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  • The Butterfly

    Directed by Philippe Muyl • Drama • With Michel Serrault • 2002 • 80 minutes

    Legendary actor Michel Serrault stars as Julien, an ornery butterfly collector. When eight-year-old Elsa and her often-absent mother move into the apartment next to his, the persistent and curious Elsa adopts a reluctan...

  • Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)

    Directed by Oliver Laxe • Drama • With Amador Arias • 2019 • 85 minutes

    Following Mimosas, Oliver Laxe's third feature brings us to his ancestral home of Galicia. Here, in this remote Spanish region, where the grandeur of nature is both beautiful and terrifying, Laxe unfolds a story of the uncon...

  • Ray & Liz

    Directed by Richard Billingham • Drama • With Patrick Romer, Richard Ashton, Justin Salinger • 2018 • 107 minutes

    On the outskirts of Birmingham and the margins of society, the Billingham family perform extreme rituals and break social taboos as they muddle through a life decided by factors beyo...

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    Directed by Terrence Davies • Drama • With Rachel Weisz, Tom Hiddleston • 2012 • 98 minutes

    In The Deep Blue Sea, Master chronicler of post-War England, Terence Davies directs Rachel Weisz as a woman whose overpowering love threatens her well-being and alienates the men in her life. In a deeply ...

  • Charlie's Country
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    Charlie's Country

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    Living in a remote Aboriginal community in the northern part of Australia, Charlie is a warrior past his prime. As the government increases its stranglehold over the community’s traditional way of life, Charlie becomes lost between two cultures. His new modern life offers him a way to survive but...

  • Mysteries of Lisbon

    Directed by Raul Ruiz • Drama • With Adriano Luz • 2011 • 257 minutes

    A masterful adaptation of the nineteenth-century Portuguese novel evokes the complex intertwined narratives of Victor Hugo and Charles Dickens. The core story centers on Joao, the bastard child of an ill-fated romance between ...

  • Lumumba

    Directed by Raoul Peck • Drama • With Eriq Ebouaney • 2001 • 115 minutes

    Made in the tradition of such true-life political thrillers as Malcolm X and JFK, Raoul Peck's award-winning Lumumba is a gripping epic that dramatizes for the first time the rise and fall of legendary African leader Patric...

  • In the Shadow of Women

    Directed by Philippe Garrel • Drama • With Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam • 2017 • 73 minutes

    The new film by the great Philippe Garrel (previously seen at the NYFF with Regular Lovers in 2005 and Jealousy in 2013) is a close look at infidelity-not merely the fact of it, but the ...

  • The Chef's Wife

    Directed by Anne Le Ny • Drama • With Emmanuelle Devos, Karine Viard, Roschdy Zem • 2014 • 91 minutes

    Two of the most critically acclaimed actors in modern French cinema, Karin Viard and Emmanuelle Devos, star together for the first time as two women who want more out of life-at work and at home...

  • Sophie Scholl: The Final Days

    Directed by Marc Rothemund • Drama • With Julia Jentsch • 2005 • 117 minutes

    The true story of Germany’s most famous anti-Nazi heroine is brought to thrilling life in the multi-award winning drama Sophie Scholl-The Final Days. Academy Award Nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Sophie Scholl s...

  • The Stopover

    Directed by Delphine & Muriel Coulin • Drama • With Soko, Ariane Labed, Ginger Romàn • 2016 • 102 minutes

    On their way home from Afghanistan, a band of French soldiers stop in Cyprus for decompression: three days at a sun-splashed resort, where they will undergo intense psychological debriefing....

  • My Friend from the Park

    Directed by Ana Katz • Drama • With Julieta Zylberberg, Maricel Álvarez, Ana Katz
    • 2015 • 84 minutes

    Liz is struggling to adjust to her new life as a mother. With her husband in a different country for work, Liz has left her job to stay at home and care for their baby, Nicanor. Making things w...

  • 11 Flowers

    Directed by Xiaoshuai Wang • Drama • With Jingchun Wang, Wenqing Liu • 2011 • 115 minutes

    One of China's foremost directors, Wang Xiaoshuai (Beijing Bicycle, Shanghai Dreams) has created a moving coming-of-age tale set in the final days of China's Cultural Revolution.

    11-year-old Wang lives w...

  • "I Do Not Care if We Go Down in History as Barbarians"

    Directed by Radu Jude • Drama • With Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija • 2019 • 140 minutes

    “I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians.” These words, spoken by Romania’s military dictator Marshal Ion Antonescu in the Council of Ministers in the summer of 1941, started the eth...

  • Tokyo Shaking

    Directed by Olivier Peyon • Drama • 2021 • 101 minutes

    In March 2011, the largest tsunami in Japan's history triggered the Fukushima nuclear disaster. Newly transferred to Tokyo from Hong Kong, French executive Alexandra (Karin Viard) finds herself in the middle of the confusion and panic of the...

  • What Happened Was...

    Directed by Tom Noonan • Drama • With Tom Noonan, Karen Sillas • 1993 • 91 minutes

    Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Screenwriting Award at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, WHAT HAPPENED WAS... is Tom Noonan's directorial debut; a darkly humorous take on dating dread. Featuring powerhouse p...

  • The Big Bad Swim

    Directed by Ishai Setton • Drama • With Paget Brewster, Jeff Branson, Jess Weixler • 2007 • 96 minutes

    Amy Malone (Paget Brewster) is a middle-aged calculus teacher going through a divorce. Her soon to be ex-husband, Paul, is a fellow co-worker at Old Lyme High School and under the current situa...

  • A Five Star Life

    Directed by Maria Sole Tognazzi • Drama • With Margherita Buy, Stefano Accorsi, Fabrizia Sacchi • 2014 • 85 minutes

    A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman’s quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the wo...

  • Museum Hours (Jem Cohen)

    Directed by Jem Cohen • Drama • With Mary Margaret O’Hara, Robert “Bobby” Sommer, Ela Piplits • 2012 • 106 minutes

    When a Vienna museum guard befriends an enigmatic visitor, the grand Kunsthistorisches Art Museum becomes a mysterious crossroads which sparks explorations of their lives, the city,...

  • Adela

    Directed by Adolfo Alix, Jr. • Drama • With Anita Linda, Joem Bascon, Jason Abalos • 2008 • 90 minutes

    It is Adela’s 80th birthday. A former radio personality, she lives on her own in the slums of Manila. Adela is surrounded by a sea of humanity and with it their problems, successes, and trivial...

  • Seraphine (Martin Provost)

    Directed by Martin Provost • Drama • With Yolande Moreau, Ulrich Tukur • 2009 • 125 minutes

    Séraphine is the true story of Seraphine Louis aka Séraphine de Senlis (Yolande Moreau), a simple and profoundly devout housekeeper who in 1905 at age 41 — self-taught and with the instigation of her guar...

  • Nobuhiko Obayashi's War Trilogy

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    In the last decade of his long and prolific career, Nobuhiko Obayashi (1938-2020) —best-known in the U.S. as the filmmaker behind the cult hit House (1977)—wrote and directed a trio of deeply personal and formally audacious films that confronted Japan’s wartime past.

    Made in the wake of the Grea...

  • Augustine (Alice Winocour)

    Directed by Alice Winocour • Drama • With Vincent Lindon, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni • 2013 • 102 minutes

    The powerful and darkly sensual drama Augustine is based on the true story of the unusual relationship that developed between Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot, the pioneering 19th century French neurol...

  • Father

    Directed by Srdan Golubovic • Drama • With Goran Bogdan, Boris Isakovic, Nada Sargin, Muharem Hamzic • 2020 • 120 minutes

    In small town Serbia, a day laborer and father of two, is ordered to give up his children to social services after poverty and hunger drive his wife to commit a desperate act...