AFI Fest 2018: World Cinema

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1. Se rokh (2018)

12 | 100 min | Drama

7.1
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75 Metascore

Three actresses at different stages of their career. One from before the 1979 Islamic Revolution, one popular star of today known throughout the country and a young girl longing to attend a drama conservatory.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Stars: Behnaz Jafari, Jafar Panahi, Marziyeh Rezaei, Maedeh Erteghaei

Votes: 1,063

2. Amatörer (2018)

102 min | Comedy

6.5
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A sleepy Swedish province hopes to lure a discount store chain by hiring a pompous commercial director to document their town's worthiness, but two bright, brash high school girls from ... See full summary »

Director: Gabriela Pichler | Stars: Zahraa Aldoujaili, Yara Aliadotter, Fredrik Dahl, Shada Ismaeel

Votes: 270

3. Angels Are Made of Light (2018)

117 min | Documentary

7.1
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A dozen years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments, American documentarian James Longley delivers a sweeping, profoundly compassionate group portrait of Afghan students and teachers still weathering national turbulence.

Director: James Longley

Votes: 15

4. Jiang hu er nv (2018)

137 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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79 Metascore

A story of violent love within a time frame spanning from 2001 to 2017.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Fan Liao, Yi'nan Diao, Xiaogang Feng

Votes: 1,124

5. Bulbul Can Sing (2018)

95 min | Drama

7.3
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Bulbul a teenage school going girl, growing up in a rural setting in Assam, falls in love. While she is in the verge of discovering her teen life, a tragedy strikes with her best friend. ... See full summary »

Director: Rima Das | Stars: Pakija Begam, Arnali Das, Manabendra Das, Manoranjan Das

Votes: 26

6. Capharnaüm (2018)

9 | 121 min | Drama

8.0
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74 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: 2,133

7. Figlia mia (2018)

12 | 97 min | Drama

6.3
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77 Metascore

A daughter torn between two mothers, one who raised her with love and her biological mother, who instinctively claims her back.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Valeria Golino, Alba Rohrwacher, Sara Casu, Udo Kier

Votes: 475

8. Diamantino (2018)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

6.4
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83 Metascore

Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »

Directors: Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt | Stars: Carloto Cotta, Cleo Tavares, Anabela Moreira, Margarida Moreira

Votes: 509

9. Dogman (2018)

103 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.4
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75 Metascore

Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an... See full summary »

Director: Matteo Garrone | Stars: Marcello Fonte, Edoardo Pesce, Nunzia Schiano, Adamo Dionisi

Votes: 6,249

10. Fuga (2018)

102 min | Drama

6.6
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Alicja suffers from memory loss and has rebuilt her own free spirited way of life. Two years later, she returns to her former family to assume against her will her role as wife, mother and ... See full summary »

Director: Agnieszka Smoczynska | Stars: Gabriela Muskala, Lukasz Simlat, Malgorzata Buczkowska, Piotr Skiba

Votes: 166

11. Genèse (2018)

129 min | Drama

7.2
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Three teenagers are shaken up by their first loves in the turmoil of their youth. At a time when others are conforming, they stand their ground and assert their right to love and be free.

Director: Philippe Lesage | Stars: Noée Abita, Paul Ahmarani, Marc Beaupré, Emilie Bierre

Votes: 81

12. Lazzaro felice (2018)

12 | 125 min | Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

This is the tale of a meeting between Lazzaro, a young peasant so good that he is often mistaken for simple-minded, and Tancredi, a young nobleman cursed by his imagination. Life in their ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 2,807

13. Gangbyeon hotel (2018)

96 min | Drama

6.7
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79 Metascore

It is the dead of winter and a poet invites his sons to join him at a hotel for a reunion. The hotel also hosts a newly single woman who has a friend keep her company and with whom she ... See full summary »

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Joo-Bong Ki, Min-hee Kim, Hae-hyo Kwon, Seon-mi Song

Votes: 135

14. Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari (2018)

140 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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"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: 398

15. Maya (I) (2018)

107 min | Drama

5.9
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65 Metascore

The film follows a 30-year-old man named Gabriel, a French war reporter who was taken to hostage in Syria and then heads to India after months in captivity.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Roman Kolinka, Aarshi Banerjee, Alex Descas, Judith Chemla

Votes: 87

16. L'amica geniale (2018– )

50 min | Drama

8.8
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A woman recounts the lifelong friendship and conflicts with a girl she met at primary school in Naples during the early 1950s.

Stars: Valentina Acca, Antonio Buonanno, Gennaro Canonico, Pina Di Gennaro

Votes: 1,439

17. Werk ohne Autor (2018)

12 | 188 min | Drama, History, Thriller

7.2
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69 Metascore

German artist Kurt Barnert has escaped East Germany and now lives in West Germany, but is tormented by his childhood under the Nazis and the GDR-regime.

Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck | Stars: Tom Schilling, Sebastian Koch, Paula Beer, Saskia Rosendahl

Votes: 823

18. Doubles vies (2018)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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82 Metascore

Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Guillaume Canet, Juliette Binoche, Vincent Macaigne, Christa Théret

Votes: 540

19. Kinder des Kalifats (2017)

99 min | Documentary

7.7
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70 Metascore

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Derki | Stars: Abu Osama, Ayman Osama, Osama Osama

Votes: 292 | Gross: $0.01M

20. Nuestro tiempo (2018)

173 min | Drama

7.1
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38 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: Carlos Reygadas, Natalia López, Phil Burgers, Rut Reygadas

Votes: 301

21. The Pig (2018)

108 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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Iranian directors are getting slaughtered by an unknown serial killer and a blacklisted director, Hasan Kasmai, is curious about only one thing: Why isn't the killer after him?

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Hasan Majuni, Leila Hatami, Leili Rashidi, Parinaz Izadyar

Votes: 519

22. Svideteli Putina (2018)

102 min | Documentary

6.9
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A rare glimpse at the young Putin and the vast political machine that brought him to power.

Director: Vitaliy Manskiy | Stars: Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Gorbachev, Vitaliy Manskiy, Boris Yeltsin

Votes: 108

23. Manbiki kazoku (2018)

12 | 121 min | Crime, Drama

8.1
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93 Metascore

A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Lily Franky, Sakura Andô, Mayu Matsuoka, Jyo Kairi

Votes: 5,993 | Gross: $0.45M

24. Napszállta (2018)

142 min | Drama

6.8
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72 Metascore

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Urs Rechn, Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Juli Jakab

Votes: 1,036

25. Tarde Para Morir Joven (2018)

110 min | Drama

6.7
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83 Metascore

Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's ... See full summary »

Director: Dominga Sotomayor Castillo | Stars: Demian Hernández, Antar Machado, Magdalena Tótoro, Matías Oviedo

Votes: 175

26. Vision (I) (2018)

109 min | Drama

5.3
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Frenchwoman Joan is a world traveller and chronicler. She travels, sees, experience and writes. She lands in the forest and hills near Nara, Japan and meets Satoshi. Despite the mysterious ... See full summary »

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Masatoshi Nagase, Takanori Iwata, Mari Natsuki

Votes: 207

27. Ahlat Agaci (2018)

6 | 188 min | Drama

8.4
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88 Metascore

An aspiring writer returns to his native village, where his father's debts catch up to him.

Director: Nuri Bilge Ceylan | Stars: Dogu Demirkol, Murat Cemcir, Bennu Yildirimlar, Hazar Ergüçlü

Votes: 6,636

28. Yara (I) (2018)

101 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Yara lives alone with her grandmother in an isolated valley, most of whose inhabitants have died or emigrated abroad. One day,Yara meets a young stranger.

Director: Abbas Fahdel | Stars: Michelle Wehbe, Elias Freifer, Mary Alkady, Elias Alkady

Votes: 72




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