19 films/events

Drama

1987: WHEN THE DAY COMES
South Korea 2017 | 129 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, History, Period/Historical

1987, South Korea, under an oppressive military regime, a college student is killed during a police interrogation. Government officials are quick to cover up the death and order the body to be...

Sat, Apr 07 - 8:30PM  Dole A

Tue, Apr 10 - 7:45PM  Dole A

BEIRUT
United States 2018 | 109 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Crime Thriller, Drama

Mason Skiles (Jon Hamm), a top U.S. diplomat, left Lebanon in the 1970s after a tragic incident. Ten years later, the CIA calls him back to a war-torn Beirut with a mission only he can accomplish....

Sat, Apr 07 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Mon, Apr 09 - 3:45PM  Dole A

THE FORTRESS
남한산성
South Korea 2017 | 139 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Period/Historical, War

1636, Qing China invades Korea, forcing the Korean court to take shelter in the Namhan Fortress, where they are quickly surrounded. Unable to move forward or fight the outnumbering enemy, the people...

Sun, Apr 08 - 7:45PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Apr 12 - 3:00PM  Dole A

THE GUILTY
Denmark 2017 | 85 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Crime, Drama, Thriller

When police officer Asger Holm is demoted to desk work, he expects a sleepy beat as an emergency dispatcher. That all changes when he answers a panicked phone call from a kidnapped woman who then...

Fri, Apr 13 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Apr 15 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

HEARTS BEAT LOUD
United States 2017 | 96 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Comedy, Drama, Music

A light emptying-the-nest drama in which a father (Nick Offerman) uses music as a ruse to keep his daughter (Kiersey Clemons) from leaving home for college, and through doing so they form an unlikely...

Sun, Apr 15 - 7:30PM  Dole A

THE HUNGRY
India, United Kingdom 2017 | 100 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Crime, Drama

A contemporary retelling of Shakespearian tragedy Titus Andronicus, THE HUNGRY is set in the extravagant surroundings of an Indian wedding in New Dehli. Grand and operatic, the film explores the role...

Fri, Apr 13 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Apr 15 - 2:30PM  Dole A

JIMAMI TOFU
Japan, Singapore 2018 | 121 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Food, Romance

HIFF 2017 Audience Award Winner! When ambitious Singaporean chef Ryan’s wife Yuki suddenly disappears, he sets off to her hometown in Okinawa searching for clues. While Yuki is nowhere in...

Sun, Apr 15 - 4:45PM  Dole A

A KID LIKE JAKE
United States 2018 | 92 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama

Parents Alex (Claire Danes) and Greg (Jim Parsons) are faced with the daunting task of applying to private kindergartens for their 4-year-old, Jake. Competing in this environment means focusing on...

Thu, Apr 12 - 6:00PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 14 - 2:30PM  Dole Cannery C

LEAN ON PETE
United States 2017 | 119 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Family

Quiet and powerful, LEAN ON PETE is an unapologetic coming-of-age story of a homeless teen who sets off on a difficult journey to find his only known relative, who once lived 1,000 miles away in...

Fri, Apr 06 - 8:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sun, Apr 15 - 3:00PM  Dole Cannery C

LEAVE NO TRACE
United States 2018 | 108 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama

For years Will and his teenage daughter, Tom, have lived off the grid, in a vast nature reserve on the edge of Portland, Oregon. When a chance encounter blows their cover, they’re removed from...

Tue, Apr 10 - 8:00PM  Dole Cannery C

Fri, Apr 13 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

LIFE IN OVERTIME
終わった人
Japan 2018 | 125 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Comedy, Drama, Self-discovery, Senior/Aging

The time has come and Sosuke Tashiro (Hiroshi Tachi, EIGHT RANGER) is retiring from the bank where he worked for his entire career. But instead of being excited about his new life of leisure, Sosuke...

Sun, Apr 08 - 12:30PM  Dole A

Thu, Apr 12 - 8:00PM  Dole A

LITTLE FOREST
리틀 포레스트
South Korea 2018 | 103 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Environment, Food

Get ready Korean food lovers, the much anticipated Korean remake of the beloved Japanese manga and film is here! A love letter to slow cooking and Korean cuisine, LITTLE FOREST takes us through four...

Sat, Apr 14 - 5:45PM  Dole A

Sun, Apr 15 - 12:45PM  Dole A

LOVE EDUCATION
相愛相親
China 2017 | 122 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Family, Romance

A battle between a man’s former wives over the resting place for his grave is the impetus for three generations of women to let go of the past in LOVE EDUCATION. When her mother dies, Huiying...

Fri, Apr 06 - 5:30PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 07 - 1:00PM  Dole Cannery C

MORI, THE ARTIST'S HABITAT
モリのいる場所
Japan 2018 | 99 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Art, Biographical, Drama, Nature

Based on an actual account, MORI, THE ARTIST’S HABITAT depicts one day in the twilight years of Morikazu Kumagai (aka Mori) one of Japan’s most celebrated 20th century painters. Known as...

Sat, Apr 07 - 3:45PM  Dole A

Tue, Apr 10 - 5:30PM  Dole A

OMOTENASHI
おもてなし
Japan, Taiwan ROC 2018 | 96 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama

The young heir to a construction company in Taiwan is sent to Kyoto to oversee the renovation of a hotel they’ve bought. In the hopes to get back with his ex and sell the hotel, he meets the...

Mon, Apr 09 - 8:00PM  Dole A

Wed, Apr 11 - 5:45PM  Dole A

ON CHESIL BEACH
United Kingdom 2018 | 110 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Romance

Saoirse Ronan is remarkable — and so is everything else — in this entrancing adaptation of Ian McEwan's novella about a young British couple on their honeymoon in 1962. The film is a...

Mon, Apr 09 - 5:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Thu, Apr 12 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

SEXY DURGA
India 2017 | 85 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Drama, Thriller, Women

Durga, a north Indian girl and a Keralite youth named Kabeer are running away at the stroke of midnight. They are picked up by two small-time gangsters, transporting arms. The hapless...

Wed, Apr 11 - 6:15PM  Dole Cannery C

Sat, Apr 14 - 4:30PM  Dole Cannery C

SWEET COUNTRY
Australia 2017 | 113 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Culture, Drama, Native/Indigenous Peoples

The latest film from Warwick Thornton (SAMSON & DELILAH), SWEET COUNTRY is an unflinching Aussie western set on the Northern Territory frontier in the 1920s. Lawlessness and justice itself is put...

Sun, Apr 08 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

Wed, Apr 11 - 3:30PM  Dole Cannery C

THE THIRD MURDER
三度目の殺人
Japan 2017 | 124 min.
HIFF Spring Showcase | Crime, Drama

Leading attorney Shigemori takes on the defense of murder-robbery suspect Mikuma (Koji Yakusho) who served jail time for another murder 30 years ago. Shigemori’s chances of winning the case...

Fri, Apr 06 - 8:00PM  Dole A

Sat, Apr 14 - 8:00PM  Dole A

19 films/events
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