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Danis Tanovic
Acclaimed director Danis Tanovic won the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin Film Festival for this unflinching exposé of the prejudices faced by Bos… 
CastSenada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic…
LanguageBosnian   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
CWS$14A

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Pan Nalin
A spectacular exploration of varied paths of devotion that converge at one of the world’s most extraordinary religious events — the Kumbh Mela —… 
CastKishan Tiwari, Hatha Yogi Baba, Baby Bajrang…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Pawel Pawlikowski
Poland, 1962. Anna is a novice, an orphan brought up by nuns in a convent. Before she takes her vows, she is determined to see Wanda, her only l… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Dawid Ogrodnik, Agata Trzebuc…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$PG

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Lav Diaz
Philippine cinematic luminary Lav Diaz draws inspiration from Dostoevsky and iconic compatriot José Rizal in this mature and boldly literate and… 
CastSid Lucero, Angeli Bayani, Archie Alemania, …
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
MAST$14A

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Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki brings together aircraft engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori, to create Jiro — a fictional character at the centre of … 
CastHideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nish…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG

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Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobs…
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen’s corrosive look at contemporary Norwegian society is also a hilarious and provocative comedy that cuts across cl… 
CastHanne Backe-Hansen, Kjetil Krogstad Skrede, …
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Yossi Madmony
The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences, in t… 
CastAlon Moni Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zis…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Bertrand Tavernier
Master filmmaker Bertrand Tavernier (The Princess of Montpensier, Life and Nothing But) directs this gleeful political satire about a dashing, g… 
CastThierry Lhermitte, Raphaël Personnaz, Niels …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Agnieszka Holland
This epic, long-form docudrama chronicles the political, legal, and moral fallout that followed after Czech student protester Jan Palach set him… 
CastTatiana Pauhofová, Jaroslava Pokorná, Petr S…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
SP$14A

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Guillaume Giovanetti, Cagla …
Filmmaking partners Guillaume Giovanetti and Cagla Zencirci immersed themselves in the magical world of Japanese folklore to create this intrica… 
CastMasahiro Yoshino, Masako Wajima, Xiao Mu Lee…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ri…
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s PAYS BARBARE, an experimental, archival study of colonial Ethiopia. Milan-based duo Yervant Gianiki… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Italian   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Andrzej Wajda
The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a… 
CastRobert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$14A

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David Turner, Lara Zizic
During an escalating refugee crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo, U.S. televangelist Pat Robertson took to the airwaves to raise millions… 
CastPat Robertson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Jeffrey Jeturian
Vilma Santos, the enduring Grand Dame of the Philippine film industry, delivers a performance of grace, courage, and peerless comic timing as a … 
CastVilma Santos, Marlon Rivera, Vincent de Jesu…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$PG

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Frederick Wiseman
Direct cinema pioneer Frederick Wiseman takes an in-depth look at the preeminent American university during a fall semester that saw a vigorous … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Laïla Marrakchi
Summer in Tangiers. After the death of their father, a family of women gets together for 3 days in the family home to grieve and remember togeth… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Nadine Labaki, Lubna Azabal,…
LanguageArabic, French   CountryMorocco, France
SP$14A

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Lisa Langseth
Alicia Vikander (A Royal Affair) stars in this comedy-drama as a recovering control freak who finds support and a new lease on life when she ent… 
CastAlicia Vikander, David Dencik, Mira Eklund
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$18A

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Cristi Puiu
Acclaimed Romanian director Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu, Aurora) transforms what began as an intensive three-week acting workshop in… 
CastLudivine Anbérrée, Marion Bottollier, Ugo Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
WL$PG

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Terry Miles
As a young woman (Lauren Lee Smith) prepares a memorial film retrospective for her late estranged father, his work begins to influence her life … 
CastJennifer Beals, Lauren Lee Smith, Ben Cotton…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Alfonso Cuarón
Astronauts attempt to return to Earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in orbit. Gravity is a heart-p… 
CastSandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Daniel Schechter
Based on the novel The Switch, by Elmore Leonard, Louis (John Hawkes) and Ordell (yasiin bey, a.k.a. Mos Def) — two common criminals in 1970s De… 
CastJohn Hawkes, Mos Def, Jennifer Aniston, Tim …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Álex de la Iglesia
Fleeing through the impenetrable forests of the Basque countryside after a jewel heist, a hapless band of robbers runs afoul of a coven of witch… 
CastHugo Silva, Mario Casas, Pepon Nieto, Caroli…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MM$18A

