2017 Cinequest: Features Line-Up

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1. A Different Sun (2017)

89 min | Drama, Family

A Chinese family moves from their native land to a town in Germany and struggles to adjust to the different culture. Marriage hangs in the balance...

Director: Reed Tang | Stars: Chin Han, Ashley Gerasimovich, Danni Wang, Alyssa Maria App

Votes: 9

2. Actors Anonymous (2017)

96 min | Drama

A film adaptation of James Franco's novel "Actors Anonymous", exploring the lives of young actors in Hollywood, from the highs to the lows, to the lies and the heartbreak.

Directors: Melanie Aitkenhead, Abi Damaris Corbin, Shaun Duffy, Justin S. Lee, Kelly Luu, Kevin Luu, Jess Maldaner, Leandro Tadashi, Juel Taylor, Jay Wolff, Kerry Yang, Julio Vincent Gambuto | Stars: Scott Haze, Jake Robbins, James Franco, Eric Roberts

Votes: 47

3. Afskåret (2016)

82 min | Drama

On her way to the Swedish highlands, 19-year old Sarah receives a disturbing text; a compromising sex video of her may be circulating the Internet. While determining the existence of this ... See full summary »

Director: Anders Fløe | Stars: Emilie Kruse, Morten Deurell, Mira Brandes, Thomas Magnussen

Votes: 17

4. Alba (2016)

98 min | Drama, Family

ALBA, an 11 year old girl, has to move to her father's house due to her mother's illness. She barely knows him and sharing time with him at home feels weird. Both are shy, both feel lonely but they can't find a way to approach each other.

Director: Ana Cristina Barragán | Stars: Macarena Arias, Pablo Aguirre Andrade, Amaia Merino, Isabel Borja

Votes: 277

5. All the Beauty (2016)

91 min | Drama

Ten years after the breakup Sarah arrives at her ex-husbands summer cabin. He's writing on a play, and wants her to contribute. Sarah would love to, until she realizes that the play is about their years together.

Director: Aasne Vaa Greibrokk | Stars: Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Magnus Krepper, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Kristoffer Joner

Votes: 62

6. Aloys (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Director: Tobias Nölle | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li

Votes: 1,647

7. An American Dream: The Education of William Bowman (2016)

90 min | Drama

A young man makes his way through life in modern America, and continually finds himself at the centre of complicated situations.

Director: Ken Finkleman | Stars: Diana Bentley, Shiloh Blondel, Jan Caruana, Precious Chong

Votes: 52

8. Anisoara (2016)

106 min | Drama

Anishoara is a 15 year old girl, who lives in a beautiful old village in Moldova. She raises without mother and for several years she cares for her little brother Andrei and her drinking ... See full summary »

Director: Ana Felicia Scutelnicu | Stars: Willem Menne, Andrei Morari, Anisoara Morari, Petru Roscovan

Votes: 68

9. Cadence (I) (2016)

88 min | Thriller

A psychological thriller about a young girl who's terrorized on her family farm after the arrival of her popstar boyfriend's best friends.

Director: Alexander Lasheras | Stars: Kaitlyn Bernard, Amanda Burke, Max Chadburn, Tony Giroux

Votes: 20

10. Carrie Pilby (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Drama

52 Metascore

A person of high intelligence struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships, sex and leaving her apartment.

Director: Susan Johnson | Stars: Bel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 5,377 | Gross: $0.02M

11. Celtic Soul (2016)

86 min | Documentary

Celtic Soul follows Canadian actor and funny man Jay Baruchel on an epic road trip through Canada, Ireland and Scotland with his new friend, well-known Irish soccer journalist Eoin ... See full summary »

Director: Michael McNamara | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Gerry McLaughlin, Eoin O'Callaghan

Votes: 55

12. Chee and T (2016)

80 min | Comedy

A Comedy about the only two guys left in Silicon Valley who have nothing to do with technology.

Director: Tanuj Chopra | Stars: Rebecca Hazlewood, Karan Soni, Noureen DeWulf, Dominic Rains

Votes: 23

13. Cradle of Champions (2017)

TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary

68 Metascore

Three young people battle to change their lives through a three-month odyssey of the New York Daily News Golden Gloves-the biggest and oldest amateur boxing tournament in the world.

Director: Bartle Bull | Stars: Brian Adams, Julio Salinas Albino, Teddy Atlas, Duquan Chambers

Votes: 36

15. Dead Man Working (2016 TV Movie)

88 min | Thriller

Much to everyone's surprise, a powerful financier at the peak of his career jumps off the bank's rooftop. As the markets react violently, it's up to his protégé to shed light on this obscure case. Was it a suicide or a premeditated murder?

Director: Marc Bauder | Stars: Benjamin Lillie, Wolfram Koch, Jördis Triebel, Manfred Zapatka

Votes: 130

16. Xi He (2015)

105 min | Drama, Family, News

Xi He's mother is fighting for her autistic son to have the right to a normal education.

Director: Wei Zhang | Stars: Jun Feng, Jingyi Huang, Jingke Liang, Jiana Tu

Votes: 16

17. Exiled (2016)

100 min | Drama, History, War

In WW1 German doctor is sent to oversee insane asylum somewhere in Latvia. Here he finds wild boy and try to heal him. He is confronted by rough circumstances and brutal soldiers.

Director: Davis Simanis Jr. | Stars: Ulrich Matthes, Agnese Cirule, Dmitrijs Jaldovs, Marina Janaus

Votes: 254

18. Fixed (I) (2017)

TV-MA | 92 min | Comedy

Allan is a married father of three whose sex life takes another hit when his wife can no longer take the pill. He soon finds himself with an appointment for a vasectomy and a nagging ... See full summary »

Director: Alonso Mayo | Stars: Andy Comeau, Courtney Henggeler, Mindy Sterling, Leonard Roberts

Votes: 136

19. Flemish Heaven (2016)

112 min | Drama

Together with her mother, Sylvie runs a brothel near the Flemish-French border. Eline, Sylvie's daughter, is intrigued by her mother's peculiar working place.

Director: Peter Monsaert | Stars: Sara Vertongen, Wim Willaert, Esra Vandenbussche, Ingrid De Vos

Votes: 421

20. For Grace (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Family

Ben was adopted. All his life, he's avoided tracing his roots. Now he's a father himself, to a baby girl. And he's going to find his biological parents for her.

Director: Sebastian Armesto | Stars: Grace Goulding, Andrew Keatley, Sophie Roberts, Sebastian Armesto

Votes: 8

21. Forgotten Man (2017)

84 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A troubled young actor in an East London Theatre Company for the homeless romances a wealthy out-of-towner in the bustling streets of contemporary London.

Director: Arran Shearing | Stars: Obi Abili, Will Alexander, Oya Bacak, Ben Roper Curzon

Votes: 25

22. Goldstone (2016)

R | 110 min | Crime, Thriller

78 Metascore

Indigenous Detective Jay Swan arrives in the frontier town of Goldstone on a missing persons inquiry. What seems like a simple light duty investigation opens a web of crime and corruption. ... See full summary »

Director: Ivan Sen | Stars: Aaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Jacki Weaver, David Wenham

Votes: 3,645 | Gross: $0.09M

23. Hedgehog (2017)

114 min | Drama

The daughter of a late comic is forced to confront her fears of performing.

Director: Lindsey Copeland | Stars: Madeline Brewer, Ann Dowd, Philippe Bowgen, Danny Deferrari

Votes: 85

24. Hunting Flies (2016)

106 min | Drama

The idealistic teacher Ghani loses his principles during an intense day, when he barricades the students in an attempt in saving his working place. A political drama caging the rise and fall of a dictatorship in a classroom.

Director: Izer Aliu | Stars: Jasin Mustafa, Besar Guta, Burhan Amiti, Mensur Jakupi

Votes: 112

25. Hysteria (2016)

81 min | Drama, Thriller

A shy and feeble architect is victim of a violent and abusing surrounding. The pressure builds up until he is pushed to the limit of his own humanity.

Director: Carlos Meléndez | Stars: Hector Kotsifakis, Sharon Zundel, Enrique Arreola, Fernando Becerril

Votes: 18

26. Imitation Girl (2017)

84 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

A mysterious young woman materializes in the middle of the southwest desert, where each step teaches her about her new world and her new body. As she assumes a new life, she discovers she has a twin with whom she shares more than just an outward appearance.

Director: Natasha Kermani | Stars: Lauren Ashley Carter, Neimah Djourabchi, Adam David Thompson, Catherine Mary Stewart

Votes: 359

27. India in a Day (2016)

86 min | Documentary

Crowdsourced material from millions edited with documentary footage from India on 10th October 2015 make this lyrical portrait of a country. It gives a heartfelt image of the people across a vast nation with their joys and troubles.

Directors: Richie Mehta, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Mandira Chauhan, Ritesh Ghosh

Votes: 82

28. King of the Belgians (2016)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

Desperate to return home from a state visit to Istanbul when his country suffers its worst-ever political crisis, but unable to fly due to a solar storm, the King of the Belgians finds himself on a tumultuous road trip across the Balkans.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Titus De Voogdt, Bruno Georis

Votes: 1,514

29. Kingdom of Clay Subjects (2016)

88 min | Drama, Family

10-year-old Jamal loves his carefree life with his mum in rural Bangladesh, until the day his childhood friend and playmate is forced to become a child bride. Isolated and lost, Jamal finds the world a harsh reality when his hopes of getting new friends and attending school collide with his mother's past.

Director: Bijon | Stars: Mahmudur Anindo, Sheuly Akther Jarin, Chinmoyee Gupta, Monir Ahmed

Votes: 121

30. Laura Gets a Cat (2017)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Laura, an unemployed writer in New York City, tries to juggle an unexciting boyfriend, an affair with a performance artist, and a vivid imaginary life.

Director: Michael Ferrell | Stars: Dana Brooke, Michael Ferrell, Josh Tyson, Brian Mullins

Votes: 37

31. Lazybones (2017)

81 min | Comedy, Drama

Ben, a wannabe stand up comedian in Melbourne, doesn't live for the weekend like the O'Jays hit song, in fact he finds that philosophy kinda depressing. Spending most of his life on the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Jones | Stars: Jackson Tozer, Fabiana Weiner, Troy Larkin, Eva Seymour

Votes: 8

32. Past Imperfect (2016)

110 min | Drama

Alice leads a routine life as an escort and dodges social contact. When she's forced to take care of her son after the death of her ex, her apparent indifference seems to fade away and she gets confronted with her emotional emptiness.

Director: Nathalie Teirlinck | Stars: Evelyne Brochu, Zuri François, Adonis Danieletto, Guillaume Duhesme

Votes: 195

33. Loop (2016)

95 min | Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A drug dealer and his girlfriend betray their boss on their last mission, and the lead gets stuck in a timeloop.

Director: Isti Madarász | Stars: Dénes Száraz, Dorina Martinovics, Zsolt Anger, Géza D. Hegedüs

Votes: 1,889

34. Lovesick (I) (2016)

93 min | Drama, Romance

Dash is 33, broke, depressed and still in love with his ex, Lauren, who suddenly gets engaged. It all seems hopeless until he meets Nora - a spontaneous and unforgettable woman. But timing is everything, and Nora's not going to wait around.

Director: Tyson Caron | Stars: Jay Baruchel, Adam Brooks, Sarah Constible, Rebecca Gibson

Votes: 194

35. Memento Mori (VI) (2016)

90 min | Documentary

Matthew's heart stopped beating on the tattoo parlour table. Now, his parents hold their dying boy. But in their hands they also hold the fates of others: the promise of new lives, and ... See full summary »

Director: Niobe Thompson

Votes: 7

36. Menorca (2016)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

A hedonistic soccer mom embarks on a strange journey of self discovery.

