MIFF 2015

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1. From What Is Before (2014)

TV-MA | 338 min | Drama

88 Metascore

The Philippines, 1972. Mysterious things are happening in a remote barrio. Wails are heard from the forest, cows are hacked to death, a man is found bleeding to death at the crossroad and ... See full summary »

Director: Lav Diaz | Stars: Perry Dizon, Roeder, Hazel Orencio, Karenina Haniel

Votes: 477

2. Horse Money (2014)

Unrated | 103 min | Drama

84 Metascore

"The time is now, a numbing and timeless present of hospital stays, bureaucratic questioning, and wandering through remembered spaces... and suddenly it is also then, the mid '70s and the ... See full summary »

Director: Pedro Costa | Stars: Ventura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado, Benvindo Tavares

Votes: 1,189

3. Taxi Tehran (III) (2015)

Not Rated | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

91 Metascore

Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a taxi driver and makes a movie about social challenges in Iran.

Director: Jafar Panahi | Star: Jafar Panahi

Votes: 12,296 | Gross: $0.32M

4. Yakuza Apocalypse (2015)

R | 115 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

62 Metascore

In the ruthless underground world of the yakuza, no one is more legendary than boss Kamiura. Rumored to be invincible, the truth is he is a vampire-a bloodsucking yakuza vampire boss! Among... See full summary »

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Hayato Ichihara, Riko Narumi, Shô Aoyagi, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 3,439

5. A Perfect Day (I) (2015)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, War

60 Metascore

A group of aid workers work to resolve a crisis in an armed conflict zone.

Director: Fernando León de Aranoa | Stars: Benicio Del Toro, Tim Robbins, Olga Kurylenko, Mélanie Thierry

Votes: 18,761

6. Coin Locker Girl (2015)

110 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

A new born girl is placed in a coin operated locker in the subway station. The girl is raised by a mother who is the boss for a loan shark group. Later, when the girl has grown into a teen,... See full summary »

Director: Jun-hee Han | Stars: Hye-su Kim, Go-eun Kim, Bo-Gum Park, Rae-Hyung Cha

Votes: 1,279

7. In the Shadow of Women (2015)

Not Rated | 73 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

Pierre and Manon are a pair of poor documentary makers, who scrape by with odd jobs. When Pierre meets young trainee Elisabeth, he falls for her, but wants to keep Manon at the same time. ... See full summary »

Director: Philippe Garrel | Stars: Clotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Lena Paugam, Vimala Pons

Votes: 1,228 | Gross: $0.05M

8. Cemetery of Splendor (2015)

Unrated | 122 min | Drama, Fantasy

A group of soldiers in a small town on the Mekong River in northern Thailand are struck with a bizarre sleeping illness.

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul | Stars: Jenjira Pongpas, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarinpattra Rueangram, Petcharat Chaiburi

Votes: 3,764 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Arabian Nights (2015)
Episode: Arabian Nights: Volume 1 - The Restless One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure

80 Metascore

Some of the chapters from Arabian Nights are adapted to a modern Portugal in this epic.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Miguel Gomes, Maria Rueff, Bruno Bravo

Votes: 1,906 | Gross: $0.01M

10. Arabian Nights (2015)
Episode: Arabian Nights: Volume 2 - The Desolate One (2015)

Not Rated | 131 min | Adventure

81 Metascore

Continuation of the Arabian Nights stories by the structure were adapted to modern life in Portugal in three innings and the third chapter "The Owners of Dixie" has three chapters.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Chico Chapas, Luísa Cruz, Pedro Caldas

Votes: 1,243 | Gross: $0.01M

11. Arabian Nights (2015)
Episode: Arabian Nights: Volume 3 - The Enchanted One (2015)

Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure

80 Metascore

The final trilogy of adaptation of Arabian Nights story by the structure in Portugal modern life between 2013-2014 in three chapter.

Director: Miguel Gomes | Stars: Crista Alfaiate, Américo Silva, Amar Bounachada, Lionel Franc

Votes: 994 | Gross: $0.00M

12. Journey to the Shore (2015)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

52 Metascore

Mizuki's husband (Yusuke) drowned at sea three years ago. When he suddenly comes back home, she is not that surprised. Instead, Mizuki is wondering what took him so long. She agrees to let Yusuke take her on a journey.

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Eri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, Mika Muraoka

Votes: 1,198

13. Krisha (2015)

R | 83 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Krisha returns for Thanksgiving dinner after ten years away from her family, but past demons threaten to ruin the festivities.

Director: Trey Edward Shults | Stars: Krisha Fairchild, Alex Dobrenko, Robyn Fairchild, Chris Doubek

Votes: 6,271 | Gross: $0.14M

14. Land and Shade (2015)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama

74 Metascore

After having left a long time ago, a humble country sugar cane worker returns home to meet his grandson and deal with the hardships his family has been put into.

Director: César Augusto Acevedo | Stars: Haimer Leal, Hilda Ruiz, Edison Raigosa, Marleyda Soto

Votes: 1,512

15. Louder Than Bombs (2015)

R | 109 min | Drama

70 Metascore

The fractious family of a father and his two sons confront their different feelings and memories of their deceased wife and mother, a famed war photographer.

Director: Joachim Trier | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Gabriel Byrne, Isabelle Huppert, Devin Druid

Votes: 11,024 | Gross: $0.16M

16. Love (II) (2015)

Not Rated | 135 min | Drama, Romance

51 Metascore

Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.

Director: Gaspar Noé | Stars: Aomi Muyock, Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Juan Saavedra

Votes: 39,422

17. Mountains May Depart (2015)

Not Rated | 126 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

The life of Tao, and those close to her, is explored in three different time periods: 1999, 2014, and 2025.

Director: Zhangke Jia | Stars: Tao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jing Dong Liang, Zijian Dong

Votes: 4,530 | Gross: $0.08M

18. Mustang (2015)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.

Director: Deniz Gamze Ergüven | Stars: Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu, Elit Iscan

Votes: 31,923 | Gross: $0.85M

19. My Golden Days (2015)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

Paul is preparing to leave Tajikistan, while thinking back on his adolescent years. His childhood, his mother's madness, the parties, the trip to the USSR where he lost his virginity, the friend who betrayed him and the love of his life.

Director: Arnaud Desplechin | Stars: Quentin Dolmaire, Lou Roy-Lecollinet, Mathieu Amalric, Dinara Drukarova

Votes: 2,931 | Gross: $0.27M

20. One Floor Below (2015)

93 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After being the sole unfortunate witness of a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Patrascu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbors: one is the bizarre murderer, the other one his very own conscience.

Director: Radu Muntean | Stars: Teodor Corban, Iulian Postelnicu, Oxana Moravec, Ionut Bora

Votes: 738

21. Our Little Sister (2015)

PG | 127 min | Drama, Family

75 Metascore

A story that revolves around three sisters who live in their grandmother's home and the arrival of their thirteen-year-old half sister.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Haruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho, Suzu Hirose

Votes: 10,280 | Gross: $0.46M

22. The Assassin (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Action, Drama, History

80 Metascore

A female assassin receives a dangerous mission to kill a political leader in eighth-century China.

Director: Hsiao-Hsien Hou | Stars: Qi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumabuki

Votes: 14,451 | Gross: $0.61M

23. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)

PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

High schooler Greg, who spends most of his time making parodies of classic movies with his co-worker Earl, finds his outlook forever altered after befriending a classmate who has just been diagnosed with cancer.

Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon | Stars: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman

Votes: 115,365 | Gross: $6.74M

17 september

24. Heaven Knows What (2014)

R | 97 min | Drama

75 Metascore

A young woman struggles to reconcile her loves of her life; her boyfriend and heroin. She finds out that suicide is the only way for her boyfriend to forgive her for her misdeed.

Directors: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie | Stars: Arielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro

Votes: 4,917 | Gross: $0.08M

25. Chronic (2015)

R | 93 min | Drama

69 Metascore

A home care nurse works with terminally ill patients.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Tim Roth, David Dastmalchian, Sarah Sutherland, Elizabeth Tulloch

Votes: 2,683 | Gross: $0.01M

26. The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

87 Metascore

A teen artist living in 1970s San Francisco enters into an affair with her mother's boyfriend.

Director: Marielle Heller | Stars: Bel Powley, Alexander Skarsgård, Kristen Wiig, Christopher Meloni

Votes: 27,646 | Gross: $1.48M

24 september

27. Mississippi Grind (2015)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Down on his luck and facing financial hardship, Gerry teams up with younger charismatic poker player, Curtis, in an attempt to change his luck. The two set off on a road trip through the South with visions of winning back what's been lost.

Directors: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck | Stars: Ben Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Yvonne Landry, Anthony Howard

Votes: 17,974 | Gross: $0.13M

28. Nasty Baby (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig, Reg E. Cathey

Votes: 2,129 | Gross: $0.08M

29. James White (2015)

R | 85 min | Drama

83 Metascore

James, a twenty-something New Yorker, struggles to take control of his self-destructive behavior in the face of momentous family challenges.

Director: Josh Mond | Stars: Christopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Kid Cudi, Ron Livingston

Votes: 5,449 | Gross: $0.09M

30. 1001 Grams (2014)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama

65 Metascore

When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and, not least, love, that ends up on the scale.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Ane Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Hildegun Riise, Stein Winge

Votes: 1,333

31. 3½ Minutes, Ten Bullets (2015)

TV-MA | 98 min | Documentary, Crime

76 Metascore

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving November 2012, four boys in a red SUV pull into a gas station after spending time at the mall buying sneakers and talking to girls. With music ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Silver | Stars: Lucia McBath, Ron Davis, Michael David Dunn, Russell Healey

Votes: 1,620 | Gross: $0.02M

32. 600 Miles (2015)

R | 85 min | Drama, Thriller

Arnulfo Rubio smuggles weapons for a deadly Mexican cartel. ATF agent Hank Harris attempts to apprehend him, but gets kidnapped by Rubio, instead. Rubio takes him to his bosses, but during the 600-miles-long drive, they slowly befriend.

