Long fascinated by indigenous Huichol culture, noted Mexican docu/features helmer Nicolas Echevarria turns his artistically sensitive, respectful eye to master muralist Santos de la Torre.
An intense relationship drama characterized by subtle shifts and even-handed power struggles, brought to life by two remarkable actors.
The lead in this intimate drama about a young woman, equal parts naive and spiteful, is little more than a mixed-up character more victim of her own stupidity than a dupe of society.
The distaff side of a nursing home couple finds extramarital passion in Michael Noer's powerfully acted though predictable heartfelt drama.
Lukas Valenta Rinner's deadpan debut shifts from comically surreal to absolutely serious as middle class nonentities attend survival training camp on the eve of a global cataclysm.
Designed as an insightful look into the lives of six struggling thesis brought together via friendly soccer matches, the pic is little more than a ludicrous performance of testosterone.
Convicted drug smuggler Christopher Kirk's shaggy dog tale of naivete and hopeless love slowly unravels, showing off his true calling as a complete fabulist in this exasperating yet beguiling docu.
An atmospheric, at times impressionistic drama of a Moroccan windsurfer whose friendship with European tourists adds a highly-charged pull to the already palpable draw of departure.
A worthy but over-obvious fictionalization of xenophobic riots in Germany in 1992 that will surely hit a nerve given current tensions with "the other in our midst."
Those with a hankering for death game-survival mangas will exult in Takashi Miike's latest gore-fest, In which classic toys come alive to play deadly games with students.
Rather than explore the relationship between sexual minorities and their environment, "Favela Gay" largely ignores such issues, conducting generic interviews, one person per favela.