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  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)

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    Inside a giant warehouse in a working-class Parisian suburb, Peter Watkins (The War Game, Edvard Munch) assembles a cast of over 200 non-professional actors (though their amateur status is undetectable). Basing their work upon thorough historical research, they will attempt to re-create the event...

  • The Midwife

    Directed by Martin Provost • Drama • With Catherine Deneuve, Catherine Frot • 2017 • 117 minutes

    A bittersweet drama about the unlikely friendship that develops between Claire (Catherine Frot), a talented but tightly wound midwife, and Béatrice (Catherine Deneuve), the estranged, free-spirited m...

  • Potiche

    Directed by François Ozon • Drama • With Catherine Deneuve, Gerard Depardiu • 2011 • 103 minutes

    In Potiche, it’s 1977 and women’s liberation is in the air but Suzanne (Catherine Deneuve) is still the self-effacing, elegant housewife of wealthy industrialist Robert Pujol (Fabrice Luchini). Pujol...

  • The Club

    Directed by Pablo Larrain • Drama • With Alfredo Castro, Marcelo Alonso, Antonia Zegers • 2015 • 97 minutes

    In a secluded house in a small seaside town live four unrelated men and the woman who tends to the house and their needs. All former priests, they have been sent to this quiet exile to pur...

  • Fidelio

    Directed by Lucie Borleteau • Drama • With Ariane Labed, Melvil Poupaud, Anders Danielsen Lie, Pascal Tagnati, Jean-Lous Coulloc'h • 2014 • 97 minutes

    Thirty-year-old Alice is a sailor about to embark on a journey she will not soon forget. Leaving her fiancé Félix ashore, she joins the crew of a...

  • Ága

    Directed by Milko Lazarov • Drama • 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. Nanook and Sedna's traditional way of life starts changing...

  • Citizens of the World

    Directed by Gianni de Gregorio • Drama • With Ennio Fantastichini, Giorgio Colangeli, Gianni Di Gregorio • 2019 • 92 minutes

    Three retirees decide to move away from Rome to find a better standard of living in a country where their meager pensions will go that much further. Planning for the trip ...

  • 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 ...

  • Too Late to Die Young

    Directed by Dominga Sotomayor • Drama • With Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro • 2019 • 110 minutes

    Chile 1990, at the end of Pinochet's dictatorship, a group of adolescents living in a commune, attempt to make sense of their own burgeoning desires and tangled relationships while...

  • Viktoria

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

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    Directed by Mouly Surya • Drama • With Marsha Timothy • 2017 • 93 minutes

    In the deserted hills of an Indonesian island, Marlina (Marsha Timothy), a young widow, is attacked and robbed of all her livestock by a gang of seven bandits. She then defends herself, setting out on a journey to find jus...

  • Aferim!

    Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • 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 away from his nobleman master and is suspected of having...

  • "I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians"

    Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • 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 ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. One of contemp...

  • Thunderbolt

    Directed by Tunde Kelani • Drama • 2000 • 110 minutes

    Thunderbolt will come as a bolt out of the blue to most Americans, even aficionados of African cinema. It is one of the best examples of the little-known but burgeoning video industry of Nigeria. Most titles are heavily influenced by soap ope...

  • The Hole

    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...

  • False Confessions

    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...

  • Jeannette: The Childhood of Joan of Arc

    Directed by Bruno Dumont • Drama • With Lise Leplat Prudhomme, Jeanne Voisin, Lucile Gauthier • 2017 • 115 minutes

    In the midst of the Hundred Years’ War, the young Jeannette, at the still tender age of 8, looks after her sheep in the small village of Domremy.

    One day, she tells her friend Hauv...

  • 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 ...

  • Ezra

    Directed by Newton Aduaka • Drama • 2007 • 110 minutes

    Ezra stands out among other African films because it is a complex psychological study of a child soldier, not just about the trauma, healing and reintegration into society, but also as a key for reconstructing these societies themselves. Thi...

  • Karmen Gei

    Directed by Joseph Gai Ramaka • Drama • 2001 • 82 minutes

    Director Joseph Gaï Ramaka writes: "Carmen is a myth but what does Carmen represent today? Where do Carmen's love and freedom stand at the onset of the 21st Century? Therein lies my film's intent, a black Carmen, plunged in the magical an...

  • Ainsi Meurent Les Anges (And So Angels Die)

    Directed by Moussa Sene Absa • Drama • 2001 • 56 minutes

    Moussa Sene Absa's latest work pushes the formal boundaries of African cinema to explore the complex interplay of history and psychology in contemporary Africa. Intensely personal and at the same time deeply political, Ainsi meurent les an...

  • Papicha

    Directed by Mounia Meddour • Drama • With Lyna Khoudri, Shirine Boutella, Amira Hilda Douaouda • 2019 • 108 minutes

    Set in Algeria in the 1990's, Nedjma (Lyna Khoudri, The French Dispatch), is an 18 year-old student passionate about fashion design who refuses to let the tragic events of the Alge...