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1.
Alps (2011)
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A group of people start a business where they impersonate the recently deceased in order to help their clients through the grieving process. (93 mins.)
 
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Heretic (2012)
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A troubled Catholic priest, Father James, finds his faith crushed when a young girl he promises to protect commits suicide... (94 mins.)
Director: Peter Handford
 
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Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
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Death of a Man in the Balkans (2012)
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After a musician commits suicide, the discovery of his dead body by his eccentric neighbors is recorded by the dead man's web cam. (80 mins.)
 
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Ernest & Celestine (2012)
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The story of an unlikely friendship between a bear, Ernest, and a young mouse named Celestine. (80 mins.)
 
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Gimme the Loot (2012)
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When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffiti writers embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple. (79 mins.)
Director: Adam Leon
 
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The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
8.
In Another Country (2012)
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A three-tiered story centered on a trio of French tourists visiting the same seaside resort. (89 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Hong
 
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In the House (2012)
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A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family. (105 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
10.
Now, Forager (2012)
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Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test. (93 mins.)
 
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Quartet (2012)
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. (98 mins.)
Director: Dustin Hoffman
 
12.
Robot & Frank (2012)
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Set in the near future, an ex-jewel thief receives a gift from his son: a robot butler programmed to look after him. But soon the two companions try their luck as a heist team. (89 mins.)
Director: Jake Schreier
 
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Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
14.
Thursday Till Sunday (2012)
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Two children travel with their parents from Santiago to the north of Chile for a family holiday. The... (96 mins.)
 
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Wrinkles (2011)
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An astonishing cocktail of friendship, resistance and life set among the unexpected landscape of an elderly care facility. (89 mins.)
 
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The Butterfly Room (2012)
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A reclusive and butterfly-obsessed elderly lady suffering from bipolar disorder develops a disturbing relationship with a mysterious but seemingly innocent youngster. (87 mins.)
 
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Excision (2012)
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A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother. (81 mins.)
 
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Here Comes the Devil (2012)
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A married couple lose their children while on a family trip near some caves in Tijuana. The kids eventually reappear without explanation... (97 mins.)
 
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Sightseers (2012)
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Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong turn. (88 mins.)
Director: Ben Wheatley
 
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We Are the Night (2010)
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In Berlin, a cop closes in on an all-female vampire trio who just took in a new member, Lena. (99 mins.)
Director: Dennis Gansel
 
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When the Lights Went Out (2012)
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Poltergeists attack a family in Yorkshire during the 1974 nationwide blackouts. (86 mins.)
Director: Pat Holden
 
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Argo (2012)
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Acting under the cover of a Hollywood producer scouting a location for a science fiction film, a CIA agent launches a dangerous operation to rescue six Americans in Tehran during the U.S. hostage crisis in Iran in 1980. (120 mins.)
Director: Ben Affleck
 
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Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard
 
24.
A Hen in the Wind (1948)
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A man returns from World War II to find his desperate wife has resorted to one night of prostitution to pay for their son's hospital bills. (84 mins.)
Director: Yasujirô Ozu
 
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Vanishing Waves (2012)
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A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman. (124 mins.)
 
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Grabbers (2012)
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When an island off the coast of Ireland is invaded by bloodsucking aliens, the heroes discover that getting drunk is the only way to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Jon Wright
 
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Eddie: The Sleepwalking Cannibal (2012)
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A painter struggling for inspiration finds an unexpected muse after he accepts a teaching position in a small town and becomes the caregiver to Eddie, a seemingly docile art student with a rare sleepwalking condition. (90 mins.)
Director: Boris Rodriguez
 
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Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
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Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer H.A.L. 9000, sets off on a quest. (149 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
30.
Familiar (2012 Short Film)
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Through a series of tragic events, a middle aged man grows to suspect the negative impulses plaguing his mind may not be his own. (24 mins.)
Director: Richard Powell
 
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Matriarche (2012 Short Film)
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A penitentiary parlor. A mother and her son meet for the first time since the young rebel took part in a bloody robbery. (9 mins.)
 
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The Other Side (2012 Short Film)
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When a fresh faced nanny arrives at her new job on a creaky farm in the English countryside, she is... (20 mins.)
 
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La Dame Blanche (2012 Short Film)
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One night, Nathan gives a ride to a young hitchhiking girl named Marie. During the trip, she tells Nathan he is about to die; just as a car approaches fast in the opposite direction. (15 mins.)
Director: Arnaud Baur
 
34.
Yellow (2012 Short Film)
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An old man is on the hunt for a vicious serial-killer of women who is committing a series of gruesome murders across neon-lit 1980s Berlin. (26 mins.)
Director: Ryan Haysom
 
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The Farmer's Wife (2012 Short Film)
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As her surroundings are invaded by outsiders, THE FARMER'S WIFE stoically carries out her daily tasks... (18 mins.)
Director: Francis Lee
 
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Kami (2012 Short Film)
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Kami is about those who are almost invisible in the most visible of places within a city. A teenager... (11 mins.)
Director: John Lynch
 
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The Mind's Wood (2012 Short Film)
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As Charlie continues to shut out the world around him, his imagination opens up a door to another realm... (23 mins.)
 
38.
Walk Tall (2011 Documentary)
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No sponsorship, one kidney, tuberculosis, a broken back. All set for the London Olympics, 1948. (11 mins.)
Director: Kate Sullivan
 
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Return of the Sun (2012 Documentary)
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A portrait of a modern Inuit family. Set against the fearsome North Greenland landscape, the cinematic... (4 mins.)
 
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Porcelain (2012 Short Film)
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It's hard work being Murray. Every day of his life consists of the same old routine of troublesome tasks... (10 mins.)
Director: Darius Hosseini
 
41.
I Am Tom Moody (2012 Short Film)
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A surreal trip through the subconscious of a stifled musician as he struggles to sing. (7 mins.)
 
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Dylan's Room (2012 Short Film)
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A mother finds a way back to her lost son. (20 mins.)
Director: Layke Anderson
 
43.
No (2012)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
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Room 237 (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining. (102 mins.)
Director: Rodney Ascher
 
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Reflection (2011 Short Film)
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A man reflects on his childhood as life passes by, events help to reconnect him with who he always was. (4 mins.)
Director: Sharon Lock
 
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The Pub (2012 Short Film)
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Kemi lives and works in the murky slipstream of a North London pub. As the booze flows the line between who belongs behind and in front of the bar becomes increasingly blurred. (8 mins.)
Director: Joseph Pierce
 
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Dr Breakfast (2012 Short Film)
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One day at breakfast, a man's soul bursts out of his eyeball. While the soul roams the earth eating everything in sight... (8 mins.)
 
48.
Don't Hug Me I'm Scared (2011 Short Film)
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A singing notebook tells 3 puppets to be creative. They singalong but they're not creative as they should be. The notebook has crazy feelings about organs. (3 mins.)
 
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Gurêto rabitto (2012 Short Film)
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If you believe in the Rabbit, it means that you will believe anything. If you don't believe in the Rabbit, it means that you would not believe anything. (7 mins.)
Director: Atsushi Wada