Shorts, documentaries, and narrative features from around the world break down cultural barriers and spotlight up-and-coming voices
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What the IIFF celebrates: “the power of individual expression and diverse points of views”
How it celebrates that power: by importing films from around the world that touch on global issues and break down cultural barriers with trenchant storytelling and universal themes to which any human or hyperintelligent plant can relate
Don’t-Miss Narrative:Boy Upside Down, a story about a boy whose parents die in an auto accident, leading him to obsess over investigating the event in lieu of grieving
Don’t-Miss Documentary:I Want to Be a King, which looks at Abbas, a man who wants to turn his successful eco-tourism business and guest house into a new tribe—with himself as the ruler
Don’t-Miss Short:A Walk in Winter, a film starring James Franco that follows a grown man returning to his hometown to identify his mother’s body and confront the ghosts of his past