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France, Germany, Malaysia, Netherlands

(Lelaki harapan dunya)
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: France,Germany,Malaysia,Netherlands, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Oct 02 10:30 am
Oct 09 07:00 pm

Pak Awang wants to give his daughter a wedding gift: a house he finds in the jungle. He enlists fellow villagers to literally move it, on their shoulders, to their Malaysian village. But when an illegal African immigrant sheltering there is mistaken for a ghost, a madcap series of hilarious misunderstandings ensues. Black humour with a serious political/allegorical twist. Shelly Kraicer

Comedy, Family Relations

Brazil, France, Mexico, Denmark, Germany, Argentina

Duration: 108 mins
Country of Origin: Brazil,France,Mexico,Denmark,Germany,Argentina, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 04 01:30 pm
Oct 09 06:30 pm

Lisandro Alonso returns with a gorgeous, 19th century-set existential exploration. Viggo Mortensen is a Danish engineer who heads into the Patagonian wilderness in search of his missing daughter. "This hallucinatory head-trip Western remains unmistakably Alonso’s film… a metaphysical road movie in which origin and destination are markedly less important than the journey itself."—Variety. Winner, FIPRESCI Prize, Un Certain Regard, Cannes 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde, History, Mystery

Mexico

(El Incidente)
Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Altered States

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Oct 08 02:30 pm
Oct 10 11:30 pm

When reality is knocked for a loop, desperate characters are stranded in infinitely repeating realms. As limbo distorts their psyches, Isaac Ezban delivers mind-bending sci-fi that recalls Philip K. Dick while revealing a brilliant new voice in genre cinema. "One of the most intriguing Mexican films of the year… bright and concise, perfectly expressing its director’s (very human) concerns while also offering an exciting alternate world."—Twitch

Experimental & Avant garde, Fantasy, Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 75 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 02 07:00 pm
Oct 03 05:00 pm

Ricardo Silva’s controversial, disturbing and unclassifiable film features interviews (and, be warned, much more) with various marginal characters existing on the fringes of Tijuana, Mexico. "[An] utterly transfixing fiction-documentary hybrid… The total lack of delineation between staging and real life [adds] an additional layer of fascination… Mesmerizing…"—Slant. Winner, Cineasti del presente Award, Locarno 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde
Duration: 6 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Oct 05 09:30 pm

Wandering through the old rooms of his childhood, a young boy uses his wild imagination to fight the grief of leaving his home.

(Asteroide)
Duration: 103 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 01 09:30 pm
Oct 04 11:15 am
Oct 07 04:15 pm

After personal problems send free spirit Cristina (Sophie Alexander-Katz) scurrying for the comforts of her family home, her taciturn ex-addict brother’s relationship with a new girlfriend threatens the orphan siblings’ fragile peace… "Sibling rivalry is kept at a low, slow simmer in [Marcelo Tobar’s] fractiously intimate family drama… Thanks to flinty performances… it’s a film of subtle but not insubstantial emotional rewards."—Variety

Drama
Duration: 106 mins
Country of Origin: Mexico, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 05 01:30 pm
Oct 09 04:00 pm

A hugely enjoyable black-and-white homage to the Nouvelle Vague set against 1999’s student demonstrations in Mexico City, Alonso Ruíz Palacios’ debut focuses on teenaged Tomás, his slacker older brother and their search for a folk-music icon who once made Bob Dylan cry… Playful and charming, it’s "full of life and related with intelligence and a sense of humour."—Slant. Special Jury Mention: Best New Narrative Director, Tribeca 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Music & Dance