FIPRESCI Prize winners

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1. Phantom Thread (2017)

R | 130 min | Drama, Romance

90 Metascore

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.

Director: Paul Thomas Anderson | Stars: Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville, Julie Vollono

Votes: 73,785 | Gross: $21.02M

FIPRESCI Best movie of the year 2018

2. High Life (2018)

110 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror

81 Metascore

A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Juliette Binoche, André Benjamin, Mia Goth

Votes: 547

Toronto 2018

3. Skin (V) (2018)

110 min | Biography, Drama

A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.

Director: Guy Nattiv | Stars: Jamie Bell, Danielle Macdonald, Bill Camp, Scott Thomas

Votes: 47

Toronto 2018

4. Float Like a Butterfly (2018)

101 min | Drama

From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy ... See full summary »

Director: Carmel Winters | Stars: Hazel Doupe, Dara Devaney, Johnny Collins, Hilda Fay

Votes: 18

St Petersburg 2018

5. Leave No Trace (2018)

PG | 109 min | Drama

88 Metascore

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.

Director: Debra Granik | Stars: Thomasin McKenzie, Ben Foster, Jeffery Rifflard, Derek John Drescher

Votes: 15,212 | Gross: $6.05M

Miskolc 2018

6. Euthanizer (2017)

85 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.

Director: Teemu Nikki | Stars: Matti Onnismaa, Jari Virman, Hannamaija Nikander, Heikki Nousiainen

Votes: 898

Haugesund 2018

7. Still Recording (2018)

120 min | Documentary, War

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Directors: Saeed Al Batal, Ghiath Ayoub

Votes: 45

Venice 2018

8. Napszállta (2018)

142 min | Drama

71 Metascore

A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.

Director: László Nemes | Stars: Susanne Wuest, Vlad Ivanov, Juli Jakab, Mónika Balsai

Votes: 899

Venice 2018

9. Vierges (2018)

90 min | Drama

In Kiryat Yam, small town on the north coast of Israel, everything seems to have stopped. Lana, a rebellious teenager, vowed to fight against resignation and immobilism. She couldn't ... See full summary »

Director: Keren Ben Rafael | Stars: Joy Rieger, Michael Aloni, Manuel Elkaslassy, Evgenia Dodina

Votes: 56

Jerusalem 2018

10. Sauvage (I) (2018)

99 min | Drama

85 Metascore

Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here - longing for love. He doesn't know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.

Director: Camille Vidal-Naquet | Stars: Félix Maritaud, Eric Bernard, Nicolas Dibla, Philippe Ohrel

Votes: 288

Jerusalem 2018

11. Delta (2017)

82 min | Documentary

White winter blizzard covers everything. We can rely now only on saints, on our prayers. The future has sailed away, with us left behind. Astray, we did not board the magic ship. The task ... See full summary »

Director: Oleksandr Techynskyi

Votes: 7

Odessa 2018

12. Pájaros de verano (2018)

125 min | Drama

86 Metascore

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.

Directors: Cristina Gallego, Ciro Guerra | Stars: Natalia Reyes, Carmiña Martínez, José Acosta, Greider Meza

Votes: 1,255

Motovun 2018

13. Suleiman Mountain (2017)

101 min | Drama

Karabas (Asset Imangaliev) is a difficult man: a hard-gambling, hard-drinking, child-in-a-man's body who puts only himself first in his family. When his wife #1, Zhipara (Perizat ... See full summary »

Director: Elizaveta Stishova | Stars: Daniel Daiyrbekov, Turgunai Erkinbekova, Perizat Ermanbaeva, Asset Imangaliev

Votes: 49

Astana 2018

14. Dede (2017)

97 min | Drama

One Woman. Three Men. Dina can challenge the harsh traditions of the deep Caucasus Mountains. But will her spirit survive?

Director: Mariam Khatchvani | Stars: George Babluani, Girshel Chelidze, Mose Khachvani, Nukri Khachvani

Votes: 643

Yerevan 2018

15. Posoki (2017)

103 min | Drama

Multiple stories of taxi drivers while they work one night.

Director: Stephan Komandarev | Stars: Haralan Alexandrov, Dimitar Banenkin, Vasil Banov, Ivan Barnev

Votes: 1,075

Pristina 2018

16. All Is Good (2018)

93 min | Drama

Janne's new boss's brother-in-law slept with her against her will. She conceals the incident and continues her way of life as usual. But her silence has consequences, not only for the love that she feels for her friend Piet.

Director: Eva Trobisch | Stars: Aenne Schwarz, Andreas Döhler, Hans Löw, Tilo Nest

Votes: 118

Munich 2018

17. Sueño Florianópolis (2018)

106 min | Comedy

Lucrecia, Pedro, and teenage kids Julian and Florencia set out from Buenos Aires one sweltering day in a Renault to vacation in the Brazilian resort of Florianópolis. a tale of first love, ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Katz | Stars: Gustavo Garzón, Mercedes Morán, Andrea Beltrão, Marco Ricca

Votes: 53

Karlovy Vary 2018

18. In the Desert - A Documentary Diptych: Omar's Dream (2018)

112 min | Documentary

'Omar's Dream' and 'Avidan's Dream' are two films that portray daily realities of shepherds in South Mount Hebron. One is about a Palestinian family; the other is about Jewish family. Both ... See full summary »

Director: Avner Faingulernt

Tel Aviv 2018

19. In the Desert - A Documentary Diptych: Avidan's Dream (2018)

98 min | Documentary

Avidan Ophir builds a farm near the place where he was born, Susiya, and wants to have his flock spread all over the hills like in Biblical times.

Director: Avner Faingulernt

Tel Aviv 2018

20. Of Fathers and Sons (2017)

99 min | Documentary

Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. His camera is providing an extremely rare insight ... See full summary »

Director: Talal Derki | Star: Abu Osama

Votes: 227

Krakow 2018

21. Life Guidance (2017)

101 min | Sci-Fi

Life Guidance, the eponymous agency supports people in leading an optimal life. When Alexander lets the wrong thing slip out one day, Life Guidance arrives on the scene immediately.

Director: Ruth Mader | Stars: Fritz Karl, Katharina Lorenz, Florian Teichtmeister, Nicolas Jarosch

Votes: 113

Cluj-Napoca 2018

22. Burning (2018)

Not Rated | 148 min | Drama, Mystery

90 Metascore

Jong-su, a part-time worker, bumps into Hae-mi while delivering, who used to live in the same neighborhood. Hae-mi asks him to look after her cat while she's on a trip to Africa. When ... See full summary »

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Ah-In Yoo, Steven Yeun, Jong-seo Jeon, Soo-Kyung Kim

Votes: 5,188 | Gross: $0.12M

Cannes 2018

23. Girl (II) (2018)

109 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.

Director: Lukas Dhont | Stars: Victor Polster, Arieh Worthalter, Oliver Bodart, Tijmen Govaerts

Votes: 1,926

Cannes 2018

24. Egy nap (2018)

99 min | Drama

A day in the life of a mother, caught in the relentlessness of daily life, between her work, her home and her children.

Director: Zsófia Szilágyi | Stars: Zsófia Szamosi, Leó Füredi, Ambrus Barcza, Zorka Varga-Blaskó

Votes: 181

Cannes 2018

25. A Woman Captured (2017)

89 min | Documentary

A European woman has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for 10 years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.

Director: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter | Stars: Marish, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter

Votes: 209

Wiesbaden 2018

26. Bába z ledu (2017)

106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Crushing family dynamics have crushed Hana, an old-fashioned, respectable Czech mother, and a recent widow. The arrival of Brona and his sometimes depressed chicken changes the life of everyone, including Brona.

Director: Bohdan Sláma | Stars: Zuzana Krónerová, Pavel Nový, Daniel Vízek, Václav Neuzil

Votes: 401

Wiesbaden 2018

27. Scary Mother (2017)

107 min | Drama

A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, struggles with her dilemma - she has to choose between her family life and her passion, writing, which she had repressed for years - she decides to follow ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Urushadze | Stars: Nato Murvanidze, Ramaz Ioseliani, Dimitri Tatishvili, Avtandil Makharadze

Votes: 390

Lecce 2018

28. Körfez (2017)

110 min | Drama

Selim doesn't seem able to pick up where he left off. He roams aimlessly through the city, has sex with a married former girlfriend and watches as his affluent father's company is ... See full summary »

Director: Emre Yeksan | Stars: Ulas Tuna Astepe, Damla Ardal, Merve Dizdar, Serpil Gül

Votes: 333

Istanbul 2018

29. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama, Western

92 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Mooney, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau

Votes: 5,156 | Gross: $2.41M

Istanbul 2018

30. Girls Always Happy (2018)

117 min | Drama

Girls Always Happy confronts the contemporary city life with a brand new perspective, and portrays with astonishing precision, the spectacle of mutual repulsion, hatred, and harm in a ... See full summary »

Director: Yang Mingming | Stars: Nai An, Yang Mingming, Xianmin Zhang, Qinqin Li

Votes: 60

Hong Kong 2018

31. Still Burn (2018)

77 min | Documentary

A film about the image that my grandfather created of himself during his dictatorial regime in Bolivia during the 60's decade. Like in celluloid movies, every time i stop to see deeper into... See full summary »

Director: Mauricio Alfredo Ovando

Buenos Aires 2018

32. Temporada de Caza (2017)

105 min | Drama

A respected hunting guide in Patagonia is faced with the education of his biological son recently expelled from school. In a wild environment, the father tames his son and teaches him how to respect nature and human relationships.

Director: Natalia Garagiola | Stars: Germán Palacios, Lautaro Bettoni, Boy Olmi, Rita Pauls

Votes: 246

Toulouse 2018

33. The Distant Barking of Dogs (2017)

90 min | Documentary

THE DISTANT BARKING OF DOGS is set in Eastern Ukraine on the frontline of the war. The film follows the life of 10-year-old Ukrainian boy Oleg throughout a year, witnessing the gradual ... See full summary »

Director: Simon Lereng Wilmont | Stars: Oleg, Alexandra, Jarik

Votes: 144

Thessaloniki 2018

34. Druga strana svega (2017)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

83 Metascore

For Serbian filmmaker Mila Turajlic, a locked door in her mother's apartment in Belgrade provides the gateway to both her remarkable family history and her country's tumultuous political inheritance.

Director: Mila Turajlic | Star: Srbijanka Turajlic

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.00M

Zagreb 2018

35. Jia nian hua (2017)

TV-14 | 107 min | Drama

78 Metascore

In a small seaside town, two schoolgirls are sexually assaulted by a middle-aged man in a motel. Mia, a teenager who was working on reception that night, is the only witness. For fear of losing her job, she chooses to keep silence.

Director: Vivian Qu | Stars: Vicky Chen, Meijun Zhou, Ke Shi, Le Geng

Votes: 1,097

Tromsø 2018

36. Andið eðlilega (2018)

95 min | Drama

Two women's lives will intersect while trapped in circumstances unforeseen. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track.

Director: Isold Uggadottir | Stars: Kristín Þóra Haraldsdóttir, Babetida Sadjo, Patrik Nökkvi Pétursson, Bragi Arnason

Votes: 231

Gothenburg 2018

37. Omnipresent (2017)

120 min | Drama

The story of OMNIPRESENT is centered around Emil, writer and owner of advertising agency who gradually becomes obsessed with spying on his family, friends and employees via hidden spy ... See full summary »

Director: Ilian Djevelekov | Stars: Velislav Pavlov, Teodora Duhovnikova, Vesela Babinova, Anastassia Liutova

Votes: 737

Sofia 2018

38. Las herederas (2018)

98 min | Drama

82 Metascore

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 »

Director: Marcelo Martinessi | Stars: Ana Brun, Margarita Irun, Ana Ivanova, Nilda Gonzalez

Votes: 731

Berlin 2018 Cartagena 2018

39. Ribâzu ejji (2018)

118 min | Crime

Haruna is a high school student whose, school-mates, school and life is topsy turvy and often tragic. One of her classmates is the homosexual Ichiro. The boy is often bullied, derided and ... See full summary »

Director: Isao Yukisada | Stars: Fumi Nikaidô, Ryô Yoshizawa, Aoi Morikawa, Shûhei Uesugi

Votes: 205

Berlin 2018

40. Da xiang xi di er zuo (2018)

230 min | Drama

In the northern Chinese city of Manzhouli, they say there is an elephant that simply sits and ignores the world. Manzhouli becomes an obsession for the protagonists of this film, a ... See full summary »

Director: Bo Hu | Stars: Yu Zhang, Yuchang Peng, Uvin Wang, Congxi Li

Votes: 324

Berlin 2018

41. Balekempa (2018)

108 min | Drama

Kempanna, the bangle seller, roams the countryside adorning the hands and faces of women with beauty products. Yet he seems to have little time for his own wife, Saubaghya. Indeed, the only... See full summary »

Director: Eregowda

Votes: 16

Rotterdam 2018

42. Sohagi's Ornament (2015)

92 min | Drama, Family, Romance | Completed

A 12 yr old boy in a rural village in Bangladesh must leave his family and his crush to try to find work in the big city of Dhaka.

Director: Lata Ahmed

Dhaka 2018

43. Félicité (2017)

129 min | Drama, Music

75 Metascore

Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

Director: Alain Gomis | Stars: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo

Votes: 689 | Gross: $0.01M

Palm Springs 2018

44. Zama (2017)

Unrated | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

Based on the novel by Antonio Di Benedetto written in 1956, on Don Diego de Zama, a Spanish officer of the seventeenth century settled in Asunción, who awaits his transfer to Buenos Aires.

Director: Lucrecia Martel | Stars: Daniel Giménez Cacho, Lola Dueñas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Juan Minujín

Votes: 2,570 | Gross: $0.20M

Havana 2017

45. Newton (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director: Amit Masurkar | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 10,747

Kerala 2017

46. Aedan: Garden of Desire (2018)

130 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

A kaleidoscope of characters creating visions of love and death. Stories within stories, which unfolds as the game..

Director: Sanju Surendran | Stars: Abhilash Nair, Nandini Sree, Prasant M. Madathilkarottu, Sunny Alias Torappan Bastian

Votes: 8

Kerala 2017