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Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$14A

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François Dupeyron
In his latest film, François Dupeyron (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, TIFF 2003) again turns his attention to an underprivileged secto… 
CastFélicité Wouassi
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Rithy Panh
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Marguerite Duras, Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique is directed by Rithy Panh (S21, La Machine de mort K… 
CastIsabelle Huppert
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Cambodia/Belg…
SP$$14A

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Lino Brocka
In 1981, Joan Dupont did an exclusive interview for Le Monde with director Lino Brocka in Manila, the Philippines, thanks to assistance from his… 
CastPhillip Salvador, Gino Alajar, Paquito Diaz,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DIAL$14A

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Lyne Charlebois
A striking first feature, Borderline follows a young woman as she struggles to break free from her past. Kiki is a journalist and wouldbe noveli… 
CastIsabelle Blais, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Angèle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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J.T. Petty
A horrific take on John Ford's The Searchers, director JT Petty (S&MAN, TIFF's Midnight Madness 2006) tells the story of a band of men who, in 1… 
CastWilliam Mapother, Karl Geary, Doug Hutchison…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedma…
This comprehensive, award-winning documentary examines the history of gays and lesbians in cinema, and the evolution of sex roles in film. Featu… 
CastHarvey Fierstein, Whoopi Goldberg, Susie Bri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFree14A

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Steven Soderbergh
The film is divided into two parts, mirroring two phases of Che's life: the first half covers the years from 1955 to 1962, the second from 1966 … 
CastBenicio Del Toro, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo San…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUSA/Spain
SP$14A

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Arnaud Desplechin
A dysfunctional family, torn apart by illness, death and loss, come together for Christmas in the North of France. Exploring the relationships a… 
CastCatherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mat…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Cameron Labine
Control Alt Delete is an unusually quirky romantic comedy set in 1999. When computer geek Lewis Henderson (Tyler Labine) is dumped by his longti… 
CastTyler Labine, Sonja Bennett, Alisen Down, La…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Rafaël Ouellet
Beautifully performed and exquisitely photographed, the atmospheric Derrière moi is a sinister study of escape and betrayal. Betty, a mysterious… 
CastCarina Caputo, Charlotte Legault, Éliane Gag…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Kenneth Bowser
Many consider the late 1960s and 1970s to be a time of great daring and invention in Hollywood cinema. A new generation of directors – Martin Sc… 
CastDennis Hopper, Peter Fonda, Robert De Niro
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFree14A

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Franck Vestiel
Inspired by Manga and video game imagery, Eden Log is a visually stunning sci-fi vision of a tomb-like underworld. A man regains consciousness a… 
CastClovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$14A

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Daniel Burman
Superbly imaginative and entertaining, Empty Nest offers a heartfelt look at the marital tensions between Martha (Cecilia Roth, All About My Mot… 
CastCecilia Roth, Oscar Martinez
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain/Fran…
SP$$14A

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Nandita Das
The directorial debut of celebrated Indian actress Nandita Das, Firaaq traces the emotional journey of those caught up in the religious clashes … 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Tisca Chopra…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Michael Winterbottom
Seeking a new life after the sudden death of his wife, Joe (Colin Firth) moves his family to the Italian town of Genova, hoping for a fresh star… 
CastColin Firth, Catherine Keener and Hope Davis
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Matt Aselton
Smart and well-educated, Brian (Paul Dano) feels adrift in his life and his job at an upscale mattress store. The one thing he knows is that he … 
CastPaul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Iannis Smaragdis
From acclaimed Greek director Iannis Smaragdis (Cavafy, TIFF 1996) comes the epic tale of an uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, know… 
CastNick Ashdon
LanguageEnglish | Spanish …   CountryGreece/Spain/Hungary…
CWC$14A

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Leon Geller, Marcus Vetter
In late 2005, 12-year-old Ahmed Khatib was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers inside the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. Ahmed's father Is… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic/Hebrew/Englis…   CountryGermany
RTR$14A

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Fax Bahr, George Hickenloope…
The award-winning Hearts of Darkness is an engrossing, uncompromising documentary of Francis Ford Coppola’s chaotic catastrophe-plagued film Apo… 
CastFrancis Ford Coppola, Marlon Brando, Martin …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFree14A

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David Guggenheim
The Academy Award™-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth celebrates the electric guitar by examining the creative process of three virtuosos… 
CastJimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Akin Omotoso
The Johannesburg-set short film Jesus and the Giant (South Africa) by Akin Omotoso will screen before the previously announced Discovery title M… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria/South Africa…
DISC$14A

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Barmak Akram
Kabul taxi driver Khaled picks up a woman and, after settling on a price, takes her to her destination. The woman gets out and a new passenger c… 
CastHadji Gul, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Moha…
LanguagePersian   CountryFrance/Afghanistan
DISC$14A

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Priyadarshan
Vengadam is a born optimist and weaver of saris, but his lowly status means he can never afford the fashions he creates. At the birth of his dau… 
CastPrakash Raj, Sreya Reddy
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
SP$$14A

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Mijke de Jong
After emigrating from Russia to Amsterdam with her mother and older sister, a thirteen-year-old girl plunges into a harsh adult world. With no o… 
CastBetty Qizmolli, Julia Seykens, Olga Louzgina
LanguageDutch/Russian   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Lance Daly
On the fringes of Dublin, Kylie and Dylan live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and prospects of escape. Following a violent … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/Sweden
VAN$14A

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Bruno Barreto
Director Bruno Barreto expands on the true event at the centre of José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda’s hard-hitting documentary Bus 174 (TIFF 2003)… 
CastUnknown
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
SP$14A

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Rodrigue Jean
Elisabeth (Suzie Leblanc), Pierre (Patrick Goyette) and their new-born baby move to a summer cottage in a remote area north of Montreal. Isolati… 
CastSuzie Leblanc, Patrick Goyette
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Uberto Pasolini
Convinced that submitting a bogus application to the German Embassy is not the worst thing one can do, a group of young Sri Lankans set out to a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSinhala | English   CountryUnited Kingdom/Italy…
CWC$14A

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Barry Jenkins
Two African-American twentysomethings wake up in bed together having no recollection of how they arrived there. Wandering the streets of San Fra… 
CastWyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Carl Bessai
Mothers&Daughters is a touching and often hilarious look at the strained relationships three women have with their daughters. Featuring three of… 
CastTantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Rose and Babz Chu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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François A. Velle
Brooklyn-born Mike (Kevin Zegers) lives with his dad Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a sanitation worker with low-level ties to local mob boss Tony (… 
CastKevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Titus Welli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Mark Hartley
Free-wheelin' sex romps! Blood-soaked terror tales! Blazing action extravaganzas! The same cultural explosion that gave birth to Australian art … 
CastJamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Stacy Keach…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Australia
MM$14A

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Breno Silveira
Falling in love on Rio's Ipanema beach, Dé - a hot dog vendor and slum dweller struggling to maintain his dignity - and Nina - the only child of… 
CastCyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa, Vitória Frate,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Adria Petty
Gaining intimate access to the glamorous and chaotic day-to-day life of one of the world’s biggest icons, director Adria Petty explores the busi… 
CastParis Hilton, Rick Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Nic…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Nicholas Oceano
Diagnosed as HIV-positive at a young age, Pedro Zamora gained attention in 1994 as a cast member on “The Real World.” Followingthe true-life sto… 
CastAlex Loynaz, Justina Machado, DaJuan Johnson…
LanguageEnglish/Spanish   CountryUSA/Spain
CWC$14A

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Ferzan Ozpetek
One year after their separation, the violence that defined Emma and Antonio’s marriage returns with ferocious consequences. Meanwhile, Antonio’s… 
CastValerio Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco, Nicole …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Amos Gitaï
A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 
CastJeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuell…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Germany
SP$14A

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Jean-François Richet
Vincent Cassel plays Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1. I… 
CastCécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Roy Dupu…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada/France/Italy…
GALA$$14A

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Deepa Mehta
Among the major talent that former programmer David Overbey is credited with discovering is Deepa Mehta, who presents a screening of her 1991 fi… 
CastRanjit Chowdhry, Peter Boretski, Om Puri, Ku…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi   CountryCanada
DIAL$14A

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc…
Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes entangled in a sham marriage orchestrated by mobster Fabio, an arrangement that will en… 
CastArta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rong…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/France/Italy…
MAST$14A

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Anees Bazmee
In our Special Mumbai Matinee, Akshay Kumar stars opposite Katrina Kaif and Om Puri in this romantic action-comedy from writer/director Anees Ba… 
CastAkshay Kumar, Ranvir Shorey, Om Puri, Javed …
LanguageHindi/Punjabi   CountryIndia
GALA$$14A

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Anthony Fabian
Based on true events, Skin tells the remarkable story of Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a black woman struggling with unique issues of discrimin… 
CastSophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony…
LanguageEnglish/Zulu   CountryUnited Kingdom/South…
CWC$14A

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Danny Boyle
From acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) comes a story about a kid with nothing, who has everything to lose. Jamal Mal… 
CastIrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Mia Drak…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
A son and daughter return to the family home where their parents have lived for decades, bringing their own young families along with them. They… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Terence Davies
The work of director Terence Davies is admired for its honesty, consummate craftsmanship and ability to convey deep emotion through the moving i… 
CastPhillip Maudsley, Nick Stringer, Terry O'Sul…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DIAL$14A

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Haile Gerima
Upon graduating from a university in Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia during the war of the 1990s. Hoping to put his newly acqui… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman/Amharic   CountryGermany/Ethiopia/Fra…
CWC$14A

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Paul Cronin
This epic four-hour work looks at the tumultuous events of the Columbia University student strike in 1968 that ended in police violence and sign… 
CastMark Rudd, Bill Sales, Carolyn Eisenberg, To…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
MAV$14A

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2008, Tokyo Sonata from filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Bright Future, TIFF 2003) is a portrait of a s… 
CastInowaki Kai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi,…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan/Netherlands/Ho…
MAST$14A

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Scott McGehee and David Sieg…
Starring up and comers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, The Lookout), Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness, Juno) and Lynn Collins (The Merchant of Venice),… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Olivia Thirlby and Lyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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Gerardo Naranjo
Charged with infectious youthful energy, Voy a Explotar focuses on the romantic escapades of Roman, the 15-year-old son of a respected yet corru… 
CastDaniel Giménez Cacho
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VAN$14A

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Ari Folman
One night in a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their… 
CastAri Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner
LanguageHebrew | German   CountryIsrael/France/German…
SP$14A