RIFF 2012

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1.
The Interval (2012)
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(90 mins.)
 
2.
90 Minutes (2012)
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We get no explanations when we're entering the last desperate minutes of three mens lives, all being violent to the women they love. We understand there's a reason behind the three mens reactions. What lies behind? (88 mins.)
Director: Eva Sørhaug
 
3.
Eat Sleep Die (2012)
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A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies. (104 mins.)
 
4.
Broken (2012)
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The story of a young girl in North London whose life changes after witnessing a violent attack. (91 mins.)
Director: Rufus Norris
 
5.
Der Glanz des Tages (2012)
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(90 mins.)
 
6.
Mobile Home (2012)
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After having broken up with his girlfriend and left his job, Simon has come back to his small hometown in the countryside... (95 mins.)
Director: François Pirot
 
7.
Moon Man (2012)
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A bored Man in the Moon hitches a ride to Earth on the tails of a passing comet and starts to explore... (95 mins.)
 
8.
Küf (2012)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Ali Aydin
 
9.
God's Neighbors (2012)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Meny Yaesh
 
10.
Sofia's Last Ambulance (2012 Documentary)
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In a city where 13 ambulances struggle to serve 2 million people, Krassi, Mila and Plamen are our unlikely heroes: chain-smoking... (75 mins.)
Director: Ilian Metev
 
11.
Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)
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Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love. (93 mins.)
Director: Benh Zeitlin
 
12.
Starlet (2012)
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An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale. (103 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
 
13.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
14.
Crossing Boundaries (2012)
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Two men and one woman are involved in a dramatic triangle between love and passion, transgression and betrayal... (90 mins.)
Director: Florian Flicker
 
15.
Our Children (2012)
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Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children... (111 mins.)
Director: Joachim Lafosse
 
16.
Diaz - Don't Clean Up This Blood (2012)
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A reenactment of the final days of the 2001 G8 Summit. (127 mins.)
Director: Daniele Vicari
 
17.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
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Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got. (80 mins.)
Director: Ektoras Lygizos
 
18.
Queen of Montreuil (2012)
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It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's... (87 mins.)
 
19.
The Repentant (2012)
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Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed. (87 mins.)
 
20.
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.)
 
21.
Blondie (2012)
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Three sisters, all adrift and in crisis, reunite at their childhood home as their domineering mother arranges her big birthday party... (88 mins.)
 
22.
Lore (2012)
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As the Allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents' beliefs. An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. (109 mins.)
Director: Cate Shortland
 
23.
A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house... (108 mins.)
 
24.
It Was the Son (2012)
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Palermo in the 1970s. The Ciraulos are modest scrap dealers whose uneventful lives are turned upside... (93 mins.)
Director: Daniele Ciprì
 
25.
The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom (2011 Documentary)
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Survivors in the areas hardest hit by Japan's recent tsunami find the courage to revive and rebuild as cherry blossom season begins. (39 mins.)
Director: Lucy Walker
 
26.
Chasing Ice (2012 Documentary)
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Follow National Geographic photographer James Balog across the Arctic as he deploys time-lapse cameras designed for one purpose: to capture a multi-year record of the world's changing glaciers. (75 mins.)
Director: Jeff Orlowski
 
27.
¡Vivan las antípodas! (2011 Documentary)
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What would be the shortest route between Entre Rios in Argentina and the Chinese metropolis Shanghai... (108 mins.)
 
28.
Last Call at the Oasis (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on the world's water crisis. (105 mins.)
Director: Jessica Yu
 
29.
Downeast (2012 Documentary)
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Explores Italian immigrant Antonio Bussone's use of federal grants to return factory work to the United States. (80 mins.)
 
30.
Pad Yatra: A Green Odyssey (2012 Documentary)
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PAD YATRA: A Green Odyssey is the adventure of 700 people trekking across the Himalayas with a call... (70 mins.)
Director: Wendy J.N. Lee
 
31.
Sushi: The Global Catch (2012 Documentary)
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From humble beginnings as a simple food sold by Japanese street vendors, sushi has exploded into an international phenomenon in the past 30 years... (75 mins.)
Director: Mark S. Hall
 
32.
Hiver nomade (2012 Documentary)
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A 600 kilometre winter trek for 800 sheep, accompanied by 3 donkeys, 4 dogs and led by two shepherds, Pascal and Carole. (90 mins.)
 
33.
Five Broken Cameras (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on a Palestinian farmer's chronicle of his nonviolent resistance to the actions of the Israeli army. (94 mins.)
 
