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Xiaoshuai Wang
Wang Han, 11 year old boy in the province of Ghizhou is confronted with a runaway murderer. Hiding in the woods, the wounded man takes Wang Han … 
CastYan Ni, Kimi Qiao, Wang Jingchun, Mo Shini, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Susindran
In a small Tamil village, a ceremonial wooden-horse statue goes missing. With a crucial holy symbol suddenly gone, the village falls into recrim… 
CastAppukutty, Sharnya Mohan, Pirabhakaran, Adva…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
CWC$PG

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Barbara Willis-Sweete
In Billy Bishop Goes to War acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man play that has c… 
CastEric Peterson, John Gray
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Andrey Paounov
irector Andrey Paounov (The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories) explores the strange history of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who became Bulgaria’s t… 
CastSimeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
RTR$PG

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Robert Lieberman
Breakaway is a cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada. It’s also a keenly observed cross-cul… 
CastVinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Ludacris, Anu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$PG

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Ermanno Olmi
An old priest and his church are about to be demolished. A group of clandestine immigrants seeking protection find refuge in that church. In a c… 
CastMichael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer, Massimo De F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Lav Diaz
A grand meditation on the roles of the artist, Filipino director Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing tells two seemingly unrelated tales: one focusin… 
CastAngel Aquino, Joel Torre, Perry Dizon, Hazel…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog, E…   CountryPhilippines
VIS$PG

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Morgan Spurlock
Have you ever imagined a place where Vulcans and vampires get along? Where wizards and wookies can be themselves? Welcome to Comic-Con San Diego… 
CastStan Lee, Joss Whedon, Frank Miller, Matt Gr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Pablo Trapero
The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job. Pablo Trapero’s reputation-making feature debut was a … 
CastLuis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Vale…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Dylan Akio Smith, Kris Elgst…
Following a near-death experience, Karl comes to believe that Paul is his doppelgänger. When Karl finally reveals himself to Paul, a unique and … 
CastTygh Runyan, Brad Dryborough, Ben Cotton, Ma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$PG

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Branwen Okpako
Audiences spend the week leading up to the 2008 U.S. presidential elections with Auma Obama at the Obama homestead in Kogelo, Kenya. During this… 
CastAuma Obama, Kezia Obama, Elke Brenstein, Mar…
LanguageGerman, English, Luo…   CountryGermany
RTR$PG

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Nicolás Prividera
This rigorously structured and visually engrossing essay film explores Argentina’s fractious modern history through the words of writers – both … 
CastMaricel Alvarez, Emilio Garcia Wehbi, Alejan…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Bess Kargman
Ballet is not for sissies. It is fiercely competitive, physically demanding, and must be mastered early. First Position follows six aspiring dan… 
CastAran Bell, Michaela DePrince, Joan Sebastian…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
KIDYouthPG

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Davis Guggenheim
Twenty years after the release of 'Achtung Baby', director Davis Guggenheim's documentary 'From The Sky Down' will open the Toronto Internationa… 
CastBono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Goro Miyazaki
Anime director Goro Miyazaki follows a group of Yokohama teens in their quest against a wrecking ball that threatens to destroy their school's c… 
CastMasami Nagasawa, Jun'ichi Okada, Keiko Takes…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Corinna Belz
Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his stu… 
CastGerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker…
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany
RTR$PG

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Martin Sulík
Adam, a 14-year-old Romani boy from the settlements, learns his father has been killed. No one knows what happened. There is no evidence and no … 
CastMiroslav Gulyas, Martina Kotlarova and Jan M…
LanguageSlovak | Romanian   CountryCzech Republic | Slo…
CWC$PG

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Hirokazu Koreeda
Koichi lives with his mother and retired grandparents in Kagoshima, the southern part of Kyushu region. Separated by their parents’ divorce, his… 
CastKoki Maeda, Ohshirô Maeda, Joe Odagiri, Nene…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

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Jon Shenk
In this whirlwind political documentary, Mohamed Nasheed wins the presidency after a 20-year battle for democracy in the Maldives, only to face … 
CastMohamed Nasheed, Aminath Shauna, Mohamed Asl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Da…
Cyril, almost 12, has only one plan: to find the father who temporarily left him in a children's home. By chance, he meets Samantha who runs a … 
CastCecile de France, Thomas Doret, Jeremie Reni…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance?Belgium
MAST$PG

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Jessica Yu
Think water is an infinite resource? Think again. Although it covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface, there is a very real possibility that i… 
CastPeter Gleick, Erin Brockovich, Tyrone Hayes,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Costa Botes
Canadian Eskimo Dogs or Quimmiq were once indispensible to human life in the arctic. Today, the breed faces extinction. Since 1976, Brian Ladoon… 
CastBrian Ladoon
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
RTR$PG

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Hiroyuki Okiura
After the loss of her father, young Momo moves to the old family house on a remote island: wooden buildings, terraced fields... and no shopping … 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
KIDYouthPG

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Johnnie To
What do a bank teller, a small-time thug and a police inspector have in common? Nothing. Not until a bag of stolen money worth $10 million cross… 
CastLau Ching Wan, Richie Jen, Denise Ho
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Albert Maysles, Bradley Kapl…
Over several weeks in October 2001, acclaimed documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles followed Paul McCartney as he prepared for The Concert for Ne… 
CastPaul McCartney, David Bowie, Jay-Z, Leonardo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Pankaj Kapur
Mausam is a story of timeless love in the face of political hostilities and religious conflict, between a proud Punjabi air force officer and an… 
CastShahid Kapur, Sonam A Kapoor, Anupam Kher
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
SP$$PG

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Philippe Falardeau
Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. While the class goes through a long … 
CastFellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron, Danie…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Bibo Bergeron
A 3D-animated movie set in Paris in the year 1910 and centered on a monster who lives in a garden and his love for a beautiful, young singer. Pa… 
CastVanessa Paradis, Sean Lennon, Catherine O'Ha…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
KIDYouthPG

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Han Jie
Hello Mr. Tree is a dark fable on greed and guilt told in an absurdist key, yet shot with documentary-like verisimilitude. It weaves the strange… 
CastWang Baoqiang, Tan Zhuo, He Jie
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Jonathan Demme
At the culmination of Neil Young’s solo “Le Noise” tour, director Jonathan Demme documents the legendary rocker’s masterful return to Toronto’s … 
CastNeil Young, Jonathan Demme
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$$PG

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Life in a small town is akin to journeying in the middle of the steppes: the sense that "something new and different" will spring up behind ever… 
CastMuhammet Uzuner, Yilmaz Erdogan,Taner Birsel…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/Bosnia and He…
MAST$PG

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Stephen Kessler
A documentary filmmaker tracks down Grammy and Oscar award-winning actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams in an attempt to find out what happened… 
CastPaul Williams, Robert Blake, Johnny Carson, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Gus Van Sant
Restless is a powerful and emotional story of discovery that centres on the relationship of two outsiders brought together by unforeseen circums… 
CastHenry Hopper, Mia Wasikowska, Ryo Kase, Schu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAST$PG

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Ivan Grbovic
Romeo Eleven is the intimate portrait of a shy young man looking for love in all the wrong places. A path of lies slowly catches up to him befor… 
CastAli Ammar, Joseph Bou Nassar, Sanda Bourenan…
LanguageFrench, Lebanese   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Mohamed Asli
Mustafa is an illiterate hairdresser who lives with his blind mother. He runs an underground trade as a middleman facilitating favours in exchan… 
CastMohamed Bastaoui, Houda Rihani, Abdessamad …
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$PG

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Román Cárdenas
In a quiet interrupted only by the noise of boats, a couple lives without crossing each other’s paths. He is a writer waiting for the words; she… 
CastNicolás Bellati, Román Cárdenas, Mariana Pad…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Rolando Colla
A beach holiday in Tuscany draws families and their children together. The youngsters join into a little gang and engage in fun and games in a n… 
CastArmando Condolucci, Fiorella Campanella,Ales…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$PG

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Mathieu Roy, Harold Crooks
Ronald Wright’s bestseller A Short History Of Progress inspired this cinematic requiem to progress-as-usual. Throughout human history, what seem… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Stephen Hawking, David Suzu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

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Helvecio Marins Jr., Clariss…
At 81, Bastu still loves a good party and dancing until dawn with her friends. When her husband dies, she is suddenly forced to rethink her life… 
CastMaria Sebastiana Martins Álvaro, Maria da Co…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
VIS$PG

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Gary Hustwit
A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world's foremost… 
CastEduardo Paes, Norman Foster, Amanda Burden, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$PG

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Adriana Salazar Arroyo, Alin…
With serial rhythms, a sinewy exchange between opposites and increasing intensity, this programme builds to a propulsive, ever-sharpening sense … 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCosta Rica/Germany/R…
WL$PG

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Chris Kennedy, Mark Lewis, N…
The disparate works in this programme expand spatial possibility through a consideration of inner and outer spaces, of varying cartographies and… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WL$PG