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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier's controversial movie was the talk of Cannes this year with its groundbreaking, deeply disturbing and graphic nightmare vision ab… 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/Sweden/Franc…
MAST$18

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Margarethe von Trotta
One of the major auteurs to emerge from the New German Cinema, Margarethe von Trotta returns to the Festival with Vision, a study of the remarka… 
CastBarbara Sukowa, Heino Ferch, Hannah Herzspru…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
MAST$18

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Pedro Almodóvar
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches a point when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years ago, when he was still known by his real name, Mateo B… 
CastPenélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo,…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
SP$14A

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Lone Scherfig
A coming-of-age story about a teenaged girl in 1960s suburban London and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age… 
CastPeter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Emma Thomps…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Philippe van Leeuw
Offering a new take on the Rwandan genocide, acclaimed cinematographer van Leeuw's directorial debut recreates the first-person experience of on… 
CastRuth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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Pen-Ek Ratanaruang
A haunting supernatural love affair set in a mysterious forest between a nymph and a couple who have drifted apart. 
CastJayanama Nopachai, Porntip Papanai, Wanida T…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
VIS$18

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Steven Soderbergh
Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), suddenly turns whistleblower. Exposing his compan… 
CastMatt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Frank Welker, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Kira Muratova
Two young orphan siblings travel to Moscow in search of their missing father. Scared of being separated and sent to orphanages, they hope to reu… 
CastNatalya Buzko, Georgi Deliyev, Lena Kostyuk,…
LanguageUnknown   CountryUkraine
MAST$18

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Lu Chuan
From acclaimed director Lu Chuan comes a devastating and controversial epic film based on the most atrocious holocaust in Chinese history, the N… 
CastLiu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina/Hong Kong
SP$14A

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Granaz Moussavi
Shot underground on location in Tehran, the film tells the story of modern-day Iranian youth struggling for cultural freedom. 
CastMarzieh Vafamehr, Amir Chegini, Asha Mehrabi
LanguageFarsi/Persian, Engli…   CountryAustralia/Iran
DISC$18

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Igor Drljaca
A young boy’s psyche is put to the test as he waits outside for his parents to stop arguing. Shutting out the world on a hot sunny day, he finds… 
CastAndrij Luczkiw, Goran Slavkovic, Andrea Buss…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Matthew Bissonnette
In writer-director Matthew Bissonette’s intimate and amusing road movie Passenger Side, two talkative brothers tour Los Angeles while trying to … 
CastAdam Scott, Joel Bissonnette, Robin Tunney, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Perry Henzell
Ivanhoe Martin comes to the city to make it big singing Reggae. However, he finds life in the city to be harder than he thought. Preceded by sh… 
CastJimmy Cliff, Janet Bartley, Carl Bradshaw
LanguageEnglish   CountryJamaica
YDSFree14A

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Karyn Kusama
[Midnight Madness Opening Night] Jennifer’s Body tells the story of small-town high-school student Jennifer (Megan Fox) who is possessed by a hu… 
CastMegan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Dylan Akio Smith
Ten-year-old Billy is mercilessly teased at school because he has a large cranium. He learns that one of his classmates has found a way to get a… 
CastAlex Ferris, Conner Dwelly, Brad Dryborough,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Sebastián Cordero
Rabia is a romantic thriller about a construction worker on the run for killing his foreman who hides in the mansion where his girlfriend works … 
CastYon González, Fernando Tielve, Concha Velasc…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Colombia/Mexic…
CWC$18

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Sook-Yin Lee
Year of the Carnivore is a romantic-comedy-drama about a girl with an unrequited crush on a boy who thinks she’s bad in bed, so she goes out to … 
CastSheila McCarthy, Kevin McDonald, Cristin Mil…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Carter Gunn and Ross McDonne…
Several beekeepers around the U.S. cope with colony collapse disorder – the phenomenon that has caused millions of bees to mysteriously disappea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
RTR$18

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Andrea Arnold
Andrea Arnold's assured follow-up to Red Road is a taboo-breaking love story about a violent teenaged girl transformed by desire for her mother'… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Kiersto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$PG

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Raya Martin
Mimicking early silent films, Independencia creates a lush metaphor that plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of… 
CastSid Lucero, Alessandra de Rossi, Tetchie Agb…
LanguageFilipino | Tagalog…   CountryFrance | Philippine…
VIS$18

