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Mike Leigh
Poppy (Sally Hawkins), is an irrepressibly free-spirited school teacher who brings an infectious laugh and an unsinkable sense of optimism to ev… 
CastSally Hawkins, Eddie Marsan
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Kathryn Bigelo
Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of the current Iraq war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a cit… 
CastRalph Fiennes, Guy Pearce, David Morse, Jere…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

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Olivier Assayas
After siblings Adrienne (Juliette Binoche), Frédéric (Charles Berling) and Jérémie (Jérémie Rénier) return home to the countryside for their mot… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Charles Berling, Jérémie R…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$18

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Wong Kar-wai
Wong Kar-wai works his magic in this long-planned "reworking" of his legendary, romantic and one and only martial arts film, previously unreleas… 
CastLeslie Cheung, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Jacky Ch…
LanguageMandarin   CountryHong Kong, China
SP$18

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Jean-Pierre Dardenne and Luc…
Lorna, a young Albanian woman living in Belgium, becomes entangled in a sham marriage orchestrated by mobster Fabio, an arrangement that will en… 
CastArta Dobroshi, Jérémie Renier, Fabrizio Rong…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium/France/Italy…
MAST$14A

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Guillermo Arriaga
Guillermo Arriaga’s directorial debut, a romantic mystery about a one woman’s emotional journey to uncover the secret of a past love. Theron pla… 
CastCharlize Theron and Kim Basinger
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

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Arnaud Desplechin
A dysfunctional family, torn apart by illness, death and loss, come together for Christmas in the North of France. Exploring the relationships a… 
CastCatherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mat…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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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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Duane Hopkins
Deeply inflected by the UK's visual arts scene, Duane Hopkins's feature debut focuses on three groups of characters: Gail, who must overcome ago… 
CastLiam McIlfatrick, Che Corr, Tara Ballard, Me…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Germa…
DISC$18

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Alexis Alexiou
After Iasonas and Penelope meet at a dinner party, the flirtatiousness between them quickly blossoms into a relationship. But awaking one mornin… 
CastGiorgos Kakanakis, Serafita Grigoriadou, Dap…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

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Atom Egoyan
The twelfth feature film from celebrated Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan. High school student Simon (Devon Bostick) is caught up in family histor… 
CastDevon Bostick, Scott Speedman, Arsinée Khanj…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$18

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Mika Kaurismäki
Acclaimed Finnish director Mika Kaurismäki (LA Without a Map, TIFF 1998) offers a raw and often hilarious drama about a trio of anti-heroes – an… 
CastIrina Björklund, Tommi Eronen, Peter Franzén…
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

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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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Stephan Elliott
An adaptation by Stephan Elliott (Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) of Noel Coward’s wickedly witty play. A young Englishman (John Whittaker), fal… 
CastColin Firth, Jessica Biel, Kristin Scott Tho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/USA
SP$$18

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Charles Officer
A lyrical and heartfelt urban love story, Nurse. Fighter. Boy follows ailing nurse Jude (Karen LeBlanc), her 12-year-old son Ciel (Daniel J. Gor… 
CastKaren LeBlanc, Daniel J. Gordon, Clark Johns…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

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Tim Hamilton
Mild-mannered Bob (played by Bob Martin) asks his slothful basement tenant to care for his pet cat Whiffles during a weekend getaway. In this sh… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Warren Sonoda
A wild and deranged comedy set in 1985 suburbia, Cooper's Camera follows the disintegration of a truly dysfunctional family Christmas after the … 
CastJason Jones, Samantha Bee, Peter Keleghan an…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$18

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Cyrus Nowrasteh
In a remote Iranian village, a woman stands falsely accused of adultery - a moral crime for which the punishment is death by stoning. Voiceless … 
CastShohreh Aghdashloo
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18A

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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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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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Michael McGowan
Suddenly confronted with his mortality, Ben Tyler (Joshua Jackson) impulsively purchases a vintage motorcycle and embarks on a cross-Canada road… 
CastJoshua Jackson, Liane Balaban, Emm Gryner, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$18

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Danny Boyle
From acclaimed director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, 28 Days Later) comes a story about a kid with nothing, who has everything to lose. Jamal Mal… 
CastIrfan Khan, Anil Kapoor, Dev Patel, Mia Drak…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$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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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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Ryan Fleck & Anna Boden
Dominican baseball player Miguel Santos struggles to make it big in order to escape poverty and create a better life for his family. But after m… 
CastAlgenis Perez Soto, Rayniel Rufino, Andre Ho…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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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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Sergey Dvortsevoy
Before he can realize his ambition of becoming a shepherd, Asa must first get married. Tulpan, his sole prospect for a future bride, rejects Asa… 
CastAskhat Kunchinerikov
LanguageKazakh | Russian   CountryGermany/Switzerland/…
DISC$18

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Yu Lik-wai
In the São Paulo neighbourhood of Liberdade – home to one of world’s largest populations of Japanese immigrants – Yuda, a feared Chinese outlaw,… 
CastJoe Odagiri, Antonio Petrin, Taina Muller, M…
LanguagePortuguese | Japane…   CountryBrazil/China
SP$18

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Gaylen Ross
Dr. Israel Kasztner helped rescue over 1,600 Hungarian Jews during the Second World War, yet he was later branded a traitor by rightwing extremi… 
CastIsrael Kasztner
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$18

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Haile Gerima
Upon graduating from a university in Germany, Anberber returns to his native Ethiopia during the war of the 1990s. Hoping to put his newly acqui… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman/Amharic   CountryGermany/Ethiopia/Fra…
CWC$14A

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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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Leonardo de Armas
At 36, Carolina leads a glamorous life as the creator and host of the successful fashion program Radio Love. The discovery of her first wrinkles… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Pablo Trapero
Julia awakes in her apartment one morning, pregnant and in the company of the bloodied bodies of two men who had been her lovers. In an instant,… 
CastMartina Gusman
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/South Kore…
CWC$18

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Marco Pontecorvo
This true story of a street clown, Miloud Oukili, charts his arrival in Romania in 1992, three years after the end of Ceausescu's dictatorship, … 
CastUnknown
LanguageRomanian | French …   CountryItaly/France/Romania…
VAN$18

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Ben Kempas
An intricate political battle plays out over water in Northern California, pitting Native American activist Merv George of the Hoopa tribe again… 
CastMerv George,
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany
RTR$18

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Max Färberböck
Adapted from the international bestseller based on a true story, A Woman in Berlin is directed by Golden Globe nominee Max Färberböck (Aimée & J… 
CastAugust Diehl, Juliane Köhler, Nina Hoss, Seb…
LanguageGerman | Russian   CountryGermany/Poland
SP$$18A

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Walter Salles and Daniela Th…
In the heart of São Paulo, four fatherless brothers try to find a way out from their preordained paths. Reuniting directors Salles (The Motorcyc… 
CastSandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Viníciu…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$18

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Jan Troell
From Academy Award™-nominated Swedish filmmaker Jan Troell (The Emigrants; As White as in Snow, TIFF 2001) comes a true story from early 20th-ce… 
CastMaria Heiskanen, Jesper Christensen, Mikael …
LanguageSwedish   CountryDenmark/Sweden
MAST$18

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Neil Burger
Rachel McAdams, Tim Robbins and Michael Peña star as returning U.S. soldiers who find themselves on an epic road trip across America. Their unpl… 
CastRachel McAdams, Tim Robbins, Michael Peña
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

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Brian Goodman
Childhood friends Paulie (Ethan Hawke) and Brian (Mark Ruffalo) grew up looking out for each other in their Irish-Catholic neighbourhood in Sout… 
CastEthan Hawke, Mark Ruffalo, Donnie Wahlberg, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DISC$18

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Jon Hewitt
When they discover the body of a murdered Canadian backpacker buried in the woods, three high school students trace the crime back to a suspecte… 
CastJoel Edgerton, Michael Dorman, Belinda McClo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
MM$18A

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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
Mahamat-Saleh Haroun's follow-up to the 2006 award-winning Daratt (Dry Season) charts the journey of a man fleeing his debts by attempting an ar… 
CastYoussouf Djaoro, Mata Gabin, Assane Kheiro, …
LanguageUnknown   CountrySouth Korea/France
VIS$18

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Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil…
Their first film since the 2005 critically acclaimed A Perfect Day, filmmakers Joana Hadjithomas and Khalil Joreige ask the question "what can c… 
CastCatherine Deneuve and Rabih Mroué
LanguageFrench   CountryLebanon
VIS$18

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Candice Day
For centenarian Wilma Harrington, birthdays lack a certain pizzazz. She plans on getting older or will die trying in this comedic short that sho… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Guy Édoin
In this haunting finale to the Les Affluents trilogy, Sarah confronts her mother with her wishes to leave the farm during an autumn day of hunti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Karim Dridi
Thirteen-year-old Khamsa flees his foster family for the Marseilles gypsy camp where he was born. Embraced by his old friends, Khamsa's innocenc… 
CastMarc Cortes, Raymond Adam, Tony Fourmann, Me…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Randall Okita
Randall Okita’s inventive and exquisitely choreographed short film integrates sculptor Arthur Ganson’s whimsical machines into an imaginative dr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Susan Turcot
This architecturally-textured experimental meditation examines the effects of deforestation on animals, humans and climate. Using digital animat… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Unknown
A Small Thing, Adam Garnet Jones, English 106, Candice Day, English Machine with Wishbone, Randall Okita, No dialogue Pierce, Crush, Escape, … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Adam Garnet Jones
An emotionally stunted young woman throws herself a birthday party in the hopes of recalling something that happened on her tenth birthday. Invi… 
CastMeredith Cheesbrough, Pamela Farrauto
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Chris McCarroll
This intimately dramatic portrait follows a Romanian middle-aged man as he methodically prepares for his first day at a new job. The transformat… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Romanian   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Patrick Gazé
Third-grade student Victor Gazon makes a video presentation, listing his likes and dislikes, in order to determine whether life is worth living.… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/French   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Brian Stockton
Brian Stockton moves from broad sketches of Saskatchewan to a personal view of his suburban neighbourhood and formative years in his continuing … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Agnès Varda
Legendary filmmaker Agnès Varda looks back on her life and work, using beaches as a window to memory. In Belgium, California, the South of Franc… 
CastAgnès Varda
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$18

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Scott McGehee and David Sieg…
Starring up and comers Joseph Gordon-Levitt (Brick, The Lookout), Olivia Thirlby (The Wackness, Juno) and Lynn Collins (The Merchant of Venice),… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Olivia Thirlby and Lyn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$14A

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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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Paul Schrader
Director Paul Schrader’s newest film, Adam Resurrected, is based on the crowning achievement of one of Israel’s literary masters,Yoram Kaniuk. A… 
CastJeff Goldblum, Willem Dafoe, Derek Jacobi, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryGermany/Israel/USA
MAST$18A

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Chus Gutiérrez
In 2001, an inflatable dinghy with Moroccan migrants shipwrecked off the Spanish town of Rota. Thirty-seven migrants drowned, 13 of whom were fr… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$18

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Philippe Claudel
Coming off a hugely successful run in France, I've Loved You So Long is written and directed by acclaimed novelist/filmmaker Philippe Claudel. I… 
CastKristin Scott Thomas, Elsa Zylberstein, Laur…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$18

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Cameron Labine
Control Alt Delete is an unusually quirky romantic comedy set in 1999. When computer geek Lewis Henderson (Tyler Labine) is dumped by his longti… 
CastTyler Labine, Sonja Bennett, Alisen Down, La…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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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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Kevin Papatie
This personal documentary tackles the declining use of the Algonquin language and the lingering effects of residential schools through the lens … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Yulene Olaizola
Twenty years ago, Rosa met Jorge, a young tenant in her lodging house at the corner of Shakespeare and Victor Hugo streets in Mexico City. But a… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
RTR$18

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Malcolm Rogge
In a remote mountain valley in Ecuador, coffee and sugarcane farmers are faced with the dismal prospect of being forced off their fertile land t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Spanish   CountryCanada
RTR$18

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Juraj Lehotský
Finding one’s place in this world is not an easy thing for any person, but how much more difficult can it be for someone who is blind? 
CastUnknown
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia
RTR$18

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Steven Soderbergh
After the Cuban Revolution, Che is at the height of his fame and power. Then he disappears, re-emerging incognito in Bolivia, where he organizes… 
CastBenicio Del Toro, Demián Bichir, Rodrigo San…
LanguageSpanish   CountryUSA/Spain
SP$$18

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Alexander Sebastien Lee
Rich with dazzling displays of Kung Fu, this film follows two Chinese and two western students as they undergo a year of rigorous training in ma… 
CastYuan Peng, Orion, Eric, Zhu
LanguageEnglish/Mandarin   CountryChina/USA
RTR$18

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Francesco Munzi
After being accused of stealing from a wealthy Italian couple, a young Romanian maid is forced to return to her ex-boyfriend, recently released … 
CastSandra Ceccarelli, Aurélien Recoing, Stefano…
LanguageItalian/Romanian   CountryItaly
CWC$18

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Semih Kaplanoglu
Young Yusuf is upset when he learns that his mother Fatma is having a secret affair with the town's railroad stationmaster. He must decide wheth… 
CastUnknown
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey/France/German…
VIS$18

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Vicente Amorim
John Halder (Viggo Mortensen) is a good, decent individual with family problems: a neurotic wife, two demanding children and a mother suffering … 
CastViggo Mortensen, Jason Isaacs, Jodie Whittak…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Germa…
SP$18

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Uro Stojanovic
In the mountains of battle-scarred Serbia lies the village of Pokrp, whose men have been eradicated by generations of war. When sisters Little B… 
CastKatarina Radivojevic, Sonja Kolacaric, Olive…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia/Serbia
VAN$18

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Kari Skogland
In the late 1980s, with the Irish civil conflict at its most treacherous, 22-year-old Martin McGartland (Jim Sturgess) is recruited by the Briti… 
CastJim Sturgess, Ben Kingsley, Rose McGowan, Ke…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
GALA$$18

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Lisandro Alonso
During an Atlantic crossing, Farrel asks the captain of the freighter he is sailing for permission to go ashore at the next port. He wants to vi… 
CastJuan Fernandez
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/France/Net…
VIS$18

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Götz Spielmann
Alex is an errand boy; Tamara, a prostitute. Entwined in a forbidden love affair, both are determined to escape the Viennese brothel where they … 
CastJohannes Krisch, Ursula Strauss
LanguageGerman   CountryAustria
CWC$18

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Anthony Fabian
Based on true events, Skin tells the remarkable story of Sandra Laing (Sophie Okonedo), a black woman struggling with unique issues of discrimin… 
CastSophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige, Tony…
LanguageEnglish/Zulu   CountryUnited Kingdom/South…
CWC$14A

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Lyne Charlebois
A striking first feature, Borderline follows a young woman as she struggles to break free from her past. Kiki is a journalist and wouldbe noveli… 
CastIsabelle Blais, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Angèle …
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CF$14A

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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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Pascal Laugier
One night in the early 1970s, Lucie, a little girl missing for over a year, is discovered wandering by the side of a country road, unable to say… 
CastMorjana Alaoui, Mylène Jampanoï, Catherine B…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Canada
MM$18A