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“Genuinely impressive.” Screen Daily

Anat (Naama Preis) has never been able to reach her father’s exacting musical standards, so the family’s hope of producing a talented composer rests on her unborn son. After giving birth to a deaf child, Anat takes drastic measures to ensure that he becomes the musical prodigy her father always wanted. But when the boy grows up indifferent to achieving his destiny, Anat is forced to stand up to her father and confront the harsh realities of her past.

“Styled like the most beautiful of bad dreams.” Variety

Set in 1988, in a Peru wracked by political violence and turmoil, Melina León’s heart-wrenching first feature tells the story of Georgina, an indigenous Andean woman whose newborn baby is whisked away moments after its birth in a downtown Lima clinic – and never returned. Stonewalled by a byzantine and indifferent legal system, Georgina approaches journalist Pedro Campas, who uncovers a web of fake clinics and abductions.

“A revenge drama [with] a magnetic lead.” Film Stage

Koji Fukada's follow-up to his Cannes Un Certain Regard winner HARMONIUM (also available from Film Movement), A GIRL MISSING tells the harrowing tale of Ichiko (Mariko Tsutsui), a private home-nurse whose life is shattered after a young family member of her employer is kidnapped. When it is revealed that the kidnapper is none other than Ichiko’s nephew, her life begins to unravel in this taut thriller from one of Japan’s current cinematic masters.

 


 

“A stunningly beautiful film.” The Arts STL

Emily Harris reimagines Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's 1872 Gothic vampire novella as a genre-bending coming-of-age tale. Isolated from the outside world, 15-year-old Lara (Hannah Rae) lives in seclusion on a vast country estate with her governess Miss Fontaine (Jessica Raine). Late one evening, a mysterious carriage crash brings an enigmatic young girl into their home to recuperate. Lara immediately becomes enchanted by this strange visitor who awakens her burgeoning desires.

“Essential viewing for all Sellers fans.” BFI

Sellers’ first and only credited directorial feature, MR. TOPAZE displays the British comic genius at the peak of his powers alongside his future Pink Panther nemesis Herbert Lom and a stellar supporting cast that includes Nadia Gray, Leo McKern, Billie Whitelaw and Michael Gough. Long considered a “lost” classic, MR. TOPAZE was digitally restored at the request of the British public from the last known surviving 35mm prints held in the BFI National Archive.

“Rich and revealing.” Variety

Praised by The Village Voice as the most "clear-eyed account of union organizing on film," THE KILLING FLOOR tells the true story of the struggle to build an interracial labor union in the Chicago Stockyards. The screenplay by Obie Award-winner Leslie Lee, based on a story by producer Elsa Rassbach, traces the racial conflicts in the city’s slaughterhouses, and the efforts of management to divide the workforce along ethnic lines, which eventually boiled over in the Chicago Race Riot of 1919.