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.
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 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 Havana on business, Jack Petty (Gil Bellows, who directs with Tony Pantages) finds himself mixed up in a conspiracy that includes assassination, kidnapping and more. The fun here comes not just from the gritty details, sharp plot twists, close shaves and slick repartee, but from the knowledge, quickly acquired, that nothing is what it seems.
A stop-motion cautionary tale about child labour and how parents often don’t have the faintest idea about how much their kids are suffering.
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.
Blue is small and lonely, but the story doesn’t have to end there.
"Gosh, why can’t we all just get along?"
A sushi conveyer-belt transports us into a rare land mammal’s supernatural habitat—where documentary crews must brave ghosts and other oddities.
After witnessing an act of violence, a guilt-stricken junior hockey player must choose between his teammates and the truth.
Walter is an 89-year-old curmudgeon, and proud of it.
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…
A nuclear family has everything they ever wanted… And domestic bliss has never looked so much like the Apocalypse…
An immersive sensory experience that takes us on a trip from the mythic Forest of Storms to an orbiting international space station.
A man, a maid and a monster… Love triangles are seldom this bizarre.
As a tattoo is being etched into his skin, a man loses himself in the fading memories of his youth.
How to get your video-addict friends to go camping.
Provoked into an act of violence, a taciturn widower (Thomas Haden Church, spectacular) pilots his snowplow into a Quebec forest and sets about living as an outlaw. In turns amusing, morbid, tragic and tense, Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais’ singular debut signals the arrival of a formidable new talent. Winner, Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca 2013.
Before a family can pack up and move from their mining town, the kids are assigned a particularly unenviable chore.
Canada, Mexico, Denmark, Philippines
A famous American filmmaker (The Color Wheel director Alex Ross Perry) travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his last movie. The Mayan Apocalypse intercedes. Raya Martin (Independencia) and Mark Peranson (Waiting for Sancho) co-direct.