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Ed Harris
Ed Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger and Jeremy Irons star in the Western Appaloosa, adapted from the Robert B. Parker novel. Set in the … 
CastEd Harris, Viggo Mortensen, Renée Zellweger …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Mamoru Oshii
Celebrated animated film director Mamoru Oshii (Ghost in the Shell) delves into a world that is eradicated by war, where private contractors enl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$18

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Pablo Larraín
Santiago de Chile, 1978. Dancer Raúl Peralta is obsessed with imitating Tony Manero, John Travolta's character in Saturday Night Fever. His ques… 
CastAlfredo Castro, Amparo Noguera, Hector Moral…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Brazil
DISC$18

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Javor Gardev
The Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup o… 
CastZachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Pene…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18

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Malgosia Szumowska
Julia is a beloved daughter and wife, and a successful photographer. But the pieces of her happy life begin to fall apart all around her, beginn… 
CastJulia Jentsch, Peter Gantzler, Ma?gorzata Ha…
LanguagePolish   CountryGermany/Poland
CWC$18

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Liu Fendou
Recently released from prison, shameless blackmailer Yao relives the story of how he came to meet and fall in love with Li Chuan, a waitress at … 
CastLiao Fan , Monica Mok , Monica Wang, Hai Yi …
LanguageCantonese/Mandarin   CountryHong Kong/China
VAN$18

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Ethan Coen and Joel Coen
Worlds collide when a computer disc containing material for a CIA analyst’s memoirs accidentally falls into the hands of a fitness centre duo ea… 
CastGeorge Clooney, Frances McDormand, John Malk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$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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Toshio Lee
Based on the hugely popular manga series, Detroit Metal City tells the tale of Souichi, a sensitive and wimpy music geek who came to Tokyo from … 
CastKenichi Matsuyama, Rosa Kato, Yasuko Matsuyu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18

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Kristopher Belman
First-time filmmaker Kristopher Belman had the foresight to follow the journey of a remarkable high school basketball team in Akron, Ohio, that … 
CastLeBron James
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Bent Hamer
In the driver's cab of a train journeying through the Norwegian countryside, Odd Horten is on his penultimate journey from Oslo to Bergen. Tomor… 
CastBaard Owe
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

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Gabriel Medina
At once an unmotivated procrastinator, fearsome hypochondriac and unenthused children's party entertainer, Luciano is on the fast track to nowhe… 
CastDaniel Hendler, Walter Jakob, Miguel Dedovi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DISC$18

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Antti-Jussi Annila
In the year 1595, following the brutal war between Finland and Russia, brothers Knut and Erik are part of the commission marking the border betw… 
CastVille Virtanen, Tommi Eronen, Rain Tolk, Son…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
VAN$18

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Gabor Csupo
Thirteen-year-old orphan Maria Merryweather is sent away to live with her uncle, Sir Benjamin, in the mysterious Moonacre Manor. There Maria unc… 
CastIoan Gruffudd, Tim Curry, Natascha McElhone,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Hunga…
KID$G

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Josué Méndez
Members of a dysfunctional white upper-class family in Peru grapple with their own prejudices and interpersonal issues when the father brings ho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryPeru
VAN$18

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Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Winner of Best Director at this year's Cannes Film Festival, Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Climates, TIFF 2006) tells the story of a dislocated family batt… 
CastYavuz Bingol, Hatice Aslan, Rifat Sungar
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Italy…
MAST$18

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Nik Fackler
With the approach of Christmas causing him to feel lonely in life and love, Robert Malone (Martin Landau) returns home from his job at a grocery… 
CastMartin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, Elizabeth Bank…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Neil Burns
Canada's first stop-motion animated feature, Edison and Leo is a sumptuous fairytale-gone-wrong about quirky inventor George T. Edison (Powers B… 
CastPowers Boothe, Carly Pope and Gregory Smith
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

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Toa Fraser
Living in Edwardian England where upper lips are always stiff and men from the Colonies are not to be trusted, Fisk Senior (Peter O’Toole) has … 
CastPeter O’Toole, Jeremy Northam, Sam Neill and…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/New Z…
GALA$$18

