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Kyle Thomas
The Valley Below is a multi-narrative drama that chronicles the life of a small town in the badlands of Alberta over the course of one year. The… 
CastStephen Bogaert, Kris Demeanor, Alejandro Ra…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
CastJérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Dave McKean
Renowned artist and filmmaker Dave McKean (MirrorMask) brings his distinctive blend of live action and gorgeously wrought animation to this drea… 
CastBen Daniels, Dervla Kirwan, Michael Maloney,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebre…
Dutch duo Lonnie van Brummelen and Siebren de Hann (View from the Acropolis) echo such formidable fishing films as Visconti's La Terra Trema and… 
CastFemmy Brands, Hennie De Bruijne, Tinie De Bo…
LanguageUrkish   CountryNetherlands
WL$PG

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Israel Horovitz
A down-and-out New Yorker inherits an apartment in Paris from his estranged father and is stunned to find a refined old lady living there with h… 
CastMaggie Smith, Kevin Kline, Kristin Scott Tho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Baran bo Odar
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world’s stage. This enterta… 
CastTom Schilling, Elyas M´Barek, Wotan Wilke Mo…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18A

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Laura Amelia Guzmán, Israel …
In an idyllic seaside city in the Dominican Republic, the long-time relationship between a beautiful and impoverished young local girl and her w… 
CastGeraldine Chaplin, Yanet Mojica, Ricardo Ari…
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic
CWC$14A

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Shawn Levy
Shawn Levy's dramatic comedy follows four adult siblings who return home after their father's death to spend a week with their over- sharing mot… 
CastJason Bateman, Tina Fey, Jane Fonda, Adam Dr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Bill Pohlad
Focusing on Brian Wilson, the mercurial singer, songwriter and leader of The Beach Boys, Love & Mercy paints an unconventional portrait of the a… 
CastPaul Dano, John Cusack, Elizabeth Banks, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Batin Ghobadi
Leyla is a young woman who goes to Iraq with her four-year-old son in search of her missing husband. She seeks help from a policeman named Marda… 
CastHossein Hassan, Helan Abdullah, Esmail Zagro…
LanguageKurdish   CountryKurdistan
DISC$18

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Nino Kirtadze
This subtly comic blend of fact and fiction follows a middle-aged married couple in Tbilisi, Georgia, as they deal with the fallout from an uncl… 
CastLevan Murtazashvili, Irma Inaridze
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$PG

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Antoine Fuqua
In this big-screen adaptation of the cult ‘80s TV show, McCall believes he has put his past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a … 
CastDenzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grac…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Sepideh Farsi
A politically complacent middle-aged man and a young pro-democracy activist debate about the future of their country while hiding from the polic… 
CastMina Kavani, Vassilis Koukalani
LanguageFarsi   CountryIran
CWS$14A

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Jungbum Park
A simple labourer in a remote mountain village is driven to desperate measures to provide for the women in his life in this wrenching yet beauti… 
CastJungbum Park, Seungyeon Lee, Myeonghoon Park…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Michael Winterbottom
Why are we fascinated by murder? Inspired by the killing of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy, this film looks beyond the salacious head… 
CastDaniel Brühl, Kate Beckinsale, Valerio Masta…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAST$$14A

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Philippe Falardeau
Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon and an ensemble of young Sudanese actors - all of whom have direct personal ties to the war in their coun… 
CastReese Witherspoon, Corey Stoll, Arnold Oceng…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Hao Ning
Recently cuckolded and reeling from a messy divorce, a hapless former singer hits the road - and the bar - with his all-too-helpful best bud, in… 
CastHuang Bo, Xu Zheng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18A

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Richard LaGravenese
In this adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, The Last Five Years is a musical deconstruction of a love affair and a marriage taking place ove… 
CastAnna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan, Natalie Knepp
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Oren Moverman
George, a man on the decline, enters the New York City homeless shelter system when he runs out of options. George struggles to navigate his way… 
CastRichard Gere, Danielle Brooks, Jena Malone, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Martin Rejtman
A teenager finds his life considerably hampered after he impulsively attempts to shoot himself, in this dark, absurdist comedy from Argentine wr… 
CastSusana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Benjamín Coe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Chile
CWC$14A

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Daniel Barnz
Cake tells the story of the acerbic Claire Bennett who has managed to alienate everyone from her life, with the exception of her loyal housekeep… 
CastJennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, William H. …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Wu Yonggang
Silent screen legend Ruan Ling-yu gives a fierce and tragic performance in her signature role as a wronged prostitute in Wu Yonggang's early cla… 
CastRuan Lingyu, Keng Li, Zhang Zhizhi, Li Junpa…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CTQFreePG

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James Marsh
The extraordinary true story of one of the world's greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge studen… 
CastEddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones, David Thewli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$PG

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Peter Strickland
Peter Strickland’s eagerly anticipated follow up to Berberian Sound Studio and Katalin Varga is a gorgeously dark melodrama following two women … 
CastSidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara d’Anna, Eugenia…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$R

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Damien Chazelle
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Pl… 
CastMiles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Jacob Tierney
A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her ol… 
CastSonja Bennett, Paul Campbell, Danny Trejo, J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Suha Arraf
Award-winning screenwriter Suha Arraf (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree) makes her feature directorial debut with this story of spirited eighteen-ye… 
CastNisreen Faour, Ula Tabari, Cherien Dabis, Ma…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Andrea Dorfman
Justine hasn’t played her guitar since a spell of stage fright caused her to faint and fall on her head. Now, forced to give up her lifelong dre… 
CastTanya Davis, Stewart Legere, Stephanie Clatt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Olivier Nakache, Eric Toleda…
Samba migrated to France 10 years ago from Senegal, and has since been plugging away at various lowly jobs. Alice is a senior executive who has … 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Omar Sy, Tamar Rahim
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

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Peter Chelsom
Hector is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. Deciding to break out of his deluded routine, he embarks… 
CastRosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Christopher Pl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada, Germany
SP$PG

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Abd Al Malik
The true story of a French teenager rising out of the underprivileged suburbs through love, education and rap music. Regis is a culturally gifte… 
CastMarc Zinga, Sabrina Ouazani, Larouci Didi, M…
LanguageFrench/Arabic/Lingal…   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Laurent Cantet
A terrace overlooking Havana. Five friends gather to celebrate the return of Amadeo after 16 years of exile. From dusk to dawn, they reminisce a… 
CastJorge Perugorría, Isabel Santos, Alberto Puj…
LanguageSpanish   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Pieter Van Hees
Leo Woeste is a homicide investigator living with his girlfriend Kathleen and her five-year-old son, Jack. Kathleen gets pregnant unexpectedly j… 
CastJérémie Renier, Natali Broods, Peter Van den…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$14A

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
A sweet-natured look at young adults in search of both a good time and a higher purpose, Colombian director Oscar Ruiz Navia's follow-up to his … 
CastJovan Alexis Marquinez Angulo “Ras” and Calv…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
DISC$PG

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Julie Taymor
After the screening, Julie Taymor will participate in an extended conversation about its making. Of all Shakespeare’s plays, A Midsummer Night’… 
CastTina Benko, Max Casella, David Harewood, Kat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Kris Elgstrand
Carol, an emotionally repressed woman, loses friends and alienates people when she begins singing songs she wrote about people she knows. But sh… 
CastArabella Bushnell, Brad Dryborough, Ross Smi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmo…
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a de… 
CastKristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Mami Sunada
Granted unfettered access to the notoriously insular Studio Ghibli, director Mami Sunada follows the three men who are the lifeblood of one of t… 
CastHideaki Anno, John Lasseter, Hayao Miyazaki
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DOC$18

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Mike Leigh
This biopic explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the de… 
CastTimothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bail…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Bennett Miller
Based on true events, this film tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric mul… 
CastAnthony Michael Hall, Steve Carell, Channing…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Shonali Bose
In this inspirational love story, a Delhi university student and aspiring writer afflicted with cerebral palsy (Kalki Koechlin, Dev.D, That Girl… 
CastKalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Willi…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Ross Katz
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves M… 
CastRose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Julie Lopes-Curval
Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions. Twenty-year-old Alice lives in No… 
CastAna Girardot, Bastien Bouillon, Baptiste Lec…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$R

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Jon Stewart
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with the true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (played by Gael GarcÌa… 
CastGael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gols…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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James Napier Robertson
A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the insp… 
CastCliff Curtis, James Rolleston, Kirk Torrance…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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Christian Zübert
While on a cycling tour of Belgium, a close-knit group of friends must deal with one of their members’ decision to end his life with dignity, in… 
CastFlorian David Fitz, Julia Koschitz, Jürgen V…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWS$PG

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Francesco Munzi
The story of a criminal family from the Southern region of Calabria plays out like a contemporary western, where the call to blood law and an em… 
CastMarco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Veronika Franz, Severin Fial…
In the heat of the summer in an isolated house in the countryside between woods and corn fields, 10-year-old twins wait for their mother. When s… 
CastSusanne Wuest, Elias Schwarz, Lukas Schwarz
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
VAN$R

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Jonathan Nossiter
Jonathan Nossiter follows up his hit 2004 docuementary Mondovino with this profile of four radical vineyard propietors in Italy, who are strivin… 
CastPaula Prandini, Alberto Sordi, Giovanna Tiez…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$G

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Jeffrey St. Jules
A small town teenager in the 1960s believes her dreams of becoming a famous singer will come true when her rock star idol gets stranded in town.… 
CastJane Levy, Peter Stormare, Justin Chatwin, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Roy Andersson
Like a modern-day Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, Sam and Jonathan, two travelling salesmen peddling novelty items, take audiences on a kaleidosco… 
CastHolger Andersson, Nisse Vestblom
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
MAST$18A

