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Possible Lives
rating:2.8

Possible Lives

2006Runtime:0 minutes
When geologist Luciano (Germán Palacios) disappears in Patagonia, his wife, Clara (Ana Celentano), searches frantically for him -- and becomes convinced that a local man who resembles Luciano is actually her husband in this haunting mystery. Clara begins obsessively stalking the man and his wife, certain she's found her lost husband even as the police discover a body they believe may be Luciano's.

Directed by:

  • Sandra Gugliotta
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    In Your Hands
    rating:2.8

    In Your Hands

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After trying for years to have a baby, newly anointed priest Anna (Ann Eleonora Jorgensen) and her husband face the dispiriting possibility of infertility. But when Anna takes a post as a chaplain in a women's prison, she meets Kate (Trine Dyrholm), an inmate said to possess healing powers. Soon, Anna finds that, miraculously, she's pregnant. But Kate harbors a secret that could have fateful consequences for both women.

    Directed by:

  • Annette K. Olesen
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Hotel Very Welcome
    rating:2.8

    Hotel Very Welcome

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Director Sonja Heiss's ensemble dramedy follows the long and winding journeys of five adventure-seeking Westerners wandering aimlessly through the bustling, exotic cities of Southeast Asia on one long trek to self-discovery. Splitting their time between the search for spiritual enlightenment and access to the next ecstasy-laden rave, the restless twentysomethings find no shortage of ways to escape their problems from back home.

    Directed by:

  • Sonja Heiss
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Our Times
    rating:2.8

    Our Times

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    Renowned Iranian director Rakshan Bani-Etemad fashions a captivating account of the 2002 elections -- and the role of women -- in her native country. The story begins with the preparations made by a handful of women with political aspirations; they dream of leading their nation into a new era, one in which women are treated as men's equals. The dream is most dear to one candidate in particular, who aims for the highest office: president.

    Directed by:

  • Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    The World According to Shorts Presents: L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales
    rating:2.8

    The World According to Shorts Presents: L'Origine de la Tendresse and Other Tales

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    This program includes Alain-Paul Mallard's title short film as well as five others from notable French filmmakers who seek expression through fiction, animation and documentary, among other styles. Shorts include Alice Winocour's "Kitchen," Guillaume Martinez's "Pen-Pusher," Felipe Canales's "My Mother: Story of an Immigration," Jeanne Paturle and Cécile Rousset's "One Voice, One Vote" and Olivier Bourbeillon's "The Last Day."

    Directed by:

  • Alain-Paul Mallard
  • Jeanne Paturle
  • Alice Winocour
  • Guillaume Martinez
  • Olivier Bourbeillon
  • Felipe Canales
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Tiefland
    rating:2.8

    Tiefland

    1954Runtime:0 minutes
    Famed Nazi propaganda filmmaker Leni Riefenstahl returned to fictional works with this romance about a Spanish dancer who finds herself at the center of a love triangle. Riefenstahl plays the dancer, Marta, who must choose between a simple shepherd (Franz Eichberger) and a domineering nobleman (Bernhard Minetti). Though not released until 1954, the film was shot during World War II and some of the extras included concentration camp inmates.

    Directed by:

  • Leni Riefenstahl
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    C'est le Bouquet
    rating:2.8

    C'est le Bouquet

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    A simple phone call creates a series of misunderstandings for two lovers in Jeanne Labrune's fast-paced romantic comedy. After a friend calls to inquire about some real estate, Catherine (Sandrine Kiberlain) argues with Raphael (Jean-Pierre Darroussin), who then suffers a crisis and loses his job. Nosy neighbors, wayward bouquets and angry playwrights cause further complications, until at last the couple meet at a restaurant to sort things out.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Blanc
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Rumba
    rating:2.8

    Rumba

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    When happy-go-lucky rumba dancer Fiona and her dance-partner husband, Dom (co-directors Fiona Gordon and Dominique Abel), suffer a severe car crash, they choose not to let Fiona's amputated leg or Dom's blacked-out memory hinder their dance-floor ambitions. But the irrepressible pair can't seem to catch a break, as random fires and other mishaps also threaten to end their dancing career. This pratfall-filled comedy co-stars Bruno Romy.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Abel
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Dinner with the President
    rating:2.8

    Dinner with the President

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    An insightful look into the political climate of Pakistan, this documentary interviews experts, everyday people on the streets and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf to gauge what kind of role democracy may have in the country. A leader who gained power through a military coup, Musharraf addresses his political past, his plans for the future and the apparent contradictions of his government.

