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September 6-16, 2018

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Atom Egoyan
A key scene from Fellini’s masterpiece 8½ and a reversal of the customary relationship between the projector, the audience and the screen are At… 
CastMarcello Mastroianni
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Katrin Bowen
Jana is a fading B-movie actress who was famous for her roles in Amazon movies playing a variety of pre-Xena warrior-princesses. Nearing 40 she… 
CastApril Telek, Anna Mae Routledge, William B. …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Sarah Polley
Saturday, September 18 at 7pm Fiona and Grant are an Ontario couple who have been married for over 40 years. Now, in the oncoming twilight of t… 
CastGordon Pinsent, Julie Christie, Olympia Duka…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FREEFreePG

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Steven Silver
A drama based on the true-life experiences of four combat photographers capturing the final days of apartheid in South Africa. 
CastMalin Åkerman, Taylor Kitsch, Ryan Phillippe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Richard J. Lewis
Take a wild ride through the life and memories of Barney Panofsky, a hard-drinking, cigar smoking, foulmouthed, 65-year old hockeyfanatic and te… 
CastDustin Hoffman, Paul Giamatti, Minnie Driver…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Jonathan Sobol
Upon learning they only have a few days left to live, three brothers set off to reverse a lifetime of mistakes. 
CastHarvey Keitel, J.K. Simmons, Tricia Helfer, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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George Hickenlooper
A hot shot Washington DC lobbyist and his protégé go down hard as their schemes to peddle influence lead to corruption and murder. 
CastRachelle Lefevre, Kevin Spacey, Kelly Presto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Robin Aubert
A disturbed young man pairs up with his grumpy grandfather for a road trip in search of his father who left town after digging up his wife's cor… 
CastVéronique Beaudet, Jean Lapointe, Michel Bar…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Denis Côté
Set on the fringe of society, in a remote part of the countryside, Curling takes a keen look at the unusual private life of a father and his dau… 
CastSophie Desmarais, Emmanuel Bilodeau, Philomè…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VIS$PG

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Michael Goldbach
Daydream Nation is a provocative yet humorous romance about a rural community shaken by the arrival of an acerbic teenage girl. 
CastKat Dennings, Reece Thompson, Josh Lucas, An…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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James Andean & François Xavi…
E-100 is a sound installation in which key samples of film dialogue culled from the films in the Essential 100 list are heard both clearly and o… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFreePG

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Barr Gilmore
Essential Titles is a 5-minute looped motion graphic projection that isolates and recreates only the title and director's credit from the openin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFreeG

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Sturla Gunnarsson
At 75 years old, David Suzuki shows no signs of slowing down. In this captivating documentary portrait, the passionate environmentalist's legacy… 
CastDavid Suzuki
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Michael Dowse
In Calgary, Terry (David Lawrence) and Dean (Paul Spence) are tired of barely scraping by. Their old buddy and "party leader", Troy (better know… 
CastDavid Lawrence, Paul Spence
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$14A

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Jacob Tierney
Director Jacob Tierney (The Trotsky) returns with an innovative and unsettling thriller about some very strange people living in the same apartm… 
CastScott Speedman, Emily Hampshire, Jay Baruche…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Guy Maddin
TIFF Bell Lightbox will be haunted by a series of short film installations that are meant to invoke and appease the ghosts of cinema. Starting … 
CastUnknown
LanguageNo dialogue   CountryCanada
FUTFreePG

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Guy Maddin
TIFF Bell Lightbox will be haunted by a series of short film installations that are meant to invoke and appease the ghosts of cinema. Starting … 
CastUnknown
LanguageNo dialogue   CountryCanada
FUTFreeG

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Xavier Dolan
The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. Wunderkind filmmaker Xavier Dolan returns with his second feature – a sop… 
CastNiels Schneider, Monia Chokri, Anne Dorval, …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Chris Chong Chan Fui, Yasuhi…
Akira Kurosawa – director of two films on the Essential 100 list – was unable to shoot the slum scene on the infamous brothel streets of Koganec… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryCanada
FUTFreePG

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Deborah Chow
The story of a young, pregnant woman whose world falls apart when she loses her child in a hit and run accident. As her life unravels,Nathalie f… 
CastZach Braff, Kyle Switzer, Paula Jean Hixson,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Jody Shapiro
Shapiro's documentary about micro-nations, tiny countries seldom recognized by the outside world, mixes comedy and compassion with a serious ana… 
CastKevin Baugh, Gregory Green, Patri Friedman
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

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Denis Villeneuve
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's ac… 
CastAllen Altman, Yousef Shweihat, Karim Babin, …
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Patrick Demers
A quarreling and mutually suspicious couple (Maxime Denommee, Sophie Cadieux) look forward to some time in the country to sort out their issues,… 
CastSophie Cadieux, Maxime Denommée, Benoît Goui…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Stan Douglas, Steffen Mennek…
Klatsassin refashions Akira Kurosawa's Rashomon (1950), a tale of murder with a narrative told from four different viewpoints, as a western root… 
CastMichael Eklund, Steffen Mennekes, Yee Jee Ts…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFreePG

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Jerome Sable
This musical horror comedy follows an unlikely hero – nerdy Danny Zigwitz – at a summer camp listening to fireside stories. Have you heard of S… 
CastL.J. Benet, Sean Cullen, Rick Miller, Kailey…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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William D. MacGillivray
A feature length documentary about extraordinary Canadian singer songwriter, Ron Hynes... an insightful and entertaining exploration of the crea… 
CastRon Hynes, Joel Hynes
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$14A

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Perry Bard
Man With a Movie Camera: The Global Remake is a participatory video shot by people around the world who are invited to record images that re-int… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian, English   CountryCanada
FUTFreePG

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Allan King
A restruck and restored version of master filmmaker Allan King's classic cinema-verité film, one of the most influential and celebrated Canadian… 
CastBogart Edwards, Antoinette Edwards, Billy Ed…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$R

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Ingrid Veninger
The story of two teenagers who discover themselves - and one another - on a week long summer trip to Slovakia. Lina is seventeen years old and … 
CastCyril Dugovic, Alexander Gammal, Hallie Swit…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Catherine Martin
In the film, a violonist is assassinated in her apartment in Montreal. Because she's devastated by the death of Anna, her only daughter, Françoi… 
CastDenis Bernard, Denise Gagnon, Sheila Jaffe, …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VIS$14A

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Terry Miles
There's no place like home. Thank god. A Night for Dying Tigers is a dark, heartfelt and ultimately revealing portrait of a family on the edge o… 
CastJennifer Beals, Kathleen Robertson, Lauren L…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ryan Redford
Feeling lost and disconnected, with no family of his own, veteran Sherman Oliver sets out to the countryside in search of the soldier who saved … 
CastGarret Dillahunt, Donal Logue, Molly Parker,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Richard Benner
Tuesday, September 14 at 7pm A story about a female impersonator who rooms with a pregnant schizophrenic. 
CastCraig Russell, Hollis McLaren, Richert Easle…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FREEFree14A

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Carl Bessai
Three young drug addicts who, while stuck in rehab, begin experiencing strange and inexplicable phenomenon that change their lives forever. 
CastDustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Richard de Kle…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Thursday, September 16 at 10pm This is an early film by Bruce McDonald filmed on a tiny budget over a few weeks traveling the wilds in Canada. … 
CastBruce McDonald, Don McKellar, Valerie Buhagi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FREEFreePG

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Louis Bélanger
Two old friends and small-time crooks embark on a crime spree, but take an unexpected detour that could lead them down the road to redemption. 
CastSophie Bourgeois, Alexis Martin, François Pa…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Michael McGowan
The Toronto International Film Festival opens September 9 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Score: A Hockey Musical, written and dire… 
CastOlivia Newton-John, Nelly Furtado, George St…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$PG

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Nadia Litz, Greg Atkins, Kev…
How to Rid your Lover of a Negative Emotion Caused by You! Nadia Litz Like any other couple, Sadie and Dennis have problems. Will Sadie’s trust… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Brandon Cronenberg, Jeff Bar…
Camera and Christopher Merk, Brandon Cronenberg Quiet Christopher Merk just found a new apartment. Getting to know his neighbours doesn’t requi… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Tao Gu, Dan Popa, Firas Moma…
Qu Da Hai De Lu Shang, Tao Gu On May 12, 2008, the largest earthquake in China’s history devastated the Wenchuan region. Director Tao Gu visits… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Nick Fox-Gieg, Claude Clouti…
Interregnum, Nick Fox-Gieg As a Nazi-occupied France has a population under threat, one man’s attempt to thwart a corrupted system shapes a dra… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Kazik Radwanski, Halima Ouar…
Green Crayons, Kazik Radwanski Director Kazik Radwanski narrows his lens on Xavier and Liam, two second-grade boys who are moulded by their act… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Kire Paputts, Emmanuel Shiri…
Animal Control, Kire Paputts Larry is an amateur taxidermist who, as the pick-up man for the local Animal Services, gets all his specimens thro… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Michael Snow
Michael Snow’s projection-based work comprises eighty 35mm colour slides projected at 15-second intervals. This project is related to Snow’s ow… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFreeG

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Ed Gass-Donnelly
A police officer in a small Mennonite town struggles to make amends for his violent past when a local murder upsets the calm of his newly reform… 
CastPeter Stormare, Jill Hennessy, Jackie Burro…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Nicolàs Pereda
Toronto resident Nicolas Pereda explores the boundaries between fiction and documentary to evoke the atmosphere of the place in his latest featu… 
CastTeresa Sánchez, Gabino Rodríguez, Harold Tor…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCanada
VIS$14A

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Noah Cowan
It’s finally here. But what is it? What will it be? Who’s it for? -- Noah Cowan, Shane Smith and Jesse Wente talk about the exciting plans for T… 
CastJesse Wente, Shane Smith, Guy Maddin
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
INDFreePG

