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Cannes Favorites

Cannes Favorites

Cannes Favorites
  • Underground


    Directed by Emir Kusturica • Arthouse • 1997 • Federal Republic of Yugosolavia • Serbian, German, French, Russian with English subtitles
    Starring Miki Manojlovic, Lazar Ristovski, Mirjana Jokovic

    Winner of the Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or, "Underground" is a visionary masterpiece where hope, ...

  • The Sacrifice


    Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky • Drama • 1986 • Sweden • Swedish with English subtitles
    Starring Erland Josephson, Susan Fleetwood, Allan Edwall

    Winner of four awards at the Cannes Film Festival and the winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the BAFTA's, famed Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky'...

  • The Scent of Green Papaya


    Directed by Anh Hung Tran • Drama • 1993 • Vietnam, France • Vietnamese with English subtitles
    Starring Nu Yen Khe Tran, Thi Loc Truong, Anh Hoa Nguyen

    An Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Cannes winner ”The Scent of Green Papaya” is set in 1951 Saigon, where 10-year-old Mui...

  • Beanpole


    Directed by Kantemir Balagov • Arthouse • 2020 • Russia • Russian with English subtitles
    Starring Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov

    In post-WWII Leningrad, two women, Iya and Masha, intensely bonded after fighting side by side as anti-aircraft gunners, attempt to readjus...

  • Four Daughters


    Directed by Kaouther Ben Hania • Arthouse • 2023 • France, Tunisia, Germany, Saudi Arabia • Arabic, French with English subtitles
    Featuring Hend Sabri, Olfa Hamrouni, Eya Chikhaoui

    Winner of the Best Documentary prize at Cannes and the Gotham Awards, this riveting documentary by Oscar-nominated ...

  • Mephisto


    Directed by István Szabó • Drama • 1981 • Hungary • German, Hungarian with English subtitles
    Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Ildiko Bansagi, Krystyna Janda

    Winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the 1982 Academy Awards and nominated for a Palme d'Or at Cannes, István Szabó's "Mephisto" follows ...

  • Neptune Frost


    Directed by Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman • Sci-Fi • 2021 • US, Rwanda • English, Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
    Starring Cheryl Isheja, Kaya Free, Eliane Umuhire

    In an otherworldly e-waste dump camp, an anti-colonialist hacking collective attempts a takeover of the authoritarian regime expl...

  • Dogtooth


    Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos • Comedy • 2009 • Greece • Greek with English subtitles • Mature Content
    Starring Angeliki Papoulia, Christos Passalis, Mary Tsoni

    Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, "Dogtooth" is an ingenious dark comedy and biting social satire that won the Prix Un Certain...

  • Hold Me Tight


    Directed by Mathieu Amalric • Arthouse • 2022 • France • French, German with English subtitles
    Starring Vicky Krieps, Arieh Worthalter, Anne-Sophie Bowen-Chatet

    Vicky Krieps ("Phantom Thread") gives another riveting performance as Clarisse, a woman on the run from her family for mysterious reaso...

  • Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell


    Directed by Pham Thien An • Drama • 2023 • Vietnam • Vietnamese with English subtitles
    Starring Le Phong Vu, Nguyen Thi Truc Quynh, Nguyen Thinh

    Winner of the prestigious Camera d’Or for best first film at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival, the enthralling "Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell" from Vietn...

  • La Civil


    Directed by Teodora Ana Mihai • Crime • 2021 • Mexico, Belgium, Romania • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Arcelia Ramírez, Álvaro Guerrero, Ayelén Muzo

    Winner of the Cannes Un Certain Regard Award and inspired by true events,"La Civil" unfolds with documentary-like precision as it detail...

  • Chile '76


    Directed by Manuela Martelli • Drama • 2022 • Chile, Argentina • Spanish with English subtitles
    Starring Aline Kuppenheim, Nicolas Sepulveda, Hugo Medina

    Set during the early days of Augusto Pinochet’s dictatorship, "Chile ‘76" builds from quiet character study to gripping suspense thriller as i...

