Minneapolis.– The Beyond Borders Film Festival shows 23 films over five days at Minneapolis' Parkway Theater. Organized around the loosest possible idea, the world's cultural heritage, the event includes the screening of “Sugar,” about a Dominican baseball player, 19 years old, who is training in a Major League academy in his country.
When he comes to the United States to play minor league ball, he has to face culture shock as one the big challenges in his way.
Other films on the menu are "Revanche," the 2009 Austrian Oscar nominee, a suspenseful thriller in which the lives of two couples –a cop and his wife, a crook and his girlfriend– become entangled in surprising ways; and "Big Man Japan," one of the funniest films of the year. Beginning as a puzzling series of off-the-cuff interviews with a downtrodden Japanese man, "Big Man" quickly reveals that, when criminals strike, he becomes a gigantic killing machine.