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September 7-17, 2017

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Mahmoud al Massad
Imprisoned on an unfair charge of fraud, a mild-mannered Jordanian contractor discovers that prison has its own rhythms, rules, and economies — … 
CastAhmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, N…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan
DISC$PG

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Nicholas Verso
Alienated teens Corey and Jonah begrudgingly find themselves walking home together on Halloween 1997 — their last night of high school — embarki… 
CastToby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Peter Monsaert
This film zooms in on the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and … 
CastSara Vertongen, Wim Willaert, Esra Vandenbus…
LanguageFrench, Dutch   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Nicole van Kilsdonk
Ten-year-old Toda lives in a bakery with her dad and knows everything there is to know about cakes and pastries. Then, one day, her life is turn… 
CastCeleste Holsheimer, Matsen Montsma, Teun Kui…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
KIDYouthPG

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Houda Benyamina
Girlhood meets Scarface in this debut feature about two young women who become embroiled in the criminal world of the Parisian suburbs. 
CastOulaya Amamra, Jisca Kalvanda, Kévin Mischel…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Otto Bell
The Eagle Huntress follows 13-year-old Aisholpan as she trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an ea… 
CastAisholpan Nurgaiv, Almagul Dalaikhan, Daisy …
LanguageEnglish, Kazakh   CountryUSA
KIDYouthPG

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Claudia Sainte-Luce
Mexican filmmaker Claudia Sainte-Luce directs and stars in her touching second feature about a young woman in Mexico City forced to care for her… 
CastJimmy Jean-Louis, Claudia Sainte-Luce, Pablo…
LanguageSpanish, Creole   CountryMexico
DISC$PG

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John Hughes
A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the principal thinks of that. High school student Ferris Buell… 
CastMatthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jef…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Raúl Arévalo
The tentative romance between a gentle Madrid labourer and a working single mother becomes a struggle for survival when the woman’s violent boyf… 
CastAntonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Díaz
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

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Johannes Nyholm
A young man born with physical challenges that impede his ability to communicate finds freedom in his fantasies, in this striking feature debut … 
CastJohan Kylén
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$PG

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Ralitza Petrova
Driven by her morphine addiction and easy cash, a nurse steals ID cards from her elderly patients and sells them on the black market. Isolated a… 
CastIrena Ivanova, Ivan Nalbantov, Ventzislav Ko…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18A

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Nanette Burstein
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) delves into the strange story of John McAfee, who went f… 
CastJohn McAfee
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18A

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Unknown
This award is presented to the film Festival audiences have voted as their favourite. Since 1978, audiences have been voting for their favourit… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryUnknown
SEFree18

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Iván D. Gaona
A town leader in rural Colombia plays a risky game with the local right-wing paramilitary group with a cache of cash at stake, in this gripping … 
CastWillington Gordillo, Heriberto Palacio Santa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$14A

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Juho Kuosmanen
Winner of a top prize at this year’s Cannes festival, this irresistible and touching debut feature is a funny and forlorn comedy-drama inspired … 
CastJarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DISC$PG

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage best friends Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a… 
CastBaldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Val…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Izer Aliu
After losing his job on the first day of school, an idealistic teacher attempts to get rehired by locking his students in the classroom and forc… 
CastBurhan Amiti
LanguageAlbanian   CountryAlbania
DISC$PG

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Hiam Abbass
Palestinian actor and filmmaker Hiam Abbass is a commanding figure in art-house cinema. With films like Satin rouge, The Syrian Bride, and Parad… 
CastHiam Abbass
LanguageEnglish   CountryPalestine
MAV$18

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Unknown
Isabelle Huppert dominates the screen like no one else. Her staggering oeuvre — which spans over four decades and features more than 100 roles —… 
CastIsabelle Huppert
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
MAV$18

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Karan Johar
Director, producer, screenwriter, actor, costume designer, television icon: Karan Johar is a Bollywood Renaissance man. From his blockbuster 199… 
CastKaran Johar
LanguageEnglish   CountryIndia
MAV$18

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Unknown
Acclaimed actor, award-winning producer, and enterprising businessman — if Mark Wahlberg didn’t exist, Hollywood would have to invent him. His e… 
CastMark Wahlberg
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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Unknown
Brazilian-born actress Sônia Braga possesses a singular grace and intelligence that transcend culture and language. Perhaps best known for her b… 
CastSônia Braga
LanguageEnglish   CountryBrazil
MAV$18

