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The Passengers of the Night

Elizabeth (Charlotte Gainsbourg) needs to start over in the midst of life, and a late night radio call-in show proves key. Set in Paris during the 1980s, Mikhaël Hers' film gently coils itself around themes of compassion, endurance, and love.

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Blue Island

"What does Hong Kong mean to you...?" Blue Island takes a longer view on China's authoritarian crackdown on the democracy movement, looking at how the Cultural Revolution, Tiananmen, and British colonialism has defined this unique city and its people.

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The life of WWI poet Siegfried Sassoon is recalled in this intimate portrait by Terence Davies. Taking us from the battlefield, to gay romances, and to the sadness of youth recalled from a distance, Sassoon's life is depicted with grace and sympathy.

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Indigenous History Month 2022 Rupture

Sleepy Pangnirtung, Nunavut transforms into a battleground when Inuit teens confront shapeshifting alien invaders. Drawing from Hollywood classics and traditional Inuit stories, Slash/Back boasts a warrior spirit that's as endearing as it is indomitable.

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Official Competition

In this sly Spanish satire on moviemaking, actors, and egos, Antonio Banderas plays an international film star cast opposite a revered, and deeply self-serious stage thespian (Oscar Martínez) by arty, unorthodox director Lola Cuevas (Penélope Cruz).

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A tale of crime and recrimination, Miracle follows Cristina, a nun on a secret errand in Romania’s Neamț county.

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First Look Fridays

Enjoy $10 tickets + complimentary tea & coffee at the first Friday matinee screening of these films.

Lost Illusions

A lavish costume drama with a thoroughly modern bite, a tragi-comedy about a young romantic poet who arrives in Paris with his aristocratic mistress full of hope and conviction and discovers a world as corrupt and treacherous as any sinkhole of iniquity.

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Costa Brava, Lebanon

A family living in isolation off the grid is dismayed when the government annexes the adjoining land to put in a landfill. This impressively nuanced, novelistic drama subtly reveals the bonds and tensions within the family unit.

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Ali & Ava

Bradford, West Yorkshire. Ali (Adeel Akhtar) is a music nut, and the most sympathetic landlord you will meet in a movie this year. Ava (Claire Rushbrook) is a teacher, a widow, and a grandmother. Clio Barnard's love story has music, humor and hope.

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My Old School

In 1993, when 16-year-old Canadian Brandon Lee enrolled in Bearston Academy, a secondary school in one of the posher parts of Glasgow, he took the school by storm, winning over teachers and pupils alike. One things for sure: he would never be forgotten.

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Penélope Cruz

The Spanish star takes over our screens in Official Competition and Parallel Mothers.


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Canada’s Best Music Videos

Watch the 2022 Prism Prize Top 10 music videos on the big screen. Featuring work by BADBADNOTGOOD, Chad VanGaalen, Debby Friday, Mustafa, and The Beaches.

July 9, 8:30pm


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