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Régis Wargnier
Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after th… 
CastRaphaël Personnaz, Olivier Gourmet, Vibol-Jo…
LanguageFrench   CountryCambodia
SP$14A

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Lynne Marsh
Internationally renowned Canadian artist Lynne Marsh presents Anna and the Tower, a 3-channel video installation with sound co-commissioned by T… 
CastAnna Iwanow
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

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Adam MacDonald
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the wilderness and get hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they… 
CastMissy Peregrym, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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Jeffrey St. Jules
A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town.… 
CastJane Levy, Peter Stormare, Justin Chatwin, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jefferson Moneo
Martha Barlow has a dark personal history she’d rather not remember and more skeletons in her closet than she’d care to admit. After her teenage… 
CastNadia Litz, Justin Kelly, Stephen McHattie, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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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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John Paizs
Winnipeg director John Paizs’ 1985 classic brilliantly apes the look of ’50s educational films and trashy crime movies in its story of a teenage… 
CastEva Kovacs, John Paizs, Darrell Baran, Neil …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFree14A

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Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks
From members of Winnipeg’s infamous Astron-6 collective comes a loving homage and absurdist send-up of the Italian giallo genre. Rey Ciso was on… 
CastUdo Kier, Tristan Risk, Matthew Kennedy, Ada…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$R

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Charles Binamé
Xavier Dolan, Bruce Greenwood and Catherine Keener star in this big-screen adaptation of the play by Nicolas Billon about a psychiatrist who is … 
CastBruce Greenwood, Xavier Dolan, Catherine Kee…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Denys Arcand
Luc (Éric Bruneau), a successful architect, is being given an award in Paris, after which he is approached by a woman he doesn’t immediately rec… 
CastÉric Bruneau, Mélanie Thierry, Melanie Merko…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$R

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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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Pat Mills
A closeted former child actor, an out-of-work alcoholic, fakes his résumé and gets a job as a high-school guidance counsellor, where he thrives … 
CastPat Mills, Zahra Bentham, Alex Ozerov, Trace…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18

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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
SP$PG

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Albert Shin
A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately sh… 
CastAhn Ji Hye, Hae-yeon Kil, Jae-rok Kim, Yoon …
LanguageKorean   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Rodrigue Jean
Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them c… 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from today's celebrity-obsessed culture. Julianne Moore won be… 
CastJulianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Willi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

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Xavier Dolan
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. 
CastAnne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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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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Ruba Nadda
Helen, a doctor mourning the sudden passing of her beloved husband, has retreated to their beautiful island cabin to put his things in order. Un… 
CastPatricia Clarkson, Scott Speedman, Tim Roth,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Jacob Tierney
A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her ol… 
CastSonja Bennett, Paul Campbell, Danny Trejo, J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Harold Crooks
Director Harold Crooks (The Corporation, Surviving Progress) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary doc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Barry Avrich
A young auburn-haired girl (Sloan Avrich) panics when she finds out that redheads may become extinct in only a century, in this charmingly comic… 
CastSloan Avrich, Richard Crouse
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sarah Galea-Davis, Norman Mc…
Headlined by newly restored animations by the great Norman McLaren, this programme muses on the many facets of fame with tales of war heroes, TV… 
CastBruce Hunter, Neil Girvan, Kathleen Phillips…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Kevan Funk, Dana Gingras, El…
From the most intimate spheres to the wide open spaces, this programme explores our physical connections to our environment and to each other. … 
CastDylan Playfair, Michael James, Kurt Runte, S…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Jeffrey Zablotny, Jordan Tan…
From animation to observational realism, these films employ experimental visual approaches to explore the fragility of family connections. Cham… 
CastCassie Williams, Colin Price, Leo Pady MacEa…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Alain Fournier, Tony Elliott…
Working in a wide variety of modes and genres — from documentary to animation, science fiction and folktales — the filmmakers in this programme … 
CastLouis-Philippe Dandenault, Rossif Sutherland…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sol Friedman, François Leduc…
From a wildly reimagined recounting of Noah’s Ark to a chilling tale of invisible intruders, these shorts explore the darker sides of our existe… 
CastJohn Boylan, Michel Maillot, Jean-Guy Boulia…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Caroline Mailloux, Ray Wong,…
Self-definition is the thematic thread of these shorts, which depict protagonists who are forced to imagine and choose between the many roads th… 
CastFanny Mallette, André Kasper, Pierre Rivard,…
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Kris Elgstrand
Carol, an emotionally repressed woman, loses friends and alienates people when she begins singing songs she wrote about people she knows. But sh… 
CastArabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough, Ross Smi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Atom Egoyan
Lance is a film extra looking for his first speaking role. When Clara, an idealistic television writer, checks into the hotel where Lance works,… 
CastMichael McManus, Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFree14A

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Blaine Thurier
An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil. 
CastJesse Carere, Daryl Sabara, Kristin Bauer va…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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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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Stéphane Lafleur
Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend, Véronique.… 
CastJulianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, Marc-An…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Kyle Thomas
The Valley Below is a multi-narrative drama that chronicles the life of a small town in the badlands of Alberta over the course of one year. The… 
CastStephen Bogaert, Kris Demeanor, Alejandro Ra…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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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   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Jordan Canning
Two estranged brothers return to the family cottage after the death of their father. Over the course of three days they must learn to let go of … 
CastPeter Mooney, Steve Cochrane, Lynda Boyd, Me…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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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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Isidora Marras
A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafk… 
CastLoreto Aravena, Paulina García and Maureen J…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$14A

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Martin Rejtman
A teenager finds his life considerably hampered after he impulsively attempts to shoot himself, in this dark, absurdist comedy from Argentine wr… 
CastSusana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Benjamín Coe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$14A

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Cristián Jiménez
In this wise and witty comedy-drama from Chilean director Cristián Jiménez, a married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection… 
CastIngrid Isensee, Maria Siebald, Paulina Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$14A

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Hao Ning
Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road - and the bar - with his all-too-helpful best bud, in… 
CastHuang Bo, Xu Zheng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18A

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Yimou Zhang
Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner, just as … 
CastLi Gong, Daoming Chen, Tao Guo, Chun Li
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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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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Ann Hui
Xiao Hong, one of the most famous female writers, lived through the most turbulent times in contemporary China. Her estrangement from her father… 
CastWei Tang, Shaofeng Feng, Lei Hao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MAST$14A

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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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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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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
DISC$PG

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Javier Fuentes-León
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later,… 
CastSalvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáce…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$14A

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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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Pedro Costa
The highly anticipated new film by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, Cavalo Dinheiro is the follow-up to Costa’s landmark Fontainhas trilogy (Ossos… 
CastVentura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado
LanguagePortuguese   CountryCreole
WL$14A

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Zvonimir Juric
Haunted by his dark past, a labourer in a small Croatian village has a series of fateful encounters over the course of a single night. Three fa… 
CastIvo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, Igor Kova…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia
CWC$14A

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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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Kiki Álvarez
A rare independent film from Cuba, this charming and tender portrait of female friendship follows three hair-salon employees as they hit the tow… 
CastClaudia Muñiz, Marianela Pupo, Maribel Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$14A