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Now in its fourth season, "Cinemondo" returns with another 15 critically-acclaimed titles from all over the globe. This year's curated selection includes films from India, Canada, Italy, France, Iran and more. Tune in every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET/PT or stream online for 14 days after the broadcast.
Felix and Meira (2012) - Oct. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A young married woman finds freedom from the Orthodox Jewish community through a relationship with a young man mourning his father's death.
Court (2014) - Nov. 4 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Chaitanya Tamhane's "Court" is a quietly devastating, absurdist portrait of injustice, caste prejudice, and venal politics in contemporary India.
Reality (2012) - Nov. 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the reality show "Big Brother" leads him down a rabbit hole of skewed perceptions and paranoia. So overcome by his dream of being on reality TV, Luciano's own reality begins to spiral out of control.
Aya of Yop City (2012) - Nov. 18 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Against the colorful and spirited backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s, "Aya of Yop City" is a vibrant, beautifully animated film. From teen romance to parental tribulations, it offers a rare glimpse into the daily lives of Ivorians, and is adapted from a best-selling series of novels.
Country: France/Ivory Coast
Nowhere in Africa (2001) - Nov. 25 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Winner of the 2002 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, "Nowhere in Africa" is the extraordinary true tale of a Jewish family who flees the Nazi regime in 1938 for a remote farm in Kenya.
Only Human (2020) - Dec. 2 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
"Only Human" stages 6 profiles in 6 sequences cleverly interwoven. A dramatic story featuring desperate characters in their quest for survival and love, or redemption.
Taxi (2015) - Dec. 9 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
"Taxi" portrays director Jafar Panahi as he courses through the streets of Tehran while pretending to be a share taxi driver. He wants to hear a piece of his passengers' life and declines any payment for the services.
Queen to Play (2009) - Dec. 16 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
On the postcard-perfect isle of Corsica, French chambermaid Hélène (Sandrine Bonnaire) comes upon a couple engaged in an intensely sensual chess match and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kevin Kline) — a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives.
Lost in Paris (2012) - Dec. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Filmed in Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon's signature whimsical style, "Lost In Paris" stars the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely seductive, oddly egotistical vagabond.
Out of Tune (2019) - Dec. 30 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
After an assault behind bars, an imprisoned celebrity financier opts for solitary confinement and sets his sights on reaching the heights of the prison choir. Comedy and tragedy go hand-in-hand amid this absurdist power struggle set in a remand penitentiary from talented Danish helmer Frederikke Aspöck.
Violette (2013) - Jan. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last throughout their lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing for Violette and conviction for Simone to have in their hands the fate of an extraordinary writer.
Beauty and the Dogs (2017) - Jan. 13 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A college student seeks help after a brutal assault but faces a bureaucratic nightmare when she reveals that her perpetrators are police officers.
The Divine Order (2017) - Jan. 20 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In 1971, a young housewife organizes the women of her town to petition for the right to vote.
Benjamin (2019) - Jan. 27 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
A rising young filmmaker is thrown into emotional turmoil by a burgeoning romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature.
Country: United Kingdom
Diplomacy (2014) - Feb. 3 at 9 p.m. ET/PT
In 1945, Raoul Nordling, the Swedish consul-general in Paris, meets with Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, to convince him not to destroy historical landmarks across the city.