Behind the Iron Curtain in Hungary, the secret police task Péter, a literary critic turned informant, with convincing exiled politician Anna to return to her homeland to face her accusers. Anna’s stalwart belief in her principles and her history with Péter’s family cause him to question his allegiances in this based-on-true-events story from award-winning auteur Márta Mészáros (Diary for My Children).
Hungarian with minutes, 103 min.
Winner of the Camera d’Or at Cannes, this subtle examination of how victims internalize the abuse they suffer follows business journalist Laura, whose existence consists of little more than searching for the latest in a string of emotionless one night stands. She strikes up a disturbing relationship with a man whose taste for rough sex appeals to her, for reasons that become more apparent as February 29 approaches.
Spanish with subtitles, 94 min.
Nigeria / UK
Ten months have passed since former black ops soldier Malcolm (Idris Elba, The Wire) was brutally tortured at the hands of a Ukrainian arms dealer. Retreating into isolation in a Brooklyn apartment, Malcolm seeks to uncover a web of corruption involving a powerful senator… who also happens to be his brother. Paranoia and fear set in as Malcolm retraces the events of his failed military operation while confronting his own shameful and brutal past.
Lipsett Diaries is a moving, expressionistic portrait of the troubled life of filmmaker Arthur Lipsett.
Daniel Díaz Torres
The complicated love triangle between three friends on the eve of the Cuban missile crisis becomes a metaphor for the fraught politics of the Cold War in this playful dramedy. As Cuba solidifies its alliance with the Soviet Union, lively farm girl Lisanka helps her small town make the transition in whatever way she can. Yet she fiercely maintains her independence from revolution loyalist Sergio, staunch anti-communist Aurelio, and Soviet soldier Volodia, all of whom vie for her affections.
Spanish with subtitles, 110 min.
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