2. Başka Sinema Ayvalık Film Festivali

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4-9 October 2019

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1. Pain and Glory (2019)

R | 113 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A film director reflects on the choices he's made as past and present come crashing down around him.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etxeandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Nora Navas

Votes: 37,602

2. Parasite (2019)

R | 132 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

96 Metascore

A poor family, the Kims, con their way into becoming the servants of a rich family, the Parks. But their easy life gets complicated when their deception is threatened with exposure.

Director: Bong Joon Ho | Stars: Kang-ho Song, Sun-kyun Lee, Yeo-jeong Jo, Woo-sik Choi

Votes: 348,814 | Gross: $53.37M

3. Young Ahmed (2019)

90 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A Belgian teenager hatches a plot to kill his teacher after embracing an extremist interpretation of the Quran.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Idir Ben Addi, Olivier Bonnaud, Myriem Akheddiou, Victoria Bluck

Votes: 1,798

4. Little Joe (2019)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

60 Metascore

Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after him but soon starts fearing it.

Director: Jessica Hausner | Stars: Emily Beecham, Ben Whishaw, Kerry Fox, Kit Connor

Votes: 2,892

5. Invisible Life (2019)

R | 139 min | Drama

81 Metascore

Kept apart by a terrible lie and a conservative society, two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life each believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Julia Stockler, Carol Duarte, Flávia Gusmão, António Fonseca

Votes: 2,959

6. And Then We Danced (2019)

113 min | Drama, Romance

68 Metascore

A passionate coming-of-age tale set amidst the conservative confines of modern Tbilisi, the film follows Merab, a competitive dancer who is thrown off balance by the arrival of Irakli, a fellow male dancer with a rebellious streak.

Director: Levan Akin | Stars: Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili, Ana Javakishvili, Kakha Gogidze

Votes: 5,350

7. I Lost My Body (2019)

TV-MA | 81 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

80 Metascore

A story of Naoufel, a young man who is in love with Gabrielle. In another part of town, a severed hand escapes from a dissection lab, determined to find its body again.

Director: Jérémy Clapin | Stars: Hakim Faris, Victoire Du Bois, Patrick d'Assumçao, Alfonso Arfi

Votes: 19,195

8. Synonyms (2019)

Unrated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 3,694

9. God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunya (2019)

100 min | Drama

49 Metascore

A North Macedonian woman throws herself into a traditionally men-only ceremony, kicking up a ruckus and standing her ground.

Director: Teona Strugar Mitevska | Stars: Zorica Nusheva, Labina Mitevska, Stefan Vujisic, Suad Begovski

Votes: 1,100

10. Deerskin (2019)

77 min | Comedy, Horror

73 Metascore

A man's obsession with his designer deerskin jacket causes him to blow his life savings and turn to crime.

Director: Quentin Dupieux | Stars: Jean Dujardin, Adèle Haenel, Albert Delpy, Coralie Russier

Votes: 3,460

11. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

R | 122 min | Drama, Romance

95 Metascore

On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the eighteenth century, a female painter is obliged to paint a wedding portrait of a young woman.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino

Votes: 27,703

12. Honeyland (2019)

Unrated | 89 min | Documentary, Drama

86 Metascore

The last female bee-hunter in Europe must save the bees and return the natural balance in Honeyland, when a family of nomadic beekeepers invade her land and threaten her livelihood.

Directors: Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov | Stars: Hatidze Muratova, Nazife Muratova, Hussein Sam, Ljutvie Sam

Votes: 8,871 | Gross: $0.50M

13. Oray (2019)

100 min | Drama

Oray speaks in a quarrel with his wife Burcu three times 'talaq', the islamic formula for repudiation. The imam informs him about the consequences: he has to divorce his wife. Now Oray is ... See full summary »

Director: Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay | Stars: Zejhun Demirov, Deniz Orta, Cem Göktas, Mikael Bajrami

Votes: 125

14. It Must Be Heaven (2019)

102 min | Comedy

69 Metascore

Filmmaker Elia Suleiman travels to different cities and finds unexpected parallels to his homeland of Palestine.

Director: Elia Suleiman | Stars: Elia Suleiman, Tarik Kopty, Kareem Ghneim, George Khleifi

Votes: 1,665

15. The Whistlers (2019)

Not Rated | 97 min | Comedy, Crime

76 Metascore

Not everything is as it seems for Cristi, a policeman who plays both sides of the law. Embarking with the beautiful Gilda on a high-stakes heist, both will have to navigate the twists and turns of corruption, treachery and deception.

Director: Corneliu Porumboiu | Stars: Vlad Ivanov, Catrinel Marlon, Rodica Lazar, Agustí Villaronga

Votes: 1,824

16. Beanpole (2019)

130 min | Drama, War

84 Metascore

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Viktoria Miroshnichenko, Vasilisa Perelygina, Andrey Bykov, Igor Shirokov

Votes: 4,252

17. Sorry We Missed You (2019)

101 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Hoping that self-employment through gig economy can solve their financial woes, a hard-up UK delivery driver and his wife struggling to raise a family end up trapped in the vicious circle of this modern-day form of labour exploitation.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Kris Hitchen, Debbie Honeywood, Rhys Stone, Katie Proctor

Votes: 8,525

18. The Traitor (2019)

R | 145 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

The real life of Tommaso Buscetta, the so-called "boss of the two worlds," the first mafia informant in Sicily in the 1980s.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Pierfrancesco Favino, Luigi Lo Cascio, Fausto Russo Alesi, Maria Fernanda Cândido

Votes: 5,088

19. Lara (2019)

98 min | Drama, Music

It's Lara's 60th birthday, and this very evening, her son will be giving his debut piano concert. Lara mapped out his musical career. But Lara is not welcome at his debut performance. Even if Lara engages, everything gets out of control.

Director: Jan-Ole Gerster | Stars: Rainer Bock, Tom Schilling, Maria Dragus, Corinna Harfouch

Votes: 586

20. About Endlessness (2019)

78 min | Drama

84 Metascore

With ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Roy Andersson adds to his cinematic oeuvre with a reflection on human life in all its beauty and cruelty, its splendour and banality.

Director: Roy Andersson | Stars: Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms, Marie Burman, Amanda Davies

Votes: 1,206

21. Diego Maradona (2019)

TV-14 | 130 min | Documentary, Biography, Sport

78 Metascore

Constructed from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage, this documentary centers on the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona, who played for S.S.C. Napoli in the 1980s.

Director: Asif Kapadia | Stars: Diego Armando Maradona, Pelé, Claudia Villafañe, Dalma Maradona

Votes: 7,326

22. Meeting Jim (2018)

75 min | Documentary

Meeting Jim is a feature length documentary about a journey back to the lifetime of Jim Haynes, an extraordinary 83-year-old man who grabbed with heart and soul the spirit of the 60s and continued to carry it throughout his life.

Director: Ece Ger | Stars: Richard Demarco, Jim Haynes

Votes: 26

23. California Dreaming (I) (2019)

104 min | Documentary

California Dreaming explores the unusual town of California City, which is the 3rd largest city by area in the state of California, though only about 14,000 people live there. It was ... See full summary »

Director: Fabrizio Maltese | Stars: Jean-Paul Leblanc, Jennifer Wood, Norm Hill, Vic Carmona

Votes: 14

24. The Farewell (2019 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Animation, Short | Completed

'The Farewell' is a story of three people who left Cuba in the 1980s and never returned home. It explores the nostalgias that form when you carry exile within you. Who do you become when you never return to the place you call home?

Director: Gabriela Alcalde

25. The Miracle of the Sargasso Sea (2019)

121 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

In a small eel-farming town in the west of Greece, two women live solitary lives while dreaming of getting away. Elisabeth is a once-ambitious policewoman forced to relocate from Athens ten... See full summary »

Director: Syllas Tzoumerkas | Stars: Angeliki Papoulia, Youla Boudali, Hristos Passalis, Argyris Xafis

Votes: 431

26. Her Job (2018)

89 min | Drama

Panayiota gets for the first time a job as a cleaner in an attempt to support her family. While at her work environment she faces a ruthless system of exploitation, she spends the happiest ... See full summary »

Director: Nikos Labôt | Stars: Marisha Triantafyllidou, Dimitris Imellos, Maria Filini, Eleni Karagiorgi

Votes: 193

27. Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?

Director: Athiná-Rachél Tsangári | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orfanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Yiorgos Kendros

Votes: 3,858 | Gross: $0.03M

28. When Tomatoes Met Wagner (2019)

72 min | Documentary

The humorous and uplifting story of two ingenuous Greek cousins, who tackle the world market with their organic tomato products.

Director: Marianna Economou | Stars: Alexandros Gousiaris, Christos Takas, Olga Lorida, Agathi Gousiari

Votes: 64

29. Stella (1955)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Proud and independent, Stella, an unconventional Rebetico singer who cherishes her freedom, finds herself in an intense whirlwind romance. Everything points to a tragic ending, and in the aftermath of passion, there can be no winners.

Director: Michael Cacoyannis | Stars: Melina Mercouri, Giorgos Foundas, Alekos Alexandrakis, Hristina Kalogerikou

Votes: 2,307

30. eXistenZ (1999)

R | 97 min | Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller

68 Metascore

A game designer on the run from assassins must play her latest virtual reality creation with a marketing trainee to determine if the game has been damaged.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: Jude Law, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Ian Holm, Willem Dafoe

Votes: 90,398 | Gross: $2.84M

31. Goodbye, Dragon Inn (2003)

82 min | Drama, Comedy

82 Metascore

On a dark, wet night a historic and regal Chinese cinema sees its final film. Together with a small handful of souls they bid "Goodbye, Dragon Inn."

