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IN THE REALM OF THE SENSES

A former prostitute (Eiko Matsuda), now working as a servant, begins a torrid affair with her married employer (Tatsuya Fuji). Based upon a true incident in 1930s Japan, Nagisa Oshima’s controversial film effectively skirts the borderline between pornography and art — making Bernardo Bertolucci’s Last Tango in Paris of four years earlier look like children’s […]

Jacob’s Ladder

Terrifying, demonic hallucinations haunt Jacob Singer’s everyday life, where it seems that around every corner, a monstrous shadow lurks. When his army buddies from Vietnam reveal that they suffer the same symptoms, Jacob goes on a quest for answers. But the truth is far stranger then any of them could have possibly imagined.

Spring Breakers

Four sexy college girls plot to fund their best spring break ever by robbing a fast-food shack. During a night of partying, the girls land themselves in jail clad only in bikinis. Infamous local gangster Alien (James Franco) bails the girls out, taking them under his wing. Together they embark on the wildest spring-break trip […]

Ran

Ran, is a 1985 Japanese-French jidaigeki epic film directed and co-written by Akira Kurosawa. The film stars Tatsuya Nakadai as Hidetora Ichimonji, an aging Sengoku-era warlord who decides to abdicate as ruler in favor of his three sons. The story is based on legends of the daimyo Mōri Motonari, as well as on the Shakespearean tragedy […]

Young & Beautiful

Nuanced, elegant and thought-provoking, the latest film from renowned French director François Ozon is a coming-of-age portrait set over four seasons and four songs. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL chronicles seventeen-year-old Isabelle’s sexual journey from the awakening of her desires to her first time, from her exploration of love to her search for her identity.

Nymphomaniac

Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg). On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård), finds Joe beaten up in an alley. He brings her home to his flat […]

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Acclaimed French filmmaker Abdellatif Kechiche’s latest film, based on Julie Maroh’s graphic novel, was the sensation of this year’s Cannes Film Festival even before it was awarded the Palme d’Or. Adèle Exarchopoulos is a young woman whose longings, ecstasies and losses are charted across a span of several years. Léa Seydoux (Midnight in Paris, Sister) […]