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Filmatique

FLMTQ releases one film per week, every week— works from new directors and celebrated auteurs from around the world

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  • FLMTQ Release 25 - Adventure

    1 Video

  • Post-Soviet Cinema

    4 Videos

  • Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

    4 Videos

  • Banned Nations

    5 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 24 - Nabat

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 23 - True Noon

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 22 - Heavenly Nomadic

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 21 - Socotra, the ...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ RELEASE 20 - Madina's Dream

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ RELEASE 19 - Memories on S...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 18 - Today

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 17 - Lamb

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 16 - Corn Island

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 15 - Sand Dollars

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 14 - Sivas

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 13 - Silvered Wate...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 12 - El Placer es Mío

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 11 - These Are The...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 10 - In the Crosswind

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 9 - Koza

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 8 - About the Pink...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 3 - Line of Credit

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 7 - Eat Your Bones

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 6 - The Lord's Ride

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 2 - Red Amnesia

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 5 - Laurence Anyways

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 4 - Short Skin

    1 Video

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  1. FLMTQ Release 25 - Adventure

    1 Video

    Kazakh filmmaker Nariman Turebayev's third feature film translates the premise of Fydor Dostoyevsky's White Nights to the post-Soviet capital of Almaty, in a subtly brilliant study of modern loneliness and the geography— both physical and spiritual— of the USSR's legacy in Kazakhstan today. Adventure premiered at Karlovy Vary, Turin, and the Eurasia International Film Festival Almaty, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize.

  2. Post-Soviet Cinema

    4 Videos

    During the month of April, Filmatique will screen films from a constellation of Post-Soviet nations— Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and the Republic of Georgia. These countries have all declared independence in the wake of the disintegration of the former USSR. However, remnants of a fallen empire, to which they all once belonged, pervade the region's collective consciousness to this day.

    Filmatique's Post-Soviet Cinema Seri...

  3. Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

    4 Videos

    Since 1956, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited the film industries of various countries to submit their best film for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. The Foreign Language Film Award Committee oversees the process and reviews all submitted films. Following this, they vote via secret ballot to determine the five nominees for the award.

    For the month of February, Filmatique will screen four Foreign Lang...

  4. Banned Nations

    5 Videos

    On January 27, 2017 the current President of the United States issued an executive order effectively banning the citizens of 7 predominately Muslim countries from entering the country. As a tribute to the Muslim Ban, and part of an active effort to promote filmmakers and perspectives from the effected countries, Filmatique is hosting a Banned Nations Series during the month of March. To humanize perspectives from these countries— Iran, Iraq, Syri...

  5. FLMTQ Release 24 - Nabat

    1 Video

    Azerbaijani filmmaker Elchin Musaoglu's second feature film addresses the consequences of the armed conflict in Azerbaijan, which began in 1988 until the cease-fire in 1994, and remains diplomatically unresolved to this day. By keeping the conflict in the background, and studying only its consequences, Musaoglu offers a rare window into the human dramas that unfold in the most isolated reaches of Azerbaijani— particularly in the lives of its women...

  6. FLMTQ Release 23 - True Noon

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    Nilufur is a young woman living in a village near the border between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. On the day of the engagement, soldiers plant barbed wire and mines to separate the two villages. The life of the people, who have thus far enjoyed peace, now falls into severe chaos.

    The first film to be produced by the Tajik film industry in 18 years, True Noon explores the consequences of the dissolution of the Soviet state, and the arbitrary na...

  7. FLMTQ Release 22 - Heavenly Nomadic

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    In his stunning feature film debut, Kyrgyz filmmaker Mirlan Abdykalykov tackles the clash between old traditions and the speed of industrial change, ecology and the destruction of nature, and the transcendent value of family and human relationships. Heavenly Nomadic premiered at Karlovy Vary, Cairo, Palm Springs, Mumbai, Istanbul and Beijing, and was Kyrgyzstan's official submission for the 88th Academy Awards.

  8. FLMTQ Release 21 - Socotra, the Islan...

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    Shot in luminous black and white, Socotra, the Island of Djinns reveals the mythologies and rhythms of a vanishing world. Ethnographic details laces Jordi Esteva's documentary, the first and only film spoken entirely in Soqotri, a Southern-Arabian language derived from the old language of the Kingdom of Sheba.

