Movies I Saw @ #VIFF2012

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1.
No (2012)
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An ad executive comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile's 1988 referendum. (118 mins.)
Director: Pablo Larraín
 
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Midnight's Children (2012)
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A pair of children, born within moments of India gaining independence from Britain, grow up in the country that is nothing like their parent's generation. (146 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
3.
Key of Life (2012)
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A failed actor switches identities with a stranger at a bath house thinking it is his way out of his life of misery but only to find himself filling the shoes of an elite assassin. (128 mins.)
Director: Kenji Uchida
 
4.
Like Someone in Love (2012)
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In Tokyo, a young sex worker develops an unexpected connection with a widower over a period of two days. (109 mins.)
 
5.
Katmandú, un espejo en el cielo (2011)
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At the beginning of the 90s, a young Catalan teacher goes to Kathmandu to work at the local school. Soon, she will have to deal with the extreme poverty of the region and the bleak educational system. (104 mins.)
Director: Iciar Bollaín
 
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Amour (2012)
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Georges and Anne are an octogenarian couple. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, also a musician, lives in Britain with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested. (127 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
7.
Entre les Bras (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on French chef Michel Bras and his decision to hand over his restaurant to his son, Sebastien, who has been working with him for 15 years. (86 mins.)
Director: Paul Lacoste
 
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The Hunt (2012)
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A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son's custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie. (115 mins.)
 
9.
Rust and Bone (2012)
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Put in charge of his young son, Alain leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain's bond with Stephanie, a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident. (120 mins.)
Director: Jacques Audiard