After a botched arrest in a grisly serial murder case, small-town detective Zhang Zili is suspended, taking a security job at a coal factory. When another series of mysteriously similar murders takes place five years later, Zhang sets out to investigate on his own. Winner of the top prize at this year’s Berlin Film Festival, Diao Yinan’s moody, quietly powerful thriller is a classic film noir staged against the quotidian lives of a wintry Northern Chinese industrial town. | Read MoreDrama
A professional killer (Alfie Allen, Game of Thrones) discovers he can get away with anything on Halloween night, including dragging his latest victim around as a prop amidst a sea of oblivious London partiers.
Screening in Shorts Program: Totally Twisted | Read MoreHorror and Comedy
Soft-spoken bank employee Nolan Mack loves his wife, though their cavernous house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been. Then, after meeting a troubled young man named Leo, an aimless drive down an unfamiliar street turns into a life-altering series of events. Robin Williams and Kathy Baker deliver quietly stirring performances in this touching film about finding the strength to be true to yourself at any age. | Read MoreDrama and LGBT
Trapped in their car for days after an unexpected snowstorm strands them on a remote mountain road, Grant and Leah confront a life-or-death choice... With another storm on the way, should they stay together or go separate ways?
Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays | Read MoreDrama and Relationships
In the suburbs of Tbilisi, Georgia, seamstress Nutsa shares an apartment with her children and awaits the return of her husband, Goga, who has six years left on his prison sentence. With only rare chances to connect with her husband, Nutsa faces difficult decisions about her family and her own freedom. Tinatin Kajrishvili captures an intimate look at love and absence in a subtle indictment of the harsh Georgian penal system. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
In this sophisticated and sexy drama, a newly retired woman in her 60s (French cinema icon, Fanny Ardant) finds herself tumbling into an affair with a much younger man (Laurent Lafitte), her computer teacher at the local seniors’ club. As she finds herself courting danger—taking her young lover to places they could easily be discovered by her husband (Patrick Chesnais)—she must decide if her retirement will mark the end for her marriage, or a new beginning. | Read MoreFemale Director(s), Comedy, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)
A group of adolescents wrestle with uncertain futures in a remote mining town that is literally cracking underneath their feet. Kiruna, the northernmost town in Sweden, sits above an iron ore mine that has been slowly eroding the land around it for decades. Soon, Kiruna and everyone in it will have to move, but to where they do not know. As the displaced teenagers linger on the cusp of adulthood, they echo the town’s own fragility in this beautiful and understated film. | Read MoreDrama, Female Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker
Born of internet mecca 4chan, the “Brony” phenomenon is a flourishing community of adult, mostly straight, male fans of the children’s cartoon My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Brent Hodge’s funny and illuminating documentary surveys the members of this surprising subculture, framed by the journey of Ashleigh Ball, one of the show’s voice actors, embracing her unexpected fan base. | Read MoreDocumentary
Film archivist David and his wife are perfectly happy—or so he believes. When a looming secret shatters their marriage at the same time as a turn-of-the-century film reel he is studying reveals their house to be the site of a 1902 multiple-murder, David begins to unravel, and the house’s eerie history threatens to repeat itself. Dripping with tension and chilling to the core, this visceral Irish ghost story is a visually arresting and genuinely shocking journey into the darkness within. | Read MoreHorror