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WED.03.SEP at 12:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Samuel Chow
Samuel Chow's installation I'm Feeling Lucky presents an interconnected web of moving-image narrative paths in a constant flow of internet-deriv… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

THU.04.SEP at 10:00am [2008]


Reviews
Philip Haas
Filmmaker Philip Haas, a successful interlocutor between film and the visual arts known for both his groundbreaking documentaries and feature fi… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUTFree18

THU.04.SEP at 12:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Margaux Williamson
Painter Margaux Williamson uses Shakespeare's Hamlet to explore the conflicts, confusions and contradictions of her downtown Toronto peers in he… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

Reviews
Srinivas Krishna
Hindu mass iconography - those eye-poppingly colourful representations of Shiva, Vishnu, Ganesh and their cohorts - are the subject of Canadian … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

THU.04.SEP at 4:00pm [2008]


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Marco Brambilla
Italian-born Canadian artist and filmmaker Marco Brambilla (Demolition Man, 1993) turns his attention to one of Toronto's landmarks in his newes… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly/Canada
FUTFree18

THU.04.SEP at 6:00pm [2008]


Reviews
A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 
CastJeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuell…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Germany
SP$14A

Reviews
Javor Gardev
The Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup o… 
CastZachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Pene…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18

THU.04.SEP at 6:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Paul Gross
The 33rd Toronto International Film Festival opens September 4 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Passchendaele, written, directed and… 
CastPaul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

Reviews
Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
With performances by James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, The Spinners and more, Soul Power documents the vibrant and powerful concert that acc… 
CastJames Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, George…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

THU.04.SEP at 7:00pm [2008]


Reviews
 
CastIngvar E. Sigurdsson, Olafur Darri Olafsson,…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$18

THU.04.SEP at 7:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Tatia Rosenthal
Unemployed and still living at home at 28 years old, Dave Peck discovers a booklet claiming to answer the meaning of life for the low price of o… 
CastGeoffrey Rush and Anthony LaPaglia
LanguageEnglish   CountryIsrael/Australia
DISC$18

THU.04.SEP at 7:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Neil Burns
Canada's first stop-motion animated feature, Edison and Leo is a sumptuous fairytale-gone-wrong about quirky inventor George T. Edison (Powers B… 
CastPowers Boothe, Carly Pope and Gregory Smith
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

THU.04.SEP at 8:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$14A

Reviews
Paul Gross
The 33rd Toronto International Film Festival opens September 4 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Passchendaele, written, directed and… 
CastPaul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

THU.04.SEP at 8:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Liu Fendou
Recently released from prison, shameless blackmailer Yao relives the story of how he came to meet and fall in love with Li Chuan, a waitress at … 
CastLiao Fan , Monica Mok , Monica Wang, Hai Yi …
LanguageCantonese/Mandarin   CountryHong Kong/China
VAN$18

THU.04.SEP at 8:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Bent Hamer
In the driver's cab of a train journeying through the Norwegian countryside, Odd Horten is on his penultimate journey from Oslo to Bergen. Tomor… 
CastBaard Owe
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

THU.04.SEP at 9:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Ari Folman
One night in a bar, an old friend tells director Ari Folman about a recurring nightmare. The two men conclude that there's a connection to their… 
CastAri Folman, Serge Lalou, Gerhard Meixner
LanguageHebrew | German   CountryIsrael/France/German…
SP$14A

THU.04.SEP at 9:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Guy Ritchie
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London's criminal underworld wants in … 
CastGerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

THU.04.SEP at 11:59pm [2008]


Reviews
Mabrouk El Mechri
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Jean-Claude Van Damme in the comeback story of one of the biggest action stars in movie history. When a trip to t… 
Cast
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance/Luxembourg/Be…
MM$18

FRI.05.SEP at 8:45am [2008]


Reviews
Paul Gross
The 33rd Toronto International Film Festival opens September 4 with the world premiere Gala Presentation of Passchendaele, written, directed and… 
CastPaul Gross, Caroline Dhavernas, Gil Bellows,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:00am [2008]


Reviews
Takeshi Kitano
Written, directed and edited by Takeshi Kitano, Achilles and the Tortoise tells the story of Machisu (Kitano), an aging man determined to fulfil… 
CastTakeshi Kitano, Kanako Higuchi
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:15am [2008]


Reviews
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, TIFF 2006) tells the story of a dislocated family batt… 
CastYavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Rifat Sungar
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Italy…
MAST$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:30am [2008]


Reviews
Alex is an errand boy; Tamara, a prostitute. Entwined in a forbidden love affair, both are determined to escape the Viennese brothel where they … 
CastJohannes Krisch, Ursula Strauss
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:45am [2008]


Reviews
Aida Begic
Eastern Bosnia, 1997. Headed by the young and stubborn Alma, the residents of the war-ravaged and isolated village of Slavno face a dilemma. Sho… 
CastZana Marjanovic, Jasna Beri, Sadzida Setic, …
LanguageCroatian   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
DISC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 11:45am [2008]


Reviews
Guy Ritchie
When a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, millions of dollars are up for grabs, and all of London's criminal underworld wants in … 
CastGerard Butler, Tom Wilkinson, Thandie Newton…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

FRI.05.SEP at 12:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Mamoru Oshii
Celebrated animated film director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) delves into a world that is eradicated by war, where private contractors enl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$18

FRI.05.SEP at 12:15pm [2008]


Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Algeria
CWC$PG

FRI.05.SEP at 12:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

FRI.05.SEP at 2:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Having been away since childhood, a young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Danube Delta. Introduced to the sister he never kne… 
Cast
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary/Germany
DISC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 2:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Ian Fitzgibbon
Mark, a struggling actor, has just been through the ordeal of yet another fruitless audition. With his girlfriend about to walk out and his land… 
CastDylan Moran, Neil Jordan, Keith Allen, Aisli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 2:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Luc Bourdon
 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/French   CountryCanada
RTR$18

Reviews
Megan Doneman
Narrated by Helen Mirren, Yes Madam, Sir portrays the life story of India’s first woman police officer. Adored by the masses and vilified by her… 
CastKarin Bedi, Helen Mirren
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/India
RTR$18

FRI.05.SEP at 2:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Walter Salles and Daniela Th…
 
Cast
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 3:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Andreas Dresen
From the director of Summer in Berlin (TIFF 2005) comes the story of Inge, a happily married woman in her 60s, who one day finds herself tumblin… 
CastUrsula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18

Reviews
 
CastColm Feore, Don McKellar, Gerry Quigley, Dav…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$18

FRI.05.SEP at 3:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Mabrouk El Mechri
Jean-Claude Van Damme stars as Jean-Claude Van Damme in the comeback story of one of the biggest action stars in movie history. When a trip to t… 
Cast
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance/Luxembourg/Be…
MM$18

FRI.05.SEP at 3:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Malgosia Szumowska
Julia is a beloved daughter and wife, and a successful photographer. But the pieces of her happy life begin to fall apart all around her, beginn… 
CastJulia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Ma?gorzata Ha…
LanguagePolish   CountryGermany/Poland
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 4:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Sima Urale
Food and love are intertwined in this tale of two mothers who must find the courage to confront the secrets and misunderstandings of the past, i… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DISC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 4:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Philippe Falardeau
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$PG

Reviews
A man endeavors to collect memories of his grandparents who died in a concentration camp during the Holocaust. 
CastJeanne Moreau, Hippolyte Girardot, Emmanuell…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Germany
SP$14A

FRI.05.SEP at 5:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Clive Holden
Multidisciplinary artist Clive Holden presents two new installments in his ongoing project that gives the audience a prominent role in defining … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUTFree18

FRI.05.SEP at 5:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Astra Taylor
An intimate and engaging conversation with some of the greatest minds of our era, Examined Life conveys the wonderment and curiosity that drives… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$G

Reviews
So Yong Kim
Inspired by her own life, writer and director So Yong Kim follows up her directorial debut, In Between Days (TIFF 2006), with the story of Jin, … 
CastSong Hee Kim, Hee Yeon Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 5:30pm [2008]


Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 5:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Ryosuke Hashiguchi
At work, Kanao, a courtroom portrait artist, silently observes the highest-profile crimes and scandals of the 1990s. At home, amid the joys of m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18

Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Cuba
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 6:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Ed Harris
 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Nandita Das
The directorial debut of celebrated Indian actress Nandita Das, Firaaq traces the emotional journey of those caught up in the religious clashes … 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Tisca Chopra…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

Reviews
Richard Linklater
An entertaining ode to Orson Welles from the director of The School of Rock (TIFF 2003) and Before Sunrise. Seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels (… 
CastZac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin and Chr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18

Reviews
Brillante Mendoza
The Pineda family operates a run-down movie house that shows sexy double features. While they endure each other's sins and vices, the matriarch,… 
Cast
LanguageFilipino | Tagalog…   CountryPhilippines/France
VAN$18

Reviews
 
CastAlfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Hector Moral…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Brazil
DISC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 6:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Matthew Kaufman
Chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious public sex club Plato’s Retreat and its quixotic owner, American Swing captures the hedonistic he… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18A

FRI.05.SEP at 6:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Claire Denis
The celebrated French filmmaker Claire Denis returns with 35 Rhums, exploring the working underclass of French society. Lionel, a widower, has r… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

Reviews
Gina Prince-Bythewood
Based on the bestselling novel The Secret Life of Bees and set in South Carolina in 1964, the film is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Dakota Fann… 
CastDakota Fanning, Hilarie Burton, Paul Bettany…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

Reviews
Nathaniel Dorsky and Jean-Ma…
This year's Wavelengths begins with a programme of avant-garde masters. One of the most gifted 16mm filmmakers of our time, Nathaniel Dorsky has… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryUSA/Italy/France
WL$18

FRI.05.SEP at 7:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Safy Nebbou
While picking up her son at a birthday party, Elsa (Catherine Frot) finds her entire world turned upside down. Believing Lola, a little girl at … 
CastCatherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire, Wladimir …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 7:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Guka Omarova
When a petrol station is burned to the ground, the developers blame the land owner, Batir, and kidnap his son. Batir has no choice but to seek o… 
CastFarkhad Amankulov, Neisipkul Omarbekova, Alm…
LanguageRussian/Kazakh   CountryKazakhstan/Russia/Fr…
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 7:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Garin Nugroho
Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, TIFF 2006) tells a story of three women coming to terms with issues of paternity: Maharani, an a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$18

Reviews
Kelly Reichardt
Wendy (Michelle Williams) is driving with her dog Lucy to Alaska, in hopes of a summer of lucrative work at the fish cannery. When her car break… 
CastMichelle Williams, Will Patton, John Robinso…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

FRI.05.SEP at 8:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Adolfo Alix Jr.
Adela is celebrating her 80th birthday. She tries to treat it like any other day, going out on her normal daily routines. But, desperately longi… 
CastAnita Linda, Jason Abalos, Joem Bascon, Kenn…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$18

Reviews
Gabriel Medina
At once an unmotivated procrastinator, fearsome hypochondriac and unenthused children's party entertainer, Luciano is on the fast track to nowhe… 
CastDaniel Hendler, Walter Jakob, Miguel Dedovi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DISC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 8:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Guillermo Arriaga
Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut, a romantic mystery about a one woman’s emotional journey to uncover the secret of a past love. Theron pla… 
CastCharlize Theron and Kim Basinger
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Yin Lichuan
Daping hates Haili, who strode out of nowhere into her apartment, her life, and her blossoming relationship with Chen Jin. Though Daping tries t… 
CastYi Zhang, Bingyan Yan, Yulai Lu, Li Genmei
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$18

Reviews
Juan Jose Lozano
 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySwitzerland/France
RTR$18

FRI.05.SEP at 8:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Jan Troell
From Academy Award™-nominated Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell (The Emigrants; As White as in Snow, TIFF 2001) comes a true story from early 20th-ce… 
CastMaria Heiskanen, Jesper Christensen, Mikael …
LanguageSwedish   CountryDenmark/Sweden
MAST$18

Reviews
Antti-Jussi Annila
In the year 1595, following the brutal war between Finland and Russia, brothers Knut and Erik are part of the commission marking the border betw… 
CastVille Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Rain Tolk, Son…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:00pm [2008]


Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

Reviews
David Koepp
Bertram Pincus (Ricky Gervais) is a man whose people skills leave much to be desired. When Pincus dies unexpectedly, but is miraculously revived… 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Nik Fackler
With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) returns home from his job at a grocery… 
CastMartin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Bank…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

