Cinequest 2013

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1. The Citizen (2012)

PG-13 | 99 min | Drama

38 Metascore

An Arab immigrant wins the American green card lottery, arriving in New York City on September 10, 2001.

Director: Sam Kadi | Stars: Khaled Nabawy, Agnes Bruckner, Rizwan Manji, William Atherton

Votes: 3,013 | Gross: $0.02M

2. Detonator (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

51 Metascore

Sully fights to hold on to his family when a toxic friend resurfaces. In this gritty thriller, Sully, former frontman of a once prominent punk band, anxiously trudges toward a new world in ... See full summary »

Directors: Damon Maulucci, Keir Politz | Stars: Lawrence Michael Levine, Ben Fine, Robert Longstreet, Taylor Brink

Votes: 33

3. Toata lumea din familia noastra (2012)

107 min | Drama

Marius is a divorced man in his late thirties. His five year-old daughter Sofia lives with her mother, which causes Marius a deep frustration. On the day Marius arrives to take his daughter... See full summary »

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Serban Pavlu, Sofia Nicolaescu, Gabriel Spahiu, Mihaela Sirbu

Votes: 1,086

4. City Baby (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

Between her best friend moving to Brooklyn, pressure to find employment from her pop (Daniel Baldwin), and juggling romances with an aging rocker boyfriend and a yuppie fling - Cloey is ... See full summary »

Director: David F. Morgan | Stars: Cora Benesh, Jillian Leigh, Richard Keith, Andrew Harris

Votes: 196

5. Djúpið (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 4,228

6. A vizsga (2011)

R | 89 min | Drama, Thriller

1957, Budapest. A young defense officer's loyalty is tested by his mentor in a highly deceptive spy game.

Director: Péter Bergendy | Stars: Zsolt Nagy, János Kulka, Péter Scherer, András Balogh

Votes: 1,183

7. Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2012)

Not Rated | 98 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story depicts one man's wild, lifelong adventure of testing societal boundaries through his use of subversive art. This 98-minute film combines ... See full summary »

Director: Brad Bernstein | Stars: Tomi Ungerer, Maurice Sendak, Jules Feiffer, Michael Patrick Hearn

Votes: 286 | Gross: $0.03M

8. Akaneiro no yakusoku: Sanba da kingyo (2012)

98 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A Brazilian immigrant boy in Japan finds a strangely glowing blue Goldfish that turns out to be the spirit of a Chinese Princess who came to Japan long long ago. He and his friend Hanako ... See full summary »

Director: Shôhei Shiozaki | Stars: Tachi Kirihara, Kappa Kunikida, Kana Mikura, Takeshi Nagata

Votes: 6

9. Jagten (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp, Lasse Fogelstrøm

Votes: 217,244 | Gross: $0.69M

10. Ve stínu (2012)

106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In the former Czechoslovakia, 1950s, police captain Hakl investigates a jewelery robbery. An opened safe deposit leads to a known burglar. What seems an easy case soon starts to tangle. ... See full summary »

Director: David Ondrícek | Stars: Ivan Trojan, Sebastian Koch, Sona Norisová, Jirí Stepnicka

Votes: 1,443

11. Lonely Boy (I) (2013)

124 min | Comedy, Drama

The romantic misadventures of a schizophrenic bachelor.

Director: Dale Fabrigar | Stars: Alev Aydin, Natalie Distler, Melora Walters, Richard Riehle

Votes: 131

12. Mon Ami (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Crime

Two friends try executing their 'get-rich-quick' plan by kidnapping their boss's daughter, but when the plan falls apart, they must scramble to fix the situation and repair their friendship.

Director: Rob Grant | Stars: Mike Kovac, Graham Wardle, Scott Wallis, Charis Hogg

Votes: 177

13. Offline (I) (2012)

115 min | Drama

After seven years in prison, Rudy Vandekerckhove has set himself two clear objectives: get back to work as a washing machine repairman, and - more importantly - become reconciled with the ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Monsaert | Stars: Wim Willaert, Anemone Valcke, Mourade Zeguendi, Patricia Goemaere

Votes: 692

14. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.

Director: Jan Ole Gerster | Stars: Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders

Votes: 12,705 | Gross: $0.15M

15. Old Stock (2012)

85 min | Comedy, Drama

After two years hiding out in his grandfather's retirement residence, Stock Burton is forced back into his small town where he must come to terms with the troubled past that led to his early retirement.

Director: James Genn | Stars: Noah Reid, Melanie Leishman, Meghan Heffern, Danny Wells

Votes: 244

16. Only Daughter (2013)


Raised by a single mother in a rural New Hampshire town, 18-year-old Dawn Cowley sets out to find the father she has never known and discovers the devastating secret that had torn her family apart.

Director: Aaron J. Wiederspahn | Stars: Jake Barakat, Laina Barakat, Dakota Benedetto, Celeste Star Brasseuer

Votes: 15

17. Kompani Orheim (2012)

104 min | Drama

Jarle Klepp gets a message that forces his mind back to something he'd rather forgotten - his childhood with his father in Stavanger. When "Orheim" was his surname.

Director: Arild Andresen | Stars: Vebjørn Enger, Kristoffer Joner, Cecilie A. Mosli, Glenn André Viste Bøe

Votes: 1,142

18. The Playback Singer (2013)

91 min | Comedy, Drama

THE PLAYBACK SINGER tells the story of an aimless, would-be, jungle-gym architect who finds his existence disrupted - and his marriage upended - when his prickly, Indian, B-movie playback ... See full summary »

Director: Suju Vijayan | Stars: Ross Partridge, Navi Rawat, Piyush Mishra, Joe Towne

Votes: 39

19. Polski film (2012)

113 min | Comedy

Tomás Matonoha, Pavel Liska, Josef Polásek and Marek Daniel met during their studies at JAMU (Janacek's Academy of Performing Arts) and created a creative foursome bound together with close... See full summary »

Director: Marek Najbrt | Stars: Pavel Liska, Tomás Matonoha, Josef Polásek, Marek Daniel

Votes: 145

20. The Pretty Time Bomb (2012)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

Teru, the world's most useless detective, meets with a mysterious young girl called Kurara, who has an extraordinary talent for getting involved in accidents and incidents. Not to mention, ... See full summary »

Director: Shigekazu Shibamoto | Stars: Bunngyou Dann, Tomoko Hatori, Minoru Teruya

Votes: 5

21. The Sapphires (2012)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

It's 1968, and four young, talented Australian Aboriginal girls learn about love, friendship and war when their all-girl group The Sapphires entertain the US troops in Vietnam.

Director: Wayne Blair | Stars: Chris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Mauboy, Shari Sebbens

Votes: 11,515 | Gross: $2.45M

22. Somewhere Slow (2013)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

48 Metascore

When Anna Thompson gets mixed up in a convenience store robbery, she makes a split-second decision to walk out of her life and into the unknown. On her travels, she meets Travis, a teenage drifter on his own journey of self-discovery.

Director: Jeremy O'Keefe | Stars: David Costabile, Jessalyn Gilsig, Graham Patrick Martin, Robert Forster

Votes: 225

23. Sparks (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Thriller

A masked vigilante who discovers the dark side to heroism. Going after the nation's most notorious super criminal leaves Sparks' life and reputation in ruins.

Directors: Todd Burrows, Christopher Folino | Stars: Chase Williamson, Ashley Bell, Clancy Brown, Jake Busey

Votes: 9,736

24. Vaje v objemu (2012)

89 min | Drama

Two couples in present day Ljubljana enroll in a dance school for tango, and in the process learn a great deal more - about life, about love, about themselves.

Director: Metod Pevec | Stars: Uros Fürst, Jana Zupancic, Pia Zemljic, Primoz Pirnat

Votes: 75

25. White Lie (I) (2013)

75 min | Thriller

A young writer has his book stolen by his mentor.

Director: Nyima Cartier | Stars: David Birkin, Olivia Ross, Paul Bandey, Belinda Low

Votes: 10

26. Birth of the Living Dead (2013)

Not Rated | 76 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

A documentary that shows how George A. Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot his seminal film: Night of the Living Dead (1968).

Director: Rob Kuhns | Stars: George A. Romero, Fred Rogers, H. Rap Brown, Mark Harris

Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.01M