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Isiah Medina, Denis Côté
The debut feature by digital cinema incendiary Isiah Medina is preceded by Canadian auteur Denis Côté’s first short film in nearly a decade. A … 
CastAnne Valencia, Myles Taylor, Erik Berg, Eliz…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Tsai Ming-liang
A disarmingly candid, insightful and ultimately very moving conversation between Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and his muse, actor Lee Kang-s… 
CastLee Kang-sheng, Tsai Ming-liang
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
WL$PG

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Miguel Gomes
A major hit at this year's Cannes, this epic, three-part contemporary fable by Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes (Tabu) adopts the structure from t… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Americo Silva, Carloto Cott…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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Miguel Gomes
The first volume of this thrillingly inventive and wildly ambitious triptych includes appearances by cunning wasps, virgin mermaids, an explodin… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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Miguel Gomes
Part Two of Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes' majestic, mutating modern-day folk tale relates how desolation has invaded humanity through stories … 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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Miguel Gomes
The third and concluding volume of Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes’ Scheherazadean triptych brings this epic to a close with the sound of birdson… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Americo Silva, Carloto Cott…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and…
Guided by the spirit of Maddin’s “Cuadecec Manifesto” (which calls for makings-of en masse), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange and st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Pablo Agü
One of Argentina’s most visionary and politically engaged cinematic voices, director Pablo Agüero takes the unbelievable story of the transport … 
CastGael García Bernal, Denis Lavant, Daniel Fan…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain
WL$14A

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Sergei Loznitsa
Ukrainian filmmaker Sergei Loznitsa follows his monumental documentary Maïdan with this found-footage epic about the failed coup of August 1991 … 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
WL$14A

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Shambhavi Kaul
This new installation by Indian-American artist-filmmaker Shambhavi Kaul is comprised of a large projected video loop composed of seven shots th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryUSA/India
WLFree18

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The new installation from Palme d’Or-winning Thai filmmaker and contemporary artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul fuses the artist’s exploration of … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryThailand/Mexico
WLFree18

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Galen Johnson
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, A Living Poster employs the same digital techniques used to crea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Winnipeg's wizard of the weird, Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World) and co-director Evan Johnson plunge us into celluloid d… 
CastJohn Ashberry, Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Ch…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Mark Lewis
Acclaimed Canadian contemporary artist Mark Lewis echoes the classic city symphony films of the silent era with this breathtaking cinematic tour… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
WL$G

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Pietro Marcello
Part fable, part documentary, part film poem, the latest exquisite feature by Pietro Marcello (La bocca del lupo) pays homage to a humble shephe… 
CastTommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pit…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
WL$PG

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Nicolás Pereda, Lois Patiño
Acclaimed Mexican-Canadian auteur Nicolás Pereda (Greatest Hits) returns to the Festival with this lovely, wraithlike fantasy Minotaur, that obs… 
CastGabino Rodríguez, Luisa Pardo, Francisco Bar…
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese,…   CountryCanada/Mexico/Spain/…
WL$14A

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Chantal Akerman
The great Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly) crafts a moving portrait of her relationship with her mother, an Auschwitz survivo… 
CastChantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
WL$G

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Roberto Minervini
In turns tender and disturbing, Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini produces a powerful hybrid docu-fiction film, profiling drug addicts and pri… 
CastMark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Italy
WL$18A

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Francis Alÿs, Nelson Carlo d…
A haunting new video by Belgian-born, Mexico City-based contemporary artist Francis Alÿs precedes Dominican filmmaker Nelson de los Santos Arias… 
CastMegan Cueva, Maria A. Montalembert , Priscil…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Dominican Rep…
WL$14A

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Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Yt…
Inspired by the 1930s Dakar-Djibouti mission — the ambitious French ethnographic expedition — the first narrative feature by French artist and f… 
CastBetty Tchomanga, Rachel Kahn, Eriq Ebouaney
LanguageArabic, English, Fre…   CountryFrance/Senegal, Moro…
WL$PG

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Ben Rivers
Partially inspired by Paul Bowles’ short story A Distant Episode, the latest feature by British filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell … 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic, English, Fre…   CountryUnited Kingdom
WL$14A

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Annie MacDonell, Maïder Fort…
One-hour live in-cinema reading with sound and film projection at TIFF Bell Lightbox performed by Canadian artist Annie MacDonnell and French ar… 
CastAnnie MacDonell, Maïder Fortuné
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/France
WLFreePG

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Paul Sharits, Kerstin Schro…
Like a fire in the brain that lights up perceptive powers, this programme is a seductively surreal visual exploration of the relationship betwee… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Canada, Germany…
WL$18A

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Ben Rivers, Shai Heredia and…
Subjective experience is channeled through artistic collaborations in this programme, which offers YOLO-infused reflections on identity and cont… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, Farsi, Poli…   CountryUnited Kingdom, Indi…
WL$PG

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Björn Kämmerer, David K. Ros…
This programme explores ways of recording and reshaping space with light, of measuring and mapping our bodily presence and impact vis-à-vis regi… 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench, English   CountryAustria/Germany, Can…
WL$G

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Philippe Garrel, Friedl vom …
Is now a time for outrage? This programme of political statements and personal inquiries breathes new life into the politics of the image. Actu… 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench, English, Spa…   CountryAustria, Usa, Brazil…
WL$14A