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January 16 Sphynx by Liying Sui
January 30 Chameleons by Pooya Amaghan
Starring Alexis Martin, Gilles Renaud, Emmanuelle Lussier-Martinez, Luc Picard
Director: Johnny Ma
Cast:: Gang Chen, Nai An, Hongwei Wang
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
Cast:: Tawfeek Barhom, Ahmed Al Rokh, Hiba Attalah
Country: Netherlands, UK, Qatar, Argentina, Palestine
Language: Spanish, Arabic
A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad Assaf, dreams of one day singing in the Cairo Opera House with his sister and best friend, Nour. One day, Nour collapses and is rushed to the hospital where it is discovered that she needs a kidney transplant. Nour leaves Mohammad with a dying wish that someday, he will sing in Cairo. Escaping from Gaza to Egypt against unbelievable odds, Assaf makes the journey of a lifetime.
Director: Matt Johnson
Cast:: Owen Williams, Sharon Belle, Krista Madison
Runtime: 94 minutes
1967: the height of the Cold War. The CIA suspects there is a Russian mole inside of NASA, sabotaging the Apollo program. They send two young agents on a mission to go undercover, posing as documentary filmmakers to capture NASA’s race to the moon. The real mission – use their access and technology to hunt down the leak. But what they discover is far more shocking than soviet spies… Their government may be hiding a secret about Apollo that could define the decade, and the White House will stop at nothing to silence anyone who learns it.
Director: Maren Ade
Cast:: Peter Simonischek, Sandra Hüller, Michael Wittenborn
Runtime: 162 minute
Country: Germany, Austria
Language: German, Romanian, English
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. He pays her a surprise visit in Bucharest, where she's busy as a corporate strategist. The geographical change doesn't help them to see more eye to eye. Practical joker Winfried annoys his daughter with corny pranks and jabs at her routine lifestyle of meetings and paperwork. Father and daughter reach an impasse, and Winfried agrees to go home to Germany.
Enter Toni Erdmann: Winfried's flashy alter ego. Disguised in a tacky suit, weird wig and fake teeth, Toni barges into Ines' work circle, claiming to be her CEO's life coach. As Toni, Winfried doesn't hold back, and Ines meets the challenge. The harder they push, the closer they become. In all the madness, Ines begins to see that her eccentric father deserves a place in her life
Director: Ken Loach
Runtime: 100 minute
Country: UK, France, Belgium
British master Ken Loach won his second Palme d’Or at Cannes for this timely drama about an aged, ailing handyman’s battle to survive after being denied his government health allowance.
Director: Otto Bell
With:: Daisy Ridley, Aisholpan
Runtime: 87 minutes
Country: UK, Mongolia, USA
Language: Kazakh (with EST)
The Eagle Huntress follows Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl, as she trains to become the first female in twelve generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter, and rises to the pinnacle of a tradition that has been handed down from father to son for centuries. Set against the breathtaking expanse of the Mongolian steppe, The Eagle Huntress features some of the most awe-inspiring cinematography ever captured in a documentary, giving this intimate tale of a young girl’s quest the dramatic force of an epic narrative film.
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This film is presented as part of the Canada on Screen project of TIFF. TIFF is excited to partner with REEL CANADA’s National Canadian Film Day 150 on April 19th to present over 150 free screenings across Canada at Film Circuit locations. Film titles have been chosen from the Canada on Screen list, TIFF’s free year-long programme celebrating Canada 150.
Directed By Atom Egoyan
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Director: Christian Schwochow
Cast:: Carla Juri, Albrecht Schuch, Roxane Duran
Runtime: 123 Minute