Berlin International Film Festival

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1. Taxi (III) (2015)

82 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 10,827 | Gross: $0.32M

2. 45 Years (2015)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

94 Metascore

A married couple preparing to celebrate their wedding anniversary receives shattering news that promises to forever change the course of their lives.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay, Geraldine James, Dolly Wells

Votes: 25,821 | Gross: $4.25M

3. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,386 | Gross: $0.10M

4. El Club (2015)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

73 Metascore

A crisis counselor is sent by the Catholic Church to a small Chilean beach town where disgraced priests and nuns, suspected of crimes ranging from child abuse to baby-snatching from unwed mothers, live secluded, after an incident occurs.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Roberto Farías, Antonia Zegers, Marcelo Alonso

Votes: 7,357 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Victoria (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 138 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

77 Metascore

A young Spanish woman who has recently moved to Berlin finds her flirtation with a local guy turn potentially deadly as their night out with his friends reveals a dangerous secret.

Director: Sebastian Schipper | Stars: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit

Votes: 40,321

6. Pod elektricheskimi oblakami (2015)

138 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

Episodic, spiritual and existentialistic look at the state the Russia is in in 2017, exactly one hundred years after the communist-led Russian Revolution. The future looks gloomy, since the world is on the brink of yet another world war.

Director: Aleksey German | Stars: Louis Franck, Merab Ninidze, Viktoriya Korotkova, Chulpan Khamatova

Votes: 609

7. El botón de nácar (2015)

82 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds all the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to ... See full summary »

Director: Patricio Guzmán | Stars: Patricio Guzmán, Ema Malig, Gabriel Salazar Vergara, Raúl Zurita

Votes: 1,835

8. Tell Spring Not to Come This Year (2015)

84 min | Documentary, War

The war in Afghanistan, through the eyes of the Afghans who live it.

Directors: Saeed Taji Farouky, Michael McEvoy

Votes: 312

9. The Second Coming (2015)

Thriller

"The Second Coming" is an apocalyptic and occult musing on the famous poem and general themes in the poetry of W.B. Yeats - with horror, violence, sex and drug trimmings.

Director: Richard Wolstencroft | Stars: Michael Tierney, Pete Doherty, Gene Gregorits, Kristen Condon

Votes: 13

10. Min lilla syster (2015)

95 min | Drama

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal.

Director: Sanna Lenken | Stars: Rebecka Josephson, Amy Diamond, Henrik Norlén, Annika Hallin

Votes: 1,186

11. Rainbow (2015)

106 min | Drama

Believing actor and goodwill ambassador Shah Rukh Khan can help her brother get an operation to restore his sight, a 10-year old girl takes her blind 8-year old brother on a trek across Rajasthan in search of the superstar.

Director: Nagesh Kukunoor | Stars: Krrish Chhabria, Hetal Gada, Vipin Sharma, Gulfam Khan

Votes: 2,507

12. Flocken (2015)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

A 14-year old girl reports that she has been raped, but is not believed. The entire village turns against her and her family.

Director: Beata Gårdeler | Stars: Fatime Azemi, John Risto, Eva Melander, Malin Levanon

Votes: 524

13. Prins (2015)

Not Rated | 78 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A troubled teenager attempts to conquer the love of his life by becoming the baddest boy on the block.

Director: Sam de Jong | Stars: Ayoub Elasri, Jorik Scholten, Achraf Meziani, Oussama Addi

Votes: 1,013

14. El hombre nuevo (2015)

79 min | Documentary

Stephania is a transvestite born in Nicaragua. As a boy, he was adopted by a couple of Uruguayan leftist activists in the midst of the Sandinista revolution. At the moment, Stephania earns ... See full summary »

Director: Aldo Garay | Star: Stephania Mirza Curbelo

Votes: 34

15. Nasty Baby (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig, Reg E. Cathey

Votes: 1,983 | Gross: $0.08M

16. Stories of Our Lives (2014)

60 min | Drama

A collection of five vignettes about Kenya's LGBT community.

