Rashomon is a crime mystery film directed by Akira Kurosawa, famous for being the film that introduced the master the and Japanese cinema to Western audiences. The film won many award including the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival and an Academy Honorary Award.
Orpheus is a French film starring Jean Marais directed by Jean Cocteau as the central part of his Orphic Trilogy, which also consists of The Blood of a Poet (1930) and Testament of Orpheus (1960).
The Third Man is a British film noir directed by Carol Reed best known for its atmospheric cinematography, excellent performances and unique musical score.
Passport to Pimlico is a British comedy film directed by Henry Cornelius inspired by a true incident during the Second World War, when the royal family of the Netherlands fled to Canada.
Letter from an Unknown Woman is a 1948 film directed by Max Ophüls. It was based on the novella of the same name by Stefan Zweig. The film stars Joan Fontaine, Louis Jourdan, Mady Christians and Marcel Journet.
Bicycle Thieves is a Italian neorealist film directed by Vittorio De Sica about the story of a poor man searching the streets of Rome for his stolen bicycle. The film is based on the novel of the same name by Luigi Bartolini.
It’s a Wonderful Life is an American comedy/drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra and based on the short story “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The film is about a man whose imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel.
A Matter of Life and Death is a romantic fantasy film set during World War II created by the British writer-director-producer team of Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger.
Rome, Open City is an Italian war drama film, directed by Roberto Rossellini set in Rome during the Nazi occupation in 1944. The film won several awards at various film festivals and was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Children of Paradise or Les Enfants du Paradis is a French film by Marcel Carné, made during the German occupation of France during World War II. It is the story of a beautiful courtesan, Garance, and the four men who love her in their own ways: a mime artist, an actor, a criminal and an aristocrat.