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Masters

Fresh from Cannes, Venice, and other prestigious international film festivals, these are premiere works by the world’s best directors

Masters

3 FACES

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3 FACES

Directed by Jafar Panahi
Banned filmmaker Jafar Panahi (This is Not a Film) turns on his camera again, this time to probe…
Masters

ASH IS PUREST WHITE

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ASH IS PUREST WHITE

Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
In the heat of panic, Qiao fires a gun to protect the man she loves. For him, she…
Masters

DEAD SOULS

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DEAD SOULS

Directed by Wang Bing
Survivors of China’s Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957-59 recount, with unflinching straightforwardness, the terrors of their imprisonment, the mundane…
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DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS

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DETECTIVE DEE: THE FOUR HEAVENLY KINGS

Directed by Tsui Hark
The Tang Dynasty’s most beloved sleuth returns to the big screen to outsmart secular and supernatural forces, while…
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A FAMILY TOUR

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A FAMILY TOUR

Directed by Ying Liang
A dissident Chinese filmmaker exiled in Hong Kong finds a way for her young son to meet the…
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Folklore Episode 1: A Mother’s Love

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Folklore Episode 1: A Mother’s Love

Directed by Joko Anwar
Official Selection 2018 Toronto International Film Festival A single mother with little to her name, Murni, struggles to...
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GRASS

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GRASS

Directed by Hong Sang-soo
Young writer Areum (Kim Min-hee) rattles away on her MacBook, concocting a new story in a café. Meanwhile,…
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KILLING

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KILLING

Directed by Shinya Tsukamoto
Young ronin Mokunoshin is recruited away from countryside life and must grapple with a samurai sword he has…
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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: ASYNC AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

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RYUICHI SAKAMOTO: ASYNC AT THE PARK AVENUE ARMORY

Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible
Legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto (The Revenant, The Last Emperor) performs his latest and most personal work, the acclaimed…
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SHOPLIFTERS

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SHOPLIFTERS

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
Scrambling just below the radar is a rag-tag family that subsists on petty thievery. When they decide to…
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VISION

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VISION

Directed by Naomi Kawase
A forest ranger is visited by a French journalist in search of a mythic plant thought to alleviate…
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YOCHO (FOREBODING)

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YOCHO (FOREBODING)

Directed by Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Etsuko might be the only person who can resist the alien Dr. Makebe, who sucks concepts from humans,…