TIFF54: Movies You Must See

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1.
Miss Violence (2013)
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On her birthday, 11-year-old Angeliki jumps off the balcony to her death with a smile on her face. An investigation is started as to the reason for this apparent suicide, but the family keeps insisting that it was an accident. (98 mins.)
 
2.
Nebraska (2013)
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An aging, booze-addled father makes the trip from Montana to Nebraska with his estranged son in order to claim a million-dollar Mega Sweepstakes Marketing prize. (115 mins.)
Director: Alexander Payne
 
3.
Like Father, Like Son (2013)
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Ryota Nonomiya is a successful businessman driven by money. When he learns that his biological son was switched with another child after birth, he must make a life-changing decision and choose his true son or the boy he raised as his own. (121 mins.)
 
4.
The Selfish Giant (2013)
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Two thirteen year-old working-class friends in Bradford seek fortune by getting involved with a local scrap dealer and criminal. (91 mins.)
Director: Clio Barnard
 
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Ida (2013)
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Anna, a young novitiate nun in 1960s Poland, is on the verge of taking her vows when she discovers a dark family secret dating back to the years of the German occupation. (82 mins.)
 
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The Strange Color of Your Body's Tears (2013)
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Following the disappearance of his wife, a man finds himself on a dark and twisted trail of discovery... (102 mins.)
 
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
8.
Only Lovers Left Alive (2013)
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A depressed musician reunites with his lover, though their romance - which has already endured several centuries - is disrupted by the arrival of her uncontrollable younger sister. (123 mins.)
Director: Jim Jarmusch
 
9.
Tom at the Farm (2013)
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A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation. (102 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
11.
Thou Gild'st the Even (2013)
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Thou Gild'st the Evenis about the ordinary sorrows, worries, and troubles of the townsmen with extraordinary abilities... (107 mins.)
Director: Onur Ünlü
 
12.
Night Moves (2013)
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Three radical environmentalists look to execute the protest of their lives: the explosion of a hydroelectric dam. (112 mins.)
Director: Kelly Reichardt
 
13.
The Golden Dream (2013)
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A road movie about teenage immigrants and their journey to the U.S. (108 mins.)
 
14.
Eastern Boys (2013)
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A businessman makes a regular arrangement with a Ukrainian prostitute, despite the youngster's involvement in a controlling street gang. (128 mins.)
Director: Robin Campillo
 
15.
Venus in Fur (2013)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. (96 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
16.
Jîn (2013)
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Jin, a guerrilla, lives in a cave and decides to escape from the organization. She finds some civilian clothes and goes down from the mountain to the city. However, the city is no safer than the mountain. (122 mins.)
Director: Reha Erdem
 
17.
The Retrieval (2013)
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On the outskirts of the U.S. Civil War, a boy is sent north by his bounty hunter gang to retrieve a wanted man. (92 mins.)
Director: Chris Eska
 
18.
I Used to Be Darker (2013)
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A runaway seeks refuge with her aunt and uncle in Baltimore and finds their marriage ending and her cousin in crisis. In the days that follow, the family struggles to let go of the past while searching for new things to hold onto. (89 mins.)
 
19.
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013 Documentary)
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From pagan re-enactors to failed communes, black metal festivals to Arctic hermits, and the forever Golden Hour to the Northern Lights... (98 mins.)
 
20.
Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
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After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. (81 mins.)
 
21.
When Evening Falls on Bucharest or Metabolism (2013)
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Focused on a director and his leading actress while they are off the set. They discuss the discrepancies between film and digital cinema... (89 mins.)
 
22.
The Japanese Dog (2013)
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When a flood strikes Costache's village in Romania, his wife Maria and all of their possessions are swept away... (86 mins.)
 
23.
Stop the Pounding Heart (2013 Documentary)
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Sara, a girl being home-schooled on a goat farm alongside her 11 siblings, finds her devout values challenged after she meets Colby, an amateur bull rider. (98 mins.)
 
24.
Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)
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Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear... (95 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
25.
The Notebook (2013)
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Twin siblings enduring the harshness of WWII in a village on the Hungarian border hedge their survival on studying and learning from the evil surrounding them. (112 mins.)
Director: János Szász
 
26.
Mother, I Love You (2013)
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Raimonds, a 12 year old boy, falls into a world of petty crime while trying to stay out of trouble with his mother. (83 mins.)
Director: Janis Nords
 
27.
Bluebird (2013)
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In the frozen woods of an isolated Maine logging town, one woman's tragic mistake shatters the balance of the community... (90 mins.)
Director: Lance Edmands
 
28.
Stop-Over (2013 Documentary)
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In the course of living long months with a group of Iranian illegals in Athens, the director examines this radical choice of pursuing a better life through the most perilous of possibilities: clandestinity. (100 mins.)
Director: Kaveh Bakhtiari