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

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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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Soi Cheang
Gripping and smartly constructed, this unconventional crime thriller/psychological drama, revolves around assassins who commit murder by making … 
CastRichie Jen, Louis Koo, Shui-Fan Fung, Suet L…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong, China
VAN$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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Bui Thac Chuyen
This is a sensual drama about a newlywed couple, exploring sexual awakening, forbidden lesbian desire and marital infidelity within modern Vietn… 
CastDo Thi Hai Yen, Pham Linh Dan, Jonny Tri Ngu…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
CWC$18

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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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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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Hirokazu Kore-eda
This compelling tale of a blow-up doll that becomes a real person and abandons her status of mere sex object comes to life with the superb perfo… 
CastBae Doo-na, Arata, Itsuji Itao, Joe Odagiri,…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

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Scandar Copti and Yaron Shan…
An original, powerful film in which an accidental murder and a murky drug deal spur uncontrolled violence in a Palestinian community in Jaffa. 
CastShahir Kabaha, Ibrahim Frege, Fouad Habash, …
LanguageArabic, Hebrew   CountryIsrael/Germany
CWC$18

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Philip Hoffman
Local legend Philip Hoffman’s formally adventurous and emotionally devastating documentary looks at the tortured last years of Toronto writer Ge… 
CastGeorge Lachlan Brown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CF$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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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier's controversial movie was the talk of Cannes this year with its groundbreaking, deeply disturbing and graphic nightmare vision ab… 
CastCharlotte Gainsbourg, Willem Dafoe
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/Sweden/Franc…
MAST$18

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Lars von Trier
Lars von Trier rarely travels to film festivals, and will not be coming to Toronto, but he has agreed to participate in a 90-minute video news c… 
CastLars von Trier
LanguageEnglish   CountryDenmark/Sweden/Franc…
MAST$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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Martin Pieter Zandvliet
Paprika Steen delivers a tour-de-force performance in this devastating drama about an alcoholic actress trying to put her life back together. 
CastPaprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sarah-Marie Ma…
LanguageDanish   CountryDenmark
DISC$18

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Don Argott
This art-world whodunit investigates what happened to the Barnes collection of Post-Impressionist paintings—valued in the billions—that fell pre… 
CastAlbert Barnes
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Ho Yuhang
Two young people of different classes are bound together by restless ennui. But when the girl is revealed to be underage, lies and blackmail spi… 
CastChui Tien You, Wai Ying Hong, Ng Meng Hui
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryMalaysia/Hong Kong, …
CWC$18

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

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Mark Lewis
In conjunction with Mark Lewis: In a City, special screenings of Lewis’s Backstory (2009) and Cinema Museum (2008) will take place during the Fe… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUT$18

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Carlos Carrera
A policewoman investigates the gruesome murders of female assembly-line workers in Ciudad Juárez. This suspense thriller is the first fictionali… 
CastAna de la Reguera, Asur Zágada, Marco Pérez,…
LanguageSpanish, English, Tz…   CountryMexico
CWC$18

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

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

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Barry Levinson
Barry Levinson has covered a lot of ground in his film career – from Southeast Asia in Good Morning, Vietnam to Las Vegas in Rain Man – but he a… 
CastJohn Zieman, Jim Irsay, Michael Olesker
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$PG

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

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Mehran Tamadon
For three years, Mehran Tamadon immersed himself into the very heart of the most extremist supporters of the Islamic republic of Iran (the Bassi… 
CastMehran Tamadon
LanguageUnknown   CountryIran/France/Switzerl…
RTR$18

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Rachel Ward
In order to make peace with his combative, dying father, a writer must return to his childhood home and confront long-suppressed memories of the… 
CastRachel Griffiths, Bryan Brown, Ben Mendelsoh…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$18

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

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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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Golam Rabbany Biplob
In this political fable from Bangladesh’s leading filmmaker, a simple village musician gets swept up in the market economy of big city Dhaka. 
CastJayanto Chattopadhyay, Firoj Khan Dollar, F…
LanguageBengali   CountryBangladesh
CWC$18

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Efraim Kishon
One of the best-loved Israeli comedies of its era, Big Dig is a dizzying 1969 farce in which an inspired madman brings Tel Aviv to a halt with a… 
CastBomba Tzur, Nissim Azikri, Shraga Friedman, …
LanguageHebrew | German   CountryIsrael/USA/Germany
CTC$PG

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Uri Zohar
From one of Israel’s most influential filmmakers, this classic depicts a Tel Aviv counterculture that is progressive and blessed with many delig… 
CastAlona Einstein, Arik Einstein, Sima Eliyahu,…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael
CTC$18

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Dylan Akio Smith
Ten-year-old Billy is mercilessly teased at school because he has a large cranium. He learns that one of his classmates has found a way to get a… 
CastAlex Ferris, Conner Dwelly, Brad Dryborough,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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

