Women's Issues

Directed by Iman Zawahry

Welcome to America: Where dreams come true … ish. A provocative spin on the traditional romantic comedy, “…

Directed by Radu Jude

Schoolteacher Emi (Katia Pascariu) finds her career and reputation under threat by her peers and the…

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka

In this gripping revenge thriller — executive-produced by Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Black Swan…

Directed by Ann Hu

How far would a mother go to change her child’s fate? When Lan (Zhu Zhu, “Cloud Atlas”) learns that her 9-…

Directed by Zora Iman Crews & Alec Tibaldi

Daphne Wilco, actor and self-empowered social-justice warrior, wreaks havoc on a production of Euripides…

A program that captures the wisdom, the humor, and the pain that comes with age.
A sampler of films from students in the Jonathan B. Murray Center for Documentary Journalism at the Missouri…
Directed by Christopher Chambers

“A Fire Within” documents a U.S. court case brought by a trio of Ethiopian women against the man who…

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Set in contemporary Paris, “France” — the latest from SLIFF alum Bruno Dumont (“Slack Bay,” “The Life of…

Directed by Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher

As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era.…

Directed by Gabriele Fabbro

When Roxanne (Lidia Vitale), a gruff, middle-age pipe-organ restorer, begins working with her new 20-year-…

Directed by Blerta Basholli

In the searing drama “Hive,” Fahrije lives with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went…

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad

Based on real events, ‘Huda’s Salon’ — directed by two-time SLIFF alum Hany Abbu-Assad (“Omar,” “Rana’s…

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

With “In Front of Your Face,” prolific South Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo suggests that perhaps the most…

Directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West

“Julia” — directed by Julie Cohen and Betty West, who also helmed the Oscar-nominated “RBG” — brings to…

Directed by Therese Shechter

In “My So-Called Selfish Life,” filmmaker Therese Shechter examines an oft-undiscussed social taboo: women…

SLIFF's third dramatic program grapples with topics such as prison, capitalism, and the patriarchy.
Science-fiction shorts that explore the timely and the timeless.
Directed by Lauren Hadaway

When Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman, “Orphan”), a queer college freshman, joins her university’s rowing team…

Directed by Leah Galant & Maya Cueva

Although set in McAllen, at Texas’ southern tip in the Rio Grande Valley, the film doesn’t deal with…

Directed by Jacques Audiard

In “Paris, 13th District” — which debuted at Cannes — three girls and a boy become friends, sometimes…

Directed by Grégory Magne

In the lively French comedy “Perfumes,” Anne Walberg (Emmanuelle Devos) is a celebrity in the world of…

Directed by Céline Sciamma

In “Petite Maman,” Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to her critically lauded “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” 8-…

Directed by Ivaylo Getov & Jeremy Ungar

In 2017, the Vocal Vidas, an all-female Cuban quartet, were invited to perform their first show in America…

A selection of standout documentaries, some experimental in form, from the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Directed by Deborah Riley Draper

In “Twenty Pearls” — deftly narrated by Phylicia Rashad — two-time SLIFF alum Deborah Riley Draper (“…

Directed by Isabel del Rosal

As Amber (Devin Dunne Cannon) braves life after divorce, the young mother must challenge herself to take…

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Spin the “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” and discover an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and…

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

The 24th feature from Hong Sangsoo, “The Woman Who Ran” follows Gamhee (Kim Minhee), who has three…

Directed by Joachim Trier

The third film (with “Reprise” and “Oslo, August 31st”) in Joachim Trier’s unofficial Oslo trilogy, the…