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Louise Archambault
Quebecois director Louise Archambault follows her smart and refreshing debut feature Familia with this tender drama about a developmentally chal… 
CastGabrielle Marion-Rivard, Alexandre Landry, M…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Thomas Imbach
A queen who lost three kingdoms. A wife who lost three husbands. A woman who lost her head. The brilliant young French actress Camille Rutherfo… 
CastCamille Rutherford, Mehdi Dehbi, Sean Bigger…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountrySwitzerland, France…
SP$14A

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Abdellah Taia
The story of Abdellah’s coming of age in two parts — first as a teenager in Morocco, the second as a university student in Geneva. Inspired by t… 
CastRaphael Bonacchi
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryFrance | Morocco
DISC$14A

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Toa Fraser
Toa Fraser’s beautifully photographed film captures the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s staging of the classic — about a deceptive nobleman’s punishm… 
CastGillian Murphy, Huan Qi
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$G

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Alexandros Avranas
Greek director Alexandros Avranas’ chilling and incisive drama recounts an 11-year-old girl’s inexplicable suicide — and the family secrets that… 
CastThemis Panou, Eleni Roussinou, Reni Pittaki,…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$18A

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Corneliu Porumboiu
It’s the middle of a film shoot and Paul, the director, is having an affair with Alina, an actress playing a supporting role. With Alina’s last … 
CastDiana Avramut, Bogdan Dumitrache, Mihaela Si…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Matthew Saville
Life changes in an instant for a decorated police officer on his way home after having a few drinks when he kills a bicyclist, but he ends up hi… 
CastTom Wilkinson, Joel Edgerton, Jai Courtney, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$14A

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Dyana Gaye
The debut feature from Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Dyana Gaye charts the interconnected destinies of three far-flung sojourners across three con… 
CastMaya Sansa, Mata Gabin, Ralph Amoussou, Marè…
LanguageFrench | Wolof   CountryFrance | Senegal
CWC$14A

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Peter Chan
Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed "the Chinese Social Network", this epic tale of business bravado follows three fr… 
CastXiaoming Huang, Dawei Tong, Deng Chao
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
GALA$$14A

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Jeremy Saulnier
When the man who killed his parents is released from prison, a rootless drifter returns to his Virginia hometown to seek revenge, in this stark,… 
CastMacon Blair, Devin Ratray, Amy Hargreaves, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$14A

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Hany Abu-Assad
Trust and identity are stretched like wire in an impossible West Bank love story. Desires for individual and collective freedom collide. Mere sa… 
CastWaleed F. Zuaiter, Leem Lubany, Adam Bakri, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

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Paolo Sorrentino
The story of an aging writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome. Rome, in the splendour of summer.… 
CastToni Servillo, Carlo Verdone, Sabrina Ferill…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$18A

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Leticia Tonos
The story of a shantytown of Santo Domingo where the Haitian Janvier and the Dominican Rudy — half-brothers who hate each other — will fight for… 
CastJames Saintil, Akari Endo, Yasser Michelén
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic
CWS$14A

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Thanos Anastopoulos
Taking inspiration from the financial crisis that continues to devastate Greece, the third feature from Thanos Anastopoulous is a taut and timel… 
CastSavina Alimani, Aggelos Papadimas, Yorgos Sy…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$14A

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Stéphane Moukarzel, Fantavio…
From restless teens occupying an abandoned mansion to a family waiting for planes to land, the seemingly innocuous — but finally decisive — thin… 
CastLiridon Rashiti, Minoo Gundevia, Deena Aziz,…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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John Krokidas
A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. Kill Your Darlings … 
CastDaniel Radcliffe, Jack Huston, Ben Foster, D…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18A

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John Curran
Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right) stars in the astonishing true story of Robyn Davidson, who in 1977 set out on a sol… 
CastMia Wasikowska, Adam Driver
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$PG

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Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Jon Martello (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is a strong, handsome, good old fashioned guy. His buddies call him Don Jon due to his ability to "pull" a d… 
CastJoseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Ju…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$R

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Kevin Macdonald
An American girl on holiday in the English countryside with her family finds herself in hiding and fighting for her survival as war breaks out. … 
CastSaoirse Ronan, Tom Holland, Anna Chancellor,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Claire Denis
Supertanker captain Marco Silvestri is called back urgently to Paris. His sister Sandra is desperate; her husband has committed suicide, the fam… 
CastVincent Lindon, Chiara Mastroianni, Lola Cré…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Reha Erdem
An island off the coast of Turkey is about to be evacuated due to a possible earthquake — but its inhabitants have been stricken with a mysterio… 
CastBinnur Kaya, Philip Arditti, Kevork Malikyan…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
SP$PG

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Alain Guiraudie
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel. An attractive, potent and lethally d… 
CastPierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patri…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Yasujirô Ozu
The sublime final film from Japanese master Yasujiro Ozu is as great in its way as his earlier masterpieces Tokyo Story and Early Summer. 
CastShima Iwashita, Chishu Ryu, Keiji Sata, Mari…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CTQFreePG

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Yuval Adler
Bethlehem tells the story of the unlikely bond between Razi, an Israeli secret service officer, and his Palestinian informant Sanfur, the younge… 
CastTsahi Halevi, Sahdi Marei, Haitham Omari
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$14A

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Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobs…
Lars Daniel Krutzkoff Jacobsen’s corrosive look at contemporary Norwegian society is also a hilarious and provocative comedy that cuts across cl… 
CastHanne Backe-Hansen, Kjetil Krogstad Skrede, …
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
CWC$14A

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Roberto Minervini
A teenage girl deals with a crisis of conscience in gun-toting rural Texas. The teenage daughter of Christian goat farmers in rural Texas rebel… 
CastSara Carlson, Colby Trichell, Tim Carlson
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$PG

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Yuri Bykov
Sergey Sobolev, a major at the local police office, is driving to the hospital where his wife is about to give birth. High from happiness, he’s … 
CastYury Bykov, Denis Shvedov, Irina Nizina, Ily…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$14A

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Barry Avrich
Barry Avrich’s account of the life of this most unlikely revolutionary of the 1960s counterculture is energetic, iconoclastic and well researche… 
CastXaviera Hollander, Alan Dershowitz, Bob Gucc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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János Szász
In a village on the Hungarian border, two young brothers grow up during wartime with their cruel grandmother and must learn every trick of evil … 
CastLászló Gyémánt, András Gyémánt, Piroska Moln…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$14A

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Keanu Reeves
A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. Keanu Reeves makes his directorial d… 
CastTiger Hu Chen, Keanu Reeves, Karen Mok
LanguageEnglish, Cantonese, …   CountryUSA, Hong Kong, Chin…
SP$18A

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Calin Peter Netzer
Well-to-do, well-connected Bucharest society lady Cornelia takes the driver’s seat when her 34-year-old son gets involved in a deadly accident. … 
CastBogdan Dumitrache, Luminita Gheorghiu, Flori…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

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Maneesh Sharma
From the writer of Chak De! India and the director of Band Baaja Baaraat comes a modern desi love story. Shuddh Desi Romance follows a fresh a… 
CastRishi Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Parineet…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
GALA$$14A

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Hélène Cattet, Bruno Forzani
The latest from Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (Amer) is a sensual, blood-soaked homage to the 1970s giallo aesthetic that will keep you guessi… 
CastKlaus Tange, Jean-Michel Vovk, Sylvia Camard…
LanguageFrench/Danish/Flemis…   CountryFrance/Belgium/Luxem…
VAN$18A

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Andrzej Wajda
The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a… 
CastRobert Wieckiewicz, Agnieszka Grochowska
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$14A

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Hayao Miyazaki
Hayao Miyazaki brings together aircraft engineer Jiro Horikoshi and author Tatsuo Hori, to create Jiro — a fictional character at the centre of … 
CastHideaki Anno, Miori Takimoto, Hidetoshi Nish…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$PG

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Flora Lau
A humble chauffeur (Chen Kun; Painted Skin, Let the Bullets Fly) and the spoiled wife of his wealthy employer (Carina Lau; Days of Being Wild, A… 
CastCarina Lau, Chen Kun
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
DISC$PG

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Jan Hrebejk
The arrival of an uninvited guest casts a shadow over an idyllic wedding celebration in this wonderfully fraught meditation on guilt and forgive… 
CastAna Geislerova, Stanislav Majer, Jiri Cerny
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18A

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Yervant Gianikian, Angela Ri…
Yervant Gianikian and Angela Ricci Lucchi’s PAYS BARBARE, an experimental, archival study of colonial Ethiopia. Milan-based duo Yervant Gianiki… 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench, Italian   CountryFrance
WL$14A

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Sébastien Pilote
Gaby owns a lamb farm. He has two daughters that he raised like princesses. One day, the oldest asks him for some financial support so she doesn… 
CastGilles Renaud, Gabriel Arcand, Lucie Laurier…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Menno Meyjes
In The Dinner two couples go out to dinner in a restaurant. They talk about ordinary things: work, the latest movies, holiday plans etc. They av… 
CastJacob Derwig, Thekla Reuten, Daan Schuurmans…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Yossi Madmony
The fateful contract between a secular Israeli army officer and a devout young Holocaust survivor has profound and unexpected consequences, in t… 
CastAlon Moni Aboutboul, Tom Graziani, Rotem Zis…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Róbert I. Douglas
Gary is in Beijing to make it big. After failing to impress his Chinese investors he soon takes up teaching English. Gary's real reasons for sta… 
CastCarlos Ottery, Chris Loton, Ai Wan, Cromwell…
LanguageMandarin, English   CountryChina, Ireland
CWC$14A

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Inês Oliveira
Sofia lives a strangely isolated life in the old apartment where she grew up in Lisbon. Mariama arrives from Guinea-Bissau, having been hired by… 
CastPaula Garcia, Aissato Indjai, Luana Quadé, B…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
DISC$14A

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Alexey Fedorchenko
Comprised of 23 vignettes illuminating the pagan-influenced mores of western Russia’s Meadow Mari, the latest film from director Alexey Fedorche… 
CastJulia Aug
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
VAN$18A

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Jean-Marie Straub, João Pedr…
Featuring new works by master filmmakers Jean-Marie Straub (Le Genou d’Artémide), João Pedro Rodrigues (The Last Time I Saw Macao), and Miguel G… 
CastBarbara Ulrich, Daniel Redondo Martinéz, Gum…
LanguageFrench, Portuguese, …   CountryFrance, Portugal, Ge…
WL$14A

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Joe Begos
Mark Fisher disappeared from his home in a brilliant flash of blue light almost two years ago. His friend Seth Hampton was the last to see him a… 
CastGraham Skipper, Josh Ethier, Vanessa Leigh
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Ingrid Veninger
A story about a father, a son, and six characters dressed in furry suits. An unorthodox acting teacher (Aaron Poole) attempts to push a group of… 
CastAaron Poole, Joey Klein, Jacob Switzer, Jess…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Clif Prowse, Derek Lee
Best friends Derek and Clif set out on a trip of a lifetime. Their plan: travel to the ends of the earth, see the world, and live life to the fu… 
CastBaya Rehaz
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MM$18A

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Joao Viana, Ali Cherri
The Battle of Tabatô Battle of Tabato, Joao Viana (83 minutes): After 30 years of exile, Baio is returning to Guinea-Bissau. His daughter Fatu … 
CastFatu Djebaté, Mamadu Baio, Mutar Djebaté
LanguageMadinka   CountryGuinea-Bissau, Leban…
WL$PG

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Johnnie To
Forced to leave service after he was afflicted with blindness, a former detective ekes out his living by solving cold cases for police rewards. … 
CastAndy Lau, Sammi Cheng, Yuanyuan Gao
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
SP$14A

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Alex van Warmerdam
A vagrant enters the lives of an arrogant upper-class family, turning their lives into a psychological nightmare in the process. This eerie, i… 
CastJan Bijvoet, Hadewych Minis, Jeroen Perceval…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
VAN$14A

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Alfonso Cuarón
Astronauts attempt to return to Earth after debris crashes into their space shuttle, leaving them drifting alone in orbit. Gravity is a heart-p… 
CastSandra Bullock, George Clooney, Eric Michels
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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Bruce McDonald
Henry is married, has a son, and a decent job in advertising. Trouble is his wife is in jail for sleeping with a 14-year-old boy. Struggling to … 
CastMaxwell McCabe-Lokos, August Diehl, Sarah Al…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Xavier Dolan
A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. This latest work from Canada’s endlessly inventi… 
CastXavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Jia Zhangke
Internationally acclaimed Chinese master Jia Zhangke (The World) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling — and startlingly vi… 
CastZhao Tao, Jiang Wu, Wang Baoqiang, Luo Lansh…
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
MAST$14A

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Frank Pavich
This fascinating documentary explores the genesis of one of cinema’s greatest epics that never was: cult filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s (El To… 
CastAlejandro Jodorowsky, Michel Seydoux, H.R. G…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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Mohammad Rasoulof
Khosrow and Morteza set out on a mission to kill someone. The assassination ought to be arranged as a suicide. At the last minute however, they … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
CWC$14A

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Fraser Munden and Neil Rathb…
Friends and criminals — and their chance encounters — link this programme to make keen observations that, from coast to coast, we’re not always … 
CastChris McMahon, Ralph Whims, Stefan Czernatow…
LanguageEnglish / French   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Jonathan Sobol
A third-rate motorcycle daredevil and part-time art thief teams up with his snaky brother to steal one of the most valuable books in the world. 
CastJay Baruchel, Matt Dillon, Kurt Russell, Ter…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Bruce LaBruce
Queering the May-December courtship of Harold and Maude, iconic provocateur Bruce LaBruce (L.A. Zombie) returns with this subversively tender ta… 
CastPier-Gabriel Lajoie, Walter Borden, Katie Bo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Daniel Vega Vidal, Diego Veg…
Someone is out to get Constantino Zegarra, a judge with an impressive conviction rate — and any number of enemies. So why is it so hard for othe… 
CastFernando Bacilio, Lidia Rodríguez, Juan Luis…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico, Peru
CWC$14A

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Fernando Coimbra
A nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the distraught parents left behind, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra’s suspenseful feature de… 
CastLeandra Leal and Milhem Cortaz, Fabíola Nasc…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
CWC$14A

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Alberto Morais
In this charming neorealist gem set on the sleepy outskirts of Valencia, young Miguel and his friends undertake a seemingly simple mission on be… 
CastOmar Krim, Blanca Bautista, Mikel Sarasa, Jo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
CWC$PG

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Mati Diop, Akram Zaatari
Though an unlikely pairing on the surface, Mati Diop’s award-winning A Thousand Suns (Mille Soleils) and Akram Zaatari’s Venice Biennale commiss… 
CastLouay Hanafi
LanguageArabic, Wolof   CountrySenegal, Lebanon
WL$14A

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Argyris Papadimitropoulos, J…
Based on a violent real-life event that shook Athens, this drama about a frustrated policeman and a teenage skateboarder set to cross paths duri… 
CastHarris Markou, Leronymos Kaletsanos
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CTC$18A

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Dana Rotberg
In a small New Zealand town in the early 20th century, three very different women— a Maori medicine woman, a wealthy, sharp-tongued white housew… 
CastWhirimako Black, Rachel House, Antonia Prebb…
LanguageMaori, English   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$PG

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Wiebke von Carolsfeld
Taylor Schilling (Netflix’s Orange is the New Black) stars as a newly-single pregnant woman who confronts an uncertain future in the long-awaite… 
CastAidan Quinn, Taylor Schilling, Barry Keoghan…
LanguageEnglish, Irish   CountryCanada / Ireland
CWC$14A

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Juno Mak
Juno Mak’s debut feature Rigor Mortis is an eerie and chilling, contemporary action- and special effects-laden homage to the classic Chinese vam… 
CastChin Siu-Ho, Kara Wai, Nina Paw, Anthony Cha…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$18A