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Foreign Film Festivals

This week’s film festivals rack up the frequent-flier miles.

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Cold Europe: Edita Malovcic, left, stars with Nina Proll in Northern Skirts at BAM.  

Breaking Rules: New Austrian Cinema From November 13 to November 23, BAM screens some of the best Austrian films of the past decade, including Ulrich Seidl’s Jesus, You Know, a strange, irresistible documentary that records six believers’ conversations with the big guy.

Fellini! While Film Forum resuscitates Federico Fellini’s early film, i Vitelloni, the Guggenheim screens the Italian director’s complete works uptown, alongside a rare exhibition of his fanciful drawings, through January 14.

Das Neue Kino Twenty-five years of German films—and filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta, in particular—get the retrospective treatment at MoMA, through January 19.

Another Russia The Film Society of Lincoln Center screens 34 films by St. Petersburg’s august Lenfilm Studio, from Sergei Eisenstein and Grigory Alexandrov’s silent October to Alexander Sokurov’s recent experiment, Russian Ark. Through December 4.

Global Lens Beginning November 13, MoMA and the Global Film Initiative inaugurate a “New Cinema From the Developing World” series with ten films, including Palestinian filmmaker Rashid Masharawi’s Ticket to Jerusalem, a drama set on the outskirts of Ramallah. Through November 30.


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