Elena (Nadezhda Markina), a dutiful wife to her wealthy husband and a burdened mother to her layabout son, manages to balance the needs of the two, until she learns her husband plans to leave her family nothing in his will. Zeitgeist Films hide caption

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Turning depression and anger at his spiraling personal life outward, Frank (Joel Murray) — with sidekick Roxy (Tara Lynne Barr) — takes literal aim at the crasser forms of American pop culture. Magnet Releasing hide caption

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Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy play British retirees in residence at the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. While advertisements promised a life of leisure in a newly refurbished facility, the Brits arrive to find the palace a shell of its former self. Fox Searchlight hide caption

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Beth (Diane Keaton) and her adopted dog, Freeway, are parted when her distracted, workaholic husband, Joseph, loses Freeway in the woods. Wilson Webb/Sony Pictures Classics hide caption

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Michelle Yeoh (Memoirs of a Geisha) plays Myanmar pro-democracy dissident Aung San Suu Kyi. The film focuses on her relationship with her late husband, an Oxford academic, and the strain placed on their relationship by government pressure. Cohen Media Group hide caption

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Whit Stillman, the whimsical director of Metropolitan, Barcelona and The Last Days of Disco, returns after 13 years with Damsels in Distress -- which he calls "a comedy of ideas, even if they're lame ones." Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images hide caption

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Oh, Captain: Adrien Brody plays selfless substitute teacher Henry Barthes, who is less a convincing human than a synthesis of well-worn cinematic tropes about the inspiring educator. Tribeca Film hide caption

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Hooked: Emily Blunt (left) plays the sheik's London liaison, with whom Jones finds himself increasingly fascinated. Michael Tackett/CBS Films hide caption

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Filmmaker Jafar Panahi, banned from making films and placed under house arrest by the Iranian government, invites friend Mojtaba Mirtahmasb to follow him and shoot something that's not a film. Palisades Tartan hide caption

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Dryn (Konstantin Balakirev, left), Fred (Maksim Matveev), and Bob (Igor Voynarovsky) rebel against the cultural norms in the Soviet Union of the '50s, adopting colorful clothing, hairstyles and a mode of living that earned them the derogatory moniker stilyagi, or "stylish people." Leisure Time Features hide caption

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In isolated Barrow, Alaska, a fight between three boys over a girl turns violent, leaving Aivaaq (Frank Qutuq Irelan, left) and Qalli (Josiah Patkotak) with a secret that tests the bonds of their friendship. Silverwood Films hide caption

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Sewage worker Leopold Socha (Robert Wieckiewicz, right) and Krystyna Chiger (Milla Bankowicz) peek from their underground hideaway in Nazi-occupied Lvov, Poland. Jasmin Marla Dichant/Sony Classics hide caption

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Arctic Heart-Warmer: Environmental activist Rachel Kramer (Drew Barrymore) reaches out to one of the whales blocked from migrating south in Big Miracle. Darren Michaels/Universal Pictures hide caption

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