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Sylvain Chomet
Paul is in his 30s. An orphan since the age of two, he lives with his aunts in a Parisian apartment and leads a reclusive existence as a pianist… 
CastGuillaume Gouix, Anne Le Ny, Bernadette Lafo…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Avi Nesher
A mysterious prisoner— part con man, part prophet— is held in a dark and musty Jerusalem slum apartment. His neighbour is a cool cat graffiti ar… 
CastAdir Miller, Ori Hizkiah, Yehuda Levi, Yuval…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWS$14A

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Ask Hasselbalch
A shy twelve-year-old becomes a superhero after being bitten by a very special ant, in this delightful comedy-adventure based on the popular chi… 
CastOscar Dietz, Nicolas Bro, Samuel Ting Graf, …
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
KIDYouthG

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John Turturro
Fioravante, at his friend Murray’s suggestion, enters into the world’s oldest profession, and ends up finding something he didn’t know he was lo… 
CastJohn Turturro, Woody Allen, Vanessa Paradis,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Young-Seok Noh
A writer hides away at an isolated B&B only to encounter a series of life-threatening characters. In this quirky comic thriller from writer-dir… 
CastJun Suk-ho and Oh Tae-kyung
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Mariana Chenillo
Poignant and disarmingly honest, Mexican director Mariana Chenillo’s second feature explores the difficulty of change and our modern obsession w… 
CastAndrés Almeida, Daniela Rincón
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DISC$14A

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Mohammad Rasoulof
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Calin Peter Netzer
Well-to-do, well-connected Bucharest society lady Cornelia takes the driver’s seat when her 34-year-old son gets involved in a deadly accident. … 
CastBogdan Dumitrache, Luminita Gheorghiu, Flori…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Stephanie Spray, Pacho Velez
The makers of last year’s Festival hit Leviathan served as producers on this astounding sensorial stunner that takes us on a state-of-the-art ca… 
CastChabbi Lal Gandharba, Anish Gandharba, Bindu…
LanguageNepali   CountryNepal
WL$PG

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Roger Michell
A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. Nick and Meg Burrows return… 
CastJim Broadbent, Lindsay Duncan, Jeff Goldblum
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Ui-seok Jo, Byung-seo Kim
A veteran leader of the Special Crime Department Surveillance Team, and a rookie female detective with gifted powers of reasoning, keep a close … 
CastSeol Kyung-gu, Jung Woo-sung, Han Hyo-joo, L…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
GALA$$14A

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Toa Fraser
Toa Fraser’s beautifully photographed film captures the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of the classic — about a deceptive nobleman’s punishm… 
CastGillian Murphy, Huan Qi
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$G

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Mark Cousins
Director Mark Cousins follows his epic documentary The Story of Film with this globe-spanning rumination on children in the cinema, surveying su… 
CastMark Cousins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$14A

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Brillante Mendoza
In this caustic cultural satire, Philippine master and Festival veteran Brillante Mendoza (Thy Womb) sets his sights on the moral failings of th… 
CastDennis Trillo, Meryll Soriano, Baron Geisler
LanguageTagalog | Filipino   CountryPhilippines
VAN$14A

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Jonathan Glazer
The story of an alien in human form on a journey through Scotland. Part road movie, part science fiction, part real, it’s a film about seeing th… 
CastScarlett Johansson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Victor Fleming
Experience Judy Garland’s over-the-rainbow adventure in vivid new detail with this IMAX 3D presentation of Victor Fleming’s family classic. As … 
CastJudy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley, Bert L…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SE$G

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Ulrich Seidl
The stunning conclusion to Austrian provocateur Ulrich Seidl’s Paradise trilogy unfolds in a diet camp, where its 13-year-old heroine falls for … 
CastMelanie Lenz, Vivian Bartsch, Michael Thomas…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$14A

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Alain Guiraudie
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally d… 
CastPierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patri…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Shilpa Ranade
A captivating animated adaptation of a cherished children’s classic by Satyajit Ray, this timeless fable is the story of Goopi and Bagha, a pair… 
CastUnknown
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
KIDYouthG

