16th CHENNAI FILM FESTIVAL 2018

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Films in the CIFF2018. Missing films in IMDb : Category: WORLD CINEMA 1) IRO (2018) by Hadi Mohaghegh - https://letterboxd.com/film/here-1/ 2) DAYAN (2018) by Behrouz Nooranipour - https://letterboxd.com/film/dayan/ 3) RED BAG TROUBLE (2018) by Frank Sibbuku - No links available.

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1. The Little Match Girl (2017)

Not Rated | 71 min | Drama

Andersen's "Little Match Girl", Bresson's donkey, the relationship between a German guerrilla and an Argentine pianist, and Helmut Lachenmann trying to stage an opera with the orchestra of ... See full summary »

Director: Alejo Moguillansky | Stars: María Villar, Walter Jakob, Margarita Fernández, Helmut Lachenmann

Votes: 160

Category: Films from GRULAC

2. The Return (2012)

102 min | Drama

After a decade abroad, Antonio returns to Costa Rica for a short visit. Unable to run away as usual, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past: a ... See full summary »

Director: Hernan Jimenez | Stars: Hernan Jimenez, Barbara Jimenez, Luis Fernando Gomez, Andre Boxwill

Votes: 234

Category: Films from GRULAC

3. The Artist (2008)

TV-14 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

A male nurse steals some of one of his patient's drawings and makes money with them.

Directors: Mariano Cohn, Gastón Duprat | Stars: Alberto Laiseca, Sergio Pangaro, Andrés Duprat, Enrique Gagliesi

Votes: 344

Category: Films from GRULAC

4. Enredados, La confusión (2018)

Approved | 95 min | Action, Comedy

Leo, in a mid of millionaire robbery meets the love of his life, Ana. But now he has to choose between money and love. He chooses love and decides to return the money but the confusion ... See full summary »

Director: Prabhakar Sharan | Stars: Prabhakar Sharan, Mario Chacón, Scott Steiner, Mauricio Desplá

Votes: 27

Category: Films from GRULAC

5. Habanastation (2011)

95 min | Drama, Fantasy

Directed mainly for kids, the film speaks of a Havana that "reveals two distinct faces, from the everyday life of a couple of kids", according to the film's official synopsis.

Director: Ian Padrón | Stars: Claudia Alvariño, Rubén Araujo, Blanca Rosa Blanco, René de la Cruz Jr.

Votes: 185

Category: Films from GRULAC

6. Cápsulas (2011)

103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

FONSI is an apparently privileged 12 year old boy. As we get to know his dysfunctional family, his world begins to crumble in a matter of hours. Due to a series of unexpected events, each ... See full summary »

Director: Verónica Riedel | Stars: Sofía Arévalo, Giacomo Buonafina, Carolina Cuervo, Sebastián Gereda

Votes: 26

Category: Films from GRULAC

7. Donde acaban los caminos (2004)

82 min | Drama

Donde acaban los caminos (Where the roads end) it's the encounter of two different worlds that live together but remain separated at the same time, since ancestral times. The doctor Raul ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos García Agraz | Stars: Giacomo Buonafina, Herbert Ignacio, Domingo Lemus, Audra Magermans

Votes: 32

Category: Films from GRULAC

8. Days of Santiago (2004)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

61 Metascore

Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.

Director: Josué Méndez | Stars: Pietro Sibille, Milagros Vidal, Marisela Puicón, Ricardo Mejía

Votes: 823

Category: Films from GRULAC

9. Viejos amigos (2014)

93 min | Comedy

Three old friends reunite at their best friend Kike's funeral and remember that he wanted his ashes to be spread in the sea near their town Callao. One of them, Balito, steals the ash tray ... See full summary »

Director: Fernando Villaran Lujan | Stars: Ricardo Blume, Lorena Caravedo, Mayra Couto, Carlos Gassols

Votes: 84

Category: Films from GRULAC

10. Moving Parts (I) (2017)

77 min | Drama

After being smuggled into Trinidad and Tobago, Zhenzhen discovers the true cost of her arrival.

