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Established by Martin Scorsese in 2007, the World Cinema Project has maintained a fierce commitment to preserving and presenting masterpieces from around the globe, with a growing roster of more than three dozen restorations that have introduced moviegoers to often-overlooked areas of cinema history. Presenting passionate stories of revolution, identity, agency, forgiveness, and exclusion, this collector’s set gathers six of those important works, from Brazil (Pixote), Cuba (Lucía), Indonesia (After the Curfew), Iran (Downpour), Mauritania (Soleil Ô), and Mexico (Dos monjes). Each title is a pathbreaking contribution to the art form and a window onto a filmmaking tradition that international audiences previously had limited opportunities to experience.

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Lucía
Lucía
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A breathtaking vision of Cuban revolutionary history wrought with white-hot intensity by Humberto Solás, this operatic epic tells the story of a changing country through the eyes of three women, each named Lucía. In 1895, she is a tragic noblewoman who inadvertently betrays her country for love during the war of independence. In 1932, she is the daughter of a bourgeois family drawn into the workers’ uprising against the dictatorship of Gerardo Machado. And in the postrevolutionary 1960s, she is a newlywed farm girl fighting against patriarchal oppression. A formally dazzling landmark of postcolonial cinema, Lucía is both a senses-stunning visual experience and a fiercely feminist portrait of a society journeying toward liberation.

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Lucia, at last! A masterpiece of Cuban cinema. And Pixote as well. Very, very intrigued by the Mexican film. I love these sets.
 
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I picked up the other two volumes last year and they were a lot of fun. These are mostly super-obscure films, but overwhelmingly great films. Think of it sort of like getting a "mystery box" of movies without being told anything.

Here's what's included in the two prior volumes...

No. 1
Touki-Bouki
Redes
A River Called Titas
Dry Summer
Trances
The Housemaid

No. 2
Insiang
Mysterious Object at Noon
Revenge
Limite
Law of the Border
Taipei Story

and they also released another set's worth of titles on their own so far:

Black Girl/Borom Sarret
A Brighter Summer Day
The Color of Pomegranates
The Cloud-Capped Star
Manila in the Claws of Light
Memories of Underdevelopment
 

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