Brand Upon The Brain (Criterion, 2006)
Guy Maddin's silent black-and-white fantasy of a revolt and cover-up at an orphanage features alternate narration by Isabella Rossellini, Laurie Anderson and others.
Smart People (Alliance, 2008)
Dennis Quaid plays the emotionally shut-down scholar, Sarah Jessica Parker the new doctor in his life. Romantic comedy ensues.
The Year My Parents Went On Vacation (Mongrel, 2006)
Good visual storytelling and restrained performances deliver complex emotion in Cao Hamburger's tale of an abandoned boy encountering military dictatorship in 1970 Brazil.
Duchess Of Langeais (Paradox, 2007)
Director Jacques Rivette's take on Balzac's novella about two lovers consumed by their passion.