Amores Perros by Directed by Alejandro González IñárrituThree different people are catapulted into dramatic and unforeseen circumstances in the wake of a terrible car crash: a young punk stumbles into the sinister underground world of dog fighting; an injured supermodel's designer pooch disappears into the apartment's floorboards; and an ex-radical turned hit man rescues a Rotweiler with a gunshot wound.
Call Number: Film Services DVD 363
Publication Date: 2002
Pan's labyrinth by Directed by Guillermo del ToroSet in 1944 Spain, against the backdrop of the anti-Franco guerrilla warfare. A young girl goes to live with her mother and her new stepfather on a rural military outpost. Following her discovery of a labyrinth and the local group of resistance fighters, she is involved in a series of strange encounters.
Viridiana by Directed by Luis BuñuelNovice nun Viridiana does her utmost to maintain her Catholic principles, but her lecherous uncle and a motley assemblage of paupers force her to confront the limits of her idealism
Call Number: Film Services DVD 3169
Publication Date: 2006
City of God by Directed by Kátia LundBuilt in the 1960s, Cidade de Deus (City of God) is a sprawling housing project built to keep the poor as far as possible from Rio's glamorous beaches and resorts. By the 1980s, it has degenerated into a war zone so dangerous that visitors from outside risk being shot to death on sight, a poisonous stew of poverty, drugs, and crime. "If you run away, they get you, and if you stay, they get you, too," says Rocket, who wants to be a photographer. Rocket's brother, friends, and neighbors begin with truck stick-ups, which lead to brothel hold-ups that lead to murder that leads to coke dealing that leads to street brawls with armies of gun-toting 11-year-olds. Soon a full-scale gang war rages in the City of God--understandably not covered by wary Rio photojournalists--but just the opportunity Rocket needs to make his move, get a job at a newspaper, and get out.