The favelas of Brazil have long fascinated foreigners. But what happens when these impoverished slums become a thriving tourist attraction? Felippe Schultz Mussel’s probing documentary not only explores Rio’s Favela da Rocinha but also the perspectives of the tour guides who navigate its corridors and the residents whose squalid homes have somehow been deemed postcard perfect.
A sobering look at how encroaching modernity is threatening the livelihoods and traditions of three families in different parts of Cambodia, Kalyanee Mam’s vérité documentary "handles its material so deftly that you can’t help but become an active participant in the journey."—The AU Review. Winner, World Cinema Jury Prize: Documentary, Sundance 2013.
In this piercing masterpiece, Rithy Panh grapples with the horrors Cambodia faced under the Khmer Rouge. "A series of painstakingly crafted dioramas… at once extremely fragile and necessarily distanced… A dam constructed to control the flow of an ocean of sorrow."—Film Comment. Winner, Best Film, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2013.
A groundbreaking new test will pinpoint the exact date that we’ll die. But is this information that anyone should be privy to?
Blue is small and lonely, but the story doesn’t have to end there.
Desire and revenge fuel Denis Côté’s entrancing tragicomedy about two lesbian ex-cons trying—and failing—to discover normalcy in the Quebec countryside. A dizzying climax certifies this as "one of the more bizarre and original films to emerge from a territory that seems to specialize in this cinematic commodity…"—Screen. Winner, Alfred Bauer Award, Berlin 2013.
Having lost her voice on the eve of her first world tour, a psychologically fragile singer is further tormented by a manifestation of her inner demons.
"Gosh, why can’t we all just get along?"
In their boldly cinematic new collaboration, celebrated documentarian Jennifer Baichwal and influential photographer Edward Burtynsky globetrot from floating farms in China to the once-mighty Colorado River, detailing our complex relationship with our most precious resource: water. Shot in staggering 5K ultra high-definition video, this is an eco film tailor-made for the big screen.
The stakes in a seemingly ordinary domestic squabble suddenly spike, leading the couple to become genuine combatants—they launch broadsides and throw low blows with wild abandon.
Walter is an 89-year-old curmudgeon, and proud of it.
Inspired by Terry Fox, two well-intentioned but poorly prepared cousins embark on an alternately hilarious and heartbreaking marathon of haplessness.
In his latest masterful documentary, John Walker traces the origins of Nunavut. The furthest thing from a stodgy history lesson, this is an epic drama featuring radicals, visionaries and Western civilization’s largest land claim. It’s also an incredibly personal film, as it charts Walker’s return to the High Arctic he first explored as a wide-eyed teenager. Winner, Best Atlantic Feature, Atlantic 2013.
Bursting out of the starting blocks, Chloé Robichaud’s debut feature is a breathless account of a fiercely driven runner (Sophie Desmarais) who’s tripped up while navigating a romantic obstacle course. As the athletically gifted, socially stunted Sarah, Desmarais impresses with displays of physical prowess offset by the slightest, most revealing gestures.
As a pack of kids pilot their bikes through suburban streets, idleness erupts into anarchy and they taste teenage rebellion for the first time.
A sushi conveyer-belt transports us into a rare land mammal’s supernatural habitat—where documentary crews must brave ghosts and other oddities.
While researching her first serious role, a ’tween starlet doesn’t realize just how far from safety she’s strayed.
How to get your video-addict friends to go camping.
A striking photographic essay of Kennesaw, Georgia—a city where the head of every household is legally obligated to own an operating firearm.
In this unsettling comedy, a German tourist’s misguided attempt to experience a little West Coast “Indian” culture leaves him horribly out of his depth…