From the director of Fireworks Wednesday (winner of the Festival's 2006 Gold Hugo), this complex mystery launches with the lighthearted weekend reunion of a group of old college pals. Sepideh has brought along her new friend Elly, hoping she'll hit it off with Ahmad, newly divorced from his German wife and in search of an Iranian bride. But when Elly disappears from their seaside bungalow, compounding lies and deception quickly lead to catastrophe.
Persian with subtitles, 119 minutes
Two students in an acting class are assigned the task of replicating the orgasm scene in When Harry Met Sally. Unbeknownst to them, the class's instructor is about to get intimately involved. Acting for the Camera will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times
Paul, still wracked with grief five years after his wife's death, has a goal: to swim the entire length of the Hudson River in a month. His friends Jeff and Liz come along on the adventure, but they are dismayed when Paul reveals the true purpose behind his trip. By turns wry and sorrowful, this unconventional indie-drama-meets-road-trip stars Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare In Love), Justin Kirk (Angels In America), Elizabeth Reaser, Michelle Trachtenberg, and Mary Tyler Moore.
The internationally acclaimed director of Nobody Knows, After Life, and Still Walking returns with a romantic fantasy that explores the complexities of love, loneliness, and loss through the story of a life-size inflatable doll. Air doll "Nozomi" is middle-aged loner Hideo's only companion in life, but when she suddenly comes to life and begins exploring the world on her own, her journey begs the question—what really makes us human?
Japanese with subtitles, 125 minutes
Endeavoring to answer the question of How do we dream? Ali Shan quietly documents a group of tourists as they ascend a mountain to welcome in a new day. Ali Shan will be presented as part of the short film program, Shorts 3: Rediscovery: Information & Show Times
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