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11 Flowers

From one of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams), comes this moving coming-of-age tale set in a remote village in Guizhou province during the final days of China's Cultural Revolution.

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3 Marias, The: The Empire Collection

A Brazilian tale of vengeance soaked in gothic imagery and biblical allusions, this cult classic is about a woman who uses her three daughters to enact a bloody revenge on the men who murdered her husband and sons.

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40 Love

Produced by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 40 Love is the story of a father and son who are both trying to transcend their current reality to achieve their dreams. Together, they begin to realize that not all rules can be bent in the quest for success.

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Aberdeen

A film by Hans Petter Moland. Stellan Skarsgard (Melancholia), Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) and Charlotte Rampling (Swimming Pool) star in this moving drama about an alcoholic who is reunited with his estranged daughter.

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Adventures of Juan Quin Quin, The

Juan Quin Quin, a poor but shrewd farmer, lives on his wits in pre-revolutionary Cuba - as a circus performer, a bull-fighter, a coffee planter, even playing the part of Christ with a traveling theatre company. Then he joins the Revolution...

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Agnes and His Brothers

Agnes and his brothers have little in common except an eccentric father, relationship problems that are screwing up their lives, and a suspicion that there is a distinct possibility those two things are connected.

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Albert Schweitzer: Called to Africa

Dr. Albert Schweitzer is remembered as one of the great humanitarians of the 20th century, a man who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his work healing the sick in Africa. This docu-drama tells his remarkable story through the eyes of his wife Helene.

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Alice

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer's masterpiece is a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Combining animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the timeless tale of childhood.

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Alice (Blu-ray)

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer's masterpiece is a strikingly original interpretation of Lewis Carroll's classic tale. Combining animation and live action, he gives a new and fascinating dimension to the timeless tale of childhood.

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Alice in Wondertown

Inspired by Lewis Carroll’s classic tale, Alice in Wondertown is both an absurdist comedy and an allegory with a dark political undercurrent. One of the most controversial films in the history of Cuba, it was banned by authorities after its release.

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Almost Peaceful

Set during the largely unexplored period immediately following World War II, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors.

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Altiplano

High in the Andes of Peru, silent but deadly traces of mercury, remnants of long-ago mining, bring illness and death to a local village. Seeking retribution, the villagers mistakenly attribute the outbreak to Western doctors who work in the nearby mountains.

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Amada

This classic from the director of Lucía is set in 1914 Havana. Privileged but unhappily married, Amada falls in love with her cousin Marcial, a young man with revolutionary designs. Will she follow her passion and escape her unfaithful husband?

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As Good As You

In the midst of mourning the untimely death of her wife, Jo resolves to move forward with their plan to have a baby, and asks her brother-in-law to be her sperm donor. But unexpected dalliances with her two best friends change the equation.

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Axe of Wandsbek, The: DEFA Collection

The Nazis need a hangman to put a group of political prisoners to death, and the town butcher agrees to do the deed. Adapted from the novel by German-Jewish author Arnold Zweig, this classic was directed by a former anti-Nazi resistance fighter.

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Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Based on the best-selling novel set during China's cultural revolution, this acclaimed film is about two young men who are sent to a remote mountain village for a Maoist re-education. Starring Zhou Xun (周迅), Liu Ye (劉燁), Chen Kun (陳坤).

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Bliss

Based on the internationally acclaimed novel by Zülfü Livaneli and set against the backdrop of Turkey’s natural wonders, Bliss is an eye-opening story about the taboo subject of honor killings.

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Born in Flames

The movie that rocked the foundations of the early indie film world, this provocative classic is a comic fantasy of female rebellion set ten years after the Second American Revolution. Featuring an early cameo by Kathryn Bigelow!

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Bridesmaid, The

Directed by Claude Chabrol and based on the novel by Ruth Rendell. It's love at first sight when Senta falls into the life of handsome young Philippe, but Philippe soon discovers that Senta's life is shrouded in mystery.

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Brownian Movement

Charlotte is a young doctor living in Brussels with her husband and son. She leads a normal life - except for the fact that she secretly maintains an apartment where she has sex with her patients. When Max finds out, their relationship is put to the test.

