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James Franco
A look at the trials and tribulations of The Compson siblings, living in the deep south during the early part of the 20th century. [It is the s… 
CastJames Franco, Joey King, Seth Rogen, Scott H…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Mike Leigh
This biopic explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851). Profoundly affected by the de… 
CastTimothy Spall, Dorothy Atkinson, Marion Bail…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Kiki Álvarez
A rare independent film from Cuba, this charming and tender portrait of female friendship follows three hair-salon employees as they hit the tow… 
CastClaudia Muñiz, Marianela Pupo, Maribel Garcí…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$14A

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Daniel Barnz
Cake tells the story of the acerbic Claire Bennett who has managed to alienate everyone from her life, with the exception of her loyal housekeep… 
CastJennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, William H. …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Sturla Gunnarsson
Part road movie, part spectacle, part drama, Monsoon is Sturla Gunnarsson's meditation on chaos, creation and faith, set in the land of believer… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Gregorio Graziosi
In the heavily populated city of São Paulo, Brazil, a young architect discovers a clandestine cemetery while walking through the worksite of his… 
CastIrandhir Santos, Lola Peploe, Julio Andrade,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
DISC$18

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Ramin Bahrani
After his family is evicted from their home, proud and desperate construction worker Dennis Nash tries to win his home back by striking a deal w… 
CastAndrew Garfield, Laura Dern, Michael Shannon
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Ole Giæver
A put-upon salary man seeks spiritual renewal in the Great Outdoors, in this sharp comic drama from Norwegian director Ole Giæver. Out of Natur… 
CastOle Giæver, Marte Magnusdotter Solem, Sivert…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Jean-Marc Vallée
After years of reckless behaviour, a heroin addiction and the destruction of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed makes a rash decision. Haunted by memo… 
CastReese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Thomas Sadosk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Tetsuya Nakashima
When beautiful straight-A high school student Kanako goes missing, her mother asks ex-husband Akikazu — a drifting, irresponsible former cop — t… 
CastKôji Yakusho, Nana Komatsu, Satoshi Tsumabuk…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
VAN$R

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Bennett Miller
Based on true events, this film tells the dark and fascinating story of the unlikely and ultimately tragic relationship between an eccentric mul… 
CastAnthony Michael Hall, Steve Carell, Channing…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Damien Chazelle
Andrew Neyman is an ambitious young jazz drummer, single-minded in his pursuit to rise to the top of his elite East Coast music conservatory. Pl… 
CastMiles Teller, J.K. Simmons, Melissa Benoist,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Johnnie To
After losing his girl in a love triangle, Shen Ran falls in love with another woman, only to find himself still attached to his old flame. Meanw… 
CastLouis Koo, Miriam Yeung, Gao Yuanyuan, Vic C…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$PG

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Jon Stewart
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart makes his directorial debut with the true story of Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari (played by Gael GarcÌa… 
CastGael García Bernal, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Gols…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Rolf de Heer
The great Australian actor David Gulpilil won the Best Actor prize in the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival for his engaging… 
CastPeter Djigirr, David Gulpilil, Luke Ford
LanguageEnglish/Yolngu   CountryAustralia
CWS$14A

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Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
A devoted elderly couple living in a Jerusalem retirement home is faced with a pair of devastating challenges that threaten to divide them after… 
CastZe'ev Revach, Levana Finkelshtein, Aliza Ros…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Rodrigue Jean
Alex is a young addict who sells his body in Montréal’s Centre-Sud district. He’s flanked by Bruno, Simon, Jeanne, Éric and Velma, all of them c… 
CastAlexandre Landry, Jean-Simon Leduc, Simon Le…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$18A

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Mariama Sylla, Khady Sylla
In this meditative and elegiac portrait, Senegalese filmmakers Khady and Mariama Sylla record the tales of their grandmother, a griot (storytell… 
CastPenda Diogo Sarr, Doudou Dieye, Anta Sarr
LanguageFrench/Wolof   CountrySenegal
WL$PG

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Isabel Coixet
As her marriage dissolves, a Manhattan writer takes driving lessons from a Sikh instructor with marriage troubles of his own. In each other's co… 
CastBen Kingsley, Patricia Clarkson, Grace Gumme…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan
Through stop-motion animation, drawings and interviews, this film reveals how 18 cows in the village of Beit Sahour became an inspiration and sy… 
CastAlison Darcy, Heidi Foss, Holly Uloth O'Brie…
LanguageArabic/Hebrew   CountryPalestine/Canada
DOC$PG

