Engaging with the world
RUSSIA , Lithuania , Ireland , France
| 95 minutes | 2018
As he does in his first two features – the searing Corrections Class (2013) and the intriguing Zoology (2016) – young Russian indie helmer Ivan I. Tverdovsky pits an outsider against the system. This time it’s Denis, a teen with a rare congenital immunity to pain… which his mother and her gang of apparatchiks are only too eager to exploit. A dark tale with thriller overtones that’s a scathing indictment of toxic parenting and selfish greed. CANADIAN PREMIERE
Special Jury Mention - Karlovy Vary Film Festival
2018 Jumpman, feature2016 Zoology, feature2014 Corrections Class, feature2013 Space Dog, documentary2012 Pianism, documentary2009 As If Waiting for a Bus, documentary
Eyes that light up, knowing smiles, lingering gazes: Kena and Ziki get butterflies whenever they’re together. Their fathers are facing off in an election...
KENYA , South Africa , Germany , Netherlands | 95 minutes | 2018
More than 10 years after Caramel, Nadine Labaki adopts a gritty, documentary-style approach to chronicling the loveless existence of slum child Zain, age...
LEBANON , France | 95 minutes | 2018
Sleepless nights are the grim reality in this second outing by the Singaporean filmmaker. It all starts with an expat Chinese worker, incapable of sleep,...
FRANCE , Netherlands , Singapore | 95 minutes | 2018
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