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Bob Richman
This directorial debut from acclaimed cinematographer Bob Richman (The September Issue, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) creates a vivid portrai… 
CastRuth Gruber
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Ivan Grbovic, Min Sook Lee,…
La Chute - Ivan Grbovic Marie, an elementary school teacher, suspects a student has been abused at home. Her judgment clouded by tensions in he… 
CastMarie-Ève Bertrand, Uriel Isaac Emahel, Yves…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Nick Stringer
Canadian Premiere Join a logger heard turtle on an extraordinary journey through the fascinating underwater world and witness how changes in the… 
CastHannelore Elsner, Miranda Richardson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Austr…
KIDYouthG

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Alejandro Amenábar
In the fourth century, while Egypt was under the Roman Empire, violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the city… 
CastRachel Weisz, Max Minghella, Oscar Isaac, As…
LanguageEnglish   CountrySpain/Malta
GALA$$14A

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Brigitte Berman
An intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humour and insight, the film captures Hefner’s fierce battles … 
CastHugh Hefner
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Unknown
The TIFF Kids Zone – offering fun for children of all ages, including face-painting, green-screen activity and more. Saturday, September 12 at … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
YDSFreeG

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Philip Hoffman
Local legend Philip Hoffman’s formally adventurous and emotionally devastating documentary looks at the tortured last years of Toronto writer Ge… 
CastGeorge Lachlan Brown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson has covered a lot of ground in his film career – from Southeast Asia in Good Morning, Vietnam to Las Vegas in Rain Man – but he a… 
CastJohn Zieman, Jim Irsay, Michael Olesker
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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Alain Cavalier
Filmmaker Alain Cavalier turns his personal grief of becoming a widower into a first-person subjective documentary that focuses on his diary ent… 
CastAlain Cavalier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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Leon Prudovsky
In a suburb of Tel Aviv, an Israeli cab driver who longs to fly and a Russian music teacher who is soon to board a plane find out that romance i… 
CastDror Keren, Vladimir Friedman, Helena Yaralo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$18

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Luis Ortega
Luis Ortega's apocalyptic third feature follows a group of five survivors as they embark on a journey that will force them to face their fears, … 
CastAlejandro Urdapilleta, Luis Ortega, Emir Seg…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
VAN$18

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Joe Dante
After moving into a new town, brothers Dane and Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in their basement that brings their n… 
CastChris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennet…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Warwick Thornton
Teenagers Samson and Delilah live in an isolated Aboriginal community in the Central Australian desert. Their outsider status draws them closer … 
CastRowan McNamara, Marissa Gibson
LanguageEnglish/Aboriginal   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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Don Argott
This art-world whodunit investigates what happened to the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings—valued in the billions—that fell pre… 
CastAlbert Barnes
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Henrique Goldman
The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrori… 
CastSelton Mello, Vanessa Giacomo, Luis Miranda,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Brazi…
CWC$18

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Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
Shirin Neshat’s first feature-length film is based on a magic-realist novel written by Iranian author Sharnush Parsipur. The narrative interweav… 
CastNavíd Akhavan, Bijan Daneshmand, Shabnam Tol…
LanguagePersian   CountryGermany/France/Austr…
SP$14A

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Mogens H. Christiansen
Ninth-grader Valdemar and younger sister Sille embark on a trip through Danish history as they attempt to break an age-old curse in this excitin… 
CastJonas Wandschneider. Clara Maria Bahamondes,…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
KIDYouthPG

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Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra …
Film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovers a treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film called L’Enfer starring Romy Schneider and directed b… 
CastRomy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bej…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
RTR$PG

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Lee Daniels
To showcase the Gala Presentation Precious: Based on the Novel “Push” by Sapphire, noted poet and author Sapphire reads from her body of work in… 
CastSapphire
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreePG

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Sami Khan, Sonya Di Rienzo,…
75 El Camino - Sami Khan In Sarnia’s Chemical Valley, a red-hot Chevy El Camino is the last treasured possession that Travis and Marianne have … 
CastEarl Pastko, Victoria Snow, Rachel Wilson, J…
LanguageEnglish/French/Ewe/A…   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Niki Caro
Set in early 19th century France The Vintner's Luck tells the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the thr… 
CastJérémie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand/France
SP$14A

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Carlos Carrera
A policewoman investigates the gruesome murders of female assembly-line workers in Ciudad Juárez. This suspense thriller is the first fictionali… 
CastAna de la Reguera, Asur Zágada, Marco Pérez,…
LanguageSpanish, English, Tz…   CountryMexico
CWC$18