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Butterfly, The

Eight-year-old Elsa and her mother move in next to Julien, an ornery old entomologist with a lavish butterfly collection, and the persistent and curious Elsa adopts a reluctant Julien as her surrogate grandpa.

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Carmo, Hit the Road

In this Sundance dazzler, Carmo agrees to help a lonesome, wheelchair-bound low-life transport a shipment of smuggled goods. An unlikely romance unfolds as the two are chased through a lush and jagged South American landscape.

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Caterina in the Big City

In this coming of age drama from Italy, Caterina moves from a provincial seaside town to politically-charged, class-conscious Rome. As her parent’s marriage disintegrates, Caterina finds comfort in her extended family and a budding romance.

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Clearstream Affair, The

In this ripped-from-the-headlines French thriller, journalist Denis Robert (Gilles Lellouche) sets the world of finance ablaze when he exposes a major bank's opaque operations. In his search for the truth, he uncovers a dark political machine of bribes and threats.

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Cleopatra's Second Husband

Blackly comic, perversely erotic, and thoroughly unpredictable, this genre-bending story of sexual mindgames begins when Robert and Hallie decide to take a vacation. They hire Zack and Sophie to housesit, but upon their return the kinky couple refuse to leave.

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Come Undone

After their award-winning collaboration in Wild Side, Stéphane Bouquet and Sébastien Lifshitz have created the sensual and meditative Come Undone, which explores a young boy's homosexual awakening and the turbulence of first love.

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Coming Out

The first, and only, film about gay life ever produced in communist East Germany, this tender, moving coming out story premiered the very night the Berlin Wall came down. Extras include "The Best of Queer Berlin," an interactive city guide.

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Committed

This highly stylized film is the story of movie star and leftist iconoclast Frances Farmer. In 1935, Farmer became an overnight Hollywood sensation; within ten years she was in a state mental hospital.

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Cow, The

In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more than anything in the world. The Cow won great acclaim at the Venice Film Festival after being smuggled out of Iran in 1971 and was twice voted the best Iranian film ever made by a survey of Iranian film critics.

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Cup Final

A Film by Eran Riklis. When an Israeli soldier is captured by a band of PLO fighters en route to Beirut, a passion for soccer leads to a tale of shared humanity.

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Dad on the Run

A Film by Dante Desarthe. Fueled by klezmer and set in the Paris night world, Dad On The Run is an intelligent & hilarious screwball comedy involving Bar Mitzvahs, frozen fish and a misplaced foreskin.

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Dance For Camera

Selected from festivals in Europe and North America, and winners of over 17 international awards, these six dance films are among the most outstanding examples of a new genre that merges dance and film.

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Dance For Camera 2

From a Butoh-inspired portrait of a demented aristocrat, to a sensual bedroom metamorphosis, this latest collection of award-winning dance films from around the world will "bewitch, bedazzle and bewilder!"

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Dark Diamond

In this thriller, Pier blames his extended diamond-dealer family for his father's tragic life - and death. To take revenge, he insinuates himself back into the family enterprise, with an elaborate caper in mind to destroy the business.

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Deserted Station

In this lyrical and intimately nuanced story conceived by Abbas Kiarostami and starring Leila Hatami, a photographer and his young wife are stranded in a remote Iranian village after their car breaks down.

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Dreaming Lhasa

Karma, a Tibetan filmmaker from New York, goes to India to make a documentary about former political prisoners who have escaped from Tibet. There she embarks on a journey into Tibet's fractured past and a voyage of self-discovery.

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Early Works of Cheryl Dunye, The

A collection of six short fiction films by Cheryl Dunye, one of the most provocative and humorous lesbian filmmakers of our time. Includes: Greetings from Africa, The Potluck and the Passion, An Untitled Portrait, Vanilla Sex, She Don't Fade, and Janine.

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Eastern Boys

When middle-aged, bourgeois Daniel approaches a boyishly handsome Ukrainian for a date, he learns the young man is willing to do anything for cash. The drastically different circumstances of the two men’s lives reveal hidden facets of the city they share.

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Electric Shadows

From director Xiao Jiang, one of China's newest cinematic voices, comes a charming tale about the days when the cinema enchanted China's masses, and audiences breathed and dreamed as one.

