An art-house sensation that paved the way for a wave of gritty addiction dramas, Barbet Schroeder’s feature debut is a sublimely fatalistic portrait of 1960s counterculture imploding. In search of hedonistic pleasure, a serious German math student (Klaus Grünberg) hitchhikes to Paris, where he falls for an enigmatic American drifter (Mimsy Farmer). So begins an affair marked by both stormy passion and a dangerous fascination with drugs, which leads the pair to the sunbaked island of Ibiza, where their hippie idyll gradually becomes a spiral of mutual self-destruction. Set to a spaced-out prog soundtrack by Pink Floyd and shot in light-filled splendor by the great Néstor Almendros, More is a beautifully harrowing journey into bohemia’s dark side.
Janus Films is proud to present a touring retrospective spanning Abbas Kiarostami’s nearly five-decade career. This series includes new restorations, undertaken by the Criterion Collection and MK2, of The Koker Trilogy, Taste of Cherry, The Wind Will Carry Us, and rarely screened shorts and documentaries.
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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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Seattle, 1984. Taking their camera to the streets of what was supposedly America’s most livable city, filmmaker Martin Bell, photographer Mary Ellen Mark, and journalist Cheryl McCall set out to tell the stories of those society had left behind: homeless and runaway teenagers living on the city’s margins
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