  • A Touch of Sin


    Directed by Jia Zhangke • Arthouse • 2013 • China • Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Tao Zhao, Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang

    Winner of Best Screenplay at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and directed by master filmmaker Jia Zhangke, this daring, poetic and grand-scale film focuses on four charact...

  • Ahed's Knee


    Directed by Nadav Lapid • Drama • 2022 • Israel • Hebrew with English subtitles
    Starring Avshalom Pollak, Nur Fibak

    This Cannes Jury Prize winning film follows an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-40s who arrives in a remote village in the desert to present one of his films. There he meets an officer...

  • Bacurau


    Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles • Arthouse • 2019 • Brazil, France • English and Portuguese with English subtitles
    Starring Sonia Braga, Udo Kier, Bárbara Colen

    Winner of the Jury Prize at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival, "Bacurau" follows the inhabitants of a small Brazilian ...

  • Be Natural: The Untold Story of Alice Guy-Blaché


    Directed by Pamela B. Green • Documentary • 2018 • US • English
    Featuring Agnes Varda, Ava DuVernay, Geena Davis

    Narrated by Jodie Foster, this full feature documentary rewrites film history, revealing for the first time the full scope of the life and work of cinema’s first female director, scre...

  • France


    Directed by Bruno Dumont • Comedy • 2021 • France, Germany, Italy, Belgium • French with English subtitles
    Starring Léa Seydoux, Blanche Gardin, Benjamin Biolay

    Léa Seydoux brilliantly holds the center of Bruno Dumont’s Cannes Palme d'Or nominated film, which starts out as a satire of contempora...

  • 3 Faces


    Directed by Jafar Panah • Arthouse • 2019 • Iran • Farsi with English subtitles
    Featuring Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei

    Winner of the Best Screenplay Award and nominated for a Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, "3 Faces" is Iranian director Jafar Panahi's fourth feature since...

  • A Bigger Splash


    Directed by Jack Hazan • Documentary •1974 • UK • English
    Featuring David Hockney

    In this intimate and innovative film about artist David Hockney, director Jack Hazan creates an improvisatory narrative-nonfiction hybrid. The result is at once a time capsule of hedonistic gay life in the 1970s an...

  • Winter Sleep


    Directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan • Drama • 2014 • Turkey • Turkish with English subtitles
    Starring Haluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag

    Directed by cinema master Nuri Bilge Ceylan, this enthralling, brilliantly photographed film won the Palme d'Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival and was Turke...

  • Aquarius


    Directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho • Arthouse • 2016 • Brazil • Portuguese with English subtitles
    Starring Sonia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irandhir Santos

    Clara (Sonia Braga), a vibrant former music critic, avid swimmer, grandmother, cancer survivor, willing lover and widow with flowing tresses, is ...

  • Millennium Mambo


    Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien • Drama • 2001 • Taiwan • Mandarin with English subtitles
    Starring Shu Qi, Jack Kao, Tuan Chun-hao

    Hou Hsiao-hsien's stylish and seductive submersion into Taipei nightlife stars Shu Qi ("The Assassin") as an aimless bar hostess drifting away from her blowhard boyfrien...

  • Araya


    Directed by Margot Benacerraf • Documentary • 1959 • Venezuela, France • Spanish with English subtitles
    Featuring José Ignacio Cabrujas

    Hailed as a masterpiece of poetic filmmaking, director Margot Benacerraf’s documentary captures the stories of three families and their back-breaking work in th...

  • Boccaccio '70


    Directed by Luchino Visconti, Mario Monicelli, Federico Fellini, Vittorio De Sica • Anthology • 1962 • Italy • Italian with English subtitles
    Starring Anita Ekberg, Romy Schneider, Sophia Loren

    Four legendary filmmakers direct some of Europe's biggest stars in this landmark anthology film. Mari...