By Eric Henderson

The words that I wrote last year still ring true, and thankfully earlier than usual this year: “There are few things sweeter than the sight of grass peeking through the snow after a long, hard winter season. But the opportunity to see new movies from world-class auteurs and local up-and-comers alike is among those things.”

The (nearly) full list of titles for the 2014 Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival, which runs from April 3 through April 19, has just been released. You can see the full slate below.

This year’s festival lineup represents more than 60 countries and also boasts three new festival partnerships with Northrup Auditorium’s new Best Buy Theater, the Walker Art Center, and the MSP International Airport and the Airport Foundation. As with recent years, all five screens at the St. Anthony Main Theater will be devoted to the festival.

The opening night selection hasn’t been announced just yet, as the Film Society of Minneapolis-St. Paul is still in negotiations for that berth. However, it has been announced the closing night selection will be The Skeleton Twins, directed by Craig Johnson and starring Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader as twins who live on opposite sides of the country until a reunion forces them to reevaluate their lives.

In addition to the usual festival programs covering documentaries, world cinema, American independents, Minnesota originals, and grungy late night offerings, there will also be festival spotlights on Latino cinema, food-centric fare, and “Brave Now World,” about the ways digital communication has changed our way of life.

Additionally, there are new films from a number of auteurs who should be familiar indeed with anyone following international cinema, including Jean-Luc Godard and Peter Greenaway (with their 3-D triptych collaboration with Edgar Pêra), Jafar Panahi, Diane Kurys, Hong Sang-soo, Tsai Ming-Liang, Claude Lanzmann, Michael Winterbottom, Xavier Dolan, Tsui Hark, and François Ozon.

Click here for more information about the festival.