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Empty Bed, An

In this early classic of gay cinema, John Wylie beautifully portrays Bill Frayne, a gay man in his sixties who reflects on his younger days, the choices he has made, and the prospect of an empty bed.

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Eyes Wide Open

Aaron is a dedicated husband and father in Jerusalem’s ultra-orthodox community. But when he meets Ezri, a handsome student, he soon falls in love with him, until guilt, torment and community pressure lead him to make a radical decision.

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Farewell Party, The

The Farewell Party tackles an extremely sensitive issue in a humorous way. Yehezkel and Levana live contented lives inside a Jerusalem retirement home. When their friend Max falls prey to an irreversible illness, he asks Yehezkel to help end his suffering.

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Fest Selects: Best Gay Shorts

A cross-section of some of the best recent gay shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more. Included are the award-winners Bedfellows, Curious Thing, My Name is Love, and Steam.

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Fest Selects: Best Lesbian Shorts

A cross-section of some of the best recent lesbian shorts culled from top film festivals including Sundance, Outfest, Frameline and more. Included are Birthday, Parental Guidance, Swimming, You Move Me and more.

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Fidelio: Alice’s Odyssey

Leaving her fiancé ashore, Alice (Arianne Labed) joins the crew of an old cargo ship and once on board, discovers that her first great love is the ship’s captain. Lulled by life aboard the ship, Alice must grapple with conflicting desires in an almost exclusively male world.

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First Love and Other Pains & One of Them

Delighting gay festival-goers around the world, these two audience favorites, First Love and Other Pains and One of Them, explore the phenomenon of first love - the discovery, the thrill, the fear, and the heartache.

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German Doctor, The

Patagonia, 1960. A German doctor meets an Argentinean family who welcomes him into their home and entrusts their daughter to his care, not knowing that they are harboring Josef Mengele, one of WWII's most heinous Nazi war criminals.

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Ghosted

A mysterious love story about a German artist trying to come to terms with the unsolved murder of her Taiwanese lover. From director Monika Treut (Seduction: The Cruel Woman, Female Misbehavior and Gendernauts).

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Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg

The story of Swedish businessman Raoul Wallenberg (Stellan Skarsgard), who helped Jews in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944 obtain Swedish passports to get them out of Adolph Eichmann's deadly path.

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Hamoun

Hamoun is a psychological comedy/drama about a bumbling Iranian intellectual, Hamid Hamoun, trying and failing to complete a philosophical tract on love. In 1997, it was voted the best Iranian film ever made by a survey of Iranian film critics.

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Hamsun

In this epic story of love and treason, Max von Sydow (The Exorcist, Minority Report, Hannah and Her Sisters, The Seventh Seal) gives a towering performance as Knut Hamsun, Norway’s controversial Nobel Laureate who embraced Hitler.

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House of the Sleeping Beauties

Based on the beautifully strange novella by Yasunari Kawabata, acclaimed writer-director-actor Vadim Glowna's film is a mysterious thriller about loneliness, sex, eroticism and mortality. Starring Vadim Glowna, Angela Winkler and Maximilian Schell.

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Hussy

Academy Award Winner Helen Mirren gives a smoldering performance as Beaty, who works as a hostess and prostitute in a posh London nightclub in order to support her young son.

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I, The Worst of All

In 17th century Mexico, the brilliant and beautiful poet Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz (Assumpta Serna) enters a convent, and the local vicereine (Dominique Sanda) becomes her protectress and erotic muse.

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Isle, The

A Film by Kim Ki-Duk. The Isle tells tale of a beautiful woman who lives on an eerie, remote lake selling food to fisherman by day, and her body by night.

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It's Not Me, I Swear!

When his mother decides to leave for a new life in Greece, 10-year-old hellion Leon is prepared to do anything to kill the pain of it all, from destroying the neighbors' homes to falling in love with his best friend Lea.

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King of Masks, The

In 1930s China, aging street performer Wang yearns for a male heir to whom he can pass on the secrets of his renowned act. When he adopts an 8-year-old orphan named Doggie, his new heir reveals a desperate secret.

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Kira's Reason

Enjoying life in their mid-thirties, Kira and her husband Mads have a large house and two wonderful children. Their world is perfectly secure and comfortable until Kira develops a psychiatric disorder, which eventually commits her to a hospital. A Dogme 95 film.

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Know How

A film written and acted by foster care youth, ripped from the stories of their lives. Five youths' worlds interweave as they deal with loss, heartbreak, and coming of age in this tale about transience and perseverance.

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La Petite Lili

Ludivine Sagnier, the sexy siren from Swimming Pool, stars as Lili, the love and muse of an idealistic young filmmaker in this modern adaptation of Chekov’s classic play The Seagull, directed by French master Claude Miller (Alias Betty).

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La Vie Promise: Empire Collection

Isabelle Huppert stars as Sylvia, a prostitute who suddenly makes contact with her estranged teenage daughter. Desperate not to see her daughter repeat her own mistakes, Sylvia tries to re-discover her once promising past.

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Last Cab to Darwin

Rex is a cab driver who has never left the town of Broken Hill. When he discovers he doesn't have long to live, he decides to drive to Darwin to die on his own terms. But along the way he discovers that before you can end your life you've got to live it.

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Last Elvis, The

Most evenings in Buenos Aires, "Elvis" Gutiérrez is a star - his singing and stage presence bring back to life the King of Rock and Roll. But he retreats from reality until a tragic accident forces him to grapple with his real-world responsibilities.

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Leila

From one of Iran's greatest directors, Dariush Mehrjui, and starring Leila Hatami (A Separation, Deserted Station) comes Leila, a beautiful and mesmerizing story of love, conflict and tradition.

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Little Girl

In a run-down park on the outskirts of Rome, a two year-old girl is discovered and taken in by a family of hard-luck circus performers. A note in the child's pocket from a desperate mother reveals little about who she is or why she was left.

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Looking Glass, The

After losing her mother, troubled 13-year-old Julie comes to live with her grandmother, a former star of stage and screen. Julie struggles as she and her grandmother butt heads at every turn, until an unexpected discovery enables her to ultimately find happiness.

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Lost Islands

The biggest box office success in Israel in 2008, this autobiographical drama features an all-star Israeli cast and provides an entertaining yet incisive look at loyalty and betrayal, and the power of love versus the bonds of family.

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Louise by the Shore

On the last day of summer in a small seaside resort town, an older woman named Louise realizes that the last train has departed without her. With no one to keep her company, she must rely on her past to help her survive the present.

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Magical Girl

An unemployed father seeking a gift for his dying daughter, a disturbed woman with a dark past, and a math teacher turned criminal find their fates bound together in this bracing thriller from Spanish director Carlos Vermut.

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Maluala

In 19th century Cuba, African slaves known as “cimarrons” overpower their Spanish masters and hide in settlements in the eastern mountains. But discord among the cimarrons is sown by traitors working secretly for the Spanish.

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Me Without You

Michelle Williams and Anna Friel star as best friends growing up in the London suburbs in the 1970s. Spanning three decades, Marina and Holly's friendship endures drugs, random sex, manipulation and betrayal.

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Mongolian Ping Pong

A ping pong ball, found floating in a stream, becomes the source of wonderment for three young boys who live in the remote grasslands of Mongolia, a magnificent landscape little changed since the time of Genghis Khan.

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Monsieur N.

After his defeat at Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled to the south Atlantic island of St. Helena, where he died a few years later. Or did he? This intricate thriller posits an amazing secret: Napoleon escaped from St. Helena.

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Mountain

Zvia lives with her family on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives. She goes for walks, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene and starts exploring this new realm of the mountain.

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Mr. Pig

This Sundance World Premiere follows an old-school pig farmer from California named Ambrose Eubanks (Danny Glover), who, on the brink of losing his family farm, sets off on a road trip with Howard, his beloved and very large pig.

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My Fuhrer

The bastard love child of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator and Mel Brooks’ The Producers , My Führer is a wildly provocative and laugh-out-loud satire about Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich.

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Nobody Else But You (Alternate Cover)

Rousseau is a crime novelist troubled by writer’s block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty who thinks she might be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead.

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Nobody Else But You (Theatrical Cover)

Rousseau is a crime novelist troubled by writer’s block. Candice Lecoeur is a local beauty who thinks she might be the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe. The two will meet in the coldest village in France, but only after Candice has been found dead.

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Nowhere Man

A potent brew of suspense and black humor, Nowhere Man is the story of one man’s search for his missing member, severed and stolen by his jilted fiancée after her pornographic past comes to light.

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Owls, The

Cheryl Dunye's film is the story of The Screech, once one of the hottest lesbian band around which has since fallen into obscurity and turmoil. When a party goes horribly wrong, a shocking event knocks these friends and lovers even further out of orbit.

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Parting Glances

A Film by Bill Sherwood. Starring Steve Buscemi, this pioneering work of gay cinema tells the surprisingly funny, wonderfully acted story of a man and his former and current lovers, set in the gay scene of Manhattan.

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Personals, The

Honored at Cannes, The Personals presents "funny, beautifully observed modern day sexual relationships [and] recalls Hal Hartley" (Variety). Starring acclaimed actress Rene Liu (劉若英) and Taiwanese rock star Wu Bai (伍佰).

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Petits Freres

A wonderful follow-up from Jacques Doillon (director of Ponette), Petits Freres is the gritty and lyrical story of a young girl who finds real friendship and humanity in a Paris housing project.

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Playing Dead

Jean, and unemployed actor whose over-the-top "method" acting and high-maintenance personality have gotten him fired from countless jobs, has been set up with a rather odd job at the unemployment office: helping the police reconstruct crime scenes.

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Quarry, The

A Film by Marion Hansel. Acclaimed Irish actor John Lynch stars as the strangely sympathetic fugitive who battles inner demons in this 'provocative, mysterious thriller!' (New York Times)

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Same Same But Different

Based on a true story, this refreshing drama revolves around Ben, a young German student traveling to Cambodia on a post-graduation summer trip, and Sreykeo, a 21-year-old bar girl in Phnom Penh.

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Save Me (Alternate Cover)

A World Premiere at Sundance, this acclaimed drama is a nuanced and sympathetic look at both sides of one of the most polarizing debates in America: the conflict between homosexuality and Christianity.

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Save Me (Theatrical Cover)

A World Premiere at Sundance, this acclaimed drama is a nuanced and sympathetic look at both sides of one of the most polarizing debates in America: the conflict between homosexuality and Christianity.

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Seaside

In a small beach town in France, beautiful young Marie works at a pebble processing plant. Her boyfriend, Paul, a warehouse employee in winter and a lifeguard in summer, doesn’t understand Marie’s dreamy temperament and stifles her with his clumsy love.

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Second Track, The

In this rare noir classic from the legendary DEFA Film Studios, a train station inspector witnesses a robbery, setting in motion an explosive unearthing of dark secrets from the Nazi era.

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Secret Pleasures

This scintillating box set features four Asian films about love, longing and fishhooks: Kim Ki-Duk's The Isle, Xiao Jiang's Electric Shadows, Chen Kuo-fu's The Personals, and Monika Treut's Ghosted.

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Secret Society

The story of Daisy, twenty years old and plump as a dumpling, and her adoring husband Ken. When Ken discovers that Daisy has joined a "secret society" of women sumo wrestlers, Daisy is forced to make a difficult decision.

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Seduction: The Cruel Woman

Pina Bausch dancer Mechthilde Grossmann plays Wanda, a dominatrix with an S&M "gallery" on the Hamburg waterfront who leaves her German shoe fetishist lesbian lover for an American trainee.

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September 11

Eleven acclaimed directors each make an 11 minute short film in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The result is a daring and moving global cinematic reply that "forces us to look at the entire event afresh" (The New York Times).

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She Must Be Seeing Things

Agatha is a lawyer, Jo a filmmaker. The two women are lovers. While Jo is on the road showing her films, Agatha discovers and reads her diaries. Problems ensue as Agatha’s transgression leads to jealousy and a spiraling cycle of sexual obsession.

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So Close To Paradise

From Wang Xiaoshuai, one of China's most talented and controversial young filmmakers, comes this striking noir gangster film (banned for 3 years by the Chinese government) reminiscent of Hollywood's classic B movies from the 1940s and 50s.

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Special Treatment

In this darkly erotic drama, Isabelle Huppert stars as a prostitute who serves up sexual fantasies for her clientele. When she crosses paths with a neurotic psychoanalyst, the two quickly realize their professions share a thing or two in common.

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Steamy Art House Hits

This titillating box set includes the following four films: Secret Things, House of the Sleeping Beauties (Maximilian Schell), Torremolinos 73 (Javier Cámara) and Don't Let Me Die on a Sunday (Elodie Bouchez).

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Stopover, The

On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop at a resort in Cyprus for decompression. Marine and Aurore (Ariane Labed) confront rage, trauma, and army sexism as they struggle to readjust to "normal" life.

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Strangers In Good Company

The surprising hit about seven old women stranded at a deserted farmhouse miles from civilization. Though they don't have much food - or much in common - these surprising, remarkable women turn a crisis into a magical time of humor and spirit.

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Successful Man, A

Cuba’s history before the Revolution is chronicled through the story of two brothers, one a revolutionary man of action, the other an unscrupulous politician trying to steer a treacherous middle path between opposing political ideas.

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Suddenly: Empire Collection

A sexy road movie with a raw freshness reminiscent of early Godard or Jarmusch, Suddenly is the story of Marcia, a lonely salesclerk in Buenos Aries who dreams of escaping her dreary life.

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Suitors, The

A well-to-do Iranian arrives in Manhattan from Teheran with his reluctant new bride, but a bizarre series of events results in the man's death — leaving behind a beautiful, bewildered widow...and four zealous suitors.

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Summer of All My Parents, The

14 year old Laura and her older sister Joséphine spend the summer holidays shuttling between their divorced parents. But when Joséphine winds up in the wrong crowd, Laura turns out to be more responsible than the grown-ups around her.

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Sun Seekers: DEFA Collection

East Germany, 1950: two young people are arrested after the police raid a barroom brawl. Instead of a prison sentence they are forced to work in a uranium mine in Wismut. Emotions collide, as well as fists.

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Suspended Animation

A film by John Hancock. Animator Thomas Kempton gets more than he bargained for when a snowmobile trip turns to terror in the wilds of Northern Michigan.

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Sweet Ecstasy

Elke Sommer, the original cinematic sex kitten, plays a voluptuous vixen in this steamy 1962 beach romance filmed on the exotic French Riviera.

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Tangerines

A story of awakening humanity in the midst of violence, Tangerines is the spare, yet haunting tale of an older Estonian man who cares for two wounded soldiers from opposite sides of the 1990s-era war in Georgia.

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Tomcat

Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life, together with their beloved cat Moses. An unexpected and inexplicable outburst of violence suddenly shakes up the relationship and calls everything into question.

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Vandal

Vandal is the story of a wayward young man named Chérif who comes of age in the world of graffiti art after he discovers a local gang who roam the night in the shadow of a mysterious and legendary tagger.

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Virgil Bliss

When Virgil Bliss, a mild-mannered Southerner and career criminal, is released from prison after 12 years, he finds himself on the mean streets of Brooklyn at a halfway house trying to build a new life.

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Virgin Machine

In this "lesbian Candide" (San Francisco Examiner), a young journalist, foiled in her attempts to find romantic love in her native Hamburg, moves to San Francisco and discovers the rich lesbian scene - and her own sexuality.

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We Monsters

After their teenage daughter Sarah confesses to the killing of her best friend Charlie, the recently separated Paul and Christine decide to hide the crime. Their collective guilt forces the family back together, creating a web of lies and deadly intentions.

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What If...?

This clever romantic comedy from director Léa Fazer explores the feelings so many of us have as we question the trajectory of our lives: what if I had done this instead of that? What if this had happened, and not that?

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With Love...From the Age of Reason

Margaret, an executive at a multinational construction firm, leads a regimented lifestyle. But when she receives a stack of letters written by herself when she was seven years old, the successful professional begins to rethink her existence.

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Your Unknown Brother

This landmark film exploring the role of the individual in confronting anti-fascism was invited to the Cannes Film Festival, but ironically, was withdrawn by the East German authorities.