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O Leão da Estrela / The Estrela’s Lion (1947) Arthur Duarte, António Silva, Milú, Maria Eugénia, Comedy, Romance

O Leao da Estrela AKA The Estrela's Lion (1947)
Anastacio, a football fan supporting the Sporting Club, meets the Baratas while on vacation with his family. They make friends and when Anastacio, his wife and two kids decide to travel from Lisbon to Porto to attend the Invicta/Sporting soccer game, The Baratas invite them in their home. What they do not know is that Anastacio is not a nouveau riche like them and when Juju, Anastacio’s daughter falls in love with Eduardo, the Baratas’son, things get complicated…
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Genèse d’un repas / Origins of a Meal (1979) Luc Moullet, Documentary

Genese d'un repas (1979)
Bananas, eggs, and tuna: three basic foodstuffs with three wildly different points of origin. Moullet begins with these on his plate but constructs his film by working backwards and finding the sources for these items and how they reach our plates. As Moullet’s investigation deepens, however, the film moves beyond the confines of a simple exploration of food origins into more political and social realms, not only relating to food but also to the medium of film.
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Balanta / The Oak (1992) Lucian Pintilie, Maia Morgenstern, Razvan Vasilescu, Victor Rebengiuc, Comedy, Drama

Balanta (1992)
A description of Romania before Ceausescu’s downfall, through the story of Nela. Daughter of a former colonel of the Securitate, the romanian political police. She refused to become as her sister, an agent of this Securitate, and lives with her father. After he died, she leaves Bucarest, and ends up in a little town, where she meets Mitica, a surgeon, another herself, laughing of everything.
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Westbound (1959) Budd Boetticher, Randolph Scott, Virginia Mayo, Karen Steele, Action, Drama, Romance

Westbound (1959)
In 1864 Cavalry Captain John Hayes reluctantly follows orders to become the civilian boss of the Overland Stage Line, which keeps the flow of Western gold to the Union and will help it win the Civil War. Headquarters for the stage line is a small Colorado town with Southern sympathizers who will do anything they can to sabotage his mission. Resistance to his efforts is led by former friend ad colleague Clay Putnam, who has taken advantage of Hayes’ absence and married his former sweetheart.
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Atrás das Nuvens / Behind the Clouds (2007) Jorge Queiroga, Nicolau Breyner, Ruben Silva, Sofia Grilo, Drama, Family, Fantasy

Atras das Nuvens AKA Behind the Clouds (2007)
Jorge Queiroga’s magic realist drama Behind the Clouds concerns young Paulo, a little boy bereft of his father, whose widowed mother ardently refuses to grant him permission to meet his paternal granddad. When Paulo reaches the age of 10, he expressly defies his mother’s orders by making a secret journey to his grandfather’s home, in a remote part of the country. Once there, he finds a fantastic invention: a little red car with the ability to take him soaring high into the clouds, and the added ability to send him spiraling backward in time. Alas, Paulo’s grandfather grows increasingly distraught over the time travel element, and in the process, Paulo arrives at some sobering and disillusioning realizations about the mystery surrounding his clan.
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Rosa de Alfama (1953) Henrique Campos, Alberto Ribeiro, Mariana Villar, Alves da Cunha, Drama, Musical, Comedy

Rosa de Alfama (1953)
Alberto Ribeiro and Mariana Villar star in a popular melodrama set in Alfama (neighborhood of Lisbon), which tells the story of a young orphan, Rosa, who was picked up by a fisherman family and raised by a widowed father with two sons Renato and José. One day, Renato, seduces and impregnates Rosa, refusing to take responsibility for his actions. And only the greatness and humanity of José, who offers to marry the girl and take the paternity of the child, could save her. Unless the birth of a child will help rescue a life of doom for Renato…
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The Fixer (1968) John Frankenheimer, Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Drama

The Fixer (1968)
Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bok who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime – the “ritual murder” of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman’s life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail.
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Party (1996) Manoel de Oliveira, Michel Piccoli, Irene Papas, Leonor Silveira, Comedy, Drama

Party (1996)
The battle of the sexes? The forces of despair and seduction? On S. Miguel in the Azores, Rogério, a young man with old money, and his enigmatic wife Leonor host a garden party at their villa. The intriguing guests are an older unmarried couple, the philosophical and observant Irene, and Michel, a roué. While Rogério and Irene talk, Michel and Leonor go down to the sea. The conversations upset Rogério and capture Leonor’s imagination. Five years later, the four dine at the villa. Michel and Leonor again leave the other two. Intentions and undercurrents are subtle. One of the four proves strong, one weak, and two must choose. Wind and rain bring down the curtain on both acts.
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