Claude Chabrol – La ligne de démarcation (1966) (HD)

1941. A little town in the Jura is cut in half by a river that forms the border between Nazi-occupied France and the free zone. Read More »

Kira Muratova – Peremena uchasti AKA Change of Fortune (1987)

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A lawyer is preparing to defend a rich, respected man’s wife, who killed a friend of the family who was attempting to sexually assault her. The scenario changes abruptly for all involved when the lawyer discovers a love letter from the woman to the murdered man. Read More »

Mark Jenkin – Bait (2019) (HD)

Martin Ward is a cove fisherman, without a boat. His brother Steven has repurposed their father’s vessel as a tourist tripper, driving a wedge between the brothers. With their childhood home now a getaway for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy at the heart of the family changes his world. Read More »

Ebrahim Golestan – Tappe-haye Marlik AKA The Hills of Marlik (1963)

The Hills of Marlik (1963, 15 min.) beautifully and suggestively documents archaeological excavations.

Directed and narrated by Ebrahim Golestan. Read More »

Patrick Tam – Fu zi aka After This Our Exile [Director’s Cut] (2006)

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This film tells the tale of a young boy whose mother abandons the family after years of abuse at the father’s hands. The boy, loyal and unwilling to see his father in a negative light, turns to crime in order to support his father’s vices. Read More »

Lisandro Alonso – Liverpool (2008)

A sailor, Farrel, leaves his ship and begins a lengthy journey to wintry Tierra del Fuego’s interior, to an isolated village and family that he hasn’t seen in years. The route seems familiar to him, and we gradually piece together his relationship with the people and community he finds there. From the opening sequences on Farrel’s ship, to the spectacular harshness of his destination, Alonso is meticulous in mapping the sights and sounds of the landscape and Farrel’s personal journey into the past. Read More »

Vicente Escrivá – Dulcinea AKA Girl from La Mancha (1962)

A letter from Don Quixote to his beloved Dulcinea arrives in the hands of Almonza, a market maid. The woman, shaken by the letter, decides to go in search of Don Quixote, whom she finds on his deathbed. This new Dulcinea, who wants to follow in the footsteps of Quixote’s sweetheart, decides to spread love and charity among the poor along the way. The young woman, however, must overcome all kinds of difficulties and face the Holy Inquisition, which accuses her of witchcraft. Read More »