Hawaii International Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. The Ciambra (2017)

Unrated | 118 min | Crime, Drama

70 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, Iolanda Amato, Koudous Seihon, Damiano Amato

Votes: 1,734 | Gross: $0.03M

2. Alaska Is a Drag (2017)

83 min | Drama

Tough, but diva fabulous, Leo, an aspiring drag superstar, is stuck working in a fish cannery in Alaska. He and his twin sister are trapped in the monotony of fist fights and fish guts. Out... See full summary »

Director: Shaz Bennett | Stars: Martin L. Washington Jr., Maya Washington, Matt Dallas, Christopher O'Shea

Votes: 65

3. ArtBlock (2017)

3 min | Animation, Short | Completed

John a young aspiring artist that lets his imagination run rampant. Can he keep that burning passion as he grows up?

Director: Alfred Chan

4. Back to Burgundy (2017)

113 min | Comedy, Drama

58 Metascore

After a 10 year absence, Jean returns to his hometown when his father falls ill. Reuniting with his sister Juliette and his brother Jérémie, they have to re-build their relationship and trust as a family again.

Director: Cédric Klapisch | Stars: Pio Marmaï, Ana Girardot, François Civil, Jean-Marc Roulot

Votes: 3,285 | Gross: $0.26M

5. The Ballad of Lefty Brown (2017)

R | 111 min | Action, Drama, Western

64 Metascore

A thrilling and action-packed Western, The Ballad of Lefty Brown is a story about loyalty, friendship, and the relentless pursuit of justice.

Director: Jared Moshe | Stars: Bill Pullman, Peter Fonda, Stephen Alan Seder, Kathy Baker

Votes: 4,123 | Gross: $0.01M

6. A Beautiful Star (2017)

127 min | Drama, Family

It portrays a family on Earth who come to believe that they are actually from other planets all of a sudden. They try so hard to save the endangered planet Earth but things get crazy on the way.

Director: Daihachi Yoshida | Stars: Lily Franky, Kazuya Kamenashi, Ai Hashimoto, Tomoko Nakajima

Votes: 170

7. Becoming Who I Was (2017)

95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

After a Buddhist boy in the highlands of northern India discovers that he is the reincarnation of a centuries-old Tibetan monk, his godfather takes him on a journey to discover his past.

Directors: Moon Chang-Yong, Jeon Jin | Stars: Angdu Padma, Rigzin Urgain

Votes: 136

8. Before We Vanish (2017)

R | 129 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

64 Metascore

Three aliens travel to Earth in preparation for a mass invasion, taking possession of human bodies.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Masami Nagasawa, Ryûhei Matsuda, Hiroki Hasegawa, Masahiro Higashide

Votes: 1,227 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Birds Without Names (2017)

123 min | Drama, Mystery

Tawako's boyfriend is not her kind, but she puts up with it in exchange for shelter. Her old boyfriend of almost a decade ago is long gone, and was also not nice, but like most girls she ... See full summary »

Director: Kazuya Shiraishi | Stars: Sadao Abe, Masaaki Akahori, Mukku Akazawa, Yû Aoi

Votes: 438

10. Borg vs. McEnroe (2017)

R | 107 min | Biography, Drama, Sport

63 Metascore

The story of the 1980 tennis rivalry between the placid Björn Borg and the volatile John McEnroe.

Director: Janus Metz | Stars: Sverrir Gudnason, Shia LaBeouf, Stellan Skarsgård, Tuva Novotny

Votes: 22,076 | Gross: $14.11M

11. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 10,931 | Gross: $0.13M

12. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 161,493 | Gross: $18.10M

13. Close-Knit (2017)

127 min | Drama

One spring Hiromi, who is the mother of an 11-year-old girl Tomo, left home for the umpteenth time. Tomo is accustomed to such a mother and as always went to Makio's place. He is a brother ... See full summary »

Director: Naoko Ogigami | Stars: Tôma Ikuta, Mugi Kadowaki, Kenta Kiritani, Noriko Eguchi

Votes: 1,069

14. Columbus (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean-born man finds himself stuck in Columbus, Indiana, where his architect father is in a coma. The man meets a young woman who wants to stay in Columbus with her mother, a recovering addict, instead of pursuing her own dreams.

Director: Kogonada | Stars: John Cho, Haley Lu Richardson, Parker Posey, Michelle Forbes

Votes: 11,391 | Gross: $1.02M

15. Cycle (II) (2018)

96 min | Comedy

A post-Independence era story, Cycle is about 'Keshav''s intense love for his cycle which gets stolen by two thieves. Will Keshav ever find his cycle back?

