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Bruce Beresford
Adapted from his internationally best-selling memoir, the film tells the true story of Li Cunxin, a Chinese-trained ballet dancer. Plucked from … 
CastBruce Greenwood, Kyle MacLachlan, Joan Chen,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/USA/China…
SP$PG

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Reginald Harkema
Perry, a sheltered chemist, falls in love with Leslie, a former homecoming princess, when he is selected to be a jury member at her hippie, deat… 
CastGregory Smith, Kristen Hager, Sarah Gadon, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Renato De Maria
Set during a turbulent period in 1970-80s Italy, the plot centres on passionate couple Sergio and Susanna, who have been living as fugitives. Pu… 
CastGiovanna Mezzogiorno, Riccardo Scamarcio, Lu…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
SP$14A

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Catherine Corsini
Suzanne (Kristin Scott Thomas) is a well-to-do married woman and mother in the south of France. Her idle bourgeois lifestyle gets her down and s… 
CastKristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López, Yvan Atta…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Ricky Gervais, Matthew Robin…
From Ricky Gervais, the award-winning creator and star of the original BBC series The Office and HBO’s Extras, comes the new romantic comedy The… 
CastRicky Gervais, Jennifer Garner, Rob Lowe, Ti…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Tom Ford
Set in Los Angeles in 1962, A Single Man is the story of George Falconer, a British college professor (Colin Firth) who is struggling to find me… 
CastColin Firth, Matthew Goode, Julianne Moore, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Peter Stebbings
Reality intersects with delusion in the mind of Arthur Poppington (Woody Harrelson), a regular man who adopts a superhero persona known as Defen… 
CastWoody Harrelson, Kat Dennings, Elias Koteas,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Martin Scorsese
A film account and presentation of the final concert of The Band. Preceded by shorts: Ready When You Are, Laura Barrett with Martin Tielli at t… 
CastThe Band, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitc…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreePG

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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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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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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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Rodrigo Garcia
This moving drama follows the story of three women (Annette Bening, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington) and the power of the unbreakable bond betw… 
CastSamuel L. Jackson, Jimmy Smits, Shareeka Epp…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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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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Aaron Schneider
Inspired by the true story of Felix “Bush” Breazeale, this stately frontier drama stars Robert Duvall as a backwoods eccentric who stages his ow… 
CastRobert Duvall, Bill Murray, Sissy Spacek, Lu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

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Jason Lehel
A group of Native Americans discover a young woman, left for dead, in the Arizona desert and take her to their reservation. Through her relation… 
CastCynthia Adkisson, Deswood Etsitty, Emily Lap…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VIS$18

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Daniel Monzon
A newly hired prison officer finds himself in the midst of a prison riot after an unforeseen turn of events. With the inmates around him unaware… 
CastLuis Tosar, Alberto Ammann, Antonio Resines…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/France
CWC$18

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Stephen Poliakoff
This tense conspiracy thriller set on the eve of World War II and based on disturbing real events, focuses on a young woman who stumbles across … 
CastRomola Garai, Bill Nighy, Julie Christie
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Yoav Paz and Doron Paz
This is a sharp, stylish debut feature about a young man hunkering down in his Tel Aviv apartment with a steady diet of TV and internet for comp… 
CastOfer Shechter, Efrat Boimold, Efrat Dor, Tza…
LanguageHebrew | English   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Koji Yakusho
The story of Takuro Yazawa, a day-trader who claims he can earn hundreds of millions of yen in one day, and those around him as they attempt to … 
CastKôji Yakusho, Satomi Kobayashi, Eita
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
DISC$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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Chris Chong Chan Fui
Poetic, observant and allegorical, Karaoke juxtaposes a young man's idealism with the reality of a changing Malaysia through karaoke videos. 
CastZahiril Adzim, Amerul Affendi, Hariry Jalil,…
LanguageMalay   CountryMalaysia
VIS$PG

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Todd Solondz
Happiness director Todd Solondz returns with another unsettling dark comedy about sexual obsession between friends, family and lovers struggling… 
CastShirley Henderson, Ciarán Hinds, Allison Jan…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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Josh Crook
This gritty and gripping drama explores political intrigue, love, death and the power of memory, set in the Dominican Republic. 
CastManny Perez, Paul Calderon, Juan Fernández
LanguageSpanish   CountryDominican Republic/U…
DISC$18

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Mack Sennett
Charlie talks wealthy farmer's daughter Tillie into eloping with him (and taking her father's money). Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 3:00PM 
CastCharles Chaplin, Marie Dressler
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
YDSFreeG

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Rick Jacobson
In this campy action comedy from the creators of Xena and Hercules, three hot-blooded women try to uncover some booty in the desert using femini… 
CastJulia Voth, Erin Cummings, Ameríca Olivo, Lu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Ismail Necmi
The concepts of real life and fiction, documentary and drama, are explored in this real-life feature which follows the unbelievable life of Petr… 
CastPetra Woschniak
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
DISC$14A

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Ana Kokkinos
During the course of one day and night, seven children wander the streets in an urban odyssey. Blessed is a film about mothers and children, abo… 
CastMiranda Otto, Frances O'Connor, Deborra-Lee …
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18

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Tim Blake Nelson
Bill Kincaid, an Ivy League classics professor, returns to rural Oklahoma to bury his dangerously brilliant identical twin brother who had remai… 
CastEdward Norton, Melanie Lynskey, Susan Sarand…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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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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Pat Mills
Five family members crowd into a car to take grandma to a nursing home against her will. An omniscient narrator reveals each person’s predicamen… 
CastEileen Sword, Shannon Ford, Chantelle Wilson…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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Blaine Thurier
A reformed criminal escapes his wife’s dinner party for a quick beer with his cousin and former partner in crime. Over the course of one wild ni… 
CastTygh Runyan, Paul Anthony, Marnie Robinson, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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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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Suzana Amaral
Enigmatic and perturbing, Suzana Amaral’s Hotel Atlântico takes us on a mysterious journey through Brazil’s southern landscapes. The film follow… 
CastMariana Ximenes, Gero Camilo, João Miguel, J…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryBrazil
MAST$PG

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Christian Carion
In 1981 Moscow, a KGB colonel, disgusted with what Soviet policy has become, decides to break with the system. With the help of a French enginee… 
CastGuillaume Canet, Anna Maria Lara, Willem Daf…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

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Leon Prudovsky
In a suburb of Tel Aviv, an Israeli cab driver who longs to fly and a Russian music teacher who is soon to board a plane find out that romance i… 
CastDror Keren, Vladimir Friedman, Helena Yaralo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$18

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Marc Levin
Veteran filmmaker Mark Levin (Slam) looks at the past and present of New York's garment district, from its heyday as a base for immigrant labour… 
CastSigrid Olsen, Stan Herman, Mort Sheinman, Jo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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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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Ole Bornedal
A Danish variation on Straw Dogs, Deliver Us from Evil is an almost unbearably intense thriller about a young couple who moves to the countrysid… 
CastLasse Rimmer, Lene Nystrom, Jens Andersen, P…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark/Sweden/Norwa…
CWC$18

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João Pedro Rodrigues
In order to forgive and be forgiven for the slights endured over a long life as a transsexual club performer, Tonia devolves her body back into … 
CastAlexander David, Fernando Santos, Gonçalo Fe…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal/France
VIS$18

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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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Judith Ehrlich and Rick Gold…
Daniel Ellsberg was a valued strategist inside the American government until he leaked the Pentagon Papers and exposed the lies of the Vietnam W… 
CastDaniel Ellsberg
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Robert Stefaniuk
World Premiere A rock’n’roll vampire comedy about a down-and-out band that will do anything for a record deal. Their humdrum image radically cha… 
CastAlice Cooper, Alex Lifeson, Moby, Iggy Pop, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Bong Joon-ho
A unique noir thriller that digs into the secrecy surrounding a terrible murder and the mystery of a mother’s primal love for her son. The films… 
CastBin Won, Ku Jin, Hye-ja Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
SP$14A

