38th Göteborg Film Festival

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Göteborg Film Festival 23 Jan - 2 Feb 2015, complete list

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1. Nøgle hus spejl (I) (2015)

91 min | Drama, Romance

Lily and Max have been married for more than 50 years. Now they live together in a nursing home, where Max has been reliant on professional care since his stroke. Lily has been putting her ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Noer | Stars: Ghita Nørby, Sven Wollter, Trine Pallesen, Jens Brenaa

Votes: 445

2. My Skinny Sister (2015)

95 min | Drama

Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. A story about jealousy, love and betrayal.

Director: Sanna Lenken | Stars: Rebecka Josephson, Amy Deasismont, Annika Hallin, Henrik Norlén

Votes: 1,362

3. In Your Arms (2015)

88 min | Drama

Maria is a young and caring nurse who wants to break free. Niels is an incurable patient who wants to travel to Switzerland to commit assisted suicide. Together they embark on an intense ... See full summary »

Director: Samanou Acheche Sahlstrøm | Stars: Lisa Carlehed, Peter Plaugborg, Johanna Wokalek, Verena Bosshard

Votes: 235

4. Paris of the North (2014)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

Hugi is a teacher in a small and remote village in the east of iceland (population 169). He is quite content by himself among the mountains, which surround the quite village where hardly ... See full summary »

Director: Hafsteinn Gunnar Sigurðsson | Stars: Björn Thors, Helgi Björnsson, Nanna Kristín Magnúsdóttir, Sigurður Skúlason

Votes: 354

5. They Have Escaped (2014)

102 min | Drama, Mystery

Two teenage outcasts run away from a halfway house and embark on a rambling cross-country journey.

Director: J.-P. Valkeapää | Stars: Roosa Söderholm, Teppo Manner, Petteri Pennilä, Jari Pehkonen

Votes: 726

6. Homesick (2015)

106 min | Drama

Two half-siblings who grew up apart, meet for the first time as adults and fall in love.

Director: Anne Sewitsky | Stars: Ine Marie Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Anneke von der Lippe, Silje Storstein

Votes: 889

7. Underdog (2014)

97 min | Drama

23-year-old "Dino" (Bianca Kronlöf) dreams of a different life. Like an abundance of Swedes her age, she has fled the mass unemployment of her home country in search of a more worthwhile ... See full summary »

Director: Ronnie Sandahl | Stars: Bianca Kronlöf, Henrik Rafaelsen, Mona Kristiansen, Naomi Emeilie Christensen Beck

Votes: 738

8. Women in Oversized Men's Shirts (2015)

106 min | Comedy

3 women seeks identity and happiness. A shy literature student falls in love with a 20 year older writer. A raging artist becomes pregnant during her break through. A woman believes she's dying, and needs to see her away adopted son.

Director: Yngvild Sve Flikke | Stars: Inga Ibsdotter Lilleaas, Henriette Steenstrup, Anne Krigsvoll, Hallvard Holmen

Votes: 257

9. Pixadores (2014)

93 min | Documentary

A group of friends risk death to make their mark on the world.

Director: Amir Escandari | Stars: Djan Ivson Silva, Ricardo Rodrigo de Lima Luís, William Pereira da Silva, Edmilson Vitor dos Santos Barbosa

Votes: 208

10. Winter Buoy (2015)

86 min | Documentary, Drama

Cannes-awarded Frida Kempffs first feature documentary is a poetic and intimate story about the guardian angels behind addicts who want to start a new life.

Director: Frida Kempff

Votes: 28

11. Good Girl (2014)

72 min | Documentary

A feel good film about depressions. About being able to do it all, but losing it in a severe anxiety attack. About controlling angst together with the family, and be able to laugh of it all, even the electro shocks.

Director: Solveig Melkeraaen | Stars: Ine Marie Wilmann, Jon Arne Arnseth, Even Benestad, Ravn Lanesskog

Votes: 85

12. Pervert Park (2014)

77 min | Documentary, Crime

80 Metascore

Pervert Park follows the everyday lives of the sex offenders in the park as they struggle to reintegrate into society.

Directors: Frida Barkfors, Lasse Barkfors | Stars: William J. Fuery Jr., Tracy Hutchinson, James Broderick, James Turner

Votes: 1,175

13. The Look of Silence (2014)

PG-13 | 103 min | Documentary, Biography, History

92 Metascore

A family that survived the genocide in Indonesia confronts the men who killed one of their brothers.

Director: Joshua Oppenheimer | Stars: Adi Rukun, M.Y. Basrun, Amir Hasan, Inong

Votes: 10,928 | Gross: $0.11M

14. Every Face Has a Name (2015)

73 min | Documentary

In search of the anonymous faces of the people freed from Nazi camps, who debarked in Malmö, Sweden, on April 28 1945.

Director: Magnus Gertten | Stars: Piotr Gorskí, Phillip Jacksson, Bernhard Kempler, Ryszard Lagemo

Votes: 72

15. La cérémonie (I) (2014)

Not Rated | 78 min | Documentary

The most famous dominatrix in France creates sadomasochist "Ceremonies" in her chateau. Catherine Robbe-Grillet, age 84, defies the relations between power and submission, sensuality and physical pain.

