Forrest Gump (1994)

Director: Robert Zemeckis Language: English Country: USA Life is like a box of chocolates…you never know what you’re gonna get. Forrest Gump is the story of an incredibly kind and gentle person who is also what some people might call “mildly … Continue reading

The Motorcycle Diaries (2004)

The Motorcycle Diaries

Diarios de motocicleta (2004) Director: Walter Salles Language: Spanish, Quechua Country: Argentina Before he changed the world the world changed him The dramatization of a motorcycle road trip Che Guevara went on in his youth that showed him his life’s … Continue reading

Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women (2003)

Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women

Director: Manish Jha Language: Hindi Country: India A Hell Created By Men? The film examines the impact of female foeticide and female infanticide on the gender balance, and consequently the stability and attitudes of society. Matrubhoomi: A Nation Without Women … Continue reading

The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008)

The Baader Meinhof Complex

Der Baader Meinhof Komplex (2008) Director: Uli Edel Language: German, English Country: Germany The children of the Nazi generation vowed fascism would never rule their world again. A look at Germany’s terrorist group, The Red Army Faction (RAF), which organized … Continue reading

City of God (2002)

City of God

Cidade de Deus (2002) Director: Fernando Meirelles Language: Portuguese Country: Brazil If you run you’re dead… if you stay, you’re dead again. Based on true events and characters who live in the overlooked and poverty stricken slums in the shadows … Continue reading

Amores Perros (2000)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Language: Spanish
Country: Mexico

Amores Perros (2000)

Amores Perros (2000)

what is love? love’s a bitch.

A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.

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Awards

BAFTA Awards – Best Foreign Film
Cannes Film Festival – Best Feature, Critics Week Grand Prize
AFI Fest – Best Feature Film
ALMA Awards – Outstanding Foreign Film
Argentinean Film Critics Association Awards – Best Foreign Film
Bogota Film Festival – Best Film, Best Director
Boston Society of Film Critics Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Chicago International Film Festival – Best Film, Best Actor
Cinema Brazil Grand Prize – Best Foreign Language Film
Edinburgh International Film Festival – New Director’s Award
Havana Film Festival – Best First Work
London Critics Circle Film Awards – Director of the Year
Tokyo International Film Festival – Best Director

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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

La battaglia di Algeri (1966)
Director: Gillo Pontecorvo
Language: French, Italian
Country: Italy, Algeria

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Battle of Algiers (1966)

The Revolt that Stirred the World!

The Battle of Algiers reconstructs the events that occurred in the capital city of French Algeria between November 1954 and December 1957, during the Algerian War of Independence.

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Awards

BAFTA Awards – UN Award
Kinema Junpo Awards – Best Foreign Language Film
Venice Film Festival – Golden Lion

In 2010, the film was ranked #6 in Empire magazines “The 100 Best Films Of World Cinema”

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Mountain Patrol (2004)

Kekexili (2004)
Director: Chuan Lu
Language: Mandarin, Tibetan
Country: China

Mountain Patrol (2004)

Mountain Patrol (2004)

One man will risk everything to save innocence

The Tibetan Mountain Patrol, a self-sponsored outcast regimen established to eliminate illegal slaughtering of endangered Tibetan Antelopes by impoverished local and out-of-province peasants, intimately engages with a half-Tibetan journalist from Beijing in a desolate depiction of human nature in the outskirts of Kekexili.

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Awards

Golden Horse Film Festival – Best Picture, Best Cinematography
Golden Rooster Awards – Best Film
Hong Kong Film Awards – Best Asian Film
Huabiao Film Awards – Outstanding Film, Outstanding Director

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21 Grams (2003)

Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Language: English
Country: United States

21 Grams

21 Grams

How much does life weigh?

They say we all lose 21 grams at the exact moment of our death… everyone. The weight of a stack of nickels. The weight of a chocolate bar. The weight of a hummingbird…

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Awards

Florida Film Critics – Best Actor, Best Actress
World Soundtrack Awards – Discovery of the Year (Gustavo Santaolalla)
Independent Spirit Awards – Best Director

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Das Boot (1981)

Director: Wolfgang Petersen
Language: German, English
Country: West Germany

Das Boot

Das Boot

When the hunters become the hunted

The story is told from the viewpoint of Lt. Werner (Herbert Grönemeyer), who has been assigned as a war correspondent on the German submarine U-96 in October 1941.

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Awards

Bavarian Film Award – Best Cinematography, Best Director
Golden Reel Award – Best Sound Editing
National Board of Review – Top Foreign Film

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