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  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Dorothée van den Berghe
  • Country: Belgium
In Dorothée van den Berghe's (Girl) beautiful and touching coming-of-age story, 10-year-old Karo moves with her parents Raven and Dalia to a vibrant and carefree squatter's commune in 1970s Amsterdam. But when Raven's relationship with a new woman fractures their family and threatens the commune's utopia, both Raven's lofty ideals and Karo's childish innocence will be challenged by the messy realities of human emotion. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Sabine Lubbe Bakker and Niels van Koevorden
  • Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Left by his wife, Marcel falls into alcoholism and a deep depression, with only his friend Bob, also an alcoholic, to look after him. Their friendship captures the frailty of the male ego and the natural comedy borne from their candid conversations. Ne Me Quitte Pas follows this downward spiral of mid-life crisis in a tender, often humorous, sometimes disturbing examination of the "crisis of masculinity," alongside a mesmerizing exploration of mundane rural existence. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Female Screenwriter(s)
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For more than 20 years AIDS has ravaged the planet. The ancestral virus was found in chimpanzees, but the question remains: How did it cross over to humans? Origins examines the controversy that engulfed the scientific community when it attempted to explain the genesis of one of the deadliest diseases to afflict mankind. |Read More
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Yesim Ustaoglu's (Journey to the Sun) latest is a gorgeous, expertly developed cross-generational dramedy. When an aging matriarch (90-year-old Tsilla Chelton) starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her. Pandora's Box took the top prize and Chelton was named best actress at the San Sebastián International Film Festival. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s)
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  • Release Year: 2017
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Brendan Muldowney
  • Country: Ireland, Belgium
In 13th-century Ireland, a cadre of monks travel through the war-torn countryside on a mission to bring their land’s most sacred relic to Rome. But other forces are gaining on them, as the true significance of the relic becomes dangerously apparent. A period drama crossed with an action/adventure road movie, Pilgrimage delivers a profound lesson on religious fervor and the savagery of soldiers with a cause. |Read More
Drama, Action
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  • Release Year: 2008
  • Runtime: 101 minutes
  • Directed By: Simone Bitton
  • Country: France, Belgium
An insightful and provocative exploration into the complexities of political solidarity, Rachel is the story of Rachel Corrie, a 22-year-old American member of the International Solidarity Movement, who died trying to prevent an Israeli army bulldozer from destroying Palestinian homes in the Gaza Strip in 2003. Director Simone Bitton interweaves excerpts from Corrie's diary with interviews with activists and Israeli army personnel. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 80 minutes
  • Directed By: Jean-Pierre Améris
  • Country: France, Belgium
Two pathologically shy neurotics connect through a love of chocolate in this delectably witty romantic comedy. For Angelique and Jean-René, the social world is one big emotional minefield best avoided. She's a reclusive candymaker looking for a job, and he runs a chocolate factory in dire need of her savant-like skill. Fate may bring them together, but they'll need to overcome their common fears to find fairy-tale love. |Read More
Romantic Comedy
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  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Johan Grimonprez
  • Country: USA, Denmark, Belgium
In this eye-popping montage of archival and news footage and interviews, Johan Grimonprez exposes the shadow world of the global arms trade, where corruption, lies, and greed drive covert relationships between politicians, industry executives, military and intelligence officials, and arms dealers. Their aim: to perpetuate war in order to generate more profit, no matter what the human cost. |Read More


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