2011 Program -
Culled from over 1,500 films, these international dramas, romances, thrillers and actioners showcase the best of international filmmaking.
Beloved Berlin Wall
An East Berlin board guard falls in love with a young woman from the West, which attracts the attentions of the feared Stasi, in this seductively romantic story of forbidden love.
Brother and Sister
A brother and sister -- both in their 60s, but complete opposites -- are bound together in a love-hate relationship in this affecting and at times funny family drama directed by Daniel Burman.
Set in 1940, a severely mutilated soldier returns from war, honored by the Japanese Imperialist government as a hero. But his horrified wife needs to attend to him, something she is reluctant to do - a startling family drama and anti-war film.
The High Cost of Living
Zach Braff (Garden State, “Scrubs”) stars as a sleazy drug dealer who hits a pregnant woman with his car. The two lost souls form an unlikely friendship as both attempt to reconcile their lives after the accident.
The Human Resources Manager
Filled with memorable characters and unpredictability, this Israeli road movie travels from Jerusalem to Bulgaria as an HR manager is forced to accompany the body of a dead co-worker to her isolated village.
An Academy Award Nominee (Best Foreign Language Film) Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. An original and powerful political film.
A harrowing but life-affirming drama set in 1994 when the bloody civil war between the Hutus and Tutsis threatened the lives of countless innocent people. A 2011 Sundance Audience Award Winner.
Living on Love Alone
Numbed by a series of unsatisfying jobs, a 23-year-old woman becomes dangerously involved with a petty thief in this fast-paced drama by exciting new director Isabelle Czajka.
A truck driver, lost in the back roads of rural Russia, descends into a violent, horrific world. An unsettling parable of contemporary Russia, vividly filmed.
Chilean directors Pedro Peirano and Sebastián Silva, who previously collaborated on the acerbic drama The Maid, have crafted a richly textured portrait of an aging actress’ descent into a frightening and fantastical world of dementia.
Three powerhouses of French Cinema: Francois Ozon, Catherine Deneuve, and Gérard Depardieu combine their talents in this delightfully frothy battle of the sexes and classes.
A hyperventilating Congolese gangster movie...you heard right. Viva Riva!, winner of Best Feature Film Award at the Pan African Film Festival in Los Angeles, is an action-packed thriller about oil, money, sex and greed. A perfect film for our last