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MADAGASCAR (MADAGASCAR)

Story of the turbulent relationship between a mother and daughter—and the dream world they inhabit—in a Cuba marked by social change. Laura is a professor at a shabby, stultifying college. Her daughter, Laurita, stops going to school, wishes to move to Madagascar and quickly races through several phases. Laura has lost the ability to dream. […]

STRAWBERRY AND CHOCOLATE (FRESA Y CHOCOLATE)

The story takes place in Havana, Cuba in 1979. David is a university student who meets Diego, a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime's attitude toward the LGBT community as well as the censored conceptualization of culture. David's homophobic classmate, Miguel, plans to use David to spy on Diego, a person whom they see […]

LUCIA (LUCIA)

During Cuba's war for independence from Spain, Lucia (Raquel Revuelta), a single woman from a wealthy family, betrays her brother, a Cuban revolutionary, when she inadvertently leads her lover to his secret hideout. In the 1930s, an idealistic young pregnant woman, also named Lucia (Eslinda Núñez), leaves her family and gets involved with an activist group. […]

MY BROTHER FIDEL (MI HERMANO FIDEL)

Mi hermano Fidel (1977) follows the Cuban leader into the home of a 93 year old acquaintance of Jose Marti, who is now blind and who takes the duration of the film to realize who his illustrious interviewer actually is.   Filmed entirely by chance on the last day of filming of " The Necessary […]

HANOI, TUESDAY 13th (HANOI, MARTES 13th)

Filmed in Hanoi on December 13, 1966, this documentary records the lives of people in the Vietnam capital and surrounding countryside at the height of U.S. bombing. Their daily activities are presented in a collage of images: building irrigation ditches, planting rice, fishing, weaving…life continued despite the shower of U.S. bombs. During these air raids, […]

PAHADA RA LUHA (Tears of the mountain)

Sameer Das, a social activist, travels across the blood splattered valleys of western Odisha in search of a solution to the seemingly never ending problem of tribal displacement and the resulting violence of the Mao Naxal movement. Enroute, he stumbles down memory lane dating back twenty five years: to the time he had visited the […]

LENS

Aravind gets a friend request from ‘Nikky’, a complete stranger. He accepts the request and they begin to video-chat. The new friend has a bizarre request – To commit suicide, while Aravind watches live. Does Aravind have a choice?   ENG.HINDI.TAMIL.MALAYALAM I 2015                                  DRAMA I 109 MIN I DCP I COLOR   Director: Jayaprakash Radhakrishnan […]

SARBJIT

Sarbjit Singh, a Farmer lives in a village near Punjab with his wife Sukhpreet, sister Dalbir Kaur, father  and two young daughters. One day he gets arrested by the Pakistani army for crossing the border towards Pakistan unknowingly. Dubbed as an Indian spy, Sarbjit is tortured in the Pakistani jail to death. Alleged to be […]

MARI KONDAVARU

Deveerappa is the Patela (Landlord) of Devanuru living with son Kittappa. Shivu is the only son of a Dalit widow, a confident, self-respecting and sensitive young man. Deveerappa is engaged in the business illegal sand mining and wishes to widen a road and coat it with Tar to ensure smooth movement of his trucks. Shivu […]

NEERJA

‘Neerja’ is a biopic and a cinematic representation of the dramatic events that unfolded on September 5th, 1986 when Pan Am Flight 73 from Bombay to New York was hijacked in transit at Jinnah International Airport in Karachi by Palestinian extremists from Abu Nidal’s terrorist outfit. This is the story of Neerja Bhanot, a 22 […]