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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No Knock List

When two hardened criminals facing harsh sentences make a break from prison, they hatch their plan to rob a paranoid recluse who runs a boarding house in her sprawling Victorian manor. Just as their plan seems to be coming together, things inside the mansion begin to unravel. It’s a race against time for the men… Read more »

Just Words

Two social outcasts with hidden identities, who keep meeting in a coffee shop and talk in their childlike yet inconspicuous cryptic, find it difficult to express their love for each other. The entire film is shot in a single room remodeled as a coffee shop with only two characters having a conversation about their ideas… Read more »

Family Obligations

In trying to settle affairs after his father’s sudden death, Peter Steele finds himself the unlikely caretaker of his long-forgotten Uncle Frank. As Peter shuffles Frank to and from doctors, he meets neighbor Melanie, a single mother who shows him how to look for opportunities instead of excuses in the people in his life. Through… Read more »

Chubby Café

Chubby is the boss of Chubby Café. She has four lovely employees: Lazy, Petty, Anger and Simple. Each of them has distinct personality. One day they saved a mysterious woman named Illusion from a suitcase. Illusion lost her memory and tried to find out who put her in the suitcase and delivered her to Chubby… Read more »

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A Little Touch of Harry

Harry Little is a veteran filmmaker – 36 features in 36 years – and while he was hot and trendy in the Eighties, he’s considered a little out of touch with today’s audiences. Be that as it may, Harry is happy in his little corner of Filmland, turning out his yearly feature for a small… Read more »

Boy Gets Eaten

Sebastian Lagerkvist | Norway | 2018 | 24:59 Norwegian with English Subtitles A boy is pressured to lose his virginity, and now his childhood trauma will no longer be ignored. Cast Arthur Hakalahti Ole Victor Corral Minni K. Mertens Eline Grødal Writer Caroline Arnesen Producer Grunde Tveiten

Innocent Killer

Jon-Claire Lee | Australia | 2017 | 1:32:00 Website “Innocent Killer” is a slow-burn psychological thriller in the style of the masterpiece “Dressed to Kill” by the master of the genre, Brian DePalma. It promises mystery, excitement and, of course, the ultimate battle between good and evil. A modern city is hit with a string… Read more »

Bozkir Look at The Birds (Bozkir Kuşlara Bak Kuşlara)

Mehmet Tanrisever | Turkey | 2019 | 1:51:10 Turkish with English Subtitles Website | Facebook | Twitter Abdullah and Cripple Ziya are gun dealers in the Bozkir district of Konya. They put honesty, honor, and dignity before anything else. Even though Abdullah and Cripple Ziya have opposite personalities, their friendship and partnership go back many… Read more »

Free Slave (Hür Köle)

Mehmet Tanrisever | Turkey | 2019 | 1:49:10 Turkish with English Subtitles Website | Facebook | Twitter Mehmet, being an idealistic man of principle, has decided to leave his job as an Imam to become a movie director. But now, he finds himself unable to raise the money he needs to fund his new film… Read more »