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Set in the idyll of an Andalusian village in feudal times, this is the story of one woman's struggle for self-realisation. A tragedy of passions, it traces Yerma's frustrations and discontent with her new husband who loves and respects her but denies her sexual fulfilment, motherhood and a share in ... Read more
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
This faithful screen version of Robert Musil's well-known novel is a major work of the new German cinema. Set in a remote Austrian boarding school before the First World War. the story centres on one of the pupils. Törless—handsome, vain, detached. When he arrives at the school, he adopts an ... Read more
“An allegory about Russia itself, seen here [as] a sort of spiritual Hotel California, from which, to paraphrase the Eagles, you can check out but you can never leave.” - Variety ... Yuri's Day tells the story of the famous opera star Lyubov, as she returns to her rural hometown with her ... Read more
It is July 1945; a small group of Germans are waiting in a suburb of Leipzig for the Russians to move in. The Americans have just pulled out of the area after occupying it first. ... The country is about to change drastically, but these civilians, who meet at the local railway crossing, are still ... Read more
“Constructed around an elegantly simple idea but executed with grace and ingenuity.” - Variety ... What would happen if you drilled a tunnel straight through the centre of the earth? It's a fantastical question many children dream about. In ¡Vivan Las Antipodas!, director Victor ... Read more
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