32. Istanbul Film Festival

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1.
Una noche (2012)
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In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives. (90 mins.)
Director: Lucy Mulloy
 
2.
Küf (2012)
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(94 mins.)
Director: Ali Aydin
 
3.
Inch'Allah (2012)
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A Canadian doctor finds her sympathies sorely tested while working in the conflict ravaged Palestinian territories. (102 mins.)
 
4.
Circles (2013)
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The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later. (112 mins.)
Director: Srdan Golubovic
 
5.
The Rocket (2013)
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A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home... (96 mins.)
Director: Kim Mordaunt
 
6.
The Patience Stone (2012)
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In a war ridden country a woman watches over the husband reduced to a vegetable state by a bullet in the neck, abandoned by Jihad companions and brothers. One day, the woman decides to say things to him she could never have done before. (102 mins.)
Director: Atiq Rahimi
 
7.
An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker (2013)
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer... (75 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
8.
Cirkus Columbia (2010)
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A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. (113 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
9.
Hell (2005)
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Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past. (102 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
10.
The Deep (2012)
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Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland. (95 mins.)
 
11.
In the Name of (2013)
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Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested. (102 mins.)
 
12.
Bwakaw (2012)
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Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia. (110 mins.)
Director: Jun Robles Lana
 
13.
The Syrian Bride (2004)
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In Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in Golan Heights on the Israeli-Syrian border, the Druze bride Mona is engaged to get married with Tallel... (97 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
14.
Zaytoun (2012)
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Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond. (110 mins.)
Director: Eran Riklis
 
15.
Child's Pose (2013)
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The news of a fatal car accident involving her son will trigger against all odds, a mother's struggle to set her child free. (112 mins.)
 
16.
Bab el shams (2004)
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(278 mins.)
 
17.
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... (124 mins.)
 
18.
7 Boxes (2012)
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Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way. (105 mins.)
 
19.
Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)
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A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations. (320 mins.)
Director: Anurag Kashyap
 
20.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
21.
Tricks (2007)
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Six-year-old Stefek challenges fate. He believes that setting a chain of events in motion will help him get closer to his father who left his mother... (95 mins.)
 
22.
Quartet (2012)
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At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents. (94 mins.)
Director: Dustin Hoffman
 
23.
Centro Histórico (2012)
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A feature film with four stories celebrating the city of Guimarães in the North of Portugal. (80 mins.)
 
24.
A Few Hours of Spring (2012)
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house... (108 mins.)
 
25.
Plastic Bag (2009 Short Film)
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A plastic bag, thrown out in the trash, attempts to find his way back to his owner and along the way discovers the world. (18 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
26.
Goodbye Solo (2008)
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Two men form an unlikely friendship that will change both of their lives forever. (91 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
27.
Chop Shop (2007)
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Alejandro, a resourceful street orphan on the verge of adolescence, lives and works in an auto-body repair shop in a sprawling junkyard on the outskirts of Queens, New York. In this chaotic world of adults, Alejandro struggles to make a better life for himself and his sixteen-year-old sister. (84 mins.)
Director: Ramin Bahrani
 
28.
Villegas (2012)
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After a long time without seeing each other, two cousins, Esteban and Pipa, have to drive together to their grand-father's funeral in Villegas... (99 mins.)
Director: Gonzalo Tobal
 
29.
A Werewolf Boy (2012)
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Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits the country cottage she lived in as a child. Memories of an orphan boy she knew 47 years ago come flooding back to her. (122 mins.)
Director: Sung-hee Jo
 
30.
Epilogue (2012)
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Hayuta and Beri, an elderly couple, find it hard to adjust to today's Israel and to the social changes surrounding them. (90 mins.)
Director: Amir Manor
 
31.
A Hijacking (2012)
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The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen. (103 mins.)
Director: Tobias Lindholm
 
32.
Gimme the Loot (2012)
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When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffiti writers embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple. (79 mins.)
Director: Adam Leon
 
33.
Bekas (2012)
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Iraq in the early 1990 was a devastating land to survive in. When we think of Iraq, the first thing... (97 mins.)
Director: Karzan Kader
 
34.
Peddlers (2012)
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Peddlers tells the story of a young drug peddler (Siddharth Menon), a young immigrant mother facing a fatal disease (Kriti Malhotra) and a corrupt cop (Gulshan Devaiah). (116 mins.)
Director: Vasan Bala
 
35.
Blackbird (2012)
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An alienated teenager's posturing online threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community. (103 mins.)
Director: Jason Buxton
 
36.
Ill Manors (2012)
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The lives of four drug dealers, one user and two prostitutes. (121 mins.)
Director: Ben Drew
 
37.
A Respectable Family (2012)
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(90 mins.)
Director: Massoud Bakhshi
 
38.
Road North (2012)
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A father who was absent for 30 years of his son's life returns and wants to bond with his son, on a road trip to the north. (110 mins.)
 
39.
4Some (2012)
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Two middle-aged couples are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship. While relaxing on a Caribbean island, they get an unconventional idea to enrich and, as a result, complicate their sexual lives. (78 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
40.
A Coffee in Berlin (2012)
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An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin. (86 mins.)
Director: Jan Ole Gerster
 
41.
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
 
42.
The Sapphires (2012)
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It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam. (103 mins.)
Director: Wayne Blair
 
43.
Queen of Montreuil (2012)
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It's early summer and Agathe is back in France, at home in Montreuil. She has to get over her husband's... (87 mins.)
 
44.
The Fifth Season (1997)
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The fight for power in an isolated Iranian village. Two families have been enemies for so long they cannot even remember why... (80 mins.)
Director: Rafi Pitts
 
45.
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
 
46.
The Mechanical Bride (2012 Documentary)
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The fantasy of creating the perfect woman is as old as Pygmalion, but how close is it to becoming a reality... (76 mins.)
Director: Allison de Fren
 
47.
God Bless America (2011)
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On a mission to rid society of its most repellent citizens, terminally ill Frank makes an unlikely accomplice in 16-year-old Roxy. (105 mins.)
 
48.
White Epilepsy (2012 Documentary)
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(68 mins.)
 
49.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
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Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got. (80 mins.)
Director: Ektoras Lygizos
 
50.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)
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Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious... (82 mins.)
 
51.
The Towrope (2012)
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A Colombian refugee tries to rebuild her life at a guest house located on the shores of a great lake in the Andes. (88 mins.)
Director: William Vega
 
52.
Paradise: Hope (2013)
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... (92 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
53.
Paradise: Faith (2012)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith. (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
54.
Paradise: Love (2012)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
55.
Dog Days (2001)
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In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker... (121 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl