Life goes on, beautifully and tragically, in Edward Yang’s magnum opus .
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The saga of one immigrant's life in Southern France.
An engaging and well-thought-out Brazilian drama.
A rich, melancholy tale of 1960s youth in Taiwan.
A unique portrayal of the mayor of the de-facto capital of Palestine.
A child tries to do right by his friend in this moving portrait of life in rural Iran.
An angel yearns for love while wandering the streets of Cold War Berlin.
An old friend wreaks havoc on a household in this searing parable from Charles Burnett.
Romance blooms between two women in 1950s Nevada in this queer classic.
A bittersweet slice of life film about the class divides and despondency of Thatcher’s England.
An evocative masterpiece that captures the wildness of a big city. .
For fans of Pride and Prejudice and Atonement, a romantic biopic that breathes life back into one of the greatest-ever poets..
An ingenious docufiction classic and a passionate examination of storytelling and cinema.
A documentary about the rural past that explores how we might shape our futures with technology and tenderness.
A neon-soaked noir that drifts deep into a dream world with jaw-dropping relish.
In a series of flashbacks, this drama traces the final steps of a transient woman on her uncharted journey across the French countryside to her lonely end.
A clear-eyed and tender documentary of youth living in the streets of eighties Seattle.
Singular, moving, and surprising—a must-see documentary that reflects on craft, memoir, and the quiet roles we play in our own lives and beyond.
Stories We Tell got on everyone’s radar when, back in 2015, it made the list of the all-time top ten list of Canadian films. That speaks to both the caliber of this movie and its relevance to North America. It’s in fact a first-person account about (and made by) actress Sarah Polley (Mr. Nobody, Exotica, Away from Her, Take This Waltz). In the film, she investigates the rumor that she was the product of an affair, and that her father might not be her biological father. Her family and suspected fathers are all storytellers, and many of them Academy Award winners. Ultimately, the movie becomes about her family’s remembrance of her now-deceased mother (the famous actress Diane Polley). It’s an examination of how the same story can be told so differently by different people and across time. Lies get added and truths are hidden, and all of that enriches Polley’s pursuit.
A wonderful homage to the woman, actress, and mother based largely on her own archives and interviews with her four children. Bergman was an avid photographer, filmographer and letter writer. What emerges is a loving portrait of an adventurous, driven, complex, and loving woman. Not to be missed.