A collection of some of the most outstanding titles nominated for Hollywood's coveted prize.
Master of melodrama Borzage adapts Hemingway’s 1929 novel of love and war, with Gary Cooper as the American serving in the Italian ambulance brigade in WWI.
A FAREWELL TO ARMS
Wellman’s wrenching Technicolor melodrama of rising and falling stars streaking past one another, in the unsurpassable original version.
A STAR IS BORN
Orson Welles’s oft unfairly overlooked third feature, a baroque thriller about a war crimes investigator looking for a Nazi fugitive in small-town Connecticut, with Welles starring as the prime suspect.
This playful live-action short, nominated for an Academy Award, daringly documents the construction of the Tishman Building high above Fifth Avenue.
The holy trinity of Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and De Sica reunite in this triptych buoyant boudoir comedy.
YESTERDAY, TODAY AND TOMORROW
Vittoria De Sica’s unexpectedly moving farce, charting the 22-year relationship between Marcello Mastroianni’s caddish businessman and Sophia Loren’s street-smart sex worker.
MARRIAGE ITALIAN STYLE
The magisterial final collaboration between Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, and director Vittoria De Sica.
When Kata’s husband goes into hiding in WWII-era Hungary, his resistance comrades instruct her to go live with another man.
Imhoof’s suspenseful WWII-set drama follows a ragtag band of Austrian Jewish refugees—and one Nazi deserter—as they attempt to gain asylum in Switzerland.
THE BOAT IS FULL
Szabó’s historical drama follows the rise of Alfred Redl (a riveting Klaus Maria Brandeur) through the ranks of the Austro-Hungarian Empire’s army before the outbreak of WWI.
The first film in Hùng’s acclaimed Vietnam Trilogy is a beautifully detailed, sublimely sensitive romance, which observes life within two different Saigon families.
THE SCENT OF GREEN PAPAYA
Pollak’s unabashedly emotional musical melodrama centers on a world-famous conductor who returns to his hometown and rediscovers the joy of music.
AS IT IS IN HEAVEN
Rothemund’s riveting historical drama features Julia Jentsch in an award-winning performance as the most member of anti-Nazi German student group the White Rose.
SOPHIE SCHOLL: THE FINAL DAYS
A singularly sober, somber war film in which action takes a backseat to meditation on the futility of fighting.
A deceptively simple story starring Isabelle Huppert, which, as lensed by the great Agnès Godard, takes on the enchanted air of a modern-day fable.
Dvortsevoy’s debut feature is a charming, vivacious depiction of an ancient way of life with an uncertain future.