Vancouver Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. 2 Cool 2 Be 4gotten (2016)

95 min | Drama

Felix is a friendless achiever in high school whose life changes after the arrival of the half-American Snyder brothers, entangling him in their dark ambitions.

Director: Petersen Vargas | Stars: Khalil Ramos, Ethan Salvador, Jameson Blake, Ana Capri

Votes: 230

2. 24 Frames (2017)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

77 Metascore

24 Frames is an experimental project made by filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami in the last three years of his life. It is a collection of 24 short four-and-a-half minute films inspired by still images, including paintings and photographs.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami

Votes: 1,448 | Gross: $0.03M

3. 7 Minutes (2016)

88 min | Drama

The owners of an Italian textile factory sell the majority of the property to a multinational company. No layoffs are planned, but there's a special clause in the agreement that the new ... See full summary »

Director: Michele Placido | Stars: Cristiana Capotondi, Ambra Angiolini, Fiorella Mannoia, Maria Nazionale

Votes: 472

4. ACORN and the Firestorm (2017)

84 min | Documentary

56 Metascore

A hidden-camera video involving a fake prostitute threatens to destroy ACORN, America's largest grassroots anti-poverty organization. World Premiere Tribeca Film Festival.

Directors: Reuben Atlas, Sam Pollard | Stars: John Atlas, Glenn Beck, Bon Bon, Andrew Breitbart

Votes: 106 | Gross: $0.00M

5. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

Google's DeepMind has developed a program for playing the 3000 y.o. Go using AI. They test AlphaGo on the European champion, then March 9-15, 2016, on the top player, Lee Sedol, in a best of 5 tournament in Seoul.

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 4,739

6. Anarchist from Colony (2017)

129 min | Biography, Drama

Life of a upcoming Korean patriot Park Yeol, who formed the anarchist organization "Black Wave" during the Japanese colonial period and attempted the assassination of the Japanese Crown Prince Hirohito.

Director: Joon-ik Lee | Stars: Lee Jehoon, Moon Choi, Soo-Jang Baek, Ju-Seon Eo

Votes: 490

7. Angkor Awakens: A Portrait of Cambodia (2017)

90 min | Documentary

81 Metascore

A moving psychological portrait of Cambodia decades after a devastating genocide, examining how baksbat (Khmer for "broken courage") continues to impact modern Cambodia.

Director: Robert H. Lieberman

Votes: 31

8. Tiere (2017)

95 min | Mystery, Thriller

A collision with a sheep on a country road initiates a whole series of weird and unsettling experiences for Anna and Nick which ultimately leave them both incapable of being certain exactly... See full summary »

Director: Greg Zglinski | Stars: Birgit Minichmayr, Philipp Hochmair, Mona Petri, Mehdi Nebbou

Votes: 588

9. At the End of the Tunnel (2018)

86 min | Comedy, Horror

After a near death experience, a man becomes a born again Christian; when he wants to sell a memoir based on his rebirth, an ex girlfriend threatens to expose a damning secret; he must decide to take action, or just pray she doesn't tell.

Director: Claire Wasmund | Stars: Fernando Noor, Katelyn Causey, Bill Watterson, Crystal Porter Bazemore

Votes: 70

10. Ava (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.

Director: Léa Mysius | Stars: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano

Votes: 1,869

11. Azar (2017)

83 min | Drama

A woman whose husband in jail is trying hardly to manage the cafe restaurant she has opened with her husband. She also tries to compromise to get her husband released but things are not going as she is planning to.

Director: Mohammad Hamzei | Stars: Niki Karimi, Hamid Reza Azarang, Houman Seyyedi, Farid Sajjadi Hosseini

Votes: 174

12. Bad Day for the Cut (2017)

Not Rated | 99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A middle-aged Irish farmer, who still lives at home with his mother, sets off on a mission of revenge when the old lady is murdered.

Director: Chris Baugh | Stars: Nigel O'Neill, Susan Lynch, Józef Pawlowski, Stuart Graham

Votes: 5,692

13. Chalard games goeng (2017)

TV-MA | 130 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Lynn, a genius high school student who makes money by cheating tests, receives a new task that leads her to set foot on Sydney, Australia. In order to complete the millions-Baht task, Lynn and her classmates have to finish the international STIC(SAT) exam and deliver the answers back to her friends in Thailand before the exam takes place once again in her home country.

