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  • 75 Years of Casablanca Legacy

    Sunday, 26th November marked the 75th anniversary of the premier of the classic film Casablanca. Many consider the film to be a timeless story of love, loss and redemption.

  • Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Loosely based on Truman Capote's novella, Breakfast at Tiffany's is the story of a young, paid “party girl” living in New York who meets a young struggling writer when he moves in to her apartment building.

  • Casablanca (1942)

    Rick owns a club in Casablanca. One day he discovers that the person he used to love, Ilsa, is in town with her husband Victor. Victor is a Czech resistance leader, chased by the Germans.

  • The Shining (1980)

    Jack is a struggling alcoholic. He is a writer and a teacher. He goes to an isolated hotel as a caretaker in the heart of winter. The hotel has a dark past and contains dark spirits. The spirits start to possess Jack and he slowly turns insane. Alongside, his son Danny develops a psychic ability called the Shining that allows him to see spirits.

  • Singin' In the Rain (1952)

    In 1927, Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) and Lina Lamot (Jean Hagen) were one of the most popular onscreen duos. After the enormous success of the first talking picture The Jazz Singer, R.F.


    An eighteen year-old high school nerd, over-achiever and highly ambitious Matthew plans to study in Georgetown University, but suddenly falls for his new neighbor, a nineteen year-old spontaneous blonde named Danielle.

  • Baksa Badal (1970)

    Suitcases of Amita and psychiatrist Dr. Pratulya get exchanged when they are travelling from Calcutta to Siliguri.

  • 12 Angry Men (1957)

    Plot: “12 Angry Men” revolves around the jury's pondering in a capital murder case. An 18 year old boy from a local slum was arrested

  • Winter Sleep (2014)

    Aydin (Haluk Bilginer) is a wealthy intellectual hotel owner of central Anatolia, thrusts his superiority in front of people around him.

  • Beauty of the Day (1967)

    A young beautiful bored housewife of a doctor decides to devote her midweek afternoon into prostitution to feed her innumerable sexual yearnings. Her secret erotic lifestyle becomes her weakness in her marriage with her faithful husband who cannot fulfill her physical fantasies.

  • The Wind That Shakes The Barley (2006)

    During the Irish War of Independence, two brothers team up to fight a guerrilla war against British forces.

  • Elephant (2003)

    Several high school students go through their everyday routine as two others prepare for something more malicious.

  • The Pianist (2002)

    A musician of Polish-German descendant struggles for survival in the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.

  • The Son's Room (2001)

    A psychoanalyst and his family goes through intense emotional trauma when their son passes away in a scuba diving accident.

  • Dancer in the Dark (2000)

    A girl from Czech moves to America with her young son to save themselves from going blind.

  • Rosetta (1999)

    The story of a young and impulsive woman living in despair with her alcoholic mother.

  • Eternity and a Day (1998)

    Eternity and a Day (1998)

    A famous writer with very little time left to live meets a boy on the street, an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey to take the boy home.

  • A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989 – 1995)

    A Bit of Fry & Laurie (1989 – 1995)

    A Bit of Fry & Laurie is a British sketch comedy series that ran from January 13, 1989 to April 2, 1995. The television comedy was written by and starred Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie. The show ran for four seasons and had a total of 26 episodes, including a pilot episode spanning 36-minute in 1987.

  • Taste of Cherry (1997)

    Taste of Cherry (1997)

    An Iranian man is in search of someone who is willing to quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he has committed suicide.

  • Underground (1995)

    Underground (1995)

    The story of two underground weapons manufacturer in Belgrade during World War II and the struggles they face during and after the war.

  • The Piano (1993)

    Director: Jane Campion

  • Farewell My Concubine (1993)

    The story of two friends who initially met in the Perking Opera as apprentices, and remained acquaintances for more than 50 years.

  • The Best Intentions (1992)

    The story of an idealistic theology student who falls in love with a rich, educated girl of Uppsala, who faces the pressure of her dominating mother for constant disapproval of the relationship.

  • Bicycle Thieves (1948)

    Set in Italy, after World-War 2, a proletariat man's bicycle is stolen and the man along with his son sets out to find it.

  • The Cranes Are Flying (1957)

    A girl plans to meet with her lover Boris, at the bank of river, who is shortly drafted into World War 2 thereafter.

  • Barton Fink (1991)

    A prominent playwright from New York is persuaded to write movies and in the process learns about the diabolical nature of Hollywood.

  • Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)

    In order to stop his friend from being punished from school, an 8-year-old boy must return his friend's notebook by mistake.

  • The Mission (1986)

    In danger of falling under the rule of pro-slavery Portugal, 18th century Spanish Jesuits try to defend a remote South American Indian tribe...

  • Wild at Heart (1990)

    Young lovers Sailor and Lula run from the variety of weirdos that Lula's mom has hired to kill Sailor.

  • When Father Was Away on Business

    In a post-World War II Yugoslavia still under Stalinist rule in the 1950s, 6-year-old Malik is oblivious as to why his father, Mehmed, has suddenly disappeared.