BIFF 2012

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1.
Habibi Rasak Kharban (2011)
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'Habibi Rasak Kharban' (Darling, Something's Wrong with Your Head) is a dramatic feature that tells the story of a forbidden love in Gaza... (85 mins.)
Director: Susan Youssef
 
2.
Sahkanaga (2011)
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A teenager in rural Georgia stumbles upon a gruesome discovery in the woods, and the fabric of his life unravels as he suffers the secret. (80 mins.)
 
3.
La Playa DC (2012)
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Tomas, an Afro-Colombian teenager who fled the country's Pacific coast pushed out by the war, faces... (90 mins.)
 
4.
Kauwboy (2012)
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A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen. (81 mins.)
Director: Boudewijn Koole
 
5.
Die Vermissten (2012)
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All of a sudden, 16-year-old Martha vanishes. Her father Lothar, who for years has had no contact with her or his ex-wife... (88 mins.)
Director: Jan Speckenbach
 
6.
Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
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In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story... (105 mins.)
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
 
7.
The Woman Who Brushed Off Her Tears (2012)
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Two different mothers in two different worlds. The first one from comes from the western world, lives... (103 mins.)
 
8.
Bel Ami (2012)
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A chronicle of a young man's rise to power in Paris via his manipulation of the city's wealthiest and most influential women. (102 mins.)
 
9.
Back to Stay (2011)
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Portrait of everyday life of Marina, Sofia and Violeta, three sisters living in Buenos Aires his grandmother's house, the woman who raised her, after she has died. (99 mins.)
 
10.
Angelinho (2011 Short Film)
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Angelinho is a cautious Guardian Angel... a bit too cautious. His best efforts only make the thrill-happy cyclist... (5 mins.)
Director: Maryna Shchipak
 
11.
Araya (1959 Documentary)
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"Araya" is an old natural salt mine located in a peninsula in northeastern Venezuela which was still... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Without (2011)
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On a remote wooded island, a young woman becomes caretaker to an old man in a vegetative state. Her isolated routine devolves into a struggle with sexuality, guilt and loss. (88 mins.)
Director: Mark Jackson
 
13.
Avalon (2011)
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Janne, a 60 year old party promoter is arranging a nightclub at the annual tennis week in the small coastal town of Båstad... (79 mins.)
Director: Axel Petersén
 
14.
Kid-Thing (2012)
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Annie is girl with no moral compass, thanks to a complete lack of parental supervision. One day, while playing in the woods, a voice calls out to her from deep within an abandoned well, causing her to consider the right course of action. (83 mins.)
Director: David Zellner
 
15.
Damned (2011 Short Film)
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Feeling unappreciated, Humphrey the beaver goes too far when he gets the chance to realize his biggest dream, endangering his friends, his home and eventually his own life. (8 mins.)
Director: Richard Phelan
 
16.
Electrick Children (2012)
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Rachel, a teenager born and raised in her Mormon community, believes that she has been inpregnated by listening to music and must get to Vegas to find the "father" of her miracle baby. (96 mins.)
Director: Rebecca Thomas
 
17.
Detropia (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base. (90 mins.)
 
18.
Fin décembre (2010)
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Aicha lives in a remote Tunisian mountain top village and dreams of a better life. After promising her the world... (104 mins.)
Director: Moez Kamoun
 
19.
Francine (2012)
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Ex-con Francine has difficulty adjusting to life in a small lakeside town until she begins working with animals, though she finds herself growing increasingly isolated from the community and embracing forms of anti-social behavior. (74 mins.)
 
20.
Gray: Live at the New Museum (2011 Documentary)
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Jean-Michel Basquiat's early 80's art/noise band Gray, with original members Michael Holman and Nick Taylor, mount a performance at New York City's New Museum that captures the band's original, avant garde spirit and vision. (74 mins.)
Director: Michael Holman
 
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Margarita (2009 Short Film)
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A young princess, who will leave behind her extraordinary life to follow her own dream; a journey full... (14 mins.)
Director: Alex Cervantes
 
22.
Grey Matter (2011)
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Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach... (110 mins.)
Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza
 
23.
Death for Sale (2011)
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In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically. (117 mins.)
 
