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  • My Little Sister

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    Once a brilliant playwright, Lisa (Nina Hoss) no longer writes. She lives in Switzerland with her family, but her heart remains in Berlin, where her twin brother, Sven (Lars Eidinger), is battling an aggressive type of leukemia. He is a famous theater actor, and Lisa tries moving heaven and earth...

  • When the Trees Fall

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    Five-year-old Vitka and her teenage cousin Larysa both yearn for a life beyond the archaic rules and restricting confines of their small, godforsaken Ukrainian village. Despite her family's staunch objections, Larysa falls wildly in love with Scar, a handsome ex-convict. Hoping to leave their tro...

  • A Perfectly Normal Family

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    Eleven-year-old Emma had a perfectly normal family until her dad reveals he is transitioning to become a woman. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to the relationship they once had, while accepting the reality that everything has forever changed.

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  • The Taste of Pho

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    Long, a Vietnamese cook and Warsaw resident, has built up a loyal following for his expertly-made pho, until the restaurant where he works is sold to a new owner who wants to revamp the menu. This sudden change exacerbates Long’s struggles to fit in with the European culture his ten-year-old daug...

  • Oh Lucy!

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    Bored Tokyo office lady Setsuko (Shinobu Terajima) breaks free of her monotonous life, when her niece, Mika (Shioli Kutsuna), convinces her to enroll in an unorthodox English class. There, she adopts a blonde-haired alter ego named “Lucy” and develops romantic feelings for her American instructor...

  • Strange Birds

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    Mavie (Lolita Chammah) is a wide-eyed 27-year-old girl who is clumsy, beautiful, and full of doubts. Dreaming of a future as a writer, she moves to Paris and meets Georges (Jean Sorel), an aging bookshop owner who no longer expects much from life. Their unlikely connection forges a unique relatio...

  • The Third Wife
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    The Third Wife

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    In late 19th century Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May becomes the third wife to a wealthy landowner. She quickly learns that she can gain status and security if she gives birth to a male child, but her burgeoning attraction to Xuan, the second wife, puts her fragile standing in jeopardy. As May obs...

  • Once Upon a River

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    Based on the best-selling novel by Bonnie Jo Campbell, Once Upon A River is the story of Native American teenager Margo Crane in 1970s rural Michigan. After enduring a series of traumas and tragedies, Margo (newcomer Kenadi DelaCerna) sets out on an odyssey on the Stark River in search of her est...

  • Over the Limit
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    Over the Limit

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    Superstar rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun has reached a crucial moment in her career. At the age of twenty, she is soon to retire but has one final goal: winning Olympic gold. As Margarita pushes her body to its breaking point, Irina Viner-Usmanova, her strict coach, assails her with caustic, wi...

  • Karl Marx City

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    Twenty-five years after the collapse of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), filmmaker Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father’s suicide and his rumored Stasi past. Had he been an informant for the secret police? Was her childhood an...

  • My Favorite Fabric

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    Damascus, Spring 2011. During the early stages of the Arab Spring, 25-year-old Nahla is torn between her desire for freedom and the hope of leaving the country thanks to her arranged marriage with Samir, a Syrian expatriate in the United States. When he chooses her younger, more docile sister Myr...

  • Queen of Hearts: Audrey Flack

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    At 88 years old, Audrey Flack holds a unique place in the history of contemporary art in America. Feminist, rebel, mother, painter, sculptor and teacher, Audrey’s often controversial 40-year career evolved from abstract expressionism in the 1950s to photorealism in the 1970s. One of the first wom...

  • An Art That Nature Makes

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    Finding unexpected beauty in the discarded and decayed, contemporary photographer Rosamond Purcell has developed a body of work that has garnered international acclaim. This in-depth portrait details Purcell’s fascination with the natural world – from a mastodon tooth to a hydrocephalic skull – o...

  • Burn Burn Burn

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    Dan (Jack Farthing) is dead. He was only 29. Alex (Chloe Pirrie) and Seph (Laura Carmichael) loved him like a sibling. And now he’s left them his ashes to scatter across the UK, along with elaborate video instructions for doing so that will take them on an unforgettable road trip from London to G...

  • Godless

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    In a remote Bulgarian town, Gana (Irena Ivanova) is a morphine-addicted nurse who steals the ID cards of her dementia patients so they can be trafficked on the black market. Detached and lacking empathy, Gana only begins to find her dormant conscience after Yoan, an elderly choir director, comes ...

  • The White King
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    The White King

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    Based on the award-winning, international best-selling novel by György Dragomán Djata is a care-free twelve-year-old growing up in a brutal dictatorship shut off from the outside world. When the government imprisons his father, and Djata and his mother are labeled traitors, the boy will not rest ...

  • Holy Beasts

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    Aging punk diva Vera V. (Geraldine Chaplin) arrives in Santo Domingo to direct a musical as a cinematic tribute to her mentor, the late filmmaker Jean-Louis Jorge. Welcoming her are two old friends, the producer Victor (Jaime Pina) and cinematographer Martin (Luis Ospina), with whom Vera spent th...

  • My King
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    My King

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    From director & actress Maïwenn (THE FIFTH ELEMENT) comes a gut-wrench tale of falling out of love. Admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident, Tony (Emmanuelle Bercot) becomes dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers while looking back on a turbulent relationship s...

  • Amour Fou
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    Amour Fou

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    Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...

  • Summer Survivors

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    Indre, an ambitious research psychologist, reluctantly agrees to transport two patients to a seaside psychiatric unit in exchange for research privileges at her clinic. Outgoing Paulius is a young man whose manic bipolar disorder symptoms contrast with the introvert Juste, whose wounds are hidden...

  • The Sower

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    In 1851, France’s autocratic President Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte has ordered the arrest of all the men of a remote mountain farming village following a Republican uprising. The women who have been left in isolation take an oath: if a man comes, they will share him as a lover. But when a mysterious...

  • Electric Shadows

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    Maverick female director Xiao Jiang tells the charming tale of a small-town cinema and the lifelong influence it has on a young boy and girl. Years later the two meet by chance under unusual circumstances in Beijing, an encounter that sparks both nostalgia and romance. ELECTRIC SHADOWS was praise...

  • Coffee with Cinnamon

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    Violeta lives in a tight-knit community in Bahia, Brazil. She is far from the only one struggling with grief and loss: there is also a grandmother entirely dependent on care, a woman desperately searching for love and a young doctor who – after 20 years – is left by his great love, a much older m...

  • Dead Pigs

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    The fates of an unlucky pig farmer, a feisty home-owner defending her property, a lovestruck busboy, a disenchanted rich girl, and an American expat pursuing the Chinese Dream converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs are found floating down the Huangpu River, towards a modernizing Shanghai ...