2011 ISTANBUL FILM FESTIVAL

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1. Zefir (2010)

93 min | Drama

Zephyr, a strong-willed adolescent girl, spends her summer vacation with her grandparents in the mountains, waiting for her mother to come and take her back home. Her mother finally shows ... See full summary »

Director: Belma Bas | Stars: Seyma Uzunlar, Vahide Perçin, Sevinc Bas, O. Rustu Bas

Votes: 467

2. Walking (2011)

Drama

1980. Xelilo, a disturbed man, lives in an abandoned store and walks endlessly through the streets of Nusaybin, a Kurdish village in the south east of Turkey He is curiously being noticed ... See full summary »

Director: Shiar Abdi | Stars: Abdullah Ado, Mehmet Avsar, Talat Ekinci, Serhat Ertuna

Votes: 44

3. The Trip (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 112 min | Comedy, Drama

Steve Coogan has been asked by The Observer to tour the country's finest restaurants, but after his girlfriend backs out on him he must take his best friend and source of eternal aggravation, Rob Brydon.

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon, Rebecca Johnson, Elodie Harrod

Votes: 20,141 | Gross: $2.01M

4. As If I Am Not There (2010)

109 min | Drama

A harsh dose of cinematic realism about a harsh time-the Bosnian War of the 1990s-Juanita Wilson's drama is taken from true stories revealed during the International Criminal Tribunal in ... See full summary »

Director: Juanita Wilson | Stars: Natasha Petrovic, Fedja Stukan, Jelena Jovanova, Sanja Buric

Votes: 995

5. Home for Christmas (2010)

90 min | Comedy, Drama

The film looks at those who are desperately trying to connect or reconnect with their families, friends, or anyone who will listen.

Director: Bent Hamer | Stars: Nina Andresen Borud, Arianit Berisha, Joachim Calmeyer, Trond Fausa

Votes: 906

6. Vive L'Amour (1994)

R | 118 min | Drama

Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment used for sexual trysts.

Director: Ming-liang Tsai | Stars: Chao-jung Chen, Kang-sheng Lee, Kuei-Mei Yang, Yi-Ching Lu

Votes: 3,017

7. Sound of Noise (2010)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Music

72 Metascore

A tone-deaf cop works to track down a group of guerilla percussionists whose anarchic public performances are terrorizing the city.

Directors: Ola Simonsson, Johannes Stjärne Nilsson | Stars: Bengt Braskered, Sanna Persson, Magnus Börjeson, Johannes Björk

Votes: 8,340 | Gross: $0.02M

8. Morgen (2010)

100 min | Drama

NELU, a man in his forties, works as a security guard at a supermarket in Salonta, a small town on the Romanian-Hungarian border. This is the place where many illegal emigrants try to cross... See full synopsis »

Director: Anca Puiu | Stars: András Hatházi, Yilmaz Yalçin, Elvira Rimbu, Dorin C. Zachei

Votes: 924

9. Even the Rain (2010)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History

69 Metascore

As a director and his crew shoot a controversial film about Christopher Columbus in Cochabamba, Bolivia, local people rise up against plans to privatize the water supply.

Director: Icíar Bollaín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Tosar, Karra Elejalde, Juan Carlos Aduviri

Votes: 11,857 | Gross: $0.56M

10. Wild Strawberries (1957)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

After living a life marked by coldness, an aging professor is forced to confront the emptiness of his existence.

Director: Ingmar Bergman | Stars: Victor Sjöström, Bibi Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand

Votes: 84,834

11. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 134 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

84 Metascore

A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 17,983 | Gross: $21.93M

12. Three Friends (1958)

88 min | Drama, Romance

Three hopeless cronies from the slums help a blind panhandler girl who is homeless and hungry. The girl, an ingenue, brings a new hope to everyone's life, especially to the one who falls in love with her.

Director: Memduh Ün | Stars: Muhterem Nur, Fikret Hakan, Salih Tozan, Semih Sezerli

Votes: 172

13. Sleeping Sickness (2011)

91 min | Drama

A German doctor (Pierre Bokma) battling Sleeping Sickness in rural Cameroon fears that he will be a stranger in his own country as the end of his post draws near, and he prepares to move ... See full summary »

Director: Ulrich Köhler | Stars: Pierre Bokma, Jean-Christophe Folly, Jenny Schily, Hippolyte Girardot

Votes: 598

14. Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010)

G | 90 min | Documentary, History

86 Metascore

Werner Herzog gains exclusive access to film inside the Chauvet caves of Southern France and captures the oldest known pictorial creations of humanity.

Director: Werner Herzog | Stars: Werner Herzog, Jean Clottes, Julien Monney, Jean-Michel Geneste

Votes: 14,057 | Gross: $5.23M

15. Do Not Forget Me Istanbul (2010)

113 min | Drama

An aged mother with her middle aged daughter travels from Palestine to Istanbul, Turkey, to meet some relatives. This and other short stories give us a clue about the city of Istanbul.

Directors: Hany Abu-Assad, Stefan Arsenijevic, Aida Begic, Iosifina Markarian, Stergios Niziris, Omar Shargawi, Eric Nazarian | Stars: Ali Suliman, Hiam Abbass, Humeyra Akbay, Belçim Bilgin

Votes: 283

16. Passione (2010)

Unrated | 90 min | History, Music

70 Metascore

A look at the musical roots and traditions of Naples, Italy, as well as its influence on the rest of the world.

Director: John Turturro | Stars: John Turturro, Max Casella, Riccardo Ciccarelli, Fiorello

Votes: 446 | Gross: $0.26M

17. Turquaze (2010)

96 min | Drama

Exploring the lives of immigrants who find themselves torn between two lands and cultures, with roots in neither, this messy, moving and joyous romantic drama introduces a trio of Turkish ... See full summary »

Director: Kadir Ferati Balci | Stars: Burak Balci, Charlotte Vandermeersch, Nihat Altinkaya, Tilbe Saran

Votes: 345

18. The Turin Horse (2011)

Not Rated | 155 min | Drama

80 Metascore

A rural farmer is forced to confront the mortality of his faithful horse.

Directors: Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky | Stars: János Derzsi, Erika Bók, Mihály Kormos, Ricsi

Votes: 13,579 | Gross: $0.05M

19. The Conspirator (2010)

PG-13 | 122 min | Crime, Drama, History

55 Metascore

Mary Surratt is the lone female charged as a co-conspirator in the assassination trial of Abraham Lincoln. As the whole nation turns against her, she is forced to rely on her reluctant lawyer to uncover the truth and save her life.

Director: Robert Redford | Stars: Robin Wright, James McAvoy, Tom Wilkinson, Kevin Kline

Votes: 26,485 | Gross: $11.54M

20. Tamara Drewe (2010)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

A young newspaper writer returns to her hometown in the English countryside, where her childhood home is being prepped for sale.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Gemma Arterton, Luke Evans, Dominic Cooper, Roger Allam

Votes: 19,442 | Gross: $0.56M

21. Poetry (2010)

Unrated | 139 min | Drama

87 Metascore

A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class.

Director: Chang-dong Lee | Stars: Jeong-hie Yun, Da-wit Lee, Hee-ra Kim, Nae-sang Ahn

Votes: 8,774 | Gross: $0.36M

22. Aurora (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 181 min | Drama

63 Metascore

An apartment kitchen: a man and a woman discuss Little Red Riding Hood, their voices hushed, mindful of waking the little girl sleeping next room. Waste land on the city outskirts: behind a... See full summary »

Director: Cristi Puiu | Stars: Cristi Puiu, Clara Voda, Catrinel Dumitrescu, Luminita Gheorghiu

Votes: 1,403

23. Under the Spotlight (2010)

55 min | Documentary, Music, Musical

In the last few years, the famous stars of the show business would not go on tours, make music videos or even go on stage without their dancers and choreographers.

Director: Duygu Etikan | Star: Ilgit Ascipinar

24. The Promise (1996)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

82 Metascore

Roger uses his son Igor to ruthlessly traffic and exploit undocumented immigrants. When one of the immigrants is killed, Igor is guilt-ridden and wants to care for the dead man's family against his father's orders.

Directors: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne | Stars: Jérémie Renier, Olivier Gourmet, Assita Ouedraogo, Jean-Michel Balthazar

Votes: 6,532 | Gross: $0.45M

25. Overdrive: Istanbul in the New Millennium (2011)

Documentary

A love poem and a critical investigation, OVERDRIVE explores Istanbul's transition from ancient imperial capital to bustling modern megalopolis. Will the city renew itself once again, or ... See full summary »

Director: Aslihan Unaldi

Votes: 6

26. Last Night (I) (2010)

R | 93 min | Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.

Director: Massy Tadjedin | Stars: Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes, Guillaume Canet

Votes: 44,862 | Gross: $0.10M

27. Black Venus (2010)

Not Rated | 159 min | Drama, History

The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and ... See full summary »

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Yahima Torres, Andre Jacobs, Olivier Gourmet, Elina Löwensohn

Votes: 2,248

28. Sitcom (1998)

Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Évelyne Dandry, François Marthouret, Marina de Van, Adrien de Van

Votes: 4,295

29. Shoah (1985)

Not Rated | 566 min | Documentary, History, War

99 Metascore

Claude Lanzmann's epic documentary recounts the story of the Holocaust through interviews with witnesses - perpetrators as well as survivors.

Director: Claude Lanzmann | Stars: Simon Srebnik, Michael Podchlebnik, Motke Zaïdl, Hanna Zaïdl

Votes: 7,636 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Elias and the Treasure of the Sea (2010)

78 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

About the little rescue boat Elias and his friends in the coastal community Cozy Cove. The story takes place during winter time.

Director: Lise I. Osvoll

Votes: 57

31. Neds (2010)

TV-14 | 124 min | Drama

Encompassed by violent street gangs, neglectful parents, bullying teachers and a dearth of positive role models, a studious but emotionally abandoned kid turns thug.

Director: Peter Mullan | Stars: Conor McCarron, Greg Forrest, Joe Szula, Mhairi Anderson

Votes: 7,675

32. (1963)

Not Rated | 138 min | Drama

A harried movie director retreats into his memories and fantasies.

