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Hala Alabdalla
Initially intended as a documentary foray into the art of caricature in Egypt and Syria, when the insurgencies break out in both countries, Syri… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria/France
DOC$14A

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Margarethe von Trotta
A look at the life of philosopher and political theorist Hannah Arendt, who reported for The New Yorker on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adol… 
CastJanet McTeer, Barbara Sukowa, Julia Jentsch …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$14A

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Liz Garbus
Using the book 'Fragments', which collects Marilyn Monroe's poems, notes and letters, and with participation from the Arthur Miller and Truman C… 
CastElizabeth Banks, Zoe Saldana, Lindsay Lohan,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Treva Wurmfeld
Shepard & Dark is the remarkable story of a friendship in letters. Remember when close friends corresponded by letters? When intimate thoughts … 
CastSam Shepard, Johnny Dark
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Ben Wheatley
Chris wants to show girlfriend Tina his world, but events soon conspire against the couple and their dream caravan holiday takes a very wrong tu… 
CastAlice Lowe, Steve Oram and Dan Charles
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

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Bahman Ghobadi
After thirty years spent in prisons of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kurdish-Iranian poet Sahel finally walks free. Now the one thing keeping hi… 
CastBehrouz Vossoughi, Monica Bellucci, Belçim B…
LanguageFarsi   CountryIraq/Turkey
SP$PG

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Carlos Reygadas
Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are c… 
CastRut Reygadas, Eleazar Reygadas, Adolfo Jimén…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
WL$14A

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Peter Brosens, Jessica Hope …
In their follow-up to the remarkable Altiplano, co-directors Peter Brosens and Jessica Woodworth create a mystifying, surrealistic tale of a mou… 
CastAurélia Poirier, Django Schrevens, Sam Louwy…
LanguageFrench, Flemish   CountryBelgium / Netherland…
WL$PG

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Matt Austin, Johnny Ma, Saka…
The Tape, Matt Austin, ON, 5’ World Premiere When a Toronto man (Julian Richings) digs through his attic for a VHS, he encounters a 21st centur… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Barry Avrich
One of the most infamous moguls, Garth Drabinsky’s incredible story is the most dramatic and unprecedented rise to and fall from power in show b… 
CastDan Brambilla, Diahann Carroll, Aubrey Dan, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Wang Bing
The masterful new documentary from Wang Bing (West of the Tracks) is an intimate, observational portrait of a peasant family who ekes out a humb… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
WL$PG

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Catherine Corsini
Al, a young man from a modest background is about to marry his boss’s daughter and succeed him as the head of a car dealership. One night, he is… 
CastRaphaël Personnaz, Clotilde Hesme, Arta Dobr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Nikolaj Arcel
A young queen, who is married to an insane king, falls secretly in love with her physician - and together they start a revolution that changes a… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Mikkel Boe Følsgaard and Ali…
LanguageDanish | English | G…   CountryDenmark | Sweden
GALA$$PG

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Álvaro Longoria
Produced by and starring Academy Award®-winning actor Javier Bardem, Álvaro Longoria’s documentary Sons of the Clouds: The Last Colony examines … 
CastJavier Bardem, Álvaro Longoria
LanguageEnglish   CountrySpain
MAV$PG

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Mahdi Fleifel
An intimate, and often humorous, portrait of three generations of exile in the refugee camp of Ein el-Helweh, in southern Lebanon. Based on a we… 
CastMahdi Fleifel
LanguageArabic, English   CountryUnited Kingdom | Leb…
DOC$PG

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Barry Levinson
Chaos breaks out in a small Maryland town after an ecological disaster occurs. A brutal and harrowing film about a deadly parasite, The Bay ch… 
CastKristen Connolly, Jane McNeill and Michael B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Alice Winocour
Paris, winter 1885. At the Pitié-Salpêtriere Hospital, Professor Charcot is studying a mysterious illness: hysteria. Augustine, 19 years old, be… 
CastSoko, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

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Sylvie Michel-Casey
In this acutely observed and sharply written debut feature from director Sylvie Michel, the contrasting parenting philosophies of a well-to-do d… 
CastWolfram Koch, Bettina Stucky, Leo Bruckmann,…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
DISC$14A

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Jamie Kastner
A cheeky, sexy documentary-hybrid, The Secret Disco Revolution wraps revealing celebrity interviews — The Village People, Gloria Gaynor, Kool an… 
CastReg Taylor, The Village People, Gloria Gayno…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Kieron J. Walsh
Jump follows the lives of four 20-somethings whose lives collide one fateful New Year's Eve in a night of fast talk, accidents and intrigue. At … 
CastMartin McCann, Nichola Burley
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland, United King…
CWC$PG

