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September 7-17, 2023

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TUE.11.SEP at 9:00am [2012]


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Paul Saltzman, Patrick Reed
Filmmaker Paul Saltzman (Prom Night in Mississippi) presents the world premiere of his latest work The Last White Knight. A former civil rights … 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnknown
DOCDocPass18

TUE.11.SEP at 9:30am [2012]


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Girish Kasaravalli
In Girish Kasaravalli's gently philosophical character piece, a humble, low-level civil servant cast as the lead in a popular TV serial chronicl… 
CastKrishna murthy Shikeripura, Jayanthi
LanguageKannada   CountryIndia
CWC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 11:00am [2012]


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Neil Jordan
A mother and daughter vampire duo form a deadly pact. Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, w… 
CastGemma Arterton, Saoirse Ronan, Jonny Lee Mil…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 12:00pm [2012]


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Dan Algrant
Greetings from Tim Buckley follows the story of the days leading up to Jeff Buckley’s eminent 1991 performance at his father’s tribute concert i… 
CastImogen Poots, Penn Badgley, William Sadler, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Ariel Vromen
Story of real-life mob hit-man Richard "The Iceman" Kuklinski, who was reportedly responsible for over 200 murders. Based on Anthony Bruno's bo… 
CastWinona Ryder, Chris Evans, David Schwimmer, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

TUE.11.SEP at 12:15pm [2012]


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Charles Officer, Marie-Eve J…
100 Musicians, Charles Officer, ON, 8’ World Premiere 100 Musicians is a sensual and intimate film. It is a hazy summer night in Kensington mar… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 12:30pm [2012]


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Roger Mitchell
The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen o… 
CastBill Murray, Laura Linney and Olivia William…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 1:00pm [2012]


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Stephen Fung
Follows the struggle and adult life of founder of the Yang style Tai Chi, Yang Lu-chan. Young genius Yang Luchan travels to Chen Village to lea… 
CastQi Shu, Daniel Wu and Tony Leung Ka Fai
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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Annemarie Jacir
Jordan, 1967: displaced in a refugee camp after the occupation of their West Bank village, an 11-year old boy and his mother enact the emancipat… 
CastMahmoud Asfa, Ruba Blal, Saleh Bakri
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Jordan
CWC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 2:00pm [2012]


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Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson
A group of friends play an innocent game of capture the flag in the neighbourhood woods, arming themselves with nothing more than sticks, their … 
CastSiam Yu, Gage Munroe, Michael Friend, Aidan …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Atiq Rahimi
In a country torn apart by a war, a beautiful woman watches over her husband in a decrepit room. He is reduced to a vegetative state because of … 
CastGolshifteh Farahani, Hamid Djavadan, Massi M…
LanguageFarsi   CountryAfghanistan
CWC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 2:15pm [2012]


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Rola Nashef
Caught between the cultures of contemporary Detroit and traditional Arab-America, Sami works behind the bulletproof glass of a 24-hour gas stati… 
CastE.J. Assi, Nada Shouhayib, Mike Batayeh, Mar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 2:30pm [2012]


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Ben Lewin
Based on the poignantly optimistic autobiographical writings of California-based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions tells the story … 
CastJohn Hawkes, Helen Hunt and William H. Macy
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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William Vega
A Colombian refugee tries to rebuild her life at a guest house located on the shores of a great lake in the Andes. Alice is helpless. War memor… 
CastJoghis Seudin Arias, David Fernando Guacas, …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Mexico
DISC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 2:45pm [2012]


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Peter Strickland
A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. In this tense and moody psychological thr… 
CastToby Jones, Cosimo Fusco, Antonio Mancino, F…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

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Nina Davenport
With the bracingly honest, occasionally hilarious and ultimately moving First Comes Love, Davenport examines husband-free parenthood. From hormo… 
CastNina Davenport
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 3:00pm [2012]


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Jin-ho Hur
Dangerous Liaisons is a drama film based upon Christopher Hampton's play, Les liaisons dangereuses, which in turn was a theatrical adaptation of… 
CastZiyi Zhang, Dong-gun Jang and Cecilia Cheung…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
GALA$$14A

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In a small Guatemalan village where many "disappeared" during the country's civil war, a troubled young man struggles with the memory of his mur… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryGuatemala/Spain/Chil…
CWC$PG

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Igor Drljaca
Miro, an immigrant from the former Yugoslavia, lives in Toronto. He has a hard time relating to others and he never stays in one place for too l… 
CastGoran Slavkovic, Jasmin Geljo, Edis Livnjak,…
LanguageSerbo-Croatian, Bosn…   CountryCanada / Bosnia & He…
DISC$14A

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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. In 1988, Chilean military dictator Augusto Pino… 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
SP$14A

