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Marie-Castille Mention-Schaa…
Director Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar parallels the stories of two teenage girls — one a would-be jihadist, the other a model student who strik… 
CastNoémie Merlant, Naomi Amarger, Clotilde Cour…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Xiaogang Feng
A café proprietor spends a decade petitioning the Chinese legal system after being swindled by her ex-husband, in this caustically comic contemp… 
CastBingbing Fan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$$14A

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Fabrice Du Welz
Chadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer and Luke Evans star in this atmospheric revenge thriller from director Fabrice du Welz (Vinyan, Alléluia), about… 
CastChadwick Boseman, Teresa Palmer, Luke Evans,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Fra…
VAN$14A

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Petra Epperlein, Michael Tu…
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace, The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair) take a powerfully personal journey through… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryUSA / Germany
DOC$PG

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Bertrand Bonello
Bertrand Bonello directs this provocative account of a group of young, multiracial radicals whose terrorist attacks on Paris lead to a massive m… 
CastFinnegan Oldfield, Vincent Rottiers, Hamza M…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

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Ivan Zachariás and Alice Nel…
This thrilling mystery miniseries tells the story of a coal-mining village on the verge of extinction, where companies threaten to displace the … 
CastZuzana Stivínová, Jaroslav Dusek, Eliska Kre…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
PRIME$18A

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Ben Wheatley
Set in Boston in 1978, a meeting in a deserted warehouse between two gangs turns into a shootout and a game of survival. [Midnight Madness Open… 
CastBrie Larson, Armie Hammer, Cillian Murphy, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$$18A

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Gillo Pontecorvo
Gillo Pontecorvo's gritty, stirring, and unabashedly anti-colonialist account of the urban war between battle-hardened French paratroopers and A… 
CastSaadi Yacef, Brahim Haggiag, Jean Martin
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryAlgeria, Italy
CTQFreePG

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Ana Mendieta
Presented in partnership with CONTACT Gallery, this rare exhibition of film and photographic work by the late, Cuban-born multidisciplinary arti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
WLFree18

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Sharon Lockhart
Presented in partnership with Gallery TPW, this major new film installation by American artist and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart is a deeply affecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WLFree18

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Albert Serra
Commissioned for “Catalonia in Venice” at last year’s Venice Biennale by curator Chus Martínez, Albert Serra’s monumental five-screen film insta… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
WLFree18

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Tony Guma, John Rose
Liverpool concert promoter and rock 'n' roll true believer Sam Leach offers a rollicking account of his role in raising the profile of T… 
CastSam Leach
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / United Kingdom…
DOC$PG

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Petr Václav
The unhappy lives of a shop clerk, a bouncer, a stripper, and a prison guard intersect in this nihilistic black comedy set in an isolated centra… 
CastKarel Roden, Lenka Vlasakova, Miroslav Hanus…
LanguageCzech | Romany   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18

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Maren Ade
An alternately hilarious and mortifying comedy about the fraught relationship between a repressed corporate consultant and her incessantly prank… 
CastPeter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$14A

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John Scheinfeld
Veteran documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) explores the life and work of jazz legend John Coltrane, with commentary and ap… 
CastAntonia Andrews, Bill Clinton, Michelle Colt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Antoine Fuqua
With the town of Rose Creek under the deadly control of industrialist Bartholomew Bogue (Peter Sarsgaard), the desperate townspeople, led by Emm… 
CastDenzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Susan Johnson
Carrie, a person of high intelligence who graduated Harvard at 18, struggles to make sense of the world as it relates to morality, relationships… 
CastBel Powley, Nathan Lane, Gabriel Byrne, Vane…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Matt Tyrnauer
This timely and inspirational documentary chronicles legendary writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ battle to save historic NYC neighbourhoods… 
CastJane Jacobs
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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Agnès Varda
Agnès Varda’s 1977 masterwork is simultaneously a musical, a protest film, a portrait of a generation and, most importantly, a tender and insigh… 
CastValérie Mairesse, Thérèse Liotard, Robert Da…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CTQFree14A

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Fisher Stevens
Leonardo DiCaprio features in this documentary that chronicles his campaign to raise global awareness about the dangers of climate change in his… 
CastLeonardo DiCaprio
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Cyprien Gaillard
Presented in a free special screening at TIFF Bell Lightbox (Cinema 2), this immersive, psychedelic work, whose sculptural properties are enhanc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
WLFree18

