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September 7-17, 2023

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FRI.11.SEP at 8:45am [2009]


Reviews
Raphaël Nadjari
This invigorating exploration of Israeli cinema draws upon numerous clips and engrossing interviews with filmmakers and historians. Part 1 cover… 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/France
CTC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 9:00am [2009]


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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier rarely travels to film festivals, and will not be coming to Toronto, but he has agreed to participate in a 90-minute video news c… 
CastLars von Trier
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/Sweden/Franc…
MAST$18

FRI.11.SEP at 9:15am [2009]


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Hong Sang-soo
Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director, directed by Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo. 
CastKim Tae-woo, Ko Hyun-jung, Uhm Ji-won
LanguageKorean   CountryKorea
CWC$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 9:30am [2009]


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Radu Jude
Family conflict produces comedy in this story of a young girl who wins a car in a lottery and her scheming parents who insist on selling it. 
CastAndreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru G…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/Netherlands…
DISC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 9:45am [2009]


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Haim Tabakman
A gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, where the belief that love conquers all results in societa… 
CastZohar Strauss, Ran Danker,Tzahi Grad, Ravit …
LanguageHebrew, Yiddish   CountryIsrael, Germany, Fra…
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 11:00am [2009]


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Raphaël Nadjari
In the second of this two-part documentary, filmmakers and scholars explore the development of Israel’s film culture from 1978 to the present. 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/France
CTC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 11:15am [2009]


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Zippi Brand Frank
In India, the latest form of outsourcing is surrogate mothers who carry embryos for couples who can’t have a child. Director Zippi Brand Frank f… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Hin…   CountryIsrael
RTR$18

FRI.11.SEP at 12:00pm [2009]


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Barbara Kopple, Cecilia Peck
A documentary on the Dixie Chicks in the wake of singer Natalie Maines' anti-George W. Bush statement at a 2003 concert. Preceded by shorts: Ne… 
CastNatalie Maines, Emily Robison, Martie Maguir…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFree14A

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Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Shirin Neshat’s first feature-length film is based on a magic-realist novel written by Iranian author Sharnush Parsipur. The narrative interweav… 
CastNavíd Akhavan, Bijan Daneshmand, Shabnam Tol…
LanguagePersian   CountryGermany/France/Austr…
SP$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 12:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Alejandro Fernandez Almendra…
A warm family saga which follows 24 hours in the life of a poverty-stricken provincial family in central Chile. 
CastClemira Aguayo, Alejandra Yanez, Cornelio Vi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 12:30pm [2009]


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Tsai Ming-liang
A tableau vivant adorned with Tsai Ming-Liang's signature aesthetic portrays a special homage to the Nouvelle Vague and the Louvre, which co-pro… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Lé…
LanguageFrench, Mandarin   CountryFrance/Taiwan/Nether…
VIS$18

FRI.11.SEP at 12:45pm [2009]


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Jan Hrebejk
This film, freely inspired by stories form Michal Viewegh’s bestseller, Tales of Marriage and Sex, is a wry comedy about sex and marriage and a … 
CastJirí Machácek, Simona Babcáková, Petr Ctvrtn…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 1:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Ermek Tursunov
A love story among the ragged steppes of ancient Kazakhstan is told in beautiful and poetic images, as a young love struggles to survive in the … 
CastKuandyk Kystykbaev, Erzhan Nurymbet,Turakhan…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
DISC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 2:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Andrew James and Joshua Liga…
The Mormon religion preaches against the content of R-rated films, so several Utah-based entrepreneurs started offering “clean” versions of Holl… 
CastDaniel Thompson, Ray Lines, Neil LaBute, Ste…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 2:30pm [2009]


Reviews
György Pálfi
This is a fresh and entertaining improvised film made up of a series of vignettes portraying the many faces of love relationships. Young couples… 
CastIstván Szülek, Gyöngyvér Országh, Kim Corbis…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 2:45pm [2009]


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Cesc Gay
A smart and intriguing film-within-a-film comedy about love and friendship, where the characters travel playfully in and out of one another’s li… 
CastÀgata Roca, Vicenta N'Dongo, Andrés Herrera,…
LanguageCatalan | Spanish …   CountrySpain
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 3:00pm [2009]


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Stuart Paton
Captain Nemo has built a fantastic submarine for his mission of revenge. He has traveled over 20,000 leagues in search of Charles Denver. Frida… 
CastLois Alexander, Curtis Benton, Wallace Clark…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreePG

Reviews
Jon Amiel
The film tells the life story of Charles Darwin starring Paul Bettany (The Da Vinci Code, Wimbledon, A Beautiful Mind) as Darwin and Jennifer Co… 
CastJennifer Connelly, Paul Bettany, Jeremy Nort…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 3:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Xiaolu Guo
A rock-`n'-roll odyssey and hybrid of documentary, creative writing, visual poetry and cinema, She, A Chinese follows a young woman on a soul-se… 
CastLu Huang, Wei Yi Bo, Geoffrey Hutchings
LanguageMandarin | English…   CountryUnited Kingdom/Franc…
VAN$18

FRI.11.SEP at 3:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Mike Sandejas
An affecting, sensitive and convincingly drawn teen romance between a rebellious rock girl and a deaf boy who loves to dance. 
CastZoe Sandejas, Romalito Mallari, Robert Sena,…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$18

Reviews
Roberto Hernández and Geoffr…
Two young Mexican attorneys attempt to exonerate a wrongly convicted man by making a documentary. In the process, they expose the contradictions… 
CastJosé Antonio Zúñiga Rodriguez, Eva Gutiérrez…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
RTR$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 4:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Jordan Scott
In an austere and remote girls’ boarding school, the most elite clique of girls are the illustrious members of the school’s diving team. As they… 
CastEva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/United Kingd…
SP$14A

Reviews
Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimme…
A small abandoned girl is sheltered by a circus woman in this tale of courage, loss and togetherness. 
CastAsia Crippa, Patrizia Gerardi
LanguageItalian   CountryAustria/Italy
DISC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 4:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Hélène Florent
Generally, it’s nice to be light in one’s step. In this visually inventive short, however, it’s causing great existential issues for a man attem… 
CastDenis Trudel, Marie-Josée Bastien, Murielle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

Reviews
Alexandre Franchi
Fantasy and reality meet in The Wild Hunt when an ancient ritual is reborn in the woods north of Montreal. 
CastMark A. Krupa, Ricky Mabe, Tiio Horn, Trevor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 5:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Michael Tucker and Petra Epp…
The makers of Gunner Palace follow U.S. soldiers as they create new lives post-Iraq—from a Congressional candidate in Buffalo to a cage fighter … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 5:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Wisit Sasanatieng, Aditya As…
Directed by four distinctly talented Thai directors, this collection of tales about Bangkok is less a love letter than a funny, touching and sur… 
CastWandia Temthanaporn, Tantai Prasertkul and B…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 5:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Dagur Kári
A homeless boy Lucas (Paul Dano), meets Jacques (Brian Cox), a grumpy bar-owner, whose unhealthy lifestyle has brought him five heart attacks. J… 
CastPaul Dano, Brian Cox, Damian Young, Isild Le…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIceland, Denmark, US…
SP$PG

Reviews
Luca Guadagnino
Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton stars in this drama about the devastating effects of a forbidden passion between a woman who belongs to a ri… 
CastTilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbr…
LanguageItalian, English   CountryItaly
VIS$18

FRI.11.SEP at 5:45pm [2009]


Reviews
Boris Khlebnikov
Following the whimsical, warm-hearted relationship between two men, Help Gone Mad is a modern-day depiction of the theme of Don Quixote and Sanc… 
CastEugene Syty, Sergey Dreiden, Anna Mikhalkova…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$18

