FIPRESCI Prize winnersby runefromnorway | created - 11 Feb 2017 | updated - 4 weeks ago | Public
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1. Advocate (2019)
A look at the life and work of Jewish-Israeli lawyer Lea Tsemel who has represented political prisoners for nearly 50 years.
2. We're All Sailors (2019)
104 min | Drama
Krystof, his brother and the captain live on a fishing ship, stranded to the port of El Callao. The company is bankrupted, the ship hasn't fished in eight weeks and the rest of the crew has... See full summary »
109 min | Drama | Completed
4. Synonyms (2019)
123 min | Drama
A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.
5. Dafne (2019)
94 min | Drama
Dafne is a self-aware and bright young woman with Down syndrome. When her mother dies, she has to attend to her father too, on top of attempting to process her own grief.
6. Die Kinder der Toten (2019)
90 min | Mystery
Karin and her dominate mother stand out from the huge crowd of descending travelers. After an extravagant dinner consisting of singing and traditional Styrian dishes, the tourists are run ... See full summary »
7. Stories of the Half-Light (2018)
68 min | Documentary, Biography
A poetic journey from the dark to the light in a refuge for homeless people. A purgatory of sleepless nights, memories, dreams, hopes and endless cigarettes.
8. Gundermann (2018)
128 min | Biography, Drama, Music
The movie deals with the real life story of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the secret police (STASI) of the GDR.
9. Blind Spot (2018)
98 min | Drama
BLIND SPOT is a story about the grey zones in mental illness; the blind spots hard to discover, as experienced by a mother realizing her daughter struggling with far worse issues than she realized.
10. Shoplifters (2018)
R | 121 min | Crime, Drama
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find outside in the cold.
Votes: 29,481 | Gross: $3.31M
Palm Springs 2019
11. Our Time (2018)
173 min | Drama
A family lives in the Mexican countryside raising fighting bulls. Esther is in charge of running the ranch, while her husband Juan, a world-renowned poet, raises and selects the beasts. ... See full summary »
12. Sudani from Nigeria (2018)
123 min | Comedy, Sport
Story of an African football player and a local football club manager from Malappuram, Kerala.
13. Unremember (2018)
96 min | Drama
In 1979 a teenage girl emigrates back to Brazil from Paris, plunging her into the political and social storm of that country, and forcing her to confront the disappearance of her father many years earlier.
Rio de Janeiro 2018
14. Orange Days (2018)
102 min | Drama
When Aban - tough, self-sufficient, and the only woman contractor in the orange fields of northern Iran - beats out the male competition for a big job, the operation seems to get off to a rocky start. But Aban won't let go without a fight.
15. Sofia (2018)
80 min | Drama
Sofia, 20, lives with her parents in Casablanca. Following a denial of pregnancy, she finds herself illegally giving birth to a baby out of wedlock. The hospital leaves her 24h to provide ... See full summary »
16. Pause (2018)
96 min | Drama
Trapped in the misery of an oppressive marriage, a middle-aged woman finds refuge in a fantasy world of vindictive violence. Soon, reality and fantasy start to blur.
17. The Looming Storm (2017)
120 min | Crime
A man who is laid off from a steel factory desperately wants to chase a serial killer in a small city in Southern China.
18. A Twelve-Year Night (2018)
TV-MA | 122 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
1973. Uruguay is governed by a military dictatorship. One autumn night, three Tupamaro prisoners are taken from their jail cells in a secret military operation. The order is precise: "As we... See full summary »
19. Head Above Water (2018)
85 min | Drama
20. Winter Flies (2018)
85 min | Comedy, Drama
Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the ... See full summary »
Gijon 2018 Athens 2018
21. Peterloo (2018)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama, History
The story of the 1819 Peterloo Massacre where British forces attacked a peaceful pro-democracy rally in Manchester.
Votes: 1,804 | Gross: $0.15M
22. Crystal Swan (2018)
95 min | Drama
In 1990s Belarus, a wanderlust young DJ is derailed by a typo in a forged US Visa application, forcing her to a backwater village where she is determined to fake her way to the American dream.
23. Cold War (2018)
R | 89 min | Drama, Music, Romance
In the 1950s, a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France.
Votes: 32,423 | Gross: $4.57M
24. Styx (I) (2018)
94 min | Drama
"Styx" depicts the transformation of a strong woman torn from her contented world during a sailing trip.
