37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 16

Little Wing
9:30am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Selma Vilhunen
Finland, Denmark | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

A resourceful adolescent raised by an immature single mother decides to track down her biological father. A sensitive look at difficult issues including bullying, poverty, mental illness and dysfunctional families.

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Everything Else
9:50am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Natalia Almada
Mexico, USA, France | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When a beloved cat dies, bureaucrat Doña Flor must make an accounting of what her life really means. – “A rigorously observed portrait of an isolated middle-aged female factotum” – Variety

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Fanny’s Journey
10:00am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Lola Doillon
France, Belgium | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

12-year-old Fanny leads a group of Jewish children across occupied territory while eluding Nazis. Still, the children manage to laugh and discover the importance of friendship.

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The Last of Us
10:15am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Ala Eddine Slim
Tunisia, Qatar, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

A man with no name wanders through an African desert, moving slowly toward the Mediterranean Sea in the distance en route to Europe in this conceptual film without dialogue.

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Swim Team
11:45am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Lara Stolman
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When doctors told Mike McQuay’s parents that their son was autistic, Mike Sr. formed the Hammerheads, a swim team of autistic athletes that is winning medals and changing lives.

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The Fixer
11:50am @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Adrian Sitaru
Romania, France | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Radu Patru is a Romanian living in France, hoping to be a journalist. When two teenage Romanian prostitutes are repatriated from France, it’s the scandal he needs to win the job.

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In Between
12:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Maysaloun Hamoud
Israel | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

Salma, Laila, and Nur are three women in Tel Aviv, living life to the fullest and confronting society’s expectations, in this rollicking debut comedy by Maysaloun Hamoud.

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How To Steal a Dog
12:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Kim Seong-ho
South Korea | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Seeing a missing dog poster with a hefty reward, Ji-so and her friend, Chae-rang, scheme to steal a rich person’s dog and collect the ransom so they can buy a real home.

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The Woman Who Left
12:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Lav Diaz
Philippines | Narrative | Voice: Film on the Fringe

After 30 years in prison, Horacia is released, and when she discovers she was set up by a wealthy lover, she uses the nation’s kidnapping epidemic to mete out her revenge.

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Latest News From the Cosmos
1:00pm @ Uptown Theater
Director: Julie Bertuccelli
France | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

Hélène could not communicate until she was 21. With the aid of plastic letters, she began to write insightful poetry under the name Babouillec Sp, which has been turned into a play.

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Mixed Match
2:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Jeff Chiba Stearns
Canada, USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

A documentary about the challenges facing mixed race cancer patients who are forced to reflect on their complex genetics as they struggle to find bone marrow donors.

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A Wedding
2:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Stephan Streker
Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Pakistan | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When Zahira is forced into an arranged marriage, this young Pakistani woman, who grew up with her family in Belgium, rebels, pushing her family past its breaking point.

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Last Men in Aleppo
2:20pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Feras Fayyad
Denmark, Syria | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Last Men in Aleppo follows the men of the White Helmets, who save lives and recover the dead and dying, amidst the profound violence and seeming hopelessness of their Syrian city.

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Belle & Sebastian: The Adventure Continues
2:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Christian Duguay
France | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Breath-taking scenery and heart-racing excitement surround Belle and Sebastian in this sweet old-fashioned tale of friendship and devotion.

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Wings
4:00pm @ Uptown Theater
Live score performed by the Prima Vista Quartet!
Director: William Wellman
USA | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

An epic of air combat and the first film to win Best Picture, Wings is a silent movie concert performed by the Prima Vista Quartet with the original score composed by Baudime Jam.

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The Distinguished Citizen
4:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat
Argentina, Spain | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

When a Nobel prize-winning author returns to his rural hometown after 40 years – in the hopes of rekindling his imagination – a story unfolds as even he couldn’t imagine.

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The Summer is Gone
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Zhang Dalei
China | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Political chaos upends young Zhang’s life during the last summer before he enters middle school. This coming-of-age story subtly details China’s embrace of privatization.

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Footnotes
4:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Paul Calori, Kostia Testut
France | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Inspired by the films of Jacques Demy and Stanley Donen, Footnotes is a modern musical about a woman who tries to save a beloved shoe factory and falls in love.

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Wolf and Sheep
5:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Shahrbanoo Sadat
Denmark, France, Sweden, Afghanistan | Narrative | Voice: Expanded Horizons

When Qodrat’s father dies, and his mother remarries, he is made an outsider in his own Afghani village. – “[An] absorbing ethnographic docudrama hybrid…” – The Hollywood Reporter

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Supermoto
5:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Filmmaker Attending
Director: Joe Maggio
USA | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Ruby Pink wakes up alone in a motel room after her boyfriend has ditched her, leaving her with nothing but a supermoto motorcycle, thus beginning Ruby’s life of adventure.

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The Long Excuse
7:00pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
Japan | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

When Sachio’s wife dies in a bus accident, grieving is only something he does when in the public eye. But when connects with Yochi, who also lost his wife, his humanity is put to the test.

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A Quiet Passion
7:05pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Terence Davies
Belgium, UK | Narrative | Voice: Art in Pictures

The story of poet Emily Dickinson from Terence Davies, “Britain’s greatest living director” (The Evening Standard), which captures her life in 19th century Amherst, MA.

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Abacus: Small Enough to Jail
7:10pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Steve James
USA | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

Defending themselves in a case that seems designed only to make Abacus Federal Savings a scapegoat for the financial crisis, the Sung family works to save their bank.

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The Chocolate Case
7:15pm @ St. Anthony Main
Special Guest Attending
Director: Benthe Forrer
Netherlands | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons

In this stirring documentary, three Dutch journalists take on the entire chocolate industry in order to expose the child slavery used in cocoa’s production.

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Divine Divas
7:30pm @ Uptown Theater
Director: Leandra Leal
Brazil | Documentary | Voice: Art in Pictures

An affectionate documentary about Rio de Janeiro’s cross-dressing community that performed at Teatro Rival in the 1970s. From director Leandra Leal, whose mother and grandfather ran the theater.

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Sieranevada
7:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Cristi Puiu
Romania, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Republic of Macedonia | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Waiting for a priest with nearly anxious relatives in a Bucharest apartment, Lary confronts past family grievances and political anxieties in the newest film from Cristi Puiu.

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Life After Life
9:30pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Zhang Hanyi
China | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

A frustrated boy and his determined father try to move a beautiful tree after the boy is possessed by the ghost of his dead mother.

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Mellow Mud
9:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Renars Vimba
Latvia | Narrative | Voice: Take Me Away

Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age story.

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It’s Not the Time of My Life
9:50pm @ Uptown Theater
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
Hungary | Narrative | Voice: Laugh Out Loud

An unexpected visit from the in-laws quickly turns sour in this satisfying chamber piece about midlife marital crises.

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Play the Devil
9:50pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Maria Govan
Trinidad & Tobago, The Bahamas, USA | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

Abandoning a scholarship to medical school, Gregory ignores the wishes of his poor family to come under the influence of a wealthy male benefactor and become an artist.

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Aloys
9:55pm @ St. Anthony Main
Director: Tobias Nölle
German | Narrative | Voice: Show me the Love

When introverted private detective Aloys Adorn loses valuable surveillance tapes, he is caught either in a web of blackmail… or pushed into a journey of love and self-discovery.

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