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September 7-17, 2017

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Dagur Kári
A homeless boy Lucas (Paul Dano), meets Jacques (Brian Cox), a grumpy bar-owner, whose unhealthy lifestyle has brought him five heart attacks. J… 
CastPaul Dano, Brian Cox, Damian Young, Isild Le…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIceland
SP$PG

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
This is a moving, compassionate portrayal of a mother’s desperate quest to understand autism, the perplexing condition that controls her son. By… 
CastMargret Dagmar Ericsdottir
LanguageEnglish   CountryIceland
RTR$18

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Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
A lonely man finds a companion in a mad woman in a dense forest in the Western Ghats of India. When she becomes pregnant, a conflict arises betw… 
CastChitranjan Giri, Veena Jomkar, Prasanthi Tal…
LanguageKonkani   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Anurag Singh
In a village where girls don’t play cricket, Veera (Rani Mukherjee) has to put on a turban and beard and become a man to fulfill her dreams. Her… 
CastRani Mukherjee, Shahid Kapoor, Rakhi Sawant,…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
GALA$$PG

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Dev Benegal
Vishnu, a restless young man, rejects his father’s faltering hair oil business and hits the road with a travelling cinema. Colourful and full of… 
CastAbhay Deol, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Satish Ka…
LanguageHindi | English   CountryIndia
SP$PG

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Ashutosh Gowariker
What’s Your Raashee? is a romantic comedy about a young man who has always wanted to marry for love. When he suddenly is told that he must find … 
CastHarman Baweja, Priyanka Chopra, Suzy Brack, …
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
GALA$$PG

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Buddhadeb Dasgupta
When Bimal decides to give something back to his alma mater, he chooses to replace the broken window of his favourite classroom. Plans to pay fo… 
CastSwastika Mukherjee, Tapas Pal, Indraneil Sen…
LanguageBengali   CountryIndia
MAST$PG

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Mehran Tamadon
For three years, Mehran Tamadon immersed himself into the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the Bassi… 
CastMehran Tamadon
LanguageUnknown   CountryIran
RTR$18

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Hana Makhmalbaf
An Iranian playwright suffers a creative crisis as her country convulses on the eve of this year's election. Features never before seen footage … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
VAN$18

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Shalizeh Arefpour
World Premiere A young Iranian girl falls in love with an immigrant student from Afghanistan, causing her family to react with anger. 
CastBaran Kosari, Mehrdad Sedighian, Khosro Shak…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$18

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Granaz Moussavi
Shot underground on location in Tehran, the film tells the story of modern-day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. 
CastMarzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi
LanguageFarsi/Persian, Engli…   CountryIran
DISC$18

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Ruba Nadda
World Premiere Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), a magazine editor, arrives in Cairo to meet her husband Mark (Tom McCamus), a UN official in Gaza. … 
CastPatricia Clarkson, Tom McCamus, Alexander Si…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$14A

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Carter Gunn and Ross McDonne…
Several beekeepers around the U.S. cope with colony collapse disorder – the phenomenon that has caused millions of bees to mysteriously disappea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
RTR$18

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Jordan Scott
In an austere and remote girls’ boarding school, the most elite clique of girls are the illustrious members of the school’s diving team. As they… 
CastEva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$14A

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Margaret Corkery
A family holiday brings to a head the destructive love triangle between Eamon, a little boy with behavioural problems, his selfish mother Grace … 
CastMary Murray, Darren Healy, Phyllis MacMahon
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$18

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Neil Jordan
A lyrical, modern fairy tale that tells the story of Syracuse (Colin Farrell), an Irish fisherman whose life is transformed when he catches a be… 
CastColin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Alison Barry…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$PG

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Ian Fitzgibbon
When Michael’s (Cillian Murphy) debt to Dublin kingpin Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) is called in and one of Perrier’s goons accidentally end… 
CastCillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$14A

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Vic Sarin
An extraordinary woman helps an orphan boy find self-acceptance and love through her unique gifts of colour and magic. Set in a small village on… 
CastConnie Nielsen, Aidan Quinn, John Bell, Jack…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
KIDYouthPG

