Toronto International Film Festival 2019: Contemporary World Cinema

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1. Bacurau (2019)

131 min | Action, Adventure, Mystery

8.4
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74 Metascore

After the death of her grandmother, Teresa comes home to her matriarchal village in a near-future Brazil to find a succession of sinister events that mobilizes all of its residents.

Directors: Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho | Stars: Barbara Colen, Thomas Aquino, Silvero Pereira, Thardelly Lima

Votes: 2,547

2. Castle in the Ground (2019)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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A teenager after the untimely death of his mother, befriends his charismatic but troubled next-door neighbor and becomes embroiled in a world of addiction and violence just as the opioid epidemic takes hold of their small town.

Director: Joey Klein | Stars: Imogen Poots, Neve Campbell, Tom Cullen, Alex Wolff

Votes: 24

3. You Will Die at 20 (2019)

103 min | Drama

8.9
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Shortly after Muzamil was born, the village's holy man predicts that he will die at age 20. Muzamil's father can't stand the curse and leaves home. Sakina raises her son as a single mother, overly protective. One day, Muzamil turns 19.

Director: Amjad Abu Alala | Stars: Talal Afifi, Mazin Ahmed, Hassan Ali, Mahmoud Alsarraj

Votes: 142

4. Jallikattu (2019)

91 min | Crime

8.3
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A portrait of a remote village where a buffalo escapes and causes a frenzy of ecstatic violence.

Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery | Stars: Sabumon Abdusamad, Chemban Vinod Jose, Antony Varghese

Votes: 50

5. Synonyms (2019)

123 min | Drama

6.9
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85 Metascore

A young Israeli man absconds to Paris to flee his nationality, aided by his trusty Franco-Israeli dictionary.

Director: Nadav Lapid | Stars: Tom Mercier, Quentin Dolmaire, Louise Chevillotte, Uria Hayik

Votes: 1,356

6. Blow the Man Down (2019)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

7.3
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76 Metascore

While grieving for the loss of their mother, the Connolly Sisters suddenly find they have a crime to cover up, leading them deep into the underbelly of their salty Maine fishing village.

Directors: Bridget Savage Cole, Danielle Krudy | Stars: Sophie Lowe, Morgan Saylor, June Squibb, Marceline Hugot

Votes: 35

7. Instinct (III) (2019)

108 min | Drama

7.0
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In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.

Director: Halina Reijn | Stars: Carice van Houten, Marwan Kenzari, Marie-Mae van Zuilen, Pieter Embrechts

Votes: 42

8. Tammy's Always Dying (2019)

85 min | Drama

7.0
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On the 29th of every month, when the welfare runs out, Catherine talks her alcoholic mother off of the same bridge. Literally. Catherine, a connoisseur of bad decisions, dreams of being ... See full summary »

Director: Amy Jo Johnson | Stars: Felicity Huffman, Anastasia Phillips, Clark Johnson, Lauren Holly

Votes: 23

9. So Long, My Son (2019)

185 min | Drama

7.6
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78 Metascore

Two married couples adjust to the vast social and economic changes taking place in China from the 1980s to the present.

Director: Xiaoshuai Wang | Stars: Liya Ai, Jiang Du, Zhao-Yan Guo-Zhang, Jingjing Li

Votes: 989

10. Atlantics (2019)

104 min | Drama

7.4
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81 Metascore

In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Suleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.

Director: Mati Diop | Stars: Abdou Balde, Aminata Kane, Ibrahima Mbaye, Amadou Mbow

Votes: 261

11. Invisible Life (2019)

139 min | Drama

7.8
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Two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life, each mistakenly believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director: Karim Aïnouz | Stars: Fernanda Montenegro, Carol Duarte, Gregório Duvivier, Julia Stockler

Votes: 236

12. Beanpole (2019)

130 min | Drama

7.2
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81 Metascore

1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.

Director: Kantemir Balagov | Stars: Konstantin Balakirev, Andrey Bykov, Olga Dragunova, Timofey Glazkov

Votes: 825

13. A White, White Day (2019)

109 min | Drama

7.2
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In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for ... See full summary »

Director: Hlynur Palmason | Stars: Ingvar Sigurdsson, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Hilmir Snær Guðnason, Sara Dögg Ásgeirsdóttir

Votes: 225

14. Les Misérables (2019)

R | 102 min | Drama

7.4
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71 Metascore

Stéphane joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil, in the 93. He meets his new teammates, Chris and Gwada, and discovers the tensions between the different groups of the district.

