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Abu, Son of Adam   

Abu, Son of Adam
India, 2011, 101 min.
In this gentle tale of irrepressible hope, an aging South Indian Muslim couple decides to sacrifice everything to make a once in a lifetime religious pilgrimage to Mecca. Winner: Gold Lotus (Best Film), Indian National Film Awards.... more



Albert Nobbs   

Albert Nobbs
Ireland, 2011, 114 min.
In her most demanding big screen role in years, Glenn Close brings real delicacy and feeling to this tragic-comic vignette about a nineteenth century Dublin butler who has passed herself off as a man for decades, but never given up on her dream of domestic bliss. ... more



All Your Dead Ones   

All Your Dead Ones
Colombia, 2011, 88 min.
A suspenseful social thriller in which a Colombian farmer finds a pile of dead bodies in his cornfield. When no one wants to go to the trouble of conducting a serious investigation, his predicament becomes increasingly absurd.... more



Almanya, Welcome to Germany   

Almanya, Welcome to Germany
Germany, 2011, 97 min.
Neatly structured into two interwoven time frames, this charming, colorfully styled comedy centers on multiple generations of a German-Turkish clan, and derives its touching, laugh-out-loud humor from cultural misunderstandings and the question of what constitutes national identity. Winner: Best Fil... more



Alois Nebel   

Alois Nebel
Czech Republic, 2011, 84 min.
This moody Czech gem about a train dispatcher haunted by memories at the close of the Cold War uses black and white rotoscope animation to look back on resonant moments in history. Destined to become a classic.... more



Apartment in Athens   

Apartment in Athens
Italy, 2011, 95 min.
Based on a 1945 novel, this unusual war story explores the strange power dynamics between a German officer and the Greek family whose apartment he commandeers, and who he treats like indentured servants. Winner: Young Italian Filmmaker Award, Rome Film Festival.... more



Arranged Happiness   

Arranged Happiness
Germany, 2011, 87 min.
A loving, first-hand portrayal of a Muslim Kashmiri family’s search for a groom for 27-year-old Waheeda, this humane, mesmerizing documentary provides an intimate and compelling counterweight to widely held perceptions of Islam’s practices in the West.... more



Asma’a   

Asma’a
Egypt, 2011, 96 min.
Devout, careworn widow Asma’a has a secret. She is HIV-positive in a world where the disease is still stigmatized. Ultimately, the host of a daring TV show inspires Asma’a to speak out and fight back – both against her illness and social ignorance.... more



A Thousand Cuts   

A Thousand Cuts
USA, 2012, 85 min.
A successful horror film director is treated to some of his own medicine when he’s held captive in his own home by a man whose daughter was killed in a copycat crime inspired by the director’s work.... more



Attenberg   

Attenberg
Greece, 2010, 95 min.
Influenced by everything from Monty Python to Bresson to contemporary performance art, Tsangari’s minimalist chronicle of a sexually naïve young woman, her dying father, and her uninhibited female friend is strange, funny, moving, and altogether unique.... more



August   

August
USA, 2011, 100 min.
Two years after a painful break up, Troy returns to LA and invites his ex lover Jonathan for coffee. Jonathan is in a new relationship now, but he finds Troy hard to resist – and very persistent. A probing, sensual tug of war ensues….... more



Back to your Arms   

Back to your Arms
Lithuania, 2010, 90 min.
In 1961 Berlin, just prior to the construction of the Wall, a Soviet Lithuanian father and his American-raised daughter, separated since WWII, try to out maneuver his KGB minders in order finally reunite….... more



Baikonur   

Baikonur
Kazakhstan, 2011, 95 min.
“Whatever falls from heaven, you may keep,” says the Kazakh proverb. Living downwind from the Baikonur space center means collecting space debris—including an amnesiac female French astronaut—for young Kazakh Iskander. A charming and funny modern fairytale.... more



Beast   

Beast
Denmark, 2011, 83 min.
An obsessive, destructive love transforms a caring husband into a bloodthirsty beast in this perversely fascinating psychodrama. Beast boasts sharp dialogue, strong performances, plenty of tense and troubling moments and atmosphere in spades.Contains scenes of disturbing violence. ... more



Bert Stern, Original Madman   

Bert Stern, Original Madman
USA, 2011, 93 min.
Bert Stern, the original “mad man” photographer, sheds light on a fascinating, topsy-turvy life and career that took him from the mailroom to the heights of success as one of the most celebrated photographers of the 1950s and beyond.... more



Beyond   

Beyond
Finland, 2010, 94 min.
Acclaimed actress Pernilla August makes her writing/directing debut with this compassionate look at a woman forced to confront her dark childhood as the daughter of bitter, hard-drinking Finnish immigrants. Winner, Audience Award, Critic’s Week Venice Film Festival.... more



Bitter Seeds   

Bitter Seeds
India, 2011, 88 min.
Beautifully told and deeply disturbing, Micha Peled’s documentary explores the way farming with genetically modified seeds is having disastrous consequences in India. The third film in Peled’s “Globalization Trilogy” after China Blue and Store Wars.... more



Black Bread   

Black Bread
Spain, 2010, 108 min.
A return visit for this 2010 festival favorite, Spain’s 2011 Oscar® entry. Andreu, a ten-year-old boy, has to confront a world of adults nourished by lies, myths, wicked crimes and painful revelations. Note: contains a scene that may offend animal-lovers, though no animals were harmed in the shootin... more



Blood of My Blood   

Blood of My Blood
Portugal, 2011, 140 min.
Two sisters living in a working class neighborhood of Lisbon fight heroically for the future of their family when their children threaten to go off the rails in this striking drama, at once fiercely naturalistic and highly stylized.... more



Bol   

Bol
Pakistan, 2011, 165 min.
The gripping story of a large, predominantly female family controlled by a domineering Muslim father, while an enlightened doctor played by local “King of Pop” Atif Aslam shows a different, more positive side of life in Pakistan.... more



Breathing   

Breathing
Austria, 2011, 90 min.
A juvenile prisoner toils at day-release work that could help win him parole. That this employment happens to be in Vienna's morgue gives the film its highly individual flavor, while the morbid setting neatly coaxes catharsis from the impassive protagonist. ... more



Brightness   

Brightness
Burkina Faso, 1987, 105 min.
LISTED IN ARCHIVAL SECTION. (no copy for Desert Sun)... more



The British Guide to Showing Off   

The British Guide to Showing Off
United Kingdom, 2011, 97 min.
A colorful, exuberant salute to Andrew Logan, the founder of the "Alternative Miss World Contest", a flamboyant, gender-bending beauty pageant which has run in Britain since 1972. A joyful celebration of creativity and difference.... more



Bullhead   

Bullhead
Belgium, 2011, 124 min.
As astoundingly muscular in style as it is in subject, this assured debut drama is anchored by a mesmerizing performance from Matthias Schoenaerts as a steroid-addicted Belgian cattle farmer tangled up in the illegal trade in growth-hormone-laced beef.... more



By the Fire   

By the Fire
Chile, 2011, 95 min.
A Chilean couple, Daniel and Alejandra, decide to buy a piece of land and move out to the country. But they must fight all manner of adversities to make their dream of a new life together come true.... more




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