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The Last of England

The Last of England

Director: Derek Jarman
Year: 1987

An apocalyptic roar of a movie, this is Derek Jarman's (Sebastiane) dizzying lament for the country he once knew and what he feared it would become. It is both deeply personal and grimly historical, and is undoubtedly one of the most important British films of all time.

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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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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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Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1930

Returning to the historic era of his greatest success, Griffith paid homage to the sixteenth President in this moving drama starring Walter Huston (The Treasure of the Sierra Madre).

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A Throw of Dice

A Throw of Dice

Director: Franz Osten
Year: 1929

A lavish silent super-production comprising 10,000 extras, a thousand horses, and scores of elephants, A Throw of Dice is the climax of German film pioneer Franz Osten's richly cinematic sojourn in India.

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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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Orphans of the Storm

Orphans of the Storm

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1921

Two delicate souls (Lillian and Dorothy Gish) are caught in the tempest of the French Revolution.

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Sebastiane

Sebastiane

Director: Derek Jarman, Paul Humfress
Year: 1976

Derek Jarman's feature film debut is a historical drama which lays bare the latent homoeroticism that has always lurked beneath the glossy surface of Hollywood biblical epics, audaciously spoken in Latin and supported by one of Brian Eno's best music scores.

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Kippur

Kippur

Director: Amos Gitai
Year: 2000

Acclaimed filmmaker Amos Gitai's semi-autobiographical account of the 1973 Yom Kippur war from the point of view of a young soldier. Kippur is not a traditional "blood, guts and glory" war film. There are no men in battle, only the rescue crews trying to pick up the broken pieces. Kippur is the shell-shocked memoir of the director Gitai, himself a participant in the conflict, and of the days that changed his life forever.

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