Event Type: Narrative

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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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THE YEAR OF THE EVERLASTING STORM

Featuring seven stories from seven auteurs from around the world, the film chronicles this unprecedented moment in time. A love letter to cinema, shot across the US, Iran, Chile, China and Thailand, by seven of today’s most vital filmmakers: Anthony Chen, David Lowery, Jafar Panahi, Laura Poitras, Domingo Sotomayor, Malik Vitthal, and Apichatpong Weerasethakul. New …

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TICK, TICK…BOOM!

Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda (IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON) makes his feature directorial debut with TICK, TICK…BOOM!, an adaptation of the autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, who revolutionized theater as the creator of RENT. The film follows Jon (Academy Award nominee and Tony Award winner Andrew Garfield), a young theater composer who’s …

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TIME

Youth is certainly wasted on the young in Ricky Ko’s TIME, a thrilling tale that follows an aging, once-famous hitman, Chau, who is abruptly fired from his job as a noodle chef where he failed to keep up with the fast-paced, new environment. Retreating back into his cut-throat, old ways due to his unemployment, Chau …

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TIONG BAHRU SOCIAL CLUB

Meet Ah Bee (Thomas Pang): an office worker who always puts on a smile for others. For his thirtieth birthday, his doting mother (Guat Kian Goh) gifts him membership to Tiong Bahru Social Club, a new kampong (village)-style planned community that algorithmically maximizes the happiness of its residents through an all-seeing artificial intelligence. When Ah …

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WE’VE ONLY GOT THIS WORLD

Rodney and Betty are earth science students in Vanuatu. Their teacher Mr. Robertson takes their class on field trips to isolated green spaces in the ever-growing town; to the municipal rubbish dump in an attempt to make the students understand the ecological disaster facing every corner of the globe. This inspires Rodney to take up …

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WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY

In Ryûsuke Hamaguchi’s triptych of short films, coincidence and chance encounters interrupt the fragile reality of waking life. Alternately playful, comedic, and cynical, WHEEL OF FORTUNE AND FANTASY plumbs the theatrical depths hidden beneath simple stories: an unexpected love triangle, an attempt to seduce and blackmail a professor, and a meeting between two old friends. …

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WHETHER THE WEATHER IS FINE

In Tacloban, the sky clears, and the worst of Typhoon Haiyan has passed. But for Miguel (Daniel Padilla) and his mother, Norma (Charo Santos-Concio), the real ordeal is what comes after. As radios crackle with unconfirmed rumors of another impending storm, Miguel and his girlfriend Andrea (Rans Rifol) search for passage aboard a Manila-bound ship, …

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ZOKKI

A grandfather has, by his count, 230 confessions to share with his granddaughter. A loner wanders into a fishing town and finds himself getting mixed up with a violent sea crew. A nerdy high school student befriends a weird classmate who is obsessed with his sister … who does not actually exist. An unemployed father …

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THE SALT IN OUR WATERS

Rudro, a bright-eyed artist from Dhaka, is en route to a remote fishing village in the Ganges Delta for his latest project. He travels with an enormous box of art supplies, singling him out as a city slicker among the rural population. Upon arrival, he meets a local imam, known as Chairman (Fazlur Rahman Babu), …

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