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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 the provinces, and under the constant threat of invasive checks by the GDR's secret police, Barbara goes to work each day at a small pediatric hospital and takes clandestine measures to meet her boyfriend from the West.
Christian Petzold's fifth feature premiered at Berlin, where it won Best Director. Barbara was nominated in eight categories of the German Film Awards, winning Best Film, and is a New York Times Critics' Pick.
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István Szabó • Hungary • 1981 • The Academy Award winner for Best Foreign Language Film.
Germany, the early 1930s. The Reich exerts increasing power, and Hendrik Höfgen faces a choice: to leave, or to stay? The passionate but struggling stage actor abandons his political views, reaping the rewar...
Gabriel Mascaro • 2015 • Brazil-Uruguay-Netherlands • A dreamlike journey into Brazil's vaquejada
Evoking northeast Brazil’s rural traditions alongside dreams of its burgeoning fashion industry, and attuned to the c...
Nuri Bilge Ceylan • Turkey • 2014
Cappadocia, present day. Aydin, a retired actor, runs a small hotel, where he lives with beautiful young wife Nihal and his recently divorced sister. Growingly restless in this provincial region, Nihal busies herself with small philanthropic projects; Aydin, m...