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Hsiao-Hsien Hou – Tóngnián wangshì AKA A Time to Live and a Time to Die (1985)

The semi-autobiographical film on director Hou Hsiao-Hsien’s childhood and adolescence, when he was growing up in Taiwan, living through the deaths of his father, mother and grandmother. Read More »

Alejandro Jodorowsky – La danza de la realidad AKA The Dance of Reality (2013)

In a Chilean little town, the son of an uprooted couple, formed by a rigorous communist father and a loving but weak mother, tries to pave his own path in a society that does not understand their Jewish-Ukrainian origins. Read More »

Vernon Chatman – Final Flesh (2009)

One of the most ridiculous, absurd, excruciatingly unerotic and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny movies you’ll ever see. Is this satire? Is it philosophy? Video art? Unappealing porno? Hour-long schadenfreude trip? It’s all of these and so much more.

Final Flesh is a feature film produced in four parts: the script written by Vernon Chatman (PFFFR, Wondershowzen, Xavier:Renegade Angel) was divided up and submitted to four unique film production companies that work exclusively in the field of customized adult content. Read More »

Wilhelm Prager – De olympische spelen AKA The Olympic Games, Amsterdam 1928 (1928)

Spanning fifty-three movies and forty-one editions of the Olympic Games, 100 Years of Olympic Films: 1912–2012 is the culmination of a monumental, award-winning archival project encompassing dozens of new restorations by the International Olympic Committee. The documentaries collected here cast a cinematic eye on some of the most iconic moments in the history of modern sports, spotlighting athletes who embody the Olympic motto of “Faster, Higher, Stronger”: Jesse Owens shattering world records on the track in 1936 Berlin, Jean-Claude Killy dominating the Grenoble slopes in 1968, Joan Benoit breaking away to win the Games’ first women’s marathon in Los Angeles in 1984. Read More »

Carmen Leroi – Pour Elsa AKA For Elsa (2020)

In a large building in a Parisian district, Elsa lives alone. Her young neighbor Alice hears her playing the piano at home and enjoys it. Elsa suggests that she learn the piano and offers to play it at home, when she is not there. Alice thus gets into the habit of living in Elsa’s apartment several times a week. Read More »

Emmanuel Finkiel – La douleur AKA Memoir of war (2017)

June 1944, France is still under the German occupation. The writer and communist Robert Antelme, major figure of the Resistance, is arrested and deported. His young wife Marguerite Duras, writer and resistant, is torn by the anguish of not having news of her and her secret affair with her comrade Dyonis. She meets a French agent working at the Gestapo, Pierre Rabier, and, ready to do anything to find her husband, puts himself to the test of an ambiguous relationship with this troubled man, only to be able to help him. The end of the war and the return of the camps announce to Marguerite Duras the beginning of an unbearable wait, a slow and silent agony in the midst of the chaos of the Liberation of Paris. Read More »

László Nemes – Türelem AKA With a Little Patience (2007)

An office clerk as seen during her daily routine – all the little vibrations of her face. And a man, impatiently waiting for her, beyond the windows. Read More »