This finely acted, delicate and provocative new film by one of France’s most impressive filmmakers—working here with his son, Nathan—depicts the troubled life of an adopted boy who, as a taciturn adult, visits his birth mother and strikes up a relationship fraught with tension and emotion.
This gloriously sprawling Academy Award–nominated epic has Canadian twins traveling to the Middle East, charged by their late mother’s will with finding their long-lost father and a brother they didn’t know existed. Along the way, they uncover the scars left on their mother’s life by the war she fled, and the sources of her mental and emotional instability.
In the new film by the acclaimed director of the imaginative Lennon-Epstein biopic The Hours and Times, a woman finds herself consumed by the politics of deforestation, a burgeoning romance and metaphysical communication with a sasquatch. Viewers expecting a campy romp through cryptozoology will come away puzzled, and the better for it.
This inspiring coming-of-age story about a preteen girl dealing with several family crises, including her mother’s battle with AIDS, pits the community-ravaging effects of teenage prostitution, alcoholism, infant mortality and the HIV epidemic against a single household and one heartbreakingly resilient child.
A simple electrician affectionately known as Mr. Light finds himself in a difficult position when a politician embraces his dream of generating wind energy for his impoverished town. This stirring allegory of a man confronting injustice and tyranny dramatizes the challenges facing the developing economies of post-Soviet Central Asia.
Sparks ignite between a cosmetics saleswoman and an advertising executive during a back-alley smoke break in this romantic comedy. The hip young Hong Kong duo embarks on the awkward first stages of love in the age of wireless communications, overcoming incidental and self-inflicted obstacles as their relationship begins to blossom.
Michelle Williams stars in Reichardt’s (Wendy and Lucy) eagerly anticipated new feature. Three families take a perilous journey along the Oregon Trail in 1845. Led astray and running out of water, they must wrestle with where to place their trust in this fine-tuned drama that resonantly strips away the grandeur of the mythic Old West.
At once a detailed social history of 16th-century Flemish life and a keen study of the artistic imagination, Lech Majewski’s brilliant film brings to life before our eyes The Way to Calvary, Pieter Bruegel’s dense frieze of Christ’s passion set within a busy rustic Flanders scene.
Counts and Fathers, Marquis and Madames, orphans and nobility all spin their yarns in Ruiz’s magisterial new gambit on the art of storytelling, based on a 19th-century Portuguese novel yet more like Dickens filtered through a surrealist’s gaze. It's a tale of tales, all set in a decadent, baroque old-world Portugal.
The rites and rituals of the Merja people, an ethnic minority from the Volga region of Russia, form the backbone of this lyrical, sensual and dreamlike film about love and loss. After his beloved wife dies, Miron calls on his best friend, photographer (and the film’s narrator) Aist, to help him with his final goodbye.