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Film Fest circuit hopefuls for 2013 & beyond.
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1.
Mood Indigo (2013)
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Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs. (131 mins.)
Director: Michel Gondry
“ Tatou et Gondry, c'est magnifique ” - francoisgodard
 
2.
A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)
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A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him. (86 mins.)
Director: Roman Coppola
“ A Coppola delays ” - francoisgodard
 
3.
Stoker (2013)
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After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him. (99 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
“ Park Chan-wook does Hitchcock Prison Break ” - francoisgodard
 
4.
Decoding Annie Parker (2013)
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Love, science, sex, infidelity, disease and comedy, the wild, mostly true story of the irrepressible Annie Parker and the almost discovery of a cure for cancer. (91 mins.)
“ Samantha Morton seeks the cure for what ails. ” - francoisgodard
 
5.
Frank or Francis (????)
A satire of Hollywood set to music, where a film director feuds with a blogger.
Director: Charlie Kaufman
“ Disheartened to see this now postponed, but hopefully it can come together soon with the same superb cast. ” - francoisgodard
 
6.
Her (2013)
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A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with an operating system designed to meet his every need. (126 mins.)
Director: Spike Jonze
“ The third head of the collaborative triumvirate of Kaufman, Gondry and Jonze might also be working with his most talented cast to date. ” - francoisgodard
 
7.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
“ Third collaboration between Steve McQueen & Michael Fassbender.
Fassbender + McQueen = mind blown ” - francoisgodard
 
8.
The Zero Theorem (2013)
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A hugely talented but socially isolated computer operator is tasked by Management to prove the Zero Theorem: that the universe ends as nothing, rendering life meaningless. But meaning is what he already craves. (107 mins.)
Director: Terry Gilliam
“ Gilliam's darkly acerbic wit and grandiosity probe the meaning of life... ? ” - francoisgodard
 
9.
The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
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A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, scapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute. (105 mins.)
“ I just came for the visual splendor of Jeunet ” - francoisgodard
 
10.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
“ The Jarmusch Vampire ” - francoisgodard
 
11.
The Counselor (2013)
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A lawyer finds himself in over his head when he gets involved in drug trafficking. (117 mins.)
Director: Ridley Scott
“ Alright, Ridley Scott will probably not be making the Festival rounds, but I'll still pray for a Telluride taste. ” - francoisgodard
 
12.
Get a Job (2016)
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Life after college graduation is not exactly going as planned for Will and Jillian who find themselves lost in a sea of increasingly strange jobs... (83 mins.)
Director: Dylan Kidd
“ Reality Bites Back ” - francoisgodard
 
13.
Aloha (2015)
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A celebrated military contractor returns to the site of his greatest career triumphs and reconnects with a long-ago love while unexpectedly falling for the hard-charging Air Force watch-dog assigned to him. (105 mins.)
Director: Cameron Crowe
“ Another opportunity to wipe Elizabethtown permanently from my mind's eye. Take it. Please. ” - francoisgodard
 
14.
The Way Way Back (2013)
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Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. (103 mins.)
Director: Nat Faxon, Jim Rash
“ First feature from the (adapted screenplay) oscar winning duo. ” - francoisgodard
 
15.
Guernsey (2018)
A writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island in the aftermath of World War II when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.
Director: Mike Newell
“ A mouthful of Branagh. ” - francoisgodard
 
16.
Labor Day (2013)
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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. (111 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
“ Reitman seeks pathos, takes Winslet ” - francoisgodard
 
17.
I'm So Excited! (2013)
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When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves. (90 mins.)
“ Almodovar unites his muses for an ensemble piece ” - francoisgodard
 
18.
The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (99 mins.)
Director: Wes Anderson
“ Wes explores depths ” - francoisgodard
 
19.
Scorpion in Love (2013)
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A young fighter, member of a neo-Nazi group, finds true love and with it, a new purpose in life. (100 mins.)
“ Two if by Bardem ” - francoisgodard
 
20.
Serena (2014)
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In Depression-era North Carolina, the future of George Pemberton's timber empire becomes complicated when he marries Serena. (109 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
“ Imported Bier ” - francoisgodard
 
21.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
“ Love this french Canadian director, just hoping we don't get drowned in oscar bait. ” - francoisgodard
 
