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SPOTLIGHT's Film Curation Archives

Spotlight: Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020

Every two years, the Olympic Games bring the nations of the globe together to showcase the best athletes in the world pushing the limits of what’s possible. As the Tokyo Games come to an end, we suggest these movies for those who want even more stories of Olympic sports and the Olympic spirit.

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Spotlight: Friendship Day

India celebrates Friendship Day on the first Sunday of August each year. Curated for this special day, we hope this spotlight reminds you of your favorite people and the memories you've shared with them! Alexa, play yeh dosti hum nahi todenge… (We will never break this friendship…)

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Spotlight: Giallo and Italian Horror

This week’s Spotlight highlights giallo, a mystery-thriller subgenre that reigned in the ’60s and ’70s, predecessor of the modern American slasher. Here is a selection of some of the most stylish and influential Italian horror films featuring the gothic, the gory, and the gut-wrenching.

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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: 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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