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1.
The Artist (2011)
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A silent movie star meets a young dancer, but the arrival of talking pictures sends their careers in opposite directions. (100 mins.)
 
2.
50/50 (2011)
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Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease. (100 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Levine
 
3.
Either Way (2011)
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Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. (84 mins.)
 
4.
She Monkeys (2011)
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Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature. (83 mins.)
Director: Lisa Aschan
 
5.
Labrador (2011)
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On a desolate, windswept island. Stella and Oskar, a young couple, visit her father Nathan who lives a simple solitary life in the company of his Labrador dog. (73 mins.)
 
6.
Jitters (2010)
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A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny... (93 mins.)
 
7.
Summerland (2010)
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An art-house comedy about an ordinary family running the unusual business of elf tourism and spiritual sessions... (85 mins.)
 
8.
Volcano (2011)
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Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone for his cold demeanor in the past. (99 mins.)
 
9.
The Kid with a Bike (2011)
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Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends. (84 mins.)
 
10.
Michael (2011)
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Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement. (96 mins.)
 
11.
Breathing (2011)
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Through his work at a morgue, an incarcerated young man trying to build a new life starts to come to terms with the crime he committed. (94 mins.)
Director: Karl Markovics
 
12.
The Trip (2010)
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Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon. (112 mins.)
 
13.
Outside Satan (2011)
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In a village on the French Opal Coast, a drifter engages in a perplexing relationship with a young woman who has suffered abuse. (110 mins.)
Director: Bruno Dumont
 
14.
Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)
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A group of men set out in search of a dead body in the Anatolian steppes. (157 mins.)
 
15.
Stopped on Track (2011)
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When Frank is diagnosed with incurable brain tumor, he's got only a few months to live. Along with his wife, he doesn't know how and when to tell their children about it. Meanwhile, Frank's health is getting worse with each day. (110 mins.)
Director: Andreas Dresen
 
16.
I Wish (2011)
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Twelve-year-old Koichi, who has been separated from his brother Ryunosuke due to his parents' divorce, hears a rumor that the new bullet trains will precipitate a wish-granting miracle when they pass each other at top speed. (128 mins.)
 
17.
Goodbye (2011)
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Story of a young lawyer in Tehran in search of a visa to leave the country, which is what Mohammad Rasoulof did during the winter of 2010/11. (100 mins.)
 
18.
A Separation (2011)
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A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. (123 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
19.
The Wholly Family (2011 Short Film)
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An American family in the streets of Naples. (20 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
20.
13 Assassins (2010)
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A group of assassins come together for a suicide mission to kill an evil lord. (141 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
21.
Almayer's Folly (2011)
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A tale of an occidental merchant, Kaspar Almayer, whose dreams of riches for his beloved daughter, Nina, collapse under the weight of his own greed and prejudice. (127 mins.)
Director: Chantal Akerman
 
22.
Anonymous (2011)
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The theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford, who penned Shakespeare's plays. Set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I and the Essex rebellion against her. (130 mins.)
Director: Roland Emmerich
 
23.
Bonsái (2011)
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A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. (95 mins.)
 
24.
Identity Card (2010)
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Bittersweet comedy from Ondrej Trojan - "Obcanský prukaz", based on book by Petr Sabach about four teenage boys...
Director: Ondrej Trojan
 
25.
The Jewel (2011)
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Ernesto Bolta is the accountant of LEDA, a big agribusiness. Its founder, Amanzio Rastelli, appointed... (110 mins.)
Director: Andrea Molaioli
 
26.
The Snows of Kilimanjaro (2011)
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A union pensioner and his wife are robbed, but find that merely getting the assailants brought to justice is not enough for their consciences. (107 mins.)
 
27.
All Your Dead Ones (2011)
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Salvador is a peasant who one day wakes up as usual to work on his land but instead finds a pile of corpses in the middle of his crops... (88 mins.)
Director: Carlos Moreno
 
28.
The Yellow Sea (2010)
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The story of a cab driver in Yanji City, a region between North Korea, China and Russia. His wife goes to Korea to earn money... (157 mins.)
Director: Hong-jin Na
 
29.
Loverboy (2011)
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A young man seduces poor girls in order to pass them to a prostitution ring. (99 mins.)
 
30.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (113 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
 
31.
The Forgiveness of Blood (2011)
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An Albanian family is torn apart by a murder, resulting in a blood feud that makes eldest son Nik a prime target and forces his sister, eldest daughter Rudina, to leave school in order to take over the family business. (109 mins.)
Director: Joshua Marston
 
32.
Terraferma (2011)
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A Sicilian family deals with the arrival of a group of immigrants on their island. (88 mins.)
 