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Rachel Perkins
The renowned Australian stage musical about young love and Aboriginal identity makes its exuberant and fun-filled way to the big screen. 
CastGeoffrey Rush, Rocky McKenzie, Jessica Maubo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18

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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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Jane Campion
A drama based on the secret love affair between 23-year-old English poet John Keats (Ben Whishaw) and the girl next door, Fanny Brawne (Abbie Co… 
CastAbbie Cornish, Ben Whishaw, Paul Schneider, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom/Austr…
SP$14A

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Pedro Almodóvar
Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches a point when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years ago, when he was still known by his real name, Mateo B… 
CastPenélope Cruz, Lluís Homar, Blanca Portillo,…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
SP$14A

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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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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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Ruba Nadda
World Premiere Juliette (Patricia Clarkson), a magazine editor, arrives in Cairo to meet her husband Mark (Tom McCamus), a UN official in Gaza. … 
CastPatricia Clarkson, Tom McCamus, Alexander Si…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada/Ireland
SP$14A

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

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Denis Côté
Québec auteur Denis Côté brings us a beautiful story about an elderly man who lives in a junkyard surrounded by the detritus of culture and who … 
CastJean-Paul Colmor
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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

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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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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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Mark Lewis
In conjunction with Mark Lewis: In a City, special screenings of Lewis’s Backstory (2009) and Cinema Museum (2008) will take place during the Fe… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
FUT$18

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Lu Chuan
From acclaimed director Lu Chuan comes a devastating and controversial epic film based on the most atrocious holocaust in Chinese history, the N… 
CastLiu Ye, Gao Yuanyuan, Hideo Nakaizumi
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina/Hong Kong
SP$14A

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Andrew James and Joshua Liga…
The Mormon religion preaches against the content of R-rated films, so several Utah-based entrepreneurs started offering “clean” versions of Holl… 
CastDaniel Thompson, Ray Lines, Neil LaBute, Ste…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$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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Chris Smith
From the acclaimed director of American Movie, this portrait of radical thinker Michael Ruppert explores his apocalyptic vision of the future, s… 
CastMichael Ruppert
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$PG

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Carter Gunn and Ross McDonne…
Several beekeepers around the U.S. cope with colony collapse disorder – the phenomenon that has caused millions of bees to mysteriously disappea… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
RTR$18

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John Greyson
[NOTE: This short film has been pulled from official selection at Toronto International Film Festival in protest against their Spotlight on Tel … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$14A

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Oscar Ruiz Navia
Treading a fine line between documentary and fiction, Crab Trap is a meditative look at daily life in a remote village on the Pacific coast of C… 
CastRodrigo Vélez, Arnobio Salazar Rivas, Jaime …
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia/France
DISC$18

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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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Jordan Scott
In an austere and remote girls’ boarding school, the most elite clique of girls are the illustrious members of the school’s diving team. As they… 
CastEva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland/United Kingd…
SP$14A

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Frederick Wiseman
In this veritable feast of a Mavericks session, documentary master Frederick Wiseman (Public Housing, Ballet, Titicut Follies) will present the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
MAV$18

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Philippe van Leeuw
Offering a new take on the Rwandan genocide, acclaimed cinematographer van Leeuw's directorial debut recreates the first-person experience of on… 
CastRuth Nirere, Afazali Dewaele, Lola Tuyaerts
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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

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Michael Spierig, Peter Spier…
Sci-fi horror about a future populated by vampires where humans are the minority. 
CastEthan Hawke, Willem Dafoe, Claudia Karvan, S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/USA
MM$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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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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Arnaud Larrieu and Jean-Mari…
A global apocalypse is about to destroy all mankind. In a final quest, Robinson (Mathieu Amalric) sets out on a journey from France to Spain, se… 
CastMathieu Amalric, Catherine Frot, Karin Viard…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance/Spain/Taiwan…
SP$14A

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

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J. Blakeson
Two ex-cons kidnap a woman, but the tables turn and turn again in this tight, smart tale. This film is a terrific little thriller starring Eddie… 
CastGemma Arterton, Eddie Marsan, Martin Compsto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$14A

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Yorgos Lanthimos
Shut off from the outside world by their over-protective parents, three siblings are raised in a manner that their mother and father deem approp… 
CastChristos Stergioglou, Michele Valley, Aggeli…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$18

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

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Giuseppe Capotondi
When an attractive young Slovenian girl moves to Italy and meets an eligible young man, both of their lives are set to change. They become the v… 
CastKsenia Rappoport, Filippo Timi, Antonia Trup…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

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Alan Jacobs
Based on a New York Times article, this film depicts a single, fateful day in the life of a 15-year-old Latina gang leader. Leaving the gang, sh… 
CastDanny Glover, Laz Alonso, Elizabeth Peña, Sn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CWC$14A

