A college student attempts to cheat on his final exams by scribbling notes on his shirt; naturally his best-laid plans go awry. After this he is left to reassess his life and education and get back on track. Featuring legendary actors Chishu Ryu and Kinuyo Tanaka in significant early roles, Yasujiro Ozu’s silent comedy is a delightful satire of university life and a charming portrait of a young man’s entry into maturity.
This widely acclaimed film from Soviet director Elem Klimov is a stunning, senses-shattering plunge into the dehumanizing horrors of war. As Nazi forces encroach on his small village in present-day Belarus, teenage Flyora (Aleksei Kravchenko, in one of the screen’s most searing depictions of anguish since Renée Falconetti’s Joan of Arc) eagerly joins the Soviet resistance.
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Mathieu Kassovitz took the film world by storm with La haine, a gritty, unsettling, and visually explosive look at the racial and cultural volatility in modern-day France, specifically the low-income banlieue districts on Paris’s outskirts.
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