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Jerzy Skolimowski
Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski (Four Nights with Anna, Essential Killing) shuttles between the stories of several characters over the course of… 
CastRichard Dormer, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Andrz…
LanguagePolish, English   CountryPoland, Ireland
MAST$14A

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Jacques Rozier
One of the greatest debuts in cinema history, the effervescent first feature by French New Wave master Jacques Rozier returns in a sparkling new… 
CastJean-Claude Aimini, Yveline Céry, Stéfania S…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreePG

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Sydney Pollack
*** The producers of AMAZING GRACE have withdrawn the film. *** Check ___ TIFF.net/festivals/festival15/changes ___ for latest screening update… 
CastAretha Franklin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Hou Hsiao-hsien
A beautiful assassin (Shu Qi) is sent to kill the powerful lord who was once her betrothed, in this sumptuous martial-arts epic from Taiwanese m… 
CastQi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumab…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
MAST$14A

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Can Evrenol
A squad of unsuspecting cops goes through a trapdoor to Hell when they stumble upon a Black Mass in an abandoned building. The nightmarish featu… 
CastGorkem Kasal, Ergun Kuyucu, Mehmet Cerrahogl…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
MM$18A

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Anthony Wonke
An intimate documentary portrait of legendary British horse-racing jockey A.P. McCoy, who risks life and limb in his determination to place his … 
CastAnthony Peter McCoy
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Arturo Ripstein
Mexican maestro Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson) directs this true-crime story about the bizarre 2009 murders of midget-wrestling brothers Alberto… 
CastPatricia Reyes Spíndola, Nora Velázquez, Syl…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
MAST$14A

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Marco Bellocchio
Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Fists in the Pocket, Vincere) returns with this haunting, enigmatic tale that takes us from the 17th century to… 
CastRoberto Herlitzka, Pier Giorgio Bellocchio, …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$14A

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Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
Director Nick Read gains remarkable access to the inner workings of Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as the company weathers the fallout fro… 
CastAnatoliy Iksanov, Maria Alexandrova, Maria A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A young medium and a middle-aged hospital volunteer investigate a case of mass sleeping sickness that may have supernatural roots in the gorgeou… 
CastJenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarin…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
MAST$PG

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Kwon Oh-kwang
A hapless mutant fish-man becomes a national celebrity, in this hilarious satire from South Korean director Kwon Oh-kwang. Young and unemployed… 
CastKwang-soo Lee, Chun-hee Lee, Bo-young Park
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
VAN$14A

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Louise Osmond
Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of Jan Vokes and her group of local friends who decide to ta… 
CastJan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$G

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Marcin Wrona
A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybb… 
CastItay Tiran, Tomasz Schuchardt, Andrzej Grabo…
LanguagePolish/Yiddish   CountryPoland/Israel
VAN$14A

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Akiz Ikon / Achim Bornhak
After a wild night out, a Berlin party girl finds herself haunted by a twisted, repellent litte creature that no one else can see. When 17-year… 
CastCarolyn Genzkow, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknech…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
VAN$14A

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Sean Byrne
A struggling painter is possessed by satanic forces after he and his young family move into their dream home in rural Texas, in this creepily op… 
CastEthan Embry, Shiri Appleby, Pruitt Taylor Vi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Wim Wenders
A tragic car accident links the lives of a struggling writer (James Franco), his long-suffering girlfriend (Rachel McAdams), a grieving mother (… 
CastJames Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Rachel M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/Germany
MAST$14A

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic
A 10-year-old boy discovers a dead body in the sea just before he is brought to the hospital for a mysterious injection. Before long, something … 
CastMax Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parme…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$14A

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Oz Perkins
Two young students at a prestigious prep school for girls are assailed by an evil, invisible power when they are stranded at the school over win… 
CastEmma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Todd Strauss-Schulson
A group of young friends is sucked into the onscreen world of a cult 1980s slasher flick, in this clever horror-comedy packed with real heart, g… 
CastTaissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Adam Devine, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Pietra Brettkelly
As Afghanistan teeters on an unpredictable future, A Flickering Truth uncovers the world of three dreamers and cinephiles, the dust of 100 years… 
CastIbrahim Arify, Isaaq Yousif, Mahmoud Ghafour…
LanguageDari   CountryAfghanistan
DOC$PG

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Alexander Sokurov
Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the Louvre museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Be…
LanguageFrench, German, Russ…   CountryGermany/France
MAST$PG

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Nick Simon
Big-city glamour clashes with small-town values and a killer’s knife, in this bloody cocktail of terror from director Nick Simon and executive p… 
CastKal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald , Toby …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Jeremy Saulnier
A punk band on the road find themselves besieged by neo-Nazi white supremacists in a backwoods Oregon club, in this nail-biting thriller from th… 
CastImogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Ilya Naishuller
A cybernetic super-soldier kicks, punches and parkours his way across Russia to save his wife from a psychotic paramilitary psychic bent on worl… 
CastSharlto Copley, Danila Kozlovsky, Haley Benn…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
MM$18A

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Barbara Kopple
Screened at the first Festival in 1976, Barbara Kopple’s chronicle of a fierce standoff between striking workers and company thugs in Kentucky c… 
CastNorman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Spar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Davis Guggenheim
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) profiles Malala Yousafzai, the Afghan teenager who survived a Taliban a… 
CastMalala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Laurie Anderson
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death, and language. The director’s voice is a constant presence as storie… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Kent Jones
Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and others discuss the importance of the epochal book that transcribed the week-lon… 
CastMartin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Despl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Bergur Bernburg, Fridrik Tho…
Oscar-nominated director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson directs this lovely documentary portrait of influential Icelandic landscape painter George Gud… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIcelandic, Danish   CountryIceland/Denmark
DOC$G

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Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Philippe Garrel
A Parisian documentary filmmaker becomes embroiled in a romantic triangle in this luminous love story from the great director Philippe Garrel (F… 
CastClotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Léna Paug…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Luis Ospina
Filmmaker Luis Ospina recounts the history of El Grupo de Cali, the prolific bohemian artistic collective that revolutionized Colombian film and… 
CastLuis Ospina, Andrés Caicedo, Carlos Mayolo, …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DOC$14A

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Jafar Panahi
Shooting almost entirely within a cab circling the streets of Tehran, the great director Jafar Panahi (Offside, This Is Not a Film) offers a mul… 
CastJafar Panahi
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
MAST$PG

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Amy Berg
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Academy Award-nominate… 
CastChan Marshall, Janis Joplin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Lec…
This new documentary by the father-and-son directing team of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satiri… 
CastElisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb , Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Geeta Gandbhir, Sharmeen Oba…
Documentarians Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (the Academy Award-winning Saving Face) and Geeta Gandbhir follow the stories of three Bangledeshi policewo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageBengali   CountryPakistan
DOC$14A

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Harrison Atkins
An awkward twentysomething begins to undergo some strange physical changes after a weekend tryst — with a ghost — in this charmingly lo-fi, supe… 
CastLindsay Burdge, Peter Vack, Jen Kim, Andrew …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Gaspar Noé
French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama featuring explicit, unsimulated sex. Janua… 
CastKarl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$R

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Julian Roffman
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide… 
CastPaul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFreePG

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Marcel Ophüls
This epic documentary by Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) meditates on Western society's concepts of justice through comparisons of war c… 
CastJoan Baez, Karl Dönitz, Edgar Faure
LanguageGerman, English, Fre…   CountryUnited Kingdom/USA/G…
CTQFree14A

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Anders Thomas Jensen
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) stars in this delirious comedy from Denmark's Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers), about two sadsack brothers wh… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Søren Malling,…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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Joe Begos
A drifter with psychic powers takes on an evil doctor and his crew of telekinetic assassins. Joe Begos returns with a psychokinetic thriller ab… 
CastGraham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Barbara Kopple
Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows R&B queen Sharon Jones over the course of an eventful year, as she battles a cancer diagnos… 
CastSharon Jones, The Dap-Kings
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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A.D. Calvo
The Missing Girl tells the story of Mort, the lonely and disillusioned owner of a comic book shop, and Ellen, the emotionally disruptive, aspiri… 
CastRobert Longstreet, Alexia Rasmussen, Eric La…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Morgan Neville
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, whi… 
CastYo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Álex de la Iglesia
The backstage preparations for a New Year’s Eve TV spectacular become a flashpoint for comic mayhem, in the audaciously inventive ensemble comed… 
CastRaphael, Mario Casas, Pepón Nieto, Blanca Su…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$14A

