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1001 Grams

1001 Grams

Director: Bent Hamer
Year: 2014

When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and love that ends up on the scale. Finally Marie is forced to come to terms with how much a human life truly weighs and which measurements she intends to live by. As she explores her new possibilities, the film seems to unfurl beautifully, the way the first real day of summer seems to spill over with promise and renewal.

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10th District Court

10th District Court

Director: Raymond Depardon
Year: 2004

Go behind closed doors with renowned director Raymond Depardon (winner of 3 Cesar Awards) for a rare, inside look at a Paris courtroom.

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1492: Conquest of Paradise

1492: Conquest of Paradise

Director: Ridley Scott
Year: 1992

In a quest to find a new land route to Asia, Christopher Columbus discovers the New World. However, his vision of for a peaceful new world doesn’t content with that of Spain’s vision of conquest. Jean Depardieu stars in this realist take on Christopher Columbus. Directed by Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, Alien).

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36th Precinct

36th Precinct

Director: Olivier Marchal
Year: 2004

In the Parisian criminal world, Police are frustrated by a gang committing violent robberies. The chase becomes increasingly ruthless and blurs the usual lines of morality, until there seems no difference between the police and the criminals. Stars Gerard Depardieu, Daniel Auteuil and Valeria Golino.

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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

Director: Guy Davidi, Emad Burnat
Year: 2011

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

An American Journey: In Robert Frank's Footsteps

Director: Philippe S├ęclier
Year: 2009

Robert Frank's The Americans (1958) transformed the landscape of contemporary photography. Fifty years later, filmmaker Philippe Seclier follows in Frank's footsteps, retracing his path step by step on a 15,000 mile odyssey through contemporary America, moving between past and present, photography and cinema.

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Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2014

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2015

In Portugal- one European country in crisis- a film director proposes to build fictional stories from the miserable reality he is immersed in. However, failing to find meaning in his work, he cowardly runs away and leaves the beautiful Scheherazade to stand in his shoes. She will require enthusiasm and courage so as not to bore the King with sad stories of this country. As nights go past, restlessness leads to desolation and in turn to enchantment. Therefore Scheherazade organizes the stories she tells the King in three volumes. She begins like this: "It hath reached me, O auspicious King, that in a sad country among all countries...".

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Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Year: 2009

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers — Jews, Poles, Hungarians, Italians, Spaniards and Armenians — in an assassination plot against the German occupiers and their French allies.

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As I Open My Eyes

As I Open My Eyes

Director: Leyla Bouzid
Year: 2015

As I Open My Eyes gives us a look at Tunisian youth on the eve of the Jasmine Revolution as they are pulled in all directions by conflicting forces: disenchantment, fear, creativity, rebellion against dictatorship, rejection of conservatism, and the courage to pursue their desires.

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