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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Octav

Serge Ioan Celebidachi | Romania | 2017 | 1:40:00 Romanian with English Subtitles Facebook When an elderly man returns to his family home after decades of absence, the apparition of his childhood sweetheart triggers a rewind to the life-changing events from his youth. Cast Marcel Iures Victor Rebengiuc Lia Bugnar Writer Serge Ioan Celebidachi James… Read more »

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Nina

In search of her father’s murderer, Nina meets the aged ex-cop Rainer. Soon, the young loner and the failed family man fill a gap in each other’s lives. But Rainer withholds details about his shared past with Nina’s father and Nina must discover if he can be trusted. As Nina digs deeper into Rainer’s secrets,… Read more »

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New You

Neilson Black | United Kingdom | 1:23:00 Website | Facebook Janine is a mid-twenties waitress working and living in St John’s Wood, London, set in the modern day. She is bored of life dreamer and wants nothing more than the be famous. Her idol is a very successful model Taylor and decides to follow in… Read more »

The F#@king Dog

Dragan Pesikan | Serbia | 2017 | 1:28:00 Serbian with English Subtitles Website Usually we choose a dog and sometimes the dog chooses us.. Choosing the same dog Alexandra, Jovana, and Marija are coming into conflict with the criminal gang led by Sergei, merciless drug dealer.. Alexandra’s American identification card, and Frank’s FBI pass, her… Read more »

Leaf of Life

Ebrahim Mokhtari | Islamic Republic of Iran | 2016 | 1:24:27 Persian with English Subtitles The story of a documentary filmmaker who wants to make a film about the dangers facing the growth of Saffron in Iran. Writer Ebrahim Mokhtari Producer Ebrahim Mokhtari

My Dear Wife

Chandan Kumar | India | 2018 | 2:06:59 Saajan and Ila a middle aged married couple, who keeps fighting with each other because over the years their marriage has turned so sour that the only way they can keep their passion alive is by taking jibes at each other all the time. Which underlies that… Read more »

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Ciao Cherie

Nina Kusturica | Austria | 2018 | 1:26:00 English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Serbian, Somali with English Subtitles Website | Facebook Longing to overcome distance, customers come in the telephone cabins of a zany Viennese Call Shop. Like with an umbilical cord, the telephone cable connects them with their loved ones, family and a distant… Read more »

Betrayed

Harley Wallen | United States | 2018 | 1:37:00 When the Cartel comes to Detroit and tries to push the Russian Mafia out things don’t go as planned and more people end up dragged into the middle of things. The Mayor decides he will step in when his daughter gets caught up in the middle…. Read more »

Kharam

Dr. Jose. P. V. | India | 2017 | 1:53:45 Malayalam with English Subtitles Washerman Kanavan gets a lady, Kannaki- from the family of his late wife, along with a donkey. She looks very pretty so also innocent. Kanavan was utter drunkard and gambler and used to torture Kannaki very badly. In spite, she loves… Read more »

THE LEGEND – The Bessie Coleman Story

Gardner Doolittle | United States | 2017 | 1:42:00 In 1921 a young woman arose from the poverty of the Texas cotton fields to capture the hearts of the Black population of America. She taught them to overcome not only racial barriers but the barriers within themselves. And in doing so…dare to dream. Cast Aneva… Read more »