Reviews
Fien Troch
Five years ago, 14-year-old Lisa disappeared from the lives of her parents Lukas and Grace, with no clear reason, no goodbye. Her parents have m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VIS$18

Reviews
Fabrice du Welz
Eastern spiritual themes of despair are paired with maternal concerns in du Welz's second film after his 2004 Midnight Madness debut, Calvaire. … 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance/United Kingdo…
VIS$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Kevin Rafferty
 
CastTommy Lee Jones
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

Reviews
David Guggenheim
The Academy Award™-winning director of An Inconvenient Truth celebrates the electric guitar by examining the creative process of three virtuosos… 
CastJimmy Page, The Edge, Jack White
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

Reviews
Thomas Woschitz
Love stories from Brooklyn, Belgrade, Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, Marseille and Luxembourg play against a backdrop of music by Austrian indie band Na… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench | Japanese …   CountryAustria/Luxembourg
VAN$18

FRI.05.SEP at 9:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Worlds collide when a computer disc containing material for a CIA analyst’s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of a fitness centre duo ea… 
CastGeorge Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

Reviews
Francesco Munzi
After being accused of stealing from a wealthy Italian couple, a young Romanian maid is forced to return to her ex-boyfriend, recently released … 
Cast
LanguageItalian/Romanian   CountryItaly
CWC$18

FRI.05.SEP at 11:59pm [2008]


Reviews
Toshio Lee
Based on the hugely popular manga series, Detroit Metal City tells the tale of Souichi, a sensitive and wimpy music geek who came to Tokyo from … 
CastKenichi Matsuyama, Rosa Kato, Yasuko Matsuyu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18

SAT.06.SEP at 9:00am [2008]


Reviews
Ed Harris
 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Mamoru Oshii
Celebrated animated film director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) delves into a world that is eradicated by war, where private contractors enl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$18

SAT.06.SEP at 9:15am [2008]


Reviews
 
CastAlfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Hector Moral…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Brazil
DISC$18

Reviews
Javor Gardev
The Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup o… 
CastZachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Pene…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 9:30am [2008]


Reviews
Malgosia Szumowska
Julia is a beloved daughter and wife, and a successful photographer. But the pieces of her happy life begin to fall apart all around her, beginn… 
CastJulia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Ma?gorzata Ha…
LanguagePolish   CountryGermany/Poland
CWC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 9:45am [2008]


Reviews
Liu Fendou
Recently released from prison, shameless blackmailer Yao relives the story of how he came to meet and fall in love with Li Chuan, a waitress at … 
CastLiao Fan , Monica Mok , Monica Wang, Hai Yi …
LanguageCantonese/Mandarin   CountryHong Kong/China
VAN$18

SAT.06.SEP at 11:00am [2008]


Reviews
Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Worlds collide when a computer disc containing material for a CIA analyst’s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of a fitness centre duo ea… 
CastGeorge Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

SAT.06.SEP at 12:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Weijun Chen
The director of last year's crowd-pleaser Please Vote For Me returns with a look at the West Lake Restaurant in Changsha, China – the world’s la… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
RTR$18

Reviews
Toshio Lee
Based on the hugely popular manga series, Detroit Metal City tells the tale of Souichi, a sensitive and wimpy music geek who came to Tokyo from … 
CastKenichi Matsuyama, Rosa Kato, Yasuko Matsuyu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18

SAT.06.SEP at 12:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Kristopher Belman
First-time filmmaker Kristopher Belman had the foresight to follow the journey of a remarkable high school basketball team in Akron, Ohio, that … 
CastLeBron James
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

Reviews
Bent Hamer
In the driver's cab of a train journeying through the Norwegian countryside, Odd Horten is on his penultimate journey from Oslo to Bergen. Tomor… 
CastBaard Owe
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

Reviews
Gabriel Medina
At once an unmotivated procrastinator, fearsome hypochondriac and unenthused children's party entertainer, Luciano is on the fast track to nowhe… 
CastDaniel Hendler, Walter Jakob, Miguel Dedovi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DISC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 12:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Antti-Jussi Annila
In the year 1595, following the brutal war between Finland and Russia, brothers Knut and Erik are part of the commission marking the border betw… 
CastVille Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Rain Tolk, Son…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18

