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Daniel Gordon
Daniel Gordon’s 9.79* looks at the legacy of the 100-metre men’s final at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, when gold medalist Ben Johnson tested positiv… 
CastBen Johnson, Carl Lewis, Linford Christie, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Eva Sørhaug
Director Eva Sørhaug (Cold Lunch) reveals the rage and violence lurking beneath seemingly tranquil domesticity in her bold and uncompromising so… 
CastAksel Hennie, Kaia Varjord, Bjørn Floberg, A…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
VAN$18A

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Angela Bettis, Hélène Cattet…
The ABC's OF DEATH is an ambitious anthology film featuring segments directed by over two dozen of the world's leading talents in contemporary g… 
CastIngrid Bolsø Berdal, Iván González and Kyra …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Joshua Oppenheimer
In a place where killers are celebrated as heroes, these filmmakers challenge unrepentant death-squad leaders to dramatize their role in genocid… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryDenmark
DOC$14A

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Bartholomew Cubbins, Jared L…
In August 2008, Virgin Records tried to sue the band 30 Second to Mars, headed by front-man/actor Jared Leto (Fight Club, Mr. Nobody), for $30m.… 
CastJared Leto
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Hala Alabdalla
Initially intended as a documentary foray into the art of caricature in Egypt and Syria, when the insurgencies break out in both countries, Syri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria/France
DOC$14A

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Barry Levinson
Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. A brutal and harrowing film about a deadly parasite, The Bay ch… 
CastKristen Connolly, Jane McNeill and Michael B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Zhang Yuan
Beneath Beijing's dazzling economic boom exists the downtrodden and the forgotten “little” people who bear the weight of life's trials and injus… 
CastDuan Bowen, Lv Yulai, Shi Shi , Han Wenwen, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
VAN$14A

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Peter Strickland
A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. In this tense and moody psychological thr… 
CastToby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, F…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Denis Côté
Visionary filmmaker Denis Côté (Curling) offers a strikingly beautiful contemplation of the caged denizens of a zoo in this intriguing cinematic… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
WL$PG

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Larry Kent
A landmark in Canadian independent cinema, Larry Kent’s jazzy, Nouvelle Vague–style chronicle of the sexual shenanigans of a young printer retur… 
CastAlan Scarfe, Lynn Stewart and Philip Brown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFreePG

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Jesper Ganslandt
When three estranged sisters reunite for their domineering mother's birthday bash, old wounds open and conflicts rise to the surface, in the pow… 
CastCarolina Gynning, Helena af Sandeberg, Alexa…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
VAN$14A

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Habib Faisal
A love story set amidst political violence in northern India, this romance follows Hindu Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Muslim Zoya (Parineeti Chopra)… 
CastMeeta Bandhu, Akash Bathija, Pravin Chandra
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$PG

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Mohit Takalkar
Yearning for meaning in his life, a coddled young man abandons his girlfriend and family to set out on a spiritual quest across India. Shot with… 
CastSarang Sathaye, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, …
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Marc Wiese
This is the story of a man who was born and grew up in a Gulag-style North-Korean camp. After his escape at the age of 23, he discovers the “out… 
CastShin Dong-Huyk, Hyuk Kwon, Oh Yangnam
LanguageKorean   CountryGermany
DOC$14A

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Ken Burns, David McMahon and…
The devastating new documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon on the infamous "Central Park Jogger" case details how a rush to jud… 
CastAngela Black, Calvin O. Butts III, Natalie B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Ritwik Ghatak
A young woman desperately struggles to keep her family out of poverty in this fiercely moving masterpiece by the great, perennially under-recogn… 
CastSupriya Choudhury, Anil Chatterjee and Niran…
LanguageBengali   CountryIndia
CTQFreePG

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Makinov
Beth and Francis vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene island, Beth hesitantly agrees. They se… 
CastVinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ebon Mos…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
MM$18A

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Alfred Hitchcock
Alfred Hitchcock’s devilish drawing-room thriller, about a retired tennis pro (Ray Milland) who plans the “perfect” murder of his adulterous wif… 
CastRay Milland, Grace Kelly and Robert Cummings
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Pete Travis
In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down… 
CastKarl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Lena Headey, Rak…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Peter Mettler
The End of Time is a cinematic experience from visionary filmmaker Peter Mettler which explores our perception of time. 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Benjamin Renner, Vincent Pat…
Giant bears and tiny mice don’t tend to mingle much, but when Ernest and Célestine cross paths, the two become inseparable friends and embark on… 
CastAnne-Marie Loop, Dominique Maurin, Lambert W…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
KIDYouthPG

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Brad Bernstein
Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of su… 
CastTomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Damien Ounouri
An exceedingly timely tribute of unsung everyday heroes of revolutions draws the intimate portrait of El Hadi, a seventy-year-old veteran of the… 
CastMohamed El Hadi Benadouda
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance/Algeria/Qatar…
DOC$14A

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Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Pixar's Academy Award®–winning, beloved modern classic — about an overprotective clownfish's quest to find his missing son — is given a dazzling… 
CastAlbert Brooks, Ellen DeGeneres, Alexander G…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
KIDYouthG

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Nina Davenport
With the bracingly honest, occasionally hilarious and ultimately moving First Comes Love, Davenport examines husband-free parenthood. From hormo… 
CastNina Davenport
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Anurag Kashyap
Part One of Anurag Kashyap’s decade-spanning gangster epic chronicles the bloody turf war between two competing criminal families during the tum… 
CastManoj Bajpai, Richa Chadda, Nawazuddin Siddi…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Anurag Kashyap
Wasseypur careen towards their bloody date with destiny. Wasseypur is no more the town that was once consumed by the raging war between Sardar … 
CastRaj Kumar Yadav, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Nawazuddi…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Dror Moreh
Charged with overseeing Israel’s war on terror, the head of the Shin Bet — Israel’s secret service agency — is present at the crossroad of every… 
CastAmi Ayalon, Yaakov Peri, Avraham Shalom, Car…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew   CountryIsrael
DOC$14A

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José Luis García
Filmmaker José Luis García was fascinated by a young Korean student activist he met in 1989 in North Korea. The director begins his quest to ask… 
CastJosé Luis García, Lim Sukyung, Alejandro Kim
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DOC$PG

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J.T. Petty
Hellbenders, an R-rated 3D exorcism comedy, follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemo… 
CastClancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Robyn Rik…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Adrián García Bogliano
On a family vacation, a couple’s son and daughter disappear while exploring a cave-riddled mountainside. The children eventually return home see… 
CastFrancisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz and Laura…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico, Argentina
VAN$18A

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Genndy Tartakovsky
Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for t… 
CastAdam Sandler, Selena Gomez, Steve Buscemi, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
KIDYouthPG

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Matthew Cooke
This fascinating documentary offers an in-depth look at the high-stakes world of drug dealing and drug enforcement. Ten easy steps show you how… 
Cast50 Cent, Eminem, David Simon, Arianna Huffin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Jorge Hinojosa
Director Jorge Hinojosa blends pulp fiction imagery with ambitious biographical digging to tell the story of legendary pimp/author Iceberg Slim,… 
CastIceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Evgeny Ruman
An estranged father and son are brought together by a young crane named Karl as they trace a family of the birds on their migratory journey from… 
CastItai Shcherback, Tomasz Sobczak, Ola Schur S…
LanguageHebrew | Russian   CountryIsrael
KIDYouthPG

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Ben Drew
Cutting-edge British music artist Ben Drew (a.k.a. Plan B) makes his directorial debut with this gritty crime drama that uses original music by … 
CastRiz Ahmed, Natalie Press, Ed Skrein, Anouska…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$R

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Don Coscarelli
It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensi… 
CastChase Williamson, Rob Maye, Paul Giamatti, G…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Joris Ivens, William Klein, …
The legendary, rarely-seen 1967 agit-prop classic from celebrated filmmakers mixes fact and fiction in an angry rebuke to the U.S. war in Vietna… 
CastAnne Bellec, Karen Blanguernon and Bernard F…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreePG

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Julien Temple
Director Julien Temple (The Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, The Filth and the Fury) surveys the past century of London's tumultuous history in this… 
CastBill Nighy, Michael Gambon, Imelda Staunton,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Rob Zombie
Residents of Salem, Massachusetts are visited by a 300-year-old coven of witches. Heidi, a blond rock chick, DJs at a local radio station, and … 
CastSheri Moon Zombie, Clint Howard, Sid Haig, U…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Simon Ennis
In this irresistibly zany, sharp-witted documentary, director Simon Ennis introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters whose obsession … 
CastDennis Hope, Christopher Carson, Alan Bean, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Alex Gibney
Academy Award–winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church,… 
CastAlex Gibney, Jamey Sheridan, Chris Cooper, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Seán Ó Cualáin
As construction of the GE Building, centrepiece of New York's Rockerfeller Centre, neared completion in the autumn of 1932, a black and white ph… 
CastFionnula Flanagan
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Ashim Ahluwalia
A delightfully lurid ride through the lower depths of the Bombay film industry, Miss Lovely follows two brothers who hit it big producing sex-ho… 
CastNawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil Ge…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Markus Imhoof
Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” In the past five year… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany/Austria/Swit…
DOC$PG

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Soi Cheang
A rookie cop takes on a veteran escape driver in a death defying final showdown on the motorway. A cocky young cop on the city's top-secret, hi… 
CastShawn Yue, Anthony Wong, Xiaodong Guo
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
VAN$14A

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Manjeet Singh
Rahul roams the streets with his balloon-seller friend Arbaaz. These two kids escape the grim realities of their lives by gambling, roasting sto… 
CastRahul Bairagi, Dhanshree Jain,Salman Khan, A…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$PG

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Ryûhei Kitamura
A gang of ruthless highway killers kidnap a wealthy couple traveling cross country only to shockingly discover that things are not what they see… 
CastLuke Evans, Adelaide Clemens, Derek Magyar, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Janet Tobias
While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent … 
CastSaul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Juan Carlos Medina
In this fascinating allegorical horror-thriller, a brilliant young neurosurgeon emerges miraculously unharmed from a devastating car crash — onl… 
CastDerek de Lint, Irene Montalà, Félix Gómez, R…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$14A

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Peaches
The first feature film by notorious Canadian musician and performance artist Peaches is a wild transsexual rock opera, screening in conjunction … 
CastDanni Daniels, Sandy Kane, Peaches
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
VAN$14A

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Vasan Bala
The lives of a rookie cop, a streetwise orphan and a beautiful young ex-teacher collide explosively in the drug underworld of Mumbai in this edg… 
CastMukesh Chhabra, Zachary Coffin, Gulshan Deva…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Luis Prieto
In London, a drug pusher's life spins out of control over the course of one week. Nicolas Winding Refn serves as executive producer on this Eng… 
CastRichard Coyle, Bronson Webb and Agyness Deyn
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

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Marina Zenovich
A follow-up to the 2008 documentary "Roman Polanski: Wanted And Desired", focusing on the filmmaker's successful battle to avoid extradition in … 
CastRoman Polanski
LanguageEnglish, French, Ger…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Rodney Ascher
Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with ardent fans convinced they have decoded Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining’s secret messages … 
CastBuffy Visick
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Jamie Kastner
A cheeky, sexy documentary-hybrid, The Secret Disco Revolution wraps revealing celebrity interviews — The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool an… 
CastReg Taylor, The Village People, Gloria Gayno…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Martin McDonagh
A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's b… 
CastColin Farrell, Woody Harrelso, Sam Rockwell,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$$14A

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Hansal Mehta
The film is the true story of slain lawyer Shahid Azmi, who fought several pro-bono cases in India. This compelling drama tells the remarkable … 
CastRaj Kumar, Prabhleen Sandhu, Baljinder Kaur,…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$PG

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Dibakar Banerjee
Prime leader of a campaign against a big government project is killed in what appears to be a road accident. An IAS officer is ordered to probe … 
CastEmraan Hashmi, Abhay Deol, Prasenjit Chatter…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Treva Wurmfeld
Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters. Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts … 
CastSam Shepard, Johnny Dark
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Anand Gandhi
In the first feature film from acclaimed Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, three disparate people — a devout monk stricken by illness, a blind wom… 
CastAida El-Kashef, Sohum Shah, Neeraj Kabi
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$PG

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Barry Avrich
One of the most infamous moguls, Garth Drabinsky’s incredible story is the most dramatic and unprecedented rise to and fall from power in show b… 
CastDan Brambilla, Diahann Carroll, Aubrey Dan, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Ben Wheatley
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong tu… 
CastAlice Lowe, Steve Oram and Dan Charles
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

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Dan Setton
In 2009, Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad launched a plan to demonstrate that his people were deserving of statehood, inspiring them to c… 
CastSalam Fayaad
LanguageEnglish, Arabic, Heb…   CountryIsrael/Palestine/USA…
DOC$PG

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Christopher Nelius and Justi…
This pulse-racing real-life adventure follows two of Australia's greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific's bigges… 
CastTom Carroll, Ross Clark-Jones, Ben Matson
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Roberto Rossellini
Long circulated in severely truncated or re-edited versions, Roberto Rossellini's once reviled, now revered masterpiece — the first of an epocha… 
CastIngrid Bergman, Mario Vitale and Renzo Cesan…
LanguageItalian, English   CountryItaly/USA
CTQFree14A

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Roman Polanski
Roman Polanski’s gorgeous, sweeping version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel Tess of the d’Urbervilles returns in a glorious new 4K digital resto… 
CastNastassja Kinski, Peter Firth, Leigh Lawson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTQFreePG

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Aleksander Nordaas
Two forensic clean-up men discover a deadly mythological siren hidden in the basement of a remote cabin in the Norwegian woods. She never utters… 
CastMorten Andresen, Erlend Nervold, Silje Reinå…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
VAN$14A

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Abdoul Aziz Cissé
This captivating documentary explores the contemporary graffiti culture of Dakar, where painters, rappers and taggers have created a language of… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Wolof   CountrySénégal
DOC$PG

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Francesco Patierno
“The War of the Volcanoes” tells a part of Italian and world cinema history, an intense and timeless story like the island where it takes place.… 
CastRoberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman, Anna Mag…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CTQFree14A

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Michel Gondry
On the last day of school, a group of NYC teenagers on a Bronx bus head towards an uncertain future in the rollicking, charming and formally dar… 
CastMichael Brodie, Teresa Lynn, Raymond Delgado
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Mahdi Fleifel
An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a we… 
CastMahdi Fleifel
LanguageArabic, English   CountryUnited Kingdom | Leb…
DOC$PG