RIFF 2013

Interesting films shown at RIFF 2013. A list of what I saw/am seeing.
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1.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
Miss Violence (2013)
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On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident. (98 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
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
 
7.
The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
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
 
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... (100 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Whale Valley (2013 Short Film)
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The film shows a strong bond between two brothers that live in a remote fjord with their parents. We... (15 mins.)
 
17.
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
 
18.
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.)
 
19.
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
 
20.
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
 
21.
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