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September 10-20, 2020

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

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Kari Skogland
In the late 1980s, with the Irish civil conflict at its most treacherous, 22-year-old Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) is recruited by the Briti… 
CastJim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Ke…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
GALA$$18

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Matteo Garrone
Power, money and blood - these are the "values" that the residents of the Province of Naples and Caserta have to face every day. They hardly eve… 
CastUnknown
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$18

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

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Adrian Sitaru
A Sunday picnic seemed like the best way for Mihai and Sweetie to spend some quality time together and take their relationship to a new level. B… 
CastAdrian Titieni, Ioana Flora, Maria Dinulescu
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/France
DISC$18

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Neil Burger
Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña star as returning U.S. soldiers who find themselves on an epic road trip across America. Their unpl… 
CastRachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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

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Rian Johnson
The brothers Bloom (Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo) are the best con men in the world, swindling millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and int… 
CastAdrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel Weisz, Ri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Max Färberböck
Adapted from the international bestseller based on a true story, A Woman in Berlin is directed by Golden Globe nominee Max Färberböck (Aimée & J… 
CastAugust Diehl, Juliane Köhler, Nina Hoss, Seb…
LanguageGerman | Russian   CountryGermany/Poland
SP$$18A

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Charlie Kaufman
Worried about the transience of his life, theatre director Caden Cotard (Philip Seymour Hoffman) leaves his home behind and sets out to construc… 
CastPhilip Seymour Hoffman, Jennifer Jason Leigh…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Tom Shu-Yu Lin
Yen, Tang and their gang of baseball-loving friends are in their last year of high school when a scandal involving their beloved sport takes the… 
CastRhydian Vaughan, Chang Cheh, Jennifer Chu, W…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
DISC$18

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's follow-up to the 2006 award-winning Daratt (Dry Season) charts the journey of a man fleeing his debts by attempting an ar… 
CastYoussouf Djaoro, Mata Gabin, Assane Kheiro, …
LanguageUnknown   CountrySouth Korea/France
VIS$18

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil…
Their first film since the 2005 critically acclaimed A Perfect Day, filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige ask the question "what can c… 
CastCatherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué
LanguageFrench   CountryLebanon
VIS$18

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

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Jamie Jay Johnson
Delving behind the scenes of the world’s premiere youth music spectacle, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Sounds Like Teen Spirit: A Popument… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
RTR$18

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Steven Soderbergh
On November 26, 1956, Fidel Castro sails to Cuba with eighty rebels. One of those rebels is Ernesto “Che” Guevara, an Argentine doctor who share… 
CastBenicio Del Toro, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo San…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUSA/Spain
SP$$18

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Kevin Papatie
This personal documentary tackles the declining use of the Algonquin language and the lingering effects of residential schools through the lens … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Gaylen Ross
Dr. Israel Kasztner helped rescue over 1,600 Hungarian Jews during the Second World War, yet he was later branded a traitor by rightwing extremi… 
CastIsrael Kasztner
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Malcolm Rogge
In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers are faced with the dismal prospect of being forced off their fertile land t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Spanish   CountryCanada
RTR$18

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Justin Simms
Hard-drinking and hard-fighting rowdyman Keith Kavanagh (Joel Thomas Hynes) is the turbulent hero of this visceral feature film adaptation of Hy… 
CastJoel Thomas Hynes
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18A

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Derick Martini
From the filmmaking team behind Smiling Fish and Goat on Fire (TIFF 1999) comes an examination of first love, family dynamics and the American D… 
CastRory Culkin, Alec Baldwin, Jill Hennessy, Ti…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Keven McAlester
This whimsical look at three adults deeply involved with Dungeons & Dragons explores how the game affects their lives and relationships, with fi… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Matt Aselton
Smart and well-educated, Brian (Paul Dano) feels adrift in his life and his job at an upscale mattress store. The one thing he knows is that he … 
CastPaul Dano, Zooey Deschanel, John Goodman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Léa Pool
Infused with Léa Pool’s celebrated personal vision, Maman est chez le coiffeur is a heart-warming and heart-wrenching family drama that chronicl… 
CastMarianne Fortier, Céline Bonnier, Gabriel Ar…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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J.T. Petty
A horrific take on John Ford's The Searchers, director JT Petty (S&MAN, TIFF's Midnight Madness 2006) tells the story of a band of men who, in 1… 
CastWilliam Mapother, Karl Geary, Doug Hutchison…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Sook-Yin Lee, Sudz Sutherlan…
A tribute to the city, Toronto Stories is a passionate collection of four stories witnessed by a nameless boy in the course of a single day. Eac… 
CastSook-Yin Lee, Tygh Runyan, K.C. Collins, Jor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$18

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Sami Khan
In this family drama about a struggle between a father and son, Terry thinks he knows it all until good old Dad tries too hard to show him what … 
CastCarl B. Dorvil, Craig Alan Edwards
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/USA
SCC$18

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Ferzan Ozpetek
One year after their separation, the violence that defined Emma and Antonio’s marriage returns with ferocious consequences. Meanwhile, Antonio’s… 
CastValerio Mastandrea, Valerio Binasco, Nicole …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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

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Mijke de Jong
After emigrating from Russia to Amsterdam with her mother and older sister, a thirteen-year-old girl plunges into a harsh adult world. With no o… 
CastBetty Qizmolli, Julia Seykens, Olga Louzgina
LanguageDutch/Russian   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Candice Day
For centenarian Wilma Harrington, birthdays lack a certain pizzazz. She plans on getting older or will die trying in this comedic short that sho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Federico Veiroj
At age 13, Rafael loses his virginity thanks to arrangements made by his older brother. His first kiss, however, proves harder to get. 
CastAlejandro Tocar
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina/Sp…
CWC$14A

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Guy Édoin
In this haunting finale to the Les Affluents trilogy, Sarah confronts her mother with her wishes to leave the farm during an autumn day of hunti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Randall Okita
Randall Okita’s inventive and exquisitely choreographed short film integrates sculptor Arthur Ganson’s whimsical machines into an imaginative dr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Susan Turcot
This architecturally-textured experimental meditation examines the effects of deforestation on animals, humans and climate. Using digital animat… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
A Small Thing, Adam Garnet Jones, English 106, Candice Day, English Machine with Wishbone, Randall Okita, No dialogue Pierce, Crush, Escape, … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Adam Garnet Jones
An emotionally stunted young woman throws herself a birthday party in the hopes of recalling something that happened on her tenth birthday. Invi… 
CastMeredith Cheesbrough, Pamela Farrauto
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Chris McCarroll
This intimately dramatic portrait follows a Romanian middle-aged man as he methodically prepares for his first day at a new job. The transformat… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Romanian   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Patrick Gazé
Third-grade student Victor Gazon makes a video presentation, listing his likes and dislikes, in order to determine whether life is worth living.… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/French   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Brian Stockton
Brian Stockton moves from broad sketches of Saskatchewan to a personal view of his suburban neighbourhood and formative years in his continuing … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Rithy Panh
Adapted from the novel of the same name by Marguerite Duras, Un Barrage Contre le Pacifique is directed by Rithy Panh (S21, La Machine de mort K… 
CastIsabelle Huppert
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Cambodia/Belg…
SP$$14A

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Nati Baratz
Declared the greatest Tibetan master of our time, Lama Konchog passed away in 2001, at the age of 84. In this visually stunning, emotionally gri… 
CastLama Konchog
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
RTR$18

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Daniel Burman
Superbly imaginative and entertaining, Empty Nest offers a heartfelt look at the marital tensions between Martha (Cecilia Roth, All About My Mot… 
CastCecilia Roth, Oscar Martinez
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain/Fran…
SP$$14A

