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Ingrid Veninger
A story about a father, a son, and six characters dressed in furry suits. An unorthodox acting teacher (Aaron Poole) attempts to push a group of… 
CastAaron Poole, Joey Klein, Jacob Switzer, Jess…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Mariana Rondón
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in thi… 
CastSamantha Castillo and Samuel Lange
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
CWC$PG

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Nejib Belkadhi
Larger-than-life characters populate director Nejib Belkadhi’s spellbinding combination of film noir and magic realism, which follows a downtrod… 
CastAbdel Moneem Chouayat, Chedly Arfaoui, Lobna…
LanguageArabic   CountryTunisia
CWC$14A

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Jeffrey Jeturian
Vilma Santos, the enduring Grand Dame of the Philippine film industry, delivers a performance of grace, courage, and peerless comic timing as a … 
CastVilma Santos, Marlon Rivera, Vincent de Jesu…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$PG

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Levan Koguashvili
Levan Koguashvili’s film — about a lonely 40-year-old schoolteacher who takes up with the wife of a soon-to-be-released convict — is a compassio… 
CastAndro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Archi…
LanguageGeorgian   CountryGeorgia
CWC$14A

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René Sampaio
A story of love, hate, revenge and violence freely inspired by the Brazilian song Faroeste Caboclo by Renato Russo. Loosely based on legendary … 
CastFabrício Boliveira and Isis Valverde, Felipe…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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Alexey Uchitel
Russian director Alexey Uchitel (The Edge) returns with this explosive, pulse-pounding crime drama about the violent rivalry that erupts when an… 
CastAlexey Mantsigyn Artur Smolyaninov Alexander…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Calin Peter Netzer
Well-to-do, well-connected Bucharest society lady Cornelia takes the driver’s seat when her 34-year-old son gets involved in a deadly accident. … 
CastBogdan Dumitrache, Luminita Gheorghiu, Flori…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Terry Miles
As a young woman (Lauren Lee Smith) prepares a memorial film retrospective for her late estranged father, his work begins to influence her life … 
CastJennifer Beals, Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Fernando Eimbcke
While vacationing at a beachside resort, a single mother faces inevitable separation anxiety when her 15-year-old son — who is also her best fri… 
CastMaría Renée Prudencio, Lucio Giménez Cacho G…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
CWC$14A

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Sébastien Pilote
Gaby owns a lamb farm. He has two daughters that he raised like princesses. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn… 
CastGilles Renaud, Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Bruce Sweeney
The Dick Knost Show is a character-based satire on sports-talk culture. Dick Knost is a star sports talk host. He's prickly, acerbic and chronic… 
CastGabrielle Rose, Tom Scholte, Paul Skrudland,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Menno Meyjes
In The Dinner two couples go out to dinner in a restaurant. They talk about ordinary things: work, the latest movies, holiday plans etc. They av… 
CastJacob Derwig, Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Robin Campillo
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest… 
CastOlivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Peter Stebbings
Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he kill… 
CastJennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby, Shay Eyre, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Toa Fraser
Toa Fraser’s beautifully photographed film captures the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of the classic — about a deceptive nobleman’s punishm… 
CastGillian Murphy, Huan Qi
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$G

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János Szász
In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during wartime with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil … 
CastLászló Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Moln…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$14A

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Dome Karukoski
The leader of a gang of racist skinheads finds his prejudices and misplaced loyalties pitted against his desire for love and family when he fall… 
CastPeter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen,…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$14A

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Jan Hrebejk
The arrival of an uninvited guest casts a shadow over an idyllic wedding celebration in this wonderfully fraught meditation on guilt and forgive… 
CastAna Geislerova, Stanislav Majer, Jiri Cerny
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18A

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Lisa Langseth
Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) stars in this comedy-drama as a recovering control freak who finds support and a new lease on life when she ent… 
CastAlicia Vikander, David Dencik, Mira Eklund
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18A

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Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobs…
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen’s corrosive look at contemporary Norwegian society is also a hilarious and provocative comedy that cuts across cl… 
CastHanne Backe-Hansen, Kjetil Krogstad Skrede, …
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Young-Seok Noh
A writer hides away at an isolated B&B only to encounter a series of life-threatening characters. In this quirky comic thriller from writer-dir… 
CastJun Suk-ho and Oh Tae-kyung
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Donovan Marsh
Adroitly written and directed by South African filmmaker Donovan Marsh, this action-packed heist thriller — about a pair of cops battling corrup… 
CastS'dumo Mtshali, Presley Chweneyagae, Israel …
LanguageZulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Catherine Martin
Two solitary people meet each other and form a bond in the back country of the Gaspe peninsula. Inspired by Robert Bresson’s classic Mouchette,… 
CastAriane Legault, Sébastien Ricard, Hélène Flo…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Alberto Morais
In this charming neorealist gem set on the sleepy outskirts of Valencia, young Miguel and his friends undertake a seemingly simple mission on be… 
CastOmar Krim, Blanca Bautista, Mikel Sarasa, Jo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$PG

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Mohamad Malas
Mohamad Malas, recognized widely as Syrian cinema’s first auteur, resurrects the ghosts of his country’s thirty-year-old dictatorship with this … 
CastNajla el Wa'za, Lara Saade, Bilal Martini, G…
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
CWC$14A