Director: Nattawut Poonpiriya | Stars: Chutimon Chuengcharoensukying, Eisaya Hosuwan, Teeradon Supapunpinyo, Chanon Santinatornkul

Votes: 17,112

14. A Beautiful Star (2017)

127 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

It portrays a family on Earth who come to believe that they are actually from other planets all of a sudden. They try so hard to save the endangered planet Earth but things get crazy on the way.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Lily Franky, Kazuya Kamenashi, Ai Hashimoto, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 192

15. Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

A college student seeks help after a brutal assault but faces a bureaucratic nightmare when she reveals that her perpetrators are police officers.

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 1,626 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Becoming Who I Was (2017)

95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past.

Directors: Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin | Stars: Angdu Padma, Rigzin Urgain

Votes: 163

17. Beuys (2017)

107 min | Documentary

58 Metascore

A documentary about the 20th century German sculptor and performance artist Joseph Beuys.

Director: Andres Veiel | Stars: Joseph Beuys, Caroline Tisdall, Rhea Thönges-Stringaris, Franz von der Grinten

Votes: 414 | Gross: $0.07M

18. Bitch (I) (2017)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

55 Metascore

A woman snaps and assumes the psyche of a vicious dog as her checked-out, philandering husband attempts to keep the family together.

Director: Marianna Palka | Stars: Jason Ritter, Jaime King, Marianna Palka, Brighton Sharbino

Votes: 1,723

19. Black Cop (2017)

91 min | Drama

A black police officer is pushed to the edge, taking out his frustrations on the privileged community he's sworn to protect.

Director: Cory Bowles | Stars: Ronnie Rowe, Sophia Walker, Sebastien Labelle, Simon Mutabazi

Votes: 447

20. Blue (IV) (2017)

76 min | Documentary

BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Director: Karina Holden

Votes: 111

21. Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story (2017)

88 min | Documentary, Biography, History

70 Metascore

The life and career of the hailed Hollywood movie star and underappreciated genius inventor, Hedy Lamarr.

Director: Alexandra Dean | Stars: Hedy Lamarr, Mel Brooks, Jennifer Hom, Anthony Loder

Votes: 3,252 | Gross: $0.82M

22. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 27,013 | Gross: $14.11M

23. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 12,905 | Gross: $0.13M

24. Breathe (I) (2017)

PG-13 | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

The inspiring true love story of Robin (Andrew Garfield) and Diana Cavendish (Claire Foy), an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. Their heartwarming celebration of human possibility marks the directorial debut of Andy Serkis.

Director: Andy Serkis | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Claire Foy, Hugh Bonneville, Ed Speleers

Votes: 18,262 | Gross: $0.49M

25. Bunch of Kunst (2017)

103 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

British punk duo Sleaford Mods have been called "the voice of Britain" by their fans, "Britain's angriest band" by the Guardian and "The world's greatest rock 'n' roll band" by Iggy Pop. "... See full summary »

Director: Christine Franz | Stars: Andrew Fearn, Steve Ignorant, Sleaford Mods, Iggy Pop

Votes: 232

26. Burma Storybook (2017)

81 min | Documentary

A documentary looking at the poetic imaginings of political prisoner and poet Maung Aung Pwint.

Director: Petr Lom | Star: Maung Aung Pwint

Votes: 66

27. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 203,228 | Gross: $18.10M

28. Caniba (2017)

Unrated | 92 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

Caniba is a film that reflects on the discomforting significance of cannibalistic desire in human existence through the prism of one man, Issei Sagawa, and his mysterious relationship with his brother, Jun.

Directors: Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel | Stars: Renée Hartevelt, Issei Sagawa, Jun Sagawa

Votes: 467

29. Chaplin in Bali (2017)

80 min | Documentary

In 1932, Chaplin, in full midlife crisis, escapes to Bali in search of himself to find the artistic rejuvenation and inspiration to do his difficult transition to sound film.

Director: Raphaël Millet | Stars: Cathy Smith, Charles Chaplin, Sydney Chaplin, Walter Spies

Votes: 72

30. Chavela (2017)

Unrated | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, History

68 Metascore

The life of pioneering singer Chavela Vargas, from her birth in Costa Rica in 1919 to her death in Mexico in 2012.

Directors: Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi | Stars: Eugenia León, Jesusa Rodríguez, Tania Libertad, Marcela Rodríguez

Votes: 859 | Gross: $0.15M

31. Claire's Camera (2017)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The story of female friendship as Frenchwoman Claire helps the subject of her photograph, Min-Hee, discover why she was fired without apparent cause.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Min-hee Kim, Mi-hee Chang, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 1,810 | Gross: $0.08M

32. Clive Davis: The Soundtrack of Our Lives (2017)

Not Rated | 123 min | Documentary

57 Metascore

A look at the life and work of music producer, Clive Davis.

Director: Chris Perkel | Stars: Clive Davis, Simon Cowell, Jimmy Iovine, Sean 'Diddy' Combs

Votes: 540

33. Close-Knit (2017)

127 min | Drama

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Mugi Kadowaki, Tôma Ikuta, Eiko Koike, Noriko Eguchi

Votes: 1,184

34. Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

Director: Kogonada | Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes

Votes: 13,927 | Gross: $1.02M

35. The Crescent (2017)

99 min | Horror, Mystery

After an unexpected death in the family, a mother and son struggle to find spiritual healing at a beachfront summer home.

Director: Seth A. Smith | Stars: Danika Vandersteen, Woodrow Graves, Terrance Murray, Britt Loder

Votes: 370

36. Dalida (2016)

PG | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Music

Based on the true story of acclaimed music icon "Dalida" born in Cairo, who gained celebrity in the 50s, singing in French, Spanish, Arabic, Hebrew, German, Italian, playing in awarded ... See full summary »

Director: Lisa Azuelos | Stars: Sveva Alviti, Riccardo Scamarcio, Jean-Paul Rouve, Niels Schneider

Votes: 2,683

37. Dead Shack (2017)

R | 85 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

While staying at a cabin in the woods during the weekend, three teenage kids discover their neighbor is 'feeding' guests to her zombie family. In short order, the battle is on as the kids fight to save themselves and their family.

Director: Peter Ricq | Stars: Matthew Nelson-Mahood, Lizzie Boys, Gabriel LaBelle, Lauren Holly

Votes: 2,137

38. The Departure (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 87 min | Documentary

85 Metascore

A Buddhist monk asks what we owe one another & provides experiences to help us find answers. Documentary.

Director: Lana Wilson

Votes: 193 | Gross: $0.02M

39. The Desert Bride (2017)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A journey through the vastness of the Argentine desert and what appeared to be the end of the road will become the beginning of a new life.

Directors: Cecilia Atán, Valeria Pivato | Stars: Paulina García, Claudio Rissi, María Cristina López, José Emilio Vera

Votes: 567 | Gross: $0.03M

40. Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017)

90 min | Documentary

78 Metascore

A documentary murder mystery about the filmmaker's family, set in lower Alabama.

Director: Travis Wilkerson | Stars: Travis Wilkerson, Ed Vaughn

Votes: 393 | Gross: $0.02M

41. Dina (2017)

Not Rated | 103 min | Documentary

75 Metascore

An eccentric suburban woman and a Walmart door greeter navigate their evolving relationship in this unconventional love story.

Directors: Antonio Santini, Dan Sickles | Stars: Dina Buno, Scott Levin, Frank Costanzo, Jeannie Levin

Votes: 711 | Gross: $0.09M

42. Directions (2017)

103 min | Drama

Multiple stories of taxi drivers while they work one night.

Director: Stephan Komandarev | Stars: Haralan Alexandrov, Dimitar Banenkin, Vasil Banov, Ivan Barnev

Votes: 1,680

43. Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (2017)

96 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

Fred Beckey is the legendary American "Dirtbag" mountaineer whose name is spoken in hushed tones around campfires. This rebel climber's pioneering ascents and lifestyle form an iconic legacy that continues to inspire generations.

Director: Dave O'Leske | Stars: Fred Beckey, Conrad Anker, Helmy Beckey, Alex Bertulis

Votes: 234

44. Disappearance (2017)

89 min | Drama

During a dramatic night, two young lovers run from hospital to hospital seeking for an help for some complications after their first time. They'll have to confront with the indifference of some doctors and avoid them to call their parents.

Director: Ali Asgari | Stars: Nazanin Ahmadi, Pedram Ansari, Sadaf Asgari, Mohammad Heidari

Votes: 398