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  1. AZOR (Andreas Fontana 2021)...

    AZOR (Andreas Fontana 2021)

    This suavely creepy picture of a corruptible Swiss banker coming with his wife to serve the junta during Argentina's "dirty war" time in 1980 gets US release Fri.,...
  2. ND/NF 2021 is almost over. Here are links to...

    ND/NF 2021 is almost over.
    Here are links to all the features (not the shorts or the revival films).

    NEW DIRECTORS/NEW FILMS 2020 (April 28-May 8, 2021)

    LINKS TO THE FILMLEAF REVIEWS:
    ...
  3. ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE (Theo Anthony 2021)...

    ALL LIGHT, EVERYWHERE (Theo Anthony 2021)

    Searching experimental doc finds the inherent falsehood in image-making through body cams, Baltimore police, archival footage. ND/NF Closing Night film.
  4. FAYA DAYI (Jessica Beshir 2021)...

    FAYA DAYI (Jessica Beshir 2021)

    This beautiful, dreamy doc about khat in Ethiopia may be more than it deserves. It's being heaped with praise (and bought by Janus Films) but it is uninformative...
  5. EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) (Arie & Chuko Esiri...

    EYIMOFE (THIS IS MY DESIRE) (Arie & Chuko Esiri 2020)

    Two brothers from Lagos, Nigeria returned there after many years of studying and living in the UK, with a new concern and respect for their...
  6. GULL ( Kim Mi-jo 2020)...

    GULL ( Kim Mi-jo 2020)

    Powerful Korean film school film about a 60+ fishmarket vender, the family breadwinner, who is raped after a drunken evening. Never shows the assault, but focuses on how...
  7. DESTELLO BRAVÍO/MIGHTY FLASH (Ainhoa Rodríguez...

    DESTELLO BRAVÍO/MIGHTY FLASH (Ainhoa Rodríguez 2021)

    Stylish picture of Catholic hypocrisy, gender disparities in a dead-end Spanish town wanting to explode which the young people have all left. ...
  8. MOON, 66 QUESTIONS (Jacqueline Lentzou 2021)...

    MOON, 66 QUESTIONS (Jacqueline Lentzou 2021)

    Young woman reconciles with estranged dad by returning to Greece to be his caretaker. Tough to swallow, but bold and skillful physical acting of the...
  9. ALL THE LIGHT WE CAN SEE (Pablo Escoto Luna 2020)...

    ALL THE LIGHT WE CAN SEE (Pablo Escoto Luna 2020)

    Shot near the two volcanoes in Mexico, this is an amalgam of Mexican (and other) folkloric legends mainly focused on lost love and the search for...
  10. STOP-ZEMLIA (Kateryna Gornostai 2021)...

    STOP-ZEMLIA (Kateryna Gornostai 2021)

    Young Ukrainian filmmaker has made a feature debut, using kids to play high school juniors often like themselves, to depict the year in the lives of four...
  11. BEBIA, À MON SEUL DÉSIR (Juja Dobrachkous 2021)...

    BEBIA, À MON SEUL DÉSIR (Juja Dobrachkous 2021)


    Story of a f--cked up Georgian fashion model home for a funeral is overwhelmed by its own ambition. Everyone in this family is a jerk.
  12. NOUS (US) (Alice Diop 2021)...

    NOUS (US) (Alice Diop 2021)

    Despite her Senegalese parents, documentary filmmaker Alice Diop identifies as French. Filming the varieties of population along the RER B line that goes through and...
  13. LIBORIO (Nino Martinez Sosa 2021)...

    LIBORIO (Nino Martinez Sosa 2021)

    Film from the Dominican Republic about a legendary faith healer believed to have been transformed in a hurricane. It starts out on the wrong foot for me - with...
  14. WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE FAIR (Jane Schoenbrun...

    WE'RE ALL GOING TO THE FAIR (Jane Schoenbrun 2021)

    Ostensibly a less melodramatic look at online obsessions and online obsessives. But the main character still comes off as pretty disturbed.
  15. SHORT VACATION (Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol 2021)...

    SHORT VACATION (Kwon Min-pyo & Seo Han-sol 2021)

    Four Korean junior high girls in the same class and photography club go out on the subway with plastic cameras seeking images of "the end of the...
  16. RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY (Fiorouzeh Khosrovani...

    RADIOGRAPH OF A FAMILY (Fiorouzeh Khosrovani 2021)

    Growing up in a divided family during the Iranian revolution, which made me miss PERSEPOLIS with its lively self-interrogation. The filmmaker...
  17. MADALENA (Madiano Marcheti 2021)...

    MADALENA (Madiano Marcheti 2021)

    Crabwise followup of three people differently connected to a murdered trans woman found in a soya field in Brazil's Centro Oeste region, an assured and memorable...
  18. http://www.chrisknipp.com/images/ma2.jpg NATÁLIA...

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    NATÁLIA MAZARIM IN MADALENA

    Preview of ND/NF film from Brazil, Madiano Marcheti's 'Madalena':

    From Film at Lincoln Center:
  19. ROCK BOTTOM RISER (Fern Silva 2021)...

    ROCK BOTTOM RISER (Fern Silva 2021)

    A short but rich experimental documentary about Hawaii that is both passionate and witty. He is particularly interested in the controversial Thirty Meter...
  20. APPLES (Christos Nikou 2020)...

    APPLES (Christos Nikou 2020)

    In Athens, there is a pandemic of amnesia. The protagonist and his woman friend try to put lives and identities together in the aftermath. "Weird Wave" origins but...
  21. ALEPH (Iva Radivojević 2021)...

    ALEPH (Iva Radivojević 2021)

    Meditations in multiple countries in multiple languages don't cohere under the rubric of Jorge Luis Borges' "The Aleph," of whose profundities they are not worthy. A...
  22. WOOD AND WATER (Jonas Bak 2021)...

    WOOD AND WATER (Jonas Bak 2021)

    A German mother just retired comes from rural Germany stays at her son's flat in Hong Kong - but never sees him. Perhaps a good companion piece for Chantal...
  23. AZOR (Andreas Fontana 2021)...

    AZOR (Andreas Fontana 2021)

    Set in Buenos Aires in 1980 in the middle of the "Dirty War," this depicts a Swiss banker coming from Geneva to replace his partner who has suddenly disappeared, and it...
  24. PEBBLES (P.S. Vinothraj 2021)...

    PEBBLES (P.S. Vinothraj 2021)

    Winner of the top prize at Rotterdam, a relentless drama about a raging drunken man running back and forth across drought-ridden Tamil country in south India after...
  25. LUZZU (Alex Camilleri. 2021)...

    LUZZU (Alex Camilleri. 2021)

    A Maltese fisherman must abandon is family's many-generation calling due to the economy, global warming; all that stuff. A film about anger and acceptance.
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