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World Cinema

Bande à part

Jean-Luc Godard once said “All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun.” Bande à part, his most approachable and accessible film, is something of an exercise in whether or not this is true. More…

Bande à part
The Soft Skin

In François Truffaut’s La peau douce, a married man begins an affair with an air hostess, but as he tries to keep it a secret he’s already on the road to downfall. More…

The Soft Skin
Rififi

Described by renowned film critic François Truffaut as “the greatest film noir I have ever seen”, Jules Dassin’s Rififi is a moody and exhilarating textbook in crime cinema. More…

Rififi
The Legend Of Paul And Paula

One of East Germany’s most loved and famous films, Die Legende von Paul und Paula, is a tragic comedy story with a modern take on love and marriage in a socialist state. More…

The Legend Of Paul And Paula
The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser

Werner Herzog vexes our conception of human identity in Kaspar Hauser, the true story of a feral child subjected to the aggressive fascination of 19th century Germany. More…

The Enigma Of Kaspar Hauser
Army Of Shadows

Jean-Pierre Melville’s restrained drama, based on Joseph Kessel’s novel, follows the fortunes of a particular cell in the French Resistance during WWII. More…

Army Of Shadows
Baise-moi

The 2000 French film from Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi offers us a complex and compromised portrait of a society fragmenting along fault lines of race, class and gender. More…

Baise-moi
Amélie

Directed by Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Amelie is the beautiful and enchanting story of a shy and quiet waitress in Paris who decides to do good deeds and bring smiles to faces. More…

Amélie
Delicatessen

What is Delicatessen? A horror film, a black comedy, a musical, a post-apocalyptic nightmare, a romance, a twisted thriller, a futuristic fantasy, or a human drama? More…

Delicatessen
Das Boot

Wolfgang Petersen’s Das Boot is a well-established classic of the genre and a technical masterpiece, but what does it tell us about the genre when the soldiers are fighting on the ‘other’ side? More…

Das Boot
Songs From The Second Floor

Roy Andersson’s Songs From The Second Floor is a film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo, but it’s also been pithily described as “slapstick Ingmar Bergman”. More…

Songs From The Second Floor
A Swedish Love Story

In 1970, Roy Andersson released his first feature film. Despite what is and what’s gone before, A Swedish Love Story seems to say, you can make your own life as you wish. More…

A Swedish Love Story
The Battle Of Algiers

Gillo Pontecorvo’s 1966 film is based on the occurrences during the Algerian War against The French Government in North Africa, and it still stands as a truly important film. More…

The Battle Of Algiers
Bandit Queen

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen, based on Mala Sen’s biography of Phoolan Devi, serves as grim reminder of the social injustices women in India continue to face today. More…

Bandit Queen
3-Iron

Kim Ki-duk’s tale of two damaged and lonely young people falling in love without ever speaking is a beautiful and surreal experience from the first minute to the last. More…

3-Iron

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