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  • 3 Faces

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    Jafar Panahi • Iran-USA • 2018 • An Iranian road film, foregrounding female perspectives.

    Behnaz has received an alarming video. Marziyeh, a young woman, personally appeals to Behnaz for help, then appears to commit suicide onscreen. Visibly shaken, Benhaz walks off the set of h...

  • A Touch of Sin

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    Jia Zhangke • China • 2013 • Four ordinary citizens are driven to the brink of violence

    A local boss runs a small village in China’s northern Shanxi province. He’s gotten rich selling collective property, and while most of the villagers look the other way, Dahai, a solitary coal...

  • Alps

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    Yorgos Lanthimos • Greece • 2011 • A chilling portrait of a society that has gone off the rails.

    A gymnast desperately wants to perform her routine to a pop song, but her coach says she's not ready. The coach himself moonlights as a grief surrogate—he is Mont Blanc, the head of A...

  • Archipelago

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    Joanna Hogg • United Kingdom • 2010 • A subtle critique of the manners of the British upper class.

    A family gathers on the remote island of Tresco, off the southwestern coast of England. Amid this rugged landscape the matriarch, Patricia, takes lessons from a local painter, while...

  • Aquarius

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    Kleber Mendonça Filho • 2016 • Brazil • Clara refuses to leave her home to make way for a high-rise.

    Clara lives in a low-rise apartment building close to the beach in Recife, a small city in northeast Brazil. Her well-established life is threatened by the arrival of ruthless prop...

  • Barbara

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    Christian Petzold • 2012 • Germany

    Steeped in the life in former GDR, a woman is torn between two worlds.

    Barbara Wolff arrives in a small town in East Germany, having been transferred from Berlin's prestigious Charité hospital following an unspecified transgression. Consigned to...

  • Battle in Heaven

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    Carlos Reygadas • 2005 • Mexico • A web of sex and secrets in Mexico City

    Ana's father is a Mexican general. Privileged, wealthy, and bored, she forms a connection with Marcos, the family chauffeur—he is the only member of her household who knows about her double life working as ...

  • Below Sea Level

    Gianfranco Rosi • Italy • 2008 • A portrait of California flatland squatters
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    Roughly 200 miles southeast of Los Angeles, in the wild desert of Southern California, is an ad hoc town without electricity or running water. Some denizens are just passing through, others are here to stay. While ...

  • Boatman

    Gianfranco Rosi • Italy • 1993

    The Ganges River is one of India’s most sacred waterways, providing drinking water to the nation’s populace and irrigating fields of grain and vegetables. A source of renewal, it is also the final resting place for many, whose remains are burned on funeral pyres ...

  • Burning Bush: Part 1

    Directed by Agnieszka Holland • 2013 • Czech Republic

    PART ONE. Conceived in a three-part episodic structure, Burning Bush is a sweeping depiction of a pivotal moment in Czech history. A New York Times Critics' Pick.

  • Burning Bush: Part 3

    Directed by Agnieszka Holland • 2013 • Czech Republic

    PART THREE. Conceived in a three-part episodic structure, Burning Bush is a sweeping depiction of a pivotal moment in Czech history. A New York Times Critics' Pick.

  • Burning Bush: Part 2

    Directed by Agnieszka Holland • 2013 • Czech Republic

    PART TWO. Conceived in a three-part episodic structure, Burning Bush is a sweeping depiction of a pivotal moment in Czech history. A New York Times Critics' Pick.

  • Camille Claudel 1915

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    Bruno Dumont • France • 2013

    The year 1915. Camille Claudel has been living in an asylum for two years. In her previous life, Camille was a brilliant sculptor, the protégé-turned-lover of Auguste Rodin. Convinced that jealousy drove Rodin to concoct a plot to kill her, Camille...

  • Climates

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    Nuri Bilge Ceylan • Turkey • 2006 • A crowning achievement by a contemporary master.

    Isa and Bahar have been together for a while. Holidaying by the seaside, the weight of their history is felt in their silences, in stolen glances. Isa has been secretly seeing another woman, and B...

  • Dawson City: Frozen Time

    Bill Morrison • 2016 • USA

    The intersection of cinema with the peak of the Canadian Gold Rush.

    Bill Morrison's documentary transports us to a landscape where early cinema intersected with the peak of the Canadian Gold Rush.

  • Dogtooth

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    Yorgos Lanthimos • Greece • 2005 • An astonishing portrait of one of cinema's strangest families.

    A handsome, well-manicured estate in the Greek countryside. A wealthy businessman lives here with his wife and three grown children, all in their twenties. They are ostensibly an or...

  • Elena

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    Andrey Zvyagintsev • 2011 • Russia • A woman fights for what's hers after her husband's death

    Delving into the psyche of a morally ambiguous female protagonist, and featuring a haunting score by Philip Glass, Elena is a bold and stylish study of crime and punishment in contemporar...

  • Elles

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    Malgoska Szumowska • 2011 • France

    A reporter investigates Paris's underground prostitution scene.

    Anne is a middle-aged journalist for Elle Magazine in Paris, assigned to investigate the city's underground prostitution scene. Her work on the article soon blossoms into friendsh...

  • Exhibition

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    Joanna Hogg • UK • 2014 • The vicissitudes of class privilege among an ostensibly bohemian couple.

    D and H are both artists. They are also a couple. They have, furthermore, decided to sell their modernist home in London, where they have lived together for more than two decades. Th...

  • Flanders

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    Bruno Dumont • France • 2006 • An age-old tale of love and war starring nonprofessional actors.

    Demester lives a hardscrabble life as a farmer in rural Belgium. Amid the rugged, unforgiving landscape, he lives a lonely existence, punctuated by meetings with his secret lover Barb...

  • Fire at Sea

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    Gianfranco Rosi • 2016 • Italy

    A small fishing town emerges as the nexus of the refugee crisis.

    Halfway between Sicily and the coast of Tunisia lies a tiny island with a dwindling full-time population of several thousand. As the island denizens go about their business, distress...

  • Goodbye to Language

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    Jean-Luc Godard • 2014 • France-Switzerland

    A beguiling video-essay on the experience of being-in-the-world—refracted through the eyes of several young lovers, and a dog.

    A small town on the shores of Lake Geneva. A ferry comes and goes; a young couple sets up a bookstand. A pr...

  • Home

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    Ursula Meier • 2008 • Switzerland • Marthe and her family's off-the-grid life is disrupted.

    The arrival of a construction vehicle, however, pierces their tranquil, hermetic existence—before long a disused highway has been re-opened, and the family finds their home situated in th...

  • Jia Zhangke, A Guy from Fenyang

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    Walter Salles • Brazil • 2014 • An intimate portrait of one of China's greatest living directors.

    Jia Zhangke is one of China's greatest living directors. His friend, the Brazilian filmmaker Walter Salles, accompanies Zhangke throughout China—together, they visit Zhangke's hometo...