17th International Film Festival Of Kerala, 2012 (IFFK)

Films that were screened at 17th International Film Festival of Kerala,2012
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1.
The Ring (1927)
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Two boxers compete for the love of a woman. (116 mins.)
 
2.
Four Suns (2012)
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Fogi is enjoying his never ending puberty. But simultaneously Fogi is also trying to live up to his family duties and bring up Véna... (105 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
 
3.
Sister (2012)
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A drama set at a Swiss ski resort and centered on a boy who supports his sister by stealing from wealthy guests. (97 mins.)
Director: Ursula Meier
 
4.
18 Days (2011)
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10 separate stories about what happened in jan 25th revolution in egypt (125 mins.)
 
5.
Garbage in the Garden of Eden (2012 Documentary)
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Villagers in Turkey's Black Sea village of Camburnu struggle with the government's decision to turn their community into a garbage dump. (85 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
6.
Mystery (2012)
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Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her... (98 mins.)
Director: Ye Lou
 
7.
Mekong Hotel (2012)
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Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a film-maker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampiric mother and daughter. (61 mins.)
 
8.
Beautiful 2012 (2012)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Changwei Gu, Ann Hui
 
9.
Beyond the Hills (2012)
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The friendship between two young women who grew up in the same orphanage; one has found refuge at a convent in Romania and refuses to leave with her friend, who now lives in Germany. (150 mins.)
Director: Cristian Mungiu
 
10.
36 (2012)
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A young location scout meets the art director of her project in a day they will keep in their memories for a while, each for their own reasons. (68 mins.)
 
11.
Horses of God (2012)
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A fictional account of the lives of the men responsible for the suicide bombings in Casablanca in 2003. (115 mins.)
Director: Nabil Ayouch
 
12.
This Must Be the Place (2011)
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Cheyenne, a retired rock star living off his royalties in Dublin, returns to New York City to find the man responsible for a humiliation suffered by his recently deceased father during W.W.II. (118 mins.)
 
13.
Day (2011)
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(78 mins.)
Director: Armel Hostiou
 
14.
Bedevil (1993)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Tracey Moffatt
 
15.
On the Road (2012)
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Young writer Sal Paradise has his life shaken by the arrival of free-spirited Dean Moriarty and his girl, Marylou. As they travel across the country, they encounter a mix of people who each impact their journey indelibly. (124 mins.)
Director: Walter Salles
 
16.
Now, Forager (2012)
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Lucien and Regina are foragers - they gather wild mushrooms and sell them to New York restaurants. They live simply, according to the seasons. When Regina seeks more stability, their marriage is put to a test. (93 mins.)
 
17.
Calm at Sea (2011)
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A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. (90 mins.)
 
18.
To Kill a Beaver (2012)
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A man returns home after a long time. The house is in a bad shape, ruined with graffiti on walls, but it doesn't stop him from staying in... (98 mins.)
 
19.
Rose (2011)
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A harrowing tale of survival centers on Rose, a Masurian woman, whose husband, a German soldier, was killed in the war... (90 mins.)
 
20.
Trang noi day gieng (2008)
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(121 mins.)
Director: Vinh Son Nguyen
 
21.
Love Like Poison (2010)
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Anna a young teenager comes home from her Catholic boarding school for the holidays and discovers her father has left... (92 mins.)
 
22.
Chitrangada (2012)
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Chitraganda: The Crowning Wish, is a lusciously lit and deeply personal drama about a choreographer considering a gender-reassignment surgery. The film also explores insights into how gender expression can affect families. (135 mins.)
Director: Rituparno Ghosh
 
23.
Poor Folk (2012)
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Arranged by a smuggling syndicate, A-Hong and his young teen sister along with a group of Burmese youngsters... (105 mins.)
Director: Midi Z
 
24.
Night Across the Street (2012)
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A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories. (110 mins.)
Director: Raúl Ruiz
 
25.
Present Tense (2012)
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The story of a young woman who is in search for her lost hopes. Like many in Turkish society, Mina is jobless... (110 mins.)
 
26.
Innocence (2000)
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After more than forty years apart, Andreas and Claire embark on an affair as reckless and intense as when they were young lovers... (94 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
27.
Bi, Don't Be Afraid (2010)
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In an old house in Hanoi, Bi, a 6-year-old child lives with his parents, his aunt and their cook. His... (91 mins.)
Director: Di Dang Phan
 
28.
Elles (2011)
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On her latest assignment, a journalist for Elle immerses herself in a prostitution ring run by university students. (99 mins.)
 
29.
All Is Well (2011)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Pocas Pascoal
 
30.
Memory Lane (2010)
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(98 mins.)
Director: Mikhael Hers
 
31.
La pirogue (2012)
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A group of African men leave Senegal in a pirogue captained by a local fisherman to undertake the treacherous crossing of the Atlantic to Spain where they believe better lives and prospects are waiting for them. (87 mins.)
Director: Moussa Touré
 
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34.
Indian Rupee (2011)
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The story is about the real estate business happening in Kerala focusing on the city of Calicut. Surendran... (155 mins.)
Director: Renjith
 
35.
The Temple (2011)
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Keshya, a simple villager believes that god has arrived in his village but everyone disbelieves him. Later when the politics plays its part things take a drastic change. (135 mins.)
 
