When the thoughtless comfort of her middle-class life is disrupted, a German flight attendant (Jeanne Balibar) suddenly ditches it all in pursuit of new meaning, making her way through a series of unexpected, oddly humorous and slightly surreal encounters in her search for grounding in a complex and dislocated world.
In a crumbling town, a father prepares for death as his daughter awkwardly journeys into adulthood. Marina craves life amid her desolate world: She experiments with sex, rocks out to the band Suicide and watches nature documentaries on TV. As her father deteriorates, she tries to glean from him some of the secrets of life.
Mourning the disappearance of his older brother, Rafiq tries to make a life for himself in his violence-ridden home of Kashmir in this powerful depiction of the loss and psychological decay caused by 20 years of violent conflict, filmed on location in the Kashmir valley.
Children of all ages will root for the undercats in this beautifully animated caper set against the cityscape of Paris. A sneaky feline, a mute girl, her police detective mom and a big-hearted cat burglar join forces to combat a gangster and his bumbling sidekicks. With short Specky Four Eyes (9 min). Recommended for ages eight and up.
This debut feature—winner of a Sundance Film Festival Audience Award—is an exhilarating political drama and love story about a burgeoning romance between two young Iranian women and the fraught allegiances of a single Tehrani family.
A motley crew of young boys in Colombia lives only for one passion: soccer. But when their precious new ball rolls into a minefield, their dreams are suddenly on hold. Even as the village becomes the center of a tug-of-war between right-wing paramilitary groups and leftist guerrillas, the idea of a rescue attempt is too tempting to resist.
Two wounded souls commiserate through drinking and aimless wandering while acting out the roles of the happy relationships that elude them in reality. Greta Gerwig and Olly Alexander deliver beautifully-tuned comic performances in their portrayal of young adults learning to cope with the unavoidable perils of emotional dependency.
A pregnant teenager finds herself in a taxi with a passenger who counts down to cataclysm. Cinematic clues that you’re in one movie genre will steer you wrong time and again, as this entrancing and deeply unsettling debut unwinds its small, personal tale of apocalypse with menace and dark humor.
Miranda July’s (Me and You and Everyone We Know, SFIFF 2005) highly anticipated, darkly humorous second feature burrows into the lives of a couple who see their impending cat adoption as a deadline for fulfilling their dreams of living their lives fully. They face a basic, terrifying question: What do you want your life to be?
Combining street realism and surprising artifice, the first fiction feature by the director of acclaimed documentaries Street Life and Ghost Town depicts hustlers, migrants, prisoners and others on the shabby outskirts of Guangzhou, where everyone is on the move but nobody is getting anywhere.