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Yimou Zhang
Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner, just as … 
CastLi Gong, Daoming Chen, Tao Guo, Chun Li
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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Mathieu Denis
Montréal, 1966. Jean Corbo, an idealistic 16-year-old of Québécois and Italian descent, befriends two far-left political activists and joins the… 
CastAnthony Therrien, Antoine L'Écuyer, Karelle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Isao Takahata
Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) transforms an ancient Japanese folktale into a dazzling animated fantasy. Found inside a… 
CastAki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii and Nobu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

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Alanis Obomsawin
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their que… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Cree   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Tony Ayres
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private young man who is trying to make a … 
CastSullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18A

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Ruben Ostlund
A Swedish family's ski trip in the French Alps is cut short by news of an oncoming avalanche, during which an impulsive decision by the father T… 
CastJohannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Cla…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$PG

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Richard Loncraine
A long-married couple (Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton) have an eventful weekend after they are forced to contemplate selling their beloved Broo… 
CastMichael Cristofer, Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Yim Pil-sung
A university professor gradually succumbing to blindness is entranced by an obsessive love in this modern-day adaptation of a classic Korean fai… 
CastJung Woo-sung, Esom
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$14A

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Christian Petzold
Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left with a disfigured face. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the … 
CastNina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Megan Gay
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$PG

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Tomm Moore
The much anticipated second feature from Oscar-nominated director Tomm Moore (The Secret of Kells), Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and h… 
CastBrendan Gleeson, Fionnula Flanagan and Pat S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
KIDYouthPG

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Ghassan Salhab
Following a car accident on a lone mountain road, a middle-aged man loses his memory. Drenched in blood, he continues to walk along the deserted… 
CastCarlos Chahine, Carole Abboud, Fadi Abi Samr…
LanguageArabic   CountryLebanon/Qatar
CWC$14A

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Michael R. Roskam
The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bar… 
CastTom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Atom Egoyan
Lance is a film extra looking for his first speaking role. When Clara, an idealistic television writer, checks into the hotel where Lance works,… 
CastMichael McManus, Arsinée Khanjian, Gabrielle…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFree14A

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Dan Gilroy
Lou Bloom, a driven young man, discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. crime journalism. Joining a group of freelance camera crews who film market… 
CastJake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Theodore Melfi
A cantankerous, cash-strapped, loose-living retiree (Bill Murray) becomes a spectacularly unlikely role model for his twelve-year-old neighbour,… 
CastBill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Mia Hansen-Løve
In the '90s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. Entering this exciting Parisian nightlife, Paul and his best friend form a DJ… 
CastFelix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Mac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Frederick Wiseman
Master documentarian Frederick Wiseman (La Danse, Crazy Horse, At Berkeley) takes us inside the inner workings of London’s National Gallery. 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

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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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Anne Fontaine
Gemma Arterton glows as the title character — a passionate young Englishwoman whose dull married life in a provincial Norman town steers her tow… 
CastGemma Arterton, Fabrice Luchini, Jason Flemy…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Szabolcs Hajdu
A mysterious wanderer (Isaach De Bankolé) settles into a strange homestead on the parched Hungarian plains populated by an odd assortment of out… 
CastIsaach De Bankole, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya…
LanguageRomanian   CountryHungary | Slovakia
CWC$18

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Albert Shin
A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately sh… 
CastAhn Ji Hye, Hae-yeon Kil, Jae-rok Kim, Yoon …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/Canada
DISC$14A

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Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

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Matthew Warchus
In 1984 Britain, a ragtag band of activists from London’s queer community form an unlikely, anti-Thatcherite alliance with striking Welsh miners… 
CastBill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Jean-Baptiste Léonetti
Ben, a young man who works as a hunting guide, gets a job of a lifetime when he is hired by Madec, a wealthy businessman from Los Angeles, to hu… 
CastMichael Douglas, Jeremy Irvine, Hannah Manga…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Mike Binder
Black and White is the story of a widowed grandfather who is left to raise his bi-racial granddaughter. When the little girl’s paternal grandmot… 
CastKevin Costner, Octavia Spencer, Anthony Mack…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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M. Manikandan
In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza. When a pizza parlour opens on their ol… 
CastRamesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh Thilaganathan,…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Joann Sfar, Tomm Moore, Bill…
Inspired by the beloved 1923 classic, Kahlil Gibran's "The Prophet" is a richly-animated story and celebration of Gibran's book, created by arti… 
CastLiam Neeson, Salma Hayek, John Krasinski, Fr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryLebanon, Qatar
SP$PG

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Afia Nathaniel
Fleeing with her 10-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursue… 
CastSamiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza and Saleha Aref
LanguageUrdu/Pashto   CountryPakistan
DISC$14A

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Lee Do-yun
When a faked robbery ends in tragedy, three long-time friends have their fierce loyalty to one another put to the test in this noir-ish action t… 
CastJi Sung, Ju Ji-hoon, Lee Kwang-soo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$18A

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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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Cristián Jiménez
In this wise and witty comedy-drama from Chilean director Cristián Jiménez, a married woman — seeking to purify herself through a "disconnection… 
CastIngrid Isensee, Maria Siebald, Paulina Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$14A

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Pat Mills
A closeted former child actor, an out-of-work alcoholic, fakes his résumé and gets a job as a high-school guidance counsellor, where he thrives … 
CastPat Mills, Zahra Bentham, Alex Ozerov, Trace…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18

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Douglas Boswell
Frikke, a 14-year-old boy, comes across a computer game and discovers that it’s being played with real children. In a race against time, Frikke … 
CastEmma Verlinden, Spencer Bogaert, Felix Maess…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
KIDYouthPG

