37th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival - April 12-28, 2018April 27
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.
When Toshio invites Yasaka, freshly released from prison, to not only work at his factory but share the family home, he sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events.
Every 12 years, a mysterious 15-day ceremony draws a group of people deep into the forests of Bhutan. A man named Expressionless pushes past inhibitions to take himself to a point of no return.
A fearless documentary examining Iranian women locked in a detention facility for crimes ranging from murder to drug dealing and the ways they cope inside and outside the walls.
Three very different people, with vastly different stories, come together and experience hope, trauma, and redemption in Johannesburg in Akin Omotoso’s startling new film.
When the Croatian government sends spies Kreso and Sikic to expose war widows who have fallen in love (and thus stand to lose their pensions), they find they’ve sent exactly the wrong men.
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.
Shipped to a concentration camp, French Resistance member Olga crosses paths with German SS officer Helmut, who once fell madly in love with her and still harbors feelings.
With an approach that is both elegant and dreadful, El mar la mar recounts the anecdotes of people making the impossible journey on foot across the border.
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.
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
4:45pm @ Capri Theater
Director: Fred Peabody
Canada | Documentary | Voice: Expanded Horizons
At once a warm reflection of journalist I. F. Stone and a blistering indictment of mainstream media, this documentary film will make you question virtually every news source.
Brought to France from New Caledonia to play rugby, Sloane is abused, pumped full of steroids, and treated like dirt by both coaches and fans in this intense sports thriller.
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
The World Is My Country is about “World Citizen #1,” Garry Davis, who spent 65 years of his life as a citizen of no nation, only Earth, traveling the planet on his “World Passport.”
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.
From Deepa Mehta, an improvised film about the notorious gang rape of a 23-year-old woman in India, Anatomy of Violence seeks to examine the roots of her rapists’ misogyny.
Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
Four women with four very different secrets unite to bend the strict moral codes of rural India. Alankrita Shrivastava’s feature won the 2016 Spirit of Asia award.
Shot over the course of three winters in North Dakota, The Bakken is a series of cinematic portraits of the people who work the oil fields.
The story of Dolores Huerta, one of the activists who helped found the United Farm Workers’ Union and fought the barriers faced by women and people of color.
A young man finds work as an assitant for a reclusive photographer who is trying to conjure up his dead wife by taking daguerreotypes of their adult daughter.
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.
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.
When Tairo, a lion tamer, loses his lucky horseshoe, he can no longer perform. So he goes on a quest to find “Mister Universo,” an ageing strongman who gave him the amulet.