GFF 2017by karlga | created - 22 Feb 2017 | updated - 8 months ago | Public
40th Göteborg Film Festival 2017, complete list
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1. Tom of Finland (2017)
Not Rated | 117 min | Biography, Drama
Award-winning filmmaker Dome Karukoski brings to screen the life and work of artist Touko Valio Laaksonen (aka Tom of Finland), one of the most influential and celebrated figures of twentieth century gay culture.
Votes: 3,470 | Gross: $0.38M
2. Dröm vidare (2017)
92 min | Drama
Mirja must find her place after serving jail time. When she gets a job as a hotel cleaner she starts living a double life. She's torn between her sick mother and her old group of friends, who have always been her real family.
4. Hjartasteinn (2016)
Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance
In a fishing village in Iceland, a boy develops feelings for his best friend as his best friend pursues his affections for a girl.
5. Sameblod (2016)
110 min | Drama
A reindeer-breeding Sámi girl who is exposed to the racism of the 1930's at her boarding school, starts dreaming of another life. But to achieve it, she has to become someone else and break all ties with her family and culture.
6. Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016)
100 min | Drama
Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up.
7. The Man (2017)
94 min | Drama
Simon is the king of the Danish art scene - eccentric, successful, wealthy, with a beautiful wife and a young mistress. Life is beautiful, until the day his unknown son Casper turns up and ... See full summary »
8. Hjertestart (2017)
102 min | Drama
After his wife's death, offshore oil worker Kjetil is having a hard time relating to his adopted son Daniel. In an act of desperation, he brings Daniel along to Colombia to search for the boy's biological mother.
12. Nowhere to Hide (2016)
86 min | Documentary
"Nowhere to Hide" follows a man - the medic and father Nori Sharif - through 5 years of dramatic change in the war-torn Diyala-province; one of the most dangerous provinces in the middle of... See full summary »
14. Death of a Child (2017)
80 min | Documentary
How does one live with the unbearable? When the worst has happened and the one to blame is yourself? Death of a Child is an exploration of the lives of parents who have caused their own children's deaths.
15. Hyvä postimies (2016)
80 min | Documentary
A small and stubborn Bulgarian village facing the Turkish border has been resisting foreign invaders since the times of the Roman and Ottoman Empires. Now its electorate of 38 elderly ... See full summary »
16. Venus (2016)
80 min | Documentary
Two female directors in their thirties, start an investigation based on their own sexual frustrations to understand desire from a female point of view. As an excuse to get more answers, ... See full summary »
18. Das unmögliche Bild (2016)
71 min | Drama, History
"Our memory is so unreliable - sometimes what we see might as well be the future." -Johanna F. What we see is the everyday life of a Viennese family in the 1950's, documented by 13-... See full summary »
19. Mala Junta (2016)
89 min | Drama
Against the backdrop of an impending environmental crisis, two troubled adolescents strive to find their place in the world in this stirring debut film from Chile, which weaves together political themes both social and personal.
20. Birdshot (2016)
TV-MA | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
"Birdshot" is a mystery-thriller film that tells a story of a young Filipina farm girl who wanders into the boundaries of a Philippine reservation forest. Deep within the reservation she ... See full summary »
21. Knife in the Clear Water (2016)
92 min | Drama
Ma Zishan (Yang Shengcang) is an aging Muslim farmer, part of the Hui minority. He and his family eke out an existence farming on an arid moonscape in China's northwest Ningxia province. ... See full summary »
22. Davena vihagun (2016)
84 min | Drama
Burning Birds is Sri Lankan film written and directed by Sanjeewa Pushpakumara. The film world premiered at 21st Busan International Film Festival (2016) under its New Currents Competition.
24. Lady Macbeth (I) (2016)
R | 89 min | Drama, Romance
In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate.
Votes: 13,471 | Gross: $1.13M
27. Min börda (2017)
15 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
'An animated musical with apocalyptic undertones. The story is divided into four episodes which takes place in a supermarket, a long term hotel, a call center and a hamburger restaurant. ... See full summary »
28. Push it (2017)
8 min | Short, Drama, Family
PUSH IT is a film about never being able to win, even though you're the best. Hedda tries to approach Adam in every way she can, but everything she does turns out wrong. But Adam gets to ... See full summary »
32. La fille inconnue (2016)
Unrated | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A female doctor gets obsessed with the case of a dead woman after learning that the woman had died shortly after having rung her door for help.
Votes: 5,526 | Gross: $0.15M
33. Rosetta (1999)
R | 95 min | Drama
Young and impulsive Rosetta lives with her alcoholic mother and, moved by despair, she will do anything to maintain a job.
Votes: 11,000 | Gross: $0.26M
34. The Kid with a Bike (2011)
PG-13 | 87 min | Drama
Abandoned by his father, a young boy is left in a state-run youth farm. In a random act of kindness, the town hair-dresser agrees to foster him on week-ends.
Votes: 24,006 | Gross: $1.38M
35. Two Days, One Night (2014)
PG-13 | 95 min | Drama
Liège, Belgium. Sandra is a factory worker who discovers that her workmates have opted for a EUR1,000 bonus in exchange for her dismissal. She has only a weekend to convince her colleagues to give up their bonuses in order to keep her job.
Votes: 39,979 | Gross: $1.44M
52 min | Documentary
38. Their Finest (2016)
R | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A former secretary, newly appointed as a scriptwriter for propaganda films, joins the cast and crew of a major production while the Blitz rages around them.
Votes: 13,762 | Gross: $3.60M
39. Italiensk for begyndere (2000)
R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Several lonely hearts in a semi-provincial suburb of a town in Denmark use a beginner's course in Italian as the platform to meet the romance of their lives.
Votes: 12,069 | Gross: $4.45M
40. The Riot Club (2014)
R | 107 min | Drama, Thriller
Two first-year students at Oxford University join the infamous Riot Club, where reputations can be made or destroyed over the course of a single evening.
41. Blind Alley (2017)
86 min | Drama, Thriller
Malmö 2010. A masked man is shooting innocent people who appear to have immigrant backgrounds. One of these gunshots forever changes two brothers' lives. Blind Alley is a film about the ... See full summary »
43. Rum 213 (2017)
80 min | Adventure, Drama, Horror
When twelve-year-old Elvira goes to summer camp strange things start to happen in her room. Things that can not be explained - unless you believe in ghosts.
48. One Ticket Please (2017)
65 min | Documentary
A 78-year-old Indian woman in New York is the world's most passionate theatergoer. Nicki Cochrane has been going to at least one play every day for more than 25 years, acquiring free tickets using a variety of ingenious means.
49. The Inertia Variations (2017)
85 min | Documentary