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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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Ezequiel Martinez, Edi Mehana | United States | 00:21:06 | 2022 English, Lithuanian A legendary gunfighter, cursed by witches, searches for the priceless portrait of a woman who died two hundred years ago, only to discover that she still lives. Cast Edi Mehana Joey Naber Gabija Guzauskaite Cliff Marks Charles Tiedje Mana Afshar Kenny Lone… Read more »

The Last Picture

Ally May | United States | 00:08:26 | 2022 English When two strangers come into her diner, a waitress suspects things are not as they appear and she learns to regret her inaction. Cast Trevor B. Nagle Saskia Baur Emma Harlow Alan Zeichner Writer Ally May Producers Tony Reate Trevor B Nagle

A Haircut for the Hina Doll

Minoru MIZOGUCHI | Japan | 00:29:50 | 2022 Japanese The man who is an assistant hairstylist makes an effort to keep his promise by cutting his first love’s hair as his first customer. But she has little time to live due to her severe illness. Cast Riku TANAKA Writer Minoru MIZOGUCHI Producer Tomoyuki SAGAWA Actress… Read more »

The Caddy

Gabriel Beristain | United States | 00:14:37 | 2022 English, Spanish When an ambitious young Mexican diplomat loses his career and is reduced to caddying at a golf resort, he kidnaps an arrogant American businessman in a misguided attempt to buy his old life back, unprepared for the battle of wills that ensues. Cast Ron… Read more »