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1967 123mins France, Italy (PG) Film
Directed by Jacques Tati Starring Jacques Tati, Barbara Dennek, Rita Maiden

Clumsy Monsieur Hulot (Jacques Tati) finds himself perplexed by the intimidating complexity of a gadget-filled Paris. He attempts to meet with a business contact but soon ...

Rashomon [Rashômon]
1950 88mins Japan (12A) Drama
Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori, Toshi

Set in feudal Japan, this film presents an intriguing tale of violent crime in the woods, told from the perspective of four different characters -- a bandit, a woman, her ...

Ran
1985 160mins Japan (12A) War
Directed by Akira Kurosawa Starring Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu

At the age of seventy, after years of consolidating his empire, the Great Lord Hidetora Ichimonji (Tatsuya Nakadai) decides to abdicate and divide his domain amongst his three ...

Mirror
1975 107mins Soviet Union (U) Drama
Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky Starring Margarita Terekhova, Filipp Yankovskiy, Ignat Daniltsev

Using a nonlinear structure interlaced with dreams and flashbacks, director Andrei Tarkovsky creates a stream-of-consciousness meditation on war, memory and time that draws ...

KANAL
1957 91mins Poland (16) Drama
Directed by Andrzej Wajda Starring Teresa Izewska, Tadeusz Janczar, Wienczyslaw Glinski

During the last few days of the Warsaw Uprising following World War II, a modest group of Resistance members remains. The band must take refuge in the sewers under the orders ...

DAMNATION [Kárhozat]
1988 120mins Hungary (15) Drama
Directed by Béla Tarr Starring Miklós Székely B., Vali Kerekes, Gyula Pauer

Seth Davenport is masquerading as a small town Iowa preacher in the hopes of starting a full-blown insurrection against the status quo, unaware that an industrialist tycoon ...

Enter The Dragon [Uncut]
1973 98mins USA, Hong Kong (15) Film
Directed by Robert Clouse Starring Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly

Sent to an exotic island by his government, a spy (Lee) competes in a deadly tournament by day and infiltrates a ruthless crime lord's illegal drug operation by night. With ...

ASHES AND DIAMONDS
1958 103mins Poland (15) Drama
Directed by Andrzej Wajda Starring Zbigniew Cybulski, Waclaw Zastrzezynski, Adam Pawlikowski

A young academy soldier, Maciek Chelmicki, is ordered to shoot the secretary of the KW PPR. A coincidence causes him to kill someone else. Meeting face to face with his ...

THE TURIN HORSE
2011 155mins Hungary (15) Drama
Directed by Béla Tarr Starring János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos

A monumental windstorm and an abused horse's refusal to work or eat signals the beginning of the end for a poor farmer and his daughter.

A Brighter Summer Day
1991 237mins Taiwan (15) Film
Directed by Edward Yang Starring Chang Chen, Lisa Yang, Elaine Jin, Chang Kuo-Chu, Wang Chuan, Chang Han

Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang is finally available for US ...

A GENERATION [Pokolenie]
1955 87mins Poland (NOT RATED) Drama
Directed by Andrzej Wajda Starring Tadeusz Lomnicki, Urszula Modrzynska, Tadeusz Janczar

Story of youth during the German occupation of Poland in World War II who come to adulthood through love and adversity.

Mahjong
1996 121mins Taiwan (18) Crime/Comedy
Directed by Edward Yang Starring Lawrence Ko Yu-Luen, Chang Chen, Tang Tsung Sheng

Edward Yang's penultimate film is an acerbic, sprawling tragicomedy, a poison love letter to Taipei as a rising cosmopolis of big money, big dreams, and big cons. Once more ...

A Confucian Confusion
1994 125mins Taiwan (18) Comedy
Directed by Edward Yang Starring Chen Shiang-chyi, Chen Yi-wen, Danny Deng

Art versus commerce, friendship versus status, independence versus conformity—values clash and collide in Edward Yang's study of an increasingly Westernized country heading ...

THE MAN FROM LONDON
2007 139mins Germany, France, Hungary, Italy (12) Drama
Directed by Béla Tarr|Ágnes Hranitzky Starring Tilda Swinton, Erika Bók, Miroslav Krobot

After witnessing a crime during his night shift as railway switchman near the docks, a man finds a briefcase full of money. While he and his family step up their living ...