15th Mumbai Film Festival, 2013

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1. Lee Daniels' The Butler (I) (2013)

PG-13 | 132 min | Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, John Cusack, Jane Fonda

Votes: 102,311 | Gross: $116.63M

Opening Film

2. The Rocket (2013)

96 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A boy who is believed to bring bad luck to everyone around him leads his family and two new friends through Laos to find a new home. After a calamity-filled journey through a land scarred ... See full summary »

Director: Kim Mordaunt | Stars: Sitthiphon Disamoe, Loungnam Kaosainam, Suthep Po-ngam, Boonsri Yindee

Votes: 2,784

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

3. The Golden Dream (2013)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama

74 Metascore

A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S.

Director: Diego Quemada-Díez | Stars: Brandon López, Rodolfo Domínguez, Karen Martínez, Carlos Chajon

Votes: 4,011

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

4. Mamay Umeng (2012)

75 min | Drama

In a quaint provincial town, an elderly man awaits his inevitable fate.

Director: Dwein Baltazar | Stars: Gerry Adeva, Crizzalyn Enriquez, Sue Prado, Ramona Revilla

Votes: 10

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

5. For Those in Peril (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Aaron, a young misfit living in a remote Scottish fishing community, is the lone survivor of a strange fishing accident that claimed the lives of five men including his older brother. ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Wright | Stars: Kate Dickie, George MacKay, Brian McCardie, Michael Smiley

Votes: 821

International Competition for the First Feature Films of Directors

6. Ilo Ilo (2013)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

85 Metascore

In 90s Singapore, the friendship between Filipino nursemaid Teresa and her young charge Jiale makes waves in a family, while the Asian recession hits the region.

Director: Anthony Chen | Stars: Yann Yann Yeo, Tian Wen Chen, Angeli Bayani, Jia Ler Koh

Votes: 3,776 | Gross: $0.05M

7. The Plague (2013)

82 min | Drama

Raül, a farmer that tries to grow organic food, hires Iurie to help him in the fields. Iure is a Moldavian wrestling fighter, but in order to earn a living he has to work in whatever it ... See full summary »

Director: Neus Ballús | Stars: Raül Molist, Maria Ros, Rosemarie Abella, Iurie Timbur

Votes: 297

8. The Strange Little Cat (2013)

Not Rated | 72 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

A family in a house, and a chain of events that take place, on an ordinary evening that they plan to have dinner with relatives.

Director: Ramon Zürcher | Stars: Jenny Schily, Anjorka Strechel, Mia Kasalo, Luk Pfaff

Votes: 805

9. Another House (2013)

100 min | Drama

Two estranged brothers try to deal with their father's worsening Alzheimer's disease.

Director: Mathieu Roy | Stars: Marcel Sabourin, Florence Blain Mbaye, Émile Proulx-Cloutier, Roy Dupuis

Votes: 108

10. Medeas (2013)

97 min | Drama

64 Metascore

Medeas is a daring and lyrical exploration of alienation and desperation through the intimate observation of a family's inner lives and their relationship to each other and their ... See full summary »

Director: Andrea Pallaoro | Stars: Catalina Sandino Moreno, Brían F. O'Byrne, Mary Mouser, Ian Nelson

Votes: 336 | Gross: $0.01M

11. La voz de los silenciados (2013)

80 min

Based on actual events, "La Voz" is the story of Olga, a young deaf woman from Central America, who receives what appears to be a scholarship to a faith-based sign language school located in Brooklyn, New York.

Director: Maximón Monihan | Stars: Janeva Zentz, Kevin Tamayo, Ricky Powell, Mr. Dead

Votes: 79

12. Don Jon (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love.

Director: Joseph Gordon-Levitt | Stars: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore, Tony Danza

Votes: 216,006 | Gross: $24.48M

13. Fandry (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Family

Love, the most beautiful emotion in all living creatures that God has made knows no bar, caste or boundaries, is the central theme of Fandry. A young lad (Jabya) falls in love with his ... See full summary »

Director: Nagraj Manjule | Stars: Somnath Awghade, Rajeshwari Kharat, Suraj Pawar, Kishore Kadam

Votes: 1,631

14. The Weight of Elephants (2013)

83 min | Drama

Adrian, 10, a sensitive and lonely boy, abandoned by his mum at an early age to live with his grandmother and his sick uncle, finds meaning in an unlikely friendship with Nicole, 10, a ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Borgman | Stars: Demos Murphy, Angelina Cottrell, Catherine Wilkin, Matthew Sunderland

Votes: 339

15. A Fold in My Blanket (2013)

73 min | Drama

A Fold in My Blanket is a drama set in a small Georgian town in the near future.

