70th Venice Film Festival (2013)

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Stray Dogs (2013)
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An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life. (138 mins.)
Director: Tsai Ming Liang
 
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Miss Violence (2013)
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On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident. (98 mins.)
 
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Sacro GRA (2013 Documentary)
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After the India of Varanasi's boatmen, the American desert of the dropouts, and the Mexico of the narco-assassin... (95 mins.)
Director: Gianfranco Rosi
 
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Joe (2013)
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An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. (117 mins.)
 
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Gravity (2013)
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A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
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Tracks (2013)
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. (112 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
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A Street in Palermo (2013)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Emma Dante
 
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Tom at the Farm (2013)
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A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. (102 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
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Child of God (2013)
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A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. (104 mins.)
Director: James Franco
 
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Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
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Jealousy (2013)
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As a man leaves his wife and daughter, a series of brief conversations, observed gestures, chance encounters and impulsive acts, tell the story of the relationships that flounder and thrive in the wake of this decision. (77 mins.)
Director: Philippe Garrel
 
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The Zero Theorem (2013)
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A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
 
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Under the Skin (2013)
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A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
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The Policeman's Wife (2013)
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Christine (Alexandra Finder) is married to police officer Uwe (David Zimmerschied) and together with... (175 mins.)
Director: Philip Gröning
 
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Parkland (2013)
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A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Landesman
 
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The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
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The Unknown Known (2013 Documentary)
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Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003. (103 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
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Night Moves (2013)
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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. (112 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
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L'intrepido (2013)
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Set in modern day Milan, this is a Chaplinesque odyssey through the world of work - every type of work... (104 mins.)
Director: Gianni Amelio
 
20.
Ana Arabia (2013)
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(85 mins.)
Director: Amos Gitai
 
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White Shadow (2013)
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The story of Alias, a young Albino on the run, hunted by local witch doctors who use Albinos body parts for their potions. (117 mins.)
Director: Noaz Deshe
 
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Eastern Boys (2013)
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A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang. (128 mins.)
Director: Robin Campillo
 
23.
Still Life (2013)
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A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone. (92 mins.)
Director: Uberto Pasolini
 
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Ruin (2013)
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RUIN is an impressionistic fable- the story of Phirun (Rous Mony) and Sovanna (Sang Malen) - two young... (90 mins.)