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

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Robin Pront
Two bandit brothers, one fresh from prison, the other eager to escape their criminal past, form a potentially explosive love triangle with the e… 
CastJeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Kevin Janss…
LanguageDutch, French   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Tom McKeith, Sam McKeith
Deep in the slums of Manila, a young boxer's life is changed forever when his father pressures him to cheat in a fight. After accidentally kill… 
CastGarret Dillahunt, Chad McKinney, Angeli Baya…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog   CountryPhilippines
DISC$14A

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Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. Fiftee… 
CastMartha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Emm…
LanguageFrench, Arabic, Ling…   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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Tammy Davis
A Maori teen faces parental and social pressure while leading his competitive hip-hop dance crew toward the regional championships, in this exhi… 
CastTia-Taharoa Maipi, Stan Walker, Kherington P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DISC$PG

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Stephen Dunn
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of h… 
CastConnor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Joanne Kelly, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Thomas Bidegain
An Old-West enthusiast in modern-day France embarks on a 16-year odyssey to track down his daughter, who has run away and converted to Islam, in… 
CastFrançois Damiens, Finnegan Oldfield, Agathe …
LanguageFrench/Arabic   CountryFrance/Belgium
DISC$14A

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Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Thirteen women find themselves trapped in a Gaza hair salon during a stand-off between police and a local gangster, in this audacious and incisi… 
CastHiam Abbass, Victoria Balitska, Manal Awad, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Lorenzo Vigas
Newcomer Lorenzo Vigas’ first feature explores issues of social stratification through the story of a wealthy man who pays young men to endure a… 
CastAlfredo Castro, Luis Silva
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
DISC$14A

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Grant Scicluna
A young ex-con encounters secrets from the past and danger in the present when he returns to the rural Australian community to discover the trut… 
CastKerry Fox, Robert Taylor, Reef Ireland
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Marko Skop
A fallen movie star fights hard to stay sober and make amends with her estranged son, in this compassionate feature debut from Slovakian directo… 
CastEmília Vásáryová, Milan Ondrík, Anikó Vargov…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia
DISC$14A

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Adam Garnet Jones
One of the first films by a First Nations director to deal with two-spirited people, the thoughtful and moving debut feature by Adam Garnet Jone… 
CastJennifer Podemski, Andrew Martin, Harley Leg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Maris Curran
Reeling from the tragic, sudden death of his wife, a man travels to rural Maine to seek answers from his estranged mother-in-law, who is herself… 
CastDavid Oyelowo, Dianne Wiest, Rosie Perez
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$PG

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Magnus von Horn
When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However in the local commu… 
CastUlrik Munther, Loa Ek, Mats Blomgren, Wiesla…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

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Jayro Bustamante
In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffe… 
CastMaría Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel An…
LanguageKaqchikel   CountryGuatemala
DISC$14A

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Josh Mond
An excess-prone twentysomething deadbeat must get his act together for his ailing mother — so he does that to excess too — in this funny, angry … 
CastChristopher Abbott, Cynthia Nixon, Scott 'Ki…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Guillaume Senez
Two love-struck teens grow up fast in the wake of an unexpected pregnancy, in this gently realistic debut feature from Belgian director Guillaum… 
CastKacey Mottet Klein, Galatea Bellugi, Catheri…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/Switzerland/…
DISC$14A

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Zahidur Rahim Anjan
A case of mistaken identity throws an apolitical chemistry teacher into the maelstrom of the 1971 Bangladesh Liberation War, in the striking deb… 
CastShahiduzzaman Selim, Aparna Jara, Joyonto Ch…
LanguageBengali   CountryBangladesh
DISC$14A

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Yaelle Kayam
An Orthodox Jewish woman, living at the edge of the cemetery on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, becomes fascinated by a nocturnal community of pros… 
CastShani Klein, Avshalom Pollak, Haitham Ibrahe…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$14A

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Simon Fitzmaurice
Packed off to a foster home after her father is institutionalized, a rebellious young Irish girl resolves to bust her dad out of the hospital wh… 
CastEvanna Lynch, Michael Smiley, George Webster
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$PG

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Joost van Ginkel
This dexterous tale of survival from director Joost van Ginkel traces the intersecting stories of six immigrants from very different backgrounds… 
CastAnjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Magnus Kr…
LanguageFrench, Bosnian, Swe…   CountryNetherlands/Sweden/B…
DISC$14A

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Michael Lennox
A celebrated novelist and TV personality finds his reputation on the line when he is caught shoplifting by a lonely security guard, intent on be… 
CastStephen Graham, Conleth Hill, Lara Pulver, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Kire Paputts
The touching debut feature by writer-director Kire Paputts adopts the form of a classic picaresque as it follows a young man with Downs Syndrome… 
CastDylan Harman, Krystal Nausbaum, Nicholas Cam…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jamie M. Dagg
Accused of murder after intervening in the sexual assault of a young woman, an American volunteer doctor in Laos is forced to go on the run. In… 
CastRossif Sutherland
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada/Laos
DISC$14A

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Alejandra Márquez Abella
Dali and her eight-year-old son Pepe take a vacation to Acapulco with Dali’s boyfriend, Chavez. Instead of bringing them closer, their beach hol… 
CastAnajose Aldrete, Tenoch Huerta, Esteban Avil…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$14A

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Andrew Cividino
The first feature from Canadian writer-director Andrew Cividino is set in an isolated Ontario cottage community during a bleak midsummer, where … 
CastJackson Martin, Nick Serino, Reece Moffett
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Stephen Page
Djali, a young Aboriginal man, sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the pr… 
CastHunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$PG

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Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Looking to go straight, three coke-smuggling brothers are coerced by their crooked boss into a very dangerous last score, in this boldly comic f… 
CastAlain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, …
LanguageLebanese   CountryLebanon/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Piero Messina
Waiting for someone is an act of faith. Anna and Jeanne, isolated in a Sicilian country house in Caltagirone, are waiting for Giuseppe’s arrival… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Lou De Laâge, Giorgio Cola…
LanguageItalian, French   CountryItaly
DISC$PG

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Sebastian Ko
A husband and wife struggle with their consciences after they try to conceal a terrible crime committed by their teenage daughter, in this rivet… 
CastBritta Hammelstein, Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
DISC$14A

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Nitzan Gilady
Fixated on romantic fantasies, a kindly and strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability embarks on a relationship — much to the conc… 
CastAsi Levi, Moran Rosenblatt, Roy Assaf, Arie …
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG