AFI FEST 2016: World Cinema

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1. After Love (2016)

100 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After 15 years of marriage, a couple with two kids is about to divorce. Until the husband find a new place to live, they have to cohabit, and figure out how to share their belongings.

Director: Joachim Lafosse | Stars: Bérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn, Marthe Keller, Jade Soentjens

Votes: 1,655 | Gross: $0.01M

2. Albüm (2016)

105 min | Comedy

A middle-class Turkish couple is far from willing to admit they used adoption as a last resort to build a family, and will do anything to keep it a secret.

Director: Mehmet Can Mertoglu | Stars: Sebnem Bozoklu, Murat Kiliç, Muttalip Mujdeci, Müfit Kayacan

Votes: 866

3. Boris Without Béatrice (2016)

93 min | Drama

52 Metascore

A man begins having an extramarital affair to deal with his emotional and companionship needs while caring for his terminally ill wife.

Director: Denis Côté | Stars: James Hyndman, Simone-Élise Girard, Denis Lavant, Isolda Dychauk

Votes: 278

4. The Commune (2016)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama

60 Metascore

A story about the clash between personal desires, solidarity and tolerance in a Danish commune in the 1970s.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Fares Fares, Ulrich Thomsen, Trine Dyrholm, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 5,509 | Gross: $0.04M

5. Crosscurrent (2016)

116 min | Drama

49 Metascore

A voyage in between a woman who tries to searching for the meaning of life and a man holding a book of poems on the longest river of Mainland China.

Director: Chao Yang | Stars: Hao Qin, Zhilei Xin, Lipeng Wu, Hongwei Wang

Votes: 397

6. 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: 780

7. The Demons (2015)

Not Rated | 118 min | Drama

A young boy begins to experience the adult world as he enters adolescence.

Director: Philippe Lesage | Stars: Édouard Tremblay-Grenier, Pier-Luc Funk, Vassili Schneider, Sarah Mottet

Votes: 919

8. A Dragon Arrives! (2016)

105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery

A Dragon Arrives.

Director: Mani Haghighi | Stars: Amir Jadidi, Ehsan Goodarzi, Amir Homayoun Ghanizadeh, Nader Fallah

Votes: 1,616

9. Franca: Chaos and Creation (2016)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, Biography

An intimate portrait of Franca Sozzani, the legendary editor-in-chief of Italian Vogue.

Director: Francesco Carrozzini | Stars: Marina Abramovic, Azzedine Alaïa, Naomi Campbell, Francesco Carrozzini

Votes: 322

10. Graduation (2016)

R | 128 min | Crime, Drama

84 Metascore

A film about compromises and the implications of the parent's role.

Director: Cristian Mungiu | Stars: Adrian Titieni, Maria Dragus, Lia Bugnar, Mãlina Manovici

Votes: 10,235 | Gross: $0.18M

11. The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016)

Unrated | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

83 Metascore

The true story of Olli Mäki, the famous Finnish boxer who had a shot at the 1962 World Featherweight title.

Director: Juho Kuosmanen | Stars: Jarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff, Joanna Haartti

Votes: 3,459

12. Harmonium (2016)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Toshio hires Yasaka in his workshop. This old acquaintance, who has just been released from prison, begins to meddle in Toshio's family life.

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Tadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Taiga, Momone Shinokawa

Votes: 1,584 | Gross: $0.02M

13. Home (XVI) (2016)

103 min | Drama

The struggle between two generations and its thin line between trust, friendship and betrayal.

Director: Fien Troch | Stars: Sebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Bellemans, Karlijn Sileghem

Votes: 801

14. I, Daniel Blake (2016)

R | 100 min | Drama

78 Metascore

After having suffered a heart-attack, a 59-year-old carpenter must fight the bureaucratic forces of the system in order to receive Employment and Support Allowance.

Directors: Ken Loach, Laura Obiols | Stars: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires, Sharon Percy, Briana Shann

Votes: 43,435 | Gross: $0.26M

15. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 17,696

16. Julieta (2016)

R | 99 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

73 Metascore

After a casual encounter, a brokenhearted woman decides to confront her life and the most important events about her stranded daughter.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta

Votes: 24,145 | Gross: $1.49M

17. Land of Mine (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama, History, War

75 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Zandvliet | Stars: Roland Møller, Louis Hofmann, Joel Basman, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard

Votes: 27,784 | Gross: $0.44M

18. Layla M. (2016)

98 min | Drama

A teenage Muslim growing up in Amsterdam becomes radicalised.

Director: Mijke de Jong | Stars: Nora El Koussour, Ilias Addab, Hassan Akkouch, Yasemin Cetinkaya

Votes: 994

20. Mister Universo (2016)

90 min | Drama

66 Metascore

The young lion tamer Tairo is unhappy with his present life situation. He uses the loss of his talisman to make a trip through Italy searching for the man, who gave it to him a long time ago.

