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The Holy Girl
rating:2.7

The Holy Girl

2004Runtime:0 minutes
Amalia (Maria Alche) lives with her mother (Mercedes Moran) and uncle (Alejandro Urdapilleta) in the family's dilapidated hotel. Dr. Jano (Carlos Belloso) is a married guest at the hotel. One day, he suggestively presses himself into Amalia, and she finds herself drawn to him. She begins spying on the man, determined to save him from sin, but Dr. Jano's life is soon on the brink of ruin as Amalia's fascination triggers devastating events.

Directed by:

  • Lucrecia Martel
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Ah Kam
    rating:2.7

    Ah Kam

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    In need of work after moving to Hong Kong from China, a young martial artist (Michelle Yeoh) starts a promising career as a stuntwoman. Her bravery and athleticism make her a natural for the job, and her friendship with a supportive director named Thunderbolt (Sammo Hung) helps her feel accepted in the business. But a passionate affair with a philandering playboy ends up breaking her heart -- and unleashing her wild side.

    Directed by:

  • Ann Hui
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman
    rating:2.7

    Flying: Confessions of a Free Woman

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    From Europe to the Middle East and Africa, women worldwide are on the verge of breaking age-old barriers. Award-winning filmmaker Jennifer Fox illustrates the political background of the plight of women in the world and interviews women from a variety of countries about their experiences and role models. An unforgettable portrait of international womanhood, Fox's documentary dramatizes the state of equality and freedom in the new century.

    Directed by:

  • Jennifer Fox
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    7 Songs From The Tundra
    rating:2.7

    7 Songs From The Tundra

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Anastasia Lapsui, a filmmaker from the tundra of northern Russia, turns her camera on the culture of her native Nenet people in this mesmerizing drama. Using impressionistic imagery to illustrate Nenet legends as filtered through her personal experience, Lapsui reveals how life for these nomadic people has changed under communism and modernization. Finnish filmmaker Markku Lehmuskallio co-wrote and co-directed this award-winning film.

    Directed by:

  • Markku Lehmuskallio
  • Anastasia Lapsui
  • rating:2.7 2.7 Average Rating

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    Karnal
    rating:2.6

    Karnal

    1984Runtime:0 minutes
    After failing to find steady work in Manila, prodigal son Narsing (Philip Salvador) returns to his provincial village with his city-born wife (Cecille Castillo) in this award-winning drama. When Narsing's abusive father (Vic Silayan) makes a play for his son's new wife, emotions erupt and tragedy ensues. Meanwhile, Narsing's downtrodden sister (Grace Amilbangsa) escapes the village confines to marry the man of her choice.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Open My Heart
    rating:2.6

    Open My Heart

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    After the death of her mother, Catarina (Giada Colagrande) starts turning tricks to support herself and her younger sister, Maria (Natalie Cristiani). Catarina's barrier-breaking love for Maria is obsessive -- she only allows her sister to leave the apartment to attend dance class. When the sensitive and shy Maria falls for dance instructor Giovanni (Claudio Botosso), Catarina's jealousy and obsession spiral out of control.

    Directed by:

  • Giada Colagrande
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Kiss You Gave Me
    rating:2.6

    The Kiss You Gave Me

    2000Runtime:0 minutes
    A TV reporter (Maricarmen Aviles) from Puerto Rico loses her son after her ex-husband Armando (Junior Alvarez) kidnaps him and takes him to the States. Angela must team up with a lawyer to find and rescue the child. This gripping thriller set in the near future marked the first narrative film by documentarian Sonia Fritz. It was originally produced for Puerto Rican television and is based on a novel by Stella Soto.

    Directed by:

  • Sonia Fritz
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Girl on the Stone
    rating:2.6

    The Girl on the Stone

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After pretty small-town Mati rejects the advances of Mexico City teen Gabino, he's stung by her rejection and the constant humiliation she heaps on him. With his rage simmering, Gabino lets his bully friends egg him into teaching her a lesson.

    Directed by:

  • Marisa Sistach
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The May Lady
    rating:2.6

    The May Lady

    1998Runtime:0 minutes
    This drama set in late-1990s Iran closely examines the universal tension between motherhood, womanhood and professional life. Frough, a documentary filmmaker and divorced mother, is involved in a new relationship -- but her teenage son resents the presence of another man in her life. As Frough interviews women from all walks of life for a TV report on "exemplary mothers," she begins to do some serious soul-searching about her own priorities.

