Film Lineup

All foreign language films are accompanied by English subtitles.


3 FACES (SE ROKH)

Directed by Jafar Panahi | Iran | 2018 | 100 min

3 Faces is Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth completed feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking. The film follows well-known actress Behnaz Jafari--playing herself--as she becomes distraught after watching a provincial girl’s video plea for help...

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ANOTHER DAY OF LIFE

Directed by Raúl de la Fuente & Damian Nenow | Poland / Spain / Germany / Belgium / Hungary | 2018 | 85 min

Based on renowned reporter Ryszard Kapuściński’s book of the same name, Another Day of Life tells the gripping story of Kapuściński’s three-month trip to civil war torn Angola in 1975...

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BLINDSPOTTING

Directed by Carlos López Estrada | USA | 2018 | 95 min

Collin, facing his final three days of probation, needs to stay clear of trouble. Miles, his troublemaking childhood best friend, can’t stay out of it. When Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested...

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BORDER (GRÄNS) [[Opening Night Event]]

Directed by Ali Abbasi | Sweden / Denmark | 2018 | 110 min

Tina is not an ordinary woman--both inside and out. With a bestial-looking face that provokes judgement from those around her and a mysterious scar on her tailbone, Tina has the ability to sense or smell how people feel. She is especially adept at detecting fear or unease, skills that make her an invaluable customs officer...

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THE CHAMBERMAID (LA CAMARISTA)

Directed by Lila Avilés | Mexico | 2018 | 102 min

Lila Avilés’s compelling debut follows Eve, who works long hours as a maid at a luxurious hotel in Mexico City. A young, single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor...

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DOGMAN

Directed by Matteo Garrone | Italy / France | 2018 | 103 min

Based on a true crime story that fascinated Italy in the 1980s, Dogman follows Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer. When Marcello is not devoting himself to his dogs or beloved daughter, he sells cocaine on the side. The money helps, but he fears his biggest customer, Simoncino..

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FOUR SPRINGS

Directed by Qingyi Lu | China | 2017 | 105 min

After the popularity of his online diary, “My Father,” filmmaker Lu Qingyi decided to turn a camera on his parents’ everyday life in the remote town in Guizhou...

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FUGUE (FUGA)

Directed by Agnieszka Smoczynska | Poland / Czech Republic / Sweden | 2018 | 102 min

Alicja has no memory and no knowledge about how she lost it. In two years, she manages to build a new, independent self, away from home. She doesn’t want to remember the past...

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GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY (ROU QING SHI)

Directed by Yang Mingming | China | 2018 | 117 min

Wu is in her mid-twenties and lives with her mother in a traditional one-story house in one of Beijing’s hutongs. Both consider themselves to be writers, but success has so far eluded them...

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LIYANA

Directed by Aaron Kopp & Amanda Kopp | Swaziland / Qatar / USA | 2017 | 77 min

A group of orphaned children in the Kingdom of Swaziland confront past trauma through the collaborative creation of their own fictional story depicted through vivid animation. Their young heroine, Liyana, must embark on a dangerous quest to save her brothers after their home is violently attacked...

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MY FRIEND THE POLISH GIRL

Directed by Ewa Banaszkiewicz & Mateusz Dymek | UK | 2018 | 87 min

My Friend the Polish Girl borrows from cinema verite and video bloggers to create a rare naturalism in style and performance. A young, rich girl, Katie, decides to make a documentary film about Alicja, an impulsive Polish actress living in London. During the making of the film, the interference of Katie in the life of her character proves to have serious consequences...

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OBSCURO BARROCO

Directed by Evangelia Kranioti | France / Greece | 2018 | 59 min

Obscuro Barroco tows the line between documentary and fiction as it tackles the dizzying heights of gender and metamorphosis. It is also a cinematographic homage to a land of extremes: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

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PAUSE

Directed by Tonia Mishiali | Cypress / Greece | 2018 | 96 min

Elpida has reached a critical juncture in her life: menopause. Unquenchable desires, the longing for love, her own body, even time itself all seem to conspire against the routine existence she had been enduring as wife and mother...

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RAFIKI

Directed by Wanuri Kahiu | Kenya / South Africa / Germany / Netherlands / France / Norway / Lebanon | 2018 | 83 min

The first Kenyan film to screen at Cannes & banned in its home country, Rafiki bursts onto the screen with fresh energy. “Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives,” but Kena and Ziki long for something more...

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SHORT FILM COMPETITION

Our Short Film Competition buzzes and hums under the umbrella of the Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival. But we bring a lot of excitement to the Festival season on our own! Our annual competition event unites local and international filmmakers with professionals and with in-house audiences...

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SOFIA

Directed by Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi | France / Qatar / Belgium | 2018 | 80 min

In this caustic look at contemporary Moroccan society—where premarital sex and giving birth out of wedlock remains a crime—20-year-old Sofia suffers from pregnancy denial...

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WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?

Directed by Astra Taylor | Canada | 2018 | 117 min

Coming at a moment of profound political and social crisis, What is Democracy? reflects on a word we too often take for granted...

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WORKING WOMAN (ISHA OVEDET)

Directed by Michal Aviad | Israel | 2018 | 93 min

Orna is the mother of three young children with a husband struggling to start his own restaurant. To help support her family she returns to the workplace, landing a job with a former army superior, Benny. While Orna embraces her new position and tries to balance its demands with her home life, she begins to experience escalating sexual harassment from her boss...

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