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What Are We Doing Here? (Canada)   There’s nothing unfamiliar in these raw materials about young Quebecers pushing 30 when they suddenly lose the most charismatic member of their...
We Both Go Down Together (Canada)   Doppelgangers and various down-and-outers dominate this program of surrealistic dramas. Martin Edralin’s “Hole” is a troubling but...
Una Vida: A Fable of Music and the Mind (USA)   Portuguese actor Joaquím De Almeida brings some cheerful vitality to the otherwise enervated tale of a neuroscientist working in...
Two Step (USA)   The Texas two-step (almost) in the title here is performed by a number of intriguingly troubled people, including a drifting college student who inherits his...
That’ll Leave a Mark (Canada)   Among these shorts looking at people receiving roughly 400 blows, the standouts, as often happens, come from Quebec. In the sepia-toned “Petit...
Songs She Wrote About People She Knows (Canada)   Amy Belling’s colour-rich camera work and Drew Shaffer’s kitschy production design are the principal reasons to catch this (...
Something Must Break (Sweden)   A brave and sexually frank search for identity, this moody, highly impressionistic study offers a memorable performance from the perfectly cast...
Sharing (Japan)   Theatrical intricacies are intermingled with both the occult and the therapeutic in this initially intriguing meditation on the particular grief of those in post...
The Rooftops (Algeria/France)   The Mediterranean glistens tauntingly in the background as denizens of Algiers gather beneath an expansive and unforgiving sky. Their actions—...
Rocks In My Pockets (USA/Latvia)   A rough-and-ready, if not always pleasant, animation style—combining stop-motion with painted and drawn effects—is the main reason to see this...

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