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Gints ZILBALODIS | 2019 | Latvia | 75 minutes | New York Premiere

A boy and a little bird are on a journey across a strange island trying to get back home.

No dialogue.

A Dog Barking at the Moon

Lisa Zi XIANG | 2019 | China, Spain | 107 minutes

A Chinese family saga, told in different periods of time, commencing with the wife’s discovery of her husband’s homosexuality. When her adult daughter comes to visit, other secrets slowly come to light.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

The Factory

Yuriy BYKOV | 2018 | Russia, France, Armenia | 109 minutes | New York Premiere

When a factory is about to close, a group of workers decides to take action against the owner.

In Russian with English subtitles.


Lu ZHANG | 2019 | South Korea, Japan | 88 minutes | North America Premiere

A film about a middle-aged man’s retrospect to his past, two Koreans’ trip to Fukuoka, and three people’s reconciliation with love.

In Korean with English subtitles.

It Must Be Heaven

Elia SULEIMAN | 2019 | France, Palestine, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Turkey | 97 minutes | New York Premiere

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

In Arabic, French, and English with English subtitles.

The Magic Life of V

Tonislav HRISTOV | 2019 | Finland, Denmark, Bulgaria | 87 minutes | New York Premiere

While trying to become more independent and to help her mentally disabled brother through live-role-playing, a young woman haunted by her childhood traumas learns how to face her own past.

In Finnish with English subtitles.

Take Me Somewhere Nice

Ena SENDIJAREVIC | 2019 | Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina | 91 minutes | New York Premiere

A Dutch girl of Bosnian descent travels to Bosnia to visit her sick father. It will be the first time they will see each other.

In Bosnian and Dutch with English subtitles.

Special Screenings

Lebanon (10th Anniversary, Tribute to Samuel Maoz)

Samuel MAOZ | 2009 | Israel, Germany, France, UK | 93 minutes

During the First Lebanon War in 1982, a lone tank and a paratroopers platoon are dispatched to search a hostile town.

In Hebrew with English subtitles.

Maoz will join for a post-screening Q&A

Raining in the Mountain (40th Anniversary Newly Restored Version)

King HU | 1979 | Taiwan, Hong Kong | 120 minutes | US Premiere

An esquire and a General eyes a priceless handwritten scroll by Tripitaka, held in a Temple library. The Abbot of the Temple selects his successor.

In Mandarin with English subtitles.

A Silent Voice (Tribute to Kyoto Animation)

Naoko YAMADA | 2016 | Japan | 130 minutes

A young man is ostracized by his classmates after he bullies a deaf girl to the point where she moves away. Years later, he sets off on a path for redemption.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

**Screening will also serve as fund raiser for Kyoto Animation.

Yol (Newly Restored Full Version)

Serif GÖREN, Yilmaz GÜNEY | 1982 | Turkey, Switzerland | 113 minutes

When five Turkish prisoners are granted one week’s home leave, they find to their dismay that they face continued oppression outside of prison from their families, the culture, and the government.

In Turkish with English subtitles.

Halloween Special Screening: The Wild Goose Lake

The Wild Goose Lake 

Yinan Diao | 2019 | China, France | 113 minutes | English Subtitles

A gang leader on the run seeking redemption… A girl in trouble risking everything to gain her freedom… Both hunted on the hidden shores of The Wild Goose Lake. They set a deadly gamble for what may be their last day.

Time: 2019-10-31 18:30:00 ~ 2019-10-31 20:30:00

Location: SVA Theatre 333 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011