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Circle of Deceit

Circle of Deceit

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 1981

Set in Beirut during the 1970s Civil War, Bruno Ganz and Hanna Schygulla star in this extraordinary film about how the West in general and jouralists in particular confront terrorism in the Middle East. This film has only become more relevant with age.

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Beuys

Beuys

Director: Andres Veiel
Year: 2018

Using previously untapped visual and audio sources, this one-of-a-kind chronicle of visionary artist Joseph Beuys is an intimate and in-depth look at a human being, his art and ideas, and the way they have impacted the world.

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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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Farewell Herr Schwarz

Farewell Herr Schwarz

Director: Yael Reuveny
Year: 2013

Winner of the Best Documentary Prize at the Haifa International Film Festival, director Yael Reuvenya's film is a cinematic journey about the Holocaust from a third generation perspective. Siblings Michla and Feiv'ke Schwarz were separated by the war and only through this documentary have their two families reunited.

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Love & Engineering

Love & Engineering

Director: Tonislav Hristov
Year: 2014

The engaging Love & Engineering asks the question, can we crack the code for love?

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Marlene

Marlene

Director: Maximillian Schell
Year: 1984

An Oscar nominee for Best Documentary and winner of the 1986 New York Film Critic's Circle non-fiction film prize, Marlene is a "portrait of a remarkably strong-willed woman, stage-managing her career right up to the bitter end" (New York Times) that brilliantly lifts the veil on a movie star of the brightest magnitude as she is fading into twilight.

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Munchhausen

Munchhausen

Director: Josef von Baky
Year: 1943

A Nazi extravaganza made in response to fantasies like The Wizard of Oz. This lavish, adult fairy tale (including topless harem girls) was designed to divert the German public from the reality of the war.

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Sumurun

Sumurun

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1920

A rebellious harem girl rejects the old sheikh and instead falls for a charming clothing merchant in this exotic spectacle that is one of the key early works of the celebrated director. The cast includes Pola Negri as a traveling dancer and Lubitsch himself as a hunchbacked clown.

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The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2014 restoration)

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (2014 restoration)

Director: Robert Wiene
Year: 1920

Director Robert Wiene and a visionary team of designers crafted a nightmare realm in which light, shadow and substance are abstracted, a world in which a demented doctor and a carnival sleepwalker perpetrate a series of ghastly murders in a small community. This authoritative edition of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari is a 4K restoration scanned from the (mostly) preserved camera negative at the German Federal Film Archive.

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Tartuffe

Tartuffe

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

A fable of religious hypocrisy, in which a faithful wife (Lil Dagover) tries to convince her husband (Werner Krauss) that their morally superior guest, Tartuffe (Emil Jannings), is in fact a lecherous hypocrite with a taste for the grape.

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