AFI Fest 2018: New Auteurs

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1. Acid Forest (2018)

63 min | Documentary

7.0
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A wispy stretch of land from Russia to Lithuania is home to an unlikely tourist attraction: a dying forest of leafless trees overtaken by thousands of ancient black birds ruining the area with their acid-fortified feces.

Director: Rugile Barzdziukaite

Votes: 11

2. aKasha (2018)

78 min | Comedy, Romance

7.7
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A Kasha is a universal offbeat love story set in a time of civil war - but the war is in Sudan and it is happening right now. We follow Adnan, an AK47-loving rebel, his long-suffering love ... See full summary »

Director: Hajooj Kuka | Stars: Abdallah Alnur, Ganja Chakado, Ekram Marcus, Kamal Ramadan

Votes: 20

3. Alles ist gut (2018)

93 min | Drama

7.0
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Janne's new boss's brother-in-law slept with her against her will. She conceals the incident and continues her way of life as usual. But her silence has consequences, not only for the love that she feels for her friend Piet.

Director: Eva Trobisch | Stars: Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler, Hans Löw, Tilo Nest

Votes: 157

4. Andið eðlilega (2018)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Director: Isold Uggadottir | Stars: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Bragi Arnason

Votes: 271

5. Black Mother (2018)

77 min | Documentary

6.6
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From red light districts to lush rain-forests, 'Black Mother' is a loving and lyrical ode to Jamaica and its people, a visual poem that is at once deeply felt love letter and ecstatic street-corner prayer.

Director: Khalik Allah

Votes: 41

6. La camarista (2018)

102 min | Drama

7.1
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A look at the working environment of a chambermaid in one of Mexico City's most luxurious hotels.

Director: Lila Avilés | Stars: Gabriela Cartol, Teresa Sánchez

Votes: 56

7. Dead Horse Nebula (2018)

73 min | Drama

6.4
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Step by step, Hay goes down an inevitable and spiritual path where he confronts the relationship between human and nature, the unity of matter and the living.

Director: Tarik Aktas | Stars: Serkan Aydin, Baris Bilgi, Ömer Bora, Ali Yavuz Ilman

Votes: 33

8. Dead Pigs (2018)

130 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.9
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A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai.

Director: Cathy Yan | Stars: Zazie Beetz, Mason Lee, Meng Li, Archibald C. McColl IV

Votes: 129

9. Hatzlila (2018)

90 min | Drama, War

7.4
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When a family patriarch dies, three brothers must put aside their differences to carry out their father's last wishes, in Yona Rozenkier's tender yet analytical debut examining what it means to be human.

Director: Yona Rozenkier | Stars: Claudia Dulitchi, Shmuel Edelman, Miki Marmur, Micha Rozenkier

Votes: 48

10. L'animale (2018)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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L'Animale is a film about the contradictory forces that guide our lives: desire, passion, and reason.

Director: Katharina Mückstein | Stars: Sophie Stockinger, Kathrin Resetarits, Dominik Warta, Julia Franz Richter

Votes: 164

11. Lemonade (I) (2018)

88 min | Drama

7.0
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Mara, a young Romanian woman, has just moved to the US with Dragos, her 9-year-old son, marrying Daniel, an American she has met only a few months ago. The film follows her through a series... See full summary »

Director: Ioana Uricaru | Stars: Mãlina Manovici, Dylan Smith, Steve Bacic, Milan Hurduc

Votes: 256

12. Egy nap (2018)

99 min | Drama

7.3
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A day in the life of a mother, caught in the relentlessness of daily life, between her work, her home and her children.

Director: Zsófia Szilágyi | Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Leó Füredi, Ambrus Barcza, Zorka Varga-Blaskó

Votes: 279

13. Rafiki (2018)

83 min | Drama

6.3
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62 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: 490

14. Ray & Liz (2018)

108 min | Drama

6.9
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83 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: Richard Ashton, Michelle Bonnard, James Eeles, Sam Gittins

Votes: 185

15. The Return (II) (2018)

85 min | Drama

7.3
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Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees ... See full summary »

Director: Malene Choi | Stars: Thomas Hwan, Karoline Sofie Lee

Votes: 91

16. Sir (I) (2018)

99 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Director: Rohena Gera | Stars: Ahmareen Anjum, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Tillotama Shome

Votes: 139

17. Styx (I) (2018)

94 min | Drama

7.3
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"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip. When she becomes the only person to come to the aid of a group of refugees ... See full summary »

Director: Wolfgang Fischer | Stars: Susanne Wolff, Gedion Oduor Wekesa, Felicity Babao, Alexander Beyer

Votes: 446

18. Temporada (2018)

113 min | Drama

7.3
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In order to take a new job as an employee in the public sanitation department, Juliana moves from the inner city of Itaúna to the metropolitan town of Contagem in Brazil. While waiting for ... See full summary »

Director: André Novais Oliveira | Stars: Grace Passô, Russo Apr, Rejane Faria, Hélio Ricardo

Votes: 51




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