This nuanced portrait of a group of privileged youths in an exclusive gated community outside Buenos Aires, left on their own while their parents travel, quietly penetrates the secret worlds of children as they push the boundaries of newfound freedom.
In the desolate beauty of the Kazakh steppes, a Russian doctor without adequate supplies struggles to treat a surreal parade of locals with medical emergencies. Beautifully filmed and well acted, Wild Field basks in the tradition of dark, existential Russian tragicomedy.
Bedridden, 80-year-old Antonio prepares a perfect homecoming for his estranged son. Though confined to his room, he takes one last stroll through the beautiful Patagonian landscape in this elegant, lyrical and humanistic film.
This newly restored print of one of the most influential films by the patron saint of American indie filmmakers features a career-defining performance by Gena Rowlands, in a penetrating portrait of a woman beset by mental illness.
A high school poetry teacher (Robin Williams) dreams of becoming a rich and famous writer and tries desperately to connect with his smartass teenage son. Writer/director and longtime comedian Bobcat Goldthwait comes up with another lusciously perverse and refreshingly original comedy.
They may be underage, but they’re not to be underestimated. Young filmmakers are grabbing their cameras and tellin’ it like they see it. From voting to NAFTA, Vietnam to immigration, their take on the world is both fresh and focused. Ages 11 and up. (TRT 81 min)
Using a film noir framework, exquisite black-and-white cinematography and rapid-fire dialogue, this immensely energetic cinematic debut sets a darkly comic riff on Bulgaria’s Communist past in the story of an ex-con on the night after his release from prison.
Israeli “docu-essayist” Avi Mograbi reveals the deepest longings of a nation in conflict in this genre-breaking and original work in which a young Israeli soldier participates in a revenge operation and speaks of his experiences to his girlfriend.