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Mommy Is Coming
rating:2.9

Mommy Is Coming

2012Runtime:0 minutes
With things growing a bit stale in the bedroom, lesbian couple Claudia and Dylan agree to seek sexual experiences outside their relationship. Dylan discovers new pleasures at a sex club, while Claudia, in drag as Claude, finds a surprising partner.

Directed by:

  • Cheryl Dunye
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    F**king Different São Paulo
    rating:2.9

    F**king Different São Paulo

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Eleven filmmakers from São Paulo, Brazil, unleash a vibrant mix of voices in the fourth installment of producer Kristian Petersen's conceptual short-film series, which gives gay and lesbian filmmakers free reign to tell untold stories. Selections include Gustavo Vinagre's "Dykeland," about an all-girl rock band; Ricky Mastro's "Felizes Para Sempre," about a surprisingly happy marriage; and Joana Galvão's animated "Um Olhar."

    Directed by:

  • Monica Palazzo
  • Ricky Mastro
  • Max Julien
  • Sabrina Greve
  • Rodrigo Diaz Diaz
  • Elzemann Neves
  • Gustavo Vinagre
  • Herman Barck
  • Luciana Lemos
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    Dreaming About You
    rating:2.9

    Dreaming About You

    1992Runtime:0 minutes
    Two teenage friends (Jose Alonso and Socorro Bonilla) spend their summer break preparing for the sexual conquests they hope to experience. That is, until one of the boys is visited by his older, more sexually aggressive cousin, Azucena (Leticia Perdigon). Ushering her naïve cousin into the world of sex could take more work than Azucena realized.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Sistach
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Nymph
    rating:2.9

    The Nymph

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    This early film from controversial Italian director Lina Wertmüller -- the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for directing -- probes the narrow-mindedness that bubbles to the surface of a small town when a young virgin (Lucia Cara) is violently raped. Using a novel by Demenico Rea as inspiration for the tragic plot, Wertmüller skewers provincial prejudice and cries injustice at innocence lost.

    Directed by:

  • Lina Wertmuller
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    The Ghost
    rating:2.9

    The Ghost

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    Suffering from serious writer's block, novelist Anton Prachenko (Konstantin Khabensky) finds new inspiration when he winds up housing killer Mikhail (Vladimir Mashkov). Closely observing his new roommate, Prachenko finds the material he's been seeking. But he's completely blind to the fact that Mikhail is watching him carefully, too -- with a plan to frame Prachenko for one of his murders. Karen Oganesyan directs this tense thriller from Russia.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Oganesyan
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Winter Evening in Gagry
    rating:2.9

    Winter Evening in Gagry

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    Once a renowned tap dancer, Alexei Ivanovich Beglov (Yevgeni Yevstigneyev) now coaches a variety dance group. But when his students see footage of their instructor in his prime on Russian TV, it's as if they're seeing him for the first time. Now, they're eager to learn Beglov's lost art -- and Beglov is eager to pass on his secrets. Together, they resurrect a work from his 1950s repertoire to include in their new program.

    Directed by:

  • Karen Shakhnazarov
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Imani
    rating:2.9

    Imani

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    This searing drama from director Caroline Kamya follows three Ugandans as they struggle through the violence and corruption of their society, including the story of a maid (Rehema Nanfuka) forced to bribe crooked cops in order to free her sister. Other threads include a hip-hop dancer (Philip Buyi Roy) who tangles with an underworld crime lord and a former child soldier (Stephen Ocen) who journeys home to his war-torn village.

    Directed by:

  • Caroline Kamya
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Two Legged Horse
    rating:2.9

    Two Legged Horse

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After a fierce competition, Mirvais wins the job of carrying a wealthy family's disabled son to and from school on his back every day, like a horse, in this touching drama from acclaimed Persian filmmaker Samira Makhmalbaf. The two boys soon develop a unique bond, but the wealthy child is disappointed when he realizes that his secret wish will go unfulfilled: for Mirvais to be transformed into a real horse.