Director: Gabriel Ripstein | Stars: Tim Roth, Kristyan Ferrer, Alan Carlson, Mónica Del Carmen

Votes: 2,082

33. 7 Chinese Brothers (2015)

Not Rated | 76 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

Sharing a small apartment with his sleepy French bulldog, an unmotivated thirty-something slacker lands a job at a Quick Lube, to be close to the shop's beautiful manager. Has he found a new purpose in life? Is there still hope?

Director: Bob Byington | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, Olympia Dukakis, Tunde Adebimpe, Eleanore Pienta

Votes: 1,358

34. 808 (2015)

107 min | Documentary, Music

808 is a documentary film about the inspiring story of the Roland TR-808 drum machine. It's the tale of the birth of electronic music, and how one small machine changed the musical ... See full summary »

Director: Alexander Dunn | Stars: Damon Albarn, Arthur Baker, Afrika Bambaataa, Chris Barbosa

Votes: 444

35. The 100 Years Show (2015)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Carmen Herrera is one of the oldest working artists today. She was a pioneering abstract painter in the '40s and '50s, but only recently found the recognition that eluded her for most of her career, as she approaches her 100th birthday.

Director: Alison Klayman | Star: Carmen Herrera

Votes: 253

36. 3 Postcards (2015)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Adventure

Nablus, looking for two refugee boys. Lusaka, on a deceiving national celebration, Mazar-e-Sharif, at the Buzkashi field. 3 cinematic postcards about the people of these places in this short documentary.

Director: Stefan Gieren

37. 3 Year 3 Month Retreat (2015)

20 min | Short, Drama, Mystery

Can Lhamo, a young, wounded girl facing the harsh gaze of the world, find her own form of retreat and redemption?

Director: Dechen Roder | Star: Dechen Zangmo

Votes: 8

38. 99 Homes (2014)

R | 112 min | Drama

76 Metascore

A recently unemployed single father struggles to get back his foreclosed home by working for the real estate broker who is the source of his frustration.

Director: Ramin Bahrani | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Michael Shannon, Laura Dern, Clancy Brown

Votes: 27,485 | Gross: $1.41M

39. Abandoned Goods (2014)

37 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

Abandoned Goods is a short essay film that tells the story of the journey of the Adamson Collection. Recently rediscovered after years of neglect, the collection is one of the major bodies ... See full summary »

Directors: Pia Borg, Edward Lawrenson | Stars: Nick James, Iain Sinclair

Votes: 16

40. The Acquaintances of a Lonely John (2008)

Not Rated | 12 min | Short, Comedy

This is the story of a lonely man named John. He wanders through the city into various acquaintances of varying levels of niceness. He sees a lot of people but sometimes they just don't want to be bothered with him.

Director: Benny Safdie | Stars: Max Abelson, Firas Al-Ramahi, Jim Bennett, Terry Clarey

Votes: 105

41. Actress (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

76 Metascore

When Brandy decides to reclaim her life as an actor, the domestic world she's carefully created crumbles around her. Actress is both a present tense portrait of a dying relationship and an ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Greene | Stars: Brandy Burre, Michael Tomlinson

Votes: 323

42. A.D. 1363, the End of Chivalry (2015)

3 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

A knight in armor rushes off on a (very) short quest.

Director: Jake Mahaffy | Stars: Glenn King, Jeremy Randerson, Carl West

Votes: 55

43. Aferim! (2015)

Not Rated | 108 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

Set in early 19th century Romania, a policeman, Costandin, is hired by a nobleman to find a Gypsy slave who has run away from his estate after having an affair with his wife.

Director: Radu Jude | Stars: Teodor Corban, Mihai Comanoiu, Toma Cuzin, Alexandru Dabija

Votes: 5,912 | Gross: $0.10M

44. Albert (IV) (2015)

17 min | Short, Drama | Completed

When the actions of his neighbours force him to reflect on old wounds, Albert must confront his demons and ultimately find redemption, whatever the cost.

Director: Raphael Elisha | Stars: Ian Smith, Cecilia Low, Shaun Goss, Jack Power-Walters

45. Alive (2014)

R | 179 min | Drama

A simple labourer in a remote mountain village is driven to desperate measures to provide for the women in his life.

Director: Jung-bum Park | Stars: Seung-Yun Lee, Myoung-Hoon Park, Haet-Bit Shin, Hee-von Park

Votes: 44

46. Sweet Bean (2015)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

60 Metascore

Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?

Director: Naomi Kawase | Stars: Kirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Kyara Uchida, Miki Mizuno

Votes: 7,516 | Gross: $0.12M