List of Films : 12th BIFFes [Feb 26 - March 4]

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Films screened during 12th edition of Bengaluru International Film Festival

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1. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 350,306 | Gross: $53.37M

2. The Science of Fictions (2019)

106 min | Drama

Siman discovers a foreign crew shooting a moon landing. He gets caught and his tongue is cut off. He goes through life in slow motion, imitating an astronaut in outer space, labeled as crazy.

Director: Yosep Anggi Noen | Stars: Asmara Abigail, Marissa Anita, Ecky Lamoh, Gunawan Maryanto

Votes: 41

3. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 27,969

4. A Colony (2018)

102 min | Drama

Between high school pressure and family disorganisation, Mylia is trying to find her bearings. Meeting Jacinthe and Jimmy will lead her to outline a new life.

Director: Geneviève Dulude-De Celles | Stars: Robin Aubert, Emilie Bierre, Madeleine Blais-Tremblay, Irlande Côté

Votes: 374

5. A Thief's Daughter (2019)

102 min | Drama

Her father is a convicted, her boyfriend rejects her, her brother is troublemaker, her baby needs money and she's half-deaf of one ear. Bad times to be Sara.

Director: Belén Funes | Stars: Greta Fernández, Eduard Fernández, Àlex Monner, Borja Espinosa

Votes: 290

6. A Son (2019)

95 min | Drama

11 year old Aziz needs a liver transplant after being seriously injured during a terrorist ambush while on holiday in 2011. At the hospital a family secret will be revealed.

Director: Mehdi Barsaoui | Stars: Sami Bouajila, Najla Ben Abdallah, Youssef Khemiri, Noomen Hamda

Votes: 284

7. A White, White Day (2019)

109 min | Drama

83 Metascore

An off duty police begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his recently dead wife. Gradually his obsession for finding out the truth accumulates and inevitably begins to endanger himself and his loved ones.

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Votes: 1,225

8. About Endlessness (2019)

78 min | Drama

84 Metascore

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman, Amanda Davies

Votes: 1,207

9. Adults in the Room (2019)

124 min | Drama

Greece in 2015: the economy is in tatters and the country is on the verge of bankruptcy. A new government rebels against the EU's iron-fisted rule and inspires millions of Europeans. Based on the political memoirs of Yanis Varoufakis.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Christos Loulis, Alexandros Bourdoumis, Ulrich Tukur, Daan Schuurmans

Votes: 4,085

10. Aga's House (2019)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

A young boy living in a house of women must hurry to save a woman who is teaching him Serbian, so that he can continue the search for his missing father.

Director: Lendita Zeqiraj | Stars: Arti Lokaj, Rozafa Celaj, Adriana Matoshi, Basri Lushtaku

Votes: 539

11. All for My Mother (2019)

103 min | Drama

Olka is seventeen years old. For years, she had been looking for her mother. Her constant escapes from the orphanage landed her in a reformatory. She only wants her mother back.

Director: Malgorzata Imielska | Stars: Zofia Domalik, Maria Sobocinska, Malwina Laska, Magdalena Celmer

Votes: 36

12. All This Victory (2019)

93 min | Drama, War

Lebanon, July 2006. War is raging between Hezbollah and Israel. During a 24h ceasefire, Marwan heads out in search of his father who refused to leave his Southern village and leaves his ... See full summary »

Director: Ahmad Ghossein | Stars: Flavia Bechara, Issam Bou Khaled, Adel Chahine, Elie Choufani

Votes: 83

13. An Officer and a Spy (2019)

132 min | Drama, History, Thriller

56 Metascore

In 1894, French Captain Alfred Dreyfus is wrongfully convicted of treason and sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's island.

Director: Roman Polanski | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Louis Garrel, Emmanuelle Seigner, Grégory Gadebois

Votes: 5,717

14. And Then We Danced (2019)

113 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Kakha Gogidze

Votes: 5,370

15. Antigone (I) (2019)

109 min | Crime, Drama

A modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values.

Director: Sophie Deraspe | Stars: Nahéma Ricci, Rawad El-Zein, Antoine DesRochers, Sebastien Beaulac

Votes: 471

16. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

82 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Bárbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 10,856

17. Bait (I) (2019)

89 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. With their childhood home now a get-away for London money, Martin is displaced to the estate above the harbour.

