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For over 15 years, Film Movement has been bringing films to American audiences from around the world, including prizewinners from Cannes, Berlin, Toronto, Locarno, Sundance, SXSW and other major festivals. Stream some of the best independent and world cinema, cult and arthouse classics, documentaries and short films anytime on any device with your subscription. Join the Movement!

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  1. Alastair Sim Comedies

    1 Season

  2. The Maggie

    1 Video

    “Maggie” is one of the fifty-odd puffer boats which chug among the Western Isles of Scotland. The aging vessel is destined for the scrap yard unless her wily skipper, MacTaggart, can get her repaired. This seems a forlorn hope until he concocts a scheme for the humble “Maggie” and her crew of four to be entrusted to transport the valuable cargo of wealthy American industrialist Calvin B. Marshall.

    DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK
    UNITED KINGDO...

  3. Most Watched

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  4. Whisky Galore!

    1 Video

    Inspired by a true story. It is 1943 and the tiny Hebridean island of Todday is plunged into the depths of despair. Spirits are low – for Todday is without whisky. Then during a storm, a freighter runs aground which happens to hold a cargo of 50,000 cases of whisky bound for America. Soon a battle of wits ensues between the ship’s captain and the islanders as both attempt to claim the salvaged treasure.

    DIRECTED BY ALEXANDER MACKENDRICK
    UNITED ...

  5. Coming Attractions

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  6. Nazi Junkies

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    Inspired by Norman Ohler’s international bestseller, Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich, NAZI JUNKIES reveals the all-consuming dependency on drugs that Hitler and the entire nation of Germany had during World War II. The secret journals of Hitler’s personal doctor, Théodore Morell, have suggested that the Führer was a full-fledged addict, taking a cocktail injection that included cocaine, opiates and steroids. Meanwhile, from factory workers to hou...

  7. Rafiki

    2 Videos

    Bursting with the colorful street style and music of Nairobi’s vibrant youth culture, RAFIKI is a tender love story between two young women in a country that still criminalizes homosexuality. Kena and Ziki have long been told that “good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives” – but they yearn for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls encourage each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When...

  8. Now Playing

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  9. Films of Koji Fukada

    1 Season

    Likened to French auteurs Eric Rohmer, Robert Bresson and acclaimed Japanese director Nagisa
    Oshima, Kôji Fukada is a filmmaker known for his technical precision and study of human
    character. Born 1980 in Tokyo, Japan, Fukada's first film, THE CHAIR, was released in Tokyo in 2004. He joined the Theatre Company Seinendan, which is led by Oriza Hirata, in 2005. He wrote and directed the animated film THE GRENADIERE (2006) and later shot the feature...

  10. Films of Jessica Hausner

    1 Season

    Jessica Hausner was born in Vienna, Austria in 1972. She studied directing at the Film Academy of Vienna where she made the award-winning short films, FLORA (1996) and INTER-VIEW (1999).

    In 2001, her debut feature film, LOVELY RITA premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Un Certain Regard. She returned to Un Certain Regard with her second feature, HOTEL in 2004. In 2009, LOURDES was selected in Competition at the Venice Film Festival where it w...

  11. Farinelli

    1 Video

    In the 18th century during Handel's time, no man was more famous or more celebrated than the castrato, Farinelli. The incredible, true story of the world famous opera singer - who was castrated during childhood in order to preserve his voice - comes to life in this Oscar-nominated drama of high notes and even higher passions.

    DIRECTED BY GERARD CORBIAU
    FRANCE, ITALY, BELGIUM | 1994 | FRENCH, ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  12. Twin Flower

    1 Video

    Sixteen-year-old Anna is on the run, escaping from a violent event that has not only traumatized her but left her voiceless. On the road she is rescued by Basim, a teenage illegal immigrant from Ivory Coast. Together they embark on a perilous journey through the deserted lands, woods, villages and breathtaking landscapes of Sardinia.

