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Kelly O'Brien

Canadian Images
Director: Kelly O'Brien

Kelly O’Brien’s visually arresting, deeply personal documentary is a lyrical-yet-candid account of her family’s experiences raising a disabled child.

Anna Ogden-Smith

Cinema of Our Time
Director: Anna Ogden-Smith

An unsettling moment is caught on an iPhone as a plane is about to take off. Listen closely—the mystery deepens.

Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Cinema of Our Time
Director: Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Grief in all its forms takes over a family after a man discovers that his wife of 40 years has died unexpectedly. Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck’s moving debut is "a superb opening salvo from a filmmaking team with a fine future… Not a moment in the film is wasted, nor an affectation indulged…"—Film Comment

Drama, Family Relations, Health (Mental & Physical), Religion, Spirituality & Myth

Randall Okita

Canadian Images
Director: Randall Okita

Sculpture and kinetic performance collide to breathtaking effect in this explosive piece exploring the art of destruction.

Experimental & Avant Garde, Music & Dance

Omori Tatsushi

(Sayonara Keikoku)
Dragons & Tigers
Director: Omori Tatsushi

Onishi Shima and Maki Yoko give breathtaking performances in a mystery drama by Omori Tatsushi. They play a seemingly happy couple with a very active sex life who by chance become tabloid newspaper targets; it turns out the guy has a very dark secret. So what keeps the couple together?

Drama, Mystery

Jessica Oreck

Nonfiction Features
Director: Jessica Oreck

Representative of the best new face of eco-tourism, Jessica Oreck’s (Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo) exquisite documentary examines the skilled humble lives and rugged routines of one enterprising Finnish family, celebrating the uncommon relationship they’ve forged with nature. "A work of ethereal beauty… utterly engrossing…"—Variety

Adventures Outdoors, Animals, Environment, Food, Farm & Garden, Women Directors

Maja Oschmann

(Virtuos Virtuell)
Nonfiction Features
Director: Maja Oschmann

Exciting and poetic by turns, Thomas Stellmach and Maja Oschmann animation uses the music of Louis Spohr’s opera The Alchymist to fuel a colourful fantasia of sight and sound.

Animation

Jason Osder

Nonfiction Features
Director: Jason Osder

Reassembling archival news footage and interviews concerning one of Philadelphia’s darkest hours, Jason Osder sheds new light on the 1985 standoff between police and a radical black liberation group that culminated in an inferno that claimed 11 lives. This found-footage documentary "has the force and intrigue of a courtroom thriller… it ripples with urgency and moral complexity."—Screen

Crime, History, Human Rights

François Ozon

(Jeune & jolie)
Spotlight on France
Director: François Ozon

François Ozon’s controversial drama follows 17-year-old Isabelle (Marine Vacth), from a comfortable Parisian background, who chooses to become a high-class prostitute. Ozon’s refusal to judge coupled with Vacth’s amazing performance make for a disturbing and deeply affecting work.

Drama, Sex & Eroticism