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Feast of July

Feast of July, which arrives under the Merchant/Ivory umbrella (Ismail Merchant having served as executive producer), is much like a big screen version of a double-length Masterpiece Theater episode. By turns tragic and beautiful, but always atmos...

Run Time: 1:58
U.S. Release Date: 1995-10-20
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Christopher Menaul
Cast: Embeth Davidtz, Tom Bell, Gemma Jones, ...
Three Colors: White

"Blue, liberty; White, equality; Red, fraternity... We looked very closely at these three ideas, how they functioned in everyday life, but from an individual's point of view. These ideals are contradictory with human nature. When you deal with th...

Run Time: 1:32
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situation, Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Julie Delpy, Zbigniew Zamachowski, Janusz Gajos, ...
Three Colors: Red

"Blue, liberty; White, equality; Red, fraternity... We looked very closely at these three ideas, how they functioned in everyday life, but from an individual's point of view. These ideals are contradictory with human nature. When you deal with th...

Run Time: 1:40
U.S. Release Date: 1994-12-16
MPAA Rating: "R" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Irene Jacob, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Frederique Feder, ...
Decalogue

For Krzysztof Kieslowski's North American followers, Decalogue has attained an almost-mythical status. Kept out of theaters because of a distribution faux pas (the North American distributor refuses to allow the films to be shown), Decalogue has r...

Run Time: 9:31
U.S. Release Date: 1989-12-10
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence, Profanity, Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Janusz Gajos, Anna Polony, Olaf Lubaszenko, ...
Short Film about Killing, A

Commandment Five: "Thou shalt not kill." A Short Film About Killing, Krzysztof Kieslowski's powerful examination of the nature of murder, was a stunning success at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival, taking home the Jury prize. In the same year, t...

Run Time: 1:25
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Violence)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Miroslaw Baka, Krzysztof Globisz, Jan Tesarz
Short FIlm about Love, A

Commandment Six: "Thou shalt not commit adultery." A Short Film About Love, the second of Krzysztof Kieslowski's Decalogue episodes to be transformed into a feature film (the other being A Short Film about Killing), takes a unique look at the ...

Run Time: 1:26
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Grazyna Szapolowska, Olaf Lubaszenko, Stefina Iwinska
When a Man Loves a Woman

The previews for When a Man Loves a Woman do this film an injustice. Heavy on poorly-edited melodramatic sequences, they give little inkling of the level of emotional honesty attained. Luis Mandoki's film succeeds not because it tackles alcoholis...

Run Time: 2:06
U.S. Release Date: 1994-05-13
MPAA Rating: "R" (Profanity, Mature Themes)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Luis Mandoki
Cast: Meg Ryan, Andy Garcia, Tina Marjorino, ...
Three Colors: Blue

"Blue, liberty; White, equality; Red, fraternity. We wanted to show what these well-known historical notions mean to us today, who already possess liberty, who are already equal, and for whom fraternity is a common ideal. Therefore, in Blue, libe...

Run Time: 1:38
U.S. Release Date: -
MPAA Rating: "NR" (Sexual Situations, Nudity)
Genre: DRAMA
Director: Krzysztof Kieslowski
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoit Regent, Florence Pernel, ...