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Adam

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Maryam Touzani

In Morocco, a pregnant woman is found sleeping on the streets by a lonely widow in this generous and empathetic debut feature. The prize-winning Adam launched in the “Un Certain Regard” section of 2019 Cannes and is “an unabashed love letter to motherhood as well as to the skills of her two leads.” --Variety

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And the Birds Rained Down

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Director: Louise Archambault

Three elderly men, living in deliberate isolation in the woods by a remote lake in Canada find their lives becoming increasingly threatened by society, by nature, and by time itself. When two women suddenly arrive, a photographer and a runaway octogenarian, their way of life will never be the same. Based on the acclaimed novel of the same name by Jocelyne Saucier.

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Arab Blues

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Manele Labidi

Back home after having lived in Paris since she was 10, psychoanalyst Selma opens a counseling practice in Tunis only to find her clients are as challenging to her as she is to them. With its cast of rich characters, Manele Labidi’s wonderful comedy is at once moving and hilarious.

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Aurora

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Miia Tervo

When Aurora meets Iranian immigrant Darien, he immediately proposes marriage in order to stay in Finland with his daughter. When she counters by telling him to give her €3,000 and she’ll find him a wife, little does she realize that she’s going to fall for the man.

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The Barefoot Emperor

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Jessica Woodworth, Peter Brosens

Special video introduction by co-director Jessica Woodworth. A sequel to the enormously popular mockumentary King of the Belgians (which closed the 2017 MSPIFF) sees the hilariously misfortunate Belgian King Nicolas III suddenly crowned Emperor of Europe. You need not have seen the first installment to enjoy this singular satire!

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Beyond the Horizon

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Delphine Lehericey

It’s the summer of 1976, and Gus’s farm family is feeling the effects--physically and financially--of a summers-long drought. When his mother’s divorced friend Cecile arrives, it piques the boy's curiosity and strains the family to its breaking point in this gorgeous coming-of-age film.

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Binti

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Frederike Migom

12-year-old Binti has thousands of followers on social media, but on paper she ‘doesn’t exist’. Living as asylum seekers in Belgium, Binti and her Congolese father flee deportation and encounter a lonely boy and his mum who invite them in. Recommended for Age 10+

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Bombay Rose

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Gitanjali Rao

Six years in the making, this lush animated feature debut from Gitanjali Rao is a fascinating mixture of stark realism, a satire of Bollywood films, and the fantastic elements of Indian mythology. Fans of the old school animation found in the best of Disney classics should not miss Bombay Rose, a hand-painted animated film that has won acclaim at festivals around the world.

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Bridge

Live Q&A on Friday, May 22 at 7:00pm
Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Spencer Patzman

On August 1st, 2007, the sudden collapse of the I-35W bridge in downtown Minneapolis shaped a community. Spencer Patzman’s debut documentary follows the many personal stories of one tragedy and the countless ways it is felt more than 12 years later.

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The County

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Grímur Hákonarson

After the death of her dairy farmer husband, a middle-aged woman courageously sacrifices her livelihood to speak out against the corruption and injustice at work in her community in this audience-pleasing, humanist drama. From the director of the 2015 audience favorite Rams.

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Coup 53

Live Q&A on Saturday, May 16 at 4:00pm
Watch Saturday, May 16 from 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM & Friday, May 22 from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Director: Taghi Amirani

Celebrated documentarian Taghi Amirani turns his camera to the summer of 1953, when Britain and the United States participated in a coup d'etat, overthrowing the democratically elected leader of Iran, Prime Minister Mohammad Mossaddegh, and installing the despotic Shah of Iran.

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The Crossing

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Director: Johanne Helgeland

10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto are not enjoying the usual Christmas celebration. It’s 1942, and their parents are helping the Norwegian resistance during the worst winter of the Second World War. When the parents are arrested, the children must escape to neutral Sweden, along with two Jewish children they discovered hiding.

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The Dilemma of Desire

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Maria Finitzo | SNEAK PREVIEW

A documentary exploring female sexual desire and the ways in which society both ignores and actively suppresses discussion of the clitoris and women’s desires, The Dilemma of Desire is certain to inspire, amuse and confront.

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The Father

Watch May 15 - May 23
Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov

After his mother’s funeral, Pavel and his dad, Vassil, take a road trip to visit a shaman who can help them understand mysterious phone calls that might just be coming from the beyond. “This off-the-map road movie is a humane, compassionate, character-driven delight.” --The Hollywood Reporter

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Fire Will Come

Watch May 17 - May 23
Director: Oliver Laxe

Released from prison, Amador returns to his mother’s mountainous home in Galicia. There, in almost total isolation, he wonders if his worst impulses will return. Oliver Laxe’s spare and haunting third film won the 2019 Cannes Film Festival Un Certain Regard Jury Prize and is a sympathetic portrait of a man at odds with himself and the world around him--one which he cannot escape.

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A Girl Missing

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Koji Fukada

Ichiko is a nurse whose years-long work with the Oisho family has made her feel very much as though she is one of their own flesh and blood. That is, until the family’s youngest daughter is abducted, and the prime suspect is Ichiko’s own nephew.

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Gloria Mundi

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: Robert Guédiguian

A family struggles with life in Marseilles’s gig economy in Robert Guédiguian’s moving drama, his 19th film in collaboration with his wife Ariane Ascaride, who stars. A brilliant entry in Guédiguian’s lifelong study of French leftist ideology and its effects on the working class in Marseilles, Gloria Mundi is a heartfelt and gorgeous film.

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H Is for Happiness

Watch May 15 - May 23
Director: John Sheedy

In a quirky Australian romantic dramedy, a peculiar 12-year-old, Candice Phee, meets a kindred spirit, Douglas Benson From Another Dimension. In spite of her family’s struggles, Candice marches to a different drummer in a heartwarming tale of the power of love. Recommended for Age 11+

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