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The White Balloon (1995)
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Several people try to help a little girl to find the money her mom gave her to buy a goldfish with. (85 mins.)
Director: Jafar Panahi
 
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Mother (1991)
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How a mother acts in the hardest parts of her, and her children's lives. (108 mins.)
Director: Ali Hatami
 
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Taste of Cherry (1997)
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An Iranian man drives his truck in search of someone who will quietly bury him under a cherry tree after he commits suicide. (95 mins.)
 
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Mr. Yousef (2011)
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A man is living with his only daughter and does everything he can for a living and for his daughter's sake hoping she is his forever. But a misunderstanding makes everything really complicated for him. (97 mins.)
Director: Ali Rafie
 
5.
The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)
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Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result. (118 mins.)
 
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The Lizard (2004)
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A recently jailed petty thief disguises as a Mullah and succeeds in escaping; but has to stay in the Mullah' role longer than he expected to. (115 mins.)
Director: Kamal Tabrizi
 
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Boutique (2003)
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A clothing store worker (Jahan) meets a poor girl named Eti. Jahan tries to help the girl and solve her problems, but... (113 mins.)
 
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The Cow (1969)
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An old villager deeply in love with his cow goes to the capital for a while. While he's there, the cow dies and now the villagers are afraid of his possible reaction to it when he returns. (105 mins.)
Director: Dariush Mehrjui
 
9.
Here Without Me (2011)
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The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans. (100 mins.)
Director: Bahram Tavakoli
 
10.
Beautiful City (2004)
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Akbar has just turned eighteen. He has been held in a rehabilitation centre for committing murder at the age of sixteen when he was condemned to death... (101 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
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Where is the Friend's Home? (1987)
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An 8 year old boy must return his friend's notebook he took by mistake, lest his friend be punished by expulsion from school. (83 mins.)
 
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A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
13.
Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
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On the last Wednesday before the spring solstice ushers in the Persian New Year, people set off fireworks following an ancient Zoroastrian tradition. Rouhi, spending her first day at a new job, finds herself in the midst of a different kind of fireworks -- a domestic dispute between her new boss and his wife. (102 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
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The Runner (1984)
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Amiro is a young boy who has lost his home during the war. He spends his days by working odd jobs, until... (94 mins.)
Director: Amir Naderi
 
15.
Let the Right One In (2008)
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Oskar, an overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through Eli, a beautiful but peculiar girl. (115 mins.)
Director: Tomas Alfredson
 
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The Apartment (1996)
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Max is on his way to Tokyo. He lives in Paris and likes to flirt but has decided to get married. By chance... (116 mins.)
Director: Gilles Mimouni
 
17.
Open Your Eyes (1997)
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A very handsome man finds the love of his life, but he suffers an accident and needs to have his face rebuilt by surgery after it is severely disfigured. (117 mins.)
 
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Head-On (2004)
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With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love. (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
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Three Colors: Red (1994)
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A model discovers her neighbor is keen on invading people's privacy. (99 mins.)
 
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Chungking Express (1994)
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Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents. (102 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
21.
Flight of the Red Balloon (2007)
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A little boy and his baby-sitter inhabit the same imaginary world: through their adventures they are followed by a strange red balloon. (115 mins.)
Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou
 
22.
The Road Home (1999)
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Prompted by the death of his father and the grief of his mother, a man recalls the story of how they met in flashback. (89 mins.)
Director: Yimou Zhang
 
23.
A Very Long Engagement (2004)
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Tells the story of a young woman's relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One. (133 mins.)
 
24.
Amélie (2001)
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Amélie is an innocent and naive girl in Paris with her own sense of justice. She decides to help those around her and, along the way, discovers love. (122 mins.)
 
25.
Crying Out Love in the Center of the World (2004)
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While searching for his fiancee Ritsuko, Sakutarou rediscovers through flashbacks the void deep within him caused by the events from his high school days. (138 mins.)
Director: Isao Yukisada
 
26.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
27.
Italian for Beginners (2000)
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Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives. (112 mins.)
Director: Lone Scherfig
 
28.
Angel-A (2005)
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A beautiful woman helps an inept scam artist get his game together. (91 mins.)
Director: Luc Besson
 
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Yi Yi (2000)
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Each member of a middle class Taipei family seeks to reconcile past and present relationships within their daily lives. (173 mins.)
Director: Edward Yang
 
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The Horseman on the Roof (1995)
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In a time of war and disease, a young officer gallantly tries to help a young woman find her husband. (135 mins.)
 
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
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A bounty hunting scam joins two men in an uneasy alliance against a third in a race to find a fortune in gold buried in a remote cemetery. (161 mins.)
Director: Sergio Leone
 
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Shoeshine (1946)
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Two shoeshine boys in postwar Rome, Italy, save up to buy a horse, but their involvement as dupes in a burglary lands them in juvenile prison where the experience take a devastating toll on their friendship. (93 mins.)
 
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Kon-Tiki (2012)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)