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Monos

Colombia/Argentina/Netherlands/Germany/Sweden/Uruguay- 2019- 102' In Alejandro Landes’s intensely thrilling twist on Lord of the Flies, Julianne Nicholson plays a terrorized American engineer held captive by teenage guerilla bandits in an unnamed South American jungle. Leaderless and rootless,...

 In Alejandro Landes’s intensely thrilling twist on Lord of the Flies, Julianne Nicholson plays a terrorized American engineer held captive by teenage guerilla bandits in an unnamed South American jungle. / Dans ce qui ressemble à un camp de vacances isolé au sommet des montagnes colombiennes, des adolescents, tous armés, sont en réalité chargés de veiller à ce que Doctora, une otage américaine, reste en vie.

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Rojo

Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Germany, France, Switzerland – 2018 – 109′ In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city. In a restaurant, without any apparent reason, he starts insulting Claudio, a renowned lawyer. The community...
Director: Benjamín Naishtat

In the mid-seventies, a strange man arrives in a quiet provincial city./ Argentine, 1975. Claudio, avocat réputé et notable local, mène une existence confortable, acceptant de fermer les yeux sur les pratiques du régime en place.

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Yuli

Cuba/Spain/UK/Germany  - 2019 - 104' The film follows Carlos Acosta - nicknamed Yuli by his father - from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance...
Director/Réalisatrice: Icíar Bollaín

The film follows Carlos Acosta - nicknamed Yuli by his father - from growing up on the streets of his native Cuba, through his time at the country’s National Dance School, to performing at London’s prestigious Royal Ballet. / L’incroyable destin de Carlos Acosta, danseur étoile, des rues de Cuba au Royal Ballet de Londres.

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La Flor

Argentina- 2018 - 868' (4 parts) A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s La Flor is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. The director himself shows up at the...
Director: Mariano Llinás

A decade in the making, Mariano Llinás’s La Flor is an unrepeatable labor of love and madness that redefines the concept of binge viewing. « La Flor » cambriole le cinéma en six épisodes. Chaque épisode correspond à un genre cinématographique.

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Instant Dreams

Netherlands - 2018 - 91' Instant Dreams is a feature documentary by Willem Baptist (Wild boar, I’m Never Afraid!) about the fascination and love for Polaroids. When Polaroid announced the end of instant film in...
Director/Réalisateur: Willem Baptist

“Baptist links the chemical reaction that makes the polaroids come alive very nicely to the chemical satisfaction that these photos bring to our brains.”  "Baptist associe la réaction chimique qui donne vie aux polaroïds à la satisfaction chimique que ces photos apportent à notre cerveau."  

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AVA

Icran/Canada - 2017 - 103' Ava’s first visit to the gynaecologist with her mother is a traumatic experience for the 16-year-old young woman. Trauma gives way to anger when Ava discovers her mother’s dishonesty and...
Director/Réalisatrice: Sadaf Foroghi

Seventeen-year-old Iranian Ava challenges the strict rules of her traditional upbringing and learns that her mother broke the rules as a young woman as well. Ava raconte l'histoire d'une adolescente Iranienne qui conteste les règles rigoureuses de son éducation traditionnelle et apprend que sa mère a également violé les règles à sa jeunesse.

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Arábia/Araby

Brazil - 2017 - 96' Araby begins by observing the day-to-day of Andre, a teenager who lives in an industrial area in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais. After a local factory worker, Cristiano, has an...
Directors: Affonso Uchoa & João Dumans

Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminium factory. On day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers. /André, jeune garçon vit avec son frère cadet dans un quartier industriel de Ouro Preto, à Minas Gerais. Une fois par semaine, leur tante Márcia, une infirmière bénévole, leur rend visite pour les aider avec les tâches ménagères. Un jour, un ouvrier est victime d’un accident à l’usine. C’est Cristiano, un étranger du quartier au passé houleux.

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Taming the Horse / Xun Ma / Comme un cheval fou

China/Canada - 2017 - 124' This is the story of the friendship between director Tao Gu and his childhood friend, Dong. Ten years ago, Tao promised Dong he would return with him to the Inner...
Director/Réalisateur: Tao Gu

An uncompromising portrait of a tortured soul whose ideals have been stolen. Ce film est l’histoire d’une amitié.

