Blue Christmas

Blue Christmas

8 Episodes

Have a holly, jolly, melancholy, festive season.

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Blue Christmas
  • Introducing Blue Christmas

    Episode 1

  • FANNY AND ALEXANDER: Theatrical Version

    Episode 2

    Directed by Ingmar Bergman • 1982 • Sweden

    Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden. Ingmar Bergman intended Fanny and Alexander as his swan song, and it is the leg...

  • My Night at Maud’s

    Episode 3

    Directed by Eric Rohmer • 1969 • France

    In the brilliantly accomplished centerpiece of Rohmer's Moral Tales series, Jean-Louis Trintignant plays Jean-Louis, one of the great conflicted figures of sixties cinema. A pious Catholic engineer in his early thirties, he lives by a strict moral code i...

  • Cronos
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    Episode 4

    Cronos

    Episode 4

    Directed by Guillermo del Toro • 1993 • Mexico

    Guillermo del Toro made an auspicious and audacious feature debut with Cronos, a highly unorthodox tale about the seductiveness of the idea of immortality. Kindly antiques dealer Jesús Gris (Federico Luppi) happens upon an ancient golden device in...

  • Morning for the Osone Family

    Episode 5

    Directed by Keisuke Kinoshita • 1946 • Japan

    Kinoshita's first film after the end of World War II is a wrenching, superbly wrought tale about a liberal-minded Japanese family torn apart by war and imperialist politics. Morning for the Osone Family is both palpably bitter about the nation's fresh...

  • The Umbrellas of Cherbourg

    Episode 6

    Directed by Jacques Demy • 1964 • France

    An angelically beautiful Catherine Deneuve was launched to stardom by this dazzling musical heart-tugger from Jacques Demy. She plays an umbrella-shop owner's delicate daughter, glowing with first love for a handsome garage mechanic, played by Nino Castel...

  • Plácido

    Episode 7

    Directed by Luis García Berlanga • 1961 • Spain

    In a small Spanish town, a group of old ladies decide to celebrate Christmas Eve with a 'Sit a poor man at your table' dinner: each wealthy household of the town will have a homeless person dining with them that night. The celebrations also include...

  • Black Narcissus

    Episode 8

    Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger • 1947 • United Kingdom

    This explosive work about the conflict between the spirit and the flesh is the epitome of the sensuous style of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. A group of nuns, played by some of Britain's finest actresses, includ...