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Subgenre Sampler

 
GirlGirl (2018)Recommended
This Belgian drama was a hit at Cannes owing to it's grace and emotional depth. Transsexual teenager Lara is committed to becoming a professional…
DVD $24.95
Girls of the SunGirls of the Sun (Les filles du soleil) (2018)
Powerful wartime film following a Kurdish female battalion who are fighting against ISIS extremists to take back control of their village. Stars…
DVD $24.95
RomaRoma (2018)Aro Favourite
Another masterclass in storytelling from Mexican maestro Alfonso Cuarón, about a year in the life of a middle–class family's maid in Mexico…
DVD $29.95 | Blu-Ray $39.95
AuroreAurore (I Got Life!) (2017)
Actress and co–writer Jaoui is the heart and soul of this witty if overly–familiar rom–com as the eponymous 50–year–old…
DVD $29.95
I Am Not a WitchI Am Not a Witch (2017)Recommended
Full of joy and tragedy in the equal measure, this assured debut from Zambian writer–director Rungano Nyoni follows the story of 9–year…
DVD $29.95
Let the Sunshine InLet the Sunshine In (2017)
Juliette Binoche is radiant as a Parisian artist and divorced mother who bravely searches for sexual fulfillment and companionship in middle age.…
DVD $29.95
Innocents, TheInnocents, The (Agnus Dei) (2016)Recommended
In Poland after World War II, a young French Red Cross intern who is sent to assist the survivors of the German camps discovers several nuns in…
DVD $24.95
Like CrazyLike Crazy (La Pazza Gioia) (2016)
Gratifying comedy–drama following two women, one a troubled introvert, one an impassioned mythomaniac, who break out of a psychiatric facility…
DVD $29.95
PlanetariumPlanetarium (2016)
Natalie Portman and Lily–Rose Depp play two American sisters in pre–war France with apparent psychic abilities that engage the interest…
DVD $24.95
PolinaPolina (2016)
Elegant, methodical drama about a gifted Russian dancer who gives up the chance to join the prestigious Bolshoi Ballet when she moves to France to…
DVD $24.95
RawRaw (Grave) (2016)
A bright young veterinary student and ardent vegetarian is unexpectedly subjected to a series of cruel hazing rituals in her first week at college,…
DVD $34.95 | Blu-Ray $34.95
Sami BloodSami Blood (2016)Recommended
Emotionally powerful female coming–of–age movie set in 1930's Sweden, where a reindeer–herding teenager, an indigenous Sami child,…
DVD $29.95
Modus (TV Series)Modus (TV Series) (2015-2017)
Swedish psychological thriller series following the work of a criminal psychologist and profiler who has previously assisted both the Swedish police…
DVD $34.95
MustangMustang (2015)Aro Favourite
Sublime female coming–of–age story set in a remote Turkish village, where five sisters face the stifling expectations of their…
DVD $29.95
Our Little SisterOur Little Sister (Umimachi Diary) (2015)Recommended
Another exquisite domestic drama from Kore–eda Hirokazu that revolves around the loves and working lives of three sisters who accommodate their…
DVD $24.95
GloriaGloria (2013)Aro Favourite
Another superb Chilean drama in the wake of the previous year's NO, Paulina Garcia plays a free–spirited 58–year–old divorcee who…
DVD $19.95
In BloomIn Bloom (2013)Recommended
Set in the newly independent state of Georgia in the wake of the Soviet regime, this powerful story follows two young girls as they courageously…
DVD $29.95
WetlandsWetlands (2013)
Provocative comic tale of an eccentric girl who has strange attitudes towards hygiene and sexuality longs for the reunion of her divorced parents.
