’71

Directed by Yann Demange

“A riveting thriller set in the mean streets of Belfast over the course of 24 hours, ’71 brings the grim

10,000 KM

Directed by Carlos Marques-Marcet

Sergi and Alex, a young couple in Barcelona, are ready to take their passionate affair to the next level when

A Girl at My Door

Directed by July Jung

After a personal scandal, young police officer Young-Nam gets transferred from Seoul to a small fishing town. There, the police

A Second Chance

Directed by Susanne Bier

On what initially appears to be a routine police raid, partners Andreas and Simon encounter low-life junkie Tristan. Knowing his

A Wolf at the Door

Directed by Fernando Coimbra

Set in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro, A Wolf at the Door opens with a mother arriving to pick

A Year in Champagne

Directed by David Kennard

Only sparkling wine produced within the boundaries of the Champagne region is truly “Champagne.” Wine importer Martine Saunier leads us

Afterlife

Directed by Virág Zomborácz

Mózes, a rather neurotic young man in his twenties, is unable to meet his domineering father’s expectations. So when his

All the Women

Directed by Mariano Barroso

“Spanish machismo is picked apart with surgical precision in Barroso’s engrossing All the Women, Winner of the Goya (Spanish Academy Award)

Alleluia

Directed by Fabrice du Welz

Updated for the Internet era, Du Welz’s remake of the classic The Honeymoon Killers is based on the true story of ’60s

Artico

Directed by Gabriel Velazquez

In Ärtico, winner of special mention honors at the Berlin Film Festival, Jota and Simón are two “quinquis” (nomads), aged 20,

August Winds

Directed by Gabriel Mascaro

Shirley has left the big city to live in a small seaside town and look after her elderly grandmother. She

Backcountry

Directed by Adam MacDonald

What begins as a romantic weekend camping trip deep into the Canadian woods quickly decends into an exercise in abject

Belle and Sebastian

Directed by Nicholas Vanier

Set during World War II in the French Alps, Belle and Sebastian is based on a beloved 1960s French TV series featuring

Beloved Sisters

Directed by Dominik Graf

In this sumptuous costume drama set in late-18th-century Germany, two aristocratic sisters find themselves drawn inexorably to the young ‘Sturm

Black Coal, Thin Ice

Directed by Diao Yinan

Haunted by a botched police investigation five years earlier, former policeman Zhang has retired to a distant mining town in

Charlie’s Country

Directed by Rolf de Heer

This year’s Australian submission for the Best Foreign Film Oscar features a soulful performance from David Gulpilil, who received the

Clouds of Sils Maria

Directed by Olivier Assayas

“Maria Enders (Juliette Binoche) is a middle-aged actress who soared to stardom in her twenties in a play called Maloja Snake,

Come to My Voice

Directed by Huseyin Karabey

In a snowy Kurdish mountain village in the east of Turkey, an old woman and her granddaughter are distressed. The

Concrete Night

Directed by Pirjo Honkasalo

In a run-down Helsinki ghetto, 14-year-old Simo spends 24 hours with his dangerous older brother Ilkka as he prepares to

Conducta

Directed by Ernesto Daranas Serrano

One of the most heralded Cuban films of the last decade, Conducta provides a sensitive, unembellished look at contemporary life in Cuba.

Corn Island

Directed by George Ovashvili

The Inguri River forms Georgia’s border with the breakaway Republic of Abkhazia, and tensions between the nations run high. Every

Cowboys

Directed by Tomislav Mrsi

Based on a popular, award-winning Croatian play, Cowboys mixes social drama and dark comedy as it puts a fresh spin on a

Cracks in Concrete

Directed by Umut Dag

After a decade in prison for second-degree murder, hardened but broken 35-year-old Ertan is intent on making a new start

Darkness by Day

Directed by Martin de Salvo

“In an a old house in a tiny village, Virginia is left alone after her father leaves to check on

Dearest

Directed by Peter Ho-Sun Chan

Based on a true story, Dearest is about the sensitivity, complexity, and indelible pain of child abduction. The lives of Shenzhen residents

Duke of Burgundy

Directed by Peter Strickland

“Strickland’s latest reconfigures the vintage erotic melodrama into something altogether deeper and darker. Taking its title from a rare species

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films

Directed by Mark Hartley

“Cousins Menahem Golan and Yoram Globus helped to create the modern Israeli film industry. . . . During the ’80s,

Eyes of a Thief

Directed by Najwa Najjar

This taut political thriller weaves a tale of love and loss, revealing the suspicions and sacrifices lurking beneath the surface

Factory Girl

Directed by Mohamed Kahn

Hiyam, a young clothing factory worker, lives in a lower-middle-class neighborhood in Cairo. Under the spell of the factory’s new

Felix & Maria

Directed by Maxime Giroux

Winner of the Audience Best Canadian Feature at the Toronto International Film Festival, Felix & Meira is set in Montreal’s Mile End

Gett: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem

Directed by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz

“Gett” is Hebrew for a divorce decree—something that is very difficult to get in Israel, where rabbinical courts hold jurisdiction

Ghadi

Directed by Amin Dora

Lebanon’s Best Foreign Language Film Oscar submission is a gently barbed social satire about bigotry and redemption that unfolds in

Giovanni’s Island

Directed by Mizuho Nishikubo

After Japan’s surrender at the end of World War II, the lives of brothers Junpei and Kanta are turned upside-down

Gueros

Directed by Alonso Ruiz Palacios

“This plucky and effortlessly cool black-and-white film from newcomer Alonso Ruiz Palacios follows three restless teens during the student strikes

Horse Money

Directed by Pedro Costa

Set in a crumbling infirmary, Pedro Costa’s haunting, dreamlike film serves as an indictment of social injustice in postcolonial Europe.

Hotel Nueva Isla

Directed by Irene Gutierrez, Javier Labrador

The formerly luxurious Hotel Nueva Isla in Old Havana is now in ruins, but it is home to people living

Human Capital

Directed by Paolo Virzì

Winner of all the top Italian film awards, this stylish ensemble piece offers a powerful commentary on Italian social class,

I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story

Directed by Dave Lamattina, Chad Walker

One of the most recognizable and beloved children’s television characters in history, Big Bird has been entertaining and educating children

I’m Still

Directed by Javier Corcuera

Corcuera’s documentary is more than a celebration of Peru’s rich musical heritage. Through these diverse musicians’ personal stories (some of

In a Foreign Land

Directed by Icíar Bollaín

The current financial crisis in Spain has forced an estimated 700,000 young people to emigrate in the hope of a

In Order of Disappearance

Directed by Hands Petter Moland

Weaving dark Scandinavian comedy with Tarantino-esque revenge thriller, Moland tells the tale of an ordinary, upstanding Swedish snowplow driver in

Iris

Directed by Albert Maysles

The great documentarian Albert Maysles’s (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter) latest film is about fashion and interior design maven Iris Apfel, now

Jalanan

Directed by Daniel Ziv

Part music documentary and part examination of the frenetically paced megacity of Jakarta (10 million people), Jalanan(“Streetside”) tells the captivating story

Jauja

Directed by Lisandro Alonso

“A work of tremendous beauty and a source of continual surprise, Alonso’s film is set during the Argentinian army’s Conquest

Liar’s Dice

Directed by Geetu Mohandas

Part road movie, part slow-burn thriller, actress Geetu Mohandas’s atmospheric film examines the ominous undercurrents in contemporary working-class India. Kamala

Life in a Fishbowl

Directed by Baldvin Zophoniasson

Director Baldvin ZophonÍasson explores the roots of the 2008 Icelandic economic collapse with an emotionally-gripping ensemble piece focusing on the

Living is Easy With Eyes Closed

Directed by David Trueba

Beatles fans will recognize the title from the lyrics in “Strawberry Fields Forever,” which John Lennon wrote while in southern

Magical Girl

Directed by Carlos Vermut

In this dark and offbeat social satire, Alicia, a 12-year-old dying girl, asks her father Luis to buy her a

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Wells

Directed by Chuck Workman

“Oscar-winner Chuck Workman’s (famed for his Academy Award clip montages and iconic trailers) impressive, comprehensive documentary tells the tragic, extraordinary

Maidan

Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Loznitsa, whose My Joy and In the Fog have screened in recent PIFFs, brings his distinctively vision to a remarkable eye-witness account of the

