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Friday, April 20

Hotel Salvation
Shubhashish Bhutani - India - 100 mins

Set in a Varanasi hotel where the faithful prepare to die, this Hindi comedy addresses issues of tradition and modernity, life and death, and family ties with gentle humor. An ominous dream has convinced 77-year-old Dayanand Kumar that the end of his life is drawing near. Although no one else in the family sees any reason for the healthy ... more

Gustavo Pizzi - Brazil, Uruguay - 98 mins

In Petrópolis, just outside Rio de Janeiro, Irene lives with her husband, Klaus, and their four sons. The door jams, the tap leaks, but there's no lack of love in this slightly chaotic household. The eldest son, Fernando, is a talented handball player and is scouted by a German professional club. He's leaving in just 20 days! Mother Irene ... more

Black Kite
Tarique Qayumi - Afghanistan, Canada - 85 mins

The brutal rule of the Taliban still casts a pall over most Westerners' perception of Afghanistan. That Tarique Qayumi's new film masterfully recognizes a richer and vastly more complicated history is more than enough to strongly recommend it. Black Kite examines the impact of history on one family; specifically, how the family members ... more

The Gold Seekers
Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori - Paraguay - 99 mins

6:30 PM

Fast-paced, funny, and full of piquant observations about Paraguayan society, Juan Carlos Maneglia and Tana Schembori's clever heist movie is old-fashioned entertainment in the best sense of the phrase: its focus on story and character keep the plot humming along. Good-natured and clever to a fault, newspaper delivery boy Manu dreams ... more

Tulipani: Love, Honor and a Bicycle
Mike van Diem - Netherlands, Italy, Canada - 90 mins

6:30 PM

After losing his farm in the 1953 floods, Dutchman Gauke sets out on his bicycle with a basketful of tulip bulbs and lands in a small town named Puglia, where he puts down roots. His newfound Italian paradise, complete when the love of his life arrives with baby in tow, is spoiled by local racketeers who threaten the harmony of the tight-knit ... more

Tunu: The Gift
Jordan Riber - Tanzania - 83 mins

Mashoto (Ibrahim Oswald) is a feckless young man working a job in the city when he gets word that his mother has died. Returning to his home village for the funeral, he finds he cannot leave; forces from his past and future call to him. This "kid who can't get anything right" finds work with a businessman and his thuggish work crew, who ... more

The Prime Minister
Erik Van Looy - Belgium - 115 mins

8:30 PM

Director Erik Van Looy and actor Koen De Bouw, the talent behind film festival favorite The Alzheimer Case, collaborate again on a tense and stylish new thriller. De Bouw stars as the seemingly happily married Belgian prime minister, who lives in a suburban paradise with his wife and two young children. One day, on his way to an international ... more

Short Cuts 1
(various) - Croatia, France, Mexico, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA - 91 mins

Bendito Machine VI - Carry On (Jossie Malis), A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness (Brent Green), My Burden (Niki Lindroth von Bahr), Driving Lesson (Leland Hall), The Good Mother (Sarah Clift), Into the Blue (Antoneta Alamat Kusijanovic), Judith Loves Martha (Anna Gaskell), and Reina (Philip Vickery).... more

The Third Murder
Hirokazu Kore-eda - Japan - 124 mins

8:30 PM

Factory worker Misumi (Köji Yakusho) admits that he has killed the factory's owner and stolen his wallet because he needed the money. His lawyers take him at his word; after all, Misumi has already done 30 years for previous crimes. Then he announces to the shock of everyone that the wife paid him to kill her husband for the insurance ... more

The Young Karl Marx
Raoul Peck - Germany, France, Belgium - 118 mins

Oscar-nominated documentary director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro) brings his considerable talents to this biopic of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels from the time they meet in 1844 till the rousing moment when they publish the Communist Manifesto in 1848, with Europe about to explode in revolution. Peck portrays the twentysomethings ... more