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) directs this gritty drama about the risky experiments and shady dealings that led to the birth of the Norwegian oil-… 
CastAksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Ste…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
SP$14A

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Vivian Qu
A poignant and engaging thriller, Vivian Qu’s feature debut plunges us into the fascinating world state surveillance in China, following a digit… 
CastLu Yulai, He Wenchao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

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Rani Massalha
In order to find a new male giraffe for his beloved giraffe Rita, who has lost her mate in an air raid, young Ziad accompanies his father on his… 
CastSaleh Bakri, Roschdy Zem, Laure de Clermont,…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
DISC$PG

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Gianni Amelio
This film is an affecting and timely story about a middle-aged, precariously employed jack-of-all-trades in Milan who doggedly tries to get by i… 
CastAntonio Albanese
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Alan Zweig
Insightful and often hilarious, the latest from documentary filmmaker Alan Zweig surveys the history of Jewish comedy, from the early days of Bo… 
CastHowie Mandel, Shelley Berman, Norm Crosby, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Mohamad Malas
Mohamad Malas, recognized widely as Syrian cinema’s first auteur, resurrects the ghosts of his country’s thirty-year-old dictatorship with this … 
CastNajla el Wa'za, Lara Saade, Bilal Martini, G…
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
CWC$14A

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Claude Lanzmann
The 220-minute film looks at Benjamin Murmelstein, the last president of the Jewish Council in the Theresienstadt ghetto, the concentration camp… 
CastBenjamin Murmelstein, Claude Lanzmann
LanguageGerman | French   CountryFrance | Austria
DOC$14A

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Dante Lam
Fleeing to Macau to escape from threatening loan sharks, a former mixed-martial arts champion becomes embroiled in the lives of a psychologicall… 
CastNick Cheung, Eddie Peng, Crystal Lee
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryHong Kong, China
CWC$14A

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Lee Sang-il
Lee Sang-il’s visionary remake of Clint Eastwood’s iconic Academy Award–winning film transposes the classic Western to Meiji-period Japan. Ken … 
CastAkira Emoto, Koichi Sato and Ken Watanabe
LanguageJapanese, Ainu   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Edgar Reitz
Edgar Reitz tells this dramatic story of love and family against the backdrop of rural Germany in the mid-19th century, a time when entire pover… 
CastJan Dieter Schneider, Antonia Bill, Maximili…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
MAST$PG

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Richard Ayoade
A comedy centered on a man who is driven insane by the appearance of his doppleganger. Simon is a timid man, scratching out an isolated existen… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Mia Wasikowska, Wallace Sha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Kim Ki-duk
South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Pieta) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psycholog… 
CastCho Jae-hyun, Seo Young-ju, Lee Eun-woo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$R

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Mike Flanagan
A woman tries to exonerate her brother, who was convicted of murder, by proving that the crime was committed by a supernatural phenomenon. Ocul… 
CastKaren Gillan, Katee Sackhoff, James Lafferty…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Rashid Masharawi
Palestinian director Rashid Mashawari follows his widely acclaimed dark comedy Laila’s Birthday with this compelling and ironic drama about two … 
CastMahmoud Abu Jazi, Salah Hannoun
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
CWC$PG

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Steve McQueen
"People's Choice Award for #TIFF13 is Steve McQueen's 12 YEARS A SLAVE" The People's Choice Award is presented to the most popular film as vote… 
CastBenedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Mich…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
PEOPLFree18A

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François Ozon
A coming-of-age portrait of a 17-year-old French girl over four seasons and four songs — from her sexual awakening to her first time; from her e… 
CastMarine Vacth, Géraldine Pailhas, Charlotte R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance, Belgium
SP$R

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Ivan Sen
An indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl. Detective Jay Swan returns to his outback hometown to… 
CastAaron Pedersen, Ryan Kwanten and Hugo Weavin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$14A

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Marcela Said
In this subtle and atmospheric allegory by first-time feature director Marcela Said, a teenaged girl holidaying at a lake house in southern Chil… 
CastFrancisca Walker, Gregory Cohen, Maria Izqui…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$18A

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Yuval Adler
Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younge… 
CastTsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$14A