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Christophe Barratier
A dazzling musical from the director of Les Choristes (TIFF 2004), Faubourg 36 is set between December 1935 and July 1936 in a working-class nei… 
CastGérard Jugnot, Clovis Cornillac, Kad Merad, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18

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Bruno Barreto
Director Bruno Barreto expands on the true event at the centre of José Padilha and Felipe Lacerda’s hard-hitting documentary Bus 174 (TIFF 2003)… 
CastUnknown
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
SP$14A

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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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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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Chai Vasarhelyi
One of Africa’s most prominent musical exports, Youssou Ndour’s distinctive tenor voice became internationally known through a string of popular… 
CastYoussou Ndour
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$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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Fabrice du Welz
Eastern spiritual themes of despair are paired with maternal concerns in du Welz's second film after his 2004 Midnight Madness debut, Calvaire. … 
CastRufus Sewell, Emmanuelle Béart, Julie Dreyfu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance/United Kingdo…
VIS$18

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Francesco Munzi
After being accused of stealing from a wealthy Italian couple, a young Romanian maid is forced to return to her ex-boyfriend, recently released … 
CastSandra Ceccarelli, Aurélien Recoing, Stefano…
LanguageItalian/Romanian   CountryItaly
CWC$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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François Verster
Lying on the coast of Cape Town, there is one public space where everyone seems to come together: the Sea Point Promenade and Municipal Pools. S… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
RTR$18

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Ing K, Kraisak Choonhavan an…
A powerfully humanistic documentary that examines the issue of Islamic insurgency in Southern Thailand within the context of the country’s unsta… 
CastJuling Panganmoon
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
RTR$18

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Richard Linklater
An entertaining ode to Orson Welles from the director of The School of Rock (TIFF 2003) and Before Sunrise. Seventeen-year-old Richard Samuels (… 
CastZac Efron, Claire Danes, Ben Chaplin and Chr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18

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Matthew Kaufman
Chronicling the rise and fall of the notorious public sex club Plato’s Retreat and its quixotic owner, American Swing captures the hedonistic he… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18A

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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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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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Breno Silveira
Falling in love on Rio's Ipanema beach, Dé - a hot dog vendor and slum dweller struggling to maintain his dignity - and Nina - the only child of… 
CastCyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa, Vitória Frate,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Yesim Ustaoglu
When three fortysomething siblings in Istanbul receive a call that their aging mother has disappeared from her home along the Eastern Black Sea … 
CastTsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Unsal, Ö…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Belgiu…
CWC$18

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Terry Miles
Brooklyn (Kristine Cofsky) returns to Vancouver from New York to surprise her boyfriend for his birthday. But when she arrives at his apartment,… 
CastKristine Cofsky
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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François Dupeyron
In his latest film, François Dupeyron (Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran, TIFF 2003) again turns his attention to an underprivileged secto… 
CastFélicité Wouassi
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
From acclaimed Dogme 95 filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Kira's Reason - A Love Story, TIFF 2001) comes the true story of two resistance fighters… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Thure Lindhard, Stine Stenga…
LanguageDanish/German   CountryDenmark/Germany
CWC$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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Peter Sollett
A comedy about two people thrust together for one hilarious, sleepless night of adventure in a world of mix tapes, late-night living and live, l… 
CastMichael Cera, Kat Dennings, Cassidy Gard, Ma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Ella Lemhagen
Goran and Sven have been approved for adoption. Patrik, age 1.5, is on his way! But, because of a misplaced decimal point, they'll be forced to … 
CastGustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Thomas L…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Dubbed "Mao" for his crafty management strategy of feigned benevolence, a truck yard owner (director Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche) decides to build an o… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Salim Ameur-Zaïmeche, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Algeria
CWC$PG

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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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Rodrigue Jean
Elisabeth (Suzie Leblanc), Pierre (Patrick Goyette) and their new-born baby move to a summer cottage in a remote area north of Montreal. Isolati… 
CastSuzie Leblanc, Patrick Goyette
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Jonathan Demme
When Kym (Anne Hathaway) returns to the Buchman family home for the wedding of her sister Rachel (Rosemarie DeWitt), she brings a long history o… 
CastAnne Hathaway, Rosemarie DeWitt, Debra Winge…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Hannes Schüpbach, Charlotte …
Hannes Schüpbach's L'Atelier (Switzerland) is a 16mm homage to artistic creation; Charlotte Pryce's The Parable of the Tulip Painter and the Fly… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountrySwitzerland/Austria/…
WL$18

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Nigel Cole
When Nat (Christopher Walken) - a free-spirited hustler who boasts he can live on $5 a day - calls to say he's dying and needs a drive to New Me… 
CastChristopher Walken, Alessandro Nivola, Amand…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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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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Jacques-Rémy Girerd
When her father becomes trapped in a tunnel on a construction site far from home, Mia decides to leave her village to look for him. Trekking thr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Italy
KID$G

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Alexis Alexiou
After Iasonas and Penelope meet at a dinner party, the flirtatiousness between them quickly blossoms into a relationship. But awaking one mornin… 
CastGiorgos Kakanakis, Serafita Grigoriadou, Dap…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

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Garin Nugroho
Indonesian filmmaker Garin Nugroho (Opera Jawa, TIFF 2006) tells a story of three women coming to terms with issues of paternity: Maharani, an a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$18

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Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's first foray into the horror genre, Pontypool is an audacious adaptation of Tony Burgess’s 1998 novel about a deadly virus that … 
CastStephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18

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Richard Parry
War photographer Robert King let a camera crew follow him for over 15 years. From his first assignment in Bosnia to his breakthrough work in Che… 
CastRobert King
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$18

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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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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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Karen Oganesyan
Hatching a most unusual plan to overcome his writer's block, successful writer Anton hires "Ghost," an assassin whose exploits Anton hopes will … 
CastKonstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Mashkov, Chul…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$PG

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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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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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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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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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Jeffrey Levy-Hinte
With performances by James Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, The Spinners and more, Soul Power documents the vibrant and powerful concert that acc… 
CastJames Brown, B.B. King, Bill Withers, George…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Matthew Newton
Tension mounts between three young Australian naval officers as they hit the streets of Sydney before being shipped out to Iraq. Written and dir… 
CastEwen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Matthew Newton
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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Pat O'Neill, Rebecca Baron a…
Eminent multi-disciplinary artist Pat O'Neill, whose work has been exhibited at The Whitney Museum of American Art (New York) and Le Centre Pomp… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryUSA/Canada/Japan
WL$18

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Andrea Zambelli
After the Second World War, many young Italian women earned their living in the rice fields, spending hours every day working under the hot sun.… 
CastUnknown
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
RTR$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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Samira Makhmalbaf
In exchange for one dollar a day, Mirvais must carry a disabled boy on his back - like a horse - to and from school every day. But his rider is … 
CastZiya Mirza Mohamad, Haron Ahad, Gol Gotai Ka…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$18

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Joe Balass
Director Balass combines archival images, home movies and family photographs as well as an interview with his mother to explore the once-thrivin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Elizabeth Lazebnik
In this slice-of-life documentary, two women share a house, a child and a life full of belongings that each has brought to their relationship. A… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Mike Maryniuk and Matthew Ra…
Auctioneers and animation collide in this fast-paced and explosive introduction to the Winnipeg stockyards. Reflecting an unabashed prairie pers… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Nicholas Pye and Sheila Pye
A woman gives another an earring before they embark on an adventure through the forest. They journey together toward their fateful destinations … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Anne Fontaine
A brilliant and neurotic attorney (Fabrice Luchini) goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal. But instead of focusing on the case, he falls fo… 
CastFabrice Luchini, Louise Bourgoin, Roschdy Ze…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$18A

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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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Nicolas Brault
This beautiful mixed-media animated film shares the tale of a young son who must leave his mother’s side as she lies dying in the heat of the Af… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Denis Villeneuve
This Cannes International Critics Week award-winning short approaches surrealism at an aristocratic affair with minimal dialogue and maximum imp… 
CastSimone Chevalot, Luc-Martial Dagenais, Kenne…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
Hungu, Nicolas Brault, No dialogue Next Floor, Denis Villeneuve, English Cattle Call, Matthew Rankin Mike Maryniuk, English Us Chickens, Mark… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$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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Mark Van de Ven
Five-year-old Claire refuses to let anything interrupt her playtime, even when she sees more than she is supposed to of her family’s complex wor… 
CastBrittany Allen, London Angelis, Marc Bendavi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$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