Young Ahmed

Cannes awarded Dardenne brothers, always sympathetic to stories of troubled youth, take a controversial turn in this portrait of a radicalized Muslim teen.

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Yellow Rose

The story of a young and undocumented Filipino girl Rose (stunning Eva Noblezada), who is living in Texas outskirts with her mom. Her story is as empowering and bitter-sweet as the country songs she so beautifully performs.

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Ida moves in with her aunt and cousins after the tragic death of her mother in a car accident. The home is filled with love, but outside of the home, the family leads a violent and criminal life.

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Director Benh Zeitlin reimagines the Peter Pan story through Wendy's eyes, using a style that hasn't grown up since Beasts of the Southern Wild.

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An emotional, character-driven drama about an African-American family in the middle of chaotic life changes, directed by one of the top names in American indie, Trey Edward Shults.

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Vitalina Varela

Employing striking contrasts between dark and light, Pedro Costa’s film is like a poem about grief, immigration and bitterness that keeps lingering in the shadows.

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The Last Ones

HIFF favourite Veiko Õunpuu's (Autumn Ball, 2008, Temptation of St. Tony, 2010) new film is once again proof of his visual punctuality and dark humour.

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