Istanbul Film Festivali 2013

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1. Promised Land (2012)

R | 106 min | Drama

55 Metascore

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski, Hal Holbrook

Votes: 33,271 | Gross: $7.60M

2. Disconnect (I) (2012)

R | 115 min | Drama, Thriller

64 Metascore

A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world.

Director: Henry Alex Rubin | Stars: Jason Bateman, Jonah Bobo, Haley Ramm, Hope Davis

Votes: 67,830 | Gross: $7.44M

3. Dans la maison (2012)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

72 Metascore

A high school French teacher is drawn into a precocious student's increasingly transgressive story about his relationship with a friend's family.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Fabrice Luchini, Vincent Schmitt, Ernst Umhauer, Kristin Scott Thomas

Votes: 25,928 | Gross: $0.35M

4. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 114,086 | Gross: $8.11M

5. Byzantium (2012)

R | 118 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

66 Metascore

Residents of a coastal town learn, with deathly consequences, the secret shared by the two mysterious women who have sought shelter at a local resort.

Director: Neil Jordan | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Arterton, Sam Riley, Caleb Landry Jones

Votes: 36,190 | Gross: $0.08M

6. Prince Avalanche (2013)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

73 Metascore

Two highway road workers spend the summer of 1988 away from their city lives. The isolated landscape becomes a place of misadventure as the men find themselves at odds with each other and the women they left behind.

Director: David Gordon Green | Stars: Paul Rudd, Emile Hirsch, Lance LeGault, Joyce Payne

Votes: 17,145 | Gross: $0.20M

7. Le capital (2012)

R | 114 min | Drama

56 Metascore

The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Natacha Régnier

Votes: 4,541 | Gross: $0.10M

8. Adoration (2013)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

37 Metascore

A pair of childhood friends and neighbors fall for each other's sons.

Director: Anne Fontaine | Stars: Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Frecheville

Votes: 27,661 | Gross: $0.32M

9. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 214,478 | Gross: $21.38M

10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

An introvert freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors who welcome him to the real world.

Director: Stephen Chbosky | Stars: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller, Paul Rudd

Votes: 401,680 | Gross: $17.74M

11. Stoker (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

58 Metascore

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 93,633 | Gross: $1.70M

12. Den skaldede frisør (2012)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

60 Metascore

A hairdresser, who has lost her hair to cancer, finds out her husband is having an affair, travels to Italy for her daughter's wedding, and meets a widower who still blames the world for the loss of his wife.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Pierce Brosnan, Trine Dyrholm, Molly Blixt Egelind, Sebastian Jessen

Votes: 11,444 | Gross: $1.63M

13. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

55 Metascore

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 19,376 | Gross: $1.37M

14. Gangs of Wasseypur (2012)

321 min | Action, Crime, Drama

89 Metascore

A clash between Sultan and Shahid Khan leads to the expulsion of Khan from Wasseypur, and ignites a deadly blood feud spanning three generations.

Director: Anurag Kashyap | Stars: Manoj Bajpayee, Richa Chadha, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Tigmanshu Dhulia

Votes: 61,626

15. Fu cheng mi shi (2012)

98 min | Crime, Drama

Lu Jie is having coffee with her desperate friend Sang Qi, who believes her husband is cheating on her. At the same time at a hotel across the road from the coffee shop, Lu Jie sees her ... See full summary »

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Lei Hao, Hao Qin, Xi Qi, Feng Zu

Votes: 702

16. Unfinished Song (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

57 Metascore

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,425 | Gross: $1.70M

17. The Artist and the Model (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama

53 Metascore

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Votes: 1,345 | Gross: $0.11M

18. Elefante blanco (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,159 | Gross: $0.01M

19. W imie... (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: 2,115

20. Kon-Tiki (2012)

PG-13 | 118 min | Adventure, History

62 Metascore

Legendary explorer Thor Heyerdal's epic 4,300-mile crossing of the Pacific on a balsawood raft in 1947, in an effort to prove that it was possible for South Americans to settle in Polynesia in pre-Columbian times.

Directors: Joachim Rønning, Espen Sandberg | Stars: Pål Sverre Hagen, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Gustaf Skarsgård, Odd-Magnus Williamson

Votes: 39,397 | Gross: $1.52M

21. Bwakaw (2012)

110 min | Drama

Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia.

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Princess, Rez Cortez, Bibeth Orteza

Votes: 174

22. Zaytoun (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

39 Metascore

Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee helps an Israeli fighter pilot escape from PLO captivity because he wants to visit his ancestral family home. En route through war-torn Lebanon their relationship develops into a close bond.

Director: Eran Riklis | Stars: Stephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Taglioni, Loai Nofi

Votes: 1,411 | Gross: $0.04M

23. El muerto y ser feliz (2012)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

El Muerto is the story of a Spanish man in Argentina who one day becomes aware on the upper floor of a hospital in Buenos Aires of his approaching death. He decides to escape, to flee ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Rebollo | Stars: José Sacristán, Roxana Blanco, Valeria Alonso, Jorge Jellinek

Votes: 468

24. Pozitia copilului (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After the terrible news of a fatal car accident involving her son, a desperate mother will do anything in her powers to set her child free.

