An ancient news story becomes an Internet sensation after a teenager transforms a simple translation exercise into a riveting narrative about his own dead parents, imagining his father as a terrorist who places a bomb in his pregnant girlfriend’s handbag.
An archivist (Pete Postlethwaite) on the dying planet Earth circa 2055 looks back at our species’ current reluctance to address climate change in this cautionary, pre-apocalyptic tale that blends verité storytelling, cutting-edge graphics and gallows humor.
GOLDEN GATE PERSISTENCE OF VISION AWARD A Mexican film crew led by a self-important director pursues the story of three fishermen who find a wayward package of cocaine off the Mayan coast in this sly, semi-fictional documentary ruminating on globalization’s erasure of local culture. Note: POV Award program accompanies Monday, April 27 screening (TRT 103 min).
This early Antonioni tour de force masterfully weaves a web of relationships among an ensemble of desperate upper-class Italian housewives. A new digitally restored print offers an unparalleled opportunity to rediscover this rarely screened classic.
At their best great ad campaigns are magic, transcending grubby mercantilism to open new ways of thinking, seeing, being. Doug Pray (Scratch, Surfwise, Hype!) showcases the creative minds behind the most brilliant and influential campaigns of our time.
A powerfully subdued Taiwanese drama about a widowed career woman, Ai-tsao, who must reconcile her traditional beliefs with the unexpected realties of her modern family.
In this striking debut feature from a young Turkish director, Yusuf struggles to find purpose after serving ten years as a political prisoner, striking a bleak connection with a prostitute who reads Russian literature.
With an all-star vocal cast and lush CGI animation, this family-friendly film offers sci-fi action with a social conscience. When Earthlings try to make the peaceful planet of Terra their new home, it becomes a desperate fight for survival. Recommended for ages seven and up.
After a spectacular but fatal car chase, a cop tries to redeem himself by hunting down a devious kidnapper. Tight direction, high energy action and unrelenting suspense make this one of Hong Kong cinema's most satisfying films in recent years.
Following last year’s opening night sensation The Last Mistress, France's masterful Catherine Breillat returns to the Festival with this playful, intoxicating and surprisingly personal rumination on Charles Perrault's 17th-century fairytale.