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(500) Days of Summer
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2013-52
Description: Tom falls in love at first sight with Summer, the new administrative assistant where he works, but she does not believe in relationships or boyfriends. Cast includes Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Zooey Deschanel.
Keywords: Marc Webb

Abrazos Rotos = Broken Embraces
Series Title: 2009
Call Number: DVD 2012-265
Description: A blind writer must heal wounds from 14 years back when he was directing his last movie. Cast includes Penelope Cruz, Lluis Homar, and Blanca Portillo.
Keywords: Thriller; Pedro Almodovar

Au Bonheur des Dames
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Call Number: DVD 2008-73
Description: A young woman moves to Paris finding a position at the glamorous department store Au Bonheur des Dames.
Keywords: Emile Zola; Julien Duvivier

Series Title: (1983)
Call Number: DVD 2014-163
Description: The story of the love triangle involving a man whose wife is having an affair with his best friend. Cast includes Jeremy Irons, Ben Kingsley, Patricia Hodge.
Keywords: Adultery

Camila: Love Against All Odds
Series Title: 1984
Call Number: DVD 2005-13
Description: Recounts the true story of a young Catholic socialite who falls in love with a young Jesuit priest in 1847. They run away and start a new life as a couple, but are found and executed for sacrilege. The film also makes a statement about the affect of dictatorship on personal and political freedom.
Keywords: Spanish (Argentina)

Camille Redouble = Camille Rewinds
Series Title: 2012
Call Number: DVD 2013-132
Description: On New Year's Eve, the night her husband is leaving her for a younger woman, Camille is transported back 25 years to when she first fell in love with him and gave birth to their girl at the age of sixteen. Camille must decide if she should shun him or allow herself to fall in love again, even though she knows how their story will end.
Keywords: Noemi Lvovsky

Series Title: 2011
Call Number: DVD 2013-5
Description: A film by Pablo Trapero. A relationship emerges after a doctor trying to save a man's life after an automobile accident meets an ambulance chasing lawyer trying to add the man to his client list.
Keywords: Romantic thriller; Insurance

Chateau en Italie
Series Title: 2013
Call Number: DVD 2014-71
Description: Film by Valeria Tedeschi. Destiny of a wealthy Italian industrialist family.
Keywords: Romantic Drama

Series Title: 1974
Call Number: DVD 2013-267
Description: A single mother of six supporting her family as a maid has a romance with man slow to commit his love to her.
Keywords: James Earl Jones; Diahann Carroll

Como Agua para Chocolate = Like Water for Chocolate
Series Title: 1992
Call Number: DVD 2004-93
Description: Romantic fantasy set in Mexico during the early 1900s. A man marries the sister of the girl he loves to be close to her. She shows her passion for him through her cooking.
Keywords: Laura Esquivel

Crimen del Padre Amaro = The Crime of Padre Amaro
Series Title: 1998
Call Number: DVD 2004-95
Description: A new priest fights his growing attraction to a devout woman.
Keywords: Priesthood

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Call Number: VCR 2007-45
Description: A surprising love story about a woman who finally discovers the passion that has been missing from her life.

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Call Number: DVD 2013-244
Description: A film by Alain Fresnot.

Despabilate Amor = Wake Up Love
Series Title: 1996
Call Number: DVD 2006-24
Description: Reunion of once-adolescent lovers; directed by Eliseo Subiela.
Keywords: Spanish (Argentina)

Diastole y Systole = Diastole and Systole: Movements of the Heart
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2007-107
Description: 35 short stories about different aspects of love.
Keywords: Spanish: Colombia; Relationships

Dieci Inverni = Ten Winters
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2013-240
Description: A Film by Valerio Mieli. Rocky romance unfolding over 10 winters.

