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1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT

1,000 TIMES GOOD NIGHT

Directed by Erik Poppe
  • Norway / 
  • 2014 / 
  • English / 
  • 111 min

"An affecting drama. Deeply compelling....[Binoche's] transformation is as unsettling as the violence she's chronicling."
- John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter

"[A] gripping, emotionally resonant drama...starring French luminary Juliette Binoche."
- Ronnie Scheib, Variety

"Elegant and aesthetically pleasing! Binoche is particularly terrific."
- Jessica Kiang, The Playlist
1944

1944

Directed by Elmo Nüganen
  • 2015 / 
  • German & Polish with English subtitles / 
  • 100 min

"Ranking as Estonia's biggest domestic box office success, Elmo Nuganen's gritty war epic 񓞸" provides a harsh perspective on the country's painful 20th-century history. "
- Alissa Simon, Variety

"Breaking box office records back home, Estonia's official Academy Awards entry in the Best Foreign Language Film race is a handsome World War II drama. . . . Director Elmo Nuganen . . . shows a flair for grand-scale spectacle in his polished second feature."
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
1981

1981

Directed by Ricardo Trogi
  • Canada / 
  • 2009 / 
  • French with English subtitles / 
  • 102 min

"This is a film that belongs on your 'Must-See' list if you were ever 11 years old and made it to adulthood!"
- Cynthia Corral, Cinequest
2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS

2 AUTUMNS, 3 WINTERS

  • France / 
  • 2013 / 
  • French with English subtitles / 
  • 93 min

"A quirky French indie...filled with oodles of visual flourishes."
- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"2 Autumns, 3 Winters is the palpable love of cinema on display!"
- Craig Williams, Cinevue

"Beautifully performed…[with] an insight rarely touched upon in most films!"
- Sacha Stephan, Reel Good
37

37

Directed by Puk Grasten

"Location shooting and evocative pop-culture excavation. . . give the film a heightened layer of period detail, filtered through a quasi-Lynchian atmosphere of nightmarish decay"
- Sheri Linden, The Los Angeles Times

"It is a haunting movie, one in its director's total control, full of disturbing ideas and no short amount of magic."
- John Anderson, The Wall Street Journal

"Her ensembleâ?"which includes Orange Is the New Black's Samira Wiley, While We're Young's Maria Dizzia, and The Wire's Michael Pottsâ?"is strong, delivering deftly theatrical performances that give 37 a fable feel. But Grasten's strongest stroke may be the stylish flourishes of horror."
- Kristy Puchko, Pajiba.com
A SCREAMING MAN

A SCREAMING MAN

  • Chad, France and Belgium / 
  • 2010 / 
  • French & Arabic with English subtitles / 
  • 102 min

"Beautifully composed...absorbing!"
- Todd McCarthy, indieWIRE

"Directed with great confidence...this is pure-grade art cinema!"
- Robert Koehler, Variety

"Quietly powerful! A welcome wake-up call about what's going on in the world."
- Peter Brunette, The Hollywood Reporter
AFTER THE STORM

AFTER THE STORM

Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda
  • Japan / 
  • 2016 / 
  • Japanese with English subtitles / 
  • 117 min

"[A] classic Japanese family drama of gentle persuasion and staggering simplicity.... [T]he filmmaking is so exquisite and the acting so calibrated it sticks with you."
- Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter

"**** [E]ven long-standing fans of the Japanese filmmaker might be taken aback by the supreme subtlety of his latest, achingly beautiful ode to the quiet complexities of family life."
- Robbie Collin, The Daily Telegraph

"**** The performances are brilliant throughout the ensemble and the script is full of great one-liners. After the Storm is undoubtedly one of Kore-eda's best."
- John Bleasdale, Cine-vue.com
AFTERIMAGE

AFTERIMAGE

Directed by Andrzej Wajda
  • Poland / 
  • 2016 / 
  • Polish with English subtitles / 
  • 98 min

"The film stands as an imposing monument to the memory of a great artist."
- Dan Fainaru, Screen Daily

"Built on a classical narrative structure, Afterimage really puts the emphasis on its remarkable lead actor, Boguslaw Linda, a legendary performer in Poland, who has, in the past, starred in films by the country's greatest directors."
- Dorota Hartwich, Cineuropa

"Afterimage is as elegantly assembled as all of Wajda's work: beautifully lit, tastefully art-directed, and handsomely shot by Pawel Edelman, who was Oscar-nominated for his work on Polanski's The Pianist. "
- Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter
ALAMAR

ALAMAR

  • Mexico / 
  • 2009 / 
  • Spanish & Italian with English subtitles / 
  • 73 min

"CRITICS' PICK! Luminous!"
- Stephen Holden, The New York Times

"CRITICS' PICK! Gorgeous!"
- V.A. Musetto, New York Post

"CRITICS' PICK! Relish in the adventure!"
- Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York
AMNESIA

AMNESIA

Directed by Barbet Schroeder
  • France and Switzerland / 
  • 2015 / 
  • Russian, German & French with English subtitles / 
  • 96 min

"A simple yet poignant drama with sharp historical undertones."
- Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

"Shot on the idyllic Spanish eastern coast this film examines profound subjects in a dramatically coherent intelligent way. Bravo Barbet!"
- Peter Belsito, Indiewire

"A thoughtful, sensitive character..."
- Scott Foundas, Variety
AND THEY CALL IT SUMMER

AND THEY CALL IT SUMMER

Directed by Paolo Franchi
  • Italy / 
  • 2012 / 
  • Italian with English subtitles / 
  • 89 min
APPRENTICE

APPRENTICE

Directed by Boo Junfeng
  • Singapore / 
  • 2016 / 
  • English/Malay with English subtitles / 
  • 96 min

"Apprentice is an extremely well researched, very detailed, absorbing trip into a very bleak, untrodden world that impresses all of the way through with its clever story structure, and if you pardon the pun, excellent execution. Highly recommended."
- Paul Heath, The Hollywood News

"[T]here's no question that this Un Certain Regard premiere's directorial flair and thematic complexity...should help further consolidate Boo's own reputation as one of the region's names to watch."
- Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

"Tightly focused and ambitious in its multiple themes..."
- Lisa Nesselson, Screen Daily
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