KINO PAVASARIS'13

by alisazarkova | created - 21 Jan 2013 | updated - 26 Feb 2013 | Public

Vilnius International Film Festival (Vilnius IFF) "Kino pavasaris" is the biggest and most important cinema event in Lithuania. Festival was established in 1995 and now that sixteen years have passed it earned its reputation because it is showing high quality newest films that are carefully picked out of highly rated festivals and has been awarded the prizes by both the audience and film critics. Serious discussions, widely respected Lithuanian and international filmmakers, events for industry guests, social and educational projects is essential part of the festival, as well as cheerful parties. http://www.kinopavasaris.lt/en/about_festival

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1. Of Snails and Men (2012)

Not Rated | 93 min | Comedy

The story of one man who tries to save his car factory

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Andi Vasluianu, Monica Barladeanu, Dorel Visan, Jean-François Stévenin

Votes: 1,882

2. Vanishing Waves (2012)

Unrated | 124 min | Romance, Sci-Fi, Thriller

58 Metascore

A neuron-transfer scientist experiments with the thoughts of a comatose young woman.

Director: Kristina Buozyte | Stars: Marius Jampolskis, Jurga Jutaite, Rudolfas Jansonas, Vytautas Kaniusonis

Votes: 2,426

3. The Color of the Chameleon (2012)

111 min | Comedy, Drama, Thriller

Batko becomes the spider in his own invisible web of informants by recruiting a group of intellectuals to spy on each other. He builds his own secret archive. After the fall of communism, he uses it to wreak havoc on the government.

Director: Emil Christov | Stars: Lilia Abadjieva, Kasiel Noah Asher, Mihail Bilalov, Rousy Chanev

Votes: 383

TIFF

4. Redemption Street (2012)

91 min | Drama, Thriller

It has been years since the war ended. A young deputy prosecutor, Dusan, handling the investigation of war crimes, is assigned to investigate the formation of a paramilitary group. Quickly ... See full summary »

Director: Miroslav Terzic | Stars: Gordan Kicic, Uliks Fehmiu, Rade Serbedzija, Jelena Djokic

Votes: 921

5. Krivina (2012)

Not Rated | 67 min | Drama

An immigrant from former Yugoslavia embarks on a trip to find an old friend, who he has not seen since the war in the nineties.

Director: Igor Drljaca | Stars: Jasmin Geljo, Minela Jasar, Erica Leung, Edis Livnjak

Votes: 67

TIFF

6. Baby Blues (2012)

100 min | Drama

Baby Blues is a vintage fashion blog about loneliness. It is about Natalia's baby-boy. His existence shows how easy it is to fulfill teenage needs today. Just like ordering something in a ... See full summary »

Director: Katarzyna Roslaniec | Stars: Magdalena Berus, Nikodem Rozbicki, Mikolaj Lubek, Dominik Lubek

Votes: 537

7. My Dog Killer (2013)

90 min | Drama

In the absence of a true family, a young skinhead lets his life revolve around his cherished pit bull dog.

Director: Mira Fornay | Stars: Irena Bendová, Patrik Czanik, Ladislav Dirda, Emilia Dirdová

Votes: 301

8. Loving (2012)

105 min | Drama, Romance

The relationship of a young successful couple expecting a baby is put to the test after the traumatic experience Maria has endured. Her husband Tomek wants to seek revenge but doesn't know who is to blame.

Director: Slawomir Fabicki | Stars: Marcin Dorocinski, Julia Kijowska, Adam Woronowicz, Agata Kulesza

Votes: 260

9. Keep Smiling (2012)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

10 women, seven of them belonging to the poorest population, are desperately trying to win a beauty contest for mothers who have more than 3 children. The winner will get an apartment and $25000.

Director: Rusudan Chkonia | Stars: Ia Sukhitashvili, Gia Roinishvili, Olga Babluani, Tamar Bukhnikashvili

Votes: 547

10. Eastalgia (2012)

93 min | Drama

When Ruslana floods her Munich flat, Vladan, a former Boxer from Serbia, comes to her rescue. It is the night when Ruslana's son Bogdan should finally come from Kiev. He rather falls in ... See full summary »

Director: Daria Onyshchenko | Stars: Karl Markovics, Nina Nizheradze, Georg Friedrich, Ivan Dobronravov

Votes: 110

11. Rocker (2012)

90 min | Drama

A desperate father deals with the problems of his drug addicted son.

