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1.

Milou En Mai: May Fools

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Set in 1968, this is a colorful and comic portrait of an upper-class family in revolt, a clan that gathers to bury their matriarch and ends up almost killing each other with the family turmoil reflecting the social upheaval prevailing in France that year.
Laserdisc
1991; 1990
Ivy (By Request)
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Juliet of the Spirits

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Fellini's examination of the sexual psyche unfolds via his surrealistic use of abrupt cut-aways to illustrate a womans sexual fantasies.
Laserdisc
1989; 1965
Ivy (By Request)
3.

The Tree of Wooden Clogs

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Deceptively simple tale of a small community of peasants in Italy at the turn of the century. It follows four families through the seasons, and shows the seemingly small events that influence their lives and the love they feel for the land and their families.
Laserdisc
1991; 1978
Ivy (By Request)
4.

Rocco e I Suoi Fratelli

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The film is comprised of five episodes and is spread over half-a-dozen years. Each episode concentrates on one of five peasant brothers who, with their widowed mother, migrate to industrial Milan from poverty-stricken Southern Italy.
Laserdisc
1990; 1960
Clemons (Circulation Desk)
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La Commare Secca: The Grim Reaper

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Set in Rome's underworld, the story involves a murdered whore and the various working-class and criminal elements who are directly or tangentially involved in the crime.
Laserdisc
1991; 1962
Ivy (By Request)
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Marius

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Marius is the son of a cafe owner in the port of Marseilles. He loves the daughter of a fish-monger, Fanny, but also longs to live the adventurous life of a sailor. Even though the young couple become lovers and plan to marry, Fanny realizes that she cannot hold Marius from his dreams.
Laserdisc
1990; 1931
Ivy (By Request)
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Cesar

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This is the last film of Pagnol's famous Fanny trilogy. Fanny's son Cesar is told his real father is no Fanny's husband but rather Marius. The young man sets out to find his father and they are finally united after 20 years.
Laserdisc
1990; 1936
Ivy (By Request)
8.

Swimming to Cambodia

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A saga of the making of an epic war film.
Laserdisc
1988; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
9.

Bye Bye Brasil: Bye Bye Brazil

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Film follows a troupe of carnival-type entertainers in a land caught up in an avalanche of social change.
Laserdisc
1990
Ivy (By Request)
10.

Le Souffle Au Coeur: Murmur of the Heart

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This film is a poignant and provocative portrait of young man's sexual initiation and his complex, controversial relationship with his vivacious mother.
Laserdisc
1990; 1971
Ivy (By Request)
11.

Un Chien Andalou

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Un chien Andalou (16 min.) a surrealistic movie was written over the course of a three day exchange of fantasies and dreams with Salvador Dali. Land without bread (27 min.) made in 1932 and is Bunuel's only documentary film. It portrays the everyday lives of indigent peasants in one of Spain's most desolate regions.
Laserdisc
1991; 1928
Ivy (By Request)
12.

Nazarín

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A simple priest tries to live by Christian precepts and becomes an outcast and an outlaw. Using a variation of the Don Quixote theme applied to religion and hypocrisy, this candid comedy presents the impossibility of spiritual purity in a corrupt world.
Laserdisc
1989
Ivy (By Request)
13.

Battleship Potemkin

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Recounts the mutiny of Russian sailors in 1905. Includes the Odessa Steps sequence, famous for its revolutionary film editing and cinematic montage.
Laserdisc
1990; 1925
Ivy (By Request)
14.

Fanny

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This film spins a simple, charming story out of humor and compassion of the Provençal French. Fanny discovers that she is pregnant after her lover has deserted her to follow the adventurous life of the sea. In order to make the child legitimate, she reluctantly accepts the marriage offer of an older wealthy suitor.
Laserdisc
1990; 1932
Ivy (By Request)
15.

La Dolce Vita

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A journalist ventures into the decadent society of modern Rome and finds that his values are being destroyed, leaving him totally disillusioned.
Laserdisc
1990
Ivy (By Request)
16.

Matador

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It's love when a retired torero and a beautiful lawyer match obsessions and find a perfect fit. But what about the young bullfighting student whose confessions to a string of murders bring the two lovers together? Is he guilty, crazy, or just a romantic?
Laserdisc
1990; 1986
Ivy (By Request)
17.

Entre Tinieblas: Dark Hideout

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Yolanda, a nightclub singer who goes on the "lam" after her lover dies of a drug overdose, takes refuge in the Convent of the Humble Redeemers. The nuns have their own problems with the church, with the law and with their benefactor.
Laserdisc
1990
Ivy (By Request)
18.

Cria Cuervos

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Surrounded by tragedy and death, a nine-year old girl comes to believe that she has the power of life and death over those close to her.
Laserdisc
1990; 1977
Ivy (By Request)
19.

Le Caporal Épinglé: The Elusive Corporal

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Presents six unsuccessful attempted escapes from the Germans by the corporal (Jean-Pierre Cassel) and Patel (Claude Prasseur). But on the seventh attempt they make it to freedom.
Laserdisc
1991; 1962
Ivy (By Request)
20.

Alexander Nevsky

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Biographical story of Prince Alexander Nevsky and his successful resistance against an attempt by the Teutonic Knights to invade Russia in 1242.
Laserdisc
1990; 1938
Ivy (By Request)