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Global Currents

Colorful characters, meta fictions, and epic storytelling characterize these resonant films from all corners of the world.


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A Chiara

Jonas Carpignano  |   Italy
Italian  
Coming of Age, Crime, Drama
Carpignano (Mediterranea, A Ciambra) returns to Calabria to craft a unique take on the mafia film, told with urgency and clarity through the eyes of a 15-year-old girl. When her [...]
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Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn (Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc)

Radu Jude  |   Romania, Luxembourg, Croatia, Czech Republic
Romanian  
Comedy, Drama, Women Centered
In this bold, transgressive social satire, a graphic sex tape of Bucharest schoolteacher Emi (Katia Pascariu) goes viral, leaving her to reckon with a mob of angry parents and defiant [...]
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Cinema Sabaya (סינמה סבאיא)

Orit Fouks Rotem  |   Israel, Belgium
Arabic, Hebrew  
Drama, Film on Film, Religion, Women Centered
In this heartfelt ode to the unifying power of art, nine women register for a video workshop hoping to learn basic filmmaking techniques from young director Rona. As the strangers, [...]
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Come Here (Jai jumlong)

Anocha Suwichakornpong  |   Thailand
Thai  
Drama, Experimental
In this entrancing cinematic idyll, four twenty-something theater actors from Bangkok spend their days drinking, talking, smoking, and rehearsing scenes from a play while vacationing in Western Thailand. They explore [...]
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Commitment Hasan

Semih Kaplanoğlu  |   Turkey
Turkish  
Drama, Family Affairs, Religion
When stubborn apple farmer Hasan learns that an energy company is planning to build a tower on the land he inherited from his father, effectively rendering it useless, he resolves [...]
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Fabian: Going to the Dogs (Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde)

Dominik Graf  |   Germany
German  
Drama, Historical, Literary Adaptation
Berlin, 1931. Young and dynamic flâneur Jakob Fabian (Tom Schilling) spends his days writing copy for cigarette advertisements. At night, he hops from brothel to bar and back again with [...]
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Great Freedom (Grosse Freiheit)

Sebastian Meise  |   Austria, Germany
German  
Drama, Historical, LGBTQ
In the aftermath of World War II, Holocaust survivor Hans (Franz Rogowski) is caught in a continuous cycle of incarceration as a result of paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. [...]
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Happening (L'Événement)

Audrey Diwan  |   France
French  

In 1963 France, Anne, a bright young student, gets pregnant, seeing her opportunities to finish her studies and excel slipping from her. Anne’s pregnancy forces her to confront the shame and pain of an abortion, even if she must risk prison to do so.

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Madeleine Collins

Antoine Barraud  |   France, Belgium, Switzerland
French  
Family Affairs, Thriller, Women Centered
In this intricately plotted thriller, the dynamic and alluring Judith (Virginie Efira)—or Margot or Madeleine, depending on who’s asking—leads a secret double life. In a modest home in Geneva, she [...]
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Maria Chapdelaine

Sébastien Pilote  |   Canada
French  
Political, Women Centered
In the early 1900s, deep in the Quebec wilderness, Maria Chapdelaine, the teenage daughter of a farmer, must decide her future. Life as she knows it is full of hard-work [...]
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Mothering Sunday

Eva Husson  |   United Kingdom
English  
Drama, Historical, Romance
On a warm spring day in 1924, house maid and foundling Jane Fairchild (Odessa Young) finds herself alone on Mother’s Day.  Her employers, Mr. and Mrs. Niven (Colin Firth and [...]
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Wandering Heart (Errante corazón)

Leonardo Brzezicki  |   Argentina, Brazil, Spain, Chile, The Netherlands
Portuguese, Spanish  
Drama, LGBTQ, Sex and Sexuality
Gay single father Santiago has reached a tipping point in his life. Reeling from a bitter breakup, Santiago is also facing the impending departure of his daughter Laila, with whom [...]
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Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy (偶然と想像)

Ryusuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Japanese  
Drama, LGBTQ, Women Centered
With his second Festival film this year (see also: Drive My Car) rising auteur Ryusuke Hamaguchi presents this engaging triptych of charming vignettes about a trio of very different women [...]