SHORTS: FREE TO BE ME

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Total program 80 min We can all feel a little awkward or insecure sometimes, but the young people featured in this international selection of shorts demonstrate some admirable examples of how to believe in yourself—regardless of what others…

SHORTS: ANIMATION FOR ALL

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Total program 70 min Puppies, babies, and bears, oh my! We’ve once again scoured the globe for the best collection of animated short films for audiences of every age to enjoy. Funny characters and curious kids mingle with gentle lessons about…

RODEO

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD France 2022, 105 min, Director: Lola Quivoron Lola Quivoron kicks up major cinematic dust with her riveting feature debut. Julia, a young woman in love with motorbikes and addicted to speed and dangerous…

THE PASSENGERS OF THE NIGHT

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SPIRIT | WORLD France 2022, 111 min, Director: Mikhaël Hers The dissolution of a marriage is always difficult, and it’s even more so for Elisabeth (the iconic Charlotte Gainsbourg, radiant), in early 1980s Paris. She’s never been in a…

OUR BROTHERS (NOS FRANGINS)

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SPIRIT | WORLD France, Algeria 2022, 92 min, Director: Rachid Bouchareb Police brutality receives considerable media attention during our current Black Lives Matter moment, but French director Rachid Bouchareb’s (Days of Glory, MVFF29) drama…

ONE FINE MORNING (UN BEAU MATIN)

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MIND THE GAP | WORLD France 2022, 112 min, Director: Mia Hansen-Løve Even more moving for eschewing excess drama, writer-director Mia Hansen-Løve’s subtle film is a bittersweet exploration of how the vicissitudes of fate and the passage…

MOTHER AND SON (UN PETIT FRÈRE)

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HEART | WORLD France 2022, 116 min, Director: Léonor Serraille Spanning twenty years, Léonor Serraille’s beautifully sweeping second feature follows Rose (Annabelle Lengronne), who moves from the Ivory Coast to France in 1989 with her…

CORSAGE

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MIND THE GAP | WORLD CINEMA Austria, France, Germany, Luxembourg 2022, 113 min, Director: Marie Kreutzer Magnetic star Vicky Krieps (Bergman Island, MVFF44) vividly inhabits Empress Elisabeth of Austria in writer-director Marie Kreutzer’s…

CLOSE

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WORLD Belgium, Netherlands, France 2022, 105 min, Director: Lukas Dhont Belgian director Lukas Dhont explores the delicacy of boyhood and the shifting dynamics of male friendship with heartbreaking intimacy in his assured sophomore feature.…