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41.

Embrace of the Serpent

Through parallel story threads set 40 years apart, this absorbing odyssey follows two Western scientists who travel deep into the Amazon jungle looking for a rare plant that possesses healing powers, with enigmatic shaman Karamakate as their guide. Nominated to for Best Foreign Language Feature at the 2016 **Academy Awards**, Best International Film at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**, and winner of the **Sundance Film Festival**'s Alfred P. Sloan Award. Official Selection at the **Cannes Film Festival**. *"Embrace of the Serpent is a legitimate stunner, a river-trip that will mesmerize and jack with you, leaving you not quite certain, at its end, how to go about the rest of your day."* - Alan Scherstuhl, ***The Village Voice*** *"Unique and intoxicating, an art movie that grip [...]
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2019; 2016
42.

Polytechnique

From the Oscar-nominated director of *Arrival* and *Blade Runner 2049* comes this searing drama based on true events. In December 1989, a disturbed killer stalked the campus of Montreal Polytechnique with one goal in mind - to target as many young women as possible. This gut-wrenching film mirrors the gun violence and misogyny that haunt contemporary Western culture, and does so with nuance and delicacy. Nominated for the C.I.C.A.E. Award at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Winner of 9 **Genie Awards** including Best Achievement in Direction, Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role, and Best Screenplay, Original. *"The tragic art of Polytechnique isn't what it shows or reveals but rather the contemplation it inspires. There are moments in life when nothing makes sense and sadne [...]
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2019; 2009
43.

In the House

A teenage boy insinuates himself into the house of a fellow student and writes about their family in essays for his French teacher. Faced with this gifted and unusual pupil, the teacher rediscovers his enthusiasm for his work, but the boy's intrusion unleashes a series of uncontrollable events. Nominated for 6 **César Awards** including Best Actor (Fabrice Luchini), Best Director, and Best Film. Winner of the International Critics' Award at the **Toronto International Film Festival**. *"Savor IN THE HOUSE for its meta-exploration of adolescence, class resentment and suppressed desire ..." - Rene Rodriguez, **Miami Herald***
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2019; 2012
44.

A Film Unfinished

This potent documentary uses a long-lost film reel to illustrate how the Nazis controlled images of Jewish life during World War II. Though the Nazis made a propaganda movie of contented Jews in the Warsaw ghetto, the missing spool exposes the truth. Nominated for Outstanding Historical Programming - Long Form at the **News & Documentary Emmy Awards**. Winner of the Editing Award and nominated for the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. *"Yael Hersonski's A FILM UNFINISHED reclaims history, teaches a lesson about the reliability of images and raises unanswerable questions about complicity." - Joe Williams, **St. Louis Post-Dispatch***
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2019; 2010
45.

Coherence

In this mind-bending sci-fi thriller, eight friends at a dinner party start experiencing strange and mysterious events on the night a comet is passing close to Earth. Soon it becomes clear that nothing and no one are what they appear. Winner of the Carnet Jove Jury Award and Best Screenplay and nominated for **Best Motion Picture at the Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival**. Nominated for an Audience Award and the Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award at the **Gotham Awards**. *"[A] smart, tense genre outing that thoroughly shows up big-budget tent-poles with its superior inventiveness." - Joe Bendel, **Epoch Times***
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2019; 2014
46.

Tehran Taboo

In this gorgeously animated drama, the lives of several strong-willed women and a young musician intersect. Their stories reveal the hypocrisies of modern Iranian society, where sex, drugs, and corruption coexist with strict religious law. In the bustling metropolis of Tehran, avoiding prohibitions has become an everyday sport and breaking taboos can be a means of personal emancipation. Nevertheless, women invariably end up on the bottom rung of the social order. A young woman needs an operation to “restore” her virginity. A judge in the Islamic Revolutionary Court exhorts favors from a prostitute in exchange for a favorable ruling. The wife of an imprisoned drug addict is denied the divorce she needs in order to live independently. Nominated for the Critics' Week Grand Prize and the [...]
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2019; 2017
47.

My Journey Through French Cinema

Writer-director Bertrand Tavernier is truly one of the grand auteurs of the movies. His experience is vast, his knowledge is voluminous, his love is inexhaustable and his perspective is matched only by that of Martin Scorsese. This magnificent, epic documentary has been a lifetime in the making. Tavernier knows his native cinema inside and out, from the giants like Renoir, Godard, and Melville (for whom he has worked as an assistant) to now overlooked and forgotten figures like Edmund T. Gréville and Guy Gilles, and his observations and reminiscences are never less than penetrating and always deeply personal.  Nominated for the Golden Eye at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary Film at the **César Awards**. *"It would be a shame if the film were to be seen onl [...]
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2019; 2016
48.

3 Hearts

A touching and tense drama about destiny, connections, and passion, 3 HEARTS presents a headily romantic look at a classic love triangle. One night in provincial France, Marc (Benoît Poelvoorde) meets Sylvia (Charlotte Gainsburg) after missing his train back to Paris. Instantly and intensly drawn to one another, they wander through the streets until morning in rare, almost choreographed, harmony. A thwarted plan for a second meeting sends each in a seperate direction - Sylvie reunites with her ex and leaves France; Marc falls in love and marries. What neither knows is that Marc's new bride is Sylvie's sister Sophie (Chiara Mastroianni). Upon Sylvie's return to France, the spark between her and Marc is reignited in ways that will forever alter the relationships between sister to siste [...]
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2019; 2014
49.

Wendy and Lucy

Wendy Carroll (Michelle Williams) is driving to Alaska in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the Northwestern Fish cannery, and the start of a new life with her dog, Lucy. When her car breaks down in Oregon, however, the thin fabric of her financial situation comes apart, and she confronts a series of increasingly dire economic decisions, with far-ranging repercussions for herself and Lucy. Winner of the Palm Dog and nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award at the **Cannes Film Festival**. Nominated for Best Feature and Best Female Lead (Michelle Williams) at the **Film Independent Spirit Awards**. Voted among the Top Independent Films of 2008 by the **National Board of Review** (USA). *"In happy sum, Reichardt is one more of the current American directors, most of them still yo [...]
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2019; 2008
50.

Keep the Change

When aspiring filmmaker David (Brandon Polansky) is mandated by a judge to attend a social program at the Jewish Community Center, he is sure of one thing: he doesn’t belong there. But when he’s assigned to visit the Brooklyn Bridge with the vivacious Sarah (Samantha Elisofon), sparks fly and his convictions are tested. Their budding relationship must weather Sarah’s romantic past, David’s judgmental mother (Jessica Walter), and their own pre-conceptions of what love is supposed to look like. Under the guise of an off-kilter New York romantic comedy, KEEP THE CHANGE does something quite radical in casting actors with autism to play characters with autism, offering a refreshingly honest portrait of a community seldom depicted on the big screen. Winner of Best New Narrative Director an [...]
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2019; 2017
51.

Number One Fan

In this French tragi-comedy, Sandrine Kiberlain (*Mademoiselle Chambon*) stars as Muriel, a beautician who, for the past two decades, has been French crooner Vincent Lacroix’s number one fan. She spends most of her free time keeping up with his new songs and his shows. Then one night, she opens her door to find Vincent – her idol – standing on her doorstep. His arrival turns Muriel’s life upside down as she embarks on a journey that even she could not have invented. Nominated for Best First Film and Best Actress at the **César Awards**. Nominated for Best First Film, Best Screenplay, and Best Actress at the **Lumiere Awards**. "*Sandrine Kiberlain shines in this pacy, Paris-set and just-silly-enough thriller.*" - Dave Calhoun, ***Time Out***
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2019; 2014
52.

Seven Beauties

Nominated for four **Academy Awards** including Best Director (making Lina Wertmüller the first woman to be bestowed the honor), SEVEN BEAUTIES stars Giancarlo Giannini (*Swept Away*) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven sisters while claiming to protect their honor at any cost, Pasqualino is arrested for murder and later sent to fight in the army after committing sexual assault. The Germans capture him and he gets sent to a concentration camp where he plots to make his escape by seducing a German officer. Nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay, and Best Foreign Film at the **Academy Awards**. Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the **Golden Globes**. [...]
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2019; 1975
53.

Last Men in Aleppo

2018 **Academy Award** nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad’s breathtaking work – a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage – follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the **Sundance Film Festival**. Nominated for the Audience Award for Best Documentary at the **Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival**. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the **Academy Awards**. *"This heartbreaking yet inspiring film is the best and worst of humanity all in one story." - Colin Covert, **Minneapolis Star Tribune*** *"THE LAST MEN IN ALEPPO documents a cat [...]
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2019; 2017
54.

