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Kill your darling

In 1990, the beheaded body of a young woman was found in a Rotterdam canal. The body remained unidentified until 2008, when new DNA techniques revealed that the victim was the American model Melissa Halstead. A joint investigation by the Rotterdam cold case unit and their colleagues in the United Kingdom led to John Sweeney…. Read more »

Netherlands Netherlands / 2012 / 78 min. / 12+
King Lear

King Lear decides to split his kingdom between his three daughters, but he will give the biggest portion to the daughter who loves him best. When his daughter Cordelia refuses to flatter her father’s ego with claims of devotion, Lear angrily gives the lion’s share of his power to her sisters, Goneril and Regan. They soon abuse this trust, and Lear finds himself… Read more »

UK UK / 1971 / 137 Min / 12+
Kinshasa Kids

Combining documentary and fiction, the film takes us to the streets of Kinshasa, Congo, where about 30,000 children are unfairly accused of witchcraft and expelled from home. Living on the street, little José and his fellow friends—all considered as “witch children”—decide to form a music band to ward off bad luck along with a crazy… Read more »

Belgium Belgium / 2012 / 85 min. / 12+
Kinshasa Symphony

The undying spirit of the nation’s one and only symphony orchestra, OrchestreSymphoniqueKimbanguiste, shapes the tale in this triumphantly charming documentary.   The orchestra manages to exist for 15 years, struggling to survive the chaotic environment, rooting poverty, and other problems.  This film was selected to open 18th New York African Film Festival. Armand Diangienda conducts 200… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2010 / 95 min / G

KISS ME’s writer-director Alexandra-Therese Keining explores sexual confusion and sexual awakening.  The story revolves around Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both are professional adults with seemingly stable lives thrown for a loop by the thunderbolt of attraction.  They meet at the engagement party for Frida’s mother – Elisabeth (Lena Endre) – and… Read more »

Sweden Sweden / 2011 / 105 min / G

Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko are two exceptional brothers, both icons, role models and heroes for many around the globe. The six-foot-six Ukrainian brothers emigrated to Germany to begin their careers in heavyweight boxing in 1996. After a 15-year reign over the ring, they made history in 2008, becoming the first brothers in the sport to… Read more »

Germany Germany / 2011 / 118 min. / 12+

This gritty film noir tells the story of Niko, an ordinary guy without any ambitions. His father’s sudden death reunites him with his uncle who invites him to live and work at his house in the outskirts of Athens. Not having much to lose, Niko takes his chances accepting the offer to guard his brutish… Read more »

Greece Greece / 2010 / 108 min / G

Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) lived in Polynesia in the late 1930s. His studies there developed unorthodox ideas about early migrations to the islands. He believed that the islanders originated from South America. To prove his theory, Heyerdahl built a balsa-wood raft that he called Kon-Tiki (named after a sun god) and set sail with five other… Read more »

Norway Norway / 2012 / 118 min. / 12+