Director: Ladj Ly | Stars: Damien Bonnard, Alexis Manenti, Djibril Zonga, Issa Perica

Votes: 388

15. The Wild Goose Lake (2019)

113 min | Crime, Drama

6.7
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74 Metascore

A gangster on the run sacrifices everything for his family and a woman he meets while on the lam.

Director: Yi'nan Diao | Stars: Ge Hu, Lun-Mei Kwei, Fan Liao, Regina Wan

Votes: 263

16. The Perfect Candidate (2019)

101 min | Drama

5.5
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69 Metascore

A determined young Saudi doctor's surprise run for office in the local city elections sweeps up her family and community as they struggle to accept their town's first female candidate.

Director: Haifaa Al-Mansour | Stars: Nora Al Awadh, Dae Al Hilali, Mila Al Zahrani, Khalid Abdulraheem

Votes: 129

17. Spider (2019)

105 min | Thriller

6.8
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Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.

Director: Andrés Wood | Stars: María Valverde, Mercedes Morán, Caio Blat, Pedro Fontaine

Votes: 200

18. Chicuarotes (2019)

95 min | Drama

7.1
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A group of teenagers in Mexico City set out to enrich their lives.

Director: Gael García Bernal | Stars: Ricardo Abarca, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Dolores Heredia, Benny Emmanuel

Votes: 596

19. Atlantis (2019)

106 min | Drama

7.1
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A soldier suffering from PTSD befriends a young volunteer hoping to restore peaceful energy to a war-torn society.

Director: Valentyn Vasyanovych | Stars: Vasyl Antoniak, Liudmyla Bileka, Andriy Rymaruk

Votes: 41

20. Corpus Christi (I) (2019)

115 min | Drama

8.2
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"Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary... See full summary »

Director: Jan Komasa | Stars: Bartosz Bielenia, Aleksandra Konieczna, Eliza Rycembel, Tomasz Zietek

Votes: 45

21. White Lie (2019)

96 min | Drama

8.2
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78 Metascore

A popular undergrad faking cancer struggles to maintain her secret.

Directors: Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas | Stars: Kacey Rohl, Amber Anderson, Martin Donovan, Thomas Olajide

Votes: 25

22. Hala (2019)

R | 94 min | Drama

4.0
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75 Metascore

Muslim teenager Hala copes with the unraveling of her family as she comes into her own.

Director: Minhal Baig | Stars: Geraldine Viswanathan, Jack Kilmer, Gabriel Luna, Purbi Joshi

Votes: 105

23. The Climb (2019)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.5
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82 Metascore

A look at the friendship between two guys that spans over many years.

Director: Michael Angelo Covino | Stars: Michael Angelo Covino, Kyle Marvin, Gayle Rankin, Judith Godrèche

Votes: 77

24. The Last Porno Show (2019)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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Wayne, a struggling method actor, inherits the city's last porno cinema from his estranged father Al. Seeing this as an unconventional opportunity to reconcile their relationship, Wayne ... See full summary »

Director: Kire Paputts | Stars: Nathanael Chadwick, Amaan Morrell, James Murray, Michael Dent

Votes: 15

25. The County (2019)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.

Director: Grímur Hákonarson | Stars: Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir, Þorsteinn Bachmann, Ævar Þór Benediktsson, Þorsteinn Gunnar Bjarnason

Votes: 53

26. Dogs Don't Wear Pants (2019)

105 min | Drama

7.5
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Juha has lost his wife in a drowning accident. Years after he still feels numb and unable to connect with people. Meeting Mona, a dominatrix, changes everything.

Director: J.-P. Valkeapää | Stars: Oona Airola, Iiris Anttila, Antons Baronskis, Armands Bergis

Votes: 103

27. Arab Blues (2019)

88 min | Comedy

6.9
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After years abroad in Paris, Selma returns to Tunis with the dream of opening up her own psychotherapy practice.

