SIFF 2011by aperock | created - 18 May 2011 | updated - 18 May 2011 | Public
SIFF 2011 films
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2. The First Grader (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 3,955 | Gross: $0.33M
3. Trollhunter (2010)
PG-13 | 103 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror
A group of students investigates a series of mysterious bear killings, but learns that there are much more dangerous things going on. They start to follow a mysterious hunter, learning that he is actually a troll hunter.
Votes: 62,285 | Gross: $0.25M
4. How to Die in Oregon (2011)
Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Drama, Family
In 1994 Oregon became the first state to legalize a terminally ill person's request to end his or her life with medication. At the time, only Belgium, Switzerland, and the Netherlands had ... See full summary »
5. Sykt lykkelig (2010)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Family is the most important thing in the world to Kaja. She is an eternal optimist in spite of living with a man who would rather go hunting with the boys, and who refuses to have sex with... See full summary »
Votes: 2,810 | Gross: $0.04M
6. Chin do (2010)
95 min | Romance
Chow Yi (Gillian Chung) is about to leave on holiday with her boyfriend, Yang Pai Shu (Lawrence Chou) until an argument makes Chow Yi to dump him at the airport. Their breakup is being witnessed by her ex-boyfriend.
7. Bal (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama
The quiet life of a boy and his family is endangered when his father does not return home from his work collecting honey in the forest.
8. Wenecja (2010)
110 min | Drama
Marek is in his early teens and dreams of going to Venice. Although the war makes his plans highly unlikely, the boy won't let his dreams drift away too easily.
9. Copacabana (2010)
107 min | Comedy
Boldly unconventional and cheerful, that's how one could describe Babou. Never having cared about social conventions, she is suddenly faced with the realization that her own daughter is ... See full summary »
10. 12 Meter ohne Kopf (2009)
108 min | Adventure, Biography, Comedy
East Fresia 1401: the era of the feared sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker and Gödeke Michels is coming to an end. After a long period with no booty at last a bulging ship appears on the horizon... See full summary »
13. A Matter of Taste: Serving Up Paul Liebrandt (2011)
Not Rated | 68 min | Documentary, Biography
Paul Liebrandt is one of the most talented and controversial chefs in the food world and the youngest chef to have received 3 stars from the New York Times. He was 24. NY Times food critic,... See full summary »
14. Hermano (2010)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Family, Sport
Two young men who have been raised as brothers look to their soccer skills as a way of getting out of their slum. While a scout is in town, an act of violence threatens to tear them apart.
Votes: 2,340 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Submarine (2010)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
15-year-old Oliver Tate has two objectives: To lose his virginity before his next birthday, and to extinguish the flame between his mother and an ex-lover who has resurfaced in her life.
Votes: 78,248 | Gross: $0.47M
16. L'enfant prodige (2010)
101 min | Drama
On the keyboard, the young hands fly rapidly and the melody rises. For the child, nothing is easier; he hears the sounds in his head. These hands belong to 6 years old André Mathieu. He won... See full summary »
17. 678 (2010)
100 min | Drama
Unfolds the poignant story of three women and their search for justice from the daily plight of sexual harassment in Egypt.
18. Tuan yuan (2010)
97 min | Drama
Liu returns to his native city Shanghai after 50 years spent in Taiwan. He has come to find the first love of his life, Qiao, who he left behind pregnant. In the meantime, Qiao has married ... See full summary »
19. Alting bliver godt igen (2010)
90 min | Drama, Thriller
A writer-director known for becoming obsessed with his own stories, Jacob Falk stumbles upon photographs of prisoners of war being tortured by Danish soldiers. Suspecting a political ... See full summary »
20. Autoreiji (2010)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Drama
The boss of a major crime syndicate orders his lieutenant to bring a rogue gang of drug traffickers in line, a job that gets passed on to his long-suffering subordinate.
24. Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
PG | 90 min | Animation, Action, Adventure
Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.
Votes: 219,797 | Gross: $165.25M
25. Una vita tranquilla (2010)
105 min | Crime, Drama
The story of a man who murdered thirty-two people, gained power, and then got afraid because too many people wanted to kill him. One August morning, he disappeared. For fifteen years, ... See full summary »
26. Cameraman: The Life and Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Biography
In 2001 Jack Cardiff (1914-2009) became the first director of photography in the history of the Academy Awards to win an Honorary Oscar. But the first time he clasped the famous statuette ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,044 | Gross: $0.02M
28. Vénus noire (2010)
Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History
The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »
29. The Mountain (2011)
73 min | Drama
Nora and Solveig are hiking through snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of several days that will take the two young women to the top of a mountain. Solveig, three months ... See full summary »
30. La nostra vita (2010)
98 min | Drama
Claudio, a construction worker, works on a site in the suburbs of Rome. He is madly in love with his wife who is pregnant with their third child. However, when he finds the remains of an ... See full summary »
31. Maen-bal-eui ggoom (2010)
Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, Sport
After a series of pipe dream ventures go belly up, retired pro soccer player Kim Won-kang happens to visit East Timor, where he finds children playing the game barefoot on rocky pitches. ... See full summary »
32. Das Sandmännchen - Abenteuer im Traumland (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Animation
Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and ... See full summary »
33. Smukke mennesker (2010)
93 min | Drama
Follows the lives of four longing souls. Ingeborg who feels unattractive and young Jonas who is so attractive that he can literally sell some of what he's got. Anna, a young beautiful woman... See full summary »
34. The Pipe (2010)
Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Drama
What do people do, when the law prevents them from protecting themselves? Documentary film on the small Irish village that stood up to Big Oil.
35. The Trip (I) (2010)
Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama
Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.
Votes: 19,760 | Gross: $2.01M
36. Natural Selection (2011)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama
Having discovered that her dying husband has an illegitimate child living in Florida, a devout Christian housewife leaves her sheltered world on a mission to reunite father and son.
Votes: 1,172 | Gross: $0.05M
38. Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama
In order to regain custody of her daughter, whom she left in the care of her fortune-telling aunt, Mona must tell a social worker her story. The tale she spins---and the movie we watch---is... See full summary »
39. The Future (2011)
R | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
When a couple decides to adopt a stray cat their perspective on life changes radically, literally altering the course of time and space and testing their faith in each other and themselves.
Votes: 7,572 | Gross: $0.57M
40. Love (I) (2011)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
A man spends years alone on a space station orbiting Earth after losing communication with Houston/Earth. Time is spent on maintenance, exercise, watching old messages and reading a journal by a soldier in the American civil war 1864.
41. Another Earth (2011)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
On the night of the discovery of a duplicate Earth in the Solar system, an ambitious young student and an accomplished composer cross paths in a tragic accident.
Votes: 83,991 | Gross: $1.32M
43. Kosmos (2009)
122 min | Drama, Fantasy
A strange man with otherworldly talents becomes both a friend and a pariah in a small Turkish town in this drama from writer and director Reha Erdem. Yahya is nearly in a panic when his ... See full summary »
45. For lung (2010)
R | 106 min | Action, Crime, Mystery
Centers on Captain Manfred who is caught in the line of fire between high levels of corruption and malice. He must solve a brutal murder to prove his partner's innocence and unearth the ... See full summary »
47. Red Eagle (2010)
130 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Year 2016, Bangkok is a rotten capital infested with chaos and criminals. Widespread corruption by politicians has dipped the moral compass to a new low, and the government's hasty plan to ... See full synopsis »
48. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
49. Tyrannosaur (2011)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama