Films By Acclaimed Directors

Umberto Pasolini, Claire Denis, Bong Joon-ho, Michel Gondry and more.
1. Still LifeUnited KingdomDrama1 Hour 32 Mins

A mild-mannered government worker (Eddie Marsan) is charged with finding the family members of those who have died alone, tracking down their next of kin and finding their family members. When he is assigned to his final case, he finds himself on a liberating journey that allows him to finally start living his own life to the fullest. Directed by Uberto Pasolini.

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2. Stray DogsTaiwanDrama2 Hours 16 Mins

A struggling father and his two children are barely surviving on the streets of Taipei until they meet a lonely grocery clerk. From acclaimed director Tsai Ming-liang, the visually powerful film is bracingly pure in both its anger and its compassion.

3. 35 Shots of RumFranceDrama1 Hour 41 Mins

Widely hailed as one of the best films of 2009, Claire Denis' sublime drama is the moving story of a father and daughter whose close-knit, tender relationship is disrupted by a handsome young suitor. Featuring an evocative score by Tindersticks.

4. La FlorArgentinaDrama1 SN | 8 EPS

Ambitious and unprecedented, La Flor is a 14-hour adventure that shape-shifts through genres, from musical to spy thriller, each defying narrative form. Presented in eight parts, the film boldly pushes the boundaries of fiction as we know it.

5. Tokyo!JapanDrama1 Hour 52 Mins

Bong Joon Ho, Leos Carax, and Michel Gondry present three short films that take us into an unseen Tokyo—where creatures lurk in sewers, shut-ins venture outside, and the streets can inspire metamorphosis.

6. InfluenzaSouth KoreaDrama28 Mins

From Bong Joon-ho, the Academy Award winning director of Parasite, Influenza tracks a man’s descent into a life of crime told entirely through CCTV footage. With Bong’s characteristic tension and twists, he brings you deep into his nightmare vision.

7. Paris Je T'aimeFranceRomance2 Hours 1 Min

Set against a Parisian backdrop, twenty filmmakers explore the many faces of love in this delightful anthology film. Featuring Natalie Portman, Elijah Wood, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Emily Mortimer, Willem Dafoe and Steve Buscemi. With films from Alfonso Cuaron, Joel and Ethan Coen, Wes Craven and Gus Van Sant.

8. Right Now, Wrong ThenSouth KoreaDrama2 Hours 1 Min

A famous film director, in town for a lecture, arrives a day early and meets a fledgling artist. As they walk, talk, look at her paintings and eat sushi, they realize they may or may not be falling for each other. An uncanny romantic comedy.

9. Thorn in the HeartFranceDocumentary1 Hour 27 Mins

From director Michel Gondry (ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND) comes THE THORN IN THE HEART (L'Epine dans le Coeur) a personal look at the life of the Gondry family matriarch, Michel's aunt Suzette Gondry, and her relationship with her son, Jean-Yves. During the course of filming the documentary, Michel unearths new family stories and uses his camera to explore them in a subtle and sensitive way. Official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

10. Towards MathildeFranceDocumentary1 Hour 23 Mins

Fom filmmaker Claire Denis (Beau Travail, 35 Shots of Rum, Let the Sunshine In), comes a documentary portrait par excellence. At its center is Mathilde Monnier, whose title as head of the Montpellier National Centre for Choreography sends her and an elite group of dancers through demanding performance pieces, each captured on sumptuous 8 and 16mm images by cinematographers Agnès Godard and Hélène Louvart. Released in the U.S. for the first time, this is a singular work among Denis’ oeuvre.

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