Thessaloniki International Film Festival 2017 Watchlist

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1. On Body and Soul (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy

Votes: 14,208

2. Dene wos guet geit (2017)

71 min | Drama

Alice works in a call center in the outskirts of Zurich, selling internet subscriptions and insurance deals to strangers on the other end of the line. Inspired by her job, she calls lonely ... See full summary »

Director: Cyril Schäublin | Stars: Sarah Stauffer, Nikolai Bosshardt, Fidel Morf, Liliane Amuat

Votes: 74

3. Svanurinn (2017)

91 min | Drama

A wayward nine-year-old girl is sent to the countryside to work and mature, but finds herself instead deeply entangled in a drama she can hardly grasp.

Director: Ása Helga Hjörleifsdóttir | Stars: Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Thor Kristjansson, Gríma Valsdóttir, Katla M. Þorgeirsdóttir

Votes: 105

4. Ana, mon amour (2017)

125 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

Toma and Ana meet as students in the literature faculty, and quickly fall in love.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Diana Cavallioti, Mircea Postelnicu, Carmen Tanase, Vasile Muraru

Votes: 1,075

5. 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: 6,852 | Gross: $1.02M

6. Kratki izlet (I) (2017)

75 min | Drama

Stola has been spending his summer in the sweltering haze of festival parties. But one day, he runs into Roko, an old acquaintance, who is on a mission to discover medieval frescoes at a ... See full summary »

Director: Igor Bezinovic | Stars: Ante Zlatko Stolica, Mladen Vujcic, Zeljko Beljan, Iva Ivsic

Votes: 161

7. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

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

Votes: 11,185 | Gross: $0.34M

8. Love Me Not (2017)

99 min | Drama

A couple hires a young migrant to be their surrogate mother and moves her to their beautiful villa. While the man is away for work, the woman and the girl start to bond and enjoy the ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandros Avranas | Stars: Eleni Roussinou, Christos Loulis

Votes: 207

9. Undir trénu (2017)

89 min | Comedy, Drama

When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Steinþór Hróar Steinþórsson, Edda Björgvinsdóttir, Sigurður Sigurjónsson, Þorsteinn Bachmann

Votes: 684

10. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure

Votes: 1,025

11. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin

Votes: 10,597 | Gross: $0.32M

12. Charleston (2017)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple of weeks after his wife Ioana dies in a car crash, drunk and alone on the night he turns 42, Alexandru receives a visit. Sebastian, a shy, younger man, has been Ioana's lover for ... See full summary »

Director: Andrei Cretulescu | Stars: Serban Pavlu, Radu Iacoban, Victor Rebengiuc, Ana Ciontea

Votes: 206

13. Western (2017)

Unrated | 121 min | Drama

81 Metascore

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Valeska Grisebach | Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Fragnova

Votes: 1,079 | Gross: $0.04M

14. Ptaki spiewaja w Kigali (2017)

113 min | Drama

In 1994 Rwanda, a Polish woman ornithologist saves a Tutsi girl from certain death. After a few years they both revisit Africa on an emotional journey full of painful memories.

Directors: Joanna Kos-Krauze, Krzysztof Krauze | Stars: Jowita Budnik, Eliane Umuhire, Witold Wielinski, Ciza Remy Muhirwa

Votes: 170

15. The Square (2017)

R | 151 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

A prestigious Stockholm museum's chief art curator finds himself in times of both professional and personal crisis as he attempts to set up a controversial new exhibit.

Director: Ruben Östlund | Stars: Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, Dominic West, Terry Notary

Votes: 31,838 | Gross: $1.50M

16. Zer (2017)

113 min | Drama

Zer is a young man's journey into his roots, an exploration of a song originated in a village removed from history.

Director: Kazim Öz | Stars: Ahmet Aslan, Haleigh Ciel, Füsun Demirel, Jeffery Desalu

Votes: 223

17. No Date, No Sign (2017)

104 min | Drama

Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.

Director: Vahid Jalilvand | Stars: Amir Aghaee, Zakieh Behbahani, Saeed Dakh, Navid Mohammadzadeh

Votes: 543

18. Person to Person (2017)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama

53 Metascore

Follows a variety of New York characters as they navigate personal relationships and unexpected problems over the course of one day.

Director: Dustin Guy Defa | Stars: Abbi Jacobson, Michael Cera, Tavi Gevinson, Bene Coopersmith

Votes: 1,001 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self-defense and goes on the run as a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan

Votes: 1,158 | Gross: $0.09M

20. 3/4 (2017)

83 min | Drama

Mila is a gifted pianist with a bright future, yet her father pays more attention to the rings of Saturn than to her goals, and her brother tries to distract her with his unwanted talent ... See full summary »

Director: Ilian Metev | Stars: Mila Mihova, Nikolay Mashalov, Todor Veltchev, Simona Genkova

Votes: 137

22. Lucky (2017)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

The spiritual journey of a ninety-year-old atheist.

Director: John Carroll Lynch | Stars: Harry Dean Stanton, David Lynch, Ron Livingston, Ed Begley Jr.

Votes: 8,055 | Gross: $0.96M

23. The Disaster Artist (2017)

R | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

When Greg Sestero, an aspiring film actor, meets the weird and mysterious Tommy Wiseau in an acting class, they form a unique friendship and travel to Hollywood to make their dreams come true.

Director: James Franco | Stars: James Franco, Dave Franco, Ari Graynor, Seth Rogen

Votes: 78,502 | Gross: $21.12M

24. In Syria (2017)

85 min | Drama, War

A mother attempts to keep her family safe as war rages and a sniper lies in wait outside her home. This nerve-wracking study of life in Damascus won an Audience Award at Berlinale.

Director: Philippe Van Leeuw | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Diamand Bou Abboud, Juliette Navis, Mohsen Abbas

Votes: 1,128

25. Los Versos del Olvido (2017)

TV-MA | 92 min | Drama

When the elderly caretaker of a remote morgue discovers the body of a young woman killed during a protest, he embarks on a magical odyssey to give her a proper burial before the militia returns.

Director: Alireza Khatami | Stars: Juan Margallo, Tomás del Estal, Manuel Morón, Itziar Aizpuru

Votes: 184

26. Happy Birthday (II) (2017)

Drama

When George sees his daughter Margarita facing him through the teargas, he and his wife Sofia decide that father and daughter should go to their country house for a few days in an attempt ... See full summary »

Director: Christos Georgiou | Stars: Mirto Alikaki, Dimitris Imellos, Nefeli Kouri, Vasilis Magouliotis

Votes: 26

27. Vinterbrødre (2017)

94 min | Drama

A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 466

28. Gray House (2017)

75 min | Documentary

An experimental journey through 5 different places, filled with powerfull scenary and blended with outstanding sound effects, where each place is considered a "home" for the people that is shown in it, whether it is chosen or enforced.

Directors: Matthew Booth, Austin Jack Lynch | Stars: Aurore Clément, Denis Lavant, Dianna Molzan

Votes: 17