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Philippe Garrel
A couple living together in Paris – he’s a painter, she’s a film actress – befriends a couple of film extras who fall in love with each other. A… 
CastMonica Bellucci, Louis Garrel, Céline Sallet…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18A

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Geoffrey Fletcher
Violet & Daisy, the whimsical story of a teenager’s surreal and violent journey through New York City, follows Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan (Hann… 
CastMarianne Jean-Baptiste, Danny Trejo, Saoirse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Mark Cousins
Filmed on four continents over six years, this epic 15-hour documentary tells the story of innovation in the movies based on the acclaimed book … 
CastStanley Donen, Abbas Kiarostami, Robert Town…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTRFree18A

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Emanuele Crialese
Terraferma is the story of an uncontaminated Sicilian island inhabited by fisherman. Still barely touched by tourism, the islanders have begun t… 
CastDonatella Finocchiaro, Claudio Santamaria, F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Faouzi Bensaïdi
Malik, Allal and Soufiane are three friends who live off pickpocketting in a town stuck between a hill and a large mountain, Tetouan. One day, t… 
CastFehd Benchemsi, Fouad Labiad, Mouchcine Malz…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$14A

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Toshiaki Toyoda
Having abandoned modern civilization, Ryoichi lives an isolated, self-sufficient life on a snow-covered mountain and passes the time by sending … 
CastEita, Yosuke Kubozuka, KenKen, Mayuu Kusakar…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$14A

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Brian M. Cassidy, Melanie Sh…
The Patron Saints is a disquieting and hyper-realistic glimpse into life at a nursing home. Bound by the candid confessions of a recently disabl… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Barbara Willis-Sweete
In Billy Bishop Goes to War acting legend Eric Peterson and award-winning writer/composer John Gray reprise their iconic two-man play that has c… 
CastEric Peterson, John Gray
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Kaat Beels
Six lives, 24 hours, and a hotel in the middle of a heat wave. Anna and Hendrik have it all: a great son, a good job, a lovely house… But the w… 
CastGeert Van Rampelberg, Viviane De Muynck, Sar…
LanguageDutch, French   CountryBelgium
CWC$14A

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Ann Hui
Inspired by a true story, the film tells about a heartwarming relationship between a young master a big family, Roger (Lau) and the servant of t… 
CastAndy L, Deanie Ip, Wang Fuli, Anthony Wong,…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$14A

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Pablo Trapero
The portrait of a man and his attempts to make things up with life after losing his job. Pablo Trapero’s reputation-making feature debut was a … 
CastLuis Margani, Adriana Aizemberg, Daniel Vale…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Nicolas Provost
Amadou, a strong and charismatic African man, is washed up on a beach in southern Europe. Fate leads him to Brussels where he tries to make a be… 
CastIssaka Sawadogo, Stefania Rocca, Serge Riabo…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Jessica Yu
Think water is an infinite resource? Think again. Although it covers 70 percent of the earth’s surface, there is a very real possibility that i… 
CastPeter Gleick, Erin Brockovich, Tyrone Hayes,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Julia Loktev
Alex and Nica are a young couple backpacking in the Caucasus Mountains in Georgia. They hire a local guide to lead them on a camping trek, and t… 
CastGael García Bernal, Hani Furstenberg, Bidzin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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Francis Ford Coppola
A writer with a declining career arrives in a small town as part of his book tour and gets caught up in a murder mystery involving a young girl.… 
CastVal Kilmer, Bruce Dern, Elle Fanning, Ben Ch…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Branwen Okpako
Audiences spend the week leading up to the 2008 U.S. presidential elections with Auma Obama at the Obama homestead in Kogelo, Kenya. During this… 
CastAuma Obama, Kezia Obama, Elke Brenstein, Mar…
LanguageGerman, English, Luo…   CountryGermany
RTR$PG

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Nick Broomfield, Joan Church…
Nick Broomfield's quest for the real Sarah Palin involves battling the icy snows of Alaska in mid-winter to speak to the school friends, family,… 
CastSarah Palin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$G

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Julia Murat
In Brazil’s Paraiba Valley, dotted with abandoned estates, ghost towns and vestiges of a short-lived coffee boom, lies the fictitious village of… 
CastSonia Guedes, Lisa Favero, Luiz Serra, Ricar…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
DISC$14A

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David Hare
Johnny Worricker (Bill Nighy) is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron (Michael Gambon) dies suddenly, leaving beh… 
CastRalph Fiennes, Michael Gambon, Rachel Weisz,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$14A

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Wim Wenders
How to capture the essence of Pina Bausch, the queen of German dance theatre? How to film dance? How to do justice to Bausch's unique look at th… 
CastPina Bausch, Regina Advento, Malou Airaudo, …
LanguageGerman | French | En…   CountryGermany | France
MAST$G

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Katsuhito Ishii
After his acting career fails, Kinuta is left drifting and disconnected. When a confrontation in an arcade turns bad, he ends up in debt. To ear… 
CastMasanobu Ando, Ryushin Tei, Hikari Mitsushim…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$14A

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Román Cárdenas
In a quiet interrupted only by the noise of boats, a couple lives without crossing each other’s paths. He is a writer waiting for the words; she… 
CastNicolás Bellati, Román Cárdenas, Mariana Pad…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Léa Pool
Every year, hundreds of thousands of people walk, run and shop for “the cure.” Millions of dollars are raised in the name of breast cancer, but … 
CastSamantha King
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$14A

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Lav Diaz
A grand meditation on the roles of the artist, Filipino director Lav Diaz's Century of Birthing tells two seemingly unrelated tales: one focusin… 
CastAngel Aquino, Joel Torre, Perry Dizon, Hazel…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog, E…   CountryPhilippines
VIS$PG

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Nicolás Prividera
This rigorously structured and visually engrossing essay film explores Argentina’s fractious modern history through the words of writers – both … 
CastMaricel Alvarez, Emilio Garcia Wehbi, Alejan…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$PG

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Han Jie
Hello Mr. Tree is a dark fable on greed and guilt told in an absurdist key, yet shot with documentary-like verisimilitude. It weaves the strange… 
CastWang Baoqiang, Tan Zhuo, He Jie
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Béla Tarr, Ágnes Hranitzky
1889. German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche witnessed the whipping of a horse while traveling in Turin, Italy. He tossed his arms around the ho… 
CastJános Derzsi, Erika Bók and Mihály Kormos
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
MAST$14A

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Malgorzata Szumowska
Anne (Juliette Binoche), a well-off, Paris-based mother of two and investigative journalist for ELLE, is writing an article about student prosti… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Anaïs Demoustier and Joann…
LanguageFrench | Polish   CountryFrance | Poland
SP$R

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Martin Clapp, Geoff Lindsey,…
The Flying Machine is a live action/animation family film about a stressed-out businesswoman, Georgie, who takes her two children to see the ani… 
CastHeather Graham, Lang Lang, Kizzy Mee, Jamie …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
KIDYouthG

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Adolfo Alix Jr.
A couple, Lina and Miguel, move into a dumpsite in Catmon, Malabon. As they adjust to their new abode and surroundings, Lina’s longing to have … 
CastCherry Pie Picache, Bembol Roco, Anita Lind…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog   CountryPhilippines
VIS$14A

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Jonathan Sagall
Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem. Lara… 
CastClara Khoury, Nataly Attiya and Daniel Calta…
LanguageEnglish | Arabic | H…   CountryIsrael, United Kingd…
CWC$18A

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Wojciech Smarzowski
Summertime 1945: the end of the war brings continued chaos and violence for Polish inhabitants of the former East Prussia. Rose is Polish and he… 
CastAgata Kulesza, Marcin Dorocinski , Kinga Pre…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$14A

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Karim Ainouz
Follows a woman wandering around Rio de Janeiro after her husband leaves her. A phone message from her husband propels Violeta into the streets… 
CastCamila Amado, Luisa Arraes, Milton Gonçalves…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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Alison Murray
A portrait of the working-class musicians and dancers of Buenos Aires’s San Telmo neighbourhood, who have channelled the city’s many cultural in… 
CastHector Roterio, Graciela Macier, Sergio Pasq…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina, Canada
CTC$14A

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Tomás Lunák
Stories from the past and present converge at a small railway in Billy Potok, a tiny village on the Czech-Polish border. The local dispatcher, … 
CastMiroslav Krobot, Marie Ludvíková, Karel Rod…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic, Solv…
DISC$14A

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Huh Jong-ho
Jeon Do-youn plays a beautiful ex-con who, after being released from prison, tries to make some quick cash by manipulating a heartless debt coll… 
CastDo-yeon Jeon and Jung Jae-Young
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

