CINEMONDO: The Night of Truth Category: World Cinema Mirroring the political strife and genocide in Sub-Saharan Africa, this film begins as preparations are being made to end a decade of civil strife in a fictitious country and explores the inhuman behavior we are capable of when at war.
CINEMONDO: Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures Category: World Cinema A moving film about two men who travel the Brazilian countryside in the '40s selling aspirin, a new "miracle drug". Then one finds out he must either return to his home in Germany, or enter a local concentration camp.
Virtual Freedom Category: World Cinema For an exile the Internet is more than a mere resource, it is a lifeline to his or her homeland. For Maung Maung Aye, an ex-Burmese freedom fighter now living in Australia, and the co-director of this short exploration, it means even more.
Black Rider Category: World Cinema Pepe Danquart's Academy Award® winning short film captures the dignity of a man confronted with a problem many of us may have faced in a foreign culture.
CINEMONDO - Season 2 Category: World Cinema Link TV has announced its line-up for the second season of CINEMONDO, the nationally broadcast world cinema series hosted and co-curated by Peter Scarlet, Artistic Director of the Tribeca Film Festival! Learn about the new films here.
CINEMONDO: Singapore Dreaming Category: World Cinema A poignant, darkly humorous film about a typical Singaporean family. When Poh Huat suddenly wins two million dollars in the lottery, his family starts believing that the windfall will deliver them from their struggles.
CINEMONDO: Raja Category: World Cinema Set against the backdrop of contemporary Marrakech, Raja is an award-winning cross-cultural drama about the relationship of a middle-aged Frenchman with a poor local girl.
CINEMONDO: Distant Lights Category: World Cinema To some it's the end of the world - the river Oder between Poland and Germany. At this crossroads between two worlds Ukrainian refugees beg and bargain for entry to the West. Their moving stories populate this engrossing drama.
CINEMONDO: Aaltra Category: World Cinema Gus and neighbor Ben are in the midst of a brawl when they are crushed under the mechanism of Ben's tractor, and left paralyzed. Condemned to each other's company, they set off on a blackly comic odyssey of revenge.
CINEMONDO: A Time for Drunken Horses Category: World Cinema The award-winning first film of renowned director Bahman Ghobadi. In a remote Kurdish village on the Iran-Iraq border, five motherless children endure hard scrabble lives, smuggling in order to survive.
CINEMONDO: Takva - A Man's Fear of God Category: World Cinema This extraordinary character study folded into a cautionary tale explores the temptations and struggles of a Turkish man trying to live by ancient religious precepts in the contemporary globalized world.
CINEMONDO: Vanaja Category: World Cinema When 14-year-old Vanaja is told by a fortune teller that she will be a great dancer, she presses her alcoholic father to get her a job with a rich local landowner who was once herself a dancer. But caste issues soon arise.
CINEMONDO: Blind Shaft Category: World Cinema "Blind Shaft" tells the story of two itinerant miners who risk their lives under dangerous working conditions and develop a murderous scheme in order to better their lives. But the two men’s plan takes an unexpected turn.
So Beautiful Category: World Cinema Sonia, an elderly lady, treats herself to a day at the beach in this CINEMONDO short film. After being asked to watch a young woman's bag, she starts longing for her younger days.