RIFF 2013

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1.
Bethlehem (2013)
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Tells the story of the complex relationship between an Israeli Secret Service officer and his teenage Palestinian informant... (99 mins.)
Director: Yuval Adler
 
2.
Free Fall (2013)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephan Lacant
 
3.
One Shot (2013)
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One accidental shot will intertwine the destinies of two young women - Anita, an inspector who gets... (76 mins.)
Director: Robert Orhel
 
4.
The Golden Dream (2013)
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A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S. (108 mins.)
 
5.
The Lunchbox (2013)
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A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (104 mins.)
Director: Ritesh Batra
“ Good reviews. See. ” - Mubla
 
6.
Spaghetti Story (2013)
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Four Italian young adults longing to change their lives. The encounter with Mei Mei, a young Chinese prostitute, shines a light on the truth: the gain of one's freedom is, above all, an inside job. (82 mins.)
Director: Ciro De Caro
 
7.
Coldwater (2013)
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A teenage boy is sent to a juvenile reform facility in the wilderness. As we learn about the tragic events that sent him there, his struggle becomes one for survival with the inmates, counselors, and the retired war colonel in charge. (104 mins.)
Director: Vincent Grashaw
“ Scary topic and trailer but really, really good reviews. ” - Mubla
 
8.
The Geographer Drank His Globe Away (2013)
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Victor Sluzhkin signs on as a teacher of geography in a secondary school in his native Perm (in the Urals) and gets lost in a haze of hard vodka... (120 mins.)
 
9.
Salvation Army (2013)
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In a working class neighborhood in Casablanca, Abdellah, a homosexual teen, tries to build his own life within his big family, caught between an authoritarian mother and an older brother, who he adores. (81 mins.)
Director: Abdellah Taia
 
10.
Apaches (2013)
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A group of beautiful but morally bankrupt teenagers live the fast life in the dark side of beautiful Corsica, but things spiral out of control when one of their number wants to confess their crimes. (82 mins.)
 
11.
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.)
“ See? ” - Mubla
 
12.
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
 
13.
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
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A film director wants to add a new scene in his movie while in production and needs the lead female protagonist to be nude. (89 mins.)
 
14.
The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
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Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man... (93 mins.)
“ See? ” - Mubla
 
15.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
“ See this one. ” - Mubla
 
16.
Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012)
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23 short stories about the Mari women. Stories joyful and sad, ridiculous and terrible. It is the movie ornament, the movie calendar telling about philosophy, traditions and today of the Mari people. (106 mins.)
 
17.
Sex, Drugs & Taxation (2013)
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Based on true events, two notorious and provocative figures of modern Danish history, Spies and Glistrup, provide a radical view on liberty through money, sex and drugs. (110 mins.)
Director: Christoffer Boe
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
18.
A Touch of Sin (2013)
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Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence. (133 mins.)
Director: Zhangke Jia
 
19.
Gerontophilia (2013)
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A male youth begins exploring his attraction to much much older men while working in a nursing home. (82 mins.)
Director: Bruce LaBruce
 
20.
The Missing Picture (2013 Documentary)
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Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979. (92 mins.)
Director: Rithy Panh
 
21.
Bright Days Ahead (2013)
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The retired dentist Caroline attends a class for computer users. Although she is married, she falls in love with her significantly younger lecturer... (94 mins.)
Director: Marion Vernoux
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
A Fierce Green Fire (2012 Documentary)
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An exploration of the environmental movement - grassroots and global activism spanning fifty years from conservation to climate change. (101 mins.)
Director: Mark Kitchell
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
25.
The Age of Aluminium (2013 Documentary)
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Aluminum is booming and found its way into every facet of our lives: But what do we actually know about the side effects of our daily companions? (93 mins.)
Director: Bert Ehgartner
 
26.
Future My Love (2012 Documentary)
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A film about love and utopia. (97 mins.)
Director: Maja Borg
 
27.
Indian Summer (2013 Documentary)
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"Indian Summer" is an entertaining road movie that travels through South India to discover Ayurvedic medicine... (84 mins.)
Director: Simon Brook
 
28.
Revolution (2012 Documentary)
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Filmmaker Rob Stewart advances the theory that though humans depend on the natural world for subsistence, humans are nature's greatest enemy. (85 mins.)
Director: Rob Stewart
“ Good reviews. ” - Mubla
 
