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Michael Dempsey
Featuring one of the greatest lineups ever assembled — including Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, The Who, Kanye… 
CastBruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Billy Joel,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$G

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Tommy Oliver
A father struggles to protect his daughter from the reality of her mother's drug addiction in Tommy Oliver's powerful, semi-autobiographical deb… 
CastWayne Brady, Hill Harper, Sharon Leal, Ruby …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Neto Villalobos
A security guard who wants to get into the cockfighting game buys, befriends, and becomes inseparable from his rooster protégé Rocky, in this wi… 
CastAllan Cascante, Sylvia Sossa, Marvin Acosta,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCosta Rica
DISC$PG

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Claudia Sainte-Luce
A lonely young woman becomes a live-in caregiver for an ailing but indomitable matriarch and her brood of kids, in this joyful and wonderfully n… 
CastXimena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$PG

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Sarah Spillane
Christina Ricci stars as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city Sydney youth under her wing, in this gritty, unflinching yet inspir… 
CastChristina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Flora Lau
A humble chauffeur (Chen Kun; Painted Skin, Let the Bullets Fly) and the spoiled wife of his wealthy employer (Carina Lau; Days of Being Wild, A… 
CastCarina Lau, Chen Kun
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
DISC$PG

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Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Trapped in a dead-end industrial town in Maine, two teenage best friends (The Place Beyond the Pines’ Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe) take tra… 
CastEmory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Gillen,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Yuval Adler
Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younge… 
CastTsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$14A

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Inês Oliveira
Sofia lives a strangely isolated life in the old apartment where she grew up in Lisbon. Mariama arrives from Guinea-Bissau, having been hired by… 
CastPaula Garcia, Aissato Indjai, Luana Quadé, B…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
DISC$14A

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Alessio Cremonini
When two sisters learn that a member of their family has decided to desert the Syrian Army and join the Free Army, they must embark on a hazardo… 
CastDana Keilani, Sara El debuch, Wasim Abo azan
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DISC$14A

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Aaron Wilson
In this engrossing survival thriller set during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942, a stranded Australian airman and a Chinese resistanc… 
CastKhan Chittenden, Tzu-yi Mo
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Kambozia Partovi and Jafar P…
Politically persecuted Iranian master Jafar Panahi — still under house arrest and banned from filmmaking for twenty years for engaging in "propa… 
CastMaryam Moghadam, Jafar Panahi, Kambozia Part…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
MAST$14A

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Pirjo Honkasalo
A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master P… 
CastJohannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Juhan Ulfsa…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
MAST$14A

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Marcel Dzama
The new film by Canadian-born multidisciplinary artist Marcel Dzama (featuring music by Arcade Fire and an appearance by former Sonic Youth fron… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Mark Phinney
Comedian Mark Phinney makes his feature debut with this unflinchingly personal portrait of a life consumed by obesity, featuring a breakout tour… 
CastMel Rodriguez, Ashley Lauren, Jay Dugre, Cha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Charlie Paul
For No Good Reason explores the connection between life and art, seen through the eyes of seminal British artist Ralph Steadman. We take a trip … 
CastRalph Steadman, Johnny Depp, Terry Gilliam
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAV$14A

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Edgar Reitz
Edgar Reitz tells this dramatic story of love and family against the backdrop of rural Germany in the mid-19th century, a time when entire pover… 
CastJan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximili…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
MAST$PG

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Ettore Scola
On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known … 
CastVittorio Viviani, Sergio Rubini, Antonella A…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$PG

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Madeline Anderson
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Women & Film Festival, founder, scholar and former programmer Kay Armatage joins us for an… 
CastRalph Abernathy, Leon Davis, Coretta Scott K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Iram Haq
I Am Yours is a portrait of Mina, a young Norwegian-Pakistani single mother. Mina is constantly looking for love however none of her relationshi… 
CastAmrita Acharia, Ola Rapace, Prince Singh, Ra…
LanguageNorwegian, Urdu   CountryNorway
DISC$14A

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Anthony Chen
Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, is hired as a live-in-maid by a family in Singapore. After some initial trouble, she forms a unique bond with grad… 
CastKoh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen, Y…
LanguageTagalog, Mandarin   CountrySingapore
DISC$G

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Cameron Bailey
The Festival is delighted to welcome Bollywood screen legend Irrfan Kahn (appearing at the Festival in The Lunchbox and Qissa) for an in-depth o… 
CastIrrfan Khan
LanguageEnglish   CountryIndia
MAV$18

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Spike Jonze
Since bursting onto the scene with groundbreaking music videos for the likes of Daft Punk, Björk and the Beastie Boys, actor, photographer, and … 
CastJoaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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Beeban Kidron
In a short span of time, our lives have been transformed by mobile phones and internet technologies — what does this mean, particularly for a ge… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAV$14A

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Jeremy Shaw
For this startling new variation on his acclaimed installation Introduction to the Memory Personality, Jeremy Shaw places the spectator alone in… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Ron Howard
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Ron Howard joins us onstage for a live conversation, preceded by the world premiere of his star-studded concert … 
CastD’Angelo, Dirty Projectors, Gary Clark Jr, T…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$14A

