Indie Picks

Indie films from around the world that I find clever, charming or fresh, and would gladly watch again.
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1.
Summers Downstairs (2015)
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Matthias is the younger of the two Landberg brothers. While his brother David has followed in their father's footsteps on the path to success... (100 mins.)
Director: Tom Sommerlatte
 
2.
One Wild Moment (2015)
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Two friends bring their daughters with them on a beach vacation and find themselves in an awkward situation. A remake of the 1977 film "Un moment d'égarement". (105 mins.)
 
3.
The Legendary Giulia and Other Miracles (2015)
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Sergio, Fausto Diego and Claudio have to struggle against Camorra in order to open an agritourism. (115 mins.)
Director: Edoardo Leo
 
4.
The Nightmare (2015)
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After attending a rave party, a teenage girl forms a bond with a strange monster as she suffers a slow chaotic mental breakdown. (92 mins.)
Director: Akiz
 
5.
Fögi Is a Bastard (1998)
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Fifteen-year-old Beni falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, Beni is willing to follow him where ever he takes him... (91 mins.)
Director: Marcel Gisler
 
6.
Love & Air Sex (2013)
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When brokenhearted Stan flies to Austin for the weekend in hopes of "accidentally" running into his ex-girlfriend Cathy... (91 mins.)
Director: Bryan Poyser
 
7.
Mediterraneo (1991)
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In WW2, an Italian Army unit of misfits occupies an isolated non-strategic Greek island for the duration of the war. (96 mins.)
 
8.
Friendly Fire (1998)
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Brazil in the early 70s. Miguel, Eloi, Osvaldo and Paolo take part in armed attacks against the military dictatorship... (76 mins.)
Director: Beto Brant
 
9.
Machuca (2004)
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Two boys observe a political coup in their native Chile. (116 mins.)
Director: Andrés Wood
 
10.
Obvious Child (2014)
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A twenty-something comedienne's unplanned pregnancy forces her to confront the realities of independent womanhood for the first time. (84 mins.)
 
11.
The Last Kiss (2001)
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Carlo's life is thrown into a tailspin when his longtime girlfriend Giulia announces she's pregnant... (115 mins.)
 
12.
'Round Midnight (1986)
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A troubled, but talented musician flees the US to escape his problems, finding refuge and support in Paris. (133 mins.)
 
13.
Cousins (1989)
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Two couples go to a mutual friend's wedding and end up swapping partners. (109 mins.)
Director: Joel Schumacher
 
14.
Betty Blue (1986)
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A lackadaisical handyman and aspiring novelist tries to support his younger girlfriend as she slowly succumbs to madness. (120 mins.)
 
15.
Safety Not Guaranteed (2012)
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Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel. (86 mins.)
Director: Colin Trevorrow
 
16.
The Believer (2001)
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A young Jewish man develops a fiercely anti-Semitic philosophy. Based on the factual story of a K.K.K. member in the 1960s who was revealed to be Jewish by a New York Times reporter. (98 mins.)
Director: Henry Bean
 
17.
Bread and Tulips (2000)
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After being forgotten in a highway café during a bus trip, a housewife decides to start a new life by herself in Venice. (114 mins.)
Director: Silvio Soldini
 
18.
The Beautiful Person (2008 TV Movie)
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Sixteen-year old Junie changes high school mid-year, following the death of her mother. She finds herself in the same class as her cousin Mathias... (97 mins.)
 
19.
The Book of Life (1998)
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The end of the millenium has taken on a certain significance in modern day prophecies. What happens... (63 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
20.
Henry Fool (1997)
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Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist... (137 mins.)
Director: Hal Hartley
 
21.
Bamboozled (2000)
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A frustrated African-American TV writer proposes a blackface minstrel show in protest, but to his chagrin it becomes a hit. (135 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
22.
Little Book of Love (1997)
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The story of a relationship illustrated by words in alphabetical order. (91 mins.)
Director: Sandra Werneck
 
23.
A Summer in Genoa (2008)
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A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genova changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her sexuality. (93 mins.)
 
24.
Everything Is Illuminated (2005)
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A young Jewish American man endeavors to find the woman who saved his grandfather during World War II in a Ukrainian village, that was ultimately razed by the Nazis, with the help of an eccentric local. (106 mins.)
Director: Liev Schreiber
 
25.
Next Stop, Greenwich Village (1976)
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The portrayal of pretentiously bohemian youth. (111 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
26.
Queens Logic (1991)
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In Queens, a group of friends prepares a bachelor party for their childhood friends Ray and Patricia;... (100 mins.)
Director: Steve Rash
 
27.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage (1970)
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A witness of an attack, a writer becomes stalked by a serial killer. (98 mins.)
Director: Dario Argento
 
28.
Sophie's Ways (1971)
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(97 mins.)
Director: Moshé Mizrahi
 
29.
It Stains the Sands Red (2016)
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In the throes of a zombie apocalypse, a troubled woman from Las Vegas with a dark past finds herself stranded in the desert with a lone and ravenous zombie on her tail. (92 mins.)
Director: Colin Minihan
 
30.
In Between (2016)
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Three Palestinian women living in an apartment in Tel Aviv try to find a balance between traditional and modern culture. (103 mins.)
 
31.
Lipstick Under My Burkha (2016)
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Set in the crowded by-lanes of small town India, Lipstick Under My Burkha chronicles the secret lives of four women in search of a little freedom... (117 mins.)
 
32.
Hounds of Love (2016)
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Vicki Maloney is randomly abducted from a suburban street by a disturbed couple. As she observes the dynamic between her captors she quickly realises she must drive a wedge between them if she is to survive. (108 mins.)
Director: Ben Young
 
33.
7 Days (2016)
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(96 mins.)
Director: Rolando Colla