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The Dreamed Ones / Die Geträumten / Rêveurs Rêves

Austria - 2017 - 89 mins. At center stage are the two poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan, who came to know each other in post-war Vienna. Their dramatic postal exchange creates the textual basis...
Director/Réalisatrice: Ruth Beckermann

An elegant, compact docu-drama that breathes fresh romance into the love letters of two postwar European poets Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Celan./Ingeborg Bachmann et Paul Celan ont 22 et 27 ans lorsqu’ils se rencontrent à Vienne, en 1948 ; poètes tous les deux, ils n’ont ni les mêmes origines (Celan, juif de Czernowitz, a perdu ses parents dans un camp allemand en Ukraine), ni la même renommée.

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Lover For a Day / L’amant d’un jour

France  - 2017 - 76 mins. Lover for a Day is an exquisite meditation on love and fidelity that recalls Garrel’s previous films selections Jealousy  and In the Shadow of Women. After a painful breakup,...
Director/Réalisateur: Philippe Garrel

This is the story of a father, his 23-year-old daughter, who goes back home one day because she has just been dumped, and his new girlfriend, who is also 23 and lives with him. / Un professeur de philosophie quarantenaire vit avec sa nouvelle compagne de 23 ans. Un jour, il recueille chez lui sa fille que son amant a quitté.

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Tesnota (Closeness)/Tesnota – Une vie à l’étroit

Russia - 2017 - 118 mins. 1998, Nalchik, North Caucasus, Russia. 24-year-old Ilana works in her father’s garage to help him make ends meet. One evening, her extended family and friends gather to celebrate the...
Director/Réalisateur: Kantemir Balagov

Ilana, 24, works in her father’s garage to help make ends meet. One evening, family and friends gather to celebrate the betrothal of his younger brother David. In the night, David and his fiancée are kidnapped and a ransom is demanded./Le drame intime et familial prend le dessus sur une vision plus ample, éteignant une puissance d’abstraction cantonnée à cette idée d’enfermement. Mais parce qu’elle se laisse malgré tout pressentir, le film reste prometteur.

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Félicité

France / Senegal / Belgium / Germany / Lebanon - 2017 - 123 mins. Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when...
Director/Réalisateur: Alain Gomis

Film-maker Alain Gomis’s award-winning feature Félicité is a portrait of Kinshasa’s vibrant music scene told through Félicité, a single mother struggling to make it as a bar singer. It presumably helps that her backing band is played by the Kasai Allstars, the city’s most famous and inventive outfit, and that her vocal parts come from the group’s lead singer, Muambuyi. The soundtrack is a showcase for the Allstars’ dazzling mix of tradition and fuzzbox “Congotronics”. / Une chanteuse de Kinshasa entreprend d’amasser la somme nécessaire à l’opération que doit subir son fils unique, victime d’un accident de la route. Mais les faveurs que cette mère célibataire sollicite sur son parcours ne sont pas toujours bien accueillies.

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People That Are Not Me

Israel · 2016 · 80' Joy is a young woman living in Tel Aviv who has a love-hate relationship with its casual sex scene. Her entire world comes down to her apartment and the street...
Director: Hadas Ben Aroya

Dubbed as the “Israeli ‘Frances Ha,’” “People That Are Not Me” tells the story of a young woman, Joy, who decides to explore the dating scene of Tel Aviv after breaking up with her boyfriend. It marks the feature debut of ben Aroya, who also wrote the screenplay and stars in the lead role

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World Without End (No Reported Incidents)

USA/UK / 2017 / 57 mins. Cohen’s newest feature takes place in Southend-on-Sea, a town along England’s Thames estuary that lives by the tide. We see the beautiful mud, follow the birds, and look at...
Director: Jem Cohen

Coming Soon to Hot DocsClose observations around Southend-on-Sea, a small English town along the Thames estuary. The film reveals not only everyday streets, everyday birds, unflagging tides, mud, and sky, but prize-winning Indian curries, an encyclopedic universe of hats, and a nearly lost world of proto-punk music.

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Mañana a esta hora / This Time Tomorrow

Colombia, Canada / 2016 / 85 mins. Bogotá, Colombia. 17-year-old Adelaida lives with her parents Lena, an event planner, and Francisco, a sculptor and art teacher. Together, they enjoy a comfortable family life with the...
Director: Lina Rodríguez

18 August 2017 TIFF Bell LigthboxBright and beautiful, 17-year-old Adelaida (Laura Osma) lives with her parents Lena (Maruia Shelton), an event planner, and Francisco (Francisco Zaldua), a sculptor and art teacher.Together,the trio enjoy a comfortable family life in an apartment in Bogotá, populated by the usual ups and downs. It’s just life as usual.