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TELESCOPE SELECTS Our picks for the best new film from around the world

Félicité

Alain Gomis
2017 France, Belgium, Senegal

Félicité, a strong and proud Congolese woman, sings at a local bar. One fateful day, she discovers that she desperately needs money after her 14-year-old Samo suffers a serious accident. Unlucky but not discouraged, Félicité goes on a personal journey in search of any means to help her son out.

Available on VUDU, iTunes, Prime Video (subscription), Google Play, YouTube, Kanopy

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Danish movie from 2017: Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

Feras Fayyad
2017 Denmark, Syria

Last Men in Aleppo
(De sidste mænd i Aleppo)

A searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — this film follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

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Ismael's Ghosts

Arnaud Desplechin
2017 France

The film tells the tale of a widowed film director who is in the middle of making a film about an atypical diplomat inspired by his brother. While he has started a new life with Sylvia, he still mourns the death of a former lover, Carlotta, who passed away 20 years earlier; then Carlotta returns from the dead, causing Sylvia to run away.

Available on VUDU, FandangoNOW, Google Play, YouTube, Redbox, Prime Video, FlixFling, Hulu (subscription), Hoopla

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SPOTLIGHT
The 2020 Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent film festival in the United States, is coming right up (January 23rd – February 2nd). In this week's Spotlight we look back at some of the past winners of World Cinema Grand Jury Prize and World Cinema Audience Award.

Danish movie from 2017: Last Men in Aleppo

Last Men in Aleppo

Feras Fayyad
2017 Denmark, Syria

Last Men in Aleppo
(De sidste mænd i Aleppo)

A searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage — this film follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization consisting of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes and attacks in the hope of saving lives.

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English movie from 2013: Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer

Maxim Pozdorovkin
2013 Russia, United Kingdom

Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer
(Показательный процесс: История Pussy Riot)

In response to Putin's re-installment as president of Russia, a group of young, radical-feminist punk rockers entered Moscow’s most venerated cathedral and dared to sing “Mother Mary, Banish Putin!” Now they have become victims of a “show” trial.

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