PSIFF 2013

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1.
Touch of the Light (2012)
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A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy. (110 mins.)
Director: Jung-chi Chang
 
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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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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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Kon-Tiki (2012)
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Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times. (118 mins.)
 
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Papadopoulos & Sons (2012)
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Following his ruin in the latest banking crisis, a self-made millionaire reluctantly re-unites with his estranged freewheeling brother to re-open the abandoned fish and chip shop they shared in their youth. (109 mins.)
Director: Marcus Markou
 
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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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Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
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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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Beware of Mr. Baker (2012 Documentary)
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Ginger Baker looks back on his musical career with Cream and Blind Faith; his introduction to Fela Kuti; his self-destructive patterns and losses of fortune; and his current life inside a fortified South African compound. (100 mins.)
Director: Jay Bulger
 
10.
Inuk (2010)
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Several years after losing his father, Inuk learns the way of his people again. (90 mins.)
Director: Mike Magidson
 
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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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Kauwboy (2012)
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A young boy and his father have a difficult relationship, but are trying to reach each other. They need a catalyst to make that happen. (81 mins.)
Director: Boudewijn Koole
 
13.
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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Tabu (2012)
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A restless retired woman teams up with her deceased neighbor's maid to seek out a man who has a secret connection to her past life as a farm owner at the foothill of Mount Tabu in Africa. (118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Gomes
 
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4Some (2012)
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Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives. (78 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
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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 Clown (2011)
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Father and son work as clowns Puro Sangue/Valdemar and Pangare/Benjamin in a circus in the Brazilian countryside. Benjamin decides to follow a different path and meets several people on the way. (88 mins.)
Director: Selton Mello
 
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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
 
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Ping Pong (2012 Documentary)
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8 players with 703 years between them compete in the World over 80s Table Tennis Championships in Inner Mongolia... (80 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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Margarita (2012)
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Behind the facade of a beautiful urban home, a combination of complacency and bad investments has left power couple Ben and Gail disconnected... (90 mins.)
 
22.
Filmistaan (2012)
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In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star... (117 mins.)
Director: Nitin Kakkar
 
23.
Headshot (2011)
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A cop who becomes a hitman for a group aimed at eliminating those who are above the law finds his world turned upside down by a single a devastating blow. (105 mins.)
 
24.
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.)
 
25.
Key of Life (2012)
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A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house -- only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin. (128 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
26.
Sadourni's Butterflies (2012)
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(87 mins.)
Director: Darío Nardi
 
27.
English Vinglish (2012)
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A quiet, sweet tempered housewife endures small slights from her well-educated husband and daughter everyday because of her inability to speak and understand English. (134 mins.)
Director: Gauri Shinde
 
28.
Either Way (2011)
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Two employees of the Icelandic Road Administration spend the summer painting lines on the winding roads as they both find themselves at a crossroads in their lives. (84 mins.)
 
29.
Barbara (2012)
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A doctor working in 1980s East Germany finds herself banished to a small country hospital. (105 mins.)
 
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Reality (2012)
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Luciano is a charming fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on a reality show leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. (116 mins.)
Director: Matteo Garrone
 
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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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War Witch (2012)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen