|Francis Ford Coppola
|Le Cercle rouge
|Breaking the Waves
|Lars von Trier
|Guillermo del Toro
|The Grand Budapest Hotel
|2001: A Space Odyssey
|Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
|The Maltese Falcon
The Insanity of war has seldom been portrayed so vividly.
Le Cercle rouge
Jean-Pierre Melville portrays the macho and yet frail masculinity of the men of the underworld like no other director. A film about rituals and honour – even amongst thieves.
One man’s fear of commitment – and the not so subtle advances of the woman, who loves him – becomes one of the most elegant, sensual and exciting thrillers ever, while making voyeurs of us all.
Breaking the Waves
Lars von Trier wilfully shows us the mechanics behind the melodrama and still succeeds in making us cry with a brutal yet beautiful story of a woman’s fall and redemption.
When watching a Guillermo del Toro film you are never really sure who the monsters are – the humans or the so-called monsters? A haunting and poetic film about a girl’s loss of innocence and the power of imagination.
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Inspired by the great humanistic writer Stefan Zweig, Wes Anderson tells a stylistically unique and both humorous and melancholic story about humanity, love and friendship.
2001: A Space Odyssey
From the Dawn of Man to the Space Age and beyond. What a trip, intellectually and visually, Stanley Kubrick takes us on in this genre-defining piece of science fiction.
Jeanne Dielman, 23 Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles
A minimalist, feminist masterpiece about the quiet life of women, which we so rarely see on the big screen.
Rarely has the alienation of modern industrialised life been captured so playfully and entertainingly as in Playtime by Jacques Tati – though Charlie Chaplin succeeded, too, with Modern Times.
The Maltese Falcon
What a debut film from John Huston. The prototypical film noir, where cynicism blends with desire and even love and nobody comes out on top – not even Humphrey Bogart’s Sam Spade, the epitome of cool.
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