SIFF 2018by aperock | created - 02 May 2018 | updated - 11 months ago | Public
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1. The Bookshop (2017)
PG | 113 min | Drama
England 1959. In a small East Anglian town, Florence Green decides, against polite but ruthless local opposition, to open a bookshop.
Votes: 7,868 | Gross: $1.59M
Opening Night Gala
2. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success, propelling him into a universe of greed.
Votes: 39,585 | Gross: $17.49M
3. Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
R | 114 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
On the rocky path to sobriety after a life-changing accident, John Callahan discovers the healing power of art, willing his injured hands into drawing hilarious, often controversial cartoons, which bring him a new lease on life.
Votes: 13,986 | Gross: $1.44M
Closing Night Gala
4. The Cake General (2018)
101 min | Comedy, Drama
Set in 1984, Hans Pettersson (Hasse P.) decides to create the largest sandwich cake ever made in order to put his home town, Köping, on the map.
7. Highlander (1986)
R | 116 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
An immortal Scottish swordsman must confront the last of his immortal opponent, a murderously brutal barbarian who lusts for the fabled "Prize".
Votes: 113,073 | Gross: $5.90M
10. First Reformed (2017)
R | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A minister of a small congregation in upstate New York grapples with mounting despair brought on by tragedy, worldly concerns and a tormented past.
Votes: 33,082 | Gross: $3.45M
11. Sadie (I) (2018)
96 min | Drama
SADIE is the story of a girl who will stop at nothing to preserve her father's place on the home front. Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) is the daughter of a soldier and models herself after ... See full summary »
12. Suleiman Mountain (2017)
101 min | Drama
Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) is a difficult man: a hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-in-a-man's body who puts only himself first in his family. When his wife #1, Zhipara (Perizat ... See full summary »
13. The Eternal Road (2017)
103 min | Drama, History
Based on true events an epic story of one man's struggle for survival. Jussi Ketola, returns to Finland from the great depression struck America only to face growing political unrest. One ... See full summary »
14. Team Hurricane (2017)
96 min | Drama
A highly stylized collage-like portrait of a group of teenage girls bonded entirely over social media. With dashes of the look of early chat rooms and crafted collaboratively with the cast ... See full summary »
15. Racer and the Jailbird (2017)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Set against the background of a brutal crime gang in Brussels, a tragic love story between Gigi, a high-flying gangster, and Bibi, a young racing driver with very upper-class roots.
Votes: 3,064 | Gross: $0.05M
16. The Story of '72 (2018)
An aloof and a distant man learns the true meaning of' home' and also learns to see the women in his life in a new light before leaving his earthquake shattered country.
17. The Gospel According to André (2017)
PG-13 | 93 min | Documentary
From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, operatic fashion editor André Leon Talley's life and career are on full display, in a poignant portrait that ... See full summary »
Votes: 275 | Gross: $0.40M
18. The Charmer (2017)
100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.
Votes: 545 | Gross: $0.03M
21. Boundaries (I) (2018)
R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
Laura and her son Henry are forced to drive her estranged, pot-dealing, carefree father Jack across country after being kicked out of a nursing home.
Votes: 1,575 | Gross: $0.70M
22. Hot Mess (2018)
90 min | Comedy
Stuck in the angst of wondering who she is and what she is meant to be doing with her life, Loz, a 25 year-old aspiring playwright, finally thinks she's found the answer to all her issues. Its name is Dave.
23. After the War (2017)
92 min | Drama
An Italian insurgent living with his teenage daughter in France discovers that he no longer has political asylum, and the family he left behind in Italy are forced to answer for his past sins.
24. Sweet Country (2017)
R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 5,563 | Gross: $0.10M
25. The Other Side of Everything (2017)
100 min | Documentary, Biography
For Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlic, a locked door in her mother's apartment in Belgrade provides the gateway to both her remarkable family history and her country's tumultuous political inheritance.
Votes: 800 | Gross: $0.00M
26. The Children Act (2017)
R | 105 min | Drama
As her marriage crumbles, a judge must decide a case involving a teenage boy who is refusing a blood transfusion on religious principle.
Votes: 7,062 | Gross: $0.51M
27. Under the Tree (2017)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
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.
Votes: 2,433 | Gross: $0.07M
28. Fake Tattoos (2017)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
Theo spends his 18th birthday alone, getting drunk at a brutal punk rock show. There, he meets Mag, a marginal teenager who invites him to spend the night at her place. A love story unfolds... See full summary »
29. Dead Pigs (2018)
130 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A bumbling pig farmer, a feisty salon owner, a sensitive busboy, an expat architect and a disenchanted rich girl converge and collide as thousands of dead pigs float down the river towards a rapidly-modernizing Shanghai.
30. The Guilty (2018)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A police officer assigned alarm dispatch duty enters a race against time when he answers an emergency call from a kidnapped woman.
Votes: 24,554 | Gross: $0.21M
31. Going West (2017)
80 min | Comedy, Drama
An unemployed music teacher takes his estranged transgender father on a road trip to the west coast of Norway, in order to honor his late mother's excellent quilting skills.
32. Butterflies (2018)
117 min | Comedy, Drama
In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.
33. Cinderella the Cat (2017)
86 min | Animation, Crime, Thriller
Cenerentola struggles to escape the shadow and evil schemes of her stepmother and six stepsisters who all live aboard the Megaride, a ship stuck in the port of a decaying future Naples.
34. Freaks and Geeks: The Documentary (2018 TV Movie)
64 min | Documentary
The creators and stars of the TV show Freaks and Geeks (1999) share their untold stories and pivotal moments from the making of the series that only aired for one season.
35. Shakedown (2018)
72 min | Documentary, Drama, History
SHAKEDOWN chronicles explicit performances in an underground lesbian club in Los Angeles. The story functions as a legend where money is both myth and material. Cumulatively, questions ... See full summary »
36. Tigers Are Not Afraid (2017)
83 min | Fantasy, Horror
A dark fairy tale about a gang of five children trying to survive the horrific violence of the cartels and the ghosts created every day by the drug war.
37. The Gold Seekers (2017)
TV-14 | 102 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Los Buscadores follows Manu (Tomás Arredondo), a newspaper delivery boy who lives in La Chacarita and works in the outskirts of Asunción, who one day receives a book that talks about the ... See full summary »
40. Prospect (2018)
R | 100 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
A teenage girl and her father travel to a remote alien moon, aiming to strike it rich. They've secured a contract to harvest a large deposit of the elusive gems hidden in the depths of the moon's toxic forest. But there are others roving the wilderness and the job quickly devolves into a fight to survive. Forced to contend not only with the forest's other ruthless inhabitants, but with her own ... See full summary »
41. The Most Unknown (2018)
92 min | Documentary
The Most Unknown is an epic documentary film that sends nine scientists to extraordinary parts of the world to uncover unexpected answers to some of humanity's biggest questions. How did ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,124 | Gross: $0.01M
42. Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017)
90 min | Drama
A film within a film, "Looking for Oum Kulthum" is the plight of an Iranian woman artist/filmmaker living in exile, as she embarks on capturing the life and art of the legendary female ... See full summary »
43. The Bold, the Corrupt, and the Beautiful (2017)
112 min | Mystery, Thriller
Madame Tang colludes and mediates between the government and the private businesses for the benefits of her all-female family. One case does not go according to plan, and an entire family close to Madame Tang fall victim to a cruel murder.
44. The Return (II) (2018)
85 min | Documentary, Drama
Two Danish-Korean adoptees return for the first time to the country they were once born in. Confronted with the spirit of their Motherland and the personal stories of the fellow adoptees ... See full summary »
45. Moomins and the Winter Wonderland (2017)
82 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Moomintroll decides to stay awake to explore the winter instead of having his winter slumber as usual. Winter is certainly totally different than he had imagined.
95 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Two men taking a tribe of outsiders on a ride through the 80s underground, accidentally changing music forever.
47. Belle and Sebastian, Friends for Life (2017)
TV-PG | 97 min | Adventure, Family
In the final chapter of the trilogy, Sebastien will try anything to protect Belle from her previous owner.
Votes: 323 | Gross: $0.11M
48. The Russian Five (2018)
Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Sport