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Bent Hamer
When Norwegian scientist Marie attends a seminar in Paris on the actual weight of a kilo, it is her own measurement of disappointment, grief and… 
CastAne Dahl Torp, Laurent Stocker, Stein Winge
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
MAST$18A

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Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmo…
Alice Howland, happily married with three grown children, is a renowned linguistics professor who starts to forget words. When she receives a de… 
CastKristen Stewart, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Joshua Oppenheimer
Joshua Oppenheimer's follow-up to his extraordinary documentary The Act of Killing follows a family who, after viewing the previous film, discov… 
CastErnardi Watimin
LanguageIndonesian/Javanese…   CountryIndonesia
DOC$14A

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Saverio Costanzo
Mina and Jude meet while stuck together in the restroom of a restaurant, marking the beginning of a true love story. They move in together. They… 
CastAdam Driver, Jake Weber, Natalie Gold, Alba …
LanguageEnglish   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Albert Shin
A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately sh… 
CastAhn Ji Hye, Hae-yeon Kil, Jae-rok Kim, Yoon …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/Canada
DISC$14A

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Daniel Barber
Left without men in the dying days of the American Civil War, three Southern women - two sisters and one African-American slave - must fight to … 
CastHailee Steinfeld, Brit Marling, Muna Otaru, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkab…
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country’s… 
CastRonit Elkabetz, Menashe Noy, Simon Abkarian,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWS$PG

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Ryuichi Hiroki
This erotically charged drama from Japanese director Ryuichi Hiroki (Vibrator) traces the intersecting stories of a group of employees and visit… 
CastKaho Minami, Atsuko Maeda, Jun Murakami, Sho…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$18A

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Boo Ji-Young
The employees of a big-box discount retail store band together when contract workers are summarily laid off. 
CastYum Jung-Ah, Moon Jeong-Hee, Kim Young-Ae, K…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CTC$PG

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David Robert Mitchell
For 19-year-old Jay (Maika Monroe), the fall should be about school, boys and weekends at the lake. Yet after a seemingly innocent sexual encoun… 
CastMaika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Daniel Zovatto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$R

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Hal Hartley
Ned Rifle is the third and final chapter of Hal Hartley's tragicomic epic begun with Henry Fool (1997) and continued with Fay Grim (2007). At on… 
CastAubrey Plaza, Parker Posey, Liam Aiken
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Carlos Siguion-Reyna
When his fortune is wiped out, an arrogant, self-made tycoon is forced to return to the slum tenement where he grew up, in this vibrant, sociall… 
CastRobert Arevalo, Liza Lorena, Rez Cortez, Aiz…
LanguageFilipino   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Jyoti Mistry
Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-dee… 
CastAlex McGregor, Bjorn Steinbach, Desmond Dube…
LanguageAfrikaans/Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saase…
His life and career at a crossroads, an independent filmmaker is reinvigorated when he accidentally runs into an old flame while in Berlin — but… 
CastAlex Holdridge, Rupert Friend, Jennifer Ulri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
CWC$18

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David Oelhoffen
Algeria, 1954. While the rebellion rumbles in the valley, two very different men thrown together by a world in turmoil are forced to flee acros… 
CastViggo Mortensen, Reda Kateb, Jérémie Vigot
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Ross Katz
A young, narcissistic entrepreneur crashes and burns on the eve of his company’s big launch. With his entire life in total disarray, he leaves M… 
CastRose Byrne, Nick Kroll and Bobby Cannavale
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Liv Ullmann
A country estate in Ireland in the 1880s. Over the course of one midsummer night, Miss Julie explores the brutal, charged power struggle between… 
CastJessica Chastain, Colin Farrell and Samantha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Morten Tyldum
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as Alan Turing, the genius British mathematician, logician, cryptologist and computer scientist who led the charge to… 
CastBenedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matth…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$$14A

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Xiaoshuai Wang
A retired widow has her daily routine derailed when she starts receiving mysterious, anonymous phone calls, in this scintillating thriller from … 
CastLi Zhong, Shi Liu, Feng Yuanzheng, Qin Hao, …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Gabe Polsky
A smash hit at this year’s Cannes, director Gabe Polsky’s exhilarating documentary chronicles the rise and fall of Soviet hockey in the 1980s. 
CastSlava Fetisov, Vladislav Tretiak, Scotty Bow…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
DOC$PG

