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The Mill and the Cross

The Mill and the Cross

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 2011

Inspired by Pieter Bruegel's "The Way to Calvary," visionary director Lech Majewski creates a brilliantly complex and fascinating multi-layered dreamscape that melds art, history, and religion with the quotidian joys and struggles of ordinary people.

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Elles

Elles

Director: Malgoska Szumowska
Year: 2011

Academy Award- winner Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the lives of two student prostitutes for a magazine article. What begins as a routine assignment, though, quickly turns personal, as Anne is drawn into the lives of these fiercely independent young women and forced to confront her own physical needs and desires.

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Siberian Lady Macbeth

Siberian Lady Macbeth

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1962

In what might be termed Russo-Shakespearean noir, a ruthless woman's adulterous affair with a drifter sets in motion a chain-reaction of murder and deception in a remote village in 19th Century Mtsensk.

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The Roe's Room

The Roe's Room

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 1994

In this "absolutely singular autobiographical film opera" (Time Out), Majewski presents a stunning, intimate, and ultimately magical work. Accompanied by the Polish National Symphony Orchestra and the Silesian Opera Chorus, Majewski creates a soaring, theatrical Eden in which life goes on, love blooms, and nature has the final say.

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The Garden of Earthly Delights

The Garden of Earthly Delights

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 2004

Based on his own novel Metaphysics, Lech Majewski crafts intimate passion plays and creates "a luminous, highly erotic treatise on art, love and death" (Chicago Reader). When a terminally-ill art historian meets an engineer, it is love and lust at first sight. But their love is threatened by her looming illness. With her remaining days on earth numbered, she chooses to fan the flames of her obsession by taking her lover on a trip to Venice, where the artist's work becomes the background for their physical passion and emotional discovery.

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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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Gospel According to Harry

Gospel According to Harry

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 1994

Years before THE LORD OF THE RINGS catapulted him to international superstardom, Viggo Mortensen played Wes, a young husband locked in co-dependent discontent with his beautiful and needy wife. Combining the theatrical surrealism of Beckett and Ionesco, the the playfulness of Richard Lester, and the scathing social critique and imagery for which Majewski is renowned, THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO HARRY is a wholly original cinematic tour de force. Available here for the first time on DVD. Poland.

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Glass Lips

Glass Lips

Director: Lech Majewski
Year: 2007

A kaleidoscope of surreal, provocative, and resonant imagery, in GLASS LIPS Majewski explores a hidden human frontier where memory, madness, and imagination meet. Composed of 33 short films entitled Blood of a Poet, the film opened the 2006 Lech Majewski Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. A year later, the Venice Biennale presented it on multiple screens, prior to the theatrical release in the feature form offered here.

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Sushi: The Global Catch

Sushi: The Global Catch

Director: Mark Hall
Year: 2011

Blue Fin Tuna is a valuable commodity that faces potential extinction due to the explosion in the popularity of sushi worldwide. Once a Japanese delicacy, today the consumption of sushi represents a four billion dollar industry. Is the current sushi trade sustainable? What can be done to ensure that the prized Blue Fin Tuna exists for future generations to come? This timely documentary poses important questions that all sushi lovers should give thought to before placing their next order of sushi.

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Korczak

Korczak

Director: Andrzej Wajda
Year: 1990

Henryk Goldszmit had become a Polish icon in the 1930s through his writings, teachings, and radio programs for children. When the kids from his Warsaw orphanage were to be deported to the gas chambers of Treblinka, he refused to abandon them, and with them he died.

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