Rohmer’s moral tale of romantic dynamics across age
Diop’s genre-bending exploration of love and migration in Senegal
Akin's exploration of social mores through dance and sexuality in Georgia
Makhmalbaf's imaginative exploration of the visual and auditory in Tajikistan
Sissako’s moral vision of occupied Timbuktu
Polanski’s probing of sadism and competition
Labaki’s look at the degradations of poverty in Beirut
Rossellini's neo-realist depiction of the Italian Resistance
Larraín’s history of persuasion under dictatorship
Wong Kar-wai’s understated treatment of romantic encounter
Žbanić's moral interrogation of inaction
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