Ixcanul

The brilliant debut by Guatemalan filmmaker Jayro Bustamante is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters' customs and beliefs, IXCANUL chronicles with unblinking realism, a disappearing tradition and a disappearing people. Winner of the Alfred Bauer award and nominee for the Golden Berlin Bear award at the 2015 **Berlin International Film Festival**. *"Like its titular Guatemalan volcano, Jayro Bustamante's hypnotic film debut IXCANUL bubbles with the tension of a teenage girl at odds with her family's native customs."* - Alex Migdal, ***The Globe and Mail***
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2019; 2015
55.

Pop Aye

A successful Bangkok architect in the midst of a midlife crisis is reunited with an elephant he knew growing up. The two embark on a road trip to the man's childhood home in the idyllic Thai countryside. Along the way, they meet a colorful cast of characters, including a pair of nonplussed local police officers, a forlorn transgender sex worker, and a mysteriously wise drifter. As the encounters mount and the bond between man and elephant deepens, filmmaker Kirsten Tan weaves a strikingly universal tale in this feature debut. Winner of the Screenwriting Award for World Cinema - Dramatic at the **Sundance Film Festival** and the Big Screen Award at the **Rotterdam Film Festival**. "*A joy. Warm yet unsentimental.*"— Maggie Lee, ***Variety*** "T*he thinking person’s feel-good film of t [...]
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2019; 2017
56.

Chinese Puzzle

Xavier's (Romain Duris) life is a mess. His ex, Wendy (Kelly Reilly) has left him in Paris and taken their kids to New York. Always up for an adventure, Xavier follows them to the city and begins to piece together a life for himself amidst the cheerful chaos of downtown Manhattan. Nominated for the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the **San Francisco International Film Festival**. *"An amiably daffy look at perpetual adolescence, French-style."* - Tom Long, ***The Detroit News***
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2019; 2013
57.

Maigret Sets a Trap

Inspector Maigret tries to trap a killer and discovers why a happily married, wealthy, and talented man should want to murder women at night. Jean Gabin is fantastic as Georges Simenon's secure and steady sleuth, and old-hand Jean Delannoy expertly keeps up the pace and suspense in this enjoyable whodunnit. Nominated for Best Film from Any Source and Best Foreign Actor (Jean Gabin and Jean Desailly) at the **BAFTA Awards**.
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2019; 1958
58.

Victoria

Shot in a single uninterrupted take, Victoria, a young woman from Madrid meets four local guys outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends are real Berliners who promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these boys have got themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that needs to be repaid that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne begins developing into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. As the night rolls on, what started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control. As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne realize: it's all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping journey into the depths of the night. Winner of the Prize of the Guild of German Art House Cinemas and the Silver Berlin B [...]
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2019; 2015
59.

Hannah Arendt

In the award-winning HANNAH ARENDT, the sublime Barbara Sukowa reteams with director Margarethe von Trotta for a brilliant new biopic of the influential German-Jewish philosopher and political theorist. Arendt’s reporting on the 1961 trial of ex-Nazi Adolf Eichmann in The New Yorker—controversial both for her portrayal of Eichmann and the Jewish councils—introduced her now-famous concept of the “Banality of Evil.” Using footage from the actual Eichmann trial and weaving a narrative that spans three countries, von Trotta beautifully turns the often invisible passion for thought into immersive, dramatic cinema. Official Selection at the **Toronto International Film Festival** and the **New York Jewish Film Festival**. Winner of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role (Barbara [...]
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2019; 2012
60.

Farewell My Queen

Marking the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot (*A Single Girl*), FAREWELL, MY QUEEN brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of nobility and ultimately the chaos that engulfed the court of Marie Antoinette in the final days before the full-scale outbreak of the Revolution. Based on the best-selling novel by Chantal Thomas, this film stars Léa Seydoux (*The Lobster*) as one of Marie’s ladies-in-waiting, quietly working her way into her mistress’s special favors, until history tosses her fate onto a decidedly different path. With the action moving effortlessly from the gilded drawing rooms of the nobles to the back quarters of those who serve them, this is a period film at once accurate and sumptuous in its visual details and modern in its emotions. [...]
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2019; 2012