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Haim Tabakman
A gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, where the belief that love conquers all results in societa… 
CastZohar Strauss, Ran Danker,Tzahi Grad, Ravit …
LanguageHebrew, Yiddish   CountryIsrael, Germany, Fra…
CWC$18

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Friðrik Þór Friðriksson
This is a moving, compassionate portrayal of a mother’s desperate quest to understand autism, the perplexing condition that controls her son. By… 
CastMargret Dagmar Ericsdottir
LanguageEnglish   CountryIceland
RTR$18

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Michael Haneke
Michael Haneke won the Palme d'Or for best film at this year's Cannes Film Festival for his film set in Protestant Northern Germany on the eve o… 
CastUlrich Tukur, Susanne Lothar, Josef Bierbich…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany/Austria/Fran…
MAST$18

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Dorothée van den Berghe
A young girl witnesses the moral dilemmas of free love when her parents join a squatter community in 1970s Amsterdam. 
CastDéborah François, Matthias Schoenaerts, Mari…
LanguageDutch | French   CountryBelgium
VAN$18

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Chris Smith
From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, s… 
CastMichael Ruppert
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Peter Stebbings
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defen… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Daniel Barber
Harry Brown is a provocative and thought-provoking modern urban western featuring a tour-de-force lead performance from two-time Academy Award®-… 
CastMichael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Damjan Kozole
A young university student solicits sex clients through newspaper ads, involving her in a hellish adventure. 
CastNina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat…
LanguageSlovenian | English…   CountrySlovenia | Germany …
CWC$18

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George A. Romero
To celebrate the premiere of George A. Romero's Survival of the Dead in Midnight Madness, The Toronto Zombie Walk: Special Director's Cut Editio… 
CastGeorge A. Romero
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
YDSFree14A

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Jason Reitman
From Jason Reitman, the Oscar®-nominated director of Juno, comes a comedy starring George Clooney as Ryan Bingham, a corporate downsizing expert… 
CastGeorge Clooney, Vera Farmiga, Jason Bateman,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Juan José Campanella
Benjamín Chaparro, a secretary of a court in Buenos Aires, is about to retire and decides to write a novel based on a case that deeply affected … 
CastRicardo Darín, Guillermo Francella, Soledad …
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain
SP$14A

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Frederick Wiseman
In this veritable feast of a Mavericks session, documentary master Frederick Wiseman (Public Housing, Ballet, Titicut Follies) will present the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAV$18

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Aaron Schneider
Inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, this stately frontier drama stars Robert Duvall as a backwoods eccentric who stages his ow… 
CastRobert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Mia Hansen-Løve
When a hard-working, independent film producer finds that personal and professional pressures are too much, something has to give – and it does.… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Chiara Caselli, Al…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Germany
CWC$18

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Tomonari Nishikawa, Nicky Ha…
In a time of tampered food and farming, an appreciation for nature and its untold mysteries is as strong as ever. Tomonari Nishikawa’s Lumphini… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryThailand,United King…
WL$18

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Raoul Peck
A democratically elected “President” and his closest collaborators are getting ready for a state celebration. But in the morning of the event, h… 
CastJimmy Jean-Louis, Mireille Metellus, Sonia R…
LanguageCreole, French, Engl…   CountryHaiti/France
SP$14A

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Josh Crook
This gritty and gripping drama explores political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic. 
CastManny Perez, Paul Calderon, Juan Fernández
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic/U…
DISC$18

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Ho Yuhang
Two young people of different classes are bound together by restless ennui. But when the girl is revealed to be underage, lies and blackmail spi… 
CastChui Tien You, Wai Ying Hong, Ng Meng Hui
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryMalaysia/Hong Kong, …
CWC$18

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Xiaolu Guo
A rock-`n'-roll odyssey and hybrid of documentary, creative writing, visual poetry and cinema, She, A Chinese follows a young woman on a soul-se… 
CastLu Huang, Wei Yi Bo, Geoffrey Hutchings
LanguageMandarin | English…   CountryUnited Kingdom/Franc…
VAN$18

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Alla Kovgan and David Hinton
Zimbabwean dancer Nora Chipaumire stars in this beautiful and rigorously choreographed fable based on her own life and shot on location in South… 
CastNora Chipaumire, Souleymane Badolo
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom/M…
DISC$G

