C’est La Vie - A Love Story (2014) - dir. Kiandra Parks // France
Kiki and her boyfriend met on New Years Eve. They fell in love in Paris. Their long distance relationship endures ups and downs, but Kiki is sure he is her soul mate; her psychic told her so. Kiki relocates to Paris in a final attempt to make her relationship work, but on her journey she discovers the thing she least expects and learns to surmount her biggest obstacle.
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¿Somos? AKA Are We? (1982) - dir. Carlos Hugo Christensen // Argentna
Carlos Hugo Christensen’s homoerotic romance tells the story of the three corners of the Buenos Aires neighborhood known as Recoleta where life and death pursue parallel paths. Lecube is staying in a hotel with his lover Celia and his son Marcelo with whom his friend Toto is trying to initiate a relationship. The film is based on Eduardo Gudiño Kieffer’s story, “Si No Vino es Porque No Vino” (“If There is No Wine, There is No Wine”).
Self Portrait, Amrita Sher-Gil, c. 1930 || Aishwarya Rai in Chokher Bali (2003) dir. Rituparno Ghosh
The Father (1996) - dir. Majid Majidi // Iran
Mehrollah is a 14-year-old boy who is forced to find a job to support his family after his father dies. He travels to the southern parts of Iran, looking for work. Upon his return to his hometown, he notices certain changes in his family.
Behind the scenes of Oscar Nominated animated film The Missing Picture (2013) - dir. Rithy Panh // Cambodia
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