Director: Prakash Kunte | Stars: Hrishikesh Joshi, Priyadarshan Jadhav, Bhalchandra Kadam, Bapu Awale

Votes: 77

16. Darkest Hour (2017)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire.

Director: Joe Wright | Stars: Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Mendelsohn

Votes: 141,328 | Gross: $56.44M

17. The Day After (2017)

92 min | Drama, Romance

72 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, Taeu Kang, Min-hee Kim

Votes: 1,477 | Gross: $0.02M

18. Dealer/Healer (2017)

101 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Biography of Chen Hua, a former underworld kingpin and drug dealer who takes a new lease of life and help rehabilitate people from drug addiction.

Director: Lawrence Ah Mon | Stars: Ching Wan Lau, Ka Tung Lam, Yiyan Jiang, Louis Koo

Votes: 206

19. Dear Etranger (2017)

127 min | Drama

A 40-year old man sees his life change when his wife gets pregnant. He already has a daughter from his first marriage whom he rarely sees and two step-daughters, from his wife's first ... See full summary »

Director: Yukiko Mishima | Stars: Rena Tanaka, Tadanobu Asano, Miu Arai, Narushi Ikeda

Votes: 256

20. Downsizing (2017)

R | 135 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

63 Metascore

A social satire in which a man realizes he would have a better life if he were to shrink himself to five inches tall, allowing him to live in wealth and splendor.

Director: Alexander Payne | Stars: Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau, Kristen Wiig

Votes: 80,423 | Gross: $24.45M

21. The Endless (I) (2017)

Not Rated | 111 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

80 Metascore

As kids, they escaped a UFO death cult. Now, two adult brothers seek answers after an old videotape surfaces and brings them back to where they began.

Directors: Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead | Stars: Aaron Moorhead, Justin Benson, Callie Hernandez, Tate Ellington

Votes: 23,610 | Gross: $0.27M

22. The Final Year (2017)

Not Rated | 89 min | Documentary

67 Metascore

A chronicle of the Barack Obama administration's foreign policy team and the events of Obama's final year in office.

Director: Greg Barker | Stars: Ben Rhodes, Samantha Power, John Kerry, Susan Rice

Votes: 2,211 | Gross: $0.19M

23. The Gangster's Daughter (2017)

105 min | Crime, Drama

When her mom dies unexpectedly, a rebellious teen is reunited with her dad, a small-time Taipei gangster, causing him to question his life of crime -- until a corrupt cop turns their world upside down.

Director: Mei-Juin Chen | Stars: Ally Chiu, Jack Kao

Votes: 56

24. Gemini (II) (2017)

R | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

71 Metascore

A heinous crime tests the complex relationship between a tenacious personal assistant and her Hollywood starlet boss. As the assistant unravels the mystery, she must confront her own understanding of friendship, truth and celebrity.

Director: Aaron Katz | Stars: Lola Kirke, Zoë Kravitz, John Cho, Greta Lee

Votes: 3,755 | Gross: $0.20M

25. Yoorijungwon (2017)

116 min | Drama, Mystery

Despite her disabled leg, Ph.D. student Jae-yeon is a brilliant researcher with a rare ability to communicate with nature. Having been hurt by her hypocrite colleague and lover, she turns ... See full summary »

Director: Su-won Shin | Stars: Geun-young Moon, Tae-hoon Kim, Eun-Chong Go, Jung-ki Kim

Votes: 73

26. The Great Buddha+ (2017)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

One day when Pickle's and his colleague, Belly Bottom's television is broken, their lives are changed forever.

Director: Hsin-yao Huang | Stars: Cres Chuang, Bamboo Chu-Sheng Chen, Leon Dai, Shao-Huai Chang

Votes: 2,401

27. Gukoroku - Traces of Sin (2016)

120 min | Drama, Mystery

an investigations on murder didn't reach to any results, until a journalist discover new information that get on the trail of the criminal.

Director: Kei Ishikawa | Stars: Satoshi Tsumabuki, Hikari Mitsushima, Keisuke Koide, Asami Usuda

Votes: 740

29. I Am Evidence (2017)

TV-MA | 89 min | Documentary

An investigation into the way sexual assault cases are handled by police departments across the United States.

Directors: Trish Adlesic, Geeta Gandbhir | Stars: Michelle Brettin, Rachel Dissell, Mariska Hargitay, Helena Lazaro

Votes: 357

30. I Can I Will I Did (2017)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

Depressed foster youth Ben is bullied and as a result gets into a car accident. His recovery process is slow, until he meets Adrienne, a wheelchair bound fellow patient at the hospital who ... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Truong | Stars: Ik Jo Kang, Mike Faist, Ellie Lee, Jack DiFalco

Votes: 31

31. I Can Speak (2017)

119 min | Comedy, Drama

The film tells the story of an elderly woman (played by Na Moon Hee) who constantly files complaints with the local office about the wrongs that she sees around her each day. Along the way,... See full summary »

Director: Hyun-seok Kim | Stars: Moon-hee Na, Lee Jehoon, Cheol-min Park, Hye-ran Yeom

Votes: 1,168

32. I, Tonya (2017)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the activity is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.

