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Tue
18
Nov
2008
 
  • Colour
In the Nineteenth Century, at the seaside resort of Yalta, the upper class Dimitri Gurov from Moscow meets Anna Sergeyovna walking with her little dog. Both have unhappy marriages: Dimitri has a marriage of convenience arranged by the family when he was a college boy and Anna…
Sun
05
Mar
2006
 
  • Colour
The people of a small village in Victorian India stake their future on a game of cricket against their ruthless British rulers...
Tue
06
Mar
2012
 
  • Comic Drama
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 108 mins.
"Craig Gillespie's sweetly off-kilter film plays like a Coen brothers riff on Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon tales, defying its lurid premise with a gentle comic drama grounded in reality ... what's fresh and charming is the way the characters surrounding the protagonist also grow as they help…
Tue
13
Dec
2011
 
  • Drama
  • UK
  • Colour
  • 88 mins.
'The Last of England (Derek Jarman, 1987, UK; 88 minutes) is one of Jarman's most boldly experimental, important, and mesmerizing works. It's an intensely personal vision of Britain descending into chaos, which manages to be at once apocalyptic and lyrical – and nowhere more so than in…
Tue
19
Dec
2006
 
  • Colour
A group of 50's high schoolers come of age in a bleak, isolated, atrophied West Texas town that is slowly dying, both economically and culturally.
Tue
27
Oct
2009
 
A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band.
Wed
23
Sep
2009
 
A meek bank clerk who oversees the shipment of bullion joins with an eccentric neighbor to steal gold bars and smuggle them out of the country as miniature Eifel Towers.
Tue
04
Mar
2014
 
  • Crime melodrama
  • France
  • B&W
  • 86 mins.
Jean Gabin stars as factory worker François, drawn into murder by seedy, manipulative showman Valentin (Jules Berry) and doomed by his love for two women; the worldly, sensuous Clara (Arletty) and the idealised, virtuous Françoise (Jacqueline Laurent). Barricaded inside his apartment François reveals in flashback the events…
Tue
14
Nov
2017
 
  • Drama/Comedy
  • Italy
  • Colour
  • 88 mins.
Michelangelo Frammartino's quietly mesmeric drama sees the turning of the seasons and the cycle of life through the eyes of an ageing, ailing Calabrian shepherd. The setting is the fields and countryside around an ancient southern Italian village, beautifully captured by cinematographer Andrea Locatelli. And sharing equal…
Tue
15
Sep
2009
 
The Prince of Salina, a noble aristocrat of impeccable integrity, tries to preserve his family and class amid the tumultuous social upheavals of 1860's Sicily.
Tue
15
Mar
2016
 
  • Romantic melodrama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 83 mins.
In turn of the century Vienna, Stephan (Louis Jourdan), a womanising young concert pianist, tries to escape a duel with the husband of his lover. About to leave the city he is handed a letter from an unknown woman, reliving in flashback his decade long romance with…
Tue
02
Feb
2016
 
  • Drama
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 96 mins.
The great Bette Davis stars as Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a Singapore plantation manager who shoots a man in what she claims is self-defence. Her husband hires a lawyer to defend her, but as the case unfolds doubt is cast upon her story. Based on a…
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