2016 Cleveland International Film Festival

by bluedragon407 | created - 26 Jun 2016 | updated - 5 months ago | Public

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1. 91% (2016)

74 min | Documentary

A film that shares the heartbreaking accounts of those impacted by gun violence and reveals new hope for common ground in the debate over guns in America.

Directors: John Richie, John Richie

Votes: 24

2. Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2016)

96 min | Documentary, Biography, History

63 Metascore

Daryl Davis is an accomplished musician who was played all over the world. He also has an unusual hobby, particularly for a middle aged black man. When not displaying his musical chops, ... See full summary »

Director: Matthew Ornstein | Stars: Daryl D. Davis, Kenneth Nwadike, Michael Wood Jr.

Votes: 929 | Gross: $0.00M

3. Les Anarchistes (2015)

101 min | Drama

Brigadier Jean Albertini is chosen to infiltrate a group of anarchists.

Director: Elie Wajeman | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Swann Arlaud, Guillaume Gouix

Votes: 735

4. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

85 Metascore

It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Marc-André Grondin, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 5,476 | Gross: $0.29M

5. The Ardennes (2015)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama

47 Metascore

A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track.

Director: Robin Pront | Stars: Kevin Janssens, Jeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Jan Bijvoet

Votes: 4,184 | Gross: $0.01M

6. Between Sea and Land (2016)

98 min | Drama

A man yearns to go in to the ocean across the street from his house, but suffers from an illness that prevents hims from doing so.

Directors: Manolo Cruz, Carlos del Castillo | Stars: Jorge Cao, Manolo Cruz, Vicky Hernández, Viviana Serna

Votes: 216

7. Blush (2015)

Unrated | 84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Vinik | Stars: Sivan Noam Shimon, Hadas Jade Sakori, Dvir Benedek, Irit Pashtan

Votes: 672

8. Body (2015)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

A busy attorney, worried that his anorexic daughter Olga might try to harm herself, since she's still grieving over her recently deceased mother, sends her to see a psychiatrist, Anna, who's dealing with her own loss in an unusual way.

Director: Malgorzata Szumowska | Stars: Janusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwala, Ewa Dalkowska

Votes: 1,553 | Gross: $0.00M

9. Brother (2016)

115 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

The extravagantly rich Grace wants to revive a 20-year old love affair. Mark travels to Ireland, together with pushy Ronnie and pretends to be his deceased brother Michel.

Director: Geoffrey Enthoven | Stars: Koen De Bouw, Titus De Voogdt, Koen De Graeve, Udo Kier

Votes: 452

10. Café Derby (2015)

98 min | Drama

1985. Georges is a born market vendor. As a driven salesman he can sell anything to any one, at any time. When he hears the Pope is coming to Belgium, he spots an opportunity. In close ... See full summary »

Director: Lenny Van Wesemael | Stars: Chloë Daxhelet, Wim Opbrouck, Monic Hendrickx, Charlotte De Wulf

Votes: 403

11. Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orphanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Yiorgos Kendros

Votes: 3,585 | Gross: $0.03M

12. Daddy (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Colin is a stud. Stew, not so much. They've been virtually inseparable since college. But now Colin has fallen for a much younger man.

Director: Gerald McCullouch | Stars: Gerald McCullouch, Dan Via, Jaime Cepero, Tamlyn Tomita

Votes: 524

13. Demimonde (2015 TV Movie)

88 min | Drama, History, Mystery

The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.

Director: Attila Szász | Stars: Patricia Kovács, Dorka Gryllus, Laura Döbrösi, János Kulka

Votes: 2,161

14. Dough (2015)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

44 Metascore

An old Jewish baker struggles to keep his business afloat until his young Muslim apprentice drops cannabis in the dough and sends sales sky high.

Director: John Goldschmidt | Stars: Jonathan Pryce, Jerome Holder, Phil Davis, Ian Hart

Votes: 1,523 | Gross: $1.14M

15. The Fencer (2015)

99 min | Biography, Drama, History

60 Metascore

Fleeing from the Russian secret police, a young Estonian fencer is forced to return to his homeland, where he becomes a physical education teacher at a local school. The past however catches up and puts him in front of a difficult choice.

Director: Klaus Härö | Stars: Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Liisa Koppel

Votes: 4,068 | Gross: $0.10M

16. First Girl I Loved (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

Director: Kerem Sanga | Stars: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 2,529

17. Gold Coast (2015)

114 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 1836 the Danish romantic visionary Wulff travels to Africa to create plantations on the Gold Coast, but his best intentions and belief is soon confronted with a harsh reality dominated by slave trade and unbelievable brutality.

Director: Daniel Dencik | Stars: Jakob Oftebro, Danica Curcic, John Aggrey, Luise Skov

Votes: 567

18. A Good American (2015)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History

63 Metascore

A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ... See full summary »

Director: Friedrich Moser | Stars: William Binney, Jesselyn Radack, Kirk Wiebe, Diane Roark

Votes: 771

19. Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)

Unrated | 87 min | Drama

59 Metascore

Preacher's kid Henry Gamble is turning 17 today. Bring your swimsuit.

