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Innocence
rating:3.0

Innocence

2004Runtime:0 minutes
The students at a mysterious all-girls boarding school learn strange life lessons from their two stern young teachers (Marion Cotillard and Hélène de Fougerolles) in this beguiling and surreal feature debut by director Lucile Hadzihalilovic. Featuring poetic and startling images by acclaimed cinematographer Benoit Debie, the film captured awards at film festivals in Amsterdam, Stockholm, Istanbul and San Sebastian, Spain.

Directed by:

  • Lucile Hadzihalilovic
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    Schizo
    rating:3.0

    Schizo

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Nicknamed "Schizo" for his oddball behavior, 15-year-old Mustafa (Oldzhas Nusupbayev, in a debut performance) gets involved in an illegal boxing ring to ensure his family's survival. When an underground match results in one man's death, Schizo agrees to carry the man's money back to his family. Enveloped in a newfound home that's healthier than any he's ever known, Schizo is able to ignore his past -- until it comes back to haunt him.

    Directed by:

  • Gulshat Omarova
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    L'iceberg
    rating:3.0

    L'iceberg

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After getting locked overnight in a walk-in freezer, frigid fast-food restaurant manager Fiona (Fiona Gordon) makes a chilling discovery: Her husband and two kids didn't even realize she was missing. She soon becomes obsessed with all things cold and icy, eventually deciding to take a surprise journey to a real iceberg. Gordon won the Audience Award for Best Actress at the Seattle Film Festival in this quirky, deadpan Belgian comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Abel
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    Amour de Femme
    rating:3.0

    Amour de Femme

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Jeanne, a beautiful wife and mother, feels herself slipping further into loneliness and isolation every day. Her mainstream existence is crushing her, and her relationship with her husband becomes distant and strained. So, she begins spending quality time with the sexy and exuberant Marie, who becomes the conduit for bringing passion -- complete and with no small measure of sexual tension -- back into Jeanne's life.

    Directed by:

  • Sylvie Verheyde
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    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself
    rating:3.0

    Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    In this darkly offbeat comedy, the titular Wilbur (Jamie Sives) keeps trying to kill himself, but his saintly brother Harbour (Adrian Rawlins) always saves him. The men's bleak routine is soon disrupted by the arrival of fetching cleaning lady Alice (Shirley Henderson). After a quick courtship, the timid single mom marries Harbour, but extramarital tensions mount between the bride and Wilbur in this charmer from Danish director Lone Scherfig.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
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    Wings
    rating:3.0

    Wings

    1966Runtime:0 minutes
    Soviet film favorite Maya Bulgakova stars in director Larisa Shepitko's 1966 moving tale of a once-renowned Soviet fighter pilot, now constrained to a lackluster life as a schoolmistress far from the seats of power. Though her wartime exploits are renowned, she struggles against the despair of a lost love and a life increasingly marked by meaninglessness and waste. Sergei Nikonenko and Zhanna Bolotova co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Larisa Shepitko
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    Nenette et Boni
    rating:3.0

    Nenette et Boni

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    A brother bonds with his troubled runaway sister in this coming-of-age drama from director Claire Denis. When 14-year-old Nenette (Alice Houri) shows up at her older brother Boni's (Gregoire Colin) doorstep, he isn't sure what to do. Boni, who has a powerful obsession with the local baker's wife (Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi), reluctantly takes Nenette in -- a decision that'll change his life forever when he learns that young Nenette is pregnant.

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
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    The Blue Light
    rating:3.0

    The Blue Light

    1932Runtime:0 minutes
    Directed by German legend Leni Riefenstahl, this classic drama tells the story of Junta (played by Riefenstahl), a village outcast who's viewed with suspicion by her community. The locals believe Junta is a witch because of her ability to scale a steep peak -- a mountain that's killed every man who's attempted to climb it. Also includes both the original German-language version with optional English subtitles and the rare silent version.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
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    The Peddler
    rating:3.0

    The Peddler

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Movie magic sparkles at the heart of this portrait of Daniel Burmeister, a one-man film crew who drives through rural Argentina convincing locals in one town after another to help him make a feature film right there "on location." The rambling director's energy and ingenuity, and the enthusiasm his productions inspire in the locals, transform villages into movie sets and villagers into the stars of their own features.

    Directed by:

  • Lucas Marcheggiano
  • Eduardo de la Serna
  • Adriana Yurcovich
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    The Japanese Wife
    rating:3.0

    The Japanese Wife

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    Despite having never met in person, Bengali school teacher Snehamoy (Rahul Bose) and his Japanese pen pal, Miyage (Chigusa Takaku), enter a committed marriage through letters. But when a widow (Raima Sen) and her son seek shelter in his home, Snehamoy discovers the joy of real human contact. Based on a short story by Kunal Basu, this touching Indian drama explores how three incredibly shy people manage to find love.

    Directed by:

  • Aparna Sen
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    The Dali Dimension: Decoding the Mind of a Genius
    rating:3.0

    The Dali Dimension: Decoding the Mind of a Genius

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A close look into the psyche of prominent surrealist artist Salvador Dali, this documentary uses rare film clips and interviews to reveal his true nature. Special attention is paid to examining the inspirations that led to his incredible work. Known for creating strikingly bizarre images, the always-imaginative Dali regularly branched out beyond painting to create equally impressive works of art in film, sculpture and photography.

    Directed by:

  • Joan Ubeda
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    La Pointe Courte
    rating:3.0

    La Pointe Courte

    1954Runtime:0 minutes
    Pioneer filmmaker Agnès Varda's debut centers on married couple Lui (Philippe Noiret) and Elle (Silvia Monfort), who ponder the future of their troubled relationship against the neorealist backdrop of life in a Mediterranean fishing village. While Lui and Elle debate the nature of their tenuous bond, the simple villagers deal with their own crises, big and small, as they desperately try to make ends meet.

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    Nathalie
    rating:3.0

    Nathalie

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    When Catherine discovers her husband is having an affair, she hires stripper Nathalie to seduce him and report back to her about his sexual escapades. But over time, the two women form an unlikely friendship that changes the three of them forever.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
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    The World of Jacques Demy
    rating:3.0

    The World of Jacques Demy

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    For a change, French New Wave auteur Jacques Demy is in front of, instead of behind, the lens in this fascinating documentary -- directed by his wife, filmmaker Agnes Varda -- that looks at Demy's life and his work. Get to know the director of the seminal Bay of Angels, Lola and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg through the eyes of those closest to him.

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    Araya
    rating:3.0

    Araya

    1959Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Margot Benacerraf offers this acclaimed 1959 film that chronicles the harsh existence of Venezuelan laborers who manually recover salt from the tropical marshes in Araya, an ancient salt-producing region in that country. As Benacerraf documents the harsh daily lives of three families dependent on the salt trade, she also captures the stark, otherworldly beauty of the marshes and the peculiarly lyrical pace of life in Araya.

    Directed by:

  • Margot Benacerraf
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    Days
    rating:3.0

    Days

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Claudio (Thomas Trabacchi), an HIV-positive gay man, lives a regimented life filled with medications and lulled by a relationship with a long-term boyfriend (Davide Bechini). When Claudio meets HIV-negative Andrea (Riccardo Salerno), the two men embark on a love affair that knows no bounds. Laura Muscardin directs this poignant drama that explores Claudio's journey as he's torn between desire and obligation.

    Directed by:

  • Laura Muscardin
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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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