Geared toward the adolescent set (think Judy Blume), "Mukhsin" is a charmer displaying all the strengths and weaknesses of fast-rising helmer Yasmin Ahmad.
A determined 12-year-old girl survives the extreme poverty of her Romanian coal-mining town but is overwhelmed by the outside world in keenly observed drama "Iska's Journey."
Strained metaphysics dovetail with urban and architectural nostalgia in the exquisitely realized, minutely detailed Japanese anime "Tekkonkinkreet."
Sparked by an upcoming grudge-match between an ex-con and a local boxing champ, racial tensions flare up in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in compelling, intelligent drama "Poor Boy's Game."
An idealistic German teacher's innocent obsession with a bad-seed student has unanticipated ripple effects for his class and his life in fitfully absorbing vid-shot drama "Good Morning, Mister…