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15. Birds of Passage

Director: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra
Country: Colombia | Language: Spanish
Cast: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Also by Cira Guerra – Embrace Of The Serpent [2015] Review: Wildness Personified




14. Grass

Director: Hong Sang-Soo
Country: South Korea | Language: Korean
Cast: Min-hee Kim, Joobong Kee

In a small Café, Min-hee Kim plays a guest who prefers to observe but not interact with the other guests herself.

Also by Hong Sang-Soo – Hotel By The River [2018]: ‘TIFF’ Review – A Surprisingly Endearing Heartbreaker!




13. The Image Book

Director: Jean-Luc Godard
Country: France | Language: French
Stars: Jean-Luc Godard, Dimitri Basil, Buster Keaton

Nothing but silence. Nothing but a revolutionary song. A story in five chapters like the five fingers of a hand.

Recommended – [Watch] Video Essay Exploring High and Low Art in Jean-Luc Godard’s Alphaville




12. Ash Is Purest White

Director: Zhangke Jia
Country: China | Language: Chinese
Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi’nan Diao

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Also by Zhangke – Mountains May Depart [2016] Review : A Capitalistic Punishment




11. In the Aisles

Director: Thomas Stuber
Country: Germany | Language: German
Stars: Franz Rogowski, Peter Kurth, Sandra Hüller

Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.




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