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Unknown
Stories of Our Lives adapts five short stories assembled by a small Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary arts collective and inspired by real life t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Alanis Obomsawin
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their que… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Cree   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Ghassan Salhab
Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted… 
CastCarlos Chahine, Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samr…
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon/Qatar
CWC$14A

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

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Matías Piñeiro
Young Argentine auteur Matías Piñeiro follows up his international sensation Viola with the latest of his revisionist takes on the Shakespearean… 
CastJulián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz, María Villa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$PG

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Harold Crooks
Director Harold Crooks (The Corporation, Surviving Progress) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary doc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Frederick Wiseman
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, Crazy Horse, At Berkeley) takes us inside the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Rodrigue Jean
Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them c… 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storytell… 
CastPenda Diogo Sarr, Doudou Dieye, Anta Sarr
LanguageFrench/Wolof   CountrySenegal
WL$PG

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Dave McKean
Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this drea… 
CastBen Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Maloney,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Nino Kirtadze
This subtly comic blend of fact and fiction follows a middle-aged married couple in Tbilisi, Georgia, as they deal with the fallout from an uncl… 
CastLevan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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Martin Rejtman
A teenager finds his life considerably hampered after he impulsively attempts to shoot himself, in this dark, absurdist comedy from Argentine wr… 
CastSusana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Benjamín Coe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Chile
CWC$14A

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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René Frölke
Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea provoc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian   CountryGermany
WL$PG

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Kiki Álvarez
A rare independent film from Cuba, this charming and tender portrait of female friendship follows three hair-salon employees as they hit the tow… 
CastClaudia Muñiz, Marianela Pupo, Maribel Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$14A

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Gregorio Graziosi
In the heavily populated city of São Paulo, Brazil, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his… 
CastIrandhir Santos, Lola Peploe, Julio Andrade,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
DISC$18

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Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storytell… 
CastPenda Diogo Sarr, Doudou Dieye, Anta Sarr
LanguageFrench/Wolof   CountrySenegal
WL$PG

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Boo Ji-Young
The employees of a big-box discount retail store band together when contract workers are summarily laid off. 
CastYum Jung-Ah, Moon Jeong-Hee, Kim Young-Ae, K…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Jonathan Nossiter
Jonathan Nossiter follows up his hit 2004 docuementary Mondovino with this profile of four radical vineyard propietors in Italy, who are strivin… 
CastPaula Prandini, Alberto Sordi, Giovanna Tiez…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$G

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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A deaf mute teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization — the Tribe. His love for on… 
CastYana Novikova and Grigoriy Fesenko
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
DISC$R

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Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav …
The astonishing collaboration between exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed and young Kurdish activist Wiam Simav Bedirxan distills footage fr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$R

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Krzysztof Zanussi
A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lac… 
CastRiccardo Leonelli, Agnieszka Grochowska, Aga…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland/Italy
MAST$18

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René Frölke
Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea provoc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian   CountryGermany
WL$PG

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Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo director Shinya Tsukamoto creates a gritty and graphic version of the classic war novel about a dazed, wounded soldier who wanders throug… 
CastShinya Tsukamoto
LanguageJapanese/Filipino   CountryJapan
WL$18A

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Jessica Hausner
Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner crafts an exquisitely beautiful, disarmingly humorous and darkly romantic vision of the last days of nineteenth-… 
CastChristian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Birte Schn…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria/Luxembourg/G…
CWC$18

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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A deaf mute teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization — the Tribe. His love for on… 
CastYana Novikova and Grigoriy Fesenko
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
DISC$R

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Lu Zhang
In this charmingly off-kilter romantic comedy, a Beijing university professor visits the ancient Korean capital of Gyeongju on a nostalgic quest… 
CastHae-il Park, Min-a Shin, Jin-seo Yoon, Tae-H…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Lisandro Alonso
In the dazzlingly ambitious new film from Argentinian auteur Lisandro Alonso (Los Muertos, Liverpool), a 19th-century Danish general (Viggo Mort… 
CastViggo Mortensen, Viilbjork Malling Agger, Gh…
LanguageSpanish/Danish   CountryDenmark/Argentina/Me…
WL$14A

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Sergei Loznitsa
Celebrated Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa (In the Fog) creates one of the essential cinematic experiences of our time with this epic, formal… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
WL$14A

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Pedro Costa
The highly anticipated new film by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, Cavalo Dinheiro is the follow-up to Costa’s landmark Fontainhas trilogy (Ossos… 
CastVentura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal/Creole
WL$14A

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Hajooj Kuka, Hisham Haj Omar
Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defian… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySudan
DOC$PG

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Dieudo Hamadi
Director Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of teenagers in his hometown of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose struggles to pass th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageLingala/French   CountryCongo
DOC$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, Crazy Horse, At Berkeley) takes us inside the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Eugène Green
In the long-awaited new film from French auteur Eugène Green, a brilliant architect seeks spiritual and artistic renewal during a life-changing … 
CastFabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot Landmann,…
LanguageFrench/Italian   CountryFrance/Italy
WL$14A

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Rodrigue Jean
Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them c… 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Panos H. Koutras
Following the death of their mother, two brothers undertake an odyssey from Athens to Thessaloniki in search of the father they have never met, … 
CastKostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Aggelos Papadim…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$14A

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Eric Baudelaire
A record of the epistolary encounter between French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and Maxim Gvinjia, former Foreign Minister of the break… 
CastEric Baudelaire, Maxim Gvinjia
LanguageRussian/Abkhaze   CountryRussia/Abkhazia
WL$PG

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Pedro Costa
The highly anticipated new film by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, Cavalo Dinheiro is the follow-up to Costa’s landmark Fontainhas trilogy (Ossos… 
CastVentura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal/Creole
WL$14A

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Lav Diaz
On the eve of Ferdinand Marcos’ proclamation of martial law, a small village is visited by a series of strange, perhaps supernatural occurrences… 
CastPerry Dizon, Roeder Camañag, Hazel Orencio, …
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
WL$14A

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Lisandro Alonso
In the dazzlingly ambitious new film from Argentinian auteur Lisandro Alonso (Los Muertos, Liverpool), a 19th-century Danish general (Viggo Mort… 
CastViggo Mortensen, Viilbjork Malling Agger, Gh…
LanguageSpanish/Danish   CountryDenmark/Argentina/Me…
WL$14A