Two pathologically shy neurotics connect through a love of chocolate in this delectably witty romantic comedy. For Angelique and Jean-René, the social world is one big emotional minefield best avoided. She's a reclusive candymaker looking for a job, and he runs a chocolate factory in dire need of her savant-like skill. Fate may bring them together, but they'll need to overcome their common fears to find fairy-tale love. | Read MoreRomantic Comedy
Winner of best picture and best director Césars, this remarkable depiction of a family of North African immigrants in a decaying port town in southern France introduces a large group of characters you'll soon warm
to as members of your own family-except they make better couscous. | Read More
Vincent is a dedicated police officer, or so it seems. After he steals a massive bag of cocaine, his young son winds up being held for ransom by the mob boss it belongs to. When Vincent travels to the outskirts of Paris to trade the drugs for his son, he gets caught in an intense cat-and-mouse game that quickly spirals out of control. This night might not only be the longest of his life—it could be the last. | Read MoreCrime and Thriller
Guzmán Urzúa makes her feature documentary debut with The Sugar Curtain, an intimate portrayal of the singular experience shared by people of her generation-those living Cuba's utopian dream during the golden era of the revolution. It is also a lament for the end of that dream, which began to fizzle after the fall of the Berlin Wall. In Spanish.
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Filmmaker Michael Shamberg, who directed a number of seminal music videos for New Order during their heyday, here revisits a classic New Order song with the help of singer Victoria Bergsman of Swedish band The Concretes. The story is elegantly simple: a woman goes record shopping, comes home, puts her new purchase on the turntable, and starts dancing to it. Titled The Temptation of Victoria, Shamberg's video did not make it on to New Order's official video retrospective DVD, making it a true rarity. | Read MoreMusic
Noureddine is a second-generation Moroccan living in the northern France. His father dies, having never returned home, and the young man is obliged to accompany his father's body on its long journey homewards. France's most versatile young actor, Roschdy Zem gives another wonderful performance as a man struggling to comprehend a world with which he has had little prior contact. In Arabic. | Read More
Actress-turned-documentarian Sarah Bertrand has traveled the world asking film directors why and how. This documentary showcases answers from the likes of Youssef Chahine, Francis Ford Coppola, Larry Clark, Abel Ferrara, Emir Kusturica, and Jonas Mekas. | Read More
In this intimately mesmerizing portrait of groundbreaking choreographer Mathilde Monnier, Denis captures her subject through a series of discussions on dance theories, intercut with footage of Monnier rehearsing with her ensemble and dancing alone. Features songs by P.J. Harvey.
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The revelation of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival last fall was this charming, near-forgotten comic gem, which displays all the elegance, wit, and visual inventiveness that are hallmarks of its director.
Archival print from the Cinémathèque Française. World Premiere of a new score produced by the Film Scoring Program in NYU Steinhardt, with Gillian B. Anderson conducting the NYU Chamber Orchestra. | Read MoreComedy
An affectionate look at the colorful life and rise of Keith Haring. With intimate interviews by the likes of Yoko Ono, Fab 5 Freddy, and many others, this comprehensive look at the iconic artist illuminates the man who became one of the legends of modern art. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary