2012 CIFF

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3. Kai apkabinsiu tave (2010)

90 min | Drama

June, 1961. Ethnic Lithuanian father and daughter Vladas and Ruta were separated during the events of WWII - Ruta ending up with her mother - and have not seen each other since, when Ruta ... See full summary »

Director: Kristijonas Vildziunas | Stars: Elzbieta Latenaite, Andrius Bialobzeskis, Margarita Broich, Jurga Jutaite

Votes: 234

4. Bill W. (2012)

Unrated | 104 min | Documentary, Biography, History

69 Metascore

A documentary about Bill Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

Directors: Dan Carracino, Kevin Hanlon | Stars: Bill Wilson, Dr. Bob, Blake J. Evans, Chris Gates

Votes: 160

5. Bonsái (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest.

Director: Cristián Jiménez | Stars: Diego Noguera, Alicia Fehrmann, Andrés Waas, Nathalia Galgani

Votes: 777 | Gross: $0.02M

6. Caris' Peace (2011)

76 min | Documentary

Documentary film about actress Caris Corfman and her theatrical one woman show, Caris' Peace.

Director: Gaylen Ross | Stars: Lewis Black, Yusef Bulos, Kate Burton, Caris Corfman

Votes: 14

7. Colour Me (2011)

78 min | Documentary, Drama

COLOUR ME is a documentary film that will change the way you think about race. We follow motivational speaker Anthony McLean into the ethnically explosive city of Brampton, Ontario - where ... See full summary »

Director: Sherien Barsoum | Star: Anthony McLean

Votes: 10

8. Hasta la Vista (2011)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

Three guys in their twenties love wine and women but they are still virgins. Under the guise of a wine tour they embark on a journey to Spain hoping to have their first sexual experience. ... See full summary »

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Charlotte Timmers, Roos Van Vlaenderen, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Karel Vingerhoets

Votes: 6,529

9. Die Unsichtbare (2011)

113 min | Drama

Fine suffers from not being seen but she also does her best at not being noticed, even though she is an acting student. At night, when her mentally handicapped sister Jule cannot get to ... See full summary »

Director: Christian Schwochow | Stars: Stine Fischer Christensen, Ulrich Noethen, Dagmar Manzel, Christina Drechsler

Votes: 847

10. Riscado (2010)

85 min | Drama

What's the importance of luck in life? How much effort and talent is enough to guarantee a solid carrier? Is luck part of the craft? Bianca is an excellent actor but theater doesn't pay the... See full summary »

Director: Gustavo Pizzi | Stars: Karine Teles, Camilo Pellegrini, Otávio Müller, Dany Roland

Votes: 85

12. David Is Dying (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

90 Minutes Rated 15 (Suitable only for persons of 15 years & over) NTSC Region (USA,Canada, West Indies, South America) Special Features: Interview with cast & director Official film ... See full summary »

Director: Stephen Lloyd Jackson | Stars: Lonyo Engele, Isaura Barbé-Brown, Brigitte Millar, Stephen Samuel Jackson Jnr

Votes: 18

13. Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A look at the life and work of the influential fashion editor of Harpers Bazaar, Diana Vreeland.

Directors: Lisa Immordino Vreeland, Bent-Jorgen Perlmutt, Frédéric Tcheng | Stars: Diana Vreeland, Richard Avedon, David Bailey, Lauren Bacall

Votes: 1,245 | Gross: $1.00M

14. Detropia (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary on the city of Detroit and its woes, which are emblematic of the collapse of the U.S. manufacturing base.

Directors: Heidi Ewing, Rachel Grady | Stars: Noah Stewart, Rachele Gilmnore, Michael Wanko, Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra

Votes: 1,467 | Gross: $0.36M

15. Dirty Energy (2012)

TV-G | 95 min | Documentary, News

On April 20th, 2010, the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig exploded off the Gulf of Mexico taking the lives of 11 workers and sank as millions of barrels of oil poured into the ocean creating ... See full summary »

Director: Bryan D. Hopkins | Stars: George Barisich, Margaret Curole, Kevin Curole, Riki Ott

Votes: 22

16. Dreileben (2011– )

88 min | Drama

This Trilogy saga or Mini-Series made for TV, tells three different points of view about a little neighborhood in which a prisoner who went to visit his dying mother at a hospital, escapes ... See full summary »

Stars: Stefan Kurt, Jacob Matschenz, Luna Zimic Mijovic, Eberhard Kirchberg

Votes: 480

19. Family Portrait in Black and White (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

In a small Ukrainian town, Olga Nenya, raises 16 black orphans amidst a population of Slavic blue-eyed blondes. Their stories expose the harsh realities of growing up as a bi-racial child in Eastern Europe.

