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Anthony Wonke
An intimate documentary portrait of legendary British horse-racing jockey A.P. McCoy, who risks life and limb in his determination to place his … 
CastAnthony Peter McCoy
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
DOC$PG

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Michelle Shephard, Patrick R…
Omar Khadr, the Canadian citizen who was captured by American forces in Afghanistan in 2002 and spent a decade imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, tel… 
CastOmar Khadr
LanguageEnglish, Arabic   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Alex van Warmerdam
Schneider, a hit-man, is given a task: before the night has passed he must kill the writer Ramon Bax. Dutch writer-director-actor Alex van Warm… 
CastAlex van Warmerdam, Tom Dewispelaere, Maria …
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$14A

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Naomi Kawase
A lonely baker has his life (and business) reinvigorated when he hires an elderly woman with an uncanny culinary skill and a mysterious communio… 
CastKirin Kiki, Masatoshi Nagase, Uchida Kyara, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$G

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Leanne Pooley
Director Leanne Pooley (The Topp Twins) fuses documentary, fiction, and state-of-the-art digital animation in this astonishing recreation of the… 
CastFraser Brown, Andrew Grainger, Chelsie Prest…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNew Zealand
CWC$14A

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson and…
Guided by the spirit of Maddin’s “Cuadecec Manifesto” (which calls for makings-of en masse), Bring Me the Head of Tim Horton is a strange and st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Apichatpong Weerasethakul
The new installation from Palme d’Or-winning Thai filmmaker and contemporary artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul fuses the artist’s exploration of … 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryThailand/Mexico
WLFree18

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Galen Johnson
Initially designed to promote Evan Johnson and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, A Living Poster employs the same digital techniques used to crea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WLFreePG

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Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnso…
A man struggles with his inability to connect with other people. Charlie Kaufman, the celebrated screenwriter of Being John Malkovich and Adapt… 
CastJennifer Jason Leigh, Tom Noonan, David Thew…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Lorenzo Vigas
Newcomer Lorenzo Vigas’ first feature explores issues of social stratification through the story of a wealthy man who pays young men to endure a… 
CastAlfredo Castro, Luis Silva
LanguageSpanish   CountryVenezuela
DISC$14A

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George Amponsah
This timely documentary explores the life and death of Michael Duggan, whose killing at the hands of London's Metropolitan Police sparked the To… 
CastKurtis Henville, Marcus Knox
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Sue Brooks
A married couple (Richard Roxburgh and Radha Mitchell) embark on a road trip across West Australia in pursuit of their runaway teenage daughter,… 
CastRichard Roxburgh, Radha Mitchell, Odessa You…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
PLAT$14A

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Shambhavi Kaul
This new installation by Indian-American artist-filmmaker Shambhavi Kaul is comprised of a large projected video loop composed of seven shots th… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryUSA/India
WLFree18

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Magnus von Horn
When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However in the local commu… 
CastUlrik Munther, Loa Ek, Mats Blomgren, Wiesla…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

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Joachim Trier
An aging schoolteacher (Gabriel Byrne) grappling with the recent death of his photojournalist wife (Isabelle Huppert) attempts to reconcile with… 
CastIsabelle Huppert, Gabriel Byrne, Jesse Eisen…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNorway
SP$14A

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Emin Alper
In the new film from award-winning Turkish writer-director Emin Alper, an ex-con, just released after serving a 15-year sentence, is recruited a… 
CastMehmet Özgür, Berkay Ates, Tülin Özen, Müfit…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
CWS$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, Yt…
Inspired by the 1930s Dakar-Djibouti mission — the ambitious French ethnographic expedition — the first narrative feature by French artist and f… 
CastBetty Tchomanga, Rachel Kahn, Eriq Ebouaney
LanguageArabic, English, Fre…   CountryFrance/Senegal, Moro…
WL$PG

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Wayne Blair
Adrien Brody and Salma Hayek star in this adaptation of the critically acclaimed debut novel by Iranian American author Dalia Sofer, about a sec… 
CastSalma Hayek, Adrien Brody, Shohreh Aghdashlo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Robin Pront
Two bandit brothers, one fresh from prison, the other eager to escape their criminal past, form a potentially explosive love triangle with the e… 
CastJeroen Perceval, Veerle Baetens, Kevin Janss…
LanguageDutch, French   CountryBelgium
DISC$14A

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Julio Medem
This is the story of Magda. Confronted with tragedy, she reacts with a surge of life that flows inside of her, from the imaginable to the unimag… 
CastPenélope Cruz, Luis Tosar, Asier Etxeandia
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
SP$PG

