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Best Undistributed Films of 2017

All films were without announced U.S. distribution at press time.

Readers’ Poll 2017:
Do you like movies and prizes? Enter our Best of 2017 prize drawing by visiting by February 20, 2018 and send us your ranked list of the year’s 20 best films (plus comments) with your name, address, and phone number. We also want to hear your thoughts about the magazine in our new survey, located on the same form! Prizes include an annual subscription and a signed copy of the magazine (Linklater! Cronenberg! Denis!), and more.

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Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, Poland/Germany/Czech Republic

Until the Birds Return

Karim Moussaoui, France/Algeria/Germany


Helena Wittmann, Germany