Reviews
Ian Fitzgibbon
When Michael’s (Cillian Murphy) debt to Dublin kingpin Darren Perrier (Brendan Gleeson) is called in and one of Perrier’s goons accidentally end… 
CastCillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson, Jim Broadbe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/United Kingd…
SP$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 6:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Bruno Dumont
Hadewijch is a religious novice whose ecstatic, blind faith leads to her expulsion from a convent. Returning to her former life, Hadewijch rever… 
CastJulie Sokolowski, Yassine Salihine, David De…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

Reviews
Steven Soderbergh
Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), suddenly turns whistleblower. Exposing his compan… 
CastMatt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Frank Welker, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

Reviews
Margarethe von Trotta
One of the major auteurs to emerge from the New German Cinema, Margarethe von Trotta returns to the Festival with Vision, a study of the remarka… 
CastBarbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzspru…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
MAST$18

FRI.11.SEP at 6:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Vikram Jayanti
Rachael Scdoris, a blind 23-year-old, doesn’t let her disability stop her from competing in one of the most gruelling endurance contests in the … 
CastRachael Scdoris, Tim Osmar, Joe Runyan, Jerr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
RTR$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 6:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Suzana Amaral
Enigmatic and perturbing, Suzana Amaral’s Hotel Atlântico takes us on a mysterious journey through Brazil’s southern landscapes. The film follow… 
CastMariana Ximenes, Gero Camilo, João Miguel, J…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
MAST$PG

Reviews
Grant Heslov
Reporter Bob Wilton (Ewan McGregor) is in search of his next big story when he encounters Lyn Cassady (Academy Award® winner George Clooney), a … 
CastEwan McGregor, George Clooney, Jeff Bridges,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

Reviews
Robert Stefaniuk
Spotlight concert featuring The Burning Brides and Canadian legends Blue Peter with guest appearances from stars of the rock’n’roll vampire come… 
CastTBA
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
YDSFreePG

Reviews
Klaus Lutz, Heinz Emigholz, …
George Méliès’ playful and eccentric spirit hovers throughout Wavelengths’s opening programme. Klaus Lutz’s Titan (USA), is a charming, artisan… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryUSA, Austria/Germany…
WL$18

FRI.11.SEP at 6:45pm [2009]


Reviews
Glendyn Ivin
A desperate father and his 10-year-old son flee into the wilderness of the desert and the human heart, battling the elements, the past and each … 
CastHugo Weaving, John Brumpton, Tom Russell, An…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 7:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Alain Cavalier
Filmmaker Alain Cavalier turns his personal grief of becoming a widower into a first-person subjective documentary that focuses on his diary ent… 
CastAlain Cavalier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VIS$18

FRI.11.SEP at 7:15pm [2009]


Reviews
Judith Ehrlich and Rick Gold…
Daniel Ellsberg was a valued strategist inside the American government until he leaked the Pentagon Papers and exposed the lies of the Vietnam W… 
CastDaniel Ellsberg
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 7:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Sebastián Cordero
Rabia is a romantic thriller about a construction worker on the run for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works … 
CastYon González, Fernando Tielve, Concha Velasc…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Colombia/Mexic…
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 7:45pm [2009]


Reviews
Mark Lewis
In conjunction with Mark Lewis: In a City, special screenings of Lewis’s Backstory (2009) and Cinema Museum (2008) will take place during the Fe… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUT$18

Reviews
Mark Lewis
In conjunction with Mark Lewis: In a City, special screenings of Lewis’s Backstory (2009) and Cinema Museum (2008) will take place during the Fe… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUT$18

FRI.11.SEP at 8:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Mika Kaurismäki
Family therapist Juhani and business trainer Taula decide to divorce in a civilized manner. Despite these good intentions, things turn ugly and … 
CastHannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Antti …
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 8:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Carlos Carrera
A policewoman investigates the gruesome murders of female assembly-line workers in Ciudad Juárez. This suspense thriller is the first fictionali… 
CastAna de la Reguera, Asur Zágada, Marco Pérez,…
LanguageSpanish, English, Tz…   CountryMexico
CWC$18

