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“Wonderfully beguiling.” —IndieWire

An unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and a chance encounter with the past. Inspired by life’s tiny miracles, and bound together by memory, regret, deception, and fate, acclaimed director Ryūsuke Hamaguchi returns with an enchanting triptych that spins mundane encounters into a world of infinite possibilities and ever-deepening mysteries of the all-too-human heart.

“A gut-punch of a film..” —Screen Daily

Seven-year-old Nora and her big brother Abel are back to school. When Nora witnesses Abel being bullied by other kids, she rushes to protect him by warning their father. But Abel forces her to remain silent. Caught in a conflict of loyalty, Nora will ultimately try to find her place, torn between children's and adult's worlds. Belgium's 2022 shortlisted official Oscar entry.

“Intimate and immersive.” —The Slice

15-year-old Leshka lives in an isolated village on the Bering Strait, where he works as a whale hunter. When internet arrives in the village, he becomes infatuated with a seductive webcam model from America. Determined to meet his dream girl in real life, Leshka sets forth on a dangerous adventure across the raging waters of the sea.

 


 

“Visually stunning.” —LA Dance Chronicle

Providing exclusive access to her grueling training regimen, JOY WOMACK: THE WHITE SWAN follows the world-renowned dancer’s personal and professional life – from her challenges and setbacks as a U.S.-born student at the Bolshoi Ballet to becoming prima ballerina of the Kremlin Ballet and her performance of a lifetime in Swan Lake.

“A landmark documentary.” —Billboard

In 1990, commissioned by Dave Stewart of Eurythmics, veteran music film director Robert Mugge and renowned music scholar Robert Palmer ventured deep into the heart of the Mississippi to seek out the best rural blues acts currently working. The resulting film expresses reverence for the rich musical history of the region, spotlighting local performers, soon to be world-renowned.

“Demands to be watched and felt.” —Sinema

An old ferryman in a remote Meiji-era community lives a peaceful, cyclical existence, given meaning by the role he plays in transporting people, livestock and goods across the water. When news arrives that a bridge is being built, it's clear that his services will no longer be needed. Meanwhile, his life will be equally transformed by the appearance of a mysterious young woman.

 


 

“Stylish and brooding.” —The Hollywood Reporter

In Czechoslovakia, 1980, the totalitarian Communist regime demands allegiance from all its subjects, including the clergy. With their seminary on the brink of dissolution, and its head priest a target for blackmail, two conflicted novitiates have to choose between collaborating with the government as informants, or becoming targets of the secret police.

“Marvelously acerbic.” —Backseat Mafia

Svetla, a strong-willed widow, lives alone in a small Bulgarian village close to the Turkish border. One day, while hunting in a forest, she encounters an African refugee, Bamba, to whom she reluctantly offers food and shelter. As days pass, Bamba learns her language and takes part in her daily life, inspiring Svetla to make life-changing choices that trigger a revolt among the local villagers.

“Braga is bewitchingly beautiful. —People

Based on the novel by Jorge Amado, this Golden Globe-nominee follows the strange events that befall the remarried widow Dona Flor (Sonia Braga), whose disappointing sex life is revived when the ghost of her late husband returns. This “marvelously funny” (Time) international hit launched the career of Braga and became Brazil's highest grossing feature. New 4K restoration!