Top 31 Most Interesting Movies at Toronto International Film Festival

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1.
The Bright Day (2015)
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This is a story of Shiv. Shiv, with a supportive family, a close group of friends and a normal life in all respects... (90 mins.)
Director: Mohit Takalkar
 
2.
Men at Lunch (2012 Documentary)
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The story of "Lunch atop a Skyscraper," the iconic photograph taken during the construction of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. (75 mins.)
 
3.
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God (2012 Documentary)
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Alex Gibney explores the charged issue of pedophilia in the Catholic Church, following a trail from the first known protest against clerical sexual abuse in the United States and all the way to the Vatican. (106 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
4.
Berberian Sound Studio (2012)
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A sound engineer's work for an Italian horror studio becomes a terrifying case of life imitating art. (92 mins.)
 
5.
Imagine (2012)
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A blind teacher breaks the rules to help a female student rediscover the pleasures of life. (105 mins.)
 
6.
Reincarnated (2012 Documentary)
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Hip-Hop artist Snoop Dogg changes his name to Snoop Lion, travels to Jamaica, immerses himself in Rastafarian culture, and produces his first reggae record. (96 mins.)
Director: Andy Capper
 
7.
Seven Psychopaths (2012)
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A struggling screenwriter inadvertently becomes entangled in the Los Angeles criminal underworld after his oddball friends kidnap a gangster's beloved Shih Tzu. (110 mins.)
Director: Martin McDonagh
 
8.
The Central Park Five (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary that examines the 1989 case of five black and Latino teenagers who were convicted of raping a white woman in Central Park. After having spent between 6 and 13 years each in prison, a serial rapist confessed to the crime. (119 mins.)
 
9.
In the Fog (2012)
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Western frontiers of the USSR, 1942. The region is under German occupation. A man is wrongly accused of collaboration. Desperate to save his dignity, he faces impossible moral choice. (127 mins.)
Director: Sergey Loznitsa
 
10.
Camp 14: Total Control Zone (2012 Documentary)
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Shin Dong-Huyk was born on November 19, 1983 as a political prisoner in a North Korean re-education camp... (106 mins.)
Director: Marc Wiese
 
11.
Student (2012)
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A solitary philosophy student steers his directionless life toward a violent crime, spurred on by a... (90 mins.)
 
12.
Krivina (2012)
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An immigrant from former Yugoslavia embarks on a trip to find an old friend, who he has not seen since the war in the nineties. (67 mins.)
Director: Igor Drljaca
 
13.
Fidaï (2012 Documentary)
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During the Algerian Revolution, my great-uncle El Hadi joined his sister in France and became an active member of a secret FLN armed group... (83 mins.)
Director: Damien Ounouri
 
14.
Watchtower (2012)
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A man and a woman seeking refuge from the world: Nihat at a remote forest fire tower, Seher in her room at a rural bus station. When their lives collide, each now has to fight their battle of conscience before the other. (96 mins.)
Director: Pelin Esmer
 
15.
When Day Breaks (2012)
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The story of a retired music professor, Misha Brankov, who under unusual circumstances discovers his true origins... (95 mins.)
 
16.
Pieta (2012)
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A loan shark is forced to reconsider his violent lifestyle after the arrival of a mysterious woman claiming to be his long-lost mother. (104 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
17.
Frost (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
FROST tells the story of Naya, a young arctic hunter who longs for her father's recognition as a capable disciple...
Director: Jeremy Ball
 
18.
The End of Time (2012 Documentary)
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Explores our perception of time. (109 mins.)
Director: Peter Mettler
 
19.
Lunarcy! (2012 Documentary)
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With wry humor and affection, Simon Ennis' "Lunarcy!" follows a disparate group of dreamers and schemers... (80 mins.)
Director: Simon Ennis
 
20.
Still Mine (2012)
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An elderly couple fight against local authorities in rural New Brunswick to build their final home. (102 mins.)
Director: Michael McGowan
 
21.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Three days in the life of an Athens boy who is without a job, a girlfriend, or anything to eat. The only thing he has left is his canary, and he will quite literally share with it anything he's got. (80 mins.)
Director: Ektoras Lygizos
 
22.
Bestiaire (2012 Documentary)
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Along the rhythm of the seasons, beasts and humans regard each other. 'Bestiary' unfolds like a picture book about mutual observation. A contemplation of a stable imbalance, and of loose, tranquil and indefinable elements. (72 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
23.
The Towrope (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A Colombian refugee tries to rebuild her life at a guest house located on the shores of a great lake in the Andes. (88 mins.)
Director: William Vega
 
24.
Post Tenebras Lux (2012)
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Juan and his urban family live in the Mexican countryside, where they enjoy and suffer a world apart. And nobody knows if these two worlds are complementary or if they strive to eliminate one another. (115 mins.)
Director: Carlos Reygadas
 
25.
Bydlo (2012 Short Film)
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An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the... (9 mins.)
 
26.
Children of Sarajevo (2012)
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Siblings Rahima and Nedim are the Bosnian war orphans. She works as a restaurant chef and earns just enough money to survive. (90 mins.)
Director: Aida Begic
 
27.
H'mong Sisters (2012 Short Film)
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Among the indigenous tribes in the mountains of Vietnam, 13-year old Mu thinks she knows everything her 16-year old sister Paj, a tour guide, knows - until they encounter a sex tourist. (13 mins.)
Director: Jeff Wong
 
28.
Far from Afghanistan (2012 Documentary)
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Five accomplished, politically progressive film-makers come together to raise the collective consciousness about the U.S... (120 mins.)
 
29.
Walker (2012 Short Film)
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(27 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
30.
The Tape (2012 Short Film)
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A man digs through his attic looking for something clearly of great significance. What it is, we're not quite sure. When he finds a VHS tape and realizes he nor anyone he knows owns a VCR anymore, he goes on a quest to find it. (5 mins.)
 
31.
Malody (2012 Video)
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Set inside a roadside diner, a sick woman meets herself as a little girl in the reflection of a mirror... (13 mins.)
Director: Phillip Barker