44th Toronto International Film Festival®
September 5-15, 2019

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Martin Scorsese, David Tedes…
In this Mavericks presentation, the screening of the film will be followed by a conversation with director David Tedeschi, Bob Silvers, and othe… 
CastTimothy Garton Ash, James Baldwin, Mary Bear…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Hajooj Kuka, Hisham Haj Omar
Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defian… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySudan
DOC$PG

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René Frölke
Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea provoc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian   CountryGermany
WL$PG

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Chris Evans
Set in Manhattan, the story follows two strangers after their serendipitous meeting in Grand Central. Over the course of one night, they form an… 
CastChris Evans, Alice Eve
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Ernesto Daranas
Chala is an 11-year-old with an attitude problem and a difficult life. When his teacher Carmela, the only person who Chala respects, takes a sho… 
CastArmando Valdés Freire, Alina Rodríguez, Silv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$PG

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Boo Ji-Young
The employees of a big-box discount retail store band together when contract workers are summarily laid off. 
CastYum Jung-Ah, Moon Jeong-Hee, Kim Young-Ae, K…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Thomas McCarthy
Max Simkin repairs shoes in the same New York shop that has been in his family for generations. Disenchanted with the grind of daily life, Max s… 
CastAdam Sandler, Cliff “Method Man” Smith, Elle…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Mathieu Denis
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the… 
CastAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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James Napier Robertson
A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the insp… 
CastCliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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David Thorpe
This Mavericks world-premiere presentation of Do I Sound Gay? is followed by a live discussion between Thorpe and Savage, whose trademark wit an… 
CastDan Savage
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Nino Kirtadze
This subtly comic blend of fact and fiction follows a middle-aged married couple in Tbilisi, Georgia, as they deal with the fallout from an uncl… 
CastLevan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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Johnnie To
After losing his girl in a love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanw… 
CastLouis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Gao Yuanyuan, Vic C…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Kelvin Kyung Kun Park
Multi-media artist Kelvin Kyung Kun Park looks back to the “heroic age” of heavy industry in 1960s South Korea and the contemporary ruins of tho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebre…
Dutch duo Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Hann (View from the Acropolis) echo such formidable fishing films as Visconti's La Terra Trema and… 
CastFemmy Brands, Hennie De Bruijne, Tinie De Bo…
LanguageUrkish   CountryNetherlands
WL$PG

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Maxime Giroux
Félix is an eccentric and penniless French Canadian whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a married Hasidic woman with a family, searching for… 
CastHadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky,…
LanguageFrench/Yiddish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Ruben Ostlund
A Swedish family's ski trip in the French Alps is cut short by news of an oncoming avalanche, during which an impulsive decision by the father T… 
CastJohannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Cla…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$PG

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Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkab…
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s… 
CastRonit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWS$PG

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Ivan Reitman
When they are kicked out of their academic positions, misfit parapsychologists Peter Venkman (Murray), Ray Stanz (Dan Aykroyd) and Egon Spengler… 
CastBill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, Erni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Wu Yonggang
Silent screen legend Ruan Ling-yu gives a fierce and tragic performance in her signature role as a wronged prostitute in Wu Yonggang's early cla… 
CastRuan Lingyu, Keng Li, Zhang Zhizhi, Li Junpa…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CTQFreePG

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Harold Ramis
Bill Murray plays an unpleasant weatherman, Phil Connors, cursed to relive February 2 on repeat. Groundhog Day’s absurd premise and acidic humou… 
CastBill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional 80-year-old farmer whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sa… 
CastAntti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Ii…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$PG

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Seong-hoon Kim
A luckless police detective becomes the target of blackmail after trying to cover up a hit-and-run in this wild neo-noir thriller. Detective Go… 
CastSeon-gyun Lee, Jin-woong Jo, Man-shik Jeong
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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Andrea Dorfman
Justine hasn’t played her guitar since a spell of stage fright caused her to faint and fall on her head. Now, forced to give up her lifelong dre… 
CastTanya Davis, Stewart Legere, Stephanie Clatt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Peter Chelsom
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Deciding to break out of his deluded routine, he embarks… 
CastRosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Christopher Pl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada, Germany
SP$PG