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Werner Schroeter
This powerful and provocative film follows Ossorio Vignale as he arrives in his hometown in search of Clara, the woman he loves. Much to his hor… 
CastPascal Greggory, Elsa Zylberstein, Amira Cas…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Germany/Portu…
MAST$18

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Arnaud des Pallières
Georges Nail (Sergi López) lives in a new suburb. He's married, loves his wife, son and dog. Paul Hammer (Jean-Marc Barr) is goodlooking, rich a… 
CastSergi López, Jean-Marc Barr
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$18

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Jia Zhang-ke
A state-owned factory in Chengdu is shut down, giving way to a luxury apartment complex called 24 CITY. Reflecting on the life of work that bind… 
CastJoan Chen, Zhao Tao, Lv Liping, Chen Jianbin
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
VIS$18

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Agnès Varda
Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda looks back on her life and work, using beaches as a window to memory. In Belgium, California, the South of Franc… 
CastAgnès Varda
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Amos Kollek
Recently discharged from the Israeli army, Tzach travels to New York to confront his father Moshe, a struggling artist who left his family behin… 
CastRan Danker, Moshe Ivgy
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/Germany/Franc…
CWC$18

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

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Jean-François Richet
Vincent Cassel plays Jacques Mesrine, the legendary French gangster of the 1960s and 1970s who came to be known as French Public Enemy No. 1. I… 
CastCécile de France, Gérard Depardieu, Roy Dupu…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada/France/Italy…
GALA$$14A

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Scott McGehee and David Sieg…
Starring up and comers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, The Lookout), Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness, Juno) and Lynn Collins (The Merchant of Venice),… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Olivia Thirlby and Lyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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Andreas Dresen
From the director of Summer in Berlin (TIFF 2005) comes the story of Inge, a happily married woman in her 60s, who one day finds herself tumblin… 
CastUrsula Werner, Horst Rehberg, Horst Westphal…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Deepa Mehta
Among the major talent that former programmer David Overbey is credited with discovering is Deepa Mehta, who presents a screening of her 1991 fi… 
CastRanjit Chowdhry, Peter Boretski, Om Puri, Ku…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi   CountryCanada
DIAL$14A

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
Un Certain Regard Jury Prize winner at Cannes 2008, Tokyo Sonata from filmmaker Kiyoshi Kurosawa (Bright Future, TIFF 2003) is a portrait of a s… 
CastInowaki Kai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Kyôko Koizumi,…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan/Netherlands/Ho…
MAST$14A

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Ramin Bahrani
Stoic 70-year-old William hires Solo, a charming 34-year-old taxi driver, to take him in two weeks time to a mountaintop from which he plans to … 
CastSouleymane Sy Savane, Red West, Diana Franco…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Toshio Lee
Based on the hugely popular manga series, Detroit Metal City tells the tale of Souichi, a sensitive and wimpy music geek who came to Tokyo from … 
CastKenichi Matsuyama, Rosa Kato, Yasuko Matsuyu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$18

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Martha Burns and Susan Coyne
Martha Burns plays a recently-divorced middle-aged woman who, on a trip into town, runs into a series of neighbours and friends who each have so… 
CastMartha Burns
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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John Crowley
From the director of Boy A, comes a wise and charming story of an unlikely friendship between a scruffy former magician and a little boy with a … 
CastBill Milner, Michael Caine
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18

