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  • Summer 1993

    Summer 1993

    In the summer of 1993, following the disappearance of her parents, six-year-old Frida (Laia Artigas) moves from Barcelona to the Catalan countryside with her aunt, uncle, and younger cousin Anna (Paula Robles). Although her new family embraces her, Frida struggles to adjust in an environment that seems mysterious and estranging. Winner of the Best First Feature Award at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival, Simón’s autobiographical drama is a captivating, emotionally frank reflection on family relationships and childhood loneliness, anchored by moving performances by its two young stars.

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  • Desperately Seeking Susan

    Desperately Seeking Susan

    Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is a bored New Jersey housewife who becomes obsessed with a woman named Susan (Madonna), who she only knows through reading personal ads seeking her—until a bump on the head leads to a bout of amnesia and her taking on Susan’s identity. Roberta quickly finds herself caught up in a plot involving murder, stolen Egyptian earrings, and the mob, as well as a romance with a friend of the guy who places the classifieds (Aidan Quinn). A…

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  • In the Mood for Love

    In the Mood for Love

    Wong Kar Wai’s swoon-inducing instant classic made Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung the star-crossed dream team of the early 2000s art house. They play next-door neighbors driven by loneliness into a platonic romance amid the alleyways and noodle shops of 1960s Hong Kong, only to discover that their own spouses are carrying on an affair. The breathless, will-they-won’t-they tension is pushed to intoxicating heights by the luscious mise-en-scène: Christopher Doyle’s caressing cinematography; the sensuous use of slo-mo; the red- and…

  • The Last Days of Disco

    The Last Days of Disco

    This late-nineties American independent treasure follows the romantic and professional misadventures of a group of twenty-something college graduates navigating the currents of early-80s New York nightlife. Buoyed by writer-director Whit Stillman’s wryly affectionate gaze and a deft ensemble cast led by Chloë Sevigny and Kate Beckinsale, the film is a charming ode to a receded cultural tide, memorialized from the vantage point of wistful midlife and millennial nostalgia. Twenty years after its premiere, The Last Days of Disco endures for…