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For more than 50 years, Janus Films—subject of a 2006 New York Film Festival retrospective—has set the high bar for foreign-language film distribution in the United States, amassing an extraordinary library of canonical classics directed by the likes of Antonioni, Bergman, Truffaut and Renoir. In an exclusive weekday matinee series, we are pleased to offer 14 gems from the Janus treasure trove, all presented in pristine 35mm prints:

• Thur Mar 24: 1pm Shoot the Piano Player & 3pm Jules and Jim
• Fri Mar 25: 1pm Loves of a Blonde & 3pm The Firemen’s Ball
• Mon Mar 28: 1pm The Golden Coach & 3pm The Rules of the Game
• Tue Mar 29: 1pm The Seventh Seal & 3pm Cries and Whispers
• Wed Mar 30: 1pm Seduced and Abandoned & 3:20pm Divorce Italian Style
• Thu Mar 31: 1pm Ivan the Terrible Part I & 3pm Ivan the Terrible Part II
• Fri Apr 1: 1pm Cria Cuervos & 3:15pm The Spirit of the Beehive

In This Series

Cria! (Cría cuervos)

Cria! (Cría cuervos)

Carlos Saura | 1976 | 110 mins

Haunted by the deaths of her parents, an eight-year-old (Ana Torrent, star of The Spirit of the Beehive) spends a summer navigating fantasy and reality.

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Cries and Whispers

Cries and Whispers

Ingmar Bergman | 1972 | 91 mins

Bergman’s shattering drama about three sisters in a Swedish manor was Oscar-nominated for Best Picture, and won for Sven Nykvist’s rapturous color photography.

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Divorce Italian Style

Divorce Italian Style

Pietro Germi | 1961 | 118 mins

Marcello Mastroianni in a mustache plays a husband lusting murderously after his sexy cousin (Stefania Sandrelli). Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Film.

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The Firemen’s Ball

The Firemen’s Ball

Milos Forman | 1967 | 73 mins

Everything that can go wrong does in Forman’s hilarious satire of life under Communism, set at a volunteer fire brigade’s ball in a small Czech town.

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The Golden Coach

The Golden Coach

Jean Renoir | 1952 | 103 mins

In Renoir’s delicious, color-saturated romantic comedy, Anna Magnani plays the leading lady in an 18th-century troupe touring Peru whose beauty ensnares a viceroy.

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Ivan the Terrible Part I

Ivan the Terrible Part I

Sergei Eisenstein | 1944 | 103 mins

The Soviet master’s phantasmagoric magnum opus follows the newly crowned Tsar through marriage, Tartar wars, near death, and triumphant resurgence. Score by Sergei Prokofiev.

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Ivan the Terrible Part II

Ivan the Terrible Part II

Sergei Eisenstein | 1958 | 88 mins

Disapproved of by Stalin, the second part of Eisenstein’s feverishly expressive final masterpiece turns to Russian court intrigues as Boyars attempt to unseat Ivan.

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Loves of a Blonde

Loves of a Blonde

Milos Forman | 1965 | 90 mins

Teen romance behind the Iron Curtain turns comic and bittersweet in Forman’s small-town story, involving an awkward party, a pianist, and a lovelorn girl.

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Rules of the Game

Rules of the Game

Jean Renoir | 1939 | 110 mins

Renoir’s iconic survey of bourgeois French society on the cusp of World War II chronicles a weekend of romantic misadventures on a country estate.

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Seduced and Abandoned

Seduced and Abandoned

Pietro Germi | 1963 | 122 mins

Knocked up! A Sicilian teen gets pregnant by her sister’s fiancé, triggering a frenetic series of tragicomic machinations and machismo-fueled madness.

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The Seventh Seal

The Seventh Seal

Ingmar Bergman | 1957 | 96 mins

Max Von Sydow stars as a disillusioned knight in Bergman’s medieval morality play, featuring cinema’s most famous high-stakes chess game.

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Shoot the Piano Player

Shoot the Piano Player

Francois Truffaut | 1960 | 80 mins

Charles Aznavour plays a pianist who gets mixed up with gangsters in Truffaut’s stylistically playful and daring mix of comedy and wistful drama.

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The Spirit of the Beehive

The Spirit of the Beehive

Victor Erice | 1973 | 97 mins

Erice’s enchanting story of innocence centers on a small-town girl’s oasis of quiet wonder and imagination in the shadow of Franco’s Spain. Starring Ana Torrent.

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