24.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
25.
El año del tigre (2011)
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A prison inmate escapes from his wrecked penitentiary during Chile's February 2010 earthquake. (82 mins.)
 
26.
The Christening (2010)
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Janek comes to Warsaw to become the godfather of his good old friend's baby. During the week before the ceremony the lives of Janek, Michal and his wife Magda change dramatically as the men's criminal past haunts them mercilessly. (86 mins.)
Director: Marcin Wrona
 
27.
The Loneliest Planet (2011)
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An engaged couple's backpacking trip in the Caucasus Mountains is derailed by a single misstep that threatens to undo everything the pair believed about each other and about themselves. (113 mins.)
Director: Julia Loktev
 
28.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (2011 Short Film)
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After a hurricane levels his city, a young man wanders into a mysterious library where books literally come to life. (15 mins.)
 
29.
Oslo, August 31st (2011)
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One day in the life of Anders, a young recovering drug addict, who takes a brief leave from his treatment center to interview for a job and catch up with old friends in Oslo. (95 mins.)
Director: Joachim Trier
 
30.
Otelo Burning (2011)
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When 16 year old Otelo Buthelezi, his best friend, New Year, and his 12 year old brother, Ntwe, are invited to the beach-house of their new friend... (97 mins.)
Director: Sara Blecher
 
31.
Labranza oculta (2010 Documentary)
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Labranza oculta (The silent walls) is a documentary about those who build history behind walls of silence... (66 mins.)
 
32.
¿Quién dijo miedo? (2010 Documentary)
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(109 mins.)
Director: Katia Lara
 
33.
Ride of Passage (2012 Short Film)
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Tokis tribe expects him to bring home the head of the biggest animal possible. In return, he will receive honor and respect... (5 mins.)
 
34.
Sibila (2012 Documentary)
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I remember the night when the history of my family changed. We received a phone call from Peru saying... (95 mins.)
 
35.
Sleepwalking Land (2007)
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In the midst of Mozambique's devastating civil war, Muidinga, an orphaned refugee, wanders the countryside in search of his mother... (97 mins.)
Director: Teresa Prata
 
36.
Aujourd'hui (2012)
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Satché is about to die. He decides to make his last day on this world the day of his life. (86 mins.)
Director: Alain Gomis
 
37.
A Shadow of Blue (2012 Short Film)
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A touching story in which fantasy and reality merge to make dreams come true. How determining can reality be... (13 mins.)
Director: Carlos Lascano
 
38.
Una noche (2012)
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In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives. (90 mins.)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
 
39.
My Life to Live (1962)
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Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution. (80 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
40.
Pierrot le Fou (1965)
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Pierrot escapes his boring society and travels from Paris to the Mediterranean Sea with Marianne, a girl chased by hit-men from Algeria. They lead an unorthodox life, always on the run. (110 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
41.
Alphaville (1965)
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A U.S. secret agent is sent to the distant space city of Alphaville where he must find a missing person and free the city from its tyrannical ruler. (99 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
 
42.
A Long Journey (2011 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Lúcia Murat
Stars: Caio Blat
 
43.
The Nun (1966)
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In eighteenth-century France a girl (Suzanne Simonin) is forced against her will to take vows as a nun... (135 mins.)
Director: Jacques Rivette
 
44.
Band of Outsiders (1964)
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Two crooks with a fondness for old Hollywood B-movies convince a languages student to help them commit a robbery. (95 mins.)
 
45.
Death for Sale (2011)
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In Tetouan, at the northern edge of Morocco, three young men decide to rob a jewelry store. The heist goes awry, and their destinies part drastically. (117 mins.)
 
46.
Anna (1967 TV Movie)
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Released in 1967, this was the first colour film made for French TV. The story is about a man obsessively looking for a woman he saw in a photograph. (87 mins.)
Director: Pierre Koralnik
 
47.
If the Seed Doesn't Die (2010)
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Two fathers, a Romanian searching for his daughter who was forced into prostitution in Kosovo, and a... (113 mins.)
Director: Sinisa Dragin