Istanbul Film Festivali 2014

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1. Metalhead (2013)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

7.1
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79 Metascore

A girl is caught between the life that took her brother and her own inability to strike out on her own. In her grief, she finds solace in the dark music of Black Metal and dreams of becoming a rock star.

Director: Ragnar Bragason | Stars: Thora Bjorg Helga, Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Halldóra Geirharðsdóttir, Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson

Votes: 4,511

2. Tracks (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 112 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

7.2
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78 Metascore

A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog.

Director: John Curran | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Adam Driver, Lily Pearl, Philip Dodd

Votes: 22,887 | Gross: $0.51M

3. Papusza (2013)

131 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Zbigniew Walerys, Antoni Pawlicki, Artur Steranko

Votes: 494

4. Återträffen (2013)

90 min | Drama

6.9
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A famous artist isn't invited to her class reunion. She makes a film about what could've happened if she had gone there and confronted her bullies, and later shows that film to her former classmates.

Director: Anna Odell | Stars: Anna Odell, Anders Berg, David Nordström, Erik Ehn

Votes: 4,069

5. Blind (II) (2014)

96 min | Drama

6.9
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83 Metascore

Having recently lost her sight, Ingrid retreats to the safety of her home - a place where she can feel in control, alone with her husband and her thoughts. But Ingrid's real problems lie ... See full summary »

Director: Eskil Vogt | Stars: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Henrik Rafaelsen, Vera Vitali, Marius Kolbenstvedt

Votes: 5,944

6. Les garçons et Guillaume, à table! (2013)

85 min | Comedy

6.7
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Mrs. Gallienne, a rather temperamental upper middle-class lady, has three children, two of whom she considers as her sons and another she calls Guillaume. Logically indeed, the latter ... See full summary »

Director: Guillaume Gallienne | Stars: Guillaume Gallienne, André Marcon, Françoise Fabian, Nanou Garcia

Votes: 6,320

7. Starred Up (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

Eric Love is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to Adult prison) where he finds his father Neville who Eric hasn't seen since he was 5 (since he was ... See full summary »

Director: David Mackenzie | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Ben Mendelsohn, Rupert Friend, Sam Spruell

Votes: 36,206 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 47,839 | Gross: $3.59M

9. Still Life (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 92 min | Drama

7.4
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45 Metascore

A council case worker looks for the relatives of those found dead and alone.

Director: Uberto Pasolini | Stars: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury, Andrew Buchan

Votes: 5,743

10. Ida (2013)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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91 Metascore

Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik, Jerzy Trela

Votes: 40,777 | Gross: $3.83M

11. Trois exercices d'interprétation (2013)

157 min | Drama

7.0
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Three films based on Three Conversations by Russian writer and philosopher Vladimir Solovyov.The actors' 'exercises' develop into a minimalistic trilogy on cinema and literature, social and spiritual life, acting in film and in real life.

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Ludivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Broussot, Anne-Marie Charles

Votes: 41

12. Dast-neveshtehaa nemisoosand (2013)

Not Rated | 125 min | Drama

7.2
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88 Metascore

Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they are obliged to change their initial plans...

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof

Votes: 618

13. Dans la cour (2014)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.4
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57 Metascore

Antoine is too depressed to go on playing in his rock band. After wandering in the streets, he decides to seek an occupation. Unskilled as he is, he is lucky to be hired as the caretaker of... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Salvadori | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Gustave Kervern, Féodor Atkine, Pio Marmaï

Votes: 965

14. O ehthros mou (2013)

107 min | Crime, Drama

6.8
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A violent dilemma in Athens today.

Director: Yorgos Tsemberopoulos | Stars: Manolis Mavromatakis, Maria Zorba, Yiorgos Gallos, Antonis Karistinos

Votes: 512

15. Bai ri yan huo (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.6
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75 Metascore

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang, Jingchun Wang

Votes: 5,531

16. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

8.1
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88 Metascore

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.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

Votes: 560,336 | Gross: $59.10M

17. La Vénus à la fourrure (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Mathieu Amalric

Votes: 14,059 | Gross: $0.34M

18. Words and Pictures (2013)

PG-13 | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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49 Metascore

An art instructor and an English teacher form a rivalry that ends up with a competition at their school in which students decide whether words or pictures are more important.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Clive Owen, Juliette Binoche, Bruce Davison, Amy Brenneman

Votes: 8,292 | Gross: $2.17M

19. Enemy (2013)

R | 91 min | Mystery, Thriller

6.9
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61 Metascore

A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie.

Director: Denis Villeneuve | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gadon, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 121,667 | Gross: $1.01M

20. Master of the Universe (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

7.2
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72 Metascore

A former banker in Germany, who entered the business with the advent of modern computer systems reminisces of his working years in some of the world-leading banking corporations.

Director: Marc Bauder | Stars: Rainer Voss, Angela Merkel

Votes: 957

21. Bertolucci on Bertolucci (2013)

105 min | Documentary

7.0
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Directors: Walter Fasano, Luca Guadagnino | Star: Bernardo Bertolucci

Votes: 40

22. The Armstrong Lie (2013)

R | 124 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

7.2
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67 Metascore

A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Lance Armstrong, Reed Albergotti, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andreu

Votes: 6,317 | Gross: $0.38M

23. Trespassing Bergman (2013)

107 min | Documentary

7.3
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A group of filmmakers visit Ingmar Bergman's house on the remote Swedish island of Faro to discuss his legacy.

