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ALWAYS AMBER

A kaleidoscopic collage of various video formats that beats in synch with the restless heart of its teenage protagonist

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MR. JONES

Soviet takedown is a resolute, old-fashioned historical drama in the best sense

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THE SOUVENIR

A story of ultimate acceptance, class dichotomy, and the crucifix that love can be

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GOD EXISTS, HER NAME IS PETRUNIJA

Showcases the necessity of a practical feminism for the everyday small-town woman

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SELFIE

Berlinale film enlarges the documentary genre’s repertoire of formats

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OUT STEALING HORSES

An elegiac poem to father-son relationships and the tumultuous Nordic landscape that mediates it

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BY THE GRACE OF GOD

François Ozon wrestles with theological questions on His own turf

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THE MIRACLE OF THE SARGASSO SEA

Symbolic layers, religion, history, and myths take centre stage in soul-searching Greek drama

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THE KINDNESS OF STRANGERS

Lone Scherfig is cheerleader for a straightforward, universal, quasi-religious empathy

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LIGHT OF MY LIFE

Less mea culpa for Casey Affleck, more a bold testament to parenthood and self-assertion