    DIRECTED BY LAURA LUCHETTI
    ITALY | 2018 | ITALIAN, FRENCH, BAULÈ WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  13. Films of Sébastien Betbeder

    1 Season

    Sébastien Betbeder was born in 1975 in Pau, in the west south of France. After passing his degree in the Ecole des Beaux Arts de Bordeaux, he joined Le Fresnoy, The National Studio of Contemporary Arts. He has directed films since 1999, writes features for the radio channel France Culture and taught in the Art and Design School of Geneva from 2008 to 2011. His films LA VIE LOINTAINE (2008), YOSHIDO (LES AUTRES VIES) (2010), LES MAINS D'ANDREA (2011...

  14. Films of Eric Rohmer

    1 Season

    Eric Rohmer (born Jean-Marie Maurice Scherer, April 4, 1920 - January 11, 2010) was a screenwriter and director, and a key figure in French New Wave cinema. Rohmer was born in Nancy, a small town in Lorraine, and moved to Paris in the ’40s, where he worked as a literature teacher and newspaper reporter.
    He began to focus on film criticism, publishing two seminal articles in 1948: “Cinema, the Art of Space,” in Revue du Cinema, and “For a Talking C...

  15. All About Lily Chou-Chou

    1 Video

    For young people around the world, music is often the only salvation when pain and suffering becomes too much to bear. Yuichi (Hayato Ichihara) is in 8th grade and worships Lily Chou-Chou, a Björk-like singer whose lush and transcendent music provides the perfect escape from his brutal surroundings. Yuichi also finds solace as the moderator of an online chat room dedicated to his pop idol, but as his real life nightmare of teenage prostitution, cri...

  16. Films of Joseph W. Sarno

    1 Season

    “One of the true pioneers of celluloid erotica,” cinema, American film director and screenwriter Joseph W. Sarno (1921-2010) was dubbed the “Chekov of soft-core” by The Village Voice and the “Ingmar Bergman of 42nd Street.” His early black and white films are praised for their chiaroscuro lighting and their complex psycho-sexual plots, but it was his more explicit art-house film, INGA, shot in Sweden in 1968, that brought him international attentio...

  17. Iceman

    1 Video

    In 1991, a melting glacier revealed the body of a man. At first, people assumed he was a hiker. Later, his true Stone Age origins were revealed…

    The Ötztal Alps, more than 5,300 years ago. A Neolithic clan settles near a creek. Their leader, Kelab (Jürgen Vogel), is the appointed keeper of the group’s holy shrine, Tineka. But while hunting, the village is attacked by a band of marauders. Everyone in the tribe is brutally murdered, including Kela...

  18. Sara Stein: The Complete Series

    1 Season

    As a criminal investigator of Jewish descent working in Berlin, Sara Stein was used to operating independently of everyone else. Her keen instincts and sound judgement enabled her to navigate sure-footedly through many sensitive cases. But it was not until she found herself investigating the murder of an Israeli DJ that politics and religion played such an important role in her life. Now facing new challenges as a detective in Tel Aviv, Sara contin...

  19. Styx

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    ER doctor Rike (German Film Awards Best Actress winner Susanne Wolff) embarks on a one-woman solo sailing trip to Ascension Island in the Atlantic. When she comes across a sinking ship filled with refugees, Rike is suddenly torn out of her contented world. Pushed to her physical, psychological and moral limits, she is forced to make a momentous decision. Aptly named after the mythological river that separates the living from the dead, STYX is an as...

  20. Calm at Sea

    1 Video

    Few outside Europe are familiar with Guy Môquet, the symbol of the French Resistance against the Nazi occupation during the second World War, but to the country of France, he is a brave soul that lives forever in their hearts and minds. Calm at Sea, a narrative based on Môquet’s final days, is one of the outstanding historical dramas that Corinth is especially proud to distribute.

    In October of 1941, two German officers are gunned down in broad ...

  21. Films of Alfred Hitchcock

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    Born in London on August 13, 1899, Alfred Hitchcock worked for a short time in engineering before entering the film industry in 1920 designing title cards for silent films. Within a few years, he was working as an assistant director. In 1925, Hitchcock directed his first film and began making the "thrillers" for which he became known the world over. His 1929 film BLACKMAIL is said to be the first British "talkie." In the 1930s, he directed such cla...

