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Las Hurdes: Tierra Sin Pan (1933)

Spain 27m, B&W Director: Luis Buñuel; Cast: Abel Jacquin, Alexandre O’Neill Inspired by Maurice Legendre’s ethnographic study, Las Jurdes: étude de géographie humaine (1927), Land Without Bread is a subversive … Continue reading

11/13/2017 · 7 Comments

Chimes at Midnight (1965)

Spain/Switzerland 119m, B&W Director: Orson Welles; Cast: Orson Welles, Keith Baxter, John Gielgud, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, Marina Vlady, Fernando Rey A brilliant adaptation and interweaving of a number of Shakespeare’s … Continue reading

10/15/2016 · 2 Comments

The Asthenic Syndrome (1989)

Soviet Union 153m, Colour/B&W Director: Kira Muratova; Cast: Olga Antonova, Sergei Popov, Galina Zakhurdayeva,Natalya Buzko, Aleksandra Svenskaya A film within a film, The Asthenic Syndrome is a chaotic and often … Continue reading

10/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Red Sorghum (1987)

China 95m, Colour Director: Zhang Yimou; Cast: Gong Li, Jiang Wen, Teng Rujun, Ji Chunhua Presented as a rural folk tale about collective labour, Red Sorghum is a story told … Continue reading

10/14/2016 · Leave a comment

Au revoir les enfants (1987)

France/West Germany 104m, Colour Director: Louis Malle; Cast: Gaspard Manesse, Raphael Fejtö, Philippe Morier-Genoud, Francine Racette Goodbye Children is an intimate autobiographical film based on Louis Malle’s memories and experiences … Continue reading

10/13/2016 · 2 Comments

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988)

Spain 89m, Colour Director: Pedro Almodóvar; Cast: Carmen Maura, Antonio Banderas, Julieta Serrano, Rossy de Palma, María Barranco Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown is a soap opera-like … Continue reading

10/12/2016 · 2 Comments

Fanny and Alexander (1982)

Sweden/France/West Germany 312m, Colour Director: Ingmar Bergman; Cast: Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve, Börje Ahlstedt, Anna Bergman, Gunn Wållgren, Kristina Adolphson, Erland Josephson, Mats Bergman, Jarl Kulle Fanny and Alexander is … Continue reading

10/11/2016 · 2 Comments