Director: Zaza Rusadze | Stars: Tornike Bziava, Tornike Gogrichiani, Giorgi Nakashidze, Avtandil Makharadze

Votes: 148

16. Girafada (2013)

85 min | Drama

A male giraffe dies after a nocturnal air raid in a Palestinian zoo. The female giraffe stops eating. A boy and his father, the veterinary of the zoo, look for a solution.

Director: Rani Massalha | Stars: Saleh Bakri, Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, Ahmad Bayatra, Mohammad Bakri

Votes: 149

17. The Selfish Giant (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

83 Metascore

Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal.

Director: Clio Barnard | Stars: Conner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 10,659 | Gross: $0.01M

18. Five Years (2013)

95 min | Drama

How Murat Kurnaz ended up in Guantanamo Bay is a mysterious story. 5 YEARS investigates the psychological aspect of this endless and unjustified "imprisonment" where Kurnaz had to endure never ending physical and psychological torture.

Director: Stefan Schaller | Stars: Sascha Alexander Gersak, Ben Miles, Marc Hodapp, Özkan Akdogan

Votes: 601

19. Diego Star (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

A serious accident occurs on board the Diego Star, a dilapidated Russian cargo ship. Traore, a mechanic from the Ivory Coast, is unfairly blamed for it. The ship is towed to the nearest ... See full summary »

Director: Frédérick Pelletier | Stars: Issaka Sawadogo, Chloé Bourgeois, Yassine Fadel, Nicole-Sylvie Lagarde

Votes: 167

20. The Amazing Catfish (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,542 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Matterhorn (2013)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

A lonely widower finds himself facing both his own regrets and his devout Calvinist community when he takes a deranged vagrant into his home.

Director: Diederik Ebbinge | Stars: Ton Kas, René van 't Hof, Porgy Franssen, Ariane Schluter

Votes: 1,607

22. Halley (2012)

84 min | Drama, Horror

Alberto is dead and can no longer hide it. Make-up and perfume can no longer conceal his quickly decomposing body. Dismayed, he decides to withdraw from the world.

Director: Sebastián Hofmann | Stars: Alberto Trujillo, Lourdes Trueba, Hugo Albores

Votes: 443

23. Autumn Blood (2013)

R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller

41 Metascore

High in the mountains, two orphaned children keep their mother's death secret. They survive until the villagers destroy their innocence when they brutally assault the girl. Now, the siblings must protect each other to survive.

Director: Markus Blunder | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Maximilian Harnisch, Peter Stormare, Samuel Vauramo

Votes: 1,643

25. Closed Curtain (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

81 Metascore

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Votes: 979 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Shield of Straw (2013)

117 min | Thriller

35 Metascore

A team of cops must protect an accused killer with a billion-yen bounty on his head.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Takao Ohsawa, Nanako Matsushima, Gorô Kishitani, Masatô Ibu

Votes: 2,171

27. On My Way (2013)

Not Rated | 116 min | Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

Facing a failed relationship and a struggling restaurant, a woman hits the road for a trip with her grandson.

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, Némo Schiffman, Gérard Garouste, Camille

Votes: 2,007 | Gross: $0.31M

28. All Is Lost (2013)

PG-13 | 106 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

87 Metascore

After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face.

Director: J.C. Chandor | Star: Robert Redford

Votes: 70,718 | Gross: $6.26M

29. A Long and Happy Life (2013)

77 min | Drama

The young businessman Sasha is presented with a choice: having received compensation, to leave peacefully the adjusted economy and to go to the city with the girlfriend or to enter ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Anna Kotova, Vladimir Korobeynikov, Sergey Nasedkin

Votes: 399

30. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

76 Metascore

Two lesbian ex-cons, Victoria and Florence, are trying to make a new life in the backwoods of Quebec. Seeking peace and quiet, the couple slowly begin to feel under siege as Vic's probation... See full summary »

Director: Denis Côté | Stars: Pierrette Robitaille, Romane Bohringer, Marc-André Grondin, Marie Brassard

Votes: 947

31. A Castle in Italy (2013)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

41 Metascore

A family is forced to sell their Italian home.

Director: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi | Stars: Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Louis Garrel, Filippo Timi, Marisa Borini

Votes: 938

32. The Great Beauty (2013)

Not Rated | 141 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty.

