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Anahí Berneri
The long-time marriage between a seemingly happy Buenos Aires couple begins to disintegrate just as they are on the verge of realizing their dre… 
CastLeonardo Sbaraglia, Celeste Cid, Fabiana Can…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$14A

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Jessica Hausner
Austrian auteur Jessica Hausner crafts an exquisitely beautiful, disarmingly humorous and darkly romantic vision of the last days of nineteenth-… 
CastChristian Friedel, Sandra Hüller, Birte Schn…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria/Luxembourg/G…
CWC$18

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Ernesto Daranas
Chala is an 11-year-old with an attitude problem and a difficult life. When his teacher Carmela, the only person who Chala respects, takes a sho… 
CastArmando Valdés Freire, Alina Rodríguez, Silv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$PG

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Pascale Ferran
Director Pascale Ferran’s (Lady Chatterley) whimsical fable about the magically crossing paths of a disgruntled American businessman and a daydr… 
CastJosh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Francesco Munzi
The story of a criminal family from the Southern region of Calabria plays out like a contemporary western, where the call to blood law and an em… 
CastMarco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Mélanie Laurent
Acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Enemy) takes the director’s chair for this high-school tale of two teenage girls who de… 
CastLou de Laâge, Joséphine Japy, Isabelle Carré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Matt Shakman
A small-town Montana mechanic yearning to move to the big city (Liam Hemsworth) finds what may be his ticket out when he comes into possession o… 
CastJohn Malkovich, Billy Bob Thornton, Bruce De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18

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Tony Ayres
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private young man who is trying to make a … 
CastSullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18A

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James Napier Robertson
A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the insp… 
CastCliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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Nino Kirtadze
This subtly comic blend of fact and fiction follows a middle-aged married couple in Tbilisi, Georgia, as they deal with the fallout from an uncl… 
CastLevan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
A devoted elderly couple living in a Jerusalem retirement home is faced with a pair of devastating challenges that threaten to divide them after… 
CastZe'ev Revach, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Ros…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Maxime Giroux
Félix is an eccentric and penniless French Canadian whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a married Hasidic woman with a family, searching for… 
CastHadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky,…
LanguageFrench/Yiddish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Mijke de Jong
A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left. 
CastLeonoor Pauw, Adelheid Roosen, Lieneke Le Ro…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18

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Céline Sciamma
Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns to the Festival with this raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students li… 
CastKaridja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional 80-year-old farmer whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sa… 
CastAntti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Ii…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$PG

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Andrea Dorfman
Justine hasn’t played her guitar since a spell of stage fright caused her to faint and fall on her head. Now, forced to give up her lifelong dre… 
CastTanya Davis, Stewart Legere, Stephanie Clatt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Julie Lopes-Curval
Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions. Twenty-year-old Alice lives in No… 
CastAna Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lec…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$R

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Jyoti Mistry
Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-dee… 
CastAlex McGregor, Bjorn Steinbach, Desmond Dube…
LanguageAfrikaans/Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Martti Helde
In 1941, an Estonian woman and her young daughter struggle to find their way home after being deported to Siberia by the Soviet occupiers, in th… 
CastLaura Peterson, Mirt Preegel, Tarmo Song, In…
LanguageEstonian   CountryEstonia
CWC$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
Leading Danish filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Flame & Citron) directs this epic, continent-crossing countercultural romance based on events tha… 
CastJoachim Fjelstrup, Marie Tourell Søderberg, …
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$18A

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Joel Lamangan
A middle-aged domestic worker remains fiercely loyal to her employer even as it draws her ever deeper into the dirty world of human trafficking,… 
CastNora Aunor, Romnick Sarmenta, Rosanna Roces,…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Ryuichi Hiroki
This erotically charged drama from Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visit… 
CastKaho Minami, Atsuko Maeda, Jun Murakami, Sho…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18A

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Kriv Stenders
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In t… 
CastSimon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$14A

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Giulio Ricciarelli
A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures. Frankfurt … 
CastAlexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Mario Martone
A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal… 
CastElio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popo…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$PG

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Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valc…
An honest, hard-working schoolteacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin. In a small Bulgarian t… 
CastMargita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivanka Bratoev…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
CWC$14A

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Bruno Dumont
A clueless police inspector stumbles his way through a provincial murder investigation, in this shocking — and shockingly funny — change of pace… 
CastAlane Delhaye, Lucy Caron, Bernard Pruvost, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18A

