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Family drama

A Tale of Love and Darkness

A lovely tribute to a great writer and his Jewish mother-muse.

Morris from America

The type of family film that doesn’t come around nearly often enough.

The Tenth Man

An adult prodigal son returns home from New York City to the old Jewish neighborhood known as El Once in Buenos Aires.

Baba Joon

There is a quiet eloquence to director Yuval Delshad’s debut film about the burgeoning conflict between a father and his teenage son.

Toni Erdmann | Cannes 2016

An observational, 160-minute-long family drama-cum-screwball comedy took critics by surprise at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

Fireworks Wednesday

Asghar Farhadi reminds us of how, ultimately, there are countless external factors that determine and alter our lives that we have no control over.

The Family Fang

The Family Fang rises above standard family dysfunction fare and is fearless about pursuing some of its darker themes to the fullest.

L’Attesa (The Wait)

Cinematographer Francesco di Giacomo never lets an amazing shot go to waste, whether in sumptuous interiors or starkly beautiful landscapes. He is a master of chiaroscuro, rich texture, and, above all, framing.

Viva

The film takes measure of what kindness and love for our fellow human beings can do in life, even where brassy, loudmouth drag queens are concerned.