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Yuval Delshad
Chronicling the burgeoning conflict between father and son in a hard-working Iranian-Israeli family, Yuval Delshad’s fiction-feature debut is bo… 
CastNavid Negahban, Viss Elliot Safavi, Asher Av…
LanguageFarsi   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Jafar Panahi
Shooting almost entirely within a cab circling the streets of Tehran, the great director Jafar Panahi (Offside, This Is Not a Film) offers a mul… 
CastJafar Panahi
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
MAST$PG

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Morgan Neville
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, whi… 
CastYo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh…
LanguageFarsi   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Zamo Mkhwanazi, Bahar Nooriz…
The characters in these arresting and evocative shorts face many challenges — some easier than others. THE CALL, Directed by Zamo Mkhwanazi, So… 
CastFana Mokoena, MoMo Matsunyane, Ronnie Nyakal…
LanguageFarsi   CountrySouth Africa, Canada…
SC$14A

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Ben Rivers, Shai Heredia and…
Subjective experience is channeled through artistic collaborations in this programme, which offers YOLO-infused reflections on identity and cont… 
CastVarious
LanguageFarsi   CountryUnited Kingdom, Indi…
WL$PG

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Tom McKeith, Sam McKeith
Deep in the slums of Manila, a young boxer's life is changed forever when his father pressures him to cheat in a fight. After accidentally kill… 
CastGarret Dillahunt, Chad McKinney, Angeli Baya…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DISC$14A

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Erik Matti
A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims, in this suspenseful crime drama from celebrated Filipino director Er… 
CastJohn Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano, Tirso Cruz …
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Lawrence Fajardo
This stark and heart-wrenching film weaves together several narratives about undocumented Filipino workers trying to support themselves and thei… 
CastAllen Dizon, Ces Quesada, Bernardo Bernardo,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines/Japan
CWC$14A

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Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland was the first country in the West to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The film portrays … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DOC$PG

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Isiah Medina, Denis Côté
The debut feature by digital cinema incendiary Isiah Medina is preceded by Canadian auteur Denis Côté’s first short film in nearly a decade. A … 
CastAnne Valencia, Myles Taylor, Erik Berg, Eliz…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Jacques Rozier
One of the greatest debuts in cinema history, the effervescent first feature by French New Wave master Jacques Rozier returns in a sparkling new… 
CastJean-Claude Aimini, Yveline Céry, Stéfania S…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFreePG

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Robin Pront
Two bandit brothers, one fresh from prison, the other eager to escape their criminal past, form a potentially explosive love triangle with the e… 
CastJeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Kevin Janss…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Leyla Bouzid
Set on the eve of the Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as th… 
CastBaya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Aya…
LanguageFrench   CountryTunisia/France/Belgi…
CWC$14A

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Eva Husson
The bold feature debut by French filmmaker Eva Husson explores the sexual exploits and awakenings of a group of teenagers on the beaches (and in… 
CastFinnegan Oldfield, Daisy Broom, Fred Hotier,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$18A

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Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. Fiftee… 
CastMartha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Emm…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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Thomas Bidegain
An Old-West enthusiast in modern-day France embarks on a 16-year odyssey to track down his daughter, who has run away and converted to Islam, in… 
CastFrançois Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
DISC$14A

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Jacques Audiard
To escape the civil war in Sri Lanka, a former Tamil Tiger soldier, a young woman and a little girl pose as a family. These strangers try to bui… 
CastJesuthasan Antonythasan, Kalieaswari Sriniva…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Alice Winocour
A young ex-soldier suffering from PTSD (Matthias Schonaerts) protects a beautiful woman (Diane Kruger) and her child from a brutal home invasion… 
CastMatthias Schoenaerts, Diane Kruger
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
GALA$$14A

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André Turpin
The new film from celebrated director and cinematographer André Turpin is an intoxicating cinematic puzzle that intertwines the lives of three s… 
CastSophie Nélisse, Mylène Mackay, Lise Roy, Ann…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Anne Émond
The second film from award-winning writer-director Anne Émond (Nuit #1) is a decade-spanning family epic that chronicles the fortunes of a Québé… 
CastMaxim Gaudette, Karelle Tremblay, Valerie Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic
A 10-year-old boy discovers a dead body in the sea just before he is brought to the hospital for a mysterious injection. Before long, something … 
CastMax Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parme…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$14A

