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

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Andrew Haigh
A retired English couple (played by screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) reflect on their lives after nearly a half-century toge… 
CastCharlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Gaby Dellal
Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon and Elle Fanning star in this funny and touching story about a NYC teenager struggling with gender identity. The to… 
CastElle Fanning, Naomi Watts, Susan Sarandon, T…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Jacques Rozier
One of the greatest debuts in cinema history, the effervescent first feature by French New Wave master Jacques Rozier returns in a sparkling new… 
CastJean-Claude Aimini, Yveline Céry, Stéfania S…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreePG

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Tsai Ming-liang
A disarmingly candid, insightful and ultimately very moving conversation between Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and his muse, actor Lee Kang-s… 
CastLee Kang-sheng, Tsai Ming-liang
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
WL$PG

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Brian D. Johnson
By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and perfor… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Yuval Delshad
Chronicling the burgeoning conflict between father and son in a hard-working Iranian-Israeli family, Yuval Delshad’s fiction-feature debut is bo… 
CastNavid Negahban, Viss Elliot Safavi, Asher Av…
LanguageHebrew, Farsi   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Anthony Wonke
An intimate documentary portrait of legendary British horse-racing jockey A.P. McCoy, who risks life and limb in his determination to place his … 
CastAnthony Peter McCoy
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
Director Nick Read gains remarkable access to the inner workings of Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as the company weathers the fallout fro… 
CastAnatoliy Iksanov, Maria Alexandrova, Maria A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Tammy Davis
A Maori teen faces parental and social pressure while leading his competitive hip-hop dance crew toward the regional championships, in this exhi… 
CastTia-Taharoa Maipi, Stan Walker, Kherington P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DISC$PG

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Florin Serban
A promising teenage boxer and a struggling thirtysomething actress become entangled in a daily ritual that walks the line between flirtation and… 
CastRafael Florea, Sorin Leoveanu, Nicolae Motro…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

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Mamoru Hosoda
A young boy in modern-day Tokyo stumbles into an alternate dimension and becomes the apprentice to a bearlike warrior, in this stunning animated… 
CastKoji Yakusho, Aoi Miyazaki, Shota Sometani, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
KIDYouthPG

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and…
Guided by the spirit of Maddin’s “Cuadecec Manifesto” (which calls for makings-of en masse), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange and st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A young medium and a middle-aged hospital volunteer investigate a case of mass sleeping sickness that may have supernatural roots in the gorgeou… 
CastJenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarin…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
MAST$PG

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Jean-Paul Rappeneau
When Shanghai-based businessman Jérome Varenne learns that his childhood home in the village of Ambray is at the centre of a local conflict, he … 
CastMathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellou…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Maris Curran
Reeling from the tragic, sudden death of his wife, a man travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself… 
CastDavid Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$PG

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Pietra Brettkelly
As Afghanistan teeters on an unpredictable future, A Flickering Truth uncovers the world of three dreamers and cinephiles, the dust of 100 years… 
CastIbrahim Arify, Isaaq Yousif, Mahmoud Ghafour…
LanguageDari   CountryAfghanistan
DOC$PG

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Galen Johnson
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, A Living Poster employs the same digital techniques used to crea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Alexander Sokurov
Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the Louvre museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Be…
LanguageFrench, German, Russ…   CountryGermany/France
MAST$PG

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Barbara Kopple
Screened at the first Festival in 1976, Barbara Kopple’s chronicle of a fierce standoff between striking workers and company thugs in Kentucky c… 
CastNorman Yarborough, Houston Elmore, Phil Spar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Davis Guggenheim
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) profiles Malala Yousafzai, the Afghan teenager who survived a Taliban a… 
CastMalala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Laurie Anderson
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death, and language. The director’s voice is a constant presence as storie… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Kent Jones
Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and others discuss the importance of the epochal book that transcribed the week-lon… 
CastMartin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Despl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Hany Abu-Assad
Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) directs this biopic about Mohammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who becam… 
CastKais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem, Abd…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Brad Bird
Remastered and enhanced with two new scenes, the modern animated classic about a young boy befriending a gigantic space robot returns to enchant… 
CastJennifer Aniston, Harry Connick Jr, Vin Dies…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
KIDYouthPG

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Jafar Panahi
Shooting almost entirely within a cab circling the streets of Tehran, the great director Jafar Panahi (Offside, This Is Not a Film) offers a mul… 
CastJafar Panahi
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
MAST$PG

