42nd Toronto International Film Festival®
September 7-17, 2017

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Yann Demange
A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe… 
CastJack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dorme…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$18A

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Ross Katz
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves M… 
CastRose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Jan-Willem van Ewijk
After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Euro… 
CastFettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, …
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco
DISC$14A

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M. Manikandan
In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza. When a pizza parlour opens on their ol… 
CastRamesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh Thilaganathan,…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Matt Shakman
A small-town Montana mechanic yearning to move to the big city (Liam Hemsworth) finds what may be his ticket out when he comes into possession o… 
CastJohn Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18

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David Thorpe
This Mavericks world-premiere presentation of Do I Sound Gay? is followed by a live discussion between Thorpe and Savage, whose trademark wit an… 
CastDan Savage
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Afia Nathaniel
Fleeing with her 10-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursue… 
CastSamiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza and Saleha Aref
LanguageUrdu/Pashto   CountryPakistan
DISC$14A

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Nguyen Hoang Diep
When they discover that they are pregnant, a young couple in Hanoi resort to desperate (and bizarre) measures to raise money for an abortion. … 
CastThuy Anh Nguyen, Bao Son Tran, Ha Hoang, Tha…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
DISC$18A

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Krzysztof Zanussi
A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lac… 
CastRiccardo Leonelli, Agnieszka Grochowska, Aga…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland/Italy
MAST$18

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Ivan Reitman
When they are kicked out of their academic positions, misfit parapsychologists Peter Venkman (Murray), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler… 
CastBill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Erni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
CastJérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Harold Ramis
Bill Murray plays an unpleasant weatherman, Phil Connors, cursed to relive February 2 on repeat. Groundhog Day’s absurd premise and acidic humou… 
CastBill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Isidora Marras
A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafk… 
CastLoreto Aravena, Paulina García and Maureen J…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Argentina
DISC$14A

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Shariff Korver
The Intruder follows an ambitious young Dutch-Moroccan policeman who infiltrates one of the most notorious criminal families in Amsterdam and fi… 
CastNasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid el Gh…
LanguageDutch/Arabic/French…   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

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Mami Sunada
Granted unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of one of t… 
CastHideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DOC$18

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Douglas Boswell
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, comes across a computer game and discovers that it’s being played with real children. In a race against time, Frikke … 
CastEmma Verlinden, Spencer Bogaert, Felix Maess…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
KIDYouthPG

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Baldvin Zophoníasson
Life in a Fishbowl is about three people whose lives are intertwined. After a horrible tragedy, a writer drinks himself into oblivion on a 20-ye… 
CastHera Hilmar, Thorsteinn Bachmann and Thor Kr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Josh Lawson
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of … 
CastJosh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herrima…
LanguageEnglish/Auslan   CountryAustralia
DISC$18A

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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Carlos Vermut
Desperate to fulfill his terminally ill daughter’s last wish, a grief-stricken man plunges into a vortex of blackmail, deception and double-cros… 
CastJosé Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Bermejo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

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Batin Ghobadi
Leyla is a young woman who goes to Iraq with her four-year-old son in search of her missing husband. She seeks help from a policeman named Marda… 
CastHossein Hassan, Helan Abdullah, Esmail Zagro…
LanguageKurdish   CountryKurdistan
DISC$18

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Antoine Fuqua
Denzel Washington is one of the film world’s most prominent leading men, known best for his galvanizing portrayals of both real-life figures (Ma… 
CastDenzel Washington
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$18

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Jon Stewart
Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut at this year’s Festival with his feature film Rosewater, a notable departure from his satirical comedy a… 
CastMaziar Bahari
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$18

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Olivier Assayas
From the moment Juliette Binoche stepped from stage to screen, her career has blazed with magnificent intensity. Discovered by Jean-Luc Godard, … 
CastJuliette Binoche
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
MAV$18

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Jean-Marc Vallée, Philippe F…
The Academy Award-winner will hit the stage for a special conversation on the occasion of the premieres of her highly anticipated new films. A … 
CastReese Witherspoon
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$18

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Oren Moverman
Richard Gere’s long and diverse career spans from his sensational series of screen roles in the ’70s and ’80s (Looking For Mr. Goodbar, Days of … 
CastRichard Gere
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$18

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Robert Duvall
In a career that has spanned over half a century, Robert Duvall has perhaps embodied more facets of the American psyche than any other single ac… 
CastRobert Duvall
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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Abd Al Malik
The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifte… 
CastMarc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, M…
LanguageFrench/Arabic/Lingal…   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Julie Taymor
After the screening, Julie Taymor will participate in an extended conversation about its making. Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’… 
CastTina Benko, Max Casella, David Harewood, Kat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Raoul Peck
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society … 
CastAlex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thiba…
LanguageFrench   CountryHaiti
MAST$18