29.
A River Changes Course (2013 Documentary)
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"We've worked so hard on this land," says Sav Samourn. "And now they've come to destroy it all. Sooner... (83 mins.)
Director: Kalyanee Mam
 
30.
The Expedition to the End of the World (2013 Documentary)
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A grand and adventurous journey of discovery to the last white areas of the world map. But no matter how far we go and how hard we try to find answers, we ultimately meet ourselves and our own transience. (90 mins.)
Director: Daniel Dencik
 
31.
Greedy Lying Bastards (2012 Documentary)
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Melting sea ice, glacier loss and rising sea levels. Severe droughts and wildfires. Increasingly severe tornadoes... (90 mins.)
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
32.
Pandora's Promise (2013 Documentary)
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A feature-length documentary about the history and future of nuclear power. The film explores how and... (87 mins.)
Director: Robert Stone
 
33.
Vanishing Point (2012 Documentary)
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Two Inuit communities are linked by an 1860's migration led by an intrepid shaman. Navarana, Inughuit elder and descendant of the shaman, senses the consequences of rapid social and environmental change, and wonders about the future. (83 mins.)
 
34.
A Story of Children and Film (2013 Documentary)
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A Story of Children and Film is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate... (106 mins.)
Director: Mark Cousins
 
35.
Double Play: James Benning and Richard Linklater (2013 Documentary)
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In 1985, filmmaker Richard Linklater began a film screening society in Austin, Texas, that aimed to... (70 mins.)
Director: Gabe Klinger
“ Interesting subject. ” - Mubla
 
36.
Enzo Avitabile Music Life (2012 Documentary)
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(79 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ Jonathan Demme, dir. ” - Mubla
 
37.
I Am Breathing (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary follows the last months of Neil Platt, a young father with terminal and debilitating motor neuron disease (MND). (72 mins.)
Stars: Neil Platt
“ Emma Davie (EFC) one of dir. ” - Mubla
 
38.
The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear (2012 Documentary)
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A filmmaker puts out a casting call for young adults, aged 15- to 23. The director wants to make a film about growing up in her home country... (97 mins.)
 
39.
My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone (2012 Documentary)
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Nagieb Khaja is a Danish journalist of Afghan origin and he believes that the West makes decisions on... (87 mins.)
Director: Nagieb Khaja
“ See? ” - Mubla
 
40.
Peter Brook: The Tightrope (2012 Documentary)
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Filmed with five hidden cameras, The Tightrope is a total immersion into the creative process behind legendary theater director Peter Brook's work... (86 mins.)
Director: Simon Brook
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
41.
Soundbreaker (2012 Documentary)
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Finland's most daring musician, the accordionist, composer, performer Kimmo Pohjonen, revolutionizes... (86 mins.)
Director: Kimmo Koskela
“ See. Found no reviews but found this:
Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8Mut8-k0J4
From concert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ios0rpWCGno ” - Mubla
 
42.
The Moo Man (2013 Documentary)
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Modern British dairy farms must get bigger and bigger or go under but Farmer Stephen Hook decides to buck the trend... (98 mins.)
 
43.
TPB AFK: The Pirate Bay Away from Keyboard (2013 Documentary)
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An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest industry in the known universe. The media industry. (85 mins.)
Director: Simon Klose
“ Good reviews. See. ” - Mubla
 
44.
Dirty Wars (2013 Documentary)
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Investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill is pulled into an unexpected journey as he chases down the hidden truth behind America's expanding covert wars. (87 mins.)
Director: Rick Rowley
 
45.
Elena (2012 Documentary)
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Elena, a young Brazilian woman, travels to New York with the same dream as her mother, to become a movie actress... (80 mins.)
Director: Petra Costa
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
46.
GMO OMG (2013 Documentary)
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Today in the United States, by the simple acts of feeding ourselves, we are unwittingly participating... (90 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Seifert
 
47.
Love, Marilyn (2012 Documentary)
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Modern day celebrities interpret excerpts from memoirs written by people who knew Marilyn Monroe as well as her recently discovered personal journals and letters. (107 mins.)
Director: Liz Garbus
 
48.
Mistaken for Strangers (2013 Documentary)
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Tom Berninger chronicles his time spent on the road as a member of the tour crew for The National, the rock & roll band fronted by his brother, Matt. (75 mins.)
Director: Tom Berninger
“ The National. Good reviews. ” - Mubla
 
