AFI FEST 2017: World Cinema

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1. April's Daughter (2017)

103 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A pregnant 17-year-old decides to keep her condition to herself, enjoying a calm life in Puerto Vallarta. But, why on earth hadn't the inexperienced mother-to-be sought for assistance earlier? Can a mere child raise a kid on her own?

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

Votes: 1,177

2. Beauty and the Dogs (2017)

100 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

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 »

Director: Kaouther Ben Hania | Stars: Mariam Al Ferjani, Ghanem Zrelli, Noomen Hamda, Mohamed Akkari

Votes: 1,127 | Gross: $0.01M

3. Let the Sunshine In (2017)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 4,817 | Gross: $0.87M

4. A 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: 1,805 | Gross: $0.03M

5. Claire's Camera (2017)

Unrated | 69 min | Drama

80 Metascore

The story of female friendship as Frenchwoman Claire helps the subject of her photograph, Min-Hee, discover why she was fired without apparent cause.

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

Votes: 1,495 | Gross: $0.08M

6. 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: 1,536 | Gross: $0.02M

7. A Fantastic Woman (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and 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: 19,521 | Gross: $2.02M

8. Foxtrot (II) (2017)

R | 113 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A troubled family must 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: 5,432 | Gross: $0.62M

9. A Gentle Creature (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama, Mystery

78 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: Sergey Loznitsa | Stars: Liya Akhedzhakova, Valeriu Andriuta, Roza Khayrullina, Vasilina Makovtseva

Votes: 1,740

10. Happy End (2017)

R | 107 min | Drama

72 Metascore

A well-to-do French family deals with a series of setbacks and crises.

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

Votes: 11,063 | Gross: $0.30M

11. Hochelaga, Land of Souls (2017)

100 min | History

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: 375

12. 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: 24,429 | Gross: $0.32M

13. The Insult (2017)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

72 Metascore

After an emotional exchange between a Lebanese Christian and a Palestinian refugee escalates, the men end up in a court case that gets national attention.

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

Votes: 12,176 | Gross: $1.00M

14. Loveless (2017)

R | 127 min | Drama

86 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, Marina Vasileva

Votes: 25,258 | Gross: $0.57M

15. A Man of Integrity (2017)

PG-13 | 113 min | Drama

A drama about corruption and injustice in Iranian society. You are the oppressed, or you have to join the oppressor to survive!

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

Votes: 1,264

16. Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

93 min | Drama, Thriller

77 Metascore

Marlina lives quietly in Sumba until one day a man named Markus and his gang try 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: Marsha Timothy, Egy Fedly, Tumpal Tampubolon, Yoga Pratama

Votes: 2,026 | Gross: $0.02M

17. Mr. Long (2017)

129 min | Action, Crime, Drama

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: 784

18. Mrs. Hyde (2017)

Unrated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

60 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: 1,015 | Gross: $0.02M

19. 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: 13,842

20. On Body and Soul (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Mystery

77 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: 20,284

21. The Other Side of Hope (2017)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 9,557 | Gross: $0.18M

22. A Season in France (2017)

100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

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: 328

23. A Skin So Soft (2017)

93 min | Documentary, Sport

65 Metascore

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: 145

24. Spoor (2017)

128 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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, Patricia Volny

Votes: 3,562

25. Sweet Country (2017)

R | 113 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

87 Metascore

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 a posse gathers to hunt him down.

Director: Warwick Thornton | Stars: Hamilton Morris, Shanika Cole, Ewen Leslie, Sam Neill

Votes: 6,177 | Gross: $0.10M

26. Thelma (2017)

Not Rated | 116 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

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 with devastating results.

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

Votes: 22,507 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Wajib (2017)

96 min | Drama

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: 919

28. Walking Past the Future (2017)

129 min | Drama

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 | Stars: Zishan Yang, Fang Yin, Yusi Chen, Qinqin Li

Votes: 65

29. Western (2017)

Unrated | 121 min | Drama

81 Metascore

German construction workers building a dam near a Bulgarian village interact with the locals, and soon the troubles arise both with the locals and among themselves.

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

Votes: 2,934 | Gross: $0.04M

30. The Workshop (2017)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

74 Metascore

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: 1,494 | Gross: $0.02M



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