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1900

Dir.: Bernardo Bertolucci
| 317 minutes

A newly restored version of an Italian epic beginning on January 1, 1900 and concludes at the end of WWII, which follows two men: the son of a wealthy landowner (Robert De Niro) and the son of a tenant farmer (Gérard Depardieu).

Aida

Dir.: Clemente Fracassi
| 95 minutes

A spectacular 1953 adaptation of Giuseppe Verdi’s formidable opera. Sofia Loren is cast as Aida, an Ethiopian servant who forces the Egyptian supreme commander to choose between love and loyalty to his country. Restored copy. 

Alien

Dir.: Ridley Scott
| 117 minutes

A newly-restored copy of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece marking its 40th anniversary. A space shuttle crew member is attacked by a strange creature. Back in the shuttle, it becomes clear that the threat lingers and will only grow more dangerous. 

And Then We Danced

Dir.: Levan Akin
| 103 minutes

Merab, a young Georgian dancer, practices incessantly in hope of joining the National Ballet, but his most significant challenge is what he feels for Iraki, a charismatic dancer. A bold and heartfelt film that screened at Cannes.

Aniara

Dir.: Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja
| 106 minutes

Aniara, a massive space shuttle, transports human beings to a new colony on Mars. But a sudden accident sets the ship off course and the passengers soon realize they may not reach their destination alive.

Ask Dr. Ruth

Dir.: Ryan White
| 100 minutes

A documentary about Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the pioneering sexologist who became a household name in the 1980s and continues to work incessantly. The film tells the story of her childhood in which she escaped the Nazis but lost her parents.

Bait

Dir.: Mark Jenkin
| 87 minutes

Martin is a cove fisherman in Cornwall. As his struggle to restore the family to their traditional place creates increasing friction with tourists and locals alike, a tragedy changes his world. A unique film shot on 16mm B&W and processed by hand.

Bao

Dir.: Domee Shi
| 8 minutes

An aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. But Dumpling starts growing up fast.

Bar 51

Dir.: Amos Guttman
| 95 minutes

Thomas and his sister leave their hometown for the big city where they frequent a marginal Tel Aviv bar. There, Thomas’s love for his sister grows, while she strives to make a life of her own.  A newly restored version of Amos Guttman’s radical film.

Berlin-Jerusalem

Dir.: Amos Gitai
| 89 minutes

Amos Gitai’s film from 1989 connects between two women who never actually met: Expressionist poet Else Lasker-Schüler, who fled Berlin in the early 1930s, and Zionist revolutionary, Mania Shochat.  A newly-restored copy.

Between Two Waters

Dir.: Isaki Lacuesta
| 135 minutes

Isra and Cheíto are two Roma brothers: Isra was sent to prison for drug dealing and Cheíto signed up for the Marines. When Isra is released from prison and Cheíto returns from a long mission, they reunite in San Fernando. Golden Seashell winner at the San Sebastian FF.

Biba

Dir.: David Perlov
| 57 minutes

Biba Israeli, a Yom Kippur War widow who lives in Kfar Yehoshua in the Jezreel Valley. Her husband Uzi’s family was twice stricken by grief. This is a personal, human story providing a frank, unembellished look at pain and mourning. A newly-restored copy.

Blind Spot

Dir.: Tuva Novotny
| 98 minutes

A breathtaking debut film made entirely in one shot. “One of the most powerful cinematic experiences, daringly executed...in a way that consistently engages us with its characters' emotional processes” (Screen Magazine).

Blinded by the Light

Dir.: Gurinder Chadha
| 114 minutes

In late 1980s England, a teenager of Pakistani origin works up the courage to express himself in writing after discovering Bruce Springstein’s music. Gurinder Chadha’s (Play it Like Beckham) bracing musical drama.

Border of Pain

Dir.: Ruth Walk
| 50 minutes

Ruth Walk's documentary examines the dependence of the Palestinian health system on Israel and exposes a complex network of interests and hardships dwelling side by side with the purest of human intentions.

By the Grace of God

Dir.: François Ozon
| 137 minutes

François Ozon’s new film, winner of the Berlinale’s Grand Jury prize, adapts a current news story about a Catholic priest charged with child abuse. Three childhood friends reunite to understand how their past has affected their lives.