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Ice Mother

Directed by Bohdan Sláma

Sláma’s charming, romantic drama centers on themes of familial conflict and the possibility of rebirth at any age. After her

In the Mood for Love

Directed by Wong Kar-Wai

A tiny, sparsely populated slice of early-1960s Hong Kong forms the backdrop for Wong’s hyper-stylish yet thorny dissection of the

In the Shadow of Women

Directed by Philippe Garrel

Philippe Garrel’s romantic drama is an examination of marital infidelity and a freewheeling riff on life, art, and the never

It’s All So Quiet

Directed by Nanouk Leopold

Leopold takes a precise look at solitude and sexuality in this sensitive and delicate film, based on a novel by

Jayne Eyre

Directed by Robert Stevenson

Charlotte Brönte’s gothic 1847 novel about a penniless girl’s resolute journey through life stars Welles as the mysterious, brooding Edward

Je T’Aime, Je T’Aime

Directed by Alain Resnais

Suffering from its canceled premiere at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival and only arriving in the US two years later

Jules and Jim

Directed by François Truffaut

One of the finest films of the French New Wave, Jules & Jim cemented François Truffaut’s legacy after his unassailable

Kagero-za

Directed by Seijun Suzuki

According to film critic Tony Rayns, Kagero-za “may well be Suzuki’s finest achievement outside the constraints of genre filmmaking.” In

Kiss Me, Kate

Directed by George Sidney

Bright and colorful in the best MGM style, Kiss Me, Kate is an epic battle of the sexes brought to

Kung-Fu Master

Directed by Agnès Varda

Varda’s son Mathieu Demy stars alongside Jane Birkin and Charlotte Gainsbourg in this tender look inside a mother-daughter-boy love triangle

L’Avventura

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

Antonioni’s meditation on meaning in modern existence remains an obligatory experience in existential cinema-going. On a yachting trip off Sicily,

Lagaan

Directed by Ashutosh Gowariker

At the height of the British Raj (colonial rule) in the district of Champaner, extreme drought forces a poor village



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.