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Now in its fourth season, âCinemondoâ returns with 15 more critically acclaimed titles from around the world. This year’s selection includes films from India, Canada, Italy, France, Iran and more. Tune in every Thursday at 9 p.m. ET / PT, or stream online for 14 days after the broadcast.
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Felix and Meira (2012) – October 28 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
A young married woman breaks free from the Orthodox Jewish community thanks to a relationship with a young man mourning the death of his father.
Court (2014) – November 4 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Chaitanya Tamhane’s Court is a quietly devastating and absurd portrayal of injustice, caste prejudice, and cash politics in contemporary India.
Reality (2012) – November 11 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
A look at Luciano, a charming and affable fishmonger whose unexpected and sudden obsession with being a contestant on the “Big Brother” reality show leads him into a hole of distorted perceptions and paranoia. Then defeated by his dream of making reality TV, Luciano’s own reality begins to spiral out of control.
Aya of Yop City (2012) – November 18 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Aya from Top City (Preview)
Set against the colorful and fiery backdrop of the Ivory Coast in the 1970s, “Aya of Yop City” is a vibrant and beautifully animated film. From teenage romance to parental tribulations, it offers rare insight into everyday Ivorian life and is adapted from a series of bestselling novels.
Country: France / Ivory Coast
Nowhere in Africa (2001) – November 25 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Winner of the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film in 2002, “Nowhere in Africa” ââis the extraordinary true story of a Jewish family who fled the Nazi regime in 1938 to an isolated farm in Kenya.
Only Human (2020) – December 2 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
“Only Human” features 6 profiles in 6 cleverly interwoven sequences. A dramatic story featuring desperate characters in their quest for survival and love, or redemption.
Taxi (2015) – December 9 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
“Taxi” portrays director Jafar Panahi as he walks the streets of Tehran posing as a collective taxi driver. He wants to hear a piece of his passengers’ lives and refuses any payment for the services.
Queen to Play (2009) – December 16 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
On the island of Corsica, perfect for postcards, French maid HÃ©lÃ¨ne (Sandrine Bonnaire) stumbles upon a couple engaged in an intensely sensual game of chess and discovers that she has a knack for the game. obsession leads him to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kevin Kline) – an affair that radically transforms their two lackluster lives.
Lost in Paris (2012) – December 23 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Lost in Paris (Preview)
Shot in the whimsical style of Dominique Abel and Fiona Gordon, “Lost In Paris” features the filmmakers as a small-town Canadian librarian and a strangely alluring and strangely selfish vagabond.
Country: Belgium / France
Out of Tune (2019) – December 30 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
After an assault behind bars, a famous jailed financier opts for solitary confinement and aims to reach the top of the prison choir. Comedy and tragedy go hand in hand in the midst of this absurd power struggle taking place in a remand center of the talented Danish director Frederikke AspÃ¶ck.
Violet (2013) – January 6 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of the last century, met Simone de Beauvoir in the post-war years in St-Germain-des-PrÃ©s. Then begins an intense relationship between the two women that will last their entire lives, a relationship based on the quest for freedom through writing for Violette and the conviction for Simone to have in her hands the fate of an extraordinary writer. .
Country: France / Belgium
Beauty and the Dogs (2017) – January 13 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
A student seeks help after a brutal assault, but faces a bureaucratic nightmare when she reveals that her attackers are police officers.
Divine Order (2017) – January 20 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
In 1971, a young housewife organized the women of her town to ask for the right to vote.
Benjamin (2019) – January 27 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
A young aspiring filmmaker is plunged into emotional turmoil over a budding romance and the upcoming premiere of his second feature film.
Diplomacy (2014) – February 3 at 9 p.m. ET / PT
In 1945, Raoul Nordling, the Swedish consul general in Paris, met Dietrich von Cholitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, to convince him not to destroy the historic monuments of the city.
Country: France / Germany