Directors: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel | Stars: Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin, Lilly Robin

Votes: 129

21. Neruda (2016)

R | 107 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

82 Metascore

An inspector hunts down Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, who becomes a fugitive in his home country in the late 1940s for joining the Communist Party.

Director: Pablo Larraín | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Luis Gnecco, Mercedes Morán, Emilio Gutiérrez Caba

Votes: 7,985 | Gross: $0.94M

22. The Net (2016)

114 min | Drama

A North Korean fisherman breaks his boat engine by accident and drifts down to South Korea. After enduring brutal investigations in the South, he eventually gets sent back to North Korea.

Director: Ki-duk Kim | Stars: Seung-bum Ryoo, Won-geun Lee, Young-min Kim, Guyhwa Choi

Votes: 2,036

23. Nocturama (2016)

130 min | Drama, Thriller

71 Metascore

Some young folks, tired of the society they're living in, plan a bomb attack over Paris before taking shelter for a night in a shopping center.

Director: Bertrand Bonello | Stars: Finnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza Meziani, Manal Issa

Votes: 3,408 | Gross: $0.03M

24. Old Stone (2016)

Unrated | 80 min | Thriller

72 Metascore

A psychological thriller about a taxi driver battling bureaucracy and legal manipulation in China.

Director: Johnny Ma | Stars: Gang Chen, Nai An, Hongwei Wang, Zebin Zhang

Votes: 378 | Gross: $0.00M

25. The Ornithologist (2016)

Unrated | 117 min | Adventure, Drama, Mystery

85 Metascore

Fernando, a solitary ornithologist, is looking for black storks when he is swept away by the rapids. Rescued by a couple of Chinese pilgrims, he plunges into an eerie and dark forest, trying to get back on his track.

Director: João Pedro Rodrigues | Stars: Paul Hamy, João Pedro Rodrigues, Xelo Cagiao, Han Wen

Votes: 2,394 | Gross: $0.05M

26. Maquinaria Panamericana (2016)

TV-14 | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

It's Friday morning at Pan American Machinery Inc., a company specializing in selling and repairing machines for construction and destruction. The employees are already winding down for the... See full summary »

Director: Joaquin del Paso | Stars: Javier Zaragoza, Ramiro Orozco, Irene Ramirez, Edmundo Mosqueira

Votes: 216

27. The Red Turtle (2016)

PG | 80 min | Animation, Fantasy

86 Metascore

A man is shipwrecked on a deserted island and encounters a red turtle, which changes his life.

Director: Michael Dudok de Wit | Stars: Emmanuel Garijo, Tom Hudson, Baptiste Goy, Axel Devillers

Votes: 24,668 | Gross: $0.92M

28. The Salesman (2016)

PG-13 | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

85 Metascore

While both participating in a production of "Death of a Salesman," a teacher's wife is assaulted in her new home, which leaves him determined to find the perpetrator over his wife's traumatized objections.

Director: Asghar Farhadi | Stars: Shahab Hosseini, Taraneh Alidoosti, Mina Sadati, Babak Karimi

Votes: 40,563 | Gross: $2.40M

29. Things to Come (2016)

PG-13 | 102 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A philosophy teacher soldiers through the death of her mother, getting fired from her job, and dealing with a husband who is cheating on her.

Director: Mia Hansen-Løve | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Votes: 9,824 | Gross: $0.28M

30. The Untamed (2016)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi

72 Metascore

A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite, initiating an encounter with a mysterious creature. Their lives are turned upside down by the discovery of the creature, which is a source of both pleasure and destruction.

Director: Amat Escalante | Stars: Ruth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Eden Villavicencio

Votes: 3,391 | Gross: $0.03M

31. The Wounded Angel (2016)

Not Rated | 113 min | Drama

Four loosely connected stories set in a small town in Kazakhstan at the beginning of the 90s, a time of transition from the Soviet era to a new state with emotional and economic depression.... See full summary »

Director: Emir Baigazin | Stars: Omar Adilov, Timur Aidarbekov, Madiyar Aripbay, Anzara Barlykova

Votes: 192

32. Wùlu (2016)

Not Rated | 95 min | Crime, Drama

A young man begins trafficking cocaine and quickly becomes embroiled in the Malian drug ring.

Director: Daouda Coulibaly | Stars: Ibrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Quim Gutiérrez, Olivier Rabourdin

Votes: 268

33. Yourself and Yours (2016)

86 min | Comedy, Drama

74 Metascore

A foray into the uncanny with a spin on Luis Buñuel's "That Obscure Object of Desire"

Director: Sang-soo Hong | Stars: Ju-hyuk Kim, Yoo-Young Lee, Hae-hyo Kwon, Joon-Sang Yoo

Votes: 872



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