My Favourite Drama Films

Poster for the movie "Life in a Day"

Life in a Day

A documentary shot by filmmakers all over the world that serves as a time capsule to show future generations what it was like to be alive on the 24th of July, 2010.

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Poster for the movie "Songs from the Second Floor"

Songs from the Second Floor

A film poem inspired by the Peruvian poet César Vallejo. A story about our need for love, our confusion, greatness and smallness and, most of all, our vulnerability. It is a story with many characters, among them a father and his mistress, his youngest son and his girlfriend. It is a film about big lies, abandonment and the eternal longing for companionship and confirmation.

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Poster for the movie "Taxi"

Taxi

A yellow cab is driving through the vibrant and colourful streets of Tehran. Very diverse passengers enter the taxi, each candidly expressing their views while being interviewed by the driver who is no one else but the director Jafar Panahi himself. His camera placed on the dashboard of his mobile film studio captures the spirit of Iranian society through this comedic and dramatic drive…

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Poster for the movie "By Our Selves"

By Our Selves

Andrew Kötting’s film retraces John Clare’s journey from Epping Forest to Northamptonshire accompanied by a straw bear.

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Poster for the movie "Frontier Blues"

Frontier Blues

On Iran’s northern frontier with Turkmenistan, the land of “heartbreak and tractors”, director Babak Jalali mines absurdist humour and quiet pathos from the immutable routines of a stranded group of men.

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joker

During the 1980s, a failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and turns to a life of crime and chaos in Gotham City while becoming an infamous psychopathic crime figure.

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