Director: Emilie Upczak | Stars: Kandyse McClure, Valerie Tian, Jacqueline Chan, Dru Soo

Votes: 49

Category: Films from GRULAC

11. Bazodee (2015)

PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

Anita Panchouri is the doting daughter of a deep in debt Indian businessman. She's on the verge of willingly marrying a wealthy suitor when she meets a romantic rasta singer, Lee de Leon ... See full summary »

Director: Todd Kessler | Stars: Staz Nair, Kabir Bedi, Natalie Perera, Kriss Dosanjh

Votes: 234

Category: Films from GRULAC

12. Akkammana Bhagya (2017)

117 min | Drama, Family, History

The film Akkammana Bhagya is about an ill-fated village woman and her struggle towards the welfare of her family. The story is set in an Indian village from the preindependence era and deals with woman's empowerment.

Director: C V Nandeeshwar | Star: Sudha Prasanna

Votes: 10

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

13. Andarkahini: Self-exile (2017)

86 min | Drama

Andarkahini is a saga of womanhood in the correlative context of human relationships and complex society.

Director: Arnab k Middya | Stars: Priyanka Sarkar, Rajesh Sharma, Saayoni Ghosh, Soumitra Chatterjee

Votes: 8

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

14. Bhayanakam (2018)

105 min | Drama, Thriller

A World War I veteran is sent to Kuttanad as a postman to deliver money orders and letters to the families of soldiers. Soon, the happiness that his visits brought to the families turns into sadness with the outbreak of the World War II.

Director: Jayaraaj | Stars: Jojo George, Bilas Chandrahasan Nair, Renji Panicker, Asha Sharath

Votes: 17

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

15. Bhor: Dawn (2018)

93 min | Drama

It's a story about Budhni married before legal age of getting married, a poor and backward girl who fights for living her life in her own way, right from completing her studies after ... See full summary »

Director: Kamakhya Narayan Singh | Stars: Devesh Ranjan, Saveree Gaur, Nalneesh Neel, Pavleen Gujral

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

16. Dhappa (2019)

Drama

A group of children residing in an urban housing society questions religious boundaries being forced upon them through their innocence.

Director: Nipun Dharmadhikari | Stars: Shrihari Abhyankar, Deepali Borkar, Akash Kamble, Sharavi Kulkarni

Votes: 12

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

18. Nagarkirtan (2017)

115 min | Drama

Parimal is born a boy, but there has always been another identity hidden within Parimal's male physical appearance. The only way out for him is to escape from his parents, his family, and ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kaushik Ganguly | Stars: Bidipta Chakraborty, Ritwick Chakraborty, Sujan Mukherjee, Indrasish Roy

Votes: 134

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

19. Olu (2018)

Fantasy | Completed

"Olu" (She) is the tale of a Gypsy girl who mysteriously survives under the Kerala backwaters where she has been sunk by her rapists. Only during full moon nights, can she see the world ... See full summary »

Director: Shaji N. Karun | Stars: Shane Nigam, Kani Kusruti, Indrans, Maya Menon

Votes: 5

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

20. Padmaavat (2018)

Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, History, Romance

63 Metascore

Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.

Director: Sanjay Leela Bhansali | Stars: Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor, Aditi Rao Hydari

Votes: 23,973 | Gross: $11.85M

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

21. Painting Life (2018)

145 min | Drama

A Bollywood filmmaker and his crew gets stranded in a remote Himalayan village due to torrential downpours. How the intense experiences under siege, affect the filmmaker's thoughts and priorities forms the central theme of the film.

