AFI FEST 2017: World Cinema

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1. Las hijas de Abril (2017)

103 min | Drama

6.7
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60 Metascore

Valeria is 17 and pregnant. She lives in Puerto Vallarta with Clara, her half sister. Valeria has not wanted her long-absent mother, April, to find out about her pregnancy, but due to the ... See full summary »

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Emma Suárez, Ana Valeria Becerril, Enrique Arrizon, Joanna Larequi

Votes: 644

2. Aala Kaf Ifrit (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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During a student party, Mariam, a young Tunisian woman, meets the mysterious Youssef and leaves with him. A long night will begin, during which she'll have to fight for her rights and her ... See full summary »

Directors: Khaled Walid Barsaoui, Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 218

3. Un beau soleil intérieur (2017)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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79 Metascore

Isabelle, Parisian artist, divorced mother, is looking for love, true love at last.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Philippe Katerine, Josiane Balasko

Votes: 1,080

4. A Ciambra (2017)

118 min | Drama

7.0
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66 Metascore

In A CIAMBRA, a small Romani community in Calabria, Pio Amato is desperate to grow up fast. At 14, he drinks, smokes and is one of the few to easily slide between the region's factions - ... See full summary »

Director: Jonas Carpignano | Stars: Pio Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato, Francesco Pio Amato

Votes: 391

5. La caméra de Claire (2017)

69 min | Drama

7.0
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77 Metascore

About a part time high school teacher and writer.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Shahira Fahmy, Mi-hee Chang, Jin-young Jung

Votes: 205

6. Geu-hu (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

The married Bongwan leaves home in the dark morning and sets off to work. The memories of the woman who left weigh down on him. That day Bongwan's wife finds a love note, bursts into the office, and mistakes Areum for the woman who left.

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Yunhee Cho, Ki Joabang, Min-hee Kim, Sae-byeok Kim

Votes: 703

7. Una Mujer Fantástica (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.5
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94 Metascore

Marina, a waitress who moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 2,452

8. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 108 min | Drama

7.4
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92 Metascore

A troubled family face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son's desolate military post.

Director: Samuel Maoz | Stars: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray, Shira Haas

Votes: 815

9. Krotkaya (2017)

143 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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82 Metascore

A woman lives in a small village in Russia. One day she receives the parcel she sent to her husband, serving a sentence in prison. Confused and angered, she sets out to find why her package was returned to sender.

Director: Sergei Loznitsa | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Vasilina Makovtseva, Valeriu Andriutã, Boris Kamorzin

Votes: 643

10. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

6.9
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73 Metascore

A drama about a family set in Calais with the European refugee crisis as the backdrop.

Director: Michael Haneke | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Louis Trintignant, Mathieu Kassovitz, Fantine Harduin

Votes: 3,349 | Gross: $0.12M

11. Hochelaga, Terre des Âmes (2017)

100 min | History

7.2
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Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny engages in a search for his ancestors following a tragic terrain slump in the Percival Molson Stadium.

Director: François Girard | Stars: Samian, Raoul Max Trujillo, Vincent Perez, Siân Phillips

Votes: 30

12. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama

7.2
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63 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto, Numan Acar, Samia Muriel Chancrin

Votes: 2,304 | Gross: $0.08M

13. L'insulte (2017)

R | 112 min | Drama

8.0
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71 Metascore

In today's Beirut, an insult blown out of proportions finds Toni, a Lebanese Christian, and Yasser, a Palestinian refugee, in court. From secret wounds to traumatic revelations, the media ... See full summary »

Director: Ziad Doueiri | Stars: Adel Karam, Kamel El Basha, Camille Salameh, Diamand Bou Abboud

Votes: 820

14. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

7.9
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90 Metascore

A couple going through a divorce must team up to find their son who has disappeared during one of their bitter arguments.

Director: Andrey Zvyagintsev | Stars: Maryana Spivak, Aleksey Rozin, Matvey Novikov, Vladimir Vdovichenkov

Votes: 7,360

15. Lerd (2017)

117 min | Drama

7.4
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A drama about the corruption and injustice in the iranian society. You are the suppressed, or you have to join the suppressor to survive!

Director: Mohammad Rasoulof | Stars: Reza Akhlaghirad, Soudabeh Beizaee, Nasim Adabi, Zeinab Shabani

Votes: 449

16. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts (2017)

90 min | Drama, Thriller

7.4
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Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang tries to rob her house and she kills him. Eventually, she is haunted by Markus, and her life turns in 180 degrees.

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Egy Fedly, Dea Panendra, Yoga Pratama, Haydar Salishz

Votes: 614

17. Ryu san (2017)

129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

7.3
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Professional hitman Long takes on an assignment in Japan. When things go awry, he has to flee. Badly injured, he takes refuge in a deserted part of a small town.

