Graduation: Where Are You, Romeo?
About halfway through Cristian Mungiu’s Graduation (2016), Dr. Romeo Aldea (Adrian Titieni) finds himself in a patch of woods in the middle of the night, crying. It’s a surprisingly vulnerable moment for a protagonist who is usually all business.…
Law of the Border: Breaking Boundaries and Building Bridges
By turns gritty and lyrical, this portrait of the Syria-Turkey border brings together two pioneers of Turkish cinema.
Walking with Scorsese
An exhibition at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image explores Martin Scorsese’s creative process, his deep personal connection to his films, and his lifelong cinephilia.
Akira Kurosawa’s Dreams: Quiet Devastation
Akira Kurosawa lays bare his deepest fears in this visually astonishing interpretation of folklore, myth, and the director’s own dreams and memories.
The Fisher King: In the Kingdom of the Imperfect
Terry Gilliam touches down in the real world for the first time with this fanciful tale of blurred class boundaries in New York City.
Dry Summer: The Laws of Nature
Metin Erksan’s shocking and sensuous tale of greed and rural life was part of a vibrant Turkish cinema of the fifties and sixties.
Three Outlaw Samurai: The Disloyal Bunch
For nearly three decades, Hideo Gosha (1929–1992) made some of the most explosive, artful, and original films in Japanese cinema. Along the way, he also became one of his country’s most established and acclaimed filmmakers. But his reputation in …