Istanbul Film Festivali 2013

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1. Nairobi Half Life (2012)

96 min | Drama

7.4
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A young, aspiring actor from upcountry Kenya dreams of becoming a success in the big city. In pursuit of this and to the chagrin of his brother and parents, he makes his way to Nairobi:the city of opportunity.

Director: David 'Tosh' Gitonga | Stars: Joseph Wairimu, Olwenya Maina, Nancy Wanjiku Karanja, Mugambi Nthiga

Votes: 758

2. Camille Claudel 1915 (2013)

Not Rated | 95 min | Biography, Drama

6.5
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65 Metascore

Winter, 1915. Confined by her family to an asylum in the South of France - where she will never sculpt again - the chronicle of Camille Claudel's reclusive life, as she waits for a visit from her brother, Paul Claudel.

Director: Bruno Dumont | Stars: Juliette Binoche, Jean-Luc Vincent, Jessica Errero, Claire Peyrade

Votes: 2,571 | Gross: $0.02M

3. The Pervert's Guide to Ideology (2012)

Not Rated | 136 min | Documentary

7.6
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71 Metascore

Philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines the hidden themes and existential questions asked by world renowned films.

Director: Sophie Fiennes | Star: Slavoj Zizek

Votes: 4,978 | Gross: $0.07M

4. Sound City (2013)

Not Rated | 107 min | Documentary, Music

7.8
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76 Metascore

A documentary on the fabled recording studio that was located in Van Nuys, California.

Director: Dave Grohl | Stars: Trent Reznor, Tom Petty, Mick Fleetwood, Vinny Appice

Votes: 10,859 | Gross: $0.42M

5. Pardé (2013)

Not Rated | 106 min | Drama

6.6
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81 Metascore

In a secluded house by the sea with the curtains shut, a screenwriter hides from the world with only his dog as company. The tranquility is abruptly broken one night by the arrival of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Jafar Panahi, Kambuzia Partovi | Stars: Kambuzia Partovi, Maryam Moqadam, Jafar Panahi, Hadi Saeedi

Votes: 898 | Gross: $0.03M

6. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.2
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A simple yet timeless love story between a man and a woman, told using scenes edited together from hundreds of other films.

Director: György Pálfi | Stars: Brigitte Bardot, Alain Delon, Bruno Ganz, Greta Garbo

Votes: 1,806

7. Krugovi (2013)

112 min | Drama

7.8
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The impact of a selfless deed of benevolence and heroism right in the middle of the raging Bosnian war inextricably intertwines the lives of five people who are still affected by its consequences, over a decade later.

Director: Srdan Golubovic | Stars: Aleksandar Bercek, Leon Lucev, Nebojsa Glogovac, Nikola Rakocevic

Votes: 4,100

8. Epizoda u zivotu beraca zeljeza (2013)

75 min | Drama

6.8
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A Roma family lives far from the urban centres of Bosnia-Herzegovina. The father Nazif salvages metal from old cars and sells it to a scrap-dealer. The mother Senada keeps the house tidy, ... See full summary »

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Nazif Mujic, Senada Alimanovic, Semsa Mujic, Sandra Mujic

Votes: 1,030

9. Stoker (2013)

R | 99 min | Drama, Thriller

6.8
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58 Metascore

After India's father dies, her Uncle Charlie, whom she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her unstable mother. She comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives and becomes increasingly infatuated with him.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Nicole Kidman, Matthew Goode, Dermot Mulroney

Votes: 92,330 | Gross: $1.70M

10. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

7.3
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68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 210,334 | Gross: $21.38M

11. Le capital (2012)

R | 114 min | Drama

6.5
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56 Metascore

The newly appointed CEO of a giant European investment bank works to hold on to his power when an American hedge fund company tries to buy out his company.

Director: Costa-Gavras | Stars: Gad Elmaleh, Gabriel Byrne, Liya Kebede, Natacha Régnier

Votes: 4,476 | Gross: $0.10M

12. Before Midnight (2013)

R | 109 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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94 Metascore

We meet Jesse and Celine nine years on in Greece. Almost two decades have passed since their first meeting on that train bound for Vienna.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick, Ariane Labed

Votes: 111,250 | Gross: $8.11M

13. Bella addormentata (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

6.3
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72 Metascore

A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

Director: Marco Bellocchio | Stars: Toni Servillo, Isabelle Huppert, Alba Rohrwacher, Michele Riondino

Votes: 1,338

14. Kad svane dan (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

7.2
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The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins. At the place where once stood a Nazi concentration camp for Jews during ... See full summary »

Director: Goran Paskaljevic | Stars: Mustafa Nadarevic, Predrag Ejdus, Meto Jovanovski, Zafir Hadzimanov

Votes: 593

15. The Spirit of '45 (2013)

94 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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A documentary on how the spirit of unity, which buoyed Britain during the war years, carried through to create a vision of a fairer, united society.

Director: Ken Loach | Stars: Winston Churchill, Clement Attlee, Tony Benn, Aneurin Bevan

Votes: 931

16. Días de pesca (2012)

77 min | Drama

6.6
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Marco Tucci is the standard tourist type, on his way to Puerto Deseado where he intends to fish for sharks. Or at least, this is the way he looks. But he is not well trained for game ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Sorin | Stars: Alejandro Awada, Victoria Almeida, Oscar Ayala, Diego Caballero

Votes: 371

17. Steekspel (2012)

Not Rated | 55 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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50 Metascore

During his 50th birthday party thrown by his wife, Remco's life takes a turn for the worse. His business partners are scheming behind his back to sell him out and his former mistress shows up pregnant.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Peter Blok, Robert de Hoog, Sallie Harmsen, Duy Huynh

Votes: 854

18. Quelques heures de printemps (2012)

108 min | Drama

7.0
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Alain Evrard, a trucker who has just finished serving a prison sentence, is forced to temporarily move back to his mother's house. This forced co-habitation causes all the violence of their... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Brizé | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Hélène Vincent, Emmanuelle Seigner, Olivier Perrier

Votes: 641

19. Quartet (2012)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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64 Metascore

At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

Director: Dustin Hoffman | Stars: Maggie Smith, Michael Gambon, Billy Connolly, Tom Courtenay

Votes: 17,011 | Gross: $18.39M

20. Imagine (II) (2012)

105 min | Drama

7.4
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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: 2,036

21. Djúpið (2012)

Not Rated | 95 min | Action, Drama

6.7
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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: 4,114

22. 7 Boxes (2012)

TV-14 | 105 min | Crime, Thriller

7.2
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72 Metascore

Víctor receives an unusual proposal, to carry 7 boxes of unknown content through the Market Number 4 but things get complicated along the way.

Directors: Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori | Stars: Celso Franco, Víctor Sosa, Lali Gonzalez, Nico García

Votes: 4,308

23. Bwakaw (2012)

110 min | Drama

7.2
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Comedy about growing old, fear of loneliness and coming out of the closet. Starring one of the Philippines' institution of cinema, Eddie Garcia.

Director: Jun Lana | Stars: Eddie Garcia, Princess, Rez Cortez, Bibeth Orteza

Votes: 172

24. Elefante blanco (2012)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama

6.5
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67 Metascore

While working alongside his long-time friend and colleague in building a hospital for the residents of a Buenos Aries shantytown, a troubled priest finds solace in a young, atheist social worker.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Jérémie Renier, Martina Gusman, Miguel Arancibia

Votes: 4,050 | Gross: $0.01M

25. The Artist and the Model (2012)

R | 105 min | Drama

6.7
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53 Metascore

Marc Cros, an elderly sculptor, lives with his wife Lea in the south of France, safe from the War that rages in the distance. He seems to have reached the end of his life and of his art. ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Trueba | Stars: Jean Rochefort, Aida Folch, Claudia Cardinale, Chus Lampreave

Votes: 1,298 | Gross: $0.11M

26. Unfinished Song (2012)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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57 Metascore

Grumpy pensioner Arthur honors his recently deceased wife's passion for performing by joining the unconventional local choir to which she used to belong, a process that helps him build bridges with his estranged son, James.

Director: Paul Andrew Williams | Stars: Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, Christopher Eccleston, Vanessa Redgrave

Votes: 6,324 | Gross: $1.70M

27. Después de Lucía (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

7.2
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Alejandra and her dad Roberto have just moved to town. She is new at school, he has a new job. Starting over is sometimes complicated when you have left so much behind.

Director: Michel Franco | Stars: Tessa Ia, Hernán Mendoza, Gonzalo Vega Jr., Tamara Yazbek

Votes: 5,194

28. The Gatekeepers (2012)

PG-13 | 101 min | Documentary, History, War

7.6
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91 Metascore

A documentary featuring interviews with all surviving former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli security agency whose activities and membership are closely held state secrets.

Director: Dror Moreh | Stars: Ami Ayalon, Avraham Shalom, Avi Dichter, Yaakov Peri

Votes: 4,960 | Gross: $2.42M

29. Searching for Sugar Man (2012)

PG-13 | 86 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

8.2
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79 Metascore

Two South Africans set out to discover what happened to their unlikely musical hero, the mysterious 1970s rock n roller, Rodriguez.

Director: Malik Bendjelloul | Stars: Rodriguez, Stephen 'Sugar' Segerman, Dennis Coffey, Mike Theodore

Votes: 54,552 | Gross: $3.97M

30. La cinquième saison (2012)

93 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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In a scenic Belgian village, nature is turning its back on man. How will the locals cope with this new reality?

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Aurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwyck, Gill Vancompernolle

Votes: 1,126

31. Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey (2012)

R | 105 min | Documentary, Music

6.9
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53 Metascore

A documentary on Arnel Pineda, who was plucked from YouTube to become the new singer for the rock & roll band, Journey.

Director: Ramona S. Diaz | Stars: Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory

Votes: 1,118

32. A Coffee in Berlin (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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63 Metascore

An aimless university dropout attempts to make sense of life as he spends one fateful day wandering the streets of Berlin.

Director: Jan Ole Gerster | Stars: Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler, Justus von Dohnányi, Andreas Schröders

Votes: 12,373 | Gross: $0.15M

33. The Iceman (2012)

R | 106 min | Action, Biography, Crime

6.9
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60 Metascore

The story of Richard Kuklinski, the notorious contract killer and family man. When finally arrested in 1986, neither his wife nor daughters had any clue about his real profession.

Director: Ariel Vromen | Stars: Michael Shannon, Chris Evans, James Franco, Winona Ryder

Votes: 61,329 | Gross: $1.94M

34. Starlet (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama

6.8
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74 Metascore

An unlikely friendship forms between twenty-one-year-old Jane and the elderly Sadie after Jane discovers a hidden stash of money inside an object at Sadie's yard sale.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Dree Hemingway, Besedka Johnson, Boonee, Stella Maeve

Votes: 5,526 | Gross: $0.09M