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56 minutes ago, Andrew said:

Title:   Rhapsody in August

Second.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title:  The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Director:  Tommy Lee Jones
Year: 2005
Language:  English/Spanish
IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0419294/
YouTube Link -


Link to the A&F thread:

 

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Formerly Baal_T'shuvah

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Title: The Phantom Carriage
Director: Victor Sjöström
Year: 1921
Language: Silent (Swedish made)
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0012364/
YouTube Link:


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

Title: Don Juan
Director: Alan Crosland
Year: 1926
Language: Silent (American made)
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0016804/?ref_=fn_al_tt_6
YouTube Link:


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

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Title: (Ostrov) the Island

Director: Pavel Lungin

Year: 2006

Language: Russian, German

IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0851577/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psgUsnaDqQo


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

http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/11146-ostrov-the-island/#comment-126202

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I haven't combed over our previous lists looking to prevent over-lap, so I some of these might have already appeared and so be undesirable for inclusion on this list:

Title: Wise Blood
Director: John Huston
Year: 1979
Language: English
IMDB Link


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): none, but here's the book thread.

Title: The Ox-Bow Incident
Director: William A. Wellman
Year: 1943
Language: English
IMDB Link

 
Title: So Close to Paradise
Director: Wang Xiaoshuai
Year: 1998
Language: Mandarin
IMDB Link
YouTube Link [I could find none with English subtitles]
 

Title: The Elephant Man
Director: David Lynch
Year: 1980
Language: English
IMDB Link

 

 

Link to the A&F thread on the film  

Title: Days of Being Wild
Director: Wong Kar-Wai
Year: 1990
Language: Cantonese
IMDB Link

 

Link to the A&F thread on the film

Title: Dam Street
Director: Li Yu
Year: 2005
Language: Mandarin
IMDB Link

 

 

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Title:  Spirited Away
Director:  Hayao Miyazaki
Year:  2001
Language:  Japanese
IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0245429/?ref_=nv_sr_3
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):  


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

 

Title:  Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind
Director:  Hayao Miyazaki
Year:  1984
Language:  Japanese
IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087544/?ref_=nv_sr_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):  


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

Title:  Troubled Water
Director:  Erik Poppe
Year:  2008
Language:  Norwegian
IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0948544/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):  


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

 


To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

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Second all of the following: Spirited Away, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, Ox-Bow Incident, The Elephant Man


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Title: Chocolat
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Year: 2000
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0241303/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): Close as I can come is Peter's links to previous iterations of the board in the 1st reply here:


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Second Adam's Apples.


"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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I'd be fine if we have Adams Apples on every list we'll ever make... :)

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Title: the Sensation of Sight

Director: Aaron J Wiederspahn

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0480001/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2etO6RlbJws

A&F:

 

 

 

 Title: Mary and Max

Director: Adam Elliot

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0978762/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgRjB8PEDkM

A&F:

 

 

 

Title: Don’t Come Knocking

Director: Wim Wenders

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377800/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxcjOTQyNjo

A&F:  http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/8421-dont-come-knocking/#comment-102897

 

Title: A History of Violence

Director: David Cronenberg

Language: English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0399146/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74FdnDxptH4

A&F:  

 

 

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Title: A Tale of Two Cities
Director: Jack Conway
Year: 1935
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0027075/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GCZS7gi7UU
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: Les Misérables
Director: Richard Boleslawski
Year: 1935
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026725/?ref_=fn_al_tt_10
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfG7ZB8kypU
Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/30167-les-mis%C3%A9rables-1935/

Title: Crime and Punishment
Director: Josef von Sternberg
Year: 1935
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0026246/?ref_=fn_al_tt_5
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DFUXpzMhjfY
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

Title: The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Director: William Dieterle
Year: 1939
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0031455/?ref_=nv_sr_2
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxWoOQt7dLw
Link to the A&F thread on the film: http://artsandfaith.com/index.php?/topic/26001-the-hunchback-of-notre-dame-1939/

Title: The Devil and Daniel Webster
Director: William Dieterle
Year: 1941
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0033532/?ref_=fn_al_tt_2
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i81OIqiktSQ
Link to the A&F thread on the film: N/A

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Second the Devil and Daniel Webster

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Apologies if others were planning to nominate these--they haven't yet, and I don't want them to be left out:
Title: Romero
Director: John Duigan
Year: 1989
Language: English, German
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0098219/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1
YouTube Link: None, but available Amazon Prime
Link to the A&F thread on the film:

Title: Tender Mercies

Director: Bruce Beresford

Year: 1983

Language: English

IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086423/?ref_=nv_sr_1

YouTube Link: (This is a terrible trailer. Seriously--rewatch the movie itself.)

 

Link to the A&F thread on the film:

 

 

 


There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Second HAPPY TOGETHER and A HISTORY OF VIOLENCE.


"A director must live with the fact that his work will be called to judgment by someone who has never seen a film of Murnau's." - François Truffaut

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Second Tender Mercies.

Nominate:

Title: To Kill a Mockingbird
Director: Robert Mulligan
Year: 1962
Language: English
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0056592/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):


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

 


A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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Title:  Forgiving Dr. Mengele
Director:  Bob Hercules and Cheri Pugh
Year:  2006
Language:  English
IMDB Link:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0489707/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):  


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

 


To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/secularcinephile/

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I don't know if this film qualifies for our list due to the date of release: it showed at Cannes and other festivals in 2014, but was released wide in 2015. May the community decide.

Title: The Look of Silence
Director: Joshua Oppenheimer
Year: 2014
Language: Indonesian
IMDB Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3521134/
YouTube Link: 


Link to the A&F thread on the film: 

 

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