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September 7-17, 2023

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AGO Bader CBC Elgin-Winter HotDocs Lightbox Princess Roenisch RTH Ryerson Scotia SMG –ALL

Art Gallery of Ontario

THU.10.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

THU.10.SEP at 6:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Miguel Gomes
The first volume of this thrillingly inventive and wildly ambitious triptych includes appearances by cunning wasps, virgin mermaids, an explodin… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

THU.10.SEP at 9:15pm [2015]


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Roberto Minervini
In turns tender and disturbing, Italian filmmaker Roberto Minervini produces a powerful hybrid docu-fiction film, profiling drug addicts and pri… 
CastMark Kelley, Lisa Allen, James Lee Miller
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Italy
WL$18A

FRI.11.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

FRI.11.SEP at 11:30am [2015]


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Kent Jones
Martin Scorsese, David Fincher, James Gray, Kiyoshi Kurosawa and others discuss the importance of the epochal book that transcribed the week-lon… 
CastMartin Scorsese, David Fincher, Arnaud Despl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 2:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

FRI.11.SEP at 7:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Paul Sharits, Kerstin Schro…
Like a fire in the brain that lights up perceptive powers, this programme is a seductively surreal visual exploration of the relationship betwee… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA, Canada, Germany…
WL$18A

FRI.11.SEP at 9:15pm [2015]


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Ben Rivers
Partially inspired by Paul Bowles’ short story A Distant Episode, the latest feature by British filmmaker Ben Rivers (Two Years at Sea, A Spell … 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic, English, Fre…   CountryUnited Kingdom
WL$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 9:00am [2015]


Reviews
Stephen Page
Djali, a young Aboriginal man, sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the pr… 
CastHunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$PG

SAT.12.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

SAT.12.SEP at 11:30am [2015]


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Mika Taanila, Jussi Eerola
Finland was the first country in the West to give permission to build a new nuclear power plant after the Chernobyl disaster. The film portrays … 
CastUnknown
LanguageFinnish   CountryFinland
DOC$PG

SAT.12.SEP at 2:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Hicham Lasri
In the audacious new feature from Morocco’s Hicham Lasri, a once-famous journalist desperate to make a comeback lands a major interview with the… 
CastLatefa Ahrrare, Jirari Ben Aissa, Fehd Bench…
LanguageArabic   CountryMorocco
CWC$18A

SAT.12.SEP at 5:00pm [2015]


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Mark Lewis
Acclaimed Canadian contemporary artist Mark Lewis echoes the classic city symphony films of the silent era with this breathtaking cinematic tour… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUnknown   CountryCanada
WL$G

SAT.12.SEP at 7:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Ben Rivers, Shai Heredia and…
Subjective experience is channeled through artistic collaborations in this programme, which offers YOLO-infused reflections on identity and cont… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish, Farsi, Poli…   CountryUnited Kingdom, Indi…
WL$PG

SAT.12.SEP at 10:00pm [2015]


Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese,…   CountryCanada/Mexico/Spain/…
WL$14A

SUN.13.SEP at 9:30am [2015]


Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageSpanish, Portuguese,…   CountryCanada/Mexico/Spain/…
WL$14A

SUN.13.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

SUN.13.SEP at 12:00pm [2015]


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

SUN.13.SEP at 4:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Bergur Bernburg, Fridrik Tho…
Oscar-nominated director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson directs this lovely documentary portrait of influential Icelandic landscape painter George Gud… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIcelandic, Danish   CountryIceland/Denmark
DOC$G

SUN.13.SEP at 7:30pm [2015]


Reviews
 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench, English   CountryAustria/Germany, Can…
WL$G

SUN.13.SEP at 9:45pm [2015]


Reviews
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

MON.14.SEP at 8:45am [2015]


Reviews
Radu Muntean
After being the sole unfortunate witness to a domestic quarrel that ends up in a murder, Sandu finds himself at odds with two very close neighbo… 
CastTeodor Corban, Iulian Postelnicu, Oxana Mora…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$14A

MON.14.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

MON.14.SEP at 11:15am [2015]


Reviews
Christopher Doyle
Renowned cinematographer and artist Christopher Doyle celebrates Hong Kong and its people with this documentary-fiction hybrid that focuses on H… 
CastConnie Ming Shan Yuen, Thierry Chow, Ching M…
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryHong Kong
CWC$G

MON.14.SEP at 1:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Damien Odoul
A young French infantry volunteer is plunged into the maelstrom of trench warfare on the Western Front, in this startlingly subjective vision of… 
CastNino Rocher, Pierre Martial Gaillard, Theo C…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

MON.14.SEP at 4:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

MON.14.SEP at 7:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Philippe Garrel, Friedl vom …
Is now a time for outrage? This programme of political statements and personal inquiries breathes new life into the politics of the image. Actu… 
CastVarious
LanguageFrench, English, Spa…   CountryAustria, Usa, Brazil…
WL$14A

MON.14.SEP at 9:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Zamo Mkhwanazi, Bahar Nooriz…
The characters in these arresting and evocative shorts face many challenges — some easier than others. THE CALL, Directed by Zamo Mkhwanazi, So… 
CastFana Mokoena, MoMo Matsunyane, Ronnie Nyakal…
LanguageZulu, English, Farsi…   CountrySouth Africa, Canada…
SC$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 9:30am [2015]


Reviews
Zhang Yang
Director Zhang Yang blurs documentary and fiction in this account of a band of pilgrims who make a 2,000-kilometre journey on foot to Lhasa, the… 
CastUnknown
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CWC$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

TUE.15.SEP at 12:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Apichatpong Weerasethakul
A young medium and a middle-aged hospital volunteer investigate a case of mass sleeping sickness that may have supernatural roots in the gorgeou… 
CastJenjira Pongpas Widner, Banlop Lomnoi, Jarin…
LanguageThai   CountryThailand
MAST$PG

TUE.15.SEP at 3:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Joost van Ginkel
This dexterous tale of survival from director Joost van Ginkel traces the intersecting stories of six immigrants from very different backgrounds… 
CastAnjela Nedyalkova, Boris Isakovic, Magnus Kr…
LanguageFrench, Bosnian, Swe…   CountryNetherlands/Sweden/B…
DISC$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 7:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Sergei Loznitsa
 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian   CountryRussia
WL$14A

TUE.15.SEP at 9:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Corneliu Porumboiu
Two neighbours set out to unearth a buried treasure in their own backyard, in this delightful fusion of contemporary fairy tale and political pa… 
CastCuzin Toma, Adrian Purcarescu, Corneliu Cozm…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

WED.16.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

Reviews
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

WED.16.SEP at 12:45pm [2015]


Reviews
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

WED.16.SEP at 3:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

WED.16.SEP at 6:00pm [2015]


Reviews
 
CastMegan Cueva, Maria A. Montalembert , Priscil…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Dominican Rep…
WL$14A

WED.16.SEP at 8:30pm [2015]


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

THU.17.SEP at 9:30am [2015]


Reviews
Frederick Wiseman
Legendary documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman (At Berkeley, National Gallery) explores the culture, politics and daily life of the Queens, N… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

THU.17.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

THU.17.SEP at 1:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Tom Geens
A middle class British couple end up living like feral creatures in a camouflaged hole in the middle of a vast forest in France. A young couple… 
CastPaul Higgins, Kate Dickie, Jerome Kircher, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

THU.17.SEP at 4:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Igor Drljaca
Once a celebrated actor in pre-war Yugoslavia, a Sarajevo-born immigrant struggles to find work in his new life in Toronto, in the second feat… 
CastJasmin Geljo, Masa Lizdek, Filip Geljo, Ma-…
LanguageEnglish, Bosnian, Cr…   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

THU.17.SEP at 7:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Pietro Marcello
Part fable, part documentary, part film poem, the latest exquisite feature by Pietro Marcello (La bocca del lupo) pays homage to a humble shephe… 
CastTommaso Cestrone, Sergio Vitolo, Gesuino Pit…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
WL$PG

THU.17.SEP at 9:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Chantal Akerman
The great Belgian filmmaker Chantal Akerman (Almayer’s Folly) crafts a moving portrait of her relationship with her mother, an Auschwitz survivo… 
CastChantal Akerman, Natalia Akerman
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
WL$G

FRI.18.SEP at 9:45am [2015]


Reviews
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 … 
Cast
LanguageSlovak   CountrySlovakia, Czech Repu…
CWC$14A

FRI.18.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

FRI.18.SEP at 12:00pm [2015]


Reviews
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

FRI.18.SEP at 3:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

FRI.18.SEP at 6:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Stephen Page
Djali, a young Aboriginal man, sets off on a journey of initiation to understand what it means to be a man in a modern day world. He sees the pr… 
CastHunter Page-Lochard, Aaron Pedersen, Djakapu…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$PG

FRI.18.SEP at 9:00pm [2015]


Reviews
 
CastMegan Cueva, Maria A. Montalembert , Priscil…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico/Dominican Rep…
WL$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 9:30am [2015]


Reviews
Bergur Bernburg, Fridrik Tho…
Oscar-nominated director Fridrik Thor Fridriksson directs this lovely documentary portrait of influential Icelandic landscape painter George Gud… 
CastUnknown
LanguageIcelandic, Danish   CountryIceland/Denmark
DOC$G

SAT.19.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

SAT.19.SEP at 11:45am [2015]


Reviews
Miguel Gomes
The first volume of this thrillingly inventive and wildly ambitious triptych includes appearances by cunning wasps, virgin mermaids, an explodin… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 3:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Miguel Gomes
Part Two of Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes' majestic, mutating modern-day folk tale relates how desolation has invaded humanity through stories … 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Adriano Luz, Americo Silva,…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 6:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Miguel Gomes
The third and concluding volume of Portuguese auteur Miguel Gomes’ Scheherazadean triptych brings this epic to a close with the sound of birdson… 
CastCrista Alfaiate, Americo Silva, Carloto Cott…
LanguagePortuguese   CountryPortugal
WL$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 9:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Florin Serban
A promising teenage boxer and a struggling thirtysomething actress become entangled in a daily ritual that walks the line between flirtation and… 
CastRafael Florea, Sorin Leoveanu, Nicolae Motro…
LanguageRomanian   CountryRomania
CWC$PG

SUN.20.SEP at 9:30am [2015]


Reviews
Jihan El-Tahri
Filmmaker Jihan El-Tahri explores the history of Gamal Abdel Nasser, the revolutionary army officer whose decade-long reign as president of Egyp… 
CastGamal Abdel Nasser
LanguageArabic, English   CountrySouth Africa
DOC$PG

SUN.20.SEP at 10:00am [2015]


Reviews
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

SUN.20.SEP at 12:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

SUN.20.SEP at 3:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

SUN.20.SEP at 6:00pm [2015]


Reviews
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

SUN.20.SEP at 9:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Evgeny Afineevsky
Filmmaker Evgeny Afineevsky offers a visceral, in-depth look at the bloody Ukrainian uprising in Kiev’s Maidan Square in the winter of 2013-14 t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageRussian, Ukrainian   CountryUkraine
DOC$14A