37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 22
High schooler Sara is looking to escape her surroundings, and falls deeply in love with the new girl, Andrea, who shares her feelings over cigarettes, music, and conversation.
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.
A portrayal of several young women in immersive yet indeterminate states: within their bodies, among their friends and lovers, and in a culture of economic and spiritual recession.
Look and See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry explores the life of the author returned home to Henry County, where he bought a farm house and began a life of farming, writing, and teaching.
When a powerful lobbyist’s daughter is abused by a nanny, he passes the toughest abuse laws in the country, and the effect is wide-ranging and unpredictable.
When Kaleche wakes and finds herself in Kati Kati, she discovers that she has died and is waiting in the afterlife. When Thoma seeks to help her, he uncovers disturbing memories.
Tsanko finds money on the railroad tracks, and turns it in to the police. For his honesty, he is given a cheap watch by the Ministry of Transport, whose PR hack manages to lose his good watch.
This subtle, nuanced coming of age story marks writer-director Adam Guzinski as a talent to watch.
Tesoros is a film for children, parents and grandparents that celebrates the magical, imaginative experiences of childhood and the experience of living in a natural paradise rich with culture.
After years of silence Liv begins to create a new language of her own by weaving together Shakespeare’s words. A neurologist commits her, and Liv begins to rebel.
The film follows the discrimination complaint filed against the Government of Canada by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations.
When Lieutenant-Colonel David Greenbaum finishes his stint in the Israeli army, he loses his focus: now he’s just a man seeking work, losing respect in society and in his own family.
Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age story.
Based on a story by best-selling author Paul van Loon, this charming and humorous tale mixes fantasy into mundane while heartily promoting tolerance for unconventional educators (who may also be frogs).
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.
Two activists, Sabaah Folayan and Damon Davis, take cameras in hand and record the Ferguson uprising in the wake the murder of teenager Michael Brown at the hands of police.
Bored housewife Roberta heads to the city to spy on a rendezvous she read in a personals ad. There she sees and swaps places with Susan, and begins an adventure.
Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
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.
A compelling look at the ingredient that might just save the world: crickets. With food resources dwindling, and over 80% of the world eating bugs, it’s time for the west to join in.
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 a university researcher goes to a remote village to record the only two people who speak the Zikril language, he is horrified to discover they have not spoken in fifty years.
Three hapless fools lose a winning lottery ticket and are forced to wander through Bucharest, in and out and back again in this Beckett-like comedy.
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.
After being fired from his job, disgraced poet Ted Wallace is summoned to Swafford Hall to either prove or disprove a series of strange healing events taking place within.
When an African immigrant dies through a doctor’s indifference, the doctor takes it upon herself to find the woman’s name, and the cause of her death.
In a quiet classroom somewhere in Sicily, three groups of immigrants to Europe meet with a white teacher who represents a very different facet of the new continent to each.
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.
When Curro returns from prison, he finds his girlfriend with Jose. When he goes to Jose’s country home to settle the score, Curro realizes he’s fallen right into his trap.
Out of the military, 19-year-old Dag returns to his home town and joins his father’s volunteer fire department just as a number of mysterious fires occur.
Painstakingly hand-drawn by a single animator over four years, this is the story of a mad scientist who seeks to control the planet with Nova Seed, a powerful organic entity.
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.