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Akin Omotoso
Director Akin Omotoso weaves together three separate stories to create a gripping yet compassionate portrait of small-town characters immersed i… 
CastMncedisi Shabangu, Zimkhitha Nyoka, Nomonde …
LanguageZulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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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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Lucía Carreras
Two women, living on the margins of their society, become the unlikely caretakers for a lost baby, in director Lucía Carreras’ compelling and he… 
CastÁngeles Cruz, Angelina Peláez, Mercedes Pasc…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico / Spain
CWC$PG

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Ryszard Bugajski
Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the … 
CastMaria Mamona, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Janus…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$18

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Gianfranco Rosi
Winner of the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival, the new documentary from Gianfranco Rosi (El Sicario, Room 164) is a startling, on-the-sp… 
CastSamuele Pucillo, Mattias Cucina, Samuele Car…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$PG

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William Oldroyd
Rural England, 1865. Katherine is stifled by her loveless marriage to a bitter man twice her age and his cold, unforgiving family. When she emba… 
CastFlorence Pugh, Cosmo Jarvis, Paul Hilton, Na…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
PLAT$18A

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Ivan I. Tverdovsky
A lonely and seemingly unremarkable middle-aged zoo worker redefines her life after discovering she has grown a tail, in a film that is part com… 
CastNatalia Pavlenkova, Dmitry Groshev, Irina Ch…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWS$18

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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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Paul Verhoeven
Michèle seems indestructible. As the head of a leading video game company, she brings the same ruthless attitude to her love life as to business… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Laurent Lafitte, Anne Cons…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18

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Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) won the Best Director prize at Cannes for this terse, percolating drama about a Cluj physician wh… 
CastVlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Adrian …
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
MAST$18

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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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Richie Mehta
Directed by Richie Mehta, executive produced by Ridley Scott and powered by Google, <em>India in a Day</em> is a new form of non-fiction filmmak… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi / English   CountryIndia / United Kingd…
DOC$G

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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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Anne Émond
A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. Nelly is a portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, … 
CastMylène MacKay, Mylia Corbeil-Gavreau, Mickaë…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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Onur Tukel
A reunion between two old school friends sparks a no-holds-barred war of attrition, in this outrageously madcap black comedy. 
CastSandra Oh, Anne Heche, Alicia Silverstone, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Philip Gnadt, Mickey Yamine
This handsome and heartfelt documentary takes us into the world of the Gaza Strip’s surfing enthusiasts, and reveals a formidable resilience pul… 
CastSabah Abu Ghanem, Mohammed Abu Jayab, Ibrahi…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DOC$PG

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Fred Peabody
Investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, and others are changing the face of journalism, no longer t… 
CastI.F. Stone
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Ewan McGregor
Based on the Pulitzer Prize–winning Philip Roth novel, American Pastoral follows a family whose seemingly idyllic existence is shattered by the … 
CastJennifer Connelly, Dakota Fanning, Uzo Aduba…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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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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Amma Asante
This biopic tells the true story of Seretse Khama, King of Bechuanaland (modern Botswana), and Ruth Williams, the London office worker he marrie… 
CastDavid Oyelowo, Rosamund Pike, Tom Felton, La…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Kemi Adetiba
A lavish wedding escalates into pure Lagosian chaos, in this wild romcom produced by media mogul Mo Abudu. Everyone knows that there ain't no p… 
CastBanky Wellington, Adesua Etomi, Richard Mofe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

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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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Marie Noëlle
Polish actress Karolina Gruszka stars in this sweeping biography of the legendary, Nobel Prize-winning physicist and chemist, who courted contro… 
CastKarolina Gruszka, Arieh Worthalter, Charles …
LanguageFrench   CountryGermany / France / P…
CWC$14A

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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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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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Alison Maclean
A young student at a drama school faces a moral conundrum when his budding romance becomes fodder for a final-year performance, in director Alis… 
CastKerry Fox, James Rolleston, Alice Englert, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$14A

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Ana Mendieta, Ana Vaz, Antoi…
Bookended by two seminal films from the extraordinary multidisciplinary artist Ana Mendieta, this programme excavates political and personal his… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, France/Brazil, …
WL$18

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Bruce McDonald
Nova Scotia, 1976. It’s the weekend of the American Bicentennial and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. With girlfriend Alice, Kit hitch… 
CastDylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Park…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Anocha Suwichakornpong
The delicately poetic second feature by Thai director Anocha Suwichakornpong weaves together multiple stories and characters to create a portrai… 
CastArak Amornsupasiri, Atchara Suwan, Visra Vic…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
WL$18A