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Jihan El-Tahri
Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egyp… 
CastGamal Abdel Nasser
LanguageArabic, English   CountrySouth Africa
DOC$PG

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German Kral
Argentina’s María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the best-known couple in tango’s history and shaped the dance like no others. They danced pas… 
CastMaría Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Pablo…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DOC$PG

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
After their estranged father's death, three twentysomething sisters discover that they have a teenaged step-sibling, in this gentle, deeply affe… 
CastHaruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho Hirose, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

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Danae Elon
Returning to her hometown of Jerusalem with her young family after several years abroad, documentarian Danae Elon offers an intimate, ground’s-e… 
CastLuai Musa Hatib, Philip Touitou, Amos Touito…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Ara…   CountryCanada/Israel
DOC$PG

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Patricio Guzmán
The great Chilean filmmaker Patricio Guzmán (The Battle of Chile, Nostalgia for the Light) chronicles the history of the indigenous peoples of C… 
CastGabriela Paterito, Cristina Calderon, Martin…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Spain
MAST$14A

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Amos Gitaï
Lauded director Amos Gitaï (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in t… 
CastIschac Hiskiya, Pini Mitelman, Michael Warsh…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
MAST$14A

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland was the first country in the West to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The film portrays … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DOC$PG

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Hong Sang-soo
The delightful new film from Festival favourite Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country) presents two variations on a potentially fateful romantic enc… 
CastJaeyoung Jung, Minhee Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

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Kelly Reichardt
A brand new digital restoration of the rarely seen debut feature by American indie auteur Kelly Reichardt (Wendy and Lucy, Meek’s Cutoff), about… 
CastLisa Bowman, Larry Fessenden, Dick Russell, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFree14A

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Luchino Visconti
Luchino Visconti's magisterial family saga — about an impoverished Sicilian clan who arrive in Milan in search of a better life — returns in thi… 
CastAlain Delon, Renato Salvatori, Annie Girardo…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CTQFree14A

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Miklós Jancsó
The first of Hungarian master Miklós Jancsó's historical epics is set in an isolated concentration camp in the 1860s, where imperial authorities… 
CastZoltán Latinovits, János Görbe, Tibor Molnár…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CTQFree14A

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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG

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Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruc…
From the makers of the horror anthology V/?H/?S, these five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who con… 
CastKate Beahan, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Bu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Soi Cheang
Martial-arts greats Tony Jaa (Ong-bak) and Wu Jing team up in this bone-crunching action epic. The anticipated follow-up to the bone-cracking m… 
CastJing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang, Louis Koo, To…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$14A

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Ido Haar
Documentarian Ido Haar traces the internet-assisted, cross-continental collaboration between two very different musicians: Princess Shaw, a youn… 
CastPrincess Shaw, Kutiman
LanguageEnglish   CountryIsrael
DOC$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Titicut Follies is a stark and graphic portrayal of the conditions that existed at the State Prison for the Criminally Insane at Bridgewater, Ma… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFree14A

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Seung-wan Ryoo
A tough cop targets the tyrannical heir to a mega-corporation in this hard-hitting thriller from South Korean cult auteur Ryoo Seung-wan (Crying… 
CastJeong-min Hwang, Ah In Yoo, Hae-jin Yoo, Dal…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
VAN$14A

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Evgeny Afineevsky
Filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky offers a visceral, in-depth look at the bloody Ukrainian uprising in Kiev’s Maidan Square in the winter of 2013-14 t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian, Ukrainian   CountryUkraine
DOC$14A

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Gillian Armstrong
Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women) directs this documentary tribute to legendary Hollywood costume desig… 
CastDarren Gilshenan, Deborah Kennedy
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Takashi Miike
Japanese cinematic extremist Takashi Miike returns to his gonzo roots with this mind-melter that finds room for vampires, gangsters, monsters, m… 
CastHayato Ichihara, Yayan Ruhian
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$14A

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Du Haibin
This intimate documentary chronicles five years in the life of a young Chinese student, whose fervent idealism and dedication to Mao’s legacy st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG