International Spotlight

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#sugarwater

Saturday, November 5 at 1:00pm

The documentary “#sugarwater” provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at the groundbreaking Graeae (pronounced Grey Eye) Theater Company, whose mission emphasizes the integration of deaf and disabled performers into its productions. The documentary records... Read more

40-Love

Saturday, November 12 at 2:00pm

An acute examination of pride, ego, and competition, Stéphane Demoustier’s accomplished first feature highlights an especially fraught father-son relationship. When the film opens, middle-aged Jérôme (Olivier Gourmet) has just lost his job as a chain-store sales... Read more

The 86

Saturday, November 5 at 4:30pm

Inspired by true events, "The 86" highlights the activities of a band of 86 Venezuelan street thugs who were an intimidating presence in Caracas during the 1980s. One of the drawbacks to leading a neighborhood gang is the level of infamy and attention that... Read more

Adama

Saturday, November 12 at 12:30pm

As 12-year-old Adama is about to experience his boyhood rite of passage, he and his brother’s lives are changed forever. Adama lives in a remote African village, but his older teenage brother Samba gets lured outside of their community to join the ranks of the... Read more

After the Storm

Thursday, November 10 at 8:45pm
Friday, November 11 at 12:00pm

“After the Storm” is the latest masterwork from Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda (“Still Walking,” “Like Father, Like Son”). Dwelling on his past glory as a prize-winning author, Ryota (Hiroshi Abe) wastes the money he makes as a private detective on gambling... Read more

Among Wolves

Saturday, November 12 at 4:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

Twenty years after the war, Bosnia and Herzegovina continues to struggle with little help from those in power. In one small mountain town, however, an unorthodox leader has emerged, determined to help those around him finally escape from the shadow of war. A born... Read more

Apprentice

Friday, November 4 at 2:45pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:45pm

In “Apprentice,” which debuted at Cannes, Aiman is a 28-year-old Malay correctional officer who has recently transferred to the territory's top prison. He lives with his older sister in a modest housing estate. At his new workplace, Aiman takes an interest in a 65... Read more

Arianna

Friday, November 4 at 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 7:00pm

Arianna is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, the hormones her gynecologist has prescribed do not seem to be helping with her maturation. With her parents, Arianna journeys... Read more

Autumn Fall

Monday, November 7 at 8:45pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 4:00pm

The dramedy “Autumn Fall” — set in beautiful Oslo — tells the story of Ingvld, who works as a lightning technician at the National Theatre but dreams of writing for the stage. Somewhat complicating her ambition: She can't stand actors. Invld still manages to... Read more

Banat

Monday, November 7 at 4:45pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 2:15pm

Agronomist Ivo, frustrated by the lack of opportunity in his Italian home of Bari, accepts a job offer in Banat, a fertile region of Romania. Clara, who renovates boats in the Bari harbor, is at the end of a long and difficult relationship, and when she meets Ivo... Read more

Beijing, New York

Friday, November 4 at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm

“Beijing, New York” is the stunningly beautiful directorial debut of renowned Chinese cinematographer Rain Li, who has shot films for Gus Van Sant (“Paranoid Park”), Scott McGehee and David Siegel (“Uncertainty”), and Stanley Kwan (“Showtime”). Named one of the “... Read more

Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:15pm
Thursday, November 10 at 2:10pm

The sequel to the crowd-pleasing “Belle and Sebastian” (2014 SLIFF) — no knowledge of its predecessor is required — the charmingly old-fashioned “The Adventure Continues” again takes place in the picturesque French Alps. Trailed by a concerned grandfather (Tcheky... Read more

Birds of Passage

Sunday, November 13 at 1:00pm

Cathy (Clarisse Djuroski), a child of divorce, receives a typically quirky gift from her largely absent father: a duck egg to hatch. Told that the bird will imprint on the first person it sees, Cathy is intent on ensuring that the duckling claps its tiny eyes on... Read more

Blush

Tuesday, November 8 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 1:30pm

Naama (Sivan Noam Shimon), a high-school student living outside of Tel Aviv, has a difficult family life. Her overbearing father has a hair-trigger temper and rails incessantly about the Palestinians, and her mother obsesses about older sister Liora, a soldier who... Read more

Body

Thursday, November 10 at 12:10pm
Saturday, November 12 at 2:30pm

A dark and gruesomely funny cocktail, “Body” mixes unsettling observation, surreal imagery, and grim humor to create a potent concoction that will leave audiences shaken and stirred. When a suicide victim he finds hanging in the park gets up and walks away,... Read more

Bogdan's Journey

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm

“Bogdan’s Journey” is a story about conflict and reconciliation, about contemporary Poland and its Jewish past. Kielce, Poland, was the site of Europe’s last Jewish pogrom. In 1946, townspeople killed 40 Holocaust survivors seeking shelter in a downtown building,... Read more

Brother

Thursday, November 10 at 9:00pm
Saturday, November 12 at 4:30pm

Former hotel manager Mark Lebeer receives an unexpected invitation from the beautiful, immensely rich Grace, an Irish woman who wants to resuscitate a love affair from 20 years ago. But the message is not meant for him — it’s actually intended for his late brother... Read more

Celestial Camel

Saturday, November 5 at 2:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 12:15pm

An amusing story lovingly told, “Celestial Camel” takes audiences on a magical journey with 12-year-old herder Bayir into an utterly unique and alien world. When a mother camel runs away to find her colt — his father has sold the animal to some filmmakers — Bayir... Read more

Chemo

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 2:25pm

In “Chemo” — whose story is inspired by the real-life experiences of first-time writer-director Bartosz Prokopowicz — 30-year-old Benek finds himself in the midst of a crisis: He’s plagued by compulsive suicidal thoughts and dreams about death. But when he meets... Read more

The Children of the Noon

Saturday, November 5 at 4:00pm

“The Children of the Noon” begins as a beautifully shot and composed observational work that quietly documents the goings-on at an orphanage in the Kenyan village of Nchiru. During its gentle first half, the film provides a discreet look into the orphans’ lives... Read more

Cloudy Sunday

Sunday, November 6 at 8:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 2:00pm

Based on the book “Ouzeri Tsitsanis” by George Skarbadonis, “Cloudy Sunday” recounts the forbidden love story between a Jewish girl and a Christian boy during the German occupation of Thessaloniki in 1942. When Giorgos falls in love with Estrea, they and their... Read more

The Confessions

Saturday, November 12 at 12:15pm
Sunday, November 13 at 4:45pm

At a G8 meeting held at a luxury hotel on the German coast, the world's most powerful economists gather to enact important decisions that will deeply influence the world economy. Among the guests is a mysterious Italian monk (Toni Servillo), who has been invited... Read more

Cosmos

Friday, November 11 at 12:10pm
Sunday, November 13 at 7:15pm

The final film of the late Polish master Andrzej Zulawski, “Cosmos” is a twisty, darkly comic, and entertainingly deranged whodunit. Witold (Jonathan Genet) has just failed his law-school examinations, and Fuchs (Johan Libéreau) has recently quit his job at a... Read more

Delicatessen

Sunday, November 6 at 9:30pm

On our 25th anniversary, SLIFF proudly re-presents several works from the fest’s past, including this new restoration of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Marc Caro’s “Delicatessen,” which screened at our first edition. An impressive debut feature, “Delicatessen” provided a... Read more

Demimonde

Friday, November 4 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 9:00pm

In January 1914, a horrific murder shakes the city of Budapest: One of the city’s most famous courtesans, Elza Mágnás, has been strangled and her body thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. Chronicling the last four days of Elza’s life through the eyes of a... Read more

Despite the Falling Snow

Saturday, November 12 at 5:45pm

A lushly photographed love story — which the director adapts from her own novel — “Despite the Falling Snow” brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War. In 1950s Moscow, Katya (“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation’s” Rebecca Ferguson) secretly spies for the... Read more

Destiny

Saturday, November 5 at 8:00pm

This new restoration of Fritz Lang’s “Destiny (Der müde Tod)” is a dizzying blend of German Romanticism, Orientalism, and Expressionism. The film marked a bold step for Lang, away from conventional melodrama and into the kind of high-concept filmmaking that would... Read more

Don't Be Bad

Monday, November 7 at 7:15pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 9:00pm

The Italian submission for Best Foreign-Language Film at last year’s Academy Awards, “Don’t Be Bad” is the final work of cult director Claudio Caligari, who died of cancer before its completion. The film was shepherded to the finish line by actor Valerio... Read more

Don't Call Me Son

Monday, November 7 at 2:45pm
Thursday, November 10 at 6:40pm

Pierre (Naomi Nero), a teenager who experiments with cross-dressing but is not yet committed to coming out as transgender, finds his life and sense of self further complicated when he learns that the woman who raised him is not his real mother. In fact, the... Read more

