20 Years of Focus Features: From ‘Eternal Sunshine to ‘Brokeback,’ Look Back at 20 of Their Best Films

From "Pariah" to "The Motorcycle Diaries," look back at some of Focus Features' finest films as the studio turns 20.
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"Pariah," "Brokeback Mountain," "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind," "The Motorcycle Diaries"
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One of the leading producers and distributors of arthouse films, Focus Features celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, and it’s hard to believe it’s been two decades since films like “Lost in Translation” and “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” broke out of the indie roots to touch the zeitgeist, “Brokeback Mountain” changed the LGBTQ film landscape forever, “21 Grams” launched the English-language career of two-time Oscar winner Alejandro G. Inarritu, and “The Motorcycle Diaries” turned Gael Garcia Bernal into an international star.

To celebrate the milestone, Focus Features has not only unveiled a new reel, which you can watch here, but the studio also plans to return seven titles from its library to AMC Theatres beginning April 29 for “Focus 20 week.” The titles include “Downton Abbey,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Burn After Reading,” “Eternal Sunshine,” “Atonement,” “Harriet,” and “Darkest Hour.” Learn more about the series here.

In the meantime, IndieWire looks back on some of the studio’s best films below.

Christian Blauvelt, Samantha Bergeson, Kate Erbland, Jude Dry, and Christian Zilko contributed to this story.

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