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September 10-20, 2020

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Lino Brocka
A brilliant fusion of florid melodrama and gritty realism, Lino Brocka’s story of a country boy traversing the myriad pitfalls of Manila’s urban… 
CastHilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr.…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CTQFree14A

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Lav Diaz
Philippine cinematic luminary Lav Diaz draws inspiration from Dostoevsky and iconic compatriot José Rizal in this mature and boldly literate and… 
CastSid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, …
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
MAST$14A

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Brillante Mendoza
In this caustic cultural satire, Philippine master and Festival veteran Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb) sets his sights on the moral failings of th… 
CastDennis Trillo, Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
VAN$14A

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Pirjo Honkasalo
A 14-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master P… 
CastJohannes Brotherus, Jari Virman, Juhan Ulfsa…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
MAST$14A

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Dome Karukoski
The leader of a gang of racist skinheads finds his prejudices and misplaced loyalties pitted against his desire for love and family when he fall… 
CastPeter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen,…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFlemish   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
VAN$18A

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Catherine Breillat
An extraordinary collaboration between two legends of French cinema, Catherine Breillat’s brutally candid autobiographical drama stars Isabelle … 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Lola Ursino, Ch…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Marcel Ophuls
Master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) turns his gaze back on his own extraordinary life with this memoir, both rigorous a… 
CastElliott Erwitt, Jeanne Moreau, Costa-Gavras,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Claire Denis
Supertanker captain Marco Silvestri is called back urgently to Paris. His sister Sandra is desperate; her husband has committed suicide, the fam… 
CastVincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Lola Cré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Abdellatif Kechiche
The story of a young lesbian couple's beginning, middle and possible end. At 15, Adèle doesn't question it: girls go out with boys. Her life is… 
CastLéa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kech…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$R

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Marion Vernoux
César–winning French cinema icon Fanny Ardant stars in this sophisticated and sexy drama about a married woman in her 60s tumbling into an affai… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesn…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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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   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Jean-Marie Straub, João Pedr…
Featuring new works by master filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub (Le Genou d’Artémide), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao), and Miguel G… 
CastBarbara Ulrich, Daniel Redondo Martinéz, Gum…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Portugal, Ge…
WL$14A

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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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Robin Campillo
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest… 
CastOlivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Nils Tavernier
Inspired by the remarkable real-life feats of Rick and Dick Hoyt, this sophomore drama from veteran documentarian Nils Tavernier (Aurore) is the… 
CastAlexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Hér…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Wei…
1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their… 
CastDmitry Brauer, Alexandre Chacon, Soko, Jérém…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWS$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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Nicole Garcia
Two unlikely friends — a supply teacher and a lonely young boy suspended between two estranged parents — embark on a weekend motorcycle voyage f… 
CastLouise Bourgoin, Dominique Sanda, Pierre Roc…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Alain Resnais
A French actress (Emmanuelle Riva) recalls her traumatic wartime past while having an affair with a Japanese architect in Alain Resnais' masterf… 
CastEmmanuelle Riva, Eiji Okada
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Japan
CTQFreeR

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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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Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme
Chris Marker’s epic "direct cinema" portrait of Paris in May 1962 returns in this meticulous new restoration by the film’s cinematographer and c… 
CastSimone Signoret, Chris Marker, Yves Montand
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreeG

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Claude Lanzmann
The 220-minute film looks at Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the concentration camp… 
CastBenjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance | Austria
DOC$14A

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Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie L…
Mark, a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne, finds his lover (one of his students) dead in her bed. Not knowing what to do, an… 
CastMathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Sara Forestier…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Thomas Imbach
A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head. The brilliant young French actress Camille Rutherfo… 
CastCamille Rutherford, Mehdi Dehbi, Sean Bigger…
LanguageFrench   CountrySwitzerland, France…
SP$14A

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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   CountryFrance, Cambodia
WL$14A

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Asghar Farhadi
Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, upon his French wife Marie's request, in order to finalize their divorce p… 
CastBerenice Bejo, Rahim Tahar, Ali Mosaffa, Pau…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Iran
SP$14A

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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ri…
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s PAYS BARBARE, an experimental, archival study of colonial Ethiopia. Milan-based duo Yervant Gianiki… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Bertrand Tavernier
Master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (The Princess of Montpensier, Life and Nothing But) directs this gleeful political satire about a dashing, g… 
CastThierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Laïla Marrakchi
Summer in Tangiers. After the death of their father, a family of women gets together for 3 days in the family home to grieve and remember togeth… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal,…
LanguageFrench   CountryMorocco, France
SP$14A

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Abdellah Taia
The story of Abdellah’s coming of age in two parts — first as a teenager in Morocco, the second as a university student in Geneva. Inspired by t… 
CastRaphael Bonacchi
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance | Morocco
DISC$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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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…
LanguageFrench   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…
LanguageFrench   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…
LanguageFrench   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,…
LanguageFrench   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…
LanguageFrench   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, …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
VAN$18A

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Alain Guiraudie
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally d… 
CastPierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patri…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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Jim Chuchu, Vincent Moloi, P…
Beginning with an ambiguous science fiction in Nairobi and ending with a re-enactment of the myth of Noah’s ark in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha towns… 
CastElsaphan Njora, Patricia Kihoro, Shiv Singh,…
LanguageFrench   CountryKenya, South Africa,…
CWC$PG

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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   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Dyana Gaye
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three con… 
CastMaya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Ralph Amoussou, Marè…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance | Senegal
CWC$14A

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Martin Provost
Emmanuelle Devos (Kings & Queen) stars in this gorgeously rendered biopic of the acclaimed French novelist Violette Leduc, whose intense and fra… 
CastEmmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Cather…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Belgium
SP$14A

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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
LanguageFrench   CountryUnited Kingdom, Cana…
WL$PG

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François Ozon
A coming-of-age portrait of a 17-year-old French girl over four seasons and four songs — from her sexual awakening to her first time; from her e… 
CastMarine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Belgium
SP$R