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Title: I Am Love

Director: Luca Guadagnino

Running Time: 120 Minutes

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1226236/

Trailer:

A&F Link: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=25303&st=0&p=226540&hl=+luca%20+guadagnino&#entry226540

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Well, I AM LOVE was a bit controversial 'round these parts.

I found it enthralling to watch, but lacking in real insight. Am unconvinced it has much to offer on marriage, but I'd like to see it again.

I wish I owned Mysteries of Lisbon - I loved the film, but I honestly can't remember it being 'about marriage'; if you could briefly state your case my memory might be jogged, in which case I'd second. Has anyone else seen it? It's rich and strange and definitely worth watching.

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My apologies for not being around A&F lately... it's a long story. However, I feel very strongly about these and would love to see them included. I would also relish the opportunity to write about them, especially as they pertain to marriage issues and matters of faith:

Title: A Married Couple

Director: Allan King

Running Time: 96 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064640/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film): http://www.criterion...-married-couple

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): ?

Title: Antichrist

Director: Lars von Trier

Running Time: 108 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith....topic=4077&st=0

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Κύριε Ἰησοῦ Χριστέ, Υἱὲ τοῦ Θεοῦ, ἐλέησόν με τὸν ἁμαρτωλόν.

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Man, I've got a lot of catching up to do here. And I intend to. Meantime:

Title: Antichrist

Director: Lars von Trier

Running Time: 108 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870984/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith....topic=4077&st=0

Second. I had actually wondered whether this had already been nominated or not, so, glad to see it here as soon as I signed on today.

I've been thinking a LOT about these nominations, but so far coming up with very little.

The following, however, might be an excellent nomination. I'm going to try to watch it again very soon, but IIRC, it could work on several levels for this list: absurdist comedy, fairy tale and tragedy, love story, personal change and growth within marriage, dedication to another, fear of the past, forgiveness... And such an odd way to put all this stuff on display, something as simple as a man who shaves his stache.

So I nominate La moustache.

Title: La moustache

Director: Emmanuel Carrère

Running Time: 87 Minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428856/

YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=10689&hl=moustache

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Title: The Out of Towners (1970)

Director: Arthur Hiller

Running Time: 101 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066193/

YouTube Link:

Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)

Director: Cyrus Nowrasteh

Running Time: 114 minutes

Language: Persian/English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1277737/

YouTube Link: trailer

Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=23024

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Title: Camelot (1967)

Director: Joshua Logan

Running Time: 179 minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061439/

YouTube Link: film clip

Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Seconded--watched it over the weekend & it's better than I thought.

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Title: Jodhaa Akbar (2008)

Director: Ashutosh Gowariker

Running time: 213 min.

Languages: Hindi, Urdu

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0449994/

YouTube:

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Title: L'Atalante

Director: Jean Vigo

Running Time: 89 Minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0024844/

Title: The Secret Lives of Dentists

Director: Alan Rudolph

Running Time: 104 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0314630/

"...the vivid crossing of borders between film and theology may save the film from the banality of cinema and festival business, and it may also save the church from the deep sleep of the habitual and the always known."

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Glad I found this thread.

Title: My Night at Maud’s (Ma nuit chez Maud)

Director: Eric Rohmer

Running Time: 110 Minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064612/

Title: The Day I Became a Woman

Director: Marzieh Makhmalbaf

Running Time: 78 Minutes

Language: Persian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0260332/

[Edit: Two of my suggestions have already been seconded. Deleted those]

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Wow, I thought The Secret Lives of Dentists would be one of our first nominations. I didn't even look for it because I know that film's sterling reputation with A&F. Good catch, Leary.

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I just lost a nominating post with (will fill out later):

Title: Solaris (1972)

Director: Andrei Tarkovsky

Running Time: 167 Minutes

Language: Russian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/

Title: La Notte (1961)

Director: Michaelangelo Antonioni

Running Time: 115 Minutes

Language: Italian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054130/

Title: Trouble Every Day (2001)

Director: Claire Denis

Running Time: 101 Minutes

Language: English/French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0204700/

Title: Le Mepris (1963)

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Running Time: 103 Minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0057345/

Title: 8 1/2 (1963)

Director: Federico Fellini

Running Time: 138 Minutes

Language: Italian

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056801/

Title: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Director: AlaRober Benton

Running Time: 105 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0079417/

Title: When A Woman Ascends the Stairs (1960)

Director: Mikio Naruse

Running Time: 111 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0054144/

Title: Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)

Director: Jacques Demy

Running Time: 91 Minutes

Language: French

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058450/

Title: Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

Director: Ranier Werner Fassbinder

Running Time: 93 Minutes

Language: German/Arabic

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0071141/

Title: Diner (1982)

Director: Barry Levinson

Running Time: 110 Minutes

Language: English

IMDB Link:

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"...the vivid crossing of borders between film and theology may save the film from the banality of cinema and festival business, and it may also save the church from the deep sleep of the habitual and the always known."

(Hans Werner Dannowski)

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