AFI FEST 2017: New Auteurs

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1. 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: 1,583

2. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

In the late-1990s squalid town of Nalchik, a poor young Jewish couple is kidnapped and a grievous ransom is demanded, as bitter resentments and cruel dilemmas come to light, magnifying the small community's grave predicament.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Anna Levit

Votes: 1,779

3. Hannah (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment.

Director: Andrea Pallaoro | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Stéphanie Van Vyve, Simon Bisschop

Votes: 975 | Gross: $0.01M

4. Have a Nice Day (2017)

77 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

77 Metascore

A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draw several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Director: Jian Liu | Stars: Changlong Zhu, Kai Cao, Jian Liu, Siming Yang

Votes: 1,423 | Gross: $0.08M

5. High Fantasy (2017)

PG-13 | 71 min | Comedy, Drama

4 young South Africans go on a camping trip to the white girl's family farm. When they wake up next day, they've magically switched bodies. Later, when they've switched back, they're interviewed documentary style.

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz

Votes: 130

6. I Am Not A Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

80 Metascore

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: 2,301 | Gross: $0.05M

7. Milla (2017)

128 min | Drama

86 Metascore

A young woman struggles to overcome lost love, unplanned motherhood and ghostly apparitions.

Director: Valérie Massadian | Stars: Severine Jonckeere, Luc Chessel, Ethan Jonckeere

Votes: 156

8. Pendular (2017)

108 min | Drama, Romance

The loving relationship between a sculptor and a dancer.

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Marcio Vito

Votes: 331

9. Summer 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

81 Metascore

After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 4,982 | Gross: $0.18M

10. What Will People Say (2017)

106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

The story of Nisha, daughter of a Pakistani-Norwegian family, who is kidnapped to Pakistan by her parents when her father finds her in bed with a man.

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 3,448 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Winter Brothers (2017)

TV-14 | 94 min | Drama

63 Metascore

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: 1,031



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