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3 Faces
Iran 2018 100 min.

When actress Behnaz Jafari receives a video of a teenage girl begging for her help before appearing to commit suicide, she and director Jafar Panahi (both playing themselves) embark on a road trip across Iran in hopes of locating the girl unharmed. The result: an enchanting meditation on freedom.

All These Creatures
Australia 2018 13 min.

An adolescent boy attempts to sort out his memories of a mysterious infestation, the unraveling of his father, and the little creatures inside us all.

Iran 2018 106 min.

Amir’s adult sister is determined to to break away from their parents, who are desperate to keep her home. His friend’s ex-wife is threatening to leave with their son. And somehow, Amir has become embroiled in both conflicts. But he faces his own problems in this slice-of-life drama from Iran.

The Ark of Disperata
Italy 2017 110 min.

A crumbling village in southern Italy sets the stage for bumbling redemption in this comedy about a woebegone, poetry-loving mayor seeking to revitalize his community with the unlikely help of two would-be mobsters. Waking Ned Devine meets We Bought a Zoo.

As Needed
Italy 2018 92 min.

This feel-good foodie flick from Italy sustains to the last bite. A kitchen maestro with a bad-boy past emerges from prison hoping to resume his career—but first he must complete his community service by chaperoning a cook with Asperger’s en route to the finals of a top competition.

Ash Is Purest White
China 2018 136 min.

Qiao is in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him, which earns her five years in prison. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off in this provocative tale of love in a rapidly changing China.

At War
France 2018 113 min.

Despite record profits on the backs of their already-struggling labor pool, the managers of Perrin Industries plan to shut down a French factory that employs 1,100. This fiery portrayal of workers on strike puts viewers in the thick of the battle between the little guy and the powers that be.

Aurora Borealis
Hungary 2017 105 min.

In this thought-provoking drama from Hungary, Mária hovers between life and death when her daughter Olga discovers that her mother has a secret—a secret that takes them all the way back to the war. And we discover that—for families and nations alike—the future depends on our reckoning with the past.

Back Home
Poland 2018 106 min.

20-year-old Urszula has managed to escape from her pimp and return, beaten and bruised, to her home. But everyone in her conservative community—including her parents, siblings, and priest—seem determined to punish her sins both real and imagined in this grim study of a pious Polish town.

Becoming Astrid
Sweden 2018 123 min.

This charming biopic acquaints viewers with Swedish author Astrid Ericsson as a young adult—before she became Astrid Lindgren and created the flame-haired, supernaturally strong, and internationally beloved children's-book character Pippi Longstocking.

DFF41 Spotlight: Ben is Back
USA 2018 103 min.

Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges star with Courtney B. Vance in this emotionally complex, character-driven drama about a day in the life of a family surprised on Christmas Eve by the return from rehab of their 19-year-old son, an addict whose past—if it is past—continues to haunt them all.

Bet on Revenge
Hungary 2017 122 min.

Which is sweeter—love or revenge? That’s the rub in this ripping Hungarian period drama about a dashing rake named Erno whose nemesis—a baron who killed Erno’s father and usurped the family estate—is now his rival in a horse race. But will humiliating his foe mean losing the baron’s daughter?

Birds of Passage
Colombia 2018 125 min.

This epic follow-up to Embrace of the Serpent (DFF38) depicts the origins of the Colombian drug trade. When an indigenous family begins selling marijuana to Americans in the 1970s, greed and passion collide and a fratricidal war breaks out, risking ancestral ways of life, and actual lives.

Birds Without Feathers
USA 2018 87 min.

Wendy McColm directs and stars in this poignant dark comedy about six misfits in desperate search of connection, including a would-be Instagram star, a stand-up with stage fright, a struggling self-help guru, and a Russian pseudo-cowboy obsessed with Jeff Goldblum.

Blind Mice
USA 2018 9 min.

A con fresh out of prison gets back in the game.

Blossom Valley
Hungary 2018 83 min.