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Nimród Antal
Dane DeHaan (The Place Beyond the Pines) stars as a Metallica roadie dispatched to hell and back in this mind-blowing mash-up of concert film an… 
CastDane DeHaan
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SE$18A

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Manolo Nieto
A university student involved in militant leftist activism is faced with some difficult decisions when his father suddenly dies, leaving him in … 
CastFelipe Dieste
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay
DISC$14A

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Juraj Lehotsky
Miracle is the story of 15-year-old Ela who is sent to a re-education centre. She yearns for love, but is not allowed to love. Despite all the r… 
CastRobert Roth, Michaela Bendulová, Venusa Kale…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
DISC$14A

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Kim Ki-duk
South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Pieta) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psycholog… 
CastCho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju, Lee Eun-woo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$R

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Mais Darwazah
Inspired by the artist and writer Hasan Hourani’s wondrous reveries, this poetic, first-person essay chronicles filmmaker Mais Darwazah’s first-… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan/Qut…
DISC$PG

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Lav Diaz
Philippine cinematic luminary Lav Diaz draws inspiration from Dostoevsky and iconic compatriot José Rizal in this mature and boldly literate and… 
CastSid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, …
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
MAST$14A

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Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
An illicit affair between an introverted high school teacher and his pupil spirals out of control, in this controversial South African-set noir … 
CastMothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma, Lee-Anne …
LanguageSotho, Xhosa, Englis…   CountrySouth Africa
DISC$18A

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Larry Weinstein, Drew Taylor
Our Man In Tehran — which chronicles the true story behind Argo’s Hollywood embellishments — reveals new information about the true story of Can… 
CastKen Taylor, Joe Clark, Flora MacDonald, Tony…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAV$PG

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Sang-soo Hong
Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo’s latest follows an aspiring young filmmaker who becomes the object of desire for three very different men, in this … 
CastJung Yumi, Lee Sunkyun, Kim Sangjoong, Jung …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

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Gia Coppola
Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Gia Coppola’s auspicious directorial debut features a knock-out cast (including Franco, Emm… 
CastJames Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Mariana Chenillo
Poignant and disarmingly honest, Mexican director Mariana Chenillo’s second feature explores the difficulty of change and our modern obsession w… 
CastAndrés Almeida, Daniela Rincón
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$14A

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Ralph Steadman
As a complement to the documentary of the same title screening in the Festival’s Mavericks section, this exhibition highlights the work of the l… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
FUTFree18

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Jamie Shovlin
The new project from British conceptual artist Jamie Shovlin is a fabricated documentary about the imaginary exploitation film Hiker Meat, which… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
FUTFree18

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Fabio Mollo
Set in a tiny seaside town, Fabio Mollo’s feature debut is a quietly evocative drama about a family’s attempts to cope with the loss of their so… 
CastMiriam Karlkvist, Vinicio Marchioni, Valenti…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$14A

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John Butler
Irish novelist John Butler makes his feature-film directing debut with this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, in which a bachelor party weekend… 
CastAndrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$14A

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Marcela Said
In this subtle and atmospheric allegory by first-time feature director Marcela Said, a teenaged girl holidaying at a lake house in southern Chil… 
CastFrancisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izqui…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$18A

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James Coupe
UK-born, Seattle-based artist James Coupe fuses surveillance technology and social media in his new, J.G. Ballard-inspired installation. Jame… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUTFree18

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Kirby McClure, Julia Grigori…
Projected every night of the Festival onto the facade of the Drake Hotel, the new work from Radical Friend (Los Angeles-based directing duo Kirb… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUTFree18

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Jia Zhangke
Internationally acclaimed Chinese master Jia Zhangke (The World) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling — and startlingly vi… 
CastZhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Luo Lansh…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MAST$14A

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Vivian Qu
A poignant and engaging thriller, Vivian Qu’s feature debut plunges us into the fascinating world state surveillance in China, following a digit… 
CastLu Yulai, He Wenchao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Candice Breitz
In this fascinating, unnervingly ingenious new work, media artist Candice Breitz deploys her therapist, her parents and herself to redub a trio … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
FUTFree18

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Laurel Woodcock
The newest installment of Laurel Woodcock’s site-specific series continues her exploration of the relationship between cinema and the written wo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Chuck Workman
Significant cinema is far more than story-telling. It contains moments of truth that can’t be expressed any other way except through cinematic s… 
CastMike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, Davi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Álex de la Iglesia
Fleeing through the impenetrable forests of the Basque countryside after a jewel heist, a hapless band of robbers runs afoul of a coven of witch… 
CastHugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepon Nieto, Caroli…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MM$18A

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Victor Fleming
Experience Judy Garland’s over-the-rainbow adventure in vivid new detail with this IMAX 3D presentation of Victor Fleming’s family classic. As … 
CastJudy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert L…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SE$G