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St. Louis International Film Festival 2015

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From November 5 through November 15, the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will screen 447 films. Our film critic, Andrew Wyatt, reviewed some of the selections. 

Additional reviews will be updated throughout the week.

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The secret history of how St. Louis helped build the bomb—and how we're still living with the consequences. Read more

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Director Jean-Paul Civeyrac’s delicate feature is that rare film whose loveliness and complexity emerge quietly. Read more

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Enigmatic and yet profound, Cemetery of Splendour embodies cinema-as-experience, inviting the viewer to enter the filmmaker’s peculiar world and inhale deeply. Read more

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Italian writer-director Antonello Faretta's bizarre yet uncommonly confident debut feature Montedoro is the sort of work that defies description or easy categorization. Read more

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Michael Larnell's locally filmed, Spike Lee-produced “Cronies” screens at the Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival. Read more

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"Sea Fog" contains elements of a maritime thriller and a romantic drama, but it is fundamentally a tragedy worthy of Sophocles. Read more

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"Red Riding," "The Silence," and "True Detective" are touchstones for this tale of memory, history, morality, and murder. Read more

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Almost the entirety of the harrowing thriller "Kidnap Capital" unfolds within a suburban ranch home in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more

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"The Invitation" is a formally stylish film, characterized by copious flashbacks, cunning sound design, and fantastically photographed spaces. Read more

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While a couple of nagging threads remain at its conclusion, Jasmine succeeds admirably as a pitch-black depiction of sorrow's crushing power over the mind. Read more

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In Chinese director Xin Mei’s "Red Mountain," watching over the titular forested peak is a sacred responsibility. Read more

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The 2015 Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival kicks off Thursday night with Deep Web, a chilling, persuasive new documentary feature from former St. Louisan Alex Winter. Read more

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We'll be adding reviews and interviews during the entire run of the festival, November 5–15. Read more

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