    Directed by:

  • Sabiha Sumar
  • rating:2.8 2.8 Average Rating

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    Old, New, Borrowed and Blue
    rating:2.7

    Old, New, Borrowed and Blue

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    This nuanced romantic comedy centers on evasive bride-to-be Katrine (Sidse Babett Knudsen), whose world turns topsy-turvy when her sister's ex-beau, Thomsen (Bjorn Kjellman), suddenly shows up on Katrine's doorstep two days before her nuptials. Ignoring their mutual attraction, they set off to put the finishing touches on her wedding, resulting in a series of madcap adventures. Meanwhile, Katrine withholds some life-altering news from Thomsen.

    Directed by:

  • Natasha Arthy
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    To Die for Tano
    rating:2.7

    To Die for Tano

    1997Runtime:0 minutes
    A hit in Italy, this genre-bending musical drama satirizes the true story of Tano Guarrasi (Ciccio Guarino), a slain Italian mafioso notorious for his volatile temper and peculiar determination to prevent his four sisters from marrying. As mourners gather for a wake, they offer a mélange of rap songs, dance numbers and comedy bits that suggest Guarrasi's oppressive hand might even reach out from the grave.

    Directed by:

  • Roberta Torre
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Visible Secret
    rating:2.7

    Visible Secret

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Peter is head over heels in love with a woman he's just met named June. The couple's love grows quickly and is so supercharged that Peter pays scant attention when June casually mentions that she sees poltergeists. But it isn't long before Peter notices more than a few bumps in the night and must force himself to look into her mysterious and troubled past ... that is, if they're to have any future together!

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Farewell China
    rating:2.7

    Farewell China

    1990Runtime:0 minutes
    Hong Kong acting legends Tony Leung Ka-Fai and Maggie Cheung star as a Chinese couple separated by the painful, arduous and risky process of illegal immigration to America. A year after his wife leaves for New York City, Leung Ka-Fai follows, but discovers his wife's been lost in the crush of poverty, hardship and urban decay. Gritty and unsentimental, Farewell China was nominated for Best Film at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

    Directed by:

  • Clara Law
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    It's Easier for a Camel
    rating:2.7

    It's Easier for a Camel

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Valeria Bruni Tedeschi directs this fantastical film in which she also plays Federica, a woman who longs for a life filled with romance and adventure but lives out that life more in her imagination than her day-to-day existence. Soon, she realizes that if she's ever to be truly happy, she'll have to start taking risks. But thinking and doing are entirely different, she discovers, and she must decide how important it is to realize her goals.

    Directed by:

  • Valeria Bruni Tedeschi
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Water Lilies
    rating:2.7

    Water Lilies

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Caméra d'Or contender at Cannes, this coming-of-age drama from first-time feature film director Céline Sciamma tracks the sexual awakenings of three female friends over the course of a single summer. Finding privacy in the solitude of the swimming pool locker room, blossoming teens Marie (Pauline Acquart), Anne (Louise Blachère) and Floriane (Adele Haenel) come to learn the true meaning of arousal and the power of sexual attraction.

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  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    The Wedding Party
    rating:2.7

    The Wedding Party

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    Mark (Arne Lenk) and Sophie (Lisa Potthoff) are getting married, and despite the presence of Mark's boorish father, Hermann (Armin Rohde), the ceremony goes according to plan. But at the reception, a minor disagreement over some food escalates into a full-scale war between Hermann and the hotel owner, resulting in a hostage crisis and gun battle. Based on Jean Van Hamme's comic book, this uproarious satire takes wedding disasters to new heights.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Deruddere
  • rating:2.7 2.7 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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