Drama

Directed by Ameen Nayfeh

A Palestinian man, Mustafa (Ali Suliman, “Paradise Now,” “Jack Ryan”), and his wife live 200 meters apart…

Directed by Jonas Carpignano

The Guerrasio family and friends gather to celebrate Claudio and Carmela’s oldest daughter’s 18th birthday…

Directed by Nate Myers

One fateful Saturday, Zelzah (Adrienne Rose White) receives an unexpected call from her ex, Sazerac (Chris…

Directed by Nadav Lapid

In “Ahed’s Knee,” which debuted at Cannes, Nadav Lapid (“Synonyms,” “The Kindergarten Teacher,” “Policeman…

Directed by Josh Guffey

After a rookie cop is killed in a drug bust gone wrong, his veteran partner (Chris Halverson) is put on…

Directed by Hamy Ramezan

At the outset of “Any Day Now,” 13-year-old Ramin Mehdipour and his Iranian family are living in a refugee…

Directed by Niccolò Castelli

Telling a straightforward story in an intriguingly nonlinear fashion, “Atlas” follows Allegra, a lively…

Directed by Martin Garde Abildgaard

“A Beautiful Curse” — the grand-prize winner at this year’s Cinequest film festival — explores an…

Directed by Levan Koguashvili

“Brighton 4th” — which won a trio of awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, including best international…

Directed by Josef Kubota Wladyka

In this gripping revenge thriller — executive-produced by Darren Aronofsky (“The Wrestler,” “Black Swan…

Directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

In a remote village in Costa Rica, Clara, a withdrawn 40-year-old woman, experiences a sexual and mystical…

Directed by Paula Rhodes

We all hold some responsibility for our nation’s ever-increasing lack of polite, respectful discourse. For…

Directed by Michael Pearce

In “Encounter” — which debuted at the Telluride and Toronto film festivals — former Marine Malik Khan (…

Directed by Arie Esiri & Chuko Esiri

A triumph at the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, the revelatory debut feature from co-directors (…

Directed by Adam Sjoberg & Seanne Winslow

“The Falconer” thrillingly recounts a larger-than-life adventure, but at its core the film tells an…

Directed by Wang Lina

With lush imagery and touching naturalistic performances, “A First Farewell” finds poetry in the minutiae…

Directed by Bruno Dumont

Set in contemporary Paris, “France” — the latest from SLIFF alum Bruno Dumont (“Slack Bay,” “The Life of…

Directed by William Friedkin

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Ramon Zürcher & Silvan Zürcher

As her roommate Lisa prepares to move out of their apartment, Mara contemplates the end of an era.…

Directed by Gabriele Fabbro

When Roxanne (Lidia Vitale), a gruff, middle-age pipe-organ restorer, begins working with her new 20-year-…

Directed by Asghar Farhadi

In “A Hero” — the latest from Ashgar Farhadi, acclaimed writer/director of “The Past,” “The Salesman,” “…

Directed by Blerta Basholli

In the searing drama “Hive,” Fahrije lives with fading hope and burgeoning grief since her husband went…

Directed by Hany Abu-Assad

Based on real events, ‘Huda’s Salon’ — directed by two-time SLIFF alum Hany Abbu-Assad (“Omar,” “Rana’s…

Directed by Stephen Karam

A piercingly funny and haunting debut film from writer/director Stephen Karam, “The Humans” explores the…

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

With “In Front of Your Face,” prolific South Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo suggests that perhaps the most…

Directed by Antoine vans

In “The Insurer,” an energetic comic thriller, a young female insurance-fraud investigator pairs up with…

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

For his 25th feature as director and his first as cinematographer, Hong Sangsoo offers a simple tale — in…

Directed by Clint Bentley

In Clint Bentley’s “Jockey” — which premiered at this year’s Sundance Film Festival — an aging rider (…

Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

“King Richard,” which stars two-time Oscar

Directed by Ana Rocha

In the outskirts of London, Portuguese couple Bela and Jota, the parents of three, struggle to make ends…

Directed by Han Wanfeng

“The Lonely Man” tells the story of frontline gas-station employee Wang Chongqing, who has been working…

Directed by Alex Camilleri

A hardworking Maltese fisherman, Jesmark is faced with an agonizing choice. He can repair his leaky “luzzu…

Directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul

The latest meditative wonder from Palme d’Or-winning Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul (“Tropical…

These animated stories offer insight into rural life, religion, war, and mortality.
This animated sampler has an international focus.
A third helping of animated shorts.
A selection of many of the absolute best of this year's shorts submissions, ranging from an experimental…
A slate of films that explore the art of dance, the passion of music, and the power of poetry.
A sampler of films with diverse subjects, including the pandemic, divorce, and puppetry, but similar themes.
Stories from around the globe, including the Netherlands, Romania, and China, both demonstrate our common…
SLIFF's third dramatic program grapples with topics such as prison, capitalism, and the patriarchy.
Directed by Nathan Sutton

In “New Year” — directed by former St. Louisan Nathan Sutton — unhappily married couple Benjamin and…

Directed by Lauren Hadaway

When Alex Dall (Isabelle Fuhrman, “Orphan”), a queer college freshman, joins her university’s rowing team…

Directed by Tim Reischauer

A decorated Navy SEAL and a loving husband and father, Bradley battles the demons of PTSD and addiction,…

Directed by Justin Blake Crum

In “Papaw Land,” a coming-of-age drama set in rural Arkansas, 17-year-old Matthew is slipping into a cycle…

Directed by Jacques Audiard

In “Paris, 13th District” — which debuted at Cannes — three girls and a boy become friends, sometimes…

Directed by Céline Sciamma

In “Petite Maman,” Céline Sciamma’s follow-up to her critically lauded “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” 8-…

Directed by Iuli Gerbase

In this prescient Sundance thriller — written in 2017 and shot in 2019 — “Pink Cloud” eerily evokes the…

Directed by Farid Bentoumi

In this ecological thriller based on true events, Nour Hamadi (Zita Henrot) returns to her small hometown…

Directed by Mehdi Barsaoui

When driving home from southern Tunisia, Fares and Meriem's car is hit by a stray bullet during an ambush…

A sampling of the best narrative and experimental shorts from the 2021 St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase.
Directed by John Schlesinger

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Billy Wilder

As a complement to SLIFF’s Tribute to Mary Strauss, the fest offers a free screening of one of Mary’s…

Directed by Melvin Van Peebles

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Muslim Sahin

In the early-20th-century Ottoman Empire, Ali returns from France, where he was sent by the state to…

Directed by Monte Hellman

Cinema St. Louis continues its year-long Golden Anniversaries series during SLIFF by featuring a half-…

Directed by Radu Jude

In 1981, chalk slogans written in uppercase letters started appearing in public spaces in the Romanian…

Directed by Isabel del Rosal

As Amber (Devin Dunne Cannon) braves life after divorce, the young mother must challenge herself to take…

Directed by Alana Waksman

When 22-year-old Rae, a descendant of Holocaust survivors, is targeted by neo-Nazis in Billings, Mont.,…

Directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Spin the “Wheel of Fortune and Fantasy” and discover an unexpected love triangle, a failed seduction, and…

Directed by Nisan Dag

Fehmi, a 19-year-old aspiring rapper from a rough neighborhood of Istanbul, is addicted to bonzai, a cheap…

Directed by Abbas Kiarostami

The first in Abbas Kiarostami’s sublime, interlacing trilogy of films set in the northern Iranian village…

Directed by Igor Drljaca

In a rundown Sarajevo suburb, Alipasino Polje, Faruk is an orphan who lives with his ill grandmother. He…

Directed by Dandren Wanggyal

Based on famed writer A Lai's novel "Dog Boy Gera" and produced by well-regarded screenwriter Lu Wei (“…

Directed by Hong Sangsoo

The 24th feature from Hong Sangsoo, “The Woman Who Ran” follows Gamhee (Kim Minhee), who has three…