AFI FEST 2017: New Auteurs

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1. Ava (II) (2017)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.

Director: Léa Mysius | Stars: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano

Votes: 526

2. Closeness (2017)

118 min | Drama

7.1
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1998, Nalchik. A Jewish family is in trouble: the youngest son and his bride do not come home, and in the morning, a ransom note arrives. The ransom is so high that the family is forced not... See full summary »

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Atrem Cipin, Olga Dragunova, Veniamin Kac, Darya Zhovnar

Votes: 681

3. Hannah (I) (2017)

95 min | Drama

6.7
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Intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment.

Director: Andrea Pallaoro | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Stéphanie Van Vyve, Simon Bisschop

Votes: 142

4. Hao ji le (2017)

77 min | Animation, Comedy, Crime

6.6
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82 Metascore

A city in southern China and a bag containing a million yuan draws several people from diverse backgrounds with different personal motives into a bloody conflict.

Director: Jian Liu

Votes: 348

5. High Fantasy (2017)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies. Their individual cultural heritage and experience of ... See full summary »

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Loren Loubser, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel

Votes: 26

6. I Am Not a Witch (2017)

93 min | Drama

6.9
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Following a banal incident in her local village, 8-year old girl Shula is accused of witchcraft. After a short trial she is found guilty, taken into state custody and exiled to a witch camp... See full summary »

Director: Rungano Nyoni | Stars: Benfors 'Wee Do, Boyd Banda, Kalundu Banda, Boniventure

Votes: 377

7. Milla (2017)

128 min | Drama

6.5
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Director: Valérie Massadian | Stars: Severine Jonckeere, Luc Chessel, Ethan Jonckeere

Votes: 29

8. Pendular (2017)

108 min | Drama

6.6
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The loving relationship between a sculptor and a dancer.

Director: Júlia Murat | Stars: Raquel Karro, Rodrigo Bolzan, Valeria Barretta, Renato Linhares

Votes: 103

9. Estiu 1993 (2017)

97 min | Drama, Family

7.4
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After her mother's death, six-year-old Frida is sent to her uncle's family to live with them in the countryside. But Frida finds it hard to forget her mother and adapt to her new life.

Director: Carla Simón | Stars: Laia Artigas, Paula Robles, Bruna Cusí, David Verdaguer

Votes: 1,404

10. Hva vil folk si (2017)

106 min | Drama

7.9
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Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father... See full summary »

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 318

11. Vinterbrødre (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.1
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A brother odyssey set in a worker environment during a cold winter. We follow two brothers, their routines, habits, rituals and a violent feud that erupts between them and another family.

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Elliott Crosset Hove, Simon Sears, Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lars Mikkelsen

Votes: 245