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Grave of the Fireflies

  A devastating meditation on the human cost of war, this animated tale follows Seita (Tsutomu Tatsumi), a teenager charged with the care of his younger sister, Setsuko (Ayano Shiraishi), Read More

The Necklace

  Mathilde and her husband, who works in a minister’s office, are not rich. Mathilde, however, loves beautiful clothes and her husband loves her so much that he lets her Read More

The Human Condition I: No Greater Love

  A Japanese pacifist, unable to face the dire consequences of conscientious objection, is transformed by his attempts to compromise with the demands of war-time Japan.

Last Year at Marienbad

  In a huge, old-fashioned luxury hotel a stranger tries to persuade a married woman to run away with him, but it seems she hardly remembers the affair they may Read More

The Human Condition II: Road to Eternity

  Kaji is sent to the Japanese army labeled Red and is mistreated by the vets. Along his assignment, Kaji witnesses cruelties in the army; he revolts against the abusive Read More

The Human Condition III: A Soldier’s Prayer

  Part three of a trilogy. After the Japanese defeat to the Russians in the last episode, Kaji, the Japanese soldier and humanistic protagonist, leads the last remaining men through Read More

The Hidden Fortress

  Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. Read More


  In 1961, Pierre Étaix co-wrote and co-directed an 11-minute short subject entitled Rupture.  Apart from the opening scenes in which Étaix dodges cars and pedestrians to hurry home to Read More

La Pointe Courte

  The great Agnès Varda’s film career began with this graceful, penetrating study of a marriage on the rocks, set against the backdrop of a small Mediterranean fishing village. Both Read More


  In colonial-era Vietnam, Jean-Baptiste (Vincent Perez), a dashing French naval captain; Eliane (Catherine Deneuve), a wealthy plantation owner of French parentage; and her adopted Vietnamese daughter, Camille (Linh Dan Read More