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David Gordon Green
Angelo Manglehorn is a small town locksmith who never got over the love of his life. Clara was a beautiful, idealized woman who left him heartbr… 
CastAl Pacino, Holly Hunter, Chris Messina
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Ole Christian Madsen
Leading Danish filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Flame & Citron) directs this epic, continent-crossing countercultural romance based on events tha… 
CastJoachim Fjelstrup, Marie Tourell Søderberg, …
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
CWC$18A

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Matías Piñeiro
Young Argentine auteur Matías Piñeiro follows up his international sensation Viola with the latest of his revisionist takes on the Shakespearean… 
CastJulián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz, María Villa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$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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Gina Prince-Bythewood
A rising young musician (Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Belle) falls into a passionate love affair with the cop assigned to protect her (Nate Parker), in this… 
CastGugu Mbatha-Raw, Nate Parker, Minnie Driver,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Nguyen Hoang Diep
When they discover that they are pregnant, a young couple in Hanoi resort to desperate (and bizarre) measures to raise money for an abortion. … 
CastThuy Anh Nguyen, Bao Son Tran, Ha Hoang, Tha…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
DISC$18A

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Stefano Sollima
This is the inside story of the Camorra, the fierce Neapolitan crime organization, told through the eyes of 30-year-old Ciro, the right hand of … 
CastWalter Lippa, Salvatore Esposito, Fortunato …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$18

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Jason Reitman
Men, Women and Children follows the story of a group of high school teenagers and their parents as they attempt to navigate the many ways the in… 
CastJennifer Garner, Adam Sandler, Judy Greer, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Shira Piven
A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to … 
CastKristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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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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François Ozon
When her best friend Lea dies, Claire falls into a deep depression. However, after making a surprising discovery about her late friend's husband… 
CastRomain Duris, Anaïs Demoustier, Raphaël Pers…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$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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Jyoti Mistry
Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-dee… 
CastAlex McGregor, Bjorn Steinbach, Desmond Dube…
LanguageAfrikaans/Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Zvonimir Juric
Haunted by his dark past, a labourer in a small Croatian village has a series of fateful encounters over the course of a single night. Three fa… 
CastIvo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, Igor Kova…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia
CWC$14A

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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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Noah Baumbach
Noah Baumbach's exploration of aging, ambition and success, stars Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts as a middle-aged couple whose career and marriage … 
CastAmanda Seyfried, Naomi Watts, Ben Stiller, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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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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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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Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie
The latest from acclaimed sibling directors Josh and Benny Safdie (Daddy Longlegs) blends fiction, formalism and raw documentary as it follows a… 
CastArielle Holmes, Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Du…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WL$18A

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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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Ole Giæver
A put-upon salary man seeks spiritual renewal in the Great Outdoors, in this sharp comic drama from Norwegian director Ole Giæver. Out of Natur… 
CastOle Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Sivert…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$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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Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, this film reveals how 18 cows in the village of Beit Sahour became an inspiration and sy… 
CastAlison Darcy, Heidi Foss, Holly Uloth O'Brie…
LanguageArabic/Hebrew   CountryPalestine/Canada
DOC$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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Jalmari Heleander
The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse, Oskari and t… 
CastSamuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevens…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$18A

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Kriv Stenders
A mercurial assassin (Simon Pegg) discovers he isn’t the only person trying to kill the siren (Alice Braga) of a sun-drenched surfing town. In t… 
CastSimon Pegg, Sullivan Stapleton, Alice Braga,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$14A

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James Franco
A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. [It is the s… 
CastJames Franco, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Scott H…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Ken Kwek
The lives of an arrogant young motivational speaker in debt to the Chinese mafia, his lookin’-to-get-out girlfriend, and a single father in dire… 
CastEpy Quizon, Adrian Pang, Judee Tan
LanguageEnglish/Tagalog/Mand…   CountrySingapore
DISC$14A

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Sean Evans and Roger Waters
A rib-rattling, sonically stupendous document of the Pink Floyd frontman’s continent-crossing concert tour with his epic stage show The Wall Liv… 
CastRoger Waters, Dave Kilminster, Snowy White, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18

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Samir
Tracing the emigrations of his family over more than half a century, this riveting documentary epic from acclaimed expatriate Iraqi filmmaker Sa… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryIraq
DOC$PG

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Lone Scherfig
A privileged young man is inducted into the exclusive, debaucherous company of Oxford's elite "Riot Club," in this scathing dissection of the Br… 
CastNatalie Dormer, Max Irons, Sam Clafin, Jessi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$14A

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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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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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Mikael Marcimain
Beaten, bruised and afraid, young author Klas Östergren hides out in a Stockholm apartment, writing the story of its vanished inhabitants: the f… 
CastDavid Dencik, Ruth Vega Fernandez, David Fuk…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$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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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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Dome Karukoski
A stubbornly traditional 80-year-old farmer whose social attitudes verge on the prehistoric raises hell when he is forced to move in with his sa… 
CastAntti Litja, Petra Frey, Mari Perankoski, Ii…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$PG

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Shariff Korver
The Intruder follows an ambitious young Dutch-Moroccan policeman who infiltrates one of the most notorious criminal families in Amsterdam and fi… 
CastNasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid el Gh…
LanguageDutch/Arabic/French…   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Chris Rock
Written, directed by, and starring Chris Rock, Top Five tells the story of New York City comedian-turned-film star Andre Allen, whose unexpected… 
CastChris Rock, Rosario Dawson, Tracy Morgan, Ce…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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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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Kevin Smith
Wallace (Justin Long) is a podcaster on a mission who thinks he has found the story of a lifetime in Howard Howe (Michael Parks), an adventurer … 
CastJustin Long, Michael Parks, Genesis Rodrigue…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$$R