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Anna and Jerome
France , 2012 , 24 min. Anna craves a new life for her young son in this poignant story. She and Jerome must come to terms with their diverging lives and their love for each other....
Argentina , 2012 , 83 min. Yola, an indigenous girl employed as a maid in a remote village in Argentina, learns a hard truth of modern society. As the family she works for prepares a coming-out party for their daughter, Yola is taken advantage of in a devious, unexpected way....
Netherlands , 2011 , 40 min. Martine is a successful doctor who champions emancipation, of women and immigrants. But her self-determination and worldview are challenged when her daughter decides to become a Muslim. Elsie de Brauw delivers a tour-de-force performance....
Canada , 2012 , 94 min. When widower Germain, an experienced truck driver, gets into a horrific accident, his life changes dramatically. His two grown sons return home to help him deal with his ensuing depression, and the time together has unforeseen consequences for all....
Chinese Take Away
Argentina , 2011 , 93 min. It all starts with a cow falling from the sky. Argentine screen icon Ricardo Darín plays a curmudgeon whose reluctant bond with a stranded Chinese immigrant (Ignacio Huang) helps him warm up to the human race....
Argentina , 2011 , 112 min. Benjamin Ávila’s coming-of-age tale of a boy living under an assumed name during Argentina’s military dictatorship is based on the director’s experience. While Juan’s parents continue guerrilla activities, he only wants to have a normal life....
Canada , 2011 , 78 min. Chilean-Canadian filmmaker Carlo Guillermo Proto documents his family’s struggle to come to terms with the fact that his father may have inherited his mother’s Alzheimer’s and that he intends to commit suicide, despite the love of those around him....
Argentina , 2006 , 102 min. Drawing from his own life, writer-director Daniel Burman explores the relationship between father-and-son lawyers of Polish-Jewish extraction. The dramatic comedy is set to lilting klezmer music in bustling Buenos Aires....
Australia , 2011 , 21 min. The lives of a father and daughter eking out an isolated existence in the Australian outback are disrupted by the appearance of a man stranded and near death....
Czech Republic , 2011 , 91 min. The characters in Zdenek Jiráský’s unblinking vision of small-town Czech Republic life face tedium and depression in the uncertain aftermath of Stalinist totalitarianism. Vladimír Javorský stars as a defeated railroad worker and slot-machine junkie....
USA , 2012 , 89 min. Boundaries are tested when best friends Jenn and Matt both decide to stop waiting for “Mr. Right” and attempt to conceive a child together “the old-fashioned way.”...
Argentina , 2012 , 75 min. A Volga German family on a farm in northern Argentina is beset by a mysterious plague, and some neighbors suspect divine punishment. Argentinian director/writer Maximiliano Schonfeld’s drama provides no answers....
USA , 2012 , 12 min. Jack, a recovering alcoholic and divorced dad, takes his two kids on a trip for a New Year’s Eve party, where he must confront his past and prove his parental competence....
Austria , 2012 , 19 min. A fateful decision made reluctantly by one couple impacts that of another in this award-winning film shot in Austria....
Netherlands , 2008 , 85 min. A 13-year-old Russian girl in Amsterdam tries to make sense of her life as her mother and sister enter the grim world of stripping and streetwalking. Mijke de Jong’s poignant family drama explores the hard choices many immigrants are forced to make....
Argentina , 2003 , 100 min. Young Ariel is searching for his identity while spinning his wheels as a clerk in his mother’s lingerie shop in a second-rate shopping mall. His mother’s explanation of why his father abandoned the family before he was born doesn’t ring true for him....
Netherlands , 2011 , 102 min. Bonds of love are tested to humorous and sorrowful effect as couples and families tackle issues of suicide, injury, and infidelity. Five interwoven stories about need and desire create a rich tapestry of life-changing moments that happen within 24 hours....
Denmark , 2012 , 103 min. Based on the life of artist Marie Krøyer, this tragic costume drama is suffused with the beautiful light that drew Marie and her famous husband to live and work on Denmark’s beautiful northernmost promontory, Skagen. But something’s rotten in Denmark....
USA , 2012 , 78 min. After becoming sole caretaker for his Parkinson’s-patient dad, slacker Pincus learns some life lessons despite himself. Director David Fenster drew from his experiences caring for his own father....
Czech Republic , 2012 , 83 min. Veteran Czech documentarian Helena Treštíková, the master of a time-lapse filming method she calls “time collection,” charts 37 years in the lives of the working-class Kettner family....
Switzerland , 2012 , 97 min. A lower-class Swiss boy steals from the wealthy patrons of luxury ski resort in order to support himself and his older sister. He handles the risky lifestyle well until family matters threaten to take away what stability he’s been able to create....
Netherlands , 2007 , 80 min. Intimacy, isolation and their strange correspondence are at the heart of
, which gauges the ambivalence of a middle-aged ex-couple as they meet to dwell on the circumstances both of their divorce and of their deeply withdrawn 17-year-old son....
Step Right Up
United Kingdom , 2012 , 10 min. When his ex-wife cancels the party for his son’s eighth birthday, Dan decides to improvise, and brings along the best clown for the job....
Denmark , 2012 , 92 min. Painfully shy competitive bodybuilder Dennis (an understated Kim Kold) yearns for love. He follows his uncle’s lead and travels to Thailand to find a bride, but when his domineering mother finds out, she rages against his betrayal....
Poland , 2011 , 20 min. A nerve-wracking portrait of a mother desperate to find her kidnapped son. When all other avenues are exhausted, she is forced to take matters into her own hands....
Switzerland , 2012 , 87 min. Randy Wilson, founder of the Purity Ball in Colorado Springs, believes young women’s bodies belong to God until the right man comes along.
documents two years with his evangelical Christian family as they promote chastity....
Whitney Houston & Her Family: Voices of Love
USA , 2012 , 76 min. Director Gary Keys’s documentary pays homage to the late singer and her gospel roots. The film deftly balances the sorrow over her untimely death in February with the “joyful noise” created by her musical family....
Written in Ink
Poland , 2011 , 12 min.
Written in Ink
is the poignant story of a man trying to regain contact with his sister after 14 years of silence. But can one change what has always been written in ink?...
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