Though these films are shot entirely in black & white, the stories told are anything but. Explore sumptuous cinematography, complex characters and thought-provoking narratives in these three feature films.
A compelling tale of loss, betrayal and redemption, Andrei Konchalovsky’s bold, black-and-white World War II drama won the Venice Film Festival’s Silver Lion and was Russia’s entry in the 2017 Academy Awards. Three lives fatefully intersect when Russian countess Olga is arrested for sheltering two Jewish boys in Nazi-occupied France. Echoing the intensity of Laszlo Nemes Son of Saul, Konchalovsky’s deeply spiritual vision is a major contribution to Holocaust cinema.Read More
In this astonishingly haunting film, deep undercurrents run beneath the simple surface in a quaint village that's ultimately forced to face up to its "ill-gotten gains" from the Second World War.Read More
Original and inventive on every level, this story about the legendary filmmaker looks at the emotional truth behind the tales told by the man with the outsize personality and the arch monocle at the moment that he moved away from his epic extravaganzas (Metropolis) to morbid tales of depraved individuals (M). The result is not a reality-based biopic, but rather an attempt to show that the darkest insights into the human psyche originated in the filmmaker himself.Read More
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