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Sami Blood - Sameblod
This acclaimed film follows 14-year-old Sami girl Elle Marja ("Powerful newcomer Lene Cecilia Sparrok." - New York Times ), who, along with her sister, is torn from her indigenous reindeer-herding family and placed in a government-run boarding school in 1930s…
The King's Choice - Kongens nei
Based on the true story about the three dramatic days in April 1940 when the King of Norway was presented with an unimaginable ultimatum from the German armed forces: Surrender or die. After three days of desperately trying to evade…
Sissi
In the first part of the acclaimed Sissi trilogy, Romy Schneider makes an impressive starring debut in the delightful Austrian comedy SISSI. The titular heroine is a preteen 19th century lass of noble birth, who charms everyone she meets. Especially…
Resistance
This World War II drama stars Michael Sheen ( Frost/Nixon, Masters of Sex ), and features two Game of Thrones stars, Iwan Rheon and Tom Wlaschiha. In 1944, the D-Day for the invasion of Normandy by the Allies has failed…
Aguirre, the Wrath of God - Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes
Noted by legendary film critic Roger Ebert as one of his top ten favorite films of all time, this masterpiece from Oscar-nominated director Werner Herzog is an unforgettable portrait of madness and power. In the mid-16th century, after annihilating the…
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Mad To Be Normal
David Tennant ( Doctor Who ) and Elizabth Moss ( Madmen, The Handmaid's Tale ) star in this drama about celebrity psychiatrist R.D. Laing who revolutionized the treatment of people diagnosed as 'mad'. MAD TO BE NORMAL reveals the story…
Ida
The winner of Best Foreign Language Film at the Academy Awards in 2014. From acclaimed director Pawel Pawlikowski (Last Resort, My Summer of Love) comes Ida, an moving and intimate drama about a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland who,…
The Queen of Spain - La reina de España
Oscar-winner Penelope Cruz ( Vicky Cristina Barcelona ) stars as the famous movie star Macarena Granada, who flees the glitz and glamour of 1950s Hollywood to return to her roots in Spain where she has signed on to star in…
Sissi: The Young Empress - Sissi - Die junge Kaiserin
In the second installment of Ernst Marischka's trilogy, the young Empress Sissi is enchanted by Hungary, a country she has never visited, but feels an affinity with. The Hungarians are deeply affected by Sissi's love for their country, and want…
Goya's Ghosts
Directed by Oscar-winner Milos Foreman, "Goya's Ghosts" is a sweeping historical epic, told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya (Stellan Skarsgard). Set against the backdrop of political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start…
Rommel
This action-filled historical drama depicts the harrowing seven final months in the life of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, known as the "Desert Fox." Winner of Best Actor - National (Ulrich Tukur) at the Bambi Awards . Nominated for Favorite…
My Brilliant Career
Sometimes it is the things that bind us, that truly set us free Sybylla Melbyn (Judy Davis) is the eldest daughter of an impoverished New South Wales farming family. Bold and determined, Sybylla dreams of succeeding as an acclaimed writer.…
Sissi: The Fateful Years of an Empress - Sissi - Schicksalsjahre einer Kaiserin
In the third and final part of the Sissi trilogy, The young Empress Sissi is staying at the Godolle Palace in Hungary with her little daughter. Here she can be herself, liberated from all the strict court rules in Austria.…
Low Down
Based on the memoir by Amy-Jo Albany, LOW DOWN is a compassionate, tender look at the complex relationship between Amy-Jo (Elle Fanning) and her father Joe (John Hawkes), a man torn between his musical ambition, his devotion to his teenage…
Passion of Joan of Arc
Part of the Series: Janus International Silent Cinema Collection
With its stunning camerawork and striking compositions, Carl Th. Dreyer's The Passion of Joan of Arc convinced the world that movies could be art. Renee Falconetti gives one of the greatest performances ever recorded on film, as the young maiden…
The Odyssey - L'odyssée
This Cesar Award -winning historical drama covers the life of one of history's most famous explorers. Highly influential and a fearlessly ambitious pioneer, innovator, filmmaker, researcher and conservationist, Jacques-Yves Cousteau's aquatic adventure covers roughly thirty years of an inarguably rich…
Leonie
In the lush tradition of the glorious films of Merchant and Ivory, comes the true story of Leonie Gilmour (Emily Mortimer), who crossed continents, wars and cultures, embodied with courage and passion in search of art and freedom. An independent…
Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe
This emotionally powerful film explores the painful dilemma of whether to speak out or remain silent in the face of tyranny. It tells the story of Austrian writer Stefan Zweig and his life in exile from 1936 to 1942. Zweig…
Sophie and the Rising Sun
Set in the autumn of 1941 in Salty Creek, a fishing village in South Carolina, this film tells the dramatic story of interracial lovers swept up in the tides of history. As World War II rages in Europe, a wounded…
Pelle the Conqueror - Pelle erobreren
Lasse, an elderly and widowed farmer, and his young son Pelle, join a boat-load of immigrants to escape from impoverished rural Sweden to Denmark's Baltic island of Bornholm. They are employed at a large farm in Denmark, where they are…