THE WONDER

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WORLD US, UK, Ireland 2022, 102 min, Director: Sebastián Lelio Sebastián Lelio (A Fantastic Woman, MVFF40) directs this gripping adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s (Room, MVFF38) revisionist historical novel set in her native Ireland. It’s…

THE SWIMMERS

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MIND THE GAP | WORLD US, UK, 2022 | Director: Sally El Hosaini Yusra Mardini cherished one goal: To swim for Syria’s Olympic team. But that aspiration seemed dashed when her homeland’s civil war made her a refugee. Sally El Hosaini’s…

THE SON

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WORLD UK, US, France 2022, 123 min, Director: Florian Zeller Writer-director Florian Zeller returns with an adaptation of the second play in his family trilogy, which — like his 2020 Oscar®-winning film The Father (MVFF43) —examines the…

THE LOST KING

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WORLD UK 2022, 108 min, Director: Stephen Frears In 2004, Philippa Langley (Sally Hawkins, Spencer, MVFF44) takes her son to see a production of Richard III. She becomes intrigued by the story of the malformed king who, per Shakespeare’s play,…

THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

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LAUGH | WORLD Ireland, UK, US 2022, 114 min, Director: Martin McDonagh While civil war rages across Galway Bay, another kind of battle bursts forth on the tiny island of Inisherin when fiddler Colm (Brendan Gleeson) severs his friendship with…

SHORTS: ROLLING IN THE DEEP

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Total program 60 min “Throw your soul through every open door. Count your blessings to find what you look for.” These short films by talented British female directors use a variety of genres and styles to tell contemporary stories. Hailing…

MY POLICEMAN

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WORLD UK, US 2022, 113 min, Director: Michael Grandage The events of the past impact a married couple’s present when a long-estranged friend moves into their home after a stroke in Michael Grandage’s elegant adaptation of Bethan Roberts’…

LIVING

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WORLD UK 2022, 102 min, Director: Oliver Hermanus This beautiful drama, written by Kazuo Ishiguro (The Remains of the Day) and directed by Oliver Hermanus (Moffie), poses a question: How does a repressed and ineffectual bureaucrat respond…

LADY CHATTERLEY’S LOVER

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HEART | MIND THE GAP | WORLD UK, US 2022, 105 min, Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre’s tastefully understated, elegantly updated version of D.H. Lawrence’s novel has bountiful pleasures on offer beyond the…

FREEDOM ON FIRE: UKRAINE’S FIGHT FOR FREEDOM

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DOCS UK, Ukraine, US 2022, 118 min, Director: Evgeny Afineevsky It’s one thing to read articles on Russia’s war against Ukraine or see brief snippets of the destruction on social media. It’s something else entirely to feel like you’ve…