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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.

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.

Border
Sweden 2018 108 min.

In this grippingly surreal romantic thriller co-adapted by the author of Let the Right One In from his own work, deformed Tina’s uncanny sense of smell makes her popular at her job in customs—if nowhere else. Then she meets Vore. He’s the right one, but is letting him in dangerously wrong?

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.

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.

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.

Emma
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.

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.

For George on His 30th Birthday
USA 2018 18 min.

Meet George & Deena—two used-to-be, sort-of-maybe, former part-time somethings, who spend a long, strange night in the what-could-have-been-but-never-really-was.

The Great Pretender
USA 2018 72 min.

Regular fest guest Nathan Silver’s trademark knack for erasing the seams between life and art, truth and delusion is on wicked display here as in Actor Martinez (DFF39), as an autobiographical play becomes a stage for the key players' own romantic drama in five darkly funny acts.

In the Aisles
Germany 2018 125 min.

In the Aisles unfolds as both a poignant romance and a deft sketch of modern-day, working-class Germany, where shy loner Christian yearns for the affection of the lovely but married Marion against the less-than-seductive backdrop of the warehouse supermarket in which they work.

Leto
Russia 2018 126 min.

This loose biopic of two Soviet rockers—Zoopark’s Mike Naumenko and Kino’s Viktor Tsoi—is a moody black-and-white meditation on the Leningrad music scene in the early 1980s, whose rebels struggled to channel the mutinous spirit of Western punk under an acutely repressive system.

Naples in Veils
Italy 2017 113 min.

After her lover is murdered, Adriana starts to see him everywhere among the living—and this thriller, like the decadent and mysterious streets of Naples in which it’s set, begins to take unexpected turns. As the police investigation advances, Adriana’s own secrets can no longer be ignored.

Old Boys
United Kingdom 2017 96 min.

Cyrano de Bergerac goes to British boarding school in this charming update of the classic French comedy set in the 1980s, starring The End of the F***cking World’s Alex Lawther as an egghead who’s helping the handsome but dim-bulbed school hero to pursue a beautiful girl. Or is he?

Palm Trees and Power Lines
USA 2018 14 min.

Sixteen-year-old Charlotte ambles through a listless summer day followed by older guy Tommy. Tommy helps her escape her loneliness, but after he betrays her trust, Charlotte must decide what matters to her most.

Rubber Dolphin
Israel 2018 28 min.

A gay love story set in a one-bedroom apartment in Tel Aviv. Two people meet, they have sex, they fall in love. Will it last until the morning comes?

Sir
Sir
India 2018 96 min.

Widowed domestic worker Ratna inhabits a tiny room in her employer’s home in Mumbai. Despite her growing—and mutual—attraction to heir Ashwin, both know the barriers between them are insurmountable in this tale of forbidden romance from India.

Sorry Angel
France 2018 132 min.

Jacques is trying to maintain his sense of humor despite the turmoil that surrounds him. Enter Arthur, a much younger man eager to escape his provincial life, who becomes smitten with him in this poignant snapshot of intergenerational cruising, courtship, and courage in 1993 Paris.

Swimming With Men
United Kingdom 2018 103 min.

In this heartfelt dramatic comedy based on a true story, bored and possibly cuckolded accountant Eric (Rob Brydon, The Trip) is circling the drain of life—until, that is, he’s thrown a most-unexpected rope in the form of a synchronized swimming team for middle-aged males.

Turbine
Canada 2018 8 min.

A pilot crash-lands into his own home. His face has been replaced by a turbine and he’s fallen in love with a ceiling fan. To save their marriage, his wife must take drastic action.

We Win
USA 2017 12 min.

A happy couple’s relationship unravels during a game of Mafia.

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