Chinese beauty Li Bingbing and Taiwan pop singer Vic Zhou star as a young lawyer and the ghost lover who continues to haunt her three years after his death, in filmmaker Johnnie To’s Hong Kong romantic fantasy.
Hungarian master of metaphysical melancholy Béla Tarr (Sátántangó, SFIFF 1995; Werckmeister Harmonies, SFIFF 2001) ventures deep into the shadows of film noir in this stately, stunningly photographed adaptation of a Georges Simenon novel, featuring an intense performance by Academy Award–winner Tilda Swinton.
From one of Spain’s most probing filmmakers comes an engrossing drama of corporate espionage, centered on three female private investigators, which unfolds as a keen exploration of relationships and ethics in the lives of women who work.
A one-night stand evolves into something deeper and politically complex for a young African American couple when they decide to spend the next day together—a life-changing experience that leads to greater intimacy and altered perspectives.
Notorious Bay Area kino-renegade and culture jammer Craig Baldwin tops his earlier found-footage operas Spectres of the Spectrum and Sonic Outlaws with this rapid-fire pulp serial-cum-political tract piss take on postwar California's biggest hits: the military, Disney and Scientology.
Shot in authentic Mongolian landscapes and using many locals as actors, this historical epic measures the human qualities against the legend of Genghis Khan (played by Japanese star Tadanobu Asano), discerning an extraordinary man behind the larger-than-life conqueror’s career.
Italian horror maestro Dario Argento fittingly concludes his Three Mothers trilogy with a graphically violent tale of a powerful witch wreaking spectacular havoc in Rome, which costars Argento’s daughter Asia (star of Opening Night’s The Last Mistress).
A precocious boy tries to make sense of the confusing, at times violent adult world around him in this docu-fiction hybrid, based on João Guimarães Rosa’s novel and filmed in Brazil’s remote, mountainous and rarely glimpsed province of Minas Gerais.
Master of the experimental melodrama, Winnipeg filmmaker Guy Maddin’s foray into documentary melds autobiography and mythology, blurring the line between fact and fiction. Seeking escape from his hometown, Maddin confronts his mother as the city’s history unfolds.