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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,…
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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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…
Finding Altamira
In this powerful historical drama about the intersection of faith and reason, a Spanish archaeologist Marcelino (Antonio Banderas) and his daughter Maria (Allegra Allen) discover seemingly impossible paintings of galloping bison adorning the walls of a hidden cave. The discovery…
On Guard - Le bossu
The swordplay never ends in this dazzling, Dumas-like adventure of conspiracy and revenge, set around 1700 and presented here in its seventh filmed incarnation, directed by French New Wave titan Philippe de Broca ( That Man from Rio ). Daniel…
No Way to Live
In this dark Postmodern-Southern-Gothic-Noir, an interracial teenage couple in the 1950's American South rob and steal to escape their oppressive town, but when violence erupts they are forced to confront their own dark secrets. "Nick Chakwin and David Guglielmo's NO…
The Lover - L’amant
Nominated for Best Cinematography at the Academy Awards and Best Foreign Film at the Cesar Awards THE LOVER is an acclaimed period romantic drama. In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with…
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…
I Capture the Castle
A Critically-Acclaimed Romance set in 1930's England featuring Rose Byrne, Henry Cavill and Bill Nighy The film follows 17-year-old Cassandra Mortmain, and the fortunes of her eccentric family, struggling to survive in a decaying English castle. Salvation comes in the…
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…
Ladies in Lavender
In this beautifully crafted British drama, aging spinster sisters Ursula (Dame Judi Dench - Skyfall, Philomena ) and Janet (Dame Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey, Gosford Park ) discover a young man (Daniel Bruhl - Inglourious Basterds, Captain America: Civil…
Francesco
Nominated for the Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival and based on Herman Hesse's Francis of Assisi, FRANCESCO depicts the life and times of St. Francis of Assisi and the rise of the Franciscan order that he founded. Following his…
I, the Worst of All
Assumpta Serna stars as the brilliant and beautiful poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz in this magnificent portrayal of 17th Century Mexico. In order to pursue her love of writing, Juana enters the convent and gains international renown. When…
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…
Richard III
Part of the Series: The Janus British Collection
In Richard III, director, producer, and star Laurence Olivier brings Shakespeare's masterpiece of Machiavellian villainy to ravishing cinematic life. Olivier is diabolically captivating as Richard, Duke of Gloucester, who, through a series of murderous machinations, steals the crown from his…
Adam Resurrected
This star-studded drama follows the story of Adam Stein (Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park, The Grand Budapest Hotel ), a charismatic patient at a mental institution for Holocaust survivors in Israel, in 1961. He reads minds and confounds his doctors, lead…
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…
To Life - À la vie
Helene, Lili and Rose met in Auschwitz, where the three twenty-year-old Jewish girls were deported. Thanks to German-speaking Dutch Lili, who was working in the camp kitchen, the two French girls survived. However, after the liberation of the camp, they…
Tristana
Tristana stars Catherine Deneuve as an orphaned young woman who becomes the ward of a nobleman (Fernando Rey) who seduces her. She then leaves him for an artist (Franco Nero), but returns to her aging benefactor and calculatingly hastens his…
Lady Chatterley
Kino is now proud to present Lady Chatterley in a new, two-part, Extended European Edition featuring nearly an hour of additional material excluded from the film's theatrical cut that explores the emotional and sensual borderlands uniting sex, love, and loyalty…
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