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Jean-Paul Rappeneau
When Shanghai-based businessman Jérome Varenne learns that his childhood home in the village of Ambray is at the centre of a local conflict, he … 
CastMathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellou…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Damien Odoul
A young French infantry volunteer is plunged into the maelstrom of trench warfare on the Western Front, in this startlingly subjective vision of… 
CastNino Rocher, Pierre Martial Gaillard, Theo C…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Alexander Sokurov
Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the Louvre museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Be…
LanguageFrench   CountryGermany/France
MAST$PG

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Diastème / Alain Dias
A racist thug in the army of Jean-Mare Le Pen’s Front National battles his way from the streets to the backrooms of political power, in this har… 
CastAlban Lenoir, Paul Hamy, Samuel Jouy, Patric…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$18A

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Philippe Garrel
A Parisian documentary filmmaker becomes embroiled in a romantic triangle in this luminous love story from the great director Philippe Garrel (F… 
CastClotilde Courau, Stanislas Merhar, Léna Paug…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Lec…
This new documentary by the father-and-son directing team of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satiri… 
CastElisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb , Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Guillaume Senez
Two love-struck teens grow up fast in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy, in this gently realistic debut feature from Belgian director Guillaum… 
CastKacey Mottet Klein, Galatea Bellugi, Catheri…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/Switzerland/…
DISC$14A

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Shemi Zarhin
In the wake of their mother's death, three Jewish Israeli siblings discover that their biological father was a Muslim and set out on a journey a… 
CastRotem Zissman-Cohen, Roy Assaf, Assaf Ben-Sh…
LanguageFrench   CountryIsrael/Canada
CWS$14A

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Salem Brahimi
In Algeria in the late 1980s, a man who has been compelled to take a wife by his mother’s dying wish has his domestic dilemma placed in stark re… 
CastAmazigh Kateb, Rachida Brakni
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Algeria
CWS$18A

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Gaspar Noé
French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama featuring explicit, unsimulated sex. Janua… 
CastKarl Glusman, Aomi Muyock, Klara Kristin
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$R

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Marcel Ophüls
This epic documentary by Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) meditates on Western society's concepts of justice through comparisons of war c… 
CastJoan Baez, Karl Dönitz, Edgar Faure
LanguageFrench   CountryUnited Kingdom/USA/G…
CTQFree14A

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Philippe Falardeau
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M… 
CastPatrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exant…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Chantal Akerman
The great Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly) crafts a moving portrait of her relationship with her mother, an Auschwitz survivo… 
CastChantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
WL$G

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Joost van Ginkel
This dexterous tale of survival from director Joost van Ginkel traces the intersecting stories of six immigrants from very different backgrounds… 
CastAnjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Magnus Kr…
LanguageFrench   CountryNetherlands/Sweden/B…
DISC$14A

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Danielle Arbid
The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different fac… 
CastManal Issa, Vincent Lacoste, Paul Hamy, Dami…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Alain Gagnol, Jean-Loup Feli…
An 11-year-old boy named Leo, becomes an unlikely superhero when he discovers that he has the ability to leave his body and fly through walls. W… 
CastAudrey Tautou, Édouard Baer, Jean-Pierre Mar…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
KIDYouthPG

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageFrench   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Fabrice Gobert
The recently deceased return to (some kind of) life in a small mountain village, in this internationally acclaimed eight-part serial based on th… 
CastAnne Consigny, Clotilde Hesme, Céline Sallet…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PRIME$14A

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Jamie M. Dagg
Accused of murder after intervening in the sexual assault of a young woman, an American volunteer doctor in Laos is forced to go on the run. In… 
CastRossif Sutherland
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada/Laos
DISC$14A

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Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Yt…
Inspired by the 1930s Dakar-Djibouti mission — the ambitious French ethnographic expedition — the first narrative feature by French artist and f… 
CastBetty Tchomanga, Rachel Kahn, Eriq Ebouaney
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Senegal, Moro…
WL$PG

