My top 25 of SIFF 2008

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1. Ben X (2007)

Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Thriller

As an alternative to getting bullied at school, an autistic teenager retreats into the world of online role-playing games.

Director: Nic Balthazar | Stars: Marijke Pinoy, Greg Timmermans, Cesar De Sutter, Gilles De Schryver

Votes: 18,024 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Under the Bombs (2007)

TV-14 | 98 min | Drama, Romance, War

In the wake of Israel's 2006 bombardment of Lebanon, a determined woman finds her way into the country convincing a taxi cab driver to take a risky journey around the scarred region in search of her sister and her son.

Director: Philippe Aractingi | Stars: Nada Abou Farhat, Georges Khabbaz, Rawia Elchab, Bshara Atallah

Votes: 1,366

3. Captain Abu Raed (2007)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

When an old airport janitor finds a captain's hat in the trash, he gets pulled into the lives of children in his poor neighborhood. He weaves imaginary stories of his world adventures to offer hope in the face of their harsh reality.

Director: Amin Matalqa | Stars: Nadim Sawalha, Rana Sultan, Hussein Al-Sous, Odai Qedese

Votes: 1,549

4. Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame (2007)

81 min | Drama, War

A young girl zealously wants to go to school and learn to read and write. Almost everywhere she is met with hostility or indifference. The only young boy who takes her to his school is ... See full summary »

Director: Hana Makhmalbaf | Stars: Abbas Alijome, Abdolali Hoseinali, Nikbakht Noruz

Votes: 1,956

5. Bliss (2007)

105 min | Drama

71 Metascore

Condemned to death to salvage her family's honor, a young rape victim escapes to a seaside town with the man tasked with her execution.

Director: Abdullah Oguz | Stars: Talat Bulut, Özgü Namal, Murat Han, Mustafa Avkiran

Votes: 7,247 | Gross: $0.04M

6. Go with Peace Jamil (2008)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Drama

An Arabic tale that takes place in Copenhagen, Denmark. About ancient religious hatred, about love, punishment, guilt and redemption, about being responsible for one's own actions and ... See full summary »

Director: Omar Shargawi | Stars: Elias Samir Al-Sobehi, Khalid Alssubeihi, Salah El Koussa, Diab El Masri

Votes: 399

7. Juju Factory (2007)

97 min | Drama

Kongo is writing a book on the subject of immigrants but while his editor wants a kind of traveler's book in which ethnic exotic ingredients are offered to a European audience, Kongo has ... See full summary »

Director: Balufu Bakupa-Kanyinda | Stars: Dieudonné Kabongo, Carole Karemera, Katik Donatien Bakomba, Emile Abossolo M'bo

Votes: 22

8. Time to Die (2007)

104 min | Drama

When the witty old lady Aniela finally gets rid of her last lodger, she thinks it's finally time for her to feel at home in her beautiful old wooden house. But her greedy son and neighbours have other plans.

Director: Dorota Kedzierzawska | Stars: Danuta Szaflarska, Krzysztof Globisz, Marta Waldera, Patrycja Szewczyk

Votes: 959

9. Still Orangutans (2007)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

The film tells the story of sixteen people in the hottest day of the year in the city of Porto Alegre.

Director: Gustavo Spolidoro | Stars: Karina Kazue, Lindon Satoru Shimizu, Artur Pinto, Kayodê Silva

Votes: 158

10. Jar City (2006)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

75 Metascore

A murder opens up a bleak trail of long buried secrets and small town corruption for a worn out police detective and his squad.

Director: Baltasar Kormákur | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ágústa Eva Erlendsdóttir, Björn Hlynur Haraldsson, Ólafía Hrönn Jónsdóttir

Votes: 4,969

11. Leroy (2007)

89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Leroy (16) is an Afro-German boy who, not only notoriously unlucky, must also battle with an identity crisis born of the fact that he is both a highly cultured, well-mannered German AND ... See full summary »

Director: Armin Völckers | Stars: Alain Morel, Anna Hausburg, Constantin von Jascheroff, Günther Kaufmann

Votes: 627

12. Salawati (2008)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

The story of a 12-year-old Singaporean-Malay girl who has just witnessed the death of her older brother, Shahim. The tragedy occurs when the boy goes for a swim and quickly gets into ... See full summary »

Director: Marc X. Grigoroff | Stars: Mastura Ahmad, Siti Aisyah Masgot, Zaidi Ibrahim, Kelly Lim

13. The Drummer (2007)

Not Rated | 118 min | Crime, Drama, Music

A gangster's willful son is sent into hiding over sexual misconduct. Sent far, he unexpectedly takes up with remote Buddhist drummers who slowly but profoundly influence his life.

