Film Reviews

The Wild Pear Tree (Ahlat Agaci) A slow-paced, soul-searching character study. Connections
Woman at War A watershed Icelandic film which will speak to the hearts and minds of all committed women who are working toward the creation of an ecological world. Justice
Everybody Knows A family drama that explores the long-term effects of family secrets. X-The Mystery
And Breathe Normally A moving story that showcases the need for openness and hospitality in our increasingly constricted world. Openness
Birds of Passage (Pájaros de Verano) A harrowing interrogation of capitalism and colonialism infecting an indigenous culture. Questing
Sorry Angel (Plaire, amer et courir vite) An exquisite exploration of unexpected love in a time of illness and loss. Love
The Heiresses (Las Herederas) A delicate and reserved portrait of later-life transformation. Transformation
The Image Book (Le livre d’Image) A maddening and mesmerizing interrogation of the spiritual crisis haunting our current world. Attention
Sicilian Ghost Story A haunting tale of love that transcends horror. Love
Cold War (Zimna wojna) A passionate, episodic journey through the freezing and thawing of a couple and a continent. Yearning
Roma A cinematic valentine to a Mexican maid whose kindness has a positive impact on all those around her. Kindness
What Will People Say A riveting drama about the toxic energy that fundamentalists can unleash on those they want to control. Justice
Happy As Lazzaro (Lazzaro felice) A symbol-filled fable fixated on innocence, holiness, and inhumanity. X-The Mystery
Burning (Beoning) An ambiguous morality tale about love, loss, class, and jealousy. Yearning
Museo (Museum) An unconventional heist film with humor, heart, and smarts to spare. Yearning
I Am Not a Witch An assured and surreal interrogation of misogyny and superstition. Transformation
The Cakemaker A subtle, unexpected love story steeped in pain. Love
Memoir of War (La Douleur) An emotionally intelligent French film about a woman dealing with the losses of wartime. Love
The Swan (Svanurinn) A sober-minded and intense girl in Iceland deals with epiphanies about adults and nature. Transformation
In the Last Days of the City An earnest and imaginative look at a filmmaker in Cairo who is struggling to make a tribute to the city. Kindness
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