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Duration: 91 mins
Country of Origin: Canada, 2014
Canadian Images


Sep 26 06:45 pm
Sep 28 02:00 pm

Ruba Nadda (Cairo Time) delivers layers of fear and distress with this taut psychological thriller. Helen (Patricia Clarkson) is a doctor mourning the recent death of her husband (Callum Keith Rennie) when Will (Scott Speedman) arrives at her cabin, badly injured by a gunshot. Clarkson’s performance is nuanced and compelling and you won’t soon forget Tim Roth as the relentless villain.

Crime, Romance, Action, Thrills & Suspense, Women Directors
(Hross I Oss)
Duration: 81 mins
Country of Origin: Germany,Iceland, 2013
Cinema of Our Time


Sep 25 06:30 pm
Sep 27 01:15 pm
Sep 28 04:00 pm

An impromptu tryst between two horses serves as the catalyst for further dark comedy in this celebration of equine grandeur and human eccentricities. Benedikt Erlingsson’s debut is every bit as rugged, otherworldly and striking as its Icelandic backdrop. “A hugely enjoyable film from the wild side of the wild side… [It] deserves its cult status.”—Guardian. Winner, Best New Director, San Sebastián 2013.

Animals, Audience Award Winners, Comedy
Duration: 5 mins
Country of Origin: Peru, 2014
International Shorts


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

A Peruvian orchestra welcomes troubled youth and provides them with an inclusive space where they can thrive artistically.

Duration: 86 mins
Country of Origin: USA, 2014
Arts and Letters


Oct 04 06:45 pm
Oct 06 04:45 pm
Oct 09 02:15 pm

Having spent most of his career in Jerry Garcia’s shadow, Bob Weir assumes the spotlight in this affectionate tribute to the Grateful Dead’s influential rhythm guitarist and resident heartthrob. Mike Fleiss’ rollicking documentary reveals a man every bit as unique and complex as his inimitable playing style. “A well-deserved tribute to a musician whose stature belies the film’s title.”—Hollywood Reporter

Biography, Music & Dance
Duration: 8 mins
Country of Origin: Belgium,Netherlands, 2014
International Shorts


Oct 04 06:30 pm
Oct 08 12:00 pm

A poet wanders around Brussels in this stunning collage of animation, graphics and text.

Animation, Experimental & Avant garde
Duration: 15 mins
Country of Origin: Germany, 2014
International Shorts


Oct 01 06:00 pm
Oct 06 12:30 pm

Two elderly, completely opposite women with terminal conditions get stuck in the same hospital room.

Duration: 89 mins
Country of Origin: Japan, 2014
Dragons & Tigers


Oct 01 07:00 pm
Oct 03 10:00 am

The mysterious sphere which appears in an ordinary suburban house seems to stop time and scramble the brains of the Suzuki family. Maybe it’s a cousin of 2001’s monolith? The police are too dopey to care much, but an intrepid reporter goes where angels fear to tread… A brilliantly original debut feature, scary and funny. The accompanying short’s great too! Tony Rayns

Sci-fi & Horror
Duration: 93 mins
Country of Origin: Kazakhstan, 2014
Cinema of Our Time


Sep 25 02:30 pm
Sep 28 09:00 pm
Sep 30 12:45 pm

Decamping to the countryside, three siblings discover an alcoholic squatter holed up in their late mother’s cabin. Given that the local police chief is the intruder’s brother, an escalating blood feud becomes unavoidable. "Kafka meets Kaurismäki… [Adilkhan Yerzhanov’s film] is a caustic critique of small-town corruption and croneyism in contemporary Kazakhstan. It is also poetic, surreal and visually arresting."—Hollywood Reporter

Experimental & Avant garde, Crime, Family Relations