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Antigone

Antigone

Director: Yorgos Javellas
Year: 1961

Sophocles' immortal tragedy ANTIGONE receives a definitive cinematic interpretation in this 1961 film. Irene Papas (Z, THE TROJAN WOMEN, THE GUNS OF NAVARONE) heads a cast of over 500 actors of the Greek stage and screen, joined by soldiers and horsemen of the Greek Royal Guard.

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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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Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Ashik Kerib (remastered)

Director: Sergei Paradjanov
Year: 1988

From Sergei Paradjanov, one of the most acclaimed and experimental directors of the Soviet cinema, comes Ashik Kerib, a 19th century romantic tale evocatively brought to life.

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Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Director: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade
Year: 2013

A chronicle of the iconoclastic life of gay poet, filmmaker, and spiritual visionary James Broughton, one of the defining voices of the sexual revolution, whose groundbreaking artistic celebrations of sexuality and the body influenced generations of the 1960's and 70's to profoundly embrace life and 'follow your own weird.'

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Broken Blossoms

Broken Blossoms

Director: D. W. Griffith
Year: 1919

The heartbreaking story of a waterfront waif (Lillian Gish) from the Limehouse district of London who escapes the abuse of her father (Donald Crisp) through a doomed relationship with a Chinese immigrant (Richard Barthelmess).

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Butley

Butley

Director: Harold Pinter
Year: 1974

Alan Bates turns his Tony-winning role into one of his greatest film performances as a lecturer who experiences a truly awful day.

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The Cherry Orchard

The Cherry Orchard

Director: Michael Cacoyannis
Year: 1999

Anton Chekhov’s THE CHERRY ORCHARD is the timeless story of an aristocratic Russian family torn apart by buried secrets and changing times. Stars Alan Bates and Charlotte Rampling.

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A Delicate Balance

A Delicate Balance

Director: Tony Richardson
Year: 1973

An invasion of friends and family pushes the repressed problems of a complacent marriage to the fore in this exceptional adapatation of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

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Fantomas

Fantomas

Director: Louis Feuillade
Year: 1913

Louis Feuillade's 5 1/2-hour epic follows Fantômas, the criminal lord of Paris, master of disguise, the creeping assassin in black, as he is pursued by the equally resourceful Inspector Juve and journalist Jerôme Fandor.

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Faust (F.W. Murnau, Restored Deluxe Edition)

Faust (F.W. Murnau, Restored Deluxe Edition)

Director: F. W. Murnau
Year: 1926

Newly restored. Inspired by the German legend and by Goethe's classic tale, Murnau's Faust tells the story of an alchemist (played by Gosta Ekman) who, struggling with his faith amidst a devastating plague, is offered the power to cure and the gift of youth ... in exchange for his soul. As the diabolical Mephisto, Emil Jannings (The Last Laugh) delivers a performance of operatic scale and intensity, by turns charming, comical, and horrific.

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