Film Fest Gent 2013by philipcroy | last updated - 07 Oct 2013 | Public
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2. 82 dagen in april (2013)
Herman and Marie, a couple in their fifties, arrive in Istanbul to pick up the luggage of their deceased son. In his backpack, Herman discovers a logbook of their son's last trip through ... See full summary »
3. Ain't Them Bodies Saints (2013)
R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
The tale of an outlaw who escapes from prison and sets out across the Texas hills to reunite with his wife and the daughter he has never met.
Votes: 17,973 | Gross: $0.39M
4. All Is Lost (2013)
PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama
After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.
Votes: 65,151 | Gross: $6.26M
6. As I Lay Dying (2013)
R | 110 min | Drama
Based on the 1930 classic by Faulkner, it is the story of the death of Addie Bundren and her family's quest to honor her wish to be buried in the nearby town of Jefferson.
Votes: 3,333 | Gross: $0.02M
7. Avant l'hiver (2013)
103 min | Drama
Lucie presumes that her husband Paul - an older neurosurgeon - has an affair. Indeed, Paul behaves strange lately, but the truth behind it is dark and complicated.
8. A Band Called Death (2012)
Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary, Biography, Music
A documentary on the 1970s punk trio Death, and their new-found popularity decades after they disbanded.
Votes: 3,030 | Gross: $0.13M
9. Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
11. Blue Ruin (2013)
R | 90 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A mysterious outsider's quiet life is turned upside down when he returns to his childhood home to carry out an act of vengeance. Proving himself an amateur assassin, he winds up in a brutal fight to protect his estranged family.
Votes: 52,305 | Gross: $0.26M
12. The Canyons (2013)
R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller
When Christian, an LA trust-fund kid with casual ties to Hollywood, learns of a secret affair between Tara and the lead of his film project, Ryan, he spirals out of control, and his cruel mind games escalate into an act of bloody violence.
Votes: 9,186 | Gross: $0.05M
13. Casse-tête chinois (2013)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A 40-year-old father's life is complicated when the mother of his two children moves to New York. Since he can't bear them growing up far away from him, he decides to move there as well.
Votes: 11,273 | Gross: $0.34M
15. Pardé (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Drama
In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »
Votes: 889 | Gross: $0.03M
16. Sakura namiki no mankai no shita ni (2012)
120 min | Drama
A young woman Shiori faces an accidental death of her beloved husband at a local industrial town, recovering from the 3.11 Tsunami disaster. Once detesting, Shiori is hesitant to admit her ... See full summary »
18. The Golem (1920)
Unrated | 91 min | Fantasy, Horror
In 16th-century Prague, a rabbi creates the Golem - a giant creature made of clay. Using sorcery, he brings the creature to life in order to protect the Jews of Prague from persecution.
19. Dial M for Murder (1954)
PG | 105 min | Crime, Film-Noir, Thriller
An ex-tennis pro carries out a plot to murder his wife. When things go wrong, he improvises a brilliant plan B.
Votes: 121,986 | Gross: $0.01M
20. Don Jon (2013)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.
Votes: 204,995 | Gross: $24.48M
21. Death of a Shadow (2012)
20 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy
Stuck in a dark limbo between life and death, a deceased soldier Nathan Rijckx collects shadows of dying men and women to buy back his own second chance at life. Obsessed by a girl he met ... See full summary »
22. Downloaded (2013)
Not Rated | 106 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the downloading revolution; the kids that created it, the bands and the businesses that were affected by it, and its impact on the world at large.
Votes: 2,501 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Drift (V) (2013)
83 min | Drama
A Belgian couple waits in an empty hotel in the Carpathian mountains. She suffers from a lingering illness. He helps her find her peace. Left alone, he escapes reality and starts to wander.... See full summary »
24. The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery through the labyrinthine halls of his apartment building. Led on a wild goose chase by ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,717 | Gross: $0.01M
25. The Fifth Estate (2013)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller
A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization.
Votes: 32,994 | Gross: $3.25M
27. Fruitvale Station (2013)
R | 85 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of Oscar Grant III, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Votes: 60,602 | Gross: $16.10M
29. Gloria (II) (2013)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs.
Votes: 6,697 | Gross: $2.11M
30. Go for Sisters (2013)
Unrated | 123 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Fontayne is enlisted by Bernice - her estranged old friend and current parole officer - along with a disgraced cop to search for Bernice's son, who went missing on the Mexican border.
Votes: 427 | Gross: $0.06M
35. The Immigrant (2013)
R | 120 min | Drama, Romance
1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.
Votes: 24,185 | Gross: $2.01M
36. W imie... (2013)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
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.
37. L'inconnu du lac (2013)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Votes: 10,434 | Gross: $0.32M
39. Interior. Leather Bar. (2013)
Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary
Filmmakers James Franco and Travis Mathews re-imagine the lost 40 minutes from "Cruising" as a starting point to a broader exploration of sexual and creative freedom.
Votes: 2,114 | Gross: $0.04M
42. It Felt Like Love (2013)
Unrated | 82 min | Drama
Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.
Votes: 1,821 | Gross: $0.03M
43. Kelly + Victor (2012)
95 min | Drama
Kelly and Victor meet at a nightclub and start a sexual relationship, the excitement of which removes them from the dull ordinariness of their lives.
44. Kill Your Darlings (2013)
R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Votes: 29,721 | Gross: $1.03M
45. Leones (2012)
82 min | Drama
Five young people are involved in a serious car accident that leaves four of them dead. Isabel, the youngest, is the only survivor and helps her four friends realize they have passed on.
46. Hayatboyu (2013)
102 min | Drama
Ela and Can seemingly have it all. Yet in this affluent section of Istanbul, love turns to suspicion, success delivers only material comfort and truth keeps playing hide-and-seek.
47. Like Father, Like Son (2013)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama
Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own.
Votes: 14,868 | Gross: $0.28M
48. The Lunchbox (2013)
PG | 104 min | Drama, Romance
A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox.
Votes: 37,543 | Gross: $4.23M
49. Mayor (I) (2013)
99 min | Action, Crime, Drama
That day Sergey Sobolev, police officer, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth to their child. High from happiness, he's driving too fast and when he sees a boy ... See full summary »
50. Lovelace (2013)
R | 93 min | Biography, Drama
The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Votes: 33,729 | Gross: $0.36M
53. L'image manquante (2013)
Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.
Votes: 2,522 | Gross: $0.05M
54. Night Moves (2013)
R | 112 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam.
Votes: 11,437 | Gross: $0.25M
55. Much Ado About Nothing (I) (2012)
PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words.
Votes: 14,780 | Gross: $4.33M
56. Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight (2013)
Not Rated | 97 min | Biography, Drama
Ali's biggest match, his fight with the US government. A film about the politics and hubris surrounding the Vietnam War and the revenge exacted on America's greatest sportsman of the 20th century because he refused to fight in that war.
57. Omar (2013)
96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing.
Votes: 11,049 | Gross: $0.36M
58. The Parallax View (1974)
R | 102 min | Drama, Thriller
An ambitious reporter gets in way-over-his-head trouble while investigating a senator's assassination which leads to a vast conspiracy involving a multinational corporation behind every event in the world's headlines.
59. Otto the Rhino (2013)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Topper is an optimistic young boy with a vivid imagination. He is also in love with Cilla, but she thinks he's very crazy. One day Topper finds a pencil and draws a rhino that comes to live! This changes everything.
60. Our Nixon (2013)
Not Rated | 84 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime
Never before seen Super 8 home movies filmed by Richard Nixon's closest aides - and convicted Watergate conspirators - offer a surprising and intimate new look into his Presidency.
Votes: 524 | Gross: $0.02M
61. Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open (2012)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
'Paul Bowles: The Cage Door is Always Open' tells the story of writer and composer Paul Bowles and his wife Jane. They married in New York in 1937, and although they both had homosexual ... See full summary »
63. Parkland (2013)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Mystery
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated.
