Nuevas

(festivals picks)
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1.
Still Life (2006)
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A town in Fengjie county is gradually being demolished and flooded to make way for the Three Gorges Dam. A man and woman visit the town to locate their estranged spouses, and become witness to the societal changes. (111 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
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
 
5.
Miss Violence (2013)
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An unnerving story about a horrid family drama and an elaborate facade where appearances can be deceiving and nothing is as it seems. (98 mins.)
 
6.
The Immigrant (2013)
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1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island. (120 mins.)
Director: James Gray
 
7.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
8.
Venus in Fur (2013)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. (96 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
9.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
10.
Young & Beautiful (2013)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
11.
Heli (2013)
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Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force. (105 mins.)
Director: Amat Escalante
 
12.
Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)
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A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961. (104 mins.)
 
13.
Borgman (2013)
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A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. (113 mins.)
 
14.
Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson. (118 mins.)
 
15.
Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
16.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
17.
The Grandmaster (2013)
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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. (130 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
18.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)
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Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear... (95 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
19.
Prince Avalanche (2013)
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Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind. (94 mins.)
 
20.
Closed Curtain (2013)
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In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company... (106 mins.)
 
21.
Rosakinder (2012 Documentary)
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(94 mins.)
 
22.
Don Jon (2013)
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A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. (90 mins.)
 
23.
Something in the Way (2013)
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Sangat menyukai film indonesia (89 mins.)
 
24.
Love Battles (2013)
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A woman returns to her village after her father's death, who has never loved. She meets a man who spends his days cultivating the land and writing. Each of their meetings will culminate in a need for them to confront physically. (99 mins.)
Director: Jacques Doillon
 
25.
The Act of Killing (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers. (115 mins.)
 
26.
Two Mothers (2013)
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Two Mothers is a drama about a lesbian married couple, Katja and Isabella, who decided to have a child in Germany... (75 mins.)
 
27.
La fugue (2013 Short Film)
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A youth worker in a home for juvenile offenders goes to court along with one of the teenagers he's in charge of, Sabrina. (23 mins.)
 
28.
Die Ruhe bleibt (2013 Short Film)
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(14 mins.)
 
29.
All Is Lost (2013)
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After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. (106 mins.)
Director: J.C. Chandor