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Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1… 
CastRandal Douc
LanguageFrench   CountryCambodia
WL$14A

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Clif Prowse, Derek Lee
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fu… 
CastBaya Rehaz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$18A

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Gia Milani
An ensemble film about four everyday people: a store manager, a security guard, a fire fighter and a clerk who struggle in the aftermath of trau… 
CastCory Monteith, Karine Vanasse, Emily Hampshi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Ingrid Veninger
A story about a father, a son, and six characters dressed in furry suits. An unorthodox acting teacher (Aaron Poole) attempts to push a group of… 
CastAaron Poole, Joey Klein, Jacob Switzer, Jess…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Jonathan Sobol
A third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. 
CastJay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Kurt Russell, Ter…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Seth Scriver, Shayne Ehman
Asphalt Watches is a true story. It is a feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two directors, Shayne Ehman… 
CastShayne Ehman, Seth Scriver, Erin Zimerman, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Terry Miles
As a young woman (Lauren Lee Smith) prepares a memorial film retrospective for her late estranged father, his work begins to influence her life … 
CastJennifer Beals, Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Marcel Dzama
The new film by Canadian-born multidisciplinary artist Marcel Dzama (featuring music by Arcade Fire and an appearance by former Sonic Youth fron… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Sébastien Pilote
Gaby owns a lamb farm. He has two daughters that he raised like princesses. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn… 
CastGilles Renaud, Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Bruce Sweeney
The Dick Knost Show is a character-based satire on sports-talk culture. Dick Knost is a star sports talk host. He's prickly, acerbic and chronic… 
CastGabrielle Rose, Tom Scholte, Paul Skrudland,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Peter Stebbings
Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he kill… 
CastJennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby, Shay Eyre, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Denis Villeneuve
Based on The Double by Nobel Laureate José Saramago, this film explores the troubled psyche of a man who is torn between his mistress and his wi… 
CastJake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent, Sarah Gado…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$18A

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Michael Dowse
A story of a young man and woman who struggle to navigate their friendship, which has developed a deep romantic undercurrent. FUBAR and Goon di… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Zoe Kazan, Megan Park, Ada…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Barry Avrich
Barry Avrich’s account of the life of this most unlikely revolutionary of the 1960s counterculture is energetic, iconoclastic and well researche… 
CastXaviera Hollander, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Gucc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Louise Archambault
Quebecois director Louise Archambault follows her smart and refreshing debut feature Familia with this tender drama about a developmentally chal… 
CastGabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, M…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Bruce LaBruce
Queering the May-December courtship of Harold and Maude, iconic provocateur Bruce LaBruce (L.A. Zombie) returns with this subversively tender ta… 
CastPier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Bo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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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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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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Alexandre Aja
Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Henry is married, has a son, and a decent job in advertising. Trouble is his wife is in jail for sleeping with a 14-year-old boy. Struggling to … 
CastMaxwell McCabe-Lokos, August Diehl, Sarah Al…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Jeremy Shaw
For this startling new variation on his acclaimed installation Introduction to the Memory Personality, Jeremy Shaw places the spectator alone in… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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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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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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Jeff Barnaby
Guided by the spirits of her departed mother and brother, an Aboriginal teenager plots revenge against a sadistic Indian Agent this fiercely irr… 
CastKawennahere Devery Jacobs, Glen Gould, Brand…
LanguageEnglish, Mi'gMaq   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jeremiah S. Chechik
Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man. The Right Kind of Wrong is a romantic comedy about a … 
CastCatherine O'Hara, Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Chloé Robichaud
This stylish and slyly comic chronicle of a young woman’s sexual awakening is the highly anticipated feature debut of Quebec filmmaker Chloé Rob… 
CastSophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne,…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg’s third feature film, announced him as the master of "body horror" and features a fast spreading parasite that quickly overruns… 
CastJoe Silver, Ronald Mlodzik, Susan Petrie, Pa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFreeR

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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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Sol Friedman, Ian Lagarde, J…
From Chinese shipping captains with a soft spot for pop music to teens surfing the net for new love, things aren’t always as they appear in this… 
CastDeshay Padayachey, Stephen Rashotte, Sam , C…
LanguageEnglish / French / M…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Cassandra Cronenberg, Kays M…
Performance is at the centre of this daring programme of boundary-pushing shorts that explore questions of history, politics, and identity. Can… 
CastCassandra Cronenberg, Beverley Kolbe, Marc D…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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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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Fraser Munden and Neil Rathb…
Friends and criminals — and their chance encounters — link this programme to make keen observations that, from coast to coast, we’re not always … 
CastChris McMahon, Ralph Whims, Stefan Czernatow…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Cory Bowles, Chris Goldade, …
Community, friends and family form life's essential networks. Some of the most adventurous films of the year explore the complications of starti… 
CastKeeya King, Raven Dauda, Kingslee Christie, …
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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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
CWC$PG

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Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black) stars as a newly-single pregnant woman who confronts an uncertain future in the long-awaite… 
CastAidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan…
LanguageEnglish, Irish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Xavier Dolan
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. This latest work from Canada’s endlessly inventi… 
CastXavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
Triptych is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller; Marie, a singer and actress; and Thomas, a G… 
CastFrédérike Bédard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Pies…
LanguageFrench, English, Ger…   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Danis Goulet
An ancient aboriginal myth told as a post-apocalyptic story, set in the Winter Garden Theatre. Through the thick fog that obscures the sun, tha… 
CastSarah Podemski, Gail Maurice
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Laurel Woodcock
The newest installment of Laurel Woodcock’s site-specific series continues her exploration of the relationship between cinema and the written wo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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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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David Rimmer, Luther Price, …
The Academy Film Archive's restoration of David Rimmer's Canadian avant-garde classic Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper anchors the first progr… 
CastElliott Gould, Jim Bouton
LanguageSpanish   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Hannes Schüpbach, Stephen Br…
Proposing simplicity as a radical antidote to today’s fervent desire for intricacy, these films and videos draw upon either a collaborative proc… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
WL$G

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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   CountryCanada
WL$PG

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Alan Zweig
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Bo… 
CastHowie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Sebastián Lelio
A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval… 
CastPaulina García, Sergio Hernández, Diego Font…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
SP$18A

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Marcela Said
In this subtle and atmospheric allegory by first-time feature director Marcela Said, a teenaged girl holidaying at a lake house in southern Chil… 
CastFrancisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izqui…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$18A

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Peter Chan
Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed "the Chinese Social Network", this epic tale of business bravado follows three fr… 
CastXiaoming Huang, Dawei Tong, Deng Chao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
GALA$$14A

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Keanu Reeves
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. Keanu Reeves makes his directorial d… 
CastTiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, …   CountryChina
SP$18A

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Róbert I. Douglas
Gary is in Beijing to make it big. After failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up teaching English. Gary's real reasons for sta… 
CastCarlos Ottery, Chris Loton, Ai Wan, Cromwell…
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Wang Bing
Director Wang Bing casts an understanding and non-judgmental eye on the inmates of a decrepit Chinese mental hospital in this eloquent and emoti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
WL$14A

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Jia Zhangke
Internationally acclaimed Chinese master Jia Zhangke (The World) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling — and startlingly vi… 
CastZhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Luo Lansh…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MAST$14A

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Vivian Qu
A poignant and engaging thriller, Vivian Qu’s feature debut plunges us into the fascinating world state surveillance in China, following a digit… 
CastLu Yulai, He Wenchao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Dante Lam
Fleeing to Macau to escape from threatening loan sharks, a former mixed-martial arts champion becomes embroiled in the lives of a psychologicall… 
CastNick Cheung, Eddie Peng, Crystal Lee
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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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…   CountryColombia
WL$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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Agnieszka Holland
This epic, long-form docudrama chronicles the political, legal, and moral fallout that followed after Czech student protester Jan Palach set him… 
CastTatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr S…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
SP$14A

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Jan Hrebejk
The arrival of an uninvited guest casts a shadow over an idyllic wedding celebration in this wonderfully fraught meditation on guilt and forgive… 
CastAna Geislerova, Stanislav Majer, Jiri Cerny
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18A

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Juraj Lehotsky
Miracle is the story of 15-year-old Ela who is sent to a re-education centre. She yearns for love, but is not allowed to love. Despite all the r… 
CastRobert Roth, Michaela Bendulová, Venusa Kale…
LanguageSlovak   CountryCzech Republic
DISC$14A