Director: Manele Labidi Labbé | Stars: Moncef Ajengui, Amen Arbi, Ramla Ayari, Feryel Chammari

Votes: 18

28. Incitement (2019)

123 min | Thriller

7.7
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Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.

Director: Yaron Zilberman | Stars: Yehuda Nahari Halevi, Amitai Yaish, Anat Ravnitzki, Yoav Levi

Votes: 20

29. The Weeping Woman (2019)

97 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

7.2
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With the words "If you cry, I'll kill you" ringing in their ears, Alma and her sons are murdered in Guatemala's armed conflict. Thirty years later, a criminal case is brought against ... See full summary »

Director: Jayro Bustamante | Stars: María Mercedes Coroy, Sabrina De La Hoz, Margarita Kenéfic, Julio Diaz

Votes: 33

30. And the Birds Rained Down (2019)

127 min | Drama

7.3
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Three elderly hermits live in the woods. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women - A story of intertwined destinies, where love can happen at any age.

Director: Louise Archambault | Stars: Andrée Lachapelle, Gilbert Sicotte, Rémy Girard, Kenneth Welsh

Votes: 22

31. Verdict (I) (2019)

126 min | Crime

6.6
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Abused and battered wife, Joy, stands up for justice against her alcoholic husband, Dante, in a turmoil process of the justice system.

Director: Raymund Ribay Gutierrez | Stars: Max Eigenmann, Kristoffer King, Jordhen Suan, Rene Durian

Votes: 21

32. 37 Seconds (2019)

115 min | Drama

8.0
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Yuma is a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, she struggles to lead a self-determined life.

Director: Hikari | Stars: Makiko Watanabe, Shunsuke Daitô, Kiyohiko Shibukawa, Shôhei Uno

Votes: 97

33. Resin (2019)

92 min | Thriller

6.2
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The dangerous paranoia lurking beneath the seemingly idyllic existence of a family of hermits living on a remote island begins to come to the fore when their daughter starts to question her parents' worldview.

Director: Daniel Borgman | Stars: Peter Plaugborg, Sofie Gråbøl, Vivelill Søgaard Holm, Ghita Nørby

Votes: 11

34. Antigone (I) (2019)

109 min | Drama

7.7
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Antigone by Sophie Deraspe is a modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values.

Director: Sophie Deraspe | Stars: Sebastien Beaulac, Nour Belkhiria, Hakim Brahimi, Eric Clark

Votes: 13

35. Knuckle City (2019)

124 min | Crime

6.9
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An aging, womanizing professional boxer and his career-criminal brother take one last shot at success and get more than they've bargained for.

Director: Jahmil X.T. Qubeka | Stars: Sivuyile Ngesi, Bongile Mantsai, Nomhle Nkonyeni, Patrick Ndlovu

Votes: 17

36. Bombay Rose (2019)

93 min | Animation, Drama, Romance

7.5
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BOMBAY ROSE is a beautiful hand-painted animation created by award winning animator Gitanjali Rao. A romance set on the streets of Bombay we witness Kamala and Salim's quest for love in this chaotic and beautiful city.

Director: Gitanjali Rao | Stars: Anurag Kashyap, Virendra Saxena, Shishir Sharma, Geetanjali Kulkarni

Votes: 13

37. Flatland (2019)

117 min | Adventure, Western

6.3
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A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Faith Baloyi, Nicole Fortuin, Izel Bezuidenhout, De Klerk Oelofse

Votes: 85

38. Balloon (2019)

102 min | Drama

6.9
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Director: Pema Tseden | Stars: Sonam Wangmo, Jinpa, Yangshik Tso

Votes: 37

39. Maria's Paradise (2019)

110 min | Drama, Thriller

6.1
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The orphan Salome is the servant and devout follower of Maria Åkerblom, a charismatic sect leader. But as Salome befriends a rebellious outsider and starts to have doubts, Maria turns dangerous.

Director: Zaida Bergroth | Stars: Pihla Viitala, Tommi Korpela, Saga Sarkola, Satu Tuuli Karhu

Votes: 19

40. The Long Walk (2019)

116 min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

7.7
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An old Laotian hermit discovers that the ghost of a road accident victim can transport him back in time fifty years to the moment of his mother's painful death.