Director: Federico Fellini | Stars: Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale, Sandra Milo

Votes: 99,808 | Gross: $0.05M

33. Sakli Hayatlar (2011)

Drama

HIDDEN LIVES The deadly hostility of the Sunni, which one of the two largest sects of the religion Islam, against the Alewi sect, has a background of thousands of years in the history of ... See full synopsis »

Director: Haluk Ünal | Stars: Ceren Hindistan, Yusuf Akgün, Laçin Ceylan, Zerrin Sümer

Votes: 168

35. Hair (2010)

120 min | Drama

Hamdi is a wigmaker. After being diagnosed with terminal cancer he loses interest in everything. Then he meets Meryem, who wants to sell her beautiful long hair.

Director: Tayfun Pirselimoglu | Stars: Ayberk Pekcan, Nazan Kesal, Riza Akin, Derya Durmaz

Votes: 269

36. The Wind Will Carry Us (1999)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Irreverent city engineer Behzad comes to a rural village in Iran to keep vigil for a dying relative. In the meanwhile the film follows his efforts to fit in with the local community and how he changes his own attitudes as a result.

Director: Abbas Kiarostami | Stars: Behzad Dorani, Noghre Asadi, Roushan Karam Elmi, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 7,285 | Gross: $0.21M

37. The Sandman and the Lost Sand of Dreams (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation

Each night, like every other child in the world, Miko goes to Dreamland thanks to magic sand dispersed by the Sandman. But one night, the evil dream Habumar steals the Sand of Dreams and ... See full summary »

Directors: Jesper Møller, Sinem Sakaoglu, Helmut Fischer | Stars: Bruno Renne, Ilja Richter, Volker Lechtenbrink, Marc Wehe

Votes: 103

38. Stones in Exile (2010)

Not Rated | 61 min | Documentary, Music

A look at the creation and impact of the 1972 Rolling Stones album "Exile on Main St."

Director: Stephen Kijak | Stars: The Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts

Votes: 799

39. Rio Sex Comedy (2010)

Unrated | 124 min | Comedy, Drama

Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas.

Director: Jonathan Nossiter | Stars: Charlotte Rampling, Bill Pullman, Irène Jacob, Jérôme Kircher

Votes: 634

40. The Draughtsman's Contract (1982)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A young artist is commissioned by the wife of a wealthy landowner to make a series of drawings of the estate while her husband is away.

Director: Peter Greenaway | Stars: Anthony Higgins, Janet Suzman, Anne-Louise Lambert, Hugh Fraser

Votes: 8,280

41. Nobody Else But You (2011)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

63 Metascore

A bestselling crime novelist who is desperately looking for a new story hones his focus on the apparent suicide of a small-town woman, an aspiring model who thought she was the reincarnation of Marilyn Monroe.

Director: Gérald Hustache-Mathieu | Stars: Jean-Paul Rouve, Sophie Quinton, Guillaume Gouix, Arsinée Khanjian

Votes: 2,405 | Gross: $0.04M

42. Press (I) (2010)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

Turkey's first Kurdish language newspaper is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in Diyarbakır, the journalists become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation.

Director: Sedat Yilmaz | Stars: Firat Altay, Sezgin Cengiz, Engin Emre Deger, Aram Dildar

Votes: 509

43. Oranges and Sunshine (2010)

R | 105 min | Drama, History

60 Metascore

Set in 1980s Nottingham, social worker Margaret Humphreys holds the British government accountable for child migration schemes and reunites the children involved -- now adults living mostly in Australia -- with their parents in Britain.

Director: Jim Loach | Stars: Emily Watson, Aisling Loftus, Stuart Wolfenden, Lorraine Ashbourne

Votes: 4,762

44. Made in Poland (2010)

90 min | Drama

Bogus Kowalski is such a radical 17-year-old rebel that he even decides to have a "Fuck Off" tattoo on his forehead. His anger and frustration cannot be diminished by anyone, including his mother, Polish teacher and priest.

Director: Przemyslaw Wojcieszek | Stars: Piotr Wawer Jr., Janusz Chabior, Przemyslaw Bluszcz, Magdalena Kuta

Votes: 145

45. Pina (2011)

PG | 103 min | Documentary, Music

83 Metascore

A tribute to the late German choreographer, Pina Bausch, as her dancers perform her most famous creations.

Director: Wim Wenders | Stars: Pina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, Ruth Amarante

Votes: 13,549 | Gross: $3.52M

46. Picco (2010)

105 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

Kevin is new in youth prison. Due to over-occupancy he has to share a cell with Tommy, Andy and Marc. A partnership of convenience in a system where only the strong prevail and which is ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Koch | Stars: Constantin von Jascheroff, Joel Basman, Frederick Lau, Martin Kiefer

Votes: 615

47. Oil City Confidential (2009)

104 min | Documentary, Music

The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin - ... See full summary »

Director: Julien Temple | Stars: Lee Brilleaux, Wilko Johnson, John Martin, John B. Sparkes

Votes: 465