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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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Phantom Body

Delphino S. Huang | United States | 2017 | 4:40 After the sudden disappearance of his body parts, a scientist time travels again and again attempts to fix the time machine and his own existence. Cast Connan Bell Melanie Vanderford Producer Delphino S. Huang

Firdaws

Mayur Puri | India | 2017 | 17:33 Hindi, Urdu with English Subtitles Facebook | Twitter ‘Firdaws’ is a small film with a big humanitarian message. It raises questions about the root cause of terrorism – the idea of a promised paradise, and turns it on its head by asking what if this pursuit was futile and …Read more »

Tales from Shaolin: Pt One Shakey Dog

Louis A. Moore | United States | 2017 | 14:56 Facebook | Twitter Tales From Shaolin reinterprets the works of the Wu Tang Clan as a Shakespeare-meets-Tarantino, crime-filled action dark comedy! Using the lyrics from the song “Shakey Dog” by Ghostface Killah, Part One: “Shakey Dog” stars Stephen Hill as our narrator “Ghost” and Dominique Spencer as …Read more »

Abandon

Chris Adler | United States | 2017 | 7:10 Facebook Abandon is a film about a headstrong girl named Bliss who faces the rage of her dying father. Cast Karlee Broschinsky Yates Warren Darin Malchus Producer Dezi Barr

The Interview (L’Entretien)

Marc Gurung | France | 2017 | 17:38 French with English Subtitles Christophe, in his thirties, black, passes a job interview in the company where his girlfriend, Emma, works. The same night, convinced he got the job, the couple celebrates the event. But in the heat of the moment, Christophe asks himself if he will …Read more »

The Casket

Danial A. Miller | United States | 2015 | 27:29 Facebook | Twitter Three estranged brothers receive word that their wealthy, powerful father has died. He left them everything in his will, but under one condition: they return to their childhood home and build his casket from scratch, together. Under the supervision of their father’s …Read more »

The Wait

Eric Du Bellay | France | 2017 | 24:20 French with English Subtitles Eloise, 21 years old, lives in a decrepit family-owned vineyard. On a winter’s Sunday, she’s alone on duty for the winemaking cooperative. Her parents are running errands. They left a note saying her cousin, Matis, will spend the night at the domain. …Read more »

Walk With The Devil

Alison Hall | United States | 2017 | 16:11 Italian with English Subtitles Facebook In a world where the Devil plans your fall, an abused young sex slave must choose between kidnapping an innocent girl for her pimp or suffer the deadly consequences of her disobedience. Cast Alice Canzonieri Marta Limoli Gabriele Arena Producer Francesco …Read more »

Too Fast, Paris

Guillaume Karoubi | France | 2015 | 11:03 French with English Subtitles Facebook A man in love is lost within the twists and turns of his very own perception of reality. Cast Mikael Jerusalmy Hélène Degy Producer Guillaume Karoubi

Tinnitus

Francois Chandelle | Belgium | 2017 | 22:00 French with English Subtitles Facebook Sebastian found an audio tape on which Ludo, his recently deceased friend, plays a calm guitar arpeggio. Obsessed by this audio fragment, Sebastian has only two days left to learn and play the song at burial. He has to give his friend …Read more »