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Lance Daly
Life's a Breeze is a feel-good recession comedy about a family struggling to stay afloat and together through hard times in Ireland. A Dublin f… 
CastFionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Kelly Thornto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$14A

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Alexandre Rockwell, Raisa Bo…
Determined to see "the river," two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey, in the marvelous new fi… 
CastLana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Rene Cuante-Ba…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA, Puerto Rico
CWC$PG

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Yuri Bykov
Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth. High from happiness, he’s … 
CastYury Bykov, Denis Shvedov, Irina Nizina, Ily…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Mohammad Rasoulof
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Josh C. Waller
Over the course of one feverish day, a harried narcotics detective (David Morse) and his reluctant partner (Mike Vogel) frantically track down a… 
CastDavid Morse, Cory Monteith, Mike Vogel, Ciar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Ragnar Bragason
Acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Ragnar Bragason (Children, Parents) directs this darkly comic drama about a grief-stricken young woman who adopts … 
CastIngvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Þorbjörg Helga Dyr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$14A

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Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Veg…
Someone is out to get Constantino Zegarra, a judge with an impressive conviction rate — and any number of enemies. So why is it so hard for othe… 
CastFernando Bacilio, Lidia Rodríguez, Juan Luis…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico, Peru
CWC$14A

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Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla …
Filmmaking partners Guillaume Giovanetti and Cagla Zencirci immersed themselves in the magical world of Japanese folklore to create this intrica… 
CastMasahiro Yoshino, Masako Wajima, Xiao Mu Lee…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Götz Spielmann
Director Gotz Spielmann follows his acclaimed thriller Revanche with this visually captivating character study, in which a family reunion bares … 
CastNora von Waldstätten, Ursula Strauss, Peter …
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Rashid Masharawi
Palestinian director Rashid Mashawari follows his widely acclaimed dark comedy Laila’s Birthday with this compelling and ironic drama about two … 
CastMahmoud Abu Jazi, Salah Hannoun
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$PG

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Ulrich Seidl
The stunning conclusion to Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy unfolds in a diet camp, where its 13-year-old heroine falls for … 
CastMelanie Lenz, Vivian Bartsch, Michael Thomas…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Yossi Madmony
The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences, in t… 
CastAlon Moni Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zis…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Ahmad Abdalla
In one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of Egypt, the prisons were suddenly opened, leaving thousands of prisoners wandering in t… 
CastAsser Yassin, Atef Yousef, Amr Abed, Yara Go…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$14A

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Stephen Brown
The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife. After the de… 
CastCiarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$14A

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Clio Barnard
This loose update of the Oscar Wilde fable tells the tale of raging, impulsive Arbor, a boy kicked out of school and into an illegal trade, stea… 
CastConner Chapman, Shaun Thomas, Sean Gilder
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CWC$14A

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Richie Mehta
A chain-wallah from Delhi travels across India in search of his missing son, in the hopes that whoever took him, returns him unharmed. Director… 
CastRajesh Tailang, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Anura…
LanguageHindi   CountryCanada / India
CWC$PG

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Judy Kibinge
Judy Kibinge’s daring yet elegant film is an uplifting parable about atonement, set against the deadly violence that followed the 2007 elections… 
CastSusan Wanjiru, Walter Kipchumba Lagat, David…
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
CWC$14A

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Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black) stars as a newly-single pregnant woman who confronts an uncertain future in the long-awaite… 
CastAidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan…
LanguageEnglish, Irish   CountryCanada / Ireland
CWC$14A

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Roberto Minervini
A teenage girl deals with a crisis of conscience in gun-toting rural Texas. The teenage daughter of Christian goat farmers in rural Texas rebel… 
CastSara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Alain Guiraudie
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally d… 
CastPierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patri…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Róbert I. Douglas
Gary is in Beijing to make it big. After failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up teaching English. Gary's real reasons for sta… 
CastCarlos Ottery, Chris Loton, Ai Wan, Cromwell…
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryChina, Ireland
CWC$14A

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Jim Chuchu, Vincent Moloi, P…
Beginning with an ambiguous science fiction in Nairobi and ending with a re-enactment of the myth of Noah’s ark in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha towns… 
CastElsaphan Njora, Patricia Kihoro, Shiv Singh,…
LanguageSwahili, Nouchi, Fre…   CountryKenya, South Africa,…
CWC$PG

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Dante Lam
Fleeing to Macau to escape from threatening loan sharks, a former mixed-martial arts champion becomes embroiled in the lives of a psychologicall… 
CastNick Cheung, Eddie Peng, Crystal Lee
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryHong Kong, China
CWC$14A

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Dyana Gaye
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three con… 
CastMaya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Ralph Amoussou, Marè…
LanguageFrench | Wolof   CountryFrance | Senegal
CWC$14A

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Corneliu Porumboiu
It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last … 
CastDiana Avramut, Bogdan Dumitrache, Mihaela Si…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Dana Rotberg
In a small New Zealand town in the early 20th century, three very different women— a Maori medicine woman, a wealthy, sharp-tongued white housew… 
CastWhirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebb…
LanguageMaori, English   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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Fernando Coimbra
A nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the distraught parents left behind, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra’s suspenseful feature de… 
CastLeandra Leal and Milhem Cortaz, Fabíola Nasc…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A