TIFF 2013

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1.
12 Years a Slave (2013)
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In the antebellum United States, Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery. (134 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen
 
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Labor Day (2013)
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Depressed single mom Adele and her son Henry offer a wounded, fearsome man a ride. As police search town for the escaped convict, the mother and son gradually learn his true story as their options become increasingly limited. (111 mins.)
Director: Jason Reitman
 
3.
The Fifth Estate (2013)
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A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization. (128 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
4.
Joe (2013)
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An ex-con, who is the unlikeliest of role models, meets a 15-year-old boy and is faced with the choice of redemption or ruin. (117 mins.)
 
5.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
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Adele's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
Devil's Knot (2013)
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The savage murders of three young children sparks a controversial trial of three teenagers accused of killing the kids as part of a satanic ritual. (114 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
8.
Enough Said (2013)
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A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. (93 mins.)
 
9.
American Dreams in China (2013)
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The story of three friends who build a successful English language school in China called "New Dream"... (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Chan
 
10.
The Art of the Steal (2013)
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Crunch Calhoun, a semi-reformed art thief, agrees to get his old gang back together to pull off one last heist. (90 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Sobol
 
11.
August: Osage County (2013)
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A look at the lives of the strong-willed women of the Weston family, whose paths have diverged until a family crisis brings them back to the Oklahoma house they grew up in, and to the dysfunctional woman who raised them. (121 mins.)
Director: John Wells
 
12.
Cold Eyes (2013)
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A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers. (119 mins.)
 
13.
The Grand Seduction (2013)
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To survive, a dying Newfoundland fishing village must convince a young doctor to take up residence by any means necessary. (113 mins.)
Director: Don McKellar
 
14.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. (104 mins.)
Director: John Krokidas
 
15.
The Lunchbox (2013)
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A mistaken delivery in Mumbai's famously efficient lunchbox delivery system connects a young housewife to an older man in the dusk of his life as they build a fantasy world together through notes in the lunchbox. (104 mins.)
Director: Ritesh Batra
 
16.
Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013)
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A drama based on Jimi Hendrix's life as he left New York City for London, where his career took off. (118 mins.)
Director: John Ridley
 
17.
Attila Marcel (2013)
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Paul is a sweet man-child, raised - and smothered - by his two eccentric aunts in Paris since the death of his parents when he was a toddler... (106 mins.)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
 
18.
Bad Words (2013)
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A spelling bee loser sets out to exact revenge by finding a loophole and attempting to win as an adult. (89 mins.)
Director: Jason Bateman
 
19.
Belle (2013)
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The mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral is raised by her aristocratic great-uncle in 18th century England. (104 mins.)
Director: Amma Asante
 
20.
Parkland (2013)
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A recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. (93 mins.)
Director: Peter Landesman
 
21.
The Railway Man (2013)
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A former British Army officer, who was tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II, discovers that the man responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and sets out to confront him. (116 mins.)
 
22.
The Right Kind of Wrong (2013)
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Leo the dishwasher falls in love with a bride on the day of her wedding - to another man. (97 mins.)
 
23.
Rush (2013)
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The merciless 1970s rivalry between Formula One rivals James Hunt and Niki Lauda. (123 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
 
24.
Shuddh Desi Romance (2013)
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A story about the hair-raising minefield between love, attraction and commitment. (141 mins.)
Director: Maneesh Sharma
 
25.
Begin Again (2013)
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A chance encounter between a disgraced music-business executive and a young singer-songwriter new to Manhattan turns into a promising collaboration between the two talents. (104 mins.)
Director: John Carney
 
26.
Cannibal (2013)
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Carlos is the most prestigious tailor in Granada, but he's also a murderer in the shadows. He feels no remorse, no guilt, until Nina appears in his life and love awakens. (116 mins.)
 
27.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
28.
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
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Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone. (89 mins.)
Director: Ned Benson
 
29.
Dom Hemingway (2013)
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After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, notorious safe-cracker Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed. (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Shepard
 
30.
The Double (2013)
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A clerk in a government agency finds his unenviable life takes a turn for the horrific with the arrival of a new co-worker who is both his exact physical double and his opposite - confident, charismatic and seductive with women. (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Ayoade
 
31.
Felony (2013)
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An accident involving a young child sets off a chain of events that brings an Australian police officer's world crashing down. (105 mins.)
Director: Matthew Saville
 
32.
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.)
 
