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  • Abandoned

    Arpad Sopsits's latest film unfolds in familiar territory—a Stalinist orphanage whose institutionalized hopelessness can stand for any authoritarian regime's—and in a few short months the prepubescent hero accumulates as much psychological baggage as if he'd endured decades of repression. more...
  • Amélie (R)

    This 2001 feature by Jean-Pierre Jeunet was both loved and hated in its native France. more...
  • Angel of Fire

    Filmmaker Dana Rotberg's second feature (1992, 95 min.) more...
  • Avenue Montaigne

    Daniele Thompson's Gallic divertissement deftly orchestrates three simultaneous cultural events on the prestigious Avenue Montaigne. more...
  • Bad Luck Love

    None of the vaguely low-life characters in Olli Saarela's uniquely Finnish tale of love, jealousy, murder, and redemption seems to have a clue that there's a larger world beyond their few scruffy blocks of home turf. more...
  • Bad Manners

    In adapting his play Ghost in the Machine for the screen, David Gilman hasn't strayed far from its Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? more...
  • Bear Cub

    A warm, wholesome, and unabashedly homoerotic film about a gay dentist who makes a home for his orphaned nephew, Miguel Albaladejo's Bear Cub casually pulls off an amazing feat—combining innocent childhood nostalgia and graphic sexuality. more...
  • Bitter Dream

    First-time Iranian director Mohsen Amiryoussefi's deliciously sly black comedy casts its actors from real life—the actual grave digger, clothes burner, and female body washer of the Sedeh cemetery all play themselves, as does its star, Esfandiar, the elderly cadaver preparer and de facto boss of the graveyard shift. more...
  • Border Cafe

    Iranian director Kambozia Partovi—celebrated screenwriter of The Circle, Deserted Station, and I Am Taraneh, 15—creates a feminist heroine in a less tragic mold in this story of a widow determined to survive on her own. more...
  • Brother 2

    After the tightly orchestrated excitement of Brother and the fascinating oddity of Of Freaks and Men, Alexei Balabanov's latest film, Brother 2, comes off as, well, a sequel. more...
  • The Carriers Are Waiting

    Documentarian Benoit Mariage's first fiction feature is an extraordinarily subtle, witty, and nuanced work, its editing light, free-form, and wholly nonjudgmental. more...
  • The Chorus

    This Gallic take on the feel-good chestnut about the inspirational power of music follows a nebbishy new housemaster at a strict school for troubled youth, ominously named Bottom of the Pond. more...
  • Chronicle of a Breakfast

    This first feature by Mexican theater director Benjamin Cann isn't the worst film ever made, but it may well be the most annoying. more...
  • The Collector

    For decades Feliks Falk has supplied Polish cinema with undiluted doses of cynicism. more...