43rd Toronto International Film Festival®
September 6-16, 2018

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Ramin Bahrani
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal w… 
CastAndrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Michael Shannon
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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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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Jessica Hausner
Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner crafts an exquisitely beautiful, disarmingly humorous and darkly romantic vision of the last days of nineteenth-… 
CastChristian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Birte Schn…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria/Luxembourg/G…
CWC$18

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Lynne Marsh
Internationally renowned Canadian artist Lynne Marsh presents Anna and the Tower, a 3-channel video installation with sound co-commissioned by T… 
CastAnna Iwanow
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Gina Prince-Bythewood
A rising young musician (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle) falls into a passionate love affair with the cop assigned to protect her (Nate Parker), in this… 
CastGugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Shaun Gladwell
Australian contemporary artist Shaun Gladwell’s work is linked to his interest in street and subculture, and his early participation in extreme … 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
FUTFree18

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François Girard
An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects… 
CastDustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kev…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Mélanie Laurent
Acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Enemy) takes the director’s chair for this high-school tale of two teenage girls who de… 
CastLou de Laâge, Joséphine Japy, Isabelle Carré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Olivier Assayas
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But ba… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Gra…
LanguageEnglish   CountrySwitzerland | German…
SP$18

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Cédric Jimenez
Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as French police magistrate Pierre Michel, who waged an obsessive six-year battle to bring… 
CastJean Dujardin, Gilles Lellouche, Céline Sall…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18

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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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Charles Binamé
Xavier Dolan, Bruce Greenwood and Catherine Keener star in this big-screen adaptation of the play by Nicolas Billon about a psychiatrist who is … 
CastBruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Catherine Kee…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Andrea Di Stefano
An American surfer (Josh Hutcherson, The Hunger Games) meets the girl of his dreams — but gets a brutal (sur)reality check when he meets her unc… 
CastBenicio del Toro, Josh Hutcherson, Claudia T…
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
GALA$$18

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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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Philip Martin
A former art prodigy and second generation petty thief buys his way out of prison to spend time with his ailing son. To do so, he must team up w… 
CastJohn Travolta, Christopher Plummer, Tye Sher…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Mijke de Jong
A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left. 
CastLeonoor Pauw, Adelheid Roosen, Lieneke Le Ro…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18

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Mikael Marcimain
Beaten, bruised and afraid, young author Klas Östergren hides out in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its vanished inhabitants: the f… 
CastDavid Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, David Fuk…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$18

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Céline Sciamma
Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns to the Festival with this raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students li… 
CastKaridja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Stefano Sollima
This is the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, told through the eyes of 30-year-old Ciro, the right hand of … 
CastWalter Lippa, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$18

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Pat Mills
A closeted former child actor, an out-of-work alcoholic, fakes his résumé and gets a job as a high-school guidance counsellor, where he thrives … 
CastPat Mills, Zahra Bentham, Alex Ozerov, Trace…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18

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Neil Young, Dean Stockwell
The director's cut version of Neil Young's mind-bending 1982 post-apocalyptic musical comedy, in which the rock legend writes, directs and stars… 
CastNeil Young, Dean Stockwell, Devo, Russ Tambl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Harun Farocki
This contemplative documentary by the late, great filmmaker Harun Farocki compares different methods of brick production in cultures around the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CTQFree18

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Maya Forbes
Set in the late ’70s, a manic-depressive mess of a father tries to win back his wife by taking responsibility of their two young daughters. The … 
CastMark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Imogene Wolodarsk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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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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Lynn Shelton
Following a dismal high school reunion and a disastrous proposal of marriage, a going-nowhere twentysomething (Keira Knightley) falls in with a … 
CastKeira Knightley, Sam Rockwell, Chloë Grace M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Luis Ortega
Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love from director Luis … 
CastDaniel Melingo, Ailín Salas, Nahuel Pérez Bi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Henry Hobson
[Lionsgate has scooped up North American rights to Maggie. Maggie will no longer make an appearance at the Toronto Film Festival since Lionsgate… 
CastArnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from today's celebrity-obsessed culture. Julianne Moore won be… 
CastJulianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Willi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

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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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Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saase…
His life and career at a crossroads, an independent filmmaker is reinvigorated when he accidentally runs into an old flame while in Berlin — but… 
CastAlex Holdridge, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Szabolcs Hajdu
A mysterious wanderer (Isaach De Bankolé) settles into a strange homestead on the parched Hungarian plains populated by an odd assortment of out… 
CastIsaach De Bankole, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya…
LanguageRomanian   CountryHungary | Slovakia
CWC$18

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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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Laurent Montaron
Laurent Montaron's film Nature of the Self considers the changeable nature of representations of the self, both physical and psychological, the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance
FUTFree18

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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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Ruba Nadda
Helen, a doctor mourning the sudden passing of her beloved husband, has retreated to their beautiful island cabin to put his things in order. Un… 
CastPatricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Abel Ferrara
Rome: on the night of November 2, 1975, the great Italian poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini is murdered. Pasolini is the symbol of an art t… 
CastWillem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Sc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
SP$18