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Kaige Chen
The story of three women whose worlds collide, Caught in the Web is a social commentary about the ‘sound bite’ society we are becoming, where pe… 
CastMark Chao, Chen Hong and Gao Yuanyuan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Ying Liang
Inspired by the notorious case of a young man's 2008 murder of six Shanghai police officers, the remarkable new film from independent Chinese au… 
CastNai An, Kate Wen, Sun Ming
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
WL$18A

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Damien Ounouri
An exceedingly timely tribute of unsung everyday heroes of revolutions draws the intimate portrait of El Hadi, a seventy-year-old veteran of the… 
CastMohamed El Hadi Benadouda
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance/Algeria/Qatar…
DOC$14A

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Athina Rachel Tsangari, Tsai…
The Capsule Athina Rachel Tsangari, Greece, 37’ A bevy of gorgeous Gothic goddesses vie for the attention of their headmistress on the Greek is… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$PG

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Rubba Nadda
One afternoon, on a typical day at work, Adib is confronted with devastating news: His eldest daughter, Muna, has gone missing in Damascus. Now … 
CastAlexander Siddig, Joshua Jackson and Marisa …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Simon Ennis
In this irresistibly zany, sharp-witted documentary, director Simon Ennis introduces us to an unforgettable group of characters whose obsession … 
CastDennis Hope, Christopher Carson, Alan Bean, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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James Ponsoldt
Kate (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and Charlie (Aaron Paul) are a young married couple whose bond is built on a mutual love of music, laughter and d… 
CastMary Elizabeth Winstead, Aaron Paul, Octavia…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$18A

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Cristian Mungiu
Palme d'Or winner Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) returns with this magisterial drama about a young Romanian woman who sets out t… 
CastCosmina Stratan, Cristina Flutur and Valeriu…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
MAST$PG

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Rui Jun Li
Old Ma, who believes that white cranes will carry buried dead bodies to heaven, is absolutely daunted by the idea of being cremated after death.… 
CastXing Chun Ma, Tang Long, Wang Siyi
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$PG

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Christian Petzold
Set in East Germany in the early 1980s, the new film from renowned director Christian Petzold (Jerichow) is a suspenseful chamber piece about an… 
CastNina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Jasna Fritzi Bau…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$PG

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Marco Bellocchio
A drama set in different locations during the last six days of life of Eluana Englaro, a young woman who lived 17 years in a vegetative state. A… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Toni Servillo, Alba Rohrwa…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly, French
SP$14A

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Billy Bob Thorton
A young man in the 1940s raises a family in Alabama after his wife leaves him for an Englishman and moves to England. When the wife dies, she le… 
CastRobert Duvall, John Hurt, Kevin Bacon, Billy…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Russia
GALA$$PG

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Ava DuVernay
When her husband is sentenced to 8 years in prison, Rudy drops out of med school in order to focus on her husband's well being while he's incarc… 
CastEmayatzy Corinealdi, David Oyelowo, Omari Ha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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Ashim Ahluwalia
A delightfully lurid ride through the lower depths of the Bombay film industry, Miss Lovely follows two brothers who hit it big producing sex-ho… 
CastNawazuddin Siddiqui, Niharika Singh, Anil Ge…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Rodney Ascher
Room 237 fuses fact and fiction through interviews with ardent fans convinced they have decoded Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining’s secret messages … 
CastBuffy Visick
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Nicolás López
Aftershock, a thriller which Nicolas Lopez will direct from a script he has written with Guillermo Amoedo. Lopez hails from Chile, and the film … 
CastEli Roth, Andrea Osvárt, Ariel Levy, Lorenza…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Nik Sexton, Aaron Phelan, Ch…
How to be Deadly, Nik Sexton, ON, 16’ North American Premiere Donnie Dumphy is vulgar, harmless, a hoser, an underdog and a loyal friend; but h… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Mohit Takalkar
Yearning for meaning in his life, a coddled young man abandons his girlfriend and family to set out on a spiritual quest across India. Shot with… 
CastSarang Sathaye, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, …
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Hong Sang-soo
South Korean master Hong Sang-soo teams with French superstar Isabelle Huppert for this inventive and wonderfully witty three-part film, in whic… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Kwon Hye Hyo and Jung Yu M…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$PG

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Manon Briand
A coat check attendant in a bar decides to take an unclaimed coat back to its owner, but soon finds herself in the middle of criminal intrigue. … 
CastStéphanie Lapointe, Charles-Alexandre Dubé, …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$18A

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Markus Imhoof
Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live.” In the past five year… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman, English   CountryGermany/Austria/Swit…
DOC$PG

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Kioshi Kurosawa
Fifteen years ago, tragedy struck a small town when a young elementary school girl Emili (Hazuki Kimura) was abducted and killed by a stranger. … 
CastKyoko Koizumi, Yû Aoi, Teruyuki Kagawa
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18A

