Event Type: Narrative

THE FABULOUS FILIPINO BROTHERS

Dante Basco was anointed API film festival royalty with his defining role in Gene Cajayon’s THE DEBUT (HIFF 2000) and as the voice of Prince Zuko in AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER (lest not forget his bad boy personification as Rufio in HOOK). After a diverse career that is entering its fourth decade, Dante makes his …

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THE HAND OF GOD

From Academy Award-winning writer and director Paolo Sorrentino (THE GREAT BEAUTY) comes the story of a young man’s heartbreak and liberation in 1980s Naples, Italy. THE HAND OF GOD follows Fabietto Schisa, an awkward Italian teen whose life and vibrant, eccentric family are suddenly upended-first by the electrifying arrival of soccer legend Diego Maradona and …

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THE LAST GOZE

Becoming blind as an infant at the dawn of the 20th century, Haru had little in the way of opportunity as a young girl in Japan. With her father passed and her mother ill, Haru’s best option is to become a “goze” – a traveling singer and storyteller respected by many of the common folk. …

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THE LOST DAUGHTER

While on a summer holiday, middle-aged university professor Leda (Oscar® winner Olivia Colman) becomes transfixed by Nina (Dakota Johnson), a young mother. The chance encounter turns into an obsession that triggers memories of motherhood, career turns, and past loves. Soon, under the burning sun of the small coastal town, Leda’s darkest impulses and hidden truths …

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THE POWER OF THE DOG

Set in Montana in the 1920s, Jane Campion’s hotly anticipated new film is an enthralling revisionist western awash in sublime expanses and nuance, capturing a landscape and a people driven by the fantasy and folly of western expansion. Adapted from Thomas Savage’s cult novel of the same name, THE POWER OF THE DOG tells the …

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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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TEINE SĀ: THE ANCIENT ONES

TEINE SĀ is a supernatural anthology film based on 5 notorious goddesses of the Pacific. After centuries of slumber, the ‘Teine Sā’ or ‘the ancient ones’ have been evoked to come into the world once again. Set in modern day, ordinary Pasifika women have encounters with these ancient spirit women who help them in their …

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TEN MONTHS

Any sudden life change is enough to scare the strongest of people. In TEN MONTHS, Namkoong Sun’s debut film, an unexpected pregnancy is viewed with humor and heart through the lens of a strong, young woman with dreams of her own.   Mirae is a twenty-something game engineer. She has big plans and gets excited …

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THE BIG BEND

In the vast and unknowable land of Texas, the Talbots and their two sons await the expected arrival of the Prices, old college friends of the Talbots. With both families of four, they explore the visually-striking desert, bathe in mud baths, and keep a wary eye out for snakes. With the backdrop of luminous mountains, …

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