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Susanne Schneider
Thirty years after giving her daughter up for adoption to join the terrorist underground in Germany, Judith is tracked down by her now adult dau… 
CastKatharina Schüttler, Iris Berben, Jacques Fr…
LanguageGerman | French   CountryGermany/France
DISC$14A

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Niki Caro
Set in early 19th century France The Vintner's Luck tells the compelling tale of Sobran Jodeau, an ambitious young peasant winemaker and the thr… 
CastJérémie Renier, Gaspard Ulliel, Vera Farmiga
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand/France
SP$14A

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Derrick Borte
In the comedic drama The Joneses, Kate Jones (Demi Moore) and Steve Jones (David Duchovny) are a picture-perfect couple who, at first glance, ar… 
CastDemi Moore, David Duchovny, Amber Heard
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Alain Resnais
From modernist master Alain Resnais comes a romantic adventure based around the simple act of losing a wallet. 
CastSabine Azema, André Dussollier, Anne Consign…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Danny Lerner
James Bond heroine Olga Kurylenko stars in this taut drama about a Russian illegal immigrant in Tel Aviv forced into violence even as she befrie… 
CastOlga Kurylenko, Ninette Tayeb, Henry David, …
LanguageEnglish | Hebrew |…   CountryIsrael /France/USA
CTC$14A

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Atom Egoyan
Catherine (Julianne Moore), a successful doctor, suspects her husband David (Liam Neeson), a handsome music professor, is cheating on her. To la… 
CastJulianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance/Canada/USA
GALA$$14A

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Gaspar Noé
Controversial filmmaker Gaspar Noé (Irreversible) is back with a mind-bending journey that transcends life and death as he follows the exploits … 
CastNathaniel Brown, Paz de la Huerta, Cyril Roy
LanguageEnglish, Japanese   CountryFrance/Germany/Italy…
VAN$18

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Norman Z. McLeod
Norman McLeod’s It’s a Gift, considered by critics and fans to be one of W.C. Fields’s finest films. The film showcases Fields’s adroitness as … 
CastW.C. Fields
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DIAL$PG

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D.A. Pennebaker
A film about the greatest pre-Woodstock rock music festival. Preceded by shorts: Toronto Jazz, Sarah Slean at The Rovoli and Questions Of A Dea… 
CastOtis Redding, Mamas and the Papas, Canned He…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreePG

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Fatih Akin
From the director of Head-on comes the story of a young restaurant owner Zinos is down on his luck. His girlfriend Nadine has moved to Shanghai,… 
CastMoritz Bleibtreu, Birol Ünel, Wotan Wilke Mö…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$PG

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Alex van Warmerdam
Emma is a lady living in high style, surrounded by family members who double as maids and servants. Everyone hopes Emma’s bad health will soon d… 
CastMarlies Heuer, Gene Bervoets, Annet Malherb…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18

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Amos Gitaï
History in the Middle East is a complex mix of the present and the past. Then, there is also the personal and Gitaï is uniquely placed to reflec… 
CastAmitai Ashkenazi, Amos Lavie, Amos Lavie, B…
LanguageFrench   CountryIsrael/France/Italy…
MAST$18

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Tian Zhuangzhuang
The disillusioned general of an ancient Chinese army regiment finds himself stranded in a village populated by a strange clan with mystical conn… 
CastMaggie Q, Jô Odagiri, Chung Hua Tou
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18

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Chris Smith
From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, s… 
CastMichael Ruppert
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Robert Connolly
This is the true story of a war correspondent who goes in search of missing colleagues amid the chaos of Indonesia’s invasion of East Timor in 1… 
CastAnthony LaPaglia, Oscar Isaac, Damon Gameau,…
LanguageEnglish, Tetum   CountryAustralia
CWC$18

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Jeff Stilson
Rendered speechless by his daughter’s question—“Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”—comedian Chris Rock embarks on a quest to understand Af… 
CastChris Rock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Jacques Audiard
A young Arab man, Malik, is sent to a French prison where he is cornered by the leader of the ruling Corsican gang. He is given a number of "mis… 
CastTahar Rahim, Niels Arestrup, Adel Bencherif,…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18A