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Kang-sheng Lee, Shiang-chyi Chen, Kiyonobu Mitamura, Tien Miao

Votes: 3,742 | Gross: $0.03M

32. Being John Malkovich (1999)

R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

90 Metascore

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of movie star John Malkovich.

Director: Spike Jonze | Stars: John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener, John Malkovich

Votes: 297,469 | Gross: $22.86M

33. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

84 Metascore

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 303,487 | Gross: $7.22M

34. Boccaccio '70 (1962)

Unrated | 205 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Inspired by Boccaccio's novellas, each episode focuses on sex, love and seduction in Italy's 1960s, an era of economic growth and major cultural changes.

Directors: Vittorio De Sica, Federico Fellini, Mario Monicelli, Luchino Visconti | Stars: Anita Ekberg, Sophia Loren, Romy Schneider, Marisa Solinas

Votes: 3,558

35. Talking About Trees (2019)

93 min | Documentary

Four older Sudanese filmmakers with passion for film battle to bring cinema-going back to Sudan, not without resistance. Their 'Sudanese Film Club' have decided to revive an old cinema, and again draw attention to Sudanese film history.

Director: Suhaib Gasmelbari | Stars: Manar Al Hilo, Suleiman Ibrahim, Altayeb Mahdi, Ibrahim Shaddad

Votes: 472

36. Yesterday (III) (2019)

PG-13 | 116 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Music

55 Metascore

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed.

Director: Danny Boyle | Stars: Himesh Patel, Lily James, Sophia Di Martino, Ellise Chappell

Votes: 86,620 | Gross: $73.29M

37. Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000 (1976)

116 min | Drama

The European equivalent of "The Return of the Secaucus 7," this Swiss film looks at the lives of several men and women in their 30s as they confront the slim gains of the "revolutionary" ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Tanner | Stars: Myriam Boyer, Jean-Luc Bideau, Miou-Miou, Jacques Denis

Votes: 964

38. Wild Witch (2018)

90 min | Family, Fantasy

"Wild Witch" is a fantasy film for the whole family based on the popular book series by Lene Kaaberbøl.

Director: Kaspar Munk | Stars: Gerda Lie Kaas, Sonja Richter, May Simón Lifschitz, Vera Mi Fernandez Bachmann

Votes: 286

39. Next Door Spy (2017)

77 min | Animation, Family

Ten-year old Agathe-Christine, or simply AC, fancy mysteries and from the basement in the building, where she has just moved in, she has established a small detective bureau.

Director: Karla von Bengtson | Stars: Dar Salim, Albert Rudbeck Lindhardt, Tommy Kenter, Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis

Votes: 53

41. Passed by Censor (2019)

96 min | Drama

In the heart of Istanbul's prison, Zakir controls the letters prisoners receive. His average day is spent between the censorship office, his colleagues and his evening writing class. For a ... See full summary »

Director: Serhat Karaaslan | Stars: Berkay Ates, Saadet Aksoy, Ipek Türktan, Füsun Demirel

Votes: 292

42. A Tale of Three Sisters (2019)

108 min | Drama

Three young girls are sent back to their father in a poor village in central Anatolia, one after another, after failing in more affluent foster families.

Director: Emin Alper | Stars: Cemre Ebuzziya, Ece Yüksel, Helin Kandemir, Müfit Kayacan

Votes: 1,391

43. La Belle Indifference (2019)

Comedy, Drama

Onur is sacked from his job as manager of a pharmaceutical company and is not worried. But his wife Bahar is. Onur doesn't listen to her and becomes indifferent to her and the world around him. He'd rather be surrounded by more zebras.

Director: Kivanç Sezer | Stars: Alican Yücesoy, Basak Ozcan, Bülent Emrah Parlak, Müfit Kayacan

Votes: 351

44. Girl with No Mouth (2019)

97 min | Adventure

In a war-torn post-apocalyptic region, a bunch of kids, who suffer from deformed limbs due to a toxic explosion, embark on an adventure.

Director: Can Evrenol | Stars: Denizhan Akbaba, Elif Sevinç, Özgür Civelek, Kaan Alpdayi

Votes: 171

45. Noah Land (2019)

109 min | Drama

Suffering through a mid-life crisis, Omer has to face the angry villagers in order to realize his estranged father's dying wish to be buried under the enshrined Noah Tree which his father claims to have planted half a century ago.

Director: Cenk Ertürk | Stars: Ali Atay, Haluk Bilginer, Arin Kusaksizoglu, Mehmet Özgür

Votes: 738