Tilda Swinton

Tilda Swinton

Date of Birth: 05 Nov 1960

Country: UK

Biography: Katherine Mathilda "Tilda" Swinton (born 5 November 1960) is a British actress known for both arthouse and mainstream films. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Michael Clayton...(Wikipedia)

Total Credits at Criticker: 84 (Actor), 2 (Writer)

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    Adaptation.
    The lives of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, author Susan Orlean and orchid poacher John Laroche become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others' in this adaptation of the best-selling "The Orchid Thief."
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    The Beach
    Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly leads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (imdb)
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    Constantine
    Born with a gift he didn't want, the ability to clearly recognize the half-breed angels and demons that walk the earth in human skin, Constantine (Reeves) was driven to take his own life to escape the tormenting clarity of his vision. But he failed. Resuscitated against his will, he found himself cast back into the land of the living. Now, marked as an attempted suicide with a temporary lease on life, he patrols the earthly border between heaven and hell, hoping in vain to earn his way to salvation by sending the devil's foot soldiers back to the depths. (Warner Bros.)
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    The Deep End
    A story of a mother's relationship with her son as she struggles desperately to cope with a crisis that threatens to envelop her entire world. In the classical tradition of the American film melodrama, The Deep End explores the depths of familial love, the boundaries of communication, and the quiet lonely beauty of self-sacrifice. (i5 Films)
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    Galapagos: The Islands That Changed the World
    A three-part BBC nature documentary series exploring the natural history of the Galápagos Islands and their important role in the formation of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. (Wikipedia)
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    The Statement
    At the end of World War II, many of those involved were prosecuted for war crimes. Some got away. Until now. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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    Teknolust
    Anxious to use artificial intelligent robots to improve the world, Rosetta Stone (Swinton), a bio-geneticist, devises a recipe through which she can download her own DNA into a "live" brew she is growing in her computer. She succeeds in breeding three Self Replicating Automatons - S.R.A.'s that look human, but were bred as intelligent machines. (ThinkFilm Inc.)
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    Vanilla Sky
    Snowboarding through life, David Aames (Cruise) appears to lead a charmed life. In one night David meets a girl of his dreams and loses her by making a small mistake. Thrust unexpectedly onto a roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams, David finds himself on a mind-bending search for his soul and discovers the precious, ephemeral nature of true love. (Paramount Pictures)
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    The War Zone
    For fifteen-year old Tom (Cunliffe), the war zone is at the heart of his seemingly happy middle-class family. Nothing can prepare him for the terrible secret that binds his father (Winstone) and his seventeen-year-old sister Jessie (Belmont). Isolated, confused and consumed by adolescent anger, Tom is determined to reveal the truth. (Lot 47 Films)
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    Young Adam
    Based on Scottish beat writer Alexander Trocchi's novel and inspired by the great Hollywood film noirs of the 40s and 50s, Young Adam is a highly original thriller set on the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. (HanWay Films)
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    Broken Flowers
    Resolutely single Don (Murray) has just been dumped by his latest lover (Delpy). Don yet again resigns himself to being alone and left to his own devices. Instead, he is compelled to reflect on his past when he receives by mail a mysterious pink letter. It is from an anonymous former lover and informs him that he has a 19-year-old son who may now be looking for his father. (Focus Features)
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    Thumbsucker
    Justin throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
    C.S. Lewis' timeless adventure follows the exploits of the four Pevensie siblings -- Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter -- in World War II England who enter the world of Narnia through a magical wardrobe while playing a game of hide-and-seek in the rural country home of an elderly professor. Once there, the children discover a charming, peaceful land inhabited by talking beasts, dwarfs, fauns, centaurs and giants that has become a world cursed to eternal winter by the evil White Witch, Jadis... (Walt Disney Pictures / Walden Media)
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    Caravaggio
    This stylishly bold tribute to the volatile artist stars Nigel Terry as the controversial painter torn between his rugged lover (Sean Bean) and his mistress (Tilda Swinton). Jarman sees the darkly handsome Caravaggio as a passionate man with a liking for "rough trade." An elegant tale centering around both the creative process and the touching homoerotic love story of the two men. (tlavideo.com)
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    Orlando
    Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that.