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Nate Parker
Filmmaker-actor Nate Parker reclaims the title of D.W. Griffith’s 1916 milestone for this epic chronicle, set against the antebellum South, of t… 
CastNate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Alexey Mizgirev
A professional duellist in 19th-century Russia has second thoughts about his profession when he meets the beautiful sister of a future opponent,… 
CastPetr Fedorov, Vladimir Mashkov, Martin Wuttk…
LanguageRussian, German   CountryRussia
SP$14A

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Zeki Demirkubuz
In this slow-burning psychological drama from Turkish director Zeki Demirkubuz, an Istanbul seamstress struggling with the debts left behind by … 
CastAslihan Gurbuz, Caner Cindoruk, Taner Birsel…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$18

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) returns with this slow-burning psychological study about a young arsonist terrorizing a rural com… 
CastTrond Hjort Nilssen, Per Frisch, Liv Bernhof…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
One of the most important contemporary African filmmakers, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man) makes his debut non-fiction feature with this … 
CastClément Abaïfouta
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance / Chad
MAST$14A

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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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Nate Parker
Filmmaker-actor Nate Parker reclaims the title of D.W. Griffith’s 1916 milestone for this epic chronicle, set against the antebellum South, of t… 
CastNate Parker, Armie Hammer, Mark Boone Jr., C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Nacho Vigalondo
A going-nowhere party girl (Anne Hathaway) discovers a mysterious connection between herself and a giant monster wreaking havoc on the other sid… 
CastAnne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$$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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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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Jim Henson
Muppet maestro Jim Henson collaborated with George Lucas and fantasy artist Brian Froud on this cult fantasy epic, about a teenage girl (Jennife… 
CastDavid Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Toby Froud
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SEFreePG

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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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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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Steve Gukas
Bimbo Akintola, Danny Glover and TIFF Rising Star Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama star in director Steve Gukas’ riveting real-life thriller about courag… 
CastDanny Glover, Bimbo Akintola, Somkele Idhala…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$$14A

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Brian McGinn, Rod Blackhurs…
This gripping, atmospheric documentary recounts the infamous trial, conviction and eventual acquittal of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the 2007… 
CastAmanda Knox
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / Denmark
DOC$14A

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Adrian Sitaru
A headline-grabbing sex scandal gives a Romanian trainee at a French news network an opportunity for his big break, in this charged moral drama … 
CastTudor Aaron Istodor, Mehdi Nebbou, Nicolas W…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$18

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Dain Iskandar Said
A shell-shocked forensics photographer is drawn into a supernatural murder mystery that reveals Kuala Lampur’s underworld of ancient magic and s… 
CastShaheizy Sam , Nicholas Saputra, Prisia Nasu…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
VAN$18A

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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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Oliver Stone
Academy Award–winning director Oliver Stone tackles one of the most important and fascinating true stories of the 21st century. This politically… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Shailene Woodley, Meli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Yousry Nasrallah
A family of caterers in a small Egyptian village prepares for a big wedding feast while balancing sibling rivalry, romantic entanglements, and c… 
CastLaila Eloui, Menna Shalaby, Bassem Samra
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$PG

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Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
After a superstitious lion tamer loses his good-luck charm, he sets out on a magical, picaresque odyssey across Italy to find "Mister Universo,"… 
CastTairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin
LanguageItalian   CountryAustria / Italy
CWC$18

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Theodore Ushev, Rebecca Adde…
Blind Vaysha - With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities… 
CastCaroline Dhavernas, Liisa Repo-Martell, Chri…
LanguageEnglish, Swedish   CountryCanada, Sweden, USA,…
SC$18

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João Pedro Rodrigues
Stranded along a sublime river fjord in northern Portugal, a hunky ornithologist is subjected to a series of brutal and erotic Stations-of-the-C… 
CastPaul Hamy, Xelo Cagiao, João Pedro Rodrigues…
LanguagePortuguese, Mirandes…   CountryPortugal / Brazil
WL$18

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Adam Smith
Three generations of the Cutler family live as notorious outlaws among some of the wealthiest lands in Britain. They spend their time hunting, r… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Brendan Gleeson, Lyndsey…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Kimo Stamboel, Timo Tjahjant…
Uwais plays a young man who washes ashore, an amnesiac with a serious head injury whose past comes back to haunt him shortly after being nursed … 
CastJulie Estelle, David Hendrawan, Chelsea Isla…
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
MM$18A