TIFF51 2010

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1.
Home for Christmas (2010)
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The film looks at those who are desperately trying to connect or reconnect with their families, friends, or anyone who will listen. (90 mins.)
Director: Bent Hamer
 
2.
The Happy Poet (2010)
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A poet who starts a health-conscious food stand finds support from his friends, as well as a potential love match with one of his customers. But will unexpected complications jeopardize his dreams of a hot dog-free future? (85 mins.)
Director: Paul Gordon
 
3.
Cirkus Columbia (2010)
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A story set in the former Yugoslavia and centered on a guy who returns to Herzegovina from Germany with plenty of cash and hopes for a good new life. (113 mins.)
Director: Danis Tanovic
 
4.
Blissfully Yours (2002)
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The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border. (125 mins.)
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5.
Tender Son: The Frankenstein Project (2010)
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A boy returns home from the institution where he grew up, but finds he is not welcome there. He fights to win the love of his family until matters escalate shockingly. (109 mins.)
 
6.
A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010)
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Ulrik is reluctantly let out of prison after serving 12 years for murder. He has to cope with his gang... (113 mins.)
 
7.
Poetry (2010)
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A sixty-something woman, faced with the discovery of a heinous family crime and in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease, finds strength and purpose when she enrolls in a poetry class. (139 mins.)
Director: Chang-dong Lee
 
8.
Mother of Asphalt (2010)
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An abused wife leaves her husband, takes her child away and goes to live in a car. (107 mins.)
Director: Dalibor Matanic
 
9.
Donkeys (2010)
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Alfred is 64. He's lost touch with his family and a threat to his health makes him realise he wants to make amends... (78 mins.)
Director: Morag McKinnon
 
10.
Animal Kingdom (2010)
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A seventeen year-old navigates his survival amongst an explosive criminal family and the detective who thinks he can save him. (113 mins.)
Director: David Michôd
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11.
Incendies (2010)
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Twins journey to the Middle East to discover their family history, and fulfill their mother's last wishes. (139 mins.)
 
12.
127 Hours (2010)
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An adventurous mountain climber becomes trapped under a boulder while canyoneering alone near Moab, Utah and resorts to desperate measures in order to survive. (94 mins.)
Director: Danny Boyle
 
13.
Erratum (2010)
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Michal goes on a business trip to his home town, which unexpectedly turns into an inner journey to his long-forgotten past. (95 mins.)
Director: Marek Lechki
 
14.
Submarino (2010)
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Two brothers meet at their mother's funeral, each in his way on a path of self-destruction, both haunted by a tragedy in their youth. (105 mins.)
 
15.
October (2010)
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Clemente, a moneylender of few words, is a new hope for Sofía, his single neighbor, devoted to the October worship of Our Lord of the Miracles... (83 mins.)
 
16.
Limbo (2010)
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Sonia moves with her kids to Trinidad where her husband Jo is working in the oil business. The milieu change and the discovery of an the affair her husband has been having makes her lose grip and go into a limbo. (105 mins.)
Director: Maria Sødahl
 
17.
Majority (2010)
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Mertkan has a simple life in Istanbul: 'working' as an office-boy in his dad's construction company... (111 mins.)
Director: Seren Yüce
 
18.
3 (2010)
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A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
 
19.
Open Hearts (2002)
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A Dogme film about an engaged couple that is torn apart after the man is paralyzed in an accident, and the woman falls in love with the husband of the woman who caused the accident. (113 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
20.
How I Ended This Summer (2010)
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A polar station on a desolate island in the Arctic Ocean. Sergei, a seasoned meteorologist, and Pavel... (130 mins.)
 
21.
Zefir (2010)
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Zephyr, a strong-willed adolescent girl, spends her summer vacation with her grandparents in the mountains... (93 mins.)
Director: Belma Bas
 
22.
Littlerock (2010)
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A powerfully intimate drama that captures the fears and desires of a young Japanese woman lost in the U.S.... (83 mins.)
Director: Mike Ott
 
23.
Winter's Bone (2010)
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An unflinching Ozark Mountain girl hacks through dangerous social terrain as she hunts down her drug-dealing father while trying to keep her family intact. (100 mins.)
Director: Debra Granik
 
24.
Morgen (2010)
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(100 mins.)
Director: Marian Crisan
 
25.
Time to Die (2007)
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When the witty old lady Aniela finally gets rid of her last lodger, she thinks it's finally time for her to feel at home in her beautiful old wooden house. But her greedy son and neighbours have other plans. (104 mins.)
 
26.
R (2010)
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The R of the title stands for the young protagonist, Rune, fearlessly played by Pilou Asbæk. Imprisoned for violent assault... (99 mins.)
 
27.
The Light Thief (2010)
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The main hero of the film is an electrician with a far greater effect on the people around him than his job defines... (80 mins.)
 
28.
I Am (2005)
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A self-reliable 11-year-old boy runs away from children's home to be with his dysfunctional mother. She doesn't want him back so he starts living on an old barge. (93 mins.)
 
29.
In a Better World (2010)
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The lives of two Danish families cross each other, and an extraordinary but risky friendship comes into bud. But loneliness, frailty and sorrow lie in wait. (119 mins.)
Director: Susanne Bier
 
30.
Tiny Furniture (2010)
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About a recent college grad who returns home while she tries to figure out what to do with her life. (98 mins.)
Director: Lena Dunham
 
31.
Carancho (2010)
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In Argentina over 8,000 people die in traffic accidents every year. Behind each of these tragedies is... (107 mins.)
Director: Pablo Trapero
 
32.
The Edge (2010)
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In 1945, Soviet war hero Ignat is sent to work as a locomotive mechanic in a Siberian labor camp where he meets an assortment of Germans and Russians. (124 mins.)
Director: Aleksey Uchitel
 
33.
White White World (2010)
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In the Serbian drama "White, White World", the characters sing, but never dance. Formulated as a modern... (121 mins.)
Director: Oleg Novkovic
 
34.
Nic (1998)
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A mother of three is afraid of losing her husband, whom she loves, if he finds out she's pregnant again... (80 mins.)
 
35.
The Myth of the American Sleepover (2010)
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Four young people navigate the suburban wonderland of metro-Detroit looking for love and adventure on the last weekend of summer. (96 mins.)
 
36.
Outbound (2010)
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A drama about a woman who seems able to overcome everything for freedom, except for her past mistakes. (87 mins.)