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SLIFF 2016

Leo is 11 years old, lives in New York, and is undergoing radiation treatment for cancer. Despite his illness, he feels incredibly lucky, for as he whispers to his little sister, his diagnosis coincided with the discovery of an incredible power. Read more

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St. Louisans still have plenty of time to catch one or more of the many other films scheduled during the festival’s remaining three days. Read more

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There several different films nested within Italian director Roberto Andò’s droll thriller The Confessions, among then an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery, a caustic critique of neoliberal economics, and a work of Catholic apologia. Read more

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Spun off from the venerable German police show Tatort, Marka’s film has the slick, somber look that is typical of contemporary Euro-procedurals, with obligatory dashes of hellish shadow. Read more

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Japanese director Hirokazu Koreeda is one of the living masters of realist filmmaking because he does one thing exceptionally well: tell stories about ordinary people with delicacy, generosity, and astuteness. Read more

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Quick takes and trailers for "Waiting for B," "Bang! The Bert Berns Story," and "It's a Rockabilly World." Read more

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Holly (Kirsty Averton) at dinner with Marvin

Haydn West

Even if Holly herself never quite evolves into a proactive heroine, the film features an unexpectedly robust and feminist attentiveness to the manipulative tactics employed by men. Read more

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Conveyed mainly through flashback, the film hinges on the fateful day that taxi driver Lao Shi (Gang Shen) strikes and severely injures a motorcyclist with his cab. Read more

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What emerges from the film is a quiet tragedy about the way that contemporary Iranian society constrains women’s choices, ignores their concerns, and belittles their hopes. Read more

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Underneath the film’s dogged weirdness, there’s a definite sense of gnawing purpose. Read more

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Director Attila Szász’s new historical thriller endeavors to bring an Edwardian true crime tale to a wider audience, albeit in a highly fictionalized form. Read more

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The film fidgets menacingly within the no man’s land between genres—quieter and more esoteric than a standard wartime thriller, too elusive to be a proper horror or science-fiction feature, and yet far too grounded for the label “surreal.” Read more

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