Part-time model Valentine meets a retired judge who lives in her neighborhood after she runs over his dog. At first the judge gifts her with the dog, but her boyfriend won’t allow her to keep it. When she returns to the judge’s house, she finds him listening in on his neighbors’ conversations.
Sumptuously stylish and sexy, this modern classic takes an unconventional look at fate, love, and chance in an interconnected society. Starring Irène Jacob, it was an Academy Award nominee for Best Director and Screenplay and is arguably the great Polish director’s masterpiece.
Andrey Zvyagintsev, 2003, Russia
Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Jia Zhangke, 1998, China
Mike Leigh, 2008, United Kingdom
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Götz Spielmann, 2008, Austria
Wong Kar Wai, 2004, Hong Kong
Vincent Paronnaud,Marjane Satrapi, 2007, France
Michael Haneke, 2001, Austria
Gus Van Sant, 2007, United States