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    War Requiem
    A film with no dialogs, just follows the lyrics of the Britten's oratorium, that criticize the war's horrors. It shows the story of an englishman soldier and a nurse (his bride) during the World War II. It combines many real scenes of contemporary wars (WWII, Vietnam, Angola, etc.) (imdb)
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    Love Is the Devil: Study for a Portrait of Francis Bacon
    In the 1960s, British painter Francis Bacon (1909-1992) surprises a burglar and invites him to share his bed. The burglar, a working class man named George Dyer, 30 years Bacon's junior, accepts. Bacon finds Dyer's amorality and innocence attractive, introducing him to his Soho pals. In their sex life, Dyer dominates, Bacon is the masochist... (imdb)
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    Stephanie Daley
    This film weaves two parallel journeys into a sublime masterpiece about the absolute nature of truth. (Regent Releasing)
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    Deep Water
    The true story of the fateful voyage of Donald Crowhurst, an amateur yachtsman who entered the most daring nautical challenge ever: the very first solo, nonstop, round-the-world boat race.
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    Wittgenstein
    A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language... (imdb)
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    Michael Clayton
    Michael Clayton (George Clooney) is an in-house "fixer" at one of the largest corporate law firms in New York. At the behest of the firm's co-founder Marty Bach, Clayton, a former prosecutor from a family of cops, takes care of Kenner, Bach & Ledeen's dirtiest work. Clayton cleans up clients' messes, handling anything from hit-and-runs and damaging stories in the press to shoplifting wives and crooked politicians... (imdb)
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    Strange Culture
    The surreal nightmare of internationally-acclaimed artist and professor Steve Kurtz began when his wife Hope died in her sleep of heart failure. Police who responded to Kurtz's 911 call deemed Kurtz's art suspicious and called the FBI. Within hours the artist was detained as a suspected "bioterrorist" as dozens of federal agents in Hazmat suits sifted through his work and impounded his computers, manuscripts, books, his cat, and even his wife's body. (L5 Productions)
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    Blue
    Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of the meanings associated with the colour blue. (imdb)
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    Possible Worlds
    The same man lives out several parallel lives in different "worlds" and in different relationships at the same time. (imdb)
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    Edward II
    Plantagenet king Edward II hands the power-craving nobility the perfect excuse by taking as lover besides his diplomatic wife, the French princess Isabel, not an acceptable lady at court but the ambitious Piers Gaveston, who uses his favor in bed even to wield political influence - the stage is set for a palace revolt which sends the gay pair from the throne to a terminal torture dungeon. (imdb)
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    The Garden
    A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones... (imdb)
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    The Last of England
    The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher. (imdb)
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    Julia
    A woman (Swinton) tries to extort money, using a young boy as bait. (imdb)
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    Burn After Reading
    A dark spy-comedy in which an ousted CIA official's memoir accidentally falls into the hands of two gym employees intent on making the most of their find.
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    Female Perversions
    Eve, a young, successful lawyer. Her days are a tightrope act between extreme eloquence and frosty toughness on the one side, and scaring vulnerability on the other. The climax of her career shall be the possibly forthcoming appointment as a judge, but this step seems to be interrupted by her kleptomanian sister Mad who is arrested after one of her raids. Eve travels to Mad's town to stand by her in the jail. Their struggle about Mad's illness evokes suppressed conflicts. (imdb.com)
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    A Londoni férfi
    As pic begins, a boat from London is just discharging its passengers at night on to the waiting train, and from his eyrie above the harbour Maloin sees a small case thrown from the boat to a man waiting on the other side of the harbor. Soon, the man who retrieves the case is in a struggle with another, and the former drowns in the harbor, taking the case with him. Characters are seen only in long shot, from Maloin's vantage point, as they enter and exit pools of light thrown on the stone quay (Variety)
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    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (imdb)
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    The Limits of Control
    The story of a mysterious loner, a stranger in the process of completing a criminal job.
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    Derek
    A film involving two courageous and innovative artists-one the subject and one the filmmaker-provides a cinematic journey that illuminates the work and enduring importance of the late Derek Jarman. (imdb)
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    Aria
    Ten short pieces directed by ten different directors, including Ken Russell, Jean-Luc Godard, Robert Altman, Bruce Beresford, and Nicolas Roeg. Each short uses an aria as soundtrack/sound (Vivaldi, Bach, Wagner), and is an interpretation of the particular aria. (imdb)
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    I Am Love
    A tragic love story set at the turn of the millennium in Milan. The film follows the fall of the haute bourgeoisie due to the forces of passion and unconditional love.
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    The Invisible Frame
    In 1988 the British director Cynthia Beatt, who is based in Berlin, embarked on a journey into little-known territory. She filmed Tilda Swinton as they followed the Berlin Wall, capturing the inward-looking West Berlin and the over-the-Wall views of East Berlin.