Director: Julia Ivanova

Votes: 55

20. Gordo, calvo y bajito (2011)

91 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Antonio Farfan is a 46 year old man working in a notary's office who has always believed that his personal and professional failure is the inevitable result of his looks: he is bald, short ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Osuna | Stars: Álvaro Bayona, Fernando Arevalo, Jairo Camargo, Julio Medina

Votes: 117

21. A Place at the Table (2012)

PG | 84 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

A documentary that investigates incidents of hunger experienced by millions of Americans, and proposed solutions to the problem.

Directors: Kristi Jacobson, Lori Silverbush | Stars: Jeff Bridges, Tom Colicchio, Ken Cook, Mariana Chilton

Votes: 1,043 | Gross: $0.23M

22. El dedo (2011)

93 min | Comedy

In the tradition of O' Brother Where Art Thou and the Irish Waking Ned, and set in a wonderfully photographic, Southamerican environment comes this comedy. Hilarious characters pulling ... See full summary »

Director: Sergio Teubal | Stars: Fabián Vena, Gabriel Goity, Martín Seefeld, Mariana Briski

Votes: 219

23. A Force of Nature (2011)

47 min | Documentary, Biography, News

Ellen Ratner, the award-winning journalist and philanthropist, defies easy description but never shies away from lending a strong opinion as a fierce advocate of free speech and social justice.

Director: Barbara Kopple

24. Found Memories (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

74 Metascore

Each citizen of Jotuomba plays an integral role in village life. Madalena is responsible for baking bread; each morning she stacks her rolls as Antonio prepares the coffee. The two share a ... See full summary »

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Sonia Guedes, Lisa Fávero, Luis Serra, Ricardo Merkin

Votes: 635 | Gross: $0.01M

25. Les hommes libres (2011)

Unrated | 99 min | Drama, History, Romance

58 Metascore

In Paris during WWII, an Algerian immigrant is inspired to join the resistance by his unexpected friendship with a Jewish man.

Director: Ismaël Ferroukhi | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmud Shalaby, Lubna Azabal

Votes: 1,203 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Girl Model (2011)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Thriller

68 Metascore

A documentary on the modeling industry's 'supply chain' between Siberia, Japan, and the U.S., told through the experiences of the scouts, agencies, and a 13-year-old model.

Directors: David Redmon, Ashley Sabin | Stars: Ashley Arbaugh, Rachel Blais, Olivia Arben, Tigran Khachatrian

Votes: 2,084 | Gross: $0.02M

27. Give Up Tomorrow (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary, Crime, Mystery

When a teenager from a political family in the Philippines is accused of a double murder, the country's entire judicial system is put to the test after years of alleged corruption.

Director: Michael Collins

Votes: 532

28. The Good Doctor (I) (2011)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

A young doctor goes to unconscionable extremes in order to remain in the service of a female patient with a kidney disorder.

Director: Lance Daly | Stars: Orlando Bloom, Riley Keough, Taraji P. Henson, Rob Morrow

Votes: 5,819 | Gross: $0.00M

29. Matière Grise (2011)

110 min | Drama

Balthazar is a young African filmmaker on the brink of directing his first project, The Cycle of the Cockroach, a fictional story about a young woman who survived unspeakable atrocities ... See full summary »

Director: Kivu Ruhorahoza | Stars: Ramadhan Bizimana, Tamim Hakizimana, Kennedy Jones Mazimpaka, Jean Pierre Kalonda

Votes: 37

31. Trabalhar Cansa (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Horror

55 Metascore

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas | Stars: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima, Gilda Nomacce

Votes: 540

32. Hodejegerne (2011)

R | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Julie R. Ølgaard

Votes: 88,969 | Gross: $1.20M

33. De Heineken ontvoering (2011)

Not Rated | 127 min | Crime, History, Thriller

A bold, amateur kidnapping goes wildly awry in this fictionalized account of beer magnate Freddy Heineken's 1983 abduction, which would go on to become one of The Netherlands' most infamous crimes.

Director: Maarten Treurniet | Stars: Rutger Hauer, Reinout Scholten van Aschat, Gijs Naber, Teun Kuilboer

Votes: 4,717

34. Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? (2011)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary, History, News

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax... See full summary »

Directors: Frances Causey, Donald Goldmacher | Stars: Elizabeth Warren, Nomi Prins, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Robert Crandall

Votes: 163

35. Inja bedoone man (2011)

100 min | Drama, Family

The story is about the world of a small family with familiar dreams and not so remarkable problems. The mother is trying to lead everything to save her family, but small events disarrange all her plans.