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Unknown
Graceful and formidable, glamorous and badass, international superstar Zhang Ziyi has time and again brought strong, multi-dimensional female ch… 
CastZhang Ziyi
LanguageEnglish   CountryChina
MAV$18

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Rasmus Heisterberg
It’s summer in Copenhagen; a time of endless days and carefree nights for medical student Simon and his best friends. They drink excessively, ch… 
CastKristoffer Bech, Elliott Crosset Hove, Victo…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
DISC$14A

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Rachel Lambert
A man must return home to rural Kentucky where he and his family, fragmented and haunted, still carry the stigma of a murder his brother committ… 
CastMichael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Paul Spar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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Yanillys Perez
In this debut feature documentary, we follow 12-year old Jeffrey as he dreams of becoming a reggaeton star while working to survive on the rough… 
CastJoselito de la Cruz, Jeyson de la Cruz, Juni…
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic
DISC$PG

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Fernando Guzzoni
The volatile relationship between a wayward teen and his disapproving father comes to a head when the boy seeks shelter from the police, in the … 
CastNicolás Durán, Alejandro Goic
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Colombia
DISC$18A

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Sotiris Dounoukos
Based on the prize-winning book by Helen Garner about the headline-grabbing 1997 murder case, this riveting drama chronicles how the romantic re… 
CastMaggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Gia Carides, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Mbithi Masya
The afterlife is a mysterious and eerie state for newly-dead twenty-something Kaleche, who has no memory of her life or death. When she meets Th… 
CastNyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Wayne Roberts
A truck stop waitress and part-time prostitute believes she has found a way out of her dead end life when she falls in love with a handsome and … 
CastOlivia Cooke, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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Jim Henson
Muppet maestro Jim Henson collaborated with George Lucas and fantasy artist Brian Froud on this cult fantasy epic, about a teenage girl (Jennife… 
CastDavid Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SEFreePG

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Hope Dickson Leach
After her brother’s suicide, a young woman returns to her family farm to confront her brooding and embittered father, in this beautifully contro… 
CastEllie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Selma Vilhunen
Twelve-year-old Varpu is quickly blossoming into a young woman, despite her single mother’s overprotective nature. When her curiosity gets the b… 
CastLinnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Lauri Maijala, Sa…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DISC$PG

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Wong Chun
An absentee father and his bipolar son are forced to live together as they struggle with a recent family tragedy. The tension and anxiety boil a… 
CastEric Tsang and Shawn Yue
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
DISC$14A

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Marc Daniels
In the series premiere, the Enterprise visits planet M-113 where scientists Dr. Crater and his wife Nancy, an old girlfriend of Dr. McCoy, are s… 
CastWilliam Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jeanne Bal
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Michael Koch
A young Ukrainian woman dreams of owning a hair salon as she spends her days endlessly cleaning hotel rooms in Germany. Determined to achieve he… 
CastMargarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Olga …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
DISC$18A

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Emilie Deleuze
Some would say Aurore lives a boring life. But when you are a 13-year-old girl and have an uncompromising way of looking at boys, school, family… 
CastLéna Magnien, Patricia Mazuy, Philippe Duque…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
KIDYouthPG

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Claude Barras
Based on the book Autobiography of a Courgette by French author Gilles Paris, My Life as a Courgette tells the story of nine-year-old Courgette … 
CastGaspard Schlatter, Sixtine Mura
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
KIDYouthPG

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Stephan Streker
Eighteen-year-old Zahira has grown up in a Pakistani family in Belgium. She now finds herself pregnant, but wants to keep the baby she’s carryin… 
CastLina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Kari…
LanguageFrench/Urdu   CountryBelgium/France/Luxem…
DISC$14A

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Mohanad Yaqubi
Showcasing an unprecedented depth of research and access, Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory is a unique historical portrait of the Palestin… 
CastVarious
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Qatar
DOC$18

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Sofia Exarchou
Young love blossoms among a group of Athenian teenagers during a boisterous summer season, in the raw, romantic and anarchic feature debut from … 
CastDimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Valgkopoulou, Enuki…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

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Tracy Rector, Maureen Fan, E…
POP VR’s five selections will play consecutively, allowing viewers to experience all the projects in one sitting. Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone) -… 
CastEthan Hawke
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Australia, Cana…
SE$$18

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Michael Dudok de Wit
The wondrous animated story about a man shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island and his unlikely friendship with an enormous sea turtle. 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryJapan
DISC$PG

