These films reflect the central concepts of Sartre's philosophy: the existential crisis, the thirst for freedom and the search for the meaning of life.

From the Machine / Ex Machina (2015)

In his directorial debut, the British writer andscriptwriter Alex Garland used a classic story: a scientist and his creation. This is a curious and intriguing sci-fi film about the experiment, in which the young programmer Caleb takes part. He will have to determine whether the first in the world artificial intelligence of Ava is self-conscious.

Leviathan (2014)

The film takes place in the RussianThe Arctic. In the center of the story is the story of a man living on the shore of the bay. All its real estate decides to take over the corrupt mayor of the city. This social drama by Andrei Zvyagintsev denounces the organization of the world and the privilege of those in power. Heroes face an existential crisis and justice will not triumph this time. "Leviathan" is one of the most important films recently shot in the post-Soviet world.

Shame (2011)

Michael Fassbender appeared in the movie Steve McQueenin the role of erotomaniac and Brandon's sex hero. The 30-year-old is clearly not able to control his sex life, moreover, falls into depression and suffers from an existential crisis. Every morning in his New York apartment, he wakes up with another woman. Brandon lives alone and constantly ignores calls from her sister, but one day she comes and encourages him to change his way of life.

Serious Man / A Serious Man (2009)

The Black comedy of the Coen brothers raises manyphilosophical themes, as well as the most important question: what is the meaning of life. Larry Gopnik (Michael Stalberg) is a physics teacher and comes from a Jewish family whose life is crumbling before his eyes: his daughter stealthily steals money from his wallet, his son smokes grass, someone sends him smearing anonymous letters, his wife wants a divorce and devastates their joint bank account. Larry is forced to live in a motel with his failing brother. His life is just a struggle, God's trials, which he must go through, remaining faithful to his convictions.

Being John Malkovich / Being John Malkovich (1999)

Spike Jonze's film about an unclaimed puppeteerCraig Schwartze, who, in order to feed his family, begins to work in a strange company. Here he discovers a portal leading directly into the body of the famous Hollywood actor John Malkovich. Passing through a small door you can be in another's mind and look at the world through the eyes of Malkovich. Together with an enterprising colleague Craig organizes a business - for $ 200 they spend wishing to the body of the actor for 15 minutes. People, dissatisfied with their lives, line up to look at things with other people's eyes.

The film shows how far the so-called first class from other people has moved away. They share the same reality, but from different points of view.

The taste of cherry / Ta'm e guilass (1997)

Perhaps the best film by Abbas Kiarostami. A very simple, profound and attractive drama, appealing to faith in life and the power of the spirit. In the film, it tells about Mr. Badia, a middle-aged man who travels through the desert and seeks an assistant to help him to die. The hero has already dug a pit on the mountain. But someone must bury it under a cherry tree.

This is a film about life and death, about the meaning of life, abouta man who firmly decided to die. The protagonist is surprisingly calm and unshakable, despite the fact that he meets people who are trying to dissuade him from committing suicide.

Photo enhancement / Blowup (1966)

Michelangelo Antonioni's famous film, actionwhich takes place in London. Thomas is a successful young photographer whose interests are focused on pop music, sex, fashion and drugs. Once he secretly takes pictures of a man and a woman in the park. She notices him and follows the photographer to the studio, demanding that she give her the film. After developing, with photo enhancement, Thomas notices a stranger in the shot with a gun and a corpse. Returning to the park, he finds the body of a man. The photographer tries to tell about the murder, but no one believes him. Meanwhile, all the negatives in his studio disappear and it is now difficult to determine where reality is replaced by imagination.

Empty house / Bin-jip (2004)

This deep story of love and understandingtook off Kim Ki-Dook. Tae Sook is a lone young motorcyclist who rides around the city and puts up flyers on the doors, and then returns and checks them. If the leaflet is not ripped off, it gets into the house and lives in the absence of the owners. Tae Souk does not steal anything. In payment for accommodation, he washes dishes, laundering things, repairing broken objects. One day he finds himself in a luxurious house, whose mistress is subjected to violence by her husband. Ta Sook becomes her protection, and she follows him. Now they walk together from house to house.

Naudachu, Balthazar / Au hasard Balthazar (1966)

Critics believe this film by Robert Bresson alonefrom the highest achievements of world cinema. This is a story about the ass Balthazar, which throughout life passed from hand to hand and each owner treated him differently. The ingenious director allowed us to look at things with the eyes of a simple donkey, but there is not a single scene where one could see Balthasar's reaction. An animal takes a hard fate with a noble stoicism, without resentment and without malice.

Mulholland Drive / Mulholland Drive (2001)

The film "Mulholland Drive - not for familyviewing Saturday night. This is a psychological thriller directed by David Lynch, one of the best masters of surreal cinema, who has mastered the skills of interpreting the dark sides of the human mind.

One of the main characters is the girl Rita,He suffered from amnesia after a car accident in which only she survived miraculously. The second is Betty. She helps Rita to put together her forgotten life. As the film progresses, Lynch introduces us to other characters. But, even after carefully monitoring what is happening on the screen, it's hard not to get confused in the plot.

The fifth seal / Az ötödik pecsét (1976)

The masterpiece drama of the Hungarian director ZoltanFabri, who received the Golden Prize at the Moscow International Film Festival. The action takes place in Budapest, during the Nazi occupation. As usual, four friends gather in the bar: a bookseller, a watchmaker, a carpenter and a tavern owner. This evening they start a conversation on a serious topic, and the raised question will become vital for everyone.

"The Fifth Seal" is one of those films that make a person rethink their life choices.

Winter Hibernation / Kis uykusu (2014)

Three hours and sixteen minutes isthe length of the film, but this should not scare you away. She does not lull, but rather bewitches. Dimension has benefited this film, it reaches the depth of the novel. For "Winter Hibernation" Nuri Bilge, Ceylan received the Palme d'Or in Cannes.

The tape was shot based on the story "The Wife" by AP Chekhov and very similar to the European art house movies.

The dove sat on a branch, thinking about being / En duva satt på en gren och funderade på tillvaron (2014)

This is the final film in the Roy trilogyAndersson, which includes "Songs from the second floor" and "You who live." The plot itself is absent here, and the plot load falls on a couple of main characters selling pointless utensils.

The film is filled with surreal scenes that lead to nothing, and may not be very close, but the main atmosphere of the film creates black humor and musical design.

Apocalypse Now / Apocalypse Now (1979)

The military drama of Francis Ford Coppola hada huge influence back in the late 70's, when many Americans did not support a senseless war in Vietnam. "My film is not a movie, my film is not about Vietnam, this is Vietnam. This is what happened in reality, "- said the director. The character of Marlon Brando, Colonel Kurtz, is a nationwide pain, of the time displayed.

Seventh Seal / Det Sjunde Inseglet (1957)

Perhaps, the best film by Ingmar Bergman, which did not give rest to cinematographers of the 20th century a completely new level of shooting, not only with respect to the script, but also in the camera work.

The action takes place in the 14th century,when knight Antonius Block and his squire Jones return from the ten-year crusade. The knight is tormented by the question of whether there really is a God. To him is Death, but Antonius offers her to play chess.

Morality, death and an existential dilemma are the main themes that Bergman raises here.

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