Director: Bahram Tavakoli | Stars: Saber Abar, Negar Javaherian, Fatemah Motamed-Aria, Parsa Pirouzfar

Votes: 3,475

36. The Hollywood Complex (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Comedy

We follow several kids with families with a dream of their offspring becoming a TV- or movie star, who for three months live in an apartment complex, where the management host a variety of events and trains them towards such a career.

Directors: Dylan Nelson, Dan Sturman | Stars: Andrew Manley, Rosie Forti, Toni Casala, John McCarthy

Votes: 327

38. Immaturi (2011)

108 min | Comedy

Twenty years ago, while they were 12th grade students, Giorgio, Lorenzo, Piero, Luisa, Virgilio and Francesca were a high-spirited band. Then they graduated, integrated themselves into ... See full summary »

Director: Paolo Genovese | Stars: Raoul Bova, Barbora Bobulova, Ambra Angiolini, Luca Bizzarri

Votes: 2,638

39. The Invisible War (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Documentary, Crime

75 Metascore

An investigative documentary about the epidemic of rape of soldiers within the US military.

Director: Kirby Dick | Stars: Amy Ziering, Kirby Dick, Kori Cioca, Jessica Hinves

Votes: 6,270 | Gross: $0.07M

40. The Island President (2011)

PG | 101 min | Documentary

72 Metascore

After bringing democracy to his country, President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, takes up the fight to keep his homeland from disappearing under the sea.

Director: Jon Shenk | Star: Mohamed Nasheed

Votes: 1,101 | Gross: $0.08M

41. Órói (2010)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

A 16-year old Icelandic boy's first kiss with another boy gives him "jitters"--feelings he can't deny. This is a well-written film that captures the confusion and excitement of being a ... See full summary »

Director: Baldvin Zophoníasson | Stars: Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Ilva Holmes, Gísli Örn Garðarsson, Birna Rún Eiríksdóttir

Votes: 1,326

42. California Solo (2012)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

62 Metascore

A former Britpop rocker who now works on a farm gets caught driving drunk and faces deportation after living in Los Angeles for many years. His efforts to stay in the U.S. force him to confront the past and current demons in his life.

Director: Marshall Lewy | Stars: Robert Carlyle, Alexia Rasmussen, Kathleen Wilhoite, A Martinez

Votes: 948 | Gross: $0.02M

43. The Intouchables (2011)

R | 112 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

After he becomes a quadriplegic from a paragliding accident, an aristocrat hires a young man from the projects to be his caregiver.

Directors: Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano | Stars: François Cluzet, Omar Sy, Anne Le Ny, Audrey Fleurot

Votes: 634,394 | Gross: $13.18M

44. De leur vivant (2011)

87 min | Drama

Henri has just lost his wife after 40 years of life together. They used to run a family hotel in the Belgian countryside. Dominique, Ludovic and Louis, his three children, are keen to sell ... See full summary »

Director: Géraldine Doignon | Stars: Yoann Blanc, Christian Crahay, Anne-Pascale Clairembourg, Pedro Cabanas

Votes: 20

45. Last Call at the Oasis (2011)

PG-13 | 105 min | Documentary

64 Metascore

A documentary on the world's water crisis.

Director: Jessica Yu | Stars: Erin Brockovich-Ellis, Jay Famiglietti, Peter H. Gleick, Tim Barnett

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.04M

46. A halálba táncoltatott leány (2011)

100 min | Drama

There were two brothers - two dancers - in Communist Hungary. One defected, the other stuck it out. One gave his soul to commerce, the other to the Party. After twenty years, they meet again. And the dance begins.

Director: Endre Hules | Stars: Endre Hules, Bea Melkvi, Deborah Kara Unger, Zsolt László

Votes: 107

47. La maleta mexicana (2011)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama, History

The story of three lost boxes known as the Mexican Suitcase that were recovered in 2007. The boxes, misplaced in the chaos at the start of WWII, contained many of the Spanish Civil War ... See full summary »

Director: Trisha Ziff | Stars: Ernest Alós, Juan Diego Botto, Antonio de la Fuente Ferraz

Votes: 199

48. Michael (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

Five months in the life of a pedophile who keeps a 10-year-old boy locked in his basement.

Directors: Markus Schleinzer, Kathrin Resetarits | Stars: Michael Fuith, David Rauchenberger, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss

Votes: 4,016 | Gross: $0.02M

49. Lucky (IV) (2011)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

A 10-year-old South African orphan leaves his Zulu village to make his own life in the city... only to find no one will help him, except a formidable Indian woman.

Director: Avie Luthra | Stars: Sihle Dlamini, Jayashree Basavaraj, James Ngcobo, Vusi Kunene

Votes: 232