Engaging with the world
IRAN , Canada , Qatar
| 102 minutes | 2017
A coming-of-age tale where the trust between a young Iranian girl and her parents is sorely tested after a disturbing visit to the gynecologist. A rebellious 16-year-old is on a burning quest to throw off the yoke of parental authority and the strict, deep-seated rules of her cultural milieu. The Tehran-born director delivers a powerful critique of a hypocritical society that crushes young girls’ passion and lust for life at an age when they’re at their most vulnerableIN THE PRESENCE OF THE DIRECTOR
Mesmerizing aesthetics and a fragmented narrative plunge viewers into the daily life of mine workers in this first feature from the Bolivian director. When...
BOLIVIA , Qatar | 102 minutes | 2016
Japanese director Katsuya Tomita, who broke out in 2011 with Saudade, delves behind the neon facade of sex tourism in a Bangkok red- light district. Luck...
JAPAN , France , Laos , Thailand | 102 minutes | 2016
In one of his last performances, actor Anton Yelchin shines as a romantic hero who falls in love with a young French girl against a Portuguese backdrop....
PORTUGAL , France , United States , Poland | 102 minutes | 2016
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