Venice Film Festival - Orizzonti (2010-2019)

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1. Dharma Guns (La succession Starkov) (2010)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Emerging from a coma after a water ski accident in which his girlfriend Délie was killed, Stan van der Decken is informed that he is the heir of the mysterious Professor Starkov. He then embarks on a trip to the village of Las Estrellas.

Director: F.J. Ossang | Stars: Guy McKnight, Elvire, Lionel Tua, Diogo Dória

Votes: 162

2. El Sicario, Room 164 (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary

76 Metascore

The story of a hitman for the drug cartels in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi

Votes: 787

3. Guest (II) (2010)

124 min | Documentary

Filmmaker Jose Luis Guerin documents his experience during a year of traveling as a guest of film festivals to present his previous film. What emerges is a wonderfully humane and sincere ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Tanja Czichy, Charlotte Dupont, José Luis Guerín

Votes: 105

4. Jean Gentil (2010)

84 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A Haitian man who recently lost his job as a French teacher begins a desperate search for work in Santo Domingo.

Directors: Israel Cárdenas, Laura Amelia Guzmán | Stars: Jean Remy Genty, Yanmarco King Encarnación, Paul Henri Presumé, Nadal Walcott

Votes: 191

5. The Sleeping Beauty (2010 TV Movie)

Unrated | 82 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

69 Metascore

A young princess is the subject of a tug-of-war among witches, as each struggles to find the suitable antidote to a death sentence inculcated by an evil sister.

Director: Catherine Breillat | Stars: Carla Besnaïnou, Julia Artamonov, Kerian Mayan, David Chausse

Votes: 715 | Gross: $0.03M

6. The House by the Medlar Tree (2010)

94 min | Drama

This film, based on a 19th century novel by Giovanni Verga describes the torrid history of three generations of a Sicialian family. The Malavoglia family are fishermen and women. Their ... See full synopsis »

Director: Pasquale Scimeca | Stars: Antonio Ciurca, Giuseppe Firullo, Omar Noto, Doriana La Fauci

Votes: 56

7. Nainsukh (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Biography, History

A depiction of royalty in former hill state of Guler in form of paintings by a lineage of period artists. These depictions are recreated for visual understanding of the circumstances behind... See full summary »

Director: Amit Dutta | Stars: Manish Soni, Nitin Goel, Rajesh. K.

Votes: 220

8. News from Nowhere (2010)

94 min | Drama

A handsome but arrogant immigrant settles into an Atlantic seaside town, shacking up with the fixer that facilitated his passage, and landing a job as mobile-home park caretaker.

Director: Paul Morrissey | Stars: Demian Gabriel, Nicole LaLiberte, Viva

Votes: 10

9. Oki's Movie (2010)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy, Drama

78 Metascore

A love story between a middle-aged professor, a young student who prepares a movie and a student/film-maker who drinks too much.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Sun-kyun Lee, Yu-mi Jung, Seong-kun Mun, Jeong-rim Baek

Votes: 1,028

11. Robinson in Ruins (2010)

101 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

A tour around England featuring images of nature and various industrialized and militarized settings.

Director: Patrick Keiller | Star: Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 155

12. Sheoeyin Kenna (2010)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, War

A reflection on the destinies of comrades who were once bound by ideologies and remain tightly knit friends, We Were Communists an uninhibited examination of the legacy of Lebanon's civil ... See full summary »

Director: Maher Abi Samra

Votes: 8

13. The Forgotten Space (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Documentary

54 Metascore

Details the catastrophic effects globalization has wrought on the ship, truck and train industries. We visit displaced farmers and villagers in Holland and Belgium, underpaid truck drivers ... See full summary »

Directors: Noël Burch, Allan Sekula

Votes: 133

14. The Nine Muses (2010)

90 min | Documentary, History

63 Metascore

Part documentary, part personal essay, this experimental film combines archive imagery with the striking wintry landscapes of Alaska to tell the story of immigrant experience coming into the UK from 1960 onwards.

Director: John Akomfrah

Votes: 135

15. Zelal (2010)

90 min | Documentary

An invitation to probe into one of Egypt's least exposed areas: the world of psychiatry and "madness". The daily detention of those who have gone to the other side of society. The film is a foray into this world of outcast and recluses.

