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SHOWING 116 FILMS SORTED BY GENRE: 'RELATIONSHIPS'

ABOUT ALEX

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 96 minutes
  • Directed By: Jesse Zwick
  • Country: USA
A circle of twenty-something friends reunite to console a suicidal member of their group. Despite their best efforts, old jealousies, unrequited love, and their widening political differences cannot be contained. About Alex is a sometimes irreverent, always moving examination of the struggles of a generation that has it all—and wants more. Starring Aubrey Plaza, Max Greenfield, Max Minghella, Jason Ritter, Nate Parker, and Maggie Grace. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York, First Time Filmmaker, Friendship

ALÌ BLUE EYES

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 100 minutes
  • Directed By: Claudio Giovannesi
  • Country: Italy
Claudio Giovannesi’s award-winning second dramatic feature captures one week in the life of sixteen-year-old troublemaker Nader, who, despite his mother’s threats and family’s insistence that he respect his Muslim roots, fights, steals and pursues an Italian girlfriend. A stunning example of contemporary Italian neo-realism, Alì Blue Eyes is an engrossing coming-of-age story about an immigrant who will stop at nothing to fit in. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

ALEX OF VENICE

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Chris Messina
  • Country: USA
Workaholic environmental attorney Alex (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has always relied on her husband George (Chris Messina) to take the reins at home. But when he unexpectedly asks for a break, his departure forces Alex to reevaluate her life. Messina steps behind the camera for his directorial debut about a woman pushed to the edge who finds the strength to press on. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker

ALL IN

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 107 minutes
  • Directed By: Daniel Burman and Daniel Burman
  • Country: Argentina
Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

ANESTHESIA

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Tim Blake Nelson
  • Country: USA
On a snowy night in New York City, a Columbia professor is brutally mugged on the doorsteps of an apartment building. Director Tim Blake Nelson’s haunting meditation of city life traces the chain of events that precipitate the attack, examining the inextricable and unforeseen forces that bring a group of disparate individuals together. Featuring a star-studded ensemble including Sam Waterston, Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, and Cory Stoll. |Read More
Drama, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

APPLESAUCE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Onur Tukel
  • Country: USA
TFF alumnus Onur Tukel plays a husband who innocently reveals on talk radio the worst thing he's ever done. Though his gaffe never makes it on air, it sets off a chain of hilariously uncontrollable events that draw his wife and another couple into an uneasy mixture of infidelities, confessions, and severed body parts. |Read More
Drama, Thriller, Comedy, Relationships, New York, NY Director(s)

AUTISM IN LOVE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 75 minutes
  • Directed By: Matt Fuller
  • Country: USA
What does it mean to love and be loved? With remarkable compassion, director Matt Fuller examines the reality of autistic adulthood and shows how the members of this often-misunderstood community cope with the challenge of keeping romance alive. Autism in Love is a celebration of accepting the differences in others, and in ourselves. |Read More
Documentary, Relationships

BALLROOM DANCER

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed
  • Country: Denmark
In 2000, Slavik Kryklyvyy became the World Latin American Dance Champion. Enduring success seemed assured, but instead Slavik's career sputtered... until redemption seemed possible with his new partner and lover, Anna. But will Slavik's unwavering ambition prove toxic to their romance? Subtly depicting the pair's shifting relationship through gestures, glances, and the dance itself, Ballroom Dancer begins as a comeback story and evolves into a movingly intimate tragic romance. |Read More
Documentary, Relationships

BARE

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 91 minutes
  • Directed By: Natalia Leite
  • Country: USA
Sarah’s (Dianna Agron) mundane life in a Nevada desert town is turned upside down with the arrival of Pepper (Paz de la Huerta), a mysterious female drifter, who leads her into a life of seedy strip clubs and illicit drugs. Their passion inspires Sarah to break free of her past and seek out a new life of her own. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, NY Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Latino Director(s)

BEFORE MIDNIGHT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 108 minutes
  • Directed By: Richard Linklater
  • Country: USA
In the eagerly anticipated third chapter in the star-crossed tale of Jesse and Celine, director and co-writer Richard Linklater fast-forwards to nine years after their last meeting. Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy deliver powerfully authentic performances as the companions who find themselves at yet another crossroads in their twisting but passionate relationship. The picturesque streets of Greece serve as the latest backdrop to this beautifully crafted love story. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BENEATH THE HARVEST SKY

