The movie sweeping Miami's independent theaters this week is "Trishna," a modern take on Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the d'Urbervilles" but set a continent away in India. Freida Pinto of "Slumdog Millionaire" fame plays a poor woman working at a resort who falls in love with the resort owner's son.

Another big-name film to see this week is "Take This Waltz," starring A-listers Michelle Williams and Seth Rogan. The happy couple's marriage comes into question when Williams falls in love with another man.

Finally, for those not into love and mush, the sci-fi-meets-fantasy flick "Beyond the Black Rainbow" will be a feast for the senses. The creepy movie is filled with synthesizers and bright lights as a young girl tries to escape from a commune called Arboria.

Click below for the best indie films playing in South Florida arthouse cinemas this week:

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  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Trishna</a> July 27 and 28 at 3:50, 6:30 and 9:10 p.m., July 29 at 2:10, 4:50 and 7:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $7 to $8 Adapted from Thomas Hardy's "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" Freida Pinto stars as Trishna, the a poor woman in India who works at a resort. When the resort is taken over by a wealthy developer, his son is immediately taken by Trishna's beauty. To escape classism, the two move to Mumbai, but find that just changing locations doesn't fix everything.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Take This Waltz</a> July 24, 25 and 26 at 6:35 and 9:15 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $7 to $8 Margot (Michelle Williams) is happily married to Lou (Seth Rogan), but her world is turned upside down when she meets their neighbor Daniel. With instant chemistry, she struggles to fight her feelings as they steal moments together throughout the summer. On July 16, the movie is accompanied with a dinner for the cinema's <a href="" target="_hplink">"OMG Dinner & a Movie"</a> series.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">The Intouchables</a> July 24 and 26 at 6:30 and 9:10 p.m., July 25 at 9:10 p.m., July 27 at 3:55 and 9:15 p.m., July 28 at 3:55, 6:35 and 9:15 p.m., July 29, at 2:15, 4:55 and 7:35 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Tower Theater</a> Tickets: $7 to $8 When an aristocrat, Philippe, becomes a quadriplegic after an accident, he seeks the best caretaker. Instead, he ends up hiring an ex-convict, Driss, from the streets. The two form a friendship that could not have been formed with anyone else, one of equality, laughter and respect. French with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Quill</a> July 26th and 27 at 7 p.m., July 28 and 29 at 3 and 5 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">O Cinema</a> Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50 Labrador puppy Quill is chosen to become a guide dog. After his training is complete, he is paired with a blind man who is apprehensive about putting his trust in a dog. Japanese with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Beyond the Black Rainbow</a> July 26 at 9 p.m., July 27 at 9 and 11:30 p.m., July 28 at 7, 9:30 and 11:55 p.m., July 29 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">O Cinema</a> Tickets: $7.50 to $10.50 In a bevy of synthesizers, flashing lights and an odd script, this sci-fi meets fantasy film take viewers back to 1983 where our heroine Elena tries to escape from the Elena from Arboria, where she is being held in a sedated state.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Oslo, August 31st</a> July 27, 28 and 29 at 9 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 About to complete his drug rehabilitation stint, Anders leaves the countryside for a trip to the city for a job interview. However, he ends up staying and meeting up with old friends. In that time, he realizes how many opportunities he wasted in the past. Norwegian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">A Cat in Paris (<em>Un vie de chat</em>)</a> July 24, 25, 26 at 7 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Miami Beach Cinematheque</a> Tickets: $8 to $10 Dino is a Parisian house cat to young Zoe by day, a burglar's aide by night. However, when Zoe's father's killer kidnaps her, Dino and and his burglar friend join forces to do good. July 24 and 25 is French with English subtitles, July 26 is in English.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Elles</a> July 23 at 7 p.m. and July 25 at 9 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cosford Cinema</a> Tickets: $7 to $9 Juliette Binoche plays Anne, a journalist in Paris studying prostitution. She interviews two university students working the world's oldest profession to pay their way through school. As the interviews become more intimate, she realizes there's more to the job than she thought. French with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">To Rome With Love</a> July 23, 24, 25 and 26 at 2, 4:15, 6:30 and 8:45 pm <a href="" target="_hplink">Coral Gables Art Cinema</a> Tickets: $6 to $11 Woody Allen brings to the screen a cast of big-name actors to create a comedic onslaught of misadventures in Rome. With Americans visiting the city to locals navigating the age-old streets, there's a hooker, an opera director, a girl escaping a bad relationship, and an average Joe who suddenly becomes the city's biggest celebrity. English and Italian with English subtitles.

  • <a href="" target="_hplink">Love Never Dies</a> July 24 at 6 p.m., July 26 at 8 p.m. <a href="" target="_hplink">Cinema Paradiso</a> Tickets: $6 to $10 Andrew Lloyd Weber's sequel to "The Phantom of the Opera," the love story travels across the ocean from Paris to Coney Island, NY. The Phantom joins a troupe of sideshow freaks, but is unsatisfied with life without his musical protegee, Christine Daae. He sends a letter to her under a pen name, tricking her to come to the United States to perform.