36th Göteborg International Film Festival

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Göteborg International Film Festival 25 Jan - 4 Feb 2013, complete list

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1. Sanctuary (2013)

88 min | Adventure, Drama

The police are pursuing a man wanted for murder. If the man is arrested his daughter will be placed in foster care. To stay free they escape into the wilderness. Faro refers to a Portuguese city that the father once visited.

Director: Fredrik Edfeldt | Stars: Jakob Cedergren, Clara Christiansson, Maria Heiskanen, Göran Stangertz

Votes: 363

2. Northwest (2013)

Not Rated | 91 min | Action, Crime, Drama

18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal, before moving on to work for big player Björn. All goes well, until Jamal's gang ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Gustav Dyekjær Giese, Oscar Dyekjær Giese, Lene Maria Christensen, Annemieke Bredahl Peppink

Votes: 3,677

3. I Belong (2012)

118 min | Comedy, Drama

What happens to us when people stop acting like they're supposed to? A nurse gets into a dispute at work because she switches to speaking English when she gets nervous. A translator ... See full summary »

Director: Dag Johan Haugerud | Stars: Andrine Sæther, Jan Gunnar Røise, Laila Goody, Henriette Steenstrup

Votes: 527

4. All That Matters Is Past (2012)

105 min | Drama

As kids, Janne befriends William. After years abroad, William returns to Norway and contacts her. She spends the summer with him. She's found half dead next to two dead men in the woods. What happened?

Director: Sara Johnsen | Stars: Maria Bonnevie, Inga Berger Schou, Tea Sandanger, Line Billa Ljøstad

Votes: 608

5. 8-Ball (2013)

107 min | Crime, Drama

Single mother name Pike who, having just been released from prison, is trying to start her news life anew. When her former boyfriend Lalli come back from abroad, it open a window into her ... See full summary »

Director: Aku Louhimies | Stars: Jessica Grabowsky, Eero Aho, Pirkka-Pekka Petelius, Mikko Leppilampi

Votes: 1,667

6. Before Snowfall (2013)

96 min | Drama

A sixteen-year-old boy gets wrapped in plastic, and lowered into a tank truck full of crude oil. That's how Hisham Zaman's long awaited feature film debut begins.

Director: Hisham Zaman | Stars: Abdullah Taher, Suzan Ilir, Bahar Ozen, Ava Abdulsattar

Votes: 502

7. The Deep (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

Based on actual events, a fisherman tries to survive in the freezing ocean after his boat capsizes off the south coast of Iceland.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ólafur Darri Ólafsson, Stefán Hallur Stefánsson, Joi Johannsson, Thora Bjorg Helga

Votes: 4,678

8. A Hijacking (2012)

R | 103 min | Drama, Thriller

82 Metascore

The crew of a Danish cargo ship is hijacked by Somali pirates who proceed to engage in escalating negotiations with authorities in Copenhagen.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Søren Malling, Dar Salim, Roland Møller

Votes: 15,005 | Gross: $0.41M

9. Forest of the Dancing Spirits (2013)

Not Rated | 104 min | Documentary

"In the beginning, women lived apart, unaware of the existence of men. Until one day, when the first woman, Toli, who was brave and adventurous traveled deep into the forest. Toli ... See full summary »

Director: Linda Västrik

Votes: 146

10. Decency (2013)

79 min | Documentary

A cry from the revolutionary wilderness. Drowsy and beautiful about the solidarity that disappeared.

Director: Stefan Jarl | Stars: Thommy Berggren, Kate Pickett, Richard Wilkinson

Votes: 105

11. No Burqas Behind Bars (2012)

77 min | Documentary, Drama

This documentary takes viewers inside one of the worlds most restricted environments - an afghan women's' prison. Through the prisoners own stories we explore how moral crimes are used to control women in Afghanistan.

Directors: Maryam Ebrahimi, Nima Sarvestani

Votes: 156

12. Nowhere Home (2012)

93 min | Documentary, Drama

In 2009 the Norwegian government introduced new rules to enforce immigration. One was the rule for preliminary stay for sole minors under 18. Who's responsible for them?

Director: Margreth Olin | Stars: Goli Mohammed Ali, Husein Ali, Khalid Faquiri, Hassan

Votes: 119

13. Belleville Baby (2013)

76 min | Documentary

Director Mia Engberg received a call from a man from the past, who tells her he spent several years in prison. She remembers Paris, a motorcycle, a cat, memories and things that got lost in the way.

Director: Mia Engberg | Star: Olivier Desautel

Votes: 253

14. Finnish Blood Swedish Heart (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Music

A son and a father go on a road trip that turns into a musical journey into the emotional memory and the history of Finnish immigration in Sweden; of shame, guilt, crime, alcoholism, and family secrets.

Director: Mika Ronkainen | Stars: Hannu Kiviaho, Harri Manty, Markus Fagervall, Anna Järvinen

Votes: 291

15. My Afghanistan: Life in the Forbidden Zone (2012)

87 min | Documentary, History, War

Nagieb Khaja is a Danish journalist of Afghan origin and he believes that the West makes decisions on Afghanistan based on an uninformed view of the country and its people. Nagieb a man ... See full summary »

Director: Nagieb Khaja

Votes: 31

16. White Black Boy (2012)

57 min | Documentary

Shida is the new kid in class in a private boarding school in Tanzania. He is shy, he has no self-esteem, he does not speak one word of English - the primary language in the school, and he ... See full summary »

Director: Camilla Magid

Votes: 23

17. Watchtower (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama

A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other.

Director: Pelin Esmer | Stars: Olgun Simsek, Nilay Erdönmez, Laçin Ceylan, Menderes Samancilar

Votes: 1,575

18. Two Lives (2012)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Thriller

62 Metascore

As the Berlin Wall crumbles, Katrine, the daughter of a Norwegian woman and a German occupation soldier, finds her idyllic life disrupted as she refuses to testify a trial against the Norwegian state on behalf of her fellow "war children."

Directors: Georg Maas, Judith Kaufmann | Stars: Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken

Votes: 2,790 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Wadjda (2012)

PG | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

81 Metascore

An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Waad Mohammed, Reem Abdullah, Abdullrahman Al Gohani, Ahd

Votes: 16,801 | Gross: $1.35M

20. It Felt Like Love (2013)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

76 Metascore

Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation.

Director: Eliza Hittman | Stars: Gina Piersanti, Jesse Cordasco, Giovanna Salimeni, Nugget

Votes: 2,030 | Gross: $0.03M

21. 36 (2012)

68 min | Drama

A young location scout meets the art director of her project in a day they will keep in their memories for a while, each for their own reasons.

Director: Nawapol Thamrongrattanarit | Stars: Vajrasthira Koramit, Wanlop Rungkumjad, Nottapon Boonprakob

Votes: 410

22. Dog Flesh (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama

Dog Flesh deals with a complex period in the life of Alejandro, a solitary, fragile and unpredictable man who is crushed by the hostility of his mysterious past.

Director: Fernando Guzzoni | Stars: Alejandro Goic, Amparo Noguera, Alfredo Castro, María Gracia Omegna

Votes: 91

23. Fill the Void (2012)

PG | 90 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

When the older sister of Shira, an 18-year-old Hasidic Israeli, dies suddenly in childbirth, Shira must decide if she can and should marry her widowed brother-in-law, which also generates tensions within her extended family.

Director: Rama Burshtein | Stars: Hadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Chayim Sharir

Votes: 3,512 | Gross: $1.77M

24. Crawl (2012)

95 min | Drama

En Cornouailles, dans une Bretagne de dunes et docéan vit Martin, 25 ans. Beau garçon, très sauvage, souvent seul et à lair libre, il sy entend comme personne pour attraper des mulets à la ... See full synopsis »

Director: Hervé Lasgouttes | Stars: Swann Arlaud, Anne Marivin, Nina Meurisse, Gilles Cohen

Votes: 45

25. Crestfallen (2013)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

Her parents dead, Tuva discovers that she is adopted, and she and her daughter begin trying to find their hidden roots. This leads back to the small town where she grew up, but it seems people are desperately trying to hide something...