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Hong Sang-soo
South Korean master Hong Sang-soo crafts yet another delightful, soju-saturated tale of love thwarted in this story of a heartsick Japanese man … 
CastRyô Kase, So-ri Moon, Young-hwa Seo, Eui-su…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$PG

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Fan Lixin
Lixin Fan, director of the award-winning Last Train Home, takes a very different look at contemporary China with this documentary that follows t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG

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Samir
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Sa… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryIraq
DOC$PG

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David Dobkin
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to… 
CastRobert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Douglas Boswell
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, comes across a computer game and discovers that it’s being played with real children. In a race against time, Frikke … 
CastEmma Verlinden, Spencer Bogaert, Felix Maess…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
KIDYouthPG

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Richard LaGravenese
In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place ove… 
CastAnna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Isabel Coixet
As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's co… 
CastBen Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Grace Gumme…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Mario Martone
A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal… 
CastElio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popo…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$PG

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Eric Baudelaire
A record of the epistolary encounter between French artist and filmmaker Eric Baudelaire and Maxim Gvinjia, former Foreign Minister of the break… 
CastEric Baudelaire, Maxim Gvinjia
LanguageRussian/Abkhaze   CountryRussia/Abkhazia
WL$PG

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Alan Rickman
A landscape gardener with a taste for the unconventional is invited to design one of the fountains at the Palace of Versailles. As she battles w… 
CastKate Winslet, Stanley Tucci, Alan Rickman, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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David Gordon Green
Angelo Manglehorn is a small town locksmith who never got over the love of his life. Clara was a beautiful, idealized woman who left him heartbr… 
CastAl Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Omung Kumar
Glamorous Indian star Priyanka Chopra completely transforms herself to play Mary Kom, world champion in women's boxing. From traditional village… 
CastPriyanka Chopra, Danny Denzongpa, Zachary Co…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
SP$$PG

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Liew Seng Tat
The superstitious inhabitants of a small Malaysian village go to ever sillier extremes to exorcize the "ghost" they believe is haunting a dilapi… 
CastWan Hanafi Su, Soffi Jikan, Harun Salim Bach…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
CWC$PG

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Robert Kenner
Documentarian Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corp… 
CastNaomi Oreskes, Bob Inglis, James Hansen, Sta…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Julie Taymor
After the screening, Julie Taymor will participate in an extended conversation about its making. Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’… 
CastTina Benko, Max Casella, David Harewood, Kat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Sturla Gunnarsson
Part road movie, part spectacle, part drama, Monsoon is Sturla Gunnarsson's meditation on chaos, creation and faith, set in the land of believer… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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John Ford
John Ford’s classic western — the mythic tale of Wyatt Earp’s gunfight with the corrupt, cattle-rustling Clanton clan at the O.K. Corral — is re… 
CastHenry Fonda, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Israel Horovitz
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with h… 
CastMaggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Tho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Dieudo Hamadi
Director Dieudo Hamadi follows a group of teenagers in his hometown of Kisangani in the Democratic Republic of Congo, whose struggles to pass th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageLingala/French   CountryCongo
DOC$PG

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Edward Zwick
In this remarkable true story set in the height of the Cold War, chess legend Bobby Fischer is locked in a gripping championship clash with the … 
CastTobey Maguire, Live Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Christian Petzold
Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left with a disfigured face. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the … 
CastNina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Megan Gay
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$PG

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Matías Piñeiro
Young Argentine auteur Matías Piñeiro follows up his international sensation Viola with the latest of his revisionist takes on the Shakespearean… 
CastJulián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz, María Villa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$PG

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Joann Sfar, Tomm Moore, Bill…
Inspired by the beloved 1923 classic, Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" is a richly-animated story and celebration of Gibran's book, created by arti… 
CastLiam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Fr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryLebanon, Qatar
SP$PG