Director: Lina Mannheimer | Stars: Catherine Robbe-Grillet, Beverly Charpentier, Dominique Corringer, Claude Helleu

Votes: 159

16. Democrats (2014)

100 min | Documentary

88 Metascore

In politically unstable Zimbabwe, a new constitution is being put together by the ruling party of strongman Robert Mugabe and the divided opposition. Various political, local and personal interests are bogging the process down.

Director: Camilla Nielsson | Stars: Paul Mangwana, Robert Mugabe, Douglas Mwonzora, Morgan Tsvangirai

Votes: 322

17. Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere (2014)

99 min | Drama, Romance

When young Hanoi couple, Tung and Huyen, discover they are going to have a baby, it inspires two desperate quests to raise money for an abortion. While Tung looks to illegal cockfighting, ... See full summary »

Director: Diep Hoang Nguyen | Stars: Nguyen Thuy Anh, Thanh Duy, Hoang Ha, Son Bao Tran

Votes: 122

18. Love the One You Love (2014)

105 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

Across the city of Cape Town, a sex-line operator, a dog handler and a computer technician begin to suspect that their romantic relationships are the subject of a bizarre conspiracy, ... See full summary »

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Francis Chouler, Nelson Das Neves, Chi Mhende, Andile Nebulane

Votes: 25

19. The Lesson (2014)

Unrated | 111 min | Drama

68 Metascore

In a small Bulgarian town Nadezhda, a young teacher, is looking for the robber in her class so she can teach him a lesson about right and wrong. But when she gets in debt to loan sharks, can she find the right way out herself?

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Margita Gosheva, Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Stefan Denolyubov

Votes: 2,212

20. In the Crosswind (2014)

90 min | Drama, History

"Risttuules" is very emotional and tragic movie about mass deportation to Siberia based on memories of Erna. It all started 14th of June 1941 when trucks came for the innocent families with... See full summary »

Director: Martti Helde | Stars: Laura Peterson, Tarmo Song, Mirt Preegel, Ingrid Isotamm

Votes: 1,375

21. Parabellum (2015)

75 min | Sci-Fi

In the company of housewives, professionals and a retired tennis instructor, Hernán is part of a middle-class community that is preparing for the eventual arrival of the end of the world at a holiday resort in the marshy Tigre delta.

Director: Lukas Valenta Rinner | Stars: Eva Bianco, Pablo Seijo, Martín Shanly

Votes: 132

22. Limbo (VIII) (2014)

80 min | Drama

In a small town in rural Denmark, adolescent Sara and young teacher Karen develop a connection. A quiet drama interested as much in the lives of its protagonists as in their surroundings.

Director: Anna Sofie Hartmann | Stars: Annika Nuka Matthiasen, Sofia Nolsøe Mikkelsen, Laura Gustafsen, Sarai Randzorff

Votes: 69

23. Court (2014)

116 min | Drama

83 Metascore

When an aging activist is arrested, the lives of the accused, the lawyers, and the judge intertwine to reveal bigotry that underscores the judicial system.

Director: Chaitanya Tamhane | Stars: Vira Sathidar, Vivek Gomber, Geetanjali Kulkarni, Pradeep Joshi

Votes: 3,529

24. Bridgend (2015)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama, Horror

53 Metascore

"Bridgend" follows Sara and her dad, Dave as they arrive in a small village in Bridgend County. The village is haunted by suicides amongst its young inhabitants, and Sara falls dangerously ... See full summary »

Director: Jeppe Rønde | Stars: Hannah Murray, Josh O'Connor, Adrian Rawlins, Patricia Potter

Votes: 2,149

25. Audition (IV) (2015)

14 min | Short, Drama

Experienced male actors are called to an audition. During the screen test, they realize that the female director is looking for something they are unwilling to expose. A humorous depiction of power structures and male defense mechanisms.

Director: Lovisa Sirén | Stars: Nanna Blondell, Peter Gardiner, Alexej Manvelov, Louise Peterhoff

Votes: 36

26. Cupcake (I) (2014)

14 min | Short, Drama, Romance

'CUPCAKE' is a film about being separated, by force. It is about the merciless march of time, about knowing the exact date your world will end and how you cope with it. Lena and Karin have ... See full summary »

Director: Jane Magnusson | Stars: Livia Millhagen, Mirja Turestedt

Votes: 20

27. Reduit (2014)

15 min | Documentary, Short

The mapping of a desolate house in southern Sweden encased in iron and cement, standing as a monument of one man's loneliness and paranoia.

Director: John Skoog | Stars: Ingeborg Andersson, Bodil Göransson, Astrid Göransson, Kjell T. Olsson

Votes: 19

28. Mommy (VI) (2015)

12 min | Short

A woman is struggling between being a mother and wanting to stay young.

