A strong-willed shepherdess on the Mongolian steppe, Tuya must face some harsh truths about the future. In need of an able provider, she reluctantly divorces her ailing husband and considers proposals from a string of quirky suitors. This warm, witty tale, featuring stunning cinematography, won the top prize at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival. In Mandarin.
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Fifteen years ago, Star (Sandra Bernhard) and Betty (Cady Huffman) shared the stage of an off-off Broadway theatre company. Today, Betty is a New York single mom, doing voiceover work for denture commercials, and Star has just won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress. When the two actresses reunite for a drink, the conversation spins from cordial chitchat to catfight to existential crisis. | Read MoreDrama
How exactly do environments shape us? Twins of Mankala examines this question by comparing a single day of school in the lives of three Kenyan children. One is growing up in Kilo, Kenya, while the other two-twin eight-year-old girls-are being raised in Massachusetts. The children narrate the film in Kikuyu and English, as the differences and similarities of their experiences slowly reveal themselves. | Read More
Four people forced to fend for themselves in life -- a burdened twelve-year-old boy, the cashier he has a crush on, an angry taxi driver and the estranged daughter of one of his passengers -- come together in
two embraces. An auspicious film debut and poignant tale of lonely people who find a glimmer of hope in each other in today's Mexico City. | Read MoreDrama
Born in the same city in Colombia but not related, Andrés Escobar and Pablo Escobar shared a fanatical love of soccer. Andrés grew up to become one of Colombia's most beloved players, while Pablo became the most notorious drug baron of all time. While adeptly investigating the secret marriage of crime and sports, Michael Zimbalist and Jeff Zimbalist (Favela Rising, TFF '05) reveal the surprising connections between the murders of Andrés and Pablo. | Read MoreCrime, Sports, Documentary
At age 58, award-winning filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim found out he was adopted. The search for his biological mother leads him-and the audience-on a dark and engrossing journey into a world of Nazi occupation, prison hospitals, and the SS. | Read MoreDocumentary
The revelation of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival last fall was this charming, near-forgotten comic gem, which displays all the elegance, wit, and visual inventiveness that are hallmarks of its director.
Archival print from the Cinémathèque Française. World Premiere of a new score produced by the Film Scoring Program in NYU Steinhardt, with Gillian B. Anderson conducting the NYU Chamber Orchestra. | Read MoreComedy
A grieving rancher is evicted from his deceased partner's property. A police officer is denied her murdered partner's pension. Tying the Knot depicts the real-life consequences of same-sex discrimination in marriage. Interspersed with the personal stories of gay couples are interviews with authors, historians, and legal experts, who examine the historical evolution of marriage. | Read More