36.
After the Battle (2012)
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Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on... (116 mins.)
 
37.
Shameless (2012)
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After returning home, Tadek discovers Anna has had an affair with a married man. (81 mins.)
 
38.
Le Havre (2011)
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When an African boy arrives by cargo ship in the port city of Le Havre, an aging shoe shiner takes pity on the child and welcomes him into his home. (93 mins.)
Director: Aki Kaurismäki
 
39.
Flower Buds (2011)
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Flower Buds tells the story of the gradual breakdown of a family living in a small town. Each character lives according to his or her own ideals... (91 mins.)
 
40.
Man of Flowers (1983)
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An eccentric elderly man tries to enjoy the three things in life that he considers real beauty: collecting art, collecting flowers, and watching pretty women undress. (91 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
41.
The Exam (2011)
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1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game. (89 mins.)
Director: Péter Bergendy
 
42.
Ayynoorum Ayynthum: 500 & 5 (2012)
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A 500 Rupee currency bill. 5 characters. Their trysts with it. (120 mins.)
 
43.
Everybody in Our Family (2012)
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Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother... (107 mins.)
Director: Radu Jude
 
44.
Chemmeen (1967)
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"Chemmeen", renowned Malayalam novel by Thakazhi Sivasankara Pillai has been translated into more than thirty languages... (140 mins.)
Director: Ramu Kariat
 
45.
Missing Dad (2011)
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Pilar loses the one thing in life that mattered to her and, from that moment on time stops. The present begins blending with the past... (89 mins.)
Director: Lucia Carreras
 
46.
My Tomorrow (2011)
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(88 mins.)
Director: Marina Spada
 
47.
Same Old Song (1997)
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Odile is looking for a new, bigger apartment. Her younger sister Camille just completed her doctoral... (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
48.
Laurence Anyways (2012)
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A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover. (168 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
49.
War Witch (2012)
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Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12. (90 mins.)
Director: Kim Nguyen
 
50.
Smashed (2012)
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A married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol gets their relationship put to the test when the wife decides to get sober. (81 mins.)
Director: James Ponsoldt
 
51.
Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
52.
Where Do We Go Now? (2011)
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A group of Lebanese women try to ease religious tensions between Christians and Muslims in their village. (110 mins.)
Director: Nadine Labaki
 
53.
The French Kissers (2009)
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A coming-of-age tale about an adolescent boy and his efforts to fit in amongst a varied cast of characters. (90 mins.)
Director: Riad Sattouf
 
54.
The Hidden Fortress (1958)
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Lured by gold, two greedy peasants escort a man and woman across enemy lines. However, they do not realize that their companions are actually a princess and her general. (139 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
55.
Last Year at Marienbad (1961)
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In a strange chateau, a man insists to a woman that they have met before. (94 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
56.
Here I Am (2011)
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'Here I Am' is driven by three generations of Aboriginal women - Karen Lee Burden, her mother Lois and her daughter Rosie... (90 mins.)
Director: Beck Cole
 
57.
The Angels' Share (2012)
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Narrowly avoiding jail, new dad Robbie vows to turn over a new leaf. A visit to a whisky distillery inspires him and his mates to seek a way out of their hopeless lives. (101 mins.)
Director: Ken Loach
 
58.
Never Die (2012)
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Chayo returns to her hometown to care for her elderly mother and cope with her death. Surrounded by love and sublime beauty, Chayo has to give up something that as a woman and mother is inalienable. That will be the price of her freedom. (84 mins.)
Director: Enrique Rivero
 
59.
Ollavum Theeravum (1969)
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A Muslim trader falls in love with his dead friends sister who is the daughter of a prostitute.[4] but her mother forces her to marry a wealthy man who have an eye on her, she rejected but was raped by him and commit suicide. (120 mins.)
Director: P.N. Menon
 
60.
Anubhavangal Palichakal (1971)
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An amoral, hypocritical worker with Communist leanings learns the consequences of his callousness and redeems himself. (133 mins.)
 
61.
Akashathinte Niram (2012)
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Color of sky is a movie about the relationship of man, nature and life. (117 mins.)
 
62.
When the Tenth Month Comes (1984)
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Duyen faces a daily struggle to care for her young son and her weakened father-in-law, while keeping secret the fact that her husband died in a battle during the war. (95 mins.)
Director: Dang Nhat Minh
 
63.
Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002)
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In 1931, three aboriginal girls escape after being plucked from their homes to be trained as domestic staff and set off on a trek across the Outback. (94 mins.)
Director: Phillip Noyce
 
64.
Poongsan (2011)
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A young man crosses over North and South Korea to deliver the pain and longings of separated families. (121 mins.)
Director: Jai-hong Juhn
 
65.
The Nightingale of Tibet (2012)
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A chronicle of the heroic life of one of the greatest singers of our times. (75 mins.)
Director: Arvind Iyer
 
66.
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
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Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name... (112 mins.)
 
