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September 7-17, 2023

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THU.15.SEP at 9:00am [2016]


Reviews
Cristian Mungiu
Cristian Mungiu (4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days) won the Best Director prize at Cannes for this terse, percolating drama about a Cluj physician wh… 
CastVlad Ivanov, Maria-Victoria Dragus, Adrian …
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
MAST$18

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Brigitte Berman
Actor-writer-director Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved artists. Filled with humour, passion, and complexity, this film by Academy … 
CastGordon Pinsent
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

THU.15.SEP at 9:15am [2016]


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Buddhadeb Dasgupta
The latest film from Buddhadeb Dasgupta, one of India’s most-celebrated directors, is a lyrical and at times comedic three-part portrait of rura… 
CastSudipto Chatterjee, Kajal Kumari, Ananya Cha…
LanguageBengali, Hindi   CountryIndia
MAST$PG

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In a remote fishing village in Iceland, teenage best friends Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a… 
Cast
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 9:45am [2016]


Reviews
It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely dependen… 
CastTahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

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Cast
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
SP$14A

THU.15.SEP at 11:30am [2016]


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James Franco
James Franco directs and stars alongside a fine cast -- including Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff -- in this adapta… 
CastJames Franco, Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Vince…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

THU.15.SEP at 11:45am [2016]


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Pere Portabella
The great filmmaker Pere Portabella’s monumental 1976 documentary recounts the dawn of democracy in Spain following the death of dictator Franci… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish | Catalan | …   CountrySpain
CTQFreePG

THU.15.SEP at 12:00pm [2016]


Reviews
Ana Mendieta
Presented in partnership with CONTACT Gallery, this rare exhibition of film and photographic work by the late, Cuban-born multidisciplinary arti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
WLFree18

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Mark Williams
A ruthless corporate headhunter in Chicago battles his rival for control of their job placement firm, until a family tragedy brings his personal… 
CastGerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Daniel Oriahi
A small-town mechanic turned chauffeur for the mob gets caught up in the troubles of a beautiful sex worker, in this Scorsese-meets-Nollywood cr… 
CastFemi Jacobs, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Odunlade Adek…
LanguageYoruba | English   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

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Sharon Lockhart
Presented in partnership with Gallery TPW, this major new film installation by American artist and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart is a deeply affecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WLFree18

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Albert Serra
 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
WLFree18

THU.15.SEP at 12:15pm [2016]


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Khyentse Norbu
The new film from Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu chronicles a sacred jungle ritual where masked, anonymous participants seek comple… 
CastTshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji, …
LanguageCantonese   CountryBhutan/Hong Kong
PLAT$14A

THU.15.SEP at 12:30pm [2016]


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Nicholas de Pencier
Based on the book by Professor Ron Deibert, Black Code is the story of how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in or… 
CastRonald Deibert
LanguageEnglish | Portuguese…   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

THU.15.SEP at 12:45pm [2016]


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Amat Escalante
Cannes prize-winning director Amat Escalante (Heli) combines family drama and social commentary with science fiction and horror in this hypnotic… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VAN$R

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Sang-soo Hong
Korean maestro and Festival favourite Hong Sang-soo (Right Now, Wrong Then) embarks on an intriguing foray into the uncanny with this ingenious … 
CastJoo-hyuck Kim, Youyoung Lee
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

THU.15.SEP at 1:30pm [2016]


Reviews
Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre D…
After refusing to answer a late-night knock on her clinic door, a doctor seeks to uncover the truth behind the mysterious death of her unidentif… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium / France
MAST$18

THU.15.SEP at 2:30pm [2016]


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Sung-su KIM
A shady cop finds himself in over his head when he gets caught between Internal Affairs and the city’s corrupt mayor, in this scintillating crim… 
CastJung-min HWANG, Woo-sung JUNG, Ji-hoon JU, D…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

THU.15.SEP at 2:45pm [2016]


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Bing Wang
The urgent new documentary from acclaimed Chinese filmmaker Wang Bing (West of the Tracks, Three Sisters) takes us into the refugee camps on the… 
CastUnknown
LanguageTa'ang | Burmese | M…   CountryHong Kong
WL$PG

THU.15.SEP at 3:00pm [2016]


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Antonio Campos
Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer) directs this chilling character study of real-life Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hal… 
CastRebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavo…
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
PLAT$18A

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Benedict Andrews
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new lif… 
CastRooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

THU.15.SEP at 3:15pm [2016]


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Mbithi Masya
The afterlife is a mysterious and eerie state for newly-dead twenty-something Kaleche, who has no memory of her life or death. When she meets Th… 
CastNyokabi Gethaiga, Elsaphan Njora
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

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Johnny Ma
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance … 
CastChen Gang
LanguageMandarin   CountryCanada/China
DISC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 3:30pm [2016]


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Deepa Mehta
In 2012, a young woman was gang raped by six men inside a moving bus in New Delhi. She was beaten senseless and thrown naked out onto the street… 
CastJanki Bisht, Vansh Bhardwaj, Davinder Singh,…
LanguageHindi   CountryCanada/India
MAST$R

THU.15.SEP at 3:45pm [2016]


Reviews
A town leader in rural Colombia plays a risky game with the local right-wing paramilitary group with a cache of cash at stake, in this gripping … 
CastWillington Gordillo, Heriberto Palacio Santa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 4:30pm [2016]


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Ki-duk KIM
In the new film from provocative Korean auteur Kim Ki-duk (Pieta), a poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is gr… 
CastSeung-bum RYOO, Lee Won GUN, Young-min KIM, …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

THU.15.SEP at 4:45pm [2016]


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Joachim Lafosse
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance / Belgium
CWC$18

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Adam Wingard
After discovering a video showing what he believes to be his sister's experiences in the demonic woods of the Blair Witch, James and a group of … 
CastValorie Curry, Corbin Reid, Brandon Scott, W…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

THU.15.SEP at 5:30pm [2016]


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Vincent Biron
 
CastSophie Goulet, Alexandre Auger, Simon Pigeon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 5:45pm [2016]


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Niyi Akinmolayan
TIFF Rising Stars OC Ukeje and Somkele Iyamah-Idhalama join a stellar cast of Nollywood heavyweights in this whip-smart courtroom drama about lu… 
CastO.C Ukeje, Adesua Etomi, Iretiola Doyle, Som…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 6:00pm [2016]


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Jordan Roberts
In this charming and moving adventure story, an eight-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay, Room) becomes convinced that he actually hails from the step… 
CastJacob Tremblay, Vera Farmiga, Virginia Madse…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA / Mongolia
SP$PG

Reviews
Raja Amari
Samia immigrates to France illegally. Obsessed by the idea her radical islamist brother might be stalking her, she first finds refuge with Imed,… 
CastHiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouch…
LanguageFrench   CountryTunisia/France
SP$14A

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Homeboy Music
Leehom Wang's concert at Beijing's iconic Bird's Nest stadium drew a record 100,000 people. His music, a constantly evolving mix of global pop, … 
CastLeehom Wang
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
SP$PG

THU.15.SEP at 6:15pm [2016]


Reviews
Pere Portabella
Pere Portabella follows his masterful 1976 documentary General Report -- an epic survey of the Spanish social and political landscape in the wak… 
CastQuim Arrufat, Zdenka Badovinac, Manuel Borja…
LanguageCatalan | Spanish   CountrySpain
WL$PG

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Benoit Jacquot
 
CastMathieu Amalric, Julia Roy, Jeanne Balibar, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance / Portugal
MAST$14A

THU.15.SEP at 6:30pm [2016]


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David Leveaux
Academy Award winner Christopher Plummer (Beginners, Remember) and Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs, Hannah Arendt) star in this adaptation of Alan Ju… 
CastLily James, Christopher Plummer, Jai Courtne…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Jim Sheridan
A once vibrant and lively beauty in her youth, Roseanne McNulty has spent the majority of her adult life confined to a mental hospital in rural … 
CastVanessa Redgrave, Rooney Mara, Theo James, E…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
GALA$$14A

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Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah …
A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Sprin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$18A

THU.15.SEP at 6:45pm [2016]


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John Scheinfeld
Veteran documentarian John Scheinfeld (The U.S. vs. John Lennon) explores the life and work of jazz legend John Coltrane, with commentary and ap… 
CastAntonia Andrews, Bill Clinton, Michelle Colt…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

THU.15.SEP at 7:30pm [2016]


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George Nolfi
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1964, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts sup… 
CastBilly Magnussen, Xia Yu, and Philip Ng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

THU.15.SEP at 7:45pm [2016]


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April Mullen
Below Her Mouth is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women. Dallas, a roofer, and Jasmine, a fa… 
CastErika Linder, Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigot…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18A

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Unknown
Graceful and formidable, glamorous and badass, international superstar Zhang Ziyi has time and again brought strong, multi-dimensional female ch… 
CastZhang Ziyi
LanguageEnglish   CountryChina
MAV$18

THU.15.SEP at 8:15pm [2016]


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Michelle Kath Sinclair
One of the original members of the band Chicago, Terry Kath has been praised by icons like Jimi Hendrix and Joe Walsh for his voice and guitar p… 
CastTerry Kath, Camelia Kath, Joe Walsh, Peter …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

THU.15.SEP at 8:45pm [2016]


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Abba Makama
A group of young bohemian artists hang out and search for direction in their lives in the stagnant months leading up to the beginning of their u… 
CastIfeanyi Dike, Jamal Ibrahim, Samuel Robinson…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$PG

Reviews
A Japanese family’s humdrum daily routine is fatefully upset by the arrival of a stranger from the father’s past, in this slow-burning dramatic … 
CastTadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furuta…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

THU.15.SEP at 9:00pm [2016]


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Junfeng Boo
This slow-burning drama set in a Singaporean prison explores the charged issue of the death penalty from the point of view of an aspiring execut… 
CastFirdaus Rahman, Wan Hanafi Su, Mastura Ahma…
LanguageEnglish | Malay   CountrySingapore
CWC$14A

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Pete Travis
Tommy Akhtar — cricket fan, devoted son and deadbeat private eye — is just emerging from another hangover when his next case walks through the d… 
CastRiz Ahmed, Cush Jumbo, James Floyd, Billie P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Carlos Saura
The new film from legendary Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura (Carmen, Tango) captures the vivacity and charisma of the jota, a waltz-like castanet… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MAST$G

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Garth Davis
After a wrong train takes a five-year-old Indian boy thousands of kilometres from home and family, he survives many challenges before being adop… 
CastDev Patel, Nicole Kidman, Rooney Mara, and D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$$PG

THU.15.SEP at 9:15pm [2016]


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Fred Peabody
Investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, and others are changing the face of journalism, no longer t… 
CastI.F. Stone
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

Reviews
Tony Elliott
In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, Renton and Hannah relive a deadly … 
CastRobbie Amell, Rachael Taylor
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

THU.15.SEP at 9:30pm [2016]


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Rob Reiner
On November 22, 1963, one president's life was taken while another's was resurrected. LBJ tells the story of politician Lyndon B. Johnson who wa… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Richa…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

Reviews
Sang-il Lee
A grisly unsolved murder links three seemingly unrelated stories in three different Japanese cities, in this arresting ensemble thriller from di… 
CastKen Watanabe, Mirai Moriyama, Kenichi Matsuy…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$$18A

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Werner Herzog
Shot in Bolivia, writer-director Werner Herzog’s Salt and Fire follows a mysterious hostage-taking where the leader of a small scientific delega… 
Cast
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA, Bolivia
SP$14A

Reviews
Ryszard Bugajski
Haunted by her ruthless past, a former high-ranking security officer in Poland’s communist government seeks an audience with the Primate of the … 
CastMaria Mamona, Malgorzata Zajaczkowska, Janus…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
CWC$18

THU.15.SEP at 9:45pm [2016]


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Brillante Mendoza
Filipino firebrand Brillante Mendoza (Slingshot, Kinatay) incisively explores the street-level corruption of the Duterte-era Philippines with th… 
CastJaclyn Jose, Julio Diaz, Andi Eigenmann, Fel…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
MAST$14A

THU.15.SEP at 10:15pm [2016]


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Bronwen Hughes
The inspiring life story of late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the stru… 
CastElla Purnell, Maria Bello, Sam Hazeldine, Be…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Sout…
GALA$$14A

THU.15.SEP at 10:30pm [2016]


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Joyce A. Nashawati
During a scorching Greek summer, a stranded foreigner finds himself in a bureaucratic purgatory as he tries to retrieve his residence permit, wh… 
CastZiad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencqu…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
VAN$14A

Reviews
Mong-Hong CHUNG
A Taiwanese drug mule has his foolproof smuggling method thrown out of whack when he catches a ride with the wrong cab driver, in this highly en… 
CastMichael HUI, Na DOW, Leon DAI, TOU Chung-Hua…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
VAN$18A

THU.15.SEP at 11:59pm [2016]


Reviews
Cox and Hirsch play father and son coroners who receive a mysterious homicide victim with no apparent cause of death. As they attempt to identif… 
CastBrian Cox, Emile Hirsch, Ophelia Lovibond
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$14A