IFFR 2019

by veradekok | created - 03 Feb 2019 | updated - 08 Feb 2019 | Public

Movies not yet listed on IMDb: #10 Miel-Emile #18 Camino, een feature-length selfie #85 Vulnerable Histories (A Road Movie) #97 About Him or How He Did Not Fear the Bear

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1. Capernaum (2018)

R | 126 min | Drama

75 Metascore

While serving a five-year sentence for a violent crime, a 12-year-old boy sues his parents for neglect.

Director: Nadine Labaki | Stars: Zain Al Rafeea, Yordanos Shiferaw, Boluwatife Treasure Bankole, Kawsar Al Haddad

Votes: 58,743 | Gross: $1.66M

2. Bathtubs Over Broadway (2018)

PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Comedy, Music

78 Metascore

A Late Night comedy writer stumbles upon a hilarious, hidden world of corporate entertainment and finds an unexpected connection to his fellow man. Tribeca and WGA Award winner.

Director: Dava Whisenant | Stars: David Letterman, Martin Short, Chita Rivera, Susan Stroman

Votes: 828

3. Beats (II) (2019)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

Two teenage boys in Scotland in 1994, best friends with no control over their lives, risk everything to attend an illegal rave, hoping for the best night of their boring lives.

Director: Brian Welsh | Stars: Cristian Ortega, Lorn Macdonald, Laura Fraser, Brian Ferguson

Votes: 2,944

4. An Impossible Love (2018)

135 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

In the late 1950s in Châteauroux, France, Rachel, a modest office worker, meets Philippe, a brilliant young man born to a bourgeois family. This brief but passionate connection results in ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Virginie Efira, Niels Schneider, Jehnny Beth, Estelle Lescure

Votes: 1,268

5. Sons of Denmark (2019)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Thriller

Denmark four years into the future. After a major bomb attack in Copenhagen radicalization and ethnic tensions are running high, and a racist leader is leading the polls.19-year old Zakaria is afraid, wanting to do something.

Director: Ulaa Salim | Stars: Zaki Youssef, Mohammed Ismail Mohammed, Imad Abul-Foul, Rasmus Bjerg

Votes: 1,421

6. Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (2018)

78 min | Documentary

82 Metascore

Barbara Rubin's twenty-nine-minute experimental film 'Christmas on Earth' caused a sensation when it first screened in New York City in 1963. Its orgy scenes, double projections and ... See full summary »

Director: Chuck Smith | Stars: Bob Dylan, Richard Foreman, Allen Ginsberg, Jonas Mekas

Votes: 49

7. A Private War (2018)

R | 110 min | Biography, Drama, War

75 Metascore

One of the most celebrated war correspondents of our time, Marie Colvin is an utterly fearless and rebellious spirit, driven to the frontline of conflicts across the globe to give voice to the voiceless.

Director: Matthew Heineman | Stars: Rosamund Pike, Alexandra Moen, Tom Hollander, Faye Marsay

Votes: 16,200 | Gross: $1.63M

8. Another Day of Life (2018)

85 min | Animation, Biography

78 Metascore

A gripping story of a three-month-long journey that renowned Polish reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across Angola, ravaged by a war in which the front lines shifted like a kaleidoscope, from one day to the next.

Directors: Raúl de la Fuente, Damian Nenow | Stars: Miroslaw Haniszewski, Vergil J. Smith, Tomasz Zietek, Olga Boladz

Votes: 1,770

9. They Shall Not Grow Old (II) (2018)

R | 99 min | Documentary, History, War

91 Metascore

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Thomas Adlam, William Argent, John Ashby, Attwood

Votes: 28,456 | Gross: $17.96M

10. Queen of Hearts (2019)

127 min | Drama

67 Metascore

A successful lawyer jeopardizes her career and threatens to tear her family apart after engaging in an affair with her teenage stepson.

Director: May el-Toukhy | Stars: Trine Dyrholm, Gustav Lindh, Magnus Krepper, Liv Esmår Dannemann

Votes: 7,156

12. Tel Aviv on Fire (2018)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the ... See full summary »

Director: Sameh Zoabi | Stars: Kais Nashif, Lubna Azabal, Yaniv Biton, Maisa Abd Elhadi

Votes: 1,650 | Gross: $0.45M

13. Our Time (2018)

Not Rated | 177 min | Drama

56 Metascore

A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Carlos Reygadas, Yago Martínez

Votes: 1,385 | Gross: $0.01M

14. God Only Knows (2019)

78 min | Drama

Three middle-aged siblings - two sisters and a brother - with wildly different personalities struggle to make it through the Easter holidays as the brother suffers one of his psychotic episodes.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Marcel Musters, Monic Hendrickx, Elsie de Brauw

Votes: 228

15. Ziva Postec: The Editor Behind the Film Shoah (2018)

92 min | Documentary

A little-known name linked to a film that was to profoundly shake up our notion of history. Ziva Postec devoted nearly six years of her life to editing Shoah: the epic opus by Claude ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Hébert | Stars: Ziva Postec, Eric Besson, Kevin Fallis, Claude Lanzmann

Votes: 15

16. Birds of Passage (2018)

Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama

85 Metascore

During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Natalia Reyes, Jhon Narváez

Votes: 9,909 | Gross: $0.51M

17. The Mercy of the Jungle (2018)

91 min | Drama, War

The Mercy of the jungle is a road movie that deals with wars in Congo through the eyes of two lost soldiers in the jungle by showcasing their struggle, weakness and hope.

Director: Joël Karekezi | Stars: Marc Zinga, Stéphane Bak, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abby Mukiibi Nkaaga

Votes: 196

18. Our Wonderful Lives (2018)

117 min | Drama

Margot, Jeremy, Salome, Caesar, Sonia - They are between 18 and 50 years old. Everything separates them except the urgency to rebuild and restore the relationship to the other that the ... See full summary »

Director: Fabienne Godet | Stars: Julie Moulier, Louis Arène, Françoise Cadol, Jacques de Candé

Votes: 84

19. C'est ça l'amour (2018)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Forbach, Eastern France. Present day. Since his wife walked out to the family, Mario has raised their two daughters of his own. Frida, 14, blames him for her mother leaving. Niki, 17, ... See full summary »

Director: Claire Burger | Stars: Bouli Lanners, Justine Lacroix, Sarah Henochsberg, Cécile Rémy-Boutang

Votes: 482

20. The Spy Gone North (2018)

Not Rated | 137 min | Drama, Thriller

69 Metascore

In the mid-1990s, a loyal South Korean secret agent is caught in a political vortex plotted by the ruling classes of North and South Korea.

Director: Jong-bin Yoon | Stars: Jung-min Hwang, Sung-min Lee, Jin-woong Cho, Ji-Hoon Ju

Votes: 3,405 | Gross: $0.50M

21. Hail Satan? (2019)

R | 95 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

A look at the quick rise and influence of the controversial religious group known as The Satanic Temple.

Director: Penny Lane | Stars: Jex Blackmore, Chalice Blythe, Nicholas Crowe, Sal De Ciccio

Votes: 5,400 | Gross: $0.42M

22. Dirty God (2019)

104 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A young British mother struggles to reclaim her life after a brutal acid attack leaves her severely scarred.

Director: Sacha Polak | Stars: Vicky Knight, Katherine Kelly, Eliza Brady-Girard, Rebecca Stone

Votes: 1,070

23. The Racer (2018)

96 min | Drama, Sport

Young Felix grows up as an inside spectator at cycling races, a bizarre environment where violence and drugs seem to reign. Following his father's footsteps, Felix discovers that his body is not made for the game.

Director: Kenneth Mercken | Stars: Fortunato Cerlino, Karlijn Sileghem, Koen De Graeve, Loïc Bellemans

Votes: 344

24. Fireflies (2018)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

Ramin flees from persecution in Iran and ends up living in the limbo of exile, far from everything he knows, in the tropical port town of Veracruz, Mexico.

Director: Bani Khoshnoudi | Stars: Arash Marandi, Edwarda Gurrola, Luis Alberti, Eligio Meléndez

Votes: 544

25. The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018)

94 min | Drama

In Syria in 2012 a mother ventures into a war zone to find a gas cylinder so she can prepare a meal for her son. She discovers that in the besieged area the people there have lost their shadows.

Director: Soudade Kaadan | Stars: Reham Alkassar, Sawsan Arshid, Samer Ismail, Oweiss Mkhallalati

Votes: 149

26. The Man Who Surprised Everyone (2018)

TV-14 | 105 min | Drama

When a Siberian state forest guard discovers he has cancer and only two months left to live he chooses to take the identity of a woman as a way of fighting the disease.

Directors: Aleksey Chupov, Natasha Merkulova | Stars: Evgeniy Tsyganov, Natalya Kudryashova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Aleksey Filimonov

Votes: 669

27. The Days to Come (2019)

95 min | Drama, Romance

Vir and Lluis have been dating for a year now. Vir finds out she is pregnant. During the next nine months, Vir and Lluis will live their fears, joys, expectations and realities that, during their pregnancy, grow before them.

Director: Carlos Marques-Marcet | Stars: Maria Rodríguez Soto, David Verdaguer, Lupe Verdaguer Rodríguez, Albert Prat

Votes: 519

28. Sisters of the Wilderness (2018)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

Five young Zulu women go into the iMfolozi wilderness in South Africa, on a journey of self-discovery; and learn about the plight of this primordial wilderness which is now severely ... See full summary »

Director: Karin Slater

Votes: 14

29. Bangla (2019)

84 min | Comedy

It's about an Italian young man, whose parents are from Bangladesh. He lives with his mom, dad and sister in a house in Rome. He works in a museum, and in his free time, performs with his ... See full summary »

Director: Phaim Bhuiyan | Stars: Phaim Bhuiyan, Carlotta Antonelli, Simone Liberati, Pietro Sermonti

Votes: 706

30. My Friend Fela (2019)

94 min | Documentary

My Friend Fela provides a new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti, in order to counter the most often portrayed narrative of Fela "as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto"... See full summary »

Director: Joel Zito Araújo

Votes: 42

31. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

"Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Director: Wanuri Kahiu | Stars: Samantha Mugatsia, Neville Misati, Nice Githinji, Charlie Karumi

Votes: 2,064 | Gross: $0.14M

32. Happy as Lazzaro (2018)

PG-13 | 128 min | Drama, Fantasy

87 Metascore

An unceasingly kind Italian peasant and his family are blatantly exploited by a tobacco baroness.

Director: Alice Rohrwacher | Stars: Adriano Tardiolo, Agnese Graziani, Alba Rohrwacher, Luca Chikovani

Votes: 14,657

33. Tehran: City of Love (2018)

102 min | Drama

Three disenchanted characters: an ex-champion bodybuilder, an overweight beauty clinic secretary and a dispirited religious singer, yearn for love and connection in Tehran.

Director: Ali Jaberansari | Stars: Forough Ghajabagli, Mehdi Saki, Amir Hessam Bakhtiari, Behnaz Jafari

Votes: 209

34. Sofia (2018)

80 min | Drama

Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital leaves her 24h to provide ... See full summary »

Director: Meryem Benm'Barek-Aloïsi | Stars: Maha Alemi, Lubna Azabal, Sarah Perles, Faouzi Bensaïdi

Votes: 681

35. Keep Going (2018)

84 min | Adventure, Drama

Sybille has persuaded her adult son Samuel to come on a trek in the hope of finding a new rapport - but challenges await, as much from their own personalities as from the arduous landscape.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Virginie Efira, Kacey Mottet Klein, Diego Martín, Mairambek Kozhoev

Votes: 283

36. Letter to Theo (2019)

70 min | Documentary

The filmmaker Théo Angelopoulos died on January 24th, 2012, knocked down by a motorbike on the set of his final film. He was surrounded by his team, of which I was a member. In this ... See full summary »

Director: Elodie Lélu | Star: Irène Jacob

Votes: 33

37. Out of Tune (2019)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

Follows a celebrity financier who ends up in prison. After being assaulted by a gang of bikers in the prison, he ops for voluntary solitary confinement. During this time he joins the choir, aiming for the top of it's hierarchy.

Director: Frederikke Aspöck | Stars: Jacob Lohmann, Anders Matthesen, Christopher Læssø, Morten Hebsgaard

Votes: 956

38. Widow of Silence (2018)

85 min | Drama

72 Metascore

In a conflict ridden Kashmir, a Muslim half-widow finds herself, her 11 year old daughter and ill mother-in-law in a crisis when she attempts to get her missing husband's death certificate ... See full summary »

Director: Praveen Morchhale | Stars: Ajay Chourey, Shilpi Marwaha, Bilal Ahmad, Noorjahan

Votes: 76

39. Ray & Liz (2018)

108 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Photographer Richard Billingham returns to the squalid council flat outside of Birmingham where he and his brother were raised, in a confrontation and reconciliation with parents Ray and Liz.

Director: Richard Billingham | Stars: Patrick Romer, Richard Ashton, Justin Salinger, Callum Slater

Votes: 1,252

40. I diari di Angela - Noi due cineasti (2018)

125 min | Documentary

A director revisits the diaries of Angela, a fellow film-lover and companion, many years later.

Director: Yervant Gianikian | Stars: Walter Chiari, Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ricci Lucchi

Votes: 43

41. Bhonsle (2018)

128 min | Drama

Bhonsle is a retired policeman and is living a non-interfering life in a colony dominated by locals, diagnosed with stage 4 brain tumor. When the migrant resident politics take a nasty turn, he chooses to take a stance and deal with it.

Director: Devashish Makhija | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Santosh Juvekar, Ipshita Chakraborty Singh, Aditya Agnihotri

Votes: 978

42. Rosie (I) (2018)

PG-13 | 86 min | Drama

83 Metascore

The story of a mother trying to protect her family after their landlord sells their rented home and they become homeless.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Sarah Greene, Moe Dunford, Ellie O'Halloran, Ruby Dunne

Votes: 1,306 | Gross: $0.01M

43. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians (2018)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

"I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians." These words, spoken in the Council of Ministers of the summer of 1941, started the ethnic cleansing on the Eastern Front. The film attempts to comment on this statement.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Ioana Iacob, Alex Bogdan, Alexandru Dabija, Ion Rizea

Votes: 1,096 | Gross: $0.01M

44. The Proposal (II) (2018)

86 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An artist fights to make the archives of Mexico's most famous architect available to the public.

Director: Jill Magid | Stars: Luis Barragán, Jill Magid, Federica Zanco

Votes: 97 | Gross: $0.05M

45. Around the World When You Were My Age (2018)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

The portrait of a father as seen through the eyes of his daughter by means of a photo album. A travel diary from the 1970s, starting in Japan and around the world. Father and daughter cross... See full summary »

Director: Aya Koretzky | Stars: Aya Koretzky, Jiro Koretzky, Atsushi Sugita

Votes: 280

46. Your Face (2018)

76 min | Documentary

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