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Piers Handling, Noah Cowan
This summer’s coolest party requires no ticket. A free block party to celebrate the opening of TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 12, 2010. From 1… 
Cast100 Monkeys, Karkwa, The Sadies, Radio Radio…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
INDFreePG

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Noah Cowan
Following the official ribbon cutting on September 12, TIFF will offer free admission to the building, welcoming visitors to enjoy the spectacul… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
INDFreePG

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Bruce McDonald
Trigger is the story of two rock n' roll women who once shared a friendship, a band and a whole lot of chaos. Now a dozen years later they meet … 
CastSarah Polley, Molly Parker, Callum Keith Ren…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Deepa Mehta
Friday, September 17 at 7pm In 1938, Gandhi's party is making inroads in women's rights. Chuyia, a child already married but living with her pa… 
CastLisa Ray, John Abraham, Rishma Malik, Sarala…
LanguageHindi   CountryCanada
FREEFree14A

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Tomonari Nishikawa, Dominic …
As the pace of the contemporary urban experience grows faster and the world becomes increasingly fractured, artists are documenting the vestiges… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
WL$PG

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Vincent Grenier, John Price,…
As with painting, natural light and colour are inexhaustible sources of inspiration for film and video artists, whose plein-air shooting radical… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
WL$PG

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Daniel Cockburn
A meta-detective story about a reclusive woman who searches for meaning in the mysterious documents that keep appearing to her. Her investigatio… 
CastTracy Wright, Shannon Beckner, Richard Clark…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Present-day Chad. Adam, sixty something, a former swimming champion, is pool attendant at a smart N'Djamena hotel. When the hotel gets taken ove… 
CastEmile Abossolo M'bo, Youssouf Djaoro, Diouco…
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryChad
SP$PG

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Pablo Trapero
Sosa (Ricardo Darin) is a lawyer who haunts hospital waiting rooms hoping to represent the victims of traffic accidents in insurance claims. Whe… 
CastRicardo Darín, Martina Gusman, Carlos Weber,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$14A

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Patricio Guzmán
Guzman’s follow up to “Salvador Allende,” docu-feature “Nostalgia for the Light” turns on the Chilean director’s reflections on the passage of t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
MAST$PG

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Xiaogang Feng
Based on the Tangshan Earthquake in 1976 that took the lives of 240,000 people. Based upon a novel. Tangshan, 1976. Two seven-year-old twin ch… 
CastJingchu Zhang, Daoming Chen, Yi Lu, Jin Che…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Wu Ershan
The story is about a butcher in a brothel who is in love with a courtesan. When he suffers a humiliation rejection, he decides to become a sword… 
CastMasanobu Ando, You Benchang, Kitty Zhang Yuq…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MM$18A

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Tsui Hark
An exiled detective is recruited to solve a series of mysterious deaths that threaten to delay the inauguration of Empress Wu. Based on the ico… 
CastAndy Lau, Carina Lau, Li Bingbing, Tong Leun…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Wang Bing
At the end of the 1950s, the Chinese government condemned thousands of citizens - considered 'right wing dissidents' due their past activities, … 
CastLi Xiangnian, Lian Renjun, Lu Ye, Xu Cenzi, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
VIS$18A

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Dante Lam
Two cops investigating separate cases involving a murdered prostitute and gun smugglers uncover an explosive web of corruption, malice and disgr… 
CastLeon Lai, Richie Ren, Baoqiang Wang, Vivian …
LanguageCantonese   CountryChina
MM$18A

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Jia Zhangke
Focuses on the people, their stories and architecture spanning from the mid-1800s, when Shanghai was opened as a trading port, to the present da… 
CastDan-qing Chen, Han Han, Rebecca Pan, Tao Zha…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MAST$PG

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Richard Bowen
Based on one of the earliest versions of the beloved Cinderella tale comes a magical film that reveals the Chinese origins of this widely known … 
CastXiao Min, Zhang Jie, Caiping Wang, Hu Yinzi,…
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryChina
KIDYouthPG

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Zhang Meng
The film is the story of factory union worker who attempts to build a piano in order to reconnect with his estranged daughter. To fight for cus… 
CastWang Qianyuan, Qin Hailu, Jang Shin-Yeong, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$PG

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Guo Jing & Ke Dingding
When a child is born, nothing is ever going to be the same. A journey into the everyday life of young university teachers and researchers up aga… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
RTR$G

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Djo Tunda Wa Munga
Riva returns home to Kinshasa flush with cash. The town is literally out of gas, and he is sitting on a truckload of it. His first night home, … 
CastPatsha Bay, Manie Malone, Hoji Fortuna, Marl…
LanguageLingala, French   CountryCongo
DISC$14A

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Manuel Martin Cuenca
Oscar and Maria are reunited by the imminent death of their grandfather. Maria has not been heard from in over two years, and now arrives pregna… 
CastVerónica Echegui, Antonio de la Torre, Rodri…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
DISC$14A