Drawing Home

Thursday, November 10 at 6:30pm

In 1920s Boston, East Coast debutante Catharine Robb (newcomer Julie Lynn Mortensen) is dating the most eligible bachelor in the world, John D. Rockefeller III. Her future seems set: a dream life in the upper echelons of society. But Catherine finds her careful... Read more

Dream Factory

Saturday, November 5 at 6:30pm
Sunday, November 6 at 4:15pm

An all too common phenomenon in India, power outages constitute a nationwide crisis. Although only a village-school dropout, Ezhil (Arun Chidambaram) is determined to find a solution to the persistent electricity problem. His efforts take a dramatic turn when he... Read more

The Eagle Huntress

Thursday, November 10 at 6:45pm

In “The Eagle Huntress,” 13-year-old Aisholpan trains to become the first girl in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Many old Kazakh eagle hunters vehemently reject the idea of a woman taking part in their ancient tradition, but... Read more

Elle

Sunday, November 13 at 5:00pm

Paul Verhoeven, the iconic director of “Robocop” and “Basic Instinct,” is back and at his provocative best in “Elle.” Michèle (Isabelle Huppert) seems indestructible: The head of a leading video-game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to both her... Read more

Enclave

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:35pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 4:15pm

In Kosovo 2004, five years after the war, 12-year-old Nenad rides to school in an armored tank, traveling from his Serbian enclave into hostile Albanian territory. Instead of friends his own age, his dying grandfather and an elderly priest serve as the boy’s only... Read more

Everybody's Fine

Tuesday, November 8 at 2:15pm
Thursday, November 10 at 12:00pm

A wonderfully perceptive and moving family drama, “Everybody’s Fine” works a Chinese variation on Giuseppe Tornatore’s 1990 Italian original (with Marcello Mastroianni) and its 2009 American remake (with Robert De Niro). This new take on “Everybody’s Fine” stars... Read more

A Family Affair

Sunday, November 6 at 3:30pm

On his 30th birthday, filmmaker Tom Fassaert receives a mysterious invitation from his 95-year-old grandmother Marianne to come visit her in South Africa. Tom’s knowledge of Marianne is slight, limited to the predominantly negative stories told by his father, Rob... Read more

Fatima

Friday, November 4 at 4:15pm
Saturday, November 5 at 2:00pm

Winner of last year’s César Award as best film, “Fatima” is one of recent French cinema's most trenchant and moving portraits of the immigrant experience, offering a patient, reflective study of a woman pressured by her children and neighbors to assimilate into a... Read more

The Fencer

Friday, November 4 at 7:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 6:30pm

Endel is on the run as his past affiliations begin catching up to him. Eluding the secret police in Leningrad, Endel finds himself in hapless Haapsalu, Estonia. It is the early 1950s and, in the wake of World War II, Estonia squirms in the iron fist of Stalin’s... Read more

Fever at Dawn

Monday, November 7 at 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 9 at 2:30pm

Based on real-life events, “Fever at Dawn” tells the unlikely story of director Péter Gárdos’ parents and their extraordinary courtship. In 1945, after being freed from a concentration camp, 25-year-old Hungarian Miklós is recuperating at a Swedish hospital. But... Read more

The Fitzroy

Monday, November 7 at 7:00pm

A delightfully black comedy, “The Fitzroy” is set in an alternative post-apocalyptic 1950s in which the world is covered in poisonous gas. The last place available to take a traditional seaside holiday is the Fitzroy, a hotel located in a derelict submarine... Read more

Gary Numan: Android in La La Land

Friday, November 11 at 9:00pm

In the late ’70s and early ’80s, Gary Numan, the godfather of electronic pop music, took the sound of early electronica and fused it with an white-faced, black-eyed “android” alter ego, creating a unique sound and inspiring a legion of admiring Numanoids. Topping... Read more

Germans & Jews

Sunday, November 13 at 2:30pm

Provocative and enlightening, “Germans & Jews” offers a new perspective on a complex history. Today, Europe’s fastest-growing Jewish population is in Berlin. Germany is considered one of the most democratic societies in the world, assuming the position of... Read more

The Half

Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm
Saturday, November 12 at 9:30pm

After her father’s death, young Azar moves out on her own after her mother remarries. Her stepfather, a drug addict, shows clear abusive tendencies, and Azar realizes she’ll be under threat as long as she remains in the house. But when her new accommodations are... Read more