33.
Gravity (2013)
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A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. (91 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
34.
The Great Beauty (2013)
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Jep Gambardella has seduced his way through the lavish nightlife of Rome for decades, but after his 65th birthday and a shock from the past, Jep looks past the nightclubs and parties to find a timeless landscape of absurd, exquisite beauty. (141 mins.)
 
35.
Half of a Yellow Sun (2013)
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Sisters Olanna and Kainene return home to 1960s Nigeria, where they soon diverge on different paths. As civil war breaks out, political events loom larger than their differences as they join the fight to establish an independent republic. (111 mins.)
Director: Biyi Bandele
 
36.
Hateship Loveship (2013)
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A wild teenage girl orchestrates a romance between her nanny and her father, who is a recovering addict. (104 mins.)
Director: Liza Johnson
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
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.)
 
39.
Man of Tai Chi (2013)
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A young martial artist's unparalleled Tai Chi skills land him in a highly lucrative underworld fight club. (105 mins.)
Director: Keanu Reeves
 
40.
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
 
41.
Omar (2013)
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A young Palestinian freedom fighter agrees to work as an informant after he's tricked into an admission of guilt by association in the wake of an Israeli soldier's killing. (96 mins.)
Director: Hany Abu-Assad
 
42.
One Chance (2013)
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The true story of Paul Potts, a shy, bullied shop assistant by day and an amateur opera singer by night who became a phenomenon after being chosen for -- and ultimately winning -- Britain's Got Talent. (103 mins.)
Director: David Frankel
 
43.
The Past (2013)
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An Iranian man deserts his French wife and her two children to return to his homeland. Meanwhile, his wife starts up a new relationship, a reality her husband confronts upon his wife's request for a divorce. (130 mins.)
Director: Asghar Farhadi
 
44.
Philomena (2013)
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A world-weary political journalist picks up the story of a woman's search for her son, who was taken away from her decades ago after she became pregnant and was forced to live in a convent. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
45.
Pioneer (2013)
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A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy. (111 mins.)
 
46.
Prisoners (2013)
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When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? (153 mins.)
 
47.
The French Minister (2013)
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Alexandre Taillard de Vorms is tall and impressive, a man with style, attractive to women. He also happens... (113 mins.)
 
48.
Real (2013)
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A man decides to use a new technology to go inside the mind of his comatose lover. (127 mins.)
 
49.
Starred Up (2013)
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Eric Love (O'Connell) is a 19 year old teenager who is so violent he has been 'Starred Up' (Moved to... (106 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
 
50.
Third Person (2013)
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Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York. (137 mins.)
Director: Paul Haggis
 
51.
Tracks (2013)
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A young woman goes on a 1,700-mile trek across the deserts of West Australia with four camels and her faithful dog. (112 mins.)
Director: John Curran
 
52.
Under the Skin (2013)
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A mysterious woman seduces lonely men in the evening hours in Scotland. Events lead her to begin a process of self-discovery. (108 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Glazer
 
53.
Violette (2013)
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Violette Leduc, born a bastard at the beginning of last century, meets Simone de Beauvoir in the years after the war in St-Germain-des-Prés... (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Provost
 
54.
Visitors (2013 Documentary)
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Director Godfrey Reggio reveals humanity's trance-like relationship with technology, which, when commandeered by extreme emotional states, produces massive effects far beyond the human species. (87 mins.)
Director: Godfrey Reggio
 
55.
Walesa: Man of Hope (2013)
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The depiction of the life of Nobel Peace Prize winner and founder of Poland's Solidarity movement, Lech Walesa, as events in the 1970s lead to a peaceful revolution. (127 mins.)
Director: Andrzej Wajda
 
