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Rithy Panh
Between 1975 and 1979, the Khmer Rouge regime caused the death of some 1.8 million people, representing one-quarter of the population of Cambodi… 
CastKaing Guek Eav
LanguageKhmer, French   CountryCambodia
RTR$14A

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Randall Cole
Seen entirely from the point of view of hand-held and surveillance cameras, 388 Arletta Avenue tells the story of a couple, Nick Stahl and Mia K… 
CastNick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, Devon Sawa, Charlo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Mike Clattenburg
Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is … 
CastNick Stahl, Nicolas Wright, Stephen Lobo, Vi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas
Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a … 
CastGabriel del Castillo Mullally, Claudia Dey, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Erik Canuel
Barrymore brings Christopher Plummer’s Tony Award-winning tour-de-force stage performance to the screen in this film version of the Broadway hit… 
CastChristopher Plummer, John Plumpis
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAV$14A

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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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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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Peter Lynch
One of Canada’s most celebrated filmmakers, Peter Lynch has also had a long history with video art and installation work dating back to when he … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Jean-Marc Vallée
Café de Flore is first and foremost an epic love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. Two people from two different … 
CastVanessa Paradis, Kevin Parent, Hélène Floren…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Alison Murray
A portrait of the working-class musicians and dancers of Buenos Aires’s San Telmo neighbourhood, who have channelled the city’s many cultural in… 
CastHector Roterio, Graciela Macier, Sergio Pasq…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCanada
CTC$14A

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David Cronenberg
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. On the eve of World War I, Zurich a… 
CastViggo Mortensen, Keira Knightley, Michael Fa…
LanguageGerman, English   CountryCanada
GALA$$18A

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Douglas Aarniokoski
An apocalyptic siege warfare film spanning 24 hrs during which a small group of survivors are pit against insurmountable odds. In a post-apocal… 
CastShannyn Sossamon, Dominic Monaghan, Shawn As…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$18A

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Deepa Mehta
Published in 1981, Salman Rushdie’s second novel, Midnight’s Children, which chronicles India’s transition from British colonialism to independe… 
CastSalman Rushdie
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAV$14A

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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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Nathan Morlando
Based on a true story, WWII vet and family-man-turned-bank-robber Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his family and an unfulfill… 
CastScott Speedman, Kevin Durand, Kelly Reilly, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Michael Dowse
Goon is the story of Doug Glatt, a down-on-his-luck bouncer, who’s been touched by the fist of God. Upon discovering both his right hook and ska… 
CastSeann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's classic film is being re-struck in conjunction with the monograph on the film, co-published by the University of Toronto Press … 
CastHugh Dillon, Callum Keith Rennie, John Pyper…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Fifteen years have passed since Bruce McDonald completed his infamous documentary that chronicled the demise of the punk rock outfit Hard Core L… 
CastBruce McDonald, Care Failure, Julian Riching…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Sarah Goodman
Alex, 11 and Chaz, 14, frankly speculate on the reason their mother just called them for a family meeting. Two brothers sitting on a park bench… 
CastJacob Veninger Switzer, George MacFarlane
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18A

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Ingrid Veninger
A mother and daughter duo, suddenly without each other as guides for their good or bad decisions, must confront their life changes alone, before… 
CastHallie Switzer, Ingrid Veninger, Jacob Switz…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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Leonard Farlinger
I’m Yours, a sexy and irreverent two-hander, sees disillusioned Wall Street broker, Robert, kidnapped and blackmailed into taking a road trip wi… 
CastRossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Don McKel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Werner Herzog
We do not know when and how we will die. Death Row inmates do. Werner Herzog embarks on a dialogue with Death Row inmates, asks questions about … 
CastWerner Herzog, Michael Perry, Jason Burkett,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$14A

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Guy Maddin
Keyhole is a rousing gangsters-meet-ghosts sonata in which dream and waking life are deliriously blended to arouse the eerie lusts and sadness t… 
CastJason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18A

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Sheldon Larry
This indie-narrative musical is set in the drag-ball community memorialized in the documentary Paris Is Burning. With 11 original songs by Beyon… 
CastEphraim Sykes, Miss Barbie-Q, Phillip Evelyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Nicholas Pye, Sheila Pye
Collaborative Canadian artists Nicholas and Sheila Pye’s latest exhibition refers to the levitation game children often play at slumber parties.… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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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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Mary Harron
Rebecca, haunted by her father's suicide, begins her junior year at an elite all-girls’ boarding school, hoping for a fresh start. Her friendshi… 
CastLily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, Judy P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Anne Émond
Clara and Nikolaï meet at a rave. They return to Nicolaï’s apartment and make love. Afterwards, instead of parting, the two lovers divulge their… 
CastCatherine De Léan, Dimitri Storoge.
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$18A

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Simon Davidson
In The Odds, a murder mystery set in the world of illegal teenage gambling, 17-year-old Desson Orr must find his best friend’s killer before the… 
CastTyler Johnston, Calum Worthy, Julia Maxwell,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Sh…
The Patron Saints is a disquieting and hyper-realistic glimpse into life at a nursing home. Bound by the candid confessions of a recently disabl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Léa Pool
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people walk, run and shop for “the cure.” Millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but … 
CastSamantha King
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$14A

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David Rokeby
Throughout his distinguished career, Governor General’s Award-winning artist David Rokeby has experimented prolifically with a variety of new me… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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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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Jeanne Leblanc, Hugh Dillon,…
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 1: One Night With You - A fat young man's lustful fantasies are crushed by his insecure and immature realit… 
CastGuillaume Cyr, Julie de Lafreniere, Mikhail …
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Matthew Rankin, Ian Lagarde,…
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 2: Tabula Rasa - A surrealist tale of loss and longing finds forlorn Fernand succumbing to the rising flood… 
CastMartin Dubreuil, Sarah Gravel, Marie-Ginette…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Mike Maryniuk, John Scoles, …
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 3: The Yodeling Farmer - Stu Clayton of Manitou, Manitoba is the yodelling farmer, portrayed with humour an… 
CastStew Clayton, Darryl Nepinak, Errol Sitahal,…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Sophie Goyette, Mathieu Trem…
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 4: Mandeep - Mandeep lives with Tourette's syndrome and other behavioral disorders that make everyday tasks… 
CastÉliane Préfontaine, Hubert Lemire, Antoine D…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Cory Bowles, Yoakim Bélang…
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 5: If I Can Fly - A stunning dance piece featuring a naked, solitary man through a visceral introspection i… 
CastGary Levert, Sandi Ross, John Beale, Tara Le…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Philippe Baylaucq, Stephanie…
Screening as part of SCC: Programme 6: ORA - An unprecedented, game-changing 3D visual art trip uses infrared technology to capture contemporar… 
CastLindsey Renée Derry, Sarah Fregeau, Alexandr…
LanguageEnglish, Gaelic, Ita…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Carl Bessai
A comedic exploration of the lives of four intersecting sister and brother relationships. A hard-done-by “entrepreneur” corrals a young girl and… 
CastDustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Cory Monteith,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ken Scott
Just when David Wosniak (Patrick Huard) decides to finally take control of his life, this eternal 42-year-old teenager discovers that he's the b… 
CastPatrick Huard, Antoine Bertrand, Julie le Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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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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Sarah Polley
A funny, bittersweet and heart-wrenching story about a woman struggling to choose between two different types of love. Swelteringly hot, brig… 
CastMichelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Luke Kirby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18A

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Tacita Dean, Nick Collins, S…
As celluloid threatens to disappear altogether, Wavelengths launches with a celebratory and elegiac programme comprised of doomed desire, vanish… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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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   CountryCanada
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
WL$PG

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Guy Édoin
On a dairy farm in the Eastern Townships, in the middle of a drought, an accident will disrupt the life of the Santerre family. Forced to band t… 
CastPascale Bussières, Luc Picard, François Papi…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Darrell Roodt
This film reveals the enigma that is Winnie Mandela. A sensitive depiction, Winnie portrays her life’s journey amidst the unwavering love betwee… 
CastJennifer Hudson, Terrence Howard, Elias Kote…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Cristián Jiménez
A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. Jiménez’ debut celebrates love, literature and botany … 
CastGabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$18A

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Sebastián Brahm
When a prominent researcher in the field of human memory returns home, he stumbles upon the fact that a man's past – as he remembers and tells i… 
CastCristian Carvajal, Paola Giannini, Alexis Mo…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$14A

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Sebastián Lelio
Manuel is in jail in the south of Chile. During the earthquake of February 27th, 2010, the prison collapses. In the chaos, some inmates, includi… 
CastLuis Dubó, Sergio Hernández, Viviana Herrera
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
VAN$14A

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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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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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Haofeng Xu
Set during the Ming dynasty, when Japanese pirates had long been eliminated from China, a swordsman tries to prove that his weapon was used by t… 
CastYu Chenghui, Song Yang , Zhao Yuanyuan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Alejandro Landes
A man disabled by a stray police bullet lives in a world that stretches only from bed to wheelchair in a faraway city on the outskirts of the Co… 
CastPorfirio Ramirez Aldana, Jarlinsson, Ramirez…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
VIS$18A

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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
WL$PG

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Alejandro Brugués
The zombie world has yet to witness one last stand – Cuba. An outbreak hits the island on the anniversary of the revolution, so Juan and his fri… 
CastAlexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andre…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$18A

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Tomás Lunák
Stories from the past and present converge at a small railway in Billy Potok, a tiny village on the Czech-Polish border. The local dispatcher, … 
CastMiroslav Krobot, Marie Ludvíková, Karel Rod…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
DISC$14A

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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
CWC$PG