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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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In the Fishbowl

Christina Katsiadakis | Canada | 00:10:45 | 2022 English Eve is a young, hip single woman. She is focused on work and relishes being around people. Due to the pandemic, she is forced to quarantine in her flat. Her only companion is her pet fish. In its fishbowl. Or hers? Cast Ornela Kapetani Writer Christina… Read more »

Get It On Jones

Herman “J.R.” Johnson | United States | 00:19:44 | 2022 English Small Town Private Investigator in the 1970s works to keep his home safe. Cast Herman “J.R.” Johnson Mariah Joiner Sylvia Hayden Writer Herman “J.R.” Johnson Producers Herman “J.R.” Johnson Sedrick Hinton Konnor Megginson Will Denson

Capolinea – The Last Stop

Roberto Totola | Italy | 00:18:00 | 2022 Italian Two men and a woman. She is at the bus stop always at the same time, in the same place. Every day two men travel the same road to reach her. Their eyes meet with hers, looking for a contact but neither of them has the… Read more »


Quentin Dujardin | Belgium | 00:04:04 | 2022 English, French An elderly lady remembers the autumn mornings she spent on a vast river in the company of her friends, when they were children. In this immense setting, they rowed towards an island they had named… Paradisiac. Cast Rose Lanckmans Gabrielle Mignon Janette Dujardin Jacqueline Nicolas… Read more »

Charlie, buried in a pile of onions

Katja Ginnow | Germany | 00:26:45 | 2022 CHARLIE (26) hasn‘t succeeded to cry since her ex ANTON (43) killed himself, although she tried everything: Dripping lemon juice in her eyes, getting slapped and exploiting strangers‘ sorrow as a crisis hotline worker – nothing. When Anton’s last girlfriend ANJA (40) calls the line for advice,… Read more »

Try To

Luca Martin Karl Werner-Tutschku | Austria | 00:28:11 | 2022 English John finds himself alone in a sterile, empty world. At first he cannot move, but after breaking his stupor, John is able to explore his surroundings. Step by step his aching body stumbles through a world that is definitely trying to tell him something…. Read more »

Double Zero

Pat Bradley | United States | 00:20:00 | 2022 English After botching a job for the most ruthless crime boss in NYC, two women must play a game of modified Russian Roulette to survive. Cast Jamie Ragusa Casey Sullivan Caroline Anderson Vivian Belosky Writer Pat Bradley Producers Pat Bradley Jamie Ragusa

Skookum Jim and The American Dream

Ken Smyth | United Kingdom | 00:40:29 | 2022 English This film by Scottish artist Ken Smyth explores the impact of The Klondike Gold Rush on both the indigenous people of Yukon in North West Canada and on the fake-news-inspired, get-rich-quick, American prospectors. It raises issues of racism, cultural imperialism and environmental destruction that remain… Read more »


Arturo Prins López | Argentina | 00:29:00 | 2022 Spanish A road in the Pampean plain becomes the scene of a mysterious encounter between a gardener and a ragged, trampy old man. Between the two an unexpected communication arises that leads our protagonist to a direct clash with the uncomfortable, the unpleasant. In a suspicious… Read more »

Home Sweet Home

Mukesh Kumar Singh | India | 00:06:57 | 2022 Hindi Story of two families…has not given subtitles as words are meaningless in this story. Cast Shweta Munshi Akriti Sharma Rajiv Ranjan Bhoopesh Singh Poonam Shende Writer Mukesh Kumar Singh Producer Mukesh Kumar Singh