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2015 Berlin International Film Festival

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Umbango - DOWNLOAD

$9.99 | 70 minutes

Two friends accused of murder prepare to fight back against a ruthless businessman, set on revenge&hellip…

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2010 Berlin International Film Festival

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The Killer Inside Me

$17.95 | 109 minutes

The second feature-length adaptation of author Jim Thompson's acclaimed 1952 crime novel, Michael Winterbottom's unflinching, psychosexual post-noir stars Casey Affleck as Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford, a stoic small-town lawman leading a secret life as a serial killer. His West Texas jurisdiction plagued by a series of unsolved murders, Deputy&hellip…

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Howl

$14.95 | 84 minutes

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF HARVEY MILK filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman make an ambitious leap to narrative film with this hybrid of live-action drama and animation. HOWL divides its focus between the real-life obscenity trial of the eponymous poem by Allen Ginsberg (James Franco) and the epic poem itself, which is brought to life&hellip…

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Indigo - DOWNLOAD

$7.99 | 19 minutes

Special Mention

A young British Indian boy discovers he has a special gift. Tragedy ensues and a powerful secret is revealed to the world. &hellip…

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2009 Berlin International Film Festival

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Treeless Mountain

$10.95 | 89 minutes

TREELESS MOUNTAIN is abundant in the only special effect that Hollywoods magical movie-making machines can never generate: sincerity. It is the story of two Korean girls (ages approximately seven and five) whose innocence is tested as they get passed from home to home while their mother searches for their absent father. With only her&hellip…

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Adam Resurrected

$11.95 | 106 minutes

The trouble with Holocaust movies is that they're about the Holocaust; they resurrect an illustrious horror, habited by history's most reliable demons, with little to say except that, yes, this was a tragedy. ADAM RESURRECTED isn't likely to fit anyone's definition of a Holocaust movie. As director Paul Schrader (AFFLICTION) summarized&hellip…

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The Messenger

$10.95 | 113 minutes

An Iraq War veteran who just narrowly escaped death in combat struggles with his new post at the Casualty Notification Office in this military drama starring Ben Foster, Woody Harrelson, Jena Malone, and Samantha Morton. Will Montgomery (Foster) has spent his fair share of time in army hospitals, and with just three months to go before&hellip…

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Encirclement

$24.95 | 160 minutes

A portrait of neo-liberal ideology and the various mechanisms used to impose its dictates throughout the world&hellip…

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2008 Berlin International Film Festival

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Seaview

$24.95 | 82 minutes

The Seaview documentary asylum seekers, filmed in Mosney, is a former holiday camp an hour outside of Dublin, Ireland converted to a holiding center for asylum seekers. Over the three years they spent there, the filmmakers slowly gained the trust of the residents. Intensely close conversations reveal their individual stories, from the&hellip…

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Filth and Wisdom

$17.95 | 84 minutes

Having tackled the world of music, acting, and children's publishing, Madonna has turned her attention to directing, making her feature film debut with FILTH AND WISDOM. Set in a London flat, the film follows the episodic adventures of a colorful cast of characters, including a reluctant stripper (Holly Weston), a blind poet (Richard&hellip…

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Full Battle Rattle

$17.95 | 85 minutes

An intriguing and sometimes intimate documentary, FULL BATTLE RATTLE is an important peek behind the curtains on military preparations for the most dangerous stage of all: the war in Iraq. The film opens with what appears to be a deadly ambush of a U.S. military patrol in Iraq. In fact, it is one of the many simulations conducted at the&hellip…

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Sita Sings the Blues

$24.95 | 82 minutes

Gen-14+(Special Mention)

Sita is a goddess seperated from her beloved Lord and husband Rama. Nina is animator whose husband moves to India, then dumps her by email. Three hilarious shadow puppets narrate both ancient tragedy and modern comedy in this beautifully animated interpretation of the Indian epic Ramayana. Set to the 1920's&hellip…

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Szmolinsky

$4.95 | 5 minutes

Set in Eberswalde, Germany, just outside of Berlin, Szmolinsky is the story of Karl and Inge. After Karl is contacted by the North Korean government to send his "German Giants" over to Pyong Yang, he is harassed by local animal rights activists. Szmolinsky offers a look into one chapter in this extraordinary story. &hellip…

