Movies

  • 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 o...

  • 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 w...

  • 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 re...

  • 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 ...

  • FLMTQ Release 33 - Big Jato

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    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...

  • FLMTQ Release 32 - Where I Grow Old

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    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 adv...

  • FLMTQ Release 31 - To My Beloved

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    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...

  • FLMTQ Release 30 - Gentle

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    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 ev...

  • FLMTQ Release 8 - About the Pink Sky

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    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 ...

  • FLMTQ Release 29 - Siti

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    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...

  • FLMTQ Release 28 - Our Love Story

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    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 K...

  • FLMTQ Release 27 - Underground Fragrance

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    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 da...

  • FLMTQ Release 26 - Keep Smiling

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    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 wa...

  • FLMTQ Release 25 - Adventure

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    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. Adve...

  • FLMTQ Release 24 - Nabat

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    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 conseq...

  • 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 f...

  • 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, Ca...

  • FLMTQ Release 21 - Socotra, the Island of Djinns

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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 Ki...

  • FLMTQ Release 20 - Madina's Dream

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    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 sibl...

  • 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 Ira...

  • 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...

  • FLMTQ Release 13 - Silvered Water, Syria Self-Portrait

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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 o...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 gi...

  • 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 t...