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World Cinema

World Cinema

A selection of acclaimed dramas from around the world.

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World Cinema
  • Crimson Gold (Jafar Panahi & Abbas Kiarostami)

    Directed by Jafar Panahi • Written by Abbas Kiarostami * Drama • With Hossain Emadeddin • 2003 • 95 minutes

    Two master filmmakers, Abbas Kiarostami (A Taste of Cherry) and Jafar Panahi (The Circle, Taxi) team up as writer and director, respectively, on Crimson Gold, a subtle tragedy on class con...

  • The County

    Directed by Grímur Hákonarson • Drama • With Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Hinrik Ólafsson, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson • 2019 • 92 minutes

    Inga is a hard-working farmer within a bureaucratic co-operative that operates as a monopoly, pushing her and her community deep into debt. After her husband's sus...

  • Eden is West

    Directed by Costa-Gavras • Drama • With Riccardo Scamarcio, Odysseas Papaspiliopoulos, Léa Wiazemsky • 2009 • 110 minutes

    Handsome and resourceful Elias flees as a refugee to Western Europe, which he sees as Eden. A drama with humor centered around the illegal immigrants living in the EU.

    "The ...

  • A Month In Thailand

    Directed by Paul Negoescu • Drama • With Andrei Mateiu, Ioana Anastasia Anton, Sinziana Nicola, Tudor Istodor • 2012 • 85 minutes

    Perfectly capturing the feeling of post-holiday year end ennui, A Month In Thailand orbits around it's sad-sack hero’s misadventures on New Year's Eve. A twilight ody...

  • Take Me Somewhere Nice

    Directed by Ena Sendijarevic • Drama • With Sara Luna Zoric, Lazar Dragojevic, Ernad Prnjavorac • 2019 • 91 minutes

    When her long-estranged father is hospitalized in his native Bosnia, a not-quite-headstrong young woman leaves her home in The Netherlands to visit him. When she lands at the airpo...

  • Dogs

    Directed by Bogdan Mirica • Drama • With Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov • 2016 • 104 minutes

    One of the most acclaimed debuts of recent years, and winner of the FIPRESCI Prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, Bogdan Mirică’s Dogs is a haunting and grue...

  • Two Lottery Tickets

    Directed by Paul Negoescu • Drama • With Dorian Boguta, Dragos Bucur, Alexandru Papadopol • 2016 • 86 minutes

    Sile, an underemployed carpenter who spends most afternoons at the pub, convinces his buddy Dinel to play the lottery one hot afternoon. After borrowing a few Euro from Pompiliu, the loc...

  • A Coffee in Berlin

    Directed by Jan Ole Gerster • Drama • With Tom Schilling, Friederike Kempter • 2014 • 88 minutes

    Jan Ole Gerster’s wry and vibrant feature debut A Coffee in Berlin, which swept the 2013 German Oscar Awards, paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. ...

  • Beanpole

    Directed by Kantemir Balagov • Drama • With Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov • 2019 • 137 minutes

    In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha (astonishing newcomers Viktoria Miroshnichenko and Vasilisa Perelygina), intensely bonded after fighting side by side as an...

  • Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time

    Directed by Lili Horvát • Drama • With Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó • 2021 • 94 minutes

    After 20 years in the United States, a Hungarian neurosurgeon returns to Budapest for a romantic rendezvous with a fellow doctor she met at a conference. When the love of her life is nowhere to be seen, she trac...

  • Stefan Zweig

    Directed by Maria Schrader • Drama • With Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Tómas Lemarquis, Cristina do Rego • 2016 • 106 minutes

    This emotionally powerful film explores the painful dilemma of whether to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny. Stefan Zweig: Farewell To Europe tells the st...

  • Winter Brothers

    Directed by Hlynur Pálmason • Drama • With Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne • 2017 • 94 minutes

    An odyssey set in a rural chalk-mining community during a cold winter. We follow two brothers working in this harsh environment focusing on the younger one, Emil, who distills ...

  • Mother, I Am Suffocating. This Is My Last Film About You.

    Directed by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese • Documentary • 2021 • 76 minutes

    As we float through the streets of Lesotho, following a cross-bearing woman and an omnipresent figure wearing wings, a tumultuous history of sorrow and suffering between the motherland and its people unravels. The through lin...

  • As I Open My Eyes

    Directed by Leyla Bouzid • Drama • With Marwen Soltana, Youssef Soltana, Deena Abdelwahed, Lassaad Jamoussi, Aymen Omrani, Montassar Ayari, Ghalia Benali, Baya Medhaffar • 2015 • 102 minutes

    As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pull...

  • Ray & Liz

    Directed by Richard Billingham • Drama • With Patrick Romer, Richard Ashton, Justin Salinger • 2018 • 107 minutes

    On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyo...

  • Shirley Adams

    Directed by Oliver Hermanus • Drama • With Denise Newman, Keenan Arrison • 2009 • 91 minutes

    Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago.
    Since then the Adams family has lost al...

  • Maborosi

    Directed by Hirokazu Koreeda • Drama • With Makiko Esumi, Tadanobu Asano • 1995 • 110 minutes

    One of the finest films of Japanese cinema, Hirokazu Kore-eda’s first feature film Maborosi is a story of love, loss, and ultimately, regeneration.

    Haunted by the mysterious loss of her grandmother ma...

  • Summer White

    Directed by Rodrigo Ruiz Patterson • Drama • With Adrián Ross, Sophie Alexander-Katz • 2020 • 85 minutes

    13-year-old Rodrigo is a solitary teenager who finds solace in his intimate relationship with his mother, Valeria. She is his best friend, his protector, and his entire world. When her new bo...

  • Germinal

    Directed by Claude Berri • Drama • With Renaud, Gérard Depardieu, Miou-Miou • 1993 • 160 minutes

    Winner of France’s prestigious César Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Costume Design, this epic film is based on the novel by Émile Zola.

    During the Second Napoleonic Empire (the mid-19th cen...

  • The Zookeeper

    Directed by Ralph Ziman • Drama • With Sam Neill • 2002 • 108 minutes

    Eastern Europe - a city ravished by civil war. Jonah Ludovic (Sam Neill) is a custodian at a small municipal zoo. He writes in a journal, poetry that softens the cynical observations of a man living in self-imposed penance. Wh...

  • Mia Madre

    Directed by Nanni Moretti • Drama • With Margherita Buy, John Turturro • 2016 • 107 minutes

    Acclaimed Italian auteur Nanni Moretti finds comedy and pathos in the story of Margherita, a harried film director (Margherita Buy, A Five Star Life) trying to juggle the demands of her latest movie and a...

  • The Passion of Augustine

    Directed by Léa Pool • Drama • With Céline Bonnier, Lysandre Ménard • 2015 • 103 minutes

    Simone Beaulieu, better known as Mother Augustine, runs a convent school for girls in the Canadian province of Quebec in the 1960s. She has turned the little convent into a musical treasure where the student...

  • Heat Wave

    Directed by Jean-Jacques Jauffret • Drama • With Adèle Haenel • 2011 • 92 minutes

    On a sweltering day in the south of France; an alluring girl; her troubled boyfriend; her mysterious mother and a gruff neighbor collide in tragedy as their secrets lead to a series of shocking events. Stars Adèle ...

  • Elles

    Directed by Małgorzata Szumowska • Drama • With Juliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier, Joanna Kulig • 2011 • 99 minutes

    A provocative and raw exploration of female sexuality, director Malgoska Szumowska's ELLES paints an unromantic picture of upper-crust domesticity refracted through the vibrant e...