Watchlist: 20th MAMI Mumbai Film Festival (2018 Edition)by TejasNair | created - 4 months ago | updated - 3 months ago | 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)
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. Las herederas (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: 1,435 | Gross: $0.05M
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: 9,884 | Gross: $1.03M
9. Burning (2018)
Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery
Jong-su bumps into a girl who used to live in the same neighborhood as him, who asks him to look after her cat while on a trip to Africa. When back, she introduces Ben, a mysterious guy she met there, who confesses his secret hobby.
Votes: 14,660 | Gross: $0.71M
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: 27,860 | Gross: $3.45M
14. Ahlat Agaci (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An unpublished writer returns to his hometown after graduating, where he seeks sponsors to publish his book while dealing with his father's deteriorating indulgence into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: 9,538 | Gross: $0.02M
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: 37,833 | Gross: $1.21M
16. Kraben rahu (2018)
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. Pájaros de verano (2018)
125 min | 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: 2,181 | Gross: $0.04M
20. Yom Adaatou Zouli (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: 111,296 | Gross: $48.69M
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: 28,155 | Gross: $6.05M
23. Transit (I) (2018)
101 min | Drama
When a man flees France after the Nazi invasion, he assumes the identity of a dead author whose papers he possesses. Stuck in Marseilles, he meets a young woman desperate to find her missing husband - the very man he's impersonating.
24. Ying (2018)
116 min | Action, Drama, History
Set during China's Three Kingdom's era (AD 220-280). The story of a great king and his people, who will be expelled from their homeland and will aspire to claim it. The king, violent and ... See full summary »
25. Border (2018)
R | 110 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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: 5,349 | Gross: $0.77M
26. Gangbyeon hotel (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: 160 | Gross: $0.01M
27. In den Gängen (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.
29. Oiktos (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 | 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: 34,214 | Gross: $17.49M
31. Kona fer í stríð (2018)
101 min | Action, Drama, Thriller
Halla, a woman in her forties, declares war on the local aluminum industry to prevent it from disfiguring her country. She risks all she has to protect the highlands of Iceland-but the ... See full summary »
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: 2,021 | Gross: $0.18M
36. Diamantino (2018)
92 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Diamantino, the world's premiere soccer star loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for a new purpose, the international icon sets on a delirious odyssey where ... See full summary »
37. Climax (I) (2018)
R | 95 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.
38. Tarde Para Morir Joven (2018)
110 min | Drama
Democracy comes back to Chile during the summer of 1990. In an isolated community, Sofía (16), Lucas (16) and Clara (10), face their first loves and fears, while preparing for New Year's ... See full summary »
39. In Fabric (2018)
118 min | Comedy, Horror
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.
46. Widows (2018)
R | 129 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Set in contemporary Chicago, amid a time of turmoil, four women with nothing in common except a debt left behind by their dead husbands' criminal activities, take fate into their own hands, and conspire to forge a future on their own terms.
Votes: 45,554 | Gross: $42.40M
47. 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: 11,821 | Gross: $1.44M
48. Double Lives (2018)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Set in the Parisian publishing world, an editor and an author find themselves in over their heads, as they cope with a middle-age crisis, the changing industry and their wives.
49. Boy Erased (2018)
R | 115 min | Biography, Drama