PSIFF 2013

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1.
Renoir (2012)
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Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste... (111 mins.)
Director: Gilles Bourdos
 
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Stand Up Guys (2012)
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A pair of aging stickup men try to get the old gang back together for one last hurrah before one of the guys takes his last assignment - to kill his comrade. (95 mins.)
Director: Fisher Stevens
 
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Bound by Flesh (2012 Documentary)
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A biography of Daisy and Violet Hilton, conjoined twins who started as "freaks" in side shows, then went on to be stars of Vaudeville and films. (95 mins.)
Director: Leslie Zemeckis
 
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Piazza Fontana: The Italian Conspiracy (2012)
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A chronicle of the 1969 bombing at a major national bank in Milan and its aftermath. (129 mins.)
 
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The Impossible (2012)
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The story of a tourist family in Thailand caught in the destruction and chaotic aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. (114 mins.)
Director: J.A. Bayona
 
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Stolen Seas (2012 Documentary)
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Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates... (90 mins.)
Director: Thymaya Payne
 
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The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
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Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
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Caesar Must Die (2012)
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Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar." (77 mins.)
 
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The Suicide Shop (2012)
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A family-run shop that sells everything you need to take your own life finds it hard to focus on business after a new baby -- one who makes everyone around him happy -- is born into the family. (79 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
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Goltzius and the Pelican Company (2012)
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Hendrik Goltzius, a late sixteenth-century Dutch printer and engraver of erotic prints, seduces the Margrave of Alsace into paying for a printing press to make and publish illustrated books. (128 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
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Just the Wind (2012)
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Unknown racist murderers have already attacked four families. Some of them died. Who will be the next on this ordinary day? Inspired by a true story. (95 mins.)
 
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Süskind (2012)
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During WWII, a member of the Jewish Council of Amsterdam finds a way to spare children from deportation to the death camps. (118 mins.)
 
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Jackpot (2011)
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Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools... (90 mins.)
Director: Magnus Martens
 
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The Final Member (2012 Documentary)
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Thirty miles from the Arctic Circle, in the northern Icelandic town of Husavik, stands the Icelandic Phallological Museum... (75 mins.)
 
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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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The Wall (2012)
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A woman inexplicably finds herself cut off from all human contact when an invisible, unyielding wall suddenly surrounds the countryside... (108 mins.)
Director: Julian Pölsler
 
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A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
19.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
20.
Allez, Eddy! (2012)
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The eleven year old cycling talent Freddy is the son of a butcher in an idyllic village in no man's land... (100 mins.)
Director: Gert Embrechts
 
21.
7 Boxes (2012)
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Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way. (105 mins.)
 
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80 Millions (2011)
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Solidarity activists prepare a bravura heist, taking out 80 mln from a union bank account just before it is blocked by communist authorities. (102 mins.)
 
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La cinquième saison (2012)
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In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality? (93 mins.)
 
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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.)
 
25.
Nuala: A Life and Death (2011 Documentary)
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In her late 50s Nuala O'Faolain wrote a memoir that sold a million copies and shocked the Irish public... (90 mins.)
 
26.
Nairobi Half Life (2012)
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity. (96 mins.)
 
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In the Shadow (2012)
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In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar... (106 mins.)
Director: David Ondrícek