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Duration: 100 mins
Country of Origin: UK, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Oct 02 06:45 pm

The 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher in Italy—and the arrest of her American flatmate, Amanda Knox—sparked a media circus. Michael Winterbottom revisits the case and explores what it’s like to be a filmmaker tackling a salacious story while struggling to retain your integrity. Daniel Brühl and Kate Beckinsale star in this investigation that dances in and out of the shadowy zone separating documentary and fiction, truth and lies.

Crime, Mystery, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 4 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
International Shorts

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Sep 29 01:00 pm
Oct 05 09:30 pm

Three friends struggle to realize their identities inside a shifting love triangle that fractures their friendship.

Duration: 117 mins
Country of Origin: India,France, 2013
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Sep 27 04:15 pm
Sep 29 10:00 am
Oct 02 06:30 pm

Pan Nalin, whose Samsara and Ayurveda: Art of Being struck such chords with Vancouverites, turns his spiritually questing eye towards the Kumbh Mela, the sacred Hindu pilgrimage/festival that unfolds along the Ganges and attracts 100 million devotees. By alternating specific characters—a 10-year-old runaway, an aging holy man—with the sheer spectacle on display, Nalin’s gorgeous film is a celebration of diversity.

Religion, Spirituality & Myth
Duration: 82 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Oct 03 07:00 pm
Oct 05 12:30 pm

Terrance Odette’s (Heater, Saint Monica, Sleeping Dogs) drama centres on a Catholic priest (Michael Murphy) in a Niagara Falls parish whose world is turned upside down after he receives a letter alleging sexual transgression. Our sympathies are put to the test as he comes to terms with his memories and deals with the fallout.

Drama, Religion, Spirituality & Myth
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Series:
Canadian Images

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Sep 30 09:00 pm
Oct 08 05:00 pm

An eloquent animated study of a sleepy prairie community.

Animation, Women Directors
(Psie Pole)
Duration: 101 mins
Country of Origin: Italy,Poland,Switzerland, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 27 08:45 pm
Sep 30 02:00 pm

Lech Majewski’s follow-up to The Mill and the Cross is another visually ravishing tale, this one about a poet coping with the car-accident deaths of his beloved and best friend. "[Like The Mill…], the visuals are again striking and the theme of death deeply examined… Again there is a strong feeling that the stakes are high—a dialogue with God, a struggle for the soul…"—Hollywood Reporter

Fine Arts or Theatre, Experimental & Avant garde, Religion, Spirituality & Myth
Duration: 119 mins
Country of Origin: UK,USA,France,Nigeria, 2014
Series:
Arts and Letters

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Sep 25 10:45 am
Oct 05 06:15 pm
Oct 08 01:15 pm

Legendary Nigerian Afrobeat pioneer and political dissident Fela Kuti is brought to life in Oscar-winner Alex Gibney’s (Taxi to the Dark Side) stirring evocation of the man and his music. Mixing archival concert footage from the 70s and 80s, present-day interviews and behind-the-scenes documentation of the 2009 Broadway musical Fela!, Gibney’s kaleidoscopic film is as protean and rousing as Kuti himself was.

Fine Arts or Theatre, Biography, Human Rights, Music & Dance
(Mahi va gorbeh)
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: Iran, 2013
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 26 09:00 pm
Oct 02 11:15 am
Oct 07 08:45 pm

Shot in one bravura take, Shahram Mokri’s blackly comic, coolly inventive art/horror mash-up follows two sinister cooks and a group of students camping at a lake… "The camera’s complex choreography creates fissures in time, piling on stories within stories that trap viewers in an increasingly ominous… nightmare."—Variety. Winner, Special Orizzonti Award for Innovative Content, Venice 2013; Muhr Asia Africa Special Jury Prize, Dubai 2013.

Experimental & Avant garde, Audience Award Winners, Mystery
(Flore, route de la Mer)
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: France, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Oct 01 07:00 pm
Oct 02 03:15 pm
Oct 04 10:00 am

Beginning as a cellphone-shot record of his mother’s losing battle with Alzheimer’s, Jean-Albert Lièvre’s documentary retains its incredible intimacy but grows into a universal testament to dignity. “An unexpectedly hopeful exploration of a terribly sad situation… A portrait of love, patience and the pursuit of a more humane, holistic approach…”—Hollywood Reporter. Winner, Best Documentary, COLCOA 2014.