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Susanne Bier
How far are decent human beings willing to go, when tragedy blurs the line between just and unjust? Susanne Bier and Anders Thomas Jensen have c… 
CastNikolaj Coster-Waldau, Ulrich Thomsen, Maria…
LanguageDanish, Swedish   CountryDenmark
SP$18

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Abderrahmane Sissako
Luminous, lyrical and poetic, set during the early days of the 2012 fundamentalist takeover of northern Mali and inspired by real people and rea… 
CastPino Desperado, Ibrahim Ahmed, Abel Jafri, T…
LanguageFrench/Arabic/Tamash…   CountryFrance/Mali
MAST$14A

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Mélanie Laurent
Acclaimed actress Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Enemy) takes the director’s chair for this high-school tale of two teenage girls who de… 
CastLou de Laâge, Joséphine Japy, Isabelle Carré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Sung Bo Shim
The ragtag crew of a fishing boat takes on a dangerous commission to smuggle a group of illegal immigrants from China to Korea, in this tense hi… 
CastKim Yoon-seok, Park Yoo- chun
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
GALA$$14A

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Fan Lixin
Lixin Fan, director of the award-winning Last Train Home, takes a very different look at contemporary China with this documentary that follows t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG

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Stéphane Lafleur
Making the most of the family home while her parents are away, 22-year-old Nicole is enjoying a peaceful summer with her best friend, Véronique.… 
CastJulianne Côté, Catherine St-Laurent, Marc-An…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Joel Lamangan
A middle-aged domestic worker remains fiercely loyal to her employer even as it draws her ever deeper into the dirty world of human trafficking,… 
CastNora Aunor, Romnick Sarmenta, Rosanna Roces,…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Seyyed Reza Mir-Karimi
In this delicate, deceptively small-scale drama from award-winning Iranian director Reza Mirkarimi, Youness, an ageing taxi driver, takes a youn… 
CastParviz Parastui, Soheila Golestani, Shabnam …
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$PG

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Jefferson Moneo
Martha Barlow has a dark personal history she’d rather not remember and more skeletons in her closet than she’d care to admit. After her teenage… 
CastNadia Litz, Justin Kelly, Stephen McHattie, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18A

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Pedro Costa
The highly anticipated new film by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa, Cavalo Dinheiro is the follow-up to Costa’s landmark Fontainhas trilogy (Ossos… 
CastVentura, Vitalina Varela, Tito Furtado
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal/Creole
WL$14A

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Juris Kursietis
In this tough but compassionate coming-of-age drama, a Latvian teenager with a serious gambling addiction sets out to find his long-lost father.… 
CastKristers Piksa, Rezija Kalnina
LanguageLatvian   CountryLatvia
CWC$14A

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Jonathan Nossiter
Jonathan Nossiter follows up his hit 2004 docuementary Mondovino with this profile of four radical vineyard propietors in Italy, who are strivin… 
CastPaula Prandini, Alberto Sordi, Giovanna Tiez…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$G

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Maxime Giroux
Félix is an eccentric and penniless French Canadian whose wealthy father is dying. Meira is a married Hasidic woman with a family, searching for… 
CastHadas Yaron, Martin Dubreuil, Luzer Twersky,…
LanguageFrench/Yiddish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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John Ford
John Ford’s classic western — the mythic tale of Wyatt Earp’s gunfight with the corrupt, cattle-rustling Clanton clan at the O.K. Corral — is re… 
CastHenry Fonda, Victor Mature, Walter Brennan, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

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Stefan Liberski
A Japanophile young Belgian woman in Tokyo falls into a whirlwind romance with a Francophile Japanese student, in this charming and tender tale … 
CastPauline Etienne, Taichi Inoue, Julie Lebreto…
LanguageFrench/Japanese   CountryBelgium
CWC$PG

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Luc Dardenne, Jean-Pierre Da…
A working-class mother (Marion Cotillard) fights to hold onto her job, in the new film from master filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. San… 
CastMarion Cotillard, Fabrizio Rongione, Pili Gr…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Céline Sciamma
Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns to the Festival with this raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students li… 
CastKaridja Touré, Assa Sylla, Lindsay Karamoh, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Albert Shin
A wealthy couple seeks to secretly adopt the unborn child of an impoverished and troubled rural teenager, in this slow-burning and ultimately sh… 
CastAhn Ji Hye, Hae-yeon Kil, Jae-rok Kim, Yoon …
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/Canada
DISC$14A

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Ann Hui
Xiao Hong, one of the most famous female writers, lived through the most turbulent times in contemporary China. Her estrangement from her father… 
CastWei Tang, Shaofeng Feng, Lei Hao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina/Hong Kong
MAST$14A

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Andrew Niccol
A Las Vegas-based fighter pilot turned drone pilot fights the Taliban by remote control for 12 hours a day, then goes home to the suburbs and f… 
CastEthan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Gerard Johnson
Michael Logan is an anti-hero for our times: a natural predator, a high-functioning addict, and corrupt police officer. But his dark world is ev… 
CastPeter Ferdinando, Stephen Graham, Neil Maske…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18A

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Benoît Jacquot
A twist of fate leaves a hapless accountant (Benoît Poelvoorde) romantically torn between two sisters (Charlotte Gainsbourg and Chiara Mastroian… 
CastBenoît Poelvoorde, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Chi…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Damián Szifron
More than living up to its title, director Damián Szifron's compendium of outrageous, hilarious and truly bizarre anecdotes offers a subversive,… 
CastRicardo Darin, Oscar Martinez, Leonardo Sbar…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
SP$14A

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Mario Martone
A luminously beautiful biopic of the celebrated eighteenth-century Italian poet, essayist and philosopher Giacomo Leopardi, who created immortal… 
CastElio Germano, Michele Riondino, Massimo Popo…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$PG

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Robert Kenner
Documentarian Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corp… 
CastNaomi Oreskes, Bob Inglis, James Hansen, Sta…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Juán Martín Hsu
La Salada depicts the experience of new immigrants in Argentina told through three stories that take place in La Salada — the largest informal m… 
CastIgnacio Huang, Yunseon Kim, Chang Sun Kim, N…
LanguageSpanish/Korean/Manda…   CountryArgentina
DISC$14A

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David Cronenberg
David Cronenberg forges both a wicked social satire and a very human ghost story from today's celebrity-obsessed culture. Julianne Moore won be… 
CastJulianne Moore, Mia Wasikowska, Olivia Willi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

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Xavier Dolan
A widowed single mother, raising her violent son alone, finds new hope when a mysterious neighbor inserts herself into their household. 
CastAnne Dorval, Antoine-Olivier Pilon, Suzanne …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Ossama Mohammed, Wiam Simav …
The astonishing collaboration between exiled Syrian filmmaker Ossama Mohammed and young Kurdish activist Wiam Simav Bedirxan distills footage fr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$R

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Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy
A deaf mute teenager enters a specialized boarding school where, to survive, he becomes part of a wild organization — the Tribe. His love for on… 
CastYana Novikova and Grigoriy Fesenko
LanguageUkrainian   CountryUkraine
DISC$R

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Shinya Tsukamoto
Tetsuo director Shinya Tsukamoto creates a gritty and graphic version of the classic war novel about a dazed, wounded soldier who wanders throug… 
CastShinya Tsukamoto
LanguageJapanese/Filipino   CountryJapan
WL$18A

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Martti Helde
In 1941, an Estonian woman and her young daughter struggle to find their way home after being deported to Siberia by the Soviet occupiers, in th… 
CastLaura Peterson, Mirt Preegel, Tarmo Song, In…
LanguageEstonian   CountryEstonia
CWC$14A

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Liew Seng Tat
The superstitious inhabitants of a small Malaysian village go to ever sillier extremes to exorcize the "ghost" they believe is haunting a dilapi… 
CastWan Hanafi Su, Soffi Jikan, Harun Salim Bach…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
CWC$PG

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Debbie Tucker Green
Jackie is pregnant and knows it’s not her husband Mark’s. She says she’s slept with nobody else. Mark and their son JJ don't know what to say. S… 
CastNadine Marshall, Idris Elba, Kai Francis-Lew…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Jordan Canning
Two estranged brothers return to the family cottage after the death of their father. Over the course of three days they must learn to let go of … 
CastPeter Mooney, Steve Cochrane, Lynda Boyd, Me…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Fabrice Du Welz
When Gloria and Michel meet on a dating site, nothing suggests the destructive and murderous passion that will be born of their crazy love. Alle… 
CastStéphane Bissot, Lola Dueñas, Laurent Lucas,…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
VAN$R

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Tamara Erde
Israeli-born director Tamara Erde visits six independently-run Israeli and Palestinian schools to investigate how history is taught in this cont… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Hebrew/Arabi…   CountryFrance
DOC$PG

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Jaume Balagueró
Angela Vidal wakes up in a high-security quarantine facility, sole survivor and witness to the horrific events inside the building. But does she… 
CastManuela Velasco, María Alfonsa Rosso, Héctor…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MM$R