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  • 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...

  • 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, ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Neptune Frost

    Directed by Saul Williams, Anisia Uzeyman • Sci-Fi • 2021 • US, Rwanda • English, Kinyarwanda with English subtitles
    Starring Cheryl Isheja, Elvis Ngabo, Diogene Ntarindwa

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

  • 3 Faces

    Directed by Jafar Panah • Documentary • 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 si...

  • A Bigger Splash

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

    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 l...

  • Ahed's Knee

    Directed by Nadav Lapid • Arthouse • 2021 • 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 offi...

  • Aquarius

    Directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho • Arthouse • 2016 • Brazil • Portuguese w/ 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 th...

  • Araya

    Directed by Margot Benacerraf • Documentary • 1959 • Venezuela, France • Spanish w/ 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 the ...

  • 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...

  • Bacurau

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

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

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

    Directed by Pamela B. Green • Documentary • 2018 • US • English
    Featuring Jodie Foster, Alice Guy-Blache, 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 cine...

  • 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...

  • Carmel

    Directed by Amos Gitai • Arthouse • 2009 • Israel, France • Hebrew, French, Arabic with English subtitles
    Starring Jeanne Moreau, Amos Gitai, Rivka Gitai

    “Carmel” is Amos Gitai's deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary techniques...

  • 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...

  • Clash

    Directed by Mohamed Diab • Drama • 2016 • Egypt, France • Arabic with English subtitles
    Starring Nelly Karim, Hany Adel, Mohamed El Sebaey

    Officially selected by the Cannes Film Festival and the Egyptian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2016 Academy Awards, "Clash" is tale of resi...

  • Colonel Redl

    Directed by István Szabó • Drama • 1984 • Hungary, Germany, Austria • German with English subtitles
    Starring Klaus Maria Brandauer, Armin Muller-Stahl, Gudrun Landgrebe

    Set in the lead up to WWI, István Szabó's Cannes Grand Jury-winning and Academy Award nominated film charts the rise of Alfred ...

  • Diamantino

    Directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt • Comedy • 2019 • Portugal, France, Brazil • Portuguese with English subtitles
    Starring Carloto Cotta, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira

    Winner of the Critics' Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, "Diamantino" follows a soccer hunk as he goe...

  • 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...

  • Downtown 81

    Directed by Edo Bertoglio • Arthouse • 1981 • US • English
    Starring Jean Michael Basquiat, Debbie Harry, Richard Weigand

    Shot in New York City in the eighties and written by Warhol associate Glenn O’Brien, "Downtown 81" features graffiti innovator and artist Jean-Michel Basquiat moving through t...

  • Esther

    Directed by Amos Gitai • Drama • 1986 • Austria, Israel, UK • Hebrew with English subtitles
    Starring Simone Benyamin, Mohammed Bakri, Juliano Merr

    Amos Gitai’s debut feature, which draws upon his mother Efratia’s own Biblical scholarship, is filmed as a series of ritualized tableaux amid the rui...

  • Fatima

    Directed by Philippe Faucon • Drama • 2015 • France • French, Arabic with English subtitles
    Starring Soria Zeroual, Zita Hanrot, Kenza Noah Aiche

    Winner of the 2016 Cesar Award for Best Picture and Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival, "Fatima" offers an uplifting and moving portrait o...

  • Filmworker

    Directed by Tony Zierra • Documentary • 2018 • US • English
    Featuring Leon Vitali, Ryan O'Neal, Stellan Skarsgard

    Leon Vitali was a British television actor when Stanley Kubrick picked him for a role in "Barry Lyndon". That first encounter with the auteur proved decisive—he swiftly resolved to ...