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Marc Katz, Cécile Paysant, C…
The protagonists in these films long for connection, but their efforts to achieve it are complicated by mixed messages, communication breakdowns… 
CastLibby Woodbridge, David Ross, Sean Cullen, A…
LanguageFrench   CountryUSA, France, Canada,…
SC$14A

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Marie-Ève Juste, Grayson Moo…
Change is the only constant in this programme's compelling stories of changing circumstances, transformative realizations and many other moments… 
CastFlorence Blain Mbaye, Marie-Emmanuelle Boile…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada, Cyprus/Greec…
SC$PG

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Hiwot Admasu Getaneh, Kevin …
While some of the unforgettable outsiders in this programme of seven riveting shorts crave acceptance, others find the courage to defy society’s… 
CastSelam Fikadu, Berite Eshetu, Surafel Tsegaye…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/United Kingdo…
SC$14A

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Halima Elkhatabi, Patrice La…
These startling and daring short films demonstrate the value of thinking way, way outside the box. NINA, Directed by Halima Elkhatabi, Canada |… 
CastElizabeth Tremblay Gagnon, Téo Vachon Sincen…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada, Mexico, Irel…
SC$14A

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Olivia Boudreau, Elad Goldma…
Outside forces and long-building pressures create dramatic circumstances in these six short films that depict hard realities, fantastical vision… 
CastJasmine Lemée, Marilyn Castonguay, Yoav Rott…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada, Israel, Leba…
SC$14A

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Nora El Hourch, Howie Shia, …
A collection of moving and refreshingly candid shorts about identity. A FEW SECONDS, Directed by Nora El Hourch, France | 16 minutes BAM, Dire… 
CastMarie Tirmont, Charlotte Bartocci, Camille L…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Canada, Arge…
SC$18A

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Fabienne Berthaud
Fleeing from the scene of a terrible crime, a young woman embarks on a life-changing road trip across California and Nevada. Romy is on holiday… 
CastDiane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouch…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

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Ben Rivers
Partially inspired by Paul Bowles’ short story A Distant Episode, the latest feature by British filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryUnited Kingdom
WL$14A

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Director and star Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche reimagines the tale of the Biblical traitor in this stunningly shot historical drama. Rabah Ameur-Zaimec… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Nabil Djedouani, Moham…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Catherine Corsini
In 1971 France, a young girl from a rural family moves to Paris and begins a life-changing affair with a feminist activist. Delphine, the daugh… 
CastCécile De France, Izia Higelin, Noémie Lvovs…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Claude Lelouch
A successful film composer (Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin, The Artist) falls in love when he travels to India to work on a Bollywood retell… 
CastJean Dujardin, Elsa Zylberstein, Alice Pol, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Guy Édoin
An actress shooting a movie hopes to reconcile with her son. A paramedic haunted by his past tries to stay the course, while a caring nurse keep… 
CastMonica Bellucci, Patrick Hivon, Pascale Buss…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Piero Messina
Waiting for someone is an act of faith. Anna and Jeanne, isolated in a Sicilian country house in Caltagirone, are waiting for Giuseppe’s arrival… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Lou De Laâge, Giorgio Cola…
LanguageFrench   CountryItaly
DISC$PG

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Björn Kämmerer, David K. Ros…
This programme explores ways of recording and reshaping space with light, of measuring and mapping our bodily presence and impact vis-à-vis regi… 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench   CountryAustria/Germany, Can…
WL$G

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Philippe Garrel, Friedl vom …
Is now a time for outrage? This programme of political statements and personal inquiries breathes new life into the politics of the image. Actu… 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench   CountryAustria, Usa, Brazil…
WL$14A

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Geneviève Dulude-De Celles
This feature-length documentary by filmmaker Geneviève Dulude-De Celles offers a candid portrait of the smart, passionate and reflective student… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Joachim Lafosse
Critically acclaimed Joachim Lafosse brings to the screen the Zoe’s Ark controversy which made headlines in 2007: a story about the limits of th… 
CastVincent Lindon, Valérie Donzelli , Reda Kate…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
PLAT$14A