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March 2, 2018 – March 4, 2018

Bad Genius

Directed by Nattawut Poonpiriya

Playing on the Thai obsession with academic achievement and test taking, Bad Genius is a comedic heist thriller that plays

Her Love Boils Bathwater

Directed by Ryôta Nakano

After her husband disappears with another woman, Futaba, now a single mother, is forced to close the family bathhouse business.

Ice Mother

Directed by Bohdan Sláma

Sláma’s charming, romantic drama centers on themes of familial conflict and the possibility of rebirth at any age. After her

Miss Kiet’s Children

Directed by Peter Lataster, Petra Lataster-Czisch

Miss Kiet teaches children of asylum seekers in a Dutch elementary school. Coming from countries like Syria and Iraq, her

PIFF 41 Women-Directed Shorts

Directed by Various

A selection of women-directed short films featured in the 41st Portland International Film Festival.

Soufra

Directed by Thomas A. Morgan

After spending her entire life in the Burj el-Barajneh refugee camp near Beirut, Mariam Shaar decided to change her life.

Spoor

Directed by Agnieszka Holland

Drawing inspiration from local fairy tales, Spoor dissects political corruption and environmental activism in a small Polish town. Janina is

White Sun

Directed by Deepak Rauniyar

This year’s Nepali submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar sensitively explores the damage done to the fabric of



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.