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The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button

Director: Patricio Guzmán
Year: 2014

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

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Songs from the North

Songs from the North

Director: Soon-Mi Yoo
Year: 2014

SONGS FROM THE NORTH is an essay film which offers an unique look at the enigma of North Korea, a country typically seen through the distorted lens of jingoistic propaganda and derisive satire.

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Finding Fela

Finding Fela

Director: Alex Gibney
Year: 2014

Directed by Alex Gibney, this is the story of Fela Anikulapo Kuti's life, his music, his social and political importance and how his impact transformed the life of many Nigerians and rights activists throughout the world.

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Allegro

Allegro

Director: Christoffer Boe
Year: 2005

Ulrich Thomsen and Helena Christensen star in this mind-bending exploration of love and memory inspired by Andrei Tarkovsky’s classic science-fiction film, Stalker.

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Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

Opium: Diary of a Madwoman

Director: Janos Szasz
Year: 2007

Ulrich Thomsen stars as Dr. Jozef Brenner, a morphine-addicted medic plagued with writers block in this intense and harrowing period drama.

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16 Years of Alcohol

16 Years of Alcohol

Director: Richard Jobson
Year: 2004

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Armadillo

Armadillo

Director: Janus Metz
Year: 2010

Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare that provoked a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement.

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The Vanquished

The Vanquished

Director: Michelangelo Antonioni
Year: 1953

Challenging the linear narrative by weaving multiple story lines and exploring a directorial style way ahead of his time, Director Michelangelo Antonioni's unique triptych film, features three murders, one taking place in Paris, another in Rome, and another in London. With elements that serve as a precursor to Blowup, Antonioni explores how modern society can produce nihilistic tendencies in the least likely characters.

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Sister

Sister

Director: Ursula Meier
Year: 2012

A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. A by Ursula Meier.

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Takva: A Man's Fear of God

Takva: A Man's Fear of God

Director: Özer Kiziltan
Year: 2006

Muharrem (Erkan Can) lives a solitary existence, strictly adhering to the most severe Islamic doctrines. To his surprise, a religious leader hires him as a rent collector, where he is given Western-style suits, a cell phone and a car with a driver.

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