What would you do if you knew today was your last day on earth? A joyous, impressionistic celebration of life and death, Tey follows Satché (played by musician Saül Williams) from the moment he wakes, with full knowledge of his imminent passing. Wandering through the streets of his hometown, Satché reminisces about his friends and family, reflecting on the choices he has made and their consequences.
French, Wolof, and Mandinka with subtitles, 89 min
A brutally honest, unflinching portrait of the intensely sexualized cell-phone generation, Clip follows the beautiful teenage Jasna as she and her friends attempt to use their bodies to gain attention and affection from their mostly indifferent, violent male counterparts. Featuring remarkably open and assured performances from its young cast, director Maja Miloš’ feature debut announces the arrival of a major cinematic talent.
Serbian with subtitles, 102 min
In the lush, weedy Serbian countryside, a first time human trafficker becomes stranded with the Roma boy he is to deliver in this compelling short drama.Part of: Shorts 1: City & State
English, 18 min
From acclaimed filmmakers Lana Wachowski, Tom Tykwer and Andy Wachowski, the powerful and inspiring epic Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, present and future. Drama, mystery, action and enduring love thread through a story that unfolds in multiple lifetimes as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution. Cloud Atlas stars Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Halle Berry, Hugh Grant, and Jim Broadbent, among others.
English, 164 min
In the tumultuous South Africa of the late 1980s, young Otelo looks for freedom wherever he can find it. When he and his friends are introduced to surfing, they swiftly take to the sport, a welcome reprieve from pressures both societal and parental. As the group rises in skill and fame, tensions and egos inevitably develop, further flamed by Otelo’s romantic interest in his friend’s sister and the escalating political conflicts around them.
Zulu with subtitles, 95 min
The connection between a father and son is explored in this gorgeous paper-based stop motion animation set in a steam-filled old public bathhouse.Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines
No Dialogue, 8 min
When cyber junkie Jung-mi learns of a sinister new “forbidden” internet video, she’ll stop at nothing to find it. However, the morbid video has strange effects on its viewers, and soon Jung-mi and her sister seem to be under a bizarre and terrifying curse. Playing on 21st century obsessions with technology, surveillance and internet fame, Don’t Click plays like an updated version of cult Japanese horror film Ringu for the dot-com generation.
Korean with subtitles, 91 min
The latest chiller from acclaimed horror maestro Balagueró, co-director of the worldwide sensation [REC], Sleep Tight follows the drab, uneventful life of the chronically overlooked and underappreciated doorman César. On the surface, César seems pleasant - and harmless - enough, but little by little the film reveals more sinister aspects of his personality. The tension builds slowly and surely until reaching unbearable heights in this beautifully crafted thriller with a black, absurdist sense of humor.
Spanish with subtitles, 96 min
Maria (Naomi Watts), Henry (Ewan McGregor), and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. As Maria freezes in fear, a huge wall of black water races across the hotel grounds toward her.
English, 114 min
A confused narrator jumps between three extreme situations ... but are they actually all the same? A brilliantly constructed short with a perfect payoff.Part of: Shorts 7: Chaos Theory
French with English subtitles, 10 min
Feisty 11 year old Astrid rebels against her mother and spends the afternoon in town with her friends. But when evening comes she has a little problem she needs to deal with.Part of: Shorts 7: Chaos Theory
Swedish with subtitles, 15 min
What starts off as a practical joke turns into a crucial turning point in Lilja’s life in this animated short film about playing with identity.Part of: Shorts 2: Blurring the Lines
Based on a true story, The Last Sentence follows celebrated Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt, who conducted his own campaign against the Nazis while navigating a fraught personal life. Officially neutral, Sweden’s leaders did their best to silence Segerstedt, fearing German reprisal, especially as the journalist began inciting the ire of top Nazi officials. Illustrious director Jan Troell (The Emigrants) brings a Swedish hero to life in this gripping, lyrical epic.
Swedish with subtitles, 120 min
Twelve-year-old Simon lives with his jobless, aimless sister in the industrial valley below a luxury ski resort. A small-time thief who preys on the rich tourists up above, Simon longs to escape from the drab poverty of his home life. As his schemes grow more grandiose, they also become more complex and risky, complicating his already fraught relationship with his sister in this bleak but tender coming-of-age story.
French with subtitles, 97 min
A playfully inventive jigsaw puzzle of a movie, Boys Are Us follows heartbroken teenager Mia, whose older sister Laura persuades her to take revenge on the male sex. Their plan involves Mia seducing a boy and making him fall in love with her before cruelly discarding him, although the predatory Laura can’t help but complicate matters by toying with the boys herself. Can Mia follow through on their plan? Does she want to?
Swiss-German with subtitles, 73 min
In this darkly comedic animated tale, a serial killer is prowling in a small town. But who can really be trusted?Part of: Shorts 3: Midnight Mayhem
French with English subtitles, 9 min
Inspired by real-life events, Our Children unfolds the riveting story of Murielle, a mother caught in a claustrophobic domestic nightmare. Struggling financially, she and her family are forced to move in with her husbands’s authoritarian mentor Dr. Pinget. The oppressive atmosphere of Pinget’s home overwhelms Murielle, making her increasingly desperate and irrational in this taut psychological drama.
French with subtitles, 111 min
On a road in an arid desert, a car pulls into the parking lot of a motel. A man holding a cardboard box comes out of it and rushes into the room number 69 … but what is inside the box?Part of: Shorts 4: Not OK, Cupid!
English, 3 min
Two young filmmakers, Mustafa and Ayoub, are about to make their new film. On the night before their meeting with potential funders, they have some very interesting dreams. The story of an orange that grew … without a tree.Part of: Shorts 5: Spotlight Middle East
Arabic with subtitles, 15 min
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