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Dyana Gaye
In this sparkling and surprising Senegalese musical, Dyana Gaye turns a shared taxi ride from Dakar to Saint Louis into a confection that could … 
CastAnne Jeanine Barboza, Adja Fall, Umban Gomez…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Senegal
DISC$18

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Rachel Perkins
The renowned Australian stage musical about young love and Aboriginal identity makes its exuberant and fun-filled way to the big screen. 
CastGeoffrey Rush, Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Maubo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18

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Ermek Tursunov
A love story among the ragged steppes of ancient Kazakhstan is told in beautiful and poetic images, as a young love struggles to survive in the … 
CastKuandyk Kystykbaev, Erzhan Nurymbet,Turakhan…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
DISC$18

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Danis Tanovic
Mark (Colin Farrell), a war photographer, returns home from Kurdistan without his friend and colleague David (Jamie Sives). As time goes on, it … 
CastColin Farrell, Jamie Sives, Christopher Lee
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/Spain/Belgiu…
SP$14A

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Dev Khanna
Ever wondered what the afterlife is like? Dev Khanna provides us with a cynical take on romanticized visions of eternal happiness in this charmi… 
CastDavid Fox, Georgina Reilly, Sean Clement, Kr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Corey Adams and Alex Craig
Equal parts surreal comedy, fantasy and indictment of our logo-glutted culture, Corey Adams and Alex Craig’s Machotaildrop follows teen skateboa… 
CastJames Faulkner, Anthony Amedori, Lukács Bics…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/USA
CF$PG

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Alain Resnais
From modernist master Alain Resnais comes a romantic adventure based around the simple act of losing a wallet. 
CastSabine Azema, André Dussollier, Anne Consign…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
Imaginatively exploring questions of faith, familial responsibility, delinquent behaviour, dental phenomena, academia, mortality and Judaism – a… 
CastSimon Helberg, Michael Stuhlbarg, Sari Lenni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Brian Koppelman, David Levie…
Ben Kalmen (Michael Douglas) is feeling his age, but you wouldn’t know it from the company he keeps. A former mogul with a chain of car dealersh… 
CastMichael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVit…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Ben Russell
Let Each One Go Where He May (USA) is the stunning feature debut of celebrated Chicago-based filmmaker Ben Russell. Having its world premiere in… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WL$18

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J. Blakeson
Two ex-cons kidnap a woman, but the tables turn and turn again in this tight, smart tale. This film is a terrific little thriller starring Eddie… 
CastGemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compsto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Rigoberto Perezcano
Andrés reaches the Mexican border to cross into the United States. As he waits between crossing attempts, he discovers the complicated border wo… 
CastHarold Torres, Alicia Laguna, Sonia Couoh, L…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Spain
DISC$18

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Scandar Copti and Yaron Shan…
An original, powerful film in which an accidental murder and a murky drug deal spur uncontrolled violence in a Palestinian community in Jaffa. 
CastShahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, …
LanguageArabic, Hebrew   CountryIsrael/Germany
CWC$18

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Alan Jacobs
Based on a New York Times article, this film depicts a single, fateful day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. Leaving the gang, sh… 
CastDanny Glover, Laz Alonso, Elizabeth Peña, Sn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Carlos Saura
Venice 1763 – writer Lorenzo da Ponte is leading a pleasure-seeking life. He was originally a priest but his numerous affairs force him to be ex… 
CastLorenzo Balducci, Lino Guanciale, Emilia Ver…
LanguageGerman | Italian   CountryAustria/Italy/Spain…
GALA$$14A

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Harmony Korine
Harmony Korine returns to Gummo territory in this handheld video of a loser-gang cult-freak collective who do antisocial things in a nonnarrativ… 
CastCharles Ezell, Chris Gantry, Harmony Korine,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
VIS$18

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Gaspar Noé
Controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) is back with a mind-bending journey that transcends life and death as he follows the exploits … 
CastNathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
LanguageEnglish, Japanese   CountryFrance/Germany/Italy…
VAN$18

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Buddhadeb Dasgupta
When Bimal decides to give something back to his alma mater, he chooses to replace the broken window of his favourite classroom. Plans to pay fo… 
CastSwastika Mukherjee, Tapas Pal, Indraneil Sen…
LanguageBengali   CountryIndia
MAST$PG

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George A. Romero
Master director George A. Romero returns to his world of the undead, this time pitting two feuding clans in the middle of the fallout of a zombi… 
CastAlan Van Sprang, Kenneth Welsh, Devon Bostic…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$14A