34.
Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that chronicles artist and activist Ai Weiwei as he prepares for a series of exhibitions and gets into an increasing number of clashes with the Chinese government. (91 mins.)
Director: Alison Klayman
 
35.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2011 Documentary)
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Breast cancer has become the poster child of corporate cause-related marketing campaigns. Countless women and men walk... (97 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
36.
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
 
37.
Hija (2012 Documentary)
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Mother and daughter venture on a long trip looking for a family member they do not know. The mother is looking for her sister... (80 mins.)
 
38.
Dreams of a Life (2011 Documentary)
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A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Morley
 
39.
Wagner's Dream (2012 Documentary)
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(115 mins.)
Director: Susan Froemke
 
40.
The Queen of Versailles (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows a billionaire couple as they begin construction on a mansion inspired by Versailles. During the next two years, their empire, fueled by the real estate bubble and cheap money, falters due to the economic crisis. (100 mins.)
 
41.
Durga (2012 Documentary)
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A visual poem meditating on the contradiction between goddess worship and violence against women in India. (12 mins.)
Director: Paramita Nath
 
42.
Five Star Existence (2011 Documentary)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Sonja Lindén
 
43.
Meet the Fokkens (2011 Documentary)
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A documentary on Louise and Martine Fokkens, 69-year-old twin sisters who have worked as prostitutes in the red-light district in Amsterdam for over 40 years. (80 mins.)
 
44.
The Great Pretender (2012 Documentary)
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Documentary looking at the relationships and solo career of Queen frontman Freddie Mercury. (107 mins.)
Director: Rhys Thomas
 
45.
The Golden Temple - Olympic Regeneration of East London (2012 Documentary)
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Like filling the sea with sand. Following the process of Olympic regeneration in East London as a massive metaphor of the contemporary age... (71 mins.)
 
46.
The World Before Her (2012 Documentary)
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Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India-one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu Nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. (90 mins.)
Director: Nisha Pahuja
 
47.
Parallax Sounds (2012 Documentary)
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Chicago, from the 1990s on, has established itself as one of the most interesting cities on a musical level... (95 mins.)
 
48.
Whores' Glory (2011 Documentary)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. (110 mins.)
Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat
 
49.
Italy: Love It, or Leave It (2011 Documentary)
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After their award winning documentary, 'Suddenly, Last Winter', Luca and Gustav are back. This time they have to decide: should they stay in Italy... (75 mins.)
 
50.
Searching for Sugar Man (2012 Documentary)
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Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez. (86 mins.)
 
51.
Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the Serbian performance artist as she prepares for a retrospective of her work at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. (106 mins.)
 
52.
Indie Game: The Movie (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that follows the journeys of indie game developers as they create games and release those works, and themselves, to the world. (94 mins.)
 
53.
Call Me Kuchu (2012 Documentary)
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In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man... (87 mins.)
 
54.
China Heavyweight (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on rural teenagers in southwestern China who are recruited as their country's next Olympic hopefuls, with a focus on the coach Qi Moxiang. (94 mins.)
Director: Yung Chang
 
55.
Putin's Kiss (2011 Documentary)
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Masha Drokova joins Nashi, a Russian ultra nationalist youth group, at the age of 16 and rapidly ascends its ranks, famously garnering a medal and the opportunity to kiss Vladimir Putin. The film details her growing disillusion with the group's leaders and her falling in with the anti-Putin opposition, especially a journalist and blogger named Oleg Kashin, who gets brutally attacked. (85 mins.)
 
56.
The Law in These Parts (2011 Documentary)
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Can justice truly be served in the occupied territories given the current system of law administered by Israel for Palestinians? (100 mins.)
 
57.
The Ambassador (2011 Documentary)
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Danish journalist Mads Brügger goes undercover as a Liberian Ambassador to embark on a dangerous yet hysterical journey to uncover the blood diamond trade in Africa. (93 mins.)
Director: Mads Brügger
 
58.
Planet of Snail (2011 Documentary)
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Young-Chan comes from planet of snail where deaf blind people live slow and quiet lives. When Young-Chan came to Earth... (88 mins.)
Director: Seung-jun Yi
 
59.
Sister (2012 Documentary)
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On the ground with maternal health care workers in Ethiopia, Cambodia and Haiti, where there are no white talking heads, no policy makers, no four-wheel drive vehicles and no blood banks. (92 mins.)
Director: Brenda Davis
 
60.
Mustafa's Sweet Dreams (2012 Documentary)
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(83 mins.)
 
61.
We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous. (93 mins.)
 
62.
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2012 Documentary)
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Iconic writer, director, actor, comedian and musician Woody Allen allowed his life and creative... (195 mins.)
Director: Robert B. Weide