European History

12:08 East of Bucharest

12:08 East of Bucharest

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
Year: 2006

16 years after the Revolution and just days before Christmas, a local television station in Bucharest has invited several guests to share their moments of glory, as they allegedly stormed city hall, chanting "down with Ceasescu" before Romanian...

12:08 East of Bucharest

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Director: Elem Klimov
Year: 1975

From Elem Klimov (COME AND SEE), comes the story of Grigory Rasputin, the wandering Siberian monk whose messianic influence upon Russia's monarch led its people, like lambs to the slaughter, blind and headlong into World War I and revolution.

Agony: The Life and Death of Rasputin

Anna Boleyn

Anna Boleyn

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Year: 1920

A groundbreaking historical epic from legendary director Ernst Lubitsch. The tragic story of the second wife of England's Henry VIII is given first-class treatment, complete with opulent sets, beautiful cinematography, and a bravura performance by...

Anna Boleyn

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

Director: Miguel Gomes
Year: 2014

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...

Arabian Nights: Volume 1, The Restless One

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...

Arabian Nights: Volume 2, The Desolate One

Army of Crime

Army of Crime

Director: Robert Guédiguian
Year: 2009

In Robert Guédiguian’s taut, internationally acclaimed thriller, set during the French Resistance, Armenian poet Missak Manouchian (Simon Abkarian) and his French wife (Virginie Ledoyen) lead a ragtag assortment of volunteers —...

Army of Crime

Back to Normandy

Back to Normandy

Director: Nicolas Philibert
Year: 2007

Filmmaker Nicolas Philibert (To Be and to Have, In the Land of the Deaf) travels to the Normandy countryside to catch up with the locals he helped cast in a movie three decades earlier - a starting point for a remarkably rich exploration of memory,...

Back to Normandy

Battleship Potemkin

Battleship Potemkin

Director: Sergei Eisenstein
Year: 1925

For eight decades, Sergei Eisenstein's 1925 masterpiece has remained the most influential silent film of all time. Yet each successive generation has seen BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN subjected to censorship and recutting, its unforgettable power diluted in...

Battleship Potemkin

Burning Bush

Burning Bush

Director: Agnieszka Holland
Year: 2014

Acclaimed director Agnieszka Holland (Europa, Europa) returns to a pivotal time in modern Czech history: the shocking act of a student of the Charles University's Faculty of Arts, who in protest of the Soviet occupation, set himself on fire in...

Burning Bush

Concerning Violence

Concerning Violence

Director: Göran Hugo Olsson
Year: 2014

From the director of The Black Power Mixtape comes a bold and fresh visual narrative on Africa, based on newly discovered archive material covering the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in the late '60s and '70s, accompanied by text from...

Concerning Violence

Darwin: The Life and Legacy

Darwin: The Life and Legacy

Director: BBC
Year: 2009

Part one this BBC portrait of Charles Darwin focuses on his early life and influences tracing his maturation as a naturalist from his birth in Shrewsbury, England to the publication of his key work the Origin of Species. Part two of this BBC portrai...

Darwin: The Life and Legacy

The Double Headed Eagle

The Double Headed Eagle

Director: Lutz Becker
Year: 1973

A fascinating experiment in documentary filmmaking, THE DOUBLE HEADED EAGLE charts the stealthy rise of the Nazi party in the wake of World War I.

The Double Headed Eagle

Galileo

Galileo

Director: Joseph Losey
Year: 1974

Based on the play by Bertolt Brecht (originally translated by Charles Laughton), GALILEO explores not merely the infamous historical figure, but the philosophical concepts for which he was both celebrated and condemned.

Galileo

Il Generale Della Rovere

Il Generale Della Rovere

Director: Roberto Rossellini
Year: 1959

Winner of the Golden Lion at the 1959 Venice Film Festival, directed by Roberto Rossellini and featuring world cinema icon Vittoria de Sica (The Bicycle Thief), IL GENERALE DELLA ROVERE is a film based on the true story of Emanuele Bardone, who,...

Il Generale Della Rovere

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Director: Pieter van Huystee
Year: 2016

In 2016, the Noordbrabants Museum in the Dutch city of Den Bosch will be holding a special exhibition devoted to the work of Hieronymus Bosch, who died 500 years ago.

Hieronymus Bosch: Touched by the Devil

Intolerance

Intolerance

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1916

D.W. Griffith had a vision of the movies as the greatest spiritual force the world had ever known. Just one year after the huge success of THE BIRTH OF A NATION, he was emboldened to prove his faith in the new medium with the superproduction...

Intolerance

Keep Quiet

Keep Quiet

Director: Sam Blair, Joseph Martin
Year: 2016

An anti-Semitic far-right politician's astonishing transformation after finding out he is Jewish.

Keep Quiet

The Last Days Of Pompeii

The Last Days Of Pompeii

Director: Mario Caserini
Year: 1913

An influential Italian epic that paved the way for the elaborate costume drama, The Last Days Of Pompeii romanticizes the final hours of those ill-fated souls living in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius.

The Last Days Of Pompeii

Luther

Luther

Director: Guy Green
Year: 1974

John Osborne's play is a fascinating and powerful psychological study of the Augustinian monk Martin Luther, examining his central role in the birth of Protestantism and revolt against the Roman Catholic Church.

Luther

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.

Orphans of the Storm

Poisoned by Polonium

Poisoned by Polonium

Director: Andrei Nekrasov
Year: 2007

The Litvinenko File exposes the truth behind a crime that shocked the world and provoked a war of words between Russia and England that continues to this day.

Poisoned by Polonium

The Red and the Black

The Red and the Black

Director: Jean-Daniel Verhaeghe
Year: 1997

Handsome and ambitious, Julien Sorel (Kim Rossi Stuart) is determined to rise above his humble peasant origins and make something of his life by adopting the code of hypocrisy by which his society operates.

The Red and the Black

Regina

Regina

Director: Diana Groó
Year: 2013

Diana Groó’s documentary tells the story of Regina Jonas (1902-1944) a strong woman, who made history by becoming the first properly ordained woman rabbi in the world.

Regina

La Sapienza

La Sapienza

Director: Eugène Green
Year: 2014

In director Eugène Green's elegant and poignant La Sapienza, architect Alexandre (Fabrizio Rongione) and social scientist Alienor (Christelle Prot Landman) retreat to Stresa, Italy, intent on climbing out of the emotional malaise that has...

La Sapienza

Siberiade

Siberiade

Director: Andrei Konchalovsky
Year: 1979

An epic chronicling six decades of 20th century Russia through the experiences of three generations in a Siberian hamlet.

Siberiade

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,...

The Son of Joseph

What The Allies Knew

What The Allies Knew

Year: 2012

This documentary delves into never before seen archival footage and documents to investigate how much the Allies knew about the mass murder of Europe's Jews during World War II and why they did not do more to stop it. WHAT THE ALLIES KNEW examines...

What The Allies Knew

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

Director: Laurence Jarvik
Year: 1981

Laurence Jarvik's controversial documentary exposing America's calculated indifference to the plight of the European Jews during the Holocaust.

Who Shall Live And Who Shall Die?

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