A triumph of neorealist storytelling, Linha de Passe conveys the memorable and moving story of a mother and her four fatherless sons struggling to find their way in the challenging metropolis of São Paulo.
Confined to a wheelchair by an incurable disease, a woman takes the pilgrimage to the famous French shrine in this disturbing and subtle film about the power of faith. Radiating intelligence with every frame, Lourdes coolly treads a fine line between tragedy and satire.
A family weekend in the Breton countryside spirals out of control for recent divorcée Lena (Chiara Mastroianni) when her mother invites her cheating ex over without her knowledge in this New Wave–inspired look at a woman on the verge.
Boasting remarkable performances from its two leads, this South Korean drama follows two childhood friends who reunite as young women, only to discover that economic anxiety can rupture bonds that once were innocent and pure.
A turn-of-the-century aristocrat whose wealth is dwindling continues to spend money on lavish concerts in his music room in this rueful, ironical film that stands as one of the greatest in Indian cinema. This classic of Indian cinema will be seen in a print restored by the Academy Film Archive.
Increasingly cynical about the world of human affairs in postwar England, a middle-aged man finds, by adopting a dog, the utter devotion that was missing from his human relationships, in this simultaneously touching and explicitly earthy animated feature.
An adulterous wife takes a working trip with her photographer husband into the woods, where he mysteriously disappears and later, back home, reappears subtly changed in this quietly eerie, sultry and suspenseful drama from one of Thailand’s leading “new wave” filmmakers.
On location in Lisbon, a lonely French film actress of Portuguese descent embarks on a path of self-discovery through the city, with a few diverting detours, in this fados-laden spell-casting tale about love and the unlikely places you find it.
Alida Valli stars as an Italian countess who betrays both family and country in a desperate affair with Farley Granger’s charming but dissolute officer from the Austrian occupying forces in 1866 Venice. Visconti’s first color film has been beautifully restored by StudioCanal, Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia/Cineteca Nazionale, Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata.
Acclaimed Turkish/German filmmaker Faith Akin takes a delightful comedic turn in this romp about the hapless owner of a Hamburg greasy spoon on an epic run of bad luck with love, family and the tax authorities, who’ll do anything—including upgrading to gourmet cuisine—to keep his restaurant afloat.