Historical Drama

Armando Capó

In Cuba during the summer of 1994 — in the midst of the so-called Special Period in Time of Peace, when the island’s economic fortunes plummeted…

Michael Herbig

In the summer of 1979, in Thüringen, East Germany, two families put together a crazy plan: Desperate to reach the West, they intend to flee in a…

Kantemir Balagov

Director Kantemir Balagov, who’s a precocious 28 years old, follows “Closeness,” his lauded 2017 debut, with “Beanpole,” a powerful period drama.…

Mourad Boucif

In Morocco’s "clay rock" region, young Sulayman —  an orphan raised by an elderly hermit — lives in perfect harmony with the local fauna and flora…

Ismet Sijarina

It is 1992 in Priština. Yugoslavia is falling apart, with war raging in Croatia and threatening to spread to Bosnia. Serbian dictator Slobodan…

Tamás Yvan Topolánszky

In this fictionalized account of “Casablanca’s” creation, Hungarian-born Jewish film director Michael Curtiz — whose credits include “Captain…

Jesús del Cerro

In 1988 — before the fall of the Iron Curtain — Andrei and his father, Vasile, live in Romania, whose impoverished citizens suffer under the…

Terrence Malick

The new film from legendary director Terrence Malick (“Badlands,” “Days of Heaven,” “The Tree of Life”), “A Hidden Life” tells the real-life story…

Michael Idov

In “The Humorist,” set in the midst of the collapsing U.S.S.R., the favorite stand-up comedian of the regime begins challenging censorship. Boris…

Céline Sciamma

In 1760 France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left…

François Girard

In this musically rich film by François Girard, director of “The Red Violin,” Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread…

Ash Mayfair

In late-19th-century Vietnam, 14-year-old May becomes the third wife to a wealthy landowner. She quickly learns that she can gain status and…

Barnabás Tóth

A lyrical story of love in the midst of conflict, loss, and trauma, “Those Who Remained” — which debuted at Telluride — explores the healing…

Marco Bellocchio

“The Traitor” — directed by legendary Italian filmmaker Marco Bellocchio (“Fists in the Pocket,” “The Wedding Director”) — tells the true story of…

Fernando Meirelles

Director Fernando Meirelles (“City of God”) tells the intimate story of one of the most dramatic transitions of power in the last 2,000 years.…