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  • The Ballad of Narayama (1983)

    In a poor 19th century rural Japanese village, everyone who reaches the age of 70 has to climb a nearby mountain to die. An old woman is getting close to the cut-off age, and we follow her last days with her family.

  • Yol (1982)

    A harsh portrait of Turkey, its people and its authorities, shown through the stories of five prisoners given a week's home leave, and the problems they encounter in adjusting to the world outside.

  • Missing (1982)

    When an idealistic writer disappears during the Right Wing military coup in 1973 Chile, his wife and American businessman father try to find him.

  • The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978)

    The life inside a farm in Italy at the beginning of the century.

  • The Given Word (1962)

    A simple yet devout Christian makes a vow to Saint Barbara after she saves his donkey, but everyone he meets seems determined to misunderstand his intentions.

  • Viridiana

    Viridiana, a young nun about to take her final vows, pays a visit to her widowed uncle at the request of her Mother Superior.

  • The Long Absence (1961)

    A café owner tries to bring back the memory of a lost tramp, who she believes is her husband missing from WWII.

  • La Dolce Vita (1960)

    A series of stories following a week in the life of a philandering paparazzo journalist living in Rome.

  • Black Orpheus(1959)

    A retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth, set during the time of the Carnaval in Rio de Janeiro.

  • Friendly Persuasion (1956)

    The pacifist attitude of a Quaker family is tested as a result of the American Civil War.

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