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Standard Operating Procedure

$11.95 | 117 minutes

Silver Berlin Bear(Grand Jury Prize)
Golden Berlin Bear (Nominated)

Is it possible for a photograph to change the world? Photographs taken by soldiers in Abu Ghraib prison changed the war in Iraq and changed America's image of itself. Yet, a central mystery remains. Did the notorious Abu Ghraib photographs constitute evidence&hellip…

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2007 Berlin International Film Festival

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Alice's House

$24.95 | 92 minutes

In every house, you never know what secrets lie behind the front door...ALICE'S HOUSE, the highly-decorated Brazilian drama, is now available on IndiePix from our partners, FiGa films! When Alice, a Sao Paulo manicurist, wife and mother has a chance meeting with an old flame, she is forced to re-examine&hellip…

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Lady Chatterley

$23.95 | 161 minutes

Panorama Official Selection

This film is unique because it is an adaptation of D.H Lawrence's second and much less known version of the novel before he published the third and the more popular version with the title 'Lady Chatterley's Lover'. The fact that it is directed by a French woman filmmaker also sets it apart from several&hellip…

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2006 Berlin International Film Festival

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Brand upon the Brain!

$34.95 | 99 minutes

In the weird and wonderful supercinematic world of Canadian cult filmmaker Guy Maddin, personal memory collides with movie lore for a radical sensory overload. This eerie excursion into the Gothic recesses of Maddin's mad, imaginary childhood is a silent, black-and-white comic science-fiction nightmare set in a lighthouse on grim Black&hellip&hellip…

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2004 Berlin International Film Festival

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Triple Agent

$21.95 | 115 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Directed by Eric Rohmer, TRIPLE AGENT is a 1930s-era thriller that focuses on the activities of a devious Russian spy. Rohmer guides his cast through some though-provoking material as Marxists, Fascists, and other groups fall under the watchful gaze of the spy, with most of the action based on actual&hellip…

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2003 Berlin International Film Festival

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Mango Yellow

$17.95 | 100 minutes

C.I.C.A.E. Award, Forum of New Cinema

Set in the sizeable city of Recife in Brazil, MANGO YELLOW is a tale of hardship, romance, and ordinary lives. The principle characters center around the Texas Motel, a rundown retreat that attracts a variety of weird and wonderful people. Among them are Dunga (Matheus Nachtergaele), a gay&hellip…

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2002 Berlin International Film Festival

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Lost in La Mancha

$23.95 | 93 minutes

Directed by Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, LOST IN LA MANCHA documents Terry Gilliam's disaster-prone attempt to make THE MAN WHO KILLED DON QUIXOTE, a film largely based on the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes. The movie first encounters difficulties in its preproduction stage, starting with an uncomfortably small European-funded budget&hellip&hellip…

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Monster's Ball

$7.95 | 112 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)
Silver Berlin Bear, Best Actress

Set in modern Mississippi, MONSTER'S BALL subtly examines the impact of personal loss and the transforming power of human connection. The movie begins in the state penitentiary's death row, where father-and-son prison guards Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and Sonny Grotowski&hellip…

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Bad Guy

$24.95 | 103 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

A harrowing portrait of love and desire, BAD GUY is situated deep in Seoul's seedy nightlife. Differing strains of the story follow various people inexorably caught up in an underground existence that exercises a vice-like grip over their every action; a pimp forces a prostitute to live in her booth&hellip…

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2001 Berlin International Film Festival

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The American Nightmare

$19.95 | 73 minutes

In this thought-provoking documentary from filmmaker Adam Simon, legendary horror directors reveal the inspirations behind their groundbreaking films of the 1960s and '70s. Through film clips and interviews, masters of mayhem George Romero, Tobe Hooper, Wes Craven, David Cronenberg, John Landis, John Carpenter, and Tom Savini discuss&hellip&hellip…

