European Auteurs

European Auteurs

Screening works by award-winning women directors such as Andrea Arnold, Ursula Meier, Małgorzata Szumowska, Jessica Hausner, and Adina Pintilie

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European Auteurs
  • 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...

  • The Divine Order

    Petra Volpe • 2017 • Switzerland

    Nora becomes the face of the local suffragette movement.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lady Chatterley

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    Pascale Ferran • France • 2006 • The first adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel by a woman.

    Constance Chatterley lives a rather monotonous life on the sprawling grounds of her husband’s estate. The upper-class gentleman Clifford Chatterley, once handsome and virile, has been pa...

  • Let the Corpses Tan

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    Hélène Cattet & Bruno Forzani • France • 2017

    Luce is a conceptual artist who lives and paints in a remote village overlooking the sun-drenched Mediterranean. Alongside her motley crew of family and admirers, she also has guests are arriving this week, strangers meant to bring h...

  • Lourdes

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    Jessica Hausner • 2009 • Austria • Lourdes unsettles epistemologies about the occurrence of miracles

    Charting a course of ambiguity between faith and doubt, Lourdes unsettles epistemologies regarding the occurrence of miracles.

    Christine is afflicted by multiple sclerosis and thu...

  • My Wonderful Wanda

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    Bettina Oberli • Switzerland, Germany • 2020 • A delightful satire of the haves and the have-nots.

    Wanda left two young sons with her parents in Warsaw to travel to Switzerland in search of gainful employment. Here she labors as an in-home caregiver, tending to Josef, a wealthy in...

  • Never Gonna Snow Again

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    Małgorzata Szumowska & Michał Englert • Poland • 2020

    Zhenia arrives from the East with barely a suitcase, a folding massage bed draped over his shoulder. Navigating a series of highway underpasses to the Polish immigration office, he declares his intention to stay. Zhenia may o...

  • Red Road

    Andrea Arnold • UK • 2006 • Jackie notices a man from her past monitoring CCTV cameras.

    Jackie lives alone, monitoring CCTV cameras in a high-rise housing complex in Glasgow's northern periphery. She engages from time to time in an affair with a married man, but her life is otherwise uneventful....

  • Sister

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    Ursula Meier • 2012 • Switzerland • A ski resort drama with a powerful performance by Léa Seydoux.

    At the very edge of adolescence, Simon lives with his sister Louise in a Swiss valley beneath a large mountain range. Each day he makes the commute to a luxury ski resort at altitud...

  • Touch Me Not

    Adina Pintilie • 2018 • Romania

    Touch Me Not interrogates our notions of intimacy, and beauty, through a series of encounters with individuals who eschew touch.

    NOTE: The following film contains explicit images and graphic sexual content

    Essay: Corporeal Legibility in the Age of Coronavirus—A...