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.

Mamma Roma 1962 ( August By Pier Paolo Pasolini. Anna Magnani’s performance as Mamma Roma, struggling to leave her immoral years behind and give her son all the opportunities possibly, is - frankly - absolutely incredible.

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 Return (2003)

The Return Russian - Two brothers face a range of new, conflicting emotions when their father - a man they know only through a single photograph - resurfaces. Nominated for Golden Globe and Best Foreign Film

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.

Werner Herzog's "Fitzcarraldo," starring Klaus Kinski, Claudia Cardinale, and Jose Lewgoy.

The Color of Pomegranates. (Soviet Union, 1968). Directed by Sergei Parajanov. A biography of the Armenian troubador Sayat-Nova  (King of Song) that attempts to reveal the poet's life visually and poetically rather than literally.

Armenian Film The Color of Pomegranates directed by Sergei Parajanov

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 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 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'.

The Deep Blue Sea - Terence Davies - 2011 - Tom Hiddleston - Rachel Weisz

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.

"Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari" , 1920 Silent horror film directed by Robert…

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.

Stalker Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. Over his wife's numerous objections.

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.

Happiness of the Katakuris - this film makes me want to have Takashi Miike's babies.

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.

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

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