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Danis Tanovic
Mark (Colin Farrell), a war photographer, returns home from Kurdistan without his friend and colleague David (Jamie Sives). As time goes on, it … 
CastColin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Christopher Lee
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$14A

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Scandar Copti and Yaron Shan…
An original, powerful film in which an accidental murder and a murky drug deal spur uncontrolled violence in a Palestinian community in Jaffa. 
CastShahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, …
LanguageArabic, Hebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$18

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Niv Klainer
A Tel Aviv father tries to keep his schizophrenic son out of an institution, but when he takes in a Thai migrant worker, she disrupts the uneasy… 
CastDafna Armoni, Aryeh Cherner, Michael Moshono…
LanguageHebrew | English   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Efraim Kishon
One of the best-loved Israeli comedies of its era, Big Dig is a dizzying 1969 farce in which an inspired madman brings Tel Aviv to a halt with a… 
CastBomba Tzur, Nissim Azikri, Shraga Friedman, …
LanguageHebrew | German   CountryIsrael
CTC$PG

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Uri Zohar
From one of Israel’s most influential filmmakers, this classic depicts a Tel Aviv counterculture that is progressive and blessed with many delig… 
CastAlona Einstein, Arik Einstein, Sima Eliyahu,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Eytan Fox
A defining work of recent Tel Aviv cinema, this multi-character story shows the city’s free-thinking liberals confronted with harsh political te… 
CastOhad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Virtzer
LanguageHebrew, Arabic   CountryIsrael
CTC$18A

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Amos Gitaï
History in the Middle East is a complex mix of the present and the past. Then, there is also the personal and Gitaï is uniquely placed to reflec… 
CastAmitai Ashkenazi, Amos Lavie, Amos Lavie, B…
LanguageFrench   CountryIsrael
MAST$18

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Haim Tabakman
A gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, where the belief that love conquers all results in societa… 
CastZohar Strauss, Ran Danker,Tzahi Grad, Ravit …
LanguageHebrew, Yiddish   CountryIsrael
CWC$18

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Leon Prudovsky
In a suburb of Tel Aviv, an Israeli cab driver who longs to fly and a Russian music teacher who is soon to board a plane find out that romance i… 
CastDror Keren, Vladimir Friedman, Helena Yaralo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$18

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Zippi Brand Frank
In India, the latest form of outsourcing is surrogate mothers who carry embryos for couples who can’t have a child. Director Zippi Brand Frank f… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Hin…   CountryIsrael
RTR$18

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Raphaël Nadjari
This invigorating exploration of Israeli cinema draws upon numerous clips and engrossing interviews with filmmakers and historians. Part 1 cover… 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Raphaël Nadjari
In the second of this two-part documentary, filmmakers and scholars explore the development of Israel’s film culture from 1978 to the present. 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Keren Yedaya
In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story from Tel Aviv’s fabled sister city, a young Jewish woman and her Arab childhood sweetheart grow up s… 
CastDana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Ma…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Danny Lerner
James Bond heroine Olga Kurylenko stars in this taut drama about a Russian illegal immigrant in Tel Aviv forced into violence even as she befrie… 
CastOlga Kurylenko, Ninette Tayeb, Henry David, …
LanguageEnglish | Hebrew |…   CountryIsrael
CTC$14A

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Samuel Maoz
Set in June 1982 during the Israel-Lebanon War, the film follows a young and heroic tank crew that finds itself in a situation that cannot be co… 
CastRaymonde Amsalem, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat, M…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
VIS$18

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Assi Dayan
Gila Almagor stars as the owner of a bar which sees its regulars suffer highs and lows as they come to reflect a microcosm of Tel Aviv. 
CastSharon Alexander, Shmil Ben Ari, Avital Dick…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Yoav Paz and Doron Paz
This is a sharp, stylish debut feature about a young man hunkering down in his Tel Aviv apartment with a steady diet of TV and internet for comp… 
CastOfer Shechter, Efrat Boimold, Efrat Dor, Tza…
LanguageHebrew | English   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier's controversial movie was the talk of Cannes this year with its groundbreaking, deeply disturbing and graphic nightmare vision ab… 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
MAST$18

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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier rarely travels to film festivals, and will not be coming to Toronto, but he has agreed to participate in a 90-minute video news c… 
CastLars von Trier
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
MAST$18

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Giuseppe Tornatore
From the acclaimed director of Cinema Paradiso comes an epic saga of life and death, love and hatred in a vibrant Sicilian town in the first hal… 
CastFrancesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Monica Be…
LanguageItalian | Sicilian…   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Amos Gitaï
History in the Middle East is a complex mix of the present and the past. Then, there is also the personal and Gitaï is uniquely placed to reflec… 
CastAmitai Ashkenazi, Amos Lavie, Amos Lavie, B…
LanguageFrench   CountryItaly
MAST$18

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Marco Brambilla
Artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla presents Civilization, a CGI pastiche of film and pop culture moments. Brambilla invites the viewer on a jo… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
FUTFreePG

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Giuseppe Capotondi
When an attractive young Slovenian girl moves to Italy and meets an eligible young man, both of their lives are set to change. They become the v… 
CastKsenia Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Antonia Trup…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Gaspar Noé
Controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) is back with a mind-bending journey that transcends life and death as he follows the exploits … 
CastNathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
LanguageEnglish, Japanese   CountryItaly
VAN$18

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Renato De Maria
Set during a turbulent period in 1970-80s Italy, the plot centres on passionate couple Sergio and Susanna, who have been living as fugitives. Pu… 
CastGiovanna Mezzogiorno, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lu…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Giuseppe Piccioni
A young novelist is intrigued by his daughter’s swimming instructor. When he asks her out, he learns that she doesn’t date at night and discover… 
CastValerio Mastandrea, Valeria Golino, Sonia Be…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$18

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Goran Paskaljevic
Two young married couples take off and travel abroad to the promised lands of better opportunities, but hope collapses when their expectations d… 
CastLazar Ristovski, Petar Bozovic, Mira Banjac
LanguageItalian | Albanian …   CountryItaly
MAST$18

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Luca Guadagnino
Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton stars in this drama about the devastating effects of a forbidden passion between a woman who belongs to a ri… 
CastTilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbr…
LanguageItalian, English   CountryItaly
VIS$18

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Carlos Saura
Venice 1763 – writer Lorenzo da Ponte is leading a pleasure-seeking life. He was originally a priest but his numerous affairs force him to be ex… 
CastLorenzo Balducci, Lino Guanciale, Emilia Ver…
LanguageGerman | Italian   CountryItaly
GALA$$14A

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimme…
A small abandoned girl is sheltered by a circus woman in this tale of courage, loss and togetherness. 
CastAsia Crippa, Patrizia Gerardi
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$18

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Elia Suleiman
This semi-biographic film, divided into four historical episodes, portrays the daily life of Palestinians in 1948 who were considered a minority… 
CastAli Suliman, Elia Suleiman
LanguageHebrew | Arabic   CountryItaly
CWC$PG

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Ahmed Maher
[Ahmed Maher's The Traveller, was pulled from TIFF. According to TIFF organizers, the reason was a legal dispute between the film's Italian and … 
CastOmar Sharif, Khaled Nabawy, Sherif Ramzzy, A…
LanguageArabic   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Marco Bellocchio
This fictionalized portrait of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini concentrates on his youthful years before he rose to power in Italy. It uncover… 
CastGiovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Corrado …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$14A

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Klaus Lutz, Heinz Emigholz, …
George Méliès’ playful and eccentric spirit hovers throughout Wavelengths’s opening programme. Klaus Lutz’s Titan (USA), is a charming, artisan… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryItaly
WL$18

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Marina Gioti, Jean-Luc Godar…
Personal expressions of historical and collective memory confront spectres from the past throughout this programme. With The Secret School (Gre… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryItaly
WL$18

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Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or for best film at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his film set in Protestant Northern Germany on the eve o… 
CastUlrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbich…
LanguageGerman   CountryItaly
MAST$18

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Federico Fellini
Featuring a wonderful score by Nino Rota, this charming and farcical romantic comedy by Fellini offers an affectionate and satirical look at rom… 
CastAlberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DIAL$18