From the director of the acclaimed documentary The Road to Guantánamo comes a deeply absorbing and often comical look into a year in the lives of two Burmese families facing relocation from their refugee camp in rural Thailand to the mean streets of Sheffield, UK. One family patriarch is English speaking and educated (and boy does he know it) while the other takes the term “fish out of water” to a new extreme, but this new life won’t be easy for either.
English, Karen with subtitles, 84 min.
As his failing kidneys bring him face to face with mortality, Uncle Boonmee retires to the countryside to spend his last days there, reconnecting with family
Thai, French with subtitles, 113 min.
With his father in prison and his mother forced to travel to a distant town every day for her job, 9-year-old Hasan must care for his younger siblings and supplement his mother’s income by selling hot drinks to weary winter travelers. First-time director Selim Günes, recognized internationally as one of Turkey’s most gifted still photographers, infuses his film with a visual artistry befitting the delicate drama of a boy struggling to survive a cold winter’s day, one hour at a time.
Turkish with subtitles, 82 min.