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Official Selection


  1. BUFFALO BOYS

    Mike Wiluan / Official Selection, Competition / Singapore / 2018 / Action, Martial Arts / 102 mins
    In 19th century Java, two exiled brothers who grew up on the plains of the American Wild West return to their rightful home to unravel the mystery of their past and avenge the brutal death of their parents.
    Buffalo Boys

    October 30, 2018 4:00 PM

    Buffalo Boys

    October 31, 2018 8:30 PM


  2. BURNING

    Lee Chang-dong / Centerpiece Film, Official Selection / Republic of Korea / 2018 / Drama, Mystery / 148 mins
    An alienated young man, Jongsu, has his life complicated by the appearance of a spirited woman and a wealthy and sophisticated young man. When Jongsu learns of the man's mysterious hobby and the woman suddenly disappears, his confusion and obsessions begin to mount.
    Burning – Centerpiece Film

    October 27, 2018 7:00 PM


  3. BUTTERFLIES

    Tolga Karaçelik / Official Selection, Competition / Turkey / 2018 / 117 mins
    In a Turkish village, three siblings who neither know each other nor anything about their late father, wait to bury his body. As they start to find out more about their father and each other, they also start to learn more about themselves.
    Butterflies

    October 25, 2018 8:00 PM

    Butterflies

    October 26, 2018 1:00 PM


  4. CAKE

    Asim Abbasi / Official Selection, Competition / Pakistan, UK / 2018 / Drama / 125 mins
    In present-day Karachi, the aging patriarch of the Jamali family is taken ill and his eldest daughter and sole carer, Zareen, is forced to reconnect with her sister on her return from London.
    Cake

    October 25, 2018 6:00 PM

    Cake

    October 29, 2018 1:00 PM


  5. CINAR

    Mustafa Karadeniz / Official Selection / Turkey / 2017 / Drama / 99 mins
    Mustafa, in his mid-thirties, lives in a house consisting of two rooms inherited from his ancestor in a poor, snowy villages of Kars, which is difficult to reach on foot with his 8 year old disabled son Rıza and his wife Suna.
    Cinar

    October 26, 2018 7:00 PM


  6. THE ELEVATOR

    Nurtas Adambay / Official Selection / Kazakhstan / 2018 / Drama / 95 mins
    Stuck in a lift for 72 hours, two men find a common language so they can learn about one another despite their differences in age and backgrounds.
    The Elevator

    October 27, 2018 1:00 PM

    The Elevator

    October 28, 2018 10:00 PM


  7. GHOST HUNTING

    Raed Andoni / Official Selection, Competition / Palestine / 2017 / Documentary, Drama / 94 mins
    In order to confront the ghosts that haunt him, Palestinian director Raed Andoni assembles an eclectic group of ex-prisoners to build a replicate of Al-Moskobiya, Israel’s main interrogation centre, where he himself was jailed at the age of 18. As the building starts to take shape, the Palestinian ex-prisoners begin to relive and re-enact their nightmarish interrogations and experiences
    Ghost Hunting

    October 26, 2018 12:00 PM

    Ghost Hunting

    October 31, 2018 9:00 PM


  8. THE GREAT BUDDHA

    Huang Hsin-Yao / Official Selection / Taiwan / 2017 / Drama / 102 mins
    Underlining the gap between underdogs’ lives and the elites’ world by switching between black and white and glamorous colors, a corrupted village in rural southern Taiwan is illustrated with memorable style, heartfelt empathy, and whimsical humor. Security guard Pickle and his trash collector friend Belly Button kill time together during night shifts watching the their American-educated boss, Kevin’s, dash-cam recordings of his various sexual encounters with women. Against the buddies’ will, something horrifying rather than erotic is revealed.
    The Great Buddha

