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Kon-Tiki
This is the classic Academy-Award winning documentary film of an astonishing adventure, a journey spanning 4,300 nautical miles across the Pacific Ocean by raft. Intrigued by Polynesian folklore, Norwegian biologist Thor Heyerdahl suspected that the South Sea Islands had been settled by an ancient race from thousands of miles to…
The Tin Drum
Part of the Series: The Janus German Collection
Oskar is born in Germany in 1924 with an advanced intellect. Repulsed by the hypocrisy of adults and the irresponsibility of society, he refuses to grow older after his third birthday. While the chaotic world around him careers toward the madness and folly of World War II, Oskar pounds incessantly…
Padre Padrone
Follows the story of young, barely literate shepherd boy Gavino who lives under the thumb of his tyrannical peasant father. He is ultimately rescued from his family and his isolated lifestyle by a call to military service, eventually emerging as a brilliant linguist and scholar. Based on the book by…
Casanova '70
Nominated for an Academy Award(r) for Best Screenplay, Casanova '70 is a raucously funny sex romp starring Marcello Mastroianni at his charismatic peak. Packed with bed-hopping hijinks, a parade of gorgeous actresses, and Mastroianni's hilariously dry wit, Casanova '70 is a colorfully ribald gem from the Golden Age of Italian…
Himalaya
Academy Award nominated movie filmed over seven months in the forbidding Dolpo region of Nepal, HIMALAYA tells the story of a generational struggle for the leadership of a tiny mountain village between its proud old chief and a headstrong young caravanner.
Balseros - Cuban Rafters
In the summer of 1994, a team of public television reporters filmed and interviewed seven Cubans a few days before their risky venture of setting out to sea in homemade rafts to reach the coast of the United States. Six made it far enough to be picked up at sea…
Viridiana
Banned in Spain and denounced by the Vatican, Luis Bunuel's irreverent vision of life as a beggar's banquet is regarded by many as his masterpiece. In it, novice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her…
Amarcord
Part of the Series: Janus Italian Cinema Collection
This carnivalesque portrait of provincial Italy during the fascist period, the most personal film from Federico Fellini, satirizes the director's youth and turns daily life into a circus of social rituals, adolescent desires, male fantasies, and political subterfuge, all set to Nina Rota's classic, nostalgia-tinged score. The Academy Award-winning Amarcord…
Kavi
This Academy Award nominated short film tells the story of a boy in India who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead he is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Unsatisfied with his fate, Kavi must choose to either accept what he's…
Chico & Rita
Oscar-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Calle 54) and Spain's legendary illustrator Javier Mariscal celebrate their passion for the music and culture of Cuba with an epic story of love, passion, and heartbreak. Cuba, 1948. Chico is a young piano player with big dreams. Rita is a beautiful singer with…
Dogtooth
2011 Academy Award Nominee For Best Foreign Language Film and winner of the Un Certain Regard prize at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival, Yorgos Lanthimos' DOGOOTH is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents' isolated country estate and living in an absurdist, nightmarish experiment of manipulation…
As It Is In Heaven
Nominated for Best Foreign Film at the 2005 Academy Awards, As It Is In Heaven is the story of Daniel, a successful international conductor who returns to his childhood village in Sweden.