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NYAFF: The Sales Girl, A Philosophical Inquiry On Lust Adorned With Sex Toys

The Sales Girl is part of the 2022 New York Asian Film Festival line-up. This film from Mongolia, written and directed by Janchivdorj Sengedorj, is an original coming-of-age story that comes with dildos. Cashier girl Namuuna, after slipping on a banana and breaking her leg, must find someone to temporarily take her place at work….

The Pact Portrays Karen Blixen As An Intriguingly Mephistophelian Presence

Bille August, the Danish Academy Award winning director, returns with a hauntingly beautiful depiction of Baroness Karen Christenze von Blixen-Finecke. The Pact — part of the Palm Springs International Film Festival and AFI European Union Films Showcase — is a remarkable adaptation of Bjørnvig’s bestselling memoir.  The story is set in the year 1948, when…