Art House Cinema

Art House films are critically-acclaimed movies that don't necessarily cause a stampede at the box-office. These so-called 'minor' works are generally seen only at Film Festivals or a few selective theatres, but they stay in the mind, for better or worse. Below is a list of films in Alice's Collection that for one unexplained reason or another, generally didn't quite get the exposure they may have deserved when originally released. Enjoy finding many of cinema's 'gems' in this section. Right: Peter Greenaway's 'The Baby Of Macon'.

Dancer in the Dark (2000)

Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Bjork, Catherine Deneuve, Joel Grey, David Morse

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the Cannes film festival, Lars Von Trier's brilliant film inspires adulation and scorn. This neo-musical is set in an earl... Read more

Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)

Director: Michael Radford
Starring: Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Charlotte Ayanna, Elias Koteas, Sandra Oh, Robert...

This racy drama from "Il Postino" director Michael Radford, noted for its largely improvised scenes and script, stars Daryl Hannah, Jennifer Tilly, Sa... Read more

Days of Heaven (1978)

Director: Terrence Malick
Starring: Richard Gere, Brooke Adams, Sam Shepard, Linda Manz

A beautifully shot film telling the story of Richard Gere, a fugitive from the Chicago slums, and Sam Shepard, a shy, rich Texan in love with the same... Read more

Dead Man (1995)

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Gabriel Byrne, Johnny Depp, Gary Farmer, John Hurt, Lance Henriksen, Michael Win...

A one-of-a-kind stylish western written by director Jim Jarmusch, about a city accountant (Johnny Depp) who heads off to the wild west for job. When... Read more

Dead Man ( Blu-ray ) (1995)

Director: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Alfred Molina, Billy Bob Thornton, Crispin Glover, Gabriel Byrne, Gary Farmer, I...

A one-of-a-kind stylish western written by director Jim Jarmusch, about a city accountant (Johnny Depp) who heads off to the wild west for job. When h... Read more

Dear Wendy (2005)

Director: Thomas Vinterberg
Starring: Jamie Bell, Bill Pullman, Michael Angarano, Danso Gordon, Novella Nelson, Chris...

Scripted by Lars von Trier and directed by Dogme co-founder Thomas Vinterberg, this is a wry, sharply observed perspective on American gun culture thr... Read more

Death and the Maiden (1995)

Director: Roman Polanski
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson

Roman Polanski's intense film of Ariel Dorfman's play stars Sigourney Weaver as a South American woman who believes that her lawyer husband's associat... Read more

Death Of A Salesman (1985)

Director: Volker Schlondorff
Starring: Dustin Hoffman, John Malkovich, Charles Durning, Kate Reid, Stephen Lang

A uniquely haunting theatrical production of Arthur Miller's dark and surreallistic parable on the fallout of the American dream. Dustin Hoffman stars... Read more

Delius: Song of Summer (1968)

Director: Ken Russell
Starring: Max Adrian, Maureen Pryor, Christopher Gable

Perhaps the finest of the series of biographical films that Ken Russell made for the BBC in the Sixties, "Song of Summer" is an immensely moving story... Read more

Disgrace (2008)

Director: Steve Jacobs
Starring: John Malkovich, Jessica Haines, Eriq Ebouaney

John Malkovich stars in this drama based on the novel by South African author J.M. Coetzee. David Lurie (Malkovich) is a self-absorbed, twice-divorced... Read more