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Oren Moverman
Follows veteran police officer Dave Brown, the last of the renegade cops, as he struggles to take care of his family, and fights for his own sur… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Sigourney Weaver, Robin Wri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Yossi Madmoni
A drama about a family's effort to save their antique restoration business. Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all … 
CastSasson Gabai, Henri David, Nevo Kimhi, Sarah…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Joshua Marston
The lives of a teenage boy and his younger sister are thrown into turmoil when a fatal dispute over land pulls their northern-Albanian family in… 
CastTristan Halilaj, Sindi Laçej, Refet Abazi, I…
LanguageAlbanian   CountryAlbania
CWC$14A

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Corinna Belz
Gerhard Richter, one of the internationally most significant contemporary artists of our times, granted filmmaker Corinna Belz access to his stu… 
CastGerhard Richter, Norbert Arns, Hubert Becker…
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany
RTR$PG

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Ben Wheatley
Eight months after a disastrous job in Kiev left him physically and mentally scarred, ex-soldier turned contract killer Jay (Maskell), is pressu… 
CastMyAnna Buring, Ben Crompton, Robin Hill, Nei…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$18A

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Mohamed Asli
Mustafa is an illiterate hairdresser who lives with his blind mother. He runs an underground trade as a middleman facilitating favours in exchan… 
CastMohamed Bastaoui, Houda Rihani, Abdessamad …
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$PG

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Ermanno Olmi
An old priest and his church are about to be demolished. A group of clandestine immigrants seeking protection find refuge in that church. In a c… 
CastMichael Lonsdale, Rutger Hauer, Massimo De F…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Joachim Trier
The movie is very loosely based on the French book "Leu feu follet", a 1931 novel by Pierre Drieu La Rochelle. Anders wanders the city, meeting… 
CastHans Olav Brenner, Petter Width Kristiansen,…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
VAN$18A

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Bill Duke, D. Channsin Berry
Documentary exploring the deep-seated biases and attitudes about skin color---particularly dark skinned women, outside of and within the Black A… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Stephen Kessler
A documentary filmmaker tracks down Grammy and Oscar award-winning actor/singer/songwriter Paul Williams in an attempt to find out what happened… 
CastPaul Williams, Robert Blake, Johnny Carson, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Jan Zabeil
A young German man travels through an African country. He meets an old fisherman who takes him deep into the wilderness. The next morning, he fi… 
CastAlexander Fehling, Obusentswe Dreamar Manyim…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
VIS$14A

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Julia Leigh
“You will go to sleep: you will wake up. It will be as if those hours never existed.” Death-haunted, quietly reckless, Lucy is a young universit… 
CastEmily Browning, Rachael Blake, Ewen Leslie, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$R

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Vincent Garenq
This true story documents the Outreau case. In 2011, Alain Marécaux and his wife were arrested, along with twelve other people, for horrible act… 
CastPhilippe Torreton, Wladimir Yordanoff, Noémi…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Markus Schleinzer
A mousy insurance salesman keeps an under-aged boy locked in his basement, while doing his best to appear ordinary to the outside world. A dram… 
CastMichael Fuith, David Rauchenberger
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18A

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Pablo Giorgelli
Rubén is a lonely truck driver who has been covering for years the motorway from Asunción del Paraguay to Buenos Aires, carrying wood. However, … 
CastGermán de Silva, Hebe Duarte and Nayra Calle…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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Mia Hansen-Løve
It’s Spring 1999 and Camille, 15, and Sullivan, 19, love each other passionately. Following the progression of this young, first love, the affai… 
CastLola Créton, Sebastian Urzendowsky, Magne Br…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Hiroyuki Okiura
After the loss of her father, young Momo moves to the old family house on a remote island: wooden buildings, terraced fields... and no shopping … 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
KIDYouthPG

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Tony Krawitz
This is the story of Palm Island, the Australian tropical Paradise where one morning Cameron Doomadgee swore at a policeman and forty-five minut… 
CastCameron Doomadgee, Lloyd Doomadgee
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
RTR$14A