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    Glitterbug
    Twenty years of super-8mm footage from Jarman's own life and film career compiled together into a 60 minute work with the music of Brian Eno.
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    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
    With their dour, bookish cousin Eustace (Will Poulter) in tow, the youngest Pevensie offspring -- Lucy (Georgie Henley) and Edmund (Skandar Keynes) -- take an unexpected trip back to Narnia and join noble King Caspian (Ben Barnes) for an epic high-seas adventure. Setting sail aboard the Dawn Treader, the young heroes head for the end of the world, determined to rescue seven once-powerful lords banished by Caspian's evil uncle.
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    We Need to Talk About Kevin
    Kevin's mother struggles to love her strange child, despite the increasingly vicious things he says and does as he grows up. But Kevin is just getting started, and his final act will be beyond anything anyone imagined.
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    Moonrise Kingdom
    A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (imdb)
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    Conceiving Ada
    Emmy Coer, a computer genius, devises a method of communicating with the past by tapping into undying information waves. She manages to reach the world of Ada Lovelace, founder of the idea of a computer language and proponent of the possibilities of the "difference engine." Ada's ideas were stifled and unfulfilled because of the reality of life as a woman in the nineteenth century. (imdb)
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    Only Lovers Left Alive
    A story centered on two vampires who have been in love for centuries. (imdb)
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    The Zero Theorem
    A computer hacker's goal to discover the reason for human existence continually finds his work interrupted thanks to the Management; this time, they send a teenager and lusty love interest to distract him. (imdb)
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    Snowpiercer
    In a future where a failed global-warming experiment kills off most life on the planet, a class system evolves aboard the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. (imdb)
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    When Björk Met Attenborough
    Award-winning musician Björk and legendary broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough have admired each other's work for years but this is the first time they have discussed their ... (imdb)
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    The Grand Budapest Hotel
    The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (imdb)
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    The Somme
    The Somme (2005) - TV Movie
    Drama-documentary recounting the events of the 1st July 1916 and the Battle of the Somme on the Western Front during the First World War. Told through the letters and journals of soldiers who were there.
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    The Dilapidated Dwelling
    A woman is recalled to Britain from the Arctic, where she has spent twenty years working with people who build their houses from snow, and given the task of investigating 'the predicament of the house'. (mubi.com)
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    Trainwreck
    Since she was a child, it's been drilled into Amy's head that monogamy isn't realistic. Amy lives by that credo -- enjoying what she feels is an uninhibited life free from stifling, boring romantic commitment -- but in actuality, she's kind of in a rut. When she finds herself starting to fall for the subject of the new article she's writing, a charming and successful sports doctor, Amy starts to wonder if other grown-ups, including this guy who really seems to like her, might be on to something. (imdb)
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    Dreams Rewired
    DREAMS REWIRED traces the desires and anxieties of today's hyper-connected world back more than a hundred years, when telephone, film and television were new. As revolutionary then as contemporary social media is today, early electric media sparked a fervent utopianism in the public imagination - promising total communication, the annihilation of distance, an end to war. But then, too, there were fears over the erosion of privacy, security, morality. (dreamsrewired.com)
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    Egomania - Insel ohne Hoffnung
    Udo Kier is torn between his good, love, marriage and his basic impulses, and a strange bearded man is both carried away like Jesus into the cold snow, and serves as a guide into darker wastelands. People are killed with bricks, Udo finds himself eating mud, and more. (The Worldwide Celluloid Massacre)
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    Hail, Caesar!
    A Hollywood fixer in the 1950s works to keep the studio's stars in line. (imdb)
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    A Bigger Splash
    The vacation of a famous rock star and a filmmaker is disrupted by the unexpected visit of an old friend and his daughter. (imdb)
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    The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger
    Prolific artist, philosopher, writer, storyteller and "radical humanist" John Berger is the focus of this vivid four-part cinematic portrait. In 1973, he moved from urban London to the tiny Alpine village of Quincy. THE SEASONS IN QUINCY: FOUR PORTRAITS OF JOHN BERGER examines different aspects of Berger's life in this remote village in the Alps. In four seasonal chapters, the film combines ideas and motifs from his work with the texture and history of his mountain home. (icarusfilms.com)
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    Doctor Strange
    A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats.
