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Animal

A visually flashy but otherwise flat-footed directing debut by screenwriter Roselyne Bosch (1492: Conquest of Paradise), set in an unspecified, vaguely futuristic Euroland. The title refers to our beastly human […]

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Nordeste

Juan Solanas’s first feature tackles the same topic as John Sayles’s Casa de los Babys—first-world ladies hungry for third-world babies—but from a tougher, less gringocentric perspective. A maternally unfulfilled French […]

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Guernsey

The influence of Wenders and especially Antonioni permeates Nanouk Leopold’s dour but intriguing Dutch drama (2005), with Maria Kraakman as a Monica Vitti-like limbo dweller coming undone amid elegantly composed […]

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Hukkle

Gyorgy Palfi’s oddball first feature (2002) combines the bucolic black humor of Hitchcock’s The Trouble With Harry and the pastoral lyricism of the classic French documentary Farrebique. A symphony of […]

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Blue Car

An alienated high school girl (Agnes Bruckner) finds solace through a devoted English teacher (David Strathairn) who nurtures her poetic gifts. Northwestern University grad Karen Moncrieff’s Sundance hit starts out […]