28th WFF

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films seen on 28th Warsaw Film Festiwal 12-21.X.2012

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1. Room 514 (2012)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama

In this disturbing, realistic debut a determined young female soldier interrogates an officer. Contrary to her colleagues' advice she accuses him of beating up an Arab family. She ... See full summary »

Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv | Stars: Asia Naifeld, Ohad Hall, Guy Kapulnik, Udi Persi

Votes: 137

12.X.2012; 9:30; ODK (Discoveries);+;;N1 (Notebook 1 - review);;

2. Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

106 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Wiese | Stars: Shin Dong-Hyuk, Oh Yangnam, Hyuk Kwon, August Diehl

Votes: 1,011

12.X.2012; 11:00; DOC (Documentary); +; director; N1;;I cried

3. Hitler's Children (2011)

Not Rated | 59 min | Documentary, History

69 Metascore

A look into the lives of the descendants of the top Nazi officials who worked under Hitler's command.

Director: Chanoch Ze'evi | Stars: Bettina Göring, Katrin Himmler, Monika Hertwig, Rainer Höß

Votes: 1,142 | Gross: $0.03M

12.X.2012; 14:00; DOC; +; director; N1;;

4. Aquí y Allá: Here and There (2012)

110 min | Drama

67 Metascore

"AQUÍ": Pedro returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US. He finds his daughters older, and more distant than he imagined. His wife still ... See full summary »

Director: Antonio Méndez Esparza | Stars: Pedro De los Santos, Teresa Ramírez Aguirre, Lorena Guadalupe Pantaleón Vázquez, Heidi Laura Solano Espinoza

Votes: 209

12.X.2012; 16:00; X (World Today - this category was only in 28th WFF ?); +;;N1;;

5. Poka noch ne razluchit (2012)

63 min | Comedy, Drama

A genuine satiric comedy, based on real conversations - both amusing and sad - overheard by a journalist in one of the most expensive Moscow restaurants. Hilarious and revealing, this is a ... See full summary »

Director: Boris Khlebnikov | Stars: Aleksandr Yatsenko, Evgeniy Sytyy, Sakhat Dursunov, Irina Butanaeva

Votes: 313

12.X.2012; 18:30; IC (International Competition);+;director;N1;;

6. Operación E (2012)

Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Thriller

A thriller centered on a family taken hostage by the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia.

Director: Miguel Courtois | Stars: Luis Tosar, Antonio Ferreira, Eileen Moreno, Francisco Pérez

Votes: 547

12.X.2012; 21:30; IC; +;;N1; Ecumenical Yury Award;

7. Imagine (II) (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Edward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, Melchior Derouet, Francis Frappat

Votes: 2,335

14.X.2012; 21:30; O (Opening film); +;composer, producer; N1; Viewers Award, Best Director Award;

15.X.2012; 9:30; ODK; +;;N1;;

9. The Domino Effect (2012)

100 min | Drama

If global economy came to a sudden stop what would be the effect on families worldwide? People in different countries or continents might not seem to be interrelated but there is more than ... See full summary »

Director: Paula van der Oest | Stars: Theo James, Harriet Walter, Tiya Sircar, James D'Arcy

Votes: 239

15.X.2012; 11:15; IC; +;;N1;;

10. Lilet Never Happened (2012)

105 min | Drama

A look at child prostitution in Manila.

Director: Jacco Groen | Stars: Sandy Talag, Johanna ter Steege, John Arcilla, Angeli Bayani

Votes: 201

15.X.2012; 13:30; IC; +; director, actress; N1;; during Q&A evacuation due to fake bomb alarm, I cried

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;;N1;;Hotel Noir ticket entrance

12. Bayonet (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 13 min | Short, Drama, Thriller

When a quiet intruder enters a Manhattan loft, it becomes home to a geopolitical act that no one can notice.

Director: Gregory Horoupian | Stars: Tammy McNeill, Robert O'Gorman, Noa Livne, Lorianna Izrailova

Votes: 16

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;director;N1;;

13. Legacy (V) (2012)

6 min | Animation, Short, Drama

Legacy is the story of one boy's difficulties to live up to his family's expectations when the burden of his heritage is suddenly thrust upon him. The film centers around a boy named Theo, ... See full summary »

Director: Adam Floeck | Stars: Alexandra Olivier, Craig Zacok

Votes: 23

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;;N1;;

14. Father (III) (2012)

Not Rated | 16 min | Animation

When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you?