Directors: Jane Magnusson, Hynek Pallas | Stars: Tomas Alfredson, Woody Allen, Wes Anderson, Harriet Andersson

Votes: 483

24. The Unknown Known (2013)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.1
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69 Metascore

Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early 1960s to planning the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

Director: Errol Morris | Stars: Donald Rumsfeld, Errol Morris

Votes: 3,329 | Gross: $0.28M

25. Twenty Feet from Stardom (2013)

PG-13 | 91 min | Documentary, Music

7.4
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83 Metascore

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.

Director: Morgan Neville | Stars: Darlene Love, Merry Clayton, Lisa Fischer, Judith Hill

Votes: 10,492 | Gross: $4.95M

26. Om våld (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Drama, History

7.4
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80 Metascore

The most daring moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule.

Director: Göran Olsson | Stars: Lauryn Hill, Kati Outinen, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gaetano Pagano

Votes: 512

27. Mayor (I) (2013)

99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.2
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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 »

Director: Yuriy Bykov | Stars: Denis Shvedov, Yuriy Bykov, Irina Nizina, Ilya Isayev

Votes: 2,037

28. Coherence (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.2
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65 Metascore

Strange things begin to happen when a group of friends gather for a dinner party on an evening when a comet is passing overhead.

Director: James Ward Byrkit | Stars: Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon, Elizabeth Gracen

Votes: 74,009 | Gross: $0.07M

29. Asabani nistam! (2014)

110 min | Drama

7.5
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I'm not Angry. is the story of Navid, a starred and expelled university student who - while trying to provide the least requirements of a normal life -, tries not to get angry when he is ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Baran Kosari, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Milad Rahimi, Bahram Afshari

Votes: 276

30. Medeas (2013)

97 min | Drama

6.3
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64 Metascore

Medeas is a daring and lyrical exploration of alienation and desperation through the intimate observation of a family's inner lives and their relationship to each other and their ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Pallaoro | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mary Mouser, Ian Nelson

Votes: 302 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Los insólitos peces gato (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

7.0
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69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,408 | Gross: $0.01M

32. Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama

7.0
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64 Metascore

A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf

Votes: 95,369 | Gross: $0.79M

33. Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adulthood, obsessions and what led to her being in Seligman's care.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe, Jamie Bell

Votes: 69,624 | Gross: $0.33M

34. Walesa. Czlowiek z nadziei (2013)

127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.6
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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.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Votes: 1,989

35. Le dernier des injustes (2013)

PG-13 | 220 min | Documentary

7.1
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80 Metascore

A place: Theresienstadt. A unique place of propaganda which Adolf Eichmann called the "model ghetto", designed to mislead the world and Jewish people regarding its real nature, to be the ... See full summary »

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Benjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann

Votes: 513 | Gross: $0.04M

36. Hawaii (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón, Antonia De Michelis

Votes: 3,230

37. Lilting (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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61 Metascore

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language.

Director: Hong Khaou | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles

Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $0.02M

38. Stray Dogs (2013)

138 min | Drama

7.0
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84 Metascore

An alcoholic man and his two young children barely survive in Taipei. They cross path with a lonely grocery clerk who might help them make a better life.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu, Shiang-chyi Chen

Votes: 1,725

39. Nun va Goldoon (1996)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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70 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical account of Makmahlbaf's experience as a teenager when, as a 17-year-old, he stabbed a policeman at a protest rally. Two decades later, he tracks down the policeman he injured in an attempt to make amends.

Director: Mohsen Makhmalbaf | Stars: Mirhadi Tayebi, Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Ali Bakhsi, Ammar Tafti Dehghan

Votes: 2,249 | Gross: $0.04M

40. Terminus paradis (1998)

99 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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The Bucharest's suburb, a torrid summer day. Norica, a waitress and Mitu, a swineherd, meet and tease each other and starts a beverage competition. Their relationship is not just a ... See full summary »

Director: Lucian Pintilie | Stars: Costel Cascaval, Dorina Chiriac, Gheorghe Visu, Victor Rebengiuc

Votes: 1,726

41. Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

6.5
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73 Metascore

A documentary reflects on artist Ai Weiwei's battle against the lawsuit thrust upon him by the Chinese government in an effort to silence him.

Director: Andreas Johnsen | Stars: Ai Weiwei, Andreas Johnsen, Lao Ai, Jerome A. Cohen

Votes: 259 | Gross: $0.04M

42. La voz de los silenciados (2013)

80 min

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Based on actual events, "La Voz" is the story of Olga, a young deaf woman from Central America, who receives what appears to be a scholarship to a faith-based sign language school located in Brooklyn, New York.

Director: Maximón Monihan | Stars: Janeva Zentz, Kevin Tamayo, Ricky Powell, Mr. Dead

Votes: 72

43. L'image manquante (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

7.4
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87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,523 | Gross: $0.05M

44. La jaula de oro (2013)

108 min | Drama

7.7
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74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 3,671

45. For Those Who Can Tell No Tales (2013)

82 min | Drama

6.5
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An Australian tourist discovers the silent legacy of wartime atrocities when she arrives in a seemingly idyllic little town on the border of Bosnia and Serbia.

Director: Jasmila Zbanic | Stars: Kym Vercoe, Boris Isakovic, Simon McBurney, Branko Cvejic

Votes: 218

46. Ben O Degilim (2013)

125 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

6.4
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He works in a kitchen in Istanbul. She is working with him. Her husband goes to jail.

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu | Stars: Ercan Kesal, Maryam Zaree, Riza Akin, Nihat Alptekin

Votes: 519