Votes: 12,986 | Gross: $0.65M
64. Portrait of Jason (1967)
Not Rated | 105 min | Documentary, Biography
The highlights of a 12-hour interview with Aaron Payne, alias Jason Holliday, a former houseboy, would-be cabaret performer, and self-proclaimed hustler who, while drinking and smoking ... See full summary »
65. Phil Spector (2013 TV Movie)
TV-MA | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Music
A drama centered on the relationship between Phil Spector and defense attorney Linda Kenney Baden while the music business legend was on trial for the murder of Lana Clarkson.
66. La piscina (2011)
Not Rated | 65 min | Drama
During summer in La Habana, four adolescents with physical problems, while in vacation from school, spend a day in a swimming pool with their apathetic instructor.
68. Prince Avalanche (2013)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama
Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.
Votes: 16,886 | Gross: $0.20M
69. Salvo (2013)
Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.
70. Rock Ba-Casba (2012)
93 min | Action, Drama, History
The year is 1989. In an era of Palestinian demands for independence, the State of Israel sends young soldiers to oversee the Arab population in the Occupied Territories. After one of them ... See full summary »
71. Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
13 of Edward Hopper's paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations let us observe an era in American history. Shirley ... See full summary »
73. The Selfish Giant (2013)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal.
Votes: 9,785 | Gross: $0.01M
74. Short Term 12 (2013)
R | 96 min | Drama
A 20-something supervising staff member of a residential treatment facility navigates the troubled waters of that world alongside her co-worker and longtime boyfriend.
Votes: 65,430 | Gross: $1.01M
75. Starlet (I) (2012)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
An unlikely friendship forms between 21 year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.
Votes: 5,438 | Gross: $0.09M
76. The Spectacular Now (2013)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hard-partying high school senior's philosophy on life changes when he meets the not-so-typical "nice girl."
Votes: 121,111 | Gross: $6.85M
77. A Story of Children and Film (2013)
106 min | Documentary
A Story of Children and Film is the world's first movie about kids in global cinema. It's passionate, poetic, portrait of the adventure of childhood: its surrealism, loneliness, fun, ... See full summary »
78. Stop the Pounding Heart (2013)
98 min | Documentary, Drama
Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider.
79. A Story for the Modlins (2012)
26 min | Documentary, Short, Drama
After appearing in the film Rosemary's Baby, by Roman Polanski, Elmer Modlin ran away with his family to a distant land, where they shut themselves inside a dark apartment for thirty years.
81. A Teacher (2013)
Not Rated | 75 min | Drama, Romance
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end.
82. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 113 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action, while attempting to liberate a twelve-year-old prostitute.
Votes: 570,385 | Gross: $28.26M
85. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)
PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music
Backup singers live in a world that lies just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but we've had no idea who these singers are or what lives they lead, until now.
Votes: 10,485 | Gross: $4.95M
86. Upstream Color (2013)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 26,157 | Gross: $0.44M
87. Under the Skin (I) (2013)
R | 108 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A mysterious young woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. However, events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery.
Votes: 99,975 | Gross: $2.61M
90. Viramundo (2013)
95 min | Documentary
After decades of sold out shows and international recognition, musician Gilberto Gil embarks on a new kind of world tour through the southern hemisphere. From Bahia, he travels to the land ... See full summary »
91. Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013)
127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.
93. What Richard Did (2012)
TV-MA | 88 min | Drama
What Richard Did follows Richard Karlsen, golden-boy athlete and undisputed alpha-male of his privileged set of South Dublin teenagers, through the summer between the end of school and the ... See full summary »
95. The Young and Prodigious T.S. Spivet (2013)
PG | 105 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A ten-year-old scientist secretly leaves his family's ranch in Montana where he lives with his cowboy father and scientist mother, escapes home, and travels across the country aboard a freight train to receive an award at the Smithsonian Institute.
Votes: 13,706 | Gross: $0.10M
96. A Pact (2013)
85 min | Drama, Thriller
Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years... See full summary »