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Beloved Sisters

Directed by Dominik Graf

In this sumptuous costume drama set in late-18th-century Germany, two aristocratic sisters find themselves drawn inexorably to the young ‘Sturm

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Directed by Arnaud des Pallieres

Arnaud de Pallières’s adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 novella, a classic of German Romanticism, explores a fault line between

Two Lives

Directed by George Maas, Judith Kaufmann

1990. After the fall of the Berlin Wall and the end of the Cold War, a flood of information from

Giovanni’s Island

Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo

After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the lives of brothers Junpei and Kanta are turned upside-down

Back to 1942

Directed by Feng Xiaogang

In 1942, Henan province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of

Walesa: Man of Hope

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

This remarkable historical epic, tracing Lech Walesa’s rise from simple shipyard electrician to leader of Poland’s Solidarity movement and Polish

The Golden Era

Directed by Ann Hui

Selected as the closing night film at the Venice Film Festival, Hui’s modernist biopic tells the epic tale of Manchurian

Belle

Directed by Amma Asante

Often missing from the gorgeous settings, romances, and sophisticated language of English period dramas is the institution at the foundation

We Are The Best!

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Stockholm, 1982: 13-year-old best friends Bobo and Klara are united by their feelings of outsiderness—embarrassed by their parents, repulsed by

Gueros

Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios

“This plucky and effortlessly cool black-and-white film from newcomer Alonso Ruiz Palacios follows three restless teens during the student strikes

Great

Directed by Andreas Henn

Nikola, a young Serbian projectionist, has had more than enough of the occupying Nazis, but instead of emulating his violent

The Wind Rises

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki, co-founder of the legendary Studio Ghibli, eschewing his typically fictional characters ensconced in a fantasy world, instead brings to