Essential Art House: Volume I
Beauty And The Beast (1946), Directed By Jean Cocteau
In a true artist's hands, a children's fairy tale is transformed into the big screen's most magical, mysterious adult romance.
Grand Illusion (1947), Directed By Jean Renoir
This soul-stirring antiwar masterpiece made the name Renoir as synonymous with cinema as it had been with painting.
Knife in the Water (1962), Directed By Roman Polanski
The threat of violence lurks everywhere after a married couple takes a stranger on board for a weekend boating trip in Oscar winner Polanski's spare, tense debut.
Lord Of The Flies (1963), Directed By Peter Brook
Renowned experimental theater director Brook's adaptation of this classic tale of civilization stripped away is as raw and ragged as the lost boys at its center.
Rashomon (1950), Directed By Akira Kurosawa
Complexly narrated but full of emotions as pure as rain, Kurosawa's legendary multiperspective crime drama wrestles with joy, sorrow, humanity - and, of course the truth.
Wild Strawberries (1957), Directed By Ingmar Bergman
An aging, austere professor's road trip to receive an honorary award is beset by flashbacks and nightmares in this searing drama from the Swedish master.