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PIFF 41: Global Panorama

  • February 15, 2018 – February 28, 2018
Fri, Feb 23

Wajib

Directed by Annemarie Jacir

Shadi, an architect in Rome, returns to his paternal home for the first time in years to honor the Nazareth

Fri, Feb 23
Sat, Feb 24

Gemini

Directed by Aaron Katz

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant

Sun, Feb 25

What Will People Say?

Directed by Iram Haq

Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when

Sun, Feb 25
Wed, Feb 28

Vazante

Directed by Daniela Thomas

Upon returning to Brazil in 1821 from a trading expedition, Antonio discovers that his wife has died in labor. Confined

Sun, Feb 25

Winter Brothers

Directed by Hylnur Pálmason

Punctuated with bursts of surrealism and bouts of dark humor, Pálmason’s compelling feature dives into the frozen world and striking

Mon, Feb 26

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

Mon, Feb 26

The Eternal Road

Directed by Antti-Jussi Annila

Based on Antti Tuuri's bestselling novel, The Eternal Road tells the untold story of the many thousands of Communist Americans

Tue, Feb 27

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

Wed, Feb 28

Lean on Pete

Directed by Andrew Haigh

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) wants some stability: a home, food on the table, and a high school he can

Wed, Feb 28

Western

Directed by Valeska Grisebach

In this tense, slow-burning thriller, a group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in

6.9 On the Richter Scale

Directed by Nae Caranfil

When an earthquake hits Bucharest, Tony, an actor, and his wife are shaken out of their sleep, amplifying Tony’s anxiety

A Season in France

Directed by Mahamat-Saleh Haroun

Focusing on the precarious plight of undocumented asylum seekers, Haroun’s soul-searching film portrays the daunting challenges of overcoming a vast

A Taxi Driver

Directed by Hun Jang

A Taxi Driver begins as a comic, period road movie before taking a serious turn to reflect on a critical

Félicité

Directed by Alain Gomis

Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival, Gomis’s film portrays a life lived on

Foxtrot

Directed by Samuel Maoz

Michael and Daphna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials inform them of the death of their son. Unable to find

Hochelaga, Land of Souls

Directed by François Girard

On a summer night a sinkhole opens during a game in a downtown Montreal stadium, revealing long-buried artifacts. Mohawk archeologist

Sweet Country

Directed by Warwick Thornton

Combining elements of classic period Westerns and courtroom drama, Sweet Country is set in the Australian outback of the late

The Death of Stalin

Directed by Armando Iannucci

The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci. Moscow, 1953:

Under the Tree

Directed by Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson

Equal parts family drama, absurdist black comedy, and unconventional thriller, Under the Tree follows two warring households locked in a