In this audacious, genre-bending road movie from Hungary, bored 20-year-old Bianka decides to steal a baby. Now she only needs a getaway plan and a willing father figure—whom she finds in Laci, a mentally disabled but gentle soul who’s determined to protect his newfound family on the run.

Born in the Maelstrom
Canada 2018 28 min.

An impressionistic portrait of a young biracial woman named Rebecca as she struggles to find her identity in a world shaped by her black mother’s painful past.

Boy Erased
USA 2018 114 min.

Teenager Jared is the loving, dutiful son of a Baptist preacher (Russell Crowe) and an equally devout wife (Nicole Kidman)—until, that is, he’s outed and forced into a gay-conversion program in Joel Edgerton’s emotional adaptation of Garrard Conley’s namesake memoir.

Australia 2018 6 min.

An experimental musician needs to go through pain to compose her next piece.

Budapest Noir
Hungary 2017 95 min.

The title says it all in this crime story from Hungary set in 1936, replete with dead ingenues, dead politicans, nefarious politicians, and a cynical reporter forced to navigate the seedy underbelly of the city to find out who’s standing between him and the truth—and why.

South Korea 2018 148 min.

In this slow-burning romantic thriller from South Korea (with nods to The Great Gatsby), an introvert’s frustrations are exacerbated by his entrance into a love triangle with a spirited young woman and her wealthy, mysterious boyfriend—only to come to a boil when she disappears.

The Butler
Poland 2018 150 min.

In this romantic epic from Polish director Filip Bajon, the shifting fortunes and steadfast passions of the von Krauss family unfold against a backdrop of world wars spanning five decades.

Turkey 2018 117 min.

From the chrysalis of a wacky road comedy emerges a butterfly of a family drama—beautifully fragile and strange—as three siblings return to the dusty Turkish village of their youth to reunite with a father they haven’t seen in decades. (These days their family nest contains some rare chickens.)

France 2017 7 min.

Laure must replace a deceased swimmer on the relay swim team.

Lebanon 2018 123 min.

After struggling to survive on the streets of Beirut, 12-year-old Zain sues his parents for giving birth to him in this blistering drama from Nadine Labaki (Caramel, DFF30), which explores poverty, abuse, and abandonment through the eyes of a distinctly un-childlike child.

USA 2018 12 min.

When plans fall through, a six-year-old is faced with a big responsibility on a hot Texas day.

USA 2018 6 min.

After a long night of partying, famous rapper Rubin Starr calls a Carrier to take him home, only to find out his driver has different plans for the ride.

Australia 2018 20 min.

On a rural cattle farm, two sisters worry about their mother’s cancer. An unexplained death in the herd gives them cause to start looking for answers.

The Charmer
Denmark 2017 101 min.

A dashing Iranian man proves willing to use all the tools at his disposal to secure permanent residence in Denmark. As his visa nears expiration, he desperately searches for a Danish wife in this intense and chilling drama.

Child of the Sky
USA 2017 15 min.

Lost in the desert, a woman gets lured into a nightmarish world of cult violence in this deeply chilling take on Mesopotamian mythology, told through ferocious dance movements.

Children of Men
USA 2006 109 min.

Following this Sci Fi Film Series screening of Alfonso Cuarón’s dystopian classic starring Clive Owen and Julianne Moore, Dr. Vincent Pitturro (MSU) and Dr. Nicole Garneau (DMNS) will lead a discussion to break down the science behind the scenes.

Cold War
Poland 2018 90 min.

Wiktor and Zula meet amid the post-war ruins of Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia, and Paris in this lush romantic drama filmed entirely in black and white. Complicated by politics, their own character flaws, and tragic twists of fate, theirs is an impossible love story for impossible times.

Daughter of Mine
Italy 2018 97 min.

In this study of a familial rather than romantic love triangle set on the Italian island of Sardinia, 10-year-old Vittoria falls under the thrall of a charismatic but troubled young woman to whom she bears a striking resemblance—far more than she does to the mother who has so lovingly raised her.

Daydreams of Dennis Baker
USA 2018 8 min.

A sheriff recounts a case that tests his constitution.

Dead Pigs
China 2018 131 min.

Pork is the unifying force in modern China—at least according to this now-dark, now-off-the-wall comedy from writer/director Cathy Yan, in which five characters (including a rural pig farmer and a dubious American developer) collide in a contemporary Shanghai showdown.

Der Lindenbaum
USA 2018 16 min.

An opera singer is depressed. His father is trying to commit suicide. Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.

USA 2018 95 min.

Elderly Diane (Mary Kay Place) is aggressively selfless—she spends most of her time serving meals to the homeless and checking in on ill friends and family—but her exhausting routine is slowly revealed to be her penance for a long-ago transgression in this exquisitely solemn character study.

France 2017 90 min.

In this sharp-fanged French/Belgian tragicomedy, Jacques is stripped of everything: his job, his family, his home, and his new pet. Having already paid for training sessions and at a loss for answers, he decides to attend them himself—as the dog. You can’t help but sympathize as you squirm.

Italy 2018 102 min.

In this dark crime drama from Matteo Garrone (Gomorrah, DFF31), gentle pet groomer and petty criminal Marcello has the wide, wet eyes of a spaniel, and like a dog, he’s eager for everyone to love him—from his teenage daughter to the local thug Simone. But how far will he go to keep the peace?

The Elephant in the Room
USA 2018 10 min.

A disappointed father struggles to accept his son.

An Elephant Sitting Still
China 2018 230 min.

Three troubled souls in a small Chinese town are united by the rumor of a nihilistic circus elephant in a city not far away. Over the course of a single day, they seek to escape their woes by making a pilgrimage to see their existential hero in this crushing indictment of contemporary society.

Italy 2017 115 min.

In this bittersweet Italian romance, ad man Teo is a womanizing workaholic who has zero intention of getting serious with Emma, the blind divorcée he’s nevertheless seducing. But the road to true love and heartbreak alike is paved with zero intentions.

Eternal Winter
Hungary 2018 110 min.

In this Hungarian retelling of a true story, the lives of the prisoners in a 1940s Soviet labor camp have been reduced to coal mining and trying not to freeze to death, if only for the sake of their families. Admittedly, anguished Irén is finding warmth in a fellow internee’s arms for her own sake.

Italy 2018 115 min.

Two brothers—one a flashy, drug-fueled marketing hot shot, the other a humble schoolteacher—come to terms with illness, death and one another amid the timeless splendor of Rome in director Valeria Golino’s moving and often funny family drama.

Everybody Knows
Spain 2018 132 min.

Javier Bardem, Penélope Cruz, and Ricardo Darín star in this suspenseful tale of love and betrayal, secrets and lies set during a wedding amid the vineyards of Spain. Two-time Oscar winner Asghar Farhadi (A Separation, DFF34; The Salesman, DFF39) directs.

Expressway West
USA 2018 12 min.

Whisked away on an impromptu road trip, Mel and her little brother Brian struggle to understand their father's intentions.

USA 2018 20 min.

A potentially psychosomatic white man, a woman stuck in a vortex of mansplaining, and a young black man caught in a racially charged standoff are set on a collision course as society falls apart around them in this absurdist dark comedy.

Canada 2018 16 min.

In a surface mine, two boys play a seemingly innocent game with Mother Nature as the sole observer.

DFF41 Opening Night: The Favourite
Ireland 2018 120 min.

SOLD OUT! Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Olivia Colman star in this period drama about three women with the fate of 18th-century England in their hands. Queen Anne is ill, but the war with the French must go on; enter Lady Sarah and her cousin Abigail, who have their own motives for royal serv

The Fireflies Are Gone
Canada 2018 96 min.

In this sweet coming-of-age story from Quebec, Léo defiantly refuses to think about her future—or at least to talk to the adults in her life about it. Between her prickly mother and mythic yet absent father, the only bright spot in her life is Steve—her underachieving, reclusive guitar teacher.

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