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48th Toronto International Film Festival®
September 7-17, 2023

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Farsi


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Sepideh Farsi
A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the polic… 
CastMina Kavani, Vassilis Koukalani
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
CWS$14A

Filipino


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Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo director Shinya Tsukamoto creates a gritty and graphic version of the classic war novel about a dazed, wounded soldier who wanders throug… 
CastShinya Tsukamoto
LanguageFilipino   CountryJapan
WL$18A

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Lav Diaz
On the eve of Ferdinand Marcos’ proclamation of martial law, a small village is visited by a series of strange, perhaps supernatural occurrences… 
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LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
WL$14A

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Carlos Siguion-Reyna
When his fortune is wiped out, an arrogant, self-made tycoon is forced to return to the slum tenement where he grew up, in this vibrant, sociall… 
CastRobert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Rez Cortez, Aiz…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

Finnish


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Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional 80-year-old farmer whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sa… 
CastAntti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Ii…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$PG

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A boy and a girl meet at a custody center for youth with difficulties. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civil service. The girl is one o… 
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LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18A

French


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Fabrice Du Welz
When Gloria and Michel meet on a dating site, nothing suggests the destructive and murderous passion that will be born of their crazy love. Alle… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$R

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Jan-Willem van Ewijk
After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Euro… 
CastFettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, …
LanguageFrench   CountryMorocco
DISC$14A

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Pascale Ferran
Director Pascale Ferran’s (Lady Chatterley) whimsical fable about the magically crossing paths of a disgruntled American businessman and a daydr… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) stars as French police magistrate Pierre Michel, who waged an obsessive six-year battle to bring… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18

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Mathieu Denis
 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Jonas Govaerts
Young, imaginative 12-year-old Sam heads off to camp with his Cub Scouts pack. In the woods, he stumbles upon a strange tree house and a masked,… 
CastEvelien Bosmans, Stef Aerts, Titus De Voogdt…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
MM$R

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Nino Kirtadze
This subtly comic blend of fact and fiction follows a middle-aged married couple in Tbilisi, Georgia, as they deal with the fallout from an uncl… 
CastLevan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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In the '90s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. Entering this exciting Parisian nightlife, Paul and his best friend form a DJ… 
CastFelix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Mac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Denys Arcand
 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$R

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David Oelhoffen
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee acros… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Maxime Giroux
 
CastHadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky,…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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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… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryCambodia
SP$14A

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Anne Fontaine
Gemma Arterton glows as the title character — a passionate young Englishwoman whose dull married life in a provincial Norman town steers her tow… 
CastGemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemy…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Jean-Luc Godard
The idea is simple: A married woman and a single man meet. They love, they argue, fists fly. A dog strays between town and country. The seasons … 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$R

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Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Julie Lopes-Curval
Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions. Twenty-year-old Alice lives in No… 
CastAna Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lec…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$R

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Shariff Korver
The Intruder follows an ambitious young Dutch-Moroccan policeman who infiltrates one of the most notorious criminal families in Amsterdam and fi… 
CastNasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid el Gh…
LanguageFrench   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

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Douglas Boswell
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, comes across a computer game and discovers that it’s being played with real children. In a race against time, Frikke … 
CastEmma Verlinden, Spencer Bogaert, Felix Maess…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
KIDYouthPG

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Bruno Dumont
A clueless police inspector stumbles his way through a provincial murder investigation, in this shocking — and shockingly funny — change of pace… 
CastAlane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18A

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Rodrigue Jean
 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Abd Al Malik
The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifte… 
CastMarc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, M…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$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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Raoul Peck
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society … 
CastAlex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thiba…
LanguageFrench   CountryHaiti
MAST$18

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryMorocco/France
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
LanguageFrench   CountryCongo
DOC$PG

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When her best friend Lea dies, Claire falls into a deep depression. However, after making a surprising discovery about her late friend's husband… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18A

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Lucas Belvaux
 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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LanguageFrench   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Olivier Nakache, Eric Toleda…
Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has … 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Sy, Tamar Rahim
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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CastFabrizio Rongione, Christelle Prot Landmann,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Italy
WL$14A

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Michel Hazanavicius
A nine-year-old Chechen orphan and a teenaged Russian soldier encounter the many terrible faces of war during the 1999 Russian invasion of the b… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storytell… 
CastPenda Diogo Sarr, Doudou Dieye, Anta Sarr
LanguageFrench   CountrySenegal
WL$PG

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Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Abderrahmane Sissako
Luminous, lyrical and poetic, set during the early days of the 2012 fundamentalist takeover of northern Mali and inspired by real people and rea… 
CastPino Desperado, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, T…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Mali
MAST$14A

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Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Da…
A working-class mother (Marion Cotillard) fights to hold onto her job, in the new film from master filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. San… 
CastMarion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Gr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Pieter Van Hees
Leo Woeste is a homicide investigator living with his girlfriend Kathleen and her five-year-old son, Jack. Kathleen gets pregnant unexpectedly j… 
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LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$14A