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Mark Cousins
Director Mark Cousins follows his epic documentary The Story of Film with this globe-spanning rumination on children in the cinema, surveying su… 
CastMark Cousins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$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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Lino Brocka
A brilliant fusion of florid melodrama and gritty realism, Lino Brocka’s story of a country boy traversing the myriad pitfalls of Manila’s urban… 
CastHilda Koronel, Bembol Roco, Lou Salvador Jr.…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CTQFree14A

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Sean Durkin
A sudden inexplicable spate of shootings rips through the market town of Southcliffe. The lives of those left behind are torn apart. In this hau… 
CastRory Kinnear, Sean Harris, Shirley Henderson…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Marcela Said
In this subtle and atmospheric allegory by first-time feature director Marcela Said, a teenaged girl holidaying at a lake house in southern Chil… 
CastFrancisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izqui…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$18A

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Raymond Teller
Renowned illusionists and professional debunkers Penn & Teller unite for this documentary investigation into the mysterious methods of Dutch Mas… 
CastPenn Jillette, Tim Jenison, Martin Mull, Phi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Pan Nalin
A spectacular exploration of varied paths of devotion that converge at one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events — the Kumbh Mela —… 
CastKishan Tiwari, Hatha Yogi Baba, Baby Bajrang…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Liza Johnson
A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. Johanna Parry moves to a new town to w… 
CastKristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Christine Lahti, N…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school footba… 
CastCaitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Caroline Link
When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picture… 
CastUlrich Tukur, Samuel Schneider, Hafsia Herzi…
LanguageArabic, German   CountryMorocco, Germany
SP$18A

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Kambozia Partovi and Jafar P…
Politically persecuted Iranian master Jafar Panahi — still under house arrest and banned from filmmaking for twenty years for engaging in "propa… 
CastMaryam Moghadam, Jafar Panahi, Kambozia Part…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
MAST$14A

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Judy Kibinge
Judy Kibinge’s daring yet elegant film is an uplifting parable about atonement, set against the deadly violence that followed the 2007 elections… 
CastSusan Wanjiru, Walter Kipchumba Lagat, David…
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
CWC$14A

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Chuck Workman
Significant cinema is far more than story-telling. It contains moments of truth that can’t be expressed any other way except through cinematic s… 
CastMike Leigh, Jonas Mekas, Yvonne Rainer, Davi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Chris Jordan
Renowned photo-based artist Chris Jordan’s feature debut focuses on the albatrosses who inhabit the remote Midway Atoll island, nesting amidst m… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Leanne Pooley
Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) employs rarely seen footage, extensive archival interviews and stunning 3D technology to recreate the ep… 
CastChad Moffitt, Sonam Sherpa
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
DOC$G

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Giorgos Servetas
City to City Opening Night Film Antigone returns from Athens to her troubled hometown, determined to keep a low profile. But this is a complex,… 
CastMarina Symeou, Nikos Yorgakis, Yorgos Kafetz…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Danis Tanovic
Acclaimed director Danis Tanovic won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival for this unflinching exposé of the prejudices faced by Bos… 
CastSenada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic…
LanguageBosnian   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
CWS$14A

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Master filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Cure, Tokyo Sonata) returns with this story of a man who uses an advanced neurological technology to enter th… 
CastTakeru Satoh, Haruka Ayase
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG

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Steve McQueen
Based on an incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Eji… 
CastChiwetel Ejiofor, Quvenzhané Wallis, Michael…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Alexandre Aja
Blamed for the brutal murder of his longtime girlfriend (Juno Temple), a small-town guy (Daniel Radcliffe) awakens one morning to find a pair of… 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Juno Temple, Max Minghella…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Jason Reitman
The script of Paul Thomas Anderson’s groundbreaking Boogie Nights will be presented to audiences in a one-take read-through with Reitman narrati… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Josh Brolin, Dakota Fanning…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SE$18

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Vivian Qu
A poignant and engaging thriller, Vivian Qu’s feature debut plunges us into the fascinating world state surveillance in China, following a digit… 
CastLu Yulai, He Wenchao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Martin Provost
Emmanuelle Devos (Kings & Queen) stars in this gorgeously rendered biopic of the acclaimed French novelist Violette Leduc, whose intense and fra… 
CastEmmanuelle Devos, Sandrine Kiberlain, Cather…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Belgium
SP$14A

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Terry Miles
As a young woman (Lauren Lee Smith) prepares a memorial film retrospective for her late estranged father, his work begins to influence her life … 
CastJennifer Beals, Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Lisa Langseth
Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) stars in this comedy-drama as a recovering control freak who finds support and a new lease on life when she ent… 
CastAlicia Vikander, David Dencik, Mira Eklund
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18A

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Megan Griffiths
A rock journalist is assigned to track down her ex-boyfriend. Lucky Them tells the story of Ellie Klug (Toni Collette), a rock journalist who … 
CastToni Collette, Ryan Eggold, Oliver Platt, Ni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Jonathan Teplitzky
Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier in World War II who endured gruellin… 
CastNicole Kidman, Colin Firth, Stellan Skarsgår…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Aust…
GALA$$14A

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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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Sarah Spillane
Christina Ricci stars as an American teacher who takes a troubled inner-city Sydney youth under her wing, in this gritty, unflinching yet inspir… 
CastChristina Ricci, Hunter Page-Lochard
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Dome Karukoski
The leader of a gang of racist skinheads finds his prejudices and misplaced loyalties pitted against his desire for love and family when he fall… 
CastPeter Franzén, Laura Birn, Jasper Pääkkönen,…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$14A

