In this freshly rediscovered and restored cult classic from the director of Fun with Dick and Jane (1977) and Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? (SFIFF 1978), a civilized schoolteacher gets trapped in a brutal mining town in the Australian Outback.
A mostly wordless meditation on the seasonal ebb and flow of life’s rhythms on a remote Swedish farm, where the sights and sounds build to create an elegantly subtle drama of biodiversity and sustainability in action.
Claire Denis returns to Africa for the first time since her masterpiece Beau Travail (SFIFF 2000) with this dark story of a Frenchwoman (Isabelle Huppert) who refuses to uproot her family from an African country on the brink of civil war.
An old boatman moves among the otherworldly salt islands of Iran’s Lake Urmia collecting people’s tears and observing their sorrows in this timeless Swiftian fable—and surreal political satire of contemporary Iran—from the director of Iron Island (SFIFF 2006).
A found wallet triggers an unlikely obsession in the latest film by the masterful Alain Resnais (Last Year at Marienbad). An ode to uncontrolled impulses and effervescent possibilities, it’s a thriller, a romance, a screwball comedy—and something else entirely.
A lonely, widowed musician and his overeager teenage apprentice try to return an accordion to its rightful owner in this savory, gorgeously scenic road trip through the popular music, breathtaking landscapes and colorful legends of Colombia’s coastal culture.
When it looks like her missing, crystal meth–cooking father is about to jump bail at the cost of the family home, a Missouri teenager upsets her drug-dealing kin by embarking on a hellish quest to find him.
From one of Malaysia’s most exciting filmmakers comes a tender, utterly gorgeous meditation on yearning and regret set amid a small fishing village, where a father attempts to rekindle an old romance as his son discovers his first love.
In far western China, life still revolves around the seasons and their agricultural routines. This pure, observational documentary allows simple time-honored practices to tell their own story—free of dialogue and subtitles but full of ordinary beauty.
Flirtatious, narcissistic teenager Javier makes a game of seducing girls. But when he gets dumped, his self-esteem takes a nosedive, and we learn that his apparent frivolousness masks a deeper complexity of character in this astute comedic study by 25-year-old Ché Sandoval.