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Naji Abu Nowar
In the Ottoman province of Hejaz during World War I, a young Bedouin boy experiences a greatly hastened coming of age as he embarks on a perilou… 
CastJacir Eid, Hussein Salameh, Hassan Mutlag, M…
LanguageArabic   CountryJordan/Qatar/United …
DISC$PG

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Johnnie To
After losing his girl in a love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanw… 
CastLouis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Gao Yuanyuan, Vic C…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Michele Alhaique
A loyal Mafia enforcer becomes a hunted man when he protects a beautiful young escort from his boss’ sadistic son. Michele Alhaique's debut fea… 
CastGreta Scarano, Pierfrancesco Favino
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DISC$18

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Adam MacDonald
Based on a true story, Backcountry follows an urban couple who go camping in the wilderness and get hopelessly lost. Without food or water, they… 
CastMissy Peregrym, Eric Balfour, Nicholas Campb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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Krzysztof Zanussi
A dashing young Italian in Poland finds himself caught between two women — a novitiate nun and a ruthless corporate ladder-climber — in this lac… 
CastRiccardo Leonelli, Agnieszka Grochowska, Aga…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland/Italy
MAST$18

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Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkab…
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s… 
CastRonit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWS$PG

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Abel Ferrara
Rome: on the night of November 2, 1975, the great Italian poet and filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini is murdered. Pasolini is the symbol of an art t… 
CastWillem Dafoe, Maria de Medeiros, Riccardo Sc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
SP$18

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Michael Moore
In addition to introducing the special screening of Roger & Me, the Academy Award-winning director will kick off the TIFF Doc Conference with a … 
CastMichael Moore, Roger B. Smith, Pat Boone, An…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Jean-Marc Vallée
After years of reckless behaviour, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memo… 
CastReese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadosk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Daniel Barber
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to … 
CastHailee Steinfeld, Brit Marling, Muna Otaru, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Javier Fuentes-León
Edo Celeste, a renowned crime novelist, is obsessed with the disappearance of his fiancée during the 2007 earthquake in Peru. Seven years later,… 
CastSalvador del Solar, Angie Cepeda, Lucho Cáce…
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru/Colombia
DISC$14A

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July Jung
Banished to provincial purgatory after a censure for misconduct, a former star of the Seoul police force finds her maternal instincts unexpected… 
CastDoona Bae, Sae-ron Kim, Sae-Byeok Song, Hie-…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Luis Ortega
Two young urchins turn the streets of Buenos Aires into their own magical playground, in this vibrant portrait of young love from director Luis … 
CastDaniel Melingo, Ailín Salas, Nahuel Pérez Bi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Philippe Lacôte
In his first fiction feature, with irreverent humour and an unflinching subjective voice, director Philippe Lacôte refracts the fraught and bloo… 
CastAbdoul Karim Konaté, Isaach De Bankolé, Rein…
LanguageFrench   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Jan-Willem van Ewijk
After watching European tourists come and go for many years, Fettah takes off on an epic ocean journey along the Moroccan Atlantic coast to Euro… 
CastFettah Lamara, Thekla Reuten, Mohamed Majd, …
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco
DISC$14A

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Rooth Tang
The lives of three generations of Asian immigrants play out across three different cities: in Paris, a young man returns to his girlfriend as fa… 
CastMatt Wu, Huang Lu, Ananda Everingham and Saj…
LanguageThai/Mandarin/Japane…   CountryFrance/Thailand/USA…
DISC$14A

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Jukka-Pekka Valkeapää
A boy and a girl meet at a custody center for youth with difficulties. The boy has come to serve his obligatory civil service. The girl is one o… 
CastPelle Heikkilä, Jari Pehkonen, Roosa Söderho…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18A

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Danis Tanovic
Devastated when he discovers the effects of the cheap, locally-made drugs he peddles for a Pakistani pharmaceuticals firm, a young salesman chal… 
CastEmran Hashmi, Geetanjali Thapa, Danny Huston…
LanguageHindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Ramin Bahrani
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal w… 
CastAndrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Michael Shannon
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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René Frölke
Taking its title from a short text by Michel Foucault, this innovative portrait of internationally acclaimed Romanian author Norman Manea provoc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian   CountryGermany
WL$PG

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Giulio Ricciarelli
A young prosecutor in postwar West Germany investigates a massive conspiracy to cover up the Nazi pasts of prominent public figures. Frankfurt … 
CastAlexander Fehling, André Szymanski, Friederi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Mark Hartley
Director Mark Hartley (Not Quite Hollywood, Machete Maidens Unleashed!) continues his delightful documentary disinterment of down-market movie d… 
CastMolly Ringwald, Dolph Lundgren, Bo Derek, Ro…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$18A