Boogie Nights is a drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles’s San Fernando Valley and shows the 70s Golden Age of the Porn industry and its excess in the 1980s, following a young nightclub dishwasher who becomes a popular star.
Fargo is an American dark comedy-crime film produced, directed and written by the brothers Joel and Ethan Coen and starring Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy. The film was as huge success and earned seven Academy Award nominations and best Director at Cannes Film Festival.
Toy Story is an American computer-animated film released by Walt Disney Pictures and famous for being the first ever feature film to be made entirely with CGI as well as Pixar’s first big production. The film follows a group of toys who pretend to be lifeless whenever humans are present.
Four Weddings and a Funeral is a British romantic comedy film directed by Mike Newell featuring Hugh Grant. The film was an unexpected success, becoming the highest-grossing British film in cinema history at the time an winning an Academy Award for Best Picture.
Through the Olive Trees is a film directed and written by Iranian director Abbas Kiarostami, known for its minimalist and naturalistic style. It is set in earthquake-ravaged Northern Iran and is a complex study of the link between art and life, constantly blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality.
The Three Colours Trilogy is the collective title of three films Bleu, White and Red directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. Two films were made in French and one primarily in Polish. The films were Kieslowski’s first major successes outside of Poland and are his most acclaimed works after The Decalogue.
Reservoir Dogs is a American crime film and the debut of director and writer Quentin Tarantino starting Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen and Chris Penn. It depicts the events before and after a botched diamond heist, though not the heist itself. The film has become a classic of independent film and a cult hit.
Unforgiven is an American Western film produced and directed by Clint Eastwood. The film which is about an aging outlaw and killer, was only the third western to win the Oscar for Best Picture following Cimarron (1931) and Dances With Wolves (1990).
Raise the Red Lantern is a Chinese film directed by Zhang Yimou, starring Gong Li and based on the 1990 novel Wives and Concubines by Su Tong. The film noted for its opulent visuals and sumptuous use of colours, is the story of a young woman who becomes one of the concubines of a wealthy man during the Warlord Era.