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Shot in the awe-inspiring Valley of the Kings, this damning social critique of land exploitation simmers with full-blooded, cross-class romance. Masterfully interweaving neorealism with melodrama, Youssef Chahine’s epic marks a sensuous and ferocious screen debut from the iconic Omar Sharif.

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50 years after May ‘68, Jean-Gabriel Périot collaborated with pupils to re-enact films from this revolutionary time. This ingenious exercise becomes a launching pad for wider reflections on the legacy of leftist ideals, providing an honest insight into a new generation’s relationship with politics.

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The first Congolese film to be selected for Cannes, Downstream to Kinshasa is a searing portrait of resistance. Lyrically capturing survivors of the Six-Day War as they embark on a reparative odyssey, Dieudo Hamadi mounts a riveting testimony to the collective power of will, spirit, and endurance.

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Made during Brazil’s military dictatorship, Bruno Barreto’s magic realist feature is sensual and darkly comedic, propelling Sônia Braga from soap star to national deity. For a deep dive into the film’s legacy, this liberating tale of female desire is explored in episode 3 of the MUBI Podcast.

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Unpacking the secrets of one of the great horror movies, this provocative essay film dives into the weird and wonderful readings attributed to The Shining. An ode to obsessive cinephilia, Room 237 testifies to the boundless interpretive possibilities that underpin the most enduring works of art.

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Charting a new generation lost amid the tides of corporate America, Hal Hartley’s witty, unpredictable debut hums with danger and mischief. The ennui of the Long Island suburb is peeled back to reveal a beguiling quotidian oddness, augmented by a star-making turn from the inimitable Adrienne Shelly.

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Mexican cinema’s foremost provocateur Michel Franco detonates a bomb of dystopian chaos and outrage with this Venice Silver Lion-winning thriller. An electrifying tempest of working-class revolution with a sting in its tail, New Order is a nerve-jangling political allegory of apocalyptic potency.

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Cheeky, bold, and deliriously chaotic, Hannaleena Hauru’s incredibly fresh work of auto-fiction revels in provocations. Utilising iPhone footage for its adventurous montage, the electric editing forms a frontal attack on a male-dominated film industry and the hyper-performativity of our digital age.

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