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  1. THE DOVE AND THE WOLF/LA PALOMA Y EL LOBO (Carlos...

    THE DOVE AND THE WOLF/LA PALOMA Y EL LOBO (Carlos Lenin 2019)

    A first film from Mexico(9debuted at Locarno) focused on a poor couple in a small town menaced by the cartels and their violence and...
  2. METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS, THE/A METAMORPHOSE DOS...

    METAMORPHOSIS OF BIRDS, THE/A METAMORPHOSE DOS PASSAROS (Catarina Vasconcelos 2020)

    Gem-like essayistic family memoir in academy ratio with 16mm won the FIPRESCI Award for best feature in the...
  3. LOS CONDUCTOS (Camilo Restrepo 2020)...

    LOS CONDUCTOS (Camilo Restrepo 2020)

    Phantasmagoric tale of the escapee from a Colombian cult guilty of crimes and drugs who escapes and lives on the margins of society, in Medellin. Very...
  4. THE FEVER/A FEBRE (Maya Da-Rin 2019)...

    THE FEVER/A FEBRE (Maya Da-Rin 2019)

    Justino, an indigenous man from the Brazilian jungle, has long lived in Manaus and works as an industrial security guard but may suffer from a mysterious...
  5. NASIR (Arun Karthick 2020)...

    NASIR (Arun Karthick 2020)

    A gem-like little recreation of a short story by Dilip Kumar featuring a poor Muslim who works in a busy sari shop in the town of Coimbatore where a few years ago there...
  6. KALA AZAR (Janis Rafa 2010)...

    KALA AZAR (Janis Rafa 2010)

    Greek docudrama follows a young couple who work as professional pet cremators or pet crematorium delivery people. There are also a lot of dogs around. And they also...
  7. New Directors/New Films 2020 LINKS TO THE...

    New Directors/New Films 2020

    LINKS TO THE REVIEWS
    ATLANTIS/АТЛАНТИДА (Valentyn Vasyanovych 2019)
    BABYTEETH (Shannon Murphy 2019)
    BOYS STATE (Jesse Moss and Amanda McBaine 2020)
    CLOUD IN HER...
  8. THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM 她房间里的云 (Zheng Lu Zinyuan...

    THE CLOUD IN HER ROOM 她房间里的云 (Zheng Lu Zinyuan 2020)

    A younger Chinese generation equivalent of cinematic hanging out, this loosely autobiographical meander set in the director's native city of...
  9. GIRAFFE (Anna Sophie Hartmann 2019)...

    GIRAFFE (Anna Sophie Hartmann 2019)

    Meditations on family and place and a summer love affair on a Danish island. Skillful use of real people and places with professional actors and beautifully...
  10. THE MOLE AGENT/EL AGENTE TOPO (Maite Alberdi...

    THE MOLE AGENT/EL AGENTE TOPO (Maite Alberdi 2020)

    A tongue-in-cheek Chilean docudrama where an 80-plus man is hired by a detective to infiltrate an old folks home to see of his client's aging mom...
  11. ATLANTIS ( Valentyn Vasyanovych 2019)...

    ATLANTIS ( Valentyn Vasyanovych 2019)

    A young Ukrainian war veteran with PTSD struggles to make his way back to something like human life. The film consists largely of a series of "prolonged,...
  12. RED MOON TIDE/LÚA VERMELA (Lois Patiño 2020)...

    RED MOON TIDE/LÚA VERMELA (Lois Patiño 2020)

    More a visual poem than a feature film, this is a gorgeous meditation on myth and witches and demons and drowned people and a Spanish fishing village...
  13. TWO OF US / DEUX (Filippo Meneghetti, 2019)...

    TWO OF US / DEUX (Filippo Meneghetti, 2019)

    The first film by this Italian director is in French and stars the handsome German actress Barbara Sukowa, who was a kind of muse for Fassbinder, and...
  14. ANNE AT 13,000 FEET (Kazik Radwanski 2019)...

    ANNE AT 13,000 FEET (Kazik Radwanski 2019)

    Improvisational portrait of a young woman trying to function on her own. It is a virtuoso performance by Deragh Campbell and this may, or may not remind...
  15. SERVANTS (Ivan Osstrachovsky 2020)...

    SERVANTS (Ivan Osstrachovsky 2020)

    Life in a Czech seminary in 1980 under the church-repression device of that era called "Pacem in terris." An impressive sense of the two monoliths clashing,...
  16. DWELLING IN THE FUCHUN MOUNTAINS (Gu Xiaogang...

    DWELLING IN THE FUCHUN MOUNTAINS (Gu Xiaogang 2019)

    Definitely one of the keepers of the series; review not fully written yet. Rather marvelous film. "Most of the actors are my relatives...I...
  17. BABYTEETH (Shannon Murphy 2020)....

    BABYTEETH (Shannon Murphy 2020).

    The complicated, spirited life of a teenage girl who has cancer. A fresh and original Australian feature. It's charming, but a bit hard to tell how seriously to...
  18. THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS (Robert Machoian 2020)....

    THE KILLING OF TWO LOVERS (Robert Machoian 2020).

    The repressed violence of an estranged couple in rural Utah is captured in a film that is raw and authentic; in Academy ratio and black and...
  19. Return of the Postponed 2020 ND/NF. ...

    Return of the Postponed 2020 ND/NF.

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    ND/NF FILM THE TWO OF US

    Dec. 11, 2020.
    The World of Wong Kar-wai virtual retrospective sponsored by Roxie...
  20. BOYS STATE (Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine (2020) ...

    BOYS STATE (Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine (2020)

    NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS opening night film. The 1200-boy event at Texas capitol is a stunning doc about practical politics. Apple & A24 paid $12...
  21. "Now in its 49th edition, the New Directors/New...

    "Now in its 49th edition, the New Directors/New Films festival is New York’s premier showcase for the work of emerging filmmakers from around the world. The list of directors who have shown films at...
  22. NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS (March 25-April 5, 2020)

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    FESTIVAL COVERAGE THREAD

    New Directors/New Films (March 25-April 5, 2020)

    FILMS & DESCRIPTIONS

    All films are digitally projected unless otherwise...
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