Director: Cãlin Peter Netzer | Stars: Luminita Gheorghiu, Bogdan Dumitrache, Natasa Raab, Ilinca Goia

Votes: 6,830 | Gross: $0.09M

25. Baad el mawkeaa (2012)

124 min | Drama, History

Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Menna Shalabi, Bassem Samra, Nahed El Sebaï, Salah Abdullah

Votes: 426

26. 7 Boxes (2012)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

72 Metascore

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori | Stars: Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez, Nico García

Votes: 4,417

27. 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: 4,243

28. Ni guang fei xiang (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: 813

29. Imagine (II) (2012)

105 min | Drama

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,077

30. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 17,201 | Gross: $18.39M

31. Centro Histórico (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A feature film with four stories celebrating the city of Guimarães in the North of Portugal.

Directors: Pedro Costa, Manoel de Oliveira, Víctor Erice, Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Judite Araujo, Maria Fatima Braga Lima, Marco Carreira, Arlindo Fernandes

Votes: 224

32. Quelques heures de printemps (2012)

108 min | Drama

Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner, Olivier Perrier

Votes: 664

33. Renoir (2012)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, History

64 Metascore

Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Jean Renoir -- son of the Impressionist painter, Pierre-Auguste -- returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. At his ... See full summary »

Director: Gilles Bourdos | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Christa Théret, Vincent Rottiers, Thomas Doret

Votes: 4,471 | Gross: $2.29M

34. At Any Price (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

61 Metascore

A farming family's business is threatened by an unexpected crisis, further testing the relationship between a father and his rebellious son.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron, Kim Dickens, Heather Graham

Votes: 6,465 | Gross: $0.38M

35. 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: 1,417

36. Don't Touch the White Woman! (1974)

108 min | Biography, Comedy, Western

A highly stylized surreal farce about the events leading up to Custer's Last Stand anachronistically reenacted in an urban renewal area in modern Paris.

Director: Marco Ferreri | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Catherine Deneuve, Michel Piccoli, Philippe Noiret

Votes: 644

37. The Take (2004)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary

66 Metascore

The film in not about auto-parts workers in suburban Buenos Aires, but about workers of a ceramic floors factory in Neuquen, several hundred miles southward, in Argentinian Patagonia.

Director: Avi Lewis | Stars: Matilde Adorno, Michel Camadessus, Bill Clinton, Gustavo Cordera

Votes: 1,110

38. Zavtra (2012)

90 min | Documentary

Fascinating insight into Voina ("War"), the provocative collective from which among now the world-renowned activists in Pussy Riot emerged.

Director: Andrei Gryazev | Stars: Leonid Nikolaev, Natalya Sokol, Kasper Vorotnikov, Oleg Vorotnikov

Votes: 68

39. En construcción (2001)

125 min | Documentary

An author spent a year and a half filming what happened as a new apartment building was built in the El Chino neighborhood of Barcelona. En Construccion focuses less on the practicalities ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis Guerín | Stars: Juana Rodríguez Molina, Iván Guzmán Jiménez, Juan López López, Juanma López

Votes: 657

40. The Exterminating Angel (1962)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

The guests at an upper-class dinner party find themselves unable to leave.

Director: Luis Buñuel | Stars: Silvia Pinal, Jacqueline Andere, Enrique Rambal, Claudio Brook

Votes: 23,084

41. Ah Güzel Istanbul (1966)

97 min | Comedy, Drama

Black comedy about a girl who runs away from her rural village to Istanbul to become and actress and an old drunkard street photographer.

Director: Atif Yilmaz | Stars: Sadri Alisik, Ayla Algan, Handan Adali, Diclehan Baban

Votes: 1,148

42. Spoils: Extraordinary Harvest (2012)

21 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

A short documentary that captures intimate portraits of 3 New Yorkers on a journey through the culture of dumpster diving, illuminating a practice as old as agriculture.

Director: Alex Mallis

43. Foreigners out! Schlingensiefs Container (2002)

90 min | Documentary, Reality-TV

FOREIGNERS OUT! SCHLINGENSIEFS CONTAINER is a thrilling, insightful, funny chronicle and reflection of one of he biggest public pranks and acts of art terrorism ever committed. Austria 2000... See full summary »

Director: Paul Poet | Stars: Christoph Schlingensief, Matthias Lilienthal, Rainer Laux, Elfriede Jelinek

Votes: 247

44. Dark Blood (2012)

86 min | Thriller

Dealing with nuclear testing and its long-lasting deadly effects, the story portrays Boy, a young widower living in the desert on a nuclear testing site. Living as a hermit, he waits for ... See full summary »

Director: George Sluizer | Stars: River Phoenix, Judy Davis, Jonathan Pryce, Karen Black

Votes: 982

45. The Hunger (1983)

R | 97 min | Horror

A love triangle develops between a beautiful yet dangerous vampire, her cellist companion, and a gerontologist.

Director: Tony Scott | Stars: Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, Cliff De Young

Votes: 19,661 | Gross: $5.98M

46. La Noche de Enfrente (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A drama centered on an office worker on the verge of retirement who begins to relive both real and imagined memories.

Director: Raoul Ruiz | Stars: Christian Vadim, Sergio Hernández, Santiago Figueroa, Valentina Vargas

Votes: 393

47. The Decameron (1971)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, History

An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron".

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Jovan Jovanovic, Vincenzo Amato

Votes: 7,925

48. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 12,411 | Gross: $2.31M

49. Safety Last! (1923)

Not Rated | 70 min | Comedy, Thriller

When a store clerk organizes a publicity stunt, in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building, circumstances force him to make the perilous climb himself.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor | Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother, Noah Young

Votes: 15,062 | Gross: $0.62M

50. The Body (2012)

108 min | Mystery, Thriller

7.6