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Clif Prowse, Derek Lee
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fu… 
CastBaya Rehaz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$18A

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Marcel Ophuls
Master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) turns his gaze back on his own extraordinary life with this memoir, both rigorous a… 
CastElliott Erwitt, Jeanne Moreau, Costa-Gavras,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school footba… 
CastCaitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Joe Begos
Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him a… 
CastGraham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Frederick Wiseman
Direct cinema pioneer Frederick Wiseman takes an in-depth look at the preeminent American university during a fall semester that saw a vigorous … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Yasujirô Ozu
The sublime final film from Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu is as great in its way as his earlier masterpieces Tokyo Story and Early Summer. 
CastShima Iwashita, Chishu Ryu, Keiji Sata, Mari…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CTQFreePG

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Leanne Pooley
Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) employs rarely seen footage, extensive archival interviews and stunning 3D technology to recreate the ep… 
CastChad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DOC$G

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Jeremy Saulnier
When the man who killed his parents is released from prison, a rootless drifter returns to his Virginia hometown to seek revenge, in this stark,… 
CastMacon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Alex van Warmerdam
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. This eerie, i… 
CastJan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
VAN$14A

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Alexey Fedorchenko
Comprised of 23 vignettes illuminating the pagan-influenced mores of western Russia’s Meadow Mari, the latest film from director Alexey Fedorche… 
CastJulia Aug
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
VAN$18A

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Madeleine Sackler
In the Republic of Belarus, Europe’s last remaining unreconstructed Communist dictatorship, the Belarus Free Theatre risks censorship, imprisonm… 
CastLavr Biarzhanin, Pavel Gorodnitski, Oleg Sid…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Sarah McCarthy
Documentarian Sarah McCarthy (The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical) returns to the Festival with this extraordinary portrait of a Wisconsin family’s s… 
CastMasha Kulabokhova, Claudio Diaz, Cheryl Diaz…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Thanos Anastopoulos
Taking inspiration from the financial crisis that continues to devastate Greece, the third feature from Thanos Anastopoulous is a taut and timel… 
CastSavina Alimani, Aggelos Papadimas, Yorgos Sy…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Allison Berg, François Kerau…
An astonishing documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reass… 
CastJohn Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Tere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Elina Psikou
A drolly absurd addition to Greece’s recent New Wave, this accomplished debut feature from Elina Psykou stars Christos Stergioglou (Dogtooth) as… 
CastChristos Stergioglou, Maria Kallimani, Yorgo…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$PG

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Pan Nalin
A spectacular exploration of varied paths of devotion that converge at one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events — the Kumbh Mela —… 
CastKishan Tiwari, Hatha Yogi Baba, Baby Bajrang…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Sang-ho Yeon
The sophomore feature from provocative South Korean animator Yeon Sangho (The King of Pigs) is a blistering critique of organized religion, set … 
CastYang Ikjune, Oh Jungse, Kwon Haehyo, Park He…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
VAN$14A

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Barry Avrich
Barry Avrich’s account of the life of this most unlikely revolutionary of the 1960s counterculture is energetic, iconoclastic and well researche… 
CastXaviera Hollander, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Gucc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny who… 
CastVivian Maier, John Maloof
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Eli Roth
A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the … 
CastLorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Sky Ferreira
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Joseph H. Lewis
This stylistically audacious, seminal "rural noir" from director Joseph H. Lewis placed American reverence for firearms in its crosshairs, unloa… 
CastJohn Dall, Peggy Cummins, Berry Kroeger, Mor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Alanis Obomsawin
Internationally acclaimed filmmaker and activist Alanis Obomsawin (Kahnesatake: 270 Years of Resistance) chronicles the Attawapiskat First Natio… 
CastShannen Koostachin
LanguageEnglish, Cree   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Alain Resnais
A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) recalls her traumatic wartime past while having an affair with a Japanese architect in Alain Resnais' masterf… 
CastEmmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada
LanguageFrench, Japanese   CountryFrance, Japan
CTQFreeR

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Alexandre Aja
Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Ventura Pons
Spanish director Ventura Pons returns to documentary filmmaking with this study of world-renowned museum expert Ignasi Millet. HIV-positive yet … 
CastIgnasi Millet
LanguageCatalan   CountrySpain
DOC$14A

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Menelaos Karamaghiolis
The abduction of an Albanian-Greek orphan is the catalyst for an epic picaresque misadventure through Athens’ seedy underbelly in this dazzling … 
CastAlban Ukaj, Stefania Goulioti, Argiris Xafis…
LanguageGreek, Albanian   CountryGreece, Macedonia
CTC$14A

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Frank Pavich
This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El To… 
CastAlejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. G…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
Chris Marker’s epic "direct cinema" portrait of Paris in May 1962 returns in this meticulous new restoration by the film’s cinematographer and c… 
CastSimone Signoret, Chris Marker, Yves Montand
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreeG

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Lino Brocka
A brilliant fusion of florid melodrama and gritty realism, Lino Brocka’s story of a country boy traversing the myriad pitfalls of Manila’s urban… 
CastHilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr.…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CTQFree14A

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Emiliano Altuna
This engrossing documentary introduces us to Mexican millionaire mayor Mauricio Fernandez, a larger-than-life and frequently controversial polit… 
CastMauricio Fernandez
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$14A

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Chris Jordan
Renowned photo-based artist Chris Jordan’s feature debut focuses on the albatrosses who inhabit the remote Midway Atoll island, nesting amidst m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Alexandros Avranas
Greek director Alexandros Avranas’ chilling and incisive drama recounts an 11-year-old girl’s inexplicable suicide — and the family secrets that… 
CastThemis Panou, Eleni Roussinou, Reni Pittaki,…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$18A

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David Turner, Lara Zizic
During an escalating refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson took to the airwaves to raise millions… 
CastPat Robertson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Mike Flanagan
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Ocul… 
CastKaren Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Juan Cavestany
Working with the tiniest of micro-budgets, first-time feature filmmaker Juan Cavestany stages a series of bizarre, Buñuelian scenarios that offe… 
CastRaquel Guerrero, Diego Martin, David Luque, …
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$PG

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Zack Parker
Seeking consolation in a support group after a vicious attack, a young woman gradually comes to realize that nothing in her life is as it appear… 
CastAlexa Havins, Kristina Klebe, Alexia Rasmuss…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Hitoshi Matsumoto
An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation und… 
CastHitoshi Matsumoto, Nao Ohmori, You, Mao Daic…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18A

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Juno Mak
Juno Mak’s debut feature Rigor Mortis is an eerie and chilling, contemporary action- and special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vam… 
CastChin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Anthony Cha…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$18A

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Roberto Rossellini
Shot in the war-torn streets of Rome, using remnants of film stock and relying on erratic electricity, Rome, Open City, presented here in a newl… 
CastAldo Fabrizi, Anna Magnani, Marcello Paglier…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CTQFree14A

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Ti West
The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends frequent collaborators AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe S… 
CastJoe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Am…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Brillante Mendoza
In this caustic cultural satire, Philippine master and Festival veteran Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb) sets his sights on the moral failings of th… 
CastDennis Trillo, Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler
LanguageTagalog | Filipino   CountryPhilippines
VAN$14A

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Penny Panayotopoulou
After a 10-year hiatus from filmmaking, director Penny Panayotopoulou makes her highly-anticipated return to the Festival with this poignant stu… 
CastKora Karvouni, Maria Skoula, Nikos Diamantis…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$PG

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Christoffer Boe
In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political … 
CastNicolas Bro, Pilou Asbæk, Jesper Christensen
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg’s third feature film, announced him as the master of "body horror" and features a fast spreading parasite that quickly overruns… 
CastJoe Silver, Ronald Mlodzik, Susan Petrie, Pa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFreeR

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Mong-Hong Chung
Acclaimed Taiwanese filmmaker Chung Mong-Hong (The Fourth Portrait) delivers a fascinating and chilling meditation on spiritual migration and re… 
CastJimmy Wong, Joseph Chang, Hsiao-chuan Chang,…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
VAN$14A

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Jehane Noujaim
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nati… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida Elkashef
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DOC$14A

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Giorgos Servetas
City to City Opening Night Film Antigone returns from Athens to her troubled hometown, determined to keep a low profile. But this is a complex,… 
CastMarina Symeou, Nikos Yorgakis, Yorgos Kafetz…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Marvin Kren
At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to… 
CastAdina Vetter, Ariele Trettel, Brigitte Kren,…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
MM$18A

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Mark Cousins
Director Mark Cousins follows his epic documentary The Story of Film with this globe-spanning rumination on children in the cinema, surveying su… 
CastMark Cousins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFrench/Danish/Flemis…   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
VAN$18A

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Onur Ünlü
Turkish writer-director Onur Ünlü’s mysterious, fantastical-scatological fable follows a barber who survives a suicide attempt and finds himself… 
CastAli Atay, Demet Evgar, Damla Sonmez, Ercan K…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
VAN$14A

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Raymond Teller
Renowned illusionists and professional debunkers Penn & Teller unite for this documentary investigation into the mysterious methods of Dutch Mas… 
CastPenn Jillette, Tim Jenison, Martin Mull, Phi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Aran Hughes, Christina Kouts…
Set over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia Mountains in the west of Greece, the film follows t… 
CastIlias Katsaros, Spiridoula Katsarou, Adam Pa…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Filippos Tsitos
Taking his cues from the mordant wit of Aki Kaurismäki, Filippos Tsitos directs this deadpan fable about an Athens police interrogator whose eff… 
CastAntonis Kafetzopoulos, Theodora Tzimou, Chri…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Argyris Papadimitropoulos, J…
Based on a violent real-life event that shook Athens, this drama about a frustrated policeman and a teenage skateboarder set to cross paths duri… 
CastHarris Markou, Leronymos Kaletsanos
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$18A

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Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins
First-time feature directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins tip their hat to pulp crime master Jim Thompson in this tight, twisty, Texas-set nouveau noi… 
CastMackenzie Davis, Logan Huffman, Jeremy Allen…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Alan Zweig
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Bo… 
CastHowie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Shion Sono
Two men, Muto and Ikegami, hate each other. Muto desperately wants to help his daughter Mitsuko star in a movie. Meanwhile, Ikegami falls in lov… 
CastTak Sakaguchi, Kunimura Jun, Tsutsumi Shinic…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18A

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Yannis Sakaridis
Subtly echoing the 2005 episode dubbed "the Greek Watergate," a pair of telecom engineers set out to investigate hacker activity and make a scan… 
CastAlexandros Logothetis, Themis Bazaka, Giorgo…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A