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Tiresia

Tiresia

Director: Bertrand Bonello
Year: 2003

Based on the Greek myth of Tiresias, the blind prophet who was both male and female...

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Comedy of Power

Comedy of Power

Director: Claude Chabrol
Year: 2006

The latest thriller from French New Wave veteran Claude Chabrol is a timely and provocative account of corporate and political corruption was inspired by a real-life scandal involving a French oil giant and several top-level politicians.

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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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Pauline at the Beach

Pauline at the Beach

Director: Eric Rohmer
Year: 1984

Come take a leisurely, relaxing trip to the sun-soaked, sandy beaches of Brittany in this bewitchingly funny yet profoundly wise comedy (Vogue) from the brilliant French writer/director Eric Rohmer. Winner for Best Direction at the Berlin Film Festival in 1983, Pauline at the Beach is delightful...a film of summer sunlight, bare skin and escalating amorous misunderstandings (Newsweek).

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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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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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A History of Israeli Cinema

A History of Israeli Cinema

Director: Raphael Nadjari
Year: 2009

Raphaël Nadjari’s extraordinary two-part documentary weaves together clips from more than 70 years of Israeli film with commentary from filmmakers, scholars and critics

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Camille Claudel 1915

Camille Claudel 1915

Director: Bruno Dumont
Year: 2013

In CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915, Juliette Binoche gives a mesmerizing performance as Auguste Rodin's protégé (and later mistress), and sister of the Christian/mystic poet Paul Claudel. Inspired by the correspondence between Paul and Camille, writer/director Bruno Dumont (Humanité, La Vie de Jesus) focuses on Camille Claudel's struggle to find understanding and recognition as an artist - and the moments before her brother's visit while she is confined to a mental institution.

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Carmel

Carmel

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2010

From Israel's most important filmaker, CARMEL is Amos Gitai's (KADOSH, KIPPUR) deeply personal and resonant meditation on Jewish and Israeli identity. Using both fiction and documentary techniques, Gitai links his family history to ancient history.

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Fatima

Fatima

Director: Philippe Faucon
Year: 2015

A patient, reflective study of a middle-aged Moroccan-born single mother pressured by her neighbors and her two teenage children alike to assimilate into a culture of which she's wary.

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