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Ajami

Ajami

Director: Yaron Shani, Scandar Copti
Year: 2009

Nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Ajami is a bold crime drama set on the margins of an Arab ghetto. Working with a cast of non-actors in the real streets of Ajami itself, the film deftly meshes characters and conflicts with unsentimental compassion, uncompromising realism, and harrowing violence.

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Aquarius

Aquarius

Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho
Year: 2016

Acclaimed Brazilian writer-director Kleber Mendonça Filho continues examines the alienating effects of urban over-development in Recife, Brazil.

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Beaufort

Beaufort

Director: Joseph Cedar
Year: 2007

Oscar Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, BEAUFORT chronicles the final days of an Israeli army unit's tense, painful withdrawal in 2000 from a strategic bunker inside a 12th century Crusader fortress near the Lebanese border, marking the end of nearly two decades of controversial occupation.

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5 Broken Cameras

5 Broken Cameras

Director: Guy Davidi, Emad Burnat
Year: 2011

ACADEMY AWARD NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE - An extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism, 5 BROKEN CAMERAS is a deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. Academy Award Nominee for Best Documentary Feature.

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Computer Chess

Computer Chess

Director: Andrew Bujalski
Year: 2013

Set over the course of a weekend tournament for chess software programmers thirty-some years ago, COMPUTER CHESS transports viewers to a nostalgic moment when the contest between technology and the human spirit seemed a little more up for grabs.

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Custody

Custody

Director: Xavier Legrand
Year: 2018

A broken marriage leads to a bitter custody battle with an embattled son at the center in this tense family drama that will keep audiences guessing and leave them with their hearts in their throats.

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Diamantino

Diamantino

Director: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt
Year: 2019

When big-hearted but dimwitted Portuguese soccer hunk Diamantino (Carloto Cotta, Tabu) blows it in the World Cup finals, he goes from superstar to laughing stock overnight. Searching for a new purpose, he sets out on a cosmic odyssey involving cigarette-smoking evil twins, Secret Service skullduggery, mad science genetic modification, and giant Pekingese puppies.

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Diplomacy

Diplomacy

Director: Volker Schlöndorff
Year: 2014

In this riveting adaptation of the stage success by Cyril Gély, the great Volker Schlöndorff (Academy Award winner THE TIN DRUM) has created a psychologically elaborate game of political manners between two highly contrasting characters, hoping to prevent the destruction of Paris, France in 1944.

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Dogtooth

Dogtooth

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Year: 2009

Graceful, enigmatic, and often frightening, DOGTOOTH is an ingenious dark comedy that won the Prix Un Certain Regard at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, propelling Yorgos Lanthimos to the forefront of contemporary cinema's most ambitious young filmmakers.

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3 Faces

3 Faces

Director: Jafar Panahi
Year: 2019

Filmmaker Jafar Panahi and actress Behnaz Jafari travel to the rural northwest of Iran after receiving a plea for help from a girl whose family has forbid her from studying acting in Tehran. Amusing encounters abound, but they soon discover that the local hospitality is rivaled by the desire to protect age-old traditions.

 

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