Director: Craig Gillespie | Stars: Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney, Julianne Nicholson

Votes: 148,348 | Gross: $30.01M

33. Ichi the Killer (2001)

R | 129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Nao Ohmori, Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Paulyn Sun

Votes: 49,164 | Gross: $0.02M

34. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 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: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 23,282 | Gross: $0.32M

35. Jimami Tofu (2017)

121 min | Drama, Romance

A Chinese Singaporean chef, formerly working in Tokyo, finds himself in Okinawa begging a disgruntled old chef to teach him traditional Okinawan food. A top Japanese food critic finds ... See full summary »

Directors: Jason Chan, Christian Lee | Stars: Jason Chan, Mari Yamamoto, Masane Tsukayama, Christian Lee

Votes: 33

36. Keep Talking (2017)

80 min | Documentary

With less than 40 fluent Elder speakers remaining, the Alutiiq language is at risk. Four Alaska Native women discover language revitalization offers complex challenges and unique, potentially life-saving rewards.

Director: Karen Lynn Weinberg

Votes: 8

37. King of Peking (2017)

88 min | Comedy, Drama

When home entertainment enters the market in 90s Beijing, a former projectionist ropes his young son into starting their own pirate movie company, but easy money comes with its own price tag.

Director: Sam Voutas | Stars: Jun Zhao, Wang Naixun, Qing Han, Si Chao

Votes: 261

38. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

94 Metascore

In 2002, an artistically inclined seventeen-year-old girl comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts, Lucas Hedges

Votes: 185,286 | Gross: $48.96M

39. Made in Hong Kong (1997)

109 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Autumn Moon (Sam Lee), a low-rent triad living in Hong Kong, struggles to find meaning in his hopelessly violent existence.

Director: Fruit Chan | Stars: Sam Lee, Neiky Hui-Chi Yim, Wenders Li, Ka-Chuen Tam

Votes: 1,820

40. Maineland (2017)

90 min | Documentary

60 Metascore

Stella and Harry are affluent, cosmopolitan teenagers who are part of the enormous wave of "parachute students" from Mainland China enrolling in U.S. private schools. Shot over three years ... See full summary »

Director: Miao Wang

Votes: 73

41. Man of Will (2017)

115 min | Action, Drama

Young Kim Chang-Soo is placed behind bars, charged with murdering a Japanese person who took part in Empress Myeongseong's assassination. In prison, Kim Chang-Soo sees how Koreans are ... See full summary »

Director: Won-Tae Lee | Stars: Jin-woong Cho, Seung-heon Song, Andreas Fronk, Jeong Gyoo-soo

Votes: 50

42. Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017)

PG | 103 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

75 Metascore

Based on "The Little Broomstick" by Mary Stewart, a strange flower grants a girl magic powers.

Directors: Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New | Stars: Hana Sugisaki, Ryûnosuke Kamiki, Yûki Amami, Fumiyo Kohinata

Votes: 9,246 | Gross: $2.42M

43. Mon Mon Mon Monsters (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Horror

A group of teenagers capture a man-eating monster.

Director: Giddens Ko | Stars: Eugenie Liu, Kent Tsai, Yu-Kai Teng, James Lai

Votes: 1,052

44. Mrs. Fang (2017)

86 min | Documentary

77 Metascore

Surrounded by the careless family and neighbors, Fang Xiuying is deprived of all intellectual abilities and she slowly dies in a modest room, in some of the villages of South China.

Director: Bing Wang | Star: Fang Xiuying

Votes: 225

45. Newton (2017)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

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: 13,389

46. Oh Lucy! (2017)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

A lonely woman living in Tokyo decides to take an English class where she discovers her alter ego, Lucy.

Director: Atsuko Hirayanagi | Stars: Shinobu Terajima, Josh Hartnett, Kaho Minami, Kôji Yakusho

Votes: 2,356 | Gross: $0.38M

47. Ordinary Person (2017)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Crime, Drama

An up-righteous police officer with a wife and son gets involved with a conspiracy after he arrested a murderer by chance. His weakness was his son needed an operation to treat his legs. Which path to choose? Righteousness or conspiracy?

Director: Kim Bong-han | Stars: Yoon-So Choi, Hee Sun Chung, Hyuk Jang, Man-sik Jeong

Votes: 315

48. Our Time Will Come (2017)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama, War

82 Metascore

In Japanese-occupied Hong Kong, a school teacher and her would-be-fiancé link up with Chinese guerrilla fighters, forging their own path to freedom.

Director: Ann Hui | Stars: Xun Zhou, Eddie Peng, Wallace Huo, Deannie Ip

Votes: 647 | Gross: $0.10M