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The Son of Joseph

The Son of Joseph

Director: Eugène Green
Year: 2016

Eugène Green drops biblical motifs – Abraham and Isaac, Mary and Joseph – into this genuinely contemporary setting as if it were the most natural thing in the world, augmenting them with nods to crime films, Italian Baroque music, a Doisneau photograph, three 17th century paintings and an artificial way of speaking that is anything but current. The characters are positioned within the visual compositions and look directly into the camera, their diction flawless. Whatever needs saying – and that’s a lot – they recite impassively, in declamatory fashion. Along the way, there are jabs at the literature milieu and trendy yuppies. A film where divine seriousness rubs against bizarre comedy, where theology meets caricature, an intriguing film, anachronistic and innovative in equal measure.

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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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Double Take

Double Take

Director: Johan Grimonprez
Year: 2009

Johan Grimonprez's ingenious documentary/ fiction hybrid - a meditation on identity, filmmaking, power and paranoia - looks at Alfred Hitchcock's 50s-60s films against the climate of Cold War anxiety. Using a meticulous array of archive footage and a story by novelist Tom McCarthy, Grimonprez traces the global rise of fear as a commodity, examining modern history through the lens of mass media.

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The Fairy

The Fairy

Director: Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy, Dominique Abel
Year: 2011

Filled with a colorful cast of supporting characters and a number of gracefully executed dance sequences, THE FAIRY is a whimsical tale about the happiness that can be squeezed out of even the most mundane of lives.

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Fertile Memory

Fertile Memory

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1980

Khleifi skillfully and lovingly crafts a portrait of two Palestinian women whose struggles both define and transcend the politics that have torn apart their homes and their lives. First full-length film shot in The West Bank.

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Home

Home

Director: Ursula Meier
Year: 2009

A family enjoys an idyllic existence in their isolated, ramshackle home, which edges onto an abandoned highway. Almost entirely cut off from society at large, they forge their own Utopia, but everything changes when city trucks roll in to complete the road’s construction, allowing rush hour traffic to start rumbling by. Stars Isabelle Huppert (The Piano Teacher).

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A Summer in La Goulette

A Summer in La Goulette

Director: Ferid Boughedir
Year: 1996

Three teenage girlfriends live in an apartment complex near Goulette beach in 1967, and during the summer they make a pact to lose their virginity. "An enchanting, insanely erotic comedy." - Eye Weekly

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Wedding in Galilee

Wedding in Galilee

Director: Michel Khleifi
Year: 1987

A small Palestinian village is given permission to hold a traditional wedding on the condition that Israeli military officers attend as guests of honor.

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