56.
We Are the Best! (2013)
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Three girls in 1980s Stockholm decide to form a punk band -- despite not having any instruments and being told by everyone that punk is dead. (102 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
57.
Le Week-End (2013)
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A British couple return to Paris many years after their honeymoon there in an attempt to rejuvenate their marriage. (93 mins.)
Director: Roger Michell
 
58.
Are You Here (2013)
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Two childhood best friends, one a superficial womanizer and the other a barely functioning bipolar, embark on a road trip back to their hometown after one of them learns his estranged father has died. (114 mins.)
Director: Matthew Weiner
 
59.
Young & Beautiful (2013)
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After losing her virginity, Isabelle takes up a secret life as a call girl, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. Throughout, she remains curiously aloof, showing little interest in the encounters themselves or the money she makes. (95 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
60.
Life of Crime (2013)
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Two common criminals get more than they bargained for after kidnapping the wife of a corrupt real-estate developer who shows no interest in paying the $1 million dollar ransom for her safe return. (98 mins.)
 
61.
Don Jon (2013)
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A New Jersey guy dedicated to his family, friends, and church, develops unrealistic expectations from watching porn and works to find happiness and intimacy with his potential true love. (90 mins.)
 
62.
Those Happy Years (2013)
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A narcissistic artist finds his self-satisfied world turned upside down in the wake of a disastrous exhibition and his previously devoted wife's extra-marital inclinations. (106 mins.)
 
63.
The Invisible Woman (2013)
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At the height of his career, Charles Dickens meets a younger woman who becomes his secret lover until his death. (111 mins.)
Director: Ralph Fiennes
 
64.
Rhymes for Young Ghouls (2013)
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Red Crow Mi'g Maq reservation, 1976: By government decree, every Indian child under the age of 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that meansimprisonment at St. Dymphna's. That means being at the mercy of "Popper", the sadistic Indian agent who runs the school. (88 mins.)
Director: Jeff Barnaby
 
65.
Enemy (2013)
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A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (91 mins.)
 
66.
What If (2013)
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Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life. (98 mins.)
Director: Michael Dowse
 
67.
Cinemanovels (2013)
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As a young woman prepares a memorial film retrospective for her late estranged father, his work begins to influence her life in strange and significant ways. (89 mins.)
Director: Terry Miles
 
68.
The Husband (2013)
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A darkly comic drama about a man left to care for his infant son when his wife is imprisoned for cheating on him with a minor. (80 mins.)
Director: Bruce McDonald
 
69.
The Auction (2013)
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Gaby owns a farm on which he raises lambs: Bouchard & Sons Farm. But he has no sons. Rather, he has... (111 mins.)
 
70.
Gabrielle (2013)
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When his publishers tell him he owes them one last book, Edward Sheehan (Michael Madsen) has little... (83 mins.)
Director: Michael Conroy
 
71.
Stay (2013)
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A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her. (99 mins.)
 
72.
Empire of Dirt (2013)
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Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Stebbings
 
73.
Blood Ties (2013)
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Two brothers, on either side of the law, face off over organized crime in Brooklyn during the 1970s. (127 mins.)
Director: Guillaume Canet
 
74.
The Armstrong Lie (2013 Documentary)
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A documentary chronicling sports legend Lance Armstrong's improbable rise and ultimate fall from grace. (124 mins.)
Director: Alex Gibney
 
75.
Child of God (2013)
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A dispossessed, violent man's life is a disastrous attempt to exist outside the social order. Successively deprived of parents and homes and with few other ties, Ballard descends to the level of a cave dweller as he falls deeper into crime and degradation. (104 mins.)
Director: James Franco
 
76.
The Wind Rises (2013)
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A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II. (126 mins.)
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
 
77.
Fading Gigolo (2013)
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Fioravante decides to become a professional Don Juan as a way of making money to help his cash-strapped friend, Murray. With Murray acting as his "manager", the duo quickly finds themselves caught up in the crosscurrents of love and money. (90 mins.)
Director: John Turturro
 
78.
A Promise (2013)
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A romantic drama set in Germany just before WWI and centered on a married woman who falls in love with her husband's protégé. Separated first by duties and then by the war, they pledge their devotion to one another. (98 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
79.
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
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A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. (141 mins.)
Director: Justin Chadwick