    October 31, 2018 3:00 PM


  9. HEAVEN WITHOUT PEOPLE

    Lucien Bourjeily / Official Selection / Lebanon / 2017 / 91 mins
    When a large family comes together for the first time in two years over Easter lunch, tensions bubble to the surface in surprising ways as they navigate an unforeseen conflict that threatens to derail their reunion. Older and younger generations clash as each of the family members confront their own political and moral hypocrisies and slowly unravel the t
    Heaven Without People

    October 26, 2018 4:00 PM

    Heaven Without People

    October 28, 2018 2:00 PM


  10. IN HARM’S WAY

    Bille August / Closing Night Film, Official Selection / China / 2017 / 137 mins
    In the 1940s, a young pilot, Jack Turner, was saved by a young local widow named Ying, who risked her life as she hid the injured American pilot in her house. Despite not being able to communicate verbally, they fell for each other and a tear-jerking love story went on between those two.
    November 1

    November 1, 2018 7:00 PM


  11. THE JOURNEY

    Mohamed Jabarah Al-Daradji / Official Selection, Competition / France, Iraq, Netherlands, Qatar, UK / 2017 / Drama / 82 mins
    Sara enters Baghdad station with sinister intentions for its reopening ceremony. As she braces to commit an unthinkable act, her plans are drastically altered by an unwanted and awkward encounter with Salam, a self-assured and flirtatious salesman.
    The Jouney

    October 25, 2018 1:00 PM

    The Journey

    October 28, 2018 7:00 PM


  12. THE LORD EAGLE

    Eduard Novikov / Official Selection, Competition / Russia, Sakha Republic (Yakutia) / 2018 / Drama / 80 mins
    In Yakutia, during the 1930s, an elderly Mikipper and his wife Oppuos liveout their days in the thick taiga. One day, early in the winter, an eagle flies into their garden. From this moment on the couple and the eagle start to live their lives together in one house...
    The Lord Eagle

    October 29, 2018 7:00 PM

    The Lord Eagle

    October 31, 2018 4:00 PM


  13. MARLINA THE MURDERER in FOUR ACTS

    Mouly Surya / Official Selection, Competition / France, Indonesia, Malaysia / 2017 / Drama, Thriller / 93 mins
    When a young widow is raped and her cattle are stolen, she fights back and kills several of her attackers. She embarks on a journey of redemption and empowerment, but the ghost of one of the men she killed returns to haunt her.
    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    October 25, 2018 2:00 PM

    Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts

    October 30, 2018 9:00 PM


  14. MILLION LOVES IN ME

    Sampson Yuen Yun Hong / Official Selection, Competition / Hong Kong, Malaysia / 2018 / Comedy, Drama / 82 mins
    Mother and a daughter living a flamboyant and extravagant life, emptying shelves in shops, consuming the best food in every meal. But is there any secret behind all these? When a reporter unveils their daily life, will we still look at them and our lives the same?
    Million Loves in Me

    October 28, 2018 8:00 PM

    Million Loves in Me

    October 30, 2018 12:00 PM


  15. NAMME

    Zaza Khalvashi / Official Selection, Competition / Georgia / 2017 / Drama / 91 mins
    Ali’s family has inherited a mission – taking care of a local healing water which with they must treat sick fellow villagers. But one day the spring water starts to disappear. Father remembers the old tradition, according to which the water will not return unless the sacrifice is made...
    Namme

    October 25, 2018 3:00 PM

    Namme

    October 26, 2018 9:00 PM


  16. NIGHT ACCIDENT

    Temirbek Birnazarov / Official Selection, Competition / Kyrgyzstan / 2017 / Drama / 90 mins
    A 70-year-old man is madly driving down the road when suddenly he runs down a young girl. Since that moment, affectionate sentiments start to appear between them.
    Night Accident

    October 29, 2018 3:00 PM

    Night Accident

    October 31, 2018 7:00 PM


  17. NO BED OF ROSES

    Mostofa Sarwar Farooki / Official Selection, Competition / Bangladesh / 2017 / Drama / 86 mins
    Successful movie director Javed Hasan finds himself in a midlife crisis, questioning whether marriage and career have demanded too much from him.
    No Bed of Roses

