36th Cairo International Film Festival

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1. Adieu au langage (2014)

Not Rated | 70 min | Drama, Fantasy

75 Metascore

A silent, surreal parallel between a couple and a dog.

Director: Jean-Luc Godard | Stars: Héloïse Godet, Kamel Abdelli, Richard Chevallier, Zoé Bruneau

Votes: 4,731

2. O melissokomos (1986)

122 min | Drama

A bee keeper, Spiros, travels from the north to the south of Greece with his bees to meet the spring.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Nadia Mourouzi, Serge Reggiani, Jenny Roussea

Votes: 1,684

3. Eternity and a Day (1998)

Unrated | 137 min | Drama

Famous writer Alexander is very ill and has little time left to live. He meets a little boy on the street, who is an illegal immigrant from Albania, and goes on a journey with him to take the boy home.

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Bruno Ganz, Isabelle Renauld, Fabrizio Bentivoglio, Achileas Skevis

Votes: 8,160 | Gross: $0.11M

4. Trilogia II: I skoni tou hronou (2008)

125 min | Drama

A, an American film director of Greek ancestry, is making a film that tells his story and the story of his parents. It is a tale that unfolds in Italy, Germany, Russia, Kazakhstan, Canada ... See full summary »

Director: Theodoros Angelopoulos | Stars: Willem Dafoe, Bruno Ganz, Michel Piccoli, Irène Jacob

Votes: 1,395

5. Aimer, boire et chanter (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,079

6. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Drama

68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.03M

7. Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner, Robert Stadlober

Votes: 4,334 | Gross: $0.23M

8. Maps to the Stars (2014)

R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama

67 Metascore

A tour into the heart of a Hollywood family chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Julianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Robert Pattinson, John Cusack

Votes: 33,675 | Gross: $0.35M

9. Little England (2013)

Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Romance

One home, one secret, one man, two sisters. The 20 year old Orsa is madly in love with the lieutenant Spyros Maltabes. As a closed character she won't reveal her secret to anyone. Her ... See full summary »

Director: Pantelis Voulgaris | Stars: Penelope Tsilika, Sofia Kokkali, Aneza Papadopoulou, Andreas Konstantinou

Votes: 5,266

10. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,585 | Gross: $0.03M

11. Eyes of a Thief (2014)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama

A father with a dangerous secret searches for his daughter.

Director: Najwa Najjar | Stars: Kal Naga, Souad Massi, Suhail Haddad, Malak Ermileh

Votes: 340

12. Decor (2014)

105 min | Drama

This unique black and white film is a psychological drama about an Egyptian production designer named Maha. The film takes an unnerving turn when she finds herself transported into a ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmad Abdalla | Stars: Kal Naga, Maged El-Kidwani, Houria Farghally, Samar Morsi

Votes: 423

13. El Ott (2014)

92 min | Mystery, Thriller

An Egyptian gangster, El Ott, divorced his wife, Salma, and left the family soon after his daughter, Amina, was mysteriously kidnapped and lost in Cairo. El Ott discovers that Fathi, a ... See full summary »

Director: Ibrahim El-Batout | Stars: Amr Waked, Farouk Al-Fishawy, Salah Alhanafy, Amr Farouk

Votes: 2,864

14. Through a Lens Darkly: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People (2014)

90 min | Documentary, Family, History

64 Metascore

A film that explores how African American communities have used the camera as a tool for social change from the invention of photography to the present. This epic tale poetically moves ... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Allen Harris | Stars: Arthé Anthony, Anthony Barboza, Hugh Bell, David G. Berger

Votes: 110 | Gross: $0.07M

15. Diplomatie (2014)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, War

72 Metascore

A historical drama that depicts the relationship between Dietrich von Choltitz, the German military governor of occupied Paris, and Swedish consul-general Raoul Nordling.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: André Dussollier, Niels Arestrup, Burghart Klaußner, Robert Stadlober

Votes: 4,334 | Gross: $0.23M

16. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,585 | Gross: $0.03M

17. Theeb (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller

80 Metascore

In the Ottoman province of Hijaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming-of-age as he embarks on a perilous desert journey to guide a British officer to his secret destination.

Director: Naji Abu Nowar | Stars: Jacir Eid Al-Hwietat, Hussein Salameh Al-Sweilhiyeen, Hassan Mutlag Al-Maraiyeh, Jack Fox

Votes: 8,512 | Gross: $0.28M

18. Aimer, boire et chanter (2014)

Not Rated | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

In the midst of rehearsals for a new play, amateur dramatics proponents Colin and Kathryn receive the shattering news that their friend George is fatally ill and only has a few months to live.

Director: Alain Resnais | Stars: Sabine Azéma, Sandrine Kiberlain, Caroline Silhol, André Dussollier

Votes: 1,079

19. Songs from the North (2014)

Not Rated | 72 min | Documentary

Interweaving footage from the director's three visits to North Korea with songs, spectacle, popular cinema and archival footage, Songs from the North takes a different look at this ... See full summary »

Director: Soon-Mi Yoo

Votes: 105

20. Esa musica (2013)

28 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

A construction worker is determined to find out a song that reminds him of his family.

Stars: Julio Pachón, Ariel Sierra

Votes: 15

21. Colectia de arome (2013)

14 min | Short

To get the required daily medication for his mother, Victor and his father resort to the toughest and dangerous solution.

Director: Igor Cobileanski | Stars: Gheorghe Grau, Radu Marin Suceanu

Votes: 24

22. Nechayanno (2014)

19 min | Short, Comedy, Crime

A couple of hours before the New Year a neighbor comes to an old lady for some salt. And quite suddenly kills her. And now his whole family, that gets together to celebrate the New Year, is to find out what to do now, and who is to blame.

Director: Zhora Kryzhovnikov | Stars: Yuliya Aleksandrova, Yuriy Kuznetsov, Sergey Lavygin, Aleksandr Pal

Votes: 155

23. A través del espejo (2015)

15 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Alice, already a woman, wakes up in a foreign land. She does not remember her name neither how she got there. Evil forces are at work and Alice will have to fight to survive Wonderland and ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Mena | Stars: Ledicia Sola, Julia Sánchez, Maria Felices, Elena Corredera

Votes: 17

24. Souviens-moi (2013)

16 min | Short, Drama, Family

Thomas, thirties, returns to his childhood home for a strange head to head...

Director: Josephine Derobe | Stars: Mauricette Gourdon, Clément Sibony, Jules Vignerot

Votes: 5

25. Baal (1970 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

Baal explores the cult of the genius, an anti-heroic figure who chooses to be a social outcast and live on the fringe of bourgeois morality.

Director: Volker Schlöndorff | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Sigi Graue, Margarethe von Trotta, Günther Neutze

Votes: 372

26. Dancing with Maria (2014)

75 min | Documentary, Music

Maria Fux spends her life training dancers, particularly those with disabilities. But now, at 90, she finds her toughest student may be herself.

Director: Ivan Gergolet

Votes: 82

27. We Come as Friends (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

As war-ravaged South Sudan claims independence from North Sudan and its brutal President, Omar al-Bashir, a tiny, homemade prop plane wings in from France. It is piloted by eagle-eyed ... See full summary »

Director: Hubert Sauper

Votes: 606

28. Queen & Country (2014)

TV-14 | 114 min | Drama

68 Metascore

In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.

Director: John Boorman | Stars: Callum Turner, Caleb Landry Jones, Pat Shortt, David Thewlis

Votes: 1,262 | Gross: $0.03M

29. Chuang ru zhe (2014)

116 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Deng is a stubborn retired widow who spends her days caring about her two grown up sons and her elderly mother, despite her family efforts to stop her. But her daily routine starts derailing when she keeps receiving anonymous calls..

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Zhong Lü, Yuanzheng Feng, Hailu Qin, Hao Qin

Votes: 430

30. Le challat de Tunis (2013)

90 min | Mystery

Tunisia, before the revolution. A man on a motorbike, razor blade in hand, prowls the streets of Tunis slashing women's buttocks. They call him The Challat, aka "The Blade", and the mere ... See full summary »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mohamed Slim Bouchiha, Jallel Dridi, Moufida Dridi, Narimène Saidane

Votes: 73

31. Bokutachi no kazoku (2014)

117 min | Drama

A family drama about a family's struggles as their mother's impending death when she is diagnosed with a brain tumor brings to light financial burdens that need to be shouldered by her sons.

Director: Yûya Ishii | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Kyôzô Nagatsuka, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Mieko Harada

Votes: 221

32. Soko nomi nite hikari kagayaku (2014)

120 min | Drama

Two troubled souls living on the fringes of a port town fall in love, but their trials are far from over.

Director: Mipo Oh | Stars: Gô Ayano, Chizuru Ikewaki, Masaki Suda, Kazuya Takahashi

Votes: 398

34. Zinneke (2013)

19 min | Short, Drama

Nine year-old Thomas spends most of his days at the flea market closely observing the Wheeling's and dealings of the market's sellers . His desire to be one of them leads him to embark on a one-night adventure that overwhelms him.

Director: Rémi Allier | Stars: Nissim Renard, Sam Louwyck, Wim Willaert

Votes: 15

35. Santra ja puhuvat puut (2013)

27 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

What does it feel like to be ethnically dead?

Director: Miia Tervo | Stars: Santra Remsujeva, Miia Tervo, Markku Nieminen

Votes: 20

36. Do serca twego (2013)

10 min | Animation, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Ewa Borysewicz

Votes: 9

37. La Grande Illusion (1937)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, War

During the First World War, two French soldiers are captured and imprisoned in a German P.O.W. camp. Several escape attempts follow until they are sent to a seemingly impenetrable fortress which seems impossible to escape from.

Director: Jean Renoir | Stars: Jean Gabin, Dita Parlo, Pierre Fresnay, Erich von Stroheim

Votes: 30,292 | Gross: $0.17M

38. Patardzlebi (2014)

94 min | Drama

Nutsa lives with her two small children in suburb of Tblissi, Georgia. With her Goga, they would bee today a regular family if he hadn't been arrested. Between the wedding in prison and the... See full summary »

Director: Tinatin Kajrishvili | Stars: Sergo Buiglishvili, Anuka Grigolia, Nita Kalichava, Mari Kitia

Votes: 120

39. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

The story of a young, wild woman who doesn't want to compromise and settle down. Stella is a restless, rebellious Greek woman who plays with men and enjoys her life as much as she can. But ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,080

40. The Ogre of Athens (1956)

103 min | Crime, Drama

A peaceful, frightened little man is mistakenly identified as "the dragon", a notorious criminal at large. He briefly and reluctantly rules the underworld until they realize their mistake.

Director: Nikos Koundouros | Stars: Dinos Iliopoulos, Margarita Papageorgiou, Giannis Argyris, Thanasis Vengos

Votes: 1,390

41. O Menino e o Mundo (2013)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

80 Metascore

A little boy goes on an adventurous quest in search of his father.

Director: Alê Abreu | Stars: Vinicius Garcia, Marco Aurélio Campos, Lu Horta, Felipe Zilse

Votes: 5,252 | Gross: $0.13M



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