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

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Manoel de Oliveira
Famed filmmaker Oliveira, who celebrates his 101st birthday this year, tells the tale of Macario's obsession with the enticing blond he spies fr… 
CastJúlia Buisel, Diogo Dória, Paulo Matos, Carl…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryFrance/Portugal/Spai…
MAST$PG

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Lone Scherfig
A coming-of-age story about a teenaged girl in 1960s suburban London and how her life changes with the arrival of a playboy nearly twice her age… 
CastPeter Sarsgaard, Carey Mulligan, Emma Thomps…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$PG

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Serge Bromberg and Ruxandra …
Film archivist Serge Bromberg uncovers a treasure trove of imagery from an unfinished film called L’Enfer starring Romy Schneider and directed b… 
CastRomy Schneider, Serge Reggiani, Bérénice Bej…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
RTR$PG

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

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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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Bruce Sweeney
Writer-director Bruce Sweeney returns with a romantic comedy about a man who may have just met the woman of his dreams, but their romance is com… 
CastCam Cronin, Laara Sadiq, Gabrielle Rose, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Haim Tabakman
A gay love story set in the heart of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem, where the belief that love conquers all results in societa… 
CastZohar Strauss, Ran Danker,Tzahi Grad, Ravit …
LanguageHebrew, Yiddish   CountryIsrael, Germany, Fra…
CWC$18

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Tsai Ming-liang
A tableau vivant adorned with Tsai Ming-Liang's signature aesthetic portrays a special homage to the Nouvelle Vague and the Louvre, which co-pro… 
CastFanny Ardant, Laetitia Casta, Jean-Pierre Lé…
LanguageFrench, Mandarin   CountryFrance/Taiwan/Nether…
VIS$18

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Andrea Arnold
Andrea Arnold's assured follow-up to Red Road is a taboo-breaking love story about a violent teenaged girl transformed by desire for her mother'… 
CastMichael Fassbender, Harry Treadaway, Kiersto…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$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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Paramita Nath
In 1978, Toronto poet Souvankham Thammavongsa was born in a Lao refugee camp in Thailand. Based on her book of poems inspired by her father’s di… 
CastSouvankham Thammavongsa, Kevin Au
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$18

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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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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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Peter Raymont and Michele Ho…
An enigmatic musical poet and world-renowned pianist, Glenn Gould continues to captivate international audiences twenty-six years after his earl… 
CastGlenn Gould
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
RTR$PG

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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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Giuseppe Piccioni
A young novelist is intrigued by his daughter’s swimming instructor. When he asks her out, he learns that she doesn’t date at night and discover… 
CastValerio Mastandrea, Valeria Golino, Sonia Be…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
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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Jeff Stilson
Rendered speechless by his daughter’s question—“Daddy, how come I don’t have good hair?”—comedian Chris Rock embarks on a quest to understand Af… 
CastChris Rock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

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Jeff Stilson
Chris Rock brings his comic insights to this Mavericks conversation, sitting down for an interview to highlight his new documentary, Good Hair (… 
CastChris Rock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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Dagur Kári
A homeless boy Lucas (Paul Dano), meets Jacques (Brian Cox), a grumpy bar-owner, whose unhealthy lifestyle has brought him five heart attacks. J… 
CastPaul Dano, Brian Cox, Damian Young, Isild Le…
LanguageEnglish   CountryIceland, Denmark, US…
SP$PG

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

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Hana Makhmalbaf
An Iranian playwright suffers a creative crisis as her country convulses on the eve of this year's election. Features never before seen footage … 
CastUnknown
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
VAN$18

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Isabella Rossellini | Jody S…
A screening and talk, Green Porno: Bon Appétit, will take place on September 10 with Isabella Rossellini and marine biologist Claudio Campagna a… 
CastIsabella Rossellini
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
FUT$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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Bruno Dumont
Hadewijch is a religious novice whose ecstatic, blind faith leads to her expulsion from a convent. Returning to her former life, Hadewijch rever… 
CastJulie Sokolowski, Yassine Salihine, David De…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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Radu Jude
Family conflict produces comedy in this story of a young girl who wins a car in a lottery and her scheming parents who insist on selling it. 
CastAndreea Bosneag, Doru Catanescu, Alexandru G…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania/Netherlands…
DISC$18

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Daniel Barber
Harry Brown is a provocative and thought-provoking modern urban western featuring a tour-de-force lead performance from two-time Academy Award®-… 
CastMichael Caine, Emily Mortimer, David Bradley
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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Daniel Barber
Sir Michael Caine has described himself as an Everyman. But not every man can match his achievements. In this Mavericks conversation, we’ll get … 
CastMichael Caine
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MAV$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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Ahmad Abdalla
[NOTE: "After much local debate, the producers of HELIOPOLIS decided to withdraw the film from the Toronto International Film Festival. Withdra… 
CastKhaled Abol Naga, Hany Adel, Yousra El Lozy,…
LanguageArabic   CountryEgypt
DISC$PG