Director: SABU | Stars: Chen Chang, Shô Aoyagi, Yi Ti Yao, Run-yin Bai

Votes: 296

18. Madame Hyde (2017)

95 min | Drama

5.9
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72 Metascore

Mrs. Géquil is a teacher despised by her colleagues and students. On a stormy night, she is struck by lightning and faints. When she wakes up, she feels different. Will she be able to keep the powerful and dangerous Mrs. Hyde contained?

Director: Serge Bozon | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Romain Duris, José Garcia, Adda Senani

Votes: 101

19. Newton (2017)

106 min | Drama

7.9
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A government clerk on election duty in the conflict ridden jungle of Central India tries his best to conduct free and fair voting despite the apathy of security forces and the looming fear of guerrilla attacks by communist rebels.

Director: Amit Masurkar | Stars: Rajkummar Rao, Pankaj Tripathi, Anjali Patil, Raghuvir Yadav

Votes: 6,002

20. On Body and Soul (2017)

116 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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71 Metascore

When slaughterhouse workers Endre and Mária discover they share the same dreams - where they meet in a forest as deer and fall in love - they decide to make their dreams come true but it's difficult in real life.

Director: Ildikó Enyedi | Stars: Géza Morcsányi, Alexandra Borbély, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy

Votes: 5,657

21. Toivon tuolla puolen (2017)

100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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84 Metascore

A poker-playing restaurateur and former traveling salesman befriends a group of refugees newly arrived to Finland.

Director: Aki Kaurismäki | Stars: Ville Virtanen, Dome Karukoski, Tommi Korpela, Kati Outinen

Votes: 5,573 | Gross: $0.18M

22. Une saison en France (2017)

100 min | Drama

7.3
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An African high school teacher flees his war-torn country for France, where he falls in love with a Frenchwoman who offers a roof for him and his family.

Director: Mahamat-Saleh Haroun | Stars: Eriq Ebouaney, Sandrine Bonnaire, Aalayna Lys, Ibrahim Burama Darboe

Votes: 19

23. Ta peau si lisse (2017)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

6.5
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Jean-François, Ronald, Alexis, Cédric, Benoit and Maxim are gladiators of modern times. From the strongman to the top-class bodybuilder, to the veteran who has become a trainer, they all ... See full summary »

Director: Denis Côté | Stars: Jean-François Bouchard, Cédric Doyon, Benoit Lapierre, Maxim Lemire

Votes: 57

24. Pokot (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.4
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61 Metascore

Janina Duszejko, an elderly woman, lives alone in the Klodzko Valley where a series of mysterious crimes are committed. Duszejko is convinced that she knows who or what is the murderer, but nobody believes her.

Directors: Agnieszka Holland, Kasia Adamik | Stars: Agnieszka Mandat, Wiktor Zborowski, Jakub Gierszal, Patrycja Volny

Votes: 1,929

25. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

7.2
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Australian western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s, where justice itself is put on trial when an aged Aboriginal farmhand shoots a white man in self defense and goes on the run as posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Bryan Brown, Matt Day, Tremayne Doolan, Trevon Doolan

Votes: 263

26. Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

7.2
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74 Metascore

A confused religious girl tries to deny her feelings for a female friend who's in love with her. This causes her suppressed subconsciously-controlled psychokinetic powers to reemerge as seizures with devastating results.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Eili Harboe, Kaya Wilkins, Henrik Rafaelsen, Ellen Dorrit Petersen

Votes: 6,458 | Gross: $0.14M

27. Wajib (2017)

96 min | Drama

7.6
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A father and his estranged son must come together to hand deliver his daughter's wedding invitations to each guest as per local Palestinian custom, in this rousing family drama from Annemarie Jacir (When I Saw You).

Director: Annemarie Jacir | Stars: Mohammad Bakri, Saleh Bakri, Tarik Kopty, Monera Shehadeh

Votes: 162

28. Walking Past the Future (2017)

129 min | Drama

6.8
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The Yangs have moved from Gansu, one of the poorest provinces in Northwestern China, and settled in Shenzhen in South China more than 20 years ago. Having hoped to find a future for their ... See full summary »

Director: Ruijun Li

Votes: 21

29. Western (2017)

119 min | Drama

7.2
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76 Metascore

A group of German construction workers start a tough job at a remote site in the Bulgarian countryside. The foreign land awakens the men's sense of adventure, but they are also confronted ... See full summary »

Director: Valeska Grisebach | Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Fragnova

Votes: 580

30. L'atelier (2017)

113 min | Drama

6.7
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The scene is set one Summer in La Ciotat, a town near Marseille which used to be prosperous thanks to its huge dockyard but has been in decline since its closing 25 years before. It is in ... See full summary »

Director: Laurent Cantet | Stars: Marina Foïs, Matthieu Lucci, Florian Beaujean, Mamadou Doumbia

Votes: 282