Directors: Marian Crisan, Anca Puiu | Stars: Dan Chiorean, Alin State, Ofelia Popii, Razvan Corneci

Votes: 229

12. Children of Sarajevo (2012)

90 min | Drama

Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive.

Director: Aida Begic | Stars: Marija Pikic, Ismir Gagula, Bojan Navojec, Sanela Pepeljak

Votes: 587

Cannes - Un Certain Regard - Special Distinction of the Jury

13. 111 Girls (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

A government official travels across Iranian Kurdistan on a mission to stop 111 young women from committing suicide. An official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens ... See full summary »

Directors: Nahid Ghobadi, Bijan Zmanpira | Stars: Reza Behbudi, Amin Sadeghi, Mehdi Saki, Yasemin Ashvan

Votes: 75

14. A Month in Thailand (2012)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

Radu and Adina, a young couple of graduates, have just made love. She is profoundly in love with him and cannot wait to move to his place; however, he has reservations. While going shopping... See full summary »

Director: Paul Negoescu | Stars: Andrei Mateiu, Ioana Anastasia Anton, Sinziana Nicola, Tudor Istodor

Votes: 360

VFF - International Critics' Week Award (nominated)

15. Comrade Kim Goes Flying (2012)

81 min | Comedy, Romance

A female coal miner in communist Korea aspires to be an acrobat in a circus.

Directors: Nicholas Bonner, Anja Daelemans, Gwang Hun Kim | Stars: Jong-sim Han, Chung-guk Pak, Yong Ho Ri, Son-nam Kim

Votes: 221

16. Mushrooming (2012)

93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Thriller

A journalist has gotten wind of corruption rumors involving a politician. On the day the journalist tries to contact him, he decides to go mushrooming with his wife.

Director: Toomas Hussar | Stars: Raivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak, Hendrik Toompere Jr. Jr.

Votes: 1,075

TIFF

18. Young and Wild (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.

Director: Marialy Rivas | Stars: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto

Votes: 2,291 | Gross: $0.00M

Sundance

19. L (2012)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

It's absurd not to trust me.

Director: Babis Makridis | Stars: Aris Servetalis, Makis Papadimitriou, Lefteris Matthaiou, Nota Tserniafski

Votes: 555

Sundance

20. La Pasión de Michelangelo (2013)

99 min | Drama

The real story of a young man who fooled a nation in the time of Pinochet.

Director: Esteban Larraín | Stars: Patricio Contreras, Sebastián Ayala, Roberto Farías, Aníbal Reyna

Votes: 133

21. Küf (2012)

94 min | Drama

Turkey. Basri, a widower little out of retirement, walks every day along the railroad tracks to check the status. Aside from his work, his only thought is to have news of his son, who's ... See full synopsis »

Director: Ali Aydin | Stars: Ercan Kesal, Muhammet Uzuner, Tansu Biçer, Ali Çoban

Votes: 770

VFF - Luigi De Laurentiis Award

22. S#x Acts (2012)

TV-MA | 100 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse, told through the story of average suburban adolescents. The story takes place... See full summary »

Director: Johnathan Gurfinkel | Stars: Sivan Levy, Eviatar Mor, Roy Nik, Niv Zilberberg

Votes: 529

23. Touch of the Light (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama

A drama centered on the experiences of a blind piano prodigy.

Director: Jung-chi Chang | Stars: Sandrine Pinna, Yu-Siang Huang, Lieh Lee, Samantha Shu-Chin Ko

Votes: 852

! The official submission of Taiwan to the Best Foreign Language Film of the 85th Academy Awards

24. The Imposter (2012)

R | 99 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

77 Metascore

A documentary centered on a young man in Spain who claims to a grieving Texas family that he is their 16-year-old son who has been missing for 3 years.

Director: Bart Layton | Stars: Adam O'Brian, Nicholas Barclay, Carey Gibson, Bryan Gibson

Votes: 42,579 | Gross: $0.89M

Sundance, BAFTA, BIFA ...

