TIFF54 Open Horizons: Main Program

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Alì Blue Eyes (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Stefano and Nader, two teenagers, share their time between a robbery at the supermarket and the mornings at the disco, but their friendship is destined to crack. (94 mins.)
 
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A Teacher (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
A high school teacher in Austin, Texas has an affair with one of her students. Her life begins to unravel as the relationship comes to an end. (75 mins.)
Director: Hannah Fidell
 
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Carmina or Blow Up (2012)
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A 58 year old woman tries to make a plan to solve her financial problems after several robberies at her store. She contemplates her life. (70 mins.)
Director: Paco León
 
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Nebesnye zheny lugovykh mari (2012)
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23 short stories about the Mari women. Stories joyful and sad, ridiculous and terrible. It is the movie ornament, the movie calendar telling about philosophy, traditions and today of the Mari people. (106 mins.)
 
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Club Sandwich (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Hector and his young mother Paloma go on vacation. Out of season their hotel is deserted. They spend their days sitting on the edge of the swimming pool. Then attractive Jazmin arrives and we see how Paloma loses her son to a summer fling. (82 mins.)
 
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Eastern Boys (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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
 
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Grand Central (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Gary, an unskilled young man, lands a job as a decontamination sub-contractor at a nuclear power plant in the lower valley of the Rhone... (94 mins.)
 
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Hide Your Smiling Faces (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After a neighborhood tragedy, two adolescent brothers confront changing relationships, the mystery of nature, and their own mortality. (81 mins.)
 
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Honeymoon (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
It should have been the best day of her life, but then a strange guest with a stranger claim entered the marriage merriment. About the shadows which catch up with each of us. (98 mins.)
Director: Jan Hrebejk
 
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I Used to Be Darker (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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.)
 
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Det andet liv (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A multi plot film in which three different destinies are thematically and geographically intertwined...
Director: Jonas Elmer
 
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It's All So Quiet (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A middle aged farmer, living with his old and bedridden father, tries to find truth in life. (93 mins.)
Director: Nanouk Leopold
 
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The Auction (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has... (111 mins.)
 
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Mother, I Love You (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
 
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My Dog Killer (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Marek has no real friends except his guard dog and hangs out with skinheads. When his dispirited mother reappears in his life... (90 mins.)
Director: Mira Fornayová
 
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Northwest (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
18-year-old Caspar wants to reach the top, no matter what. He carries out small-time break-ins for Jamal... (91 mins.)
Director: Michael Noer
 
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Odayaka na nichijô (2012)
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(102 mins.)
Director: Nobuteru Uchida
 
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Papusza (2013)
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The rise and fall of the most distinguished Polish-Gypsy poetess Bronislawa Wajs, widely known as Papusza, and her relationship with her discoverer, writer Jerzy Ficowski. (131 mins.)
 
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Penumbra (2013)
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(89 mins.)
 
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Rags & Tatters (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
In one of the most extraordinary nights in the history of Egypt, the prisons were suddenly opened, leaving thousands of prisoners wandering the desert... (87 mins.)
Director: Ahmad Abdalla
 
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Rosie (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Lorenz Meran, (40) a successful gay author suffering acute writers' block, has to leave Berlin and return... (106 mins.)
Director: Marcel Gisler
 
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Salvo (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Salvo is a body guard and hit man for a mafioso. After foiling an attack on his employer, Salvo hunts down the man who organised it and encounters the man's blind sister. She causes Salvo to question himself and his existence. (110 mins.)
 
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Faro (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
The police are pursuing a man wanted for murder. If the man is arrested his daughter will be placed in foster care. To stay free they escape into the wilderness. Faro refers to a Portuguese city that the father once visited.
Director: Fredrik Edfeldt
 
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Shirley: Visions of Reality (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
13 of Edward Hopper's paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts... (92 mins.)
Director: Gustav Deutsch
 
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S#x Acts (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Inevitable is a realistic paraphrase of a classic teen-movie, a deep dive into the 'Grey zone' of sexual abuse... (100 mins.)
 
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Stop the Pounding Heart (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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.)
 
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Stop-Over (2013 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
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
 
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Talea (2013)
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(75 mins.)
 
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The Good Life (2013)
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Yves is living in hiding with his sons, Sylvain and Pierre. Two years before, he had abducted them from their mother after a judge ruled against him... (93 mins.)
Director: Jean Denizot
 
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The Hour of the Lynx (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
Helen, who is a priest, is approached by scientist Lisbeth with a desperate plea for help. A young man... (100 mins.)
 
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The Kampala Story (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
A Karimojong girl's maturity into a woman. (60 mins.)
 
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The Last Match (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two teenage men fall in love, surrounded by the poverty and the marginalization of their country are forced to change their lives and take big risks. (94 mins.)
Director: Antonio Hens
 
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The Notebook (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
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
 
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Las Niñas Quispe (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Based on a true story occurred in 1974, this is the tale of sisters Justa, Lucia, and Luciana Quispe... (83 mins.)
 
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The Retrieval (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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
 
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Vic + Flo Saw a Bear (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Winner 2013 Silver Bear (Alfred Bauer Prize) Berlin International Film Festival. Vic + Flo Saw a Bear... (95 mins.)
Director: Denis Côté
 
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When I Saw You (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music and an infectious sense of hope... (98 mins.)
Director: Annemarie Jacir
 
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Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Paolo, passes his days dragging himself between drinking sessions in the local bar with his friends... (106 mins.)
Director: Matteo Oleotto