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Sara St. Onge
Drawing from the real-life exploits of lobotomist Dr. Walter Freeman, this playful short musical is at heart a sharp social commentary featuring… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre
Blurring the lines between documentary and drama, this poignant animated autobiographical film tells of the director’s horrific birthing experie… 
CastMarie-Josée Saint-Pierre
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Kazik Radwanski
Defiantly confronting the progressive stages of Alzheimer’s disease in her twilight years, Isabelle can no longer live a life with which she is … 
CastGina Sylvester, Tim Braddock, William Forres…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
Lobotomobile, Sara St. Onge, English How Are You? Martha Burns/Susan Coyne, English What I've Lost, Duraid Munajim, Arabic Princess Margaret… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Annie Bradley
Directed by Annie Bradley, a CFC and Sundance alumni, Pudge stars up-and-coming actress Laytrel McMullen as Violet, a pudgy 12-year-old girl who… 
CastLaytrel McMullen, Anne Anglin
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Duraid Munajim
In this heart-wrenching documentary, Iraqi exiles now living in Amman, Jordan, tell of what they have lost in the throes of wartime. Their diffi… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Nandita Das
The directorial debut of celebrated Indian actress Nandita Das, Firaaq traces the emotional journey of those caught up in the religious clashes … 
CastNaseeruddin Shah, Paresh Rawal, Tisca Chopra…
LanguageEnglish/Hindi/Urdu   CountryIndia
CWC$14A

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

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Carl Bessai
Mothers&Daughters is a touching and often hilarious look at the strained relationships three women have with their daughters. Featuring three of… 
CastTantoo Cardinal, Gabrielle Rose and Babz Chu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Götz Spielmann
Alex is an errand boy; Tamara, a prostitute. Entwined in a forbidden love affair, both are determined to escape the Viennese brothel where they … 
CastJohannes Krisch, Ursula Strauss
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18

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Paolo Sorrentino
Giulio Andreotti (Toni Servillo) has been the alpha and omega of Italian politics. Unreachable and enigmatic, he hides behind a calculated sembl… 
CastToni Servillo
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly/France
SP$18

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Barbet Schroeder
Barbet Schroeder directs this thriller starring Benoît Magimel (La Pianiste) as Fayard, a successful crime novelist. Invited to Japan for the re… 
CastBenoît Magimel
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$$18A

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

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

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Claire Denis
The celebrated French filmmaker Claire Denis returns with 35 Rhums, exploring the working underclass of French society. Lionel, a widower, has r… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Young-seok Noh
In a drunken attempt to mend his broken heart, Hyuk-jin and his friends decide to take a trip to the small town of Jeongseon in the Gangwon prov… 
CastSong Sam-dong, Yuk Sang-yeob, Kim Gang-heui,…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
DISC$18

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Leon Geller, Marcus Vetter
In late 2005, 12-year-old Ahmed Khatib was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers inside the Jenin refugee camp in the West Bank. Ahmed's father Is… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic/Hebrew/Englis…   CountryGermany
RTR$14A

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Nasorn Panungkasiri, Phawat …
After hiding a large sum of money on temple grounds, three robbers return to find that a monastery has been built on top of their stash. To retr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
CWC$18

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Jerry Zaks
Alessandro Nivola stars as legendary record producer Leonard Chess in Who Do You Love. Founded by Leonard and his brother Phil, the label helped… 
CastAlessandro Nivola, Marika Dominczyk, Jon Abr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Marc Abraham
Based on the true story of college professor and part-time inventor Robert Kearns' (Greg Kinnear) long battle with the American automobile indus… 
CastGreg Kinnear, Lauren Graham, Dermot Mulroney…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Pablo Agüero
In the valley of El Bolson in Patagonia - a haven for renegades from all over the world - Alba and Inti try to build a normal life as mother and… 
CastDolores Fonzi
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/France/Ger…
VIS$18

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
A son and daughter return to the family home where their parents have lived for decades, bringing their own young families along with them. They… 
CastUnknown
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Yin Lichuan
Daping hates Haili, who strode out of nowhere into her apartment, her life, and her blossoming relationship with Chen Jin. Though Daping tries t… 
CastYi Zhang, Bingyan Yan, Yulai Lu, Li Genmei
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$18

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Franck Vestiel
Inspired by Manga and video game imagery, Eden Log is a visually stunning sci-fi vision of a tomb-like underworld. A man regains consciousness a… 
CastClovis Cornillac, Vimala Pons
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MM$14A