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
A young widow undertakes an elegiac voyage with the spectre of her dead husband, in this delicate, touching ghost story from Japanese master Kiy… 
CastEri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Nicholas Hytner
The legendary Maggie Smith stars in this adaptation of the based-on-fact play by acclaimed author Alan Bennett (The Madness of King George), abo… 
CastMaggie Smith, Dominic Cooper, James Corden
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Yared Zeleke
Living in a foster home after his mother's death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother's pet lamb — in this… 
CastRediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, S…
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$PG

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Jeremy Sims
Rex drives a cab and has never left Broken Hill in his life. When he discovers he doesn’t have long to live, he decides to drive across the hear… 
CastJacki Weaver, Michael Caton, Ningali Lawford…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWS$PG

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Pietro Marcello
Part fable, part documentary, part film poem, the latest exquisite feature by Pietro Marcello (La bocca del lupo) pays homage to a humble shephe… 
CastTommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pit…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
WL$PG

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Julio Medem
This is the story of Magda. Confronted with tragedy, she reacts with a surge of life that flows inside of her, from the imaginable to the unimag… 
CastPenélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
SP$PG

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Matthew Brown
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons star in this inspirational biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan, the early-20t… 
CastStephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, Dev P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Julian Roffman
A young archaeologist believes he is cursed by a mask that causes him to have weird nightmares and possibly to murder. Before committing suicide… 
CastPaul Stevens, Claudette Nevins, Bill Walker
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFreePG

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Lorene Scafaria
Marnie Minervini, recent widow and eternal optimist, moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter. Armed with an iPhone and… 
CastSusan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Barbara Kopple
Two-time Academy Award-winner Barbara Kopple follows R&B queen Sharon Jones over the course of an eventful year, as she battles a cancer diagnos… 
CastSharon Jones, The Dap-Kings
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Catherine Hardwicke
Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore star in this touching comedy-drama about two childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test when one b… 
CastToni Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Coope…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Matthew Saville
A wrong number leads to an unlikely friendship between a middle-aged Adelaide realtor (Anthony LaPaglia) and an elderly woman (Julia Blake), in … 
CastAnthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, John Clarke, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$PG

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Zhang-ke Jia
The new film from master filmmaker Jia Zhang-ke (A Touch of Sin) jumps from the recent past to the speculative near-future as it examines how Ch… 
CastTao Zhao, Yi Zhang, Jin Dong Liang, Zijian D…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Philippe Falardeau
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M… 
CastPatrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exant…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Nanni Moretti
In the touching new film from Italian master Nanni Moretti, a harried filmmaker tries to juggle the production of her new film with visits to th… 
CastNanni Moretti, Margherita Buy, John Turturro…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Simon Fitzmaurice
Packed off to a foster home after her father is institutionalized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital wh… 
CastEvanna Lynch, Michael Smiley, George Webster
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$PG

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Sanna Lenken
Just as Stella enters the exciting world of adolescence, she discovers that her big sister and role model Katja is hiding an eating disorder. Th… 
CastRebecka Josephson, Amy Deasismont, Annika Ha…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
KIDYouthPG

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Jihan El-Tahri
Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egyp… 
CastGamal Abdel Nasser
LanguageArabic, English   CountrySouth Africa
DOC$PG

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Mina Shum
In her first feature-length documentary, director Mina Shum (Double Happiness) takes a penetrating look at the Sir George Williams University ri… 
CastRobert Hubsher, Rosie Douglas, Anne Cools, R…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Johnnie To
Hong Kong master Johnnie To (Drug War, Mad Detective) directs superstars Chow Yun-Fat and Sylvia Chang in this spectacular movie musical about h… 
CastSylvia Chang, Yun Fat Chow, Eason Chan, Wei …
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryChina, Hong Kong
SP$PG

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David Gordon Green
Academy Award winners Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton star in this based-on-fact story about rival American political strategists working … 
CastSandra Bullock, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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German Kral
Argentina’s María Nieves and Juan Carlos Copes are the best-known couple in tango’s history and shaped the dance like no others. They danced pas… 
CastMaría Nieves Rego, Juan Carlos Copes, Pablo…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DOC$PG

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
After their estranged father's death, three twentysomething sisters discover that they have a teenaged step-sibling, in this gentle, deeply affe… 
CastHaruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho Hirose, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

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Danae Elon
Returning to her hometown of Jerusalem with her young family after several years abroad, documentarian Danae Elon offers an intimate, ground’s-e… 
CastLuai Musa Hatib, Philip Touitou, Amos Touito…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Ara…   CountryCanada/Israel
DOC$PG

