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Whisky Galore!

Due to World War II rationing, a small Scottish island runs dry of its beloved drink, and the entire population nearly goes mad.

Violet

In its stylized way, Violet highlights a particular kind of masculine stalemate.

Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer

A nebbishy Richard Gere rises to the heights of influence by becoming a mensch.

A Woman’s Life

A Woman’s Life, adapted from a Guy de Maupassant novel, charts a young bride’s slide into disaster with a hushed, pensive air that builds to panic.

Graduation

Romanian director Cristian Mungiu skillfully genre-hops, with forays into kitchen-sink drama, morality play, and even psychological thriller.

The Death of Louis XIV

The Sun King is going down. The monarch’s eyes, baleful, shrewd and world-weary all at once, take in the royal court’s intrigue around his approaching death.

Frantz

One lie, another lie, and more lies, and then World War I may be finally over.

Apprentice

A film from Singapore that views prison life from a less explored angle: that of the corrections officers tasked with enforcing the rules and carrying out punishments.

Land of Mine

Defusing land mine and ratcheting up tensions on the Danish coast in 1945.