    Directed by:

  • Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Things I Never Told You
    rating:2.6

    Things I Never Told You

    1996Runtime:0 minutes
    After her boyfriend dumps her by telephone from Europe, Ann (Lili Taylor) makes a half-hearted attempt to kill herself. Realizing she needs support, she calls a suicide hotline and talks to Don (Andrew McCarthy), a slightly jaded volunteer. Feeling drawn to her, Don learns Ann's identity and starts forging a tentative relationship with her. Meanwhile, Ann continues to pine for her ex, making and sending him videos in an attempt to win him back.

    Directed by:

  • Isabel Coixet
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Selda
    rating:2.6

    Selda

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A manslaughter conviction sends Rommel (Sid Lucero) to a hellhole prison where violence and rape are a way of life. After a vicious attack, the powerful Esteban (Emilio Garcia) agrees to become Rommel's protector and their friendship eventually becomes something deeper. When his sentence is finally up, Rommel returns home to his wife. But when Esteban gets out, the former lovers discover that their jailhouse spark is still burning strong.

    Directed by:

  • Paolo Villaluna
  • Ellen Ramos
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    La Repetition
    rating:2.6

    La Repetition

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Emmanuelle Béart, Pascale Bussières and Dani Levy star in this heartbreaking film about a love that tears a friendship at the seams. Nathalie (Béart) and Louise (Bussières) have been friends for as long as they can remember, but Nathalie doesn't know just how much Louise adores her -- until one day, a tragedy tears them apart. When they reconnect years later, Louise's deep, dark obsession is rekindled.

    Directed by:

  • Catherine Corsini
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    The Headless Woman
    rating:2.6

    The Headless Woman

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    After she runs over something with her car -- maybe a dog, maybe a human -- affluent dentist Verónica (María Onetto) suffers a strange breakdown and finds she can't recognize familiar faces in her rural Argentine town. Director Lucrecia Martel's third feature, a loosely structured, visually complex reflection on grief, guilt and class relations, was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival.

    Directed by:

  • Lucrecia Martel
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Just Like Home
    rating:2.6

    Just Like Home

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    In this quirky drama from Lone Scherfig, residents of a small Danish town reconnect after they set up a phone line allowing them to call in the latest news about a streaker who's recently been spotted in their midst. As they dish the latest scoop on the naked man, the lonely provincial souls begin stripping away the facades that have long kept them apart. Lars Kaalund and the rest of the ensemble cast largely improvised the script for this film.

    Directed by:

  • Lone Scherfig
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Blessed Events
    rating:2.6

    Blessed Events

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    A meditation about people's inability to accept happiness when it makes a surprising appearance, this intense drama follows 37-year-old wallflower Simone (Annika Kuhl), who enjoys an uncharacteristic one-night stand with Hannes (Stefan Rudolf) and then discovers she's pregnant. Hannes seems thrilled by the pregnancy and quickly settles into domesticity with Simone, but she can't shake the idea that something is wrong with her idyllic new life.

    Directed by:

  • Isabelle Stever
  • rating:2.6 2.6 Average Rating

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    Metronomic & Co: French Animated Shorts: Vol. 1
    rating:2.6

    Metronomic & Co: French Animated Shorts: Vol. 1

    2004Runtime:0 minutes
    This epic collection features 11 extraordinary animated shorts created by a collective of rebellious directors that defies definition. Includes "Revolution of the Crabs" and "Geraldine" by Arthur de Pins, "Caged Birds Cannot Fly" and "Wild Kartoffel" by Luis Briceno, "Space on Earth" by Patrick Volve, "From Dusk to Dawn" by Mathieu Agnus, "Donkey Toys" by Olivier Lefou, "La Danse des Asperges Sarrasine" by Christophe Le Borgne and more.

    Directed by:

  • Arthur de Pins
  • Luis Briceno
  • Patrick Volve
  • Mathieu Agnus
  • Olivier Lefou
  • Christophe Le Borgne
  • Anne-Laure Bizot
  • Elena Tesei
  • Arnaud Delord
  • rating:2.6 2.6 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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