Meet our series with TeaTime Pictures: Cinemaude. Find maude's Co-Creative Director Dakota Johnson and TeaTime Co-Founder Ro Donnelly's favorite romantic flicks curated monthly.
Rashomon, 1950Directed by: Akira Kurosawa
Starring: Toshiro Mifune, Machiko Kyo, Masayuki Mori
The Japanese thriller follows the different accounts of four individuals recounting the same murder of samurai following the rape of his wife. In court—the Samurai’s wife, a woodcutter, the priest all offer different tales as they try to figure out who is lying and how the samurai died.
Watch: HBO Max
Black Orpheus, 1959Directed by: Marcel Camus
Starring: Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn
Filmed in Brazil in the late 50s, Black Orpheus, is he film version of a modern adaptation of the Greek legend of Orpheus. A young woman moves to the city and falls for a man with a fiancé—the two become lovers before the young girl dies tragically.
Watch: HBO Max
Amelie, 2001Directed by: Guillaume Laurant
Starring: Audrey Tautou, Mathieu Kassovitz
Amélie is born in the mid-70s to two eccentric parents in Paris, at a young age she is mistakenly diagnosed with a heart defect and is kept away from her peers and is schooled at home. At 18, after much time alone (and many eclectic traits), she goes out into Paris and gets a job. Her adventures and big heart make her many a friends as she falls for the city and a man named Nino.
Watch: Prime Video
Love, 2015Directed by: Gaspar Noe
Starring: Aomi Muyock, Kari Glusman, Klara Kirstin
Murphy and Electra are young couple studying in Paris—after two years together they decide to have a threesome with a Danish woman Omi. Murphy begins a secret relationship with Omi and she gets pregnant—ending his and Electra’s future. Years later, Murphy tries to track Electra down, fearing the worst.
Watch: On Demand
A Secret Love, 2020Directed by: Chris Bolan
Starring: Terry Donahue, Brendan Mason, Alexa L. Fogel
A documentary film follows female baseball players Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel—who for 65 years kept their Lesbian relationship secret.