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Tony Elliott
In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, Renton and Hannah relive a deadly … 
CastRobbie Amell, Rachael Taylor
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Mahmoud al Massad
Imprisoned on an unfair charge of fraud, a mild-mannered Jordanian contractor discovers that prison has its own rhythms, rules, and economies — … 
CastAhmad Thaher, Maher Khammash, Odai Hijazi, N…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan
DISC$PG

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Nicholas Verso
Alienated teens Corey and Jonah begrudgingly find themselves walking home together on Halloween 1997 — their last night of high school — embarki… 
CastToby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Peter Monsaert
This film zooms in on the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and … 
CastSara Vertongen, Wim Willaert, Esra Vandenbus…
LanguageFrench, Dutch   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Houda Benyamina
Girlhood meets Scarface in this debut feature about two young women who become embroiled in the criminal world of the Parisian suburbs. 
CastOulaya Amamra, Jisca Kalvanda, Kévin Mischel…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Claudia Sainte-Luce
Mexican filmmaker Claudia Sainte-Luce directs and stars in her touching second feature about a young woman in Mexico City forced to care for her… 
CastJimmy Jean-Louis, Claudia Sainte-Luce, Pablo…
LanguageSpanish, Creole   CountryMexico
DISC$PG

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Raúl Arévalo
The tentative romance between a gentle Madrid labourer and a working single mother becomes a struggle for survival when the woman’s violent boyf… 
CastAntonio de la Torre, Luis Callejo, Ruth Díaz
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

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Johannes Nyholm
A young man born with physical challenges that impede his ability to communicate finds freedom in his fantasies, in this striking feature debut … 
CastJohan Kylén
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$PG

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Ralitza Petrova
Driven by her morphine addiction and easy cash, a nurse steals ID cards from her elderly patients and sells them on the black market. Isolated a… 
CastIrena Ivanova, Ivan Nalbantov, Ventzislav Ko…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18A

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Iván D. Gaona
A town leader in rural Colombia plays a risky game with the local right-wing paramilitary group with a cache of cash at stake, in this gripping … 
CastWillington Gordillo, Heriberto Palacio Santa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$14A

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Juho Kuosmanen
Winner of a top prize at this year’s Cannes festival, this irresistible and touching debut feature is a funny and forlorn comedy-drama inspired … 
CastJarkko Lahti, Oona Airola, Eero Milonoff
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DISC$PG

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage best friends Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a… 
CastBaldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Val…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Kevan Funk
A young junior hockey player's life is shattered by an in-game act of violence. In an instant his life is abruptly turned upside down; torn from… 
CastJared Abrahamson, Kurt Max Runte, Joe Dion B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Izer Aliu
After losing his job on the first day of school, an idealistic teacher attempts to get rehired by locking his students in the classroom and forc… 
CastBurhan Amiti
LanguageAlbanian   CountryAlbania
DISC$PG

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Rasmus Heisterberg
It’s summer in Copenhagen; a time of endless days and carefree nights for medical student Simon and his best friends. They drink excessively, ch… 
CastKristoffer Bech, Elliott Crosset Hove, Victo…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
DISC$14A

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Rachel Lambert
A man must return home to rural Kentucky where he and his family, fragmented and haunted, still carry the stigma of a murder his brother committ… 
CastMichael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Paul Spar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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Stella Meghie
Writer-director Stella Meghie's debut feature is an acerbic coming-of-age tale that revolves around the troubled Jones family, one of whom dies … 
CastTaylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd, Erica Ash, G…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Yanillys Perez
In this debut feature documentary, we follow 12-year old Jeffrey as he dreams of becoming a reggaeton star while working to survive on the rough… 
CastJoselito de la Cruz, Jeyson de la Cruz, Juni…
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic
DISC$PG

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Fernando Guzzoni
The volatile relationship between a wayward teen and his disapproving father comes to a head when the boy seeks shelter from the police, in the … 
CastNicolás Durán, Alejandro Goic
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Colombia
DISC$18A

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Sotiris Dounoukos
Based on the prize-winning book by Helen Garner about the headline-grabbing 1997 murder case, this riveting drama chronicles how the romantic re… 
CastMaggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Gia Carides, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Mbithi Masya
The afterlife is a mysterious and eerie state for newly-dead twenty-something Kaleche, who has no memory of her life or death. When she meets Th… 
CastNyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Wayne Roberts
A truck stop waitress and part-time prostitute believes she has found a way out of her dead end life when she falls in love with a handsome and … 
CastOlivia Cooke, Mireille Enos, Christopher Abb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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Hope Dickson Leach
After her brother’s suicide, a young woman returns to her family farm to confront her brooding and embittered father, in this beautifully contro… 
CastEllie Kendrick, David Troughton, Jack Holden
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Selma Vilhunen
Twelve-year-old Varpu is quickly blossoming into a young woman, despite her single mother’s overprotective nature. When her curiosity gets the b… 
CastLinnea Skog, Paula Vesala, Lauri Maijala, Sa…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DISC$PG

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Wong Chun
An absentee father and his bipolar son are forced to live together as they struggle with a recent family tragedy. The tension and anxiety boil a… 
CastEric Tsang and Shawn Yue
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
DISC$14A

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Michael Koch
A young Ukrainian woman dreams of owning a hair salon as she spends her days endlessly cleaning hotel rooms in Germany. Determined to achieve he… 
CastMargarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Olga …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
DISC$18A

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Stephan Streker
Eighteen-year-old Zahira has grown up in a Pakistani family in Belgium. She now finds herself pregnant, but wants to keep the baby she’s carryin… 
CastLina El Arabi, Sébastien Houbani, Babak Kari…
LanguageFrench/Urdu   CountryBelgium/France/Luxem…
DISC$14A

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Johnny Ma
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance … 
CastChen Gang
LanguageMandarin   CountryCanada/China
DISC$14A

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Sofia Exarchou
Young love blossoms among a group of Athenian teenagers during a boisterous summer season, in the raw, romantic and anarchic feature debut from … 
CastDimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Valgkopoulou, Enuki…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

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Vincent Biron
Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé, and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters de… 
CastSophie Goulet, Alexandre Auger, Simon Pigeon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Michael Dudok de Wit
The wondrous animated story about a man shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island and his unlikely friendship with an enormous sea turtle. 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryJapan
DISC$PG

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Amanda Kernell
In this powerful feature debut, a teenage Sámi girl is forcibly removed from her family home and sent to a state boarding school with the missio… 
CastLene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

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Elite Zexer
In a Bedouin village in the southern Israel desert, a matriarch preparing for her husband’s marriage to a second wife takes out her suppressed e… 
CastLamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

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Ashley McKenzie
Blaise and Nessa are marginalized methadone users in a small town. Each day they push their rusty lawn mower door-to-door begging to cut grass. … 
CastAndrew Gillis, Bhreagh MacNeil
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Daouda Coulibaly
In Mali’s bustling capital, a young impoverished man tries to improve his life by working in the drug trafficking business and quickly moves up … 
CastIbrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Ismaël N’Diaye, Je…
LanguageBambara, French   CountrySenegal, France
DISC$14A