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Boris Khlebnikov
Following the whimsical, warm-hearted relationship between two men, Help Gone Mad is a modern-day depiction of the theme of Don Quixote and Sanc… 
CastEugene Syty, Sergey Dreiden, Anna Mikhalkova…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
CWC$18

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

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

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Dev Khanna
Ever wondered what the afterlife is like? Dev Khanna provides us with a cynical take on romanticized visions of eternal happiness in this charmi… 
CastDavid Fox, Georgina Reilly, Sean Clement, Kr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SCC$PG

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Valery Todorovsky
In a fantastical 1950s Moscow, straight-laced Mels swaps his drab Communist uniform for a saxophone, pompadour and zoot suit in this vibrant mus… 
CastAnton Shagin, Oksana Akinshina, Evgeniya Khi…
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
VAN$PG

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

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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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Raphaël Nadjari
In the second of this two-part documentary, filmmakers and scholars explore the development of Israel’s film culture from 1978 to the present. 
CastNaftali Alter, Mohammed Bakri, Haim Bouzaglo…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael/France
CTC$18

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Joe Dante
After moving into a new town, brothers Dane and Lucas and their neighbour Julie discover a bottomless hole in their basement that brings their n… 
CastChris Massoglia, Nathan Gamble, Haley Bennet…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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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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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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Mika Kaurismäki
Family therapist Juhani and business trainer Taula decide to divorce in a civilized manner. Despite these good intentions, things turn ugly and … 
CastHannu-Pekka Björkman, Elina Knihtilä, Antti …
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
CWC$18

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Michael Tucker and Petra Epp…
The makers of Gunner Palace follow U.S. soldiers as they create new lives post-Iraq—from a Congressional candidate in Buffalo to a cage fighter … 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
RTR$14A

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Alejandro Fernandez Almendra…
A warm family saga which follows 24 hours in the life of a poverty-stricken provincial family in central Chile. 
CastClemira Aguayo, Alejandra Yanez, Cornelio Vi…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
CWC$18

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Brigitte Berman
An intimate look at the outspoken, flamboyant founder of the Playboy empire. With humour and insight, the film captures Hefner’s fierce battles … 
CastHugh Hefner
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Luca Guadagnino
Academy Award®-winner Tilda Swinton stars in this drama about the devastating effects of a forbidden passion between a woman who belongs to a ri… 
CastTilda Swinton, Flavio Parenti, Edoardo Gabbr…
LanguageItalian, English   CountryItaly
VIS$18

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György Pálfi
This is a fresh and entertaining improvised film made up of a series of vignettes portraying the many faces of love relationships. Young couples… 
CastIstván Szülek, Gyöngyvér Országh, Kim Corbis…
LanguageHungarian   CountryHungary
CWC$18

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Mike Sandejas
An affecting, sensitive and convincingly drawn teen romance between a rebellious rock girl and a deaf boy who loves to dance. 
CastZoe Sandejas, Romalito Mallari, Robert Sena,…
LanguageTagalog   CountryPhilippines
CWC$18

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Raya Martin
Mimicking early silent films, Independencia creates a lush metaphor that plays with cinematic illusions and the cultural and mythical history of… 
CastSid Lucero, Alessandra de Rossi, Tetchie Agb…
LanguageFilipino | Tagalog…   CountryFrance | Philippine…
VIS$18

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

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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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Alain Cavalier
Filmmaker Alain Cavalier turns his personal grief of becoming a widower into a first-person subjective documentary that focuses on his diary ent… 
CastAlain Cavalier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
VIS$18

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

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

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

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

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Karyn Kusama
[Midnight Madness Opening Night] Jennifer’s Body tells the story of small-town high-school student Jennifer (Megan Fox) who is possessed by a hu… 
CastMegan Fox, Amanda Seyfried, Johnny Simmons, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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

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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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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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Ermek Tursunov
A love story among the ragged steppes of ancient Kazakhstan is told in beautiful and poetic images, as a young love struggles to survive in the … 
CastKuandyk Kystykbaev, Erzhan Nurymbet,Turakhan…
LanguageKazakh   CountryKazakhstan
DISC$18

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Peter Berg
Peter Berg presents the world premiere of Kings Ransom, produced for ESPN Film’s 30 for 30 project. The hour-long documentary explores how Wayne… 
CastWayne Gretzky
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MAV$18

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

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

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Glendyn Ivin
A desperate father and his 10-year-old son flee into the wilderness of the desert and the human heart, battling the elements, the past and each … 
CastHugo Weaving, John Brumpton, Tom Russell, An…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

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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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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