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

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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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Neto Villalobos
A security guard who wants to get into the cockfighting game buys, befriends, and becomes inseparable from his rooster protégé Rocky, in this wi… 
CastAllan Cascante, Sylvia Sossa, Marvin Acosta,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCosta Rica
DISC$PG

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Claudia Sainte-Luce
A lonely young woman becomes a live-in caregiver for an ailing but indomitable matriarch and her brood of kids, in this joyful and wonderfully n… 
CastXimena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$PG

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Luc Marescot, Thierry Ragobe…
Amazonia, a 3D odyssey into the world's biggest rainforest : the Amazon Forest. Amazonia is a 3D odyssey into the world’s biggest rainforest. A… 
CastUnknown
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
KIDYouthPG

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Alex Gibney
Academy Award-winning director Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) masterfully explores the fall of the disgraced cycling champion following the… 
CastLance Armstrong, Betsy Andreu, Frankie Andre…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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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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Mariana Rondón
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in thi… 
CastSamantha Castillo and Samuel Lange
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
CWC$PG

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Joao Viana, Ali Cherri
The Battle of Tabatô Battle of Tabato, Joao Viana (83 minutes): After 30 years of exile, Baio is returning to Guinea-Bissau. His daughter Fatu … 
CastFatu Djebaté, Mamadu Baio, Mutar Djebaté
LanguageMadinka   CountryGuinea-Bissau, Leban…
WL$PG

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Flora Lau
A humble chauffeur (Chen Kun; Painted Skin, Let the Bullets Fly) and the spoiled wife of his wealthy employer (Carina Lau; Days of Being Wild, A… 
CastCarina Lau, Chen Kun
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
DISC$PG

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Jeffrey Jeturian
Vilma Santos, the enduring Grand Dame of the Philippine film industry, delivers a performance of grace, courage, and peerless comic timing as a … 
CastVilma Santos, Marlon Rivera, Vincent de Jesu…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$PG

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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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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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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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Nils Tavernier
Inspired by the remarkable real-life feats of Rick and Dick Hoyt, this sophomore drama from veteran documentarian Nils Tavernier (Aurore) is the… 
CastAlexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Hér…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Rani Massalha
In order to find a new male giraffe for his beloved giraffe Rita, who has lost her mate in an air raid, young Ziad accompanies his father on his… 
CastSaleh Bakri, Roschdy Zem, Laure de Clermont,…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Don McKellar
The tiny Newfoundland outport of Tickle Head is set for financial salvation if they can secure a petrochemical plant. Their odds are slim, as a … 
CastBrendan Gleeson, Taylor Kitsch, Gordon Pinse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$PG

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Camille Henrot
Multidisciplinary artist Camille Henrot won the Silver Lion for best young promising artist at this year’s Venice Biennale for her heady “encycl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
FUTFreePG

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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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Edgar Reitz
Edgar Reitz tells this dramatic story of love and family against the backdrop of rural Germany in the mid-19th century, a time when entire pover… 
CastJan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximili…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
MAST$PG

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Ettore Scola
On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known … 
CastVittorio Viviani, Sergio Rubini, Antonella A…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$PG

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Madeline Anderson
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Women & Film Festival, founder, scholar and former programmer Kay Armatage joins us for an… 
CastRalph Abernathy, Leon Davis, Coretta Scott K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland, 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she is determined to see Wanda, her only l… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik, Agata Trzebuc…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$PG

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Catherine Martin
Two solitary people meet each other and form a bond in the back country of the Gaspe peninsula. Inspired by Robert Bresson’s classic Mouchette,… 
CastAriane Legault, Sébastien Ricard, Hélène Flo…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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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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Alberto Morais
In this charming neorealist gem set on the sleepy outskirts of Valencia, young Miguel and his friends undertake a seemingly simple mission on be… 
CastOmar Krim, Blanca Bautista, Mikel Sarasa, Jo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$PG

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Hirokazu Koreeda
Two families are forced to choose between nature and nurture — between their natural sons and the sons they have raised. 
CastMasaharu Fukuyama, Machiko Ono, Yoko Maki, L…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG

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Alexandre Rockwell, Raisa Bo…
Determined to see "the river," two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey, in the marvelous new fi… 
CastLana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Rene Cuante-Ba…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA, Puerto Rico
CWC$PG

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Ritesh Batra
Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage, this time through her cooking. She desperately hopes this new… 
CastDenzil Smith, Bharati Achrekar, Nakul Vaid, …
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
GALA$$PG

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Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
The makers of last year’s Festival hit Leviathan served as producers on this astounding sensorial stunner that takes us on a state-of-the-art ca… 
CastChabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu…
LanguageNepali   CountryNepal
WL$PG

