March 28th
Peruvian filmmaker Claudia Llosa returns to the Berlin Film Festival this February with her latest opus, Aloft. Starring Jennifer Connelly, the film tells the story of a struggling mother, Nana Kunning (Connelly) and her journey to becoming a successful artist and healer.

Why you should see it: Llosa has been making noise since her debut Madinusa first made a mark at the Sundance Film Festival in 2006 garnering her awards and worldwide screenings. Her critically acclaimed film, The Milk of Sorrow, received the Golden Bear for Best Film at the Berlin Film Festival in 2009. We see a pattern here.

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