35 films released in 1997

Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Werner Herzog, 1997, United Kingdom

Steam: The Turkish Bath (Hamam)

Ferzan Özpetek, 1997, Italy

The Castle (Das Schloß)

Michael Haneke, 1997, Germany

Et Cetera (Et cetera)

Ashish Avikunthak, 1997, India

Cure (Kyua)

Kiyoshi Kurosawa, 1997, Japan

Pickpocket (小武 | Xiao Wu)

Jia Zhangke, 1997, China

Taste of Cherry (Ta'm e guilass)

Abbas Kiarostami, 1997, Iran

Destiny (Al-massir)

Youssef Chahine, 1997, France

Afterglow

Alan Rudolph, 1997, United States

Innocence (Masumiyet)

Zeki Demirkubuz, 1997, Turkey

The Ice Storm

Ang Lee, 1997, United States

Kundun

Martin Scorsese, 1997, United States

Brother (Брат)

Aleksey Balabanov, 1997, Russia

Lost Highway

David Lynch, 1997, United States

Drancy Avenir

Arnaud des Pallières, 1997, France

Traveller

Jack N. Green, 1997, United States

Assassin(s)

Mathieu Kassovitz, 1997, France

Telling Lies in America

Guy Ferland, 1997, United States

The Life of Jésus (La vie de Jésus)

Bruno Dumont, 1997, France

Level Five

Chris Marker, 1997, France

Wilde

Brian Gilbert, 1997, United Kingdom

The Sweet Hereafter

Atom Egoyan, 1997, Canada

Funny Games

Michael Haneke, 1997, Austria