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XALÉ

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WORLD Senegal 2022, 101 min, Director: Moussa Sene Absa Acclaimed Senegalese director Moussa Sene Absa (Madame Brouette, MVFF26) unites ancient and contemporary modes of storytelling in this visually stunning and emotionally resonant tale…

WHITE NOISE

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SPOTLIGHT ON NOAH BAUMBACH SCREENING + PRESENTATION OF THE MVFF AWARD FOR SCREENWRITING GROW | US CINEMA US 2022, 136 min, Director: Noah Baumbach Writer-director-producer Noah Baumbach dazzles in his first film since his acclaimed Marriage…

WHINA

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | WORLD New Zealand 2021, 112 min, Directors: James Napier Robertson, Paula Whetu Jones This inspirational film reveals the extraordinary life of New Zealand’s Dame Whina Cooper, a courageous Māori woman whose…

WE DREAM OF ROBOTS (SOÑAR ROBOTS)

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TRAILBLAZERS | ¡VIVA EL CINE! | FAMILY Uruguay 2021, 84 min, Pablo Casacuberta A determined group of teenagers from the Uruguayan countryside tackles math, science, and the physics of friendship as they conquer the world of robotics. We Dream…

STILL WORKING 9 TO 5

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LAUGH | MIND THE GAP | DOCS US 2021, 95 min, Directors: Camille Hardman, Gary Lane The iconic 1980 screwball feminist revenge comedy that put the plight of women office workers on blast steps back into the spotlight in this fun and fascinating…

SOPHIA

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TRAILBLAZERS | MIND THE GAP | DOC US 2022, 89 min, Director: Crystal Moselle, Jon Kasbe An exploration of brilliance and frailty in the pursuit of artistic perfection, Crystal Moselle and Jon Kasbe’s documentary follows ingenious but unsettled…

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…

PROVO

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HEART | MIND THE GAP | US US 2022, 87 min, Director: Emma Thatcher Writer-director-star Emma Thatcher makes an arresting feature debut with this idiosyncratic love story that’s also a bitingly funny ode to the oddities of the American Midwest,…

PLAN 75

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SPIRIT | WORLD Japan 2022, 112 min, Director: Chie Hayakawa Chie Hayakawa’s feature debut, which premiered at Cannes, puts our ageist society under a microscope. This dystopian drama may provoke comparisons to 1970s-era classics Logan’s…

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…