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Jonathan King
When teenaged twins Theo and Rachel meet the mysterious Mr. Jones, they learn that they may hold the key to saving the world from impending dest… 
CastTom Cameron, Matthew Chamberlain, Oliver Dri…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
KIDYouthPG

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Samantha Morton
Morton shifts from actor to director in this stark portrait of a young British girl plucked from an abusive family and thrown into the hands of … 
CastMolly Windsor, Lauren Socha, Robert Carlyle,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$18

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Jesper Ganslandt
A descent into hell, Jesper Ganslandt's disturbing and suspenseful second feature begins with a man waking up in unfamiliar surroundings, only t… 
CastSamuel Haus, Olle Sarri, Eva Rexed
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
VAN$18

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Hong Sang-soo
Delightfully comic exploration of the emotional and social geography of an art-house film director, directed by Korean auteur Hong Sangsoo. 
CastKim Tae-woo, Ko Hyun-jung, Uhm Ji-won
LanguageKorean   CountryKorea
CWC$PG

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Dilip Mehta
A warmhearted social satire about a Canadian diplomat (Lisa Ray) and her chef husband Michael (Don McKellar) who are posted to New Delhi. Upon a… 
CastLisa Ray, Don McKellar, Seema Biswas, Maury …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$PG

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Goran Paskaljevic
Two young married couples take off and travel abroad to the promised lands of better opportunities, but hope collapses when their expectations d… 
CastLazar Ristovski, Petar Bozovic, Mira Banjac
LanguageItalian | Albanian …   CountrySerbia/Albania/Italy…
MAST$18

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Xiaolu Guo
A subjective anatomy of contemporary China in the post-Marxist era, this is a dark, poetic depiction of people from different backgrounds, livin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
RTR$18

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Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan’s The Adjuster is one of the filmmaker’s most acclaimed works, and remains one of the most significant contributions to what became … 
CastElias Koteas, Arsinée Khanjian, Maury Chayki…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
COV$R

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Eytan Fox
A defining work of recent Tel Aviv cinema, this multi-character story shows the city’s free-thinking liberals confronted with harsh political te… 
CastOhad Knoller, Yousef Sweid, Daniela Virtzer
LanguageHebrew, Arabic   CountryIsrael
CTC$18A

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Violeta Ayala, Dan Fallshaw
Filmmakers Fallshaw and Ayala's journey of discovery among Saharawi refugees turns into a political thriller. 
CastUnknown
LanguageHassanya | Spanish …   CountryAustralia
RTR$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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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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Elia Suleiman
This semi-biographic film, divided into four historical episodes, portrays the daily life of Palestinians in 1948 who were considered a minority… 
CastAli Suliman, Elia Suleiman
LanguageHebrew | Arabic   CountryUnited Kingdom | Ita…
CWC$PG

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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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Pedro González-Rubio
Before their inevitable farewell, a young Mexican man and his half Italian son, Natan, embark on an epic journey to the second-largest coral ree… 
CastJorge Machado, Natan Machado Palombini, Nest…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
VIS$G

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Paul King
Shy Stephen and his totally disordered boozehound of a best friend, Bunny, show us how to embark on an adventure-filled road trip without leavin… 
CastEdward Hogg, Simon Farnaby, Verónica Echegui…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$18

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Kira Muratova
Two young orphan siblings travel to Moscow in search of their missing father. Scared of being separated and sent to orphanages, they hope to reu… 
CastNatalya Buzko, Georgi Deliyev, Lena Kostyuk,…
LanguageUnknown   CountryUkraine
MAST$18

