Three of the world's best directors combine to tell different stories, all set on a Rome-bound train. The characters connect through casual encounters and recount a story of love, chance, and sacrifice. With Valeria Bruni-Tedeschi (best actress, TFF 2003). In Italian and English | Read More
Shot over the course of three years, this evocative and revealing documentary follows the controversial and intensely personal art photographer Tierney Gearon as she completes a new body of work that examines her relationship with her schizophrenic mother. | Read MoreDocumentary
Daniel (Wes Bentley) is a struggling young artist whose ambitions have pushed his marriage to the brink. When a reclusive millionaire named Warner (Frank Langella) purchases one of his pieces, he hopes for additional commissions from a new benefactor. Instead, Werner offers him a series of increasingly bizarre surveillance assignments. As Daniel starts to unravel the secrets behind the requests, he must determine if Warner is out to further his career or ruin his life. | Read More
Yasemin lives in her own world of fantasy with the notes she feels and the sounds she sees, as she spends a day with her mother and grandfather in Time of the Plums.
Screening as part of the Shorts: Character Flaws program. | Read MoreFemale Director(s)
This unforgettable, beautifully observed film is a lyrical and haunting portrait of life in a remote Turkish mountain village, where three preteens struggle with dreams and desires that are utterly specific and personal, and yet somehow universal. An extraordinary score by Arvo Pärt adds to the electrifying experience.
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Told using Mexico's 200 year-old beautiful tradition of corrido music, To The Other Side recounts the story of an aspiring corrido composer facing two life-changing choices: to traffic drugs or unlawfully cross the border into the United States. The film uncovers the dangers and tragedy of drug smuggling and illegal immigration.
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A gorgeous new restoration-supervised by its cinematographer, Giuseppe Rotunno-of Fellini's adaptation of a Poe short story has Terence Stamp as a British celeb struggling through a haze of booze and drugs to make sense of the paparazzi and produttore who welcome him to Rome. Presented by Taormina Film Fest. Co-hosted with Italian Cultural Institute of New York. | Read MoreDrama
The eagerly awaited film adaptation of the long-running interactive stage show about two affianced Italian Americans. Tina prepares for "the happiest day of her life" while two dysfunctional families fight for control of her marriage. Tony is just trying to keep a lid on the rancor and escape the day with his marriage intact. The zany antics, wacky characters, and laugh-out-loud situations make this a wedding not to be missed. | Read More
On September 12, 2004, just two-and-a-half days before Johnny Ramone's death, a group of musicians and friends-among them Deborah Harry, Eddie Vedder, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers-staged a benefit concert to celebrate The Ramones' 30th anniversary and to raise money for cancer research. Mandy Stein's touching rockumentary captures that unforgettable evening. | Read MoreDocumentary and Music
The '40s and '50s were a classic period in New York City nightlife, when the saloonkeeper was king and regular folks could drink with celebrities like Frank Sinatra and Jackie Gleason. In this heart-warming, personal doc, Jacobson profiles her grandfather, the king of kings: Toots Shor of the eponymous restaurant and saloon, which was once the place to be seen in Manhattan. | Read MoreDocumentary
Totally Personal creates a historical document both droll and touching out of Begovic and his family's memories, meditations, and observations. The history begins in the communist era, continues through the war that ravaged the former Yougoslavia and into today's post-war period.
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A box office smash in Greece, this mouth-watering crowd pleaser is divided into appetizers, main courses and desserts. Fanis, a Greek lad, lives in multi-cultural Istanbul and develops a life-long passion for cooking in his grandfather's fragrant spice shop. But political tensions drive his family back to Greece, and he returns to Turkey, his dying grandfather, and his childhood love only many years later. | Read More