67.
Le grand soir (2012)
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The film tells the story of 2 brothers. One punk, one salesman. The salesman get laid off, and slowly becomes a punk like his brother. (92 mins.)
 
68.
Holy Motors (2012)
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From dawn to dusk, a few hours in the shadowy life of a mystic man named Monsieur Oscar. (115 mins.)
Director: Leos Carax
 
69.
7 Days in Havana (2012)
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A lesbian, an aspiring actor, an aspiring singer, a low-class marriage, a neighborhood community and 2 renowned directors have memorable less-than-24-hour-long experiences while living in/visiting the capital of Cuba. (129 mins.)
 
70.
Sanshiro Sugata (1943)
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Sugata, a young man, struggles to learn the nuance and meaning of judo, and in doing so comes to learn something of the meaning of life. (79 mins.)
Director: Akira Kurosawa
 
71.
The Repentant (2012)
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Thanks to the "civilian agreement" law, an Islamist is pardoned and reinstalled in society. He soon understands law doesn't erase the crimes he committed. (87 mins.)
 
72.
Belle épine (2010)
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Two teenage girls bond over drugs, partying, and music after being arrested, trying to find themselves in a difficult world. (80 mins.)
 
73.
The Tortoise, an Incarnation (2012)
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A low-level civil servant finds himself cast in the role of Ghandi in a television serial because of his physical resemblance to the legendary leader. (125 mins.)
 
74.
The Delay (2012)
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A middle-aged, single mother of three cares for her eighty year old father, and they are pushed to the breaking point. (84 mins.)
Director: Rodrigo Plá
 
76.
Chicks (2009)
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A group of students share their joys and sorrows in an apartment on the Paris Rive Gauche. (90 mins.)
 
77.
Stavisky... (1974)
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Irrestisible charm and talent helps Serge Alexandre alias Stavisky, small-time swindler, to make friends... (120 mins.)
Director: Alain Resnais
 
78.
Kala Pani (1996)
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Govardhan, a doctor by profession, is wrongly accused of bombing a train and is jailed by the British in Cellular Jail, also known as Kala Pani in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. He witnesses sufferings of hundreds of Indian prisoners there. (178 mins.)
Director: Priyadarshan
 
79.
Mother's Soul (2011)
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Director: Pham Nhue Giang
 
80.
Beyond Outrage (2012)
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As the police launch a full-scale crackdown on organized crime, it ignites a national yakuza struggle... (112 mins.)
Director: Takeshi Kitano
 
81.
Rânia (2011)
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Rânia is a teenager girl who lives on Santa Teresinha hill in the city of Fortaleza. Her busy days are also occupied by the dream of being a dancer... (85 mins.)
Director: Roberta Marques
 
82.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
83.
Delwende (2005)
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(89 mins.)
 
84.
Salvation (2008)
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Barry, an aging scholar and artist becomes involved with Irina, a Russian immigrant and prostitute. (98 mins.)
Director: Paul Cox
 
85.
Light in Darkness: The Return of Red Light Bandit (2010)
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A political and existential narrative, Luz nas trevas - A volta do bandido da Luz Vermelha continues the story of Luz Vermelha... (83 mins.)
 
86.
Bad Seeds (2012)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Safy Nebbou
 
87.
Chi tu hau (1963)
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(80 mins.)
Director: Ky Nam Pham
 
88.
Filmistaan (2012)
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In Mumbai, affable Bollywood buff and wanna-be-actor Sunny, who works as an assistant director, fantasizes on becoming a heart-throb star... (117 mins.)
Director: Nitin Kakkar
 
89.
Ee Adutha Kaalath (2012)
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The movie features the lives of six different persons from different strata of the social life of the city, interconnected due to unexpected events beyond their control. (162 mins.)
Director: Arun Kumar
 
90.
The Last Step (2012)
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A dead man tells us about his feelings and his life. (88 mins.)
Director: Ali Mosaffa
 
91.
Florbela (2012)
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A compelling biography of Portuguese poet Florbela Espanca. Tainted by a number of divorces in the 1920's... (119 mins.)
 
92.
Gattu (2011)
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In a small town in central India, kids and adults are equally obsessed with kite-flying. The airspace... (90 mins.)
Director: Rajan Khosa
 
93.
When I Saw You (2012)
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1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope... (98 mins.)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
 
94.
Midnight's Children (2012)
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
95.
Kanchana Sita (1977)
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(90 mins.)
 
96.
La Jetée (1962 Short Film)
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Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man... (28 mins.)
Director: Chris Marker
 
97.
Arike (2012)
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The film tells the story of Shantanu (Dileep), a researcher in Linguistics, and his two friends, Kalpana (Samvritha) and Anuradha (Mamta)... (118 mins.)
Director: Shyamaprasad
 
98.
One Night the Moon (2001)
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Based on the true story of a young girl who went missing in the Australian outback in 1932. (57 mins.)
Director: Rachel Perkins
 
99.
Kanimambo (2012)
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100.
Ballad of Rustom (2012)
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Rustom works in a small government office in the countryside. Life for Rustom is wandering from place to place in the small town... (117 mins.)