Director: Johan Lundh | Stars: Josephine Bornebusch, Björn Granath, Claes Ljungmark, Ingela Olsson

Votes: 402

26. Förtroligheten (2013)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama

As a mysterious 'shadow' harasses a teenage girl in the middle of the night in a wealthy neighborhood in Goteborg, Sweden; the idyllic streets are beginning to look more like a prison than ... See full summary »

Director: William Olsson | Stars: Anton Lundqvist, Helena Af Sandeberg, Alba August, Karin Bergquist

Votes: 171

27. Ma vie réelle (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Biography

For Danny, Alex, Mickerson and Michael, music is an outlet, a form of expression, and a necessity of life. 'My real life' is a portrait of four people in transition and a microcosm of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Magnus Isacsson, Franck Le Coroller | Stars: Alexandre Bryson, Don Karnage, Danny Raymond, Michael Stiverne

Votes: 8

28. Fanny, Alexander & jag (2012)

100 min | Documentary

Follows the rehearsals at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, of Stefan Larsson's staging of "Fanny and Alexander", Bergman's mighty epic about life, art and theatre.

Director: Stig Björkman | Stars: Josefin Alhenko, Mikael Berg, Kicki Bramberg, Reine Brynolfsson

Votes: 12

29. Afert Your (2013)

75 min | Documentary

The quiet drama of life and death across three generations, capture with meticulous precision and unmistakably Nordis aesthetic in a brave balancing act between closeness and distance

Director: Marius Dybwad Brandrud

30. A Life in Dirty Movies (2013)

Unrated | 100 min | Documentary, Biography

69 Metascore

A documentary shot at the end of pornographer Joe Sarnos's life, which reveals his attempt to make one last film, as well as his relationship with his wife, Peggy.

Director: Wiktor Ericsson | Stars: Joseph W. Sarno, Peggy Steffans, Michael J. Bowen, John Waters

Votes: 461

32. Din barndom ska aldrig dö (2013)

82 min | Drama, Romance

Your Childhood Shall Never Die is about a group of people and their complicated relationships to one another. Vera is trying to figure out how to relate to her sons irresponsible father, ... See full summary »

Director: Marcus Carlsson | Stars: Ingebjørg Buen, Helena Gezelius, Sigmund Hovind, Vinnie Gustavsson Hägg

Votes: 55

33. Molanders (2013)
Episode: Flytten (2013)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Molanders move from Stockholm to start a new life in a small town.

Director: Leif Lindblom | Stars: Eric Ericson, Livia Millhagen, Erik Lennblad, Alva Cavallin Telkkonen

Votes: 7

34. Molanders (2013)
Episode: Operastjärnan (2013)

45 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A famous opera singer arrives for a concert.

Director: Leif Lindblom | Stars: Eric Ericson, Livia Millhagen, Erik Lennblad, Alva Cavallin Telkkonen

Votes: 7

35. Äta lunch (2013)

13 min | Short, Drama

15-year-old Klara is about to eat lunch with four other youngsters at the Eating Disorder Clinic under the supervision of the nurses. They have 30 minutes to eat up.

Director: Sanna Lenken | Stars: Jonas Blom, Anna-Carin Henricsson, Julia Marko-Nord, Sara Runsten

Votes: 46

37. Så här är det nu (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short

Add a Plot

Director: Anders Jedenfors

Votes: 9

38. 6 stora fiskar (2013)

14 min | Short, Drama

Ann Sofi and Andreas are a couple of Swedish artists. They came to Romania as exchange students and have a workshop in an apartment downtown Bucharest. Ann Sofi sees art as a means of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Stefan Constantinescu | Stars: Mattias Brunn, Gheorghe Ifrim, Lucian Ifrim, Vera Vitali

Votes: 9

40. Couple Fucking (2013)

14 min | Short

A man in search of status buys a copulating couple at an auction. But every action has consequences.

Director: Peter Modestij | Stars: Simon J. Berger, Björn Andersson, Jonas Lübeck, Alicia Heimerson

Votes: 58

41. On Suffocation (2013)

7 min | Short, Drama

When the system becomes more important than human life; seven minutes without dialogue about an execution.

Director: Jenifer Malmqvist | Stars: Ali Dawoud, Kurdi Kara, Poyan Karimi, Zana Penjweni

Votes: 69

42. Coastal Forecast (2013)

10 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

You can't trust the weather report. I'd better do my own forecast. A man listening to the weather report decides to check if the information is correct.

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Star: Ola Simonsson

Votes: 17

43. Eiffeltornet (2004)

13 min | Sci-Fi, Drama, Comedy

A man tells his wife about a dream he had last night, he was in Paris and the Eiffel Tower was missing. She does not understand however, what is this Eiffel Tower of which he speaks?

Director: Niklas Rådström | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Pernilla August, Michael Odhag, Anna Azcárate

Votes: 69