Rakkautta & Anarkiaa 29. Helsinki International Film Festival

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Rakkautta & Anarkiaa 29. Helsinki International Film Festival

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1. 11 Minutes (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Thriller

51 Metascore

The lives of several Varsovians are intertwined for just 11 minutes. These minutes turn out to be crucial for their ultimate fate.

Director: Jerzy Skolimowski | Stars: Richard Dormer, Paulina Chapko, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Andrzej Chyra

Votes: 1,525

2. A Monster Calls (2016)

PG-13 | 108 min | Animation, Drama, Fantasy

76 Metascore

A boy seeks the help of a tree monster to cope with his single mother's terminal illness.

Director: J.A. Bayona | Stars: Lewis MacDougall, Sigourney Weaver, Felicity Jones, Toby Kebbell

Votes: 72,376 | Gross: $3.73M

3. A Quiet Passion (2016)

PG-13 | 125 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

The story of American poet Emily Dickinson from her early days as a young schoolgirl to her later years as a reclusive, unrecognized artist.

Director: Terence Davies | Stars: Emma Bell, Sara Vertongen, Rose Williams, Benjamin Wainwright

Votes: 4,678 | Gross: $1.86M

4. A War (2015)

R | 115 min | Crime, Drama, War

81 Metascore

The story of a Danish commander, who is accused of civil murder in Afghanistan, while trying to save his squad.

Director: Tobias Lindholm | Stars: Pilou Asbæk, Tuva Novotny, Søren Malling, Charlotte Munck

Votes: 8,810 | Gross: $0.12M

5. About Love (2015)

115 min | Comedy, Drama

About men, about women, about essential reality of their relationships in bright and good looking Moscow. The whole film is the lecture about love like it is a child of chemistry and ... See full summary »

Director: Anna Melikyan | Stars: Renata Litvinova, Kristina Isaykina, Mikhail Efremov, Mariya Shalayeva

Votes: 779

6. After the Storm (2016)

Not Rated | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

84 Metascore

After the death of his father, a private detective struggles to find child support money and reconnect with his son and ex-wife.

Director: Hirokazu Koreeda | Stars: Hiroshi Abe, Yôko Maki, Satomi Kobayashi, Lily Franky

Votes: 7,573 | Gross: $0.27M

7. All of a Sudden (2016)

112 min | Drama

Karsten apparently has it settled. However, in this provincial German town, a moment of weakness turns to disaster, disappointment soon fuels anger, justice hides behind hypocrisy, and evil gradually unfolds.

Director: Asli Özge | Stars: Sebastian Hülk, Julia Jentsch, Hanns Zischler, Sascha Alexander Gersak

Votes: 430

8. Alma de Sant Pere (2016)

R | 96 min | Drama

Alma de Sant Pere is about the clash between "tradition" and "progress", between what is morally acceptable and what is acceptable to the law of profit and benefit, between the dream of ... See full summary »

Director: Jarmo Lampela | Stars: Carla de Otero, Raúl Llopart, Arantza Ruiz, Santiago Melis

Votes: 22

9. Aloys (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A lonely private investigator is contacted by a mysterious woman who pulls him into a mind game known as 'telephone walking'. Fascinated by her voice, Aloys discovers an imaginary universe that allows him to break out of his isolation.

Director: Tobias Nölle | Stars: Georg Friedrich, Tilde von Overbeck, Kamil Krejcí, Yufei Li

Votes: 1,648

10. Ants on a Shrimp (2016)

Not Rated | 88 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

One of the world's best restaurant, the Copenhagen based NOMA and its renowned chef-owner René Redzepi relocate the restaurant and its entire staff to Tokyo.

Director: Maurice Dekkers | Stars: Thomas Frebel, Dan Giusti, Kim Mikkola, Rene Redzepi

Votes: 373

11. Apprentice (2016)

115 min | Drama

77 Metascore

Inevitably, a transfer to a maximum security prison will eventually challenge the integrity and ethics of a young correctional officer on his way to become a chief executioner.

Director: Junfeng Boo | Stars: Firdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahmad, Boon Pin Koh

Votes: 1,308 | Gross: $0.00M

12. April and the Extraordinary World (2015)

PG | 105 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

85 Metascore

It's 1941 but France is trapped in the nineteenth century, governed by steam and Napoleon V, where scientists vanish mysteriously. Avril (Marion Cotillard), a teenage girl, goes in search of her missing scientist parents.

Directors: Christian Desmares, Franck Ekinci | Stars: Marion Cotillard, Marc-André Grondin, Philippe Katerine, Jean Rochefort

Votes: 5,636 | Gross: $0.29M

13. Arctic Superstar (2016)

70 min | Documentary, Music

The indigenous, Samí rapper SlinCraze is trying to earn a living from his music, the problem is that less than 20.000 people speak his endangered language.

Director: Simen Braathen | Stars: Ole Kristoffer Hætta, Lars André Svehagen, Nils Rune Utsi

Votes: 24

14. As I Open My Eyes (2015)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Music

74 Metascore

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.

Director: Leyla Bouzid | Stars: Baya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Ayari, Lassaad Jamoussi

Votes: 1,098 | Gross: $0.03M

15. Return of the Atom (2015)

110 min | Documentary

Introduction to Olkiluoto OL3 nuclear plant building process in Finland. Plant is the first green-lighted nuclear plant in west after Chernobyl disaster in 1986.

Directors: Jussi Eerola, Mika Taanila | Stars: Petri Hämäläinen, Heikki Jaakkola, Juha Jaakkola, Ritva Junkkari

Votes: 89

16. Author: The JT LeRoy Story (2016)

R | 110 min | Documentary, Biography

72 Metascore

The story behind literary persona JT LeRoy, the fictional writer created by American author Laura Albert.

Director: Jeff Feuerzeig | Stars: Laura Albert, Bruce Benderson, Terrence Owens, Ira Silverberg

Votes: 999 | Gross: $0.09M

17. Baden Baden (2016)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

77 Metascore

Charts the trials and tribulations of Ana, a free-spirited 26 year-old returning home to Strasbourg for the summer after living abroad for long enough to feel out of place everywhere.

Director: Rachel Lang | Stars: Salomé Richard, Claude Gensac, Lazare Gousseau, Swann Arlaud

Votes: 433

18. Being 17 (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 4,786 | Gross: $0.05M

19. Black (III) (2015)

95 min | Action, Crime, Drama

74 Metascore

A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. The city of Brussels, plagued by high rates of youth... See full summary »

Directors: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah | Stars: Sanâa Alaoui, Martha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Sanaa Bourrasse

Votes: 3,595

20. Bolshoi Babylon (2015)

TV-PG | 86 min | Documentary

61 Metascore

A behind-the-scenes look at Moscow's prestigious Bolshoi Theatre as it's rocked by an acid-attack scandal in 2013.

Directors: Nick Read, Mark Franchetti | Stars: Maria Allash, Andrei Budberg, Anastasiya Meskova, Roman Adamov

Votes: 385

21. Bugs (2016)

73 min | Documentary

70 Metascore

In an effort to determine their sustainability as a food source, two chefs travel throughout the world tasting insects.

Director: Andreas Johnsen | Stars: Josh Evans, Roberto Flore, Ben Reade

Votes: 211 | Gross: $0.00M

22. Café Society (2016)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

In the 1930s, a Bronx native moves to Hollywood and falls in love with a young woman who is seeing a married man.

Director: Woody Allen | Stars: Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Steve Carell, Blake Lively

Votes: 63,829 | Gross: $11.10M

23. Certain Women (2016)

R | 107 min | Drama

82 Metascore

The lives of three women intersect in small-town America, where each is imperfectly blazing a trail.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Michelle Williams, Kristen Stewart, Laura Dern, James Le Gros

Votes: 10,554 | Gross: $1.03M

24. Cheer Up (2016)

86 min | Documentary

Cheer Up takes us into the teenage lives of a team of losing cheerleaders in the Arctic Circle, Finland. They try their best to get better and look perfect doing it, while really, life just... See full summary »

Director: Christy Garland

Votes: 54

25. Chevalier (2015)

Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama

76 Metascore

A fishing trip in the Aegean Sea among a sextet of friends becomes the perfect setting for a relentless contest of male dominance. Everything can spark a fierce competition; but, only one can wear the precious chevalier. Who will it be?

