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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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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 »

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 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


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 Can

Shadow C. LaValley, Danielle Purdy | United States | 00:22:02 | 2022 English A broken-spirited Tim struggles to navigate love and loss, only to find the extraordinary beauty of life from an ordinary can. Cast Shadow C. LaValley Zoë Yeoman Hannah Schill Angela Grace Martin Brayden Gleave Danielle Purdy Writer Shadow C. LaValley Producer Shadow… Read more »

12 Litres 8800 Steps

Anita La Selva | Canada | 00:15:00 | 2022 English 12 Litres 8800 Steps represents a journey into the world of those who have lost loved ones to addiction: an intimate portrait of one woman’s odyssey in coming to terms with the fragility of her own mental health as she witnesses the demise of her… Read more »

The Collection

Rich West | United States | 00:11:00 | 2022 English Cast sheri ratick stroud Denise Sanchez Jean Rosolino Dennis Knight Matt Neufeld Writers Rich West sheri ratick stroud Producers Rich West Robin Noonan-Price sheri ratick stroud


Kishor Tahbildar | India | 01:38:53 | 2022 Assamese Durga- The Warrior, an Assamese feature film depicts a vivid picture of a burning social issue of alcohol abuse and social awareness for its remedy. The main shooting of film is done in a village in Assam, India. The protagonist of the film is a poor… Read more »

Am I Evil?

Shane Peter Buckley, Marc Hamill | United Kingdom | 00:02:32 | 2022 English Can you trust your partner? Cast Kellyann Summers Shane Peter Buckley Eve Harding Writer Shane Peter Buckley

To Be A Man

Nicholas Merch McCullom | United States | 00:19:00 | 2022 English A recently widowed William Burrell is now struggling to take care of his opinionated 17 year old son Cashes, and his impressionable 8 year old son Sunny. For the past 2 years William has been working overtime to gain favor with the owner for… Read more »