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! Women Art Revolution - A Secret History

Lynn Hershman

USA

Filmed over four decades, this inspiring cultural history tracks the struggles and breakthroughs of women artists from Judy Chicago to Guerilla Girls to Miranda July and more, packed with rare archival footage and overflowing wit...


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10 to 11

Pelin Esmer

Turkey, France, Germany

An elderly man clashes with his neighbours as they try to remove him -- and his elaborate collections of ephemera -- from his apartment.


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127 Hours

Danny Boyle

USA

127 Hours is the true story of mountain climber Aron Ralston’s (James Franco) remarkable adventure to save himself after a fallen boulder crashes on his arm and traps him in an isolated canyon in Utah. Over the next five days Ral...


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13 Assassins

Takashi Miike

Japan

Cult director Takeshi Miike delivers a bravado period action film set at the end of Japan's feudal era in which a group of unemployed samurai are enlisted to bring down a sadistic lord and prevent him from ascending to the throne...


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22nd of May

Koen Mortier

Belgium/The Netherlands/Germany



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24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth and To and Fro

Douglas Gordon

A dual-channel video installation which consists of two side-by-side projections of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho (1960). Both projections are slowed down to a duration of twenty-four hours, one playing forwards and the other in reve...


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Emre Sahin

Turkey, USA

Capturing the dazzling intensity of Istanbul's twelve million souls, Sahin's groundbreaking feature crisscrosses the lives of a petty crook, an ambitious nurse and an African migrant as they seek money, luck or just a way out.


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753 McPherson St.

Kevin Jerome Everson

USA

Life may not go on but careful work continues at this Mansfield Ohio address.


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8 ½ Screens

Atom Egoyan

Atom Egoyan’s discomfort and fascination with the relationship of viewer and viewed finds a perfect match in the famous projection room sequence in Federico Fellini’s 81/2. Egoyan reverses the relationship between projector, audi...


Above the Knee

Greg Atkins

Canada

Jack’s suit-and-tie career never quite fit. As he summons the courage to dress for the job he wants, he risks changing the way his co-workers and his wife see and treat him.


The Adder's Bite

Firas Momani

Canada

On the surface, all is calm. In a dark and humid cavern, an abominable ceremony to which grotesque creatures devote themselves is interrupted by the arrival of an intruder. The piercing short The Adder's Bite, inspired by the bol...


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Africa United

Debs Gardner-Paterson

United Kingdom

Africa United tells the extraordinary story of three Rwandan children and their bid to achieve their lifelong dream – to take part in the opening ceremony of the 2010 Football World Cup in Johannesburg.


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Aftershock

Feng Xiaogang

China

The most successful Chinese movie of all time, Aftershock is based on the novel of the same name by Chinese Canadian author Zhang Ling. An intimate epic, the film sweeps across three crucial decades in recent Chinese history and ...


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All About Love

Ann Hui

Hong Kong, China

All About Love takes a rare look at not only the lives of queer women, but also the challenges of creating a family. Ann Hui expertly balances the serious themes of motherhood, sexuality and discrimination, rarely addressed in Ho...


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Amazon Falls

Katrin Bowen

Canada

Characters reveal hidden depths as Katrin Bowen’s first feature tells the tale of a struggling actress named Jana. Delving into the high-stakes world of keeping up appearances for which Los Angeles is infamous, Amazon Falls craft...


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American Beauty

Sam Mendes

USA

Hilariously macabre, this is a tale of suburban angst taken to extremes. Lester (Kevin Spacey) is a sexually frustrated forty-something who quits his job in favour of full-time self-indulgence. His neurotic wife pursues various i...


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Amigo

John Sayles

USA

The US occupation of the Philippines in 1900 provides the backdrop to this story of squad of American soldiers who occupy a village and learn how to live and negotiate with the natives. They focus on the local head man who finds ...


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L' Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton

France

Yves Saint Laurent built one of fashion's most celebrated empires. This moving documentary chronicles his rise, his lifelong partnership with Pierre Bergé and their decision to auction off a lifetime of precious art and objects.


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Angst Essen / Eat Fear

Ming Wong

Angst Essen / Eat Fear is a compressed remake of Rainer Werner Fassbinder's interracial melodrama Ali: Fear Eats The Soul in which Ming Wong himself plays all the roles, including the Moroccan male and German female protagonist.


Animal Control

Kire Paputts

Canada

Larry is an amateur taxidermist who, as the pick-up man for the local Animal Services, gets all his specimens through work.


Anne Truitt, Working

Jem Cohen

USA

A lovely, observational portrait of Minimalist painter and sculptor Anne Truitt, who is finally receiving long-overdue recognition for her critical contribution to the American avant-garde painting scene of the 60s.


Another Year

Mike Leigh

United Kingdom

A happily married, middle-aged couple are visited by a number of unhappy and lonely friends who use them as confidantes. When an unmarried friend falls for their young son, they watch as events unfold. The film stars Jim Broadben...


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ANPO

Linda Hoaglund

Japan, USA

ANPO depicts resistance to U.S. military bases in Japan through an electrifying collage of paintings and photographs, as well as animated, narrative and documentary films by Japan’s foremost contemporary artists.


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Anything You Want

Achero Mañas

Spain

Four year-old Dafne's life is unhinged when her mother Alicia suddenly dies. Her father Leo tries to be both father and mother to her, but Dafne really just wants her mom. Leo strives to be just that, and in the process, nearly l...


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Armadillo

Janus Metz

Denmark

Winner of Cannes Critics Week, Armadillo is a harrowing portrayal of the current conflict in Afghanistan. The film follows a contingent of Danish troops into the chaos of combat in a way that stirs debate over the rules of engage...


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As If I Am Not There

Juanita Wilson

Ireland, Macedonia, Sweden

As If I Am Not There relates one woman’s experience of the horrors that took place at the beginning of the Bosnian War. Disturbing and powerful, the film is an important testament to the survivors of the atrocities in the former ...


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ascents in february

Yoel Meranda

Turkey

An abstract, impish spot of light leads the camera onto Istanbul's streets.


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At Ellen's Age

Pia Marais

Germany

A German flight attendant falls into increasingly bizarre adventures when she leaves her husband, quits her job and joins a radical group of animal activists.


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Atlantiques

Mati Diop

Senegal, France

Winner of International Film Festival Rotterdam's Best Short Film Award, Atlantiques is by Mati Diop, who recently starred in Claire Denis's 35 Rhums. Atlantiques recounts the oddysey of Senegalese friends who attempt a life-thre...


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ATTENBERG

Athina Rachel Tsangari

Greece

A dying architect and his emotionally stunted daughter inhabit the remains of a once booming industrial community in the middle of nowhere, now populated by the precious few who didn’t have the heart to leave it behind.


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Aubade

Nathaniel Dorsky

USA

"An aubade is a poem or morning song evoking the first rays of the sun at daybreak. Often, it includes the atmosphere of lovers parting. This film is my first venture into shooting in color negative after having spent a lifetime ...


The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

Andrei Ujica

Romania

Culled from one thousand hours of archival footage and four years in the making, this spellbinding montage epic unfolds as if from the nostalgic, solipsistic memory of former Romanian ruler Nicolae Ceausescu, after his reign was ...


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Autumn

Aamir Bashir

India

Shot in striking, widescreen images in India's Kashmir region, Bashir's debut tells the story of Rafiq, a young man struggling to come to terms with the loss of his older brother, who has disappeared in the ongoing border conflic...


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Away from Her

Sarah Polley

Canada

When Fiona’s (Julie Christie) memory starts to deteriorate, her husband Grant (Gordon Pinsent) must move her to a rest home. Distressed by the intimate relationship she strikes up with fellow patient, Aubrey (Michael Murphy), Gra...


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Bad Faith

Kristian Petri

Sweden

On her way home from work Mona finds the victim of a serial killer. She is shocked but the experience triggers something within and her fascination becomes obsession. She decides to find the killer on her own. Her hunt leads to v...


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Balada Triste (The Last Circus)

Álex de la Iglesia

Spain, France

Álex de la Iglesia's genius for dark humour is at its most eloquent in his latest parody about the Spanish Civil War. Two clowns attack and disfigure one another in jealous rages over a beautiful dancer. In the name of love, they...


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The Bang Bang Club

Steven Silver

Canada, South Africa

The Bang Bang Club was the name given to four young photographers, Greg Marinovich, Kevin Carter, Ken Oosterbroek and Joao Silva, whose photographs captured the final bloody days of white rule in South Africa and the final demise...


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Barney's Version

Richard J. Lewis

Canada, Italy

From producer Robert Lantos, Barney’s Version is a film based on Mordecai Richler's prize-winning comic novel. Barney Panofsky (Paul Giamatti) is a seemingly ordinary man who lives an extraordinary life. Barney’s candid confessi...


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Beautiful Boy

Shawn Ku

USA

A married couple on the verge of separation are leveled by the news their 18-year-old son committed a mass shooting at his college, then took his own life. Stars Michael Sheen and Maria Bello.


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Beginners

Mike Mills

USA

When his seventy-one-year-old father (Christopher Plummer) comes out of the closet, Oliver (Ewan McGregor) must explore the honesty of his own relationships. From the director of Thumbsucker.


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A Beginner's Guide to Endings

Jonathan Sobol

Canada

Raucous, charming and very funny, Jonathan Sobol's comedy A Beginners Guide to Endings follows three sons as they deal with their gambler father's somewhat complicated legacy. Featuring the legendary Harvey Keitel, the film also...


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Behind Blue Skies

Hannes Holm

Sweden

In Hannes Holm's beautiully crafted Behind Blue Skies, Bill Skargard stars as a young man on the cusp of manhood who escapes his troubled home to work at a summer resort, but somehow finds himself embroiled in one of the most sca...


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The Big Chill

Lawrence Kasdan

USA

When a group of friends reunite for the funeral of a friend who has committed suicide, they realize how much they’ve changed since the idealism of their youth. Each has a deep need to re-establish intimacies they once shared in t...


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The Big Picture

Eric Lartigau

France

Paul Exben is a success story. He has a great job, a glamorous wife and two wonderful sons, except that this is not the life he has been dreaming of. A moment of madness is going to change his life, forcing him to assume a new id...


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Bits and Pieces

Various and Anonymous

Amazing images gleaned from the archives of the EYE Film Institute Netherlands.


Biutiful

Alejandro González Iñárritu

Spain, Mexico

This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted real...