DECISION TO LEAVE

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WORLD South Korea 2022, 138 min, Director: Park Chan-wook South Korean auteur Park Chan-wook continues his transformation from ace provocateur to mature master with this elegant Hitchcockian thriller about obsession and the mysteries of the…

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.…

CHILE 1976

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | MIND THE GAP | WORLD Chile, Argentina, Qatar 2022, 95 min, Director: Manuela Martelli Manuela Martelli’s debut feature is the poignant story of a wealthy, upper-middle-class housewife suddenly shaken into…

CHARCOAL (CARVÃO)

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MIND THE GAP | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | WORLD Brazil, Argentina 2022, 107 min, Director: Carolina Markowicz Writer-director Carolina Markowicz’s evocative feature debut is the kind of film that makes you love cinema more than ever. Irene (Maeve…

BROKER

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WORLD South Korea 2022, 129 min, Director: Hirokazu Kore-eda Song Kang-ho deservedly won Best Actor at this spring’s Cannes Film Festival for his performance in writer-director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s latest bittersweet exploration of the…

BOY FROM HEAVEN

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TRAILBLAZERS | WORLD Sweden 2022, 125 min, Director: Tarik Saleh In the latest from Swedish-Egyptian director Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident), Tawfeek Barhom plays a naive religious-scholarship student thrilled to be at Cairo’s prestigious…

THE BLUE CAFTAN

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HEART | WORLD Morocco 2022, 124 min, Director: Maryam Touzani In Salé, Morocco, Halim (Saleh Bakri, Costa Brava, Lebanon) and his ailing wife, Mina (Lubna Azabal, Adam), own and operate a made-to-measure dress shop. Halim handcrafts caftans…

BARDO, FALSE CHRONICLE OF A HANDFUL OF TRUTHS

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SPOTLIGHT ON DANIEL GIMÉNEZ CACHO SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR ACTING ¡VIVA EL CINE!  |  WORLD Mexico, 2022, 161 min, Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu Named for the Buddhist concept of a transitional state…

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…