36th Minneapolis St. Paul International Film FestivalBest of Fest: April 30 – May 4
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.
When his taxi breaks down after a performance in Azerbaijan, French actor Jean-Paul accidentally wanders into Armenia, which is in a state of near-war with its neighbor.
When an aspiring politician refuses to report his own daughter’s disappearance, his wife takes matters into her own hands, unleashing a scandal with disastrous repercussions.
Three women, who are a federal deputy, a president, and a mediator, meet to determine the economic future of a small island, and face condescension and outright sexism in this satire.
When Curro returns from prison, he finds his girlfriend with José. When he goes to José’s country home to settle the score, Curro realizes he’s fallen right into José’s trap.
On Halloween 1997, Corey and Jonah take a walk through their neighborhood, sharing ghost stories that suddenly reveal a past of old abuses. “Strikingly original” -Empire
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.
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.
Three documentaries that explore the cultural, political, artistic, theatrical phenomenon happening every May Day in Minneapolis for over 40 years.
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.
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 aging strongman who gave him the amulet.
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.
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone
4:45pm @ St. Anthony Main
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.
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.
Two Kurdish brothers determine to deliver a pair of handmade shoes to Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo in this heartfelt road movie, rich in day-to-day detail of life in contemporary Iraq.
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.
Two brothers on opposing sides of the Nepali Civil War must together bring their deceased father’s body to the river for cremation.
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.
Winona LaDuke fights the Enbridge pipeline, galvanizing her community to save the sacred wild rice lakes and preserve their traditional indigenous way of life.
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.
Featuring Authentically You, The Collection, Dead Birds, I’ve Got a Tolerance, Lowering the Barrier, Prysia’s Garden, The Ragman – A Hobo’s Story Untold, Roots in Richfield, Silently Steal Aaway, and U-Land.
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.
Harsh circumstances force a resourceful and determined Latvian lass to mature beyond her years in this compelling, bittersweet coming-of-age story.
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.
King Nicolas III is a lonely soul who has the feeling he’s living the wrong life. Embarking on a state visit to Istanbul with a British filmmaker commissioned to shoot a documentary to polish the monarch’s dull image, the King suddenly receives dire news: Wallonia, Belgium’s southern half, has declared its independence.
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.