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Adolfo Alix Jr.
Adela is celebrating her 80th birthday. She tries to treat it like any other day, going out on her normal daily routines. But, desperately longi… 
CastAnita Linda, Jason Abalos, Joem Bascon, Kenn…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$18

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Lino Brocka
In 1981, Joan Dupont did an exclusive interview for Le Monde with director Lino Brocka in Manila, the Philippines, thanks to assistance from his… 
CastPhillip Salvador, Gino Alajar, Paquito Diaz,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DIAL$14A

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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   CountryPhilippines/France
VAN$18

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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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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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Kevin Papatie
This personal documentary tackles the declining use of the Algonquin language and the lingering effects of residential schools through the lens … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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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/Cambodia/Belg…
SP$$14A

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Guy Édoin
In this haunting finale to the Les Affluents trilogy, Sarah confronts her mother with her wishes to leave the farm during an autumn day of hunti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau and M…
Based on the novel by acclaimed Danish author Jørn Riel, Before Tomorrow is a moving drama about a strong Inuit woman and her beloved grandson, … 
CastMadeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu, Mary Qulit…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Lyne Charlebois
A striking first feature, Borderline follows a young woman as she struggles to break free from her past. Kiki is a journalist and wouldbe noveli… 
CastIsabelle Blais, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Angèle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Philippe Falardeau
In the summer of ’68, Léon Doré comes close to hanging himself accidentally. His mother Madeleine saves him at the last minute, just like last s… 
CastAntoine L'Écuyer, Gabriel Maillé, Catherine …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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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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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/Algeria
CWC$PG

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Rafaël Ouellet
Beautifully performed and exquisitely photographed, the atmospheric Derrière moi is a sinister study of escape and betrayal. Betty, a mysterious… 
CastCarina Caputo, Charlotte Legault, Éliane Gag…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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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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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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Francis Leclerc
Summer ’69. Men are walking on the Moon. In a farmer’s field in upstate New York, Woodstock is about to happen. Montreal’s got a new baseball cl… 
CastRoy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille, Pier-Luc Fun…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$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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Constant Mentzas
A lakeside cottage in the middle of a cold winter in Quebec is the setting for a dying elderly woman's goodbye to her mentally disabled son. He … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$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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Nicolas Brault
This beautiful mixed-media animated film shares the tale of a young son who must leave his mother’s side as she lies dying in the heat of the Af… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$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   CountryFrance/Luxembourg/Be…
MM$18

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil…
Their first film since the 2005 critically acclaimed A Perfect Day, filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige ask the question "what can c… 
CastCatherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué
LanguageFrench   CountryLebanon
VIS$18

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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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Rodrigue Jean
Elisabeth (Suzie Leblanc), Pierre (Patrick Goyette) and their new-born baby move to a summer cottage in a remote area north of Montreal. Isolati… 
CastSuzie Leblanc, Patrick Goyette
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Léa Pool
Infused with Léa Pool’s celebrated personal vision, Maman est chez le coiffeur is a heart-warming and heart-wrenching family drama that chronicl… 
CastMarianne Fortier, Céline Bonnier, Gabriel Ar…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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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/Canada
MM$18A

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Luc Bourdon
A glorious reminder of Quebec and Canada’s rich motion picture history, La Mémoire des anges reveals the vital role the National Film Board of C… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
RTR$18

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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/Italy
KID$G

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Dan Popa
In this sensitive portrayal of a couple dealing with immigration, language and love, a man makes lures outside on his porch while his wife gets … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Denis Villeneuve
This Cannes International Critics Week award-winning short approaches surrealism at an aristocratic affair with minimal dialogue and maximum imp… 
CastSimone Chevalot, Luc-Martial Dagenais, Kenne…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$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/Germany/Portu…
MAST$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
LanguageFrench   CountryItaly/France/Romania…
VAN$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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Karl Lemieux
Exquisitely filmed in black-and-white, this experimental narrative follows four friends on a road trip as they discover the complicated arena of… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Blurring the lines between documentary and drama, this poignant animated autobiographical film tells of the director’s horrific birthing experie… 
CastMarie-Josée Saint-Pierre
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$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/Germany
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   CountryCanada/France/Italy…
GALA$$14A

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Félix Dufour-Laperrière
A beautifully assembled collage of photographic and hand-drawn imagery animates this narrated tale of a couple whose life together has been shap… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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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/Belgium
SP$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   CountryBelgium/France/Italy…
MAST$14A

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Sarah Fortin
Sophie takes a trip to the suburbs of Montreal to get away and hopefully find a boyfriend. This film is a humorous and quirky tale about what to… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Thomas Woschitz
Love stories from Brooklyn, Belgrade, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Marseille and Luxembourg play against a backdrop of music by Austrian indie band Na… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryAustria/Luxembourg
VAN$18

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Fien Troch
Five years ago, 14-year-old Lisa disappeared from the lives of her parents Lukas and Grace, with no clear reason, no goodbye. Her parents have m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VIS$18

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Patrick Gazé
Third-grade student Victor Gazon makes a video presentation, listing his likes and dislikes, in order to determine whether life is worth living.… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$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