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September 10-20, 2020

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Steve McQueen
Winner of this year's Caméra d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival, Hunger follows Bobby Sands and the other political inmates of Northern Ireland's … 
CastMichael Fassbender
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$18

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Richard Eyre
From the director of Notes on a Scandal comes this adaptation of a short story by Bernhard Schlink. The Other Man tells the story of Peter (Liam… 
CastLiam Neeson, Laura Linney, Antonio Banderas,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/USA
GALA$$18

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
A son and daughter return to the family home where their parents have lived for decades, bringing their own young families along with them. They… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Eva Sørhaug
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

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Hans Steinbichler
Of course it's crazy: going to Bucharest to meet prospective wives chosen from a catalogue. But it's alright with Erwin, who knows little of lif… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany/Romania
CWC$PG

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Fernando Meirelles
It begins in a flash, as one man is instantaneously struck blind while driving home from work, his whole world suddenly turned to an eerie, milk… 
CastJulianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Alice Braga, Y…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/Brazil/Japan…
SP$$18

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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

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Baltasar Kormakur
Jon, a middle-aged professor, is about to embark on marriage number two. His bride-to-be? A former student half his age. Not everyone thinks tha… 
CastHilmir Snær Guðnason
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
CWC$18

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Steve Jacobs, Anna-Maria Mon…
Professor David Lurie's (John Malkovich) life falls apart after he has an impulsive affair with one of his students. Forced to resign from Cape … 
CastJohn Malkovich, Ralph Fiennes, Jessica Haine…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/South Afri…
SP$18

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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

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Randall Cole
Real Time is about a hit man (Randy Quaid) who gives a compulsive gambler (Jay Baruchel) one hour to live. The movie takes place in real time an… 
CastRandy Quaid, Jay Baruchel
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

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Larry Charles
Religulous follows political humorist and author Bill Maher (Real Time with Bill Maher, Politically Incorrect) as he travels around the globe in… 
CastBill Maher
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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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

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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

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Saul Dibb
Long before the concept existed, the Duchess of Devonshire, Georgiana Spencer (Keira Knightley), was the original "It Girl" -- ravishing, glamor… 
CastKeira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes, Dominic Coop…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$18

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Scott McGehee and David Sieg…
Starring up and comers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, The Lookout), Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness, Juno) and Lynn Collins (The Merchant of Venice),… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Olivia Thirlby and Lyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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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

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Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai works his magic in this long-planned "reworking" of his legendary, romantic and one and only martial arts film, previously unreleas… 
CastLeslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Ch…
LanguageMandarin   CountryHong Kong, China
SP$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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Bohdan Sláma
When a gifted young teacher takes a job at a grammar school in the country, he quickly forms a strong bond with Marie, a local farm owner. But t… 
CastZuzana Bydzovská, Pavel Liska, Ladislav Sedi…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic/Germa…
CWC$18

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Constant Mentzas
A lakeside cottage in the middle of a cold winter in Quebec is the setting for a dying elderly woman's goodbye to her mentally disabled son. He … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Helen Lee
In this quiet drama, two women are connected only by the street in Seoul that they frequent. They live with their memories, heavy hearts and hop… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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John Stockwell
New friends Dorian (Anton Yelchin, Charlie Bartlett) and Grace (Eva Amurri) begin selling pot as a way of reconciling their very different finan… 
CastAnton Yelchin, Eva Amurri, Susan Sarandon, W…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18

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Philip Barker
In this ethereal experimental narrative, the construction of storytelling frames the characters’ quest for sight in darkness. Unique but interre… 
CastSevern Thompson, David Fox
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
Spoiled, Sherry White, English Synthétiseur, Sarah Fortin, French Hers at Last, Helen Lee, English/Korean/Mongolian Night Vision, Philip Bark… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Félix Dufour-Laperrière
A beautifully assembled collage of photographic and hand-drawn imagery animates this narrated tale of a couple whose life together has been shap… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sherry White
In this revealing drama, young Pearl has high hopes that an online search will help find her a new mother. When Beulah arrives to spend Christma… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sarah Fortin
Sophie takes a trip to the suburbs of Montreal to get away and hopefully find a boyfriend. This film is a humorous and quirky tale about what to… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Martin Provost
Based on a true story, Séraphine delves into the relationship between naïve painter Séraphine Louis (1864–1942) and art collector Wilhelm Uhde. … 
CastUlrich Tukur, Yolande Moreau, Françoise Lebr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
SP$18

