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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.

  • FLMTQ Release 49 - Violet

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  • FLMTQ Release 48 - The Garbage H...

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  • FLMTQ Release 47 - All the Beauty

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 46 - Chasing the Wind

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 45 - I Belong

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 44 - Blind

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 43 - The Forsaken ...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 42 - 28

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 41 - The Monk

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 40 - Under Constru...

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 39 - Highway

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 38 - N-Capace

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 37 - Arianna

    1 Video

  • FLMTQ Release 36 - Cloro

    1 Video

  • 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

  • Teenage Wasteland

    2 Videos

  • Norwegian Women

    4 Videos

  • Locarno Open Doors

    5 Videos

  • Opera Prima Italiana

    4 Videos

  • Spotlight on Brazil

    4 Videos

  • New Asian Voices

    5 Videos

  • Post-Soviet Cinema

    4 Videos

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  1. FLMTQ Release 49 - Violet

    1 Video

    Jesse and his best friend Jonas are innocently hanging around an empty shopping mall when a stranger walks by, stabbing Jonas. Jesse remains powerless at the scene of the crime, unable to prevent Jonas from dying much less understand why he himself was spared.

    Bas Devos' feature film debut is a stylish, atmospheric portrait of a young man grappling with feelings his age has not endowed him with the experience to understand.

    Violet premiere...

  2. FLMTQ Release 48 - The Garbage Helico...

    1 Video

    Enesa, Saska and Baki are three twentysomething Swedish siblings whose grandfather has just died. Their grandmother wants them to return an antique clock, so the siblings embark on a 1,000+ kilometer roadtrip through rural Sweden.

    The Garbage Helicopter premiered at BFI London, Rotterdam, Minneapolis and Torino.
    The Garbage Helicopter premiered at BFI London, Rotterdam, Minneapolis and Torino.

  3. FLMTQ Release 47 - All the Beauty

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    Sarah arrives at her ex-husband's summer cabin a full ten years after their separation. David has asked her to help him with a play he's writing, but Sarah quickly realizes the subject is their own failed relationship.

    All the Beauty premiered at Hamptons, Kiev and Reykjavik, where it competed in the New Visions Grand Prix Competition.

  4. FLMTQ Release 46 - Chasing the Wind

    1 Video

    Following the death of her grandmother, Anna returns home after spending a decade away.

    Chasing the Wind is a naturalistic portrait of a woman forced to confront the consequences of her life decisions. Norwegian filmmaker Rune Denstad Langlo's second feature premiered at Göteborg, Zurich, Minsk; Trondheim, where it won Best Actress; and Arras, where it won the Critics' Award.

  5. FLMTQ Release 45 - I Belong

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    When nervous at work, a nurse switches over to speaking English.  A translator agrees to work on a novel even though she doesn't believe in it.  When offered a large sum of money from a relative, an elderly woman must hide her humiliation.  Though ostensibly insignificant, these scenarios result in disputes, loss of integrity and miscommunication despite the best of intentions.  

    Featuring an all-female principal cast, Norwegian society's hyper-...

  6. FLMTQ Release 44 - Blind

    1 Video

    NORWAY, 2014 // Ingrid is a writer who has recently lost her vision. In the face of this trauma she retreats to the safety of her home and her husband Morten's company. Yet while Morten is away at work, Ingrid's thoughts loom large; she believes he comes home to spy on her.

    Blind premiered at CPH:PIX, Berlin; Sundance, where it won Best Screenplay; and Istanbul, where it won Best Film.

  7. FLMTQ Release 43 - The Forsaken Land

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    Two soldiers rotate between shifts guarding an empty, barren landscape.  While Anura is a family-man, and Piyarsiri a much older alcoholic, both their faces communicate a distant, weary sadness ostensibly formed in the absence of meaning in their duty.

    An evocative, stylistically-accomplished portrait of the ennui of war-torn Sri Lanka, Vimukthi Jayasundara's feature film debut, The Forsaken Land won the Prince Claus Fund Film Grant at Rotterdam...

  8. FLMTQ Release 42 - 28

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    Living in the countryside of Sri Lanka, middle-aged Abasiri and his young friend Mani are summoned to the city to identify a deceased woman— Abasiri's wife, who left him many years ago.

    Prasanna Jayakody's third feature film premiered at Hamburg, Singapore and Rotterdam, where it won the NETPAC Prize for Best Asian Film.

  9. FLMTQ Release 41 - The Monk

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    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.

  10. FLMTQ Release 40 - Under Construction

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    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...

  11. FLMTQ Release 39 - Highway

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    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.

  12. FLMTQ Release 38 - N-Capace

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    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.

  13. FLMTQ Release 37 - Arianna

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    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...

  14. FLMTQ Release 36 - Cloro

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    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 ...

  15. FLMTQ Release 35 - Il Solengo

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    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...

  16. FLMTQ Release 34 - Rat Fever

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    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 ...

  17. 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...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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...

  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 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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 ...

  25. 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...

  26. 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.

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. Teenage Wasteland

    2 Videos

    Filmatique presents films from various parts of the world that explore disparate experiences of youth that are yet united by common feelings— boredom, confusion, loss, and alienation— proposing a contemporary Teenage Wasteland.

  30. Norwegian Women

    4 Videos

    During the month of September, Filmatique presents four films originating from Norway— an oft-underlooked region of Scandinavia that yet retains a strong culture of cinema.

    Comprised of three feature film debuts and one second feature, Filmatique's Norwegian Women Series expounds on common themes— literature, love, the slipperiness of communication and vulnerabilities intrinsic to any human relationship. These four films, while disparate in cha...

  31. Locarno Open Doors

    5 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.

  32. 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.

  33. 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...

  34. 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.

  35. 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...