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Amanda Kernell
In this powerful feature debut, a teenage Sámi girl is forcibly removed from her family home and sent to a state boarding school with the missio… 
CastLene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

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Elite Zexer
In a Bedouin village in the southern Israel desert, a matriarch preparing for her husband’s marriage to a second wife takes out her suppressed e… 
CastLamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

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Mamadou Dia, Sanja Zivkovic,…
Samedi Cinema - In northern Senegal, a couple of resourceful young cinephiles hatch a plan to raise the cash for a couple of movie tickets befor… 
CastFallou Keita, Assane Lo, Saikou Lo, Cheikh A…
LanguageFulah/Pulaar, Wolof,…   CountrySenegal / USA, Canad…
SC$18

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Theodore Ushev, Rebecca Adde…
Blind Vaysha - With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities… 
CastCaroline Dhavernas, Liisa Repo-Martell, Chri…
LanguageEnglish, Swedish   CountryCanada, Sweden, USA,…
SC$18

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Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Ba…
Dadyaa - In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without … 
CastParimal Damai, Chham Kala Damai, Mara Joly, …
LanguageNepali, French, Gree…   CountryNepal, Canada, Greec…
SC$18

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Terril Calder, Ena Sendijare…
SNIP - In this richly layered stop-motion animation, written and narrated by award-winning author Joseph Boyden, Annie and Gordon travel through… 
CastJoseph Boyden, Alena Dzebo, Mario Knezovic, …
LanguageEnglish, Dutch, Bosn…   CountryCanada, Netherlands,…
SC$18

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Leo Matsuda, Haya Waseem, Ra…
Inner Workings - Inner Workings goes inside a man’s psyche to show us the battle between his practical side and his carefree impulses. With grea… 
CastYatharth Bhatt, Saad Siddiqui, Alderic Kenné…
LanguageEnglish, Urdu, Frenc…   CountryUSA, Canada, Armenia…
SC$18

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Mirrah Foulkes, Maxwell McCa…
Trespass - A woman walking her dog alone in the forest finds company she didn’t expect and an enigma she can’t comprehend. Trespass is a thrille… 
CastMaya Stange, Sara West, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos…
LanguageEnglish, Hungarian, …   CountryAustralia, Canada, S…
SC$18

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Julia Pott, Jay Cheel, Kelto…
Summer Camp Island - For anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning talking pyjamas, no other selection at TIFF 2016 will elicit more giddy joy than th… 
CastAshley Boettcher, Justin Felbinger, Thomas V…
LanguageEnglish, Swedish, He…   CountryUSA, Canada, Sweden,…
SC$18

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Jia Zhang-ke, Eimi Imanishi,…
The Hedonists - What begins as an everyday tragedy about the hard lot of workers in our age of economic volatility becomes something unexpected … 
CastLiang Jingdong, Han Sanming, Yuan Wenqian, M…
LanguageMandarin, Arabic, En…   CountryChina, Algeria, USA,…
SC$18

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Ryan Noth and Tess Girard, S…
The Road to Webequie - A mining company has promised to create opportunities for the remote Webequie First Nation. Through the eyes of three you… 
CastMishqah Parthiephal, Hemish Kyd , Joy Mbwena…
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Zulu…   CountryCanada, South Africa…
SC$18

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François Jaros, Francisca Al…
Oh What a Wonderful Feeling - In this eye-popping film by Montreal’s François Jaros, a truck stop becomes a sinister realm of mystery. Though th… 
CastKarelle Tremblay, Frédérike Bédard, Catherin…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Fr…   CountryCanada, Chile, Germa…
SC$18

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Gabriel Abrantes, Timothy Ba…
A Brief History of Princess X - Commissioned to create a bust of Napoleon’s great-grand-niece Marie Bonaparte, the sculptor Brâncusi instead del… 
CastJoana Barrios, Francisco Cipriano, Pritt Tim…
LanguageEnglish, Indonesian,…   CountryUnited Kingdom, Cana…
SC$18

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Michelle Kath Sinclair
One of the original members of the band Chicago, Terry Kath has been praised by icons like Jimi Hendrix and Joe Walsh for his voice and guitar p… 
CastTerry Kath, Camelia Kath, Joe Walsh, Peter …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

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Daouda Coulibaly
In Mali’s bustling capital, a young impoverished man tries to improve his life by working in the drug trafficking business and quickly moves up … 
CastIbrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Ismaël N’Diaye, Je…
LanguageBambara, French   CountrySenegal, France
DISC$14A