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Randall Cole
Seen entirely from the point of view of hand-held and surveillance cameras, 388 Arletta Avenue tells the story of a couple, Nick Stahl and Mia K… 
CastNick Stahl, Mia Kirshner, Devon Sawa, Charlo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ridha Béhi
The contentment of community turns upside down as an American film crew invades its serenity. Seduction, greed, and betrayal devastates them all… 
CastSouhir Ben Amara, Christian Erickson, Anis R…
LanguageArabic, French, Engl…   CountryTunisia
CWC$14A

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Susindran
In a small Tamil village, a ceremonial wooden-horse statue goes missing. With a crucial holy symbol suddenly gone, the village falls into recrim… 
CastAppukutty, Sharnya Mohan, Pirabhakaran, Adva…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
CWC$PG

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Oliver Hermanus
Tells the story of Francois van Heerden, a mid-40s, white, Afrikaans-speaking family man living in Bloemfontein, who has become devoid of any ca… 
CastRoeline Daneel, Sue Diepeveen and Charlie Ke…
LanguageAfrikaans | English…   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Barbara Willis-Sweete
In Billy Bishop Goes to War acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man play that has c… 
CastEric Peterson, John Gray
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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João Canijo
A regular family living in the outskirts of Lisbon sees the serenity of their lives shaken beyond any remedy within a week. Set in inner city … 
CastRafael Morais, Nuno Lopes, Beatriz Batarda, …
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
CWC$18A

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Cristián Jiménez
A young writer recounts an earlier romance in hopes of attracting his new love interest. Jiménez’ debut celebrates love, literature and botany … 
CastGabriela Arancibia, Cristóbal Briceño, Julio…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile | Argentina
CWC$18A

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Maggie Peren
A Spanish border patrolman of Grand Canary Island, José, decides the fate of hundreds of African boat people. When Nathalie, a German tourist, g… 
CastAlex Gonzalez, Sabine Timoteo, Hubert Koundé…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Faouzi Bensaïdi
Malik, Allal and Soufiane are three friends who live off pickpocketting in a town stuck between a hill and a large mountain, Tetouan. One day, t… 
CastFehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouchcine Malz…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$14A

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Andrey Zvyagintsev
Vladmir, an affluent man, drives his second wife Elena to desperation after he patches things up with his estranged daughter and decides to leav… 
CastAndrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina, Elena Lyad…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Nacho Vigalondo
Julio and Julia don't know each other, but they wake up in the same bed horribly hungover and with no memory of the night before. He falls in lo… 
CastJulian Villagran, Michelle Jenner, Raul Cima…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18A

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Joseph Cedar
This story chronicles the outcome of a great rivalry between a father and son, both professors in the Talmud department of Hebrew University in … 
CastShlomo Bar Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Alisa Rosen,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Joshua Marston
The lives of a teenage boy and his younger sister are thrown into turmoil when a fatal dispute over land pulls their northern-Albanian family in… 
CastTristan Halilaj, Sindi Laçej, Refet Abazi, I…
LanguageAlbanian   CountryAlbania
CWC$14A

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Ismaël Ferroukhi
Set in German-occupied Paris in 1942, Younes, an Algerian black marketer, is arrested by the police and agrees to spy on a Parisian mosque suspe… 
CastTahar Rahim, Michael Lonsdale, Mahmoud Shala…
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryFrance, Algeria
CWC$14A

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Goro Miyazaki
Anime director Goro Miyazaki follows a group of Yokohama teens in their quest against a wrecking ball that threatens to destroy their school's c… 
CastMasami Nagasawa, Jun'ichi Okada, Keiko Takes…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Martin Zandvliet
A biography of the Danish actor and comedian, Dirch Passer. Opening in the seductive style of the 1960s, A Funny Man uncovers the perennial lo… 
CastNikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Ranthe, Lars Brygmann…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$14A

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Özcan Alper
A young ethnomusicologist leaves Istanbul and heads to the southeast of Turkey to work on her masters thesis, gathering a collection of Anatolia… 
CastGaye Gursel, Durukan Ordu, Sarkis Seropyan, …
LanguageTurkish, Kurdish, Ar…   CountryTurkey
CWC$14A