Title Director(s)
3X3D Jean-Luc Godard, Peter Greenaway, Edgar Pêra
1,000 Time Goodnight Erik Poppe
A Better Life Conor Holt
A Wolf at the Door Fernando Coimbra
A Year in Champagne David Kennard
Above All Else John Fiege
Aftermath Wladyslaw Pasikowski
Afternoon of a Faun: Tanaquil Le Clercq Nancy Buirski
Alive Inside: A Story of Music & Memory Michael Rossato-Bennett
All About the Feathers Neto Villalobos
American Arab Usma Alshaibi
An Arctic Space Odyssey Lars Einar Skageberg
Antboy Ask Hasselbalch
App Bobby Boermans
Before Snowfall Hisham Zaman
Bends Flora Lau
Bicycling With Molière Philippe Le Guay
Borgman Alex van Warmerdam
Breathe In Drake Doremus
Brooklyn Farmer Michael Tyburski
Bryce’s Story Jeremy Ryan Carr
Burt’s Buzz Jody Shapiro
Buzzard Joel Potrykus
Cannibal Manuel Martín Cuenca
Cats are Warm Blooded Ethan Kruszka, Shawn Cheatham
Cavedigger Jeffrey Karoff
Cesar’s Grill Dario Aguirre
Cesar’s Last Fast Richard Ray Perez, Lorena Parlee
Class Enemy Rok Bicek
Closed Curtain Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi
Club Sandwich Fernando Eimbcke
Clutch Geoffrey George
Coherence James Ward Byrkit
Concrete Night Pirjo Honkasalo
Congress, The Ari Folman
Cowpokes Livin’ on the Edge John Akre
Cyber-Seniors Saffron Cassaday
Dangerous Acts Starring the Unstable Elements of Belarus Madeleine Sackler
Death to Prom Matthew Stenerson
Despite the Gods Penny Vozniak
Distance Aimee Long
Dom Hemingway Richard Shepard
Domina Justin Staggs
Eskil & Trinidad Stephan Apelgren
Faith Connections Pan Nalin
Final Recipe Gina Kim
Food for Love Marianna Economou
For A Woman Diane Kurys
For No Good Reason Charlie Paul
Forgotten, Kingdom, The Andrew Mudge
Forward Dustin Harminc
Four Ways to Die in My Hometown Chai Chunya
Gabrielle Louisse Archambault
Gangs of Wasseypur 1 Anurag Kashyap
Gangs of Wasseypur 2 Anurag Kashyap
Giselle Toa Fraser
Go Home Brittany Gustafson
Google and the World Brain Ben Lewis
Habi, The Foreigner Maria Florencia Alvarez
Hairy Who & the Chicago Imagists Leslie Buchbinder
Half of a Yellow Sun Biyi Bandele
Handful of Dust Hope Tucker
Harmony Lessons Emir Baigazin
Heli Amat Escalante
Horizon Beautiful Stefan Jäger
Hotell Lisa Langseth
How to Disappear Completely Raya Martin
Hunting Elephants Reshef Levi
I Thought It Was a Party Victoria Galardi
ILO ILO Anthony Chen
InRealLife Beeban Kidron
Intruders Noh Young-Seok
Jadoo Amit Gupta
Joe David Gordon Green
Jouir De La Vie Cole Seidl
Jungle Encounters Bain Boehlke
Just a Sigh Jérôme Bonnell
Karaoke Girl Visra Vichit-Vadakan
Killing Happy David Brandvik
Land of Hope Sion Sono
Land of Storms Ádám Császi
Le Chef Daniel Cohen
Letter to Momo Hiroyuki Okiura
Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed David Trubeca
Liz Miller Mark Wojahn
Locke Steven Knight
Longing For the Rain Tian-yi Yang
Look Box Josiah Patrow
Looms Funk Brothers
Love and Lemons Teresa Fabik
Lucid Therapy Ryan Thielen
Make Hummus Not War Trevor Graham
Manakamana Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
Marina Stijn Coninx
Mary is Happy, Mary is Happy Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit
Me Too Aleksei Balabanov
Metro Manila Sean Ellis
Midsummer Night’s Tango Viviane Blumenschein
Monk With a Camera Vishwanath Alluri, Tina Mascara, Guido Santi
Monsura is Waiting Kevin Newbury
Mr Invisible Greg Ash
Mussels in Love Willemiek Kluijfhout
My Guide Barnabás Tóth
My Sweet Pepper Land Hiner Saleem
Mystery Road Ivan Sen
No Small Parts Marilyn Agrelo
Nobody’s Daughter Haewon Hong Sang-soo
Norte, the End of History Lav Diaz
Of Horses and Men Benedikt Erlingsson
OJ: The Musical Jeff Rosenberg
Old Man Dan S
One Armed Man Tim Guinee
Out of the Fire Courtenay Singer
Overpass Light Brigrade Dusan Harminc, Matt Mullins
Paulette Jérôme Enrico
Pine Ridge Anna Eborn
Porcelain Horse Javier Andrade
Poustinia Kristian Berg
Proxy Zack Parker
Purgatorio: A Journey Into the Heart of the Border Rodrigo Reyes
R100 Hitoshi Matsumoto
Rabbit and Deer Péter Vácz
Remembering Nokutela Cherif Keita
Salma Kim Longinotto
Salvo Fabio Grassadonia,Antonio Piazza
Sermon of the Serpent Mark Brown
Sharon Isbin: Troubadour Susan Dangel
Siddharth Richie Mehta
Slow Food Story Stefano Sardo
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors Sam Fleischner
Stay Then Go Shelli Ainsworth
Stop the Pounding Heart Roberto Minervini
Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, The Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
Stray Dogs Tsai Ming Liang
Sugar Kisses Carlos Cuarón
The Amazing Catfish Claudia Sainte-Luce
The Animal Project Ingrid Veninger
The Apothecary Helen Hood Scheer
The Attorney Woo-seok Yang
The Auction Sébastien Pilote
The Boy and the Bus Simon Pitts
The Cleaner Adrián Saba
The Curse and the Symphony David Schulte
The Dam Keeper Robert Kondo, Dict Tsutsumi
The Dog Allison Berg, François Keraudren
The Dunsing Plan John Scott
The Forest Óscar Aibar
The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden Daniel Geller, Dayna Goldfine
The Grand Seduction Don McKellar
The Hero Pose Mischa Jakupcak
The Human Face of Big Data Sandy Smolan
The Jingle Dress William Eigen
The Job of the Architect Horacio Devoto
The Kill Team Dan Krauss
The King of Size Peter Dowd
The Last of the Unjust Claude Lanzmann
The Militant Manuel Nieto
The Negative Ted Hall
The Organic Life Casey Beck
The Overnighters Jesse Moss
The Rocket Kim Mordaunt
The Sacrament Ti West
The Skeleton Twins Craig Johnson
The Soap Myth Arnold Mittelman
The Starfish Throwers Jesse Roesler
The Strange Little Cat Ramon Zürcher
The Summer of Flying Fish Marcela Said
The System Juan Antonio del Rosario
The Trip to Italy Michael Winterbottom
This Movie Had No Script Ben Lifson
Time Has Peeled Back the Skin of Things Ann Prim
Todo se Puede Elias Belkeddar
Tom at the Farm Xavier Dolan
Trapped Parviz Shahbazi
Trespassing Bergman Jane Magnusson,Hynek Pallas
Turboencabulator Tom Schroeder
Ugly Anurag Kashyap
Ving Rhames Dean Peterson
Waltz for Monica Per Fly
Watermark Jennifer Baichwal,Edward Burtynsky
We Are Mari Pepa Samuel Kishi
We Don’t Wanna Make You Dance Lucy Kostelanetz
Web Junkie Shosh Shlam, Hilla Medalia
When Jews Were Funny Alan Zweig
When We With Daisies Lie Ella Rowe
Whitewash Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais
Who is Dayani Cristal? Marc Silver
Who is Vermin Supreme? An Outsider Odyssey Steve Onderick
Why Don’t You Play in Hell? Shion Sono
Wicker Kittens Amy C. Elliott
Willing to Break Sutton Raphael, JP Keenan
Windstorm Katja von Garnier
Witching and Bitching Álex de la Iglesia
Words and Pictures Fred Schepisi
Workers Jose Luis Valle
Young & Beautiful François Ozon
Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon Tsui Hark
Yozgat Blues Mahmut Fazil Coskun
Zip & Zap and the Marble Gang Oskar Santos
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