Director: Kenneth Bi | Stars: Jaycee Chan, Tony Ka Fai Leung, Angelica Lee, Roy Cheung

Votes: 836

14. The Secret of the Grain (2007)

Not Rated | 151 min | Drama

83 Metascore

In southern France, a Franco-Arabic shipyard worker along with his partner's daughter pursues his dream of opening a restaurant.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Habib Boufares, Hafsia Herzi, Farida Benkhetache, Abdelhamid Aktouche

Votes: 6,588 | Gross: $0.09M

15. The Red Awn (2007)

101 min | Drama

A father and son meet after five years of the father's absence and they go on a trip to rebuild their relationship.

Director: Shangjun Cai | Stars: Lu Huang, Yulai Lü, Anlian Yao

Votes: 30

16. 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: 29,502 | Gross: $0.74M

17. Tiski (2007)

124 min | Action, Crime, Drama

Young and talented man has a dream - to become a successful DJ. But on his way to fame he takes the wrong step, that may be fatal...

Director: Valeriy Todorovskiy | Stars: Maksim Matveev, Fedor Bondarchuk, Aleksey Serebryakov, Evgenia Brik

Votes: 356

18. Katyn (2007)

Not Rated | 121 min | Drama, History, War

81 Metascore

An examination of the Soviet slaughter of thousands of Polish officers and citizens in the Katyn forest in 1940.

Director: Andrzej Wajda | Stars: Andrzej Chyra, Maja Ostaszewska, Artur Zmijewski, Danuta Stenka

Votes: 14,908 | Gross: $0.12M

19. Fighter (I) (2007)

100 min | Action, Drama

Aicha attends Kung Fu at her high school in Copenhagen. Her Muslim, Turkish father wants her to study hard and become a doctor but instead she starts training at a Kung Fu club where Emil helps with her training. They become friends.

Director: Natasha Arthy | Stars: Semra Turan, Nima Nabipour, Cyron Melville, Molly Blixt Egelind

Votes: 1,408

20. Blind Mountain (2007)

95 min | Crime, Drama

60 Metascore

A young woman is kidnapped and sold to a villager in the mountains.

Director: Yang Li | Stars: Lu Huang, Youan Yang, Yuling Zhang, Yunle He

Votes: 1,573 | Gross: $0.01M

21. Before the Rains (2007)

PG-13 | 98 min | Drama, History, Romance

47 Metascore

A English spice baron settles in South India during the waning years of the Raj.

Director: Santosh Sivan | Stars: Linus Roache, Rahul Bose, Nandita Das, Jennifer Ehle

Votes: 1,957 | Gross: $1.04M

22. Máncora (2008)

R | 100 min | Drama

An adventure drama that tells the story of Santiago, a 22-year old from Lima. Following his father's suicide, haunted by his inner daemons and hatred for the world in general, Santiago ... See full summary »

Director: Ricardo de Montreuil | Stars: Jason Day, Elsa Pataky, Enrique Murciano, Phellipe Haagensen

Votes: 1,080 | Gross: $0.03M

23. Love and Honour (2006)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Romance

A look at the relationship between a young blind samurai (Kimura) and his wife, who will make a sacrifice in order to defend her husband's honor.

Director: Yôji Yamada | Stars: Takuya Kimura, Rei Dan, Mitsugorô Bandô, Takashi Sasano

Votes: 3,080 | Gross: $0.02M

24. Boy A (2007)

R | 102 min | Drama

75 Metascore

The story of a young Jack, newly released from serving a prison sentence for a violent crime he committed as a child.

Director: John Crowley | Stars: Andrew Garfield, Peter Mullan, Shaun Evans, Siobhan Finneran

Votes: 36,122 | Gross: $0.11M

25. Lady Jane (2008)

104 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

Muriel, François and René, three childhood friends from a working class neighbourhood of Marseille, suddenly stop their careers as thieves after having killed a jeweller.To keep a low ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Guédiguian | Stars: Ariane Ascaride, Jean-Pierre Darroussin, Gérard Meylan, Yann Trégouët

Votes: 331



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