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September 5-15, 2019

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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

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Rufus Norris
Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman headline this big-screen adaptation of the stage musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork, about the “Suffolk Strangle… 
CastOlivia Colman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Yuval Delshad
Chronicling the burgeoning conflict between father and son in a hard-working Iranian-Israeli family, Yuval Delshad’s fiction-feature debut is bo… 
CastNavid Negahban, Viss Elliot Safavi, Asher Av…
LanguageHebrew, Farsi   CountryIsrael
CWC$PG

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Marcin Wrona
A bridegroom is possessed by an unquiet spirit in the midst of his own wedding celebration, in this clever take on the Jewish legend of the dybb… 
CastItay Tiran, Tomasz Schuchardt, Andrzej Grabo…
LanguagePolish/Yiddish   CountryPoland/Israel
VAN$14A

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Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah
A 15-year-old girl in a black gang in Brussels must choose between loyalty and love when she falls for a Moroccan boy from a rival gang. Fiftee… 
CastMartha Canga Antonio, Aboubakr Bensaihi, Emm…
LanguageFrench, Arabic, Ling…   CountryBelgium
DISC$18A

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Tim Godsall
A legendary, reclusive music producer (Rhys Ifans) has his shut-in routine disturbed by the unexpected arrival of his aspiring musician son (Jac… 
CastRhys Ifans, Juno Temple, Jack Kilmer, Keir G…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

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André Turpin
The new film from celebrated director and cinematographer André Turpin is an intoxicating cinematic puzzle that intertwines the lives of three s… 
CastSophie Nélisse, Mylène Mackay, Lise Roy, Ann…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Jeremy Saulnier
A punk band on the road find themselves besieged by neo-Nazi white supremacists in a backwoods Oregon club, in this nail-biting thriller from th… 
CastImogen Poots, Patrick Stewart, Anton Yelchin…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$18A

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Yorgos Lanthimos
In a dystopian near future, single people are obliged to find a matching mate in 45 days or are transformed into animals and released into the w… 
CastColin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

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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

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Charlie Vundla
After being abandoned by his wife, a once-promising academic finds himself entangled in a very odd ménage à trois, in the second feature from So… 
CastCharlie Vundla, Terry Pheto, Louis Roux
LanguageEnglish, Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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Catherine Hardwicke
Toni Collette and Drew Barrymore star in this touching comedy-drama about two childhood friends whose relationship is put to the test when one b… 
CastToni Collette, Drew Barrymore, Dominic Coope…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Davis Guggenheim
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Davis Guggenheim (An Inconvenient Truth) profiles Malala Yousafzai, the Afghan teenager who survived a Taliban a… 
CastMalala Yousafzai, Ziauddin Yousafzai, Toor …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

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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

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Owen Harris
In this deliriously funny comic romp set in 1990s London, a young record label A&R rep (Nicholas Hoult) does anything and everything to get ahea… 
CastNicholas Hoult, James Corden, Georgia King, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Amy Berg
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Amy Berg (Deliver Us from Evil) delves into the life of late rock legend Janis Joplin. Academy Award-nominate… 
CastChan Marshall, Janis Joplin
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$14A

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Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya
Looking to go straight, three coke-smuggling brothers are coerced by their crooked boss into a very dangerous last score, in this boldly comic f… 
CastAlain Saadeh, Fouad Yammine, Tarek Yaacoub, …
LanguageLebanese   CountryLebanon/Qatar
DISC$14A

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Robert Budreau
Ethan Hawke stars as Chet Baker in this remarkably creative reimagining of the legendary jazz trumpeter's struggle to overcome his drug addictio… 
CastEthan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Renn…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Ido Haar
Documentarian Ido Haar traces the internet-assisted, cross-continental collaboration between two very different musicians: Princess Shaw, a youn… 
CastPrincess Shaw, Kutiman
LanguageEnglish   CountryIsrael
DOC$PG

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Erik Matti
A pair of married white-collar swindlers run afoul of their latest victims, in this suspenseful crime drama from celebrated Filipino director Er… 
CastJohn Lloyd Cruz, Meryll Soriano, Tirso Cruz …
LanguageFilipino, Kankanaey…   CountryPhilippines
CWC$14A

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Alexandra-Therese Keining
Three outcast teenage girls get a new perspective on high-school life when they are mysteriously transformed into boys, in this skillfully craft… 
CastTuva Jagell, Emrik Öhlander, Wilma Holmén, V…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
CWC$14A

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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

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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

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Kwon Oh-kwang
A hapless mutant fish-man becomes a national celebrity, in this hilarious satire from South Korean director Kwon Oh-kwang. Young and unemployed… 
CastKwang-soo Lee, Chun-hee Lee, Bo-young Park
LanguageKorean   CountrySouth Korea
VAN$14A

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Lars Kraume
Top German actors Burghart Klaussner (The White Ribbon) and Ronald Zehrfeld (Barbara, Phoenix) star in this riveting historical thriller, which … 
CastBurghart Klaußner, Ronald Zehrfeld, Lilith S…
LanguageGerman, Yiddish   CountryGermany
CWC$14A

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Hou Hsiao-hsien
A beautiful assassin (Shu Qi) is sent to kill the powerful lord who was once her betrothed, in this sumptuous martial-arts epic from Taiwanese m… 
CastQi Shu, Chen Chang, Yun Zhou, Satoshi Tsumab…
LanguageMandarin   CountryTaiwan
MAST$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 Farr
Eagerly awaiting their first child, a young couple in a tony London suburb become involved in a psychological battle of wills with the tenants i… 
CastClémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Cam…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG

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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

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Joe Begos
A drifter with psychic powers takes on an evil doctor and his crew of telekinetic assassins. Joe Begos returns with a psychokinetic thriller ab… 
CastGraham Skipper, Lauren Ashley Carter, John S…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

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Louise Osmond
Set in a former mining village in Wales, Dark Horse is the inspirational true story of Jan Vokes and her group of local friends who decide to ta… 
CastJan Vokes, Brian Vokes, Howard Davies, Angel…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$G

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Akiz Ikon / Achim Bornhak
After a wild night out, a Berlin party girl finds herself haunted by a twisted, repellent litte creature that no one else can see. When 17-year… 
CastCarolyn Genzkow, Wilson Gonzalez Ochsenknech…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
VAN$14A

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Charlie Vundla
After being abandoned by his wife, a once-promising academic finds himself entangled in a very odd ménage à trois, in the second feature from So… 
CastCharlie Vundla, Terry Pheto, Louis Roux
LanguageEnglish, Zulu   CountrySouth Africa
CWC$18A

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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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Soi Cheang
Martial-arts greats Tony Jaa (Ong-bak) and Wu Jing team up in this bone-crunching action epic. The anticipated follow-up to the bone-cracking m… 
CastJing Wu, Simon Yam, Jin Zhang, Louis Koo, To…
LanguageCantonese   CountryHong Kong
MM$14A

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Oz Perkins
Two young students at a prestigious prep school for girls are assailed by an evil, invisible power when they are stranded at the school over win… 
CastEmma Roberts, Kiernan Shipka, Lucy Boynton, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Kahlil Joseph
The Reflektor Tapes is a fascinating insight into the making of Arcade Fire's international #1 album Reflektor. The film recontextualizes the al… 
CastRégine Chassagne, Richard Reed Parry, Win Bu…
LanguageEnglish, French   CountryUnited Kingdom
DOC$$PG

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Matthew Brown
Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons star in this inspirational biopic about Srinivasa Ramanujan, the early-20t… 
CastStephen Fry, Devika Bhise, Toby Jones, Dev P…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
GALA$$PG

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Roland Emmerich
Roland Emmerich (Anonymous) directs this docudrama about the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, which became a milestone in the LGBT rig… 
CastJeremy Irvine, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Ron Per…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

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Matthew Cullen
*** The festival has removed LONDON FIELDS from the festival. *** Check ___ TIFF.net/festivals/festival15/changes ___ for latest screening upda… 
CastAmber Heard, Cara Delevigne, Theo James, Bil…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$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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Robert Eggers
The astonishing feature debut by director Robert Eggers evokes Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in its tale of a family of settlers in 17th-century… 
CastAnya Taylor Joy, Ralph Ineson, Kate Dickie, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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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

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Owen Harris
In this deliriously funny comic romp set in 1990s London, a young record label A&R rep (Nicholas Hoult) does anything and everything to get ahea… 
CastNicholas Hoult, James Corden, Georgia King, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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David Farr
Eagerly awaiting their first child, a young couple in a tony London suburb become involved in a psychological battle of wills with the tenants i… 
CastClémence Poésy, David Morrissey, Stephen Cam…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Rufus Norris
Tom Hardy and Olivia Colman headline this big-screen adaptation of the stage musical by Alecky Blythe and Adam Cork, about the “Suffolk Strangle… 
CastOlivia Colman, Anita Dobson, Tom Hardy
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
CTC$14A

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Jennifer Peedom
This stunningly shot and nail-bitingly suspenseful documentary follows Phurba Tashi Sherpa as he undertakes his world-record-setting 22nd ascent… 
CastPhurba Tashi Sherpa, Russell Brice, Ed Dougl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia/United Kin…
DOC$PG