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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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Nik (Tristan Halilaj, left) and his younger brother, Dren (Elsajed Tallalli), must both stay indoors to avoid violent retaliation after their father kills a member of another family. Anila Jaho/IFC Films hide caption

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Orange You Glad We Wound Up Here? George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) play an unemployed Manhattan couple who stumble into a hippie farming commune whose denizens include characters played by Justin Theroux and Alan Alda. Gemma La Mana/Universal PIctures 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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George (Paul Rudd) and Linda (Jennifer Aniston) are plugged-in New Yorkers who go off the grid on a Georgia commune in David Wain's comedy Wanderlust. Universal Pictures hide caption

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Fiona Gordon (left) plays a woman who claims to be a fairy and promises three wishes to hotel night clerk Dom (Domininque Abel). Gordon and Abel are two of the three co-writer-directors of The Fairy. Laurent Thurin-Nal/Kino Lorber hide caption

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The documentary Putin's Kiss charts four years in the life of Masha Drokova, who became famous as the girl who publicly kissed Vladimir Putin. Courtesy of the filmmaker hide caption

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After 'Putin's Kiss,' A Young Girl's Change Of Heart

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Small Wonder: Arrietty (voiced by Bridgit Mendler) is an inches-tall Borrower whose family lives within the walls of a human household. Walt Disney Pictures hide caption

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Insurance agent and bourgeois pedophile Michael (Michael Fuith) takes Wolfgang (David Rauchenberger), the 10-year-old boy he's holding captive, on a rare trip outside. Strand Releasing 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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Gods Of Carnage: CIA agents FDR (Chris Pine, left) and Tuck (Tom Hardy) suit up to complete a covert mission. Their friendship is strained when they fall for the same woman. Kimberley French/20th Century Fox hide caption

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Linda Cardellini plays a vet who returns from overseas with no way to make sense of where she was and what it meant in director Liza Johnson's new drama Return. Dada Films hide caption

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A Veteran's 'Return' To The Front Lines Of Home

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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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A rural farmer (Janos Derzsi) sits in the void-like darkness of his single-room farmhouse in The Turin Horse. Cinema Guild hide caption

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