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Tiefland
rating:2.8

Tiefland

1954Runtime:0 minutes
Famed Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl returned to fictional works with this romance about a Spanish dancer who finds herself at the center of a love triangle. Riefenstahl plays the dancer, Marta, who must choose between a simple shepherd (Franz Eichberger) and a domineering nobleman (Bernhard Minetti). Though not released until 1954, the film was shot during World War II and some of the extras included concentration camp inmates.

Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    A Season of Hope / Seasons of the Heart
    rating:2.8

    A Season of Hope / Seasons of the Heart

    1994Runtime:0 minutes
    Families in crisis must confront reality in this affecting twin bill. A Season of Hope finds Hackett clan matriarch Elizabeth (JoBeth Williams) struggling to keep her family together when a blight threatens their livelihood. In Seasons of the Heart, after Vivian Levinson (Carol Burnett) takes in her abandoned 7-year-old grandson, the antipathy coming from her husband (George Segal) forces long-ignored issues out into the open.

    Directed by:

  • Marcus Cole
  • Lee Grant
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Jargo
    rating:2.8

    Jargo

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After spending most of his life in Saudi Arabia, Jargo (Constantin von Jascheroff) moves to Berlin, where he's schooled in the ways of coolness by Kamil (Oktay Ozdemir), a Turkish petty thief. Their friendship falters, however, when the ghost of Jargo's father urges him to "become a man" before his 16th birthday and he subsequently begins to develop feelings for Kamil's girl (Nora von Waldstatten). Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir directs.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Girls on Film 2
    rating:2.8

    Girls on Film 2

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Lesbian filmmakers explore themes of love and acceptance in this sampling of shorts from Power Up, which promotes the work of gay women in the media. In "D.E.B.S.," schoolgirls are trained to become elite crime fighters. "Give or Take an Inch" features siblings accepting their sister's impending sex-change operation. In "Fly Cherry," a young girl befriends an outcast. "Gay Propaganda" presents scenes from film classics remade with gay characters.

    Directed by:

  • Angela Robinson
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Zoe
    rating:2.8

    Zoe

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Fed up with her unstable mother and her mother's abusive boyfriend, teenage Zoe (Vanessa Zima) leaves behind her bland Midwestern suburb and heads out West with two of her friends (Victoria Davis and Stephi Lineburg), hoping to get in touch with her Cherokee roots in New Mexico. Along the way, Zoe encounters a soul mate of sorts in Cecilia (Jenny Seagrove), a British woman who's mourning the death of her mother.

    Directed by:

  • Deborah Attoinese
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Je tu il elle
    rating:2.8

    Je tu il elle

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    Chantal Akerman directs and stars in this provocative drama, which follows a high-strung young woman as she writes a long letter to her former lover, catches a ride with an attractive truck driver (Niels Arestrup) and pays a visit to her ex-girlfriend (Claire Wauthion). Akerman's first feature-length film, this poignant tale explores the heroine's deepest desires by patiently dwelling on each of her unique experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Sunny Land
    rating:2.8

    Sunny Land

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Applying an experimentalist's eye to the documentary format, German filmmakers Marietta Kesting and Aljoscha Weskott revisit a bizarre chapter in South African history: an apartheid-era casino complex that was open to people of all races. The film blends archival footage with recently shot re-enactments culled from visitors' vivid memories, resulting in a tone that's closer to ridiculous than reverent.

    Directed by:

  • Aljoscha Weskott
  • Marietta Kesting
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Path to Paradise
    rating:2.8

    Path to Paradise

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    This gripping docudrama recounts how global terrorism first arrived in the United States with the bombing of New York City's World Trade Center in 1993. Chronicling events preceding the attack, the film traces not only the motivations and actions of the Islamic extremists plotting to blow up targets across the city, but also the FBI's response -- and missteps. Peter Gallagher, Marcia Gay Harden, Paul Guilfoyle and Allison Janney star.

    Directed by:

  • Leslie Libman
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Crazy Love
    rating:2.8

    Crazy Love

    1987Runtime:0 minutes
    Based on sordid tales (are there any other kind?) from Charles Bukowski's &NFi;Love Is a Dog from Hell&NFi_;, this movie deconstructs three crucial nights over the course of 20 years in the life of bumbling antihero Harry Voss as he runs the gamut from love to defeat. In turn, Voss also progresses from childhood to acne-scared teen to alcoholic adult. A nice blend of pathos and black comedy, Crazy Love will probably offend sensitive viewers!

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Adoption
    rating:2.8

    Adoption

    1975Runtime:0 minutes
    Bestowed the Grand Prize at the 1975 Berlin Film Festival, Márta Mészáros's masterpiece brings together two souls from diametrically opposed points of life: 43-year-old Kata (Katalin Berek), who longs to indulge her maternal longings, and Anna (Gyöngyvér Vigh), a hard-bitten teenager who lives in a shelter and is suspicious of everyone, even those who seem to have nothing more to offer than love. Can the two find common ground?

    Directed by:

  • Marta Meszaros
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Pudana Last of the Line
    rating:2.8

    Pudana Last of the Line

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When a young indigenous girl, Neko (Aleksandra Okotetto), is forced to leave her home on the Siberian tundra and attend a Soviet boarding school, she's miserable away from her traditional life with her father (Jevgeni Hudi) and grandmother (Anastasia Lapsui) -- so she and a friend form a plan to escape. Filmmakers Lapsui and Markku Lehmuskallio partially based this moving drama about compulsory assimilation on Lapsui's childhood experiences.

    Directed by:

  • Anastasia Lapsui
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    Incident at Vichy
    rating:2.8

    Incident at Vichy

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Presented for television by the Broadway Theatre Archives, this adaptation of Arthur Miller's powerful play explores whether individuals have a duty to speak out against evil -- in this case, the atrocities committed by the Nazis. The story centers on a group of Jewish detainees awaiting interrogation at the hands of S.S. officers during the height of World War II. Rene Auberjonois, Harris Yulin and Richard Jordan star.

    Directed by:

  • Stacy Keach
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Goddess of Mercy
    rating:2.8

    Goddess of Mercy

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Ann Hui's film, which opened the 2004 Hong Kong International Film Festival, follows the travails of An Xin (Vicki Zhao), a woman whose work life may be under control, but whose love life is in a shambles. And no wonder: She's juggling two men -- a drug kingpin she meets through work (Nicholas Tse) and her reformed playboy fiancée (Liu Yunlong). Plus, An Xin still hasn't gotten over the death of her husband, Tienjun (Chen Jiabin).

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Shades of Fear
    rating:2.8

    Shades of Fear

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Mystery lurks in the shadowy corners of a luxurious ocean liner as a young woman traveling on her own enters into a romantic liaison with a handsome stranger who may be an accomplished art forger and a cold-hearted killer. Vanessa Redgrave, John Hurt and Jonathan Pryce star.

    Directed by:

  • Beeban Kidron
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    In My Skin
    rating:2.8

    In My Skin

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    When she receives deep lesions to her leg after a fall, Esther (Marina de Van) becomes obsessed with her wounds. At first, the obsession is innocent, comparable to a body-image issue, but soon she's harming herself more destructively. Esther's boyfriend (Laurent Lucas) becomes justifiably disturbed and outraged but can't understand what she's going through, which causes her to delve further into despair and her destructive pattern.

    Directed by:

  • Marina de Van
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The Intruder
    rating:2.8

    The Intruder

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When doctors inform an ailing man (Michel Subor) that he'll need a heart transplant to survive, he embarks on an emotional journey to find an organ donor in the long-lost Tahitian son (Gregoire Colin) he abandoned long ago. Katerina Golubeva, Bambou, Florence Loiret-Caille, Lolita Chammah, Alex Descas and Dong-ho Kim co-star in writer-director Claire Denis's enigmatic drama based on the novel by Jean-Luc Nancy.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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