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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

Isabel Bader theatre

FRI.11.SEP at 6:00pm [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.11.SEP at 8:45pm [2015]


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Hany Abu-Assad
Acclaimed Palestinian filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad (Paradise Now, Omar) directs this biopic about Mohammad Assaf, the Gazan wedding singer who becam… 
CastKais Attalah, Hiba Attalah, Ahmad Qasem, Abd…
LanguageArabic   CountryPalestine
SP$PG

SAT.12.SEP at 8:45am [2015]


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Simon Stone
The story follows a man who returns home to discover a long-buried family secret, and whose attempts to put things right threaten the lives of t… 
CastGeoffrey Rush, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
SP$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 11:15am [2015]


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Gavin Hood
Academy Award winner Helen Mirren stars alongside Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman and Iain Glen in this timely thriller about a terrorist-targeting dro… 
CastHelen Mirren, Aaron Paul, Alan Rickman, Iain…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 2:00pm [2015]


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Malgorzata Szumowska
The lives of a young woman with an eating disorder, her coroner father, and a physical therapist who believes she can communicate with the dead … 
CastJanusz Gajos, Maja Ostaszewska, Justyna Suwa…
LanguagePolish   CountryPoland
SP$18A

SAT.12.SEP at 4:30pm [2015]


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Cesc Gay
A humourous and honest portrait of the courage it takes to accept that death is just another part of life. After being diagnosed with terminal … 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain/Argentina
CWC$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 7:15pm [2015]


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Leena Yadav
Three ordinary women dare to break free from the century old patriarchal ways of their village in the desert heartland of rural India. In a rur… 
CastTannishtha Chatterjee, Radhika Apte, Surveen…
LanguageHindi   CountryIndia
SP$14A

SAT.12.SEP at 10:15pm [2015]


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Athina Rachel Tsangari
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, on a luxury yacht, six men on a fishing trip have decided to play a game. Things will be measured, blood will b… 
CastYorgos Kentros, Panos Koronis, Vangelis Mour…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
CWC$14A

SUN.13.SEP at 9:00am [2015]


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Jay Roach
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) stars as the famous screenwriter and Hollywood blacklist victim Dalton Trumbo, in this engrossing biopic. 
CastBryan Cranston, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Lo…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

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


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Hirokazu Kore-eda
After their estranged father's death, three twentysomething sisters discover that they have a teenaged step-sibling, in this gentle, deeply affe… 
CastHaruka Ayase, Masami Nagasawa, Kaho Hirose, …
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$PG

SUN.13.SEP at 3:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Piero Messina
Waiting for someone is an act of faith. Anna and Jeanne, isolated in a Sicilian country house in Caltagirone, are waiting for Giuseppe’s arrival… 
Cast
LanguageItalian, French   CountryItaly
DISC$PG

SUN.13.SEP at 6:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Sylvia Chang
An artist reunites with her brother after the two were separated years ago when she left Liudau, an island off of Taiwan. Legendary Taiwanese a… 
CastIsabella Leong, Chang Hsiao Chuan, Lawrence …
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
CWC$14A

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


Reviews
Laurie Anderson
Heart of a Dog is a personal essay film that explores themes of love, death, and language. The director’s voice is a constant presence as storie… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

MON.14.SEP at 4:45pm [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

MON.14.SEP at 7:45pm [2015]


Reviews
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

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


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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

TUE.15.SEP at 4:45pm [2015]


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Lorene Scafaria
Marnie Minervini, recent widow and eternal optimist, moves from New Jersey to Los Angeles to be closer to her daughter. Armed with an iPhone and… 
CastSusan Sarandon, Rose Byrne, J.K. Simmons
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$PG

TUE.15.SEP at 7:30pm [2015]


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Yared Zeleke
Living in a foster home after his mother's death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother's pet lamb — in this… 
CastRediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, S…
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$PG

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


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Eric Khoo
The sensitive and sensual new film from Singaporean director Eric Khoo draws together several narratives spanning several decades, all of them t… 
CastChoi Woo Shik, Kim Khobbi, Koh Boon Pin, Dan…
LanguageEnglish, Malay, Kore…   CountrySingapore
CWC$18A

WED.16.SEP at 4:45pm [2015]


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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

WED.16.SEP at 7:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

WED.16.SEP at 10:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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

THU.17.SEP at 4:45pm [2015]


Reviews
Brian D. Johnson
By turns elegiac and celebratory, this documentary tribute to the late, great Canadian poet Al Purdy features readings, reminiscences and perfor… 
CastMargaret Atwood, Joseph Boyden, Leonard Cohe…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

THU.17.SEP at 7:30pm [2015]


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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

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


Reviews
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

FRI.18.SEP at 5:00pm [2015]


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Morgan Neville
Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom) profiles celebrated cellist Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Ensemble, whi… 
CastYo-Yo Ma, Cristina Pato, Wu Man, Kinan Azmeh…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Ar…   CountryUSA
DOC$G

FRI.18.SEP at 8:00pm [2015]


Reviews
Mabel Cheung
Based on the miraculous true story of Jackie Chan’s parents, this film is about the unbreakable bond of love between an opiumpeddling widow and … 
CastTang Wei, Sean Lau
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 9:45am [2015]


Reviews
An actress shooting a movie hopes to reconcile with her son. A paramedic haunted by his past tries to stay the course, while a caring nurse keep… 
CastMonica Bellucci, Patrick Hivon, Pascale Buss…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 12:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Julie Delpy
Julie Delpy (Before Midnight) writes, directs and stars in this satirical comedy about fortysomething workaholic Violette, who finds romance whi… 
CastJulie Delpy
LanguageEnglish   CountryFrance
GALA$$14A

SAT.19.SEP at 3:15pm [2015]


Reviews
Jean-Paul Rappeneau
 
CastMathieu Amalric, Marine Vacth, Gilles Lellou…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$PG

SAT.19.SEP at 6:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Catherine Corsini
In 1971 France, a young girl from a rural family moves to Paris and begins a life-changing affair with a feminist activist. Delphine, the daugh… 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

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


Reviews
Danielle Arbid
The new film from Lebanese director Danielle Arbid follows a young Arab immigrant in Paris, whose encounters with three men reveal different fac… 
CastManal Issa, Vincent Lacoste, Paul Hamy, Dami…
LanguageFrench, Arabic   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

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


Reviews
Natalie Portman
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman makes her debut as writer and director with this adaptation of the best-selling memoir by celebrat… 
CastNatalie Portman, Gilad Kahana, Amir Tessler
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA/Israel
SP$PG

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


Reviews
Terence Davies
Celebrated director Terence Davies (The House of Mirth, The Long Day Closes) returns with this adaptation of Lewis Grassic Gibbon's classic nove… 
CastAgyness Deyn, Peter Mullan, Kevin Guthrie
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

SUN.20.SEP at 3:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Sydney Pollack
*** The producers of AMAZING GRACE have withdrawn the film. *** Check ___ TIFF.net/festivals/festival15/changes ___ for latest screening update… 
CastAretha Franklin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$G

SUN.20.SEP at 6:30pm [2015]


Reviews
Yared Zeleke
Living in a foster home after his mother's death, a 9-year-old Ethiopian boy risks all to save his only friend — his mother's pet lamb — in this… 
CastRediat Amare, Kidist Siyum, Welela Assefa, S…
LanguageAmharic   CountryEthiopia
CWC$PG

SUN.20.SEP at 9:15pm [2015]


Reviews
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