2019 Narrative Features

Cut Off

Directed by Jowan Carbin
Key Cast:  Brad Dourif, William Baldwin, Laura Cayouette, Lew Temple John Robinson, Jean-Marc Barr
USA / 2017 / 89mins

Struggling with his new life in New Orleans, Clive follows Trevor, a former professor to his country home on the bayou to gain a new perspective. While Trevor helps Clive deal with his demons, Clive is sucked into a mission to kill.




Curtiz

Directed by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky
Key Cast: Ferenc Lengyel, Evelin Dobos, Declan Hannigan, Yan Feldman
Hungary / 2018 / 93mins

Famed Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter amid the troubled production of legendary film Casablanca in 1942.





Datsche

Directed by Lara Hewitt
Key Cast:  Zack Segel, Christian Harting, Juan Carlos Lo Sasso, Luis Lüps, Kunle Kuforiji, Celine Yildirim
United Kingdom / 2018 / 93 mins

Valentine, a young New York actor spends a summer in a datsche, a summer garden house in Germany, not knowing anything about gardening. However, someone is already there: Adam, a refugee trying to escape deportation. When a neighbor starts spying on them, Valentine invites other strangers to stay there too.




Dakota

Directed by Roberto Carmona
Key Cast: Phoebe Ryan, Jake Etheridge, Holly Twyford
USA / 2019 / 98 mins

A talented young singer gives up on her dreams to pursue a more stable life, but when that life is blown apart due to excess drinking and toxic relationships, she decides to piece those dreams back together using the one tool she has: her music.  Singer Phoebe Ryan  stars in her debut acting role.


Penguin Highway

Directed by Hiroyasu Ishida
Japan / 2018 / 118mins

A fourth-grader, Aoyama-kun, investigates the mysterious reason behind the sudden appearance of penguins in his village, which is somehow related to a power from a young woman working at a dental clinic.


Rag Doll

Directed by Bailey Kobe
Key Cast:  Shannon Murray, Roxana Sanchez, Dot-Marie Jones, Dante Basco, Stephanie Erb
USA / 2018 / 103mins

Nora is that girl: the one who works overtime, helps out her family by all means, and leaves little for herself.  But with her one free hour a day, she takes out life’s hardships at the local mixed martial arts gym.




Touched

Directed by Barak Barkan
Key Cast: Mina Walker, Joan Glackin, Jordan Lage
USA / 2019 /  80mins

Blind and deaf sisters, Anna and Beth, live happily in a secluded town with Father. When a neighbor stops by, Anna and Beth begin to realize their loving father’s mental health has been deteriorating their entire lives.



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