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Affliction

Affliction (1997)

Starring: Nick Nolte, James Coburn, Sissy Spacek

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No Home Movie

No Home Movie (2016)

Starring: Chantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman

No Home Movie is a sober, profoundly moving portrait of the filmmaker's mother Natalia in the months leading up to her death, when she was mostly confined to her Brussels apartment. A Polish Jew who survived Auschwitz, Natalia suffered from chronic anxiety all her life, an affliction that fuelled much of her daughter's creative output and helped shape Akerman's thematic preoccupations with gender, sex, cultural identity, existential ennui, solitude, and mania.

The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada)

The Milk of Sorrow (La Teta Asustada) (2010)

Starring: Magaly Solier,Delci Heredia,Susi Sanchez,Karla Heredia,Efrain Solis

Director Claudia Llosa follows her award-winning feature directorial debut, Madeinusa, with this stark meditation on a grim period of South American history in which approximately 70,000 people were murdered between the years 1980 and 2000. Fausta (Magaly Solier) has fallen ill with a disease passed down from mother to daughter through breast milk. But Fausta's affliction isn't biological; it strictly affects Peruvian women who were raped or abused during those two terrible decades of persecution. While those days are long gone, Fausta stands as a living reminder of the horrors that once plagued her country, her malady a deep-rooted fear that stripped the young innocent of her soul. After Fausta's mother dies, the horrified girl is forced to confront her greatest fear by staring straight into the black heart of her own paranoia. Now, as Fausta sets out to discover her own path to freedom, she inserts a potato into her vagina in order to protect her body from unwanted intruders. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Anguish

Anguish (2015)

Starring: Ryan Simpkins, Annika Marks, Amberley Gridley

A new girl in a quiet town, Tess (Ryan Simpkins) tries to manage her psychosis while adjusting to her new life with her mom (Annika Marks). After stumbling upon the shrine of Lucy (Amberley Gridley), a hit and run victim, Tess finds herself overwhelmed by hallucinations of the dead girl and starts to question her sanity again. When the spirit possesses Tess's mind and soul, mother and daughter are at a loss for where to turn next for salvation: religion or medicine? Both institutions have failed them to date but faith leads them to the house of Sarah (Karina Logue), Lucy's mother, who has been despondent since the accident. All together with time working against them, Sarah is desperate to believe that Lucy is still alive in Tess but neither parent wants to give up on their daughter. Now that she understands what is happening to her, ultimately Tess must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb to her affliction.

Anguish

Anguish (2015)

Starring: Ryan Simpkins,Annika Marks,Amberley Gridley,Cliff Chamberlain,Karina Logue

A new girl in a quiet town, Tess (Ryan Simpkins) tries to manage her psychosis while adjusting to her new life with her mom (Annika Marks). After stumbling upon the shrine of Lucy (Amberley Gridley), a hit and run victim, Tess finds herself overwhelmed by hallucinations of the dead girl and starts to question her sanity again. When the spirit possesses Tess's mind and soul, mother and daughter are at a loss for where to turn next for salvation: religion or medicine? Both institutions have failed them to date but faith leads them to the house of Sarah (Karina Logue), Lucy's mother, who has been despondent since the accident. All together with time working against them, Sarah is desperate to believe that Lucy is still alive in Tess but neither parent wants to give up on their daughter. Now that she understands what is happening to her, ultimately Tess must decide whether she wants to keep fighting or succumb to her affliction.

Javla pojkar

Javla pojkar (2011)

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Bloody Boys follows three families through three parallel stories... Birgitta decides to end her apartment lease to move in with yet another man, leaving her son, Simon, without a place to stay. Simon's dad, Tomas, seems like the only one to turn to, but he has long since given up on the world... Lina asks for a divorce, which prompts Gunnar to start writing a book on the cruel ways of love and marriage. Their adoptive son, Bjorn, is forced out on his own where he starts to ponder identity and being, thoughts that lead him into unknown territory... Ida and Kristoffer share a tragic heritage which they are struggling to break free from. Kristoffer does his best to ease his mother through her fits of rage, while longing for a less complicated life. Ida tries all kinds of remedies for her affliction, but to no avail, and eventually the source of the problem is traced back up the bloodline... Bloody Boys accounts for the workings of downward spirals, whose patterns drag individuals as well as their families into them. The film depicts the human aspects of a number of brutal proceedings, where life itself may be the price of freedom.

The Afflicted

The Afflicted (2012)

Starring: Leslie Easterbrook, Kane Hodder, J.D. Hart

Inspired by the disturbing, real-life story of Theresa Knorr, director Jason Stoddard's feature debut stars screen veteran Leslie Easterbrook (Police Academy, The Devil's Rejects) as Maggie - an abusive, alcoholic mother who makes the lives of her three daughters a living hell while claiming to receive messages from God. Meanwhile, as her horrified husband Hank (Kane Hodder) seeks a means of escaping Maggie's growing insanity, their youngest daughter Maggie begins to fear for her life, and decides to defend her sisters to her dying breath.

Sleepless in New York

Sleepless in New York (2015)

Starring: Helen Fisher, Alley Scott, Rosey La Rouge

Paralyzing, tormenting and overwhelming... Often laughed off as nothing more than an affliction of adolescence, lovesickness is the topic of a new, sensitive and compelling documentary film. Oscar nominated director Christian Frei and award-winning cinematographer Peter Indergand dive into the frenzied nights of three newly rejected. Nights full of pain and tears, yet also with wakefulness and creativity. Renowned anthropologist Dr. Helen Fisher reveals the astounding and profound processes that unfold in the brain of the lovesick. She says: "The game of love matters. It matters big time." Exploring the difficult path out of self-destructive obsessive behavior, toward a new self, "SLEEPLESS IN NEW YORK" is a film for those in love, out of love or looking for love.(C) Official Site

Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic

Loving Lampposts: Living Autistic (2010)

Starring: Dr. Simon Baron Cohen,Stephen Shore,Roy Richard Grinker,Simon Baron-Cohen,Stephen Shore

Inspired to explore the topic of autism in detail after his son was diagnosed with the disorder, filmmaker Todd Drezner weighs the benefits and drawbacks of the ""recovery movement" versus the "neurodiversity movement" in this informative, enlightening documentary. While proponents of the "recovery movement" blame the increasing communality of autism on environmental toxins and strive to reverse the effects of the affliction, supporters of the "neurodiversity movement" contend that it isn't necessary to try and cure autism, but rather to embrace the children who are diagnosed, and simply provide the best support possible. For parents of autistic children there is often no easy answer, though by offering a detailed examination of both approaches, Drezner offers some informative food for thought. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

The Rain

The Rain (2011)

Starring: Dee Wallace Stone,David Carradine,Richard Lynch,Ellen Sandweiss,Christopher Bondy

When the drought-stricken farming community of Perseverance resorts to child sacrifice to bring healing rains to their land, a terrible curse is unleashed, that haunts their bloodlines for generations. More than a century later, one of their descendents is struck by a horrible affliction and must commit an unspeakable act of murder to remove the curse once and for all.

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