39th Göteborg Film Festival

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Göteborg Film Festival 29 Jan - 8 Feb 2016, complete list

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1. The Yard (2016)

80 min | Drama

A poet and writer gets fired from his job at a local newspaper after writing a review of his own work. To make ends meet he gets a job at the shipyard, a world completely different from the one he is used to.

Director: Måns Månsson | Stars: Anders Mossling, Hilal Shoman, Isaak Thedoridis, Korosh Mirhosseini

Votes: 399

2. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 28,067 | Gross: $0.44M

3. Sparrows (2015)

99 min | Drama

Ari's teenage lifestyle in the big city is disrupted as he is sent by his mother to live with his uninvolved father and his grandmother in a small fishing village.

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Rade Serbedzija, Ingvar Sigurdsson, Atli Oskar Fjalarsson, Arna Magnea Danks

Votes: 1,311

4. A War (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, War

81 Metascore

The story of a Danish commander, who is accused of civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck

Votes: 8,560 | Gross: $0.12M

5. Granny's Dancing on the Table (2015)

89 min | Drama

Eini grows up isolated from society in the woods together with her controlling and abusive father. Stories about her granny and Eini's invincible fantasy enables her to create a world within, from which she can draw her strength to survive.

Director: Hanna Sköld | Stars: Blanca Engström, Lennart Jähkel, Mike Altmann, Karin Bertling

Votes: 162

6. The Mine (2016)

97 min | Drama

Fictionalized story about the founding of the ill-fated Finnish mining company Talvivaara.

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Joonas Saartamo, Jani Volanen, Peter Franzén, Saara Kotkaniemi

Votes: 742

7. The Model (I) (2016)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama

58 Metascore

Emma, an emerging model, struggles to enter the Parisian fashion scene and develops a dangerous obsession for fashion photographer Shane White.

Director: Mads Matthiesen | Stars: Maria Palm, Ed Skrein, Yvonnick Muller, Dominic Allburn

Votes: 3,053

8. Welcome to Norway (2016)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A couple decide to open a home for refugees in the remote cold mountains of Norway, and gets a lot to deal with.

Director: Rune Denstad Langlo | Stars: Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Olivier Mukuta, Slimane Dazi, Henriette Steenstrup

Votes: 951

9. Reflections (2016)

76 min | Documentary

In Reflections, it is the daughter who describes her relationship to her mother and her art. It as a personal film, dealing with both surface and depth, art and illness. It is also a poetic... See full summary »

Director: Sara Broos | Stars: Sara Broos, Karin Broos, Marc Broos, Sissela Broos

Votes: 46

10. Doing Good (2016)

99 min | Documentary

Margreth Olin has filmed 22 persons i their meeting with the well known voluntary healer Joralf Gjerstad. For 65 years more than 50.000 has gone to him to be healed from illnesses and ill-doings. He has never asked for a penny for this.

Director: Margreth Olin | Star: Joralf Gjerstad

Votes: 176

11. Don Juan (I) (2015)

92 min | Documentary

This is story about Oleg, a young man trapped by autism, his fight to become more "normal" and his mother that is encouraging him in this painful path, sometimes with very painful words... ... See full summary »

Director: Jerzy Sladkowski | Stars: Oleg Maximov, Marina Ivanovna Maximova, Mariya Fedorovna Vdovina, Valerii Dolinin

Votes: 211

12. Extramaterial (2016)

59 min | Documentary

A weak woman in the role of a victim; a rough, brutal man who carries out orders of gruesome murders; a hoarse mafioso; car chases. Pictures and events few have seen in real life but which ... See full summary »

Director: Maximilien van Aertryck

Votes: 5

13. Motley's Law (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

'I grew up in a bad neighborhood and Kabul is just that; another bad neighborhood' The last international troops will leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014. 38-year old Kimberley Motley has ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Nielsen Horanyi | Stars: Triera Holley, Kimberley Motley

Votes: 95

14. The Show of Shows (2015)

76 min | Documentary

Stirring scenes of circuses past paired with melancholy music of musicians present.

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson

Votes: 138

15. Return of the Atom (2015)

110 min | Documentary

Introduction to Olkiluoto OL3 nuclear plant building process in Finland. Plant is the first green-lighted nuclear plant in west after Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Directors: Jussi Eerola, Mika Taanila | Stars: Petri Hämäläinen, Heikki Jaakkola, Juha Jaakkola, Ritva Junkkari

Votes: 89

16. I Remember When I Die (2015)

85 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

If the human concept of time ceases at the moment of death, is it then physically possible to experience eternity? Can we affect this last moment in life? Can we build our own eternity? 'I ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Bäck | Stars: Finn Hedegaard Jensen, Bodil Vinther Sørensen, Ole Mehl, Lilly Christensen

Votes: 18

17. Ana Yurdu (2015)

93 min | Drama

Nesrin, an urban upper-middle class woman, goes back to her parents' old village in Anatolia to finish a novel and live out her dream of being a writer. When her conservative mother turns ... See full summary »

Director: Senem Tüzen | Stars: Esra Bezen Bilgin, Nihal G. Koldas, Semih Aydin, Fatma Kisa

Votes: 430

18. Mountain (2015)

83 min | Drama

A young Orthodox Jewish woman becomes ensconced in a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers that congregates in the ancient cemetery atop Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.