Director: Jim Chuchu | Stars: Kelly Gichohi, Paul Ogola, Tim Mutungi, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 81

17. Il gesto delle mani (2015)

77 min | Documentary

Even today, in order to create a sculpture in bronze, it is necessary to take the same steps taken in the fifth century BC for the Riace bronzes. These steps are not taught in school, but ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Clerici | Stars: Marius Costel Simion, Elia Alunni Tullini, Nicolae Ciortan, Mario Conti

Votes: 51

18. Paridan az ertefa kam (2015)

88 min | Drama

Nahal who is four months pregnant suddenly finds out that her child is dead. She chose silence and decides not to talk with anybody about that.

Director: Hamed Rajabi | Stars: Negar Javaherian, Rambod Javan, Mehri Aleagha, Shafagh Shokri

Votes: 142

19. Ned Rifle (2014)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Henry and Fay's son Ned sets out to find and kill his father for destroying his mother's life. But his aims are frustrated by the troublesome Susan, whose connection to Henry predates even his arrival in the lives of the Rifle family.

Director: Hal Hartley | Stars: Aubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Liam Aiken, Robert John Burke

Votes: 1,123

20. Histoire de Judas (2015)

99 min | Drama

The last days of Jesus into Jerusalem, from the perspective of an unexpected Judas, presented as the closest of his disciples.

Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche | Stars: Nabil Djedouani, Mohamed Aroussi, Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Marie Loustalot

Votes: 110

21. Que Horas Ela Volta? (2015)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

82 Metascore

When the estranged daughter of a hard-working live-in housekeeper suddenly appears, the unspoken class barriers that exist within the home are thrown into disarray.

Director: Anna Muylaert | Stars: Regina Casé, Helena Albergaria, Michel Joelsas, Camila Márdila

Votes: 9,720 | Gross: $0.38M

22. Zurich (2015)

89 min | Drama

After her partner dies, Nina discovers that he led a double life.

Director: Sacha Polak | Stars: Barry Atsma, Martijn Lakemeier, Tristan Göbel, Sascha Alexander Gersak

Votes: 357

23. Ixcanul (2015)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

83 Metascore

On the slopes of an active volcano in Guatemala, a marriage is arranged for seventeen-year-old María by her Kaqchikel parents.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel Antún, Justo Lorenzo

Votes: 2,014 | Gross: $0.29M

24. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 9,214 | Gross: $0.11M

25. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 25,013 | Gross: $1.48M

26. 600 Miles (2015)

R | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a deadly Mexican cartel. ATF agent Hank Harris attempts to apprehend him, but gets kidnapped by Rubio, instead. Rubio takes him to his bosses, but during the 600-miles-long drive, they slowly befriend.

Director: Gabriel Ripstein | Stars: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Alan Carlson, Mónica Del Carmen

Votes: 1,813

27. Bai ri yan huo (2014)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

75 Metascore

An ex cop and his ex partner decide to follow up on investigation of a series of murders that ended their careers and shamed them, when identical murders begin again.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Fan Liao, Lun-Mei Kwei, Xuebing Wang, Jingchun Wang

Votes: 5,850

28. Chiisai ouchi (2014)

136 min | Drama, Romance

A woman looks back on her family's life in Tokyo before and during WWII. A maid arrives from the countryside to work for an upper middle class family. She fits in well, but everyone's emotions are stirred up with the arrival of a student.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takako Matsu, Haru Kuroki, Isao Hashizume, Kazuko Yoshiyuki

Votes: 865

29. Boyhood (I) (2014)

R | 165 min | Drama

100 Metascore

The life of Mason, from early childhood to his arrival at college.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith

Votes: 303,135 | Gross: $25.38M

30. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

R | 99 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

88 Metascore

The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.

Director: Wes Anderson | Stars: Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody

Votes: 587,151 | Gross: $59.10M

31. Tui na (2014)

114 min | Drama

A drama centered around the employees of a Nanjing massage parlor who share a common trait: they are all blind.