Marie’s Story

Directed by Jean-Pierre Ameris

Inspired by the life of Marie Heurtin, Marie’s Story is a playful, inspirational, and moving emotional journey between teacher and student set

Mateo

Directed by Maria Gamboa

Sixteen-year-old Mateo works with his uncle extorting local small business owners and is about to be expelled from school. The

Mr. Kaplan

Directed by Alvaro Brechner

Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South

Nuoc 2030

Directed by Nghiem-Minh Nguyen-Vo

Nuoc 2030 is set in a near-futuristic Vietnam, where a beautiful coastal region has been flooded as a result of global

On the Way to School

Directed by Pascal Plisson

Plisson’s César-winning documentary extols the true worth of getting, and getting to, an education. Shot in Kenya, Patagonia, Morocco, and

Paradise

Directed by Mariana Chenilio

A touching comedy about how true beauty comes from the inside and how paradise is closer to home than you

Phoenix

Directed by Christian Petzold

Petzold’s riveting film follows Nelly (Nina Hoss), a concentration camp survivor returning to Berlin, in her search for Johnny (Ronald

Quod Erat Demonstrandum

Directed by Andrei Gruzsniczki

The story of the man on the edge becomes a film about people who are at crossroads. Set in Romania,

R100

Directed by Hitoshi Matsumoto

From the director of Big Man Japan comes this edgy, absurd, and whip-smart dark comedy, featuring the best use of Beethoven’s “Ode

Red Army

Directed by Gabe Polsky

Whether or not you know anything about hockey, or US-Soviet cold war history, you’ll be entertained by Polsky’s fascinating story

Rocks in My Pockets

Directed by Signe Baumane

Latvian-born, New York-based animator Signe Baumane’s charming film is a witty and moving examination of the director’s battle with depression,

Secrets of War

Directed by Dennis Bots

During World War II, everyone had to keep secrets to survive, but at what price? Lambert and Tuur, two 12-year-old

Seymour: An Introduction

Directed by Ethan Hawke

This intimate portrait of classical pianist, composer, author, teacher, and sage Seymour Bernstein offers a wise and charismatic reflection on

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Short Cuts 2: Made in Oregon

Directed by Various

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Short Cuts 3: International Ties

Directed by Various

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Short Cuts 4: Fresh French Shorts

Directed by Various

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Short Cuts 5: Animated Worlds

Directed by Various

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Short Cuts 6: International Ties

Directed by Various

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Short Cuts 7: She Never Dreams of Places

Directed by Various

This program of experimental cinema, programmed and introduced by Cinema Project, delves into personal, familial, and cultural pasts, revealing the

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Short Cuts 8: New Spanish Shorts

Directed by Various

These films are selected from the Festival of New Spanish Cinema, a larger touring program, curated and organized by Pragda

Sorrow and Joy

Directed by Nils Malmros

In Malmros’s moving autobiographical film, a meditation on the limits of human law and the infinite possibilities of kindness, Johannes,

Stations of the Cross

Directed by Dietrich Bruggemann

Devout teenager Maria and her family belong to the ultra-conservative Society of St. Paul. Maria is intent on walking a

Stop the Pounding Heart

Directed by Roberto Minervini

Blurring the line between documentary and fiction, Italian director Roberto Minervini’s absorbing film is a portrait of adolescence as experienced

Sunshine Superman

Directed by Marah Strauch

After graduating from USC and a stint as an engineer, Carl Boenish devoted himself to “freefall cinematography” (John Frankenheimer’s The

The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared

Directed by Felix Herngren

Based on a bestselling novel by Jonas Jonasson, this delightful comedy tells the unbelievable story of former dynamite expert Allan

The Boy and the World

Directed by Ale Abreu

Brazilian artist Alê Abreu’s whimsical, exquisitely-rendered, animated film views contemporary society through the eyes of a child. Cuca, a small

The Dark Valley

Directed by Andreas Prochaska

Greider, a lone traveler, arrives in a small village in the Alps. Initially, no one wants him to stay, especially

The Farewell Party

Directed by Tal Granit

The question “Who has the right to play God?” is at the center of this comedic tale of a group

The Fool

Directed by Yuri Bykov

A plumber’s assistant, honest and idealistic Dima devotes his free time studying to fulfill his dream of becoming an engineer.

The Gambler

Directed by Ignas Jonynas

A celebrated paramedic, Vincentas has a dangerous addiction: gambling. Desperate to hit it big and pay off his mounting debts,

The Golden Era

Directed by Ann Hui

Selected as the closing night film at the Venice Film Festival, Hui’s modernist biopic tells the epic tale of Manchurian

The Invisible Front

Directed by Jonas Ohman, Vincas Sruoginis

The Invisible Front was the code name used by the Soviet Union’s Interior Forces for the armed resistance in Lithuania,

The Iron Ministry

Directed by J. P. Sniadecki

“This thrilling new film, shot over three years during a series of train journeys across China, begins with metal: the

The Japanese Dog

Directed by Tudor Christian Jurgiu

This year’s Romanian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, this subtle and movingly told tale of loss and

The Lesson

Directed by Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

Nadezhda is a young, hardworking teacher in a small Bulgarian town. One day she is shocked to discover that there

The Liberator

Directed by Alberto Arvelo

Arvelo’s lush film tells the epic personal story of Venezuelan military and political leader Simón Bolívar (1783–1830), who played a

The Light Shines Only There

Directed by Mipo O

This year’s Japanese submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and the winner of the Best Director award at

The Little House

Directed by Yôji Yamada

When Takeshi’s unmarried great-aunt Taki passes away, he goes to her house with his family to help clean up her

The Look of Silence

Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer

Joshua Oppenheimer follows his riveting The Act of Killing (2012), about Indonesia’s anti-communist massacres in the 1960s, with this searing companion piece.

The Mafia Only Kills in Summer

Directed by Pif

Pierfrancesco Diliberto (a renowned TV host and political comedian), better known as Pif, wrote, directed, and stars in this subversive,

The President

Directed by Mohsen Makhmalbaf

In this dark satire, The President and his family rule their land with an iron fist, enjoying lives of luxury

The Third Side of the River

Directed by Celine Murga

Seventeen-year-old Nicholas’s father is a respected doctor, but he lives a double life: one, seemingly harmonious, with Nico and his

The Tribe

Directed by Miroslav Slaboshpitsky

Winner of the Critics Week Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, the astonishing The Tribe uses only sign language

Timbuktu

Directed by Abderrahmane Sissako

Not far from Timbuktu, now ruled by religious fundamentalists, mild-mannered herdsman Kidane lives peacefully in the dunes with his wife

Today

Directed by Reza Mirkarimi

Writer-director Mirkarimi provides a detailed, emotional snapshot of two individuals struggling for genuine connection: an aging taxi driver and a

Tu Dors Nicole

Directed by Stephane Lafleur

Infused with absurdist humor and a sense of ennui, Lafleur’s film hones in on young adults at existential crossroads. Twenty-something

Underdog

Directed by Ronnie Sandahl

Dino, a young Swedish girl, has fled Sweden’s mass unemployment for better fortune in Oslo. But like many other young

Waiting For August

Directed by Teodorah Mihai

Georgiana Halmac is about to turn 15. She lives with her six brothers and sisters in a social housing condo

What We Do in the Shadows

Directed by Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi

Winner of the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, this laugh-filled salute to the mocumentary form and

White God

Directed by Kornel Mundruczo

Man’s best friend becomes his worst nightmare when war breaks out between humans and dogs. After teenage Lili’s father decides

Wild Tales

Directed by Damian Szifron

Living up to the expectations of the title, Damián Szifrón’s outrageously entertaining anthology of six blackly-comic short stories packs a

Wyrmwood

Directed by Kiah Roache-Turner

Routine family life comes to an abrupt end for outback mechanic Barry, who, armed with a nail gun, finds little

Xenia

Directed by Panos H. Koutras

After the death of their Albanian mother, two brothers—the younger Dany, a flamboyantly gay teen, and the elder Ody (short

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Yvy Maraey, Land Without Evil

Directed by Juan Carlos Valdivia

Valdivia’s lyrical and philosophical road movie provides a journey not to a destination, but to a deeper understanding of memory