Our Little Sister
Japan 2hrs 8mins Drama Rated PG
Three sisters Sachi, Yoshino and Chika live together in a large house in the city of Kamakura. When their father absent from the family home for the last 15 years dies, they travel to the countryside for his funeral and meet their shy teenage half-sister. Bonding quickly with the orphaned Suzu, they invite her to live with them. Suzu eagerly agrees, and a new life of joyful discovery begins for the four siblings.
“It’s a movie that, by its serene final scene, changes its viewer. You leave happier, honored to have been, for two hours, part of this family.” – Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
A Man Called Ove
Sweden 1hr 54mins Comedy/Drama PG-13
Stepping from the pages of Fredrik Backman’s international best-selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
“A darkly funny, tragic, and ultimately heartwarming tearjerker about the life of one lonely but extraordinary man.” – Devan Coggan, Entertainment Weekly
France 2hr 5mins Drama/Romance NR
Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious skiing accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio. Why did they love each other? Who is this man that she loved so deeply? How did she allow herself to submit to this suffocating and destructive passion? For Tony, a difficult process of healing is in front of her, physical work which may finally set her free.
“Bercot and Cassel deliver phenomenal performances in this erotic bonfire of a movie. Maïwenn doesn’t want to warm our heart, she wants to rip into it.” -Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
Australia 1hrs 43mins Drama/Romance NR
Tanna, an extraordinary Australia/Vanuatu co-production, is a Romeo and Juliet story set in one of the world’s last true tribal societies. It is the first feature film shot entirely in the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu, in a village called Yakel. The people of this remote community, high in the mountain rainforests near a spitting volcano, truly wear grass skirts and penis sheaths and have rejected colonial and Christian influences in favor of their traditional and pure “Kastom” system of laws and beliefs. Their customs and lifestyle have changed little for centuries.
“One couldn’t ask for a more tender or memorable pair of star-crossed screen lovers than Wawa and Dain.” -David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter
Israel 1hrs 27mins Drama Rated PG
As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Southern Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across her eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university—a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the family. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also tries to contain Layla’s situation by clamping down on her. But Layla sees a different life for herself…
Winner of six Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actress – World Cinema Grand Jury Prize, 2016 Sundance
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