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Pablo Stoll
Dissatisfied with his new life (and wife), a man tries to insinuate himself back into the home of the ex-wife and daughter he left ten years bef… 
CastHumberto de Vargas, Sara Bessio, Anaclara Fe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina
CWC$PG

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Yousry Nasrallah
The lives of a liberal Egyptian revolutionary and a pro-Mubarak horseman collide in the aftermath of the Arab Spring in this urgent, enthralling… 
CastSalah Abdallah, Nahed El Sebaï, Bassem Samra…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$14A

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Sara Johnsen
Reunited after years apart, childhood sweethearts William and Janne are forced to confront the dark secrets of their past — and the menacing pre… 
CastMaria Bonnevie, Kristoffer Joner, David Denc…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$18A

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Katarzyna Roslaniec
Polish director Katarzyna Roslaniec follows her controversial, irresistibly scrappy debut Mall Girls with this edgy and disarmingly frank look a… 
CastMagdalena Berus, Nikodem Rozbicki, Klaudia B…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$14A

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Christian Petzold
Set in East Germany in the early 1980s, the new film from renowned director Christian Petzold (Jerichow) is a suspenseful chamber piece about an… 
CastNina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bau…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$PG

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Jun Lana
An ornery old retiree — who only came to terms with his homosexuality tragically late in life — leads an isolated existence with only his faithf… 
CastEddie Garcia, Rez Cortez, Armida Siguion-Rey…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Rafaël Ouellet
After being involved in a road accident causing the death of a woman, truck driver Germain’s world collapses as he feels an overwhelming sense o… 
CastJulien Poulin, Patrice Dubois, Maude Giguère…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Aida Begic
Rahima, 23, and Nedim, 14, are orphans of the Bosnian war. They live in Sarajevo, a transitional society that has lost its moral compass, includ… 
CastMarija Pikic, Ismir Gagula and Bojan Navojec…
LanguageBosnian   CountryBosnia-Herzegovina
CWC$14A

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Benjamín Ávila
Argentina 1979. After years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents and his uncle Be… 
CastNatalia Oreiro, Ernesto Alterio and César Tr…
LanguageSpanish | Portuguese…   CountryArgentina/Spain/Braz…
CWC$14A

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Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bon…
A heart-warming story for the whole family with a unique insight into North Korean culture Comrade Kim Yong Mi is a North Korean coalminer. Her… 
CastChol Kim, Jong Sim Han, Chung Guk Pak, Yong …
LanguageKorean   CountryNorth Korea
CWC$PG

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Yuki Tanada
Tabata plays Anzu, a housewife being pressured to have a child by her mother-in-law and being forced to undergo fertility treatment. Through her… 
CastKento Nagayama, Tomoko Tabata and Mieko Hara…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Peng Tao
Convinced that he should not die single, lonely cremator Cao resorts to marrying a dead woman when he is diagnosed with lung cancer. The plan is… 
CastZhengwu Cheng, Wolf Girl
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Bruce Sweeney
Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding) returns to the Festival with this neo-noir police procedural — set against the backdrop of economic hard times — ab… 
CastNicholas Lea, Gabrielle Rose, Agam Darshi, P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Tony Krawitz
Isaac, a late 20s Greek Australian, spirals out of control when he’s forced to confront his own family’s cursed legacy on his first trip to Euro… 
CastEwen Leslie, Marton Csokas and Kodi Smit-McP…
LanguageEnglish, Greek   CountryAustralia
CWC$18A

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Julio Hernández Cordón
In a small Guatemalan village where many "disappeared" during the country's civil war, a troubled young man struggles with the memory of his mur… 
CastAgustín Ortíz Pérez, Eduardo Spiegeler, Alej…
LanguageSpanish   CountryGuatemala/Spain/Chil…
CWC$PG

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Dror Sabo
Alienated from a society that no longer seems to have a place for them, two elderly ex-soldiers undertake a vigilante campaign against injustice… 
CastYossi Polak, Yehoram Gaon, Noa Barkai
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Jorge Torregrossa
The first feature from Spanish director Jorge Torregrossa is a stunning apocalyptic thriller set against the awe-inspiring peaks of the Pyrenees… 
CastMaribel Verdú, Daniel Grao, Clara Lago, Carm…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$14A

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Edward Burns
Seven adult siblings from a working-class, Irish-American family must deal with their estranged father's desire to return home for Christmas for… 
CastKerry Bishé, Connie Britton, Heather Burns, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Rui Jun Li
Old Ma, who believes that white cranes will carry buried dead bodies to heaven, is absolutely daunted by the idea of being cremated after death.… 
CastXing Chun Ma, Tang Long, Wang Siyi
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Javier Ruiz Caldera
A teacher with paranormal abilities helps a group of ghosts graduate high school. Modesto is a teacher who sometimes sees dead people. Not only… 
CastCarlos Areces, Raúl Arévalo, Alexandra Jimén…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$14A

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Yannis Smaragdis
This majestic epic tells the true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of 18th-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from … 
CastSebastian Koch, Evgeny Stychkin, Juan Diego …
LanguageEnglish, Greek, Fren…   CountryGreece
CWC$14A

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Carlos Sorin
Marco is a travelling salesman and a recovering alcoholic who decides to change the direction of his life after a stay at a detox centre. His co… 
CastAlejandro Awada, Victoria Almeida
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$14A

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Zézé Gamboa
Zézé Gamboa's sardonic historical drama follows a good-hearted, apolitical con man who, on the eve of Angolan independence in the mid-1970s, pul… 
CastAlberto Magassela, Lázaro Ramos, Pedro Hossi…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryAngola/Portugal/Braz…
CWC$18A

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Tobias Lindholm
In A Hijacking, Tobias Lindholm turns his attention to a current topic: piracy at sea. The cargo ship MV Rozen is heading for harbour when it is… 
CastAmalie Ihle Alstrup, Johan Philip Asbæk and …
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$14A

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Asoka Handagama
Returning to his community after defeat in the Sri Lankan civil war, a former Tamil rebel known only as "Him" faces hostility, suspicion and bit… 
CastNiranjani Shanmugaraja, Raja Ganeshan, Malco…
LanguageTamil   CountrySri Lanka
CWC$14A

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Jan Hrebejk
Two ostensibly ordinary middle-aged couples, Marie and Vitek, and Dita and Ondra, are linked by more than just a lifelong friendship, a shared h… 
CastJirí Langmajer, Hynek Cermak, Marika Prochaz…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$14A

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Sudz Sutherland
Three Jamaicans who are deported from the U.S. Canada and England must make their way in a land that they are not familiar with. Home Again is … 
CastTatyana Ali, CCH Pounder, Lyriq Bent, Fefe D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Andrzej Jakimowski
Ian, a new instructor at a well-known Lisbon clinic for the visually impaired, starts to teach spatial orientation to his international group of… 
CastEdward Hogg, Alexandra Maria Lara, David Atr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CWC$PG

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Sergei Loznitsa
In this eerie, dreamlike World War II drama from Sergei Loznitsa (My Joy), a partisan suspected of being a traitor is apprehended by his comrade… 
CastVladimir Svirski, Vlad Abashin, Sergei Koles…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia/Belarus/Latvi…
CWC$14A

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Luu Huynh
In this dark love triangle that proceeds with the inexorable logic of a Greek tragedy, a dedicated wife in a small Vietnamese fishing village se… 
CastThai Hoa , Dinh Y Nhung , Huy Khanh
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
CWC$14A

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Antoinette Beumer
Twin sisters Sofie and Daan, 33, have been raised by their two fathers. When they receive an unexpected phone call from their hitherto unknown b… 
CastHolly Hunter, Carice Van Houten, Jelka Van H…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Kieron J. Walsh
Jump follows the lives of four 20-somethings whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. At … 
CastMartin McCann, Nichola Burley
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland, United King…
CWC$PG

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Bence Fliegauf
A Romani family struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of a series of suspected racially-motivated murders of their n… 
CastKatalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Lajos Sárkán…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$14A

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Yi-kwan Kang
A juvenile offender Ji-gu reunites with his young mom who he thought was dead. Ji-gu is a 15-year-old juvenile offender under probation who liv… 
CastJunghyun Lee, Youngju Seo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Kenji Uchida
When Kondo, a wealthy contract killer accidentally hits his head in a bathhouse, an unemployed actor named Sakurai switches their locker keys. S… 
CastMasato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Hirosue…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Marc-Henri Wajnberg
Kinshasa, Congo. About 30,000 children are accused of witchcraft and expelled from home. Living on the street, little José and his fellow friend… 
CastJosé Mawanda, Rachel Mwanza, Emmanuel Fakoko…
LanguageLingala, French   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Sion Sono
In a typical Japanese village, Yoichi Ono lives with his wife, Izumi and his parents. The Ono family lives a frugal but happy life as dairy farm… 
CastIsao Natsuyagi, Naoko Otani, Megumi Kaguraza…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Anita Doron
A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world. The Lesser Blessed is a powerful coming-of-age story… 
CastBenjamin Bratt, Chloe Rose, Kiowa Gordon
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ava DuVernay
When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarc… 
CastEmayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Ha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Jem Cohen
A Vienna museum guard befriends a foreign visitor who has been called to Austria because of a medical emergency. The grand Kunsthistorisches Art… 
CastMary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Pipl…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$PG

