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World Cinema

Tabu

Miguel Gomes’ Tabu, which references F. W. Murnau’s silent film of the same name, also recalls Terrence Malick’s magic-hour lighting, leisurely panoramas and enigmatic voiceovers. More…

Tabu
The Flowers Of St. Francis

Roberto Rossellini’s classic traces the life of St. Francis, from his embracing of religion to his efforts to establish a harmonious middle ground between life and spirituality. More…

The Flowers Of St. Francis
Stalker

The magic of Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky is not found in intangible metaphysics but in the surprising physical reality of this world as he sees it. More…

Stalker
Solaris

Based on Stanislaw Lem’s book, Andrei Tarkvosky’s Solaris is a profound and deeply moving classic of Soviet cinema which still maintains a lightness of touch. More…

Solaris
The Sacrifice

In Andrei Tarkovsky’s final film, The Sacrifice, the world is about to end and Alexander promises God that he’ll relinquish everything he loves for it to be undone. More…

The Sacrifice
Belleville Rendezvous

Sylvain Chomet’s debut is a wonderful animated Gallic cocktail of cycling, the mafia, retired music hall stars and one devoted grandmother with corrective footwear. More…

Belleville Rendezvous
The Singing Ringing Tree

Is the much-loved East German Märchenfilm, Das Singende Klingende Bäumchen, communist propaganda or a morality tale about the importance of kindness over material wealth? More…

The Singing Ringing Tree
The Tinderbox

The Tinderbox is a chirpy, brightly-coloured, timeless story, where good deeds from a good heart will bring great rewards. Old-fashioned, sentimental, and utterly charming. More…

The Tinderbox
The 120 Days Of Sodom

Pasolini’s 1975 film, Salò, based on the 1785 novel The 120 Days Of Sodom by Marquis de Sade, presents us with a myriad of questions, not least of all, are we inherently evil, or is it a choice? More…

The 120 Days Of Sodom
Fox And His Friends

Rainer Fassbinder writes and directs this tale which highlights the idea that if money changes everything, it seldom does so for the better in those who’ve never had it. More…

Fox And His Friends
Le Confessionnal

Using Alfred Hitchcock’s 1953 thriller, I Confess, as a backdrop to tell its story, Le Confessionnal is a film drenched with Catholicism, guilt and repressed sexuality, making it an unforgettable experience. More…

Le Confessionnal
Amour

Michael Haneke’s tale of an elderly couple navigating crippling illness has been lauded by all. Ben takes a look at the film and what exactly about it affected him so profoundly. More…

Amour
Hidden

Austrian film director Michael Haneke gives us Hidden, a film that asks us what we are willing to take collective responsibility for and how much. More…

Hidden
The Seventh Seal

Widely regarded as a classic of world cinema, Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal is one of those works of art you can recognise at a glance even if you haven’t seen it. More…

The Seventh Seal
Winter Light

Gunnar Bjornstrand brilliantly portrays Tomas, a grieving and lonely pastor suffering from a crisis of faith, in Ingmar Bergman’s superlative monochrome chamber-piece. More…

Winter Light

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