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Isiah Medina, Denis Côté
The debut feature by digital cinema incendiary Isiah Medina is preceded by Canadian auteur Denis Côté’s first short film in nearly a decade. A … 
CastAnne Valencia, Myles Taylor, Erik Berg, Eliz…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Brian D. Johnson
By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and perfor… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Robert Budreau
Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in this remarkably creative reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's struggle to overcome his drug addictio… 
CastEthan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Renn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and…
Guided by the spirit of Maddin’s “Cuadecec Manifesto” (which calls for makings-of en masse), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange and st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Davy Force, Nick DenBoer
Things get seriously clucked up when a young boy accompanies his dad to his new job at Charbay’s Chicken World and Restaurant Resort, the world’… 
CastTim Beresford, Cad Gold Jr, Kenny Hotz, Nick…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$18A

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Stephen Dunn
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of h… 
CastConnor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Joanne Kelly, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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André Turpin
The new film from celebrated director and cinematographer André Turpin is an intoxicating cinematic puzzle that intertwines the lives of three s… 
CastSophie Nélisse, Mylène Mackay, Lise Roy, Ann…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Anne Émond
The second film from award-winning writer-director Anne Émond (Nuit #1) is a decade-spanning family epic that chronicles the fortunes of a Québé… 
CastMaxim Gaudette, Karelle Tremblay, Valerie Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Adam Garnet Jones
One of the first films by a First Nations director to deal with two-spirited people, the thoughtful and moving debut feature by Adam Garnet Jone… 
CastJennifer Podemski, Andrew Martin, Harley Leg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Galen Johnson
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, A Living Poster employs the same digital techniques used to crea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Winnipeg's wizard of the weird, Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World) and co-director Evan Johnson plunge us into celluloid d… 
CastJohn Ashberry, Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Ch…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Michelle Shephard, Patrick R…
Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tel… 
CastOmar Khadr
LanguageEnglish, Arabic   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Seven years after his much-loved zombie thriller Pontypool, Canadian maverick Bruce McDonald returns to the horror genre with this deliciously c… 
CastChloe Rose, Robert Patrick, Rossif Sutherlan…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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Kazik Radwanski
Toronto director Kazik Radwanski follows his internationall acclaimed, award-winning debut Tower with this empathetic yet clear-eyed character s… 
CastErwin Van Cotthem, Kate Ashley, Seth Kirsh, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Patricia Rozema
Two teenage sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) struggle to survive in a remote country house after a massive, continent-wide power outage… 
CastEllen Page, Evan Rachel Wood, Max Minghella,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Mark Lewis
Acclaimed Canadian contemporary artist Mark Lewis echoes the classic city symphony films of the silent era with this breathtaking cinematic tour… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
WL$G

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Nicolás Pereda, Lois Patiño
Acclaimed Mexican-Canadian auteur Nicolás Pereda (Greatest Hits) returns to the Festival with this lovely, wraithlike fantasy Minotaur, that obs… 
CastGabino Rodríguez, Luisa Pardo, Francisco Bar…
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese,…   CountryCanada/Mexico/Spain/…
WL$14A

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Philippe Falardeau
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M… 
CastPatrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exant…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Mina Shum
In her first feature-length documentary, director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) takes a penetrating look at the Sir George Williams University ri… 
CastRobert Hubsher, Rosie Douglas, Anne Cools, R…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Mark Sawers
This hysterical mockumentary from Vancouver director Mark Sawers envisions a world where virgin births have taken men out of the procreation equ… 
CastKristine Cofsky, Patrick Gilmore, Rekha Shar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Kire Paputts
The touching debut feature by writer-director Kire Paputts adopts the form of a classic picaresque as it follows a young man with Downs Syndrome… 
CastDylan Harman, Krystal Nausbaum, Nicholas Cam…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jamie M. Dagg
Accused of murder after intervening in the sexual assault of a young woman, an American volunteer doctor in Laos is forced to go on the run. In… 
CastRossif Sutherland
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada/Laos
DISC$14A

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Andrew Cividino
The first feature from Canadian writer-director Andrew Cividino is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where … 
CastJackson Martin, Nick Serino, Reece Moffett
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fort…
One-hour live in-cinema reading with sound and film projection at TIFF Bell Lightbox performed by Canadian artist Annie MacDonnell and French ar… 
CastAnnie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/France
WLFreePG

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Avi Lewis
Directed by journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis (The Take) and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's best-selling book of the same name, thi… 
CastNaomi Klein
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Guy Édoin
An actress shooting a movie hopes to reconcile with her son. A paramedic haunted by his past tries to stay the course, while a caring nurse keep… 
CastMonica Bellucci, Patrick Hivon, Pascale Buss…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Igor Drljaca
Once a celebrated actor in pre-war Yugoslavia, a Sarajevo-born immigrant struggles to find work in his new life in Toronto, in the second feat… 
CastJasmin Geljo, Masa Lizdek, Filip Geljo, Ma-…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
This feature-length documentary by filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective student… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DOC$PG