42nd Toronto International Film Festival®
September 7-17, 2017

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Margreth Olin
A young mother (played brilliantly by Maria Bonnevie) struggles with a history of drug abuse in this exquisitely rendered and deeply compassiona… 
CastMaria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini, B…
LanguageFinnish, Swedish   CountryNorway/Sweden/Finlan…
DISC$18

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Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Paprika Steen delivers a tour-de-force performance in this devastating drama about an alcoholic actress trying to put her life back together. 
CastPaprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sarah-Marie Ma…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
DISC$18

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Satoko Yokohama
In this original fusion of black comedy, surreal fantasy and feel-good drama about a mentally challenged hero, Japanese heartthrob Kenichi Matsu… 
CastKen'ichi Matsuyama, Kumiko Aso, Seiji Nozoe
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DISC$18

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Rachel Ward
In order to make peace with his combative, dying father, a writer must return to his childhood home and confront long-suppressed memories of the… 
CastRachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsoh…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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Ounie Lecomte
An impressive debut by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte who, inspired by her childhood, recounts the emotional journey of a little girl aba… 
CastKim Sae-ron, Park Do-yeon, Ko A-Sung, Park M…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/France
DISC$PG

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
Treading a fine line between documentary and fiction, Crab Trap is a meditative look at daily life in a remote village on the Pacific coast of C… 
CastRodrigo Vélez, Arnobio Salazar Rivas, Jaime …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/France
DISC$18

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Philippe van Leeuw
Offering a new take on the Rwandan genocide, acclaimed cinematographer van Leeuw's directorial debut recreates the first-person experience of on… 
CastRuth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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Susanne Schneider
Thirty years after giving her daughter up for adoption to join the terrorist underground in Germany, Judith is tracked down by her now adult dau… 
CastKatharina Schüttler, Iris Berben, Jacques Fr…
LanguageGerman | French   CountryGermany/France
DISC$14A

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J. Blakeson
Two ex-cons kidnap a woman, but the tables turn and turn again in this tight, smart tale. This film is a terrific little thriller starring Eddie… 
CastGemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compsto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Margaret Corkery
A family holiday brings to a head the destructive love triangle between Eamon, a little boy with behavioural problems, his selfish mother Grace … 
CastMary Murray, Darren Healy, Phyllis MacMahon
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$18

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Dima El-Horr
From Lebanon, this is a striking debut about three women on the road to visit their imprisoned men. Mixing real politics and stark absurdity, El… 
CastHiam Abbass, Manal Khader, Raia Haidar
LanguageArabic, French   CountryFrance/Germany/Leban…
DISC$18

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Leon Prudovsky
In a suburb of Tel Aviv, an Israeli cab driver who longs to fly and a Russian music teacher who is soon to board a plane find out that romance i… 
CastDror Keren, Vladimir Friedman, Helena Yaralo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$18

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Adrian Biniez
Security guard Jara falls in love as he supervises staff through the closed-circuit cameras at a supermarket. First voyeur, then guardian angel,… 
CastHoracio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Germany/Arge…
DISC$18

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Radu Jude
Family conflict produces comedy in this story of a young girl who wins a car in a lottery and her scheming parents who insist on selling it. 
CastAndreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru G…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/Netherlands…
DISC$18

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Ahmad Abdalla
[NOTE: "After much local debate, the producers of HELIOPOLIS decided to withdraw the film from the Toronto International Film Festival. Withdra… 
CastKhaled Abol Naga, Hany Adel, Yousra El Lozy,…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DISC$PG

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Ermek Tursunov
A love story among the ragged steppes of ancient Kazakhstan is told in beautiful and poetic images, as a young love struggles to survive in the … 
CastKuandyk Kystykbaev, Erzhan Nurymbet,Turakhan…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
DISC$18

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Glendyn Ivin
A desperate father and his 10-year-old son flee into the wilderness of the desert and the human heart, battling the elements, the past and each … 
CastHugo Weaving, John Brumpton, Tom Russell, An…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Katarzyna Roslaniec
When a 14-year-old girl arrives at a new high school, she is typecast as an outsider from the sticks. Survival means working things out with a c… 
CastMagdalena Ciurzynska, Marta Lacka, Daria Dzi…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
DISC$18

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Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
A lonely man finds a companion in a mad woman in a dense forest in the Western Ghats of India. When she becomes pregnant, a conflict arises betw… 
CastChitranjan Giri, Veena Jomkar, Prasanthi Tal…
LanguageKonkani   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Paul Fierlinger and Sandra F…
Vividly animated, touching tale of friendship between an elderly bachelor and his German Shepherd. 
CastChristopher Plummer and Isabella Rossellini,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$PG

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Granaz Moussavi
Shot underground on location in Tehran, the film tells the story of modern-day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. 
CastMarzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi
LanguageFarsi/Persian, Engli…   CountryAustralia/Iran
DISC$18

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Alla Kovgan and David Hinton
Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire stars in this beautiful and rigorously choreographed fable based on her own life and shot on location in South… 
CastNora Chipaumire, Souleymane Badolo
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom/M…
DISC$G

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Rigoberto Perezcano
Andrés reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United States. As he waits between crossing attempts, he discovers the complicated border wo… 
CastHarold Torres, Alicia Laguna, Sonia Couoh, L…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Spain
DISC$18

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Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimme…
A small abandoned girl is sheltered by a circus woman in this tale of courage, loss and togetherness. 
CastAsia Crippa, Patrizia Gerardi
LanguageItalian   CountryAustria/Italy
DISC$18

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Dyana Gaye
In this sparkling and surprising Senegalese musical, Dyana Gaye turns a shared taxi ride from Dakar to Saint Louis into a confection that could … 
CastAnne Jeanine Barboza, Adja Fall, Umban Gomez…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Senegal
DISC$18

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Warwick Thornton
Teenagers Samson and Delilah live in an isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian desert. Their outsider status draws them closer … 
CastRowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson
LanguageEnglish/Aboriginal   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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Oliver Hermanus
This intimate, precise portrait focuses on a mother in Cape Town, South Africa, whose son is disabled in a neighbourhood shooting. 
CastDenise Newman, Keenan Arrison, Adrian Galley
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa/USA
DISC$PG

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Ismail Necmi
The concepts of real life and fiction, documentary and drama, are explored in this real-life feature which follows the unbelievable life of Petr… 
CastPetra Woschniak
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
DISC$14A

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Josh Crook
This gritty and gripping drama explores political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic. 
CastManny Perez, Paul Calderon, Juan Fernández
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic/U…
DISC$18

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Koji Yakusho
The story of Takuro Yazawa, a day-trader who claims he can earn hundreds of millions of yen in one day, and those around him as they attempt to … 
CastKôji Yakusho, Satomi Kobayashi, Eita
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DISC$18

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Matias Armand Jordal
The tragic death of a mother causes her family to shatter when they struggle to cope with the loss. 
CastJonathan Espolin, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Fridtj…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
DISC$18

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Samantha Morton
Morton shifts from actor to director in this stark portrait of a young British girl plucked from an abusive family and thrown into the hands of … 
CastMolly Windsor, Lauren Socha, Robert Carlyle,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$18