Romance

Mati Diop

Debut director Mati Diop’s “Atlantics” — the Grand Prix winner at this year’s Cannes Film Festival — tells a star-crossed love story infused with…

Joan Micklin Silver

In “Between the Lines,” at the offices of a Boston alternative newspaper, the staff members enjoy a positive and open-minded work environment.…

Mourad Boucif

In Morocco’s "clay rock" region, young Sulayman —  an orphan raised by an elderly hermit — lives in perfect harmony with the local fauna and flora…

Lara Jean Gallagher

In a desperate plea for attention, unhinged and heartbroken Karen — who’s unable to let go of her failing relationship with an older and more…

A collection of real-life stories told through a variety of animated techniques.

A wide-ranging program of films that explore science, technology, and cyberspace.

Louis Garrel

Nine years after she left him for his best friend, journalist Abel (Louis Garrel) gets back together with Marianne (Laetitia Casta), his recently…

Ira Sachs

Unfolding over the course of a late summer's day in the fabled resort town of Sintra, Portugal — known for its dense gardens and gorgeous villas…

Jose Alvarenga Jr.

Maria temporarily moves to Rio to be close to her husband, Pedro, who is acting in a TV series. Far from her friends and work, Maria feels…

Josh Melrod

Set in the backwoods of Vermont, “Major Arcana” follows Dink (Ujon Tokarski), an itinerant carpenter who returns home to collect an inheritance.…

Tara Johnson-Medinger

“My Summer As a Goth” tells a delightful coming-of-age story about the sometimes painful but often comic search for identity and love in…

As a bookend to our opening-night film, SLIFF offers a closing-night collection of shorts that explore the good and the bad of married life.

A selection of some of the best narrative shorts from the 2019 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.

Jeremy Teicher

In the romantic comedy “Olympic Dreams,” Penelope (Alexi Pappas), a young cross-country skier, befriends Ezra (Nick Kroll), a volunteer dentist,…

Céline Sciamma

In 1760 France, Marianne (Noémie Merlant) is commissioned to paint the wedding portrait of Héloïse (Adèle Haenel), a young woman who has just left…

Rashaad Ernesto Green

On a summer night in Harlem during her last months at home before starting college, 17-year-old poet Ayanna (co-writer Zora Howard) meets Isaiah (…

Kelly Blatz

Kicked out of the plush retirement facility where he lives with partner Adina (Anne Gee Byrd), 84-year-old World War II veteran William (Tom Bower…

Buster Keaton

St. Louis’ Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra — a longtime fest favorite — returns to SLIFF with original scores and live accompaniment…

Svetlana Cvetko

“Show Me What You Got” tells an unconventional love story — one firmly rooted in the times in which we live — that takes three adventurous…

Jayro Bustamante

In “Temblores,” a deeply personal follow-up to his landmark debut, “Ixcanul” (SLIFF 2015), Jayro Bustamante shifts settings from rural Guatemala…

Laura Luchetti

In Italy’s Sardinia — full of both beauty and hidden dangers — two adolescents who have been abused and damaged by life escape together to start…

Yang Zhang

“Up the Mountain” offers a beguiling, visually gorgeous record of a year in the painting studio of Shen Jianhua in Dali, located in China’s Yunnan…