Harmonium

Friday, November 4 at 12:15pm
Monday, November 7 at 12:15pm

With his characteristically careful attention to character, director Koji Fukada creates an explosive family drama in “Harmonium.” Intended as a companion piece to the black comedy “Hospitalite,” “Harmonium” returns to the domestic sphere, capturing the collapse... Read more

Heidi

Saturday, November 12 at 4:15pm

A new adaptation of the beloved children’s books by Johanna Spyri, “Heidi” is set in 19th-century Switzerland. Five-year-old orphan Heidi (Anuk Steffen) is sent to live with her grumpy grandfather (German acting legend Bruno Ganz) high in the Alps. As Heidi grows... Read more

The Holly Kane Experiment

Tuesday, November 8 at 9:30pm

A dark, intelligent thriller, “The Holly Kane Experiment” explores a woman’s battle for sanity in the face of extreme psychological pressure. Holly Kane (Kirsty Averton) is an attractive 29-year-old experimental psychologist whose determined research into mind-... Read more

Home Care

Monday, November 7 at 4:30pm
Thursday, November 10 at 2:15pm

“Home Care” — the Czech Republic’s submission to last year’s Academy Awards — examines the finality of human existence through a tender portrayal of Viasta, a dedicated home-care nurse who puts everyone’s needs above her own. Trudging through the countryside,... Read more

Hotel Dallas

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

By turns ethereal, meditative, and surreal, “Hotel Dallas” — a frequently funny, consistently experimental hybrid of fiction and nonfiction — premiered at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. Blurring the lines between memoir, documentary re-enactment,... Read more

House of Time

Friday, November 4 at 5:15pm
Saturday, November 5 at 8:30pm

Robert d'Eglantine, a specialist in quantum physics, invites five of his friends to spend a weekend in his castle, lost in the woods, and to share in an experiment. According to his calculations, at 11:37 p.m., a rift will open in the space-time continuum and send... Read more

Indivisible

Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

Providing moving proof that love knows no borders, “Indivisible” chronicles the very real plight of the people at the heart of our nation’s immigration debate. Renata, Evelyn, and Antonio were young children when their parents brought them to the U.S. in search of... Read more

Ixcanul

Friday, November 4 at 12:00pm
Saturday, November 5 at 9:00pm

Guatemala’s submission to last year’s Academy Awards, “Ixcanul” is a mesmerizing fusion of fact and fable, a dreamlike depiction of the daily lives of Kaqchikel-speaking Mayans on a coffee plantation at the base of an active volcano. Immersing us in its characters... Read more

Jerry Lewis: The Man Behind the Clown

Saturday, November 12 at 1:00pm

Since his earliest days, SLIFF Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Jerry Lewis had the masses laughing with his visual gags, pantomime sketches, and signature slapstick humor. But Lewis was far more than just a funny performer. After the breakup of his famed... Read more

Jules & Dolores

Thursday, November 10 at 8:40pm
Saturday, November 12 at 9:00pm

In 1983 Rio de Janeiro, fun-loving Peralta (Paulo Tiefenthaler) endeavors to pay off his gambling debt and pacify Dolores (Afro-Brazilian telenovela star Tais Araujo), his flamboyant, model-gorgeous wife. With happy-go-lucky buddy Borracha (Danilo Grangheia),... Read more

Kapo in Jerusalem

Wednesday, November 9 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 11 at 2:30pm

In 1946, a pair of Auschwitz survivors — physician Bruno and pianist Sarah — arrives in Jerusalem, a city under siege as Zionists begin the war for Israel’s independence. As the couple attempts to rehabilitate their lives, a rumor spreads that Bruno was a sadistic... Read more

Klown Forever

Monday, November 7 at 5:00pm
Sunday, November 13 at 6:00pm

“Klown Forever” follows estranged best friends Casper (Casper Christensen) and Frank (Frank Hvam) as they travel to Hollywood in search of fame and fortune. Viewers familiar with the lunatic buddies’ previous outrages in “Klown” (2012) will find it unsurprising... Read more

Le Mirage

Tuesday, November 8 at 8:30pm
Saturday, November 12 at 8:15pm

The good news: Patrick has it all. The handsome manager of a mammoth sporting-goods store, he lives with beautiful wife Isabelle (Julie Perrault) and his children in a home that features all the newest luxuries, including a dream kitchen and a pool. And the bad... Read more

The Liberators

Monday, November 7 at 7:30pm

Medieval art treasures seized by the Nazis go missing at the end of World War II. Were they destroyed in the chaos of the final battles? Or were these 1,000-year-old masterpieces — worth an estimated $350 million — stolen by advancing American troops? For more... Read more

Lion

Wednesday, November 9 at 6:30pm

In this inspiring true story, 5-year-old Saroo (the remarkable Sunny Pawar) gets lost on a train traveling away from his home and family. Frightened and bewildered, he ends up thousands of miles distant, in chaotic Kolkata. Somehow he survives living on the... Read more

Liza the Fox-Fairy

Friday, November 11 at 6:30pm
Saturday, November 12 at 4:30pm

In the fantastical “Liza the Fox-Fairy,” all its title character wants is to find the man of her dreams in a burger shop, just as her favorite romance novel promises. A 30-year-old home-care nurse for a bedridden woman, the mousy Liza has spent her life largely in... Read more

Long Live Death

Thursday, November 10 at 5:00pm
Friday, November 11 at 9:00pm

In “Long Live Death,” a serial killer sedates his female victims and makes their murders look like suicides. When the body of another woman is found, Lt. Murot finally catches the culprit, appearing to end the deadly spree. But even after his arrest, the killer... Read more

Mara'Akame's Dream

Thursday, November 10 at 7:00pm

Nieri is a young Huichol indian whose dream of traveling with his rock band to play in a concert in Mexico City faces stern opposition by his father. A shaman, or Mara’Akame, he has considerably different plans for his son, who’s expected to follow in his... Read more

The Measure of a Man

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 5:00pm

In “The Measure of a Man,” a powerful and deeply troubling vision of the realities of our new economic order, Vincent Lindon gives his finest performance to date as unemployed everyman Thierry, who must submit to a series of quietly humiliating ordeals in his... Read more

Men in the Arena

Saturday, November 12 at 7:30pm

A touching story of friendship, struggle, and triumph, “Men in the Arena” follows the journey of two friends on the Somali national soccer team who face impossible odds to fulfill their dreams. After surviving two decades of war, Saadiq, 17, and Sa’ad, 20, the... Read more

Moos

Saturday, November 5 at 4:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 12:00pm

It’s Hanukkah evening, and everything remains the way it’s always been for Moos, who stayed in her hometown to take care of her father after her mother’s passing. But when her longtime childhood friend Sam arrives as a surprise guest from Israel, Moos gets the... Read more

Mr. Gaga

Sunday, November 6 at 7:00pm

Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company, is regarded as one of the most important choreographers in the world. Profiling Naharin at a critical turning point in his personal life, “Mr. Gaga” introduces viewers to a man who combines an... Read more

My Life as a Film

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

When Eva Vitija came of age, her father gave her a feature-length film about her life. Far from pleasing Eva, the film infuriated her. Her father, filmmaker Joschy Scheidegger, documented his family obsessively, and his daughter had vainly attempted to get away... Read more

Nana

Sunday, November 6 at 12:30pm

At 22, filmmaker Serena Dykman had always known that her maternal grandmother, Maryla Michalowski-Dyamant, was an Auschwitz survivor, but she never dared or cared to inquire more about the Nana she had lost at 11. But after witnessing the terrorist attacks in... Read more

Neither Heaven Nor Earth

Friday, November 4 at 2:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 8:45pm

While on a mission in Afghanistan, French Army Capt. Antarès Bonassieu's men start vanishing one by one without explanation. Bonassieu (Jérémie Renier) and his squad are assigned to monitor a remote valley of Wakhan, Afghanistan, on the border of Pakistan.... Read more

The New Classmate

Thursday, November 10 at 4:15pm
Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

“The New Classmate” —director Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari’s debut — is a heartwarming story about being courageous enough to dream. On her first day of school, Appu has no desire to get out of the bed she shares with her single mother, Chanda. She would much rather spend... Read more

Oddball

Sunday, November 13 at 3:00pm

In the heartwarming "Oddball," eccentric chicken farmer Allan “Swampy” Marsh (Shane Jacobson), with the help of granddaughter Olivia (Coco Jack Gillies), trains his mischievous dog, Oddball, to protect a penguin sanctuary from fox attacks. In the process, Swampy... Read more

