TIFF 2013

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1.
Dreams of a Life (2011 Documentary)
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A filmmaker sets out to discover the life of Joyce Vincent, who died in her bedsit in North London in 2003. Her body wasn't discovered for three years, and newspaper reports offered few details of her life - not even a photograph. (95 mins.)
Director: Carol Morley
 
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Knifer (2010)
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Following his father's death, Nikos leaves the provinces to work in Athens guarding his brutish uncle's dogs. Nikos finds the dynamic of his relationship with his uncle changing when his uncle's wife draws closer to him. (108 mins.)
 
3.
Beyond the Walls (2012)
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Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a bartender and bass guitar player originally from Albania. They become lovers... (98 mins.)
Director: David Lambert
 
4.
The Deflowering of Eva van End (2012)
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The members of a dysfunctional family begin to reinvent themselves thanks to the exchange student who moves in with them. (98 mins.)
 
5.
Northwest (2013)
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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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In the Bedroom (2001)
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A New England couple's college-aged son dates an older woman who has two small children and an unwelcome ex-husband. (130 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
 
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The Last Black Sea Pirates (2013 Documentary)
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The Last Black Sea Pirates swim in testosterone and rugged tenderness in a land of wilderness and legends... (72 mins.)
 
8.
Boy Eating the Bird's Food (2012)
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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
 
9.
Breaking Horizons (2012)
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The 25-year-old Lara (Aylin Tezel) takes her studies in architecture not very seriously and spends her... (90 mins.)
Director: Pola Beck
 
10.
It Felt Like Love (2013)
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Lila wants to emulate the sexual exploits of her more experienced best friend. She fixates on a tough older guy who will "sleep with anyone" and tries to insert herself into his world, putting herself in a dangerously vulnerable situation. (82 mins.)
Director: Eliza Hittman
 
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Tzvetanka (2012 Documentary)
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Born in a wealthy family Tzvetanka passionately dreamed of becoming an actress as a child, but the history of her country completely changed her destiny. (66 mins.)
Director: Youlian Tabakov
 
12.
Lifelong (2013)
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Ela and Can seemingly have it all. Yet in this affluent section of Istanbul, love turns to suspicion, success delivers only material comfort and truth keeps playing hide-and-seek. (102 mins.)
Director: Asli Özge
 
13.
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
 
14.
Call Girl (2012)
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A young girl is recruited from the bottom rung of society into a ruthless world where power can get you anything. (140 mins.)
 
15.
Gloria (2013)
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A story set in Santiago and centered on Gloria, a free-spirited older woman, and the realities of her whirlwind relationship with a former naval officer whom she meets out in the clubs. (110 mins.)
 
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Paradise: Love (2012)
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Teresa, a fifty-year-old Austrian mother, travels to the paradise of the beaches of Kenya, seeking out love from African boys. But she must confront the hard truth that on the beaches of Kenya, love is a business. (120 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
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Paradise: Faith (2012)
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A single woman in her 50's devotes her vacations to doing Catholic missionary work in Vienna, descending into violent self-punishment as part of her faith. (115 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
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Paradise: Hope (2013)
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The final installment in Ulrich Seidl's Paradise trilogy, 'Paradise: Hope' tells the story of overweight thirteen-year-old Melanie and her first love... (92 mins.)
Director: Ulrich Seidl
 
19.
The Last Time I Saw Macao (2012)
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Two filmmakers leave to Macao in an adventure of discovery of a city-labyrinth, multicultural and mysterious... (82 mins.)
 
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I Catch a Terrible Cat (2011)
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The helpless romantic. (130 mins.)
Director: Rikiya Imaizumi
 
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Pura vida - The Ridge (2012 Documentary)
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A unique rescue operation in the most dangerous mountain of the Himalayas. A film about love of life, friendship and action, passion and truth that encourages living life a full. (86 mins.)
 
22.
In the Name of (2013)
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Gay priest with talent to straighten out delinquent lads can remain effectual only so long as not even a hint of his orientation is revealed or suggested. (102 mins.)
 
23.
Snow White (2012)
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A twist on the Snow White fairy tale that is set in 1920s Seville and centered on a female bullfighter. (104 mins.)
Director: Pablo Berger
 
24.
Carlos (2010 Mini-Series)
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The story of Venezuelan revolutionary Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, who founded a worldwide terrorist organization and raided the 1975 OPEC meeting. (334 mins.)
 
25.
Simon Killer (2012)
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A recent college graduate flees to Paris after a break-up, where his involvement with a prostitute begins to reveal a potentially dark recent past. (101 mins.)
Director: Antonio Campos
 
26.
Much Ado About Nothing (2012)
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A modern retelling of Shakespeare's classic comedy about two pairs of lovers with different takes on romance and a way with words. (109 mins.)
Director: Joss Whedon