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September 6-16, 2018

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Yann Demange
A young British soldier is accidentally abandoned by his unit following a riot on the streets of Belfast in 1971. Unable to tell friend from foe… 
CastJack O'Connell, Paul Anderson, Richard Dorme…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$18A

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Ross Katz
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves M… 
CastRose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Jan-Willem van Ewijk
After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Euro… 
CastFettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, …
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco
DISC$14A

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Adam MacDonald
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the wilderness and get hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they… 
CastMissy Peregrym, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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Jeffrey St. Jules
A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town.… 
CastJane Levy, Peter Stormare, Justin Chatwin, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jefferson Moneo
Martha Barlow has a dark personal history she’d rather not remember and more skeletons in her closet than she’d care to admit. After her teenage… 
CastNadia Litz, Justin Kelly, Stephen McHattie, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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Mathieu Denis
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the… 
CastAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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M. Manikandan
In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza. When a pizza parlour opens on their ol… 
CastRamesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh Thilaganathan,…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Afia Nathaniel
Fleeing with her 10-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursue… 
CastSamiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza and Saleha Aref
LanguageUrdu/Pashto   CountryPakistan
DISC$14A

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Nguyen Hoang Diep
When they discover that they are pregnant, a young couple in Hanoi resort to desperate (and bizarre) measures to raise money for an abortion. … 
CastThuy Anh Nguyen, Bao Son Tran, Ha Hoang, Tha…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
DISC$18A

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Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
CastJérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Pat Mills
A closeted former child actor, an out-of-work alcoholic, fakes his résumé and gets a job as a high-school guidance counsellor, where he thrives … 
CastPat Mills, Zahra Bentham, Alex Ozerov, Trace…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18

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Isidora Marras
A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafk… 
CastLoreto Aravena, Paulina García and Maureen J…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Argentina
DISC$14A

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Albert Shin
A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately sh… 
CastAhn Ji Hye, Hae-yeon Kil, Jae-rok Kim, Yoon …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/Canada
DISC$14A

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Shariff Korver
The Intruder follows an ambitious young Dutch-Moroccan policeman who infiltrates one of the most notorious criminal families in Amsterdam and fi… 
CastNasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid el Gh…
LanguageDutch/Arabic/French…   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

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Baldvin Zophoníasson
Life in a Fishbowl is about three people whose lives are intertwined. After a horrible tragedy, a writer drinks himself into oblivion on a 20-ye… 
CastHera Hilmar, Thorsteinn Bachmann and Thor Kr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Josh Lawson
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of … 
CastJosh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herrima…
LanguageEnglish/Auslan   CountryAustralia
DISC$18A

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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Carlos Vermut
Desperate to fulfill his terminally ill daughter’s last wish, a grief-stricken man plunges into a vortex of blackmail, deception and double-cros… 
CastJosé Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Bermejo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

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Batin Ghobadi
Leyla is a young woman who goes to Iraq with her four-year-old son in search of her missing husband. She seeks help from a policeman named Marda… 
CastHossein Hassan, Helan Abdullah, Esmail Zagro…
LanguageKurdish   CountryKurdistan
DISC$18

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Abd Al Malik
The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifte… 
CastMarc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, M…
LanguageFrench/Arabic/Lingal…   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

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Gregorio Graziosi
In the heavily populated city of São Paulo, Brazil, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his… 
CastIrandhir Santos, Lola Peploe, Julio Andrade,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
DISC$18

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Philippe Lacôte
In his first fiction feature, with irreverent humour and an unflinching subjective voice, director Philippe Lacôte refracts the fraught and bloo… 
CastAbdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Rein…
LanguageFrench   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Juán Martín Hsu
La Salada depicts the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada — the largest informal m… 
CastIgnacio Huang, Yunseon Kim, Chang Sun Kim, N…
LanguageSpanish/Korean/Manda…   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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Debbie Tucker Green
Jackie is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband Mark’s. She says she’s slept with nobody else. Mark and their son JJ don't know what to say. S… 
CastNadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis-Lew…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Michele Alhaique
A loyal Mafia enforcer becomes a hunted man when he protects a beautiful young escort from his boss’ sadistic son. Michele Alhaique's debut fea… 
CastGreta Scarano, Pierfrancesco Favino
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$18

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Kris Elgstrand
Carol, an emotionally repressed woman, loses friends and alienates people when she begins singing songs she wrote about people she knows. But sh… 
CastArabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough, Ross Smi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Unknown
Stories of Our Lives adapts five short stories assembled by a small Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary arts collective and inspired by real life t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Rooth Tang
The lives of three generations of Asian immigrants play out across three different cities: in Paris, a young man returns to his girlfriend as fa… 
CastMatt Wu, Huang Lu, Ananda Everingham and Saj…
LanguageThai/Mandarin/Japane…   CountryFrance/Thailand/USA…
DISC$14A

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Naji Abu Nowar
In the Ottoman province of Hejaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilou… 
CastJacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, M…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan/Qatar/United …
DISC$PG

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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A deaf mute teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization — the Tribe. His love for on… 
CastYana Novikova and Grigoriy Fesenko
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
DISC$R

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Ken Kwek
The lives of an arrogant young motivational speaker in debt to the Chinese mafia, his lookin’-to-get-out girlfriend, and a single father in dire… 
CastEpy Quizon, Adrian Pang, Judee Tan
LanguageEnglish/Tagalog/Mand…   CountrySingapore
DISC$14A

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Kyle Thomas
The Valley Below is a multi-narrative drama that chronicles the life of a small town in the badlands of Alberta over the course of one year. The… 
CastStephen Bogaert, Kris Demeanor, Alejandro Ra…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Javier Fuentes-León
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later,… 
CastSalvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáce…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Colombia
DISC$14A

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Suha Arraf
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-ye… 
CastNisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Ma…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Jordan Canning
Two estranged brothers return to the family cottage after the death of their father. Over the course of three days they must learn to let go of … 
CastPeter Mooney, Steve Cochrane, Lynda Boyd, Me…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Lindsay Mackay
It’s the start of the spring term in a small northern town, heralding swimming lessons, hanging out with best friends, new classes and new possi… 
CastJulia Sarah Stone, Kenneth Welsh, Leah Pinse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Morgan Matthews
Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he de… 
CastAsa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$PG