Warsaw Film Festival: Features Lineup

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1. Once Upon a Time in November (2017)

92 min | Drama

A mother and her adult son are evicted from their flat and struggle to find safe place in a homeless shelter.

Director: Andrzej Jakimowski | Stars: Agata Kulesza, Grzegorz Palkowski, Alina Szewczyk, Michal Borowy

Votes: 159

Opening film

2. Submergence (2017)

Not Rated | 112 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

38 Metascore

A chance encounter on a beach in France leads to an intense and enduring romance between two strangers who are on very different paths and bound for trying circumstances.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Alicia Vikander, Celyn Jones, Jannik Schümann, Jean-Pierre Lorit

Votes: 6,451

Closing Film

3. A Balkan Noir (2017)

74 min | Drama

It has been seven years since Nina's daughter went missing and only during cigarette breaks do we get to follow her hunt for the perpetrator as she returns to Montenegro for one last time.

Director: Drazen Kuljanin | Stars: Disa Östrand, Srdjan Grahovac, Johannes Kuhnke, Sergej Trifunovic

Votes: 63

International Competition

4. Be Prepared (2017)

90 min | Thriller

Conflicts between the scouts and boys in a reformatory at the common scout camp, are sometimes very strong. One of the scouts dies. Jacek does not trust the police, who recognizes that it ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Glinski | Stars: Mateusz Wieclawek, Jakub Zajac, Magdalena Wieczorek, Michal Wlodarczyk

Votes: 72

International Competition

5. Beyond Words (2017)

85 min | Drama

A young Polish-born, Berlin-based lawyer working on refugee cases is unexpectedly reunited with his father, who is his only tie left with his homeland.

Director: Urszula Antoniak | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Jakub Gierszal, Christian Löber, Justyna Wasilewska

Votes: 299

International Competition

6. If You Saw His Heart (2017)

86 min | Crime, Drama

Cast out of his insular community, a damaged and down on his luck man teeters between a life of crime and the path to redemption.

Director: Joan Chemla | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Marine Vacth, Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Karim Leklou

Votes: 297

International Competition

7. Of Skin and Men (2017)

105 min | Drama, Romance

Following the death of her husband in an accident, young Amel tries to find some consolation in photography. She takes photos of strangers from the street, looking at men as they tend to do towards women.

Director: Mehdi Ben Attia | Stars: Hafsia Herzi, Raouf Ben Amor, Haythem Achour, Sondos Belhassen

Votes: 165

International Competition

8. Sideway (2017)

119 min | Drama, Thriller

Screwy signs indicate the arrival of the doomsday. The people of a small town find themselves on the edge of insanity, thinking the Antichrist is already around. But who is Christ, then? A ... See full summary »

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu | Stars: Tansu Biçer, Nalan Kuruçim, Taner Birsel, Ercan Kesal

Votes: 494

International Competition

9. The Anniversary (2017)

100 min | Drama

At Radu Maligan's 94th anniversary the family members and the former colleagues of the old man come to his birthday party. Everything gets complicated when half of the guests try to ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Chisu | Stars: Mircea Albulescu, Razvan Vasilescu, Emanuel Parvu, Lucian Ifrim

Votes: 68

International Competition

10. The Confession (I) (2017)

89 min | Drama, Mystery

Priest Giorgi, a former Film Director, is sent to serve the small parish in the mountain village. To bring villagers closer to church he starts showing films there. After the screening of ... See full summary »

Director: Zaza Urushadze | Stars: Dimitri Tatishvili, Joseph Khvedelidze, Sophia Sebiskveradze, Nato Murvanidze

Votes: 186

International Competition

11. The Miner (2017)

98 min | Biography, Drama, History

2009, Slovenia, European Union. For 30 years, Alija, the miner, has been one of the many Bosnian immigrant workers. Due to the crisis, miners are losing jobs. Alija is sent to check an ... See full summary »

Director: Hanna Antonina Wojcik Slak | Stars: Leon Lucev, Marina Redzepovic, Zala Djuric, Tin Marn

Votes: 255

International Competition

12. To Kill a Watermelon (2017)

88 min | Drama

One hot summer day, A pedestrian, his wife, a village head, a murderer, an official of the county, and a policeman took turns showing up at the main character Chen's melon shed. For the ... See full summary »

Director: Zehao Gao | Stars: Yong Dong, Ming Hu, Hua Liu

Votes: 37

International Competition

13. A Horrible Woman (2017)

86 min | Drama

When Rasmus meets Marie, he is certain that she is the love of his life. However, it doesn't take long before it turns out she is a possessive and manipulative being, that cunningly dissects Rasmus to pieces.

Director: Christian Tafdrup | Stars: Anders Juul, Amanda Collin, Rasmus Hammerich, Sidse Mickelborg

Votes: 1,514

Competition 1-2

14. Catalina (II) (2017)

98 min | Drama

Colombian girl, who studies law in France, arrives to Sarajevo in order to write a study about the War Crimes Tribunal. Unexpectedly she finds herself in the center of the intimate tragedy of her new friend, a native woman.

Director: Denijal Hasanovic | Stars: Andrea Otalvaro, Lana Baric, Andrzej Chyra, Mirjana Karanovic

Votes: 230

Competition 1-2

15. Chateau (2017)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

An agile and colorful comedy about the lives of African immigrants in Paris. Charles is the most skilled and elegant among the sellers used by hairdressers in the populated district of ... See full summary »

Directors: Modi Barry, Cédric Ido | Stars: Jacky Ido, Tatiana Rojo, Jean-Baptiste Anoumon, Zirek

Votes: 62

Competition 1-2

16. Daybreak (2017)

85 min | Drama

Leta has not been able to pay the rent for several months. When she and her one-year-old son are thrown out of their apartment, they move in with Sophie, an old woman confined to bed, whose... See full summary »

Director: Gentian Koçi | Stars: Ornela Kapetani, Suzana Prifti, Kasem Hoxha, Hermes Kasimati

Votes: 118

Competition 1-2

17. Find This Dumb Little Bitch and Throw Her Into a River (2017)

87 min | Drama

A brash teenage boy faces a whirlwind of consequences when his video of his younger sister committing an act of animal cruelty goes viral.

Director: Ben Brand | Stars: Yassine Kji, Wim Opbrouck, Steef Cuijpers, Nino den Brave

Votes: 230

Competition 1-2

18. Harpoon (2017)

81 min | Drama, Thriller

Mr. Arguello, school director, must take care of Cata, a 14-year-old student, injured in a lake, while her parents arrive. During the wait the most important story of their lives will be unleashed.

Director: Tom Espinoza | Stars: Germán de Silva, Ana Celentano, Nina Suárez, Laura López Moyano

Votes: 79

Competition 1-2

19. Júlia ist (2017)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Júlia, a Catalan architecture's student of 21 years old, goes to Berlin thanks to an Erasmus grant. Once there, completely alone for the first time in her life, she will feel so out of ... See full summary »

Director: Elena Martín | Stars: Elena Martín, Oriol Puig, Laura Weissmahr, Jakob D'Aprile

Votes: 434

Competition 1-2

20. Keyla (2017)

87 min | Adventure, Drama

A young woman living on a Caribbean island is searching for her father who is lost at sea. When her estranged family come to help, she must confront their dark past and this new family she never expected to embrace.

Director: Viviana Gómez Echeverry | Stars: Mercedes Salazar, Elsa Whitaker Sanchez, Anthony Assaf Howard, Felipe Cabeza

Votes: 46

Competition 1-2

21. Killing Jesus (2017)

TV-MA | 95 min | Drama

Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family start to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and ... See full summary »

Director: Laura Mora Ortega | Stars: Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar, Carmenza Cossio

Votes: 803

Competition 1-2

22. Little White Lie (2017)

80 min | Comedy

A small-town journalist in southern Chile realizes he just run out of good news so that he starts making gossips and fake stories in order to keep his job in the local newspaper he works for.

Director: Tomas Alzamora | Stars: Rodrigo Salinas, Ernesto Meléndez, Catalina Saavedra, Daniel Antivilo

Votes: 72

Competition 1-2

23. Férfikor (2017)

77 min | Drama

Slices pregnant with meaning from the lives of 3 males in Budapest: a 13 year old football player who gets the apartment to himself for unexpected reasons, a philandering 40 year old ... See full summary »

Director: Péter Politzer | Stars: Fischer Samu, Vass Peter, Antónia Bodó, Gábor Dióssy

Votes: 32

Competition 1-2

24. Medea (II) (2017)

70 min | Drama

María José is 25. Her life moves back and forth between the monotony of class at the university, her eternally distant parents, and a couple of alternative spaces where she can explore her ... See full summary »

Director: Alexandra Latishev Salazar | Stars: Liliana Biamonte, Javier Montenegro, Erick Calderon, Marianella Protti

Votes: 89

Competition 1-2

25. The Charmer (2017)

100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

78 Metascore

"The Charmer" is an intense psychological drama about Esmail, a young Iranian man who is desperately looking to meet women who can secure his stay in Denmark. As time is running out he falls in love and his past catches up with him.

Director: Milad Alami | Stars: Ardalan Esmaili, Soho Rezanejad, Lars Brygmann, Susan Taslimi

Votes: 734 | Gross: $0.03M

Competition 1-2

26. The Man with the Magic Box (2017)

103 min | Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi

A janitor in Warsaw stumbles upon a time-traveling device in his apartment and gets stuck in the past while the woman he's been seeing looks for him.

Director: Bodo Kox | Stars: Olga Boladz, Piotr Polak, Sebastian Stankiewicz, Helena Norowicz

Votes: 438

Competition 1-2

27. El hombre que cuida (2017)

TV-MA | 85 min | Drama

A caretaker of a beach house finds himself in trouble when the owner's son and his friends spend a weekend there without permission.

Director: Alejandro Andújar | Stars: Julietta Rodriguez, Héctor Aníbal, Fiora Cruz, Paula Ferry

Votes: 57

Competition 1-2

29. Family (I) (2017)

101 min | Drama

It all began on one night, when Lily arrived at her therapist's house asking for an emergency session. She wants to explain why she killed her family.

Director: Veronica Kedar | Stars: Mira Awad, Tommy Baremboem, Eli Danker, Evgenia Dodina

Votes: 48

Free Spirit Competition

30. Hannah (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 93 min | Drama

63 Metascore

Intimate portrait of a woman drifting between reality and denial when she is left alone to grapple with the consequences of her husband's imprisonment.

Director: Andrea Pallaoro | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, André Wilms, Stéphanie Van Vyve, Simon Bisschop

Votes: 1,031 | Gross: $0.01M

Free Spirit Competition

31. Holy Air (2017)

81 min | Comedy

Adam is a Christian Arab living in Nazareth - member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive ... See full summary »

Director: Shady Srour | Stars: Shady Srour, Laëtitia Eïdo, Samuel Calderon, Yussuf Abu-Warda

Votes: 139

Free Spirit Competition

32. How To Talk To Girls at Parties (2017)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

50 Metascore

An alien touring the galaxy breaks away from her group and meets two young inhabitants of the most dangerous place in the universe: the London suburb of Croydon.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Elle Fanning, Alex Sharp, Nicole Kidman, Matt Lucas

Votes: 8,591 | Gross: $0.08M

Free Spirit Competition

33. Let the Corpses Tan (2017)

Unrated | 92 min | Thriller

62 Metascore

A grizzled thug and his gang head to an island retreat with a haul of 250 kilograms of gold bullion to lay low; however, a bohemian writer, his muse, and a pair of gendarmes further complicate things, as allegiances are put to the test.

Directors: Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani | Stars: Elina Löwensohn, Stéphane Ferrara, Bernie Bonvoisin, Michelangelo Marchese

Votes: 2,178 | Gross: $0.09M

Free Spirit Competition

34. LOMO: The Language of Many Others (2017)

101 min | Drama, Thriller

After losing in love, Karl, a young author of a popular anonymous blog, decides to give readers control of his life. This fictional drama paints a portrait of a generation immersed in the virtual world.

Director: Julia Langhof | Stars: Jonas Dassler, Lucie Hollmann, Eva Nürnberg, Karl Alexander Seidel

Votes: 93

Free Spirit Competition

35. Ojalá vivas tiempos interesantes (2017)

110 min | Drama

Marcos was once a successful writer of children's books. His goal for years has been to conclude his masterpiece novel. But the lack of social interaction, his excessive ambitions and the ... See full summary »

Director: Santiago Van Dam | Stars: Emilia Attías, Benjamín Rojas, Mario Alarcón, Jacqueline Lustig

Votes: 32

Free Spirit Competition

36. Mermaids (III) (2017)

76 min | Documentary

Mermaids is a feature documentary about the allure and transformative power of the universal myth; from the sirens of ancient lore to a new subculture of tail-donning women who beckon us ... See full summary »

Director: Ali Weinstein | Stars: Anastasia Phillips, Alisha Sweeting

Votes: 20

Free Spirit Competition

37. Out of Frame (2016)

95 min | Crime, Drama

Besides breaking the law, we have no other choices.

Director: Wai Lun Kwok | Stars: Colin Wong, Kristy Shan, Yihao Miao, Li Yuan

Free Spirit Competition

38. Pecking Order (2017)

88 min | Documentary

Fierce rivalries, club infighting, problematic birds and irregular judging are just some of the challenges faced by a group of zealous Kiwi chicken breeders hell bent on victory at the 2015 National Poultry Show.

Director: Slavko Martinov | Stars: Doug Bain, Sarah Bunton, Bob Dawber, Brian Glassey

Votes: 164

Free Spirit Competition

39. The Net (2017)

75 min | Drama

A young man arrives in a village on the White Sea. He comes in search of a girl who ran away from the city without saying goodbye. An old man from among the locals offers to show him the ... See full summary »

Director: Aleksandra Strelyanaya | Stars: Sergey Belyy, Yuriy Borisov, Mariya Borovicheva

Votes: 20

Free Spirit Competition

40. The Rules for Everything (2017)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

When 10 year old Storm's father disappears, and her mother dwells into making instruction films with an eastern European guru, she has to decide which rules the world has to come down to, not to completely become a chaos.

Director: Kim Hiorthøy | Stars: Natalie Press, Tindra Hillestad Pack, Pavle Heidler, Ingrid Olava

Votes: 231

Free Spirit Competition

41. The Woman in Unit 23B (2016)

95 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

Jewel is a mysterious woman who lives alone in the city. She has a secret which has led her to settle into a lonely existence. That is, until she meets Nico, a broken-hearted, down-and-out ... See full summary »

Director: Prime Cruz | Stars: Ryza Cenon, Martin del Rosario, Cholo Barretto, Vangie Labalan

Votes: 102

Free Spirit Competition

42. A to B Rollerski (2017)

98 min | Documentary, Adventure, Sport

We can't change where we came from, but we can choose where to go.

Director: Arnis Aspers | Stars: Raimonds Dombrovskis, Florian Huttner, Ntala Quintilio, Zintis Ekmanis

Votes: 52

Documentary Competition

43. AlphaGo (2017)

90 min | Documentary, Sport

Google's DeepMind has developed a program for playing the 3000 y.o. Go using AI. They test AlphaGo on the European champion, then March 9-15, 2016, on the top player, Lee Sedol, in a best of 5 tournament in Seoul.

Director: Greg Kohs | Stars: Ioannis Antonoglou, Lucas Baker, Nick Bostrom, Yoo Changhyuk

Votes: 4,075

Documentary Competition

44. Battle of Soho (2017)

100 min | Documentary

In November 2014 the Iconic club Madame Jojos closed its doors. This event being interpreted by many as the death knell of Soho.The gentrification of Soho affects the LGBT community and its... See full summary »

Director: Aro Korol | Stars: Arkadius, Tim Arnold, Bethany Baderinwa, Elizabeth Baderinwa

Votes: 42

Documentary Competition

45. Blue (IV) (2017)

76 min | Documentary

BLUE is a provocative journey into the ocean realm, witnessing this critical moment in time when the marine world is on a precipice.

Director: Karina Holden

Votes: 100

Documentary Competition