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Sweetest Sound

$19.95 | 60 minutes

Award-winning independent filmmaker Alan Berliner (INTIMATE STRANGER, THE FAMILY ALBUM) takes a humorous and touching look at the way that names shape identity. Tracking the lives of several other men who share his name--including a celebrity photographer, an Ohio lawyer, and a Seattle social worker--Berliner deftly explores the relationship&hellip&hellip…

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The Inner Tour

$15.95 | 94 minutes

Ra'anan Alexandrowicz's THE INNER TOUR is a deeply affecting documentary that addresses the Middle Eastern conflict with a penetrating eye. The film follows a group of Palestinians as they embark on a three-day bus tour through Israel in 2000, just months before the historical Arab-Israeli war recommenced. What at first appears to be&hellip&hellip…

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Pie In the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story

$19.95 | 75 minutes

Riding and perhaps inspiring seminal pop artist Andy Warhol's 1960s redefinition of the concept of superstar, Brigid Berlin, the extravagant subject of the fascinating film PIE IN THE SKY: THE BRIGID BERLIN STORY, has persisted in presenting her personal struggles as the stuff of great art. The daughter of an extremely wealthy and prominent&hellip&hellip…

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Secret Society

$17.95 | 89 minutes

An overweight young woman discovers her inner strength after she takes a job in a canning factory and joins a secret society of female Sumo wrestlers. Daisy (Charlotte Brittain) is self-conscious about her weight even though her husband Ken (Lee Ross) thinks she's the most beautiful woman on earth. After he's fired, Ken decides to make&hellip&hellip…

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JSA - Joint Security Area

$19.95 | minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

This Korean thriller mines the historic tension between North and South Korea over activity in the JSA, the Joint Security Area, a region guarded by armies from both counties. When two North Korean soldiers are found dead there, it sets off a political chain of events that threatens to plunge the countries&hellip…

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Burnt Money

$14.95 | 125 minutes

When two gay thugs Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and El Nene (Leonardo Sbaraglia) join a plan to hold up an armored truck with a group of seasoned gangsters, their love and loyalty to each other is tested. Angel is wounded by police gunfire during the robbery, forcing El Nene to kill them all in a fit of rage. Things become complicated when&hellip&hellip…

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In July

$17.95 | 96 minutes

Daniel (Moritz Bleibtreu, DAS EXPERIMENT, RUN LOLA RUN) is a shy and lovelorn science teacher in Hamburg, Germany. Juli (Christiane Paul) is a dread-locked, free-spirited Hamburg street vendor. They cross paths when Juli sells Daniel a sun-inscribed ring and tells him he will soon fall in love with a woman wearing a similar symbol--with&hellip&hellip…

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Cool and Crazy

$12.95 | 89 minutes

The Berlevag Male Choir are a group of men who sing songs of spirituality in and around their home country of Norway. This documentary introduces audiences to this unique singing group. It also follows the singers as they prepare for a Russian tour. This portrait of the choir highlights both the talent on display as well as the deep bond&hellip&hellip…

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His Secret Life

$14.95 | 105 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

When Antonia (Margherita Buy) loses her husband Massimo in a terrifying car accident, she is devastated. Taking care of necessary business after his death, she runs across a painting, a gift to her husband with a note attached indicating that Antonia's partner of 15 years had been indiscreet for seven&hellip…

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Traffic

$34.95 | 147 minutes

Best Actor
Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Steven Soderbergh followed up his critical and commercial smash ERIN BROCKOVICH with this wildly exhilarating exploration of the complex, multilayered international drug problem. The film tells three seemingly disparate stories that loosely intersect and overlap, unfurling at a frantic&hellip…

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1999 Berlin International Film Festival

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Aimee & Jaguar

$23.95 | 125 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)
Silver Berlin Bear, Best Actress

In 1943, as World War II's Battle of Berlin rages, with air raids forcing families into their cellars for shelter and bombs exploding all over the city, Felice Schragenheim (Juliane Köhler) and Lilly Wust (Maria Schrader), fall in love. Director Max Färberböck's&hellip…

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Brakhage

$23.95 | 75 minutes

Over the course of 40 years, avant-garde film legend Stan Brakhage made nearly 400 films. Using experimental techniques of his own creation and no sound, he changed the both way we think about film and what we expect from light passing through celluloid. From "Window Water Baby Moving" (1958) to later works, such as "Dante's Quartet"&hellip&hellip…

