HKIFF 2013

by starman_vagabond | created - 02 Mar 2013 | updated - 11 Nov 2013 | Public
 Refine See titles to watch instantly, titles you haven't rated, etc
  • Instant Watch Options
  • Genres
  • Movies or TV
  • IMDb Rating
  • In Theaters
  • On TV
  • Release Year
  • Keywords



IMDb user rating (average) to
Number of votes to »




Reset



Reset
Release year or range to »




































































































1. Three Sisters (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Documentary

Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen. The three little girls send their days working in ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 308

2. The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)

Unrated | 82 min | Crime, Drama, Musical

69 Metascore

Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious, where the memories of the childhood - featured memories by the lived reality in... See full summary »

Directors: João Pedro Rodrigues, João Rui Guerra da Mata | Stars: Lydie Barbara, João Rui Guerra da Mata, João Pedro Rodrigues, Cindy Scrash

Votes: 417

3. Paradise: Love (2012)

Unrated | 120 min | Drama

65 Metascore

Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Margarete Tiesel, Peter Kazungu, Inge Maux, Dunja Sowinetz

Votes: 7,817 | Gross: $0.02M

4. Paradise: Faith (2012)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

61 Metascore

A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith.

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Maria Hofstätter, Nabil Saleh, René Rupnik, Natalya Baranova

Votes: 3,874 | Gross: $0.01M

5. Paradise: Hope (2013)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama

78 Metascore

The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love. While her mother travels to Kenya ('... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Seidl | Stars: Melanie Lenz, Verena Lehbauer, Joseph Lorenz, Michael Thomas

Votes: 3,850 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Rhino Season (2012)

88 min | Drama, History, Thriller

66 Metascore

Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel has just been released from a thirty-year prison sentence in Iran. Now the one thing keeping him going is the thought of finding his wife, who thinks him dead for over twenty years.

Director: Bahman Ghobadi | Stars: Behrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Yilmaz Erdogan, Caner Cindoruk

Votes: 5,610

7. Caesar Must Die (2012)

Unrated | 77 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Inmates at a high-security prison in Rome prepare for a public performance of Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar."

Directors: Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani | Stars: Cosimo Rega, Salvatore Striano, Giovanni Arcuri, Antonio Frasca

Votes: 5,737

8. Eat Sleep Die (2012)

104 min | Drama

A young Eastern European immigrant, working in Sweden, is faced with a painful choice when she's laid off from her factory in the name of efficiencies.

Director: Gabriela Pichler | Stars: Nermina Lukac, Milan Dragisic, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält

Votes: 1,991

9. Palme (2012)

103 min | Documentary, Biography

The life and times of Olof Palme, the prime minister of Sweden until his assassination in 1986.

Directors: Kristina Lindström, Maud Nycander | Stars: Olof Palme, Catharina Palme, Lisbeth Palme, Richard Guston

Votes: 1,409

10. Post Tenebras Lux (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another.

Director: Carlos Reygadas | Stars: Nathalia Acevedo, Rut Reygadas, Adolfo Jiménez Castro, Mitsy Ferrand

Votes: 4,580 | Gross: $0.04M

11. Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama

57 Metascore

A chronicle of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley's performance at his father's tribute concert in 1991.

Director: Daniel Algrant | Stars: Penn Badgley, Imogen Poots, Norbert Leo Butz, Ben Rosenfield

Votes: 1,491

12. Populaire (2012)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Romance, Sport

58 Metascore

1958. Rose is a terrible secretary but a demon typist. Her handsome boss resolves to turn her into the fastest girl in the world.

Director: Régis Roinsard | Stars: Romain Duris, Féodor Atkine, Déborah François, Bérénice Bejo

Votes: 10,872 | Gross: $0.18M

13. No (I) (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama

81 Metascore

An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Antonia Zegers, Luis Gnecco

Votes: 21,633 | Gross: $2.34M

14. Trance (I) (2013)

R | 101 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

61 Metascore

An art auctioneer becomes mixed up with a group of criminals partners with a hypnotherapist in order to recover a lost painting.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: James McAvoy, Rosario Dawson, Vincent Cassel, Danny Sapani

Votes: 105,813 | Gross: $2.32M

15. Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Approved | 228 min | Adventure, Biography, Drama

100 Metascore

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the English officer who successfully united and led the diverse, often warring, Arab tribes during World War I in order to fight the Turks.

Director: David Lean | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins

Votes: 246,751 | Gross: $44.82M

16. Something in the Air (2012)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

76 Metascore

In the months after the heady weeks of May '68, a group of young Europeans search for a way to continue the revolution believed to be just beginning.

Director: Olivier Assayas | Stars: Clément Métayer, André Marcon, Lola Créton, Felix Armand

Votes: 3,909 | Gross: $0.07M

17. Blancanieves (2012)

PG-13 | 104 min | Drama, Fantasy

82 Metascore

A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter.

Director: Pablo Berger | Stars: Maribel Verdú, Emilio Gavira, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ángela Molina

Votes: 9,844 | Gross: $0.28M

18. You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

From beyond the grave, celebrated playwright Antoine d'Anthac gathers together all his friends who have appeared over the years in his play "Eurydice." These actors watch a recording of the... See full summary »

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Mathieu Amalric, Pierre Arditi, Sabine Azéma, Jean-Noël Brouté

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $0.02M

19. 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: 989 | Gross: $0.03M

20. To the Wonder (2012)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

58 Metascore

After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.

Director: Terrence Malick | Stars: Ben Affleck, Olga Kurylenko, Javier Bardem, Rachel McAdams

Votes: 25,532 | Gross: $0.59M

21. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 29,018 | Gross: $0.32M

22. Our Children (2012)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

79 Metascore

Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle fall in love. Like millions of other couples, Mounir and Murielle have children. But unlike them, they accept to give up their autonomy ... See full summary »

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Émilie Dequenne, Claire Bodson, Niels Arestrup, Tahar Rahim

Votes: 2,531

23. Sleepless Night (2012)

66 min | Drama

Kim Su Hyeon and Kim Ju Ryong play a married couple of two years who are just trying to get by in their daily lives and make things work. They think about having a child, but money is a ... See full summary »

Director: Kun-jae Jang | Stars: Soo-hyeon Kim, Ju-Ryoung Kim

Votes: 96

24. To Chris Marker, an Unsent Letter (2012)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary, Biography

A collective cinematic love letter to the elusive French filmmaker Chris Marker, Emiko Omor's timely film captures the persona of a filmmaker who is at once both contradictorily present in ... See full summary »

Director: Emiko Omori | Stars: Margaret Collins, Marina Goldovskaya, Timothy Greenberg, Dirk Kuhlmann

Votes: 7

25. Stromboli (1950)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

Karin, a young woman from the Baltic countries, marries fisherman Antonio to escape from a prison camp. But she cannot get used to the tough life in Antonio's volcano-threatened village, Stromboli.

Director: Roberto Rossellini | Stars: Ingrid Bergman, Mario Vitale, Renzo Cesana, Mario Sponzo

Votes: 5,220

26. Farewell to Dream (1956)

78 min | Drama

The conflicting dreams of the members of a Japanese family are threatened by a continuing series of misfortunes.

Director: Keisuke Kinoshita | Stars: Shinji Tanaka, Yûko Mochizuki, Takahiro Tamura, Yoshiko Kuga

Votes: 140

27. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 5,681 | Gross: $0.07M

28. War Witch (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, War

84 Metascore

Somewhere in Sub-Saharan Africa, Komona, a 14-year-old girl, tells her unborn child growing inside her the story of her life since she has been at war. Everything started when she was abducted by the rebel army at the age of 12.

Director: Kim Nguyen | Stars: Rachel Mwanza, Alain Lino Mic Eli Bastien, Serge Kanyinda, Ralph Prosper

Votes: 6,727 | Gross: $0.07M

30. Broken Hill Blues (2013)

80 min | Drama

In a small mining community in Northern Sweden, a group of youngsters about to take the leap in the adult age fight with themselves and the world around, while the ground literally trembles under their feet.

Director: Sofia Norlin | Stars: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Alfred Juntti, Lina Leandersson, Ella Nordin

Votes: 255

31. Tenderness (2013)

78 min | Comedy, Drama

Gently-paced family road trip in which divorced parents drive from Brussels to the Alps to pick up their son who has been injured following a skiing accident.

Director: Marion Hänsel | Stars: Marilyne Canto, Olivier Gourmet, Adrien Jolivet, Margaux Chatelier

Votes: 247

32. Foxfire: Confessions of a Girl Gang (2012)

Not Rated | 143 min | Crime, Drama

Set in the 1950s, a a group of young girls in upstate New York form their own gang.

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Raven Adamson, Katie Coseni, Madeleine Bisson, Claire Mazerolle

Votes: 1,788

33. The Act of Killing (2012)

Not Rated | 117 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

90 Metascore

A documentary which challenges former Indonesian death-squad leaders to reenact their mass-killings in whichever cinematic genres they wish, including classic Hollywood crime scenarios and lavish musical numbers.

Directors: Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous, Christine Cynn | Stars: Anwar Congo, Herman Koto, Syamsul Arifin, Ibrahim Sinik

Votes: 31,621 | Gross: $0.49M

34. Ginger & Rosa (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A look at the lives of two teenage girls - inseparable friends Ginger and Rosa -- growing up in 1960s London as the Cuban Missile Crisis looms, and the pivotal event that comes to redefine their relationship.

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alice Englert, Annette Bening, Oliver Platt

Votes: 9,754 | Gross: $1.01M

35. Tokyo Family (2013)

146 min | Drama

In this update of Yasujiro Ozu's "Tokyo Story", a retired schoolteacher and his wife visit their three working children in modern-day Tokyo.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki, Masahiko Nishimura, Yui Natsukawa

Votes: 1,527

36. Touch of the Light (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director: Jung-chi Chang | Stars: Sandrine Pinna, Yu-Siang Huang, Lieh Lee, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko

Votes: 852



Recently Viewed