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Lost Kisses
rating:3.0

Lost Kisses

2010Runtime:0 minutes
Living in a run-down Sicilian suburb, 13-year-old Manuela (Carla Marchese) earns her keep by sweeping floors in an eccentric beauty salon. One day, the head of a locally revered statue of the Blessed Virgin vanishes. To Manuela's astonishment, the head's whereabouts are revealed to her in a dream by the Virgin herself. As news of the vision spreads, Manuela's mother (Donatella Finocchiaro) sees an opportunity to profit from the alleged miracle.

Directed by:

  • Roberta Torre
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    Dorothy Mills
    rating:3.0

    Dorothy Mills

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Shortly after the tragic death of her husband and young son, psychiatrist Jane Morton (Carice van Houten) is summoned to a small island to look into the case surrounding Dorothy Mills (Jenn Murray), a teenage girl accused of strangling a small child. After surmising that Dorothy is suffering from multiple personality disorder, Jane is forced to square off against the community pastor (Gary Lewis), who's convinced that Dorothy is possessed.

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    Father of My Children
    rating:3.0

    Father of My Children

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When a man who seemingly has everything takes his own life, the question on everyone's mind is, why? This drama penned and helmed by Mia Hansen-Løve explores that quandary by recounting the weeks before and after a film producer's suicide. With an adoring family, a job that fulfills him completely and a charismatic bearing that masks all woes, producer Grégoire Canvel appears at the top of his game. But underneath the surface, trouble is brewing.

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    Para Que No Me Olvides
    rating:3.0

    Para Que No Me Olvides

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    When architecture student David (Roger Coma) becomes involved with cashier Clara (Marta Etura), his mother, Irene (Emma Vilarasau), disapproves. As David's grandfather (Fernando Fernán Gómez) tries to make peace within the family, an unexpected tragedy brings intense grief. Now, to begin the healing process, Irene and Clara must shelve their differences and find mutual ground in this poignant drama from Spain.

    Directed by:

  • Patricia Ferreira
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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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    Blackboards
    rating:3.0

    Blackboards

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    Wandering teachers travel to Iranian Kurdistan, near the border of Iraq. They carry blackboards on their backs that they use to take cover from army helicopters hovering overhead. An old man asks one of them, Said (Saeed Mohamadi), for help reading a letter from his son. His colleague Reeboir (Bahman Ghobadi) attempts to persuade a band of young thieves to allow him to teach them. Both find their lives taking unexpected turns.

    Directed by:

  • Samira Makhmalbaf
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    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango
    rating:3.0

    Si Sos Brujo: A Story of Tango

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Caroline Neal's intimate documentary follows young bass player Ignacio Varchausky as he sets out to ensure the future of Argentina's beloved musical tradition by creating a tango orchestra school. With the help of 87-year-old retired violinist and composer Emilio Balcarce, Varchausky recruits some of the giants of tango's golden era, including Pepe Libertella, Raúl Garello and Néstor Marconi, to help preserve a national cultural treasure.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Neal
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    Angela
    rating:3.0

    Angela

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Set in Palermo, this film tells the true story of Angela (Donatella Finocchiaro), the Sicilian "trophy wife" of a powerful -- and much older -- member of the mafia (Mario Pupella). Angela becomes involved in her husband's drug-dealing business, which operates under the cover of a fashionable shoe store. Ultimately, Angela falls in love with one of her husband's underlings (Andrea Di Stefano), creating a dangerous love triangle.

    Directed by:

  • Roberta Torre
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    Dry Cleaning
    rating:3.0

    Dry Cleaning

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    After a fateful encounter in a nightclub, middle-class married couple Nicole (Miou Miou) and Jean-Marie (Charles Berling) take in a young bisexual named Loïc (Stanislas Merhar), who throws their blandly contented lives into disarray in this nuanced drama. Setting the story in a provincial French town, director Anne Fontaine keeps the atmosphere low-key and compelling as the characters' ambiguous relationships play out to a startling conclusion.

    Directed by:

  • Anne Fontaine
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    211: Anna
    rating:3.0

    211: Anna

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Witness journalist Anna Politkovskaya's austere approach to covering stories such as the Chechen War and Beslan school hostage crisis. Politkovskaya's 2006 assassination earned her place no. 211 on the Russian Union of Journalists record of members killed in Russia since 1991, but her highly lauded work lives on in this documentary that features interviews with her children, spouse and newspaper colleagues.

    Directed by:

  • Giovanna Massimetti
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    The Arrivals
    rating:3.0

    The Arrivals

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Heart-tugging stories of refugees from around the globe -- all hoping to find a better life -- form the focus of this unblinking documentary about French social workers' efforts to help the world's dispossessed. Among the throng are families who can't even explain how they got where they are: at a crowded intake center in Paris. Lacking papers of any kind, the immigrants' fates rest in the hands of the overwhelmed workers trying to assist them.

    Directed by:

  • Claudine Bories
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    Fear(s) of the Dark
    rating:3.0

    Fear(s) of the Dark

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Six leading graphic artists and cartoonists turn their personal terrors into reality in this nightmarish animated anthology. As reality crosses over into the unknown, these six interlocking stories bring to life fears of the dark, injections, pursuit and more. Stylistically connected, the stark black-and-white imagery adds a layer of the surreal to the already disturbing subject matter.

    Directed by:

  • Blutch
  • Marie Caillou
  • Pierre Di Sciullo
  • Lorenzo Mattotti
  • Richard McGuire
  • Charles Burns
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    La Chambre / Hotel Monterey / News from Home
    rating:3.0

    La Chambre / Hotel Monterey / News from Home

    1972Runtime:0 minutes
    Explore the early experimental work of innovate filmmaker Chantal Akerman through this collection of films, which includes "La Chambre," a 10-minute panoramic shot of a single room, and "Hotel Monterey," a beautiful look at a run-down New York hotel. In the remarkable time capsule "News from Home," Akerman juxtaposes images of the Big Apple with the sound of her own voice reading letters written by her mother.

    Directed by:

  • Chantal Akerman
  • rating:3.0 3.0 Average Rating

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    My Name Was Sabina Spielrein
    rating:3.0

    My Name Was Sabina Spielrein

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Using letters, photographs and dramatic reenactments, director Elisabeth Marton provides a portrait of Sabina Spielrein, a key but often overlooked figure in the early days of psychoanalysis. The first patient as well as the lover of Carl Jung -- a relationship Jung's mentor Sigmund Freud advised against -- Spielrein went on to become a psychoanalyst herself. The letters between Spielrein, Freud and Jung form the basis for this documentary.

    Directed by:

  • Elisabeth Marton
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    The Good Life
    rating:3.0

    The Good Life

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This gently observant documentary relates the tragicomic life story of once-wealthy dowager Mette Beckmann and her middle-aged daughter, Annemette, who subsist in a cramped Portuguese apartment on Mette's tiny pension and their own bickering company.

    Directed by:

  • Eva Mulvad
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    35 Shots of Rum
    rating:3.0

    35 Shots of Rum

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    This heartfelt slice-of-life drama by filmmaker Claire Denis tells the story of widower Lionel (Alex Descas), a train driver, and his grown daughter, Sophie (Mati Diop). The two spend most of their time together, but change is in the cards. A neighbor (Grégoire Colin) becomes attracted to Sophie, a family friend retires and Lionel tries to maintain a friendship with his ex-girlfriend (Nicole Dogue).

    Directed by:

  • Claire Denis
  • 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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