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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