Directors: Ivan Bogdanov, Moritz Mayerhofer, Asparuh Petrov, Veljko Popovic, Rositsa Raleva, Dmitry Yagodin | Stars: Harry Anichkin, Ivana Gavrilova, Eltimir Alexandrov, Delly Allen

Votes: 62

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;;N1;;

15. Head Over Heels (2012)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Walter and Madge have grown apart: he lives on the floor and she lives on the ceiling. When Walter tries to reignite their old romance, the couple must face their equilibrium.

Director: Timothy Reckart | Stars: Nigel Anthony, Rayyah McCaul

Votes: 2,158

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;;N1;;

16. Child 31 (2012)

32 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

Follow one of CNN's Heroes, Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow as we get a glimpse into his simple, yet groundbreaking, idea that is working to lift the developing world out of poverty. Hailed by ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Francis Kinnane

Votes: 31

15.X.2012; 16:30; SH (Short films);;producer; N1;;

17. Grape Candy (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

After reuniting with her best childhood friend a woman realizes that the memory about their dearly mutual friend who died in a tragic accident are quite different. What really happened to ... See full summary »

Director: Hee-jung Kim | Stars: Jin-hee Park, Ji-yoon Park, Jung-nan Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 23

15.X.2012; 21:30; IC;+;director;N1;;got and tasted candy from the title after screening

18. Los ojos de la guerra (2011)

97 min | Documentary

The eyes of war is a direct appeal to the defense of human rights and the reporting of their violation through the lives, the eyes and the testimonies of war reporters as Arturo ... See full summary »

Director: Roberto Lozano Bruna | Star: Hernán Zin

Votes: 15

16.X.2012; 13:30; X; +;;N1;;

16.X.2012; 16:15; 1-2 [1st 2nd film];+;director;N1;;

20. Children of Sarajevo (2012)

90 min | Drama

Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive.

Director: Aida Begic | Stars: Marija Pikic, Ismir Gagula, Bojan Navojec, Sanela Pepeljak

Votes: 610

16.X.2012; 18:30; X; +;;N1;;

16.X.2012; 21:30; IC; +;;N1;;

22. Diablo (2011)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama

A depressed former champion awakes. He's tired, a bit out of shape, and his conscience is draining him. His career in the ring ended abruptly when he killed his rival with a single ... See full summary »

Director: Nicanor Loreti | Stars: Juan Palomino, Sergio Boris, Luis Aranosky, Luis Ziembrowski

Votes: 254

17.X.2012; 13:30; FS (Free Spirit);+;director;N1;;

23. Loving (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 281

17.X.2012; 16:30; IC;+;writer;N1;;

24. Operation Libertad (2012)

91 min | Drama

They are four young men and four young women, from different backgrounds, united in their conviction that society must change. Revolted by the political situation in those troubled 1970s, ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Wadimoff | Stars: Laurent Capelluto, Stipe Erceg, Natacha Koutchoumov, Karine Guignard

Votes: 72

17.X.2012; 18:30; PS (Special Screenings);+;;N1;;

25. Hatred (2012)

84 min | Drama

Jaleh and Hamid are two youngsters from the third generation of Iranian immigrants in Turkey. Their families came here to have a peaceful life. We see two parallel narrations from two ... See full summary »

Director: Reza Dormishian | Stars: Mehran Ahmadi, Babak Hamidian, Baran Kosari

Votes: 305

17.X.2012; 21:00; IC;+;director;N1;;

26. Black's Game (2012)

R | 104 min | Crime, Thriller

After being reacquainted with a childhood friend Stebbi joins the drug trade world in order to pay off his debt. Inspired by actual events.

Director: Óskar Thór Axelsson | Stars: Thor Kristjansson, Jóhannes Haukur Jóhannesson, Damon Younger, María Birta

Votes: 3,990

18.X.2012; 11:30; ODK; +;;N1;;

27. Killing Time (III) (2011)

99 min | Crime, Thriller

Two hit men wait for their next target in an empty apartment. The hours go by. Little by little, they start losing their patience and their temper. Pretty soon, they may even lose their lives. Killing time can be a deadly affair.

Director: Florin Piersic Jr. | Stars: Florin Piersic Jr., Cristian Gutau, Olimpia Melinte, Florin Zamfirescu

Votes: 241

18.X.2012; 13:30; FS; +;producer;N1;;

28. Of Snails and Men (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

The story of one man who tries to save his car factory

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu, Dorel Visan, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 2,062

18.X.2012; 16:00; IC; +;director, producer;N1; IC Yury Special Award;

29. The Dead Man and Being Happy (2012)

92 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

El Muerto is the story of a Spanish man in Argentina who one day becomes aware on the upper floor of a hospital in Buenos Aires of his approaching death. He decides to escape, to flee ... See full summary »