Femme d'a cote = Woman Next Door
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-24
Description: Former lovers find themselves unintentionally reunited seven years later as neighbors in a small French village.
Keywords: Francois Truffaut; Adultery

Froken Julie = Miss Julie
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1938)
Call Number: DVD 2007-484
Description: In the late 19nth century, a couple spend a midsummer night together discussing dreams, and plan to escape to Switzerland after realizing an affair between a commoner and an aristocrat is impossible.
Keywords: Seduction

Jules et Jim
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1962)
Call Number: DVD 2007-476
Description: Story of friendship between two artists and their love for the same woman.
Keywords: Francois Truffaut

L'Ultimo Bacio = The Last Kiss
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2012-259
Description: Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant.
Keywords: Pregnancy

La Folie pas de Tout = He Loves Me He Loves Me Not
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-3
Description: A young woman who is in love with a married doctor becomes dangerous when her attempts to persuade him to leave his wife are unsuccessful.
Keywords: Laetitia Colombani; Thriller; Audrey Tautou; Adultery

Lady Chatterley
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Call Number: DVD 2009-18
Description: A young woman unable to be intimate with her husband after his war injuries seeks solace in the arms of a gamekeeper. Adaptation of the second and much less well-known version of D.H. Lawrence's tale.
Keywords: Historical Drama; Great Britain; Pascale Ferran

Laske Jedne Plavovlasky = Loves of a Blonde
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1965)
Call Number: DVD 2007-481
Description: A young woman falls for a pianist of a reserve army group that comes into town, who after swearing eternal love leaves for his home.

Legong: Dance of the Virgins
Series Title: Milestone Collection
Call Number: DVD 2009-211
Description: In Bali, a young maiden who performs the legong the dance of the virgins at the sacred temple falls in love with a carefree musician but he may have eyes for her half-sister.
Keywords: Henry de la Falaise; Dance; Indonesia

Lost and Delirious
Series Title: (2001)
Call Number: DVD 2003-15
Description: Three girls' experiences with first loves. Cast: Piper Perabo, Jessica Pare, and Mischa Barton.

Lucia y el Sexo = Sex and Lucia
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2005-15
Description: Lucia seeks refuge on a quiet Mediterranean island and discovers the dark secrets of past relationships; written and directed by Julio Medem.
Keywords: Julio Medem

Ma Nuit Chet Maud = My Night at Maud's
Series Title: Eric Rohmer Collection: The Moral Tales
Call Number: DVD 2009-14
Description: Just before an engineer, played by Jean-Louis Trintignant, thinks he's found the perfect mate, he finds himself accidentally spending the night with another woman, a seductive divorcee.
Keywords: Romance; Eric Rohme

Madame Bovary
Series Title: (1991)
Call Number: DVD 2002-22
Description: Based on the novel by Gustave Flaubert of a woman who lives a reckless lifestyle.

Mepris = Contempt
Series Title: Criterion Collection - 1963
Call Number: DVD 2009-5
Description: Brilliant study of marital breakdown, artistic compromise, and the cinematic process.
Keywords: Jean-Luc Godard

Mistress of Spices
Series Title: 2005
Call Number: DVD 2009-1
Description: A woman from India sells spices in San Francisco to engender a customers deepest desire. Based on the novel by Chitra Divakaruni.Directed by Paul Mayeda Berges.

Mostly Martha
Series Title: 2001
Call Number: DVD 2015-6
Description: A master chef's finely-tuned life is upset when her nine-year old niece Lina comes to stay, and a free-spirited sous chef is hired at her kitchen.

No te Mueras sin Dicerme Adonde Vas = Don't Die without Telling Me?
Series Title: 1995
Call Number: DVD 2005-104
Description: A lonely film projectionist invents a machine to record his dreams; written and directed by Eliseo Subiella.
Keywords: Fantasy

Noel Coward's Brief Encounter
Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1945)
Call Number: DVD 2007-464
Description: Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson star as middle-class suburbanites whose casual friendship evolves into a passionate yearning for each other. Based on the play Still life / by Noel Coward.
Keywords: Unrequited Love

Nom des Gens = The Names of Love
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2011-277
Description: A young liveral woman seduces right-wing men to convert them to her political cause.
Keywords: Politics; Seduction

