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AALTRA

  • Release Year: 2004
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Country: France and Belgium
Two bickering neighbors are crippled in an accident involving an industrial machine. This unexpectedly hilarious depiction of their subsequent wheelchair odyssey is both the unlikeliest of road movies and an ode to the advantages, too little-explored these days, of both black-and-white CinemaScope and political incorrectness. In French. Á á | Read More
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AS I OPEN MY EYES

As I Open My Eyes depicts the clash between culture and family as seen through the eyes of a young Tunisian woman balancing the traditional expectations of her family with her creative life as the singer in a politically charged rock band. Director Leyla Bouzid’s musical feature debut offers a nuanced portrait of the individual implications of the incipient Arab Spring. In partnership with Venice Days. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music
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AX

The axe falls at the very beginning of Costa-Gavras's black comedy transposing a Donald Westlake novel to France, as Bruno (Jose Garcia), a chemist loses his job to outsourcing. Two years later,he still jobless, he hits on a solution: eliminating all the competetive applicants by killing them. | Read More
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BEST EDITING DOCUMENTARY AWARD WINNER: NE ME QUITTE PAS

The Best Editing, Documentary Award goes to Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden for Ne Me Quitte Pas:

Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures the frailty of the male ego and the natural comedy borne from their candid conversations. Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous, sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration of mundane rural existence. | Read More
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BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 112 minutes
  • Directed By: Felix van Groeningen
  • Country: Netherlands and Belgium
Elise runs a tattoo shop. Didier plays in a bluegrass band. When their daughter Maybelle is born, their happiness is complete, until a tangle of complications forces these two very different lovers to fight to save their marriage. Belgian director Felix van Groeningen follows his acclaimed Cannes entry The Misfortunates with this powerhouse melodrama of star-crossed lovers laced with emotional bluegrass performances. | Read More
Drama
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CHICKEN WITH PLUMS

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Vincent Paronnaud and Marjane Satrapi
  • Country: Germany, France, Belgium
Nasser Ali Khan (Mathieu Amalric) is the most celebrated violin player in 1950s Tehran, but his heart is broken. His true love is long lost, his marriage is passionless, and now his most precious instrument has met its demise. Convinced life without music is intolerable, he resigns to bed and loses himself in reveries from his youth. The Oscar-nominated directors of Persepolis make magic again with a stylish fairy tale full of humor, whimsy, and melancholy. | Read More
Drama and Relationships
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LADY CHATTERLEY

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 168 minutes
  • Country: France and Belgium
Winner of five major prizes, including Best Film and Best Actress at the 2007 César Awards, France's equivalent of the Oscars®, this frankly sensual yet never vulgar film is based on the second of three versions of D.H. Lawrence's tale about an earthy passion that is both innocent and subversive. A Kino International Release. | Read More
Drama and Female Director(s)
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LUCIFER

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Gust Van den Berghe
  • Country: Mexico and Belgium
After being banished from heaven, an angel begins his descent to hell, only to unexpectedly land in a Mexican village where his newfound presence affects the villagers in strange and surprising ways. Inspired by the notorious biblical story, Lucifer is a mesmerizing, moving, and imaginative re-envisioning of the notorious biblical story, presented in director Gust van den Berghe’s own innovative aspect ratio, Tondoscope. | Read More
Drama

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