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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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Mais Darwazah
Inspired by the artist and writer Hasan Hourani’s wondrous reveries, this poetic, first-person essay chronicles filmmaker Mais Darwazah’s first-… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan/Qut…
DISC$PG

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Kelly Reichardt
A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. When do legitimate convictions demand illegal behaviors? What happens to… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Hany Abu-Assad
Trust and identity are stretched like wire in an impossible West Bank love story. Desires for individual and collective freedom collide. Mere sa… 
CastWaleed F. Zuaiter, Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

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Larry Weinstein, Drew Taylor
Our Man In Tehran — which chronicles the true story behind Argo’s Hollywood embellishments — reveals new information about the true story of Can… 
CastKen Taylor, Joe Clark, Flora MacDonald, Tony…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAV$PG

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Rashid Masharawi
Palestinian director Rashid Mashawari follows his widely acclaimed dark comedy Laila’s Birthday with this compelling and ironic drama about two … 
CastMahmoud Abu Jazi, Salah Hannoun
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$PG

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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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Yossi Madmony
The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences, in t… 
CastAlon Moni Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zis…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Tokyo Sonata) returns with this story of a man who uses an advanced neurological technology to enter th… 
CastTakeru Satoh, Haruka Ayase
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG

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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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Maciek Szczerbowski and Chri…
Intergalactic monkeys, unwelcome tourists, the fear of forgetfulness, and 3D animation from Academy Award winners and nominees fill out this vis… 
CastSylvie Moreau, Victoria Diamond, Bradley Str…
LanguageEnglish / French / M…   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Stéphane Moukarzel, Fantavio…
From restless teens occupying an abandoned mansion to a family waiting for planes to land, the seemingly innocuous — but finally decisive — thin… 
CastLiridon Rashiti, Minoo Gundevia, Deena Aziz,…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Richie Mehta
A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed. Director… 
CastRajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anura…
LanguageHindi   CountryCanada / India
CWC$PG

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Reha Erdem
An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake — but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterio… 
CastBinnur Kaya, Philip Arditti, Kevork Malikyan…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
SP$PG

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Roberto Minervini
A teenage girl deals with a crisis of conscience in gun-toting rural Texas. The teenage daughter of Christian goat farmers in rural Texas rebel… 
CastSara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Dexter Fletcher
Sunshine on Leith is based on the sensational stage hit of the same name, featuring music by pop-folk band The Proclaimers. The film follows the… 
CastPeter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, George MacKay, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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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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Jim Chuchu, Vincent Moloi, P…
Beginning with an ambiguous science fiction in Nairobi and ending with a re-enactment of the myth of Noah’s ark in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha towns… 
CastElsaphan Njora, Patricia Kihoro, Shiv Singh,…
LanguageSwahili, Nouchi, Fre…   CountryKenya, South Africa,…
CWC$PG

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John Curran
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right) stars in the astonishing true story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 set out on a sol… 
CastMia Wasikowska, Adam Driver
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$PG

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Raya Martin, Mark Peranson, …
La última película, Raya Martin / Mark Peranson (88 minutes): A famous American filmmaker travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his las… 
CastAlex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez, Iazua Lar…
LanguageSpanish, English   CountryMexico, USA
WL$PG

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Errol Morris
Former United States Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, discusses his career in Washington D.C. from his days as a congressman in the early … 
CastErrol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Kenn Medeiros
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Bu…
The doc looks at the repercussions of mankind’s use of resources. Distributor Mongrel Media has Canadian rights for the film, and a fall theatr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Hi…   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Basma Alsharif, Philipp Flei…
A sense of geographic, spatial and historical freefall attends this programme of works. Farther Than the Eye Can See, Basma Alsharif (13 minute… 
CastVarious
LanguageArabic, Polish, Span…   CountryUnited Arab Emirates…
WL$PG

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Nick Collins, Chris Kennedy,…
Beginning with the ruins of a Greek Byzantine church and ending with trance rituals in Burma, this programme sketches a trajectory of shifting p… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom, Cana…
WL$PG

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Chuck Workman
Significant cinema is far more than story-telling. It contains moments of truth that can’t be expressed any other way except through cinematic s… 
CastMike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, Davi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Dana Rotberg
In a small New Zealand town in the early 20th century, three very different women— a Maori medicine woman, a wealthy, sharp-tongued white housew… 
CastWhirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebb…
LanguageMaori, English   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki brings together aircraft engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori, to create Jiro — a fictional character at the centre of … 
CastHideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nish…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG