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15 Years and One Day

Directed by Gracia Querejeta

Margo (Maribel Verdú) is struggling to deal with her son Jon, a rebellious and free-spirited teenager who runs with a

2 Autumns, 3 Winters

Directed by Sebastien Betbeder

This whimsical tale of ennui and the transformative power of calamity stylishly employs New Wave-inspired visuals, animation, reality-style confessionals, and

A Gun in Each Hand

Directed by Cesc Gay

A Gun in Each Hand is a witty and brutally hilarious collection of portraits of 40-something men and the changing gender

Aftermath

Directed by Wladyslaw Pasikowski

A gripping psychological thriller, Aftermath tells the story of two estranged brothers, Franek and Josef, who discover a terrible secret that forces

Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas

Directed by Arnaud des Pallieres

Arnaud de Pallières’s adaptation of Heinrich von Kleist’s 1808 novella, a classic of German Romanticism, explores a fault line between

Aglaja

Directed by Krisztina Deak

In the hope of a better life, a Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania

Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa

Directed by Declan Lowney

“Those who have hungered for the big-screen debut of Steve Coogan’s singular comic creation need wait no longer: Alpha Papa has landed,

American Dreams in China

Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan

In 1985, in the midst of China’s economic reform period, three college students in Beijing—an overzealous country boy who refuses

Antboy

Directed by Ask Hasselbach

A delightful adventure spoof based on the popular Danish children’s books by Kenneth Bøgh Andersen, Antboy has enough action, comedy,

Aya of Yop City

Directed by Clement Oubrerie, Marguerite Abouet

Based on the series of young adult graphic novels, this vibrant animated tale unfolds in a colorful, working-class neighborhood in

Back to 1942

Directed by Feng Xiaogang

In 1942, Henan province was devastated by the most tragic famine in modern Chinese history, resulting in the deaths of

Before Snowfall

Directed by Hisham Zaman

How far would you go to restore your family’s honor? As the oldest man in his household, Siyar confronts that

Belle

Directed by Amma Asante

Often missing from the gorgeous settings, romances, and sophisticated language of English period dramas is the institution at the foundation

Bends

Directed by Flora Lau

Bends straddles the Hong Kong-Shenzhen border and tells the emotionally touching story of Anna, an affluent housewife, and Fai, her chauffeur,

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Best of the Shorts

Directed by Various

This program features the best short films from the 37th Portland International Film Festival—as voted by audiences during the festival.

Borgman

Directed by Alex Van Warmerdam

A dark, mischievous, and unsettling fable about a strange vagabond, Borgman takes the concept of home invasion to captivating new levels. Driven

Boy Eating the Bird’s Food

Directed by Ektoras Lygizos

Based on Norwegian writer Knut Hamsun’s 1890 novel Hunger, Lygizos fashions a confronting, visceral take on contemporary Greece’s stultifying economic and

Cairo Drive

Directed by Sherief Elkatsha

Cairo, Egypt. 20 million people. 23,600 miles of road. Two million cars. Taxis, buses, donkey carts, and swarms of people,

Cheatin’

Directed by Bill Plympton

An adult tale of love, jealousy, revenge, and murder—infused with Plympton’s surreal sense of humor—Cheatin’ takes its inspiration from the work

Child’s Pose

Directed by Calin Peter Netzer

Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival, this dark tragicomic exposé chronicles the efforts of an

Circles

Directed by Srdan Golubovic

Circles unfolds as a triptych, exploring the moral convolutions of guilt and complex story strands that emerge from one fateful moment.

Closed Curtain

Directed by Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi

Still banned from making films for 20 years, celebrated Iranian director Jafar Panahi defied Islamic authorities to make this daring

Code Black

Directed by Ryan McGarry

“C-Booth,” the trauma bay at the LA County Hospital, was the first, the toughest, and the best training ground for

Coffee In Berlin

Directed by Jan Ole Gerster

Gerster’s wry, breezy first feature (a.k.a. Oh Boy) swept all of the major German Film Awards this year with its sly

Coherence

Directed by James Ward Byrkit

A group of friends and ex-lovers learn why you should not throw a dinner party the night a mysterious comet

Cycling With Moliere

Directed by Philippe Le Guay

Popular television celebrity Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson) embarks on a train journey to Brittany’s Île de Ré with a clear

Disciple

Directed by Ulrika Bengts

Finland, summer 1939: 13-year-old Karl is an eager-to-please orphan sent by the state to work at an isolated Baltic island

Eat Sleep Die

Directed by Gabriela Pichler

Winner of the Audience Award at the Venice Film Festival and the top Swedish national Guldbagge Awards, Pichler’s remarkable film

Ernest and Celestine

Directed by Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner

Ernest and Celestine is the winner of France’s Cesar Award for Best Animated Feature and numerous other festival prizes. Tucked away

Finding Vivian Maier

Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel

Street photographer Vivian Maier was a mystery even to those who knew her. A secretive nanny in the wealthy suburbs

Gabrielle

Directed by Louise Archambault

Gabrielle is a 22-year-old woman with Williams syndrome, a genetic disorder that often slows cognitive skills while increasing outgoingness and

Google and the World Brain

Directed by Ben Lewis

Lewis’s engaging documentary uses science fiction writer H.G. Wells’s prophetic declarations of a “complete planetary memory for all mankind,” or

Heli

Directed by Amat Escalante

Heli works at a car factory and tries hard to provide for his young wife, son, and sister Estela. Twelve-year-old

Horses of God

Directed by Nabil Ayouch

Two young soccer-loving friends, Yachine and Nabil, grow up under the fierce protection of Yachine’s older brother, Hamid. But in

I Am Yours

Directed by Iram Haq

Mina is a young single mother living in Oslo with her six-year-old son Felix. A Norwegian-Pakistani, she has a troublesome

Ida

Directed by Pawel Pawlikowski

Orphaned during World War II and raised in a rural convent, Anna is about to take her own vows. But

Ilo Ilo

Directed by Anthony Chen

Chen’s bittersweet drama about the relationship between a 10-year-old boy named Jiale and his caretaker Teresa in late 1990s Singapore

In Bloom

Directed by Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Gross

It’s 1992 in Tbilisi, after the collapse of the Soviet Union, but 14-year-old best friends Eka and Natia are unfazed

It’s All So Quiet

Directed by Nanouk Leopold

Leopold takes a precise look at solitude and sexuality in this sensitive and delicate film, based on a novel by

Just a Sigh

Directed by Jerome Bonnell

In the short break between performances of an Ibsen play in Calais, stage actress Alix (Emmanuelle Devos) makes a quick

Juvenile Offender

Directed by Kang Yi-kwan

An appeal for societal and personal reform, this intimate crime drama peers into the consequences of cyclical, intergenerational abandonment as

La Ultima Pelicula

Directed by Raya Martin, Mark Peranson

“Film and digital, documentary and fiction all do battle as an egomaniacal director journeys to the Yucatán to prepare for

Le Week-End

Directed by Roger Michell

In this witty and wise romantic drama, Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan shine as a long-married academic couple who attempt

Levitated Mass

Directed by Doug Pray

Levitated Mass chronicles the journey of a 340-ton granite boulder that was moved from a quarry in Riverside to the Los

Maidentrip

Directed by Jillian Schlesinger

“At just 14 years old, Laura Dekker sets out on a two-year voyage ‘to become the youngest person ever to

Manakamana

Directed by Stephanie Spray, Pancho Velez

“Spray and Velez’s (literally) transporting film—shot inside a cable car that carries pilgrims and tourists to and from a mountaintop

Mary Queen of Scots

Directed by Thomas Imbach

This sumptuous historical drama provides a riveting psychological portrait of the woman who became a pawn in the 16th-century conflict

Metro Manila

Directed by Sean Ellis

“Seeking a brighter future in Manila, Oscar and his family flee their impoverished life in the rice fields of the

My Mommy is in America and She Met Buffalo Bill

Directed by Marc Boréal, Thibaut Chatel

Based on the award-winning book of the same name, this winner of the Special Jury Award at the Annecy International

Nobody’s Daughter Haewon

Directed by Hong Sang-soo

Why does Seoul student Haewon keep dozing off? Is she depressed by her mother’s departure for Canada? Tired of her

Nothing Bad Can Happen

Directed by Katrin Gebbe

Young Tore belongs to the fervent Jesus Freaks, a fundamentalist Christian punk movement rebelling against established religion whilst at the

Of Horses and Men

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

This dry, very Icelandic comedy is a country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in

Omar

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad

Omar is a tense, gripping thriller about betrayal, suspected and real, in the Occupied Territories. Omar is a Palestinian baker who

Particle Fever

Directed by Mark Levinson

Physicists from all over the world in search of the theoretical Higgs particle collaborated on the planning and construction of

People in Places

Directed by Juan Cavestany

To uncover the strange in the ordinary, the unsettling in the everyday: this is the mark of imaginative wizardry that

Proxy

Directed by Zack Parker

“As a pregnant Esther (Alexia Rasmussen) walks home, she is viciously attacked by a hooded assailant. In the wake of

Remote Area Medical

Directed by Jeff Reichert, Farihah Zaman

As the national debate over the future of healthcare continues on, this heartfelt film takes a step back from the

Salvo

Directed by Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza

A hit man for the Sicilian mafia, Salvo is solitary, cold, and ruthless. When he sneaks into a house on

Stranger By the Lake

Directed by Alain Guiraudie

Franck is a regular at a secluded lakeside beach, a popular hotspot for gay men to sunbathe in the nude

Stray Dogs

Directed by Tsai Ming-Liang

In Ming-Liang’s vision, existence seems to hang by a thread that could snap at any moment. Under a torrential downpour

Teenage

Directed by Matt Wolf

Who was the first teenager? Based on punk-historian Jon Savage’s book Teenage: The Creation of Youth, Wolf’s compelling collage of archival

Television

Directed by Mostofa Sarwar Farooki

Tradition and technology clash in this satire set in rural Bangladesh. On religious grounds, a local community leader, Chairman Amin,

The Apostle

Directed by Fernando Cortizo

Ramon, a convict who has escaped from jail, arrives in a remote Galician mountain village searching for a treasure hidden

The Butterfly’s Dream

Directed by Yilmaz Erdogan

In 1941, with World War II looming, in Zonguldak, an impoverished mining city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey,

The Congress

Directed by Ari Folman

“Folman’s follow-up to his strikingly rotoscoped Waltz with Bashir is a bold, metaphysical sci-fi satire: a live-action set-up that goes down the

The Day of the Crows

Directed by Jean-Christophe Dessaint

Filled with charming, gorgeous animation, The Day of the Crows is a delightful family film. A father raises his son Courge

The Don Juans

Directed by Jiří Menzel

In this clever combination of comedy and drama, opera and cinema, a small-town opera company decides to put on Mozart’s

The Galapagos Affair

Directed by Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine

Darwin meets Hitchcock in this gripping, stranger-than-fiction murder-mystery. In 1929, Berlin physician Friedrich Ritter and his lover Dore Strauch left

The German Doctor

Directed by Lucia Puenzo

Set in 1960, The German Doctor imagines an Argentine family unknowingly befriending Josef Mengele, the Nazi war criminal notorious for his horrific

The Golden Dream

Directed by Diego Quemada-Diez

Quemada-Díez brings a gritty realism and social conscience to a story about the excitement and horror young Central American migrants

The Good Road

Directed by Gyan Correa

Several groups of people are making their way along a desolate stretch of highway in India’s dangerous Kutch region. Seven-year-old

The Great Passage

Directed by Yuya Ishii

Mitsuya, a shy young bookworm, is the weakest salesman in his division at the Genbu Publishing Company. When transferred to

The Last Call

Directed by Francisco Franco Alba

From The Producers to Bullets Over Broadway, the challenges of putting on a stage show have proved a rich source of inspiration for

The Last of the Unjust

Directed by Claude Lanzmann

In 1975, while making his landmark Holocaust documentary Shoah, Claude Lanzmann interviewed Benjamin Murmelstein. Age 70 and living in exile

The Last Step

Directed by Ali Mosaffa

Inspired by James Joyce’s “The Dead,” this engrossing tale of grief, guilt, and lost love is narrated from beyond the

The Lunchbox

Directed by Ritesh Batra

Ila (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a lonely Mumbai housewife who yearns to spark the affections of her inattentive husband. She patiently

The Missing Picture

Directed by Rithy Panh

As the only family survivor of Pol Pot’s reign of terror (1975-1979), Cambodian-French director Rithy Panh has been searching for

The New Rijksmuseum

Directed by Oeke Hoogendijk

“The renovation of Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum went on for ten long, expensive years, so it is fitting that a documentary on

The Priest’s Children

Directed by Vinko Brešan

A young Catholic priest takes subversive action to enforce the Church’s position on birth control among his flock and soon

The Rocket

Directed by Kim Mordaunt

Winner of the Best Narrative Feature Award at the Tribeca Film Festival, The Rocket is a heartwarming coming-of-age tale set in Laos.