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Sean Garrity
To win back his unsatisfied ex-girlfriend, conservative accountant Jordan Abrams enlists the help of Julia — an uninhibited exotic dancer — to g… 
CastJonas Chernick, Emily Hampshire, Sarah Manni…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Brian De Palma
An erotic thriller in the tradition of Dressed To Kill and Basic Instinct, Brian de Palma's Passion tells the story of a deadly power struggle b… 
CastRachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace, Karoline Herfu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$18A

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Aleksander Nordaas
Two forensic clean-up men discover a deadly mythological siren hidden in the basement of a remote cabin in the Norwegian woods. She never utters… 
CastMorten Andresen, Erlend Nervold, Silje Reinå…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
VAN$14A

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Marc Wiese
This is the story of a man who was born and grew up in a Gulag-style North-Korean camp. After his escape at the age of 23, he discovers the “out… 
CastShin Dong-Huyk, Hyuk Kwon, Oh Yangnam
LanguageKorean   CountryGermany
DOC$14A

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Bruce Sweeney
Bruce Sweeney (Last Wedding) returns to the Festival with this neo-noir police procedural — set against the backdrop of economic hard times — ab… 
CastNicholas Lea, Gabrielle Rose, Agam Darshi, P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Yannis Smaragdis
This majestic epic tells the true-life, stranger-than-fiction tale of 18th-century Greek pirate turned merchant Ioannis Varvakis, who rose from … 
CastSebastian Koch, Evgeny Stychkin, Juan Diego …
LanguageEnglish, Greek, Fren…   CountryGreece
CWC$14A

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Xavier Dolan
In the 1990s, Laurence tells his girlfriend Fred that he wants to become a woman. In spite of the odds — and in spite of each other — they confr… 
CastSuzanne Clément, Melvil Poupaud, Nathalie Ba…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada / France
SP$14A

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Peaches
The first feature film by notorious Canadian musician and performance artist Peaches is a wild transsexual rock opera, screening in conjunction … 
CastDanni Daniels, Sandy Kane, Peaches
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
VAN$14A

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Vasan Bala
The lives of a rookie cop, a streetwise orphan and a beautiful young ex-teacher collide explosively in the drug underworld of Mumbai in this edg… 
CastMukesh Chhabra, Zachary Coffin, Gulshan Deva…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$14A

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Choi Dong-hoon
Bullets fly, barbs are traded and old scores are settled when a Korean master criminal and his crew hightail it to Macao to join his treacherous… 
CastYun-seok Kim, Hye-soo Kim, Jung-jae Lee, Gia…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Jo Sung-hee
Summoned by an unexpected phone call, an elderly woman visits a cottage she used to visit when she was a young girl. Half a century before, she … 
CastJoong-ki Song and Bo-yeong Park
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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Ken Burns, David McMahon and…
The devastating new documentary by Ken Burns, Sarah Burns and David McMahon on the infamous "Central Park Jogger" case details how a rush to jud… 
CastAngela Black, Calvin O. Butts III, Natalie B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul, M…
Mekong Hotel Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Thailand, 57’ The new film from Thai master and Palme d’Or winner Apichatpong Weerasethakul is at once … 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$14A

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Matteo Garrone
Luciano is a Neapolitan fishmonger who supplements his modest income by pulling off little scams with his wife Maria. A likeable, entertaining g… 
CastAniello Arena, Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Sergio Castellitto
A single mother brings her teenage son to Sarajevo, where his father died in the Bosnian conflict years ago. Actor-director Sergio Castellitto … 
CastPenélope Cruz, Emile Hirsch and Mira Furlan
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly, Croatia
GALA$$14A

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Darezhan Omirbayev
Master director Darezhan Omirbayev transposes Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment to modern-day Kazakhstan, in this tale of a university student w… 
CastAmangeldy Aytaly, Nurlan Bajtasov and Edige …
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
MAST$14A

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Pablo Trapero
In a poverty-stricken and highly dangerous Buenos Aires slum, two men – both friends, both priests, both deeply respected by the local community… 
CastMartina Gusman, Ricardo Darin, Jérémie Renie…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain
SP$18A

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Lonesome Solo, Bamba Souleym…
In the busy streets of Abidjan, Tony, an out-of-school youth, scrapes together a living by hawking cigarettes but he soon turns to violence. Sho… 
CastAbdoul Karim Konaté, Adélaïde Ouattara, Mama…
LanguageFrench / Nouchi   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Makinov
Beth and Francis vacation before the birth of their child. Francis insists on venturing to a more serene island, Beth hesitantly agrees. They se… 
CastVinessa Shaw, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Ebon Mos…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
MM$18A