Director: Athina Rachel Tsangari | Stars: Vangelis Mourikis, Nikos Orfanos, Yorgos Pirpassopoulos, Yiorgos Kendros

Votes: 3,654 | Gross: $0.03M

26. Complete Unknown (2016)

R | 91 min | Drama, Mystery

58 Metascore

As a man contemplates moving to a new state with his wife for her graduate program, an old flame - a woman who often changes identities - reenters his life at a birthday dinner party.

Director: Joshua Marston | Stars: Erin Darke, Rachel Weisz, Hansel Tan, FaTye

Votes: 5,300 | Gross: $0.17M

27. Crazy About Tiffany's (2016)

Not Rated | 86 min | Documentary

40 Metascore

A past to present fully authorized documentary of Tiffany & Co.

Director: Matthew Miele | Stars: Jessica Biel, Katie Couric, Amy Fine-Collins, Fran Lebowitz

Votes: 206

28. Creepy (2016)

Not Rated | 130 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

76 Metascore

Takakura is a former detective. He receives a request from his ex-colleague, Nogami, to examine a missing family case that occurred 6 years earlier. Takakura follows Saki's memory. She is ... See full summary »

Director: Kiyoshi Kurosawa | Stars: Hidetoshi Nishijima, Yûko Takeuchi, Toru Baba, Ryôko Fujino

Votes: 3,438

29. Death in Sarajevo (2016)

85 min | Drama

The major hotel Europe in Sarajevo will receive an important visit on the anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, attack that triggered World War. As the manager of ... See full summary »

Director: Danis Tanovic | Stars: Snezana Vidovic, Izudin Bajrovic, Vedrana Bozinovic, Muhamed Hadzovic

Votes: 797

30. Devil's Bride (2016)

R | 110 min | Drama, History

Anna is a 16-year old in a village where women are accused of witchcraft. It's based on the witch hunts on Åland, Finland in the 1600s.

Director: Saara Cantell | Stars: Tuulia Eloranta, Magnus Krepper, Elin Petersdottir, Claes Malmberg

Votes: 1,035

31. Dogs (2016)

104 min | Drama, Thriller

Roman returns to the land he has just inherited from his grandfather. Fully decided to sell this vast but desolate property, he is warned by the local cop that his grandfather was a local ... See full summary »

Director: Bogdan Mirica | Stars: Dragos Bucur, Gheorghe Visu, Vlad Ivanov, Costel Cascaval

Votes: 2,345

32. Dreaming of Denmark (2015)

60 min | Documentary

What happens to the many unaccompanied refugee children that disappears from the Danish asylum centres year after year? In DREAMING OF DENMARK director Michael Graversen follows the fate of... See full summary »

Director: Michael Graversen

Votes: 28

33. Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words (2016)

R | 93 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

74 Metascore

An in-depth look at the life and work of avant-garde musician, Frank Zappa.

Director: Thorsten Schütte | Stars: Frank Zappa, Steve Allen, Angel, Chuck Ash

Votes: 1,055 | Gross: $0.35M

34. Tjuvheder (2015)

92 min | Crime, Drama

The story of two women's newfound friendship and their struggles in Stockholm underworld.

Director: Peter Grönlund | Stars: Malin Levanon, Lo Kauppi, Tomasz Neuman, Jan Mattson

Votes: 1,335

35. The Clan (2015)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

The true story of the Puccio Clan, a family who kidnapped and killed people in the 80s.

Director: Pablo Trapero | Stars: Guillermo Francella, Gastón Cocchiarale, Peter Lanzani, Stefanía Koessl

Votes: 10,940 | Gross: $0.19M

36. Elle (I) (2016)

R | 130 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

89 Metascore

A successful businesswoman gets caught up in a game of cat and mouse as she tracks down the unknown man who raped her.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Consigny, Charles Berling

Votes: 55,669

37. Elvis & Nixon (2016)

R | 86 min | Comedy, History

59 Metascore

The untold true story behind the meeting between Elvis Presley, the King of Rock 'n Roll, and President Richard Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.

