foreign movies screening at the 31st Fajr international film festival

these are foreign (non iranian) movies that screened on the 31st Fajr international film festival, held on February 2013.
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1.
Walking to School (2009)
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Director: Peng Chen
 
2.
My Nikifor (2004)
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Story of the last eight years of life of Nikifor Krynicki, famous "naive artist". (97 mins.)
 
3.
The Mill and the Cross (2011)
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The film focuses on a dozen of the 500 characters depicted in Bruegel's painting. The theme of Christ's suffering is set against religious persecution in Flanders in 1564. (92 mins.)
Director: Lech Majewski
 
4.
Life As a Fatal Sexually Transmitted Disease (2000)
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A cynical doctor, who is dying of cancer, would like to know the meaning of his life. He has to fight for it or just get ready for death. (99 mins.)
 
5.
Ocean Heaven (2010)
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Explores the subject of parental love and autism in kids. (96 mins.)
Director: Xiao Lu Xue
 
6.
Collaborator (2011)
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A playwright whose marriage and career are in a free fall has an explosive run-in with his former neighbor, a right-wing ex-con. (87 mins.)
Director: Martin Donovan
 
7.
Carnage (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Two pairs of parents hold a cordial meeting after their sons are involved in a fight, though as their time together progresses, increasingly childish behavior throws the discussion into chaos. (80 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
8.
My Mongolian Mother (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Director: Cai Ning
 
9.
Aftershock (2010)
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The epic story of a family separated as a result of the Great Tangshan Earthquake of 1976. (135 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
10.
Reign of Assassins (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Drizzle/Zeng Jing tries to start a new life after she had betrayed her gang and hid the remains of monk. (117 mins.)
Director: Chao-Bin Su
 
11.
Amour (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
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
 
12.
Smuggler (2011)
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This live-action film adaptation of Shohei Manabe's Smuggler manga is not to be missed! Ryosuke Kinuta is a failed actor with big time debts... (114 mins.)
Director: Katsuhito Ishii
 
13.
Zabana! (2012)
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(107 mins.)
 
14.
Yema (2012)
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(90 mins.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Leaving Baghdad (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Leaving Baghdad is a road movie that follows Sadik, the personal cameraman to the leader Saddam Hussein... (85 mins.)
 
17.
How Big Is Your Love? (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Algiers, nowadays, Adel, 8 years old, has been taken to his grandparents Khadidja and Lounès because his parents Rachid and Safia have been quarreling... (98 mins.)
 
18.
Coming Forth by Day (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Those who have fully enjoyed their bodies cannot be submissive. And those who never have? Can they survive... (96 mins.)
Director: Hala Lotfy
 
19.
Akashathinte Niram (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Color of sky is a movie about the relationship of man, nature and life. (117 mins.)
 
20.
Bekas (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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
 
21.
A Man of Honor (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
(95 mins.)
Director: Yeong-sun Kwon
 
22.
Tomorrow Will Be Better (2011)
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Three young boys, who live on the mean streets of Ukraine, embark on an journey to cross the border into Poland. (118 mins.)
 
23.
Katyn (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940. (122 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
24.
Time to Die (2007)
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When the witty old lady Aniela finally gets rid of her last lodger, she thinks it's finally time for her to feel at home in her beautiful old wooden house. But her greedy son and neighbours have other plans. (104 mins.)
 
25.
Man of Iron (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A worker becomes a "man of iron" forged by experience, a son comes to terms with his father, a couple fall in love... (156 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
26.
Back to 1942 (2012)
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A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan. (145 mins.)
Director: Xiaogang Feng
 
27.
Full Circle (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A moving road movie about two retired bus drivers, old Zhou and old Ge, who find themselves in the same retirement home and decide to escape for one final escapade with a gang of other senior citizens. (105 mins.)
Director: Yang Zhang
 
28.
Flying Swords of Dragon Gate (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Set three years after Dragon Inn, innkeeper Jade has disappeared and a new inn has risen from the ashes - one that's staffed by marauders masquerading as law-abiding citizens, who hope to unearth the fabled lost city buried in the desert. (122 mins.)
Director: Hark Tsui
 
29.
One Mile Above (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A young man's cycle journey to the highest point in Tibet to fulfill his brother's final wish. Based on a true story. (90 mins.)
Director: Jiayi Du
 
30.
Futaba kara tooku hanarete (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A documentary chronicling the lives of Japanese refugees displaced by the 2011 tsunami and nuclear meltdown at Fukushima Daiichi. (96 mins.)
 
31.
Eva (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A shy genius is employed by his former university to design robot software. (94 mins.)
Director: Kike Maíllo
 
32.
In My Mother's Arms (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In My Mother's Arms follows several children who live and study in the same room of a small rented house... (82 mins.)
 
33.
Four Horsemen (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The modern day Four Horsemen continue to ride roughshod over the people who can least afford it. Crises are converging when governments... (97 mins.)
Director: Ross Ashcroft
 
34.
30 años de oscuridad (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
When the Spanish Civil War came to an end, Manuel Cortes was unable to flee the country. After a long journey... (85 mins.)
 
35.
Approved for Adoption (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Comic-book artist Jung returns to Seoul for the first time since he was abandoned at the age of 5. (70 mins.)
 
36.
Bei yi wang de shi guang (2010 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
This is a touching documentary film about some elderly people who suffer from dementia, and their families. (108 mins.)
Director: Li-chou Yang
 
37.
The Grand Heist (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
In late 18th century ice is a commodity more valuable than gold. When corrupt officials conspire to form a monopoly and fix its price, a gang of 11 professionals is formed to steal all the royal ice blocks in five storage for a night (121 mins.)
Director: Joo-ho Kim
 
38.
The Front Line (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A drama centered on the Korean War's final battle that will determine the border between north and south. (133 mins.)
Director: Hun Jang
 
39.
Sons of the Clouds (2012 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A look at how colonization of the Western Sahara has left nearly 200,000 people living in refugee camps. (81 mins.)
Director: Alvaro Longoria
 
40.
Rebellion (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Dissidents in a French colony attack a police station and take hostages. (136 mins.)
 
41.
The Art of Flight (2011 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
Two years in the making, "The Art of FLIGHT" gives iconic snowboarder Travis Rice and friends the opportunity... (80 mins.)
Director: Curt Morgan
 
42.
Astérix and Obélix: God Save Britannia (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  
Asterix crosses the channel to help second-cousin Anticlimax face down Julius Caesar and invading Romans. (110 mins.)
Director: Laurent Tirard
 
43.
OceanWorld 3D (2009 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A 3-D documentary chronicling a sea turtle's journey across the oceans. (81 mins.)
 
44.
Beautiful Miss Jin (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Hee-chul Jang
 
45.
Tout ce que tu possèdes (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A Quebec City university lecturer abandons his academic career to translate the poetry of Edward Edward Stachura. (91 mins.)
Director: Bernard Émond
 
46.
The Hunt (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
47.
Shadow Dancer (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Set in 1990s Belfast, an active member of the IRA becomes an informant for MI5 in order to protect her son's welfare. (101 mins.)
Director: James Marsh
 
48.
J'enrage de son absence (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Touched to the depths of his being by the death of his child in a car accident nine years earlier, Jacques has lost his bearings... (98 mins.)
 
49.
White Elephant (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker. (105 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
50.
Clandestine Childhood (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Juan lives in clandestinity. Just like his mum, his dad and his adored uncle Beto, outside his home he has another name... (112 mins.)
 
51.
The Snake (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
(98 mins.)
Director: Caner Erzincan
 
52.
Zhauzhürek myng bala (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A universal story about the freedom of the human spirit and the struggle against slavery and despotism, about love, loss and betrayal. It is seen through the eyes of simple Kazakh kids and teenagers. (132 mins.)
Director: Aqan Sataev
 
53.
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive. (90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
 
54.
Tepenin Ardi (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
When some people from the other side of the mountain invade the territory of a farming family, the family head tries to unite the family and fight back. But then problems within the family start to appear as well. (94 mins.)
Director: Emin Alper
 
55.
Oranges and Sunshine (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Loach
 
56.
The Giants (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Brothers Seth and Zak, fifteen and thirteen & 3/4 years old, are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house... (84 mins.)
Director: Bouli Lanners
 
57.
The First Grader (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
The story of an 84 year-old Kenyan villager and ex Mau Mau veteran who fights for his right to go to school for the first time to get the education he could never afford. (103 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick
 
58.
11.25: The Day He Chose His Own Fate (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
On November 25th 1970, a man committed ritual suicide inside the Tokyo headquarters of the Japanese Ministry of Defence... (119 mins.)
Director: Kôji Wakamatsu
 
59.
Konvoy (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Army captain escorting in part-deserter soldier. The heroes spend a day in Moscow, during which face... (81 mins.)
 
60.
House with a Turret (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A 8-year-old boy is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather, but their journey is stopped... (80 mins.)
 
61.
Haute Cuisine (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of Danièle Delpeuch and how she was appointed as the private chef for François Mitterrand. (95 mins.)
 
62.
Calm at Sea (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A teenager joins the resistance in Nazi-occupied France during World War II. (90 mins.)
 
63.
Utomlennye solntsem 2 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  
Epic film about WWII, a sequel to Burnt by the Sun (1994). Evil Stalin is terrorizing people of Russia while the Nazis are advancing... (181 mins.)
 
64.
Blind (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A missing person case involving a female university student and the victim in a hit and run case appears to be the same person... (111 mins.)
Director: Sang-hoon Ahn