Director: Ye Lou | Stars: Xiaodong Guo, Zhiyou Han, Junjun Huang, Lu Huang

Votes: 808

32. Kreuzweg (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama

68 Metascore

Fourteen-year-old Maria is a fundamentalist Catholic, living her life in a modern fashion, yet her heart belongs to Jesus. She wants to be a saint and go to heaven. No one, not even a nice boy she meets, can stop her in this goal.

Director: Dietrich Brüggemann | Stars: Lea van Acken, Franziska Weisz, Florian Stetter, Lucie Aron

Votes: 3,481

33. Der Kreis (2014)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

67 Metascore

Zurich, 1956. The young teacher Ernst Ostertag falls head over heels in love with the transvestite star Robi Rapp and finds himself torn between his bourgeois existence and his commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Stefan Haupt | Stars: Matthias Hungerbühler, Peter Jecklin, Marie Leuenberger, Stefan Witschi

Votes: 1,241

34. Difret (2014)

Unrated | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

61 Metascore

A young lawyer travels to an Ethiopian village to represent Hirut, a 14-year-old girl who shot her would-be husband as he and others were practicing one of the nation's oldest traditions: abduction into marriage.

Director: Zeresenay Mehari | Stars: Meron Getnet, Tizita Hagere, Abel Abebe, Shitaye Abraha

Votes: 1,037 | Gross: $0.04M

35. Killa (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Comedy, Drama

A 11-year-old Indian boy who has just lost his father is forced to adapt to a new school in a small village. The story is about how he copes up and how life has to move on transforming a young mind into an adult day by day.

Director: Avinash Arun | Stars: Amruta Subhash, Archit Deodhar, Parth Bhalerao, Gaurish Gawade

Votes: 988

36. Hitono nozomino yorokobiyo (2014)

85 min | Drama

12-year-old Haruna endures life as an orphan after her parents are killed in an earthquake.

Director: Masakazu Sugita | Stars: Ayane Ohmori, Nahoko Yoshimoto, Kôichirô Nishi, Hiroshi Araki

Votes: 39

37. 52 Tuesdays (2013)

Not Rated | 114 min | Drama

71 Metascore

16-year-old Billie's reluctant path to independence is accelerated when her mother reveals plans to gender transition and their time together becomes limited to Tuesday afternoons.

Director: Sophie Hyde | Stars: Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sam Althuizen, Imogen Archer, Del Herbert-Jane

Votes: 1,183

39. Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 18,128 | Gross: $0.10M

40. Pierrot Lunaire (2014)

51 min | Music

A young girl that regularly dresses as a boy falls in love and seduces a young girl that has no clue that her lover has the same sex. When the girl introduces 'her boyfriend' to her father ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Susanne Sachße, Paulina Bachmann, Luizo Vega, Maria Ivanenko

Votes: 68

41. 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: 1,044

42. Forma (2013)

145 min | Drama

Years have passed and the former class-mates have now grown up. The two adults meet and while the women seem pleasant and the situation normal enough there is more lurking beneath the ... See full summary »

Director: Ayumi Sakamoto | Stars: Emiko Matsuoka, Ken Mitsuishi, Ryô Nishihara, Seiji Nozoe

Votes: 84

43. '71 (2014)

R | 99 min | Action, Drama, Thriller

83 Metascore

In 1971, a young and disorientated British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the deadly streets of Belfast.

Director: Yann Demange | Stars: Jack O'Connell, Sam Reid, Sean Harris, Paul Popplewell

Votes: 43,210 | Gross: $1.27M

44. Calvary (2014)

R | 102 min | Drama

77 Metascore

After he is threatened during a confession, a good-natured priest must battle the dark forces closing in around him.

Director: John Michael McDonagh | Stars: Brendan Gleeson, Chris O'Dowd, Kelly Reilly, Aidan Gillen

Votes: 49,575 | Gross: $3.59M

45. Triptyque (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Triptych is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller, her sister Marie, a singer and actress, and Thomas, a German neurologist and Maries future husband.

Directors: Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires | Stars: Frédérike Bédard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Piesbergen, Rebecca Blankenship

Votes: 158