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Filmatique

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

Subscribe for a 30-day free trial. $4.95/month thereafter.

  • Locarno Open Doors

    3 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 41 - The Monk

    1 Video

  • Opera Prima Italiana

    4 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 40 - Under Constru...

    1 Video

  • Spotlight on Brazil

    4 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 39 - Highway

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 38 - N-Capace

    1 Video

  • New Asian Voices

    5 Videos

  • Post-Soviet Cinema

    5 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 37 - Arianna

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 36 - Cloro

    1 Video

  • Banned Nations

    5 Videos

  • Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

    3 Videos

  • FLMTQ Release 35 - Il Solengo

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 34 - Rat Fever

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 33 - Big Jato

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 32 - Where I Grow Old

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 31 - To My Beloved

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 30 - Gentle

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 8 - About the Pink...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 29 - Siti

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 28 - Our Love Story

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 27 - Underground F...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 26 - Keep Smiling

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 25 - Adventure

    1 Video

  • 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 13 - Silvered Wate...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 16 - Corn Island

    1 Video

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  1. Locarno Open Doors

    3 Videos

    The Locarno International Film Festival's Open Doors initiative is designed to discover and support emerging voices from regions where independent filmmaking is vulnerable. Comprised of the Open Doors Hub, Lab, and Screenings for selected projects, the 2016-2018 edition of the program focuses on new talents in Southeast Asia.

  2. FLMTQ Release 41 - The Monk

    1 Video

    Rescued from the streets of Yangon as a boy, Zawana is now an adolescent living in a rural monastery in Myanmar.

    The first independent feature from Myanmar in 50 years, Maw Naing's feature film debut premiered at Karlovy Vary, Jihlava, Sakhalin and Singapore.

  3. Opera Prima Italiana

    4 Videos

    During the month of July Filmatique will host Opera Prima Italiana, a collection of first films from directors working in the vanguard of Italian cinema.

  4. FLMTQ Release 40 - Under Construction

    1 Video

    Roya ostensibly has it good, compared with other Bangladeshi women— she lives in Dhaka where she has a successful career as an actress and a modern apartment that she shares with her husband, a businessman, and a maid, Moyna.

    Deconstructing subtle hints of masculine hegemony in contemporary Bangladeshi society, Rubaiyat Hossain's second feature film premiered at Berlin Feminist Film Festival, Bogotá, Iquique, Salento, Scottsdale, Seattle, São Pa...

  5. Spotlight on Brazil

    4 Videos

    During the month of June, Filmatique will screen a collection of films from emerging voices in Brazilian Cinema.

    Marília Rocha's Where I Grow Old examines the Portuguese economic diaspora through the friendship of two expats living in Belo Horizonte, while To My Beloved delves deep into the psyche of a man who's just lost his wife. Two films from Brazilian enfant terrible Cláudio Assis— Rat Fever and Big Jato— explore themes of youth, intoxica...

  6. FLMTQ Release 39 - Highway

    1 Video

    The lives of several Nepalese citizens, young and old, intersect aboard a bus snaking through the Himalayas from Darjeeling to Kathmandu.  

    An unflinching portrait of life inside contemporary Nepal, Highway screened at MoMA's ContemporAsian series and was the first Nepali film ever to be selected for a major international film festival, premiering at Berlin where it was nominated for Best First Feature.

  7. FLMTQ Release 38 - N-Capace

    1 Video

    Well-respected Italian theatre artist Eleonora Danco returns to Terracina, the coastal town of her youth in search of lost memories but rather encounters a world she hardly recognizes— places she once knew have either disappeared or been torn down to make way for shopping malls.

    Eleonora's first film premiered at Lincoln Center's Open Roads New Italian Cinema Series, as well as Turin, where it won Best Actor and Best Film.

  8. New Asian Voices

    5 Videos

    Though from countries as diverse as China, South Korea, Indonesia and Vietnam, common themes pervade these narratives— rapid urbanization, economic hardship, ill-fated love and the erosion of individual identity.

  9. Post-Soviet Cinema

    5 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...

  10. FLMTQ Release 37 - Arianna

    1 Video

    Arianna is 19 years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. She returns with her parents to a vacation home on Lake Bolsena where Arianna spent the earliest years of her childhood. Here, small objects seem to be endowed with greater significance, clues to Arianna's understanding of her body, and her past.

    An untraditional coming-of-age that resists categorization as an "issue-film," Arianna intricately chronicles an adolescent...

  11. FLMTQ Release 36 - Cloro

    1 Video

    Jenny is a 17-year old girl living in the seaside town of Ostia, with a singular passion— synchronized swimming. Following her mother's death Jenny is forced to relocate to a mountain village in Abruzzo, becoming the caretaker for her incapacitated father and her young brother Fabrizio. Jenny wins a job at a local hotel where she engages in her first real romance with Ivan, an Eastern European guest worker, and sneaks into the pool late at night ...

  12. 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...

  13. Foreign Language Oscar Submissions

    3 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...

  14. FLMTQ Release 35 - Il Solengo

    1 Video

    Outside of Rome, a group of elders gathers in a hunting lodge and recalls the life of Mario de Marcella, a man who lived in a cave for more than 60 years of his life. Why he chose to live a solitary existence is unknown, though the men seem fond of conjecture. Those who saw him while hunting referred to him as "il Solengo"— the male boar who lives away from the pack. Some say he was crazy, others say he wasn't. They all agree, however, that he n...

  15. FLMTQ Release 34 - Rat Fever

    1 Video

    The third film from Brazilian enfant terrible Cláudio Assis delves deep into the psychology of the poet, an artist consumed by beauty and inspiration in all things, however obscene. Chaos becomes a means to examine the bourgeois hypocrisy of Brazil's well-to-do, the majority of whom simply wish that a man such as Zizo did not exist. A treatise to the beauty of filth and subversion, Rat Fever premiered at Rotterdam, Havana and São Paulo, where it ...

  16. FLMTQ Release 33 - Big Jato

    1 Video

    Xico is an adolescent boy who spends his days either riding around in his father's sanitation truck emptying septic tanks; fraternizing with his wild-eyed uncle Nelson; or retreating into his own world of poetry, which his father dismisses as either a symptom of his uncle's salacious influence of Xico's nascent homosexuality. It is a world in which much is felt, but little happens. Ultimately Xico must choose whether to pursue his dreams or remai...

  17. FLMTQ Release 32 - Where I Grow Old

    1 Video

    Francisca is a young Portuguese woman living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil's third largest city. The arrival of an old acquaintance, Teresa, underscores Francisca's growing restlessness in Brazil— while Teresa seems determined to settle, Francisca craves her life back in Lisbon. Following their adventures in one of Brazil's lesser-seen metropolises, Where I Grow Old is a portrait of two women on the brink of adulthood and the deep bond of friendship ...

  18. FLMTQ Release 31 - To My Beloved

    1 Video

    After the loss of his wife Ana, Fernando becomes a quiet and introspective father to their son Daniel. Each night while the boy sleeps Fernando performs the ritual of remembering Ana by organizing her personal belongings. When he discovers a handful of sex tapes in Ana's homemade VHS collection, Fernando becomes obsessed with a singular goal— tracking her unnamed lover.

    To My Beloved traces the contours of love, loss, jealousy and betrayal ...

  19. FLMTQ Release 30 - Gentle

    1 Video

    Linh is a Vietnamese woman ostensibly saved from an arranged marriage by Thien, a well-to-do pawnshop owner.  She is young and curious; he is older, more controlling.  Over time Thien's unsentimental approach to marriage suffocates Linh.  She seeks solace in the Church, infuriating her husband even further.

    Delving deep into the psychology of its characters, Le-Van Kiet's elegant third feature deconstructs a marriage that was doomed from the sta...

  20. 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.

  21. FLMTQ Release 29 - Siti

    1 Video

    Siti is a young mother living in small town in Indonesia. After her husband was gravely injured in a fishing accident, Siti has become the sole bread-winner in the household— beachside crab-cracker vendor by day, karaoke entertainer by night. As economic pressure dovetails into Siti's trauma of having witnessed her husband's accident, she becomes a woman on the verge of a breakdown.

    Eddie Cahyono's vivid black-and-white portrait of an ordinar...

  22. FLMTQ Release 28 - Our Love Story

    1 Video

    Yoon-joo is a timid art student who has retreated into preparations for her graduate exhibition. Ji-soo is a bartender who radiates confidence. Following a chance encounter at a convenience store they embark on a romance that defies what remain intolerant attitudes toward homosexuality in South Korea.

    Hyun-ju Lee's lyrical debut feature explores the nuances of first love between two characters that just happen to both be women. Our Love Story p...

  23. FLMTQ Release 27 - Underground Fragrance

    1 Video

    Yong Le is one of many economic migrants who inhabit a vast underground labyrinth of rooms and corridors in the outskirts of Beijing. He scavenges sellable objects from abandoned homes to make ends meet until an accident leaves him blind. Yong Le's neighbor Xiao Yun is a young woman who pole dances for a living, yet aspires of a better life. Though doomed from the start, their romance offers a hint of a forsaken community's collective dream— to ...

  24. FLMTQ Release 26 - Keep Smiling

    1 Video

    In the televised Georgian Mothers' Content, a group of ten very different women compete for the ultimate prize of $25,000 and a family apartment.

    Georgian filmmaker Rusudan Chkonia's first feature explores pressing issues of contemporary Georgian society— the enduring scars of a post-civil war nation, economic hardship, and human desperation— through the lens of broadcast television, calling into question the ethics of entertainment itself. Ke...

  25. 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.

  26. 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...

  27. FLMTQ Release 23 - True Noon

    1 Video

    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...

  28. FLMTQ Release 22 - Heavenly Nomadic

    1 Video

    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.

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

    1 Video

    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.

  30. 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...

  31. FLMTQ Release 19 - Memories on Stone

    1 Video

    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.

  32. FLMTQ Release 18 - Today

    1 Video

    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...

  33. FLMTQ Release 17 - Lamb

    1 Video

    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.

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

    1 Video

    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.

  35. FLMTQ Release 16 - Corn Island

    1 Video

    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...