Director: John Barnard | Stars: Tammy Gillis, Sheila Campbell, Aaron Merke, Dorothy Carroll

Votes: 148

37. Metamorphosis: Junior Year (I) (2017)

75 min | Documentary

In the midst of the PA 2009-2011 teen suicide epidemic, this documentary follows the Palo Alto Teen Arts Council as they put on a play about the dark events in their community and coping with tough adolescent issues through the arts.

Directors: Lacey Dorn, James Franco | Stars: James Darbyshire, Anais Fernandez, Katryna Fogel, Steven Fogel

38. Monochrome (I) (2016)

TV-MA | 113 min | Drama, Thriller

A disillusioned young woman becomes a serial killer who targets wealthy land-owners, and a brilliant detective must use his unusual neurological condition to track her down.

Director: Thomas Lawes | Stars: Amy Ambrose, Suzy Bastone, Donna Berlin, Ashley Blake

Votes: 108

39. Neighborhood Food Drive (2017)

85 min | Comedy

A group of awful idiots fail at throwing a party over and over.

Director: Jerzy Rose | Stars: Lyra Hill, Bruce Bundy, Ruby McCollister, Marcos Barnes

Votes: 55

40. New Chefs on the Block (2017)

TV-14 | 96 min | Documentary

Two chefs in DC struggle to open and maintain their first restaurants. Against all odds, one becomes Bon Appetit Magazine's Best New Restaurant in America. The other is forced to redefine ... See full summary »

Director: Dustin Harrison-Atlas

Votes: 25

41. No Light and No Land Anywhere (2016)

75 min | Drama

Grieving her mother's death and her own failing marriage, Lexi boards a plane from London to Los Angeles in search of the estranged father who abandoned her when she was three years old. ... See full summary »

Director: Amber Sealey | Stars: Gemma Brockis, Jennifer Lafleur, David Sullivan, Kent Osborne

Votes: 57

42. Painless (II) (2017)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

Henry Long desperately seeks a cure for the condition that leaves him unable to feel physical pain.

Director: Jordan Horowitz | Stars: Joey Klein, Evalena Marie, Kip Gilman, Pascal Yen-Pfister

Votes: 721 | Gross: $0.01M

43. Prodigy (2017)

TV-MA | 80 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

A psychologist engages a dangerous, young genius in a battle of wits -- unaware of the supernatural power the girl possesses, or that her life hangs in the balance.

Directors: Alex Haughey, Brian Vidal | Stars: Richard Neil, Savannah Liles, Jolene Andersen, Emilio Palame

Votes: 4,412

44. Prom King, 2010 (2017)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

A young romantic navigates college dating while striving to reconcile homosexuality with his classic, cinematic ideals.

Director: Christopher Schaap | Stars: Julia Weldon, Justin L. Wilson, Mikaela Izquierdo, Tyler Austin

Votes: 61

45. Pyromaniac (2016)

98 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A ruthless pyromaniac is on the loose in a southern village of Norway. They don't know he's not a stranger, but one of them. We follow him, the fire brigade chief's own son, spreading fear in secret.

Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg | Stars: Trond Nilssen, Per Frisch, Liv Bernhoft Osa, Henrik Rafaelsen

Votes: 672

46. Quality Problems (2017)

106 min | Comedy, Drama

Family To-Do-List: Throw perfect eight-year-old's birthday party, find wandering grandpa, and deal with cancer in the left boob.

Directors: Brooke Purdy, Doug Purdy | Stars: Brooke Purdy, Doug Purdy, Maxwell Purdy, Scout Purdy

Votes: 118

47. Queen Anne's Lace (2017)

73 min | Drama

A dissatisfied wife and mother flees NYC for an artist's enclave in the mountains, but complications ensue when she falls for a female kayak instructor.

Director: Emilie McDonald | Stars: Quinten Boyles, Ada Douglas, Cassandra Goodluck, Emilie McDonald

48. Revenge (2015)

100 min | Drama, Thriller

In Western Norway, Rebekka is looking for retribution. Under false identity, she seeks out her deceased sister's violator and embeds herself into his idyllic family to now destroy his life.

Director: Kjersti Steinsbø | Stars: Trond Espen Seim, Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Maria Bock, Helene Bergsholm

Votes: 419