Director: Mark Jenkin | Stars: Edward Rowe, Mary Woodvine, Simon Shepherd, Giles King

Votes: 2,207

18. Balloon (2019)

102 min | Drama

A family struggles against the conflicting dictates of nature, spirituality, politics, and free will.

Director: Pema Tseden | Stars: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

Votes: 185

19. Beanpole (2019)

130 min | Drama, War

84 Metascore

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov

Votes: 4,258

20. Bombay Rose (2019)

93 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

BOMBAY ROSE is a beautiful hand-painted animation created by award winning animator Gitanjali Rao. A romance set on the streets of Bombay we witness Kamala and Salim's quest for love in this chaotic and beautiful city.

Director: Gitanjali Rao | Stars: Anurag Kashyap, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Makrand Deshpande, Virendra Saxena

Votes: 72

21. Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive (2019)

83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A black comedy which follows Ronen Matalon's journey to overcome his anxiety of terror attacks. Ronen uses writing and guiding a tour of terror-attack sites along Jerusalem's Jaffa Street to try and break free from his trauma.

Directors: Yossi Atia, David Ofek | Stars: Yossi Atia, Lihi Kornowski, Itamar Rose, Anna Sgan-Cohen

Votes: 21

22. Cat in the Wall (2019)

92 min | Drama

South-East London, in the multicultural neighborhood of Peckham, in a municipal building. A Bulgarian family goes into serious conflict with their neighbors due to abandoned cat.

Directors: Vesela Kazakova, Mina Mileva | Stars: Irina Atanasova, Angel Genov, Orlin Asenov, Gilda Waugh

Votes: 70

23. Cherry Blossoms and Demons (2019)

115 min | Drama

A man stricken by grief at the death of his parents returns to the family home, in an attempt to face down his demons.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Golo Euler, Aya Irizuki, Hannelore Elsner, Elmar Wepper

Votes: 64

24. Children of the Sun (2019)

103 min | Drama, History

Stripped from nobility and forcibly married to an outcast by the monarchy, a noble woman fights to keep her dignity by rejecting to succumb to her destiny.

Director: Prasanna Vithanage | Stars: Sajitha Anuththara, Shyam Fernando, Dinara Punchihewa, Iranganie Serasinghe

Votes: 12

25. Corpus Christi (2019)

115 min | Drama

78 Metascore

Daniel experiences a spiritual transformation in a detention center. Although his criminal record prevents him from applying to the seminary, he has no intention of giving up his dream and decides to minister a small-town parish.

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek

Votes: 5,571

26. Nonostante la nebbia (2019)

Drama

According to Interpol, over ten thousand refugees of minors without parental care are wandering today in Europe, half of which are on Italian roads. "Despite the Fog" is a movie story about... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Donatella Finocchiaro, Giorgio Tirabassi, Ali Mousa Sarhan, Francesco Acquaroli

Votes: 47

27. Dwelling in the Fuchun Mountains (2019)

150 min | Drama

A feature film shot over the course of two years intended to capture the changing of the seasons along the river in a town in the Fuyang district of Hangzhou city.

Director: Xiaogang Gu | Stars: Zhenyang Dong, Hongjun Du, Wei Mu, Luqi Peng

Votes: 203

28. Echo (2019)

79 min | Drama

Iceland, Christmas time. As everyone prepares for the holidays, a peculiar atmosphere falls upon the country revealing emotions of both excitement and concern. In the middle of the ... See full summary »

Director: Rúnar Rúnarsson | Stars: Sigurmar Albertsson, Bent Kingo Andersen, Sif Arnarsdóttir, Ari Arnarson

Votes: 285

29. Fire Will Come (2019)

86 min | Crime, Drama

72 Metascore

Amador is a notorious Galician arsonist who has been accused of causing a new fire. Lois, a young firefighter, explores the depths of a forest on fire. Their destinies are linked by the power of a mysterious fire.

Director: Oliver Laxe | Stars: Amador Arias, Benedicta Sánchez, Inazio Abrao, Elena Mar Fernández

Votes: 1,087

30. Hava, Maryam, Ayesha (2019)

86 min | Drama

Three Afghan women from different social background, living in Kabul, are facing a big challenge in their lives. Hava, a traditional pregnant woman whom no one cares about, is living with ... See full summary »

Director: Sahraa Karimi | Stars: Arezoo Ariapoor, Fereshta Afshar, Hasiba Ebrahimi

Votes: 43

31. Hellaro (2019)

121 min | Drama

A group of suppressed women from a village in Gujarat find someone in the desert and their lives are changed forever.