Director: Stephen Cone | Stars: Cole Doman, Joe Keery, Elizabeth Laidlaw, Pat Healy

Votes: 2,135

20. Here Is Harold (2014)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

After 40 years, Harold's successful business selling furniture, is bankrupt when IKEA decides to open a new superstore right next door. In anger and despair, he decides to go to Sweden to kidnap the IKEA-founder himself, Ingvar Kamprad.

Director: Gunnar Vikene | Stars: Bjørn Sundquist, Fanny Ketter, Björn Granath, Grethe Selius

Votes: 794

21. House of Time (2015)

86 min | Comedy, Mystery, Sci-Fi

Robert d'Eglantine invites five of his friends to spend a week-end in his castle, lost in the woods. He explains to them that he studied secret documents on nazi scientific research during ... See full summary »

Director: Jonathan Helpert | Stars: David Atrakchi, Laura Boujenah, Esther Comar, Maxime Dambrin

Votes: 38

22. Misono Universe (2015)

103 min | Comedy, Drama

As a band plays for a crowd in a certain town square in Osaka, a young man rushes the stage, grabs the microphone, and begins to sing. The crowd is blown away by the man's singing voice, ... See full summary »

Director: Nobuhiro Yamashita | Stars: Subaru Shibutani, Fumi Nikaidô, Sarina Suzuki, Katsumi Kawahara

Votes: 247

23. Lace Crater (2015)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

57 Metascore

A woman encounters a strange presence in a guest house.

Director: Harrison Atkins | Stars: Lindsay Burdge, Peter Vack, Jennifer Kim, Keith Poulson

Votes: 271

24. Madtown (2016)

R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller

A man, haunted by his sister, is confronted by her years later after she's released from prison.

Director: Charles Moore | Stars: Milo Ventimiglia, Rachel Melvin, Amanda Aday, John Billingsley

Votes: 619

25. The Measure of a Man (2015)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

74 Metascore

An unemployed factory worker is trying to make ends meet in working-class France.

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Karine de Mirbeck, Matthieu Schaller, Yves Ory

Votes: 5,076 | Gross: $0.11M

26. Le mirage (2015)

101 min | Comedy, Drama

« Le Mirage » is the perspective of a man in his thirties asking himself "what am I chasing?" Our society has become all about consumerism, if not excess. Success is determined by what and ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo Trogi | Stars: Louis Morissette, Julie Perreault, Christine Beaulieu, Patrice Robitaille

Votes: 697

27. 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

28. Nil Battey Sannata (2015)

100 min | Drama, Family

A story about a single women (a Mom) and dreams on her Daughter.

Director: Ashwiny Iyer Tiwari | Stars: Swara Bhaskar, Ratna Pathak Shah, Riya Shukla, Pankaj Tripathi

Votes: 4,361

29. Returning Home (2015)

75 min | Drama, Family

Two young brothers are forced to track down their absent father, having recently returned from service in Afghanistan, after he disappears during a reindeer hunt in the mountains.

Director: Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken | Stars: Åsmund Høeg, Fredrik Grøndahl, Ingar Helge Gimle, Lia Boysen

Votes: 86

30. Sonita (2015)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

After her family attempts to sell her into marriage, a young Afghan refugee in Iran channels her frustrations and seizes her destiny through music. Grabbing the mic, she spits fiery rhymes in the face of oppressive traditions.

Director: Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami | Stars: Sonita Alizadeh, Latifah Alizadeh, Fadia Alizadeh, Ahmad Ahmadi

Votes: 698

31. Those People (2015)

Not Rated | 89 min | Drama, Romance

On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous socialite best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign concert pianist.

Director: Joey Kuhn | Stars: Jonathan Gordon, Jason Ralph, Haaz Sleiman, Britt Lower

Votes: 4,754

32. Too Late (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

54 Metascore

Explores the tangled relationship between a troubled private investigator and the missing woman he's hired to help find.

Director: Dennis Hauck | Stars: Crystal Reed, Dichen Lachman, Natalie Zea, Dash Mihok

Votes: 2,398 | Gross: $0.06M

33. The Violators (2015)

101 min | Drama

60 Metascore

When Shelly meets Rachel, two dysfunctional girls from radically opposed backgrounds set off on a collision course that will leave one of them shattered, the other re-born.

Director: Helen Walsh | Stars: Lauren McQueen, Brogan Ellis, Stephen Lord, Liam Ainsworth

Votes: 402

34. We Monsters (2015)

95 min | Drama, Thriller

Paul and Christine know: Their teenager daughter Sarah, thrown by their separation, is capable of about anything, including killing her best friend. Wanting to protect their daughter they ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastian Ko | Stars: Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Janina Fautz, Ronald Kukulies

Votes: 291

35. Why Me? (2015)

125 min | Drama, Thriller

Cristian, a young idealistic prosecutor whose career is on the rise, tries to crack a case against a senior colleague accused of corruption. The dilemma of choosing between his career and ... See full summary »

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Emilian Oprea, Mihai Constantin, Andreea Vasile, Dan Condurache

Votes: 1,888



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