The Sacrament

Directed by Ti West

A shocking tale of devotion gone horribly wrong, The Sacrament offers a disturbing vision of the power of groupthink. Patrick is a

The Search For Emak Bakia

Directed by Oskar Alegría

In 1926, avant-garde artist Man Ray, a legendary figure in the Dada and Surrealist movements, shot a cine-poem on Spain’s

The Snow on the Pines

Directed by Peyman Moaadi

Roya (Mahnaz Afshar), a piano teacher about to turn 40, realizes that her marriage to her older husband Ali is

The Strange Little Cat

Directed by Ramon Zürcher

This droll, comic day-in-the-life chronicles a multigenerational family preparing a dinner in their Berlin apartment. Compared with siblings Karin and

The Tough Guys

Directed by Christian Lo

Eleven-year-old Modulf fancies himself as something of a superhero, saving the other kids at his school from being bullied by

The Way We Dance

Directed by Adam Wong

A surprise hit in Hong Kong, the low-budget The Way We Dance, like most dance movies, is a celebration of vibrant

The Wind Rises

Directed by Hayao Miyazaki

Miyazaki, co-founder of the legendary Studio Ghibli, eschewing his typically fictional characters ensconced in a fantasy world, instead brings to

The Zigzag Kid

Directed by Vincent Bal

The Zigzag Kid is a stylish, witty, action-packed caper à la The Pink Panther that also touches on more serious

Those Happy Years

Directed by Daniele Luchetti

Rome in the 1970s. Young Dario, 8mm movie camera in hand, captures the events that will forever change his family’s

Thy Womb

Directed by Brillante Mendoza

Following the fortunes of a humble Muslim fisherman and his wife, this lyrical tale of love and beauty questions how

Tim’s Vermeer

Directed by Teller

In 2001, in his book Secret Knowledge, artist David Hockney argued that some classical painters—Johannes Vermeer (“Girl with the Pearl Earring”)

Tito On Ice

Directed by Helena Ahonen, Max Andersson

To promote their comic book Bosnian Flat Dog, Swedish artists Max Andersson and Lars Sjunnesson toured the countries of the former

Transit

Directed by Hannah Espia

This year’s Philippine submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, Transit deals with the struggles of an extended Filipino

Trap Street

Directed by Vivian Qu

“A poignant and engaging mystery, Vivian Qu’s feature debut plunges us into the fascinating world of state surveillance in China

Vic + Flo Saw a Bear

Directed by Denis Côté

Deep in the snow-covered backwoods of Quebec, 61-year-old Vic is trying to escape her criminal past. Fresh out of prison

Village At the End of the World

Directed by Sarah Gavron, Daniel Katznelson

This rich, real-life human drama, full of humor and hope, is set against the backdrop of steadily melting ice that

Visitors

Directed by Godfrey Reggio

Thirty years after their groundbreaking Koyaanisqatsi (Qatsi trilogy), director Godfrey Reggio and composer Philip Glass have joined forces with associate director Jon

Wajma (An Afghan Love Story)

Directed by Barmak Akram

It’s snowing in Kabul, and gregarious waiter Mustafa charms a bright, pretty student named Wajma. The pair begins a clandestine

Walesa: Man of Hope

Directed by Andrzej Wajda

This remarkable historical epic, tracing Lech Walesa’s rise from simple shipyard electrician to leader of Poland’s Solidarity movement and Polish

We Are The Best!

Directed by Lukas Moodysson

Stockholm, 1982: 13-year-old best friends Bobo and Klara are united by their feelings of outsiderness—embarrassed by their parents, repulsed by

What is Cinema?

Directed by Chuck Workman

Chuck Workman is best known for creating unforgettable Oscar montage sequences. In What is Cinema?, he shares his understanding and love

Young and Beautiful

Directed by François Ozon

Ozon again delves into the mysterious world of the female soul in this story of 17-year-old Isabelle, who has her