Leeds International Film Festival 2011

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1. Father (1966)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

A boy in Budapest lost his father in 1945, when he was the age of six. He does not remember much of the father but fantasize that he performed various heroic feats.

Director: István Szabó | Stars: András Bálint, Miklós Gábor, Dániel Erdély, Kati Sólyom

Votes: 696

3. Bellflower (2011)

R | 106 min | Action, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Two friends spend all their free time building flame-throwers and weapons of mass destruction in hopes that a global apocalypse will occur and clear the runway for their imaginary gang "Mother Medusa".

Director: Evan Glodell | Stars: Evan Glodell, Tyler Dawson, Jessie Wiseman, Rebekah Brandes

Votes: 7,142 | Gross: $0.17M

4. Karafuru (2010)

TV-14 | 126 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

A sinful spirit is granted the opportunity to prove worthy for rebirth, inhabiting the body of a student who killed himself.

Director: Keiichi Hara | Stars: Kumiko Asô, Greg Ayres, Luci Christian, Keiji Fujiwara

Votes: 3,647

5. Big Man Japan (2007)

PG-13 | 113 min | Action, Comedy, Sci-Fi

62 Metascore

An eccentric man living alone in a decrepit house in Tokyo periodically transforms into a 100-foot tall giant in order to defend Japan against similarly sized monsters.

Director: Hitoshi Matsumoto | Stars: Hitoshi Matsumoto, Riki Takeuchi, Ua, Ryûnosuke Kamiki

Votes: 2,962 | Gross: $0.04M

6. De ofrivilliga (2008)

98 min | Drama

74 Metascore

In several unrelated stories, the consequences of putting ones foot down - or failing to do so - are explored.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Villmar Björkman, Linnea Cart-Lamy, Leif Edlund, Sara Eriksson

Votes: 4,065

7. Family Life (1971)

108 min | Drama

A teenage girl suffers a nervous breakdown.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Sandy Ratcliff, Bill Dean, Grace Cave, Malcolm Tierney

Votes: 1,220

8. Finisterrae (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Fantasy

Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.

Director: Sergio Caballero | Stars: Pau Nubiola, Santi Serra, Pavel Lukiyanov, Yuri Mykhaylychenko

Votes: 541

9. We Have a Pope (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

A story centered on the relationship between the newly elected Pope and his therapist.

Director: Nanni Moretti | Stars: Michel Piccoli, Nanni Moretti, Jerzy Stuhr, Renato Scarpa

Votes: 11,781 | Gross: $0.48M

10. Nihon bundan: Heru doraibâ (2010)

Not Rated | 117 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

Still reeling from the events of a zombie apocalypse, a young woman, along with a group of allies, makes her way across a dystopian Japan in search of her mother, the Zombie Queen.

Director: Yoshihiro Nishimura | Stars: Yumiko Hara, Eihi Shiina, Kazuki Namioka, Yûrei Yanagi

Votes: 1,302

11. Kill Me Please (2010)

95 min | Comedy

Black comedy about a doctor who opens an assisted suicide clinic

Director: Olias Barco | Stars: Aurélien Recoing, Benoît Poelvoorde, Muriel Bersy, Nicolas Buysse

Votes: 803

12. Rang zi dan fei (2010)

Not Rated | 132 min | Action, Comedy, Western

66 Metascore

In 1920s China, a bandit arrives in a remote provincial town posing as its new mayor, where he faces off against a tyrannical local nobleman.

Director: Wen Jiang | Stars: Yun-Fat Chow, Wen Jiang, You Ge, Carina Lau

Votes: 7,460 | Gross: $0.06M

13. My Magic (2008)

75 min | Drama

A single dad looks to give up drinking and his bartender job in order to impress his son and find work as a magician.

Director: Eric Khoo | Stars: Francis Bosco, Jathisweran, Keng Yew Seet, Jason Lim

Votes: 262

14. Még kér a nép (1972)

87 min | Drama, Musical, War

Set in the 1890s on the Hungarian plains, a group of farm workers go on strike in-which they face harsh reprisals and the reality of revolt, oppression, morality and violence.

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: Andrea Drahota, Gyöngyi Bürös, Erzsi Cserhalmi, Mari Csomós

Votes: 1,079

15. Seksmisja (1984)

117 min | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Two scientists are placed in hibernation and should be awaken after three years. But when they wake up, it turns out that it has been fifty years, and they are the only two males in a new, underground society composed exclusively of women.

Director: Juliusz Machulski | Stars: Wieslaw Michnikowski, Jerzy Stuhr, Olgierd Lukaszewicz, Dorota Stalinska

Votes: 9,633

16. Small Town Murder Songs (2010)

R | 75 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

66 Metascore

A modern, gothic tale of crime and redemption about an aging police officer from a small Ontario Mennonite town who hides a violent past until a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reformed life.

Director: Ed Gass-Donnelly | Stars: Jill Hennessy, Amy Rutherford, Peter Stormare, Vladimir Bondarenko

Votes: 2,648 | Gross: $0.03M

17. The Snowtown Murders (2011)

Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

66 Metascore

Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.

Director: Justin Kurzel | Stars: Lucas Pittaway, Daniel Henshall, Louise Harris, Bob Adriaens

Votes: 14,975 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Sound of Noise (2010)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

72 Metascore

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Stars: Bengt Braskered, Sanna Persson, Magnus Börjeson, Johannes Björk

Votes: 7,840 | Gross: $0.02M

19. The Round-Up (1966)

90 min | Drama, History, War

In Hungary, the national movement led by Kossuth has been crushed and the Austrian hegemony re-established, but partisans carry on with violent actions. In order to root out the guerilla, ... See full summary »

Director: Miklós Jancsó | Stars: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár, Gábor Agárdi

Votes: 2,046

20. Love (1971)

88 min | Drama

The wife of a political prisoner tends to her mother-in-law and keeps from the old woman the truth about her son, whom she believes is in New York making a film.

Director: Károly Makk | Stars: Lili Darvas, Mari Töröcsik, Iván Darvas, Erzsi Orsolya

Votes: 1,451

21. Sinbad (1971)

90 min | Drama, Romance

An old man is recollecting all the women he met in his youth. An old woman wants them to commit suicide together but changes her mind. The little town has a doctor whose wife can not forget... See full summary »

Director: Zoltán Huszárik | Stars: Zoltán Latinovits, Éva Ruttkai, Éva Leelössy, Margit Dajka

Votes: 1,052

22. The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

Not Rated | 91 min | Horror

17 Metascore

Inspired by the fictional Dr. Heiter, disturbed loner Martin dreams of creating a 12-person centipede and sets out to realize his sick fantasy.

Director: Tom Six | Stars: Laurence R. Harvey, Ashlynn Yennie, Maddi Black, Kandace Caine

Votes: 30,322 | Gross: $0.12M

23. A torinói ló (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 12,275 | Gross: $0.05M

24. Tillsammans (2000)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

84 Metascore

It is the 70s and a group of very different individuals live together as a community. One of the members sister, Elisabeth needs a new place to stay with her children after having had ... See full summary »

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Lisa Lindgren, Michael Nyqvist, Emma Samuelsson, Sam Kessel

Votes: 18,771 | Gross: $1.07M

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 »

Director: Claudio Cupellini | Stars: Toni Servillo, Marco D'Amore, Francesco Di Leva, Juliane Köhler

Votes: 1,852

26. Grave of the Fireflies (1988)

Not Rated | 89 min | Animation, Drama, War

A young boy and his little sister struggle to survive in Japan during World War II.

Director: Isao Takahata | Stars: Tsutomu Tatsumi, Ayano Shiraishi, Akemi Yamaguchi, Yoshiko Shinohara

Votes: 174,609

27. Persepolis (2007)

PG-13 | 96 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

90 Metascore

A precocious and outspoken Iranian girl grows up during the Islamic Revolution.

Directors: Vincent Paronnaud, Marjane Satrapi | Stars: Chiara Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Gena Rowlands, Danielle Darrieux

Votes: 78,069 | Gross: $4.44M

28. Waltz with Bashir (2008)

R | 90 min | Animation, Biography, Drama

91 Metascore

An Israeli film director interviews fellow veterans of the 1982 invasion of Lebanon to reconstruct his own memories of his term of service in that conflict.

Director: Ari Folman | Stars: Ari Folman, Ron Ben-Yishai, Ronny Dayag, Ori Sivan

Votes: 50,236 | Gross: $2.28M

29. Satantango (1994)

450 min | Drama

Plotting on a payment they are about to receive, residents of a collapsing collective farm see their plans turn into desolation when they discover that Irimiás, a former co-worker who they thought was dead, is coming back to the village.

Director: Béla Tarr | Stars: Mihály Vig, Putyi Horváth, László feLugossy, Éva Almássy Albert

Votes: 7,198

30. Psycho (1960)

R | 109 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

97 Metascore

A Phoenix secretary embezzles $40,000 from her employer's client, goes on the run, and checks into a remote motel run by a young man under the domination of his mother.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Anthony Perkins, Janet Leigh, Vera Miles, John Gavin

Votes: 493,617 | Gross: $32.00M

31. Repulsion (1965)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

91 Metascore

A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Ian Hendry, John Fraser, Yvonne Furneaux

Votes: 40,525

32. L'enfer (2005)

102 min | Drama

Three sisters share a connection to a violent incident from their childhood reunite to for the chance to come to terms with their past.

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Emmanuelle Béart, Karin Viard, Marie Gillain, Guillaume Canet

Votes: 2,242

33. Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977)

PG | 138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

90 Metascore

After an accidental encounter with otherworldly vessels, an ordinary man follows a series of psychic clues to the first scheduled meeting between representatives of Earth and visitors from the cosmos.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Richard Dreyfuss, François Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon

Votes: 157,979 | Gross: $132.09M

34. Alien (1979)

R | 116 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as a distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious lifeform, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Tom Skerritt, John Hurt, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 664,274 | Gross: $78.90M

35. Aliens (1986)

R | 137 min | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi

86 Metascore

Ellen Ripley is rescued by a deep salvage team after being in hypersleep for 57 years. The moon that the Nostromo visited has been colonized, but contact is lost. This time, colonial marines have impressive firepower, but will that be enough?

Director: James Cameron | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Carrie Henn, Paul Reiser

Votes: 563,877 | Gross: $85.16M

36. 22 mei (2010)

88 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

A bomb explodes in a shopping mall. Sam the security agent tries to save the victims, but at the end he runs off. Later he encounters all the people he saved. They all think that somehow he is responsible for what happened.

Director: Koen Mortier | Stars: Titus De Voogdt, Jan Hammenecker, Sam Louwyck, Tristan Versteven

Votes: 660

37. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

PG | 115 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

75 Metascore

In San Francisco, a group of people discover the human race is being replaced one by one, with clones devoid of emotion.

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Brooke Adams, Jeff Goldblum, Veronica Cartwright

Votes: 42,728 | Gross: $24.95M