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Dana Nachman and Don Hardy
Voters in Bakersfield, California, elected a tough-on-crime District Attorney into office for more than 25 years. During his tenure, dozens of i… 
CastEd Jagels, Andrew Gindes, Sean Penn
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Kristian Levring
Desperate to change his life, 42-year-old Michael signs up to take part in clinical trials for a new anti-depressant. But when the tests are aba… 
CastUlrich Thomsen, Paprika Steen, Lars Brygmann…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$18

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Mijke de Jong
After emigrating from Russia to Amsterdam with her mother and older sister, a thirteen-year-old girl plunges into a harsh adult world. With no o… 
CastBetty Qizmolli, Julia Seykens, Olga Louzgina
LanguageDutch/Russian   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Olivier Assayas
After siblings Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), Frédéric (Charles Berling) and Jérémie (Jérémie Rénier) return home to the countryside for their mot… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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John Crowley
From the director of Boy A, comes a wise and charming story of an unlikely friendship between a scruffy former magician and a little boy with a … 
CastBill Milner, Michael Caine
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18

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Marcel Sarmiento, Gadi Harel
In this kinky, funny and chilling exploration of friendship, morality and the horror of growing up, two teen boys discover the naked body of a l… 
CastShiloh Fernandez, Noah Segan, Michael Bowen,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18

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Thomas Borch Nielsen
It's not easy being Barry. An earthworm gets no respect. He's at the bottom of the food chain, with a dead-end job at the compost plant. Barry's… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/Germany
KID$G

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Duane Hopkins
Deeply inflected by the UK's visual arts scene, Duane Hopkins's feature debut focuses on three groups of characters: Gail, who must overcome ago… 
CastLiam McIlfatrick, Che Corr, Tara Ballard, Me…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Germa…
DISC$18

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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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Haile Gerima
Upon graduating from a university in Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia during the war of the 1990s. Hoping to put his newly acqui… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman/Amharic   CountryGermany/Ethiopia/Fra…
CWC$14A

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Atom Egoyan
The twelfth feature film from celebrated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan. High school student Simon (Devon Bostick) is caught up in family histor… 
CastDevon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Arsinée Khanj…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$18

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Kathryn Bigelo
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of the current Iraq war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a cit… 
CastRalph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Jere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Charles Officer
A lyrical and heartfelt urban love story, Nurse. Fighter. Boy follows ailing nurse Jude (Karen LeBlanc), her 12-year-old son Ciel (Daniel J. Gor… 
CastKaren LeBlanc, Daniel J. Gordon, Clark Johns…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

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François A. Velle
Brooklyn-born Mike (Kevin Zegers) lives with his dad Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a sanitation worker with low-level ties to local mob boss Tony (… 
CastKevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Titus Welli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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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

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Terence Davies
The work of director Terence Davies is admired for its honesty, consummate craftsmanship and ability to convey deep emotion through the moving i… 
CastPhillip Maudsley, Nick Stringer, Terry O'Sul…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DIAL$14A

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Sergey Dvortsevoy
Before he can realize his ambition of becoming a shepherd, Asa must first get married. Tulpan, his sole prospect for a future bride, rejects Asa… 
CastAskhat Kunchinerikov
LanguageKazakh | Russian   CountryGermany/Switzerland/…
DISC$18

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Rod Lurie
Inspired by today's politically charged climate, Nothing But the Truth stars Kate Beckinsale as a Washington DC reporter who writes an explosive… 
CastKate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Nati Baratz
Declared the greatest Tibetan master of our time, Lama Konchog passed away in 2001, at the age of 84. In this visually stunning, emotionally gri… 
CastLama Konchog
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
RTR$18

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Juan Jose Lozano
Témoin indésirable depicts Colombia’s social and political situation through the work and life of investigative journalist Hollman Morris. Morri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySwitzerland/France
RTR$18

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Walter Salles and Daniela Th…
In the heart of São Paulo, four fatherless brothers try to find a way out from their preordained paths. Reuniting directors Salles (The Motorcyc… 
CastSandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Viníciu…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18

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José Luis Cuerda
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… 
CastJavier Cámara, Maribel Verdú
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Mike Leigh
Poppy (Sally Hawkins), is an irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to ev… 
CastSally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Mika Kaurismäki
Acclaimed Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki (LA Without a Map, TIFF 1998) offers a raw and often hilarious drama about a trio of anti-heroes – an… 
CastIrina Björklund, Tommi Eronen, Peter Franzén…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

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Kornél Mundruczó
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… 
CastFélix Lajkó, Lili Monori, Orsolya Tóth
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary/Germany
DISC$18

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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

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Ben Kempas
An intricate political battle plays out over water in Northern California, pitting Native American activist Merv George of the Hoopa tribe again… 
CastMerv George,
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
RTR$18

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Vicente Amorim
John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) is a good, decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering … 
CastViggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittak…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Germa…
SP$18

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Pablo Trapero
Julia awakes in her apartment one morning, pregnant and in the company of the bloodied bodies of two men who had been her lovers. In an instant,… 
CastMartina Gusman
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/South Kore…
CWC$18

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Dan Stone
Controversial Canadian eco-warrior Paul Watson leads two ships of his Sea Shepherd volunteers on a pirate-like voyage, full of breathless suspen… 
CastPaul Watson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Stephan Elliott
An adaptation by Stephan Elliott (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) of Noel Coward’s wickedly witty play. A young Englishman (John Whittaker), fal… 
CastColin Firth, Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott Tho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/USA
SP$$18

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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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Carl Bessai
Mothers&Daughters is a touching and often hilarious look at the strained relationships three women have with their daughters. Featuring three of… 
CastTantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Rose and Babz Chu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden
Dominican baseball player Miguel Santos struggles to make it big in order to escape poverty and create a better life for his family. But after m… 
CastAlgenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Ho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Vanessa O'Neill, Jennifer Re…
This year's edition of Wavelengths wraps up in pairs: two double 16mm overlapping projections united in their study of colour, subject and form.… 
CastSkúli Sverrisson
LanguageVarious   CountryUSA/Iceland
WL$18

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Arnaud Desplechin
A dysfunctional family, torn apart by illness, death and loss, come together for Christmas in the North of France. Exploring the relationships a… 
CastCatherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mat…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$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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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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Adrian Sitaru
A Sunday picnic seemed like the best way for Mihai and Sweetie to spend some quality time together and take their relationship to a new level. B… 
CastAdrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/France
DISC$18

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Derick Martini
From the filmmaking team behind Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire (TIFF 1999) comes an examination of first love, family dynamics and the American D… 
CastRory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Ti…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Michael McGowan
Suddenly confronted with his mortality, Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) impulsively purchases a vintage motorcycle and embarks on a cross-Canada road… 
CastJoshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Emm Gryner, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

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Yu Lik-wai
In the São Paulo neighbourhood of Liberdade – home to one of world’s largest populations of Japanese immigrants – Yuda, a feared Chinese outlaw,… 
CastJoe Odagiri, Antonio Petrin, Taina Muller, M…
LanguagePortuguese | Japane…   CountryBrazil/China
SP$18

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Matt Aselton
Smart and well-educated, Brian (Paul Dano) feels adrift in his life and his job at an upscale mattress store. The one thing he knows is that he … 
CastPaul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Uro Stojanovic
In the mountains of battle-scarred Serbia lies the village of Pokrp, whose men have been eradicated by generations of war. When sisters Little B… 
CastKatarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Olive…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia/Serbia
VAN$18

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Jon Hewitt
When they discover the body of a murdered Canadian backpacker buried in the woods, three high school students trace the crime back to a suspecte… 
CastJoel Edgerton, Michael Dorman, Belinda McClo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$18A