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Andrey Zvyagintsev
Vladmir, an affluent man, drives his second wife Elena to desperation after he patches things up with his estranged daughter and decides to leav… 
CastAndrey Smirnov, Nadezhda Markina, Elena Lyad…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Rúnar Rúnarsson
Hannes is an old man who has grown apart from his children. Recently retired when his wife gets ill he tries to reconcile with them and to atone… 
CastAuður Drauma Bachmann, Þorsteinn Bachmann an…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Chantal Akerman
Somewhere in South-East Asia, in a little lost village on a wide and turbulent river, a European man clings to his pipe dreams out of love for h… 
CastStanislas Merhar, Marc Barbé, Aurora Marion,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
MAST$14A

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Andrey Paounov
irector Andrey Paounov (The Mosquito Problem and Other Stories) explores the strange history of Simeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha who became Bulgaria’s t… 
CastSimeon Saxe-Coburg-Gotha
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
RTR$PG

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Özcan Alper
A young ethnomusicologist leaves Istanbul and heads to the southeast of Turkey to work on her masters thesis, gathering a collection of Anatolia… 
CastGaye Gursel, Durukan Ordu, Sarkis Seropyan, …
LanguageTurkish, Kurdish, Ar…   CountryTurkey
CWC$14A

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Ruben Östlund
Play is an astute observation based on real cases of bullying. In central Gothenburg, Sweden, a group of boys, aged 12-14, robbed other children… 
CastAnas Abdirahman, Sebastian Blyckert, Yannick…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
VIS$14A

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Tamae Garateguy
A junior screenwriter is hired by an established film director to write his new film: a gangster movie set in Buenos Aires. In each meeting, the… 
CastJosé González, Joel Drut, Chang Sung Kim, Vl…
LanguageSpanish, Russian, Ko…   CountryArgentina
CTC$18A

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Ye Lou
Hua, a young teacher from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the unive… 
CastTahar Rahim, Lika Minamoto, Corinne Yam, Jal…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$18A

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Ribhu Dasgupta
Michael, an ex-cop, lives with his 11-year-old son and works in a theatre as a projectionist pirating DVDs for a living. When he starts receivin… 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Purab Bhandare, Mahi Gill,…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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Alejandro Landes
A man disabled by a stray police bullet lives in a world that stretches only from bed to wheelchair in a faraway city on the outskirts of the Co… 
CastPorfirio Ramirez Aldana, Jarlinsson, Ramirez…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia | Argentina…
VIS$18A

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Jonathan Demme
Carolyn Parker was the last to leave her neighbourhood when a mandatory evacuation order was decreed as Hurricane Katrina approached New Orleans… 
CastCarolyn Parker
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Rodrigo Moreno
After his girlfriend suddenly breaks up with him, a young man’s life transforms into an erratic urban journey inexplicably connected to his temp… 
CastEsteban Bigliardi, Cecilia Rainero, Rosario …
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$14A

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Sheldon Larry
This indie-narrative musical is set in the drag-ball community memorialized in the documentary Paris Is Burning. With 11 original songs by Beyon… 
CastEphraim Sykes, Miss Barbie-Q, Phillip Evelyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Ron Fricke
Samsara is a Tibetan word that means “the ever turning wheel of life,” a concept both intimate and vast, the perfect subject for filmmakers Ron … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Alex Gibney
Academy Award winner Alex Gibney (Taxi to the Dark Side) explores the rough and tumble world of hockey. Chris “Knuckles” Nilan can chart his ho… 
CastChris Nilan, Tony Twist, Marty McSorely, Don…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Michael Winterbottom
Self-effacing British auteur Michael Winterbottom sets his unique spin on Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles against a contemporary Indian… 
CastFreida Pinto, Riz Ahmed
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$18A

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Carlos Sorin
Lius Luque plays a Professor who has been recently released from a mental institution after a violent outbreak. Beatriz Spelzini plays his wife,… 
CastLuis Luque, Beatriz Spelzini, Maria Abadi, N…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CTC$14A

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Joseph Israel Laban
Based on a true story, Cuchera examines the grim fate of Filipino drug mules, drug couriers and their recruiters. It follows Isabel, a veteran d… 
CastMaria Isabel Lopez, Simon Ibarra, Sue Prado,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DISC$18A

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Shinya Tsukamoto
The story of a single mother who suffers from double vision; caring for her baby is a nerve-wrecking task that eventually leads her to a nervous… 
CastCocco, Shinya Tsukamoto
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VIS$18A

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Alexandre Courtes
The story tells of some aspiring musicians who are working as cooks at the insane asylum and become trapped there when a major thunderstorm hits… 
CastDave Legeno, Rupert Evans, Anna Skellern, Ri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A