Reviews
Gabor Csupo
Thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin, in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There Maria unc… 
CastIoan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Hunga…
KID$G

SAT.06.SEP at 12:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Members of a dysfunctional white upper-class family in Peru grapple with their own prejudices and interpersonal issues when the father brings ho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru
VAN$18

Reviews
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, TIFF 2006) tells the story of a dislocated family batt… 
CastYavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Rifat Sungar
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Italy…
MAST$18

SAT.06.SEP at 1:00pm [2008]


Reviews
Nik Fackler
With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) returns home from his job at a grocery… 
CastMartin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Bank…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 1:15pm [2008]


Reviews
Neil Burns
Canada's first stop-motion animated feature, Edison and Leo is a sumptuous fairytale-gone-wrong about quirky inventor George T. Edison (Powers B… 
CastPowers Boothe, Carly Pope and Gregory Smith
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

SAT.06.SEP at 1:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Toa Fraser
Living in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not to be trusted, Fisk Senior (Peter O’Toole) has … 
CastPeter O’Toole, Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill and…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/New Z…
GALA$$18

SAT.06.SEP at 2:30pm [2008]


Reviews
Christophe Barratier
A dazzling musical from the director of Les Choristes (TIFF 2004), Faubourg 36 is set between December 1935 and July 1936 in a working-class nei… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18

Reviews
Bruno Barreto
 
CastUnknown
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
SP$14A

SAT.06.SEP at 2:45pm [2008]


Reviews
Set a year after the Spanish Civil War, Blind Sunflowers tells the story of a family forced to lie and keep up appearances as they become divide… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 3:00pm [2008]


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Francis Leclerc
Summer ’69. Men are walking on the Moon. In a farmer’s field in upstate New York, Woodstock is about to happen. Montreal’s got a new baseball cl… 
CastRoy Dupuis, Patrice Robitaille, Pier-Luc Fun…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18

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Chai Vasarhelyi
One of Africa’s most prominent musical exports, Youssou Ndour’s distinctive tenor voice became internationally known through a string of popular… 
CastYoussou Ndour
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

SAT.06.SEP at 3:15pm [2008]


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Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$14A

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Ramin Bahrani
Stoic 70-year-old William hires Solo, a charming 34-year-old taxi driver, to take him in two weeks time to a mountaintop from which he plans to … 
CastSouleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Fabrice du Welz
Eastern spiritual themes of despair are paired with maternal concerns in du Welz's second film after his 2004 Midnight Madness debut, Calvaire. … 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance/United Kingdo…
VIS$18

SAT.06.SEP at 3:30pm [2008]


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Francesco Munzi
After being accused of stealing from a wealthy Italian couple, a young Romanian maid is forced to return to her ex-boyfriend, recently released … 
Cast
LanguageItalian/Romanian   CountryItaly
CWC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 3:45pm [2008]


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Uberto Pasolini
Convinced that submitting a bogus application to the German Embassy is not the worst thing one can do, a group of young Sri Lankans set out to a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSinhala | English   CountryUnited Kingdom/Italy…
CWC$14A

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Lying on the coast of Cape Town, there is one public space where everyone seems to come together: the Sea Point Promenade and Municipal Pools. S… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
RTR$18

SAT.06.SEP at 4:00pm [2008]


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Ing K, Kraisak Choonhavan an…
A powerfully humanistic documentary that examines the issue of Islamic insurgency in Southern Thailand within the context of the country’s unsta… 
CastJuling Panganmoon
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
RTR$18

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Richard Linklater
An entertaining ode to Orson Welles from the director of The School of Rock (TIFF 2003) and Before Sunrise. Seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels (… 
CastZac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin and Chr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18

SAT.06.SEP at 4:30pm [2008]


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Matthew Kaufman
Chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious public sex club Plato’s Retreat and its quixotic owner, American Swing captures the hedonistic he… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18A

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James Stern, Adam Del Deo
Every Little Step is a theatrical documentary on the making of Broadway's greatest hit and current revival of "A Chorus Line." The film culls be… 
CastMarvin Hamlisch, Donna McKechnie, Michael Be…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

SAT.06.SEP at 5:00pm [2008]


