2020 International Feature Film Submissions

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1. Open Door (2019)

78 min | Drama

A married Albanian mother and her pregnant sister try to find a man to play the part of the sister's husband before they meet up with their strict, traditional father.

Director: Florenc Papas | Stars: Luli Bitri, Jonida Vokshi, Gulielm Radoja, Sotiraq Bratko

Votes: 41

Albania (Albanian, Italian)

2. Héliopolis (2020)

116 min | History, Drama

In the city of Guelma, which was once called Heliopolis in ancient times, the daily life of an Algerian family takes its usual course. But on May 8, 1945, the day the end of World War II ... See full summary »

Director: Djaffar Gacem | Stars: Souhila Mallem, Mehdi Ramdani, Cesar Duminil, Mourad Oudjit

Votes: 93

Algeria (Arabic)

3. Songs of Solomon (2020)

R | 103 min | Drama

From the two time academy award winning producer and writer of "Green Book" and Inspired by true events, comes a film about a childhood friendship torn apart by a horrible empire set out to... See full summary »

Director: Arman Nshanian | Stars: Samvel Tadevosian, Arman Nshanian, Sos Janibekyan, Arevik Gevorgyan

Votes: 1,088

Armenia

4. The Sleepwalkers (2019)

107 min | Drama

Tracking the tandem voyages of a mother and daughter into fraught emotional terrain, Argentinian director Paula Hernández examines the ways desire and expectation clash when familial pressures push women to their limits.

Director: Paula Hernández | Stars: Erica Rivas, Ornella D'Elía, Marilú Marini, Luis Ziembrowski

Votes: 546

Argentina

5. What We Wanted (2020)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

A couple facing fertility issues finds their marriage tested on a vacation to a Sardinian resort - and the family next door only adds to the tension.

Director: Ulrike Kofler | Stars: Lavinia Wilson, Elyas M'Barek, Anna Unterberger, Lukas Spisser

Votes: 1,435

Austria

6. Working Girls (2020)

91 min | Drama

Everyday, three sex workers cross the border from France into Belgium to practice their trade. At the end of one particularly hot summer, all three share a secret that will bind them together forever.

Directors: Frédéric Fonteyne, Anne Paulicevich | Stars: Sara Forestier, Noémie Lvovsky, Annabelle Lengronne, Nicolas Cazalé

Votes: 555

Belgium (French)

7. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)

110 min | Drama, Family

An aspiring singer living with his grandmother in the capital of Bhutan dreams of getting a visa to move to Australia.

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji | Stars: Sherab Dorji, Ugyen Norbu Lhendup, Kelden Lhamo Gurung, Pem Zam

Votes: 252

Bhutan (Dzongkha)

8. Quo vadis, Aida? (2020)

101 min | Drama, History, War

97 Metascore

Aida is a translator for the UN in the small town of Srebrenica. When the Serbian army takes over the town, her family is among the thousands of citizens looking for shelter in the UN camp.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Jasna Djuricic, Izudin Bajrovic, Boris Ler, Dino Bajrovic

Votes: 14,982

Bosnia & Herzegovina (Bosnian, English, Serbian, Croatian, Dutch)

9. Babenco: Tell Me When I Die (2019)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

"I have already lived my death and now all that is left is to make a film about it." So said the filmmaker Hector Babenco to Bárbara Paz when he realized he did not have much time left. She... See full summary »

Director: Bárbara Paz | Stars: Hector Babenco, Regina Braga, Willem Dafoe, Paulo José

Votes: 412

Brazil

10. The Father (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

Votes: 54,841

Bulgaria

11. Funny Boy (2020)

109 min | Drama

62 Metascore

Explores Arjie's sexual awakening from a young boy to a teenager who falls in love with a male classmate, just as political tensions escalate between the Sinhalese and Tamils in the years leading up to the 1983 uprisings.

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Agam Darshi, Ali Kazmi, Nimmi Harasgama, Seema Biswas

Votes: 744

Canada (Tamil, English, Sinhala)

12. The Mole Agent (2020)

Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.