  22. The President

    1 Video

    The President and his family rule the land with a draconian fist, enjoying a privileged and luxurious existence at the expense of his miserable and oppressed subjects. After a coup d’état uproots his position of power, the President’s wife and daughters are flown out of the country as he stays behind with his grandson, who is too young to grasp the unfolding events. After his personal escort and bodyguards turn on him, he is forced to disguise hims...

  23. Films of Silvio Soldini

    1 Season

    Silvio Soldini made PAESAGGIO CON FIGURE, his first medium-length film, in 1983. That film and GIULIA IN OTTOBRE won awards at various national and international festivals. Soldini formed his own production company, Monogatari, in 1984 with his closest collaborators. In 1989, he shot his first feature, THE PEACEFUL AIR OF THE WEST, which was in competition at the Locarno Festival, won the Grolla d'Oro for Best Screenplay at Saint-Vincent, the Grand...

  24. Films of Erik Poppe

    1 Season

    Erik Poppe is regarded as one of Scandinavia's most experienced and compelling film directors, recognized for his work with actors and multi-pronged narratives. His movies are often built around ensemble casts, sharp writing, impressive camera work and an uncanny knack for rhythm and music in the editing.

    Having covered war conflicts himself for many years as a photographer for Reuters and other media, Poppe's acclaimed 2014 feature 1,000 TIMES ...

  25. The 39 Steps

    1 Video

    In Alfred Hitchcock’s brilliant spy thriller, Richard Hannay has a knack for ending up with beautiful women. The first one asks him if she can come up to his apartment. It turns out she is a British secret agent being hunted by international agents working for a villainous man described only as having the end of his pinky finger missing. The agents are under orders to stop her from delivering a secret code to an agent in Scotland. When he meets bea...

  26. The Man Who Knew Too Much

    1 Video

    This 1934 vintage suspense thriller was Alfred Hitchcock’s biggest British success and, although it was remade by Hitchcock in 1955, this remains the definitive version. The story concerns a British couple and their daughter traveling in Switzerland where they witness the murder of a Frenchman (Pierre Fresnay) who, before he dies, tells them about a plot to kill a foreign diplomat in London. A spy ring captures the little girl to ensure the couple’...

  27. I Am Not a Witch

    1 Video

    In her BAFTA award-winning debut feature, Rungano Nyoni crafts a satirical feminist fairy tale set in present-day Zambia. When nine-year-old Shula is accused of witchcraft, she is exiled to a witch camp run by Mr. Banda, a corrupt and inept government official. Tied to the ground by a white ribbon, Shula is told that she will turn into a goat if she tries to escape. As the only child witch, Shula quickly becomes a local star and the adults around h...

  28. Jamaica Inn

    1 Video

    Adapted from the Daphne du Maurier (Rebecca, The Birds) novel of the same name, Jamaica Inn was the last British film that Alfred Hitchcock directed before heading to Hollywood. An often overlooked gem from the master of suspense, its story of cutthroats luring ships to be wrecked and then robbed on the rocky coast of 17th century Cornwall is compelling, and the stellar British cast is superb. Charles Laughton, Emlyn Williams, Basil Radford, Leslie...

  29. Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask

    1 Video

    Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask explores the preeminent theorist of the twentieth century anti-colonial movements, a man whom Jean-Paul Sartre recognized as the figure “through whose voice the Third World finds and speaks for itself.” Isaac Julien, the celebrated black British director of such provocative films as Looking for Langston and Young Soul Rebels, integrates the facts of Fanon's brief but eventful life with his long and tortuous inne...

  30. Marquise

    1 Video

    Sophie Marceau stars as Marquise, the beautiful street dancer who found fame and notoriety among the seventeenth century aristocratic elite under the stage name Mademoiselle Du Parc. Raising herself out of poverty, Marquise joins Molière’s theater company after capturing the heart of his lead actor, who asks for her hand in marriage. Her star continues to rise while performing for King Louis XIV and his court, but it is not until Marquise becomes t...

  31. Hockney

    1 Video

    HOCKNEY weaves together a portrait of the multifaceted artist from frank interviews with close friends and never-before-seen footage from his own personal archive. One of the great surviving icons of the 1960s, Hockney’s career may have started with almost instant success but in private he has struggled with his art, relationships, and the tragedy of AIDS, making his optimism and sense of adventure truly uplifting. HOCKNEY is funny, inspiring, bold...

  32. Bosch: The Garden of Dreams

    1 Video

    A mystery within a mystery, “The Garden of Earthly Delights” is the most famous and intriguing work of Early Netherlandish painter Hieronymus Bosch. An artist who is as much as an enigma as his highly symbolic and detail-rich paintings, Bosch was recently celebrated around the world in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death. Through exclusive access granted by the Prado Museum, Bosch: The Garden of Dreams looks to answer centuries-old question...

  33. 1,000 Times Good Night

    2 Videos

    Rebecca (Oscar-winner Juliette Binoche) is one of the world’s top war photojournalists, but she’s also a wife and mother, leaving behind a husband and two young daughters every time she travels to a new combat zone. After a near-death experience chronicling the ritual of a female suicide bomber, husband Marcus (Game of Thrones' Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) levels an ultimatum: give up the dangerous profession or lose her family. With an offer to photogra...

  34. Coby

    1 Video

    In a small town deep in the American Midwest, Suzanna begins a gender transition to become a boy, named Coby. Throughout this period of transformation Coby and his loved ones must confront their own preconceived notions of gender and sexuality while facing difficult decisions and prejudice. Combining excerpts from Coby’s video dairy with candid, heartfelt interviews from his closest friends and family, Christian Sonderegger’s debut feature is an in...

  35. Between Land and Sea

    1 Video

    Experience a year in the life of a surf town at the mercy of the Atlantic Ocean. Set against the backdrop of Ireland’s stunning west coast, this observational documentary – at times intimate, at times epic – embeds itself within Lahinch’s passionate surfing community. Following this dedicated group of diehards who want their local waves to be known around the world, Between Land and Sea combines exhilarating footage with insightful, moving and ofte...

  36. Hotel Salvation

    1 Video

    Adil Hussain (Life of Pi) stars as Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. While Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, Rajiv finds himself burdened by the many obligations he left behind. Eventually ...

  37. Narcissister Organ Player

    4 Videos

    One of the contemporary art world’s most acclaimed mixed-media and performance artists, the masked and merkin-clad Narcissister is the subject of this smart, sassy documentary that showcases her spectacle-rich approach to explorations of gender, racial identity and sexuality. Directed by the enigmatic artist herself, the film deconstructs Narcissister’s celebrated stage shows while revealing the influence of her origins, growing up in blonde-haired...

  38. Hamlet

    1 Video

    Shakespeare’s most iconic work, HAMLET is the ultimate play about loyalty, love, betrayal, murder and madness. Every production is defined by its lead actor. In this stripped back, fresh and fast-paced staging by Sarah Frankcom for the Royal Exchange Theatre, Maxine Peake (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING) creates a Hamlet that is both timeless and unique for today. Though the part has a long history of being performed by women, Peake is the first female a...

  39. Pandora and the Magic Box

    1 Video

    When King Minos discovers Theseus is on a mission to locate the rightful ruler of Greece, he sends his buxom servant Pandora to disrupt the search. Meanwhile, Zeus selects Theseus to protect a wooden box “full of trouble.” Add a handful of Amazons and one king in drag, and you have the screwball comedy that introduced sexploitation auteur Joe Sarno’s unique take on Yiddish Theater to the raincoat crowd.

    DIRECTED BY JOSEPH W. SARNO
    UNITED STA...

  40. Sin in the Suburbs

    1 Video

    Sexploitation auteur Joe Sarno explores the dark side of the American dream. Audrey Campbell (Olga's Girls) stars as Geraldine Lewis, a lonely housewife and mother who distracts herself with racy friends and a secret affair. Discovered in the arms of another man, Geraldine immerses herself in a secret sex club, only to find her teenage daughter is also a member.

    DIRECTED BY JOSEPH W. SARNO
    UNITED STATES | 1964 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  41. Vibrations

    1 Video

    Aspiring poet Barbara moves to Manhattan to jump-start her career and sex life, only to spend her evenings listening to the sounds of her neighbor’s vibrator. When her extroverted sister Julie comes to town, Barbara is forced to confront her repressed sexual desires. An early classic by sexploitation director Sarno.

    DIRECTED BY JOSEPH W. SARNO
    UNITED STATES | 1968 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE

  42. The Charmer

    2 Videos

    Esmail (Ardalan Esmaili) is a handsome young Iranian immigrant living in Denmark, who is desperately searching for a bride so he can become a citizen. Night after night he puts on the same suit and hits the Copenhagen bar scene hoping to turn the next woman he sees into his future spouse. But amidst a series of fleeting relationships and failed one night stands, Esmail meets Sara (Soho Rezanejad), a beautiful Danish-Iranian woman who makes him ques...

  43. Bent

    10 Videos

    Set amidst the decadence and terror of pre-war Germany, BENT is a harrowing yet inspirational tale of struggle against oppression, based on the landmark play by Martin Sherman. A chance encounter at a Berlin nightclub exposes Max (Clive Owen) and his partner Rudy (Brian Webber) as homosexuals during the “Night of the Long Knives” purge. After two years on the run, they are captured and put on a train to Dachau, where Rudy is savagely beaten to deat...

  44. Bye Bye Germany

    2 Videos

    Frankfurt, 1946. David Bermann (Moritz Bleibtreu) is determined to make the most of the ravaged postwar era by recruiting some friends from a displaced persons camp to sell linens at inflated prices to unsuspecting Germans. Most of the group have a simple motivation – to raise enough money to leave Germany and move to the United States. But David has a secret, and the beautiful American Army investigator Sara Simon (Antje Traue) is determined to un...

  45. Midaq Alley

    1 Video

    Adapted from the novel by Nobel Prize laureate Naguib Mahfouz and winner of numerous international awards, Midaq Alley explores the intersecting lives of a diverse group of individuals whose stories converge inside a vibrant Mexico City neighborhood. Among them is local cantina owner Rutilio (Ernesto Gómez Cruz), a family man who gives in to latent homosexual desires. His son, Chava (Juan Manuel Bernal), yearns to emigrate to America, while the des...

  46. A Time For Dying

    1 Video

    Remastered for the very first time in high definition, A Time For Dying is the last film appearance by the late star and America’s most beloved war hero, Audie Murphy, and the final western feature made by legendary director Budd Boetticher.

    Aspiring to be a famous bounty hunter, Cass Bunning instead finds himself in Silver City coming to the rescue of Ms. Nellie Winters, a naive young woman who just arrived in town after unwittingly answering a...

  47. Outrage Coda

    2 Videos

    Five years after surviving the all-out war between the Sanno and Hanabishi crime families, former yakuza boss Otomo now works in South Korea for Mr. Chang, a renowned fixer whose influence extends into Japan. A relatively minor incident causes tensions to rise between Chang Enterprises and the faraway powerful Hanabishi. The growing conflict gets out of hand and ignites a ferocious power struggle among the top echelons of the Hanabishi. When eventu...

  48. Fake Tattoos

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    Theo spends his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk at a punk rock show. There, he meets Mag, a teenage girl who invites him to spend the night at her place. A love story starts between them, but Theo has to leave the city at the end of summer.

    MY FRENCH FILM FESTIVAL - 2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION
    ORIGINAL TITLE: LES FAUX TATOUAGES
    DIRECTED BY PASCAL PLANTE
    CANADA | 2018 | FRENCH WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES

  49. ...and much more!