Director: Javier Rebollo | Stars: José Sacristán, Roxana Blanco, Valeria Alonso, Jorge Jellinek

Votes: 529

18.X.2012; 18:30; IC;+;director;N1;;

30. Stolen Seas (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Adventure, Crime

71 Metascore

Stolen Seas presents a chilling exploration of the Somali pirate phenomenon and forces you to rethink everything you thought you knew about pirates. It's November 8th, 2008 and the CEC ... See full summary »

Director: Thymaya Payne

Votes: 267

19.X.2012; 13:30; X; +; director; N1;;

31. Field of Amapolas (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Family, War

A Colombian farmer and his son are exiled from their village at the high planes. They boy befriends a girl to borrows a little dog to play with, while the father is forced to work in the ... See full summary »

Director: Juan Carlos Melo Guevara | Stars: Luis Burbano Burgos, Paula Paez, Carlos Alberto Hualpa, Juan Carlos Rosero

Votes: 111

19.X.2012; 16:15; 1-2; +; director, producer; N1;;

32. Lullaby Ride (2012)

94 min | Drama, Thriller

Life could be wonderful for Livia and Marco: they are good-looking, young, and the parents of Tim. He is nine months old and his high-pitched wailing is wearing their patience thinner by ... See full summary »

Director: Christoph Schaub | Stars: Alexandra Maria Lara, Sebastian Blomberg, Georg Friedrich, Carol Schuler

Votes: 127

19.X.2012; 19:00; IC;+;director;N1;;

19.X.2012; 21:15; 1-2; +;;N1;; Wow. My personal best in 28th WFF. In my opinion the film is universal. I personally, as a Catholic, admire a lot the way of showing the relationship with God.

34. Gimme the Loot (2012)

Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

When their latest work is buffed by a rival crew, two determined graffiti writers embark on an elaborate plan to bomb the ultimate location: the New York Mets' Home Run Apple.

Director: Adam Leon | Stars: Ty Hickson, Tashiana Washington, Joshua Rivera, Zoë Lescaze

Votes: 2,367 | Gross: $0.10M

20.X.2012; 13:30; X;+;;N1;;

35. A Respectable Family (2012)

90 min | Drama

Upon returning home to Iran after more than two decades abroad, visiting professor Arash is quickly thrust into a past he's spent his whole life trying to escape.

Director: Massoud Bakhshi | Stars: Babak Hamidian, Mehrdad Sedighian, Mehran Ahmadi, Ahu Kheradmand

Votes: 457

20.X.2012; 16:00; X;+;;N1;;

36. Speed: In Search of Lost Time (2012)

TV-G | 97 min | Documentary

Opitz tries to track down the reasons of our shortage of time and for the constant acceleration of our lives. In his search of lost time he visits several people, to find out how they deal ... See full summary »

Director: Florian Opitz | Stars: Hartmut Rosa, Karlheinz Geißler, Scott Kennedy, Alan Matthews

Votes: 234

20.X.2012; 19:00; XX (World Today DOX - again new category only on 28th WFF ? );+;;N1;;

37. Aftermath (2012)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Fantasy, Thriller

62 Metascore

A Polish man who returns home after the death of his father unearths a secret about the now-deceased Jewish residents of his village.

Director: Wladyslaw Pasikowski | Stars: Ireneusz Czop, Jerzy Szymkiewi, Wojciech Walasik, Zbigniew Zamachowski

Votes: 3,456 | Gross: $0.00M

20.X.2012; 21:00; PS; +; producer, actor, and psychologist, historian; N1;;

38. Practical Guide to Belgrade with Singing and Crying (2011)

86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Four couples from different nations meet in present Belgrade and experience the small impossibilities of big love.

Director: Bojan Vuletic | Stars: Marko Janketic, Julie Gayet, Anita Mancic, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 156

21.X.2012; 13:30; FS;+;;N1;;

39. I'll Be Around (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

(Russian with English subtitles) Inna is a typical 30-something yuppy, who also happens to be a single mother. One day discovering that she has an Incurable illness, Inna sets on finding the right adoptive parents for her son.

Director: Pavel Ruminov | Stars: Mariya Shalayeva, Roman Zenchuk, Mariya Syomkina, Ivan Volkov

Votes: 227

21.X.2012; 16:30; IC;+;;N1;;

40. Not in Tel Aviv (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

When a repressed high-school teacher loses his job, he decides to pull his entire life down with it. Within the span of a few days, he will kidnap a teenage student, reconnect with his old ... See full summary »

Director: Nony Geffen | Stars: Nony Geffen, Romi Aboulafia, Yaara Pelzig, Tal Friedman

Votes: 97

21.X.2012; 21:00; FS;+;director;N1;;

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