Country: France

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THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD

Julie (Renate Reinsve), the protagonist in Joachim Trier’s breathtaking THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD – the final film in a trilogy that also includes REPRISE and OSLO, AUGUST 31ST – is not what you’d call a committed person. When we first meet her, she’s on the cusp of her 30th birthday, about to switch …

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PARIS, 13TH DISTRICT

Emilie is a French-Taiwanese girl in her late 20s or early 30s who hates her call-center job. But as we get to know Emilie, we get a sense that maybe she likes the lack of responsibility that comes with low-entry jobs. She soon meets Camille, a high school teacher, who becomes her roommate. They have …

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PETIT MAMAN

From director Céline Sciamma (PORTRAIT OF A LADY ON FIRE) comes a most magical and intimate portrait of childhood and motherhood. 8-year-old Nelly is spending time at her recently deceased grandmother’s house while her mother and father clean out the home. While her parents set about packing, Nelly explores the surrounding woods. While searching for …

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MEMORIA

Shooting outside of Thailand – in faraway Colombia – for the first time in his career, Apichatpong Weerasethakul makes his English- and Spanish-language debut with Memoria, co-winner of the Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival. His latest masterpiece is mysterious and unique, even by the director’s standards, with an international cast of renowned …

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DAUGHTERS OF THE WAVES

The ocean is at the heart of Tahitian culture, spiritual beliefs and everyday life. It seems that in the archipelago, riding the waves is an old ancestral activity from which women have been gradually eliminated as surfing became big business in the 1960s. Teahupo ªo, located on the southwestern coast of Tahiti, is one of …

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FLEE

One of the most riveting and captivating films of the year, with breathtaking animation, FLEE recounts the true story of Afghan refugee Amin Nawabi. Living in Denmark, on the cusp of marriage, Amin reveals a secret that he has kept for 20 years. For the first time in his life Amin shares the story of …

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