22.
Jane Got a Gun (2015)
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A woman asks her ex-lover for help in order to save her outlaw husband from a gang out to kill him. (98 mins.)
Director: Gavin O'Connor
“ Stars unite in the ol' west. ” - francoisgodard
 
23.
Night Moves (2013)
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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. (112 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
“ Why hire a hack man when you have a competent woman ” - francoisgodard
 
24.
Goodbye to Language (2014)
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The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country... (70 mins.)
Director: Jean-Luc Godard
“ Godard in the third dimension. ” - francoisgodard
 
25.
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
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A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating. (117 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ Shia the serious ala persona non grata ” - francoisgodard
 
26.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. (104 mins.)
Director: John Krokidas
“ beat ba beat.. ” - francoisgodard
 
27.
She's Funny That Way (2014)
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On the set of a playwright's new project, a love triangle forms between his wife, her ex-lover, and the call girl-turned-actress cast in the production. (93 mins.)
“ My favourite New Hollywood forgotten man. ” - francoisgodard
 
28.
Devil's Knot (2013)
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The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. (114 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
“ Egoyan does his most assured work when dealing with the loss of innocents. ” - francoisgodard
 
29.
Queer (????)
Director: Steve Buscemi
“ Buscemi, Burroughs, deep ” - francoisgodard
 
30.
Before Midnight (2013)
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We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna. (109 mins.)
“ What have we learned in nine years ? (I'm still unsure if this listing has actual ties to the filmmakers, but I'm tentatively hopeful) ” - francoisgodard
 
31.
Snowpiercer (2013)
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Set in a future where a failed climate-change experiment kills all life on the planet except for a lucky few who boarded the Snowpiercer, a train that travels around the globe, where a class system emerges. (126 mins.)
Director: Bong Joon Ho
“ Not sure why so many South Korean directors are shooting films in english, but if they are half as good as the films they make back home there should be ample acclaim. ” - francoisgodard
 
32.
Trance (2013)
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An art auctioneer who has become mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting. (101 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
“ Trouble at the art house. ” - francoisgodard
 
33.
Rememory (2017)
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The widow of a wise professor stumbles upon one of his inventions that's able to record and play a person's memory. (113 mins.)
Director: Mark Palansky
“ Dinklage enters Kaufman territory. ” - francoisgodard
 
34.
Logan's Run (????)
A young man at odds with his society's mandatory death sentence for all those turning 21 plots a daring escape on the eve of his fateful birthday.
“ Great writer adapts campy 70's sci-fi film for surging filmmaker. I wish more remakes would look to improve upon a great premise (ecce homo, anyone ?) instead of glossing them over with CGI. ” - francoisgodard
 
35.
A Master Builder (2013)
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A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act. (130 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
“ My Dinner with Stein Winge ” - francoisgodard
 
36.
At Swim-Two-Birds (????)
A playwright's life begins to mingle with the fictional characters he has created.
 
37.
Escape from Tomorrow (2013)
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In a world of fake castles and anthropomorphic rodents, an epic battle begins when an unemployed father's sanity is challenged by a chance encounter with two underage girls on holiday. (90 mins.)
Director: Randy Moore
 
38.
Upstream Color (2013)
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A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives. (96 mins.)
Director: Shane Carruth
 
39.
Blue Caprice (2013)
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An abandoned boy is lured to America and drawn into the shadow of a dangerous father figure. Inspired by the real life events that led to the 2002 Beltway sniper attacks. (93 mins.)
Director: Alexandre Moors
 
40.
The Grandmaster (2013)
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The story of martial-arts master Ip Man, the man who trained Bruce Lee. (130 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
41.
Anomalisa (2015)
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A man crippled by the mundanity of his life experiences something out of the ordinary. (90 mins.)
 
42.
Maps to the Stars (2014)
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A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts. (111 mins.)
 
43.
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)
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Some of Sin City's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with a few of its more reviled inhabitants. (102 mins.)
 
44.
Night Train to Lisbon (2013)
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Raimund Gregorius, a Swiss Professor, abandons his lectures and buttoned-down life to embark on a thrilling adventure that will take him on a journey to the very heart of himself. (111 mins.)
Director: Bille August