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Joachim Lafosse
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Cédric Kahn star in the new film from Joachim Lafosse (The White Knights), about a separating couple whose battle… 
CastBérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance / Belgium
CWC$18

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Junfeng Boo
This slow-burning drama set in a Singaporean prison explores the charged issue of the death penalty from the point of view of an aspiring execut… 
CastFirdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahma…
LanguageEnglish | Malay   CountrySingapore
CWC$14A

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Kleber Mendonça Filho
The magnificent Sonia Braga stars in the new film by acclaimed Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds), about a retired mu… 
CastSônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irhandir Santos…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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Guetty Felin
A grieving young boy discovers he has a superpower, an old fisherman thinks the cure for his ailing wife can be found in the sea, and a muse str… 
CastJoakim Cohen, Anisia Uzeyman, Jaures Andris,…
LanguageHaitian Creole, Fren…   CountryHaiti
CWC$PG

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Chloé Robichaud
The paths of three women cross in Besco, a small isolated island facing an important economic crisis. 
CastMacha Grenon, Emily VanCamp, Nathalie Doumma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Yousry Nasrallah
A family of caterers in a small Egyptian village prepares for a big wedding feast while balancing sibling rivalry, romantic entanglements, and c… 
CastLaila Eloui, Menna Shalaby, Bassem Samra
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$PG

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Yesim Ustaoglu
Turkish writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu offers a parallel study of two women -- a psychiatrist with a long-time live-in partner and a wife in a c… 
CastFunda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtulus, O…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$18

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Danis Tanovic
An aging hotel becomes an ideological powder keg during centennial commemorations for the outbreak of the First World War, in this dazzling, Alt… 
CastJacques Weber, Snezana Vidovic, Izudin Bajro…
LanguageBosnian | French   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
CWC$18

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Lukas Valenta Rinner
A Buenos Aires cleaning woman enters the strange world of upper-class nudism, in this wry, deadpan satire from Austro-Argentine writer-director … 
CastMartin Shanly, Iride Mockert, Andrea Strenit…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Zeki Demirkubuz
In this slow-burning psychological drama from Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz, an Istanbul seamstress struggling with the debts left behind by … 
CastAslihan Gurbuz, Caner Cindoruk, Taner Birsel…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$18

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Adrian Sitaru
A headline-grabbing sex scandal gives a Romanian trainee at a French news network an opportunity for his big break, in this charged moral drama … 
CastTudor Aaron Istodor, Mehdi Nebbou, Nicolas W…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$18

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John Butler
A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate, in this funny and obser… 
CastFionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Moe Dunfor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$14A

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Marie-Castille Mention-Schaa…
Director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar parallels the stories of two teenage girls — one a would-be jihadist, the other a model student who strik… 
CastNoémie Merlant, Naomi Amarger, Clotilde Cour…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Edoardo de Angelis
Two teenage Siamese twins face an emotional decision when a doctor claims that he can separate them, in this stylized, offbeat drama from Neapol… 
CastAngela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Tr…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Marie Noëlle
Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist, who courted contro… 
CastKarolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles …
LanguageFrench   CountryGermany / France / P…
CWC$14A

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Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
After a superstitious lion tamer loses his good-luck charm, he sets out on a magical, picaresque odyssey across Italy to find "Mister Universo,"… 
CastTairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin
LanguageItalian   CountryAustria / Italy
CWC$18

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) returns with this slow-burning psychological study about a young arsonist terrorizing a rural com… 
CastTrond Hjort Nilssen, Per Frisch, Liv Bernhof…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Alison Maclean
A young student at a drama school faces a moral conundrum when his budding romance becomes fodder for a final-year performance, in director Alis… 
CastKerry Fox, James Rolleston, Alice Englert, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$14A

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Midi Z
Two illegal Burmese migrants fleeing their country’s civil war find love with each other while struggling to survive in the bustling cities of T… 
CastKo Kai, Wu Ke-Xi
LanguageEnglish, Chinese, Th…   CountryTaiwan / Myanmar
CWC$14A

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Carlos Lechuga
A dissident, homosexual Cuban novelist strikes up an unlikely rapport with the government watcher assigned to keep him from speaking during an u… 
CastLola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, George Abreu,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba / Colombia
CWC$14A

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Yang ZHANG
Zhang Yang (Shower, Quitting) adapts two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa for this stunning mystical epic about a killer on the run who is en… 
CastKimba, Quni Ciren, Siano Dudiom Zahi, Solang…
LanguageTibetan   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Lucía Carreras
Two women, living on the margins of their society, become the unlikely caretakers for a lost baby, in director Lucía Carreras’ compelling and he… 
CastÁngeles Cruz, Angelina Peláez, Mercedes Pasc…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico / Spain
CWC$PG

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Adam Leon
A young man finds love in an unlikely place when he subs in for his brother on a shady deal, in this charming romantic caper comedy from writer-… 
CastCallum Turner, Grace Van Patten, Mike Birbig…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Akin Omotoso
Director Akin Omotoso weaves together three separate stories to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed i… 
CastMncedisi Shabangu, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Nomonde …
LanguageZulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Petr Václav
The unhappy lives of a shop clerk, a bouncer, a stripper, and a prison guard intersect in this nihilistic black comedy set in an isolated centra… 
CastKarel Roden, Lenka Vlasakova, Miroslav Hanus…
LanguageCzech | Romany   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18

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Rahmatou Keïta
Recently returned to her home in rural Niger after completing her degree abroad, a young woman suffering from the pain of a lost love finds rene… 
CastMagaajyia Silberfeld, Aïchatou Moussa, Aïcha…
LanguageSonghoy, Zarma, Haus…   CountryNiger / Burkina Faso…
CWC$PG

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Deepak Rauniyar
A former Maoist rebel struggles to reintegrate with his unwelcoming community and move beyond a painful past, in this beautiful social drama fro… 
CastDayahang Rai, Asha Magrati, Rabindra Singh B…
LanguageNepali   CountryNepal
CWC$PG

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Emil Ben-Shimon
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gendered rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted… 
CastEvelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay, Einat …
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Juan Andrés Arango Garcia
Three separate but powerful stories of three teenagers who must come to terms with their new reality when they are forced to migrate to differen… 
CastJembie Almazan, Jonathan Diaz Angulo, Bernar…
LanguageSpanish, English, Fr…   CountryCanada/Colombia/Mexi…
CWC$14A

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Ryszard Bugajski
Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the … 
CastMaria Mamona, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Janus…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$18