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BOY MEETS GIRL (Leos Carax, 1984)
“Shot in luminous black and white, Boy Meets Girl moves with the youthful, anarchic spirit of Godard's early work, endlessly detouring through surreal comedy, romantic philosophizing, and spontaneo… Read more

BOYS AND GIRLS (Etienne Perier, 1967)
Ten non-conforming youngsters rent a rambling old mansion for an experiment in communal living to do as they please while deferring acceptance of the responsibilities of adulthood. Their initial enth… Read more

BRENDAN AND THE SECRET OF KELLS (Tomm Moore, Nora Twomey, 2009)
“Visually ravishing and doused in Celtic magic.” - Screen International ... Brought to life through vivid hand-drawn animation, Brendan and the Secret of Kells takes its inspiration from one of t… Read more

BROTHERHOOD OF THE WOLF (Christophe Gans, 2001)
Brotherhood Of The Wolf attracted more than two million movie-goers in its first week of release in France. Set during the reign of Louis IX. this ripping yarn is the story of the beast of Gevaudin, … Read more

BUFFALO BOY (Minh Nguyen-Vo, 2004)
The striking debut feature of Minh Nguyen-vo, which won him the Youth Jury and Leopard awards at Lorcano last year, marks him as a filmmaker to look out for. ... Set in Indochina in 1940, his [Buffal… Read more

BURNT BY THE SUN (Nikita Mikhalkov, 1994)
... ... Ddicated to "all those who were burnt by the betraying sun of the revolution", this master­ful display of bravura filmmaking by director Niki­ta Mikhaikov (Close to Eden, Slave of Lov… Read more

Butoh and the Japanese (Greg Miller, Georgia Wallace-Crabbe, 1990)
This short version about Japanese Butoh dancers has been prepared to assist with raising support and finance for a feature length production. Butoh is sometimes called the 'dance of darkness', and th… Read more

Butter Lamp (Hu Wei, 2013)
A travelling photographer and his assistant take photos of Tibetan nomads in front of various backgrounds, with a variety of props, chronicling a changing Tibetan culture. ... D/S Hu Wei P Julien F&e… Read more

By the Lake (Patrick Bokanowski, 1994)
A return to the picnic setting favoured by French painters such as Seurat and Manet more than a century ago but long since passed into postcard pop. Using optical manipulation and subtle colour tones… Read more

Calanda (Juan-Luis Buñuel, 1966)
Calanda is the Spanish village birthplace of Luis Bunuel. The great director's son has made this record of a strange annual ritual. Legend asserts that when Christ died the skies thundered for twenty… Read more

Calaveras (Jacques Colombat, 1970)
As they retreated from Mexico, Maximilian of Austria's troops left behind them an imprisoned Algerian soldier. A firing squad sends him off to a life after death, but a life in which, acpording to th… Read more

CALCUTTA (Louis Malle, 1968)
Before the British came to India, a fishing village stood where Calcutta was established. The city evolved to meet the needs of colonialism: the growth of the East India ... Company and the exploitat… Read more

CALLE 54 (Fernando Trueba, 2000)
The sultry, hip swiveling rhythms that Latin jazz proclaims is brought to the screen by Spanish film director Fernando Trueba in Calle 54. This is an ode to Latin jazz and what better way to capture … Read more

CALLE MAYOR (J. A. Bardem, 1956)
In Calle Mayor, Bardem continues the austere. intellectualised approach to his material which he established in Death of a Cyclist. Kosma's unusual score, the formal camera movement and sharply drawn… Read more

CAMILLE CLAUDEL 1915 (Bruno Dumont, 2013)
"An unsettling portrait of the artist as a mad woman, anchored by a riveting lead performance." - Hollywood Reporter ... In 1915, French sculptor Camille Claudel had been confined against her will in… Read more

Captain Boomerang (Nina Barbier, 1985)
Barnaby Ruhe likes throwing the boomerang in New York City First of all. it's illegal, second of all it can be done third of al! its fun1 Ruhe the star of this film holds a number of world records in… Read more

Captain H (Jean-Jacques Languepin, 1961)
The Story of one barge and her captain passing along the River Seine from Le Havre to Paris. The film gives an insight into the life of the river people, a life still hard enough and one which tends … Read more

CARAMEL (M) (Nadine Labaki, 2007)
"Caramel is the idea of sweet and salt, sugary and sour, of the delicious sugar that can burn or hurt you." - filmmaker Nadine Labaki ... Sugar, water and lemon juice - for the workers and friends wh… Read more

CARLOS PART 1 (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known i… Read more

CARLOS PART 2 (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known i… Read more

CARLOS PART 3 (Olivier Assayas, 2010)
“Bravura narrative filmmaking on a hugely ambitious scale, Carlos is a spectacular achievement.” - Variety ... The career exploits of Venezuelan terrorist Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, known i… Read more

CARMEN (Jacques Feyder, 1926)
This is probably the cinema's best version of Carmen, shot on location in raw, rocky Spanish settings and exuding a hot-house atmosphere of sexual passion and repression which stems more from Merimee… Read more

CARRÉ BLANC (Jean Baptiste Leonetti, 2011)
“Jean-Baptiste Léonetti's mesmerizing first feature recalls the bitingly literate social commentary of Albert Camus, Aldous Huxley and Franz Kafka… with a little Terry Gilliam (circa Brazil… Read more

Castro Street (J F. Hauduroy, 1966)
An experimental film, based on elements of the buildings and railway track flanking an existing street in California. ... Read more

CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (Werner Herzog, 2010)
Cinematic legend Werner Herzog presents an astonishing glimpse of our prehistoric forebears. ... Kudos to Herzog (Encounters at the End of the World, MIFF 2008; Grizzly Man) for achieving the impossi… Read more

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