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Tanqueray 10 Modern Masters

This special showcase of international films highlights ten directors who have distinguished themselves as masters in the field of filmmaking over the course of their long and distinguished careers. Special thanks to our friends at Tanqueray 10 for providing a grant to underwrite this sterling showcase celebrating the work of ten modern masters.


The Hidden Blade   

The Hidden Blade
Japan, 2005, 133 min.
Following on The Twilight Samurai, the second part of director Yamada's trilogy is another gorgeously shot mid-19th century period piece, this one concerning a low-level samurai — who has never drawn his sword in anger — forced to put down a rebellion. Visually sweeping, rich in plot and char... more



Iberia   

Iberia
Spain, 2005, 100 min.
In his latest tribute film, celebrated filmmaker Carlos Saura engages Spain's most celebrated actors, dancers and singers to interpret Isaac Albéniz's “Iberia” suite on its one hundredth anniversary. The freshness and spontaneity is heightened by Saura's focus on the evolution of the piece from init... more



L’Enfant   

L’Enfant
Belgium, 2005, 101 min.
Bruno is 20 and a thief. His girlfriend Sonia is 18, and has just given birth to Jimmy, their child. Ill equipped to handle this new responsibility, Bruno undertakes a horrific act, which itself begets other drastic, life-changing crises. Winner Palme d’Or (Best Film), Cannes Film Festival.... more



Manderlay   

Manderlay
Denmark, 2005, 140 min.
The second in Lars von Trier's controversial USA trilogy picks up where Dogville left off. Grace (now played by Bryce Dallas Howard) arrives at a Southern plantation where, more than 70 years after abolition, slavery is still in effect. A shocking, pointed and unforgettable interpretation of ... more



Persona Non Grata   

Persona Non Grata
Poland, 2005, 127 min.
The expression "persona non grata" takes on multiple meanings in this tense psychological drama unfolding in the high stakes and morally dangerous world of international diplomacy. The complicated relationship between Poland and Russia plays out in multiple subplots. Jury Prize and Best Supporting A... more



The Promise / aka Master Of The Crimson Armor   

The Promise / aka Master Of The Crimson Armor
China, 2005, 98 min.
Chen Kaige, one of China's most acclaimed filmmakers, tries his hand at the kind of digitally-enhanced fantasy established by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000). A valiant slave falls in love with a beautiful princess and epic chaos ensues.... more



Sex and Philosophy   

Sex and Philosophy
Tajikistan, 2005, 106 min.
On his 40th birthday, a handsome choreographer invites his four lovers to a dance class that he teaches. As he evokes memories of how each affair evolved and diminished, he realizes that the more the contemporary world has become sexually oriented the farther it has moved away from love…... more



Three Times   

Three Times
Taiwan, 2005, 121 min.
Director Hou Hsiao-hsien was voted the world's most important filmmaker of the 1990s by Film Comment and Three Times marks a return to the interlocking narratives spanning Taiwanese history that won him worldwide acclaim. It focuses on the relationship between two lovers (played by the same a... more



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