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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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Michaël Rué | Switzerland | 00:12:11 | 2021 French A beautiful Sunday morning Simon wakes up with Stephanie, he feels intense pain never met beforehand. He moans slightly and turns to Stephanie, who awakes in turn hearing the rales of Simon. While asking her what is happening she reads in her eyes the suffering that… Read more »


Simon Yahn | United States | 00:17:36 | 2021 English After a last bonding experience with her grandmother, a young girl comes to terms with her grandmother’s dementia and grows closer to her mother. Cast Natalia Stornello Ruth Teitel Laura Stisser Writer Simon Yahn Producers Kimberly Mac RJ Polaski Jeff Yahn Director of Photography Dallas… Read more »

Big Hand Nick: First Assignment

Paul Stamas | United States | 00:25:00 | 2021 English From people who love films comes a film that’s taken almost 20 years to make. Big Hand Nick: First Assignment explores the origins of the film’s main protagonist Big Hand Nick. He is a complicated character not defined by being either good or bad, but… Read more »


Philip C. Sedgwick | United States | 00:05:47 | 2021 English An astronomer sharing online backyard observations of the center of our galaxy has a run-in with mosquitoes, and a not so trusty bug zapper. Cast Joel Foster Writer Philip C. Sedgwick Producer Lesley Cessna-Kontowicz Executive Producers Philip C. Sedgwick Lesley Lillywhite Director of Photography… Read more »

A real man

Aurélien Mathieu | France | 00:03:00 | 2021 French A father share with his son his vision of masculinity during a rugby training. Cast Romain Villedieu Mathéo Capelli Annaelle Royer Writers Aurélien Mathieu Julie Bonnemoy Producer Charles Rambeau Executive producer Jérôme Roudier Editor Sophie Miereanu Sound editor César Mamoudy Music Alexis Maingaud Director of photography… Read more »

Here Today

Erica Arvold | United States | 00:13:32 | 2021 English A high school girl struggles to find her own identity with a new group of friends and discovers that together, their choices have an impact beyond what they ever imagined. This universally autobiographical tale, written by 16-year-old Meredith Grace Dabney, is a reminder of vulnerability,… Read more »

The Pandemic Artist

Bob Belinoff | United States | 00:06:24 | 2021 English During the lockdown a man searches for art and seeks to make sense of the world – without leaving the house.

Tell Me Who I Am

Luca Caserta | Italy | 00:17:14 | 2021 Italian A woman wanders through the city looking for herself and her lost memory… Cast Elisa Bertato Nicolò Giacometti Giovanni Morassutti Daniele Profeta Jacopo Squizzato Writers Luca Caserta Elisa Bertato Sound Francesco Liotard Music Luciano Ligabue – Piccola stella senza cielo Original Music Lorenzo Tomio Director of… Read more »


Linda Palmer | United States | 00:14:38 | 2021 English A woman faces depression and opioid addiction head on, encountering an unlikely source of help. Is it strong enough to help her break her (family’s) destructive cycle? Does she end it all, or choose to make a change, however small, and survive for her daughter…. Read more »

Until Our Last Breath

Ashlynn Hideman | United States | 00:06:51 | 2021 English When 17 year old Mia meets Luke in the hospital, undergoing treatment for the same type of cancer she has, they click instantly and become inseparable. Mia learns that she only has a small amount of time left to live, so Luke creates a special… Read more »