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SHOWING RESULTS | FILMS IN THE SECTION 'INTERNATIONAL NARRATIVE COMPETITION'
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DIVINE ORDER

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Petra Volpe
  • Country: Switzerland
Political leaders in Switzerland cited ‘Divine Order’ as the reason why women still did not have the right to vote as late as 1970. Director Petra Volpe explores this surprising history through the story of Nora, a quiet housewife from a quaint village searching for the fierce suffragette leader inside her. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Female Screenwriter(s)
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EL CLSICO

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Halkawt Mustafa
  • Country: Norway
Alan and Gona are in love, but Gona's father won’t approve their union because he is a little person. So, Alan hits the road with his brother, traveling from their small Iraqi village to the Bernabéu Stadium, home of Real Madrid. The plan: meet Cristiano Ronaldo, and earn the blessing of Gona’s father. El Clásico is a distinctly cinematic road movie, brimming with warmth and humor. | Read More
Drama
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HOLY AIR

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Shady Srour
  • Country: Israel
Desperate to care for his pregnant wife and ailing father, Adam (writer/director Shady Srour) embarks on his latest, riskiest business venture: selling bottled holy air. A sharp comedy set in modern-day Nazareth, Holy Air examines the complicated emotions that go into living as a modern, progressive, Christian family on the world’s most spiritual ground. | Read More
Drama and Comedy
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ICAROS A VISION

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Leonor Caraballo and Matteo Norzi
  • Country: USA and Peru
An American woman in search of a miracle embarks on an adventure in the Peruvian Amazon. At a healing center, she finds hope in the form of an ancient psychedelic plant known as ayahuasca. With her perception forever altered, she bonds with a young indigenous shaman who is treating a group of psychonauts seeking transcendence, companionship, and the secrets of life and death. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Music, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Experimental, Latino Director(s)
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ICE MOTHER

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Bohdan Sláma
  • Country: France and Slovakia
Hana lives alone in a big villa with only weekly visits from her two belligerent sons and their families to look forward to. While on a stroll with her grandson one day, she rescues Brona, an elderly ice swimmer with a hen for a best friend, from drowning. This encounter invigorates Hana, introducing her to a new hobby and unexpected romance. | Read More
Drama
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JUNCTION 48

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Udi Aloni
  • Country: USA, Germany, Israel
Set against a backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Junction 48 charts the musical ambitions of Kareem, an aspiring rapper from the town of Lod. A heartbreaking portrayal of the intersection of personal and political tragedies, Junction 48 questions to what extent music can be dissociated from politics. | Read More
Drama and Music
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KING OF PEKING

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Voutas
  • Country: USA, Australia, China
Big Wong and his son Little Wong are traveling film projectionists, screening Hollywood movies for local villagers. Faced with losing custody of his son, Big Wong starts making and selling illegal bootleg DVDs out of the old movie theater where he works, despite Little Wong’s objections. More than a father-son story, King of Peking is a love letter to cinema. | Read More
Drama and Comedy
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MADLY

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 106 minutes
  • Directed By: Gael García Bernal, Mia Wasikowska, Sebastian Silva, Anurag Kashyap, Sion Sono, and Natasha Khan
  • Country: USA, U.K., India, Australia, Argentina, Japan
Madly is an international anthology of short films exploring love in all its permutations. Directed by some of the most vibrant filmmakers working today, the six stories in Madly portray contemporary love in all its glorious, sad, ecstatic, empowering, and erotic manifestations. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), New York, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s)
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MOTHER

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 89 minutes
  • Directed By: Kadri Kousaar
  • Country: Estonia
This darkly comic, crime mystery set in small-town Estonia centers on Elsa, the full time caretaker of her comatose son, Lauri, and the locals, who are abuzz with rumors about who shot Lauri and why. But in this tight-knit town, where everyone seems to know everyone and everything except for what’s right under their nose, the world’s clumsiest crime may go unsolved. | Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Female Screenwriter(s)
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NEWTON

  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 104 minutes
  • Directed By: Amit V Masurkar
  • Country: India
India, the world’s largest democracy, is preparing for an election—and with more than 800 million voters, this is a logistical puzzle of epic proportions. With disarming charm, this film probes the nature of democracy as Newton, a young, idealistic office worker, becomes the torch bearer for political fairness when he volunteers to head up a polling station in the deepest jungle for 76 remote voters. | Read More
Drama and Comedy

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