Chennai International Film Festival 2013

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1. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 129,326 | Gross: $2.20M

2. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Marine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Frédéric Pierrot, Fantin Ravat

Votes: 30,091 | Gross: $0.05M

3. Salvo (2013)

Not Rated | 110 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

59 Metascore

Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence.

Directors: Fabio Grassadonia, Antonio Piazza | Stars: Saleh Bakri, Luigi Lo Cascio, Sara Serraiocco, Giuditta Perriera

Votes: 1,084

4. Suzanne (I) (2013)

94 min | Drama

75 Metascore

The story of a family and a love affair told through the journey of a young woman called Suzanne.

Director: Katell Quillévéré | Stars: Sara Forestier, François Damiens, Adèle Haenel, Paul Hamy

Votes: 1,458

5. My Sweet Pepper Land (2013)

100 min | Drama

Baran, a Kurdish independence war hero, is now sheriff in Erbil, the capital city. No longer feeling useful in this society now at peace, he thinks about quitting the police force, but ... See full summary »

Director: Hiner Saleem | Stars: Korkmaz Arslan, Golshifteh Farahani, Suat Usta, Mir Murad Bedirxan

Votes: 1,973

6. S#x Acts (2012)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »

Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel | Stars: Sivan Levy, Eviatar Mor, Roy Nik, Niv Zilberberg

Votes: 546

7. Harmony Lessons (2013)

120 min | Drama

Lonely Kazakh teenager Aslan is bullied at his new school. He prepares himself for a bloody revenge on the school bully Bolat.

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Timur Aidarbekov, Aslan Anarbayev, Mukhtar Andassov, Anelya Adilbekova

Votes: 837

8. Cheap Thrills (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

63 Metascore

A scheming couple put a struggling family man and his old friend through a series of increasingly twisted dares over the course of an evening at a local bar.

Director: E.L. Katz | Stars: Pat Healy, Ethan Embry, Sara Paxton, David Koechner

Votes: 16,880 | Gross: $0.06M

9. The Missing Picture (2013)

Not Rated | 92 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1979.

Director: Rithy Panh | Stars: Randal Douc, Jean-Baptiste Phou

Votes: 2,903 | Gross: $0.05M

10. The German Doctor (2013)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, History, Thriller

62 Metascore

The true story of an Argentine family who lived with Josef Mengele without knowing his true identity, and of a girl who fell in love with one of the biggest criminals of all time.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Alex Brendemühl, Diego Peretti, Guillermo Pfening, Alan Daicz

Votes: 6,099 | Gross: $0.41M

11. Little Lion (2012)

G | 102 min | Drama

Mitri is fifteen and lives in a Senegalese village. Like all boys his age, he plays football and dreams of Barça and of Chelsea. When a recruiting agent picks him up out, Mitri believes his... See full summary »

Director: Samuel Collardey | Stars: Mytri Attal, Marc Barbé, Jean-François Stévenin, Anne Coesens

Votes: 181

13. The Amazing Catfish (2013)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama

69 Metascore

Claudia, a lonely young woman, works in a supermarket. One night, she ends up in the hospital with a severe case of appendicitis. There, she meets Martha, the woman resting in the bed next ... See full summary »

Director: Claudia Sainte-Luce | Stars: Lisa Owen, Ximena Ayala, Sonia Franco, Wendy Guillén

Votes: 1,589 | Gross: $0.01M

14. Two Mothers (2013)

Not Rated | 75 min | Drama

Two Mothers is a drama about a lesbian married couple, Katja and Isabella, who decided to have a child in Germany, a country that imposes so many legal issues, high fees and other obstacles... See full summary »

Director: Anne Zohra Berrached | Stars: Karina Plachetka, Sabine Wolf, Florian Weber, Maarten Van Santen

Votes: 452

15. What They Don't Talk About When They Talk About Love (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

At a high school for the visually impaired in Jakarta, Indonesia, the students are like any other teenagers: they attend classes, pursue artistic endeavors, and fall in love. The most ... See full summary »

Director: Mouly Surya | Stars: Nicholas Saputra, Ayushita, Karina Salim, Anggun Priambodo

Votes: 192

16. The Eternal Return of Antonis Paraskevas (2013)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

Antonis arrives in a hotel near the sea. It is winter, the hotel is closed and Antonis wanders alone. It seems to have all the time with him. Until television announced the disappearance of the famous journalist Antonis Paraskevas.

Director: Elina Psykou | Stars: Christos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani, Giorgos Souxes, Theodora Tzimou

Votes: 265

17. The Major (I) (2013)

99 min | Action, Crime, Drama

In a car accident, a policeman accidentally killed a child. The other cops are trying to hush up the case.

Director: Yuriy Bykov | Stars: Denis Shvedov, Yuriy Bykov, Irina Nizina, Ilya Isaev

Votes: 3,139

18. Coming Forth by Day (2012)

96 min | Drama

Those who have fully enjoyed their bodies cannot be submissive. And those who never have? Can they survive the slavery of solitude and impotent acceptance of what they can't change or ... See full summary »

Director: Hala Lotfy | Stars: Donia Maher, Salma Al-Naggar, Ahmad Lutfi, Doaa Ereikat

Votes: 155

19. After the Battle (2012)

124 min | Drama, History

Mahmoud was part of the armed groups coerced by the Egyptian Government which carried out attacks on protestors in Tahir Square the 2nd of February 2011. Since then, Mahmoud has lost his ... See full summary »

Director: Yusri Nasrullah | Stars: Menna Shalabi, Bassem Samra, Nahed El Sebaï, Salah Abdullah

Votes: 454

20. Chaos, Disorder (2012)

77 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

This is the story of lost love in a controversial setting. Manal, Zaki and Mounir are in there twenties, living in a confined community where basic needs are met yet chaos and disorder brew... See full summary »

Director: Nadine Khan | Stars: Ayten Amer, Mohamed Farraag, Ramsi Lehner, Ossama Mohamed Attia

Votes: 96

21. Chinese Zodiac (2012)

PG-13 | 109 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

29 Metascore

A man searches the world for a set of mystic artifacts. The twelve bronze heads of the animals from the Chinese zodiac.

Director: Jackie Chan | Stars: Jackie Chan, Qi Shu, Xingtong Yao, Sang-Woo Kwon

Votes: 20,038

22. A Simple Life (2013)

Drama

The story focuses mainly on the memories of an elderly woman in her last days as she recollects on the influential moments that altered her life.

Director: Scott Nelson | Stars: Lori Avoy, Abbi Chiu, Charlotte Elle Hanna, Chloe Larson

23. Back to 1942 (2012)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama

41 Metascore

A deadly drought in 1942 takes its toll on central China's Henan province during the war against Japan.

Director: Xiaogang Feng | Stars: Guoli Zhang, Hanyu Zhang, Wei Fan, Yuanzheng Feng

Votes: 2,934 | Gross: $0.31M

24. Arrows of the Thunder Dragon - Director's Cut (2013)

89 min | Drama, Family, History

Set in the 1970s in the ancient Himalayan Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan, the story follows the drama of a remote village brother and sister passionate about the National sport of archery.

Director: Greg Sneddon | Stars: Tshering Zangmo, Kandu, Tandin Phub, Shacha

Votes: 23

25. House with a Turret (2012)

80 min | Drama

A 8-year-old boy is travelling with his mother towards his grandfather, but their journey is stopped when the young woman dies of typhus in an unknown town, just as poor and in ruins as any... See full summary »

Directors: Eva Neymann, Ludmila Kulchitskaya, Ivan Rutkovskyi | Stars: Nikolas Adamidis, Valeriy Bassel, Vitalina Bibliv, Albert Filozov

Votes: 135

26. Un p'tit gars de Ménilmontant (2013)

88 min | Crime, Drama

Jo gets out of prison after 15 years after a big heist, and most is changed in his old neighborhood. New gangs and different lives. He's even got a son, which he didn't know about. He is back, and that stirs up the neighborhood.

Director: Alain Minier | Stars: Olivier Marchal, Smaïn, Catherine Marchal, Nassim Boutelis

Votes: 146

27. Snails in the Rain (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama, Romance

Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male-written, love letters that undermines his sexual identity and interfere with his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.

Director: Yariv Mozer | Stars: Yoav Reuveni, Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Yariv Mozer, Moran Rosenblatt

Votes: 1,723

28. Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

69 Metascore

After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality.

Director: Daniel Patrick Carbone | Stars: Ryan Jones, Nathan Varnson, Colm O'Leary, Thomas Cruz

Votes: 1,550

29. Hiss Dokhtarha Faryad Nemizanand (2013)

106 min | Drama

Shirin is supposed to get married in a couple of hours, but she unexpectedly murders a man. The cause of the crime, rooted in her nightmarish childhood, unravels gradually and the real question emerges: Who is the REAL criminal?

Director: Pouran Derakhshandeh | Stars: Tannaz Tabatabayi, Merila Zare'i, Babak Hamidian, Shahab Hosseini

Votes: 3,603

30. Reclamation (II) (2012)

78 min | Drama, War

After losing his fiance from the onslaught of invading Chinese and Russian forces, David attempts an escape north to Canada but captures a mutinied Russian soldier along the way. The two ... See full summary »

Director: Nate Horowitz | Stars: Mike Ardashnikov, Christian Gray, Taylor Keazirian, Nick Stockwell

31. A Place Called Home (2013)

108 min | Drama, Family, History

Coming home to make amends with her estranged father, Eleni finds herself confronted with an unexpected kinship.