Director: Mattie Do | Stars: Yannawoutthi Chanthalungsy, Vilouna Phetmany, Por Silatsa, Noutnapha Soydara

Votes: 12

41. Our Lady of the Nile (2019)

93 min | Drama

8.2
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A coming-of-age story about of a group of Rwandan schoolgirls at a Belgian-run Catholic boarding school.

Director: Atiq Rahimi | Stars: Pascal Greggory, Clariella Bizimana, Albina Kirenga, Amanda Mugabezaki

Votes: 6

42. The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open (2019)

105 min | Drama

6.9
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After a chance encounter on the street, a woman tries to encourage a pregnant domestic abuse victim to seek help.

Directors: Kathleen Hepburn, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers | Stars: Violet Nelson, Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Charlie Hannah, Barbara Eve Harris

Votes: 27

43. The Barefoot Emperor (2019)

98 min | Comedy, Drama

7.6
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How the last King of the Belgians becomes the first Emperor of Europe.

Directors: Peter Brosens, Jessica Woodworth | Stars: Peter Van den Begin, Lucie Debay, Udo Kier, Geraldine Chaplin

Votes: 17

44. A Girl Missing (2019)

111 min | Drama

6.8
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Ichiko is a care-giver and a nurse. She provide home-care to the Oishos' elderly woman and is almost considered part of the family as she visits and performs her tasks routinely. What is ... See full summary »

Director: Kôji Fukada | Stars: Mariko Tsutsui, Mikako Ichikawa, Sôsuke Ikematsu, Kentez Asaka

Votes: 44

45. Adam (IV) (2019)

98 min | Drama

6.4
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Abla runs a modest local bakery from her home in Casablanca where she lives alone with her 8-year-old daughter, Warda. When Samia, a young pregnant woman knocks on their door, Abla is far from imagining that her life will change forever.

Director: Maryam Touzani | Stars: Lubna Azabal, Douae Belkhaouda, Nisrin Erradi, Aziz Hattab

Votes: 51

46. Nobadi (2019)

89 min | Drama

6.4
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The story of two people who have nothing in common but share everything for just a few hours.

Director: Karl Markovics | Stars: Heinz Trixner, Borhanulddin Hassan Zadeh, Konstanze Dutzi, Simone Fuith

Votes: 8

47. Made in Bangladesh (2019)

95 min | Drama

7.9
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Shimu fled her village as a child when her stepmother threatened to marry her off to a middle-aged man. Now 23 and living in the capital, she works grueling hours for paltry sums at a textile factory while her husband searches for work.

Director: Rubaiyat Hossain | Stars: Rikita Nandini Shimu, Novera Rahman, Parvin Paru, Mayabi Rahman

Votes: 11

48. The Father (2019)

87 min | Drama

6.2
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Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, Vasil seeks out the help of a ... See full summary »

Directors: Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Stars: Ivan Barnev, Ivan Savov, Tanya Shahova, Hristofor Nedkov

Votes: 30

49. Three Summers (2019)

94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.9
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Over a trio of summers, a caretaker for luxury condominiums relies on her resourcefulness and her eye for opportunity to take advantage of whatever comes her way as her employers are caught in major corruption scandals.

Director: Sandra Kogut | Stars: Regina Casé, Rogério Fróes, Gisele Fróes, Jéssica Ellen

Votes: 8

50. Red Fields (2019)

90 min | Drama, Musical

5.9
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This is the story of Mami, a young woman who was born and raised in a small impoverished town down south. She works at the snack bar at the local gas station and is in love with Nissim, her... See full summary »

Director: Keren Yedaya | Stars: Neta Elkayam, Ami Abu, Riki Gal, Yuval Banai

Votes: 16

51. South Terminal (2019)

96 min | Drama

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In a country plunging into armed conflict, a doctor tries to do his duty against all odds, until the day his destiny is turned upside down.

Director: Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche | Stars: Djemel Barek, Ramzy Bedia, Amel Brahim-Djelloul, Slimane Dazi

52. Mariam (2019)

75 min | Drama

5.7
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Director: Sharipa Urazbayeva | Stars: Edihe Ahmet, Almas Bektibayev, Hamza Koksebek, Meruert Sabbusinova

Votes: 22




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