A worldly detective (the gruff and quizzical Louis Jouvet) investigates the murder of a sleazy film financier.
Clouzot briefly dethroned Hitchcock as the Master of Suspense with this mysterious and macabre provincial ghost tale.
A subversive glimpse into the blighted heart of informer-riddled Vichy France.
Henri-Georges Clouzot's legendarily aborted psychodrama film project starring Romy Schneider and Serge Reggiani.
A startlingly profound examination of the creative process of one the most celebrated figures in 20th century art.
Clouzot's adaptation of Georges Arnaud's novel is a thriller centred on desperation and the liberating potential of money.
The second in Syberberg's epic trilogy detailing the psychological, aesthetic and mythic origins of the Third Reich.
The inhabitants of a small town in Portugal enact the Passion of Christ, a rite staged there since the 16th century.
Arnold Schönberg's unfinished modernist Biblical opera, filmed on location in Italy and Egypt.
Philibert's expressive, sympathetic and deeply humanist journey into the otherworldly, mundane and magical "land of the deaf".
A document of the restoration of a vast collection of taxidermied wildlife at the Paris Museum of Natural History.
Philibert's most recent documentary focuses on a family of orangutans in the Menagerie du Jardin de Plantes, Paris
An intimate voyage focuses on the inner workings of the world's most famous museum.
A beautifully structured, luminously shot and intimately rendered portrait of a schoolhouse in central France.
Philibert's documentary is part autobiography, part homage to filmmaking and part meditation on history and modernity.
Follow the occupants of a psychiatric institution as they begin rehearsals for their annual theatrical performance.
A politically and emotionally powerful film depicting a group of Polish anarchists and their bomb-making activities.
Teen angst and romantic performativity form the basis of this bittersweet movie about lovemaking and filmmaking.
Banned in Poland, this was the last film made by Holland in her homeland before seeking exile in France.
An enthralling picture of a family struggling to overcome strained relationships.
A powerful study of the tensions between members of a theatrical troupe in a small town near Warsaw.
A darkly ironic masterpiece about the wartime experiences of a German Jewish adolescent.
Marisa Paredes stars as an ageing romance novelist whose life teeters on the verge of collapse.
Premiering at Cannes, Lucrecia Martel's latest feature was a favourite on the film festival circuit.
Lucrecia Martel's debut feature about two multi-generational families and the tensions between them.
An adolescent girl living in a hotel with her mother develops a sense of her nascent sexual prowess.
Luis Buñuel's allegory of the bestial and the beautiful.
This beautifully shot film is one of Buñuel's most vehement and rigorous attacks on Catholicism.
A paper merchant and a geisha plan a double suicide in order to be united in death.
A vengeful building contractor hires professional hitmen to target an investigative journalist.
A dockworker becomes a lackey in a conflict between his company's boss and the dockyard's union.
A forlorn samurai is caught up in the political intrigues surrounding a war between two rival clans.
This tale of rebellion stars Shinichirô Mikami as a youth bored with daydreaming about terrorism.
Masahiro Shinoda's first period film depicts the life of Hachiro Kiyokawa.
One of Nicholas Ray's defining works stars Bogart as a screenwriter wrongfully accused of murder.
Humphrey Bogart stars as a crusading lawyer defending a young hood (John Derek) accused of murder.
Nicholas Ray's first feature builds on the mythical territory of Fritz Lang's You Only Live Once.
Joan Crawford stars as a world-weary saloon-keeper in Ray's hypnotic, dream-like opus.
Nicholas Ray's inter-generational drama features James Dean's iconic portrayal of a troubled teen.
Robert Taylor stars as a mouthpiece for the mob who meets his match in Cyd Charisse.
Brutal yet beautiful, Fassbinder's most personal film was inspired by the death of his lover.
This dark comedy about a group of would-be terrorists is regarded as one of Fassbinder's best films.
The first of Fassbinder's BRD Trilogy is one of the director's most highly regarded films.
This fictionalised biography of Sybille Schmitz was released just before Fassbinder's death.
After winning the lottery, a carnival worker is trapped in the power play of a group of socialites.
Fassbinder's melodrama about a romance between a Moroccan immigrant and an German domestic worker.
Jet Li draws upon his innocent charm to quaintly amusing effect in this martial-arts revenge caper.
Tsui Hark's penchant for genre play is beautifully showcased in this fast-paced romantic comedy.
Tsui's reworking of 'The One-Armed Swordsman' is a tour-de-force of editing and martial arts.
Tsui Hark's spectacular martial arts fantasy classic.
This comedic and extravagant homage to Sergio Leone is Hong Kong cinema at its most breathless.
Tsui's cult film is an anarchic, entropic, politically resonant depth charge full of nervous energy.
A man tries to convince a woman (the cool Delphine Seyrig) that they had an affair the year before.
Resnais' deeply philosophical follow-up to 'Last Year at Marienbad'.
Based on the Stavisky Affair, a financial scandal that led to the collapse of the French government.
Projected back one year in time, a man is condemned to relive his doomed romantic relationship.
Resnais' classic about a French actress who has a brief affair with a troubled Japanese architect.
In Resnais' visionary film, a world-weary leftist exile realises that his cause will not prevail.
An examination of the work of the Australian Waterside Workers Federation Film Unit.
An inventive portrait of German-Jewish philosopher and cultural theorist Walter Benjamin.
An insight into the Melbourne Realist Film Unit, 'activist' filmmakers working in the '40s and '50s.
A battleship crew incite a political riot when they are served rotten meat for dinner.
Sergei Eisenstein paints a patriotic picture of Alexander Nevsky with a bold political sub-text.
Part 1 of Eisenstein's classic historical epic about the notorious Russian tsar.
Part 2 of Eisenstein's portrait of the 16th century tsar was banned for over 10 years.
The story of a tsarist-era workers' strike and its brutal suppression.
Eisenstein's dizzying, kaleidoscopic dramatisation of the 1917 October Revolution.
John Smith documents his hotel stays around the world in a series of single-take films.
A compelling look at key contemporary artist Steven Ball and his provocative work.
Terrence Davies pays tribute to the long lost city of his youth, Liverpool, England.
No American institution is spared in this comedic send-up of New York's yellow press.
A wealthy man posing as a derelict is hired as a family butler in this screwball classic.
A sparkling fairytale of an American living off her considerable talents in Parisian high society.
This delightfully irreverent screwball comedy was Paramount's highest grossing film of 1944.
A satirical interpretation of 'Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs' filled with witty repartee.
Cary Grant and Irene Dunne play a bickering couple in this lively screwball comedy.
Gena Rowlands stars in Cassavetes' provocative portrait of domestic madness.
Cassavetes stars Don Siegel's claustrophobic depiction of gang culture and disenfranchised youth.
A group of career women struggle to meet the demands of work, love and glamour in the city.
Antonioni's first colour film explores the tensions arising within a modern industrial landscape.
Kurosawa's first 'samurai' film and his absolute masterpiece.