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Don't Look Back
rating:3.1

Don't Look Back

2009Runtime:0 minutes
After Jeanne -- a married mother of two -- starts to notice strange changes in her body, she finds a photograph that leads her on a journey to Italy. There, the rapidly transforming woman begins to learn more about her true identity. Sophie Marceau and Monica Bellucci star in this beguiling psychological drama from director and co-writer Marina de Van, which screened as an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.

Directed by:

  • Marina de Van
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Coleccion Pedro Infante: No Desearas la Mujer de Tu Hijo
    rating:3.1

    Coleccion Pedro Infante: No Desearas la Mujer de Tu Hijo

    1950Runtime:0 minutes
    In this sequel to La Oveja Negra, Cruz Treviño Martínez (Fernando Soler) and his son, Silvano (Pedro Infante), find themselves single -- and in love with the same woman, Josefa (Carmen Molina). Cruz mistakenly thinks she likes him, but his son is the man she adores, and as Silvano prepares to wed Josefa, the angry Cruz does everything in his power to break up the happy couple. Amanda del Llano and Andrés Soler also star.

    Directed by:

  • Virginia Serret
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Blood of Yingzhou District
    rating:3.1

    The Blood of Yingzhou District

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    In this Oscar-winning documentary short, Hong Kong filmmaker Ruby Yang chronicles the lives of young orphans living in the Yingzhou district of China's Anhui province, children whose parents have died from AIDS and now face a life of painful choices. The film centers on a silent boy named Gao Jun, who's been stigmatized, abandoned and kept away from other children for fear that he will infect them.

    Directed by:

  • Ruby Yang
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Invisibles
    rating:3.1

    Invisibles

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Filmed in several languages by five acclaimed directors, this collection of shorts honors the humanitarian efforts of unsung heroes all over the world and sheds light on once-invisible crises that plague underdeveloped regions. Selections include "Letters to Nora," which documents the horrors of Chagas' disease in Latin America, and "Night Commuters," which shadows small groups of Ugandan youths on the run from violent kidnappers and murderers.

    Directed by:

  • Mariano Barroso
  • Isabel Coixet
  • Javier Corcuera
  • Fernando Leon de Aranoa
  • Wim Wenders
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rosalinda
    rating:3.1

    Rosalinda

    1999Runtime:0 minutes
    Mexican songstress Thalia takes the title role in this popular telenovela, playing a flower shop girl who dreams of becoming a singer. When she meets the handsome Franciso Jose (Fernando Carrillo) on a routine delivery, she finally has someone to love -- and, as luck would have it, someone to write and play songs for her. But soon after they wed, Rosalinda uncovers some long-buried secrets about her family, jeopardizing the couple's relationship.

    Directed by:

  • Beatriz Sheridan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Promise
    rating:3.1

    The Promise

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Just after the construction of the Berlin Wall, five friends attempted to escape to West Germany. Sophie (Corinna Harfouch) made it; her beloved Konrad (August Zirner) did not. For the next three decades, Konrad uses his position as a prominent scientist to try to meet with Sophie. There is little, however, that escapes the watchful eye of East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, and Konrad and Sophie will pay with their lives if they're caught.

    Directed by:

  • Margarethe von Trotta
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Look at Me
    rating:3.1

    Look at Me

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    This unusual comedy catches its characters at various moments of loneliness, identity crisis and despair. Marilou Berry plays Lolita Cassard, a young woman disgusted with the world's seeming inability to accept beauty in all forms. Her neglectful father, Etienne Cassard (Jean-Pierre Bacri), wants so badly to have someone to love, and when they meet up with the equally lost Sylvia (Agnès Jaoui) and Pierre (Laurent Grévill), all hell breaks loose.

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  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Rain
    rating:3.1

    Rain

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Following the death of her beloved grandmother, Rain is (Renel Brown) forced to leave her idyllic life on Ragged Island to live with her drug-addicted mother in a poverty-stricken Nassau neighborhood. Shell-shocked by the bleak surroundings of her new life, Rain finds solace in a burgeoning friendship with a school coach (CCH Pounder) who encourages the teenager to make use of her athleticism by joining the track team.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Govan
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    15 Park Avenue
    rating:3.1

    15 Park Avenue

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Anjali (Shabana Azmi), a successful type-A, has spent her life protecting her schizophrenic sister, Mithi (Konkona Sen Sharma), by any means necessary -- even going so far as to discourage Jojo (Rahul Bose) from marrying her. So when the siblings bump into Jojo and his new wife while on holiday, Anjali expects the encounter to be awkward. She needn't worry, though, because Mithi is already happily married to someone else, in her mind.

    Directed by:

  • Aparna Sen
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Turistas
    rating:3.1

    Turistas

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    After biochemist Carla (Aline Kuppenheim) reveals a devastating secret during a vacation, her husband (Marcelo Alonso) drives off without her. As Carla hitchhikes her way back to Santiago, a chance encounter with Norwegian student Ulrik (Diego Noguera) sets her life on a new course. On a camping excursion with Ulrik, the timid Carla experiences a gentle emotional awakening as she encounters nature in a new way.

    Directed by:

  • Alicia Scherson
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Born Without
    rating:3.1

    Born Without

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Three feet tall and armless, Mexican actor and musician José Flores emerges as a far from pitiable figure in this documentary that instead paints a fascinating portrait of a capable and complex man who embraces life to the fullest. A talented and knowledgeable harmonica player, Flores supports his large (and growing) family by working as a street musician and actor -- all the while carrying on a complicated (and to some, controversial) love life.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Norvind
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    My Worst Nightmare
    rating:3.1

    My Worst Nightmare

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    Fran├žois and Agathe have it all, but their marriage needs help. Enter Patrick, an uncouth contractor, who does more than spruce up the house. He inspires new zest in both Fran├žois and Agathe's lives -- just not with each other.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Toi et Moi
    rating:3.1

    Toi et Moi

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    Lena (Marion Cotillard) and her sister Ariane (Julie Depardieu) are both single girls weary of looking for Mr. Right. At least Ariane's job writing captions for romantic photo stories gives her an outlet, as she uses her dreams for inspiration. But she's also idealized love beyond reality. When the perfect guy finally shows up, will either woman be prepared? Jonathan Zaccaï, Eric Berger and Chantal Lauby co-star in this knowing romantic comedy.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Lopes-Curval
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    The Last Summer of La Boyita
    rating:3.1

    The Last Summer of La Boyita

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Young Jorgelina feels abandoned by her sister, who has gone boy crazy, and so joins her father for a holiday in the Argentine countryside. Jorg's new best friend, farmhand Mario, turns out to have a bewildering secret, forcing them to grow up fast.

    Directed by:

  • Julia Solomonoff
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    Red Birds
    rating:3.1

    Red Birds

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Brigitte Cornand matches the voices and thoughts of 14 female artists, including Louise Bourgeois and Kiki Smith, with film footage of the various bird species she associates with them. The subjects' serious reflections on their struggles and conflicts as female artists are given a wry perspective by the images of their avian counterparts, ranging from cardinals to chickadees, wood pigeons and blue jays.

    Directed by:

  • Brigitte Cornand
  • rating:3.1 3.1 Average Rating

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    When the Sea Rises
    rating:3.0

    When the Sea Rises

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    Middle-aged performance artist Irène (Yolande Moreau) -- who has her own one-woman road show -- falls into an unlikely affair after unwittingly sparking the romantic interest of a lanky young drifter (Wim Willaert) who befriends her when her car breaks down. Also starring Olivier Gourmet, this charmingly offbeat tale is based on Moreau's real-life experiences as a traveling comedian during the 1980s.

    Directed by:

  • Yolande Moreau
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    Now and Then
    rating:3.8

    Now and Then

    1995Runtime:0 minutes
    Waxing nostalgic about the bittersweet passage from childhood to puberty in this tender coming-of-age tale, four childhood girlfriends -- Teeny, Chrissy, Samantha and Roberta -- recall the magical summer of 1970. During their walk down memory lane, they reconcile experiences with boys, secrets, bullies and more. Lesli Linka Glatter directs; Gaby Hoffmann, Ashleigh Aston Moore, Cloris Leachman, Thora Birch and Christina Ricci co-star.

    Directed by:

  • Lesli Linka Glatter
  • rating:3.8 3.8 Average Rating

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    Now and Then (1995)
    A heartwarming movie about four childhood girlfriends who, in adulthood reunion, relive their experience of the life-changing summer of 1970, including a mystery death, divorce, standing up to the boys, first kiss, and the meaning of true friendship. Each explores her unique identity amidst family and friends. Beautifully directed by Lesli Linka Glatter.
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