Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, 2006, 93 min.
In this fable-like gem from Chad, a young man seeks to avenge his father's murder in the aftermath of the country's civil war. He finds, however, that justice has complicated consequences when he befriends the man responsible for the crime.
Satyajit Ray, 1955, 115 min.
Ray's classic - whose title means "song of the little road" - chronicles the efforts of its endearing protagonist, Apu, to travel and overcome the confines of his rural village. The film won the San Francisco International Film Festival's first Golden Gate Awards for Best Film and Best Director 50 years ago.
The Silly Age
Pavel Giroud, 2006, 90 min.
Ten-year-old Samuel crosses the "silly age" from childhood to adolescence in glamorous 1958 Havana just as Cuba faces the romantic possibilities and harsh realities of revolution.