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  • After the Rain
  • After the Rain (NR)

    As proven by Olivier Assayas (Something in the Air), Bernardo Bertolucci (The Dreamers), and several hundred other European art film directors, there's no political upheaval so important that it can't be turned into a backdrop for the adolescent anger and desire of beautiful middle-class kids. more...
  • Agora (NR)

    Rachel Weisz stars as Hypatia, a fourth-century philosopher whose school in the famous Library of Alexandria is the only ecumenical institution in a city riven by sectarian violence among pagans, Jews, and Christians. more...
  • Ash Is Purest White (NR)

    About two-thirds of the way into Ash Is Purest White, the latest triumph by Chinese master Jia Zhang-ke, the heroine, Qiao (Zhao Tao, Jia's regular leading lady), meets a strange man on a train heading north from the central province of Hubei. more...
  • Befikre (NR)

    Paris is the backdrop for this Bollywood romance from writer-director Aditya Chopra. more...
  • Certified Copy (NR)

    The title of this 2010 French release translates more precisely as "true or faithful copy," which may give you a better idea where Iranian writer-director Abbas Kiarostami (Taste of Cherry) is going with it. more...
  • Chico & Rita (NR)

    The postwar heyday of Cuban jazz provides a colorful, tuneful backdrop to this feature animation about two lovers whose music careers constantly pull them away from each other. more...
  • Children of Glory (NR)

    Ironically this bloated historical drama about Hungary's failed democratic revolution of 1956 evokes nothing less than a Stalinist pageant: everyone on the right side of history is depicted as a morally enlightened superhuman, and a wash of bathetic music every few minutes is supposed to remind you how monumental the situation is. The fictional story centers on an Olympic water polo player whose encounter with a passionate girl from the democratic student movement awakens him politically, after which they spend a lot of time tearfully embracing each other amid crowds of protesters. more...