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Xiaoshuai Wang
A retired widow has her daily routine derailed when she starts receiving mysterious, anonymous phone calls, in this scintillating thriller from … 
CastLi Zhong, Shi Liu, Feng Yuanzheng, Qin Hao, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Gabe Polsky
A smash hit at this year’s Cannes, director Gabe Polsky’s exhilarating documentary chronicles the rise and fall of Soviet hockey in the 1980s. 
CastSlava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bow…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
DOC$PG

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Laurent Cantet
A terrace overlooking Havana. Five friends gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile. From dusk to dawn, they reminisce a… 
CastJorge Perugorría, Isabel Santos, Alberto Puj…
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Dennis Bots
Against the background of WWII, Tuur’s trust in his best friend Lambert is tested when both boys befriend Maartje, who has a secret that endange… 
CastMaas Bronkhuyzen, Joes Brauers, Pippa Allen,…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
KIDYouthPG

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Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke directs this intimate documentary portrait of classical pianist, composer, author, teacher and sage Seymour Bernstein. Ethan Hawke:… 
CastSeymour Bernstein
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Paul Bettany
Hannah and Tahir come from two different worlds. But when their lives intersect, they’re at the same place: homeless on the streets of New York.… 
CastJennifer Connelly, Anthony Mackie
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storytell… 
CastPenda Diogo Sarr, Doudou Dieye, Anta Sarr
LanguageFrench/Wolof   CountrySenegal
WL$PG

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Tomm Moore
The much anticipated second feature from Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and h… 
CastBrendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan and Pat S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
KIDYouthPG

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Soon-Mi Yoo
Multi-disciplinary artist and filmmaker Soon-Mi Yoo (Far from Afghanistan) makes her solo feature-film debut with this sharp and sensitive essay… 
CastUnknown
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
WL$PG

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Marah Strauch
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, "the father of BASE jumping," whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more specta… 
CastJean Boenish, Carl Boenish
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Rakhshan Bani-Etemad
Award-winning Iranian filmmaker Rakshan Banietemad ends her eight-year hiatus from feature filmmaking with this ingenious, mosaic-like narrative… 
CastGolab Adineh, Farhad Aslani, Mohammadreza Fo…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWS$PG

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Naji Abu Nowar
In the Ottoman province of Hejaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilou… 
CastJacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, M…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan/Qatar/United …
DISC$PG

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James Marsh
The extraordinary true story of one of the world's greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge studen… 
CastEddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$PG

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Tamara Erde
Israeli-born director Tamara Erde visits six independently-run Israeli and Palestinian schools to investigate how history is taught in this cont… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Hebrew/Arabi…   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Oren Moverman
George, a man on the decline, enters the New York City homeless shelter system when he runs out of options. George struggles to navigate his way… 
CastRichard Gere, Danielle Brooks, Jena Malone, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench/Japanese   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Christian Zübert
While on a cycling tour of Belgium, a close-knit group of friends must deal with one of their members’ decision to end his life with dignity, in… 
CastFlorian David Fitz, Julia Koschitz, Jürgen V…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWS$PG

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Alanis Obomsawin
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their que… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Cree   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Suha Arraf
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-ye… 
CastNisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Ma…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, this film reveals how 18 cows in the village of Beit Sahour became an inspiration and sy… 
CastAlison Darcy, Heidi Foss, Holly Uloth O'Brie…
LanguageArabic/Hebrew   CountryPalestine/Canada
DOC$PG

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Lindsay Mackay
It’s the start of the spring term in a small northern town, heralding swimming lessons, hanging out with best friends, new classes and new possi… 
CastJulia Sarah Stone, Kenneth Welsh, Leah Pinse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Morgan Matthews
Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he de… 
CastAsa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$PG

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Santiago Esteinou
An empathetic and powerful documentary portrait of César Fierro, a Mexican convict who has spent thirty years in a Texas prison awaiting his sen… 
CastCésar Fierro
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG

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Laura Nix, Jacques Servin, I…
The sequel to the hit 2003 documentary follows activist-pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano as they pull the rug out from under mega-corp… 
CastAndy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG