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We’ve scoured the globe to bring you new films each month straight from the most prestigious film festivals. Our Special Discovery series exclusively presents hand-picked films from established directors and introduces some of the most talented filmmakers emerging on the scene.

The Future Perfect

Nele Wohlatz Argentina, 2016

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It’s not very often that a film is smart and modest at the same time. German-born, Argentina-based Nele Wohlatz has made an impossibly humble comedy, unassumingly clever and irresistibly warm, so empathetic in capturing what being a foreigner feels like that will restore your hope in humanity.

One Floor Below

Radu Muntean Romania, 2015

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A murder is hidden behind the quotidian tapestry of everyday life in Romanian New Wave director Radu Muntean’s subtle and observant drama, which premiered in Cannes. A man tries to follow his routine while a death in his building quietly simmers his world in a mix of guilt, suspicion, and secrecy.

A German Youth

Jean-Gabriel Périot France, 2015

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At the end of the 1960s the post-war generation began to revolt against their parents. This was a generation disillusioned by anti-communist capitalism and a state apparatus in which they believed they saw fascist tendencies.

Hello Destroyer

Kevan Funk Canada, 2016

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Canada is amidst a renaissance of refreshing movies by a new wave of directors. Told with a bold disaffected style recalling Michael Haneke, this debut is at the forefront. Hello Destroyer is an intimate portrait of a young hockey player and an incisive reflection on institutionalized violence.

Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces

Yousry Nasrallah Egypt, 2016

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Egyptian auteur Yousry Nasrallah deftly weaves between drama, comedy and subtle political insight in this warm and colorful social tapestry. Romantic, business and sexual relationships swirl around a wedding, a grand, music and food-filled event touching all types of people, wealthy and working.

The Event

Sergei Loznitsa Netherlands, 2015

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expired 45 days ago

Sergei Loznitsa has made an astounding documentary from restored footage of the dramatic cavalcade of events during the collapse of the Soviet Union 26 years ago this month: government dissolution, Gorbachev gone missing, and a coup d’etat. Like today, we only know what is presented to the public.

Eldorado XXI

Salomé Lamas France, 2016

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expired 59 days ago

Not only a stunning ethnographic portrait of a community and landscape, Eldorado XXI is also a haunting, immersive experience—a trance that blends the grandeur of a mythical land with the shadow of colonialism, blurring the limits of cinematic narrative. Please watch on the biggest screen you can.

Scarred Hearts

Radu Jude Romania, 2016

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expired 73 days ago

Romanian New Wave director Radu Jude follows up his award-winning Aferim! with this wry adaptation mixing an author’s writings with his life. Shooting his colorful 35mm production in playfully old fashioned 4:3, this ode to an ingenious and poetic soul is a delightful mix of melancholy and humor.

Le Moulin

Huang Ya-li Taiwan, 2015

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expired 87 days ago

With remarkable variety of form and a graceful touch, this expansive yet tremendously sensitive debut by Huang Ya-li is an epic and detailed immersion into a remarkable group of writers in Taiwan. Spanning three decades of political turmoil and war, we movingly watch their struggle to create art.

Over the Years

Nikolaus Geyrhalter Austria, 2015

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Acclaimed documentarian Nikolaus Geyrhalter returned to Waldviertel for 10 years to film this one-of-a-kind, sprawling portrait of a region transformed year after year by economic turmoil. You powerfully get to know these people literally across time as they deal with wages and aging.

John From

João Nicolau Portugal, 2015

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João Nicolau has become one of the main voices of contemporary Portuguese cinema, next to the likes of Miguel Gomes or João Pedro Rodrigues. This dreamy coming-of-age tale of both epic and intimate proportions—just like first love—is a truly original, enchanting ode to adolescence and fantasy.

Rouge

Antoine Barraud France, 2015

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expired 150 days ago

Our second Special Discovery is a never-before-seen version of Antoine Barraud’s Berlinale-fêted Le dos rouge. Wander in Paris’ mesmerizing museums in Bertrand Bonello’s company, which Sarah Winchester’s director roams in search of monstrosity, sharing the screen with some of France’s finest actors.

Sarah Winchester, Phantom Opera

Bertrand Bonello France, 2016

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expired 164 days ago

This month’s Special Discovery duo is a pairing with French auteur Bertrand Bonello (Saint Laurent, Nocturama), first behind the camera and then in front. They are also films that approach and integrate other arts: here, a gorgeous, mysterious sketch towards a dark opera rich in dance and music.

Between Fences

Avi Mograbi Israel, 2016

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expired 185 days ago

How can a migrant tell his or her story? Documentarian Avi Mograbi has come together with theater director Chen Alon to collaborate with detainees in Israel not only to document their treatment but to work together using Theater of the Oppressed methods to dramatize their incredible experiences.

Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Bedirxan France, 2014

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“1001 images of Syria, shot by 1001 Syrians,” says Mohammed, an exile in Paris following the traces of his country’s war found online. Later, Kurdish director Wiam Simav Bedirxan sends him footage from Homs. An immensely powerful and moving correspondence between exile and home, images and reality.

The Park

Damien Manivel France, 2016

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expired 220 days ago

We are proud to present our first Special Discovery—bringing you gems direct from the world’s best film festivals—the second film by emerging French director Damien Manivel. A minimalist romance charting an entire teenage relationship over the course of a day, by night things turn phantasmagoric.

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