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Tue
21
Jul
2009
 
  • Colour
Recalling Rainer Werner Fassbinder's Why Does Herr R Run Amok? in its meticulous accumulation of seemingly minor incident, this riveting and often amusing drama also reveals the shifting social attitudes that are slowly taking hold in modern Tehran. Flashing back from a jewellery store robbery, the action…
Mon
30
Sep
2019
 
  • Drama. Film Noir
  • USA
  • B&W
  • 86 mins.
The seedier side of 1940’S Los Angeles makes a fitting noir background for this brilliant, classic film noir starring Burt Lancaster as the lovelorn hero, Steve, foolish enough to go back to his ex-wife Anna (an excellent Yvonne de Carlo) who has since taken up with a…
Tue
08
May
2007
 
  • Colour
Horror directed by Guillermo del Toro, starring Federico Luppi. In Mexico City, ageing antiques dealer Jesus Gris is infected by the Cronos Device, a timepiece invented by a 16th-century watchmaker that can give eternal life, but which transforms its victims into vampires. As he develops an unquenchable…
Tue
15
Apr
2014
 
  • Documentary
  • USA
  • Colour
  • 82 mins.
Oscar-nominated documentary about the 40-year relationship between Japanese painter Ushio Shinohara and his wife Noriko. Ushio found fame in the 1960s after leaving his native land for New York, where the couple met and married. Noriko gave up her career and education to act as her husband's…
Tue
12
Jul
2005
 
  • Romantic drama
  • France
  • Colour
  • 137 mins.
Romantic drama based on Edmond Rostand's classic play, starring Gérard Depardieu. France in the 17th century: Cyrano de Bergerac is a noted swordsman and poet, whose search for happiness is hindered by his exceptionally large nose. When he is unable to tell his beautiful cousin Roxane of…
Tue
25
Aug
2015
 
  • Comedy
  • Czechoslovakia
  • Colour
  • 74 mins.
Immediately banned by government censors on its 1966 release, Vera Chytilová's story of two teenage girls on a playful, hedonistic rampage through Prague's restaurants , clubs and bars is a "psychedelic, feminist farce". Believing that "the only way to behave in a world as spoiled as ours…
Tue
06
Aug
2013
 
  • Drama
  • Canada
  • Colour
  • 112 mins.
"Daughters of the Dust" is an African American family heirloom, a gorgeously impressionistic history of the Gullah people set on the South Carolina Sea Islands at the turn of the century. In the hands of director Julie Dash and photographer Arthur Jafa, this non-linear film becomes visual…
Tue
11
Dec
2018
 
  • Drama, History
  • Denmark
  • B&W
  • 97 mins.
In a 17th-century Danish village, an old woman is accused of witchcraft. In the shadow of her flight, capture, confession, and burning at the stake, the young wife of the town's aging pastor falls in love with the pastor's son. Her confession of this illicit affair to…
Tue
17
May
2005
 
  • Colour
Period drama starring Richard Gere, Brooke Adams and Sam Shepard. 1916: after accidentally killing a man, migrant labourer Bill leaves Chicago and heads south together with his young sister and his girlfriend Abby. The trio end up in rural Texas where they find work with an enigmatic…
Tue
24
Jun
2008
 
  • Colour
Gabriel Conroy and wife Greta attend a Christmas dinner with friends at the home of his spinster aunts, an evening which results in an epiphany for both of them.
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