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Terrence Malick
New film from Terrence Malick (The Tree of Life), about a man who reconnects with a woman from his hometown after his marriage to a European wom… 
CastOlga Kurylenko, Rachel McAdams, Rachel Weisz…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 3:15pm [2012]


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Ektoras Lygizos
A 22-year-old boy in Athens has no job, no money, no girlfriend and no food to eat. He has only a canary bird and a beautiful singing voice. Whe… 
CastYiannis Papadopoulos, Lila Mpaklesi and Vang…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 3:30pm [2012]


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Laurent Cantet
The latest film from Palme d’Or winner Laurent Cantet (Entre les murs) is a vivid adaptation of the celebrated Joyce Carol Oates novel about a s… 
CastMichelle Nolden, Ali Liebert and Tamara Hope
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance, Canada
SP$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 3:45pm [2012]


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Wayne Blair
They’re sexy, black, young, talented, and have never set foot outside of Australia. Until, in the chaos of 1968, they're plucked from the obscur… 
CastChris O'Dowd, Deborah Mailman, Jessica Maubo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 4:00pm [2012]


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Dror Sabo
Alienated from a society that no longer seems to have a place for them, two elderly ex-soldiers undertake a vigilante campaign against injustice… 
CastYossi Polak, Yehoram Gaon, Noa Barkai
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$14A

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Christopher Nelius and Justi…
This pulse-racing real-life adventure follows two of Australia's greatest surf legends on their quest to hunt down and ride the Pacific's bigges… 
CastTom Carroll, Ross Clark-Jones, Ben Matson
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DOC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 4:15pm [2012]


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Ben Drew
Cutting-edge British music artist Ben Drew (a.k.a. Plan B) makes his directorial debut with this gritty crime drama that uses original music by … 
CastRiz Ahmed, Natalie Press, Ed Skrein, Anouska…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$R

TUE.11.SEP at 4:30pm [2012]


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Nenad Cicin-Sain
An artist meets a mysterious and wealthy benefactor and their relationship is not what it appears to be. In this suspenseful drama from first-t… 
CastWes Bentley, Frank Langella, Ahna O'Reilly, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 5:00pm [2012]


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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

Reviews
Moving drama about a man just released from prison who is faced with a painful decision when his fatally ill mother determines that she wants to… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

Reviews
Janet Tobias
While mapping out the largest cave system in Ukraine, explorer and investigator Chris Nicola discovers evidence that five Jewish families spent … 
CastSaul Stermer, Sam Stermer, Sonia Dodyk, Sima…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
DOC$PG

Reviews
 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryVarious
WL$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 5:45pm [2012]


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Lenny Abrahamson
A high school rugby star's life is irrevocably changed when a senseless act of violence leads to a sudden, shocking tragedy. 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 6:00pm [2012]


Reviews
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

Reviews
On a family vacation, a couple’s son and daughter disappear while exploring a cave-riddled mountainside. The children eventually return home see… 
CastFrancisco Barreiro, Giancarlo Ruiz and Laura…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico, Argentina
VAN$18A

Reviews
Jem Cohen
A Vienna museum guard befriends a foreign visitor who has been called to Austria because of a medical emergency. The grand Kunsthistorisches Art… 
CastMary Margaret O'Hara, Bobby Sommer, Ela Pipl…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$PG

Reviews
Toomas Hussar
Politician Aadu and his wife set out to pick mushrooms on a day A demeaning game-show appearance, an ill-advised mushroom-picking outing that go… 
CastRaivo E. Tamm, Elina Reinold, Juhan Ulfsak, …
LanguageEstonian   CountryEstonia
DISC$14A

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Maiken Baird
Venus & Serena takes an honest and unfiltered look into the remarkable lives of sisters and tennis legends Serena and Venus Williams. Through th… 
CastSerena Williams, Venus Williams, Bill Clinto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 6:15pm [2012]


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Anita Doron
A drama centered on a First Nations teenager trying to find his place in the modern world. The Lesser Blessed is a powerful coming-of-age story… 
CastBenjamin Bratt, Chloe Rose, Kiowa Gordon
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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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

TUE.11.SEP at 6:30pm [2012]


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Habib Faisal
A love story set amidst political violence in northern India, this romance follows Hindu Parma (Arjun Kapoor) and Muslim Zoya (Parineeti Chopra)… 
CastMeeta Bandhu, Akash Bathija, Pravin Chandra
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
CTC$PG

Reviews
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

Reviews
Jeremy Ball, Elizabeth Lazeb…
Frost, Jeremy Ball, ON, 13’ World Premiere An epic sci-fi thriller, Frost follows Nava, a young arctic hunter determined to prove her skills by… 
CastVarious
LanguageVarious   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

TUE.11.SEP at 6:45pm [2012]


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Rama Burshtein
Fill the Void tells the story of an Orthodox Hassidic family from Tel Aviv. Eighteen-year-old Shira is the youngest daughter of the family. She … 
CastHadas Yaron, Yiftach Klein, Irit Sheleg, Cha…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$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

TUE.11.SEP at 7:00pm [2012]


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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… 
Cast
LanguageFrench / Nouchi   CountryIvory Coast
DISC$14A

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Henry Alex Rubin
A drama centered on a group of people searching for human connections in today's wired world. A former Marine (Alexander Skarsgard) reacts to h… 
CastJason Bateman, Hope Davis, Frank Grillo, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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J.T. Petty
Hellbenders, an R-rated 3D exorcism comedy, follows the Order of Hellbound Saints (Brooklyn Parish), a highly secretive and profoundly blasphemo… 
CastClancy Brown, Clifton Collins Jr., Robyn Rik…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$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

TUE.11.SEP at 7:15pm [2012]


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Cast
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

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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… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 8:00pm [2012]


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Kenji Uchida
When Kondo, a wealthy contract killer accidentally hits his head in a bathhouse, an unemployed actor named Sakurai switches their locker keys. S… 
CastMasato Sakai, Teruyuki Kagawa, Ryoko Hirosue…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$14A

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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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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

TUE.11.SEP at 8:15pm [2012]


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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

TUE.11.SEP at 8:30pm [2012]


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Licinio Azevedo
Veteran filmmaker Licinio Azevedo drew on the stories of real women who endured the Mozambican "re-education camps" for this dramatic and inspir… 
CastIva Mugalela, Sumeia Maculuva, Ermelinda Cim…
LanguagePortuguese/French   CountryMozambique/Portugal/…
CWC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 8:45pm [2012]


Reviews
Bence Fliegauf
A Romani family struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of a series of suspected racially-motivated murders of their n… 
Cast
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 9:00pm [2012]


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Pablo Stoll
Dissatisfied with his new life (and wife), a man tries to insinuate himself back into the home of the ex-wife and daughter he left ten years bef… 
CastHumberto de Vargas, Sara Bessio, Anaclara Fe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Argentina
CWC$PG

Reviews
John Gianvito, Jon Jost, Min…
Taking inspiration from the collaborative 1967 militant anthology film Far from Vietnam (screening for free as part of the Festival’s new TIFF C… 
CastAndre Gregory
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WL$14A

Reviews
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

Reviews
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

Reviews
Claude Miller
The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting. In the Landes region of France, nea… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

Reviews
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

TUE.11.SEP at 9:15pm [2012]


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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

TUE.11.SEP at 9:30pm [2012]


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Alice Winocour
 
CastSoko, Chiara Mastroianni, Olivier Rabourdin …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

Reviews
Anja Daelemans, Nicholas Bon…
A heart-warming story for the whole family with a unique insight into North Korean culture Comrade Kim Yong Mi is a North Korean coalminer. Her… 
CastChol Kim, Jong Sim Han, Chung Guk Pak, Yong …
LanguageKorean   CountryNorth Korea
CWC$PG

Reviews
Mike Newell
A humble orphan suddenly becomes a gentleman with the help of an unknown benefactor. An outstanding roster of British acting talent — including… 
CastRalph Fiennes, Helena Bonham Carter, Robbie …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Eran Riklis
Beirut, 1982: a young Palestinian refugee and an Israeli fighter pilot form a tentative bond in their attempt to make their way across war-torn … 
CastStephen Dorff, Abdallah El Akal, Alice Tagli…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
SP$18A

TUE.11.SEP at 9:45pm [2012]


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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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Yi-kwan Kang
A juvenile offender Ji-gu reunites with his young mom who he thought was dead. Ji-gu is a 15-year-old juvenile offender under probation who liv… 
CastJunghyun Lee, Youngju Seo
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$14A

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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. … 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$18A

TUE.11.SEP at 10:00pm [2012]


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Dante Ariola
Wallace Avery is tired of being a loser. Once a hot shot in the world of competitive amateur golf, Wallace was dubbed ‘The Choker’ when he hit t… 
CastEmily Blunt, Colin Firth, Anne Heche, Sterli…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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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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Kazik Radwanski
Tower centres on a 34-year old man, Derek, who lives at home with his parents in Toronto, Canada. Unlike his married brother who is expecting a … 
CastDerek Bogart, Nicole Fairbairn, Robert C. Ea…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

TUE.11.SEP at 11:59pm [2012]


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Aftershock, a thriller which Nicolas Lopez will direct from a script he has written with Guillermo Amoedo. Lopez hails from Chile, and the film … 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A