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Antti-Jussi Annila
In the year 1595, following the brutal war between Finland and Russia, brothers Knut and Erik are part of the commission marking the border betw… 
CastVille Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Rain Tolk, Son…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18

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Mika Kaurismäki
Acclaimed Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki (LA Without a Map, TIFF 1998) offers a raw and often hilarious drama about a trio of anti-heroes – an… 
CastIrina Björklund, Tommi Eronen, Peter Franzén…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

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Claire Denis
The celebrated French filmmaker Claire Denis returns with 35 Rhums, exploring the working underclass of French society. Lionel, a widower, has r… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Gilles Bourdos
Years after a near-death experience shook his childhood, Nathan, now a successful corporate lawyer, has buried himself in his work to escape the… 
CastRomain Duris, John Malkovich, Evangeline Lil…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
VAN$18

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François Dupeyron
In his latest film, François Dupeyron (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, TIFF 2003) again turns his attention to an underprivileged secto… 
CastFélicité Wouassi
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Rithy Panh
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Marguerite Duras, Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique is directed by Rithy Panh (S21, La Machine de mort K… 
CastIsabelle Huppert
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$14A

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Arnaud Desplechin
A dysfunctional family, torn apart by illness, death and loss, come together for Christmas in the North of France. Exploring the relationships a… 
CastCatherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mat…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Bohdan Sláma
When a gifted young teacher takes a job at a grammar school in the country, he quickly forms a strong bond with Marie, a local farm owner. But t… 
CastZuzana Bydzovská, Pavel Liska, Ladislav Sedi…
LanguageCzech   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Dubbed "Mao" for his crafty management strategy of feigned benevolence, a truck yard owner (director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche) decides to build an o… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Salim Ameur-Zaïmeche, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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Paolo Sorrentino
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo) has been the alpha and omega of Italian politics. Unreachable and enigmatic, he hides behind a calculated sembl… 
CastToni Servillo
LanguageItalian   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Franck Vestiel
Inspired by Manga and video game imagery, Eden Log is a visually stunning sci-fi vision of a tomb-like underworld. A man regains consciousness a… 
CastClovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$14A

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Safy Nebbou
While picking up her son at a birthday party, Elsa (Catherine Frot) finds her entire world turned upside down. Believing Lola, a little girl at … 
CastCatherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire, Wladimir …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Daniel Burman
Superbly imaginative and entertaining, Empty Nest offers a heartfelt look at the marital tensions between Martha (Cecilia Roth, All About My Mot… 
CastCecilia Roth, Oscar Martinez
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
SP$$14A

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Laurent Cantet
NOTE: SCHEDULE CHANGE / ENTRE LES MURS (THE CLASS) BY LAURENT CANTET WILL HAVE IT'S NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE AS THE OPENING FILM FOR THE NEW YOR… 
CastFrançois Bégaudeau
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's follow-up to the 2006 award-winning Daratt (Dry Season) charts the journey of a man fleeing his debts by attempting an ar… 
CastYoussouf Djaoro, Mata Gabin, Assane Kheiro, …
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Christophe Barratier
A dazzling musical from the director of Les Choristes (TIFF 2004), Faubourg 36 is set between December 1935 and July 1936 in a working-class nei… 
CastGérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18

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Anne Fontaine
A brilliant and neurotic attorney (Fabrice Luchini) goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal. But instead of focusing on the case, he falls fo… 
CastFabrice Luchini, Louise Bourgoin, Roschdy Ze…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18A

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Jerzy Skolimowski
From influential Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski comes the story of Leon, a hospital worker who once witnessed the brutal rape of Anna, now a… 
CastKinga Preis, Artur Steranko
LanguagePolish   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Olivier Assayas
After siblings Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), Frédéric (Charles Berling) and Jérémie (Jérémie Rénier) return home to the countryside for their mot… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Adrian Sitaru
A Sunday picnic seemed like the best way for Mihai and Sweetie to spend some quality time together and take their relationship to a new level. B… 
CastAdrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu
LanguageRomanian   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Barbet Schroeder
Barbet Schroeder directs this thriller starring Benoît Magimel (La Pianiste) as Fayard, a successful crime novelist. Invited to Japan for the re… 
CastBenoît Magimel
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18A

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Mabrouk El Mechri
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Jean-Claude Van Damme in the comeback story of one of the biggest action stars in movie history. When a trip to t… 
CastJean-Claude Van Damme, François Damiens, Zin…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance
MM$18

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Barmak Akram
Kabul taxi driver Khaled picks up a woman and, after settling on a price, takes her to her destination. The woman gets out and a new passenger c… 
CastHadji Gul, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Moha…
LanguagePersian   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Lisandro Alonso
During an Atlantic crossing, Farrel asks the captain of the freighter he is sailing for permission to go ashore at the next port. He wants to vi… 
CastJuan Fernandez
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Pascal Laugier
One night in the early 1970s, Lucie, a little girl missing for over a year, is discovered wandering by the side of a country road, unable to say… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine B…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$18A

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Jacques-Rémy Girerd
When her father becomes trapped in a tunnel on a construction site far from home, Mia decides to leave her village to look for him. Trekking thr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
KID$G

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Guka Omarova
When a petrol station is burned to the ground, the developers blame the land owner, Batir, and kidnap his son. Batir has no choice but to seek o… 
CastFarkhad Amankulov, Neisipkul Omarbekova, Alm…
LanguageRussian/Kazakh   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Werner Schroeter
This powerful and provocative film follows Ossorio Vignale as he arrives in his hometown in search of Clara, the woman he loves. Much to his hor… 
CastPascal Greggory, Elsa Zylberstein, Amira Cas…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Bent Hamer
In the driver's cab of a train journeying through the Norwegian countryside, Odd Horten is on his penultimate journey from Oslo to Bergen. Tomor… 
CastBaard Owe
LanguageNorwegian   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Marco Pontecorvo
This true story of a street clown, Miloud Oukili, charts his arrival in Romania in 1992, three years after the end of Ceausescu's dictatorship, … 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian | French …   CountryFrance
VAN$18

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Yesim Ustaoglu
When three fortysomething siblings in Istanbul receive a call that their aging mother has disappeared from her home along the Eastern Black Sea … 
CastTsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Unsal, Ö…
LanguageTurkish   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Arnaud des Pallières
Georges Nail (Sergi López) lives in a new suburb. He's married, loves his wife, son and dog. Paul Hammer (Jean-Marc Barr) is goodlooking, rich a… 
CastSergi López, Jean-Marc Barr
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Agnès Varda
Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda looks back on her life and work, using beaches as a window to memory. In Belgium, California, the South of Franc… 
CastAgnès Varda
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Amos Gitaï
A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 
CastJeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuell…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Agnès Varda
La Pointe courte (1956) introduced the world to Agnès Varda, one of the most unique directors of French cinema. She will be at TIFF08 to present… 
CastSilvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DIAL$PG

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Jean-François Richet
Vincent Cassel plays Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1. I… 
CastCécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Roy Dupu…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Amos Kollek
Recently discharged from the Israeli army, Tzach travels to New York to confront his father Moshe, a struggling artist who left his family behin… 
CastRan Danker, Moshe Ivgy
LanguageHebrew   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Pablo Agüero
In the valley of El Bolson in Patagonia - a haven for renegades from all over the world - Alba and Inti try to build a normal life as mother and… 
CastDolores Fonzi
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Gabor Csupo
Thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin, in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There Maria unc… 
CastIoan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
KID$G

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Martin Provost
Based on a true story, Séraphine delves into the relationship between naïve painter Séraphine Louis (1864–1942) and art collector Wilhelm Uhde. … 
CastUlrich Tukur, Yolande Moreau, Françoise Lebr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Brillante Mendoza
The Pineda family operates a run-down movie house that shows sexy double features. While they endure each other's sins and vices, the matriarch,… 
CastGina Pareño
LanguageFilipino | Tagalog…   CountryFrance
VAN$18

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc…
Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes entangled in a sham marriage orchestrated by mobster Fabio, an arrangement that will en… 
CastArta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rong…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Aida Begic
Eastern Bosnia, 1997. Headed by the young and stubborn Alma, the residents of the war-ravaged and isolated village of Slavno face a dilemma. Sho… 
CastZana Marjanovic, Jasna Beri, Sadzida Setic, …
LanguageCroatian   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Semih Kaplanoglu
Young Yusuf is upset when he learns that his mother Fatma is having a secret affair with the town's railroad stationmaster. He must decide wheth… 
CastUnknown
LanguageTurkish   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Haile Gerima
Upon graduating from a university in Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia during the war of the 1990s. Hoping to put his newly acqui… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman/Amharic   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, TIFF 2006) tells the story of a dislocated family batt… 
CastYavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Rifat Sungar
LanguageTurkish   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Juan Jose Lozano
Témoin indésirable depicts Colombia’s social and political situation through the work and life of investigative journalist Hollman Morris. Morri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
RTR$18

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Fabrice du Welz
Eastern spiritual themes of despair are paired with maternal concerns in du Welz's second film after his 2004 Midnight Madness debut, Calvaire. … 
CastRufus Sewell, Emmanuelle Béart, Julie Dreyfu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Ari Folman
One night in a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their… 
CastAri Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner
LanguageHebrew | German   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Nathaniel Dorsky and Jean-Ma…
This year's Wavelengths begins with a programme of avant-garde masters. One of the most gifted 16mm filmmakers of our time, Nathaniel Dorsky has… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryFrance
WL$18

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Philippe Claudel
Coming off a hugely successful run in France, I've Loved You So Long is written and directed by acclaimed novelist/filmmaker Philippe Claudel. I… 
CastKristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Laur…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18