A thought provoking look at abortion in the Philippines though the lives of several people. While the film is at times polemical, for the most part it zeroes in on the complexity and emotional toll of the choice to end a pregnancy. In an age where a woman's right to choose is being threatened 12 WEEKS is an important film because it shows that things are not as simple as the foes of abortion make it out to be.
IN HER ROOM
Cinematic novel from novelist Chihiro Ito concerns a dentist who falls for a woman who lives in a room full of plants. Things become complicated when he senses there might be another object of her affection.
Cinematic equivalent to reading a dense novel IN HER ROOM is full of long takes, long pauses and deep meanings. If you can get on this film's wavelength this film is going to be a great time at the movies, on the other hand if don't this is going to be a long slog.
Two kids discover their parents marriage is on the rocks and they wind up on the road...
Unexpectedly delightful comedy drama is one of the joys of this year's NYAFF. This is exactly the sort wondrous film that made NYAFF a must see event. Off kilter, unexpected and aimed straight at your heart this cinematic confection is certain to put a smile on your face and a tear in your eye.