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Of Love and Other Demons
rating:3.4

Of Love and Other Demons

2009Runtime:0 minutes
Sierva MarĂ­a (Eliza Triana), the 13-year old daughter of nobles, finds her life turned upside down when she's bitten by a rabid dog, and afterward is believed to be under the spell of demons, in this tale of forbidden love during the Spanish Inquisition. When it's decided that Sierva must submit to an exorcism, young priest Cayetano Delaura (Pablo Derqui) is assigned the task, but ultimately he finds himself possessed by Sierva's stirring sexuality.

Directed by:

  • Hilda Hidalgo
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Luck by Chance
    rating:3.4

    Luck by Chance

    2009Runtime:0 minutes
    When struggling actor Vikram (Farhan Akhtar) gets tapped to play the male lead in a big-budget Bollywood film, he can't believe his luck. But fame and fortune have a way of ruining his relationship with his longtime girlfriend, Sona (Konkona Sen Sharma), a fellow actor. Of course, the problem could be his beautiful co-star, Niki (Isha Sharvani), who's almost as popular as her once-famous movie star mother (Dimple Kapadia).

    Directed by:

  • Zoya Akhtar
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Hop
    rating:3.4

    Hop

    2002Runtime:0 minutes
    All young Justin and his father want to do is sit down and enjoy watching a soccer game together. When this simple act sparks a chain of events leading to Justin running from the law, the boy must now embark on a thrilling adventure to reunite with his father. In order to fight the system, however, he must enlist the help of a former anarchist, and together they'll need to apply the secret of the Hop.

    Directed by:

  • Dominique Standaert
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Stander
    rating:3.4

    Stander

    2003Runtime:0 minutes
    Disgusted by corruption within the force, South African cop Andre Stander begins robbing banks incognito and then investigating his own heists. He's soon caught and sent to jail, but he escapes and becomes a cult hero.

    Directed by:

  • Bronwen Hughes
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Black Butterflies
    rating:3.4

    Black Butterflies

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This passionate biopic profiles South African poet Ingrid Jonker, whose exuberant nature is destroyed by her repeated betrayals of her supportive lover and her complex relationship with her disapproving father, the minister of censorship.

    Directed by:

  • Paula van der Oest
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo
    rating:3.4

    Bagong Buwan / Eskapo

    2001Runtime:0 minutes
    Political imprisonment of the 1970s and modern-day religious conflict are the focal points of this double feature. Cesar Montano headlines Bagong Buwan as a non-violent Muslim swept up in Mindanao's religious conflict when a shocking tragedy strikes his family. In Eskapo, Serge Osmeña and Geny Lopez star as Richard Gomez and Christopher de Leon, the true-life political prisoners who escape from a Filipino maximum-security prison in 1977.

    Directed by:

  • Marilou Diaz-Abaya
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Vagabond
    rating:3.4

    Vagabond

    1985Runtime:0 minutes
    In the south of France one winter, a young woman, Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire), is found frozen to death in a ditch. Through flashbacks and interviews, writer-director Agnes Varda paints a fractured portrait of Mona's final weeks as she camps alone and falls in with various men and women, many of whom try to give her life direction. Others do not have her best interests at heart, as they project their own needs and problems onto her.

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    A Very Special Love
    rating:3.4

    A Very Special Love

    2008Runtime:0 minutes
    In a harmless ploy to be closer to the man of her dreams -- magazine tycoon Miggy Montenegro (John Lloyd Cruz) -- Laida (Sarah Geronimo) lands a job as his assistant, but quickly discovers that he's a far cry from the Prince Charming she envisioned. Directed by Cathy Garcia Molina, this lighthearted romantic comedy also stars Dante Rivero, Rowell Santiago, Johnny Revilla, Bing Pimental and Daphne Oseña-Paez.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Avenue Montaigne
    rating:3.4

    Avenue Montaigne

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Spirited young Jessica (Cécile De France), newly arrived in Paris from the provinces, lands a job as a waitress at a café, where the eccentric customers need her for counsel more than coffee in this charming French comedy. Among the regulars, art collector Jacques (Claude Brasseur) anguishes over his collection; TV star Catherine (Valérie Lemercier) longs to be in movies; and pianist Jean François (Albert Dupontel) wants to be left alone.

    Directed by:

  • Danielle Thompson
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    One More Chance
    rating:3.4

    One More Chance

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    Longtime couple Basha (Bea Alonzo) and Popoy (John Lloyd Cruz) are practically inseparable, so when they split up, it's not surprising how heartbroken each feels. But Basha, stifled by the relationship, wants to spread her wings, and Popoy loves her too much to stand in her way. Struggling to build their lives anew, the onetime lovers face daily reminders of their happier times together even as they try to chart their own paths.

    Directed by:

  • Cathy Garcia-Molina
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Unveiled
    rating:3.4

    Unveiled

    2005Runtime:0 minutes
    After the Iranian authorities threaten to prosecute her for loving a woman, Fariba (Jasmin Tabatabai) assumes a dead man's identity in order to survive. Denied asylum in Germany, Fariba is locked in a detainment center, where her male cellmate commits suicide -- and she spies a window of opportunity. Assuming his identity, she takes a job in a small country village, where she struggles to keep her secret from a well-meaning female friend.

    Directed by:

  • Angelina Maccarone
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Caramel
    rating:3.4

    Caramel

    2007Runtime:0 minutes
    A Lebanese beauty salon is the setting for this romantic comedy about five women and the various troubles they face, with director Nadine Labaki leading the cast as the shop's owner, Layale, who's heartbroken from a foundering affair.

    Directed by:

  • Nadine Labaki
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Encounter Point
    rating:3.4

    Encounter Point

    2006Runtime:0 minutes
    As violence continues in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, some of those touched by the bloodshed become advocates for peace. This documentary introduces citizens on both sides for whom an end to conflict has become a personal crusade. Family members of slain Palestinians and Israelis, both military and civilian, share their stories and how they've turned their grief into a force for change in the region.

    Directed by:

  • Ronit Avni
  • Julia Bacha
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Rent Boys
    rating:3.4

    Rent Boys

    2011Runtime:0 minutes
    This nonjudgmental and engrossing documentary profiles the lives of five male sex workers in Germany, three of whom are Roma. They tell their stories with candor, revealing how past experiences and societal expectations shaped their current choices.

    Directed by:

  • Rosa von Praunheim
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    Eep!
    rating:3.4

    Eep!

    2010Runtime:0 minutes
    In this unusual adult fairy tale, middle-aged couple Warre and Tine despairs of ever having a child until one day a baby literally falls from the sky. The infant delights Tine, even though she has wings instead of arms. Naming her Birdie, Tine and Warre raise her with love, but eventually Birdie feels compelled to fly south. They follow her in hopes of bringing her home, but must choose whether or not it's best to let Birdie go free forever.

    Directed by:

  • Ellen Smit
  • rating:3.4 3.4 Average Rating

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    The Ascent
    rating:3.4

    The Ascent

    1977Runtime:0 minutes
    Acclaimed Soviet film director Larisa Shepitko offers the rigorous and surprisingly spiritual story of two Russian World War II partisans isolated from their comrades deep in the woods, trying desperately to avoid capture by Nazi forces. The tense drama also explores the landscape of the human soul and its capacity for loyalty and betrayal, themes masterfully culminated in the film's final scenes. Boris Plotnikov and Vladimir Gostyukhin star.

    Directed by:

  • Larisa Shepitko
  • rating:3.4 3.4 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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