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David Turner, Lara Zizic
During an escalating refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson took to the airwaves to raise millions… 
CastPat Robertson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Alessio Cremonini
When two sisters learn that a member of their family has decided to desert the Syrian Army and join the Free Army, they must embark on a hazardo… 
CastDana Keilani, Sara El debuch, Wasim Abo azan
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DISC$14A

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Jennifer Baichwal, Edward Bu…
The doc looks at the repercussions of mankind’s use of resources. Distributor Mongrel Media has Canadian rights for the film, and a fall theatr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Hi…   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Juan Cavestany
Working with the tiniest of micro-budgets, first-time feature filmmaker Juan Cavestany stages a series of bizarre, Buñuelian scenarios that offe… 
CastRaquel Guerrero, Diego Martin, David Luque, …
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$PG

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Manuel Martín Cuenca
Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he’s also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in … 
CastAntonio de la Torre, Olimpia Melinte, María …
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
SP$14A

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Young-Seok Noh
A writer hides away at an isolated B&B only to encounter a series of life-threatening characters. In this quirky comic thriller from writer-dir… 
CastJun Suk-ho and Oh Tae-kyung
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Jahmil X.T. Qubeka
An illicit affair between an introverted high school teacher and his pupil spirals out of control, in this controversial South African-set noir … 
CastMothusi Magano, Petronella Tshuma, Lee-Anne …
LanguageSotho, Xhosa, Englis…   CountrySouth Africa
DISC$18A

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Levan Koguashvili
Levan Koguashvili’s film — about a lonely 40-year-old schoolteacher who takes up with the wife of a soon-to-be-released convict — is a compassio… 
CastAndro Sakhvarelidze, Ia Sukhitashvili, Archi…
LanguageGeorgian   CountryGeorgia
CWC$14A

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Gia Coppola
Based on James Franco’s first book of short stories, Gia Coppola’s auspicious directorial debut features a knock-out cast (including Franco, Emm… 
CastJames Franco, Emma Roberts, Val Kilmer, Nat …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Denis Villeneuve
Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman star in this gripping thriller from Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), which follows an investigation into the shock… 
CastHugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Melissa Leo, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Robert Lepage, Pedro Pires
Triptych is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle, a schizophrenic bookseller; Marie, a singer and actress; and Thomas, a G… 
CastFrédérike Bédard, Lise Castonguay, Hans Pies…
LanguageFrench, English, Ger…   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Neto Villalobos
A security guard who wants to get into the cockfighting game buys, befriends, and becomes inseparable from his rooster protégé Rocky, in this wi… 
CastAllan Cascante, Sylvia Sossa, Marvin Acosta,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCosta Rica
DISC$PG

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Jehane Noujaim
What does it mean to risk your life for your ideals? How far will five revolutionaries go in defending their beliefs in the fight for their nati… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Magdy Ashour, Aida Elkashef
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DOC$14A

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Yannis Sakaridis
Subtly echoing the 2005 episode dubbed "the Greek Watergate," a pair of telecom engineers set out to investigate hacker activity and make a scan… 
CastAlexandros Logothetis, Themis Bazaka, Giorgo…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Catherine Breillat
An extraordinary collaboration between two legends of French cinema, Catherine Breillat’s brutally candid autobiographical drama stars Isabelle … 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Kool Shen, Lola Ursino, Ch…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Jason Bateman
A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. After discovering a loophole in the rul… 
CastJason Bateman, Allison Janney, Phillip Baker…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Rashid Masharawi
Palestinian director Rashid Mashawari follows his widely acclaimed dark comedy Laila’s Birthday with this compelling and ironic drama about two … 
CastMahmoud Abu Jazi, Salah Hannoun
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$PG

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Peter Landesman
A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Novem… 
CastPaul Giamatti, Colin Hanks, Zac Efron , Bill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) directs this gritty drama about the risky experiments and shady dealings that led to the birth of the Norwegian oil-… 
CastAksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Ste…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
SP$14A

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Peter Stebbings
Like many Native families, Lena Mahikan grew up in the cycle of abuse. Her father, a residential school survivor, was an alcoholic until he kill… 
CastJennifer Podemski, Luke Kirby, Shay Eyre, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Richard Glatzer and Wash Wes…
The last days in the life of legendary Hollywood actor Errol Flynn. Kevin Kline stars as Errol Flynn, the swashbuckling Hollywood star and noto… 
CastDakota Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Kevin Kline
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$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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Arnaud Larrieu, Jean-Marie L…
Mark, a professor of literature at the University of Lausanne, finds his lover (one of his students) dead in her bed. Not knowing what to do, an… 
CastMathieu Amalric, Karin Viard, Sara Forestier…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Brillante Mendoza
In this caustic cultural satire, Philippine master and Festival veteran Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb) sets his sights on the moral failings of th… 
CastDennis Trillo, Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler
LanguageTagalog | Filipino   CountryPhilippines
VAN$14A

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Marvin Kren
At a climate research station in the Alps, the scientists are stunned as the nearby melting glacier is leaking a red liquid. It quickly turns to… 
CastAdina Vetter, Ariele Trettel, Brigitte Kren,…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
MM$18A