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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Tell Me If It Hurts

Jay Nuzum | United States | 01:28:00 | 2021 English TELL ME IF IT HURTS is a docudrama following the harrowing journey of a young woman, LUNA, 13, who experiences an unexpected pregnancy from her mom’s abusive boyfriend. Cast Nancy Garcia Darlin Lopez Lyda Duran Adeboye Famurewa Writer Jay Nuzum Producer Jay Nuzum

MAGAMUNI (Great Sage)

Santhakumar | India | 02:48:52 | 2021 Mahadevan a call taxi driver lives with his dependent wife Viji and 5 years old son Prabha in Kanchipuram district. Maha lives a secret double life as a hitman for a local politician muthuraj to support his family. As maha’s enemies tries to kill him, he and his… Read more »

WRITING ABOUT A LOVE

Mario Roccato | Italy | 01:22:22 | 2021 Italian Francesca is a young actress who is facing a serious existential crisis, a situation exacerbated by the recent death of one of her dearest friends. The cause of this crisis can be found in the relationship with Alessandro, her husband. He has changed a lot over… Read more »

Talking to the Starry Sky

Yurugu Matsumoto | Japan | 01:55:20 | 2021 Japanese The Great East Japan Earthquake occurred on March 11, 2011. Though this unprecedented disaster caused more than 18,000 people to be declared dead or missing, it is not well known that the mortality rate of people with disabilities was twice that of people without them. The… Read more »

Connecting Flights

Gilbert Allan | Canada | 01:35:00 | 2021 English Taken from a true story and based on Ron Blicq’s award winning stage play, “Closure”, this Jessy Ardern adaptation tells a tale of family’s journey from England to Canada in an attempt to connect with an unsuspecting family member, who is unaware he fathered a child… Read more »

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The Clearing

Stephanie Trainer | United States | 01:30:20 | 2021 English The Clearing follows the story of a journalist studying the effects of a storm that has been continuing to swell over Appalachia for 5 months with no sign of stopping. While she and her colleague are on route to continue ongoing interviews with survivors about… Read more »

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Swamper

Philip Neumann | Canada | 01:52:55 | 2021 English Cast Brandon Moon Writer Philip Neumann Producers Alex Quinn Michael Palmer

The Right Bus

Robbie Moffat | United Kingdom | 01:33:00 | 2021 English A poignant, soul-stirring film based on a novel by Glenn Ward. Two strangers, drawn inexorably to the Scottish West coast, meet in Oban and begin a relationship. Connie intends to return to America, a place she once called home, and David has an important career… Read more »

First Call (The)

Angela Onuora | Canada | 01:01:40 | 2021 English After the death of his brother, RICHARD OREKE decides that it is a sign for him to take up the mantle of leadership and reunite his ‘scattered’ family. He sends out a video message to his four children. His plea is simple. Bring your list of… Read more »

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Small Town Remedies

R.W. Perkins | United States | 01:35:55 | 2020 English Small Town Remedies is a dramatic comedy about siblings, Lita and Evan, who are forced to put their troubled personal lives on hold to help their alcoholic mother through a relapse. Eventually, Lita and Evan are compelled to deal with their own possible addictions, as… Read more »