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 116 minutes
  • Directed By: Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly
  • Country: USA
Best friends Dominic and Casper plan to escape their small town in Northern Maine. So, to earn money, Dominic harvests potatoes, while Casper takes up the family business: smuggling drugs over the Canadian border. The divergent paths of the two boys will change their friendship forever. Brought to life by two stellar lead performances, Beneath the Harvest Sky is an authentic portrayal of adolescent frustration, culminating in a heartbreaking coming-of-age drama. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Friendship

BEST SCREENPLAY - NARRATIVE AWARD

Professional poker player Uriel has been on a real hot streak—with the ladies—since his marriage fizzled out. But in between growing his online gambling business and helping to raise his kids, Uriel has rediscovered his old pre-marriage flame, Gloria…. Starring the great Valeria Bertuccelli (XXY) and Oscar-winning songwriter Jorge Drexler, this romantic comedy from Daniel Burman (Lost Embrace) unfolds in the acclaimed director's signature style: poignant, natural, and bitingly funny. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

BETTER LIFE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Directed By: Cédric Kahn and Cédric Kahn
  • Country: Canada, France
Passionately in love from the moment they meet, idealistic chef Yann (Guillaume Canet) and single mother Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) share big dreams for their future. Life gets complicated when they impulsively buy a secluded restaurant in the woods and take on risky loans, testing the strength of their relationship. Fiercely gritty in its romanticism, this is a story of the lengths one will go for the chance at a better life. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BFF

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: Neil LaBute and Neil LaBute
  • Country: USA
Jack and Jill have been "best friends forever," and when Jill suspects that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Jack offers to help her in BFF.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships

BIRDER'S GUIDE TO EVERYTHING

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Rob Meyer
  • Country: USA
On the eve of his widowed father’s second wedding, fifteen-year-old David Portnoy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) leads the stalwart members of his local Young Birders Society on a rollicking, interstate search for an extremely rare duck. Marvelous supporting performances by Ben Kingsley and James LeGros color Rob Meyer's feature film debut, a poignant, funny and ultimately winning look at the moments that change even the most intensely focused lives. |Read More
Drama, Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Relationships

BLEEDING HEART

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 88 minutes
  • Directed By: Diane Bell
  • Country: USA
Reserved yoga instructor May's (Jessica Biel) peaceful, clean-living life is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost sister Shiva (Zosia Mamet), a street-smart yet naive young woman trapped in an abusive relationship. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless Shiva, but she finds herself increasingly drawn out of her sedate world and deeper into Shiva's chaotic one. With Edi Gathegi, Joe Anderson, Kate Burton, and Harry Hamlin. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Thriller, Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s)

BOTTLED UP

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 81 minutes
  • Directed By: Enid Zentelis
  • Country: USA
In this modern-day drama, Oscar®-winner Melissa Leo beautifully conveys the heart-wrenching struggle that comes with loving an addict. Complaining of back pain months after a car accident, Sylvie’s (Marin Ireland) addiction to painkillers is clear to everyone except her mother, Faye (Leo). A promising solution appears in Becket (Josh Hamilton), but relationships and loyalty are soon tested when his feelings fall in an unexpected place. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Comedy, Relationships

BOY SCOUT

  • Release Year: 2013
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Patrick Brooks
  • Country: USA
Trapped in their car for days after an unexpected snowstorm strands them on a remote mountain road, Grant and Leah confront a life-or-death choice... With another storm on the way, should they stay together or go separate ways?

Screening in Shorts Program: Flight Delays |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BRIDES

  • Release Year: 2014
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Tinatin Kajrishvili
  • Country: France, Georgia
In the suburbs of Tbilisi, Georgia, seamstress Nutsa shares an apartment with her children and awaits the return of her husband, Goga, who has six years left on his prison sentence. With only rare chances to connect with her husband, Nutsa faces difficult decisions about her family and her own freedom. Tinatin Kajrishvili captures an intimate look at love and absence in a subtle indictment of the harsh Georgian penal system. |Read More
Drama, Female Director(s), Relationships, Female Screenwriter(s), First Time Filmmaker