Narrative Feature

A narrative or story is any report of connected events, real or imaginary, presented in a sequence of written or spoken words, and/or still or moving images.

Narrative can be organized in a number of thematic and/or formal categories: non-fiction (such as definitively including creative non-fiction, biography, journalism, transcript poetry, and historiography); fictionalization of historical events (such as anecdote, myth, legend, and historical fiction); and fiction proper (such as literature in prose and sometimes poetry, such as short stories, novels, and narrative poems and songs, and imaginary narratives as portrayed in other textual forms, games, or live or recorded performances). Narrative is found in all forms of human creativity, art, and entertainment, including speech, literature, theatre, music and song, comics, journalism, film, television and video, radio, gameplay, unstructured recreation, and performance in general, as well as some painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, and other visual arts (though several modern art movements refuse the narrative in favor of the abstract and conceptual), as long as a sequence of events is presented. The word derives from the Latin verb narrare, “to tell”, which is derived from the adjective gnarus, “knowing” or “skilled”.

Oral storytelling is perhaps[according to whom?] the earliest method for sharing narratives. During most people’s childhoods, narratives are used to guide them on proper behavior, cultural history, formation of a communal identity, and values, as especially studied in anthropology today among traditional indigenous peoples. Narratives may also be nested within other narratives, such as narratives told by an unreliable narrator (a character) typically found in noir fiction genre. An important part of narration is the narrative mode, the set of methods used to communicate the narrative through a process narration.

Along with exposition, argumentation, and description, narration, broadly defined, is one of four rhetorical modes of discourse. More narrowly defined, it is the fiction-writing mode in which the narrator communicates directly to the reader.

U.S. and foreign films

The English film title, original title, country of origin and production year are listed. Foreign-language films are subtitled in English.

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Nightscape

Inchun Oh | Republic of Korea | 2017 | 1:11:13 Japanese, Korean with English Subtitles “Entire coverage team, which chased the taxi, went missing. What really happened on that night?” One day a female journalist received information that a suspicious taxi was discovered and together with the coverage team chased the taxi. Consequently, all of …Read more »

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Into a Dark Mind

Harley Wallen | United States | 2017 | 1:57:00 Facebook The senator’s son and best friend in an effort to get some action from a couple of hot bartenders but it all goes wrong from there as Justin (The Senator’s son) gives in to his dark urges and kills one of them. The other young …Read more »

JeerJimbe

Karthik Saragur | India | 2016 | 2:06:43 Kannada with English Subtitles The movie is named after the “Jewel beetle” – at the ripe age, the beetle’s wings are cut and the wings are used to make ornaments and jewels while the beetle is let to die. Indian culture (which has been evolving and changing …Read more »

Do Re Mi Fa

Chris Zarb | Malta | 2016 | 2:18:00 An ensemble set in Malta that focuses on four characters: Bozo, a children’s party clown who is a closet pedophile; Claudia, a stage actress who is paralysed with feelings of insignificance and is driven to do the extreme; Kyle, a family man with a deaf son who …Read more »

Covadonga

Sean Hartofilis | United States | 2017 | 1:10:00 Twitter A widowed songwriter at a wooded lake house sees his dark past pervading when a mysterious young couple trespasses on his property. Cast Sean Hartofilis Lindsey Dumont Matt Montemaro Phoenix Gonzalex George Hartofilis Producer Sean Hartofilis

Palyadawasi

Pragati Kolage | India | 2017 | 2:00:00 Marathi with English Subtitles A film, Palyadawasi, is based on the real fact of the hapless ‘Paradhi’ tribe in India that has been suffering from injustice by police and other elements of the society. Unfortunately, they still have to live on outskirts of town as they are …Read more »

The Hermitage Theatre. A Golden Age

Manas Sirakanyan | Russian Federation | 2017 | 1:02:33 English, Russian, Swedish with English Subtitles The State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg contains many masterpieces but five of them are on permanent display: lining the River Neva, they are the five buildings of the great palace complex itself. But even among these magnificent buildings, one …Read more »

Waking David

Kevin Nash | United Kingdom | 2016 | 1:29:00 Facebook | Twitter During a lecture tour of England, Scarlett, an American psychologist decides to look up Amy, her half-sister and find out about her father who died 10 years earlier. She is surprised to encounter a family that won’t communicate with her or each other …Read more »

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God

Edwin Brienen | Germany | 2016 | 1:15:00 “God” explores today’s political confusion, whisteblowers and lost spirituality. It tells the story of a woman, Alice (played by New York based Eva Dorrepaal), whose boyfriend Engelbert (played by Australian actor Olaf Savage) is hunted by a corrupt political regime after leaking secret government documents. Stuck in …Read more »

Vermijo

Paul Vernon | United Kingdom | 2017 | 59:10 Facebook Vermijo is a character-driven western and touches on some real contemporary subjects – alcohol abuse, bullying, domestic violence. When their no-good brother is killed in a gunfight with a passing drifter, the sheriff and deputy of a small western town set off with a posse …Read more »