Director: Bijukumar Damodaran | Stars: Prakash Bare, Geetanjali Thapa, Ritabhari Chakraborty, Shankar Ramakrishnan

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

22. Sound of Silence (2017)

89 min | Drama

Set in a beautiful Himalayan valley, it's a journey of a neglected and abandoned mute boy, who loses his mother at birth and is furiously neglected by his father. When his father goes ... See full summary »

Director: Bijukumar Damodaran | Stars: Uday Chandra, Master Govardhan, Santosh Verma

Votes: 16

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

24. Walking With the Wind (2017)

79 min | Drama

10 year old Tsering lives in the difficult terrain of the Himalayas. One day he accidentally breaks his friend's school chair. When he decides to bring the chair back to his village, the 7 ... See full summary »

Director: Praveen Morchhale | Stars: Ajay Chourey, Rigzin Dolkar, Phuntsog Dolma, Sachi Joko

Votes: 23

Category: INDIAN PANAROMA

25. Black God, White Devil (1964)

120 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle

Votes: 3,542

Category: COUNTRY FOCUS – BRAZIL

26. City of God (2002)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama

79 Metascore

In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.

Directors: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund | Stars: Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 651,290 | Gross: $7.56M

Category: COUNTRY FOCUS – BRAZIL

27. A Dog's Will (2000)

104 min | Adventure, Comedy

The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes | Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Selton Mello, Rogério Cardoso, Denise Fraga

Votes: 9,328

Category: COUNTRY FOCUS – BRAZIL

28. Entranced Earth (1967)

111 min | Drama

Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »

Director: Glauber Rocha | Stars: Jardel Filho, Paulo Autran, José Lewgoy, Glauce Rocha

Votes: 2,247

Category: COUNTRY FOCUS – BRAZIL

29. Crackerjack (2002)

92 min | Comedy

When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Moloney | Stars: Mick Molloy, Bill Hunter, Frank Wilson, Monica Maughan

Votes: 2,278

Category: AUSTRALIAN COMEDY

30. Malcolm (1986)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies, Chris Haywood

Votes: 1,892 | Gross: $0.54M

Category: AUSTRALIAN COMEDY

31. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,545 | Gross: $11.22M

Category: AUSTRALIAN COMEDY

32. The Castle (1997)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.

Director: Rob Sitch | Stars: Michael Caton, Anne Tenney, Stephen Curry, Anthony Simcoe

Votes: 13,899 | Gross: $0.86M

Category: AUSTRALIAN COMEDY

33. 3 Days in Quiberon (2018)

115 min | Drama

In a rehab clinic Romy Schneider gives her last interview to two journalists. Three days, driven by romantic desire, professional ambition and the urge for living.

Director: Emily Atef | Stars: Marie Bäumer, Birgit Minichmayr, Charly Hübner, Robert Gwisdek

Votes: 768

Category: Contemporary films from GERMANY

34. Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)

106 min | Biography, Drama, History

75 Metascore

Before Dawn charts the years of exile in the life of famous Jewish Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, his inner struggle for the "right attitude" toward the events in war torn Europe, and his search for a new home.

Director: Maria Schrader | Stars: Tómas Lemarquis, Barbara Sukowa, Valerie Pachner, Aenne Schwarz

Votes: 1,786 | Gross: $0.08M

Category: Contemporary films from GERMANY

35. Toni Erdmann (2016)

R | 162 min | Comedy, Drama

93 Metascore

A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard working daughter by creating an outrageous alter ego and posing as her CEO's life coach.

Director: Maren Ade | Stars: Sandra Hüller, Peter Simonischek, Michael Wittenborn, Thomas Loibl

Votes: 38,650 | Gross: $1.48M

Category: Contemporary films from GERMANY

36. Transit (I) (2018)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

83 Metascore

Set in seemingly contemporary times, a man who belongs to a persecuted minority attempts to escape from fascist-run France to America but falls in love with the wife of a dead author whose identity he has assumed.

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.82M

Category: Contemporary films from GERMANY

37. Western (2017)

Unrated | 121 min | Drama

81 Metascore

German construction workers building a dam near a Bulgarian village interact with the locals, and soon the troubles arise both with the locals and among themselves.

Director: Valeska Grisebach | Stars: Meinhard Neumann, Reinhardt Wetrek, Syuleyman Alilov Letifov, Veneta Fragnova

Votes: 2,729 | Gross: $0.04M

Category: Contemporary films from GERMANY

38. Crossing the Bridge: The Sound of Istanbul (2005)

90 min | Documentary, Music

73 Metascore

Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant ... See full summary »

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Alexander Hacke, Ahmed Ulug, Cem Yegul, Mehmed Ulug

Votes: 5,756 | Gross: $0.07M

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

39. Head-On (2004)

R | 121 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

With the intention to break free from the strict familial restrictions, a suicidal young woman sets up a marriage of convenience with a forty-year-old addict, an act that will lead to an outburst of envious love.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Birol Ünel, Sibel Kekilli, Güven Kiraç, Zarah Jane McKenzie

Votes: 47,526

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

40. In the Fade (2017)

R | 106 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

65 Metascore

Katja's life collapses after the death of her husband and son in a bomb attack. After a time of mourning and injustice, Katja seeks revenge.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Numan Acar, Adam Bousdoukos, Diane Kruger, Denis Moschitto

Votes: 22,917 | Gross: $0.32M

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

41. Soul Kitchen (2009)

99 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

In Hamburg, German-Greek chef Zinos unknowingly disturbs the peace in his locals-only restaurant by hiring a more talented chef.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Adam Bousdoukos, Moritz Bleibtreu, Pheline Roggan, Anna Bederke

Votes: 34,108 | Gross: $0.27M

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

42. The Cut (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 138 min | Adventure, Drama, History

56 Metascore

In 1915 a man survives the Armenian genocide in the Ottoman Empire, but loses his family, speech and faith. One night he learns that his twin daughters may be alive, and goes on a quest to find them.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Simon Abkarian, Makram Khoury, Hindi Zahra

Votes: 4,810 | Gross: $0.03M

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

43. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Nurgül Yesilçay, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nursel Köse

Votes: 29,032 | Gross: $0.74M

Category: Retrospective - FATIH AKIN

44. Breath (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 115 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

After developing an interest in surfing, a teenage boy and his friend forge an unlikely friendship with an older surfer.

Director: Simon Baker | Stars: Elizabeth Debicki, Simon Baker, Richard Roxburgh, Rachael Blake

Votes: 2,023 | Gross: $0.04M

Category: Contemporary Films from AUSTRALIA

45. 96 (II) (2018)

158 min | Drama, Romance

Two high school sweethearts meet at a reunion after 22 years and reminisce about their past over the course of an evening.

Director: C. Prem Kumar | Stars: Vijay Sethupathi, Trisha Krishnan, Varsha Bollamma, Adithya Bhaskar

Votes: 11,483

Category: TAMIL FILM COMPETITION

46. Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum (2018)

121 min | Drama, Romance

They fell in love and swore to always be together, until a strange twist of fate reveals them to be more than just lovers. To what extent will they go to protect their love?

Director: B.R. Vijayalakshmi | Stars: Piaa Bajpai, Suhasini, Tovino Thomas

Votes: 729

Category: TAMIL FILM COMPETITION

47. Annanukku Jey (2018)

Comedy

Despite the premise offering the opportunity to narrate this story as a gritty action drama, Rajkumar chooses to tell it in a lighter, satirical vein.

Director: Rajkumar | Stars: Dinesh, Mahima Nambiar, Radha Ravi, Mayilswamy

Votes: 123

Category: TAMIL FILM COMPETITION

48. Genius (II) (2018)

Drama

The movie examines the after effects that arise from the unwanted academic pressure that parents put on their children.

Director: Suseenthiran | Stars: Roshan, Priya Lal, Monica Chinnakotla, Aadukalam Naren

Votes: 57

Category: TAMIL FILM COMPETITION

49. Iravukku Aayiram Kangal (2018)

Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Thriller

7.3