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International Competition

Striking and masterfully crafted films from around the world represent the best in current cinema.


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107 Mothers (Cenzorka)

Peter Kerékes  |   Slovakia, Czech Republic, Ukraine
Russian, Ukrainian  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In a Ukrainian prison, Leysa (actress Maryna Klimova) has given birth to her first baby. But her situation isn’t unique in this women’s correctional facility, where many of the inmates [...]
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Amira

Mohamed Diab  |   Egypt, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia
Arabic, Hebrew  
Drama, Political, Women Centered
Amira, a vivacious 17-year-old Palestinian girl, was conceived with the smuggled sperm of her incarcerated father Nawar, who she’s only ever known behind the glass wall of a prison visitation [...]
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Captain Volkonogov Escaped (Kapitan Volkonogov Bezhal)

Natasha Merkulova, Aleksey Chupov  |   Russia, France, Estonia
Russian  
Historical, Political, Thriller
1938 Leningrad. Captain Volkonogov (Yuri Borisov) has been working as an enthusiastic enforcer for the Soviet National Security Service extracting confessions—most of them false— from anyone deemed a threat by [...]
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Drive My Car

Ryusuke Hamaguchi  |   Japan
Cantonese, English, German, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Mandarin, Tagalog  
Drama, Literary Adaptation
Successful stage actor and director Yusuke Kafuku (Hidetoshi Nishijima) is happily married to beautiful screenwriter Oto (Reika Kirishima). Or so he thinks. When Oto unexpectedly dies, she leaves him with [...]
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Maixabel

Icíar Bollaín  |   Spain
Spanish  
Coming of Age, Literary Adaptation, Women Centered
Acclaimed filmmaker Icíar Bollaín (Take My Eyes) returns with the inspiring true story of a politician's widow who, in the face of unspeakable violence, takes a brave step toward forgiveness [...]
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Memoria

Apichatpong Weerasethakul  |   Colombia
English, Spanish  
Experimental, Women Centered
In a fascinating collaboration between the acclaimed Thai filmmaker and star Tilda Swinton, we follow a Scotswoman living in Bogotá, who is disturbed one night by a loud, mysterious sound [...]
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Nobody Has to Know

Bouli Lanners  |   France, Belgium, United Kingdom
English, French  
Drama, Romance
On a wind-swept Scottish isle, weather-worn Belgian farmhand Phil (writer-director Bouli Lanners) suffers a stroke, losing all memories of his past. Shy but resourceful, Millie (Game of Thrones’ Michelle Fairley) [...]
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Paris, 13th District (Les olympiades)

Jacques Audiard  |   France
French  
LGBTQ, Romance, Sex and Sexuality, Women Centered
Training his camera on four young adults navigating relationships in the city of love, master filmmaker Audiard (Dheepan, A Prophet) transforms three short graphic novels by New Yorker illustrator Adrian [...]
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Petite Maman

Céline Sciamma  |   France
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs, Women Centered
In this delicate, imaginative tale, precocious and bright eight-year-old Nelly travels with her parents to her mother’s childhood home following the death of her grandmother. As her parents spend their [...]
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Prayers for the Stolen (Noche de fuego)

Tatiana Huezo  |   Mexico, Germany, Brazil, Qatar
Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary, Women Centered
In a solitary town nestled in the Mexican mountains, the girls wear boyish haircuts and have hiding places underground. Ana and her two best friends take over the houses of [...]
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Sundown

Michel Franco  |   Mexico
English, Spanish  
Drama, Social Commentary
Conspicuously wealthy and decidedly aloof, Neil Bennett (Tim Roth) lives the good life. Vacationing with his sister (Charlotte Gainsbourg) and her children, he spends his days lounging poolside at a [...]
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What Do We See When We Look at the Sky (Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?)

Alexandre Koberidze  |   Germany, Georgia
Georgian  
Drama, Romance
As World Cup fever hangs in the air, LIsa, a shy pharmacist, and Giorgi, an equally reticent soccer player, meet cute. But after Lisa is bewitched by the “evil eye,” [...]
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The Worst Person in the World

Joachim Trier  |   Norway
Norwegian  
Comedy, Romance, Women Centered
Julie (Renate Reinsve, winner of the Best Actress Award at Cannes this year) is on the precipice of thirty and her life is an existential mess. Vaguely aware that she [...]

International Competition Patron

Jacolyn and John Bucksbaum