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September 6-16, 2018

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Leanne Pooley
Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) fuses documentary, fiction, and state-of-the-art digital animation in this astonishing recreation of the… 
CastFraser Brown, Andrew Grainger, Chelsie Prest…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$14A

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Mai Masri
Railroaded into an Israeli prison on a terrorism charge, a young Palestinian woman discovers that she is pregnant just as a group of her fellow … 
CastMaisa Abd Elhadi, Nadera Omran, Raida Adon, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan/Leb…
CWC$14A

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Naomi Kawase
A lonely baker has his life (and business) reinvigorated when he hires an elderly woman with an uncanny culinary skill and a mysterious communio… 
CastKirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Uchida Kyara, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$G

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Federico Veiroj
A young man finds himself navigating the baffling, labyrinthine bureaucracy of the Catholic Church when he attempts to formally renounce his fai… 
CastAlvaro Ogalla, Marta Larralde, Bárbara Lenni…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Uruguay
CWC$18A

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Leyla Bouzid
Set on the eve of the Tunisia’s Jasmine Revolution, the first feature from director Leyla Bouzid follows an up-and-coming underground band as th… 
CastBaya Medhaffer, Ghalia Benali, Montassar Aya…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryTunisia/France/Belgi…
CWC$14A

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Yuval Delshad
Chronicling the burgeoning conflict between father and son in a hard-working Iranian-Israeli family, Yuval Delshad’s fiction-feature debut is bo… 
CastNavid Negahban, Viss Elliot Safavi, Asher Av…
LanguageHebrew, Farsi   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Florin Serban
A promising teenage boxer and a struggling thirtysomething actress become entangled in a daily ritual that walks the line between flirtation and… 
CastRafael Florea, Sorin Leoveanu, Nicolae Motro…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

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Sandra Kogut
A wealthy middle-aged woman unexpectedly finds herself caring for two impoverished young siblings, in this subtle, touching and sincere study of… 
CastCarla Ribas, Ygor Manoel, Rayane do Amaral, …
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Athina Rachel Tsangari
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip have decided to play a game. Things will be measured, blood will b… 
CastYorgos Kentros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mour…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$14A

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Joko Anwar
A beauty-salon worker and pirate-DVD enthusiast accidentally comes into possession of incriminating evidence of high-level political corruption,… 
CastTara Basro, Chicco Jerikho
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$14A

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Charlie Vundla
After being abandoned by his wife, a once-promising academic finds himself entangled in a very odd ménage à trois, in the second feature from So… 
CastCharlie Vundla, Terry Pheto, Louis Roux
LanguageEnglish, Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Ciro Guerra
A tale of the first encounter, approach, betrayal and life-transcending friendship between an Amazonian shaman, last survivor of his people, and… 
CastJan Bijvoet, Brionne Davis, Nilbio Torres, A…
LanguageSpanish, Amazonian   CountryColombia/Venezuela/A…
CWC$14A

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Oliver Hermanus
A fierce crime drama set against an unforgiving landscape, The Endless River is a story about morality, love, revenge and forgiveness. A young … 
CastNicolas Duvauchelle, Crystal-Donna Roberts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Anne Émond
The second film from award-winning writer-director Anne Émond (Nuit #1) is a decade-spanning family epic that chronicles the fortunes of a Québé… 
CastMaxim Gaudette, Karelle Tremblay, Valerie Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Damien Odoul
A young French infantry volunteer is plunged into the maelstrom of trench warfare on the Western Front, in this startlingly subjective vision of… 
CastNino Rocher, Pierre Martial Gaillard, Theo C…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Alexandra-Therese Keining
Three outcast teenage girls get a new perspective on high-school life when they are mysteriously transformed into boys, in this skillfully craft… 
CastTuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander, Wilma Holmén, V…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$14A

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Hanna Sköld
A young girl living under the heel of her tyrannical religious zealot father in the depths of the Swedish forests finds strength in the memory o… 
CastBlanca Engström, Lennart Jähkel
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$14A

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Thomas Stuber
Director Thomas Stuber (winner of the Student Academy Award) tells the story of an aging boxer from the former East who learns he has limited ti… 
CastPeter Kurth, Lina Wendel, Lena Lauzemis, Edi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Anne Sewitsky
Bedevilled by shared demons, a young woman and her half-brother find comfort with each other, in this brooding, sharply detailed study of incest… 
CastIne Wilmann, Simon J. Berger, Silje Storstei…
LanguageNorwegian/Swedish   CountryNorway
CWC$R

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Christopher Doyle
Renowned cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle celebrates Hong Kong and its people with this documentary-fiction hybrid that focuses on H… 
CastConnie Ming Shan Yuen, Thierry Chow, Ching M…
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryHong Kong
CWC$G

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Erik Matti
A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims, in this suspenseful crime drama from celebrated Filipino director Er… 
CastJohn Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano, Tirso Cruz …
LanguageFilipino, Kankanaey…   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Kazik Radwanski
Toronto director Kazik Radwanski follows his internationall acclaimed, award-winning debut Tower with this empathetic yet clear-eyed character s… 
CastErwin Van Cotthem, Kate Ashley, Seth Kirsh, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Lawrence Fajardo
This stark and heart-wrenching film weaves together several narratives about undocumented Filipino workers trying to support themselves and thei… 
CastAllen Dizon, Ces Quesada, Bernardo Bernardo,…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog, J…   CountryPhilippines/Japan
CWC$14A

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Eric Khoo
The sensitive and sensual new film from Singaporean director Eric Khoo draws together several narratives spanning several decades, all of them t… 
CastChoi Woo Shik, Kim Khobbi, Koh Boon Pin, Dan…
LanguageEnglish, Malay, Kore…   CountrySingapore
CWC$18A

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Ariel Rotter
In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her h… 
CastErica Luisa, Marcelo Subiotto, Susana Pampin
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Uruguay
CWC$14A

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Tolga Karaçelik
Trapped at anchor due to a legal dispute, the skeleton crew of a cargo ship come into potentially deadly conflict with one another, in this slow… 
CastHakan Karsak, Nadir Saribacak, Özgür Emre Yi…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$14A

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Elisabeth Scharang
A riveting biopic of notorious Austrian convict Jack Unterweger, who became a literary superstar while serving a 15-year sentence for murder. O… 
CastJohannes Krisch, Corinna Harfouch, Birgit Mi…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
A young widow undertakes an elegiac voyage with the spectre of her dead husband, in this delicate, touching ghost story from Japanese master Kiy… 
CastEri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Ivan Ostrochovský
This subtle fusion of documentary and fiction follows a young Roma boxer as he embarks on a tragicomic return to the ring in order to pay for … 
CastPeter Baláz, Zvonko Lakcevic, Ján Franek, St…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
CWC$14A

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Yared Zeleke
Living in a foster home after his mother's death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother's pet lamb — in this… 
CastRediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, S…
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$PG

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Salvador del Solar
An aged Peruvian taxi driver, formerly an aide to a feared military officer in the bloodiest days of government repression during the Shining Pa… 
CastDamián Alcázar, Magaly Solier, Federico Lupp…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Argentina/Colom…
CWC$14A

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Sterlin Harjo
A Muscogee ex-con living on the streets of Tulsa becomes embroiled in a fateful conflict with a local thug, in director Sterlin Harjo’s intrigui… 
CastRod Rondeaux, Zahn McClarnon, Wotko Long, Sa…
LanguageMuskogee, English   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Matthew Saville
A wrong number leads to an unlikely friendship between a middle-aged Adelaide realtor (Anthony LaPaglia) and an elderly woman (Julia Blake), in … 
CastAnthony LaPaglia, Julia Blake, John Clarke, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$PG

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Sylvia Chang
An artist reunites with her brother after the two were separated years ago when she left Liudau, an island off of Taiwan. Legendary Taiwanese a… 
CastIsabella Leong, Chang Hsiao Chuan, Lawrence …
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
CWC$14A

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Philippe Falardeau
In this satirical look at the vagaries of Canadian politics from Oscar-nominated director Philippe Falardeau (Monsieur Lazhar), an independent M… 
CastPatrick Huard, Suzanne Clément, Irdens Exant…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Radu Muntean
After being the sole unfortunate witness to a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Sandu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbo… 
CastTeodor Corban, Iulian Postelnicu, Oxana Mora…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Danielle Arbid
The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different fac… 
CastManal Issa, Vincent Lacoste, Paul Hamy, Dami…
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Zhang Yang
Director Zhang Yang blurs documentary and fiction in this account of a band of pilgrims who make a 2,000-kilometre journey on foot to Lhasa, the… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Lars Kraume
Top German actors Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) and Ronald Zehrfeld (Barbara, Phoenix) star in this riveting historical thriller, which … 
CastBurghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith S…
LanguageGerman, Yiddish   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Hermon Hailay
A cab driver and a beautiful young prostitute fall in love while struggling to survive on the mean streets of Addis Ababa, in this frank, gritty… 
CastEskindir Tameru, Fereweni Gebregergs
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$14A

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Grímur Hákonarson
In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them … 
CastSigurõur Sigurjónsson, Theodór Júlíusson, Ch…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$14A

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Alex van Warmerdam
Schneider, a hit-man, is given a task: before the night has passed he must kill the writer Ramon Bax. Dutch writer-director-actor Alex van Warm… 
CastAlex van Warmerdam, Tom Dewispelaere, Maria …
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Eva Neymann
Rooted in the Yiddish folklore of Sholem Aleichem’s short stories, Eva Neymann’s tender third feature is a delicate and affecting coming-of-age … 
CastMilena Tsibulskaya, Yevheniy Kogan, Arina Po…
LanguageRussian   CountryUkraine
CWC$PG

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Rúnar Rúnarsson
In the new film from Icelandic director Rúnar Rúnarsson (Volcano), a teenage boy is forced to leave his happy life in Reykjavik and move back in… 
CastAtli Óskar Fjalarsson, Ingvar E. Sigurðsson,…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$14A

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Hicham Lasri
In the audacious new feature from Morocco’s Hicham Lasri, a once-famous journalist desperate to make a comeback lands a major interview with the… 
CastLatefa Ahrrare, Jirari Ben Aissa, Fehd Bench…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$18A

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Andrew Currie
A dysfunctional family's reunion at a lake house in Northern Ontario descends into chaos in this ensemble comedy-drama from Canadian director An… 
CastJason Ritter, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James Brol…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Director and star Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche reimagines the tale of the Biblical traitor in this stunningly shot historical drama. Rabah Ameur-Zaimec… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Nabil Djedouani, Moham…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Ermek Tursunov
Orphaned by the brutal Soviet collectivization campaign of the 1930s, a young Kazakh boy takes to the mountains and lives amongst a pack of wolv… 
CastKuandyk Kystykbayev, Elina Abay Kyzy, Yerzha…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
CWC$14A

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Julio Hernández Cordón
The daring new feature from Mexico’s Julio Hernandez follows two teenage lovers in Mexico City who become embroiled in the city’s illegal, narco… 
CastDiego Calva, Eduardo Eliseo Martínez, Shvast…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
CWC$14A

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Barbara Eder
Austrian filmmaker Barbara Eder’s latest fiction feature looks at the behind-the-camera lives of three international war correspondents on assig… 
CastManon Kahle, Raphael von Bargen, Erwin Stein…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Corneliu Porumboiu
Two neighbours set out to unearth a buried treasure in their own backyard, in this delightful fusion of contemporary fairy tale and political pa… 
CastCuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozm…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

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Cesc Gay
A humourous and honest portrait of the courage it takes to accept that death is just another part of life. After being diagnosed with terminal … 
CastRicardo Darín, Javier Cámara
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Argentina
CWC$14A

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Igor Drljaca
Once a celebrated actor in pre-war Yugoslavia, a Sarajevo-born immigrant struggles to find work in his new life in Toronto, in the second feat… 
CastJasmin Geljo, Masa Lizdek, Filip Geljo, Ma-…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Sion Sono
A humanoid robot deliverywoman muses on the mystery of human nature as she drops off parcels around the galaxy, in this playful sci-fi fable fro… 
CastMegumi Kagurazaka
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG