Before becoming a filmmaker, Francois Reichenbach (1921 – 1993) was an accomplished songwriter who composed songs for performers such as Edith Piaf. Encouraged by his cousin, the producer Pierre Braunberger, he turned to directing, becoming a prolific documentary filmmaker and leader of the ciném...
How to be a Good Wife
Directed by Martin Provost • Drama • With Juliette Binoche • 2020 • 110 minutes
Maintaining a household and stoically submitting to conjugal duty are the skills Paulette Van Der Beck (Juliette Binoche) teaches with fervor in her homemakers institute. Her certainties are shaken when she finds her...
Ô saisons ô châteaux
Directed by Agnès Varda • Documentary • With Danièle Delorme • 1956 • 21 minutes
This early Agnès Varda short looks at the castles of the Loire Valley — and the unusual histories and personalities behind them. Punctuated by first-person accounts, excerpts from well-known poems, and stylish re-cr...
A New Old Play
Directed by QIU Jiongjiong • Drama • With Tao Gu, Yi Sicheng • 2022 • 180 minutes
Jiongjiong Qiu’s visually magnificent new film is a unique hybrid of fiction, historical reminiscence, and experimental theatre. Its overview of China from the 1930s to the 1980s is filtered through Qiu Yu, a Sichu...
Directed by Georges Lacombe • Drama • With Marlene Dietrich, Jean Gabin • 1946 • 108 minutes
This tragic postwar romance is a tale of class anxiety and classic Romantic fatalism, run through with a typically French frankness about sex and gender. Jean Gabin is the titular character, an unpretent...
One Big Home
Directed by Thomas Bena • Documentary • 2017 • 88 minutes
Gentrification comes in many forms. On the tiny island of Martha's Vineyard, where presidents and celebrities vacation, trophy homes threaten to destroy the island's unique character.
Twelve years in the making, ONE BIG HOME follows one ...
Directed by Darya Zhuk • Drama • With Alina Nasibullina, Ivan Mulin • 2018 • 93 minutes
Set a few years after Belarus gained independence in 1990, this vibrant debut feature follows the path of young Evelina, who dreams of moving to Chicago in order to pursue her passion for house music. However...
The Divided Brain
Directed by Manfred Becker • Documentary • 2021 • 78 minutes
THE DIVIDED BRAIN is a mind-altering odyssey about one man's quest to prove a growing imbalance in our brains, and to help us understand how this makes us increasingly unable to grapple with critical economic, environmental and social ...
Sold My Soul to Rock & Roll
With a focus on indie and punk rock, this new collection of documentary and feature films illustrates the beauty – and sometimes danger – of losing oneself too deeply in the music, or art, and brings us up-close to some of the obsessive personalities who create it.
Jane Campion Shorts
The internationally acclaimed director of THE POWER OF THE DOG, TOP OF THE LAKE and THE PIANO first displayed her visual flair and dark humor in these award-winning shorts. The compilation includes:
A GIRL'S OWN STORY is about Beatlemania and growing up in the sixties – where family is strange,...