Director: Maite Alberdi | Stars: Sergio Chamy, Romulo Aitken, Marta Olivares, Berta Ureta

Votes: 6,215

Chile

13. Forgotten We'll Be (2020)

136 min | Drama, History

The story about a Colombian writer's father. His father was an University md professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. Writer exposes his feelings related to his ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Javier Cámara, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo

Votes: 142

Colombia

14. Land of Ashes (2019)

82 min | Drama

Selva (13) lives in a coastal town in the Caribbean. After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, she is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn't want to live. ... See full summary »

Director: Sofía Quirós | Stars: Smashleen Gutiérrez, Humberto Samuels, Hortensia Smith, Keha Brown

Votes: 288

Costa Rica

15. Extracurricular (2019)

101 min | Comedy, Crime, Thriller

The recently divorced father of a nine-year-old, furious his daughter can't spend her birthday with him, bursts into her classroom with a birthday cake and a rifle. A hostage crisis ensues,... See full summary »

Director: Ivan-Goran Vitez | Stars: Milivoj Beader, Zlatko Buric, Marko Cindric, Filip Eldan

Votes: 172

Croatia

16. Charlatan (2020)

118 min | Drama, History

65 Metascore

The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Josef Trojan, Juraj Loj, Jaroslava Pokorná

Votes: 1,286

Czech Republic

17. Another Round (2020)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 73,364

Denmark

18. A State of Madness (2020)

93 min | Drama, History

A film noir evocative Caribbean drama set in 1953 in the Dominican Republic during the cruel dictatorship of Leonidas Trujillo.

Director: Leticia Tonos | Stars: Luis José Germán, Jane Santos, Pavel Marcano, Ico Abreu

Votes: 32

Dominican Republic

19. Emptiness (2019)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

LEI and WONG clandestinely arrive to Ecuador, on their way to the port city of Guayaquil. From here LEI plans to continue her journey to New York, but CHANG, a bipolar mobster will decide ... See full summary »

Director: Paúl Venegas | Stars: Jing Fu, Lidan Zhu, Day Min Meng, Ricardo Velasteguí

Votes: 24

Ecuador - Emptiness

20. When We're Born (2019)

110 min | Drama, Musical

When we are born, we each have a life path, which is then influenced by how we are raised and the beliefs ingrained in us. The film interweaves the hopes and dreams of three characters at ... See full summary »

Director: Tamer Ezzat | Stars: Amr Abed, Ibtihal Elserety, Salma Hassan, Mohamed Hatem

Votes: 123

Egypt

21. The Last Ones (2020)

117 min | Drama

A struggling mine owner supplies his workers with drugs so they'll forget a tough existence. Nearby a small community of reindeer breeders also struggles.This critique of capitalism unfolds against a Western like Lapland landscape.

Director: Veiko Õunpuu | Stars: Pääru Oja, Laura Birn, Tommi Korpela, Elmer Bäck

Votes: 191

Estonia

22. Tove (2020)

100 min | Biography, Drama

The movie centres on the life of Tove Jansson, showing both her personal relationships, and the creation of the popular Moomin books.

Director: Zaida Bergroth | Stars: Alma Pöysti, Krista Kosonen, Shanti Roney, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 945

Finland (Swedish)

23. Two of Us (2019)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

82 Metascore

Pensioners Nina and Madeleine have hidden their deep and passionate love for many decades, but their bond is put to the test when they are suddenly unable to move freely between each other's apartments.

Director: Filippo Meneghetti | Stars: Barbara Sukowa, Martine Chevallier, Léa Drucker, Jérôme Varanfrain

Votes: 1,719

France

24. Beginning (I) (2020)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

81 Metascore

In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah's Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, ... See full summary »

Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili | Stars: Ia Sukhitashvili, Rati Oneli, Kakha Kintsurashvili, Saba Gogichaishvili

Votes: 1,265

Georgia

25. And Tomorrow the Entire World (2020)

TV-MA | 111 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

How far one is willing to go for the sake of one's political commitment.

Director: Julia von Heinz | Stars: Mala Emde, Noah Saavedra, Tonio Schneider, Andreas Lust

Votes: 1,153

Germany

26. Apples (II) (2020)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

Amidst a worldwide pandemic that causes sudden amnesia, middle-aged Aris finds himself enrolled in a recovery program designed to help unclaimed patients build new identities.

Director: Christos Nikou | Stars: Aris Servetalis, Sofia Georgovassili, Anna Kalaitzidou, Argyris Bakirtzis

Votes: 1,540

Greece

27. La Llorona (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

79 Metascore

An aging paranoid war criminal, protected by his faithful wife, faces death while being haunted by the ghosts of his past.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 4,280

Guatemala

28. Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time (2020)

95 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

Márta, a forty-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. But the love of her life claims they have never met before.

Director: Lili Horvát | Stars: Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó, Benett Vilmányi, Zsolt Nagy

Votes: 953

29. Jallikattu (2019)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Crime, Thriller

A portrait of a remote village where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Antony Varghese, Chemban Vinod Jose, Sabumon Abdusamad, Jaffer Idukki

Votes: 6,555



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