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Raphaël Nadjari
This invigorating exploration of Israeli cinema draws upon numerous clips and engrossing interviews with filmmakers and historians. Part 1 cover… 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/France
CTC$18

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Felix Van Groeningen
From Belgium comes this rambunctious, vulgar story of a 13-year-old boy growing up in a small village with his father and three uncles, all drun… 
CastJohan Heldenbergh, Wouter Hendrickx, Johan H…
LanguageDutch   CountryBelgium/Holland
VAN$18

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Yonfan
A gorgeously shot, thought-provoking look at Taiwan’s White Terror, the anti-communist campaign that swept the island throughout the 1950s. This… 
CastFan Chih-Wei, Terri Kwan, Joseph Chang, Zhu …
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan, Hong Kong
CWC$14A

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Lee Hey-jun
This is a smart and original love story by one of Korea’s most promising young filmmakers, Lee Hey-jun. A potential suicide victim becomes a mod… 
CastJung Jae-young, Jung Rye-won
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
CWC$18

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Laxmikant Shetgaonkar
A lonely man finds a companion in a mad woman in a dense forest in the Western Ghats of India. When she becomes pregnant, a conflict arises betw… 
CastChitranjan Giri, Veena Jomkar, Prasanthi Tal…
LanguageKonkani   CountryIndia
DISC$18

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Rob King
World Premiere George Ryga’s HUNGRY HILLS is a beautifully dark adaptation of the acclaimed Canadian novel about one teenager’s struggles to rev… 
CastKeir Gilchrist, Alexander De Jordy, John Py…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$PG

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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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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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Werner Herzog
Inspired by true events, My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done, is a story of ancient myth and modern madness. Brad Macallam, an aspiring actor perf… 
CastWillem Dafoe, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Peña, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Germany
SP$PG

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François Ozon
The French master returns with this unsettling tale of a rich, beautiful young woman who finds herself pregnant after her boyfriend dies of an o… 
CastIsabelle Carré, Melvil Poupaud
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAST$14A

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Damjan Kozole
A young university student solicits sex clients through newspaper ads, involving her in a hellish adventure. 
CastNina Ivanisin, Peter Musevski, Primoz Pirnat…
LanguageSlovenian | English…   CountrySlovenia | Germany …
CWC$18

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Yoichi Sai
A crowd pleasing, sweeping epic brilliantly directed by one of Japan's finest auteurs, Kamui is the adventurous story of a fugitive ninja played… 
CastKen'ichi Matsuyama, Koyuki, Kaoru Kobayashi
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

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Neil Jordan
A lyrical, modern fairy tale that tells the story of Syracuse (Colin Farrell), an Irish fisherman whose life is transformed when he catches a be… 
CastColin Farrell, Alicja Bachleda, Alison Barry…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/USA
SP$PG

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Ciro Guerra
Ignacio, a former traveling musician, makes one final trip across the country following his wife's death. He is joined by a teenaged fan, and to… 
CastMarciano Martínez, Yull Núñez
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/Argentina
CWC$18

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Don Roos
Emilia Woolf (Natalie Portman) is a Harvard law school graduate and a newlywed, having just married Jack, her high-powered New York lawyer boss … 
CastNatalie Portman, Scott Cohen, Charlie Tahan,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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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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Peter Mettler
Filmmaker and visual artist Peter Mettler takes audiences on an eye-opening aerial tour of Alberta’s tar sands in this beautiful, haunting and v… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$G

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Ounie Lecomte
An impressive debut by French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte who, inspired by her childhood, recounts the emotional journey of a little girl aba… 
CastKim Sae-ron, Park Do-yeon, Ko A-Sung, Park M…
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea/France
DISC$PG

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Michael J. Bassett
From Robert E. Howard, the legendary creator of Conan, comes this tale of a savage mercenary in sixteeth-century Century England who owes the de… 
CastJames Purefoy, Max von Sydo, Ian Whyte, Pete…
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance, Czech Republ…
MM$14A