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  • Afraid of Everything

    Nathalie Richard, who has done superb work with Jacques Rivette and Olivier Assayas, is the primary reason to see this 1999 black-and-white feature from director-writer David Barker. more...
  • Ali and Danny

    The title characters of this 2002 action comedy are child actors who meet at an Iranian film festival, one of them an Afghan living in Iran, the other a Londoner. more...
  • Babar, King of the Elephants

    A Canadian-German-French coproduction, this 1999 animated feature is based on the popular series of children's books by Jean de Brunhoff, and tells the story of how Babar lost his mother, grew up among humans, and returned to the jungle to assume his throne. more...
  • Ballroom Dancing

    Livia Gyarmathy's slight but affectionate documentary (2003, in Hungarian with subtitles) uses a dance recital in a Hungarian hamlet as a window onto the lives of the villagers. more...
  • Ballroom Dancing AND Moscow Siege

    English director Pamela Gordon's Moscow Siege (2003, in Russian with subtitles) is a riveting look at the military standoff between Russian special forces and Chechen rebels who seized a Moscow theater and held the audience of 900 hostage in 2002. more...
  • Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

    Dai Sijie's autobiographical third feature (2002), adapted from his autobiographical first novel, is a visually assured reconstruction of memory and time. more...
  • Chunhyang

    A lyrically dazzling work by South Korean filmmaker Im Kwon-taek, whose visual imagination, deft storytelling, and sumptuous period detail transform familiar material into high art. more...
  • Comandante

    The first film of a projected trilogy on doctrinaire political leaders, Oliver Stone's documentary about Fidel Castro was culled from 30 hours of footage shot over three days. more...
  • Dancing for Dollars

    These two 1997 documentaries by Angus Macqueen offer sardonic analyses of the impact of the free market on Russian art. more...
  • Disbelief

    In September 1999 a bomb leveled a Moscow apartment, wounding Yelena Morozova and killing her mother and boyfriend. more...