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Art House Cinema

Art House films are critically-acclaimed movies that don't necessarily cause a stampede at the box-office. These so-called 'minor' works are generally seen only at Film Festivals or a few selective theatres, but they stay in the mind, for better or worse. Below is a list of films in Alice's Collection that for one unexplained reason or another, generally didn't quite get the exposure they may have deserved when originally released. Enjoy finding many of cinema's 'gems' in this section. Right: Peter Greenaway's 'The Baby Of Macon'.

11'09"01 - September 11 (2002)

Director: Claude Lelouch, Idrissa Ouedrago, Ken Loach, Mira Nair, Samira Makhmalbaf, Sean Penn, Shohei Imamura, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Danis Tanovic, Amos Gitai, Youssef Chahine

This film is a unique and extraordinary response to the catastrophic events in New York City that shook the world on September 11, 2001. Producer Alai... Read more

71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance (1994)

Director: Michael Haneke
Starring: Otto Grunmandl, Anne Bennent, Udo Samel, Branko Samarovski, Gabriel Cosmin Urdes

Inspired by a shocking true life shooting spree in Vienna in 1993, Michael Haneke's challenging film weaves together fragments of the story in an atte... Read more

8 1/2 Women (1999)

Director: Peter Greenaway
Starring: John Standing, Matthew Delamere, Vivian Wu, Shizuka Inoh, Barbara Sarafian, Toni...

Controversial director Peter Greenaway examines the concept and origins of the male sexual fantasy through a widower encouraged to rekindle an interes... Read more

9 Songs (2004)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley

Primarily improvised, this labour of love was shot on digital using a skeleton crew of three and largely self-financed by director Michael Winterbotto... Read more

A Day at the Beach (1970)

Director: Roman Polanski, Simon Hesera
Starring: Peter Sellers, Mark Burns, Fiona Lewis

Bernie (Mark Burns) is an alcoholic escapist who tries the patience of everybody around him with the exception of his niece Winnie (Beatie Edney). Des... Read more

A Doll's House (Bloom) (1973)

Director: Patrick Garland
Starring: Claire Bloom, Ralph Richardson, Anthony Hopkins, Denholm Elliott, Edith Evans, A...

A strong version of Henrik Ibsen's play about a woman's struggle for independence against her husband's will. Nora Helmer (Claire Bloom) risks destruc... Read more

A Doll's House (Fonda) (1973)

Director: Joseph Losey
Starring: Jane Fonda, Trevor Howard, David Warner, Edward Fox

Jane Fonda stars as Nora in Joseph Losey's adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic play. Nora risks destruction in order to save her husband's health, an... Read more

A Ghost Story (2017)

Director: David Lowery
Starring: Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara

A passionate young couple, unexpectedly separated by a shocking loss, discover an eternal connection and a love that is infinite. Read more

A Home at the End of the World (2004)

Director: Michael Mayer
Starring: Colin Farrell, Robin Wright, Dallas Roberts, Sissy Spacek

Best friends and once teen-lovers Bobby (Colin Farrell) and Jonathan (Dallas Roberts) reunite after a long separation. Bobby is now a charismatic het... Read more

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1979)

Director: Joseph Strick
Starring: Bosco Hogan, T P McKenna, John Gielgud

This beautiful adaptation of James Joyce's autobiographical novel is a faithful portrait of the young author and his coming of age. Stephen Dedalus is... Read more