    October 30, 2018 6:00 PM

    No Bed of Roses

    October 31, 2018 2:00 PM


  18. NO DATE, NO SIGNATURE

    Vahid Jalilvand / Official Selection, Competition / Iran / Drama / 104 mins
    Kaveh Nariman is a coroner in the medical examiner's office. One day at his work he meets a corpse which is very familiar to him.
    No Date, No Signature

    October 25, 2018 5:00 PM

    No Date, No Signature

    October 26, 2018 3:00 PM


  19. PANCHAYAT

    Shivam Adhikari / Official Selection, Oscar Submissions / Nepal / 2018 / Drama / 138 mins
    The film is based on Nepalese Panchayat system in Nepal while in Nepalese king Birendra of Nepal's times.
    Panchayat

    October 29, 2018 10:00 PM

    Panchayat

    October 30, 2018 1:00 PM


  20. THE RIVER

    Emir Baigazin / Official Selection, Competition / Kazakhstan, Poland / 2018 / Drama / 108 mins
    A family with five sons lives in a remote Kazakh village. One day Aslan, the eldest son, takes his brothers to the River for a swim - a moment of deep happiness. However from then on, life is different.
    The River

    October 28, 2018 4:00 PM

    The River

    October 30, 2018 8:00 PM


  21. THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

    Tang Gaopeng / Official Selection / China / 2018 / 113 mins
    Deep in the Gobi Desert in western China, Eryong (Wang Xuebing) is managing his own Ostrich farm - this is his last attempt to try to get his ex-wife back and put his life back on the track.
    The Road Not Taken

    October 28, 2018 1:00 PM

    The Road Not Taken

    October 30, 2018 7:00 PM


  22. SIGNAL ROCK

    Chito S. Roño / Official Selection, Competition / Philippines / 2018 / Drama / 130 mins
    Intoy, a carefree no-hoper, living in a small town in the Philippines, decides to help his sister who lives in Finland win a child custody battle.
    Signal Rock

    October 27, 2018 6:00 PM

    Signal Rock

    October 29, 2018 12:00 PM


  23. SOBIBOR

    Konstantin Khabensky / Official Selection, Competition / Russian / 2018 / Action, Drama / 117 mins
    In October 1943, the prisoners of the Nazi camp Sobibor were led by Alexander Pechersky in an organized a revolt – the only successful rebellion in the death camps in history.
    Sobibor

    October 29, 2018 5:00 PM

    Sobibor

    October 31, 2018 1:00 PM


  24. SPITAK

    Alexander Kott / Official Selection / Armenia / 2018 / 98 mins
    Spitak

    October 27, 2018 4:00 PM


  25. THE TAILOR

    Kay Nguyen, Loc Tran / Official Selection / Vietnam / 2017 / Drama / 107 mins
    An unexpected and fascinating journey of a young woman determined to preserve and adapt to her family’s traditional Ao dai creations to the 21st century.
    The Tailor

    October 25, 2018 9:00 PM

    The Tailor

    October 27, 2018 12:00 PM


  26. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY

    Chan Tai Lee / Official Selection / Hong Kong / Drama / 91 mins
    Mrs. Wong knows that her driving instructor husband is carrying on an extramarital affair, but for the sake of their marriage and autistic son, she chooses to silently endure. However, one day she decides to take revenge.
    Tomorrow is Another Day

    October 25, 2018 4:00 PM

    Tomorrow Is Another Day

    October 27, 2018 10:00 PM


  27. VILLAGE ROCKSTARS

    Rima Das / Official Selection, Competition / India / 2017 / Drama / 87 mins
    In a small village in northeast India, 10-year-old Dhunu dreams of having her own rock band. Her vibrant spirit, imagination and self-assurance stand out in a world where girls are expected to be timid and submissive.
    Village Rockstars

    October 27, 2018 9:00 PM

    Village Rockstars

    October 29, 2018 4:00 PM