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My Heart Is Mine Alone
rating:2.0

My Heart Is Mine Alone

1997Runtime:0 minutes
Helma Sanders-Brahms directs this inventive film that uses the verse of Jewish poet Else Lasker-Schüler and Nazi poet Gottfried Benn to dramatize the passionate, real-life affair between the two unlikely lovers. Forced out of Germany, Lasker-Schüler makes her way to Jerusalem even as Benn discovers the true nature of the Nazi ideology he had once championed. Lena Stolze and Cornelius Obonya star.

Directed by:

  • Helma Sanders-Brahms
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    My Voice (Nha Fala)
    rating:2.0

    My Voice (Nha Fala)

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    After moving from Africa's picturesque Cape Verde islands to Paris to become a singer, Vita (Fatou N'Diaye) falls in love with a handsome French musician (Jean-Christophe Dolle) and uses her voice to become a national sensation. But in the back of her mind, she can't stop thinking about a dreaded family curse that prophesizes death for any female singers in her bloodline. Flora Gomes directs this music-filled romance.

    Directed by:

  • Flora Gomes
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Promised Lands
    rating:2.0

    Promised Lands

    1974Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Israel during the final days of the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this powerful documentary -- initially barred by Israel authorities -- from writer-director Susan Sontag examines divergent perceptions of the enduring Arab-Israeli clash.

    Directed by:

  • Susan Sontag
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Monster in the Forest: The Story of the Cyclop
    rating:2.0

    Monster in the Forest: The Story of the Cyclop

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmmakers Louise Faure and Anne Julien reacquaint the world with Jean Tinguely's monumental "Monster in the Forest" -- the 300 tons of metal that make up the sculptor's Cyclop installation in a park outside of Paris. Begun in 1969, it took 20 years for Tinguely and a group of artist friends (including his wife, Niki de Saint Phalle) to complete the towering twisted-metal giant with one glittering eye and innards of gears and gadgets.

    Directed by:

  • Louise Faure
  • Anne Julien
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    The Puppet Grave Digger
    rating:2.0

    The Puppet Grave Digger

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    The mentally handicapped son of a protective mother may be at the root of a series of grisly murders in a small German village. Like the character Boo Radley in To Kill a Mockingbird, 18-year-old Ben likes to collect small, inconsequential trinkets during his wanderings. But when he brings home a severed finger, Ben becomes the prime suspect in a string of abductions -- with only his mother convinced of her son's innocence.

    Directed by:

  • Peter Henning
  • Claudia Prietzel
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    Cananea
    rating:2.0

    Cananea

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    Jose Carlos Ruiz, Carlos Bracho and Milton Rodriguez star in this historical drama about the attempts of Col. William Greene to traverse the Sonora desert and his subsequent discovery of a copper mine in Mexico. Later, when mine workers go on strike demanding better working conditions, the fight grows exponentially and morphs into an all-out war, giving birth to the Mexican Revolution.

    Directed by:

  • Marcela Fernandez Violante
  • rating:2.0 2.0 Average Rating

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    West Town Girls
    rating:1.9

    West Town Girls

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Half-sisters Porsch (Annie Wu) and Gucci (Chin Hua Yang) command rival gangs in West Town. Their attempts to bring each other down involve a police officer with a soft spot for hot girl gangsters and all the fatal charms they can wield over their respective domains. Alice Wang helms this wild and free Taiwanese girl-gang saga that puts a twist on the traditional gangster films that came before it.

    Directed by:

  • Alice Wang
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker
    rating:1.9

    Sara Gomez: An Afro-Cuban Filmmaker

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After studying literature, piano and Afro-Cuban ethnography, Sara Gomez turned her attention to film, emerging as a thoughtful chronicler of Afro-Cuban cultural and gender issues, particularly in her best-known work, De Cierta Manera. Swiss documentarian Alessandra Muller combines vintage archival footage of interviews with Gomez's husband, children and friends to create a vivid portrait of Cuba's first female director.

    Directed by:

  • Alessandra Muller
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Lady of the Night
    rating:1.9

    Lady of the Night

    1993Runtime:0 minutes
    Down-on-his-luck writer Bruno (Rafael Sánchez Navarro) is drawn back into the life of his two-timing ex-girlfriend (Cecilia Toussaint) when her elderly paramour dies as the couple is making love. Called in to clean up the mess, Bruno devises an embalming scheme that's crazy enough to work. But a string of progressively outrageous incidents may unravel the plan in this south-of-the-border import directed by Eva López Sánchez.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Lopez Sanchez
  • rating:1.9 1.9 Average Rating

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    Cavallo Behind Bars
    rating:1.8

    Cavallo Behind Bars

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Spain's efforts to extradite businessman Ricardo Miguel Cavallo for torture, murder and other heinous crimes he allegedly committed while part of Argentina's ruling military junta from 1976 to 1983 are chronicled in this documentary. Shula Erenberg and Laura Imperiale's film calls for justice and explains the tangled international legal issues involved with Spain's efforts to try Cavallo, a man once known as "Serpico."

    Directed by:

  • Shula Erenberg
  • Laura Imperiale
  • Maria Ines Roque
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

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    Plaza Vacante
    rating:1.8

    Plaza Vacante

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Truth is slippery at the prestigious firm of Martin and Associates, a place where Lucia Aldarando (Alba Nydia Diaz) intends to make her mark. Although go-getter Ricardo Martin (Osvaldo Rios) heads the company, Lucia is ready to move up the corporate ladder, calling upon her smarts and her wiles to make her dream come true. Ambition, however, has a way of changing one's character, and not for the better. …

    Directed by:

  • Sonia Valentin
  • rating:1.8 1.8 Average Rating

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    Resistance[s]: Vol. 2
    rating:1.7

    Resistance[s]: Vol. 2

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Nine filmmakers from the Middle East and North Africa explore political and cultural identity in this collection of experimental short films. From the 1970s-influenced "I Swam in the Sea Last Week but the Water Has Become Colder Since" to the angst-ridden longing of "Straight Stories" to the mesmerizing wedding dance of "Nouba," each piece reveals a different aspect of the upheaval and tradition that tear at these regions.

    Directed by:

  • Katia Kameli
  • rating:1.7 1.7 Average Rating

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    Antisex
    rating:1.7

    Antisex

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    It's love at first sight when Ivan meets gorgeous Nonna, but there's a catch: When their relationship gets physical, Nonna reveals she's asexual. Ivan's buddies say to dump her, while Nonna's friends urge her to abstain, but neither wants to give up.

    Directed by:

  • Larisa Isaeva
  • rating:1.7 1.7 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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