    Directed by:

  • Samira Makhmalbaf
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Lourdes
    rating:2.9

    Lourdes

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    Confined to a wheelchair for most of her life, lonely Christine (Sylvie Testud) devises a plan to change her circumstances by journeying to Lourdes, the small town in the foothills of the Pyrenees, where many flock to be healed. The journey yields startling results for our isolated hero in director Jessica Hausner's Austrian drama, an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and the Venice Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Jessica Hausner
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    La Ciénaga
    rating:2.9

    La Ciénaga

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Written and directed by Lucrecia Martel, this allegorical slice-of-life follows two families thrown together at a tumbledown vacation home near the end of a sweltering summer in a northwest Argentine province. While middle-aged Mecha (Graciela Borges) and her disaffected husband (Martín Adjemián) lounge around the grungy swimming pool in an alcoholic haze, her visiting cousin Tali (Mercedes Morán) tends her brood with little help from her spouse.

    Directed by:

  • Lucrecia Martel
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    2 Days in Paris
    rating:2.9

    2 Days in Paris

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    On their way home from an ill-fated Venice vacation, Marion (Julie Delpy, who also directs) and Jack (Adam Goldberg) stop in Paris to visit Marion's parents. But their sojourn in the City of Lights turns out to be just as disastrous as their "romantic" trip to Italy. Culture shock, run-ins with Marion's myriad ex-lovers and uncomfortable encounters with her belligerent parents conspire to make Jack feel even more estranged from his worldly paramour.

    Directed by:

  • Julie Delpy
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Place Vendome
    rating:2.9

    Place Vendome

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    A jeweler's wife doesn't realize her husband is morally and financially bankrupt until he asks her to guard stolen diamonds. When he's found dead the next day, the wife and the loot are soon pursued by a diamond cartel and other interested parties.

    Directed by:

  • Nicole Garcia
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Little Soldier
    rating:2.9

    Little Soldier

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    A soldier scarred by war, Lotte (Trine Dyrholm) returns to Denmark and reunites with her estranged father (Finn Nielsen), a brothel owner who hires her to chauffeur his call girls. As the nights pass, Lotte forms an uneasy bond with Lily (Lorna Brown), her father's mistress. Lotte wants to liberate the woman from servitude, but for Lily, it's not that simple -- selling herself to Danes buys her daughter a better life in Nigeria.

    Directed by:

  • Annette K. Olesen
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Cinévardaphoto
    rating:2.9

    Cinévardaphoto

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    How potent is the power of a picture? Filmmaker Agnès Varda asks this question and attempts to answer it in three separate vignettes. In the first, a female artist, Ydessa, collects photographs of teddy bears. But why? Next, the director examines her snapshots from the 1950s, taking a step back in time. The final short captures Cuba after the revolution, full of possibilities and on the brink of otherness.

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    Menschenfrauen
    rating:2.9

    Menschenfrauen

    1980Runtime:0 minutes
    One man dominates the romantic lives of four women in this unapologetic feminist drama. Journalist Franz (Klaus Wildbolz) has three lovers in addition to his wife, Anna: One is a barmaid, one is a teacher, and one is a nurse. Intent on maintaining control over the intimate lives of all four women, Franz discovers over time that he's much more dependent on them than he'd realized. Too bad for him, they're all onto him.

    Directed by:

  • Valie Export
  • rating:2.9 2.9 Average Rating

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    Jargo
    rating:2.8

    Jargo

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After spending most of his life in Saudi Arabia, Jargo (Constantin von Jascheroff) moves to Berlin, where he's schooled in the ways of coolness by Kamil (Oktay Ozdemir), a Turkish petty thief. Their friendship falters, however, when the ghost of Jargo's father urges him to "become a man" before his 16th birthday and he subsequently begins to develop feelings for Kamil's girl (Nora von Waldstatten). Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir directs.

    Directed by:

  • Maria Solrun Sigurdardottir
  • rating:2.8 2.8 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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