The entries of Cinemafest, which targets the taste of a broader audience, encompass numerous regions, genres, and styles.
Menashe, which earned a huge sensation in this year's Sundance Film Festival, is a growth show of mid-life in Jewish community of Brooklyn. Swagger, which demonstrates an acceptance for creative genre, is a documentary musical that notes daily living of colored adolescents growing in a rural ghetto of Paris.
In terms of regional distribution, the Japanese remains strong since a total of four Japanese films are showing. With the theme of humanity, Mothers of Fukushima: Eiko & Yoshiko, a documentary film based on daily living of a Fukushima refugee after the disaster, The Most Beautiful Village in the World, another documentary film of Nepal community overcoming an earthquake, Poetry Angel, a comedy about stories of farmers and students trying to express themselves, and Start Line, a film of a woman director with hearing disabilities and her bicycle trip for fifty-seven days, bring out fun and touch
the heart of people.
Based on a graphic novel by Raymond Breggs, Ethel & Ernest is a moving animation asking for the meaning of family by looking into the history of parents. Another distinctive adventure drama, The Duelist, is the work of Aleksey Mizgirev, an
independent film director from Russia.