Disabilities, Environment, Health (Mental & Physical)
(Haname)
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Sep 27 06:30 pm
Sep 28 01:45 pm

The first of four titles in this selection by women animators. A rhapsody of touching-feeling-dreaming, in red and black brush-strokes. Terayama Shuji Prize at Image Forum Festival 2014. Tony Rayns

Duration: 97 mins
Country of Origin: France,Hong Kong, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Sep 28 06:30 pm
Sep 30 12:00 pm

Tsang Tsui Shan brings the past to life in this beautiful, bittersweet documentary that shares the story of a Hong Kong family and recounts their fortunes over the span of decades, replete with home videos and photos. The culture the film sketches is unique but the emotions it evokes are immediately familiar. "There’s much nostalgia to feel for, and much beauty to behold…"—Hollywood Reporter

Family Relations, Immigration
Duration: 83 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Nonfiction Features

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Sep 27 10:00 am
Sep 29 06:00 pm
Oct 01 04:30 pm

It’s a grim irony that while food has become a topic of constant debate, the plight of field workers is more hidden than ever. Correctly likening the role of (mostly immigrant) food pickers to that of modern-day slaves, Sanjay Rawal documents the abuses suffered, while enlisting a stellar group of commentators—Eric Schlosser and Robert Kennedy Jr. among them—to suggest ways forward.

Economics & Globalization, Food, Farm & Garden, Human Rights
(Durak)
Duration: 116 mins
Country of Origin: Russia, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 29 12:30 pm
Sep 30 09:30 pm
Oct 08 04:45 pm

Dima (Artem Bystrov), an honest plumber, discovers a fissure in the foundation of an apartment building that could bring the whole thing down upon the 800 residents—within 24 hours. Yuri Bykov’s electrically paced work has Dima fighting the clock—and a plethora of corrupt officials—to avert disaster. "A distressing moral drama, gripping thriller and scathing sociopolitical portrait of Russia rolled into one."—Hollywood Reporter

Action, Thrills & Suspense
(Turist)
Duration: 120 mins
Country of Origin: Sweden, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 26 12:00 pm
Oct 06 06:30 pm

Echoing The Hunt’s psychological intensity, Ruben Östlund’s riveting drama features another desperate man whose world crumbles around him. After an avalanche at a ski resort in the Alps, a family’s narrow escape is overshadowed by husband/father Tomas’ cowardice in the clutch. It seems that running for his (own) life is a slight his wife Ebba just can’t shake. "Precisely calibrated… Visually stunning… Emotionally perceptive…"—Variety

Comedy, Family Relations, Sport, Action, Thrills & Suspense
Duration: 134 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Series:
Special Presentations

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Sep 25 09:30 pm
Oct 02 03:15 pm
Oct 10 09:30 pm

Employing an unsettling mix of suspense and absurdity, Bennett Miller (Capote) delves into the bizarre true story of Olympic wrestling brothers (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) and their well-heeled, mentally imbalanced sponsor (Steve Carell, combining arrogance and anguish to monstrous effect). "Powerfully disturbing… This insidiously gripping psychological drama is a model of bleak, bruising, furiously concentrated storytelling."—Variety. Winner, Best Director, Cannes 2014.

Audience Award Winners, Economics & Globalization, Health (Mental & Physical), The Great Divide, Mystery, Sport
(Szabadesés)
Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: France,Hungary,South Korea, 2014
Series:
Cinema of Our Time

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Sep 25 09:00 pm
Sep 26 03:30 pm
Sep 30 01:00 pm

Hungarian director/ringmaster György Pálfi (Hukkle) turns an apartment building into seven rings of carnivalesque hell in this stunner. Pálfi essays the grotesqueries of modern life through stories that run the gamut from social realism to sci-fi. “It’s thrilling to see a director in such clear command of the cinematic medium operating in such a playfully stylized way.”—Variety. Winner, Best Director, Karlovy Vary 2014.

Experimental & Avant garde, Audience Award Winners, Fantasy
(Saihatenite)
Duration: 118 mins
Country of Origin: Japan,Taiwan, 2014
Series:
Dragons & Tigers

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Sep 27 02:00 pm
Sep 29 09:00 pm

Made in Japan by a Taiwanese woman director, this sets a high benchmark for films about female solidarity. A woman returns to the remote peninsula where she grew up; she wants to "find" her father, lost at sea, but instead bonds with a single mother living nearby. Piercing emotional depth and wonderful performances, plus great visual beauty. Tony Rayns

Women Directors