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The Broken Circle Breakdown

Directed by Felix Van Groeningen

Elise and Didier’s relationship is wild and passionate. She owns a tattoo shop in a little Belgian town and uses

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 Day After

Directed by Hong Sang-soo

Once again plumbing affairs of the heart and the foibles of weak, confused men with his sly humor, Hong Sang-Soo’s

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 Falls: Testament of Love

Directed by Jon Garcia

Five years after we left RJ and Chris in THE FALLS (2012 Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival), the ex-lovers who met as

The Farmer’s Wife

Directed by Alfred Hitchcock

“Alfred Hitchcock was worried that the stage roots of THE FARMER’S WIFE…might show through in his film adaptation. It was

The Further Adventures of Anse and Bhule in No-Man’s Land

Directed by Barry L. Hunt

Created by Portland’s award recognized Sowelu ensemble, filmed on majestic landscapes in rural Oregon and Southern Washington, and shot in

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 Icing

Directed by Jan Hrebejk

This explosive comedy, based on the successful play, takes place one evening in a remote village pub during an Ice

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 Lobster

Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

The Lobster is a love story set in the near future where single people, according to the rules of “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 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.