25. El Bella Vista (2012)

73 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

'El Bella Vista' is the story of a house started as a football club, becoming a successful transvestite brothel and changes at last to a Catholic Chapel, all in a small conservative village... See full summary »

Director: Alicia Cano Menoni | Stars: Agustina Aguero, Eliza di Pasqua, Fabiana Dinardi, Alcides Lerena

Votes: 35

26. More Than Honey (2012)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia.

Director: Markus Imhoof | Stars: Fred Jaggi, Randolf Menzel, John Miller, Liane Singer

Votes: 3,771 | Gross: $0.07M

27. Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012)

TV-14 | 106 min | Documentary

73 Metascore

Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Alex Gibney, Terry Kohut, Gary Smith, Pat Kuehn

Votes: 3,217

28. Room 237 (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Documentary

80 Metascore

An exploration of various interpretations of Stanley Kubrick's horror film, The Shining (1980).

Director: Rodney Ascher | Stars: Bill Blakemore, Geoffrey Cocks, Juli Kearns, John Fell Ryan

Votes: 19,780 | Gross: $0.26M

!

29. Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012)

106 min | Documentary, Biography

70 Metascore

Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp. He was a child of two prisoners who had been married by order of the wardens. He ... See full summary »

Director: Marc Wiese | Stars: Shin Dong-Hyuk, Oh Yangnam, Hyuk Kwon, August Diehl

Votes: 977

30. The Girl from the South (2012)

94 min | Documentary

Lim Su-kyung (also spelled as Lim Soo-kyung) attended the 13th World Festival of Youth and Students, held in North Korea in 1989, without first obtaining permission from the South Korean ... See full summary »

Director: José Luis García | Stars: Im Su-kyong, Alejandro Kim

Votes: 172

31. Stories We Tell (2012)

PG-13 | 108 min | Documentary

91 Metascore

A film that excavates layers of myth and memory to find the elusive truth at the core of a family of storytellers.

Director: Sarah Polley | Stars: Michael Polley, John Buchan, Mark Polley, Joanna Polley

Votes: 11,401 | Gross: $1.60M

TFCA Award

32. Los increíbles (2012)

90 min | Documentary, Drama, Family

The Incredibles tells the story of three everyday heroes: Broken Wing, The Iron Lady and Radioactive Woman. Three people who endure the adversities of life and who struggle against the most... See full summary »

Director: David Valero | Stars: Juan Eulalio Mora, Juan Eulalio López, Joana Martín, Joana Martín

Votes: 40

33. Roman Polanski: Odd Man Out (2012)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

A follow-up to the documentary Roman Polanski: Wanted and Desired (2008), focusing on the filmmaker's successful battle to avoid extradition into the U.S. in 2010.

Director: Marina Zenovich | Stars: Susan Gailey, Samantha Geimer, Roman Polanski, Emmanuelle Seigner

Votes: 283

34. Fuck for Forest (2012)

Unrated | 86 min | Documentary, Drama

Berlin's Fuck for Forest is one of the world's most bizarre charities: based on the idea that sex can change the world, the NGO raises money for their environmental cause by selling home-made erotic films on the Internet.

Director: Michal Marczak | Stars: Tommy Hol Ellingsen, Leona Johansson, Dany DeVero, Kaajal

Votes: 505

35. Three Sisters (2012)

Not Rated | 153 min | Documentary

Three sisters live alone in a small village family house in the high mountains of the Yunan region. Their parents are nowhere to be seen. The three little girls send their days working in ... See full summary »

Director: Bing Wang

Votes: 308

Venice Horizons Award

36. American Masters (1985– )
Episode: Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)

Not Rated | 192 min | Documentary, Biography

A documentary on Woody Allen that trails him on his movie sets and follows him back to Brooklyn as he visits his childhood haunts.

