a deceptiv...
Directed by Maya Vitkova • Drama • 2016 • 155 minutes
Maya Vitkova’s stunning debut feature Viktoria, which had its World Premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last year, follows three generations of women in the final years of the People’s Republic of Bulgaria and the early years of the transi...