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Le jour se lève

Directed by Marcel Carné

Like his classic The Children of Paradise, Carné’s haunting noir is one of the classics of French poetic realism and

Conducta

Directed by Ernesto Daranas Serrano

One of the most heralded Cuban films of the last decade, Conducta provides a sensitive, unembellished look at contemporary life in Cuba.

Jauja

Directed by Lisandro Alonso

“A work of tremendous beauty and a source of continual surprise, Alonso’s film is set during the Argentinian army’s Conquest

The Phone Call

Directed by Mat Kirkby

When a shy lady (Sally Hawkins) who works in a suicide helpline call center takes a phone call from a

Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

Directed by Ektoras Lygizos

Based on Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun’s 1890 novel Hunger, Lygizos fashions a confronting, visceral take on contemporary Greece’s stultifying economic and

Juvenile Offender

Directed by Kang Yi-kwan

An appeal for societal and personal reform, this intimate crime drama peers into the consequences of cyclical, intergenerational abandonment as

The Curio

Directed by Dicky Dahl

Based on his short film of the same name, Dahl’s first feature weaves documentary and narrative elements into a poignant

Empty Hollow Echo

Directed by Adam Sekuler

A man exits a building and immediately realizes that he doesn’t have his keys. Locked out, he wanders the empty

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Solaris

Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky

One of the most profoundly meditative sci-fi films ever created, Solaris is one of Russian master Tarkovsky’s finest achievements in

Tiger Theory

Directed by Radek Bajgar

Bajgar’s tragicomic road movie follows Jan (Jiří Bartoška), an ageing veterinary surgeon who believes himself a henpecked shadow of his

Past Life

Directed by Avi Nesher

Nesher’s (The Matchmaker, The Wonders) moving film confronts a trauma and burden of history that is still part of the

Le samouraï

Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville

For many Jean-Pierre Melville’s best film if not masterpiece, Hong Kong action film legend John Woo once called Le Samouraï