37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 20
This achingly sensual story of love and adultery set in the early years of the 20th century is an adaptation of a classic novel by Hjalmar Soderberg.
From acclaimed director Sergei Loznitsa comes Austerlitz, a stunning look at the phenomenon of “Holocaust tourism.” “A haunting meditation” -The New York Times
Director Lutz Gregor follows singer Fatoumata Diawara on a musical journey through Mali, where she and other innovative performers are threatened by radical Islamists.
During the Muslim Brotherhood crackdown in 2013, a police van apprehends prisoners on both sides, resulting in uncontrollable tension and violence inside the vehicle.
Turning a bleak eye to contemporary Bulgarian society, Ralitza Petrova’s award-winning debut delivers an eat-or-be-eaten parable, relevant anywhere in the world where people are offered limited options.
Black voters in Cleveland came together and used their power, forcing their District Attorney out of office when he refused to hold police accountable and indict the police officer who murdered 12-year-old Tamir Rice.
Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age story.
When confronted with their father’s possibly murderous past in World War II Poland, sisters Nana and Sephi investigate reveal more than they bargained for. “Profoundly moving.” -Variety
Carlos Saura continues his exploration of performative traditions with a sensuous portrait of jota, a waltz-like castanet dance from Saura’s home province of Aragon, in northern Spain.
An outcast meets the new girl, and summer becomes a world of fast friendship and shared secrets. Returning to school, the new girl seeks other friends, and the friendship darkens.
A cinematic conversation with Abbas Kiarostami as he smokes, admires the snow, films ducks, and lives a life that is aware of seemingly all possibilities.
When 19-year-old Cora returns home to Bucco to help her father organize the Feast of the Virgin of Bucco, she learns terrible secrets that a stranger unearths at the ceremony.
In 1950s Tuscany, Verena, a young nurse, is helping a young boy who is suffering trauma over the death of his mother while also contending with a haunted castle.
The world is in permanent twilight, covered by toxic fog, and besieged by killer monsters. When Argel’s older brother vanishes, his quest reveals some very dark family secrets.
The story of four men who have battled with addiction and inflicted suffering on others or brought it on themselves, and a startling examination of substance abuse in Wisconsin.
Alison Maclean’s The Rehearsal is an intense and entertaining look at life at a prestigious Auckland drama school. Based on the Man Booker Award winning novel by Eleanor Catton.
After sitting shiva for his son, Eyal seeks comfort in smoking pot with his neighbor’s adult son, who helps him grieve and move on. “A little laughter goes a long way.” -Indiewire
In this rare glimpse of Saudi Arabia, Barakah Meets Barakah is a rom-com about a pair of opposites who fall in love in Jeddah. Saudi Arabian submission to the 2016 Academy Awards.
When Tiyaa finds herself in an arranged engagement to a young man, a wise man counsels her to find a wedding ring on the eve of a new moon, and her quest helps ease her troubled heart.
When a border guard takes his teenaged sons to a cabin on the Polish border, he hopes to bond with them. But a man emerges from the forest, pushing the family to its breaking point.
When gambling addict Jacques flees Montreal to save himself from gangsters, he finds himself harvesting marijuana with a grumpy old man and a young hydrologist in Northern Quebec.
In her sophomore feature, Eliza Hittman captures the inner struggle of the coming out experience without cliché and also explores the dangerous line between machismo and homoeroticism.