IFFR 2016by veradekok | created - 07 Feb 2016 | updated - 7 months ago | Public
Top 100 of the audience award of the 45th International Film Festival Rotterdam
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1. Land of Mine (2015)
R | 100 min | Drama, History, War
In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POWs are forced to clear a beach of thousands of land mines under the watch of a Danish Sergeant who slowly learns to appreciate their plight.
Votes: 29,222 | Gross: $0.44M
3. Room (I) (2015)
R | 118 min | Drama, Thriller
Held captive for 7 years in an enclosed space, a woman and her young son finally gain their freedom, allowing the boy to experience the outside world for the first time.
Votes: 324,670 | Gross: $14.68M
5. Sweet Bean (2015)
Not Rated | 113 min | Drama
Burdened with a heavy and ever-increasing debt, a dorayaki baker hires a kind ageing woman, after tasting her delicious surprise. Little by little, she unravels her beautiful inner world. Could she be holding the secret to his success?
Votes: 7,366 | Gross: $0.12M
6. Lamb (I) (2015)
R | 97 min | Drama
When a man meets a young girl in a parking lot he attempts to help her avoid a bleak destiny by initiating her into the beauty of the outside world. The journey shakes them in ways neither expects.
Votes: 1,719 | Gross: $0.01M
7. Tanna (2015)
Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance
Set on a remote Pacific island, covered in rain forest and dominated by an active volcano, this heartfelt story, enacted by the Yakel tribe, tells of a sister's loyalty, a forbidden love affair and the pact between the old ways and the new.
Votes: 3,673 | Gross: $0.01M
8. Chuck Norris vs. Communism (2015)
78 min | Documentary, Comedy, History
In the oppressive 1980s communist Romania, the smuggled VHS tapes of banned Hollywood films become an inspirational ray of hope. A hybrid feature about the magic of film and the power it has to change lives.
94 min | Documentary, Biography
Harold and Lillian eloped to Hollywood in 1947, where they became the film industry's secret weapons. Nobody talked about them, but everybody wanted them. Theirs is the greatest story never told-until now.
10. Too Young to Die (2016)
125 min | Comedy, Music
The official trailer for TOO YOUNG TO DIE!, a supernatural comedy about an unlucky high school student who dies in a bus crash during a school trip only to be press-ganged into a demonic ... See full summary »
11. Demolition (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
Votes: 79,828 | Gross: $1.98M
12. As I Open My Eyes (2015)
Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Music
A few months before the revolution in Tunisia, 18 year-old Farah has a passion for life and sings in a political rock band. Her mother, knowing the dangers of Tunisia, wants her to pursue a career as a doctor.
Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $0.03M
13. Nuts! (I) (2016)
Unrated | 79 min | Documentary, Animation
The mostly true story of Dr. John Romulus Brinkley, an eccentric genius who built an empire with his goat-testicle impotence cure and a million-watt radio station.
15. A Good American (2015)
TV-14 | 100 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A Good American tells the story of the best code-breaker the USA ever had and how he and a small team within NSA created a surveillance tool that could pick up any electronic signal on ... See full summary »
16. Embrace of the Serpent (2015)
Not Rated | 125 min | Adventure, Drama
The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of forty years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.
Votes: 17,864 | Gross: $1.33M
17. Ik wil gelukkig zijn (2016)
70 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Fien de la Mar (1898-1965) was a Dutch actress with exceptional allure and extraordinary talent. With this she celebrated many triumphs, but her life ultimately ended in tragedy.
Votes: 8 | Gross: $0.09M
18. Suburra (2015)
130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A gangster known as "Samurai" wants to turn the waterfront of Rome into a new Las Vegas. All the local mob bosses have agreed to work for this common goal. But peace is not to last long.
19. Stop Acting Now (2016)
82 min | Drama
After years of fruitful cooperation, Dutch/Flemish actor-group 'Wunderbaum' is in crisis. Its members feel that with acting they contribute insufficiently to the changes of society desired by them, mainly aimed at the poor among us.
20. Rebel Citizen (2015)
76 min | Documentary, Biography
Pamela Yates' latest documentary, REBEL CITIZEN takes you on a revelatory tour of two time Oscar-winning cinematographer Haskell Wexler's political documentary work, letting the veteran ... See full summary »
21. Men & Chicken (2015)
Not Rated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Two outcast brothers, through getting to know their unknown family, discover a horrible truth about themselves and their relatives.
Votes: 9,319 | Gross: $0.03M
22. Les ogres (2015)
Not Rated | 142 min | Drama
They go from town to town, a big top on their backs, their show over their shoulder. They bring dreams and disorder to our lives. They are ogres, giants. They've devoured the theater and ... See full summary »
23. The Daughter (2015)
96 min | Drama
The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of those he left home years before.
Votes: 4,026 | Gross: $0.03M
25. Love & Friendship (2016)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Lady Susan Vernon takes up temporary residence at her in-laws' estate and, while there, is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica -- and herself too, naturally.
Votes: 21,446 | Gross: $14.01M
26. Oleg and Strange Arts (2016)
70 min | Documentary
The legendary Oleg Nikolaevitch Karavaychuk is the mysterious and moving subject of this loving film by the young director Duque. He was moved by the music the pianist composed for a film ... See full summary »
27. The Ardennes (2015)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama
A brutal home-jacking by two brothers goes hopelessly wrong, and one of them goes to prison. Four years later, his brother tries to help him get his life back on track.
Votes: 4,258 | Gross: $0.01M
29. Arianna (2015)
Not Rated | 84 min | Drama
Arianna is nineteen years old and still has not had her first menstrual cycle. Despite the fact that her breasts have become slightly enlarged, which causes her some discomfort, the ... See full summary »
31. The Dying of the Light (2015)
Not Rated | 95 min | Documentary
A documentary that explores the history and craft of motion-picture presentation through the lives and stories of the last generation of career projectionists.
32. Halal Love (2015)
94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Four tragicomic interconnected stories about how devoted Muslim men and women are trying to manage their love life and desires without breaking any religious rules.
33. Califórnia (2015)
85 min | Drama, Romance
São Paulo, 1984. Estela gets through the troubled phase of adolescence. Sex, love, friendship; everything looks too complicated. Her personal refuge is her uncle Carlos and the trip to ... See full summary »
34. Problemski Hotel (2015)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
The cross-frontier migrant's life 'within the system' - an endless, featureless, futureless round of queues - becomes even bleaker in December. Bipul doesn't want to admit it, but the ... See full summary »
35. Notes on Blindness (2016)
90 min | Documentary, Drama
In the summer of 1983, just days before the birth of his first son, writer and theologian John Hull went blind. In order to make sense of the upheaval in his life, he began keeping a diary ... See full summary »
37. Pieta in the Toilet (2015)
120 min | Drama
Hiroshi is an art school graduate who abandoned his dream as an artist to work as a window cleaner. When he realizes he has only three months left in his life, he meets a high school ... See full summary »
38. Keeper (2015)
95 min | Drama, Romance
The story of two teenagers that are about to have a baby. After deciding they will keep the baby, they have to deal with their parents and also with their everyday life.
39. Original Copy (2015)
96 min | Documentary
Bollywood stars shine larger than life in the one-of-a-kind film posters hand painted by Mumbai's last screen painter, but as his workshop is threatened by demolition and his livelihood by plastic posters, he fights to pass on his craft.
41. Bodkin Ras (2016)
79 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
The people in Forres don't work. Between 9 and 5 they dissolve into the pubs, where the light shines as a warm glow in their midst. Then the stranger Bodkin arrives into town. He has come ... See full summary »
42. Memories of the Wind (I) (2015)
124 min | Drama
Addresses the issues of ethnicity and belonging and conveys how it feels to be across the borders, not only in terms of dislocating out of the borders of a country but also in terms of struggling to exist at the margins of a society.
43. The Lost Arcade (2015)
Not Rated | 79 min | Documentary
The story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. This documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the ... See full summary »
Votes: 169 | Gross: $0.01M
44. The Event (2015)
Not Rated | 74 min | Documentary, History
In August 1991 a failed coup d'état attempt (known as Putsch) led by a group of hard-core communists in Moscow, ended the 70-year-long rule of the Soviets. The USSR collapsed soon after, ... See full summary »
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
45. 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.
46. Don't Be Bad (2015)
103 min | Crime, Drama
A story set in the 90s and in the outskirts of Rome to Ostia, the same places of the films of Pasolini. His characters, in the '90s, seem to belong to a world that revolves around hedonism.... See full summary »
48. The Land of the Enlightened (2016)
87 min | Documentary, Drama, War
A gang of Afghan kids from the Kuchi tribe dig out old Soviet mines and sell the explosives to children working in a lapis lazuli mine. When not dreaming of the time when American troops ... See full summary »
49. Bone Tomahawk (2015)
Not Rated | 132 min | Drama, Horror, Western