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Ben Rivers, Ben Russell
A SPELL TO WARD OFF THE DARKNESS follows a single character at three disparate moments in his life: alone in the wilderness of Northern Finland,… 
CastRobert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
LanguageUnknown   CountryFrance | Estonia
WL$14A

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Madeleine Sackler
In the Republic of Belarus, Europe’s last remaining unreconstructed Communist dictatorship, the Belarus Free Theatre risks censorship, imprisonm… 
CastLavr Biarzhanin, Pavel Gorodnitski, Oleg Sid…
LanguageEnglish, Russian   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Marcel Ophuls
Master documentarian Marcel Ophüls (The Sorrow and the Pity) turns his gaze back on his own extraordinary life with this memoir, both rigorous a… 
CastElliott Erwitt, Jeanne Moreau, Costa-Gavras,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Judy Kibinge
Judy Kibinge’s daring yet elegant film is an uplifting parable about atonement, set against the deadly violence that followed the 2007 elections… 
CastSusan Wanjiru, Walter Kipchumba Lagat, David…
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
CWC$14A

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Fernando Coimbra
A nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the distraught parents left behind, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra’s suspenseful feature de… 
CastLeandra Leal and Milhem Cortaz, Fabíola Nasc…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Nils Tavernier
Inspired by the remarkable real-life feats of Rick and Dick Hoyt, this sophomore drama from veteran documentarian Nils Tavernier (Aurore) is the… 
CastAlexandra Lamy, Jacques Gamblin, Fabien Hér…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Dyana Gaye
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three con… 
CastMaya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Ralph Amoussou, Marè…
LanguageFrench | Wolof   CountryFrance | Senegal
CWC$14A

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Allison Berg, François Kerau…
An astonishing documentary portrait of the late John Wojtowicz, whose attempted robbery of a Brooklyn bank to finance his male lover’s sex-reass… 
CastJohn Wojtowicz, Liz Eden, George Heath, Tere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Nicole Holofcener
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. Eva (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) is a divo… 
CastToni Collette, Ben Falcone, Eve Hewson, Tavi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Kelly Reichardt
A drama centered on three environmentalists who plot to blow up a dam. When do legitimate convictions demand illegal behaviors? What happens to… 
CastJesse Eisenberg, Dakota Fanning, Peter Sarsg…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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Wang Bing
Director Wang Bing casts an understanding and non-judgmental eye on the inmates of a decrepit Chinese mental hospital in this eloquent and emoti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
WL$14A

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Simon Hawkins, Zeke Hawkins
First-time feature directors Simon and Zeke Hawkins tip their hat to pulp crime master Jim Thompson in this tight, twisty, Texas-set nouveau noi… 
CastMackenzie Davis, Logan Huffman, Jeremy Allen…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Menno Meyjes
In The Dinner two couples go out to dinner in a restaurant. They talk about ordinary things: work, the latest movies, holiday plans etc. They av… 
CastJacob Derwig, Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film A rebel girl signs up a group of cheerleaders to help her take down the captain of their high school footba… 
CastCaitlin Stasey, Sianoa Smit-McPhee, Brooke B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Hany Abu-Assad
Trust and identity are stretched like wire in an impossible West Bank love story. Desires for individual and collective freedom collide. Mere sa… 
CastWaleed F. Zuaiter, Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

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Corneliu Porumboiu
It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last … 
CastDiana Avramut, Bogdan Dumitrache, Mihaela Si…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Kambozia Partovi and Jafar P…
Politically persecuted Iranian master Jafar Panahi — still under house arrest and banned from filmmaking for twenty years for engaging in "propa… 
CastMaryam Moghadam, Jafar Panahi, Kambozia Part…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
MAST$14A

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Caroline Link
When 17-year-old Ben visits his father Heinrich in Marrakech, it is the start of an adventurous journey through a foreign country with a picture… 
CastUlrich Tukur, Samuel Schneider, Hafsia Herzi…
LanguageArabic, German   CountryMorocco, Germany
SP$18A

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Albert Serra
Following his radical (re-)interpretations of Cervantes' Don Quixote (Honor de Cavalleria) and the Biblical tale of the Three Kings (Birdsong), … 
CastVincenç Altaió, Lluis Serrat, Xavier Pau, Cl…
LanguageCatalan   CountrySpain
WL$18A