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1996 Berlin International Film Festival

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Paris Was a Woman

$23.95 | 73 minutes

Audience Prize, Best Documentary

A documentary profile of the feminine side of the cultural epicenter of Paris' Left Bank, home to a vibrant community of women artists, scholars, and other creators that reached its summit in the 1920s. Includes background on such notables as Collete, Gisele Freund, Gertrude Stein, and Alice B&hellip…

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The Watermelon Woman

$14.95 | 93 minutes

Teddy, Best Feature Film

A black independent filmmaker and video store clerk is enthralled by the evocative image of a "mammy" in a woman-directed plantation movie from the early days of cinema--and by rumors that the actress and the director were lovers. Intent on discovering a little lesbian-filmmaker history, she begins a personal&hellip…

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Welcome to the Dollhouse

$16.95 | 87 minutes

C.I.C.A.E. Award, Forum of New Cinema

Todd Solondz's WELCOME TO THE DOLLHOUSE follows the painful daily trials of Dawn "Wienerdog" Wiener (Heather Matarazzo), an awkward, nerdy 12-year-old. The middle child between her geeky older brother, Mark (Matthew Faber), and her sickeningly sweet little sister, Missy (Daria Kalinina), Dawn&hellip…

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1995 Berlin International Film Festival

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Fresh Bait

$10.95 | 112 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear

Based on a true story, FRESH BAIT follows three accomplices as they try to make as much money as they can by any means necessary. The young and beautiful Nathalie (Marie Gillain) brings two men to an apartment for a sexual liaison, but they get far more than they bargained for when Eric (Olivier Sitruk) and&hellip…

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1994 Berlin International Film Festival

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Stories from the War on Homosexuality

$55.95 | 223 minutes

Best Documentary Film

Three documentaries from acclaimed gay filmmaker Arthur Dong are contained here. COMING OUT UNDER FIRE: Winner of the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, this documentary uses first-person accounts to chronicle the development of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy during World&hellip…

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1992 Berlin International Film Festival

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Life on a String

$23.95 | 107 minutes

Chen Kaige's LIFE ON A STRING, based on a story by Tiesheng Shi, tells the tale of an old blind musician who, when he was a young boy, was told that he would be cured of his affliction after he broke 1000 strings on his instrument. The old master (Liu Zhongyuan) has become a grizzled, saintly figure in pursuit of his goal of sight. His&hellip&hellip…

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1991 Berlin International Film Festival

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Absolutely Positive

$15.95 | 88 minutes

When it premiered, Peter Adair's now critically-acclaimed documentary ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE became the first film to humanize the face of AIDS. HIV-positive himself, Adair chose eleven individuals from a cast of 125. The subjects range in age from 17 to 60, coming from a wide variety of races, backgrounds, and lifestyles to share their&hellip&hellip…

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Days of Being Wild

$23.95 | 89 minutes

DAYS OF BEING WILD is the film that started it all for auteur art film director Wong Kar Wai, exhibiting many of the preoccupations and devices that would characterize his work throughout his career until the present time. The precise, almost melodic slowness of the pacing is reflective of the existential conundrum in which the characters&hellip&hellip…

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An Angel at My Table

$34.95 | 158 minutes

This sprawling, detailed film by Jane Campion (THE PIANO) tells the true story of Janet Frame, a painfully sensitive girl who managed to escape a dreary rural upbringing and eight years in a mental hospital to become New Zealand's premier poet. The film unfolds as a trilogy, with each section based on a different Frame autobiography&hellip&hellip…

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1990 Berlin International Film Festival

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Drugstore Cowboy

$10.95 | 104 minutes

C.I.C.A.E. Award, Forum of New Cinema

DRUGSTORE COWBOY was one of a group of films that led to the explosion of American independent cinema. Director Gus Van Sant generally maintains his highly stylized vision, regardless of a film's budget. His later films continue to illustrate the dreamlike moments contained in highly disturbing&hellip…