Old Stone

Monday, November 7 at 6:45pm
Tuesday, November 8 at 2:10pm

In Johnny Ma’s thrilling debut feature, a Chinese taxi driver finds himself plunged into a Kafkaesque nightmare in a society where life is cheap, compassion is ruinously expensive, and no good deed goes unpunished. When a drunk passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve... Read more

Olympic Pride, American Prejudice

Sunday, November 6 at 2:45pm

In 1936, 18 African-American athletes — dubbed the “black auxiliary” by Hitler — participated in the Berlin Olympic Games, defying Nazi Aryan supremacy and Jim Crow racism. Despite their achievements, history forgot all except one, Jesse Owens. “Olympic Pride,... Read more

One Night Only

Friday, November 11 at 9:15pm
Sunday, November 13 at 7:45pm

Having lost his fortune and loved ones because of inveterate gambling, Gao Ye walks out from prison to face a cruel and lonely world. Intrigued by Momo, a beautiful hooker who mysteriously knocks on his door, he involves her in a plan intended to recoup all of his... Read more

Out of Innocence

Saturday, November 12 at 3:00pm

Based on true events at the turn of the 20th century, the Irish social drama “Out of Innocence” tells the story of a woman falsely accused. When a newborn baby washes up on a beach, it’s shocking enough, but the child was also stabbed before being tossed into the... Read more

The Peacemaker

Saturday, November 5 at 7:30pm

This inspiring documentary profiles international peacemaker Padraig O'Malley, who helps make peace for others but struggles to find it for himself. The film captures Padraig's isolated life in Cambridge, Mass., and follows him over five years to some of the most... Read more

A Quiet Passion

Sunday, November 6 at 5:15pm

Featured at a special gala screening at this year’s Berlinale, “A Quiet Passion” chronicles the life of Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon of “Sex in the City”): her loves, her struggles, and her magnificent poetry. Directed by lauded British director Terence Davies... Read more

The Red Turtle

Saturday, November 12 at 6:15pm

An intriguing collaboration between independent Dutch animator Michael Dudok de Wit and the famed Studio Ghibli — longtime home of the legendary Hayao Miyazaki (“Spirited Away,” “Princess Mononoke”) — the dialogue-less “The Red Turtle” chronicles the major life... Read more

Sabina K.

Tuesday, November 8 at 6:30pm

Inspired by a true story, “Sabina K.” follows the title character, a divorced mother of two small children, as she reconnects with Saša, a man who served with her in the Bosnian army during the war. Saša and Sabina fall deeply in love and plan to marry, but there’... Read more

Santoalla

Sunday, November 6 at 1:00pm

A pitch-perfect rural mystery, “Santoalla” chronicles what happens when a progressive Dutch couple, Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool, escape the constraints and complications of the city by decamping to the Spanish countryside. Exhausted after a fight against... Read more

Searching for Home

Saturday, November 5 at 6:00pm
Saturday, November 12 at 6:30pm

A former exchange student at UMSL — his doc short “Harvard Man” appeared at the 2014 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase — director Hari Secic returns to St. Louis with his first feature, a vérité portrait of a man torn between two counties. A Bosnian Muslim, Sead... Read more

Seed

Saturday, November 12 at 12:15pm

“Seed” chronicles the David-and-Goliath battle now being fought to ensure the diversity of the Earth’s seed stock.The stakes couldn’t be higher. Few things are as miraculous and vital as seeds. Like tiny time capsules, they contain the songs, sustenance, memories... Read more

She Remembers, He Forgets

Friday, November 4 at 9:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 3:00pm

Gigi (Miriam Yeung) is a travel agent yearning to see more of the world but married to a man whose work schedule consistently fails to align with hers. Worse, Pang (Jan Lamb) may also be cheating on her. As she processes her emotions on the subject, Gigi fondly... Read more

She Started It

Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30pm

Following five women over two years as they pitch venture capitalists, build teams, bring products to market, fail, and start again, “She Started It” takes viewers on a global roller-coaster ride from San Francisco to Mississippi, from France to Vietnam. Along the... Read more

Sila Samayangalil

Saturday, November 5 at 3:30pm
Sunday, November 6 at 8:00pm

A dramedy with a strong message of social awareness, “Sila Samayangalil” focuses on eight characters from different walks of life who provide their blood samples for an AIDS test. In the pathology lab where the screening occurs, those tested are forced to cool... Read more