49.
Naked Opera (2013 Documentary)
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(81 mins.)
“ See? ” - Mubla
 
50.
Red Obsession (2013 Documentary)
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The great chateaux of Bordeaux struggle to accommodate the voracious appetite for their rare, expensive wines, which have become a powerful status symbol in booming China. (75 mins.)
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
51.
State 194 (2012 Documentary)
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A look deep inside Israel and Palestine at the men and women trying to seize a historic opportunity to end the conflict and make implementing the two-state solution a reality. (98 mins.)
Director: Dan Setton
“ See. Israel and Palestine. ” - Mubla
 
52.
The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012 Documentary)
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Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films. (136 mins.)
Director: Sophie Fiennes
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
53.
Valentine Road (2013 Documentary)
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On February 12, 2008, in Oxnard, California, eighth-grade student Brandon McInerney shot his classmate... (89 mins.)
“ See. A few reviews but very good. ” - Mubla
 
54.
J.A.C.E. (2011)
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Twice-orphaned Jace, a seven-year-old Albanian of Greek origin, witnesses a massacre that wipes out his entire foster family in Argyrokastron... (142 mins.)
 
55.
Unfair World (2011)
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Sotiris is a police interrogator. One day he decides to pardon every poor person to whom life has been cruel... (107 mins.)
Director: Filippos Tsitos
 
56.
September (2013)
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Anna lives with her dog Manu. She thinks they will live together forever. When he dies, she buries him in the garden of the family across the street... (99 mins.)
 
57.
Wasted Youth (2011)
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Harris, a 16 year old boy spends his day skateboarding aimlessly around Athens with his friends. Vassilis, a middle aged cop, is frustrated with his dead-end job and crammed in his small apartment with his family. (122 mins.)
 
58.
Ash (2013 Documentary)
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The Aftermath under the Volcano. (107 mins.)
 
59.
Days of Gray (2013)
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It is a world without language. A world where one is raised to respect the rules. Only one Boy questions the verity of what he has been taught, and he must decide whether to continue living in a society of fear or choose his own destiny. (78 mins.)
 
60.
Lulu femme nue (2013)
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Following a botched job interview, Lulu decides not to return home, leaving her husband and their three children in the lurch... (84 mins.)
 
61.
This Is Sanlitun (2013)
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Gary is in Beijing to make it big, after failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up English teaching and gets life lessons from Frank...
“ Róbert I. Douglas. ” - Mubla
 
62.
Baby Blues (2012)
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Baby Blues is a vintage fashion blog about loneliness. It is about Natalia's baby-boy. His existence... (100 mins.)
Director: Kasia Roslaniec
 
63.
Little Odessa (1994)
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Early 1990s drama about a family of Soviet Jews living in Brooklyn's Brighton Beach ocean-side neighborhood nicknamed Little Odessa. (98 mins.)
Director: James Gray
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
64.
Two Lovers (2008)
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A Brooklyn-set romantic drama about a bachelor torn between the family friend his parents wish he would marry and his beautiful but volatile new neighbor. (110 mins.)
Director: James Gray
“ Already saw. ” - Mubla
 
65.
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
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
66.
Foxfire (2012)
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Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang. (143 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
67.
Heading South (2005)
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Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti. (108 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ Good reviews. ” - Mubla
 
68.
Human Resources (1999)
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The 35-hour work week has all of France in its thrall. This film turns it into a feature about economic and familial politics... (100 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
“ Good reviews. ” - Mubla
 
69.
Show Me Love (1998)
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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ Love it, see again. ” - Mubla
 
70.
We Are the Best! (2013)
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Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. (102 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
“ Moodysson's newest. See. 102 min. ” - Mubla
 
71.
Container (2006)
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Poetic, experimental and different, Container is described by Lukas Moodysson as "a black and white... (72 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
72.
We Are What We Are (2013)
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The Parkers, a reclusive family who follow ancient customs, find their secret existence threatened as a torrential downpour moves into their area, forcing daughters Iris and Rose to assume responsibilities beyond those of a typical family. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Mickle
“ See. ” - Mubla
 
73.
Whale Valley (2013 Short Film)
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The film shows a strong bond between two brothers who live in a remote fjord with their parents. We look into their world through the eyes of the younger brother and follow him on a journey marking a turning point in the brothers' lives. (15 mins.)
“ See. In SHORT FILMS I. ” - Mubla
 
74.
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