Director: Paolo Sorrentino | Stars: Toni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferilli, Carlo Buccirosso

Votes: 72,080 | Gross: $2.85M

33. Mood Indigo (2013)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

54 Metascore

Wealthy, inventive bachelor Colin endeavors to find a cure for his lover Chloe after she's diagnosed with an unusual illness caused by a flower growing in her lungs.

Director: Michel Gondry | Stars: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh, Omar Sy

Votes: 14,151 | Gross: $0.30M

34. The Nun (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

51 Metascore

1760s France. Suzanne is shocked when her bourgeois family sends her to a convent. There she faces oppression and torment, leading her to fight back and expose the dehumanizing effect of cloistered life.

Director: Guillaume Nicloux | Stars: Pauline Etienne, Isabelle Huppert, Louise Bourgoin, Martina Gedeck

Votes: 1,401

35. Age of Uprising: The Legend of Michael Kohlhaas (2013)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, History

51 Metascore

In the 16th century in the Cévennes, a horse dealer by the name of Michael Kohlhaas leads a happy family life. When a lord treats him unjustly, he raises an army and puts the country to fire and sword in order to have his rights restored.

Director: Arnaud des Pallières | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Mélusine Mayance, Delphine Chuillot, David Kross

Votes: 7,029

36. Grigris (2013)

101 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Despite a paralyzed leg, Grigris, 25 year old, dreams of being a dancer. A challenge. But his dreams are dashed when his stepfather falls critically ill. To save him, Grigris resolves to work for petrol traffickers.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Souleymane Démé, Anaïs Monory, Cyril Gueï, Marius Yelolo

Votes: 435

37. Heli (2013)

Not Rated | 105 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Heli must try and protect his young family when his 12-year-old sister inadvertently involves them in the brutal drug world. He must battle against the drug cartel that have been angered as well as the corrupt police force.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Armando Espitia, Andrea Vergara, Linda González, Juan Eduardo Palacios

Votes: 4,371

38. In the Name of (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

52 Metascore

Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Mateusz Kosciukiewicz, Maja Ostaszewska, Lukasz Simlat

Votes: 2,384

39. A Touch of Sin (2013)

Not Rated | 130 min | Action, Drama

76 Metascore

Four independent stories set in modern China about random acts of violence.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Wu Jiang, Baoqiang Wang, Tao Zhao, Lanshan Luo

Votes: 9,025 | Gross: $0.09M

40. Gold (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 101 min | Adventure, Drama, Western

In the summer of 1898, a small group of German compatriots head into the hostile northern interior of British Columbia in search for gold at the height of the Klondike Gold Rush.

Director: Thomas Arslan | Stars: Nina Hoss, Marko Mandic, Peter Kurth, Uwe Bohm

Votes: 980

41. Layla Fourie (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Thriller

Layla Fourie, a young single-mother in South Africa, receives a job assignment as polygraphist. In the constant presence of mistrust, lies and fear Layla soon becomes a suspect herself.

Director: Pia Marais | Stars: Rayna Campbell, August Diehl, Rapule Hendricks, Terry Norton

Votes: 168

42. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat

Votes: 28,755 | Gross: $0.05M

43. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 123,855 | Gross: $2.20M

44. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Tony Benn, Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan

Votes: 1,004

45. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

93 Metascore

A week in the life of a young singer as he navigates the Greenwich Village folk scene of 1961.

Directors: Ethan Coen, Joel Coen | Stars: Oscar Isaac, Carey Mulligan, John Goodman, Garrett Hedlund

Votes: 123,401 | Gross: $13.24M

46. The Immigrant (2013)

R | 120 min | Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

1921. An innocent immigrant woman is tricked into a life of burlesque and vaudeville until a dazzling magician tries to save her and reunite her with her sister who is being held in the confines of Ellis Island.

Director: James Gray | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Joaquin Phoenix, Jeremy Renner, Dagmara Dominczyk

Votes: 26,542 | Gross: $2.01M

47. Only God Forgives (2013)

R | 90 min | Crime, Drama

37 Metascore

Julian, a drug-smuggler thriving in Bangkok's criminal underworld, sees his life get even more complicated when his mother compels him to find and kill whoever is responsible for his brother's recent death.

Director: Nicolas Winding Refn | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Kristin Scott Thomas, Vithaya Pansringarm, Gordon Brown

Votes: 100,085 | Gross: $0.78M

48. The Face of Love (2013)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

51 Metascore

A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband.

Director: Arie Posin | Stars: Annette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, Jess Weixler

Votes: 4,694 | Gross: $0.31M

49. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.9