Director: Robert B. Weide | Stars: Woody Allen, Letty Aronson, Marshall Brickman, Josh Brolin

Votes: 4,876

37. The Place Beyond the Pines (2012)

R | 140 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

68 Metascore

A motorcycle stunt rider turns to robbing banks as a way to provide for his lover and their newborn child, a decision that puts him on a collision course with an ambitious rookie cop navigating a department ruled by a corrupt detective.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper, Eva Mendes, Craig Van Hook

Votes: 229,489 | Gross: $21.38M

38. Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

PG-13 | 93 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

86 Metascore

Faced with both her hot-tempered father's fading health and melting ice-caps that flood her ramshackle bayou community and unleash ancient aurochs, six-year-old Hushpuppy must learn the ways of courage and love.

Director: Benh Zeitlin | Stars: Quvenzhané Wallis, Dwight Henry, Levy Easterly, Lowell Landes

Votes: 77,853 | Gross: $12.80M

Sundance

39. Compliance (2012)

R | 90 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

68 Metascore

A normal Friday service at a fast food restaurant becomes interrupted by a police officer who claims an employee stole from a customer, but something more sinister is going on.

Director: Craig Zobel | Stars: Ann Dowd, Dreama Walker, Pat Healy, Bill Camp

Votes: 29,018 | Gross: $0.32M

! Spirit, Locarno, Toronto

40. Ruby Sparks (2012)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

67 Metascore

A novelist struggling with writer's block finds romance in a most unusual way: by creating a female character he thinks will love him, then willing her into existence.

Directors: Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris | Stars: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 91,672 | Gross: $2.54M

Spirit

41. Simon Killer (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Thriller

63 Metascore

A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past.

Director: Antonio Campos | Stars: Brady Corbet, Mati Diop, Lila Salet, Michaël Abiteboul

Votes: 3,833 | Gross: $0.02M

! Sundance

42. A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III (2012)

R | 86 min | Comedy

28 Metascore

A graphic designer's enviable life slides into despair when his girlfriend breaks up with him.

Director: Roman Coppola | Stars: Charlie Sheen, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, Katheryn Winnick

Votes: 4,695

43. Anton's Right Here (2012)

110 min | Documentary

How is it possible to feel someone elses pain? The hero of this film is an autistic boy. His life is divided between an apartment with peeling walls on the outskirts of a large city, and a ... See full synopsis »

Director: Lyubov Arkus

Votes: 239

44. Ya tebya ne lyublyu (2012)

84 min | Documentary, Comedy, Drama

A youth comedy about the tragedy of the first love. An experiment in the area of the film language. REC, accidentally pressed in the middle of a fight. Jealosies, breakups, reunions. A few ... See full summary »

Directors: Pavel Kostomarov, Aleksandr Rastorguev | Stars: Viktoriya Shevtsova, Yevgeni Borisov, Evgeniy Borisov, Artyom Sotnikov

Votes: 35

45. Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari (2012)

106 min | Drama

23 short stories about the Mari women. Stories joyful and sad, ridiculous and terrible. It is the movie ornament, the movie calendar telling about philosophy, traditions and today of the Mari people.

Director: Aleksey Fedorchenko | Stars: Yuliya Aug, Yana Esipovich, Vasiliy Domrachyov, Darya Ekamasova

Votes: 492

46. Living (2012)

119 min | Drama

A mother wants to reunite with her twin daughters. A young couple marry in church, but immediately after the ceremony, God - or maybe the Devil, or maybe Blind Fate - tests their love in ... See full summary »

Director: Vasiliy Sigarev | Stars: Olga Lapshina, Marina Gavrilova, Sasha Gavrilova, Yana Troyanova

Votes: 1,206

47. Ya tozhe khochu (2012)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

Sanja the Bandit after a particularly vicious shootout, stumbles into the musician Oleg at the local banya. Following a retelling of a semi-mythological story, the pair decide to make a pilgrimage to a "bell-tower of happiness".

Director: Aleksey Balabanov | Stars: Aleksandr Mosin, Oleg Garkusha, Yuriy Matveev, Alisa Shitikova

Votes: 1,391

48. Betrayal (2012)

Not Rated | 115 min | Drama

A romance between two strangers who discover that their partners are lovers.

Director: Kirill Serebrennikov | Stars: Albina Dzhanabaeva, Dejan Lilic, Svetlana Mamresheva, Franziska Petri

Votes: 695

49. Marley (2012)

PG-13 | 144 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

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