Arthouse, world cinema, classics - they can all be found here in this collection. We have bought together some of the best cinema classics from all over the world such as all-time greats CINEMA PARADISO, GOSFORD PARK and BICYCLE THIEVES to curated selections of auteur directors such as Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Walerian Borowczyk and Hirokazu Kore-eda.
1978 • Italy • Directed by Federico Fellini
Made in 1978 for Italian television, Orchestra Rehearsal is possibly Fellini's most satirical and overtly political film. An allegorical pseudo-documentary, the film depicts an Italian television crew's visit to a dilapidated auditorium (a converted 13...
Tale of Cinema
Tale of Cinema uses the trope of a film within a film to tell two stories, that of a depressive young man (Ki-woo Lee) who forms a suicide pact with a friend (Ji-won Uhm); and the tale of a filmmaker (Kim Sangkyung) who sees a film that he believes was based on his life, and who meets the actress...
Smash Palace concerns itself with the marriage of former racing driver Al (Bruno Lawrence, The Quiet Earth) and French-born Jacqui (Anna Jemison, Nomads). The pair had met when she nursed him back to health following a career-ending injury. They married, returned to Al's native New Zealand to tak...
The Legend of the Holy Drinker
Winner of the prestigious Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival, The Legend of the Holy Drinker is another classic from the great Italian director Ermanno Olmi (Il Posto, The Tree of Wooden Clogs).
Adapted from the novella by Joseph Roth, the film tells the story of Andreas Kartak, a ho...
2010 • France • Directed by Abdellatif Kechiche
Saartjie Baartman was taken from her South African home as a 21-year-old and shipped to Georgian London, where she would be caged and exhibited as a freak show. Presented semi-nude, her physique - especially her large buttocks - was the source of m...
The Love of a Woman
The Love of a Woman (L'amour d'une femme) was the final feature of the great French filmmaker Jean Grémillon, concluding a string of classics that included such greats as Remorques, Lumière d'été and Pattes blanches.
Marie, a young doctor, arrives on the island of Ushant to replace its retiring...
The New Testament
The New Testament' follows a holier-than-though physician who is scuppered by his own hypocrisy.
A film imbued with the ideas of Sufism, The Silence tells of Khorshid, a young blind boy from Tajikistan who earns rent money for his family by tuning rare instruments but becomes enraptured by the sonorous music he hears on his way to work each day.
British Sounds (See you at Mao)
1970 • United Kingdom • Directed by Jean-Luc Godard
An examination of the daily routine at a British auto factory assembly line, set against class-conflict and The Communist Manifesto.
Un Film Comme Les Autres
An analysis of the social upheaval of May 1968 made in the immediate wake of the workers' and students' protests. The picture consists of two parts, each with identical image tracks, and differing narration.
Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji
2018 • Japan • Directed by Tomu Uchida
Praised by Japanese film critics and much admired by his contemporaries, Tomu Uchida nonetheless remains a little-known in the west. His 1955 masterpiece Bloody Spear at Mount Fuji is an excellent entry point for the newcomer. Set during the Edo period, Blo...
Vladimir et Rosa
A searing and satirical comic-reportage on the trial of the Chicago Eight, featuring Juliet Berto and Godard and Gorin themselves.
Writer-director Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s prize-winning sophomore feature (Special Prize of the Jury at Karlovy Vary Film Festival, Best Picture at Fantastic Fest) deftly mixes the deadpan humour of Aki Kaurismäki with a poignant examination of social issues including loneliness and aging.
Le Plaisir takes three of de Maupassant's stories as its source: in Le Masque, a masked dandy conceals a secret; in La Maison Tellier, the girls of a small-town brothel are taken on an outing to attend the communion of the madam's niece; and in La Modèle, a painter falls in love with his model, b...
Black Test Car
Japanese maverick director Yasuzo Masumura (Blind Beast) helms a bitingly satirical espionage thriller set in the heart of the Japanese auto industry in his 1962 landmark 'Black Test Car', which launched a series of similarly themed "Black" films. In a bitter, take-no-prisoners corporate war betw...
Eros + Massacre
2015 • Japan • Directed by Kiju Yoshida
Tells the parallel stories of early 20th-century anarchist (and free love advocate) Sakae Osugi and a pair of student activists. Their stories interact and intertwine, resulting in a complex, rewarding work that is arguably Yoshida's masterpiece.
Heroic Purgatory pushes the dazzling cinematic language of Eros + Massacre even further, presenting a bleak but dreamlike investigation into the political discourses taking place in early seventies Japan.
1996 • Iran • Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf
Gabbeh tells of an elderly couple who stop by a stream to wash a vividly woven traditional Persian rug ('Gabbeh'). A beautiful woman, depicted in the rug's elaborate design, suddenly appears and tells a heart-rending story of love and loss.