Director: Liza Johnson | Stars: Michael Shannon, Kevin Spacey, Alex Pettyfer, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 12,153 | Gross: $1.03M

38. Endless Poetry (2016)

Unrated | 128 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

78 Metascore

Surrealist filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky tells the story of himself as a young man becoming a poet in Chile, befriending other artists, and freeing himself from the limits of his youth.

Director: Alejandro Jodorowsky | Stars: Adan Jodorowsky, Brontis Jodorowsky, Leandro Taub, Pamela Flores

Votes: 4,114 | Gross: $0.03M

39. Europe, She Loves (2016)

PG-13 | 100 min | Documentary

Europe on the verge of social and economic change. A close up into the shaken vision of four couples, daily struggles, fights, kids, sex and passion. A movie about the politics of love. Le cinéma politique fait l'amour.

Director: Jan Gassmann

Votes: 270

40. Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)

R | 117 min | Comedy

83 Metascore

In 1980, a group of college baseball players navigate their way through the freedoms and responsibilities of unsupervised adulthood.

Director: Richard Linklater | Stars: Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, Ryan Guzman, Zoey Deutch

Votes: 48,460 | Gross: $3.37M

41. Evolution (2015)

Not Rated | 81 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

77 Metascore

The only residents of young Nicholas' sea-side town are women and boys. When he sees a corpse in the ocean one day, he begins to question his existence and surroundings. Why must he, and all the other boys, be hospitalised?

Director: Lucile Hadzihalilovic | Stars: Marta Blanc, Max Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parmentier

Votes: 5,480

42. Family Film (2015)

95 min | Drama

A couple embark on an early vacation. Left alone, their children cut loose until the boy gets caught for skipping school and things take an unexpected turn. Boasting exquisite camera work, ... See full summary »

Director: Olmo Omerzu | Stars: Daniel Kadlec, Jenovéfa Boková, Vanda Hybnerová, Karel Roden

Votes: 346

43. Francofonia (2015)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History

71 Metascore

A history of the Louvre during the Nazi occupation and a meditation on the meaning and timelessness of art.

Director: Aleksandr Sokurov | Stars: Louis-Do de Lencquesaing, Benjamin Utzerath, Vincent Nemeth, Johanna Korthals Altes

Votes: 2,334 | Gross: $0.30M

44. Greetings from Fukushima (2016)

108 min | Drama

A young German woman bonds with an elderly Japanese woman while touring the Fukushima region of Japan in the aftermath of the 2011 earthquake.

Director: Doris Dörrie | Stars: Rosalie Thomass, Kaori Momoi, Nami Kamata, Moshe Cohen

Votes: 623

45. Fire at Sea (2016)

114 min | Documentary

87 Metascore

Capturing life on the Italian island of Lampedusa, a frontline in the European migrant crisis.

Director: Gianfranco Rosi | Stars: Samuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Caruana, Pietro Bartolo

Votes: 4,960 | Gross: $0.11M

46. Gary Numan: Android in La La Land (2016)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary, Biography, Music

At the end of the 1970s, Gary Numan found himself to be one of the world's biggest-selling recording artists, "Are 'Friends' Electric?" and "Cars" were huge hits, no one had heard, or seen,... See full summary »

Directors: Steve Read, Rob Alexander | Star: Gary Numan

Votes: 172

47. Gimme Danger (2016)

R | 108 min | Documentary, Music

72 Metascore

An in-depth look at the legendary punk band, The Stooges.

Director: Jim Jarmusch | Stars: Iggy Pop, Jim Jarmusch, Bob Waller, The Stooges

Votes: 4,225 | Gross: $0.44M

48. Girl Asleep (2015)

77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

67 Metascore

The world is closing in on Greta Driscoll. On the cusp of turning fifteen she can't bear to leave her childhood, it contains all the things that give her comfort in this incomprehensible new world.

Director: Rosemary Myers | Stars: Bethany Whitmore, Harrison Feldman, Amber McMahon, Matthew Whittet

Votes: 2,288 | Gross: $0.05M