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Criterion: February 2023 Titles Announced

Three Colors Color1.85:1Directed by Krzysztof KieślowskiSPINE #587 THREE COLORS: BLUEFrance199398 minutesFrenchSPINE #588 THREE COLORS: WHITEPoland, France199491 minutesFrench, PolishSPINE #589 THREE COLORS: REDSwitzerland, France199499 minutesFrenchSPINE #590 4K UHD+Blu-rayBLU-RAYDVD FEBRUARY 7, 2023 This boldly cinematic trio of stories about love and loss, from Krzysztof Kieślowski was a defining event of the art-house boom of the 1990s. The films are named for the colors of the French … Read More Criterion: February 2023 Titles Announced

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Criterion: June 2022 Titles Announced

The Tales of Hoffmann United Kingdom | 1951 | 133 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Michael Powell and Emeric PressburgerSPINE #317 BLU-RAY JUNE 7, 2022 Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger create a phantasmagoric marriage of cinema and opera in this one-of-a-kind take on a classic story. In Jacques Offenbach’s fantasy opera The Tales of Hoffmann, a poet dreams of three women—a mechanical performing … Read More Criterion: June 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: May 2022 Titles Announced

MAY 10, 2022 MR. KLEIN France | 1976 | 123 min | Color | FrenchDirected by Joseph LoseySPINE #1123 BLU-RAY One of the crowning achievements of blacklisted Hollywood director Joseph Losey’s European exile, the spellbinding modernist mystery Mr. Klein puts a chilling twist on the wrong-man thriller. Alain Delon delivers a standout performance as Robert Klein, a decadent art dealer in Paris during World … Read More Criterion: May 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: April 2022 Titles Announced

APRIL 2, 2022 WALKER United States | 1987 | 94 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Alex CoxSPINE #423 BLU-RAY A hallucinatory biopic that breaks all cinematic conventions, Walker, from British director Alex Cox, tells the story of nineteenth-century American adventurer William Walker (Ed Harris), who abandoned a series of careers in law, politics, journalism, and medicine to become a soldier of fortune and, … Read More Criterion: April 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: March 2022 Titles Announced

MARCH 8, 2022 Adoption Hungary | 1975 | 86 min | Black & White | HungarianDirected by Márta MészárosSPINE #1115 BLU-RAY & DVD Trailblazing auteur Márta Mészáros gives aching expression to the experiences of women in 1970s Hungary in this sensitive and absorbing drama, which became the first film directed by a woman to win the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Through … Read More Criterion: March 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: February 2022 Titles Announced

Written on the Wind United States | 1956 | 99 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Douglas SirkSPINE #96 ** AVAILABLE FEBRUARY 1ST, 2022 ** <<< BLU-RAY >>> Douglas Sirk’s Technicolor expressionism reached a fever pitch with this operatic tragedy, which finds the director pushing his florid visuals and his critiques of American culture to their subversive extremes. Alcoholism, nymphomania, impotence, and deadly jealousy—these … Read More Criterion: February 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

THE CELEBRATION Denmark | 1998 | 105 min | Color | DanishDirected by Thomas VinterbergSPINE #1108 ** AVAILABLE JANUARY 11th 2022 ** <<< BLU-RAY >>> The Danish Dogme 95 movement that struck world cinema like a thunderbolt began with The Celebration, the international breakthrough by Thomas Vinterberg, a lacerating chamber drama that uses the economic and aesthetic freedoms of digital video to achieve annihilating … Read More Criterion: January 2022 Titles Announced

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Criterion: December 2021 Titles Announced

THE LEARNING TREE United States | 1969 | 107 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Gordon ParksSPINE #1107 ** AVAILABLE DECEMBER 14, 2021 ** <<< BLU-RAY | DVD >>> With this tender and clear-eyed coming-of-age odyssey, the renowned photographer turned filmmaker Gordon Parks not only became the first Black American director to make a Hollywood studio film, he also served as writer, producer, and … Read More Criterion: December 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: November 2021 Titles Announced

LA STRADA Italy | 1954 | 108 min | Black & White | ItalianDirected by Federico FelliniSPINE #219 ** AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 2, 2021 ** With this breakthrough film, Federico Fellini launched both himself and his wife and collaborator Giulietta Masina to international stardom, breaking with the neorealism of his early career in favor of a personal, poetic vision of life as a bittersweet carnival. … Read More Criterion: November 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: October 2021 Titles Announced

ONIBABA Japan | 1964 | 102 min | Black & White | JapaneseDirected by Kaneto ShindoSPINE #226 ** AVAILABLE OCTOBER 5, 2021 ** Deep in the windswept marshes of war-torn medieval Japan, an impoverished older woman and her daughter-in-law murder lost samurai and sell their belongings for the most meager of sustenance. When a bedraggled neighbor returns from battle, lust, jealousy, and rage threaten … Read More Criterion: October 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: September 2021 Titles Announced

MONA LISA United Kingdom | 1986 | 104 min | Color | EnglishDirected by Neil JordanSPINE #107 ** AVAILABLE SEPTEMBER 14, 2021 ** The brilliant breakthrough film by writer-director Neil Jordan journeys into the dark heart of the London underworld to weave a gripping, noir-infused love story. Bob Hoskins received a multitude of honors—including an Oscar nomination—for his touchingly vulnerable, not-so-tough-guy portrayal of George, … Read More Criterion: September 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: August 2021 Titles Announced

AFTER LIFE Japan | 1998 | 119 min | Color | JapaneseDirected by Hirokazu Kore-edaSPINE #1089 ** AVAILABLE AUGUST 10, 2021 ** If you could choose only one memory to hold on to for eternity, what would it be? That’s the question at the heart of Hirokazu Kore-eda’s revelatory international breakthrough, a bittersweet fantasia in which the recently deceased find themselves in a limbo … Read More Criterion: August 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: July 2021 Titles Announced

MIRROR Russia | 1975 | 106 min | Black & White + Color | RussianDirected by Andrei TarkovskySPINE #1084 ** AVAILABLE JULY 6, 2021 ** A subtly ravishing passage through the halls of time and memory, this sublime reflection on twentieth-century Russian history by Andrei Tarkovsky (Stalker) is as much a poem composed in images, or a hypnagogic hallucination, as it is a work … Read More Criterion: July 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: June 2021 Titles Announced

THE HUMAN CONDITION Japan | 1959 | 575 min | Black & White | JapaneseDirected by Masaki KobayashiSPINE #480 ** AVAILABLE JUNE 8, 2021 ** This mammoth humanist drama by Masaki Kobayashi is one of the most staggering achievements of Japanese cinema. Originally filmed and released in three installments of two parts each, the nine-and-a-half-hour The Human Condition, adapted from Junpei Gomikawa’s six-volume novel, … Read More Criterion: June 2021 Titles Announced

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Criterion: May 2021 Titles Announced

TRANCES Morocco | 1981 | 88 min | Color | ArabicDirected by Ahmed El MaanouniSPINE #689 ** AVAILABLE MAY 4, 2021 ** The groundbreaking Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating, one-of-a-kind documentary by Ahmed El Maanouni, who filmed the four musicians during a series of electrifying live performances in Tunisia, Morocco, and France; on the streets of Casablanca; … Read More Criterion: May 2021 Titles Announced