A delightfully inventive valentine to his 83-year-old Lebanese grandmother, Mahmoud Kaabour's "Grandma, a Thousand Times" tenderly deconstructs the family-portrait genre, investing all manner of…
While most auds won't have considered horse racing in such glorified terms, Benjamin Marquet's docu about trainee jockeys -- a must for the equine-inclined, and a candid look at fearful ambition -…
After a run of genre films and disappointing lit adaptation "The River Why," writer-director Matthew Leutwyler goes for something more personal with "Answers to Nothing."
A mother's tragic loss triggers contemplation, conquest of grief and a meeting with Baja whales in Hari Sama's personal, sensitively rendered second feature, "The Dream of Lu."
Fellipe Barbosa's docu revolves around Laura, uninvited guest at gatherings of the rich and famous.
When a mentally unstable mathematician from Berlin ends up homeless, he befriends a similarly vulnerable young Ukrainian boy to find solace in nature in "Hut in the Woods," helmer Hans Weingartner's…
Part personal quest, part testimonial and part fund-raiser, "A Journey in My Mother's Footsteps" fulfills disparate agendas for helmer Dina Rosenmeier, a mildly resentful daughter wondering why her…
The first Israeli feature produced with crowd-sourced funding, minimalist indie "Never Too Late" is a good-looking, formally rigorous road movie that becomes increasingly involving as it motors along.
A microcosm of China past and present flows through Xu Tong's intimate docu "Shattered," in which the maverick indie filmmaker continues to refine his techniques and concerns shown in his previous…
Romance and confetti are in the air in "Paradise," the second feature from Greek scribe-helmer Panagiotis Fafoutis ("The Heir"). Set against the madness of the carnival in Patras (a celebration to…
Summer romance and midlife crisis fuse smoothly into a subtle and affecting whole in Paula Hernandez's quietly compelling film.