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World Cinema

Essaha

Algeria’s first-ever musical comedy. Think West Side Story meets Grease meets Black Cat, White Cat. This is a film about the past, present and future of life in the Maghreb. More…

Essaha
The Castle

Based on Franz Kafka’s unfinished novel, this is an interesting mystery from Austrian auteur Michael Haneke; certainly worth a watch but not even close to his best. More…

The Castle
Wild Strawberries

In Ingmar Bergman’s 1957 film, Smultronstället, an aging professor is to be honoured but on his journey to the ceremony he finds his past is surprisingly still present. More…

Wild Strawberries
Antikörper

When pederast and serial killer Gabriel Engel is finally caught, the young policeman who’s interrogating him finds his own moral conduct and religious beliefs going awry. More…

Antikörper
Werckmeister Harmonies

Only 39 glorious shots are used in Béla Tarr’s stunning black and white feature that sees a town fall prey to a stuffed whale and a mysterious foreigner The Prince. More…

Werckmeister Harmonies
Life Is Beautiful

In a declaration of life and love, there’s courage in this touching film as Roberto Benigni is determined to shield his son for the war and show him that life can be beautiful. More…

Life Is Beautiful
Run Lola Run

If we considered how our actions affect everything, would we become paralysed by fear or awe-struck by the infinite amount of possibilities our lives can offer at any moment? More…

Run Lola Run
Rien Ne Va Plus

Isabelle Huppert and Michel Serrault star in Claude Chabrol’s comedic crime caper that sees a con-artist couple hoping to fleece a businessman of a suitcase full of cash. More…

Rien Ne Va Plus
Marketa Lazarová

František Vláčil’s Marketa Lazarová is set in the Middle Ages and tells of a feudal lord’s daughter who’s kidnapped and then becomes the mistress of one of the robbers. More…

Marketa Lazarová
Ten

Filmed entirely from the dashboard of an Iranian woman’s car, Ten is a tremendous achievement of minimalist cinema by Kiarostami, one of the world’s greatest directors. More…

Ten
Awara

Directed by and starring the showman of Hindi cinema, Raj Kapoor, Awara’s themes are pretty hefty and leading lady Nargis is compelling and captivating as a young lawyer. More…

Awara
La Commare Secca

Bernardo Bertolucci’s first feature as director is this 1962 murder mystery told from several different accounts by suspects being interrogated at the police station. More…

La Commare Secca
Miracle In Milan

Vittorio De Sica’s neo-realist fable sees a kind and cheerful young man bringing hope to the lives of a group displaced people as they build homes and form a community. More…

Miracle In Milan
Anand

What does a dying man do when he knows there’s no cure? Waste what little precious time he has left wallowing in grief for himself or try to live as best he can? More…

Anand
Il Boom

De Sica’s comedy in the post-war economic boom in Italy sees Roman businessman Giovanni is in dire financial straits with only one option – to sell his eyeball. More…

Il Boom

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