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Mohammad Rasoulof
This is a story of a young lawyer in Tehran and her pursuit of a visa to leave the country. 
CastLeila Zare, Hassan Pourshirazi, Behname Tash…
LanguagePersian, Farsi   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Mia Hansen-Løve
It’s Spring 1999 and Camille, 15, and Sullivan, 19, love each other passionately. Following the progression of this young, first love, the affai… 
CastLola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Vincent Garenq
This true story documents the Outreau case. In 2011, Alain Marécaux and his wife were arrested, along with twelve other people, for horrible act… 
CastPhilippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémi…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Martin Sulík
Adam, a 14-year-old Romani boy from the settlements, learns his father has been killed. No one knows what happened. There is no evidence and no … 
CastMiroslav Gulyas, Martina Kotlarova and Jan M…
LanguageSlovak | Romanian   CountryCzech Republic | Slo…
CWC$PG

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José Henrique Fonseca
A biography of the tragic life of one of Brazil's greatest soccer players, Heleno de Freitas. This film is a non-chronological and in-depth ac… 
CastRodrigo Santoro, Alinne Moraes, Angie Cepeda
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Sion Sono
The story is about a teenager who aspires to be ‘ordinary’ within a world of chaos. Following an incident that can never be erased from his life… 
CastShota Sometani, Fumi Nikaidou, Tetsu Watanab…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Kaat Beels
Six lives, 24 hours, and a hotel in the middle of a heat wave. Anna and Hendrik have it all: a great son, a good job, a lovely house… But the w… 
CastGeert Van Rampelberg, Viviane De Muynck, Sar…
LanguageDutch, French   CountryBelgium
CWC$14A

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Leonard Farlinger
I’m Yours, a sexy and irreverent two-hander, sees disillusioned Wall Street broker, Robert, kidnapped and blackmailed into taking a road trip wi… 
CastRossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse, Don McKel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Stefano Chiantini
This story takes shape under the roof of a parsonage on the Tremiti islands. An eastern European bricklayer looking for work is befriended by a … 
CastAsia Argento, Giorgio Colangeli, Ivan Frane…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Alejandro Brugués
The zombie world has yet to witness one last stand – Cuba. An outbreak hits the island on the anniversary of the revolution, so Juan and his fri… 
CastAlexis Días de Villegas, Jorge Molina, Andre…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$18A

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Michale Boganim
April 26, 1986: Anya and Piotr are celebrating their marriage when an accident occurs at the Chernobyl power station. As a fireman, Piotr leaves… 
CastOlga Kurylenko, Illya Iosivof, Andrzej Chyra…
LanguageUkrainian, Russian, …   CountryFrance, Ukraine
CWC$14A

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Tawfik Abu Wael
A lens into the emotional upheaval of a Palestinian couple’s last moments before leaving their native city, Jerusalem, to forge a brighter futur… 
CastLana Haj Yahia, Ali Badarni, Kais Nashif
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$14A

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John Shank
Somewhere on an isolated mountainous plain, Johann has taken over his father’s farm, devoting all his time and energy to his work. Surrounded by… 
CastVincent Rottiers, Anaïs Demoustier, Florence…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
CWC$14A

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Christophe Van Rompaey
Seventeen-year-old Lena is overweight, shy and allows others to take advantage of her. She puts up with an overbearing mother, an egotistical be… 
CastEmma Levie, Jeroen Willems, Niels Gomperts, …
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18A

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Jonathan Sagall
Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem. Lara… 
CastClara Khoury, Nataly Attiya and Daniel Calta…
LanguageEnglish | Arabic | H…   CountryIsrael, United Kingd…
CWC$18A

