This short film is both a road movie about four young people traveling to Kosovo to donate an ambulance and a documentary about the situation of young Kosovars today, five years after the international intervention. The four travelers interview people they have gotten to know during the last five years on their trips to Kosovo and others who they meet for the first time on this journey. | Read MoreDocumentary
A young writer threatens to go crazy under the care of his demented mother. On the verge of insanity, he decides to look up three works of art that helped him recover from a previous psychotic episode | Read MoreDocumentary
Based on a True Story examines the real people and events that inspired the1975 film Dog Day Afternoon, starring Al Pacino. Film clips, archival news footage, plus interviews with hostages, police officers, and FBI agents capture the chaotic 14-hour standoff, but Stokman's recorded phone conversations with threatening, delusional convicted felon John Wojtowicz are the centerpiece of the documentary. In English. | Read More
Mysticism and color reign in this stunning documentary steeped in the fishermen lore of Kenya. Revisiting a childhood fairy tale of a spirit-filled island with the magic to either bless or curse a fisherman's journey, Dutch filmmaker Jeroen van Velzen explores his memories via Masoud, a real-life legend of shark fishing. His glory days long gone, Masoud relives his youth through grandiose stories told with swaggering pride and heartbreaking nostalgia. | Read MoreDocumentary
In the heart of the Eurasian continent, the ancient center of the world where the Silk Road connected China to Europe, the circus is a deeply rooted cultural phenomenon. This film focuses on two circus artists, whose lifelong friendship is affected by the differing political choices they make under the dictatorship in Uzbekistan. In Russian and Uzbek. | Read MoreFemale Director(s) and Documentary
Poetry, politics, madness, and desire collide in the true story of the woman hailed as South Africa's Sylvia Plath. In 1960s Cape Town, as Apartheid steals the expressive rights of blacks and whites alike, young Ingrid Jonker (Carice van Houten, Black Book) finds her freedom scrawling verse while frittering through a series of stormy affairs. Amid escalating quarrels with her lovers and her government-censor father (Rutger Hauer), the poet witnesses an unconscionable event that will alter her life's course. | Read MoreDrama and Female Director(s)
Across Latin America, Africa, Central Asia, and the Middle East, dozens of wars are waged by groups attempting to overthrow their rulers. How do they form? Where do they get money and weapons? Brooklyn is the answer for one 40-year-old Kosovo immigrant who owns a roofing company in the borough and is building a guerilla army.
In English and Albanian. | Read More
Cyrus Frisch, the enfant terrible of Dutch cinema, returns to the Festival with his latest feature that challenges classic modes of storytelling. A fragile, long-distance telephone relationship develops between a younger woman (Dutch actress Georgina Verbaan), and an older gentleman (Rutger Hauer, star of Blade Runner). | Read More
A man and a small boy racing on bicycles come to an intersection. The man stops as a truck approaches, but the boy rides on. For a couple of minutes the world stands still and a jogger has the power over life and death. | Read MoreDrama
A girl adopted from China seeks the ultimate revenge on her Dutch father. He’s a butcher and decides to use his daughter’s ethnicity as a marketing tool to sell fried rice. The daughter turns the butcher shop into a proper Chinese shop replete with a shrill Peking Opera and her self-imposed traditional Chinese dress uniform. And in the process, she not only embarrasses the shop’s customers but also her father. | Read More
Elliott Carter has lived in New York almost a century and describes his music as a reflection on modern democratic society, where people have to cooperate but keep their individuality. This revelatory portrait the man widely considered to be the greatest living composer was brilliantly created by Scheffer, who has also profiled Frank Zappa, Brian Eno, and the history of electronic music. | Read More
They fell in love on a film set-but she's a Turk living in Istanbul, and he's a Kurd living in Iraq, which US forces have just invaded. The lovers play themselves in this captivating film, based on their true story.
Following the April 29th screening, American Express ® Cardmembers are invited to a complimentary after movie reception at the American Express Insider Center located at 27 Union Square West, Union Square Ballroom. Details to be provided at the theater! | Read MoreDrama