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January list by Nanette Alderman
Alias - Maria
Alias * Maríaspanish, 2015, not rated

María, a thirteen-year-old guerilla soldier, is given the mission to bring a commander's newborn baby to safety in a neighboring town. But nobody knows the secret that she is pregnant with her own baby. Despite the prohibitions against it, María decides to keep the baby and is forced run away. A vision of the devastating results of Colombia's armed conflict through the eyes of a young female soldier finding the strength to look for a new life.

Bad Lucky Goat
Bad Lucky Goatcreole, 2017, not rated

After accidentally killing a bearded goat with their father's truck, two incompatible siblings in their teenage years embark on a journey of reconciliation.

The Confessions
The Confessionsitalian, 2016, not rated

A G8 meeting is being held at a luxury hotel on the German coast. The world's most powerful economists are gathered to enact important provisions that will deeply influence the world economy. One of the guests is a mysterious Italian monk, invited by Daniel Rochè, the director of the International Monetary Fund. He wants the monk to receive his confession, that night, in secret. The next morning, Rochè is found dead.

Happy Hour
Happy Hourjapanese, 2016, not rated

A powerful affirmation of the immersive potential of cinema. A slow-burning epic chronicling the emotional journey of four thirty-something women in the misty seaside city of Kobe. As they navigate the unsteady currents of work, domestic, and romantic lives, an unexpected rift opens that propels each to a new, richer understanding of life and love.

Jagga Jasoos
Jagga Jasooshindi, 2017, rated pg

Join Jagga, a gifted teenage detective, who along with a female companion, is on a quest to find his missing father.

Karl Marx City
Karl Marx Citygerman, 2016, not rated

Petra Epperlein returns to the proletarian Oz of her childhood to find the truth about her late father's suicide and his rumored Stasi past. A documentary film.

Ma' Rosa
Ma' Rosafilipino, 2016, not rated

The film follows Rosa and her husband Nestor, owners of a tiny convenience store who supplement their meager income by selling small amounts of 'ice' (crystal meth). Eventually the couple gets caught and hauled away by police, who are more interested in collecting bribes than eradicating crime. With their parents locked away, it's left to Rosa's children to scrounge together the money to pay off the police and free their parents, by any means necessary.

Mubarakan
Mubarakanhindi, 2017, rated pg-13

Karan and Charan are identical twin brothers but their personalities are polar opposites. Karan is in love with Sweety while Charan is in a relationship with Nafisa. Karan's family fixes Karan's wedding with Binkle, daughter of one of the wealthiest families in London. He convinces his family to fix the match with Charan instead. The respective families are happy with this development except Charan because he wants to marry Nafisa.

Santoalla
Santoallaportuguese, 2016, not rated

Progressive Dutch couple Martin Verfondern and Margo Pool had only one dream, to live off the land, far from the constraints and complications of the city. But, when they arrive in the crumbling Spanish village of Santoalla, the foreigners challenge the traditions of the town's sole remaining family, igniting a decade-long conflict that culminates in Martin's mysterious disappearance.

The Unknown Girl
The Unknown Girlfrench, 2016, not rated

One evening after work hours, Jenny, a young doctor, allows the door buzzer at the small clinic where she works to go unanswered. It's only later that she learns that the person ringing was an unidentified African woman found dead shortly after by the side of a road. Consumed by the thought that she is to blame, Jenny embarks on an obsessive crusade to discover who the anonymous woman was and to see to it that she is not forgottene.