Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

  • The Housemaid
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    The Housemaid

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    A torrent of sexual obsession, revenge, and betrayal is unleashed under one roof in this venomous melodrama from South Korean master Kim Ki-young. Immensely popular in its home country when it was released, THE HOUSEMAID is the thrilling, at times jaw-dro...

  • Mysterious Object at Noon
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    Mysterious Object at Noon

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Apichatpong Weerasethakul brought an appetite for experimentation to Thai cinema with his debut feature, an uncategorizable work that refracts documentary impressions of his homeland through the surrealist concept of the exquisite corpse game. Enlisting l...

  • Black Girl
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    Black Girl

    Movie + 6 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Ousmane Sembène was one of the greatest and most groundbreaking filmmakers who ever lived, as well as the most renowned African director of the twentieth century—and yet his name still deserves to be better known in the rest of the world. He made his feat...

  • Manila in the Claws of Light

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Lino Brocka achieved international acclaim with this candid portrait of 1970s Manila, a breakout example of the more serious-minded filmmaking the director had turned to after building a career on mainstream movies he described as “soaps.” A young fisherm...

  • Dry Summer
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    Dry Summer

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Winner of the prestigious Golden Bear at the 1964 Berlin International Film Festival, Metin Erksan’s wallop of a melodrama follows the machinations of an unrepentantly selfish tobacco farmer who builds a dam to prevent water from flowing downhill to his nei...

  • Limite
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    Limite

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    An astonishing creation, LIMITE is the only feature by the Brazilian director and author Mário Peixoto, made when he was just twenty-two years old. Inspired by a haunting André Kertész photograph on the cover of a French magazine, this avant-garde silent ...

  • Touki bouki
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    Touki bouki

    Movie + 2 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    With a stunning mix of the surreal and the naturalistic, Djibril Diop Mambéty paints a vivid, fractured portrait of Senegal in the early 1970s. In this French New Wave-influenced fantasy-drama, two young lovers long to leave Dakar for the glamour and comf...

  • Trances
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    Trances

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    The beloved Moroccan band Nass El Ghiwane is the dynamic subject of this captivating musical documentary. Storytellers through song, with connections to political theater, the band became an international sensation (Western music critics have often referr...

  • Memories of Underdevelopment

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    This film by Tomás Gutiérrez Alea is the most renowned work in the history of Cuban cinema. After his wife and family flee in the wake of the Bay of Pigs invasion, the bourgeois intellectual Sergio (Sergio Corrieri) passes his days wandering Havana in idl...

  • A Brighter Summer Day
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    A Brighter Summer Day

    Movie + 6 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Among the most praised and sought-after titles in all contemporary film, this singular masterpiece of Taiwanese cinema, directed by Edward Yang, finally comes to home video in the United States. Set in the early sixties in Taiwan, A BRIGHTER SUMMER DAY is...

  • A River Called Titas
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    A River Called Titas

    Movie + 3 extras

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    The Bengali filmmaker Ritwik Ghatak’s stunningly beautiful, elegiac saga concerns the tumultuous lives of people in fishing villages along the banks of the Titas River in pre-Partition East Bengal. Focusing on the tragic intertwining fates of a series of fa...

  • Redes
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    Redes

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Early in his career, the Austrian-born future Oscar winner Fred Zinnemann codirected with Emilio Gómez Muriel the politically and emotionally searing REDES. In this vivid, documentary-like dramatization of the daily grind of men struggling to make a livin...

  • Law of the Border
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    Law of the Border

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Set along the Turkish-Syrian frontier, this terse, elemental tale of smugglers contending with a changing social landscape brought together two giants of Turkish cinema. Director Lütfi Ö. Akad had already made some of his country’s most notable films when...

  • Insiang
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    Insiang

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Jealousy and violence take center stage in this claustrophobic melodrama, a tautly constructed character study set in the slums of Manila. Lino Brocka crafts an eviscerating portrait of an innocent daughter and her bitter mother as women scorned. Insiang ...

  • Revenge
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    Revenge

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    A child is raised in Korea to avenge the death of his father’s first child in this decades-spanning tale of obsession and violence, the third collaboration between director Ermek Shinarbaev and writer Anatoli Kim. A study of everyday evil infused with phi...

  • Taipei Story
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    Taipei Story

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    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    Edward Yang’s second feature is a mournful anatomy of a city caught between the past and the present. Made in collaboration with Yang's fellow New Taiwan Cinema master Hou Hsiao-hsien, TAIPEI STORY chronicles the growing estrangement between a washed-up b...

  • Borom sarret
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    Borom sarret

    Movie + 1 extra

    Martin Scorsese’s World Cinema Project

    This groundbreaking short film, which won first prize at the 1963 Touris Film Festival in France, was the directorial debut of Ousmane Sembène.

    Restored in 2013 by the Cineteca di Bologna/L’Immagine Ritrovata laboratory and Éclair, in association with ...