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Avi Lewis
Directed by journalist and filmmaker Avi Lewis (The Take) and produced in conjunction with Naomi Klein's best-selling book of the same name, thi… 
CastNaomi Klein
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Alan Zweig
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Allan Zweig (When Jews Were Funny) profiles one-time Canadian national hero Steve Fonyo, who raised millions of … 
CastSteve Fonyo
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
PLAT$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Lawrence Fajardo
This stark and heart-wrenching film weaves together several narratives about undocumented Filipino workers trying to support themselves and thei… 
CastAllen Dizon, Ces Quesada, Bernardo Bernardo,…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog, J…   CountryPhilippines/Japan
CWC$14A

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Dito Montiel
Shia LaBoeuf, Kate Mara and Gary Oldman star in this dystopian thriller about a former Marine desperately searching for his wife and son in a po… 
CastShia LaBeouf, Kate Mara, Gary Oldman, Jai Co…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Lenny Abrahamson
Escaping from the captivity in which they have been held for half a decade, a young woman and her five-year-old son struggle to adjust to the st… 
CastBrie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Joan Allen, Sea…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
SP$$14A

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Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Thirteen women find themselves trapped in a Gaza hair salon during a stand-off between police and a local gangster, in this audacious and incisi… 
CastHiam Abbass, Victoria Balitska, Manal Awad, …
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Stephen Dunn
An East Coast teenager and aspiring special-effects makeup artist (Connor Jessup, Blackbird) struggles with both his sexuality and his fear of h… 
CastConnor Jessup, Aaron Abrams, Joanne Kelly, A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Paul Katis
A patrol of British paratroopers in Afghanistan find themselves caught in the middle of a deathtrap in this remarkable, fact-based war drama fro… 
CastDavid Elliot, Mark Stanley, Scott Kyle, Benj…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Danae Elon
Returning to her hometown of Jerusalem with her young family after several years abroad, documentarian Danae Elon offers an intimate, ground’s-e… 
CastLuai Musa Hatib, Philip Touitou, Amos Touito…
LanguageEnglish, Hebrew, Ara…   CountryCanada/Israel
DOC$PG

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Anne Émond
The second film from award-winning writer-director Anne Émond (Nuit #1) is a decade-spanning family epic that chronicles the fortunes of a Québé… 
CastMaxim Gaudette, Karelle Tremblay, Valerie Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

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Ariel Rotter
In this poignant period drama set in 1960s Argentina, a young woman struggling to raise her twin daughters alone after the tragic death of her h… 
CastErica Luisa, Marcelo Subiotto, Susana Pampin
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Uruguay
CWC$14A

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Lucile Hadzihalilovic
A 10-year-old boy discovers a dead body in the sea just before he is brought to the hospital for a mysterious injection. Before long, something … 
CastMax Brebant, Roxane Duran, Julie-Marie Parme…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VAN$14A

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Corin Sworn, Tony Romano
The first major collaboration between Canadian artist Tony Romano and English-born, Toronto-raised Corin Sworn, La Giubba follows the intersecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/United Kingdo…
WLFreePG

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Jerzy Skolimowski
Polish master Jerzy Skolimowski (Four Nights with Anna, Essential Killing) shuttles between the stories of several characters over the course of… 
CastRichard Dormer, Wojciech Mecwaldowski, Andrz…
LanguagePolish, English   CountryPoland, Ireland
MAST$14A

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Andrew Haigh
A retired English couple (played by screen legends Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay) reflect on their lives after nearly a half-century toge… 
CastCharlotte Rampling, Tom Courtenay
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Nick Simon
Big-city glamour clashes with small-town values and a killer’s knife, in this bloody cocktail of terror from director Nick Simon and executive p… 
CastKal Penn, Claudia Lee, Kenny Wormald , Toby …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Guan Hu
A former Beijing crime boss swings back into action when his son is kidnapped by thugs. With his son captured, Mr. Six and his old pals stand u… 
CastFeng Xiaogang, Hanyu Zhang, Li Yifeng, Kris …
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

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Sebastian Schipper
A beautiful young Spanish nightclubber in Berlin becomes wheelwoman for a quartet of bank robbers, in this stunning heist thriller shot in a sin… 
CastLaia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$14A

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Tsai Ming-liang
A disarmingly candid, insightful and ultimately very moving conversation between Taiwanese auteur Tsai Ming-liang and his muse, actor Lee Kang-s… 
CastLee Kang-sheng, Tsai Ming-liang
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
WL$PG

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Nabil Ayouch
Four sex workers turn to each other for support as they struggle to survive the corrupt and dangerous flesh markets of Marrakesh, in this hard-h… 
CastLoubna Abidar, Asmaa Lazrak, Halima Karaouan…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWS$R

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Francis Alÿs, Nelson Carlo d…
A haunting new video by Belgian-born, Mexico City-based contemporary artist Francis Alÿs precedes Dominican filmmaker Nelson de los Santos Arias… 
CastMegan Cueva, Maria A. Montalembert , Priscil…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Dominican Rep…
WL$14A

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Fabienne Berthaud
Fleeing from the scene of a terrible crime, a young woman embarks on a life-changing road trip across California and Nevada. Romy is on holiday… 
CastDiane Kruger, Norman Reedus, Gilles Lellouch…
LanguageFrench, English   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

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Jayro Bustamante
In this dreamlike fusion of documentary and fable, two young, impoverished Mayan lovers escape from their servitude on a remote Guatemalan coffe… 
CastMaría Mercedes Coroy, María Telón, Manuel An…
LanguageKaqchikel   CountryGuatemala
DISC$14A

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Ryan Fleck, Anna Boden
Ryan Reynolds, Ben Mendelsohn and Sienna Miller star in this footloose tale about two itinerant gamblers aiming to buy their way into a legendar… 
CastBen Mendelsohn, Ryan Reynolds, Sienna Miller…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Tom McKeith, Sam McKeith
Deep in the slums of Manila, a young boxer's life is changed forever when his father pressures him to cheat in a fight. After accidentally kill… 
CastGarret Dillahunt, Chad McKinney, Angeli Baya…
LanguageFilipino, Tagalog   CountryPhilippines
DISC$14A

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Jamie M. Dagg
Accused of murder after intervening in the sexual assault of a young woman, an American volunteer doctor in Laos is forced to go on the run. In… 
CastRossif Sutherland
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryCanada/Laos
DISC$14A

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David Bryant, Trevor Mack, M…
From a rookie cop in the Australian Outback to a troubled family in Chile, this programme features a cast of characters who find themselves (com… 
CastElias Louie, Trinity Stump, Quelemia Sparrow…
LanguageEnglish, Tsilhqot’in…   CountryCanada, Australia, F…
SC$14A

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Adam Salky
Sarah Silverman gives an astonishing performance as a drug-addicted, self-destructive New Jersey housewife whose life begins to come apart at th… 
CastSarah Silverman, Josh Charles, Thomas Sadosk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18A

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Emmanuel Leconte, Daniel Lec…
This new documentary by the father-and-son directing team of Daniel and Emmanuel Leconte pays tribute to the 11 journalists of the French satiri… 
CastElisabeth Badinter, Gérard Biard, Charb , Ca…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DOC$14A

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Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
Director and star Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche reimagines the tale of the Biblical traitor in this stunningly shot historical drama. Rabah Ameur-Zaimec… 
CastRabah Ameur-Zaïmeche, Nabil Djedouani, Moham…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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Sion Sono
A humanoid robot deliverywoman muses on the mystery of human nature as she drops off parcels around the galaxy, in this playful sci-fi fable fro… 
CastMegumi Kagurazaka
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Du Haibin
This intimate documentary chronicles five years in the life of a young Chinese student, whose fervent idealism and dedication to Mao’s legacy st… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DOC$PG

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Joko Anwar
A beauty-salon worker and pirate-DVD enthusiast accidentally comes into possession of incriminating evidence of high-level political corruption,… 
CastTara Basro, Chicco Jerikho
LanguageIndonesian   CountryIndonesia
CWC$14A

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Tim Kring
This new miniseries from Heroes creator Tim Kring brings together characters from the original series with a new group of superpowered individua… 
CastJack Coleman, Zachary Levi, Robbie Kay, Kiki…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
PRIME$14A

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Nitzan Gilady
Fixated on romantic fantasies, a kindly and strong-willed young woman with a mild mental disability embarks on a relationship — much to the conc… 
CastAsi Levi, Moran Rosenblatt, Roy Assaf, Arie …
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

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Jason Reitman
Shifting to the episodic format after his acclaimed feature-film work, TIFF favourite Jason Reitman (Juno, Up in the Air) directs this hilarious… 
CastTara Lynne Barr, Patrick Heusinger, Alisha B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
PRIME$18A

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Luis Ospina
Filmmaker Luis Ospina recounts the history of El Grupo de Cali, the prolific bohemian artistic collective that revolutionized Colombian film and… 
CastLuis Ospina, Andrés Caicedo, Carlos Mayolo, …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DOC$14A

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Hong Sang-soo
The delightful new film from Festival favourite Hong Sang-soo (In Another Country) presents two variations on a potentially fateful romantic enc… 
CastJaeyoung Jung, Minhee Kim
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
MAST$14A

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Amos Gitaï
Lauded director Amos Gitaï (Kippur) delves into the prelude and aftermath of the 1995 assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in t… 
CastIschac Hiskiya, Pini Mitelman, Michael Warsh…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
MAST$14A