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    Okja
    A young girl named Mija risks everything to prevent a powerful, multi-national company from kidnapping her best friend - a massive animal named Okja. (imdb)
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    Isle of Dogs
    Set in Japan, Isle of Dogs follows a boy's odyssey in search of his dog. (imdb)
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    Friendship\
    In the 1970s, aliens send a female android diplomat to Earth on a mission of peace. She lands in war-torn Palestine instead of MIT by mistake and meets a friendly UK journalist there. They begin a series of insightful conversations. (imdb)
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    Suspiria
    A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up. (imdb)
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    The Protagonists
    An Italian movie crew goes to London to make a documentary about a murder case that took place a few years before. (imdb)
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    The Souvenir
    A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. (imdb)
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    The Dead Don\
    The peaceful town of Centerville finds itself battling a zombie horde as the dead start rising from their graves.
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    Travelling at Night with Jim Jarmusch
    A portrait of the American director Jim J. at work on the set of his latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive.
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    The Personal History of David Copperfield
    The life of David Copperfield is chronicled from his youth into adulthood. (Wikipedia)
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    Cycling the Frame
    Part documentary part art-film, about the Berlin Wall back in 1988 when West Berlin was still an isolated fiefdom of the capitalist west. The film follows a young girl and her thoughts as she circumnavigates West Berlin alongside the 96 mile long, iconic, symbol of the cold war. The film blends visual and audio art into a montage of simple scenes depicting the wall, its watch towers and life along the border strip just as it was a year before the wall fell and the cold war ended. (imdb)
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    The French Dispatch
    A love letter to journalists set in an outpost of an American newspaper in a fictional 20th-century French city that brings to life a collection of stories published in "The French Dispatch" magazine. (imdb)
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    Last and First Men
    Two billion years ahead of us, a future race of humans finds itself on the verge of extinction. Almost all that is left in the world are lone and surreal monuments, beaming their message into the wilderness. (imdb)
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    Women Make Film: A New Road Movie Through Cinema
    A documentary that spans 13 decades and five continents to give a guided tour of the art and craft of movies as told by female filmmakers. (imdb)
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    Schlingensief: A Voice That Shook the Silence
    Bettina Böhler creates a memorial to the director Christoph Schlingensief on the 10th anniversary of his death, a portrait of the filmmaker's work and influence. (imdb)
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    The Human Voice
    The Human Voice (2021) - Short Film
    Tilda Swinton swallows up the screen as a woman traumatized by the end of a relationship in Pedro Almodóvar's new short film. An impeccably designed yet combustible adaptation of Jean Cocteau's 1930 play The Human Voice, it marks the Spanish director's English-language debut. (NYFF)
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    Pinocchio
    A darker version of the classic children's fairy tale of a wooden puppet that transforms into a real living boy. (imdb)
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    Remembrance of Things Fast: True Stories Visual Lies
    The gay lifestyle is examined from the point of view of both gay and straight people: a British humorous satire on the effect the media has on modern society. (FILMAFFINITY)
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    Memoria
    A woman from Scotland, while traveling in Colombia, begins to notice strange sounds. Soon she begins to think about their appearance. (imdb)
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    The Souvenir: Part II
    A young film student in the early 80s becomes romantically involved with a complicated and untrustworthy man. (imdb)
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    What We Do in the Shadows
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    Caprice
    Caprice (1986) - Short Film
    A girl finds herself inside a fashion magazine. (imdb)
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    What If...?
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    The Eternal Daughter
    A middle-aged daughter and her elderly mother must confront long-buried secrets when they return to their former family home, a once-grand manor that has become a nearly vacant hotel brimming with mystery. (imdb)
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    Three Thousand Years of Longing
    A lonely scholar, on a trip to Istanbul, discovers a Djinn who offers her three wishes in exchange for his freedom. What she wants is love, but can and should he grant it to her? (imdb)
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    The Storms of Jeremy Thomas
    An off-beat grand tour that will take in landmarks and people connected to the producer's life and films. (imdb)
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    Problemista
    Alejandro is an aspiring toy designer from El Salvador, struggling to bring his unusual ideas to life in New York City. As time on his work visa runs out, a job assisting an erratic art-world outcast becomes his only hope to stay in the country and realize his dream. From writer/director Julio Torres comes a surreal adventure through the equally treacherous worlds of New York City and the U.S. Immigration system.
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    Asteroid City
    The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events. (imdb)
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    The Killer
    In the heart of a world shrouded in darkness, an enigmatic assassin known only as "The Killer" meticulously executes his assignments, leaving no trace of his deadly presence. His life is one of precision, solitude, and detachment, his mind a fortress impenetrable to emotions. However, when a carefully orchestrated hit goes awry, The Killer's carefully constructed world begins to crumble.
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