Votes: 1,212 | Gross: $0.07M
25. Feral (I) (2018)
101 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
The mountains of Oaxaca harbor the remains of a ravaged and burnt shelter, once home to a psychoanalyst priest who used it to look after savage children, trying to re-integrate them into ... See full summary »
Los Cabos 2018
26. The Load (2018)
98 min | Drama
Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying ... See full summary »
27. A Violent Desire for Joy (2018)
75 min | Drama
During the French Revolution, an isolated monastery between mountains is commandeered by the insurgents. The coexistence with the soldiers will make change the brave monk Gabriel, as well ... See full summary »
28. The Red Phallus (2018)
85 min | Drama
We all live in one story but different realities. Or perhaps, we all live in one reality but different stories. And in between, there is just a mask.
29. Her Job (2018)
89 min | Drama
Panayiota gets for the first time a job as a cleaner in an attempt to support her family. While at her work environment she faces a ruthless system of exploitation, she spends the happiest ... See full summary »
30. The Fall of the American Empire (2018)
R | 127 min | Comedy, Crime
A shy and insecure delivery truck driver accidentally arrives on the scene of a major crime and happens to pick up two bags of cash and hides them in his truck. Though an interrogation of ... See full summary »
Votes: 593 | Gross: $2.06M
32. Jimmie (2018)
91 min | Drama
A four-year-old boy and his father set out to find safety when violent conflict erupts in their native Sweden.
33. Meerkat Maantuig (2017)
96 min | Drama, Fantasy
Gideonette, a timid and visionary girl, lives with her parents in a small town. Her dad Gideon, battles daily to allay her fears about the curse of the Gideon de La Reys. Throughout their ... See full summary »
34. Phantom Thread (2017)
R | 130 min | Drama, Romance
Set in 1950s London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover.
Votes: 85,276 | Gross: $21.02M
FIPRESCI Best movie of the year 2018
35. High Life (2018)
R | 113 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery
A father and his daughter struggle to survive in deep space where they live in isolation.
Votes: 8,780 | Gross: $1.19M
36. Skin (V) (2018)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama
A destitute young man, raised by racist skinheads and notorious among white supremacists, turns his back on hatred and violence to transform his life, with the help of a black activist and the woman he loves.
37. Float Like a Butterfly (2018)
PG | 101 min | Drama
From the producers of Once and Sing Street, Float Like a Butterfly is a powerful and timely story of a girl's fight for freedom and belonging. In a gender-reversal of classic film Billy ... See full summary »
St Petersburg 2018
38. Leave No Trace (2018)
PG | 109 min | Drama
A father and his thirteen year-old daughter are living an ideal existence in a vast urban park in Portland, Oregon, when a small mistake derails their lives forever.
Votes: 33,010 | Gross: $6.05M
39. Euthanizer (2017)
85 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A man who euthanizes animals as a side job runs afoul of a white supremacist.
40. Still Recording (2018)
120 min | Documentary, War
In 2011, twenty-year-old Saeed, an engineering student, left Damascus for Douma (eastern Ghouta) and took part in the Syrian revolution. He will be joined later by his friend Milad, a ... See full summary »
41. Sunset (2018)
R | 142 min | Drama
A young girl grows up to become a strong and fearless woman in Budapest before World War I.
Votes: 1,920 | Gross: $0.16M
42. Virgins (2018)
90 min | Drama
In Kiryat Yam, small town on the north coast of Israel, everything seems to have stopped. Lana, a rebellious teenager, vowed to fight against resignation and immobilism. She couldn't ... See full summary »
43. Sauvage / Wild (I) (2018)
99 min | Drama
Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here - longing for love. He doesn't know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Votes: 1,708 | Gross: $0.05M
44. Delta (2017)
82 min | Documentary
White winter blizzard covers everything. We can rely now only on saints, on our prayers. The future has sailed away, with us left behind. Astray, we did not board the magic ship. The task ... See full summary »
Director: Oleksandr Techynskyi
45. Birds of Passage (2018)
125 min | Drama
During the marijuana bonanza, a violent decade that saw the origins of drug trafficking in Colombia, Rapayet and his indigenous family get involved in a war to control the business that ends up destroying their lives and their culture.
Votes: 3,728 | Gross: $0.51M
46. Suleiman Mountain (2017)
101 min | Drama