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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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Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black) stars as a newly-single pregnant woman who confronts an uncertain future in the long-awaite… 
CastAidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan…
LanguageEnglish, Irish   CountryCanada / Ireland
CWC$14A

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Ettore Scola
On the 20th anniversary of Federico Fellini’s death, Ettore Scola, a devoted admirer of the incomparable maestro, commemorates the lesser-known … 
CastVittorio Viviani, Sergio Rubini, Antonella A…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$PG

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Mohammad Rasoulof
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Ramon Zürcher
Loosely inspired by Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, this enchanting, minimalist gem by first-time feature director Ramon Zurcher has won admiring com… 
CastJenny Schily, Mia Kasalo, Anjorka Strechel, …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
WL$G

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Claudia Sainte-Luce
A lonely young woman becomes a live-in caregiver for an ailing but indomitable matriarch and her brood of kids, in this joyful and wonderfully n… 
CastXimena Ayala, Lisa Owen, Sonia Franco, Wendy…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$PG

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Joel Hopkins
A divorced couple scheme to recover the retirement money that was stolen from them. Retirement at last! Middle-aged and divorced, company owner… 
CastPierce Brosnan, Emma Thompson, Timothy Spall
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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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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Donovan Marsh
Adroitly written and directed by South African filmmaker Donovan Marsh, this action-packed heist thriller — about a pair of cops battling corrup… 
CastS'dumo Mtshali, Presley Chweneyagae, Israel …
LanguageZulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$14A

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Hitoshi Matsumoto
An ordinary man with an ordinary life joins a mysterious club. The membership lasts for one year only and there is one rule: no cancellation und… 
CastHitoshi Matsumoto, Nao Ohmori, You, Mao Daic…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18A

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Sang-soo Hong
Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo’s latest follows an aspiring young filmmaker who becomes the object of desire for three very different men, in this … 
CastJung Yumi, Lee Sunkyun, Kim Sangjoong, Jung …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

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Chloé Robichaud
This stylish and slyly comic chronicle of a young woman’s sexual awakening is the highly anticipated feature debut of Quebec filmmaker Chloé Rob… 
CastSophie Desmarais, Jean-Sébastien Courchesne,…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Jody Shapiro
Director Jody Shapiro (How to Start Your Own Country) ventures into the backwoods of Maine to find the reclusive Burt Shavitz, founder and (bear… 
CastBurt Shavitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Christoffer Boe
In 1960s Denmark, an alcoholic playboy and a meek tax lawyer join forces to revolutionize the travel industry and alter the country’s political … 
CastNicolas Bro, Pilou Asbæk, Jesper Christensen
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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Aran Hughes, Christina Kouts…
Set over four days of unrelenting wind and rain in a remote village high up in the Nafpaktia Mountains in the west of Greece, the film follows t… 
CastIlias Katsaros, Spiridoula Katsarou, Adam Pa…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Bruce LaBruce
Queering the May-December courtship of Harold and Maude, iconic provocateur Bruce LaBruce (L.A. Zombie) returns with this subversively tender ta… 
CastPier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Bo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Jeremiah S. Chechik
Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man. The Right Kind of Wrong is a romantic comedy about a … 
CastCatherine O'Hara, Ryan Kwanten, Sara Canning
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Cory Bowles, Chris Goldade, …
Community, friends and family form life's essential networks. Some of the most adventurous films of the year explore the complications of starti… 
CastKeeya King, Raven Dauda, Kingslee Christie, …
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Anthony Chen
Teresa, a Filipino immigrant, is hired as a live-in-maid by a family in Singapore. After some initial trouble, she forms a unique bond with grad… 
CastKoh Jia Ler, Angeli Bayani, Tian Wen Chen, Y…
LanguageTagalog, Mandarin   CountrySingapore
DISC$G

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Mariana Rondón
A nine-year-old boy’s preening obsession with straightening his hair elicits a tidal wave of homophobic panic in his hard-working mother, in thi… 
CastSamantha Castillo and Samuel Lange
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
CWC$PG

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Lance Daly
Life's a Breeze is a feel-good recession comedy about a family struggling to stay afloat and together through hard times in Ireland. A Dublin f… 
CastFionnula Flanagan, Pat Shortt, Kelly Thornto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$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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Seth Scriver, Shayne Ehman
Asphalt Watches is a true story. It is a feature-length animation based on a real-life hitchhiking trip taken by the two directors, Shayne Ehman… 
CastShayne Ehman, Seth Scriver, Erin Zimerman, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Joe Begos
Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him a… 
CastGraham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$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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Kim Ki-duk
South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Pieta) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psycholog… 
CastCho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju, Lee Eun-woo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$R

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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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Reha Erdem
An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake — but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterio… 
CastBinnur Kaya, Philip Arditti, Kevork Malikyan…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
SP$PG

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Aaron Wilson
In this engrossing survival thriller set during the Japanese invasion of Singapore in 1942, a stranded Australian airman and a Chinese resistanc… 
CastKhan Chittenden, Tzu-yi Mo
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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Stephen Brown
The story of a man who returns to the sea where he spent his childhood summers in search of peace following the death of his wife. After the de… 
CastCiarán Hinds, Charlotte Rampling, Natascha M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$14A

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Arie Posin
A widow falls for a guy who bears a striking resemblance to her late husband. Five years after losing the love of her life, Nikki falls in lov… 
CastAnnette Bening, Ed Harris, Robin Williams, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Sang-ho Yeon
The sophomore feature from provocative South Korean animator Yeon Sangho (The King of Pigs) is a blistering critique of organized religion, set … 
CastYang Ikjune, Oh Jungse, Kwon Haehyo, Park He…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
VAN$14A

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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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Robin Campillo
They come from all over Eastern Europe: Russia, Romania, Chechnya. They are Eastern boys. The oldest appear no more than 25; as for the youngest… 
CastOlivier Rabourdin, Kirill Emelyanov, Daniil …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Mark Phinney
Comedian Mark Phinney makes his feature debut with this unflinchingly personal portrait of a life consumed by obesity, featuring a breakout tour… 
CastMel Rodriguez, Ashley Lauren, Jay Dugre, Cha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Agnieszka Holland
This epic, long-form docudrama chronicles the political, legal, and moral fallout that followed after Czech student protester Jan Palach set him… 
CastTatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr S…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
SP$14A

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Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Veg…
Someone is out to get Constantino Zegarra, a judge with an impressive conviction rate — and any number of enemies. So why is it so hard for othe… 
CastFernando Bacilio, Lidia Rodríguez, Juan Luis…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico, Peru
CWC$14A

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Ahmad Abdalla
In one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of Egypt, the prisons were suddenly opened, leaving thousands of prisoners wandering in t… 
CastAsser Yassin, Atef Yousef, Amr Abed, Yara Go…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
CWC$14A

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Alberto Morais
In this charming neorealist gem set on the sleepy outskirts of Valencia, young Miguel and his friends undertake a seemingly simple mission on be… 
CastOmar Krim, Blanca Bautista, Mikel Sarasa, Jo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$PG

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Alberto Arvelo
Rising international star Édgar Ramírez (Carlos) stars in this enthralling epic about Venezuelan political leader Simón Bolívar and his lifelong… 
CastEdgar Ramirez, María Valverde, Danny Huston,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
SP$14A

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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Yuri Bykov
Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth. High from happiness, he’s … 
CastYury Bykov, Denis Shvedov, Irina Nizina, Ily…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Justin Chadwick
A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elect… 
CastIdris Elba, Naomie Harris, Tony Kgoroge, Ria…
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
GALA$$14A

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Sarah McCarthy
Documentarian Sarah McCarthy (The Sound of Mumbai: A Musical) returns to the Festival with this extraordinary portrait of a Wisconsin family’s s… 
CastMasha Kulabokhova, Claudio Diaz, Cheryl Diaz…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Jan Hrebejk
The arrival of an uninvited guest casts a shadow over an idyllic wedding celebration in this wonderfully fraught meditation on guilt and forgive… 
CastAna Geislerova, Stanislav Majer, Jiri Cerny
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18A

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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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Juno Mak
Juno Mak’s debut feature Rigor Mortis is an eerie and chilling, contemporary action- and special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vam… 
CastChin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Anthony Cha…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$18A

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Lee Sang-il
Lee Sang-il’s visionary remake of Clint Eastwood’s iconic Academy Award–winning film transposes the classic Western to Meiji-period Japan. Ken … 
CastAkira Emoto, Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe
LanguageJapanese, Ainu   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Aron Gaudet, Gita Pullapilly
Trapped in a dead-end industrial town in Maine, two teenage best friends (The Place Beyond the Pines’ Emory Cohen and Callan McAuliffe) take tra… 
CastEmory Cohen, Callan McAuliffe, Aidan Gillen,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$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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Marion Vernoux
César–winning French cinema icon Fanny Ardant stars in this sophisticated and sexy drama about a married woman in her 60s tumbling into an affai… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laurent Lafitte, Patrick Chesn…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Madeline Anderson
In celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Toronto Women & Film Festival, founder, scholar and former programmer Kay Armatage joins us for an… 
CastRalph Abernathy, Leon Davis, Coretta Scott K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Juraj Lehotsky
Miracle is the story of 15-year-old Ela who is sent to a re-education centre. She yearns for love, but is not allowed to love. Despite all the r… 
CastRobert Roth, Michaela Bendulová, Venusa Kale…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
DISC$14A

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Philippe Kotlarski, Anne Wei…
1979: Cousins Carole and Jérôme go on an organized trip to Odessa, behind the Iron Curtain. During the day, posing as tourists celebrating their… 
CastDmitry Brauer, Alexandre Chacon, Soko, Jérém…
LanguageFrench | Hebrew | Ru…   CountryFrance
CWS$14A

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Onur Ünlü
Turkish writer-director Onur Ünlü’s mysterious, fantastical-scatological fable follows a barber who survives a suicide attempt and finds himself… 
CastAli Atay, Demet Evgar, Damla Sonmez, Ercan K…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
VAN$14A

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Charlie Stratton
Set in the lower depths of 1860s Paris, Therese is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge, based on Émile Zola’s scandalous novel. Trapp… 
CastElizabeth Olsen, Tom Felton, Jessica Lange, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Alexey Uchitel
Russian director Alexey Uchitel (The Edge) returns with this explosive, pulse-pounding crime drama about the violent rivalry that erupts when an… 
CastAlexey Mantsigyn Artur Smolyaninov Alexander…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Caroline Strubbe
A road movie. An unorthodox crime story. Portrait of an unlikely companionship. Belgian director Caroline Strubbe’s uniquely crafted second feat… 
CastKimke Desart, Zoltan Miklos Hajdu
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
WL$14A

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Ti West
The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends frequent collaborators AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz, Joe S… 
CastJoe Swanberg, AJ Bowen, Kentucker Audley, Am…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Paul Haggis
Love, passion, mystery, betrayal and hope infuse Paul Haggis' new feature, which follows the interrelated stories of three couples in three citi… 
CastLiam Neeson, Mila Kunis, Adrien Brody, James…
LanguageEnglish   CountryBelgium
SP$$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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Ben Wheatley
A psychedelic trip into magic and madness from Ben Wheatley, award-winning director of Down Terrace, Kill List and Sightseers. A single muddy W… 
CastMichael Smiley, Reese Shearsmith, Julian Bar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
WL$14A

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Alexandre Rockwell, Raisa Bo…
Determined to see "the river," two young children living in Los Angeles leave home to embark on a magical urban odyssey, in the marvelous new fi… 
CastLana Rockwell, Nico Rockwell, Rene Cuante-Ba…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA, Puerto Rico
CWC$PG

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Ragnar Bragason
Acclaimed Icelandic filmmaker Ragnar Bragason (Children, Parents) directs this darkly comic drama about a grief-stricken young woman who adopts … 
CastIngvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Þorbjörg Helga Dyr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$14A

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Manolo Nieto
A university student involved in militant leftist activism is faced with some difficult decisions when his father suddenly dies, leaving him in … 
CastFelipe Dieste
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay
DISC$14A

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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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Patrice Leconte
A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's teacher. Separated by the w… 
CastRichard Madden, Rebecca Hall, Alan Rickman
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance | Belgium
SP$14A

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Laïla Marrakchi
Summer in Tangiers. After the death of their father, a family of women gets together for 3 days in the family home to grieve and remember togeth… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal,…
LanguageArabic, French   CountryMorocco, France
SP$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

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Filippos Tsitos
Taking his cues from the mordant wit of Aki Kaurismäki, Filippos Tsitos directs this deadpan fable about an Athens police interrogator whose eff… 
CastAntonis Kafetzopoulos, Theodora Tzimou, Chri…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim
A veteran leader of the Special Crime Department Surveillance Team, and a rookie female detective with gifted powers of reasoning, keep a close … 
CastSeol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, L…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
GALA$$14A

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John Butler
Irish novelist John Butler makes his feature-film directing debut with this hilarious and heartwarming comedy, in which a bachelor party weekend… 
CastAndrew Scott, Hugh O'Conor, Peter McDonald, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$14A

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Shion Sono
Two men, Muto and Ikegami, hate each other. Muto desperately wants to help his daughter Mitsuko star in a movie. Meanwhile, Ikegami falls in lov… 
CastTak Sakaguchi, Kunimura Jun, Tsutsumi Shinic…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18A