Directors: Mustafa Hasnaoui, Marianne Khoury

Votes: 19

16. Caracremada (2010)

98 min | Drama, History

"Caracremada" ("Burnface" in Catalan), a nickname given by the Spanish Civil Guard to Ramon Vila Capdevila, reflects about the libertarian resistance against Franco's regime through the ... See full summary »

Director: Lluís Galter | Stars: Lluís Soler, Domènec Bautista, Carles Garcia, Andreu Carandell

Votes: 81

17. Cold Fish (2010)

Not Rated | 146 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

66 Metascore

The lives of a bored suburban couple are changed forever when a seemingly nice old man gives their daughter a job at his fish store, and soon his gruesome hobbies are brought to light.

Director: Sion Sono | Stars: Mitsuru Fukikoshi, Denden, Asuka Kurosawa, Megumi Kagurazaka

Votes: 11,698

18. Anti Gas Skin (2010)

123 min | Thriller

Story about four people roam the city looking for a gas mask wearing serial killer for different reasons.

Directors: Gok Kim, Sun Kim | Stars: Liu Jang, Yeong-jin Jo, Ji-hwan Park, Patrick Smith

Votes: 24

19. The Sword and the Rose (2010)

142 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Manuel bids farewell to his routine and boards a 15th century vessel under pirate law. Treason on board triggers a series of terrible events our protagonist overcomes while keeping his moral principles intact.

Director: João Nicolau | Stars: Manuel Mesquita, Luís Lima Barreto, Nuno Pino Custódio, Pedro Faro

Votes: 85

20. Summer of Goliath (2010)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

49 Metascore

Summer of Goliath is a documentary/fiction hybrid that narrates various stories of the people of the town of Huilotepec in rural Mexico. Teresa's husband has disappeared and she believes he... See full summary »

Director: Nicolás Pereda | Stars: Clemencia Alejo, Gabriela Alejo, Jose Refugio Alejo, Silvia Alejo

Votes: 118

21. Birmingham Ornament (2011)


Overall, the idea is to make ethnicities, politics, races, nations - to make all of them turn into non-existent objects... ...akin to ovals, boxes, blobs, wardrobes! You might think he's ... See full summary »

Directors: Yury Leiderman, Andrey Silvestrov | Stars: Kovalskiy Arseniy, Cóten Bustillo, Andy Fukutome, Igor Mamlenkov

Votes: 13

22. Sonchidi (2011)

Not Rated | 55 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Two travelers who are in search of a flying-craft, which they believe could possibly take them to the ultimate escape from the cycle of births. On their way they record their memories, dreams and fears in a sound-recorder and a notebook.

Director: Amit Dutta | Stars: Nitin Goel, Gagan Singh Sethi

Votes: 80

23. Kotoko (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Horror

When a single mother suffers a nervous breakdown, she is suspected of child abuse and her child is taken away. Her mental suffering escalates as she succumbs to her darkest fantasies.

Director: Shin'ya Tsukamoto | Stars: Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Yûko Nakamura, Cocco, En Matayoshi

Votes: 1,430

24. Love Flesh (2011)

75 min | Documentary

During the course of a series of voyages, the pocket cameras of Pippo Delbono capture unique moments, ordinary and extraordinary meetings. From a hotel room in Paris to another in Budapest,... See full summary »

Director: Pippo Delbono | Stars: Bobo', Irène Jacob, Marie-Agnès Gillot, Margherita Delbono

Votes: 18

25. Alms for a Blind Horse (2011)

Unrated | 112 min | Drama

A day in the life of a family in a village in Punjab as they deal with social and labor trials and inequities, leading to a night of a lunar eclipse.

Director: Gurvinder Singh | Stars: Samuel John, Mal Singh, Serbjeet Kaur, Dharminder Kaur

Votes: 265

26. Cisne (2011)

103 min | Drama

Vera is a singer in her thirties; she is back in Lisbon for the final performance of her concert tour. The heat and beauty of Lisbon makes one want to be happy. Pablo, the companion she ... See full summary »

Director: Teresa Villaverde | Stars: Beatriz Batarda, Miguel Nunes, Israel Pimenta, Sérgio Fernandes

Votes: 113

27. Cut (I) (2011)

133 min | Drama, Thriller

Shuji is an uncompromising young filmmaker at odds with Japanese society. One day he learns that his loan shark brother, who had helped to finance his films, has been executed by his own ... See full summary »

Director: Amir Naderi | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Takako Tokiwa, Takashi Sasano, Shun Sugata

Votes: 646

30. Hail (2011)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama

Fresh from a Melbourne jail, Dan is reunited with the love of his life, Leanne. A fierce, passionate and tender couple who have learnt to appreciate the simplest pleasures in life, Dan and ... See full summary »

Director: Amiel Courtin-Wilson | Stars: Daniel P. Jones, Leanne Letch, Tony Markulin, Jerome Velinsky

Votes: 237

31. I'm Carolyn Parker (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Documentary

63 Metascore

Carolyn Parker, a survivor of Hurricane Katrina, is determined to rebuild her life, even if it takes everything she has.

Director: Jonathan Demme

Votes: 115

32. Stateless Things (2011)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

Jun (Paul Lee) is an illegal immigrant from North Korea, working in a gas station under an exploitative and abusive boss. Hyeon (Yeom Hyunjoon) is the kept boy of a married businessman, who... See full summary »

Director: Kyung-mook Kim | Stars: Hyeong-gook Im, Sae-byeok Kim, Paul Lee, Hee-Jung So

Votes: 152

33. The Invader (2011)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

The struggles of illegal African immigrant Amadou in search for a better life in Brussels.

Director: Nicolas Provost | Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca, Serge Riaboukine, Dieudonné Kabongo

Votes: 790

34. The Bird (2011)

90 min | Drama

A young woman, withdrawn from life, rescues a live bird that had been trapped in the wall of her apartment.

Director: Yves Caumon | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Clément Sibony, Bruno Todeschini, Serge Riaboukine

Votes: 90

36. Louyre: This Our Still Life (2011)

58 min | Documentary

A portrait of a tumbledown Pyrenean farmhouse as seen through the eyes and ears of the family that has lived there on and off for the last 22 years.

Director: Andrew Kotting | Stars: Andrew Kotting, Eden Kotting, Leila McMillan

Votes: 43

37. Lung Neaw Visits His Neighbours (2011)

154 min | Documentary

We follow Lung Neaw living off the land and visiting neighbours in a world of simple realities. His is an existence marked by compassion for his environment and fellow villagers, and in ... See full summary »

Director: Rirkrit Tiravanija | Star: Neaw Lung

Votes: 5

38. Nocturnos (2011)

63 min | Drama

Follows a man as he silently goes through the desperation of a break-up. He aimlessly wanders the streets, meeting the night people of Buenos Aires; loners, thieves, fugitives, homeless, suicides, lovers and the ghost of the lost lover.

Director: Edgardo Cozarinsky | Stars: Esteban Lamothe, Marta Lubos, Leticia Mazur, Esmeralda Mitre

Votes: 12

39. The Orator (2011)

110 min | Drama

Saili, an unassuming villager & taro farmer, lives happily with his beautiful wife Vaaiga and her teenage daughter Litia. Their existence, whilst happy and peaceful; is unconventional. ... See full summary »

Director: Tusi Tamasese | Stars: Fa'afiaula Sanote, Tausili Pushparaj, Salamasina Mataia, Ioata Tanielu

Votes: 359

40. Photographic Memory (2011)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

79 Metascore

Filmmaker Ross McElwee (Sherman's March, Bright Leaves) finds himself in frequent conflict with his son, a young adult who seems addicted to and distracted by the virtual worlds of the ... See full summary »

Director: Ross McElwee | Stars: Adrian McElwee, Ross McElwee

Votes: 218 | Gross: $0.01M

41. Sal (I) (2011)

TV-MA | 85 min | Biography, Drama

41 Metascore

The last day in the life of the actor Sal Mineo, who was murdered on February 12, 1976.

Director: James Franco | Stars: Val Lauren, Jim Parrack, James Franco, Vince Jolivette

Votes: 407 | Gross: $0.01M

42. Shock Head Soul (2011)

86 min | Documentary, Biography

In 1903 Daniel Paul Schreber published the most celebrated autobiography of madness 'from the inside' ever written. Shock Head Soul interleaves documentary interviews, fictional ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Pummell | Stars: Hugo Koolschijn, Anniek Pheifer, Thom Hoffman, Jochum ten Haaf

Votes: 74

43. P-047 (2011)

98 min | Drama

Lek and Kong work side by side at the shopping mall. Lek is a lonely locksmith, and Kong is an aspiring writer. When Kong comes up with a plan to put Leks lock picking skills to good use, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kongdej Jaturanrasamee | Stars: Margot Chung, Weerasak Glunrawd, Nastnathakit Intarasut, Kaneungnich Jaksamithanon

Votes: 181

44. Two Years at Sea (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

After working at sea, a man realizes his dream of moving to the middle of the forest.

Director: Ben Rivers | Star: Jake Williams

Votes: 531