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Spotlight: Bollywood Wanderlust

Two classic Bollywood road trip movies -- Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Dil Chahta Hain -- celebrate their 10th and 20th anniversaries this year, respectively. Specially curated for this occasion, this travel-themed spotlight aims to satisfy your wanderlust!

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Spotlight: Canada Days!

This past week marked Canada Day and what better occasion to celebrate the launch of a new microsite for Canadian film on Telescope: CANADA NOW! You’ll find a new selection curated monthly plus 20,000 other Canadian films and series!

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Spotlight: Happy Pride 2021: LGBTQ Directors

We celebrate Pride month with a Spotlight dedicated to LGBTQ directors. In their work, they have chronicled queer history, reflected the queer experience, explored queer identity, and developed a queer sensibility – as well as shaping the history of cinema itself.

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Spotlight: Father's Day

On the occasion of Father’s Day, we present this phalanx of filmic fathers and father figures: good ones, bad ones, present, absent, real, fake, and figurative. From fathers who sacrifice themselves for their children to those who sacrifice their children and everything in between…

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Spotlight: Temperatures are Rising

Summer is almost here, with its long days and hot nights. The stage is set for everything from a steamy romance at the beach to a showdown between rival yakuza gangs, from menages à trois, to murderous strangers on the prowl…

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Spotlight: Directors: Jacques Demy et ses amis

The bard of the French New Wave, and the creative and life partner of Agnès Varda, Jacques Demy is perhaps best known for his musicals, including the iconic The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, which blend romance, fantasy, and magic with a dose of melancholy reality.

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Spotlight: Directors: Rainer Werner Fassbinder and New German Cinema

As a leading figure in New German Cinema, Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a part of a generation that proclaimed in 1962, “The old cinema is dead. We believe in a new cinema.” In celebration of his birthday, we present a collection of films from this radical movement that sought to confront the social and artistic concerns of its time.

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Spotlight: Films from and about Palestine

This week we offer a series of movies from and about Palestine by directors who range from long-established master Elia Suleiman to newcomer Farah Nabulsi, whose short film The Present was recently nominated for an Academy Award.

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Spotlight: Korean Thrillers (Beyond Bong)

Bong Joon-ho’s 2019 film Parasite achieved huge critical and popular success and brought renewed attention to the director’s earlier work. This week’s Spotlight highlights masterful genre-bending thrillers from South Korean directors who are not Bong, including his contemporaries, rivals, and influences.

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