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Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Feli…
An 11-year-old boy named Leo, becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls. W… 
CastAudrey Tautou, Édouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Mar…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
KIDYouthPG

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He Ping
Veteran director He Ping’s (Warriors of Heaven and Earth) first film to be set in the present day spotlights the massive internal migration that… 
CastJiajia Wang, Yi Zhang, Zhiwen Wang
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
PLAT$PG

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland was the first country in the West to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The film portrays … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DOC$PG

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Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Yt…
Inspired by the 1930s Dakar-Djibouti mission — the ambitious French ethnographic expedition — the first narrative feature by French artist and f… 
CastBetty Tchomanga, Rachel Kahn, Eriq Ebouaney
LanguageArabic, English, Fre…   CountryFrance/Senegal, Moro…
WL$PG

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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG

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Marie-Ève Juste, Grayson Moo…
Change is the only constant in this programme's compelling stories of changing circumstances, transformative realizations and many other moments… 
CastFlorence Blain Mbaye, Marie-Emmanuelle Boile…
LanguageFrench, English, Gre…   CountryCanada, Cyprus/Greec…
SC$PG

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Eva Neymann
Rooted in the Yiddish folklore of Sholem Aleichem’s short stories, Eva Neymann’s tender third feature is a delicate and affecting coming-of-age … 
CastMilena Tsibulskaya, Yevheniy Kogan, Arina Po…
LanguageRussian   CountryUkraine
CWC$PG

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Stephen Page
Djali, a young Aboriginal man, sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the pr… 
CastHunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$PG

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Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fort…
One-hour live in-cinema reading with sound and film projection at TIFF Bell Lightbox performed by Canadian artist Annie MacDonnell and French ar… 
CastAnnie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/France
WLFreePG

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Natalie Portman
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman makes her debut as writer and director with this adaptation of the best-selling memoir by celebrat… 
CastNatalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Israel
SP$PG

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Avi Lewis
Directed by journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis (The Take) and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's best-selling book of the same name, thi… 
CastNaomi Klein
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Ido Haar
Documentarian Ido Haar traces the internet-assisted, cross-continental collaboration between two very different musicians: Princess Shaw, a youn… 
CastPrincess Shaw, Kutiman
LanguageEnglish   CountryIsrael
DOC$PG

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Corneliu Porumboiu
Two neighbours set out to unearth a buried treasure in their own backyard, in this delightful fusion of contemporary fairy tale and political pa… 
CastCuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozm…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

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James Vanderbilt
Cate Blanchett and Robert Redford star as 60 Minutes producer Mary Mapes and anchor Dan Rather, in this gripping docudrama about the newsmagazin… 
CastCate Blanchett, Elisabeth Moss, Robert Redfo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Claude Lelouch
A successful film composer (Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin, The Artist) falls in love when he travels to India to work on a Bollywood retell… 
CastJean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Alice Pol, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Alfred Hitchcock
A retired San Francisco detective suffering from acrophobia investigates the strange activities of an old friend's wife, all the while becoming … 
CastKim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SEFreePG

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Piero Messina
Waiting for someone is an act of faith. Anna and Jeanne, isolated in a Sicilian country house in Caltagirone, are waiting for Giuseppe’s arrival… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Lou De Laâge, Giorgio Cola…
LanguageItalian, French   CountryItaly
DISC$PG

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Ben Rivers, Shai Heredia and…
Subjective experience is channeled through artistic collaborations in this programme, which offers YOLO-infused reflections on identity and cont… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, Farsi, Poli…   CountryUnited Kingdom, Indi…
WL$PG

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Nitzan Gilady
Fixated on romantic fantasies, a kindly and strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability embarks on a relationship — much to the conc… 
CastAsi Levi, Moran Rosenblatt, Roy Assaf, Arie …
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
This feature-length documentary by filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective student… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Michael Moore
Academy Award-winning director Michael Moore returns with what may be his most provocative and hilarious film yet: Moore tells the Pentagon to "… 
CastMichael Moore
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Sion Sono
A humanoid robot deliverywoman muses on the mystery of human nature as she drops off parcels around the galaxy, in this playful sci-fi fable fro… 
CastMegumi Kagurazaka
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Gillian Armstrong
Australian filmmaker Gillian Armstrong (My Brilliant Career, Little Women) directs this documentary tribute to legendary Hollywood costume desig… 
CastDarren Gilshenan, Deborah Kennedy
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

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Du Haibin
This intimate documentary chronicles five years in the life of a young Chinese student, whose fervent idealism and dedication to Mao’s legacy st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG