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Joao Viana, Ali Cherri
The Battle of Tabatô Battle of Tabato, Joao Viana (83 minutes): After 30 years of exile, Baio is returning to Guinea-Bissau. His daughter Fatu … 
CastFatu Djebaté, Mamadu Baio, Mutar Djebaté
LanguageMadinka   CountryGuinea-Bissau, Leban…
WL$PG

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Jean-Marie Straub, João Pedr…
Featuring new works by master filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub (Le Genou d’Artémide), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao), and Miguel G… 
CastBarbara Ulrich, Daniel Redondo Martinéz, Gum…
LanguageFrench, Portuguese, …   CountryFrance, Portugal, Ge…
WL$14A

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Ben Wheatley
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley, award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers. A single muddy W… 
CastMichael Smiley, Reese Shearsmith, Julian Bar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
WL$14A

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Caroline Strubbe
A road movie. An unorthodox crime story. Portrait of an unlikely companionship. Belgian director Caroline Strubbe’s uniquely crafted second feat… 
CastKimke Desart, Zoltan Miklos Hajdu
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
WL$14A

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Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
The makers of last year’s Festival hit Leviathan served as producers on this astounding sensorial stunner that takes us on a state-of-the-art ca… 
CastChabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu…
LanguageNepali   CountryNepal
WL$PG

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Rithy Panh
Rithy Panh uses clay figures, archival footage, and his narration to recreate the atrocities Cambodia's Khmer Rouge committed between 1975 and 1… 
CastRandal Douc
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Cambodia
WL$14A

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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ri…
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s PAYS BARBARE, an experimental, archival study of colonial Ethiopia. Milan-based duo Yervant Gianiki… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Italian   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Philip Gröning
The latest fiction from acclaimed filmmaker Philipp Gröning (Into Great Silence) is a chilling account of a young family’s unraveling and the de… 
CastAlexandra Finder, David Zimmerschied
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
WL$14A

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Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland,… 
CastRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance | Estonia
WL$14A

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Albert Serra
Following his radical (re-)interpretations of Cervantes' Don Quixote (Honor de Cavalleria) and the Biblical tale of the Three Kings (Birdsong), … 
CastVincenç Altaió, Lluis Serrat, Xavier Pau, Cl…
LanguageCatalan   CountrySpain
WL$18A

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Ramon Zürcher
Loosely inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, this enchanting, minimalist gem by first-time feature director Ramon Zurcher has won admiring com… 
CastJenny Schily, Mia Kasalo, Anjorka Strechel, …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
WL$G

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Ming-liang Tsai
Imbued with mystery, sly humour, and an enormous heart, the latest film from visionary director Tsai Ming-liang (The Wayward Cloud) links togeth… 
CastLee Kang Sheng, Lee Yi Cheng, Lee Yi Chieh, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
WL$14A

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Mati Diop, Akram Zaatari
Though an unlikely pairing on the surface, Mati Diop’s award-winning A Thousand Suns (Mille Soleils) and Akram Zaatari’s Venice Biennale commiss… 
CastLouay Hanafi
LanguageArabic, Wolof   CountrySenegal, Lebanon
WL$14A

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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Peter Hutton, Nathaniel Dors…
Three Landscapes, Peter Hutton (47 minutes): A silent film study of human figures on three distinct landscapes in the world. Detroit, Michigan,… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WL$G

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Wang Bing
Director Wang Bing casts an understanding and non-judgmental eye on the inmates of a decrepit Chinese mental hospital in this eloquent and emoti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
WL$14A

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Raya Martin, Mark Peranson, …
La última película, Raya Martin / Mark Peranson (88 minutes): A famous American filmmaker travels to the Yucatán to scout locations for his las… 
CastAlex Ross Perry, Gabino Rodríguez, Iazua Lar…
LanguageSpanish, English   CountryMexico, USA
WL$PG

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David Rimmer, Luther Price, …
The Academy Film Archive's restoration of David Rimmer's Canadian avant-garde classic Variations on a Cellophane Wrapper anchors the first progr… 
CastElliott Gould, Jim Bouton
LanguageSpanish   CountryCanada, USA
WL$14A

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Hannes Schüpbach, Stephen Br…
Proposing simplicity as a radical antidote to today’s fervent desire for intricacy, these films and videos draw upon either a collaborative proc… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada, Switzerland,…
WL$G

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Basma Alsharif, Philipp Flei…
A sense of geographic, spatial and historical freefall attends this programme of works. Farther Than the Eye Can See, Basma Alsharif (13 minute… 
CastVarious
LanguageArabic, Polish, Span…   CountryUnited Arab Emirates…
WL$PG

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Nick Collins, Chris Kennedy,…
Beginning with the ruins of a Greek Byzantine church and ending with trance rituals in Burma, this programme sketches a trajectory of shifting p… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom, Cana…
WL$PG