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Cabiria

Cabiria

Director: Giovanni Pastrone
Year: 1914

Set amidst the splendor of ancient Rome, this film quickly became the most spectacular of the italian cinema's epic, historical genre. Restored using newly mastered materials, variable speed projection and a thrilling piano score.

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Saint Clara

Saint Clara

Director: Ari Folman and Ori Sivan
Year: 1996

A Russian immigrant teenager's clairvoyant powers create mayhem among the students at Golda Meir Junior High in this jumpy, highly energetic, off-kilter Israel where first love and the apocalypse seem interconnected.

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A Year of the Quiet Sun

A Year of the Quiet Sun

Director: Krzysztof Zanussi
Year: 1984

Golden Lion (Best Film) winner at the 1984 Venice Film Festival, this quietly brilliant gem is set in Poland during the aftermath of WWII. A tragic love affair develops between an American sergeant (Scott Wilson) and a freightened Polish widow (Maja Komorowska).

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The Love of Jeanne Ney

The Love of Jeanne Ney

Director: G. W. Pabst
Year: 1927

A young French woman is caught up in political and romantic turmoil during the Russian revolution. This is the longest version available and features a new orchestral score by Timothy Brock.

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Alila

Alila

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2003

Amos Gitai's ALILA tells the story of over a dozen distinct characters who inhabit an apartment complex located in a rundown neighborhood of Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Cops vs. Thugs

Cops vs. Thugs

Director: Kinji Fukasaku
Year: 1976

In his 1975 masterpiece COPS VS. THUGS, director Kinji Fukasaku (BATTLE ROYALE) paints a dynamic portrait of flourishing corruption and unchecked greed using gritty 70s cop movie elan and true crime expose' detail. Brimming with irresistibly brutal vitality, COPS VS. THUGS demonstrates why Fukasaku counts filmmakers Takeshi Kitano, Quentin Tarantino and Takeshi Miike as devoted acolytes.

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Beaufort

Beaufort

Director: Joseph Cedar
Year: 2007

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of nearly two decades of controversial occupation.

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Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards!

Director: Seijun Suzuki
Year: 1963

Assigned a standard Yakuza film in the hardboiled vein pioneered at Japan's famed Nikkatsu Studios, director Seijun Suzuki (Branded to Kill) and his frequent leading man Jo Shishido used 1963's Detective Bureau 2-3: Go to Hell Bastards! to flip the Japanese gangster film genre on its ear.

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The Well-Digger's Daughter

The Well-Digger's Daughter

Director: Daniel Auteuil
Year: 2011

In this sun-drenched melodrama (a remake of the 1940s classic by Marcel Pagnol), acclaimed French actor Daniel Auteuil directs and stars as the eponymous well-digger Pascal, a widower who is torn between his sense of honor and his love for his eldest daughter, Patricia (the luminous Astrid Bergès-Frisbey), when she gets impregnated by a wealthy young pilot.

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Post Mortem

Post Mortem

Director: Pablo Larrain
Year: 2012

The second part of director Pablo Larrain's celebrated trilogy about Chile during the dictatorial reign of Augusto Pinochet, POST MORTEM is a "grim, intense, mordantly comic little film" (A.O. Scott, New York Times) about a civil servant transformed by the 1973 military coup.

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