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Avie Luthra
Lucky, an AIDS orphan, is forced to leave his native village to live with his uncle in Durban. He learns about life the hard way, but forges an … 
CastJayashree Basavra, Sihle Dlamini, James Ngco…
LanguageHindi, English, Zulu…   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Akin Omotoso
This portrayal of rising xenophobia in South Africa tells the story of a young Nigerian man living in the African refugee tenements of Johannesb… 
CastHakeem Kae-Kazim, Fana Mokoena, Fabian Adeoy…
LanguageEnglish, Yoruba, Sot…   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Ribhu Dasgupta
Michael, an ex-cop, lives with his 11-year-old son and works in a theatre as a projectionist pirating DVDs for a living. When he starts receivin… 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Purab Bhandare, Mahi Gill,…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Markus Schleinzer
A mousy insurance salesman keeps an under-aged boy locked in his basement, while doing his best to appear ordinary to the outside world. A dram… 
CastMichael Fuith, David Rauchenberger
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18A

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Gerardo Naranjo
Laura, a young aspiring beauty queen, finds her dream turned against her when she unwillingly gets involved with a criminal group at war. This f… 
CastStephanie Sigman, Noe Hernandez, James Russo
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
CWC$18A

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Han Jie
Hello Mr. Tree is a dark fable on greed and guilt told in an absurdist key, yet shot with documentary-like verisimilitude. It weaves the strange… 
CastWang Baoqiang, Tan Zhuo, He Jie
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Roschdy Zem
What if you woke up one day and found the police at your door? What if they told you that the woman you had always thought of as a mother was mu… 
CastSami Bouajila, Denis Podalydès, Maurice Béni…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Cai Shangjun
Inspired by a true crime story, this bold and unsettling revenge film takes a road trip down the dark corners of modern Chinese society. Surveyi… 
CastChen Jianbin, Tao Hong, Wu Xiubo
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
CWC$18

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Yossi Madmoni
A drama about a family's effort to save their antique restoration business. Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all … 
CastSasson Gabai, Henri David, Nevo Kimhi, Sarah…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Wojciech Smarzowski
Summertime 1945: the end of the war brings continued chaos and violence for Polish inhabitants of the former East Prussia. Rose is Polish and he… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Marcin Dorocinski , Kinga Pre…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$14A

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Mohamed Asli
Mustafa is an illiterate hairdresser who lives with his blind mother. He runs an underground trade as a middleman facilitating favours in exchan… 
CastMohamed Bastaoui, Houda Rihani, Abdessamad …
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$PG

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Asghar Farhadi
When Simin’s husband Nader refuses to grant her a divorce, she returns to her parents’ home. Nader hires a young woman to assist in his wife’s a… 
CastLeila Hatami, Peyman Moaadi, Shahab Hosseini…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Karim Ainouz
Follows a woman wandering around Rio de Janeiro after her husband leaves her. A phone message from her husband propels Violeta into the streets… 
CastCamila Amado, Luisa Arraes, Milton Gonçalves…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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Carl Bessai
A comedic exploration of the lives of four intersecting sister and brother relationships. A hard-done-by “entrepreneur” corrals a young girl and… 
CastDustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Cory Monteith,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Jens Lien
SONS OF NORWAY is an energetic film about revolt, punk rock, suburban hell and the eternal struggle between freaks and punks. And it's not least… 
CastSven Nordin, Åsmund Høeg and Sonja Richter
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
Christian (Anders W. Berthelsen) owns a wine store approaching bankruptcy – and he is just as unsuccessful in about every other aspect of life. … 
CastAnders W. Berthelsen, Paprika Steen, Jamie M…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$14A

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Bryan Wizemann
Angela, a single mother, struggles to make ends meet for her daughter. Beneath the Las Vegas neon glow, her life hits a breaking point, presenti… 
CastLauren Ambrose, Audrey Scott, Dylan Baker, P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Xiaolu Guo
Kwok Yun leads a simple peasant's life in the peaceful village mountains. She lives with her grandfather and works as a labourer. Following a co… 
CastShi Ke, Udo Kier, Mandy Zhang, Y. Peng Liu, …
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryGermany
CWC$18A

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Nancy Savoca
Union Square chronicles the reluctant reunion of two estranged sisters: one on the verge of marriage, the other on the brink of a nervous breakd… 
CastMira Sorvino, Tammy Blanchard, Patti Lupone,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Lynn Shelton
Still mourning the recent death of his brother, a bereft and confused man finds love and direction in a most unexpected place. 
CastEmily Blunt, Rosemarie DeWitt, Mark Duplass,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$$18A