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Steven Soderbergh
Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a rising star at agri-industry giant Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), suddenly turns whistleblower. Exposing his compan… 
CastMatt Damon, Melanie Lynskey, Frank Welker, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Allan Dwan
King Richard leaves for the Crusade. His brother, Prince John, begins to oppress the people. The Earl of Huntingdon protects the Kingdom until R… 
CastDouglas Fairbanks, Enid Bennett
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreeG

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Anne Emond, Nicolas Pereda,…
Naissances - Anne Emond Naissances examines an ephemeral connection between strangers and the false hope borne of living in a moment that both … 
CastJolianne L'Allier, Nico Gagnon Amalio Miran…
LanguageEnglish/French/Spani…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Matias Armand Jordal
The tragic death of a mother causes her family to shatter when they struggle to cope with the loss. 
CastJonathan Espolin, Evy Kasseth Røsten, Fridtj…
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
DISC$18

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Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Paprika Steen delivers a tour-de-force performance in this devastating drama about an alcoholic actress trying to put her life back together. 
CastPaprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sarah-Marie Ma…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
DISC$18

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Sean Byrne
A troubled teen's prom dreams are shattered by a series of painful events that take place under the mirrored disco ball, involving syringes, nai… 
CastXavier Samuel, Robin McLeavy, John Brumpton…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$14A

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Vikram Jayanti
Rachael Scdoris, a blind 23-year-old, doesn’t let her disability stop her from competing in one of the most gruelling endurance contests in the … 
CastRachael Scdoris, Tim Osmar, Joe Runyan, Jerr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/United Kingdom
RTR$PG

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Michael Moore
On the 20-year anniversary of his groundbreaking masterpiece Roger & Me, Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story comes home to the issue he’s b… 
CastMichael Moore
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Samuel Maoz
Set in June 1982 during the Israel-Lebanon War, the film follows a young and heroic tank crew that finds itself in a situation that cannot be co… 
CastRaymonde Amsalem, Oshri Cohen, Yoav Donat, M…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
VIS$18

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Leanne Pooley
Fun, disarming and musically provocative, the Topp Twins are New Zealand’s finest lesbian country-and-western singers and the country’s greatest… 
CastJools Topp, Linda Topp
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
RTR$18

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Nicolas Winding Refn
It is 1000 AD. For years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, Jamie Sives, Gary Lewis, Ale…
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/United Kingd…
SP$18

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Bob Richman
This directorial debut from acclaimed cinematographer Bob Richman (The September Issue, Metallica: Some Kind of Monster) creates a vivid portrai… 
CastRuth Gruber
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Paramita Nath
In 1978, Toronto poet Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand. Based on her book of poems inspired by her father’s di… 
CastSouvankham Thammavongsa, Kevin Au
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Adrian Biniez
Security guard Jara falls in love as he supervises staff through the closed-circuit cameras at a supermarket. First voyeur, then guardian angel,… 
CastHoracio Camandule, Leonor Svarcas
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay/Germany/Arge…
DISC$18

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Neil Diamond
Neil Diamond’s documentary Reel Injun is a long-needed corrective to the wildly inaccurate portrayals of native peoples in Hollywood films and f… 
CastWes Studi, Adam Beach and Sacheen Littlefeat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

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Bui Thac Chuyen
This is a sensual drama about a newlywed couple, exploring sexual awakening, forbidden lesbian desire and marital infidelity within modern Vietn… 
CastDo Thi Hai Yen, Pham Linh Dan, Jonny Tri Ngu…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
CWC$18

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Marco Bellocchio
This fictionalized portrait of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini concentrates on his youthful years before he rose to power in Italy. It uncover… 
CastGiovanna Mezzogiorno, Filippo Timi, Corrado …
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$14A

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Dima El-Horr
From Lebanon, this is a striking debut about three women on the road to visit their imprisoned men. Mixing real politics and stark absurdity, El… 
CastHiam Abbass, Manal Khader, Raia Haidar
LanguageArabic, French   CountryFrance/Germany/Leban…
DISC$18

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Patxi Amezcua
From director Patxi Amezcua comes a fresh action film that delves into the world of thieves, go-getters, swindlers, thugs, mafia members and cor… 
CastIgnasi Abadal, Héctor Colomé, Aida Folch, Fr…
LanguageSpanish | Catalan   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Werner Herzog
Terence McDonagh (Nicolas Cage), a homicide detective with the New Orleans Police Department, is promoted to Lieutenant after he saves a prisone… 
CastNicolas Cage, Val Kilmer, Eva Mendes, Xzibit
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Scott Hicks
Based on the memoir by Simon Carr, Scott Hicks (Shine) directs The Boys Are Back, inspired by the poignant, comic and uplifting true story of a … 
CastClive Owen, Laura Fraser, Emma Booth, Nichol…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
SP$PG

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Don Hahn
This isn’t a fairy tale, but rather the true story of how the Disney animation team went from stagnation in the mid-1980s to a startling rebirth… 
CastTim Burton
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Federico Fellini
Featuring a wonderful score by Nino Rota, this charming and farcical romantic comedy by Fellini offers an affectionate and satirical look at rom… 
CastAlberto Sordi, Brunella Bovo
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
DIAL$18

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Vimukthi Jayasundara
Rajith, a young man, flees the city in which he lives and where violent confrontations are common. He goes to a village in a valley where the in… 
CastThusitha Laknath, Kaushalya Fernando, Lu Hua…
LanguageSinhala, Tamil   CountrySri Lanka
VIS$18

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Shalizeh Arefpour
World Premiere A young Iranian girl falls in love with an immigrant student from Afghanistan, causing her family to react with anger. 
CastBaran Kosari, Mehrdad Sedighian, Khosro Shak…
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$18

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Oliver Hermanus
This intimate, precise portrait focuses on a mother in Cape Town, South Africa, whose son is disabled in a neighbourhood shooting. 
CastDenise Newman, Keenan Arrison, Adrian Galley
LanguageEnglish   CountrySouth Africa/USA
DISC$PG

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Rebecca Miller
From all outward appearances, Pippa Lee (Robin Wright Penn) leads a charmed existence. An anchor of feminine serenity, she is the devoted wife o… 
CastRobin Wright Penn, Alan Arkin, Mike Binder, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Claire Denis
A family of French expatriates living in an African country where they own a coffee plantation find that their livelihood is threatened by the o… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Nicolas Duvauchelle, Isaac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$PG

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Carl Bessai
Cole (Richard de Klerk) wants to write his way out of small-town Lytton, B.C. and his job at the family gas station. A new romance with Serafina… 
CastRichard de Klerk, Kandyse McClure, Sonja Ben…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Henrique Goldman
The tragic true story of Jean Charles de Menezes, the innocent Brazilian shot dead by British police in 2005 at the height of the London terrori… 
CastSelton Mello, Vanessa Giacomo, Luis Miranda,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Brazi…
CWC$18

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Valery Todorovsky
Swing-dance lessons followed by a concert at 9 pm featuring Aelita with the Galaxy All-Star Orchestra in honour of the Russian musical screening… 
CastThe Galaxy All-Star Orchestra
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
YDSFreePG

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Keren Yedaya
In this contemporary Romeo and Juliet story from Tel Aviv’s fabled sister city, a young Jewish woman and her Arab childhood sweetheart grow up s… 
CastDana Ivgy, Moni Moshonov, Ronit Elkabetz, Ma…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/France/German…
CTC$18

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Randall Okita, Mio Adilman, …
fish in barrel - Randall Okita Following the intricate and ethereal dream landscape he created in Machine with Wishbone, Randall Okita continue… 
CastLeif Nygaard, Roberta Cenedese, Brendan McLe…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Pablo Stoll
World Premiere Juan sings in a rock band, but he doesn’t talk much. He also works at a bakery during the night and sleeps most of the day. This … 
CastJuan Andrés Stoll, Guillermo Stoll, Mario St…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUruguay
VIS$PG

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Gary Yates
Two drug-addled brothers go for one last major score in writer-director Gary Yates’s energetic and funny crime comedy. 
CastTimothy Olyphant, Stephen Eric McIntyre, Ros…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Asli Özge
The stories of three men working at the Bosphorus Bridge in Istanbul are told by the original characters, in this mosaic depicting real persons … 
CastCemile Ilker, Umut Ilker, Fikret Portakal, M…
LanguageTurkish, English, Ge…   CountryGermany/Turkey/Nethe…
CWC$18

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Satoko Yokohama
In this original fusion of black comedy, surreal fantasy and feel-good drama about a mentally challenged hero, Japanese heartthrob Kenichi Matsu… 
CastKen'ichi Matsuyama, Kumiko Aso, Seiji Nozoe
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DISC$18

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Luis Ortega
Luis Ortega's apocalyptic third feature follows a group of five survivors as they embark on a journey that will force them to face their fears, … 
CastAlejandro Urdapilleta, Luis Ortega, Emir Seg…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
VAN$18

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Miguel Arteta
Youth in Revolt is an outrageous and heartwarming tale of Nick Twisp (Michael Cera), and his quest to win the heart of Sheeni (Portia Doubleday)… 
CastSteve Buscemi, Ray Liotta, Justin Long, Fred…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Margreth Olin
A young mother (played brilliantly by Maria Bonnevie) struggles with a history of drug abuse in this exquisitely rendered and deeply compassiona… 
CastMaria Bonnevie, Gunilla Röör, Antti Reini, B…
LanguageFinnish, Swedish   CountryNorway/Sweden/Finlan…
DISC$18

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Zippi Brand Frank
In India, the latest form of outsourcing is surrogate mothers who carry embryos for couples who can’t have a child. Director Zippi Brand Frank f… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Hin…   CountryIsrael
RTR$18

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Cristian Mungiu, Ioana Maria…
This film presents a series of absurd and ridiculous situations set during the repressive communist era in Romania. 
CastTania Popa, Liliana Mocanu
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/France
CWC$18

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Giuseppe Tornatore
From the acclaimed director of Cinema Paradiso comes an epic saga of life and death, love and hatred in a vibrant Sicilian town in the first hal… 
CastFrancesco Scianna, Margareth Madè, Monica Be…
LanguageItalian | Sicilian…   CountryItaly
SP$PG

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Yousry Nasrallah
Hebba is the host of a successful political talk show in present-day Cairo. Karim, her husband, is deputy editor-in-chief of a governmentowned n… 
CastMona Zaki, Hassan Saeed, Sawsan Badr, Mahmou…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
SP$PG

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Niv Klainer
A Tel Aviv father tries to keep his schizophrenic son out of an institution, but when he takes in a Thai migrant worker, she disrupts the uneasy… 
CastDafna Armoni, Aryeh Cherner, Michael Moshono…
LanguageHebrew | English   CountryIsrael/France
CTC$18

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Margaret Corkery
A family holiday brings to a head the destructive love triangle between Eamon, a little boy with behavioural problems, his selfish mother Grace … 
CastMary Murray, Darren Healy, Phyllis MacMahon
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DISC$18

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Jessica Hausner
In order to escape her isolation, wheelchair-bound Christine makes a life-changing journey to Lourdes, the iconic site of pilgrimage in the Pyre… 
CastLéa Seydoux, Sylvie Testud, Bruno Todeschini…
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria/Germany
CWC$18

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Johnnie To
A father comes to Hong Kong to avenge his daughter, whose family was murdered. Officially, he’s a French chef. Twenty years ago, he was a killer… 
CastSiu-Fai Cheung, Johnny Hallyday, Sau Yuk Ng,…
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, …   CountryHong Kong/France
SP$14A

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Sherry White
Mitsy (Meghan Greeley) just wants to escape her life in Newfoundland and her overbearing grandmother (Mary Walsh), but a visit from her mother a… 
CastMeghan Greeley, Mary Walsh, Joel Thomas Hyne…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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Bernard Émond
Dr. Rainville, an aging country doctor with a deep attachment to his patients, is about to retire and is looking for a successor. Jeanne Dion, a… 
CastJacques Godin, Elise Guilbault
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
MAST$14A

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Xavier Dolan
Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After di… 
CastAnne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Is it better to live with a bullet lodged in your brain, even if it means you might drop dead any time or would you rather have the bullet taken… 
CastDominique Pinon, Dany Boon, Yolande Moreau, …
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
GALA$$PG

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Bruce Alcock
Bruce Alcock’s animated depiction of a tragic Newfoundland love song (performed by Émile Benoit) illustrates the tune’s folk roots through its i… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Erik Gandini
This penetrating look at the media empire of Italy’s prime minister Silvio Berlosconi reveals how his reality TV shows full of bikini-clad women… 
CastSilvio Berlosconi, Flavio Briatore, Fabio Ca…
LanguageEnglish/Italian   CountrySweden
RTR$18

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Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
In the follow-up to the acclaimed [REC], a SWAT team enters the old apartment to control an epidemic with terrifying results. 
CastManuela Velasco, Jonathan Mellor, Ariel Casa…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
MM$14A