Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Carnegie Mellon International Film Festival

Favorite films

  • Sorry We Missed You
  • Push
  • La Haine
  • Le Bonheur

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  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection
  • Corpus Christi
  • Push
  • America Street

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  • This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    This Is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    Streaming this week at the festival is the wonderful This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection. A powerful, slow-burning film, set in the mountains of Lesotho, which follows an 80-year-old woman as she prepares for her burial. Her determination and spirit propel the movie as she inspires others in her village to fight against oncoming forces asking them to relocate. Every image and moment feels so carefully constructed, designed to take your breath away with its details and colors. A truly accomplished film and one you certainly don’t want to miss.

  • Corpus Christi

    Corpus Christi

    In this Oscar-nominated film, directed by Jan Komasa, a young boy fresh out of juvie comes to a small town in Poland impersonating a priest, providing the town community and redemption as they heal from a profound tragedy. This film is at once thrilling, sad, scary, and funny as it explores themes of redemption, grief, and masculinity. Anchored by a stellar performance by Bartosz Bielenia, he provides our troubled protagonist with depth and empathy, making it one of the standout performances of the year.

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  • America Street

    America Street

    In this tender, moving portrait of Joe Watson, a corner store owner on America Street in Charleston, SC, Idrissou Mora-Kpai captures the hopes, dreams, and fears of a community battling gentrification, segregation, and racism. Although it was filmed in 2015, it hasn’t lost any of its relevancy; in fact, it has become a premonition of the troubles to come. Watson leads the film and the community without fear, but with resilience and hope in his heart for change and good in all people.