SIFF 2018 Watched Listby ashlyn-m-gehrett | created - 11 months ago | updated - 10 months ago | Public
Films I watched during SIFF 2018.
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1. 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: 2,293 | Gross: $0.07M
2. Disobedience (2017)
R | 114 min | Drama, Romance
A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Votes: 17,790 | Gross: $3.48M
3. 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 »
5. 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: 5,419 | Gross: $0.10M
8. People's Republic of Desire (2018)
95 min | Documentary
As an entire generation has come of age on social media, virtual relationships are slowly replacing real-life human connections. And China has taken it to an extreme. Here, live streaming ... See full summary »
Director: Hao Wu
Votes: 216 | Gross: $0.02M
9. 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 »
10. Three Peaks (2017)
94 min | Drama
Aaron wants to become a family with his girlfriend and her 8-year-old son, but high up in the Italian Dolomites, his attempts to win the boy's acceptance turn into a dangerous power game.
11. That Summer (2017)
Unrated | 80 min | Documentary
Montauk, East Hampton, New York, 2016. Peter Beard discusses his work as a photographer, artist and diarist before reminiscing about his attempt to make a documentary in the summer of 1972 ... See full summary »
Votes: 181 | Gross: $0.01M
12. The Last Suit (2017)
TV-14 | 91 min | Drama
Abraham Bursztein, an 88 year-old Jewish tailor, runs away from Buenos Aires to Poland, where he proposes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. After... See full summary »
Votes: 391 | Gross: $0.07M
13. 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.
14. 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 »
16. Pick of the Litter (2018)
80 min | Documentary
Pick of the Litter follows a litter of puppies from the moment they're born and begin their quest to become Guide Dogs for the Blind, the ultimate canine career. Cameras follow these pups ... See full summary »
Votes: 569 | Gross: $0.53M
17. On Chesil Beach (2017)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Votes: 5,979 | Gross: $0.75M
18. 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 »
19. Warrior Women (2018)
65 min | Documentary, History
A documentary which details the life of Lakota activist and community organizer Madonna Thunder Hawk, whose career fighting for Indigenous and women's rights has now spanned over 50 years.
20. The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Not Rated | 91 min | Drama
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.
Votes: 11,923 | Gross: $0.90M
24. 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: 7,601 | Gross: $1.59M
25. 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 »
26. 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: 32,051 | Gross: $3.45M
27. 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.
28. Revenge (II) (2017)
R | 108 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Never take your mistress on an annual guys' getaway, especially one devoted to hunting - a violent lesson for three wealthy married men.
Votes: 25,853 | Gross: $0.10M
31. 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 »
32. 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.
33. 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: 1,089 | Gross: $0.01M
34. 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: 3,014 | Gross: $0.05M
35. Nona (2017)
91 min | Drama
A girl from Honduras meets Hecho, who promises to get her safely to America to reunite with her mother. Instead, Nona faces a perilous journey when he doesn't deliver on that promise.
36. Love, Gilda (2018)
Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary
In her own words, comedienne Gilda Radner looks back and reflects on her life and career. Weaving together recently discovered audiotapes, interviews with her friends, rare home movies and ... See full summary »
Votes: 912 | Gross: $0.63M
38. One of These Days (2017)
Beirut, on an autumn day. The city is on the edge of chaos, but for Maya, Tarek, Yasmina and Rami, aged between 17 and 22 years old, it is just an ordinary day during which they question ... See full summary »
39. Beast (III) (2017)
R | 107 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.
Votes: 6,912 | Gross: $0.80M
41. Marilyn (2018)
79 min | Drama
Marcos, a seventeen-year-old farm worker, discovers his sexuality in a hostile environment. Nicknamed Marilyn by other teenagers in town, he becomes the target both of human desire and ... See full summary »
42. 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 »
Votes: 1,977 | Gross: $0.05M
43. On Borrowed Time (2018)
95 min | Comedy, Drama
As four friends spend their senior years in an assisted living facility in Dubai, they find they're are gradually losing their zest for life, despite some of their best efforts to make the ... See full summary »
45. 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 »
46. Dark River (2017)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Following the death of her father, Alice (Ruth Wilson) returns to her home village for the first time in 15 years, to claim the tenancy to the family farm she believes is rightfully hers.
Votes: 2,233 | Gross: $0.01M
47. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)
93 min | Drama, Thriller
Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.
Votes: 1,673 | Gross: $0.02M
48. The African Storm (2017)
89 min | Drama
The President of an imaginary African country, suffering from seeing his country's rich natural resources exploited only by western corporations, decides to nationalize all means of ... See full summary »
49. Angels Wear White (2017)
TV-14 | 107 min | Drama