North & South
Series Title: 2004
Call Number: DVD 2013-210
Description: Four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of a middle class southerner forced to move to the northern Mill town.
Keywords: Social Class

Pane e Tulipani = Bread & Tulips
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Call Number: DVD 2009-227
Description: After a harried housewife is forgotten while on vacation with her family she goes to Venice where she is charmed by the city and her newfound freedom. Though her tyrannical husband hires an amateur detective to bring her back home.
Keywords: Silvio Soldini; Italy; Comedy; Drama

Series Title: Columbia Classics (1955)
Call Number: DVD 2014-58
Description: Impact of a virile drifter on the lives of several women on one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town. Directed by Joshua William starring William Holden.
Keywords: Romantic Drama

Postino = The Postman
Series Title: Miramax Collector's Series
Call Number: DVD 2007- 89
Description: The postman, Mario, enlists the aid of the poet Pablo Neruda to conquer the heart of the beautiful Beatrice.
Keywords: Pablo Neruda

Scent of Green Papaya
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Call Number: DVD 2008-181
Description: Set in 1950s and 1960s Saigon, a young country girl joins a family as their servant and develops an enduring but secret attachment to a friend of the eldest son.
Keywords: Vietnam; Mùi Đu Đủ Xanh

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Call Number: DVD 2009-19
Description: A married doctor in France becomes attracted to a new neighbor, who is also married.
Keywords: Adultery; Noemie Lvovsky

Stanley & Iris
Series Title: 1990
Call Number: DVD 2013-29
Description: Both employees at the same bakery, but when Stanley loses his job because he can't read, he asks Iris to teach him.
Keywords: Literacy

Suerte en Tus Manos
Series Title: 2012
Call Number: DVD 2013-219
Description: A professional poker player seeks out an old fling after his marriage dissolves.

Series Title: Essential Art House: 50 Years of Janus Films (1955)
Call Number: DVD 2007-496
Description: Story of a witty but lonely secretary who takes a vacation in Venice hoping to fall in love, but falls for a married Italian man. Based on the original play, "The Time of The Cuckoo", by Arthur Laurents. Starring Katherine Hepburn.
Keywords: David Lean

Sweet Home Alabama
Series Title: 2002
Call Number: DVD 2014-197
Description: An engaged New York fashion designer returns to her hometown in Alabama to finalize a divorce with a high school flame. Cast includes Reethe Witherspoon and Patrick Dempsey.

Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2014-90
Description: A leader of a Boston bank robber gang falls in love with the bank manager briefly taken hostage in their last heist, and is forced to choose between betraying his friends or losing the woman he loves.
Keywords: Ben Affleck

Un Baiser S'il Vous Plait = Shall we Kiss
Series Title: 2010
Call Number: DVD 2012-2
Description: A declination of an offer of a kiss without consequences.

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Call Number: DVD 2010-20
Description: Veer, a rescue pilot with the Indian Air Force, saves, Zaara, a girl from Pakistan stranded in India. Twenty-two years later a Pakistani lawyer on her first case, finds herself face-to-face with Veer, and uncovering the story which led him to prison.
Keywords: Yash Chopra; Prisoners; India; Pakistan; Love

Vendredi Soir = Friday Night
Series Title:
Call Number: DVD 2009-21
Description: While stuck in the middle of a mass transit strike in Paris, a man approaches a woman's car who will changes her life forever.
Keywords: Claire Denis; France

Wings of Desire
Series Title: (1987)
Call Number: DVD 2003-5
Description: Romantic fantasy. An angel chooses to fall from heaven for love. Peter Falk.

Zabriskie Point
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Call Number: DVD 2009-228
Description: An epic portrait of late sixties America as seen through the portrayal of two of its children: anthropology student Daria who's helping a property developer build a village in the Los Angeles desert and dropout Mark who's wanted by the authorities for allegedly killing a policeman during a student riot.
Keywords: Michelangelo Antonioni; Social Conditions; Materialism; Historical; Drama