AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN
1982, Paramount, 124 min, USA, Dir: Taylor Hackford

Designated by the AFI as one of the greatest love stories in the history of American cinema, this six-time Oscar-nominated romantic powerhouse follows the journey of a young naval student (Richard Gere) as he struggles to balance the rigors of flight training with a developing attraction to a young factory worker (Debra Winger). “AN OFFICER AND A GENTLEMAN takes chances, takes the time to know and develop its characters, and by the time this movie's wonderful last scene comes along, we know exactly what's happening, and why, and it makes us very happy.” - Roger Ebert


THE SHELTERING SKY
1990, Warner Bros., 138 min, Italy, Dir: Bernardo Bertolucci

Kit (Debra Winger) and Port (John Malkovich) journey to the Sahara as "travelers," not "tourists" - they make the distinction because they see tourists as seeking the comforts of home wherever they go, whereas Kit and Port want adventure. As their vacation progresses, however, it becomes clear that what they're really in search of is the love they used to have. Stunning landscape photography by Vittorio Storaro and career-best performances by Malkovich and Winger make this a must-see masterpiece.


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