Movies

  • 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 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...

  • 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 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...

  • FLMTQ Release 11 - These Are The Rules

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    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 seeming...

  • FLMTQ Release 10 - In the Crosswind

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    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 ...

  • FLMTQ Release 9 - Koza

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    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...

  • 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 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 b...

  • FLMTQ Release 6 - The Lord's Ride

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    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 et...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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; ...