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Nigel Cole
When Nat (Christopher Walken) - a free-spirited hustler who boasts he can live on $5 a day - calls to say he's dying and needs a drive to New Me… 
CastChristopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amand…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Malgosia Szumowska
Julia is a beloved daughter and wife, and a successful photographer. But the pieces of her happy life begin to fall apart all around her, beginn… 
CastJulia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Ma?gorzata Ha…
LanguagePolish   CountryGermany/Poland
CWC$18

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Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$14A

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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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Ryosuke Hashiguchi
At work, Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, silently observes the highest-profile crimes and scandals of the 1990s. At home, amid the joys of m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18

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José Luis Cuerda
Set a year after the Spanish Civil War, Blind Sunflowers tells the story of a family forced to lie and keep up appearances as they become divide… 
CastJavier Cámara, Maribel Verdú
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Andreas Dresen
From the director of Summer in Berlin (TIFF 2005) comes the story of Inge, a happily married woman in her 60s, who one day finds herself tumblin… 
CastUrsula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Bohdan Sláma
When a gifted young teacher takes a job at a grammar school in the country, he quickly forms a strong bond with Marie, a local farm owner. But t… 
CastZuzana Bydzovská, Pavel Liska, Ladislav Sedi…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic/Germa…
CWC$18

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Valdís Óskarsdóttir
A motley crew of wedding guests is loaded onto two buses bound for a remote church one hour outside of Reykjavík. But no one actually knows wher… 
CastIngvar E. Sigurdsson, Olafur Darri Olafsson,…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$18

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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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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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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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Kristian Levring
Desperate to change his life, 42-year-old Michael signs up to take part in clinical trials for a new anti-depressant. But when the tests are aba… 
CastUlrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Lars Brygmann…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$18

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Ian Fitzgibbon
Mark, a struggling actor, has just been through the ordeal of yet another fruitless audition. With his girlfriend about to walk out and his land… 
CastDylan Moran, Neil Jordan, Keith Allen, Aisli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$18

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Nandita Das
The directorial debut of celebrated Indian actress Nandita Das, Firaaq traces the emotional journey of those caught up in the religious clashes … 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Tisca Chopra…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
From acclaimed Dogme 95 filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Kira's Reason - A Love Story, TIFF 2001) comes the true story of two resistance fighters… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Thure Lindhard, Stine Stenga…
LanguageDanish/German   CountryDenmark/Germany
CWC$18

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Karen Oganesyan
Hatching a most unusual plan to overcome his writer's block, successful writer Anton hires "Ghost," an assassin whose exploits Anton hopes will … 
CastKonstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Mashkov, Chul…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$PG

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Ramin Bahrani
Stoic 70-year-old William hires Solo, a charming 34-year-old taxi driver, to take him in two weeks time to a mountaintop from which he plans to … 
CastSouleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Iannis Smaragdis
From acclaimed Greek director Iannis Smaragdis (Cavafy, TIFF 1996) comes the epic tale of an uncompromising artist and fighter for freedom, know… 
CastNick Ashdon
LanguageEnglish | Spanish …   CountryGreece/Spain/Hungary…
CWC$14A

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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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Juan Carlos Tabío
In the eighteenth century, a group of Castiñeiras nuns deposited treasure in a British bank. Buoyed by the promise of wealth, Castiñeiras descen… 
CastJorge Perugorría, Laura de la Uz and Mirtha …
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Cuba
CWC$18

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Nasorn Panungkasiri, Phawat …
After hiding a large sum of money on temple grounds, three robbers return to find that a monastery has been built on top of their stash. To retr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
CWC$18

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Christian Petzold
Tension and intrigue unfold between three characters caught in a love triangle: Ali, a Turkish entrepreneur who is preoccupied with his business… 
CastBenno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, André Hennicke, Hi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Mijke de Jong
After emigrating from Russia to Amsterdam with her mother and older sister, a thirteen-year-old girl plunges into a harsh adult world. With no o… 
CastBetty Qizmolli, Julia Seykens, Olga Louzgina
LanguageDutch/Russian   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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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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Yin Lichuan
Daping hates Haili, who strode out of nowhere into her apartment, her life, and her blossoming relationship with Chen Jin. Though Daping tries t… 
CastYi Zhang, Bingyan Yan, Yulai Lu, Li Genmei
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$18

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Rashid Masharawi
A Ramala cab driver is intent on getting home in time to bring a gift and cake for his daughter's tenth birthday. But the challenges of day-to-d… 
CastMohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi, Abu…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Tunisia/Ne…
CWC$18

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Walter Salles and Daniela Th…
In the heart of São Paulo, four fatherless brothers try to find a way out from their preordained paths. Reuniting directors Salles (The Motorcyc… 
CastSandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Viníciu…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18

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Pablo Trapero
Julia awakes in her apartment one morning, pregnant and in the company of the bloodied bodies of two men who had been her lovers. In an instant,… 
CastMartina Gusman
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/South Kore…
CWC$18

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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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Uberto Pasolini
Convinced that submitting a bogus application to the German Embassy is not the worst thing one can do, a group of young Sri Lankans set out to a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSinhala | English   CountryUnited Kingdom/Italy…
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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John Stockwell
New friends Dorian (Anton Yelchin, Charlie Bartlett) and Grace (Eva Amurri) begin selling pot as a way of reconciling their very different finan… 
CastAnton Yelchin, Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon, W…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18

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Carl Bessai
Mothers&Daughters is a touching and often hilarious look at the strained relationships three women have with their daughters. Featuring three of… 
CastTantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Rose and Babz Chu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Hans Steinbichler
Of course it's crazy: going to Bucharest to meet prospective wives chosen from a catalogue. But it's alright with Erwin, who knows little of lif… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany/Romania
CWC$PG

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François A. Velle
Brooklyn-born Mike (Kevin Zegers) lives with his dad Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a sanitation worker with low-level ties to local mob boss Tony (… 
CastKevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Titus Welli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Guka Omarova
When a petrol station is burned to the ground, the developers blame the land owner, Batir, and kidnap his son. Batir has no choice but to seek o… 
CastFarkhad Amankulov, Neisipkul Omarbekova, Alm…
LanguageRussian/Kazakh   CountryKazakhstan/Russia/Fr…
CWC$18

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Bent Hamer
In the driver's cab of a train journeying through the Norwegian countryside, Odd Horten is on his penultimate journey from Oslo to Bergen. Tomor… 
CastBaard Owe
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

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Breno Silveira
Falling in love on Rio's Ipanema beach, Dé - a hot dog vendor and slum dweller struggling to maintain his dignity - and Nina - the only child of… 
CastCyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa, Vitória Frate,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Yesim Ustaoglu
When three fortysomething siblings in Istanbul receive a call that their aging mother has disappeared from her home along the Eastern Black Sea … 
CastTsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Unsal, Ö…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Belgiu…
CWC$18

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Ella Lemhagen
Goran and Sven have been approved for adoption. Patrik, age 1.5, is on his way! But, because of a misplaced decimal point, they'll be forced to … 
CastGustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Thomas L…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18

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Nicholas Oceano
Diagnosed as HIV-positive at a young age, Pedro Zamora gained attention in 1994 as a cast member on “The Real World.” Followingthe true-life sto… 
CastAlex Loynaz, Justina Machado, DaJuan Johnson…
LanguageEnglish/Spanish   CountryUSA/Spain
CWC$14A

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Leonardo de Armas
At 36, Carolina leads a glamorous life as the creator and host of the successful fashion program Radio Love. The discovery of her first wrinkles… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Francesco Munzi
After being accused of stealing from a wealthy Italian couple, a young Romanian maid is forced to return to her ex-boyfriend, recently released … 
CastSandra Ceccarelli, Aurélien Recoing, Stefano…
LanguageItalian/Romanian   CountryItaly
CWC$18

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Amos Kollek
Recently discharged from the Israeli army, Tzach travels to New York to confront his father Moshe, a struggling artist who left his family behin… 
CastRan Danker, Moshe Ivgy
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

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Chus Gutiérrez
In 2001, an inflatable dinghy with Moroccan migrants shipwrecked off the Spanish town of Rota. Thirty-seven migrants drowned, 13 of whom were fr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Götz Spielmann
Alex is an errand boy; Tamara, a prostitute. Entwined in a forbidden love affair, both are determined to escape the Viennese brothel where they … 
CastJohannes Krisch, Ursula Strauss
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18

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Anthony Fabian
Based on true events, Skin tells the remarkable story of Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a black woman struggling with unique issues of discrimin… 
CastSophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony…
LanguageEnglish/Zulu   CountryUnited Kingdom/South…
CWC$14A

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Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden
Dominican baseball player Miguel Santos struggles to make it big in order to escape poverty and create a better life for his family. But after m… 
CastAlgenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Ho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Haile Gerima
Upon graduating from a university in Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia during the war of the 1990s. Hoping to put his newly acqui… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman/Amharic   CountryGermany/Ethiopia/Fra…
CWC$14A

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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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Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherlan…
A tribute to the city, Toronto Stories is a passionate collection of four stories witnessed by a nameless boy in the course of a single day. Eac… 
CastSook-Yin Lee, Tygh Runyan, K.C. Collins, Jor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$18

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So Yong Kim
Inspired by her own life, writer and director So Yong Kim follows up her directorial debut, In Between Days (TIFF 2006), with the story of Jin, … 
CastSong Hee Kim, Hee Yeon Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$18

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Samira Makhmalbaf
In exchange for one dollar a day, Mirvais must carry a disabled boy on his back - like a horse - to and from school every day. But his rider is … 
CastZiya Mirza Mohamad, Haron Ahad, Gol Gotai Ka…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$18

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Garin Nugroho
Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, TIFF 2006) tells a story of three women coming to terms with issues of paternity: Maharani, an a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$18

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Kelly Reichardt
Wendy (Michelle Williams) is driving with her dog Lucy to Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the fish cannery. When her car break… 
CastMichelle Williams, Will Patton, John Robinso…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Baltasar Kormakur
Jon, a middle-aged professor, is about to embark on marriage number two. His bride-to-be? A former student half his age. Not everyone thinks tha… 
CastHilmir Snær Guðnason
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$18

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Carlos Sorin
Antonio, an ill 80-year-old man, wakes up at his house in the country on what will become the last day of his life. As the day goes by slowly, A… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Argentina
CWC$18