Director: Yaelle Kayam | Stars: Shani Klein, Avshalom Polak, Hitham Omari, Eli Cohen

Votes: 244

19. Lost and Beautiful (2015)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Fantasy

The foolish servant Pulcinella is sent from the depths of Mt. Vesuvius to present-day Campania to honor the last wishes of the poor shepherd Tommaso: his mission is to save a young buffalo ... See full summary »

Director: Pietro Marcello | Stars: Tommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pittalis, Elio Germano

Votes: 313

20. The Childhood of a Leader (2015)

115 min | Drama

68 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood of a post-World War I leader.

Director: Brady Corbet | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Liam Cunningham, Stacy Martin, Yolande Moreau

Votes: 4,918

21. Anna's Life (2016)

108 min | Drama

The single mom Anna is forced to take three then four jobs to support herself and her autistic son who lives in a children's home, and when the whole thing becomes too much to bear she ... See full summary »

Director: Nino Basilia | Stars: Ekaterine Demetradze, Luka Chachibaia, Lamzira Chkheidze, Konstantine Djandjagava

Votes: 69

22. The Demons (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

A young boy begins to experience the adult world as he enters adolescence.

Director: Philippe Lesage | Stars: Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Vassili Schneider, Sarah Mottet

Votes: 923

23. The Island Funeral (2015)

105 min | Drama

Laila sets out on a road trip to Pattani, one of the three southernmost Thai provinces, to visit her long-lost aunt. Her brother and his friend are tagging along. The three take off from ... See full summary »

Director: Pimpaka Towira | Stars: Heen Sasithorn, Aukrit Pornsumpunsuk, Yosawat Sitiwong, Pattanapong Sriboonrueang

Votes: 65

24. A Good Wife (2016)

90 min | Drama

A film about a woman who discovers her husband's war crimes and must decide how to respond.

Director: Mirjana Karanovic | Stars: Mirjana Karanovic, Boris Isakovic, Jasna Djuricic, Bojan Navojec

Votes: 553

25. Ten Meter Tower (2016)

17 min | Documentary, Short, Action

On a 10-meter high diving tower, fear of taking the jump is pitted against the personal loss that would arise if you didn't dare. What do we look like when we hesitate and when we make a ... See full summary »

Directors: Axel Danielson, Maximilien van Aertryck | Stars: Linnea Smalström, Angela Wang, Marie Byzström, Elin Johansson

Votes: 334

26. A Fragment of a Life in Our Scenes (2016)

14 min | Short, Drama

A young boy is asked to take care of his newly arrived relative. With the camera his father left behind he gets closer to him and records his uneasy wait for a statement.

Director: David Aronowitsch | Stars: Ahmed Obsiye, Abdirahman Hersi, Ahmed Abdullahi

27. Mother Knows Best (2016)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Family

The family's mother has absolutely no problems with her son having just introduced his boyfriend to her. She only wants to give him a little well-meaning advice.

Director: Mikael Bundsen | Stars: Alexander Gustavsson, Hanna Ullerstam, Karl-Erik Franzén

Votes: 71

28. Cirklar (2015)

14 min | Documentary, Short

After 9 month on a mission as a doctor in war-torn Central African Republic, Susanna returns to Sweden only to find she no longer can call it her home.

Director: Frida Kempff

29. I Was a Winner (2016)

14 min | Documentary, Animation, Short

In the semblances of their avatars three people tell us about their experiences with their gaming addiction. They paint a picture of an existence characterized by isolation and flight response, but also by revenge and romanticism.

Director: Jonas Odell

Votes: 41

30. Infantile (2016)

10 min | Short, Drama

An affectionate moment in a synchronized swimming class raises 12-year-old Mira's courage to test the boundaries of her friendship with the coach. Written and directed by Vera Sjunnesson, a... See full summary »

Director: Vera Sjunnesson | Stars: Momo Burns-Min, Nela Wagman, Eileen Weisinger

31. Taxi Tbilisi (2016)

8 min | Documentary, Short

In a taxi conversation in Tbilisi. Europe, immigration and the comparison between today's capitalism and the Soviet dictatorship are some of the subjects taken up.

Director: Johanna Bernhardson

32. Moms on Fire (2016)

13 min | Animation, Short, Family

What's it like to be massively pregnant with only four days until you're due to pop? You'd like to jerk off but can't even reach, your boyfriend is fucking boring you just would like to ... See full summary »

Director: Joanna Rytel

Votes: 77

33. In a Better World (2010)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait.

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Markus Rygaard, Wil Johnson

Votes: 36,493 | Gross: $1.01M

34. Freud Leaving Home (1991)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

In the Jewish family Cohen mother Rosha is having her 60th birthday and her three children come to celebrate with her. Angelique, aka Freud, still lives at home and uses her knowledge of ... See full summary »

Director: Susanne Bier | Stars: Ghita Nørby, Gunilla Röör, Palle Granditsky, Philip Zandén

Votes: 165

35. Under the Pyramid (2016)

80 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

Young art gallerist Katarina's dad suddenly goes missing. It turns out that her dad, a prominent art dealer, is kidnapped in Egypt by his former smuggle partner, who has been released due ... See full summary »

Director: Axel Petersén | Stars: Stine Fischer Christensen, Reine Brynolfsson, Johan Rabaeus, Léonore Ekstrand

Votes: 60

36. Girls Lost (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

69 Metascore

Nectar from a magic flower allows three girls to live as boys for a while.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining | Stars: Tuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander, Louise Nyvall, Alexander Gustavsson

Votes: 911

37. The Girl Who Saved My Life (2016)

79 min | Documentary

In August 2014 Hogir Hirori leaves his pregnant wife in Sweden to travel to his homeland, Iraqi Kurdistan, and recount the fates that have affected the over 1.4 million people fleeing ISIS.

Director: Hogir Hirori

Votes: 43

38. No Cow on the Ice (2015)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary

Director Eloy Domínguez Serén moves from Galicia to Sweden in 2012, with little prospects, no knowledge of the language or the culture as a whole, Serén becomes determined to overcome the ... See full summary »

Director: Eloy Domínguez Serén | Stars: Eloy Domínguez Serén, Fathia Mohidin, José Domínguez Padin, Araceli Domínguez Serén

Votes: 12

39. The Modern Project (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

"The Modern project" is about this phenomenon of the isolated group.There is no real reference to the outer world and the rules seem to be made up as they go along. It's a film about the ... See full summary »

Director: Anton Källrot | Stars: Karin Bengtsson, Sigmund Hovind, Ylva Olaison, Sally Palmquist Procopé

Votes: 23

40. The Hotel (2016)

81 min | Documentary

As the first hotel was created as protection from the weather. Weary travelers could rest. But it was also a place of fairy tales and stories.

Director: Kristian Petri | Stars: Keisen Kizaki, Zengoro Houshi, Shisoko Houshi, Lars Norén

Votes: 27

41. Fragility (2016)

78 min | Documentary

Just when her career is at its peak, the filmmaker Ahang Bashi falls into a deep hole of panic disorder and depression. With the camera as her companion, Ahang explores anxiety's ... See full summary »

Director: Ahang Bashi

Votes: 85

42. Wanja (2015)

87 min | Drama

The former bank robber Wanja is released from a long prison sentence. As her feelings of loneliness escalate, Wanja sets out to find work and hereby a new identity.

Director: Carolina Hellsgård | Stars: Anne Ratte-Polle, Nele Trebs, Robert Viktor Minich, Marko Dyrlich

Votes: 38

43. Greta's Guide to the Galaxy (2016)

73 min | Documentary

Greta has escaped her family and moved across the US. She is living in an open relationship with "the love of her life" Matt. We are following Greta for 15 years in a personal story about ... See full summary »

Director: Astrid Askberger | Star: Greta Jane Pedersen

44. MonaLisa Story (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Drama

"Heroin is like your best friend and worst enemy at the same time." MonaLisa was living a regular life as a teacher and mother with young children. Depression tears her life to pieces, she ... See full summary »

Director: Jessica Nettelbladt

Votes: 51

45. Homo Sacer the Sacred Man or the Accursed Man (2015)

60 min | Documentary, Crime, Drama

2011 in a year when the political power had shifted in to the hands of social media and created riots and revolutions in both the Arab world and Europe, a young injured student already laying down gets robbed on a street in Tottenham. The event went viral and the robber, Esau became the face of evil and opportunism. In a art film depicting the domain of the prejudice, we travel in the foot steps ... See full summary »

Director: Lode Kuylenstierna | Stars: Nabeel Akthar, Olivette Cole-Wilson, Norma Dixit, Nader Elgadi

Votes: 8

46. Natten (2016)

54 min | Documentary

A few years ago I was having trouble sleeping. One sleepless night I went for a walk to avoid going crazy. Once home again, I let my hand, at random, come to rest on a spine in my bookshelf... See full summary »

Director: Richard Dinter

Votes: 6

47. Bikupan (2016)

62 min | Drama, Thriller

Johanna starts visiting her twin brother in the locked ward, but what really happened that fateful night one year ago?

Director: Amanda Leissner | Stars: Anna Gustafson, Michaela Thorsén, Joel Enar Ström, Andrea Ung Malmberg

Votes: 15

48. My Aunt in Sarajevo (2016)

58 min | Drama

7