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1989 Berlin International Film Festival

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Dizzy Gillespie In Cuba

$15.95 | 84 minutes

Jazz history was irrevocably altered when Dizzy Gillespie helped form the burgeoning "bebop" movement in the 1940s. This film offers a glimpse of a trip to Cuba from the legendary trumpet player, where he provided entertainment for the audience at Havana's Fifth International Jazz Festival. Cuban music provided a great inspiration for&hellip&hellip…

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1988 Berlin International Film Festival

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Next of Kin/Family Viewing

$27.95 | 158 minutes

Interfilm Award, Forum of New Cinema(Honorable Mention)

Atom Egoyan's first pair of films offers viewers a chance to see two stunning efforts from one of the '90s best filmmakers. The double feature also allows us insight into some of Egoyan's main obsessions: sex, dysfunctional families, and video. Finally, the series serves&hellip…

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1975 Berlin International Film Festival

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Jacob the Liar

$17.95 | 96 minutes

Interfilm Recommendation-Competition
Silver Berlin Bear, Best Actor
Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Trapped in a Polish ghetto with thousands of other Jews, Jacob overhears a radio report about a nearby Russian victory. Eventually, he decides to pass on the news of hope to his fellow prisoners. However, in order to be believed&hellip…

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Adoption

$23.95 | 89 minutes

CIDALC Award
Golden Berlin Bear
Otto Dibelius Film Award
OCIC Award

Kati is a 43-year-old widow who wants a child by her married lover, but he refuses. Through her friendship with another woman, they help each other - the friend gets a marriage she wants and Kati adopts a child&hellip&hellip…

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1973 Berlin International Film Festival

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Tout Va Bien

$25.95 | 96 minutes

Interfilm Award, Forum of New Cinema

Iconoclastic French director Jean-Luc Godard became radicalized politically after the events of May 1968 in Paris, openly expressing admiration for the writings of Mao Zedong and other leftist leaders. Godard and his cohort, Jean-Pierre Gorin, even formed a Marxist film society, the Dziga Vertov&hellip…

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1966 Berlin International Film Festival

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Masculin Feminin

$25.95 | 105 minutes

Silver Berlin Bear
Youth Film Award
Interfilm Award - Honorable Mention
Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

A film about "the children of Marx and Coca Cola" directed by the child of Brecht and Hollywood, MASCULINE-FEMININE is a touchstone in the career of Jean-Luc Godard, a window into the kinetic world of Paris in the 1960s&hellip…

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1965 Berlin International Film Festival

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Repulsion

$34.95 | 105 minutes

Silver Berlin Bear(Special Jury Prize)

A psychological horror film shot almost entirely in a London flat, Repulsion delves into the case history of a mentally disturbed, hallucinogenic, homicidal girl.&hellip…

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1961 Berlin International Film Festival

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Antigone

$23.95 | 82 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Antigone achieves greatness in following the dictates of her own conscience, sacrificing her life in defiance of King Creon's authority when he forbids her to bury her brother, Polyneices. The definitive filming of Sophocles' classic Greek tragedy&hellip&hellip…

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The Bad Sleep Well

$25.95 | 150 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Something is rotten in Japan in this engaging drama by acclaimed director Akira Kurosawa. Toshirô Mifune stars as Koichi Nishi, the secretary to the president of a housing corporation, who seeks revenge for his father's murder. At Koichi's marriage to Kieko (Kyôko Kagawa), the president's&hellip…

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1960 Berlin International Film Festival

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Breathless

$34.95 | 90 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)
Silver Berlin Bear, Best Director

Former "Cahiers du Cinma" critic Jean-Luc Godard threw everything he had learned from years of movie watching into his debut feature--creating an enormously influential film and a seminal study of existential longing and betrayal. Within the first few minutes, Michel&hellip…

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Pickpocket

$34.95 | 75 minutes

Golden Berlin Bear(Nominee)

Inspired by Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, Robert Bresson's PICKPOCKET tells the story of a man whose attraction to crime threatens to condemn him forever--spiritually as well as physically. Michel (Martin LaSalle), a young thief, is caught one afternoon, breaking his dying&hellip…

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