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Rodrigue Jean
Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them c… 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Luis Ortega
Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love from director Luis … 
CastDaniel Melingo, Ailín Salas, Nahuel Pérez Bi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Shonali Bose
In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl… 
CastKalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Willi…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saase…
His life and career at a crossroads, an independent filmmaker is reinvigorated when he accidentally runs into an old flame while in Berlin — but… 
CastAlex Holdridge, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Liew Seng Tat
The superstitious inhabitants of a small Malaysian village go to ever sillier extremes to exorcize the "ghost" they believe is haunting a dilapi… 
CastWan Hanafi Su, Soffi Jikan, Harun Salim Bach…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
CWC$PG

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Szabolcs Hajdu
A mysterious wanderer (Isaach De Bankolé) settles into a strange homestead on the parched Hungarian plains populated by an odd assortment of out… 
CastIsaach De Bankole, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya…
LanguageRomanian   CountryHungary | Slovakia
CWC$18

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Juris Kursietis
In this tough but compassionate coming-of-age drama, a Latvian teenager with a serious gambling addiction sets out to find his long-lost father.… 
CastKristers Piksa, Rezija Kalnina
LanguageLatvian   CountryLatvia
CWC$14A

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Lucas Belvaux
A Parisian philosophy professor transferred to a dull provincial town (Loïc Corbery) learns to cut loose and live a little after he meets a bras… 
CastEmilie Dequenne, Loïc Corbery
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Ole Giæver
A put-upon salary man seeks spiritual renewal in the Great Outdoors, in this sharp comic drama from Norwegian director Ole Giæver. Out of Natur… 
CastOle Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Sivert…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Adilkhan Yerzhanov
Three orphaned siblings find themselves battling with a corrupt local police chief over ownership of their mother’s ancestral home, in this play… 
CastYerbolat Yerzhan, Aidyn Sakhaman, Aliya Zain…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
CWC$18A

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Chang Jung-Chi
Three high school boys discover that there may be more than meets the eye in the apparent suicide of a pretty classmate, in this engrossing myst… 
CastWu Chien-ho, Deng Yu-kai, Cheng Kai-yuan, Ya…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
CWC$18A

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Zvonimir Juric
Haunted by his dark past, a labourer in a small Croatian village has a series of fateful encounters over the course of a single night. Three fa… 
CastIvo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, Igor Kova…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia
CWC$14A

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Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel …
In an idyllic seaside city in the Dominican Republic, the long-time relationship between a beautiful and impoverished young local girl and her w… 
CastGeraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ari…
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic
CWC$14A

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Naomi Kawase
Facing both family tragedy and the unpredictable rhythms of nature, two teenagers on a subtropical Japanese island find solace in each other, in… 
CastNijiro Murakami, Jun Yoshinaga, Miyuki Matsu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Blaine Thurier
An awkward high school student strives to lose his virginity before his parents and their satanic cult can sacrifice him to the devil. 
CastJesse Carere, Daryl Sabara, Kristin Bauer va…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Danis Tanovic
Devastated when he discovers the effects of the cheap, locally-made drugs he peddles for a Pakistani pharmaceuticals firm, a young salesman chal… 
CastEmran Hashmi, Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston…
LanguageHindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench/Japanese   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Stéphane Lafleur
Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend, Véronique.… 
CastJulianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, Marc-An…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Martin Rejtman
A teenager finds his life considerably hampered after he impulsively attempts to shoot himself, in this dark, absurdist comedy from Argentine wr… 
CastSusana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Benjamín Coe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Chile
CWC$14A

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Ghassan Salhab
Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted… 
CastCarlos Chahine, Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samr…
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon/Qatar
CWC$14A

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Kiki Álvarez
A rare independent film from Cuba, this charming and tender portrait of female friendship follows three hair-salon employees as they hit the tow… 
CastClaudia Muñiz, Marianela Pupo, Maribel Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$14A

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Cristián Jiménez
In this wise and witty comedy-drama from Chilean director Cristián Jiménez, a married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection… 
CastIngrid Isensee, Maria Siebald, Paulina Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$14A

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Carlos Siguion-Reyna
When his fortune is wiped out, an arrogant, self-made tycoon is forced to return to the slum tenement where he grew up, in this vibrant, sociall… 
CastRobert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Rez Cortez, Aiz…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Baran bo Odar
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage. This enterta… 
CastTom Schilling, Elyas M´Barek, Wotan Wilke Mo…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18A

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Panos H. Koutras
Following the death of their mother, two brothers undertake an odyssey from Athens to Thessaloniki in search of the father they have never met, … 
CastKostas Nikouli, Nikos Gelia, Aggelos Papadim…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$14A