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Pablo Trapero
The new film from Argentine auteur Pablo Trapero (Crane World, White Elephant) recounts the astonishing true story of a seemingly normal middle-… 
CastGuillermo Francella, Peter Lanzani
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Spain
PLAT$14A

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Yaelle Kayam
An Orthodox Jewish woman, living at the edge of the cemetery on Jerusalem's Mount of Olives, becomes fascinated by a nocturnal community of pros… 
CastShani Klein, Avshalom Pollak, Haitham Ibrahe…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
DISC$14A

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Roar Uthaug
In this pulse-pounding thriller, a geologist tries to prevent a cataclysm when a mountain overlooking a popular Norwegian tourist destination be… 
CastKristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp, Jonas Hoff …
LanguageNorwegian   CountryNorway
SP$14A

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Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Winnipeg's wizard of the weird, Guy Maddin (My Winnipeg, The Saddest Music in the World) and co-director Evan Johnson plunge us into celluloid d… 
CastJohn Ashberry, Mathieu Amalric, Udo Kier, Ch…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$14A

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Meghna Gulzar
Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, The Lunchbox) stars in this dramatization of the notorious “Noida Double Murder Case,” which set off a media frenzy aro… 
CastIrrfan Khan, Konkona Sensharma, Neeraj Kabi,…
LanguageHindi, English   CountryIndia
SP$14A

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Nick Read, Mark Franchetti
Director Nick Read gains remarkable access to the inner workings of Russia’s world-famous Bolshoi Ballet as the company weathers the fallout fro… 
CastAnatoliy Iksanov, Maria Alexandrova, Maria A…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$PG

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Jon Cassar
Tormented by a dark secret, an aging gunfighter abandons a life of killing and returns home, only to discover his mother has died. He’s forced t… 
CastKiefer Sutherland, Donald Sutherland, Demi M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Ivan Ostrochovský
This subtle fusion of documentary and fiction follows a young Roma boxer as he embarks on a tragicomic return to the ring in order to pay for … 
CastPeter Baláz, Zvonko Lakcevic, Ján Franek, St…
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
CWC$14A

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Ermek Tursunov
Orphaned by the brutal Soviet collectivization campaign of the 1930s, a young Kazakh boy takes to the mountains and lives amongst a pack of wolv… 
CastKuandyk Kystykbayev, Elina Abay Kyzy, Yerzha…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
CWC$14A

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Arturo Ripstein
Mexican maestro Arturo Ripstein (Deep Crimson) directs this true-crime story about the bizarre 2009 murders of midget-wrestling brothers Alberto… 
CastPatricia Reyes Spíndola, Nora Velázquez, Syl…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
MAST$14A

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Kiyoshi Kurosawa
A young widow undertakes an elegiac voyage with the spectre of her dead husband, in this delicate, touching ghost story from Japanese master Kiy… 
CastEri Fukatsu, Tadanobu Asano, Masao Komatsu, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CWC$PG

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Mark Sawers
This hysterical mockumentary from Vancouver director Mark Sawers envisions a world where virgin births have taken men out of the procreation equ… 
CastKristine Cofsky, Patrick Gilmore, Rekha Shar…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Pedro Morelli
Animated and live-action worlds intersect as a filmmaker, a comic-book artist and a novelist tell each others' stories, in this Canadian-Brazili… 
CastGael García Bernal, Mariana Ximenes, Alison …
LanguageEnglish, Portuguese…   CountryCanada/Brazil
VAN$14A

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Anders Thomas Jensen
Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal) stars in this delirious comedy from Denmark's Anders Thomas Jensen (The Green Butchers), about two sadsack brothers wh… 
CastMads Mikkelsen, David Dencik, Søren Malling,…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
VAN$18A

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Nora El Hourch, Howie Shia, …
A collection of moving and refreshingly candid shorts about identity. A FEW SECONDS, Directed by Nora El Hourch, France | 16 minutes BAM, Dire… 
CastMarie Tirmont, Charlotte Bartocci, Camille L…
LanguageFrench, Spanish, Eng…   CountryFrance, Canada, Arge…
SC$18A

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Alexander Sokurov
Master filmmaker Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) transforms a portrait of the Louvre museum into a magisterial, centuries-spanning reflection on… 
CastLouis-Do de Lencquesaing, Vincent Nemeth, Be…
LanguageFrench, German, Russ…   CountryGermany/France
MAST$PG

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Roxanne Benjamin, David Bruc…
From the makers of the horror anthology V/?H/?S, these five interlocking tales of terror follow the fates of a group of weary travellers who con… 
CastKate Beahan, Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Susan Bu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A