Reviews
Rachel Ward
In order to make peace with his combative, dying father, a writer must return to his childhood home and confront long-suppressed memories of the… 
CastRachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsoh…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

Reviews
Lu Chuan
From acclaimed director Lu Chuan comes a devastating and controversial epic film based on the most atrocious holocaust in Chinese history, the N… 
CastLiu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina/Hong Kong
SP$14A

Reviews
Isabella Rossellini | Jody S…
A screening and talk, Green Porno: Bon Appétit, will take place on September 10 with Isabella Rossellini and marine biologist Claudio Campagna a… 
CastIsabella Rossellini
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUT$18

FRI.11.SEP at 8:45pm [2009]


Reviews
Jesper Ganslandt
A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only t… 
CastSamuel Haus, Olle Sarri, Eva Rexed
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
VAN$18

FRI.11.SEP at 9:00pm [2009]


Reviews
Jane Campion
A drama based on the secret love affair between 23-year-old English poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Co… 
CastAbbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Austr…
SP$14A

Reviews
Philippe van Leeuw
Offering a new take on the Rwandan genocide, acclaimed cinematographer van Leeuw's directorial debut recreates the first-person experience of on… 
CastRuth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

Reviews
Andrea Arnold
Andrea Arnold's assured follow-up to Red Road is a taboo-breaking love story about a violent teenaged girl transformed by desire for her mother'… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Kiersto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$PG

Reviews
Igor Drljaca
A young boy’s psyche is put to the test as he waits outside for his parents to stop arguing. Shutting out the world on a hot sunny day, he finds… 
CastAndrij Luczkiw, Goran Slavkovic, Andrea Buss…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

Reviews
Matthew Bissonnette
In writer-director Matthew Bissonette’s intimate and amusing road movie Passenger Side, two talkative brothers tour Los Angeles while trying to … 
CastAdam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Robin Tunney, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

Reviews
Jacob Tierney
Leon Bronstein (Jay Baruchel) is not your average Montreal West high school student. For one thing, none of his peers can claim to be the reinca… 
CastJay Baruchel, Saul Rubinek, Colm Feore, Jess…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

Reviews
D.A. Pennebaker
The July 3rd, 1973 historic concert was to be David Bowie's last with the the Ziggy persona, and the Spiders from Mars. Preceded by shorts:Juke… 
CastDavid Bowie
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
YDSFree14A

FRI.11.SEP at 9:30pm [2009]


Reviews
Oliver Parker
In Victorian London, the handsome Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) is swept into a social whirlwind by the charismatic and cunning Lord Wotton (Colin Fi… 
CastBen Barnes, Colin Firth, Rachel Hurd-Wood, R…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$14A

Reviews
Ivan Grbovic, Min Sook Lee,…
La Chute - Ivan Grbovic Marie, an elementary school teacher, suspects a student has been abused at home. Her judgment clouded by tensions in he… 
CastMarie-Ève Bertrand, Uriel Isaac Emahel, Yves…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

Reviews
Robert Stefaniuk
World Premiere A rock’n’roll vampire comedy about a down-and-out band that will do anything for a record deal. Their humdrum image radically cha… 
CastAlice Cooper, Alex Lifeson, Moby, Iggy Pop, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

FRI.11.SEP at 9:45pm [2009]


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Yorgos Lanthimos
Shut off from the outside world by their over-protective parents, three siblings are raised in a manner that their mother and father deem approp… 
CastChristos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeli…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$18

FRI.11.SEP at 11:59pm [2009]


Reviews
Michael Spierig, Peter Spier…
Sci-fi horror about a future populated by vampires where humans are the minority. 
CastEthan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/USA
MM$14A