33.
Our Grand Despair (2011)
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The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them. (102 mins.)
Director: Seyfi Teoman
 
34.
Black Bread (2010)
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In the harsh post-war years' Catalan countryside, Andreu, a child that belongs to the losing side, finds... (108 mins.)
 
35.
Parked (2010)
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Fred Daly returns to Ireland with nowhere to live but his car. Then dope-smoking 21-year-old Cathal parks beside him... (94 mins.)
Director: Darragh Byrne
 
36.
Polisse (2011)
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A journalist covering police assigned to a juvenile division enters an affair with one of her subjects. (127 mins.)
Director: Maïwenn
 
37.
Poongsan (2011)
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A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families. (121 mins.)
Director: Jai-hong Juhn
 
38.
Porfirio (2011)
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An adult male, 155 centimeters tall, of dark complexion; presents frontal baldness, regular eyebrows... (101 mins.)
 
39.
Attack the Block (2011)
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A teen gang in South London defend their block from an alien invasion. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Cornish
 
40.
The Island (2011)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Kamen Kalev
 
41.
Siberia, Monamour (2011)
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Siberia. Late autumn. In taiga, in the deserted village there lives an old man Ivan & his seven-year-old grandson Leshia... (102 mins.)
Director: Slava Ross
 
42.
The Snowtown Murders (2011)
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Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder. (119 mins.)
Director: Justin Kurzel
 
43.
Guilty (2011)
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A family man battles to prove his innocence after being accused of a heinous crime. (102 mins.)
Director: Vincent Garenq
 
44.
Perfect Sense (2011)
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A chef and a scientist fall in love as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions. (92 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
45.
Sidewalls (2011)
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Martín and Mariana are slightly damaged people who live in buildings just opposite one another. While they often don't notice each other, separation might be the very thing that brings them together. (95 mins.)
Director: Gustavo Taretto
 
46.
Wuthering Heights (2011)
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A poor boy of unknown origins is rescued from poverty and taken in by the Earnshaw family where he develops an intense relationship with his young foster sister, Cathy. Based on the classic novel by Emily Bronte. (129 mins.)
Director: Andrea Arnold
 
47.
Cedar Rapids (2011)
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Tim Lippe has no idea what he's in for when he's sent to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to represent his company at an annual insurance convention, where he soon finds himself under the "guidance" of three convention veterans. (87 mins.)
Director: Miguel Arteta
 
48.
The Last Rites of Joe May (2011)
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THE LAST RITES OF JOE MAY chronicles the last days in the life of Joe May, an aging, short money hustler... (107 mins.)
Director: Joe Maggio
 
49.
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
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Haunted by painful memories and increasing paranoia, a damaged woman struggles to re-assimilate with her family after fleeing an abusive cult. (102 mins.)
Director: Sean Durkin
 
50.
Starbuck (2011)
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As his lover announces her pregnancy, a fortysomething slacker receives other life-changing news: 142 people, all of them the result of artificial insemination, have filed a class action lawsuit against him, their biological father. (109 mins.)
Director: Ken Scott
 
51.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
 
52.
Play (2011)
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An astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys... (118 mins.)
Director: Ruben Östlund
 
53.
American Translation (2011)
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A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill... (109 mins.)
 
54.
Gandu (2010)
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Gandu is an angry young man who raps about his hatred of life, and of his mother. He and his rickshaw-puller friend enter the world of smack... (85 mins.)
Director: Kaushik Mukherjee, Q
 
55.
Wild Bill (2011)
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A street-toughened parole finds his two boys abandoned by their mum and fending for themselves. Time to step up, or not. (98 mins.)
Director: Dexter Fletcher
 
56.
Le petit poucet (2001)
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Poucet is a kid from a family of numerous children. The parents, too poor to feed them, decide to abandon them in the forest... (90 mins.)
Director: Olivier Dahan
 
57.
Target (2011)
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In 2020, a group of wealthy Muscovites traveling to a complex of abandoned astrophysics, where rumors say they have enough power to stop the aging process. (158 mins.)
 
58.
Zefir (2010)
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Zephyr, a strong-willed adolescent girl, spends her summer vacation with her grandparents in the mountains... (93 mins.)
Director: Belma Bas
 
59.
Night Fishing (2011 Short Film)
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A fisherman becomes entangled in his line when he catches something unexpected. (30 mins.)
 
60.
Kawalek lata (2010 Documentary)
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It is the last days of the summer holidays. A grandfather, who works in the Bieszczady Mountains, awaits the arrival of his grandson... (23 mins.)