  9. FLMTQ RELEASE 20 - Madina's Dream

    1 Video

    Madina is an 11-year-old girl who has fled her native region in war-torn Sudan for a better life— food, water, and shelter of a refugee camp high in Sudan's Nuba Mountains. Madina dreams of receiving an education; when her mother dies Madina is forced to quit school and look after her young siblings.

    Andrew Berends' fifth film weaves together quotidian details with geopolitical commentary both vast and subtle, capturing one of the most pressin...

  10. FLMTQ RELEASE 19 - Memories on Stone

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    Marbled with absurdist humor, Shawkat Amin Korki's third feature is a sophisticated meditation on the act of filmmaking as both a political exercise and means of resistance. Memories on Stone won Best Film at both Abu Dhabi and Antalya, and the Jury Prize at RiverRun, and was selected as the Iraqi entry for Best Foreign Language Film at 88th Academy Awards.

  11. FLMTQ Release 18 - Today

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    By plucking two ordinary citizens from the streets of Tehran, Iranian filmmaker Reza Mirkarimi weaves a powerful social allegory from the most essential of ingredients. Today premiered at Toronto; Dhaka, where it won Best Feature; Granada, where it won the Audience Award; and Tallinn Black Nights, where it won the FIPRESCI Prize. A bold voice in contemporary Iranian cinema, Mirkarimi's Today was selected as Iran's official submission to the 87th Ac...

  12. FLMTQ Release 17 - Lamb

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    Steeped in gorgeous landscapes and ethnographic detail, Lamb weaves a rich portrait of contemporary Ethiopian society through one boy's journey to survive on his own terms. This accomplished feature film debut from Ethiopian filmmaker Yared Zeleke was the first Ethiopian film to ever premiere in Cannes' Official Selection, and the third film to ever be submitted by the country for the Foreign Language Oscar.

  13. FLMTQ Release 16 - Corn Island

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    Flowing from the Caucasus Mountains to the Black Sea, the Inguri River serves as a natural border between Georgia and the republic of Abkhazia, a breakaway province that claimed independence in 1993.
    One of the darker periods of Soviet history, Abkhaz independence involved considerable bloodshed: a mass exodus and ethnic cleansing of Georgians from Abkhazia. Yet in Corn Island, none of this is explained.
    Georgian filmmaker Giorgi Ovashvili's seco...

  14. FLMTQ Release 15 - Sand Dollars

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    Las Terrenas is a sun-saturated, languorous resort town on the coast of the Dominican Republic; a place where time ceases to exist, where memory and desire take hold. Anne is a wealthy Parisian woman who has perhaps come here, too, to forget. Only she is desperately in love with Noelí, a local girl Anne pays for sex.

    By focusing on a relationship between two women, and refusing to engage in tropes of power dynamics between the two, filmmakers La...

  15. FLMTQ Release 14 - Sivas

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    Sivas / Kaan Müjdeci / 2014, Venice, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, Dhaka / 97'

    One day Aslan, a shy young boy living in the Antolian steppes, comes across a wounded Kangal sheepdog. The dog, who he names Sivas, brings a sense of hope or excitement to his otherwise banal existence; soon after nursing the dog back to health, however, Aslan is coerced into earning money by fighting him.

    Turkish director Kaan Müjdeci demonstrates a strong, mature voice i...

  16. FLMTQ Release 13 - Silvered Water, Sy...

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    Silvered Water: Syria Self Portrait is a documentary directed by exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed and Wiam Simav Bedirxan. Chronicling the siege of Homs, Silvered Water offers a rare glimpse inside the hermetic world of Syria during the early stages of its Civil War through a combination of eye-witness accounts posted to the internet, and on-the-ground footage shot by Bedirxan, an elementary school teacher.

  17. FLMTQ Release 12 - El Placer es Mío

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    El placer es mío transpires nearly entirely within the confines of a small hacienda in rural Mexico where Rita and Mateo have relocated in a sort of domestic experiment— raising chickens, dissecting poetry from the German Romantic period, indulging in pleasures of the flesh— far from the chaos of urban life. As cracks begin to form and the couples' communication systematically breaks down, El placer es mío ostensibly posits itself as the examinati...

  18. FLMTQ Release 11 - These Are The Rules

    1 Video

    These Are The Rules centers on the habits and attitudes of a Croatian family when forced to confront a horrible tragedy. Maja and Ovo are close to retirement, scraping by on their meager earnings; their teenage son Tomica is unemployed, having just graduated high school. One day and for seemingly no reason at all, Tomica is brutally attacked. Things seem to check out during a hospital visit— in little time, however, the boy's injuries reveal the...

  19. FLMTQ Release 10 - In the Crosswind

    1 Video

    Martti Helde / 2014, Beijing, Göteborg, Melbourne, Thessaloniki, Toronto, Warsaw, Zagreb / 90’

    In the Crosswind chronicles a sinister and oft-forgotten chapter in history: in June, 1941, Soviet forces purged the populations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, executing the men and transporting the women and children to Siberian labor camps. Told through the lens of one Estonian family, In the Crosswind has no dialogue— only voiceover narration f...

  20. FLMTQ Release 9 - Koza

    1 Video

    Koza (translating to ‘goat’ in Slovak) is a retired boxer who must get back in the ring to earn some cash for his girlfriend’s abortion. He’d rather keep the child, but they can’t afford it. Koza thus embarks on a roadtrip for which he is hilariously ill-equipped: his boxing matches become more and more punishing, his chances of success more bleak by the day. Ostrochovský’s hybrid narrative-documentary approach and clinical aesthetics push into ...

  21. FLMTQ Release 8 - About the Pink Sky

    1 Video

    Keiichi Kobayashi’s About the Pink Sky offers a glimpse of teenage life in Japan, impressive for its delicate, nuanced approach to class divisions and adolescent sexuality. High school student Izumi finds a wallet containing 30,000 yen on the street; instead of returning it, she lends some cash to a fisherman and takes her girlfriends out for lunch. When compelled to return the wallet to its rightful owner, an unlikely friendship is formed.

  22. FLMTQ Release 3 - Line of Credit

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    Line of Credit is the first feature film from Georgian filmmaker Salomé Alexi. Nino, the title character, is a shop-owner in Tbilisi— when the global recession hits the Republic of Georgia like the rest of the world, Nino resorts to pawning family heirlooms to throw her mother a birthday party; as things worsen, she takes out loan after loan to keep her business afloat.

  23. FLMTQ Release 7 - Eat Your Bones

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    French filmmaker Jean-Charles Hue’s first two features, The Lord’s Ride and Eat Your Bones, take place within a community rarely depicted in cinema: the Yeniche of northern France. Like gypsies, Yeniche are nomads, travelers living on the fringes of society, often in extended families governed by their own moral or ethical codes.

  24. FLMTQ Release 6 - The Lord's Ride

    1 Video

    French filmmaker Jean-Charles Hue’s first feature, The Lord’s Ride, takes place within a community rarely depicted in cinema: the Yeniche of northern France. Like gypsies, Yeniche are nomads, travelers living on the fringes of society, often in extended families governed by their own moral or ethical codes.

  25. FLMTQ Release 2 - Red Amnesia

    1 Video

    The bookend of his Cultural Revolution trilogy, renowned Chinese filmmaker Wang Xiaoshuai's Red Amnesia surveys the life of recently-widowed Deng and the complex moral and ethical consequences of a long-past act of self-preservation. Combining elements of mystery, sociopolitical allegory, and observational drama, Red Amnesia weaves a diverse portrait of an entire generation through the story of one woman who chose to forget.

  26. FLMTQ Release 5 - Laurence Anyways

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    Laurence is a respected literature professor who decides to embark on the transition from man to woman in Xavier Dolan’s third feature film, Laurence Anyways. However probing of identity this topic may seem, it is love that captures Dolan’s attention— the love Laurence maintains for Frédérique, who craves the arms of a man; the love Frédérique maintains for Laurence, though he can’t continue living life as anything other than a woman. Love that t...

  27. FLMTQ Release 4 - Short Skin

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    It’s summer in a small coastal town in Tuscany, and teenage Edo’s life is characterized by doldrums any adolescent would recognize— an annoying little sister, an abrasive best friend, a general fear for the future. He’s also decided that this year will be when he loses his virginity: except for a painful operation that stands in his way.

    Duccio Chiarini’s debut feature, Short Skin, captures the rhythms of Livorno’s small streets and mines them...