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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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Jules  Thénier | France | 2016 | 24:00 French with English Subtitles Martin has the opportunity to present the morning TV news and has a lot of work that night. But his old friend Jeff, whom he has not seen for a long time, arrives unexpectedly. Very soon, he asks him a very compromising service …Read more »

Golden Bream (Zolotoj Leshh)

Konopkin Yuriy | Russian Federation | 2016 | 23:39 English, Russian with English Subtitles Young “secular nun” Elena goes on pilgrimage to holy places of Russia in the hope of healing her mental disorder. Feeling her Guardian-Angel’s invisible protection, the girl enjoys her fascinating journey which is smooth sailing, without any difficulties, troubles, and woes. However having …Read more »

I Love New York

Christian Vogeler | United States | 2016 | 10:54 Facebook In a city where everyone’s got an angle, how does you survive? After an NYC first-timer befriends a savvy street girl on the train, she takes him on a fantastical ride through all the city’s pitfalls. But nothing’s free in this town, so tighten up …Read more »

Maggot Brain or The Reincarnation of Willie Hud

James J Roufus | United States | 2017 | 8:05 Deep in the heart of Texas, a man betrays his brother for a key. But when his brother comes back to seek revenge in the after life, it sends them both on the same path for eternity, seeking what the key unlocks. Is death the …Read more »


Sara Soheili | Islamic Republic of Iran | 2017 | 12:14 Persian with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter Five pregnant women sit in their doctor’s waiting room, their unborn babies inside of them carry on conversations about their life inside their mommy’s belly and even about their futures outside of the womb…. but will they all …Read more »

Guardian Angel

Ralph Odierna | United States | 2015 | 13:07 After a violent attack left them orphans, Maddie and her brother Nicky believed they only survived by the intervention of God. Cast Megan Henry Tim Bader Johnny Cosmo Jessica McMillin Mike Foster Viewing Instructions

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Servet Dean Sari | Austria | 2017 | 11:00 German with English Subtitles A woman hunts down the psychopath who tortured her. Cast Ivy Chumley Leonhard Srajer Viewing Instructions


Konstantina Kotzamani | Greece | 2016 | 29:43 Modern Greek (1453-) with English Subtitles The Leopard Shall Lie Down with The Goat The Wolves Shall Live with The Lambs And the Young Boy Will Lead Them 12+1 Kids and The Carcass of a Whale Washed Ashore… Cast Felix Mangelfield Viewing Instructions

The Desert Left Behind

Jan Buttler | Germany | 2016 | 29:20 German with English Subtitles Facebook Luise, a young woman, takes on a position as kitchen staff at a boarding house for school groups in the Mecklenburg lakes region. Although both she and her colleague Maria are met with genuine interest and friendship by everyone, including the local …Read more »


Yeeshai Gross, Matt Scott | United States | 2016 | 5:01 PSA on Sexual Abuse Viewing Instructions