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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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Jacob Tierney
A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her ol… 
CastSonja Bennett, Paul Campbell, Danny Trejo, J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Amie Siegel
The latest film from American artist Amie Siegel is part of a constellation of works exploring an emblem of mid-century modernism: furniture des… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUTFree18

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Barry Avrich
A young auburn-haired girl (Sloan Avrich) panics when she finds out that redheads may become extinct in only a century, in this charmingly comic… 
CastSloan Avrich, Richard Crouse
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Andrew Lau, Andrew Loo
Executive produced by Martin Scorsese, this dizzying, decade-spanning crime saga from Hong Kong directors Andrew Lau (Infernal Affairs) and Andr… 
CastRay Liotta, Justin Chon, Kevin Wu, Harry Shu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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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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Richard Loncraine
A long-married couple (Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton) have an eventful weekend after they are forced to contemplate selling their beloved Broo… 
CastMichael Cristofer, Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Michel Hazanavicius
A nine-year-old Chechen orphan and a teenaged Russian soldier encounter the many terrible faces of war during the 1999 Russian invasion of the b… 
CastBérénice Bejo, Annette Bening, Maxim Emelian…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Susanne Bier
How far are decent human beings willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have c… 
CastNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria…
LanguageDanish, Swedish   CountryDenmark
SP$18

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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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Sarah Galea-Davis, Norman Mc…
Headlined by newly restored animations by the great Norman McLaren, this programme muses on the many facets of fame with tales of war heroes, TV… 
CastBruce Hunter, Neil Girvan, Kathleen Phillips…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Kevan Funk, Dana Gingras, El…
From the most intimate spheres to the wide open spaces, this programme explores our physical connections to our environment and to each other. … 
CastDylan Playfair, Michael James, Kurt Runte, S…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Jeffrey Zablotny, Jordan Tan…
From animation to observational realism, these films employ experimental visual approaches to explore the fragility of family connections. Cham… 
CastCassie Williams, Colin Price, Leo Pady MacEa…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Alain Fournier, Tony Elliott…
Working in a wide variety of modes and genres — from documentary to animation, science fiction and folktales — the filmmakers in this programme … 
CastLouis-Philippe Dandenault, Rossif Sutherland…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sol Friedman, François Leduc…
From a wildly reimagined recounting of Noah’s Ark to a chilling tale of invisible intruders, these shorts explore the darker sides of our existe… 
CastJohn Boylan, Michel Maillot, Jean-Guy Boulia…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Caroline Mailloux, Ray Wong,…
Self-definition is the thematic thread of these shorts, which depict protagonists who are forced to imagine and choose between the many roads th… 
CastFanny Mallette, André Kasper, Pierre Rivard,…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Theo Anthony, Christophe M. …
An accident at the supermarket turns into an international event; a day on the job has life-altering repercussions; an unexpected connection lea… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
SCI$18

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Kaveh Ebrahimpour, Tor Fruer…
From the simple pleasures of an ice cream to the realization of our deepest and darkest wishes, desire has many names and faces in this shorts p… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
SCI$18

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Shahad Ameen, Josh Koury, My…
As these six cautionary tales illustrate, the words we use and the actions we take in our daily lives can have profound consequences. Eye & Mer… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
SCI$18

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David Gesslbauer, Michael La…
Resilience, faith and humour prove to be powerful weapons in these stories of systemic injustice, retribution, and social and cultural isolation… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
SCI$18

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Matthu Placek, Nils Bergenda…
Innovative animations, creative uses of 3D and stunning cinematography distinguish this programme, offering a snapshot of some of the best cinem… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
SCI$18

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James Franco
A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. [It is the s… 
CastJames Franco, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Scott H…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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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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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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Benoît Jacquot
A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant (Benoît Poelvoorde) romantically torn between two sisters (Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroian… 
CastBenoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chi…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Da…
A working-class mother (Marion Cotillard) fights to hold onto her job, in the new film from master filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. San… 
CastMarion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Gr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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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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Alexandre Larose, Josh Gen S…
Inspired by the radical, uncompromising and vital work of KwieKulik — a Polish art collective active in the seventies and eighties led by and na… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$18

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Antoinette Zwirchmayr, Jean-…
There’s something in the atmosphere, slightly amiss, uncomfortable, and, in some cases, surprisingly alluring. The pimp and his trophies / Anto… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$18

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Johann Lurf, Yuri Ancarani, …
A programme of tales told, but also delayed, reconfigured, substituted, perhaps even falsified ones, which arouse the imagination and speak to t… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$18

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Malena Szlam, Basma Alsharif…
With guiding lunar intensity, this programme draws from the dichotomous, exploring bi-location, interstitial states and an array of personal, ge… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$18

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Shira Piven
A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to … 
CastKristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Damien Chazelle
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Pl… 
CastMiles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$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