Films to Watch-Awakening Edition

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1.
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair. (138 mins.)
 
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10:30 P.M. Summer (1966)
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Restless married couple Maria and Paul take a road trip through Spain with their friend Claire. While Paul and Claire carry on a clandestine affair... (85 mins.)
Director: Jules Dassin
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3.
Shirley Valentine (1989)
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Shirley's a middle-aged Liverpool housewife, who finds herself talking to the wall while she prepares her husband's chip'n'egg... (108 mins.)
Director: Lewis Gilbert
 
4.
The Waiting City (2009)
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A mystic-infused love story that follows a young couple's journey to India to collect their adopted baby. (100 mins.)
Director: Claire McCarthy
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5.
The Wastrel (1961)
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A wealthy and self-serving man, sets out on a perilous ocean voyage with his son. An unexpected incident with the vessel causes him to reflect on his not so perfect life. (84 mins.)
 
6.
We of the Never Never (1982)
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Jeannie Gunn faced being the only civilised woman in an uncivilised land. A story of personal triumph about one woman who reached out in a hard, hostile, prejudiced world and managed to find love. (134 mins.)
Director: Igor Auzins
 
7.
Heading South (2005)
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Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti. (108 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
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8.
The Last Days of Chez Nous (1992)
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Vicki returns to her elder sister Beth's house in Australia after an affair in Italy. Beth, with a teenage daughter... (93 mins.)
 
9.
Lilian's Story (1996)
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For forty years Lilian Singer has been locked up in a 'loony bin' by her father. Her release is eventually... (94 mins.)
 
10.
High Tide (1987)
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Story about a backup singer for an Elvis impersonator who re-enters her past when she leaves a tour... (101 mins.)
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11.
My Brilliant Career (1979)
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Sybylla Melvyn is an independent young woman who soon after arriving to live with her Grandmother Bossier... (100 mins.)
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12.
Kangaroo (1986)
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A mild-mannered English conscientious objector moves to what he feels will be the relative calm of Australia after World War I, but gets caught in the middle of violent battles between the rising trade unions and fascist groups. (108 mins.)
Director: Tim Burstall
 
13.
A Passage to India (1984)
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Cultural mistrust and false accusations doom a friendship in British colonial India between an Indian doctor, an Englishwoman engaged to marry a city magistrate, and an English educator. (164 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
14.
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
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The life of Bettie Page, a 1950s pin-up model and one of the first sex icons in America, who became the target of a Senate investigation due to her risqué bondage photos. (91 mins.)
Director: Mary Harron
 
15.
Summer with Monika (1953)
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Harry Lund is a nineteen-year-old man who meets Monika, a romantic, reckless and rebellious seventeen-year-old... (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
16.
Fran (1985)
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A single mother, Fran (Noni Hazlehurst) is selflessly devoted to her children. But something is lacking in her life... (98 mins.)
Director: Glenda Hambly
 
17.
Island (1989)
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A formerly rich Czech-Australian emigrant comes to a tiny, poor and sleepy Greek Island to rethink her life... (93 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
18.
Echoes of Paradise (1987)
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The love story between an Australian woman and a Balinese dancer. (92 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
19.
Kiss or Kill (1997)
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After a robbery scam that goes bad, lovers Nikki and Al take off into the Australian outback, pursued by the police and a malevolent footballer named Zipper Doyle, and meet a number of offbeat characters. (96 mins.)
Director: Bill Bennett
 
20.
Unfinished Sky (2007)
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An Outback farmer takes in an Afghani woman who has fled from a brothel. (94 mins.)
Director: Peter Duncan
 
21.
Look Both Ways (2005)
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During one unusually hot and tragic weekend, four people struggle after hearing some life-changing news, this in turn brings them together. (100 mins.)
Director: Sarah Watt