Director: Maria Douza | Stars: Mirto Alikaki, Mirjana Karanovic, Ilias Logothetis, Nikos Orfanos

Votes: 170

32. Fynbos (2012)

96 min | Drama

A real estate developer, on the brink of bankruptcy, travels with his wife to a lavish and remote property to close a prospective deal in a last ditch attempt to save his life as he knows ... See full summary »

Director: Harry Patramanis | Stars: Cara Roberts, Chad Phillips, Jessica Haines, John Herbert

Votes: 56

33. Tangerines (2013)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, War

73 Metascore

In 1992, war rages in Abkhazia, a breakaway region of Georgia. An Estonian man Ivo has decided to stay behind and harvest his crops of tangerines. In a bloody conflict at his door, a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo takes him in.

Director: Zaza Urushadze | Stars: Lembit Ulfsak, Elmo Nüganen, Giorgi Nakashidze, Misha Meskhi

Votes: 34,935 | Gross: $0.14M

34. A Stranger (2013)

87 min | Drama

When Slavko's old friend Djulaga dies, Slavko feels obliged to go to the funeral. But in his hometown of Mostar, in Bosnia & Herzegovina, this simple social obligation has the potential to ... See full summary »

Director: Bobo Jelcic | Stars: Bogdan Diklic, Nada Djurevska, Ivana Roscic, Rakan Rushaidat

Votes: 347

35. The Bag of Flour (2012)

Not Rated | 92 min | Drama

Alsemberg, 1975, Sarah an 8-year-old-girl is living in a Catholic foster family. One day, her biological father whom she has never seen before, comes to take her for a weekend in Paris. But... See full summary »

Director: Kadija Leclere | Stars: Hiam Abbass, Mehdi Dehbi, Hafsia Herzi, Kadija Leclere

Votes: 134

36. The Circle Within (2013)

72 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Halil is an old pedlar who travels to Turkish villages with his horse and sells trinket, needle and thread, mirror, scissors, comb, toys for children etc. After selling his stuff in the ... See full summary »

Director: Deniz Cinar | Stars: Coskun Cetinalp, Deniz Cinar, Firat Cinar, Adil Vurguncu

37. Olli (2013)

90 min | Action

The story revolves about Vishnu, a geologist and his wife, Sumathi a teacher. They have been married for the past 5 years but have not been gifted with a child. Things changed once Vishnu ... See full summary »

Director: P. Rameesh | Stars: Syed Maimuni, Pushpa Narayan, Shashi Tharan

Votes: 7

38. Küf (2012)

94 min | Drama

Turkey. Basri, a widower little out of retirement, walks every day along the railroad tracks to check the status. Aside from his work, his only thought is to have news of his son, who's ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ali Aydin | Stars: Ercan Kesal, Muhammet Uzuner, Tansu Biçer, Ali Çoban

Votes: 779

40. Something in the Way (I) (2013)

89 min | Drama

Ahmad (Reza Rahadian), a porn obsessed taxi driver from Jakarta, falls for the beautiful young prostitute Kinar (Ratu Felisha) and struggles with sexual frustration and misguided piety.

Director: Teddy Soeriaatmadja | Stars: Reza Rahadian, Ratu Felisha, Verdi Solaiman

Votes: 510

41. Like Father, Like Son (2013)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama

73 Metascore

Ryota is a successful workaholic businessman. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another boy after birth, he faces the difficult decision to choose his true son or the boy he and his wife have raised as their own.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Masaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yôko Maki, Lily Franky

Votes: 19,339 | Gross: $0.28M

42. The Whirl (2012)

110 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

Three childhood friends from Belgrade, Serbia, whose destinies change as they become adults during the wartime 1990s.

Director: Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic | Stars: Nebojsa Djordjevic, Srdjan Pantelic, Nenad Okanovic, Jelena Matijasevic

Votes: 693

43. Jîn (2013)

122 min | Drama

Jin, a guerrilla, lives in a cave and decides to escape from the organization. She finds some civilian clothes and goes down from the mountain to the city. However, the city is no safer than the mountain.

Director: Reha Erdem | Stars: Deniz Hasgüler, Onur Ünsal, Yildirim Simsek, Ayris Alptekin

Votes: 1,773

44. Illusion (V) (2013)

95 min | Drama

ILLUSION is a film about people, their wishes, fears, hopes and longings. A glance behind the facade of daily routine. A visually stunning cycle between reality and illusion, a carousel of ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Reber | Stars: Carolina Hoffmann, Christoph Baumann, Thomas Kollhoff, Antje Mönning

Votes: 63

45. Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)

127 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Robert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska, Iwona Bielska, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Votes: 2,552

46. Life Feels Good (2013)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama

7.7