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Sean Garrity
To win back his unsatisfied ex-girlfriend, conservative accountant Jordan Abrams enlists the help of Julia — an uninhibited exotic dancer — to g… 
CastJonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Marcelo Gomes
This film follows the reflections of Verônica, a recently graduated medical student going through a time of uncertainty. She questions not only … 
CastHermila Guedes, WJ Solha
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Ulrich Seidl
Perennial provocateur Ulrich Seidl (Dog Days, Import/Export) explores the politically charged issue of sex tourism in the sun-kissed "paradise" … 
CastMargarethe Tiesel, Peter Kazungu
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany/Austria
CWC$18A

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Atiq Rahimi
In a country torn apart by a war, a beautiful woman watches over her husband in a decrepit room. He is reduced to a vegetative state because of … 
CastGolshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Massi M…
LanguageFarsi   CountryAfghanistan
CWC$14A

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Kioshi Kurosawa
Fifteen years ago, tragedy struck a small town when a young elementary school girl Emili (Hazuki Kimura) was abducted and killed by a stranger. … 
CastKyoko Koizumi, Yû Aoi, Teruyuki Kagawa
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18A

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John Akomfrah
British filmmaker John Akomfrah imagines the lives of a black man and woman who appear in a 16th-century drawing by German Renaissance master Al… 
CastMonique Cunningham, Trevor Mathison
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CWC$14A

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Mika Kaurismäki
Timo is an esteemed concert pianist whose personal life is on the rocks. One day Timo finds an older, shabby-looking man at his door. The man, L… 
CastVesa-Matti Loiri, Samuli Edelmann, Mari Pera…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$14A

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Toke Constantin Hebbeln
In this vivid historical drama set in 1980s East Germany, two dockworkers and best friends who dream of escaping the repressive regime are force… 
CastAugust Diehl, Alexander Fehling, Ronald Zehr…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Barry Berk
John Wraith, a man in his mid-40s, regains consciousness in hospital. His wife and daughter were killed in a car accident because he fell asleep… 
CastLionel Newton, Deon Lotz, Jay Anstey
LanguageEnglish, Afrikaans   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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James Ponsoldt
Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and d… 
CastMary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18A

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Choi Dong-hoon
Bullets fly, barbs are traded and old scores are settled when a Korean master criminal and his crew hightail it to Macao to join his treacherous… 
CastYun-seok Kim, Hye-soo Kim, Jung-jae Lee, Gia…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Jonas d'Adesky
Three young friends struggle to survive on the streets of Port-au-Prince in the aftermath of the 2010 Haitian earthquake. Best friends Vitaleme… 
CastJules Vitaleme, Sima Mickenson, Pierre Jean …
LanguageFrench, Creole   CountryHaiti, Belgium
CWC$14A

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Catherine Corsini
Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’s daughter and succeed him as the head of a car dealership. One night, he is… 
CastRaphaël Personnaz, Clotilde Hesme, Arta Dobr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Brillante Mendoza
Shaleha Sarail is a barren woman who believes that to fulfill her husband’s greatest wish of having a son is tangible proof of Allah’s grace. Sh… 
CastNora Aunor, Mercedes Cabral, Lovi Poe, Bembo…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$18A

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Girish Kasaravalli
In Girish Kasaravalli's gently philosophical character piece, a humble, low-level civil servant cast as the lead in a popular TV serial chronicl… 
CastKrishna murthy Shikeripura, Jayanthi
LanguageKannada   CountryIndia
CWC$PG

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Robert Connolly
Set in 1980s Melbourne, Underground is a riveting thriller that focuses on the teenage years of one of the most controversial figures of modern … 
CastAnthony LaPaglia, Rachel Griffiths, Callan M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$PG

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Licinio Azevedo
Veteran filmmaker Licinio Azevedo drew on the stories of real women who endured the Mozambican "re-education camps" for this dramatic and inspir… 
CastIva Mugalela, Sumeia Maculuva, Ermelinda Cim…
LanguagePortuguese/French   CountryMozambique/Portugal/…
CWC$14A

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Pelin Esmer
Haunted by guilt over the death of his family, a man takes a job as a fire warden in a remote tower in the wilderness, and is inexorably drawn t… 
CastOlgun Simsek, Nilay Erdonmez, Menderes Saman…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$14A

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Jo Sung-hee
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits a cottage she used to visit when she was a young girl. Half a century before, she … 
CastJoong-ki Song and Bo-yeong Park
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Lenny Abrahamson
A high school rugby star's life is irrevocably changed when a senseless act of violence leads to a sudden, shocking tragedy. 
CastJack Reynor, Róisín Murphy, Sam Keeley, Lars…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$PG

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Annemarie Jacir
Jordan, 1967: displaced in a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an 11-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipat… 
CastMahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan
CWC$14A

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Saïd Ould-Khelifa
Zabana! is an impassioned, meticulously researched account of the short life of Algerian freedom fighter Ahmed Zabana, whose execution in 1956 b… 
CastImad Benchenni, Nicolas Pignon, Khaled Benaï…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryAlgeria
CWC$PG