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Kleber Mendonça Filho
The magnificent Sonia Braga stars in the new film by acclaimed Brazilian director Kleber Mendonça Filho (Neighboring Sounds), about a retired mu… 
CastSônia Braga, Maeve Jinkings, Irhandir Santos…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18A

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Matías Piñeiro
The prolific, cinephilic, and endlessly imaginative Matías Piñeiro (Viola, The Princess of France) continues his multi-film meditation on Shakes… 
CastAgustina Muñoz, Maria Villar, Mati Diop, Jul…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$18

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Aisling Walsh
Maudie tells the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premie… 
CastSally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchet…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Hirokazu Kore-eda
A divorced man struggles to regain his estranged family’s trust while sheltering with them during a typhoon, in the latest film from celebrated … 
CastHiroshi Abe, Yoko Maki, Taiyo Yoshizawa, Kir…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

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Peter Monsaert
This film zooms in on the lives of three generations of women. Monique and her daughter Sylvie run a brothel on the border of West Flanders and … 
CastSara Vertongen, Wim Willaert, Esra Vandenbus…
LanguageFrench, Dutch   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Owen Harris and Joe Wright
Charlie Brooker’s anthology series continues to tap into the collective unease within the modern world, each stand-alone episode a sharp and sus… 
CastGugu Mbatha-Raw, Mackenzie Davis, Bryce Dall…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/South…
PRIME$14A

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Eleanor Coppola
An American woman in a tired marriage finds herself on an unforeseen road trip from Cannes to Paris with a dashing Frenchman. What should be a s… 
CastDiane Lane, Arnaud Viard, Alec Baldwin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
One of the most important contemporary African filmmakers, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man) makes his debut non-fiction feature with this … 
CastClément Abaïfouta
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance / Chad
MAST$14A

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Damien Chazelle
Writer-director Damien Chazelle captures the story of Mia, an aspiring actress, and Sebastian, a dedicated jazz musician, who are struggling to … 
CastRyan Gosling, Emma Stone, John Legend, Rosem…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

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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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Ben Younger
This film tells the incredible true story of one of the most inspiring and unlikely comebacks in sports history. Vinny “The Pazmanian Devil” Paz… 
CastMiles Teller, Katey Sagal, and Aaron Eckhart
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$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
Commissioned for “Catalonia in Venice” at last year’s Venice Biennale by curator Chus Martínez, Albert Serra’s monumental five-screen film insta… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
WLFree18

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Pedro Almodóvar
Spanish maestro Pedro Almodóvar adapts three stories from Canadian Nobel Prize winner Alice Munro for this time-tripping tale about the relation… 
CastDario Grandinetti, Daniel Grao, Inma Cuesta,…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MAST$14A

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Yesim Ustaoglu
Turkish writer-director Yesim Ustaoglu offers a parallel study of two women -- a psychiatrist with a long-time live-in partner and a wife in a c… 
CastFunda Eryigit, Ecem Uzun, Mehmet Kurtulus, O…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWC$18

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Tian Zhuangzhuang
One of the greatest achievements of Fifth Generation Chinese cinema, Tian Zhuangzhuang's ravishingly beautiful epic set in the vastness of r… 
CastTseshang Rigzin, Dan Jiji, Jayang Jamco
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CTQFreePG

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Unknown
Acclaimed actor, award-winning producer, and enterprising businessman — if Mark Wahlberg didn’t exist, Hollywood would have to invent him. His e… 
CastMark Wahlberg
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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Alexandre Lehmann
Meeting by chance when they return to their tiny California hometown, two former high-school sweethearts reflect on their shared past through th… 
CastMark Duplass and Sarah Paulson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Terence Davies
Cynthia Nixon stars as the legendary poet Emily Dickinson in this luminous biopic from director Terence Davies (The Deep Blue Sea, Sunset Song). 
CastCynthia Nixon, Jennifer Ehle, Keith Carradin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAST$PG

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Lav Diaz
Director Lav Diaz's drama examines economic disparity in modern Filipino society through the eyes of a woman released from prison 30 years after… 
CastCharo Santos-Concio, John Lloyd Cruz, Michae…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
WL$14A

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Denis Villeneuve
When mysterious spacecraft touch down across the globe, an elite team, led by expert linguist Louise Banks, are brought together to investigate.… 
CastAmy Adams, Jeremy Renner, Forest Whitaker, a…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Martin Koolhoven
A triumphant epic of survival set in the searing wilds of the Badlands, the menacing inferno of the old American West. This tale of powerful wom… 
CastGuy Pearce, Dakota Fanning, Emilia Jones, Ca…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom, Neth…
SP$18

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Joseph Cedar
Richard Gere headlines a marvellous cast (including Michael Sheen, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Steve Buscemi, Hank Azaria and Isaach De Bankolé) in th… 
CastRichard Gere, Lior Ashkenazi, Hank Azaria, S…
LanguageEnglish | Hebrew   CountryUSA / Israel
GALA$$PG

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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

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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

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Yang ZHANG
Zhang Yang (Shower, Quitting) adapts two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa for this stunning mystical epic about a killer on the run who is en… 
CastKimba, Quni Ciren, Siano Dudiom Zahi, Solang…
LanguageTibetan   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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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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Lee Tamahori
On the east coast of New Zealand in the 1960s, two M?ori sheep-shearing families — the Mahanas and the Poatas — are sworn enemies and commercial… 
CastTemuera Morrison, Akuhata Keefe, Nancy Brunn…
LanguageEnglish | Maori   CountryNew Zealand
CWS$PG

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John Butler
A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate, in this funny and obser… 
CastFionn O'Shea, Nicholas Galitzine, Moe Dunfor…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
CWC$14A

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Dash Shaw
The title tells the tale in this inventive, beautiful and bizarre animated feature from acclaimed graphic novelist Dash Shaw, featuring the voic… 
CastJohn Cameron Mitchell, Reggie Watts, Jason S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Vincent Biron
Stefie, a lonely young boy, is approached by Martin, Jean-Sé, and Lea to record their daily pranks with his cellphone. The four prankmeisters de… 
CastSophie Goulet, Alexandre Auger, Simon Pigeon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Carlos Lechuga
A dissident, homosexual Cuban novelist strikes up an unlikely rapport with the government watcher assigned to keep him from speaking during an u… 
CastLola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, George Abreu,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba / Colombia
CWC$14A

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Izu Ojukwu
Nollywood superstars Ramsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, and Chidi Mokeme headline this gripping drama set against the backdrop of the attempted 1976 mi… 
CastRamsey Nouah, Rita Dominic, Chidi Mokeme, Ib…
LanguageEnglish | Ibo   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

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Ann Marie Fleming
Window Horses is a feature-length animated film about a young Canadian poet who embarks on a whirlwind voyage of discovery — of herself, her fam… 
CastSandra Oh, Ellen Page, Don McKellar, Nancy K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$G

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Emmanuelle Bercot
Director, screenwriter and actor Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon roi) adapts Irène Frachon’s bestselling memoir for this story of a dedicated doctor whos… 
CastSidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Emmanu…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Fien Troch
Home portrays the struggle between two generations: teenagers who explore a thin line between trust, friendship, and loyalty, and adults who see… 
CastSebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Ba…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
PLAT$14A

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Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson
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… 
CastBaldur Einarsson, Blær Hinriksson, Diljá Val…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

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Asghar Farhadi
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspe… 
CastShahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
SP$18

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Alanis Obomsawin
In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against India… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Joachim Lafosse
Bérénice Bejo (The Artist) and Cédric Kahn star in the new film from Joachim Lafosse (The White Knights), about a separating couple whose battle… 
CastBérénice Bejo, Cédric Kahn
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance / Belgium
CWC$18

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Kenneth Lonergan
A reclusive handyman must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brothe… 
CastMichelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Nathan Morlando
Mean Dreams is a tense coming-of-age thriller about a 15-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves. While… 
CastSophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, a…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenh…
The great Werner Herzog teams up with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer for this globe-trotting tour of some of the world’s most dangerous volcano… 
CastClive Oppenheimer
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Aus…
DOC$18

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Lukas Valenta Rinner
A Buenos Aires cleaning woman enters the strange world of upper-class nudism, in this wry, deadpan satire from Austro-Argentine writer-director … 
CastMartin Shanly, Iride Mockert, Andrea Strenit…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

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Peter Berg
Inspired by the true story of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that rocked the globe on April 20, 2010, comes this chronicle of the c… 
CastMark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Douglas Gordon
Internationally acclaimed multimedia artist Douglas Gordon (24 Hour Psycho, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait) returns to the Festival with this i… 
CastJonas Mekas
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
WL$18

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Lutz Gregor
Director Lutz Gregor follows rising world music star Fatoumata Diawara as she prepares for her first-ever concert performance in her home countr… 
CastFatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassekou …
LanguageFrench   CountryMali / Germany
DOC$18

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Kim Nguyen
This film is set in the Great North, near the North Pole, in a modern town where about 200 souls live precariously in minus 50 degree weather, a… 
CastTatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Rachel Lambert
A man must return home to rural Kentucky where he and his family, fragmented and haunted, still carry the stigma of a murder his brother committ… 
CastMichael Abbott Jr., Marin Ireland, Paul Spar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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Edoardo de Angelis
Two teenage Siamese twins face an emotional decision when a doctor claims that he can separate them, in this stylized, offbeat drama from Neapol… 
CastAngela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Tr…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Elite Zexer
In a Bedouin village in the southern Israel desert, a matriarch preparing for her husband’s marriage to a second wife takes out her suppressed e… 
CastLamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

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Sergei Loznitsa
The new film from Sergei Loznitsa (Maidan, The Event) is a stark yet rich and complex portrait of tourists visiting the grounds of former Nazi e… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman, Spanish, Eng…   CountryGermany
WL$18

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Sotiris Dounoukos
Based on the prize-winning book by Helen Garner about the headline-grabbing 1997 murder case, this riveting drama chronicles how the romantic re… 
CastMaggie Naouri, Jerome Meyer, Gia Carides, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$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… 
CastSara Baras, Miguel Ángel Berna, Carlos Núñez…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MAST$G

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Jamie Kastner
The Skyjacker’s Tale is a documentary thriller about Ishmael Muslim Ali (né Labeet), one of the most wanted U.S. fugitives ever, who successfull… 
CastIshmael Muslim Ali, Margaret Ratner Kunstler…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Hiam Abbass
Palestinian actor and filmmaker Hiam Abbass is a commanding figure in art-house cinema. With films like Satin rouge, The Syrian Bride, and Parad… 
CastHiam Abbass
LanguageEnglish   CountryPalestine
MAV$18

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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

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Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavo…
Klas Batalo, Giutizia, Tumulto, and Ordine Nuovo, four twenty-somethings from Québec, reject the world in which they live. Three years after the… 
CastCharlotte Aubin, Laurent Bélanger, Emmanuell…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
PLAT$18A

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Nanette Burstein
Oscar-nominated filmmaker Nanette Burstein (On the Ropes, The Kid Stays in the Picture) delves into the strange story of John McAfee, who went f… 
CastJohn McAfee
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18A

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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… 
CastRuth Ramos, Simone Bucio, Jesús Meza, Edén V…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VAN$R

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Ana Lily Amirpour
A savage dystopian cannibal fairy tale set in a Texas wasteland where society's rejects are just trying to make ends meat. Ana Lily Amirpour’s … 
CastSuki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribis…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

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Benoit Jacquot
Benoît Jacquot (The School of Flesh, L’Intouchable) adapts a novella by Don DeLillo for this tale of amour fou between a self-centred filmmaker … 
CastMathieu Amalric, Julia Roy, Jeanne Balibar, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance / Portugal
MAST$14A

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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

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Nick Cannon
Nick Cannon directs and stars in this high-energy musical about a young man from Brooklyn who gets caught up in the vibrant Kingston music scene… 
CastNick Cannon, Whoopi Goldberg, Busta Rhymes, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryJamaica/USA
SP$14A

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Cristi Puiu
A patriarch’s wake turns into a full-on familial tempest, in the brilliant new film from uncompromising Romanian auteur Cristi Puiu (The Death o… 
CastMimi Branescu, Judith State, Bogdan Dumitrac…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
MAST$18

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Fariborz Kamkari
A galaxy of cinema luminaries pay tribute to the great Italian cinematographer Carlo di Palma, in this loving documentary that chronicles di Pal… 
CastCarlo di Palma, Ken Loach, Ettore Scola, Wim…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DOC$PG

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Steve James
Renowned documentarian Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Life Itself) chronicles the legal struggles of Abacus, a small, family-run Manhattan bank that … 
CastThomas Sung, Yiu Wah Wong, Raymond Tam, Cyru…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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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

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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

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Eduardo Williams
An ingeniously shape-shifting debut from director Eduardo Williams, which follows the lives of mostly young men in disparate parts of the world … 
CastSergio Morosini, Shine Marx, Domingos Mareng…
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese,…   CountryArgentina / Brazil /…
WL$18

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Khushboo Ranka, Vinay Shukl…
Filmmakers Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla follow Arvind Kejriwal, "the Bernie Sanders of India," as he shakes up the complacent and c… 
CastArvind Kejriwal, Yogendra Yadav, Santosh Kol…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
DOC$PG

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Jonathan Demme
In this thrilling concert documentary, Academy Award–winning director Jonathan Demme captures the charismatic and highly acclaimed artistry of J… 
CastJustin Timberlake
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Adoor Gopalakrishnan
After years spent living off the modest wealth of his in-laws, a man hatches a desperate plan that draws his respectable middle-class family int… 
CastDileep, Kavya Madhavan, Subodh Bhave
LanguageMalayalam   CountryIndia
MAST$PG

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Ryan Noth and Tess Girard, S…
The Road to Webequie - A mining company has promised to create opportunities for the remote Webequie First Nation. Through the eyes of three you… 
CastMishqah Parthiephal, Hemish Kyd , Joy Mbwena…
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Zulu…   CountryCanada, South Africa…
SC$18

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Robin Swicord
Bryan Cranston stars as a successful lawyer and family man who disappears from his own life and observes his baffled loved ones from a hiding pl… 
CastBryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Erin Heidenreich
An intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakista… 
CastMaria Toorpakai Wazir, Shamsul Qayyum Wazir,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryPakistan / Canada
DOC$18

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Goran Paskaljevic
The latest from Serbian director Goran Paskaljevic (Cabaret Balkan) is a visually stunning fable set in a remote Himalayan village, where the re… 
CastVictor Banerjee, Geetanjali Thapa, Uttara Ba…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia / Serbia
MAST$18

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Julia Ducournau
When a young vegetarian undergoes a carnivorous hazing ritual at vet school, an unbidden taste for meat begins to grow in her. 
CastGarance Marillier, Ella Rumpf, Rabah Nait Ou…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Belgium
MM$18A

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Morgan Spurlock
The film will feature exterminators, sanitation workers, mobsters, activists, Nobel scientists and historians explaining where rats came from an… 
CastMorgan Spurlock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A