This program tries to offer a possible and humble solution to a fundamental dilemma of our times, the one between representation and its limits. How can we represent the Shoah and how can we portray the vanished Jewish world of Poland.
An art group active between 1970-1977 in Łódź. The artists of the group criticized both the university system and the structures of cinematic production, trying to free the film from its narrative codes, to unmask its artificiality, to analyze the foundations of the medium.
A young philosopher staggers onto the scene of a crime gone wrong. When he finds sacks containing millions of dollars, he has to decide whether to take the contents or leave them behind. Denys Arcand’s new film offers a witty look at the domination of money in modern society.
In Buenos Aires, Marcela faces the daunting task of emptying out her dead sister’s apartment. She finds comfort with daughter’s friend, and an affair develops between the two. A unique debut film that won an award at the San Sabastian FF.
A Chinese family discovers their grandmother has only a short while left to live and decide to keep her in the dark, scheduling a wedding to gather before she dies. A critically-acclaimed, intelligent, touching, and humorous drama which garnered much attention at the Sundance FF.
Set in a surface mine, two boys sink into a seemingly innocent power game with Mother Nature as the sole observer. Complicity evolves into a power struggle. This game will not prove as harmless as they thought.
Amador, a pyromaniac, is released from prison and returns to the Galician village where he was raised. Life is uneventful until a fire breaks out. An outstanding film that won the Jury Prize in the Un Certain Regard Competition at Cannes.
The serene life of Isa, a young Uighur boy from the Xinjiang Province in the Republic of China, is upended by several separations. A rewarding glimpse into the challenges faced by a Muslim minority. Winner of two prizes at the Berlin Film Festival.
Johnny believes in the future of Africa. His wife, Therese, doesn't any more. He dreams of returning home with advanced Western knowledge. When their viewpoints collide, the family's fate is forever altered.
Pawel Pawlikowski’s documentary on renowned author Benedict Yerofeyev - a key figure in the Samizdat movement. Pawlikowski films Yeofeyev toward the end of his life, and revisits the regions described in his most famous work Moscow-Pietushki.
A heartfelt drama that follows a sharp-tongued boarding school student and his half-sister who navigate between their desire to be free and their need for love. An intelligent film that examines the emotional challenges
In a small town in Quebec, with a population of 215, a young man dies in a car accident. Or was it an accident? From that point on, something descends slowly upon the area and strangers start to appear. A haunting cinematic tale by Denis Côté (Vic + Flo Saw a Bear).
After a long day at work, Khadija falls asleep on the subway. When she awakes, she finds herself alone at the last station. Forced to walk home, she embarks on a nocturnal journey filled with surprising encounters.
Vic, a young Russian-American works as a driver for the disabled. When persuaded to drive his grandfather and all of his Russian neighbors to the funeral of someone in their building, Vic’s day spirals out of control.
Roman lives a lonely life in a provincial city and works as a technician. For the first time since graduation, Liuda, his ex-classmate, comes back to town. Nobody has heard anything from her in twenty years, but Roman is set on not losing her again.
Panh continues the journey he began with The Missing Picture (2013) in which he revisited the atrocities in 1970s Cambodia. The film focuses on Panh’s attempts to locate the burial sites of family members murdered by the Khmer Rouge.
Esteemed Irish director, Neil Jordan’s new film is a psychological thriller starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. A young woman befriends a quirky French widow, but the mysterious woman’s troubling intentions are soon revealed.
Pedro, a male nurse in Brazil needs a bed for a sick friend and decides to help a police-monitored criminal escape from the hospital. He takes the man to his apartment to treat him and a romantic-abusive relationship ensues.
When a young girl’s body is discovered, police round up suspects who recount their versions of the events in a series of flashbacks. Bertolucci’s debut is a meditation on truth that combines elements of suspense with a poetic atmosphere.
A young business consultant who attempts to juggle a demanding career and her mentally ill sister, gradually begins to lose control over her life. A drama that transports the viewer into the heroine’s consciousness.