Director: Abhishek Shah | Stars: Shraddha Dangar, Jayesh More, Tejal Panchasara, Shailesh Prajapati

Votes: 445

32. Heroic Losers (2019)

116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

In times of the infamous Argentinian Corralito, the neighbors of a little town trace a plan to recover the money they lost after learning that their bank manager and a corrupt lawyer have stolen it.

Director: Sebastián Borensztein | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Luis Brandoni, Verónica Llinás, Daniel Aráoz

Votes: 3,040

33. Homeward (2019)

96 min | Drama

A father and a son from Crimean Tatar family transport the body of deceased older son and brother from Kyiv to bury him in Crimea.

Director: Nariman Aliev | Stars: Akhtem Seitablaev, Remzi Bilyalov, Dariya Barihashvili, Viktor Zhdanov

Votes: 458

34. Incitement (2019)

123 min | Thriller

77 Metascore

Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitay Yaish Ben Ousilio, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi

Votes: 282

35. Just 6.5 (2019)

131 min | Action, Crime, Drama

The police are after a drug lord named Naser Khakzad, but when they finally manage to catch him, he tries whatever he can think of to escape and save his family.

Director: Saeed Roustayi | Stars: Payman Maadi, Navid Mohammadzadeh, Parinaz Izadyar, Farhad Aslani

Votes: 4,534

36. Kuessipan (2019)

117 min | Drama

Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community who promised each other to stick together no matter what. But their friendship is shaken when Mikuan falls for a white boy.

Director: Myriam Verreault | Stars: Brigitte Poupart, Étienne Galloy, Douglas Grégoire, Sharon Ishpatao Fontaine

Votes: 119

37. La Llorona (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

An aging paranoid dictator, protected by an witchcrafting wife, faces death and the uprise of his people in Guatemala.

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 322

38. Leaving Afghanistan (2019)

113 min | Action, Drama, War

1988-1989. The end of the Soviet-Afghan war. The USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son - a pilot named Alexander gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after ... See full summary »

Director: Pavel Lungin | Stars: Roman Kolotukhin, Mikhail Kremer, Aleksandr Kuznetsov, Kirill Pirogov

Votes: 652

39. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

78 Metascore

A cop from the provinces moves to Paris to join the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, discovering an underworld where the tensions between the different groups mark the rhythm.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djebril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 6,924

40. Lina from Lima (2019)

83 min | Drama

A woman travels from Peru to work as a housekeeper in Chile.

Director: María Paz González | Stars: Emilia Ossandon, Cecilia Cartasegna, Javiera Contador, Magaly Solier

Votes: 52

41. Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom (2019)

110 min | Drama, Family

The film was shot on-location at the world's most remote school, located in the Himalayan glaciers at an average altitude of 5,000 meters. Due to the remoteness and lack of facilities, the film was shot on solar charged batteries.

Director: Pawo Choyning Dorji | Stars: Sherab Dorji, Oriana Chen, Tshering Dorji, Kelden Lhamo Gurung

Votes: 65

42. Maria's Paradise (2019)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

The orphan Salome is the servant and devout follower of Maria Åkerblom, a charismatic sect leader. But as Salome befriends a rebellious outsider and starts to have doubts, Maria turns dangerous.

Director: Zaida Bergroth | Stars: Pihla Viitala, Tommi Korpela, Saga Sarkola, Rein Oja

Votes: 115

43. Marighella (2019)

155 min | Action, Drama, History

Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.

Director: Wagner Moura | Stars: Ana Paula Bouzas, Bella Camero, Herson Capri, Humberto Carrão

Votes: 42,498

44. Mosquito (2020)

125 min | Drama, War

A Portugese soldier gets lost in the African jungle, in 1917

Director: João Nuno Pinto | Stars: João Nunes Monteiro, João Lagarto, Filipe Duarte, Alfredo Brito

Votes: 122

45. My Thoughts Are Silent (2019)

104 min | Comedy, Drama

Vadim is twenty-two. He's a sound engineer and a downer. He's going to Canada in three months. Forever. Before the departure he's assigned to record the voice of a very rare bird, which ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Lukich | Stars: Irma Vitovska, Andriy Lidagovskiy, Iryna Verenych-Ostrovska

Votes: 864

46. Nafi's Father (2019)

107 min | Drama

7.6