Cinema Explorations 2019

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1. Cenizas (2018)

80 min | Drama

As Cotopaxi spews ash, issuing an eerie penumbra over Quito, a young woman confronts dormant familial conflicts. Desperate for a place to store her things as volcanic disaster looms, ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Sebastian Jacome | Stars: Samanta Caicedo, Diego Naranjo, Juana Estrella, Estela Álvarez

Votes: 21

2. Rosa Chumbe (2015)

75 min | Drama

Rosa is a mature police officer with both a gambling and a drinking problem. She lives with her daughter Sheila, who has a little baby. One day, after a big fight between them, Sheila ... See full summary »

Director: Jonatan Relayze | Stars: Liliana Trujillo, Cindy Díaz, Franco Diaz, Alejandro Romero Caceres

Votes: 108

3. Foreign Body (2016)

92 min | Drama

A young Tunisian woman arrives illegally in France following her escape from Tunisia'sJasmine Revolution. As she struggles to adapt to her new reality,she faces both danger and hope. This ... See full summary »

Director: Raja Amari | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouche, Marc Brunet

Votes: 109

4. In the Last Days of the City (2016)

118 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A documentary filmmaker in Cairo is having difficulty finishing his film, so his friends send him footage from the cities they live in: Baghdad, Beirut, and Berlin.

Director: Tamer El Said | Stars: Khalid Abdalla, Laila Samy, Hanan Youssef, Mariam Saleh Saad

Votes: 336

5. Pendular (2017)

108 min | Drama, Romance

The loving relationship between a sculptor and a dancer.

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Marcio Vito

Votes: 301

6. Gauguin: Voyage to Tahiti (2017)

102 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

54 Metascore

Focused on French painter Paul Gauguin's affair with a younger lady in Tahiti.

Director: Edouard Deluc | Stars: Vincent Cassel, Tuheï Adams, Malik Zidi, Pua-Taï Hikutini

Votes: 1,155 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Peppermint Soda (1977)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

In the fall of 1963, Anne is becoming a teenager. She lives in Paris with her mother and her older sister, Frédérique. They're just back from summer at the beach with their father. School ... See full summary »

Director: Diane Kurys | Stars: Eléonore Klarwein, Odile Michel, Anouk Ferjac, Michel Puterflam

Votes: 832

8. The Sower (2017)

98 min | Drama, Romance

76 Metascore

Violette is old enough to get married when her village in the Lower Alps is cruelly deprived of all its men by the repression that followed the republican uprising of December 1851. For the... See full summary »

Director: Marine Francen | Stars: Pauline Burlet, Géraldine Pailhas, Alban Lenoir, Iliana Zabeth

Votes: 218 | Gross: $0.03M

9. Der Mann aus dem Eis (2017)

96 min | Drama

49 Metascore

The Ötztal Alps, more than 5300 years ago. A Neolithic clan has settled near a creek. It is their leader Kelab's responsibility to be the keeper of the group's holy shrine Tineka. While Kelab is hunting, the settlement is attacked.

Director: Felix Randau | Stars: Jürgen Vogel, André Hennicke, Susanne Wuest, Sabin Tambrea

Votes: 855 | Gross: $0.00M

10. The Family (2017)

TV-MA | 82 min | Drama

Andres and his 12 year old son Pedro lives in a blue-collar violent neighborhood in the outskirts of Caracas but hardly see each other. One day Andres comes home Pedro has gotten himself in serious trouble after hurting a boy in a fight.

Director: Gustavo Rondón Córdova | Stars: Giovanni García, Reggie Reyes

Votes: 320 | Gross: $0.00M

11. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 791 | Gross: $0.09M

12. Prosecuting Evil (2018)

83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

77 Metascore

A portrait of Ben Ferencz, the last surviving Nuremberg Trial prosecutor, who continues to wage his lifelong crusade in the fight for law and peace.

Director: Barry Avrich | Stars: Rosalie Abella, Fatou Bensouda, Wesley Clark, Alan M. Dershowitz

Votes: 78

13. Too Late to Die Young (2018)

110 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's ... See full summary »

Director: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo | Stars: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro, Matías Oviedo

Votes: 350

14. Genesis 2.0 (2018)

112 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters are searching for the tusks of extinct mammoths. There is a gold rush fever in the air. The price for white gold has never ... See full summary »

Directors: Christian Frei, Maxim Arbugaev | Stars: Maxim Arbugaev, Christian Frei, Peter Grigoriev, Semyon Grigoriev

Votes: 256

15. Moynihan (2018)

102 min | Documentary, Biography

A biographical portrait of Daniel Patrick Moynihan, twentieth century colossus: public intellectual, policy specialist, ambassador and U.S. Senator from New York. The film captures the ... See full summary »

Directors: Joseph Dorman, Toby Perl Freilich | Star: Jeffrey Wright

Votes: 11 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Cuban Food Stories (2018)

82 min | Documentary

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Director: Asori Soto

Votes: 10 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Invisible Hands (2018)

80 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

Invisible Hands is the first feature documentary that exposes child labor and child trafficking within the supply chains of the world's biggest corporations.

Director: Shraysi Tandon | Stars: Kailash Satyarthi, Ben Skinner, Mark Barenberg, Siddharth Kara

Votes: 20 | Gross: $0.00M

18. The Second Time Around (2016)

107 min | Romance

In this heart-warming story full of hope, dreams and second chances, two seniors meet and discover that it's never too late to fall in love again.

Director: Leon Marr | Stars: Linda Thorson, Stuart Margolin, Laura de Carteret, Louis Del Grande

Votes: 35 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Love, Gilda (2018)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

74 Metascore

In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa D'Apolito | Stars: Andrew Alexander, Anne Beatts, Chevy Chase, Bill Hader

Votes: 941 | Gross: $0.63M

20. The China Hustle (2017)

R | 82 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of.

Director: Jed Rothstein | Stars: Soren Aandahl, Carson Block, Dan David, Matthew Wiechert

Votes: 1,598 | Gross: $0.05M

21. The Captain (2017)

118 min | Drama, History, War

67 Metascore

In the last moments of World War II, a young German soldier fighting for survival finds a Nazi captain's uniform. Impersonating an officer, the man quickly takes on the monstrous identity of the perpetrators he is trying to escape from.

Director: Robert Schwentke | Stars: Max Hubacher, Milan Peschel, Frederick Lau, Bernd Hölscher

Votes: 7,018 | Gross: $0.11M

22. Un Traductor (2018)

107 min | Drama

A Russian Literature professor at the University of Havana is ordered to work as a translator for child victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster when they are sent to Cuba for medical treatment.

Directors: Rodrigo Barriuso, Sebastián Barriuso | Stars: Rodrigo Santoro, Maricel Álvarez, Nataliya Rodina, Milda Gecaite

Votes: 163 | Gross: $0.01M

23. Antonio Lopez 1970: Sex Fashion & Disco (2017)

95 min | Documentary, Biography

Sex Fashion and Disco is a documentary film concerning Antonio Lopez (1943-1987), the most influential fashion illustrator of 1970s Paris and New York, and his colorful and sometimes outrageous milieu.

Director: James Crump | Stars: Joan Juliet Buck, Paul Caranicas, Michael Chow, Tina Chow

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.04M

24. Styx (I) (2018)

94 min | Drama

78 Metascore

"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.

Director: Wolfgang Fischer | Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Kelvin Mutuku Ndinda, Inga Birkenfeld

Votes: 1,224 | Gross: $0.07M

25. Searching for Ingmar Bergman (2018)

99 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Internationally renowned director Margarethe von Trotta takes a closer look at Bergman's life and work and explores his film legacy with Bergman's closest collaborators, both in front and ... See full summary »

Directors: Margarethe von Trotta, Bettina Böhler, Felix Moeller | Stars: Liv Ullmann, Olivier Assayas, Ruben Östlund, Mia Hansen-Løve

Votes: 242 | Gross: $0.04M

26. A Boy. A Girl. A Dream. (2018)

R | 89 min | Romance

65 Metascore

On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams - while he pushes her to discover hers.

Director: Qasim Basir | Stars: Omari Hardwick, Meagan Good, Jay Ellis, Dijon Talton

Votes: 218 | Gross: $0.10M

27. SOMM 3 (2018)

78 min | Documentary

Three of the greatest legends in wine meet to drink the rarest bottles of their careers, while the best blind tasters of today gather to settle an age-old argument. The results could change the world of wine forever.

Director: Jason Wise | Stars: Ian Cauble, Fred Dame, Paul Draper, Laura Fiorvanti

Votes: 76

28. Back Roads (2018)

101 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

42 Metascore

In 1993, Harley's dad is shot dead and his mom goes to prison. He has to earn money and look after his 3 kid sisters. No college. Over 2 years, family secrets are slowly revealed. Will a good therapist be enough?

Director: Alex Pettyfer | Stars: Juliette Lewis, Jennifer Morrison, Nicola Peltz, Robert Patrick

Votes: 2,900

29. Sicilian Ghost Story (2017)

Not Rated | 122 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy

70 Metascore

Against a heavy cloak of secrecy, a 12-year-old girl smitten with her handsome classmate ventures deeper and deeper into the enchanted Sicilian forests to find him, unaware of just how thick is the mystery behind his strange disappearance.

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza | Stars: Julia Jedlikowska, Gaetano Fernandez, Corinne Musallari, Andrea Falzone

Votes: 1,211 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Daughter of Mine (2018)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier

Votes: 606 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Ramen Shop (2018)

89 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A young man who is curious about his deceased parents' past takes a food journey to Singapore where he uncovers more than just delicious meals.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Tsuyoshi Ihara, Seiko Matsuda, Takumi Saitoh, Jeanette Aw

Votes: 590 | Gross: $0.07M

32. The Cakemaker (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A German pastry maker travels to Jerusalem in search of the wife and son of his dead lover.

Director: Ofir Raul Graizer | Stars: Tim Kalkhof, Sarah Adler, Roy Miller, Zohar Shtrauss

Votes: 2,932 | Gross: $0.88M

33. En el séptimo día (2017)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A group of undocumented Mexican immigrants work long hours six days a week, and then savor their day of rest on Sundays on the soccer fields of Brooklyn.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Fernando Cardona, Gilberto Jimenez, Abel Perez, Genoel Ramírez

Votes: 140 | Gross: $0.08M

34. Hale County This Morning, This Evening (2018)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

A kaleidoscopic and humanistic view of the Black community in Hale County, Alabama.

Director: RaMell Ross | Stars: Latrenda 'Boosie' Ash, Quincy Bryant, Daniel Collins, RaMell Ross

Votes: 993 | Gross: $0.11M

35. The Last Suit (2017)

TV-14 | 91 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After... See full summary »

Director: Pablo Solarz | Stars: Miguel Ángel Solá, Ángela Molina, Martín Piroyansky, Natalia Verbeke

Votes: 400 | Gross: $0.07M

36. What Is Democracy? (2018)

107 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

This documentary examines the philosophy behind the concept of Democracy, from ancient Athens to modern Greece and the American Civil Rights movement.

Director: Astra Taylor | Stars: William Barber, Wendy Brown, Angela Davis, Silvia Federici

Votes: 56 | Gross: $0.04M

37. The Third Wife (2018)

R | 96 min | Drama

72 Metascore

19th century rural Vietnam, fourteen-year-old May is ready to become the third wife of a wealthy landowner. Little did she know that her hidden desires will take her by surprise and force ... See full summary »

Director: Ash Mayfair | Stars: Long Le Vu, Mai Thu Huong Maya, Nguyen Phuong Tra My, Nhu Quynh Nguyen

Votes: 330 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Working Woman (2018)

93 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Life at work becomes unbearable for Orna. Her boss appreciates and promotes her, while making inappropriate advances. Her husband struggles to keep his new restaurant afloat, and Orna ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Aviad | Stars: Liron Ben-Shlush, Menashe Noy, Oshri Cohen, Sarah Markowitz

Votes: 94 | Gross: $0.05M

39. Hochelaga, Land of Souls (2017)

100 min | History

Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Samian, Raoul Max Trujillo, Vincent Perez, Siân Phillips

Votes: 324

40. What Price Hollywood? (1932)

Passed | 88 min | Drama

The career of a waitress takes off when she meets an amiable drunken Hollywood director.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Constance Bennett, Lowell Sherman, Neil Hamilton, Gregory Ratoff

Votes: 1,867

41. Walking on Water (2018)

105 min | Documentary, Adventure, Comedy

60 Metascore

An uncensored look into the artistic process and personal relationships of Christo, an artist known for his large-scale installations. For the first time since the passing of his wife and ... See full summary »

Director: Andrey Paounov

Votes: 291

42. Maria by Callas (2017)

PG | 119 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

71 Metascore

An intimate look at the life and work of Greek-American opera singer Maria Callas, as told in her own words.

Director: Tom Volf | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Joyce DiDonato, Maria Callas, Aristotle Onassis

Votes: 799 | Gross: $1.27M

43. Life & Nothing More (2017)

114 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Standing on the edge of adulthood, Andrew yearns to find his purpose as a young black man in today's America. With his mother longing to find more to her life than parenting, Andrew is ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza | Stars: Andrew Bleechington, Regina Williams, Robert Williams, Ry'nesia Chambers

Votes: 337 | Gross: $0.02M

44. The Waldheim Waltz (2018)

93 min | Documentary, History

82 Metascore

A biographical drama film about Kurt Josef Waldheim, former UN Secretary General and the controversy of his participation and role in the Nazi regime during WW II .

Director: Ruth Beckermann | Stars: Kurt Waldheim, Ruth Beckermann

Votes: 256

45. The Interpreter (I) (2018)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

80-year-old Ali Ungar comes across a book by a former SS officer describing his wartime activities in Slovakia. He realises his parents were executed by him. He sets out to take revenge but... See full summary »

Director: Martin Sulík | Stars: Peter Simonischek, Jirí Menzel, Zuzana Mauréry, Anita Szvrcsek

Votes: 241

46. Budapest Noir (2017)

95 min | Crime, Drama, History

A murder mystery set in Budapest 1936, just as Hungary was preparing to allign itself with Hitler. A young beautiful girl is found dead and noone wants to investigate - except Gordon a ... See full summary »

Director: Éva Gárdos | Stars: Krisztián Kolovratnik, Réka Tenki, János Kulka, Adél Kováts

Votes: 1,013

47. Inside the Mossad (2018)

90 min | Documentary, History, War

Unmasking the human faces behind the secrets of the Israeli Mossad.

Director: Duki Dror | Stars: Yossi Alpher, Ram Ben Barak, William Goldman, Gad Shimron

Votes: 254

48. Klezmer (2015)

93 min | Drama, War

While walking through the forest during the Nazi occupation, young people find a wounded Jewish man. They now have to decide what to do with him.

Director: Piotr Chrzan | Stars: Leslaw Zurek, Szymon Nowak, Weronika Lewon, Dorota Kuduk

Votes: 22