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Summary: The riveting exploration of rebellion, memory, and sisterhood reconstructs the story of Olfa Hamrouni and her four daughters, unpacking a complex family history through intimate interviews and artful reenactments to examine how the Tunisian woman's two eldest were radicalized by Islamic extremists. Casting professional actresses as the missing daughters, along with acclaimed Egyptian-Tunisian...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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2 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN FOU

Summary: Part crime thriller, part romantic comedy, Louis Garrel's The Innocent shows the dangerous and outlandish lengths two men go to for the women they love. Garrel stars as Abel, an aquarium educator whose mother, Sylvie, marries one of her drama pupils in the local penitentiary, Michel. Once on parole, Michel attempts to start a legitimate life but soon reverts to his old ways, eventually roping...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN INN

Summary: The red balloon: A French boy named Pascal discovers a stray red balloon in the streets of Paris. Pascal and the balloon become fast friends and share many adventures.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN RED

Summary: From two-time Palme d'Or winners Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne comes the story of seventeen-year-old Lokita and twelve-year-old Tori, two immigrants to Belgium from Cameroon and Benin, respectively whose siblinglike bond is the only resource they can depend on in their struggle for survival on the margins of European society. The pair work as performers in a cheap trattoria, dealing drugs on the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN TOR

Summary: The crowning achievement of Claude Chabrol's career is a riveting study of class dynamics and the psychology of crime, starring Isabelle Huppert and Sandrine Bonnaire as a pair of outsiders who form a mysterious alliance that gradually goes haywire.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN CER

Summary: In rural Gaotai County, two lonely, middle-aged outcasts are pushed into an arranged marriage by their families. Ma is a humble farmer with little to offer his timid and sickly wife, Cao, except for a small, abandoned house on a barren patch of land. From just a few seeds, their newly planted crops take root and flourish; similarly, an unexpected bond between them starts to blossom. As seasons...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RET

Summary: New technologies are transforming a 19th-century watchmaking town in Switzerland. Josephine, a young factory worker, produces the unrest wheel, swinging in the heart of the mechanical watch. Exposed to new ways of organizing money, time, and labor, she gets involved with the local movement of the anarchist watchmakers, where she meets Russian traveler Pyotr Kropotkin.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN UNR

Summary: Every police precinct has a case that defies explanation and evades solution. Recently promoted Captain Yohan Vivès faces such an elusive mystery when he investigates the gruesome murder of a young woman named Clara in the French town of Grenoble. It is clear that the attack was premeditated, and the violent nature of the crime suggests revenge. All the evidence points towards a scorned...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NIG

Summary: After two debt collectors attempt to seize a stunt horse belonging to washed-up stuntman Luo, video of the ensuing confrontation and the dynamic duo's narrow acrobatic escape goes viral on social media. Furious, humiliated, and out for revenge, the vicious debt collectors return, and Luo and Red Hare must engage in several hilarious action-packed stunts and antics that outdo the most daring...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RID
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Summary: Legendary director Jerzy Skolimowski created one of his freest and most visually inventive films yet with this story of a gray donkey named EO. After being removed from an itinerant circus, EO begins a trek across the countryside, experiencing cruelty and kindness from a cast of characters including an Italian countess and a Polish soccer team. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EO

Summary: One of the world's great cinema artists, Jafar Panahi has been carefully crafting self-reflexive works about artistic, personal, and political freedom for the past three decades, despite being banned from filmmaking by the Iranian government since 2010. In No Bears completed shortly before his imprisonment in 2022, Panahi plays a fictionalized version of himself, a dissident filmmaker who...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN NO

Summary: Rachel is a dedicated teacher who forms a deep bond with her boyfriend's young daughter, loving the family she's found but yearning for one of her own in this soulful, sexy, resolutely grown-up story of the elusive quest for belonging.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN OTH

Summary: Just released from prison, Léa returns home to the Brasilia favela of Sol Nascente and joins up with her half-sister Chitara, the fearless leader of an all-female gang that steals and refines oil from underground pipes and sells gasoline to a clandestine network of motorcyclists. Living in constant opposition to Jair Bolsonaro's fiercely authoritarian and militarized government, Chitara's women...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DRY

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Summary: Clara and Felice struggle to raise their three children in the 1970's Rome. Their trans son Andrew yearns for another life, escaping into his own imagination to defuse family tension in this creative and moving film about growing up and breaking the mold.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN IMM

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Summary: An expatriate French couple operates an organic farm in the Spanish countryside. However, their earnest enthusiasm reeks of patronizing privilege to the handful of 'hill people' families who have toiled on the land for generations. Tensions between locals and foreigners boil over in this edge-of-your-seat thriller.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BEA

Summary: Starting in the mid-1950s, a group of talented young filmmakers presented a radically new vision of French cinema. Dubbed the "Young Turks" by Cahiers du Cinéma co-founder André Bazin, they overturned the studio-based industry of the day, creating films that were modern, political... and funny. The group included François Truffaut, Jean-Luc Godard, Agnès Varda, Éric Rohmer, and more. The short...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EAR

Summary: Famed author Marianne Winckler goes undercover to investigate the exploitation of the working class in Northern France. She eventually lands a job as a cleaner on the cross-channel ferry and develops close connections with the other cleaning women, many of whom have extremely limited resources and income opportunities. As she learns more about the plight of these workers, Marianne struggles...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN BET

Summary: "Genre-bending films that blur boundaries and the line between personal and social. Drawing heavily on her Mexican background, Almada brings together disparate elements--archival audio recordings, home movie footage, literature, and closely observed moments--to create a distinctive powerful body of work"--Container.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN PER

Summary: A rellious teenager needs money to escape home white her eccentric granny wants to travel far in search of a mythical fish for a perfect exit from the world. Both elope together from home one night, chased by a very harried policewoman.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metanormal Motion Pictures 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN EMU

Summary: A choir of creatures introduces a world delicately constructed by fantasy, mystery, and magical realism in Francisca Alegría's poignant and stunning debut feature. It begins in a river in the south of Chile where fish are dying due to pollution from a nearby factory. Amid their floating bodies, long-deceased Magdalena bubbles up to the surface gasping for air, bringing with her old wounds and a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN COW

Summary: Richie Bravo, once upon a time a successful Austrian pop star, chases after his faded fame in wintry Rimini, Italy. He funds his dissolute lifestyle and addiction to gambling with concerts for busloads of German-speaking tourists and sexual favors for his female fans. His world starts to collapse when his adult daughter suddenly breaks into his life and demands money from him that she feels he...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN RIM

Contents: Disc 1. Huang jia zhan shi = Royal warriors [In the line of duty I] (1986; 96 min.)

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: BLU-RAY FOREIGN IN

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Summary: When childhood friends Magalie and Blandine cross paths after many years, they decide to finally take their dream vacation to Greece. A wildly entertaining tale of female camaraderie, also starring Academy Award Nominee Kristin Scott.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN TWO

Summary: Female journalist Arezoon Rahimmi travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer targeting sex workers. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the 'Spider Killer' Saeed Hanaei, who saw himself as on a mission from God as he killed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HOL

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