Sonita

Sunday, November 13 at 1:00pm

Two-time Sundance Film Festival award winner “Sonita” tells the inspiring story of Sonita Alizadeh, an 18-year-old Afghan refugee in Iran, who thinks of Michael Jackson and Rihanna as her spiritual parents and dreams of becoming a big-name rapper. For the time... Read more

The Star of Algiers

Wednesday, November 9 at 9:15pm

“The Star of Algiers,” a sexy, smoky, jazz-filled film feast, is the latest from Algerian director Rachid Benhadj. Moussa is a musician who dreams of becoming the Michael Jackson of Algiers. Displaying equal measures of talent and energy, Moussa pursues this... Read more

Staying Vertical

Friday, November 4 at 9:30pm
Saturday, November 5 at 4:15pm

Screenwriter Leo (Damien Bonnard) is researching a script — and coping with writer’s block — in the south of France. During a scouting excursion, he is seduced by Marie (India Hair), a free-spirited and dynamic shepherdess, and nine months later she gives birth to... Read more

Story of Judas

Sunday, November 6 at 5:15pm

A bold retelling of the saga of the most infamous of the 12 disciples, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche’s movie portrays Judas not as the betrayer of Jesus but as his most devoted and loving friend. In addition to directing, writing, and producing “Story of Judas,” Ameur-... Read more

The Tenth Man

Friday, November 11 at 4:30pm
Sunday, November 13 at 12:15pm

Award-winning Argentine director Daniel Burman returns with “The Tenth Man,” a tender, well-observed comedy that explores — with a delicate lightness of touch — the intricacies of the father-son relationship and the definitions of identity and home. After years... Read more

Toni Erdmann

Wednesday, November 9 at 7:00pm

Winfried (Peter Simonischek) doesn’t see much of his working daughter Ines (Sandra Hüller). The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It’s an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is... Read more

Trespass Against Us

Wednesday, November 9 at 8:30pm
Friday, November 11 at 8:30pm

In “Trespass Against Us,” three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws among some of the wealthiest lands in Britain. They spend their time hunting, raiding large estates, and tormenting the police. In the midst of it all, Chad (Michael... Read more

Two

Sunday, November 6 at 6:00pm
Monday, November 7 at 9:30pm

The directorial debut of Iranian actress Soheila Golestani, the quietly powerful “Two” is loosely adapted from American author Bernard Malamud’s short story “Maid’s Shoes.” Pari (Mahtab Nasirpour), a lonely, middle-aged chambermaid, is hired by visiting expat... Read more

Two Worlds

Sunday, November 6 at 12:00pm

In “Two Worlds,” a sweet, inspiring family portrait, 12-year-old Laura serves as the viewers’ guide through life with her deaf parents — an existence that’s undoubtedly unusual and challenging but also surprisingly ordinary. Laura is an absolute charmer,... Read more

Ville-Marie

Thursday, November 10 at 4:25pm
Sunday, November 13 at 2:15pm

A suicide on the streets of a downtown Montréal borough unites the stories of a diverse cast of characters in Guy Édoin’s “Ville-Marie.” Witness to the tragedy, asthmatic architecture student Thomas misses the airport arrival of his mother, Sophie (Monica Bellucci... Read more

Waiting for B.

Friday, November 11 at 7:00pm

The charming “Waiting for B.” explores the outer reaches of fandom, profiling a hyper-devoted group of Beyoncé worshipers. Lacking the money to buy primo seats to a stadium concert in Sao Paulo, these Queen B. super-fans camp out for two months to edge as close as... Read more

Winnetou's Son

Saturday, November 5 at 12:15pm
Sunday, November 6 at 2:15pm

Short, chubby, and pale, 10-year-old Max looks far from an Indian, but the boy adores all things Native American. With his parents soon to separate, Max seeks comfort in his own world, imagining himself as the son of Winnetou, an Apache chief who appeared in... Read more

The Yatzkans

Sunday, November 13 at 12:00pm

Viewing great historical events from a highly personal perspective, “The Yatzkans” traces the journey of the film’s eponymous family across war-torn 20th-century Europe. When Anna-Célia Kendall’s mother dies, the filmmaker must deal with the remaining personal... Read more

You Are Everything

Monday, November 7 at 9:20pm

The sexy drama “You Are Everything” — the feature debut of German director Lena Geller — uses music festivals throughout Europe as a backdrop, celebrating the transportive qualities of Goa trance and its drone-like bass-lines. When journalist Georg and his... Read more