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Mamma Roma. (Italy, 1962). Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Mamma Roma, an ex-prostitute, tries to start a new life selling vegetables when reunited with her 16-year-old son Ettore.


The Return (2003)

The Return. (Russia, 2003). Directed by Andrei Zvyagintsev. In the remote Russian wilderness, two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father returns into their lives.


The Hidden Fortress (Japan, 1958) directed by Akira Kurosawa and starring Toshirō Mifune and Misa Uehara. Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general.


The Double Life of Véronique (Poland/France,1991). Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski. The film explores the themes of identity, love, and human intuition through the characters of Weronika, a Polish choir soprano, and her double, Véronique, a French music teacher. The two women do not know each other, and yet they share a mysterious and emotional bond.


The Deep Blue Sea. (England, 2011). Directed by Terence Davies. The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot. Set 'around 1950'.


Stalker. (Soviet Union, 1979). Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky. It depicts an expedition led by the Stalker to bring his two clients to a site known as the Zone, which has the supposed potential to fulfill a person's innermost desires.


La Strada. (Italy, 1954). Directed by Federico Fellini. A carefree girl is sold to a traveling entertainer, consequently enduring physical and emotional pain along the way.

Fitzcarraldo. (Germany, 1982). Directed by Werner Herzog. Starring Klaus Kinski as the title character. It portrays would-be rubber baron Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an Irishman known as Fitzcarraldo in Peru, who has to pull a steamship over a steep hill in order to access a rich rubber territory.

The Happiness of the Katakuris (Japan, 2001). Directed by Takashi Miike. A surreal horror-comedy in the farce tradition, which includes claymation sequences, musical and dance numbers and dream sequences. A family open an inn in the mountains. Unfortunately, through no fault of their own, none of their guests leave their rooms alive. In order to protect their business, the family resorts to burying the corpses in the backyard, but this only leads to a zombie problem.


The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Germany, 1920). Directed by Robert Wiene. The mysterious Dr. Caligari arrives in a rural German village with his companion Cesare, a somnambulist - a man in an eternal state of sleep - who can be ordered to perform his master’s commands. A series of gruesome murders lead some to believe that the doctor and his assistant may be to blame. A masterpiece of German Expressionism that utilised stylized sets, with abstract, jagged buildings painted on canvas backdrops.