Sundance 2017: World Cinema Dramatic Competition

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1. Axolotl Overkill (2017)

94 min | Drama | Post-production

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Mifti, age 16, lives in Berlin with a cast of characters including her half-siblings; their rich, self-involved father; and her junkie friend Ophelia. As she mourns her recently deceased ... See full summary »

Director: Helene Hegemann | Stars: Jasna Fritzi Bauer, Arly Jover, Laura Tonke, Mavie Hörbiger

2. Berlin Syndrome (2017)

116 min | Thriller | Post-production

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A passionate holiday romance leads to an obsessive relationship, when an Australian photojournalist wakes one morning in a Berlin apartment and is unable to leave.

Director: Cate Shortland | Stars: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt, Matthias Habich, Lucie Aron

3. Carpinteros (2017)

106 min | Drama

Julián finds love and a reason for living in the last place imaginable: the Dominican Republic's Najayo Prison. His romance, with fellow prisoner Yanelly, must develop through sign language... See full summary »

Director: José María Cabral | Stars: Ramón Emilio Candelario, Jean Jean, Mario Nunez, Judith Rodriguez Perez

4. Não Devore Meu Coração (2017)

106 min | Drama | Completed

Joca, a Brazilian boy of 13, and Basano La Tatuada a Paraguayan indigenous girl living on the border between the two countries, marked by the waters of the Rio Apa. Joca is in love with Basano and wants to do everything to win her love.

Director: Felipe Bragança | Stars: Cauã Reymond, Mario Verón, Leopoldo Pacheco, Adeli Benitez

5. Vida de Familia (2017)

80 min | Comedy, Drama | Completed

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A young man spends a few weeks housekeeping for a relatively distant relative and enjoys taking over the comfort of their lives in Santiago. Soon, he meets a cute neighbor and starts ... See full summary »

Directors: Cristián Jiménez, Alicia Scherson | Stars: Jorge Becker, Gabriela Arancibia, Blanca Lewin, Cristián Carvajal

6. Free and Easy (2017)

Comedy | Completed

When a traveling soap salesman arrives in a desolate Chinese town, a crime occurs, and sets the strange residents against each other with tragicomic results.

Director: Jun Geng | Stars: Xu Gang, Zhiyong Zhang

7. God's Own Country (2017)

104 min | Drama, Romance | Completed

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

8. Chemi Bednieri Ojakhi (2017)

120 min | Drama | Post-production

In a patriarchal society, an ordinary Georgian family lives with three generations under one roof. All are shocked when 52-year-old Manana decides to move out from her parents' home and ... See full summary »

Directors: Nana Ekvtimishvili, Simon Groß | Stars: Ia Shugliashvili, Merab Ninidze, Berta Khapava, Tsisia Qumsishvili

9. The Nile Hilton Incident (2017)

106 min | Thriller | Post-production

Set against the backdrop of the Egyptian Revolution, the thriller features a police officer who investigates the murder of a woman. What initially seems to be a killing of a prostitute ... See full summary »

Director: Tarik Saleh | Stars: Fares Fares, Ger Duany, Slimane Dazi, Mohamed Yousry

10. Pop Aye (2017)

104 min | Drama | Completed

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On a chance encounter, a disenchanted architect bumps into his long-lost elephant on the streets of Bangkok. Excited, he takes his elephant on a journey across Thailand, in search of the farm where they grew up together.

Director: Kirsten Tan | Stars: Penpak Sirikul, Thaneth Warakulnukroh, Bong

11. I Dream in Another Language (2017)

103 min | Drama, Fantasy | Completed

When a language dies, a unique vision of the world is lost forever.

Director: Ernesto Contreras | Stars: Fernando Álvarez Rebeil, José Manuel Poncelis, Eligio Meléndez, Fátima Molina

12. Inxeba (2017)

88 min | Drama

Xolani, a lonely factory worker, travels to the rural mountains with the men of his community to initiate a group of teenage boys into manhood.

Director: John Trengove | Stars: Nakhane Touré, Bongile Mantsai, Niza Jay Ncoyini