CIFF 2018by thiraicinema | created - 23 Dec 2018 | updated - 01 Jan 2019 | Public
16th Chennai International Film Festival- CIFF 2018 This year's edition of the Chennai International Film Festival (CIFF) is all set to take place between December 13-20. 150+ films from over 60 countries are all set to be showcased at 6 venues over the course of an 8-day period.
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1. Akkammana Bhagya (2017)
117 min | Drama, Family, History
The film Akkammana Bhagya is about an ill-fated village woman and her struggle towards the welfare of her family. The story is set in an Indian village from the preindependence era and deals with woman's empowerment.
3. Bhayanakam (2018)
105 min | Drama, Thriller
A World War I veteran is sent to Kuttanad as a postman to deliver money orders and letters to the families of soldiers. Soon, the happiness that his visits brought to the families turns into sadness with the outbreak of the World War II.
4. Bhor: Dawn (2018)
93 min | Drama
It's a story about Budhni married before legal age of getting married, a poor and backward girl who fights for living her life in her own way, right from completing her studies after ... See full summary »
7. Nagarkirtan (2017)
115 min | Drama
Parimal is born a boy, but there has always been another identity hidden within Parimal's male physical appearance. The only way out for him is to escape from his parents, his family, and ... See full synopsis »
8. She (2019)
109 min | Drama, Fantasy
Vasu, a struggling painter, meets Maya, a mysterious gypsy girl who lives beneath the Kerala backwaters. Maya inspires Vasu to create soulful paintings as the two form a connection which will inevitably change his life.
9. Padmaavat (2018)
Not Rated | 164 min | Drama, History, Romance
Set in medieval Rajasthan, Queen Padmavati is married to a noble king and they live in a prosperous fortress with their subjects until an ambitious Sultan hears of Padmavati's beauty and forms an obsessive love for the Queen of Mewar.
Votes: 25,268 | Gross: $11.85M
10. Painting Life (2018)
145 min | Drama
A Bollywood filmmaker and his crew gets stranded in a remote Himalayan village due to torrential downpours. How the intense experiences under siege, affect the filmmaker's thoughts and priorities forms the central theme of the film.
11. Kedara (2019)
114 min | Drama
Narsimha, an old ventriloquist and 'horbola' lives in a decrepit locality of Kolkata. Once a favourite among children, he barely manages to survive now and is reduced to a shabby madman. ... See full summary »
12. The Sound Story (2019)
105 min | Documentary, Drama
Oscar-winning sound designer Resul Pookutty who comes to Thrissur to fulfil his dream of recording the sounds of the pooram, finds it hard to explain to the businessman who bankrolls the ... See full summary »
13. Walking with the Wind (2017)
79 min | Drama
10 year old Tsering lives in the difficult terrain of the Himalayas. One day he accidentally breaks his friend's school chair. When he decides to bring the chair back to his village, the 7 ... See full summary »
15. Abhiyude Katha Anuvinteyum (2018)
121 min | Drama, Romance
They fell in love and swore to always be together, until a strange twist of fate reveals them to be more than just lovers. To what extent will they go to protect their love?
18. Iravukku Aayiram Kangal (2018)
Not Rated | 121 min | Action, Thriller
The story revolves around a mysterious murder and a game between Bharath (Arulnithi), a calm and composed cab driver, and Ganesh (Ajmal), an urban cheat, who blackmails people for money.
20. Chinababu (2018)
Not Rated | 149 min | Action, Drama
Gunasingam, a family-loving farmer who hails from a small town, tries his best to keep his big family united despite him being misunderstood by many.
22. Pariyerum Perumal (2018)
Not Rated | 154 min | Drama
A law student from a lower caste begins a friendship with his classmate, a girl who belongs to a higher caste, and the men in her family start giving him trouble over this.
23. Raatchasan (2018)
Not Rated | 170 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Constant rejections in his attempts to become a filmmaker and family constraints force Arun to let go of his dream and take up the job of a Police officer.
26. Western Ghats (2018)
122 min | Drama
Rangasamy, a laborer living on the borders of Kerala and Tamil Nadu just like his fellow sons of soils toils, hard-working at the spice plantations owned by landlords. Whilst Rangasamy is ... See full summary »
28. The Little Match Girl (2017)
Not Rated | 71 min | Drama
Andersen's "Little Match Girl", Bresson's donkey, the relationship between a German guerrilla and an Argentine pianist, and Helmut Lachenmann trying to stage an opera with the orchestra of ... See full summary »
30. The Return (2012)
102 min | Drama
After a decade abroad, Antonio returns to Costa Rica for a short visit. Unable to run away as usual, he is confronted with everything he has desperately struggled to put in the past: a ... See full summary »
31. Enredados, La confusión (2018)
Approved | 95 min | Action, Comedy
Leo, in a mid of millionaire robbery meets the love of his life, Ana. But now he has to choose between money and love. He chooses love and decides to return the money but the confusion ... See full summary »
32. Habanastation (2011)
95 min | Drama, Fantasy
Directed mainly for kids, the film speaks of a Havana that "reveals two distinct faces, from the everyday life of a couple of kids", according to the film's official synopsis.
33. Cápsulas (2011)
103 min | Adventure, Drama, Family
FONSI is an apparently privileged 12 year old boy. As we get to know his dysfunctional family, his world begins to crumble in a matter of hours. Due to a series of unexpected events, each ... See full summary »
34. Donde acaban los caminos (2004)
82 min | Drama
Donde acaban los caminos (Where the roads end) it's the encounter of two different worlds that live together but remain separated at the same time, since ancestral times. The doctor Raul ... See full summary »
35. Days of Santiago (2004)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
Santiago, a retired soldier who fought for his country, Peru, find it hard to adjust back to society while dealing with PTSD and family problems.
36. Viejos amigos (2014)
93 min | Comedy
Three old friends reunite at their best friend Kike's funeral and remember that he wanted his ashes to be spread in the sea near their town Callao. One of them, Balito, steals the ash tray ... See full summary »
37. Moving Parts (III) (2017)
106 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two very different couples are drawn into organized crime, but it becomes clear before long that everything and everyone is not what they seem.
38. Bazodee (2015)
PG-13 | 101 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
Anita Panchouri is the doting daughter of a deep in debt Indian businessman. She's on the verge of willingly marrying a wealthy suitor when she meets a romantic rasta singer, Lee de Leon ... See full summary »
39. City of God (2002)
R | 130 min | Crime, Drama
In the slums of Rio, two kids' paths diverge as one struggles to become a photographer and the other a kingpin.
Votes: 667,748 | Gross: $7.56M
40. A Dog's Will (2000)
104 min | Comedy
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »
41. Entranced Earth (1967)
111 min | Drama
Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins ... See full summary »
42. Crackerjack (2002)
92 min | Comedy
When dwindling membership and increasing overheads makes a local bowling club and prime candidate for a takeover, it's all hands on deck to save the club, in what turns into an epic battle ... See full summary »
43. Malcolm (1986)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Crime, Sci-Fi
Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,923 | Gross: $0.54M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 44,492 | Gross: $11.22M
45. The Castle (1997)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
A working-class family from Melbourne, Australia fights city hall after being told they must vacate their beloved family home to allow for infrastructural expansion.
Votes: 14,256 | Gross: $0.86M
46. 3 Days in Quiberon (2018)
115 min | Drama