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Maria Govan
In hopes of reconciling with the mother who abandoned her, Rain leaves her simple, sheltered life on rural Ragged Island for the big city of Nas… 
CastCCH Pounder, Nicki Micheaux, Irma P. Hall, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryBahamas
DISC$PG

SAT.06.SEP at 5:30pm [2008]


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Breno Silveira
 
Cast
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

SAT.06.SEP at 5:45pm [2008]


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Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Yesim Ustaoglu
When three fortysomething siblings in Istanbul receive a call that their aging mother has disappeared from her home along the Eastern Black Sea … 
Cast
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Belgiu…
CWC$18

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Terry Miles
Brooklyn (Kristine Cofsky) returns to Vancouver from New York to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday. But when she arrives at his apartment,… 
CastKristine Cofsky
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

SAT.06.SEP at 6:00pm [2008]


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Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
From acclaimed Dogme 95 filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Kira's Reason - A Love Story, TIFF 2001) comes the true story of two resistance fighters… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Thure Lindhard, Stine Stenga…
LanguageDanish/German   CountryDenmark/Germany
CWC$18

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Deepa Mehta
Bollywood superstar Preity Zinta plays Chand, a vibrant young woman who travels from India to Canada where her new husband Rocky (Vansh Bhardwaj… 
CastPreity Zinta, Vansh Bhardwaj, Yanna McIntosh…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$PG

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Peter Sollett
A comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living and live, l… 
CastMichael Cera, Kat Dennings, Cassidy Gard, Ma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Ella Lemhagen
Goran and Sven have been approved for adoption. Patrik, age 1.5, is on his way! But, because of a misplaced decimal point, they'll be forced to … 
Cast
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 6:15pm [2008]


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Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Algeria
CWC$PG

SAT.06.SEP at 6:30pm [2008]


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Rashid Masharawi
A Ramala cab driver is intent on getting home in time to bring a gift and cake for his daughter's tenth birthday. But the challenges of day-to-d… 
CastMohammad Bakri, Areen Omari, Nour Zoubi, Abu…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Tunisia/Ne…
CWC$18

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Rodrigue Jean
Elisabeth (Suzie Leblanc), Pierre (Patrick Goyette) and their new-born baby move to a summer cottage in a remote area north of Montreal. Isolati… 
CastSuzie Leblanc, Patrick Goyette
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Jonathan Demme
When Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), she brings a long history o… 
CastAnne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winge…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountrySwitzerland/Austria/…
WL$18

SAT.06.SEP at 6:45pm [2008]


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Nigel Cole
When Nat (Christopher Walken) - a free-spirited hustler who boasts he can live on $5 a day - calls to say he's dying and needs a drive to New Me… 
CastChristopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amand…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Fatih Akin, Yvan Attal, Rand…
Short films from twelve international filmmakers are woven together in an homage to The Big Apple. Revolving around the theme of encountering l… 
CastOrlando Bloom, Shia LaBeouf, Natalie Portman…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

SAT.06.SEP at 7:00pm [2008]


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When her father becomes trapped in a tunnel on a construction site far from home, Mia decides to leave her village to look for him. Trekking thr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Italy
KID$G

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Alexis Alexiou
After Iasonas and Penelope meet at a dinner party, the flirtatiousness between them quickly blossoms into a relationship. But awaking one mornin… 
CastGiorgos Kakanakis, Serafita Grigoriadou, Dap…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 7:30pm [2008]


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Garin Nugroho
Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, TIFF 2006) tells a story of three women coming to terms with issues of paternity: Maharani, an a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 8:00pm [2008]


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Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's first foray into the horror genre, Pontypool is an audacious adaptation of Tony Burgess’s 1998 novel about a deadly virus that … 
CastStephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18

SAT.06.SEP at 8:15pm [2008]


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Richard Parry
War photographer Robert King let a camera crew follow him for over 15 years. From his first assignment in Bosnia to his breakthrough work in Che… 
CastRobert King
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$18

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The paths of five people intersect in the Oslo district of Majorstua. After Christer disconnects a main fuse in his building in an attempt to sa… 
CastMaria Bonnevie, Aksel Hennie, Ane Dahl Torp,…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
DISC$18

SAT.06.SEP at 8:30pm [2008]