A classic of the New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder's internationally acclaimed melodrama portrays a widowed cleaning woman who, despite the outwardly negative response of family and friends, pursues a marriage with a Moroccan immigrant ten years her junior. This film was inspired by Douglas Sirk's melodrama All That Heaven Allows and transforms Sirk's portrayal of class prejudice in 1950s small-town America into an exploration of racial and social prejudice in 1970s Germany.
The Eurimages-supported "Beyond the Hills" directed by Cristian Mungiu won the prize for Best Screenplay at the 2012 Cannes Films Festival. The Best Actress award went to Cristina Flutur & Cosmina Stratan who both starred in the film.
Way Down East (DVD) : Melodrama about a young woman who is lured into a fake marriage, becomes pregnant and is abandoned. She moves to a small town and falls in love with a wealthy but humble man, but cannot escape her scandalous past.
Man on Wire (DVD) : A look at the high-wire walk made by Philippe Petit in 1974 between the World Trade Center's Twin Towers in New York City, and how it is still considered one of history's most artistic crimes.