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Viewing films where tagged Restored
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Center Stage

Center Stage

A unique melding of biopic and biographical documentary, this 90s classic – sumptuously restored in time for its 30th anniversary – pays tribute to a vanished era of cinema.

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Chess of the Wind

Chess of the Wind

A long-lost masterpiece of 1970s Iranian cinema finally re-emerges on the big screen.

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Is This Just a Story?

Is This Just a Story?

Yugantar’s most well-known film is a collaboration with the Hyderabad-based feminist activist collective Stree Shakti Sanghatana and an urgent treatise on domestic violence.

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Maid Servant

Maid Servant

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Maid Servant (Molkarin, 1981), which features domestic workers in Pune.

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Mandabi

Mandabi

Stunningly restored in 4K, the sagacious second feature from Senegalese author turned filmmaker Ousmane Sembène cements his legacy as the ‘father of African film’.

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NFSA Restores: Radiance

NFSA Restores: Radiance

Rachel Perkins’ affecting Aussie classic sees three estranged sisters reluctantly reunite for their mother’s funeral and grapple with long-suppressed family secrets.

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Pickpocket

Pickpocket

Capturing the malaise of Chinese society at the tail end of the 20th century, Jia Zhang-ke’s restored feature debut is ripe for re-examination.

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Smooth Talk

Smooth Talk

Laura Dern is unforgettable in this 1986 Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner – now digitally restored – as a teen who pursues experiences she’s not really sure she wants.

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Tobacco Ember

Tobacco Ember

Yugantar focuses on female labour rights in Tobacco Ember (Tambaku Chaakila Oob Ali, 1982), which features factory workers in Nipani.

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Vacant Possession

Vacant Possession

Director Margot Nash

Starring Pamela Rabe, Margot Nash’s acclaimed first feature – now gloriously restored – is a must for the big screen.

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Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

Word Is Out: Stories of Some of Our Lives

The first feature documentary made by queer filmmakers about queer life – by the Mariposa Film Group – captures an essential moment in the gay liberation movement.

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Yugantar Film Collective

Yugantar Film Collective

Digitally restored in 2019, three pioneering works by the Yugantar Film Collective offer a rare insight into the active women’s movements across 1980s India.