DVD $29.95
Wrestling QueensWrestling Queens (Les Reines du Ring) (2013)
Broad French sports spoof with Nathalie Baye as an under–appreciated mother who recruits her working class friends to train to be wrestling…
DVD $29.95
Beyond the HillsBeyond the Hills (2012)
Cristian Mungiu directs this engrossing companion piece to his Cannes–winning 4 MONTHS, 3 WEEKS AND 2 DAYS, about the test of closeness between…
DVD $29.95
JackieJackie (2012)
Two Dutch sisters (played by real life siblings Carice and van Houten) trek from the Netherlands to mid–west America in aid of a mother they've…
DVD $24.95
Source, TheSource, The (La Source des femmes) (2011)
A dashing feminist dramedy sprung from the male bias in the Middle East, about a village of women who take up a 'sex strike' after their husbands…
DVD $15 $7.50
This Girl is Badass!!This Girl is Badass!! (2011)
Jija Yanin (CHOCOLATE) stars in this martial arts comedy about a girl whose family life is turned upside–down when she gets mixed up with…
DVD $29.95
CopacabanaCopacabana (2010)
Free–spirited and perpetually unemployed Isabelle Huppert must get with the program after learning her newly engaged daughter (played by her…
DVD $34.95
PotichePotiche (2010)Recommended
Bubbly satire has 60–something Catherine Deneuve transform from trophy wife to a strong–headed businesswoman after her chauvinist husband…
DVD $20 $10
Snow Flower and the Secret FanSnow Flower and the Secret Fan (2010)
Wayne Wang (THE JOY LUCK CLUB) directs this unsubtle but sweeping multi–generational weepie, framed around the enduring bond between two women…
DVD $34.95 $19.95 | Blu-Ray $34.95
Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, TheGirl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2009)Aro Favourite
One of the highest–grossing foreign language hits at the NZ box office, this riveting, full–bodied Swedish thriller follows an escalating…
DVD $14.95
My Tehran for SaleMy Tehran for Sale (2009)
Marzieh is a young female actress living in Tehran. The authorities ban her theatre work and she is forced to lead a secret life in order to express…
DVD $34.95 $24.95
Raging PhoenixRaging Phoenix (2009)
The female star of CHOCOLATE returns with break dancing moves to complement her sick martial arts skills, in this over–the–top kickboxing…
DVD $29.95
Bride FlightBride Flight (2008)
New Zealand in the 1950's from a Dutch perspective makes this melodrama an intriguing, unique experience for Kiwi audiences, which also has the…
DVD $25 $12.50
ChocolateChocolate (2008)Recommended
Impressive newcomer Jeeja Yanin plays a butt kicking autistic girl (!) in this exhilarating revenge movie, a standout amongst Thailand’s recent…
DVD $29.95 $19.95
Everlasting MomentsEverlasting Moments (2008)Recommended
A touching, delicately shot memoir told from the perspective of a Finnish immigrant in Sweden who finds relief from her abusive husband in the art of…
DVD $39.95
Female AgentsFemale Agents (Les femmes de l'ombre) (2008)Aro Favourite
Substantial, exciting WWII espionage thriller following an all–female commando unit of the French Resistance recruited to rescue a British…
DVD $15 $11.25
CaramelCaramel (Sukkar banat) (2007)Recommended
Charming Lebanese soap opera with a social conscience, the latest in an emerging wave of dissenting Middle Eastern dramas divulges the stifled lives…
DVD $20 $10
Exodus Exodus (Cheut ai kup gei) (2007)
An indifferent Hong Kong detective slowly becomes convinced that women are conspiring to kill off the entire male species in this curious melange of…
DVD $29.95
La Vie en RoseLa Vie en Rose (2007)Aro Favourite
Marion Cotillard excels (and deservingly won a Best Actress Oscar) in this stunning new biopic of the life and times of French singer Edith…
DVD $29.95 $22.45
Mind the Gap Mind the Gap (Se upp för dårarna) (2007)
Feelgood coming–of–age comedy drama focused on two twenty–somethings from different backgrounds who form a solid friendship when…
DVD $34.95
Two Days in ParisTwo Days in Paris (2 Days in Paris) (2007)Recommended
Delightful, self–starring directorial debut from Julie Delpy about an angsty Franco–American couple who drop in to visit her very…
DVD $12 $6, $19.95
Black BookBlack Book (Zwartboek) (2006)Recommended
A Jewish singer goes deep undercover for the Dutch resistance in this splashy, larger–than–life WWII yarn set in Nazi–occupied…
DVD $15 $11.25
Hey Good Looking!Hey Good Looking! (Comme t'y es belle!) (2006)
Frank French chick flick centred around a SEX AND THE CITYish cast of four gal pals who share with each other the trials of finding (and keeping) the…
DVD $19.95
Hula GirlsHula Girls (2006)
Feel–good true story of a depleted coal–mining town in Japan, and its residents’ efforts to build a Hawaiian–themed tourist…
DVD $15 $11.25
Cutie HoneyCutie Honey (Kyûtî Hanî) (2004)
Colourful cluster bomb romp pits a sexy supercharged heroine against an assembly line of comic book villains in a camp futuristic netherworld. Fun,…
DVD $24.95 $19.95
Maria Full of GraceMaria Full of Grace (2004)Recommended
An accomplished delve into the experience of a 'drug mule', a teenage Colombian girl who enlists to smuggle heroin into the United States, so as to…
DVD $20 $10 | Poster (U) $14.95
Twenty Thirty FortyTwenty Thirty Forty (20 30 40) (2004)
The destinies of three women in contemporary urban Taiwan – aged 20, 30 and 40 – evolve in parallel as each feels their way through the…
DVD $20 $10
Anatomy of HellAnatomy of Hell (Anatomie De L'enfer) (2003)
A queasily explicit sex drama about a suicidal woman who challenges (and pays) a promiscuous gay man to participate in an uneasy nightly ritual of…
DVD $29.95
OsamaOsama (2003)Aro Favourite
Though nothing to do with a certain infamous terrorist, this first Afghani film made since the rise and fall of the Taliban also happens to be a…
DVD $15 $7.50, $24.95
A Tale of a Naughty GirlA Tale of a Naughty Girl (Mondo Meyer Upakhyan) (2002)Recommended
Caught between the push of tradition and the pull of the promise of a new life, a bright prostitute's daughter runs away to Calcutta to escape a…
DVD $29.95
Princess BladePrincess Blade (Shurayuki-Hime) (2001)
Post–apocalyptic Japanese samurai action adapted from a graphic novel, employs a stark visual style to convey its tale of a disturbed young…
DVD $29.95
Read My LipsRead My Lips (Sur Mes Levres) (2001)Recommended
Sturdy, unconventional French thriller about an insecure, partially–deaf office clerk who tries to help an irascible ex–con integrate…
DVD $20 $15 | Poster (VG) $12.95
All About My MotherAll About My Mother (1999)Recommended
Almodovar's "celebration of mother and womanhood" has been hailed as something of a departure for the director, though in fact all of his (beloved)…
DVD $25 $18.75
ArtemisiaArtemisia (1997)
Study of the first significant female painter, Artemisia Gentileschi, the daughter of Caravaggio's one–time assistant in 17th Century…
VHS $15
Post CoitumPost Coitum (1997)
The director herself plays a 40–year–old wife, mother and book editor who has her respectable life devastated after a whirlwind affair…
Poster (F) $9.95
D'Artagnan's DaughterD'Artagnan's Daughter (Revenge of the Musketeers) (1995)
This gleefully French swashbuckler checks in as a loose sequel to the Three Muskeeters. The magnetic Sophie Marceau stars as the feisty titular…
DVD $29.95
Bandit QueenBandit Queen (1993)
Far and away from the innocuous fluff that dominates India's film industry, comes this bold, controversial true story of Phoolan Devi, a notorious…
DVD $19.95
Moon WarriorsMoon Warriors (1993)
Flashy feudal martial arts adventure features the high kicks of Andy Lau, Maggie Cheung and Anita Mui, in a battle of noble siblings to regain the…
DVD $29.95
NikitaNikita (La Femme Nikita) (1990)Aro Favourite
A stylish thriller if ever there was one. The director combines the visual ostentation from his THE BIG BLUE with the plot mechanics of a classic…
DVD $19.95 | Blu-Ray $39.95
What Have I Done to Deserve This?What Have I Done to Deserve This? (1984)Recommended
Carmen Maura plays a delirious feminist housewife in this early black–comic farce from Almodovar, here working at his freshest and most…
DVD $19.95
Lady Snowblood 1Lady Snowblood 1 (Shurayukihime) (1973)Aro Favourite
A classic samurai B–movie made in the heyday of 'Wu Xia' influence, with Kaji playing a bereaved young woman who seeks revenge on the gangsters…
DVD $20 $10, $40 $30
Les DiaboliquesLes Diaboliques (1954)Recommended
Simone Signoret stars as one of two women who conspire to murder the man they share – a sadistic schoolmaster. Iconic French thriller with a…
DVD $20 $15
Bete Humaine, LaBete Humaine, La (1938)Recommended
Adaptation of Zola's romantic tragedy brims with tension and exults the presense of French icon Jean Gabin as a hot–headed train driver coaxed…
DVD $34.95

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