Director: Milad Alami | Stars: Karoline Brygmann, Zinnini Elkington, Morten Hee, Ellen Bischoff Poulsen

Votes: 9

29. Northern Great Mountain (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

Elle, 78, doesn't like indigenous Sami people - though her first language was South Sami. Under pressure from her son, she reluctantly returns to Lapland and the Great Northern Mountain for... See full summary »

Director: Amanda Kernell | Stars: Maj-Doris Rimpi, Olle Sarri, Anne Biret Somby, Jonar Thomasson

Votes: 80

30. Second Deputy Speaker (2015)

14 min | Documentary, Short

In the Swedish general elections of 2014, the Sweden Democrats became the Riksdag's third largest party. By tradition the chamber honors the largest parties by awarding them the Speaker and... See full summary »

Director: Maximilien van Aertryck

Votes: 14

31. Boys (I) (2015)

18 min | Short, Drama

Markus is in an institution for young sex offenders.

Director: Isabella Carbonell | Stars: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Marcus Lindgren, Rainer Gerdes, Kristoffer Trigell

Votes: 25

32. Jag vill nå dig (2015)

15 min | Short, Drama

I TURN TO YOU is a story of a family in decay, a divorce from the child's perspective. Two strong sisters give each other strength when their parents fail to continue with their marriage.

Director: Victor Lindgren | Stars: Juni Walch, Sigrid Johnson, Liv Mjönes, Ulf Stenberg

Votes: 13

33. Miss Julie (2014)

PG-13 | 129 min | Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Samantha Morton, Jessica Chastain, Colin Farrell, Nora McMenamy

Votes: 4,859

34. Faithless (2000)

R | 142 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

An imaginary woman recollects the painful experience of adultery to a storyteller.

Director: Liv Ullmann | Stars: Lena Endre, Erland Josephson, Krister Henriksson, Thomas Hanzon

Votes: 3,154 | Gross: $0.73M

35. Nice People (2015)

100 min | Documentary, Sport

Following the first ever Somali bandy team in their struggle to reach the World Championship in Siberia 2014. The team lives and trains in Borlänge, Sweden and is coached by legendary, former bandy player Per Fosshaug and Cia Embretsen.

Directors: Anders Helgeson, Karin af Klintberg | Stars: Osman Abdullahi, Ahmed Deeq Abdulle, Ahmed Mohamed Ahmed, Mohamed Ahmed

Votes: 1,326

37. The Gold Bug (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, History

After an actor finds a treasure map detailing the location of ancient gold hidden near a town in the Misiones province named after the 19th-century politician Leandro N. Alem, he persuades ... See full summary »

Directors: Alejo Moguillansky, Fia-Stina Sandlund | Stars: Luciana Acuña, Guillermo Goldschmidt, Walter Jakob, Mariano Llinás

Votes: 113

38. Stranded in Canton (2014)

77 min | Comedy, Drama

Congolese democracy entrepreneur in China.

Directors: Måns Månsson, Hongqi Li | Stars: Wassim Hasbini, Isibango Iko Lebrun, Sylvie N'Dya

Votes: 57

39. Guerrilla (2015 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

Lara is an aggressive feminist who meets Adam while shooting her documentary on feminism. Between those two we see a unique relationship form.

Director: Anders Hazelius | Stars: Adam Pålsson, Siri Hjorton Wagner, Johanna Granström, Anders Berg

Votes: 41

40. Råggywood: Vi ska bli rappare (2015)

60 min | Comedy

The homeless brothers Brouk and Bile finds a place to stay with the mean dad Johan. Now they have to find jobs to pay the rent in one week. The easiest way seems to become rappers.

Director: David Danial | Stars: Bile Abdullahi, Rawa Farok Mohamed Ali, Anders Alpsäter, Thérèse Andersson

Votes: 13

41. My Life My Lesson (2015)

75 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

My life my lesson is a raw yet tender documentary that follows 16-year-old Felicia over the course of two years as she is attempting to live a normal teenage-life, having been brought up ... See full summary »

Director: Åsa Ekman | Star: Felicia Carter

Votes: 42

42. Ghost Rockets (2015)

70 min | Documentary, Adventure, Mystery

The Ghost Rockets documentary centers on the key premise of curiosity and the universal human desire to explore and explain the unknown. We follow the members of an organization called ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Cavanagh, Kerstin Übelacker

Votes: 43

43. Storm in the Andes (2015)

Not Rated | 101 min | Documentary

Josefin was born in Sweden, but her Peruvian family played a key role in the country's history - her aunt and uncle were the founders of the country's communist party Shining Path and ... See full summary »

Director: Mikael Wiström

Votes: 33

44. The Dead Still Have a Name (2015)

79 min | Documentary

In The Dead Still Have a Name we follow the pediatrician Henry Ascher on his preparations before, and his journey with, Ship to Gaza.

Director: Bo Harringer | Stars: Jabar Amin, Åsa Andersson, Johannes Anyuru, Aron Ascher

Votes: 5

45. Catwalk (2015)

11 min | Short, Drama, Family