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Spotlight

Award-winners and critical favorites, these films are among the year’s most acclaimed and accomplished.


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Aftersun

Charlotte Wells  |   United Kingdom
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

Two decades after spending their last vacation together, Sophie tries to reconcile the father she knew with the man she didn’t in this searing emotional drama.

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Alcarràs

Carla Simón  |   Spain, Italy
Catalan, Spanish  
Coming of Age, Drama, Family Affairs

In this absorbing family drama, a close-knit clan is plunged into crisis when the land they have farmed for decades is sold to developers.

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Broker

Hirokazu Kore-eda  |   South Korea
Korean  
Drama, Family Affairs, Social Commentary

Overwhelmed and unable to care for her new child, new mother So-young stumbles into an unlikely partnership with two baby traffickers to find the perfect (and well-paying) parents for her infant in this heartbreaking, human story of found family.

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Butcher’s Crossing

Gabe Polsky  |   United States
Thriller, Western

In this compelling neo-Western, a Harvard-educated young man teams up with an impassioned buffalo hunter (Nicolas Cage) for an epic quest that unravels in a downward spiral of ego, obsession, and greed.

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Call Jane

Phyllis Nagy  |   United States
Historical, Political, Women Centered

After a life-threatening heart condition forces a suburban Chicago housewife (Elizabeth Banks) to seek an abortion in 1968, she turns to an underground activist group for help—and joins their cause.

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Decision to Leave (Heojil Kyolshim)

Park Chan-wook  |   South Korea
Chinese, Korean  
Crime, Mystery, Thriller

An ace detective falls for a magnetic murder suspect in this neo-noir masterpiece from South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook

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EO

Jerzy Skolimowski  |   Poland, United Kingom, Italy
English, French, Italian, Polish  
Drama, Social Commentary

A series of vignettes tell the life story of Eo, a sentient circus donkey whose tumultuous life finds him bearing witness to the best and worst of humanity in this loving homage to Robert Bresson’s “Au Hasard Balthazar.”

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Lord of the Ants (Il signore delle formiche)

Gianni Amelio  |   Italy
Italian  
Biopic, Historical, LGBTQ

In this stirring true-life tale set in 1968 Italy, poet and playwright Aldo Braibant must defend himself after he is accused of breaking an antiquated Fascist-era law criminalizing homosexuality.

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The Lost King

Stephen Frears  |   United Kingdom
Biopic, Drama, Historical

Sally Hawkins and Steve Coogan star in this inspiring true-story of a shy, middle-aged writer who sets out to unearth the long-buried truth about King Richard III’s life and death.

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My Policeman

Michael Grandage  |   United Kingdom, United States
English  
Historical, LGBTQ, Romance

A tale of forbidden romance and changing social conventions that follows the relationships between three people—and their emotional journey spanning decades.

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Nanny

Nikyatu Jusu  |   United States
English, French, Wolof  
Social Commentary, Thriller, Women Centered

In a stunning performance, Anna Diop plays a Senegalese nanny increasingly haunted by the absence of the young son she left behind.

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The Novelist’s Film (So-seol-ga-ui yeong-hwa)

Hong Sangsoo  |   South Korea
Korean  
Drama, Film on Film

A famous writer is inspired to make a film after a chance encounter with a director who tried and failed to adapt one of her novels in this wistful meditation on the creative process.

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Raymond & Ray

Rodrigo García  |   United States
Comedy, Drama, Family Affairs

Half-brothers Raymond and Ray have lived in the shadow of a terrible father. Somehow, they still each have a sense of humor, and his funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves.

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Winter Boy (Le lycéen)

Christophe Honoré  |   France
French  
Coming of Age, Drama, LGBTQ

When 17-year-old Lucas finds his blithe teenage world suddenly shattered, his worried mother sends him to Paris where he plunges into a sea of excitement, possibility, and anonymity with near reckless abandon.

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The Wonder

Sebastián Lelio  |   United Kingdom, Ireland
Historical, Literary Adaptation, Mystery, Religion

The Irish Midlands, 1862. When a young girl stops eating yet miraculously remains alive and well, a skeptical nurse is called to investigate, challenging the faith of the community.