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Safy Nebbou
While picking up her son at a birthday party, Elsa (Catherine Frot) finds her entire world turned upside down. Believing Lola, a little girl at … 
CastCatherine Frot, Sandrine Bonnaire, Wladimir …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$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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Gerardo Naranjo
Charged with infectious youthful energy, Voy a Explotar focuses on the romantic escapades of Roman, the 15-year-old son of a respected yet corru… 
CastDaniel Giménez Cacho
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VAN$14A

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Stephen Belber
Management is a romantic comedy that chronicles a chance meeting between Mike Cranshaw (Steve Zahn) and Sue Claussen (Jennifer Aniston). When Su… 
CastSteve Zahn, Jennifer Aniston, Woody Harrelso…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Matthew Newton
Tension mounts between three young Australian naval officers as they hit the streets of Sydney before being shipped out to Iraq. Written and dir… 
CastEwen Leslie, Toby Schmitz, Matthew Newton
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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Glenn Ligon
International art star Glenn Ligon returns to Toronto in a follow up to his hugely successful Power Plant exhibition of 2005. In 1903 Edwin S. P… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUTFree18

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Spike Lee
Directed by Spike Lee from a screenplay written by James McBride, the author of the acclaimed novel of the same name, the film chronicles the st… 
CastDerek Luke, Michael Ealy, Laz Alonso, Omar B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Michael Winterbottom
Seeking a new life after the sudden death of his wife, Joe (Colin Firth) moves his family to the Italian town of Genova, hoping for a fresh star… 
CastColin Firth, Catherine Keener and Hope Davis
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Samira Makhmalbaf
In exchange for one dollar a day, Mirvais must carry a disabled boy on his back - like a horse - to and from school every day. But his rider is … 
CastZiya Mirza Mohamad, Haron Ahad, Gol Gotai Ka…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$18

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Darren Aronofsky
Back in the late ‘80s, Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Mickey Rourke) was a headlining professional wrestler. Now, twenty years later, he ekes out a l… 
CastMickey Rourke, Evan Rachel Wood, Marisa Tome…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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Lance Daly
On the fringes of Dublin, Kylie and Dylan live in a suburban housing estate devoid of life, colour and prospects of escape. Following a violent … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/Sweden
VAN$14A

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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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Ella Lemhagen
Goran and Sven have been approved for adoption. Patrik, age 1.5, is on his way! But, because of a misplaced decimal point, they'll be forced to … 
CastGustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Thomas L…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
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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Mark Hartley
Free-wheelin' sex romps! Blood-soaked terror tales! Blazing action extravaganzas! The same cultural explosion that gave birth to Australian art … 
CastJamie Lee Curtis, Dennis Hopper, Stacy Keach…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Australia
MM$14A

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Ole Christian Madsen
From acclaimed Dogme 95 filmmaker Ole Christian Madsen (Kira's Reason - A Love Story, TIFF 2001) comes the true story of two resistance fighters… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Thure Lindhard, Stine Stenga…
LanguageDanish/German   CountryDenmark/Germany
CWC$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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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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Kristopher Belman
First-time filmmaker Kristopher Belman had the foresight to follow the journey of a remarkable high school basketball team in Akron, Ohio, that … 
CastLeBron James
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Yesim Ustaoglu
When three fortysomething siblings in Istanbul receive a call that their aging mother has disappeared from her home along the Eastern Black Sea … 
CastTsilla Chelton, Derya Alabora, Onur Unsal, Ö…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/Belgiu…
CWC$18

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Kevin Smith
A bawdy tale of love and friendship from Kevin Smith. Lifelong friends and roommates Zack (Rogen) and Miri (Banks) are facing hard times and a m… 
CastSeth Rogen and Elizabeth Banks
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

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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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Robert Kenner
Drawing upon the reportage of Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation) and Michael Pollan (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), this searing investigation explores… 
CastEric Schlosser, Michael Pollan
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Hajime Kadoi
A middle-aged prison guard, Hirai follows an alienated work routine of strict rules and arduous duties, attending to death row's model inmate, K… 
CastKaoru Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Nishijima, Nene O…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DISC$18

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Terence Davies
Acclaimed British director Terence Davies (Distant Voices, Still Lives; TIFF 1988) returns to his native Liverpool and to his filmmaking roots t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAST$18

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Carlos Sorin
Antonio, an ill 80-year-old man, wakes up at his house in the country on what will become the last day of his life. As the day goes by slowly, A… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Argentina
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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Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's first foray into the horror genre, Pontypool is an audacious adaptation of Tony Burgess’s 1998 novel about a deadly virus that … 
CastStephen McHattie, Lisa Houle, Georgina Reill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$18

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Rod Lurie
Inspired by today's politically charged climate, Nothing But the Truth stars Kate Beckinsale as a Washington DC reporter who writes an explosive… 
CastKate Beckinsale, Angela Bassett, Matt Dillon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Albert Serra
Stunningly shot using only natural light, El Cant dels Ocells is a contemplative reinterpretation of the Biblical journey of the Three Wise Men … 
CastLluís Carbó, Lluís Serrat Batlle, Lluís Serr…
LanguageCatalan/Hebrew   CountrySpain
VIS$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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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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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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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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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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Adria Petty
Gaining intimate access to the glamorous and chaotic day-to-day life of one of the world’s biggest icons, director Adria Petty explores the busi… 
CastParis Hilton, Rick Hilton, Kathy Hilton, Nic…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Dorothee Wenner
The Nigerian home-movie industry has risen to immense popularity throughout Africa. Founder of the African Academy, Peace Anyiam- Fiberesima pre… 
CastPeace Anyiam-Fiberesima
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany/Nigeria
RTR$18

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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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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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Agnès Varda
La Pointe courte (1956) introduced the world to Agnès Varda, one of the most unique directors of French cinema. She will be at TIFF08 to present… 
CastSilvia Monfort, Philippe Noiret
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DIAL$PG

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Gavin O'Connor
Pride and Glory follows a multi-generational New York City police family whose moral code is tested when one of two sons on the force investigat… 
CastEdward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight, No…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Javor Gardev
The Moth is freed on parole after spending time in prison on wrongful conviction of murder. Jailed shortly before the Bulgarian communist coup o… 
CastZachary Baharov, Tanya Ilieva, Vladimir Pene…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
DISC$18

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Ingrid Veninger and Simon Re…
Only centers on a 12-year-old boy (Jacob Switzer) who lives in a northern Ontario motel run by his parents. One day a 12-yearold girl (Elena Hud… 
CastJacob Switzer, Elena Hudgins Lyle
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Ann Marie Fleming
Starring ‘stickgirl’, Ann Marie Fleming’s avatar, this animated short uses signature hand-drawn sketches and fluid lines to create a rhythmic pa… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Matt Tyrnauer
Filmmaker Matt Tyrnauer (Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine) gains unprecedented access to the renowned fashion designer and his ent… 
CastValentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Christian Petzold
Tension and intrigue unfold between three characters caught in a love triangle: Ali, a Turkish entrepreneur who is preoccupied with his business… 
CastBenno Fürmann, Nina Hoss, André Hennicke, Hi…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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Kathryn Bigelow
The films of Kathryn Bigelow attract enormous, cult-like followings and thoughtful critical response. Amy Taubin in The Village Voice referred t… 
CastKathryn Bigelow, Noah Cowan
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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François A. Velle
Brooklyn-born Mike (Kevin Zegers) lives with his dad Vinny (Vincent D'Onofrio), a sanitation worker with low-level ties to local mob boss Tony (… 
CastKevin Zegers, Vincent D'Onofrio, Titus Welli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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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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Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Following the tracks of the famous Dakar rally, filmmaker Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Our Daily Bread) sets off on a journey from Europe to Africa, doc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
RTR$18

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Marie-Hélène Cousineau and M…
Based on the novel by acclaimed Danish author Jørn Riel, Before Tomorrow is a moving drama about a strong Inuit woman and her beloved grandson, … 
CastMadeline Ivalu, Paul-Dylan Ivalu, Mary Qulit…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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Marco Kreuzpaintner
In the seventeenth century, a 14-year-old orphan named Krabat flees the horrors of the Thirty Years War by becoming an apprentice to the ominous… 
CastDaniel Brühl, Christian Redl and David Kross
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
KID$G

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Ian Fitzgibbon
Mark, a struggling actor, has just been through the ordeal of yet another fruitless audition. With his girlfriend about to walk out and his land… 
CastDylan Moran, Neil Jordan, Keith Allen, Aisli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$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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François Verster
Lying on the coast of Cape Town, there is one public space where everyone seems to come together: the Sea Point Promenade and Municipal Pools. S… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa
RTR$18

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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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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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Jerzy Skolimowski
From influential Polish filmmaker Jerzy Skolimowski comes the story of Leon, a hospital worker who once witnessed the brutal rape of Anna, now a… 
CastKinga Preis, Artur Steranko
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland/France
MAST$18

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Akin Omotoso
The Johannesburg-set short film Jesus and the Giant (South Africa) by Akin Omotoso will screen before the previously announced Discovery title M… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria/South Africa…
DISC$14A

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Barry Jenkins
Two African-American twentysomethings wake up in bed together having no recollection of how they arrived there. Wandering the streets of San Fra… 
CastWyatt Cenac, Tracey Heggins
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$14A

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Nicholas Oceano
Diagnosed as HIV-positive at a young age, Pedro Zamora gained attention in 1994 as a cast member on “The Real World.” Followingthe true-life sto… 
CastAlex Loynaz, Justina Machado, DaJuan Johnson…
LanguageEnglish/Spanish   CountryUSA/Spain
CWC$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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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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Bohdan Sláma
When a gifted young teacher takes a job at a grammar school in the country, he quickly forms a strong bond with Marie, a local farm owner. But t… 
CastZuzana Bydzovská, Pavel Liska, Ladislav Sedi…
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic/Germa…
CWC$18

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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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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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Lino Brocka
In 1981, Joan Dupont did an exclusive interview for Le Monde with director Lino Brocka in Manila, the Philippines, thanks to assistance from his… 
CastPhillip Salvador, Gino Alajar, Paquito Diaz,…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
DIAL$14A

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Jordan Canning
A long-married couple finds themselves at a crossroads in their mid-life crisis. Betrayals, boredom, disappointments and secret desires are reve… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Tony Massil
In this observational verité documentary, Frank Erl and Geordie Dobson reflect on the decades they’ve spent in the wilds of the Yukon, and what … 
CastFrank Erl and Geordie Dobson
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Semi Chellas
This comedic tale of rental living and unrequited love is driven by mistaken identities and a perfect ensemble cast. 
CastTracy Wright and Don McKellar
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Barmak Akram
Kabul taxi driver Khaled picks up a woman and, after settling on a price, takes her to her destination. The woman gets out and a new passenger c… 
CastHadji Gul, Valéry Schatz, Amélie Glenn, Moha…
LanguagePersian   CountryFrance/Afghanistan
DISC$14A

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Dan Popa
In this sensitive portrayal of a couple dealing with immigration, language and love, a man makes lures outside on his porch while his wife gets … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Karl Lemieux
Exquisitely filmed in black-and-white, this experimental narrative follows four friends on a road trip as they discover the complicated arena of… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Pat Mills
Shot on a Motorola cell phone for TIFF07’s Talent Lab, this original coming out story is not all wine and roses. The film tells the true story o… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
Pat's First Kiss, Pat Mills, English Forty Men for the Yukon, Tony Massil, English Bedroom, Jordan Canning, English Midi, Noon, Dan Popa, Fre… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Jamie M. Dagg
The final days of a relationship’s collapse are seen from a suspicious boyfriend’s perspective in this nuanced drama. His depression leads him t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Caroline Link
From the director of Nowhere in Africa (TIFF 2002) comes the gripping story of a family in the aftermath of the unexpected death of its only so… 
CastKaroline Herfurth, Josef Bierbichler, Corinn…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
GALA$$PG

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Aida Begic
Eastern Bosnia, 1997. Headed by the young and stubborn Alma, the residents of the war-ravaged and isolated village of Slavno face a dilemma. Sho… 
CastZana Marjanovic, Jasna Beri, Sadzida Setic, …
LanguageCroatian   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
DISC$18

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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