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

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Gregorio Graziosi
In the heavily populated city of São Paulo, Brazil, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his… 
CastIrandhir Santos, Lola Peploe, Julio Andrade,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
DISC$18

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Robert Connolly
An imaginative family film about a young Australian boy’s passion for flight and his challenge to compete in the World Paper Plane Championships… 
CastSam Worthington, Ed Oxenbould, Deborah Mailm…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
KIDYouthG

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Morten Tyldum
2014 People's Choice Award Winner: The Imitation Game This award is presented to the film Festival audiences have voted as their favourite. Si… 
CastBenedict Cumberbatch, Matthew Goode, Keira K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SEFree18

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Sean Evans and Roger Waters
A rib-rattling, sonically stupendous document of the Pink Floyd frontman’s continent-crossing concert tour with his epic stage show The Wall Liv… 
CastRoger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Snowy White, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Philippe Lacôte
In his first fiction feature, with irreverent humour and an unflinching subjective voice, director Philippe Lacôte refracts the fraught and bloo… 
CastAbdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Rein…
LanguageFrench   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Juán Martín Hsu
La Salada depicts the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada — the largest informal m… 
CastIgnacio Huang, Yunseon Kim, Chang Sun Kim, N…
LanguageSpanish/Korean/Manda…   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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Debbie Tucker Green
Jackie is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband Mark’s. She says she’s slept with nobody else. Mark and their son JJ don't know what to say. S… 
CastNadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis-Lew…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Dennis Bots
Against the background of WWII, Tuur’s trust in his best friend Lambert is tested when both boys befriend Maartje, who has a secret that endange… 
CastMaas Bronkhuyzen, Joes Brauers, Pippa Allen,…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
KIDYouthPG

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Michele Alhaique
A loyal Mafia enforcer becomes a hunted man when he protects a beautiful young escort from his boss’ sadistic son. Michele Alhaique's debut fea… 
CastGreta Scarano, Pierfrancesco Favino
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$18

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Tomm Moore
The much anticipated second feature from Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and h… 
CastBrendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan and Pat S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
KIDYouthPG

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Theodore Melfi
A cantankerous, cash-strapped, loose-living retiree (Bill Murray) becomes a spectacularly unlikely role model for his twelve-year-old neighbour,… 
CastBill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Unknown
Stories of Our Lives adapts five short stories assembled by a small Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary arts collective and inspired by real life t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Ivan Reitman
The second collaboration between Bill Murray and director Ivan Reitman is the quintessential comedy of the actor’s early filmography. Out of wo… 
CastBill Murray, Harold Ramis, John Candy, Judge…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFree14A

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Rooth Tang
The lives of three generations of Asian immigrants play out across three different cities: in Paris, a young man returns to his girlfriend as fa… 
CastMatt Wu, Huang Lu, Ananda Everingham and Saj…
LanguageThai/Mandarin/Japane…   CountryFrance/Thailand/USA…
DISC$14A

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Isao Takahata
Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) transforms an ancient Japanese folktale into a dazzling animated fantasy. Found inside a… 
CastAki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii and Nobu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

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Naji Abu Nowar
In the Ottoman province of Hejaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilou… 
CastJacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, M…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan/Qatar/United …
DISC$PG

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Danis Tanovic
Devastated when he discovers the effects of the cheap, locally-made drugs he peddles for a Pakistani pharmaceuticals firm, a young salesman chal… 
CastEmran Hashmi, Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston…
LanguageHindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A deaf mute teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization — the Tribe. His love for on… 
CastYana Novikova and Grigoriy Fesenko
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
DISC$R

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Ken Kwek
The lives of an arrogant young motivational speaker in debt to the Chinese mafia, his lookin’-to-get-out girlfriend, and a single father in dire… 
CastEpy Quizon, Adrian Pang, Judee Tan
LanguageEnglish/Tagalog/Mand…   CountrySingapore
DISC$14A

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Javier Fuentes-León
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later,… 
CastSalvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáce…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Colombia
DISC$14A

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Suha Arraf
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-ye… 
CastNisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Ma…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Marjane Satrapi
An awkward young shipping clerk (Ryan Reynolds) goes off his strict regimen of antipsychotics — with horrifyingly hilarious results — in this de… 
CastRyan Reynolds, Gemma Arterton, Anna Kendrick…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$$18

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in Central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his sister … 
CastHaluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, A…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
MAST$18

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Morgan Matthews
Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he de… 
CastAsa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$PG

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Santiago Esteinou
An empathetic and powerful documentary portrait of César Fierro, a Mexican convict who has spent thirty years in a Texas prison awaiting his sen… 
CastCésar Fierro
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG