Watchlist: 20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (2018 Edition)by nairtejas | created - 09 Oct 2018 | updated - 02 Nov 2018 | Public
Gearing up for the festival starting 25 October 2018, here is a list of must-watch films at the 20th edition of Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star.
Curated by me based on hype, performance in other film festivals around, and sheer artistry.
For more updates and takes on the festival, check out my blog - http://www.nairtejas.com/.
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1. Mard Ko Dard Nahin Hota (2018)
134 min | Action, Comedy
It is a story of a young boy Surya who has a rare condition of Congenital Insensitivity to pain meaning he can not feel pain, and he sets out to learn martial arts and hunt down muggers.
4. Ottamuri Velicham (2017)
Not Rated | 102 min | Drama
Set against the backdrop of a beautiful hilltop village surrounded by dense forest and a decaying tea plantation is the story of Sudha, an under privileged woman who reaches this village ... See full summary »
6. The Heiresses (2018)
98 min | Drama
Chela and Chiquita are both descended from wealthy families in Asunción and have been together for over 30 years. But recently, their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling... See full summary »
Votes: 2,643 | Gross: $0.08M
7. Wildlife (2018)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama
A teenage boy must deal with his mother's complicated response after his father temporarily abandons them to take a menial and dangerous job.
Votes: 22,836 | Gross: $1.03M
8. Udalaazham (2018)
119 min | Drama
Gulikan and Maathi were married as children, and live amongst a tribe in a deep jungle settlement. Like everyone else, Gulikan must go to town for work, where the rules are brutal.
9. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood, who asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Votes: 45,911 | Gross: $0.72M
11. 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: 46,040 | Gross: $3.45M
13. 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: 18,146 | Gross: $0.90M
14. The Wild Pear Tree (2018)
188 min | Drama
An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into gambling.
Votes: 19,077 | Gross: $0.03M
15. Mandy (I) (2018)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Fantasy, Horror
The enchanted lives of a couple in a secluded forest are brutally shattered by a nightmarish hippie cult and their demon-biker henchmen, propelling a man into a spiraling, surreal rampage of vengeance.
Votes: 61,022 | Gross: $1.21M
16. Manta Ray (2018)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama
Near a coastal village of Thailand, by the sea where thousands of Rohingya refugees have drowned, a local fisherman finds an injured man lying unconscious in the forest. He rescues the ... See full summary »
17. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
R | 133 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
Six tales of life and violence in the Old West, following a singing gunslinger, a bank robber, a traveling impresario, an elderly prospector, a wagon train, and a perverse pair of bounty hunters.
19. Birds of Passage (2018)
Not Rated | 125 min | Crime, Drama
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Votes: 9,661 | Gross: $0.51M
20. The Day I Lost My Shadow (2018)
94 min | Drama
In Syria in 2012 a mother ventures into a war zone to find a gas cylinder so she can prepare a meal for her son. She discovers that in the besieged area the people there have lost their shadows.
21. BlacKkKlansman (2018)
R | 135 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Ron Stallworth, an African American police officer from Colorado Springs, CO, successfully manages to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan branch with the help of a Jewish surrogate who eventually becomes its leader. Based on actual events.
Votes: 212,298 | Gross: $49.28M
22. Leave No Trace (2018)
PG | 109 min | Drama
A father and his thirteen-year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Votes: 48,706 | Gross: $6.05M
23. Transit (I) (2018)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi
A man attempting to escape occupied France falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.
Votes: 7,674 | Gross: $0.82M
25. Border (2018)
R | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
A customs officer who can smell fear develops an unusual attraction to a strange traveler while aiding a police investigation which will call into question her entire existence.
Votes: 23,085 | Gross: $0.77M
26. Hotel by the River (2018)
96 min | Drama
It is the dead of winter and a poet invites his sons to join him at a hotel for a reunion. The hotel also hosts a newly single woman who has a friend keep her company and with whom she ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,000 | Gross: $0.03M
27. In the Aisles (2018)
Not Rated | 125 min | Drama
Christian begins to work as a shelf stacker at a supermarket and finds himself in a new, unknown world: the long aisles, the bustle at the checkouts, the forklifts.
Votes: 3,703 | Gross: $0.03M
28. Long Day's Journey Into Night (2018)
Not Rated | 138 min | Drama, Mystery
A man went back to Guizhou, found the tracks of a mysterious woman. He recalls the summer he spent with her twenty years ago.
Votes: 5,984 | Gross: $0.50M
29. Pity (2018)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama
The story of a man who feels happy only when he is unhappy, a man addicted to sadness, who has such need for pity, he's willing to do everything to evoke it from others. This is the life of a man in a world not cruel enough for him.
30. Sorry to Bother You (2018)
R | 112 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: 59,183 | Gross: $17.49M
31. Woman at War (2018)
Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Halla becomes a determined environmental activist, but this threatens a long-held hope of hers.
Votes: 7,498 | Gross: $0.85M
32. A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
TV-MA | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »
35. Madeline's Madeline (2018)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A theatre director's latest project takes on a life of its own when her young star takes her performance too seriously.
Votes: 3,341 | Gross: $0.18M
36. Diamantino (2018)
96 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fallen soccer superstar vows to adopt a refugee child, while becoming the naive unwitting centerpiece in in a bizarre plot to Make Portugal Great Again.
Votes: 2,380 | Gross: $0.07M
37. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 97 min | Drama, Horror, Music
French dancers gather in a remote, empty school building to rehearse on a wintry night. The all-night celebration morphs into a hallucinatory nightmare when they learn their sangria is laced with LSD.
Votes: 48,838 | Gross: $0.80M
38. Too Late to Die Young (2018)
110 min | Drama
During the summer of 1990 in Chile, people begin to feel a growing sense of freedom and three teenagers face their first loves and fears.
Votes: 1,081 | Gross: $0.01M
39. In Fabric (2018)
R | 118 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery
In Fabric is a haunting ghost story set against the backdrop of a busy winter sales period in a department store and follows the life of a cursed dress as it passes from person to person, with devastating consequences..
41. House of My Fathers (2018)
100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
Two Sri Lankan villages - one Tamil, one Sinhala - have been at war with each other for decades. When, on both sides, villagers become infertile, they receive a message from the gods. A ... See full summary »
43. Jonaki (2018)
90 min | Drama
While Jonaki, an 80-year-old woman, searches for love in a strange world of decaying memories, her lover, now old and grey, returns to a world she is leaving behind.
44. The Gold-Laden Sheep and the Sacred Mountain (2018)
97 min | Mystery
Two shepherds living on top of an unknown mountain go searching for an aircraft that crash landed somewhere nearby even as different teams sent by the aircraft's team get lost on the mountain.
46. Widows (2018)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller