2020 SBIFF Feature Films

Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi

2020 Oscar Nominated for Best International Feature Film. Inspired by real events. Daniel had a spiritual awakening while serving his sentence in a youth detention center for second degree murder, but his criminal background prevents him from becoming a priest once he...

A Worm in the Heart

A Worm in the Heart

A WORM IN THE HEART details the lives and stories from the LGBTQ+ community across Russia. Shot in six cities along the Trans-Siberian Railway, this documentary details the current state of the Russian queer community — giving both broad societal overviews and deeply...

White on White (Blanco en blanco)

White on White (Blanco en blanco)

In the prelude to the 20th century, Pedro arrives in Tierra del Fuego, a violent, unforgiving place, to photograph the wedding of a powerful landowner named Mr. Porter. His future wife, still a child, becomes an obsession for Pedro. In an attempt to capture her...

Whale Wisdom

Whale Wisdom

Marine biologist and filmmaker Rick Rosenthal explores the intelligence of whales, measuring the latest science against his own observations and long-held beliefs – and just maybe, getting a glimpse of the world as it must seem to these ocean giants.In WHALE WISDOM,...

The Wandering Chef

The Wandering Chef

Jiho Im, better known as the "Wandering Chef," travels the Korean peninsula in search of the most unique ingredients, honoring Mother Nature with whom he has a very strong and personal relationship. One day, he meets someone very special on the road, leading him to...

Verdict

Verdict

Delivered with urgency and guided by compassion, VERDICT takes a hard look at the myriad ways bureaucracy and patriarchal tradition combine to endanger a woman's safety.Arriving home one night in an alcohol-fuelled rage, Dante viciously attacks his wife, Joy. To...

The Vast of Night

The Vast of Night

A mysterious frequency descends on a small New Mexico town in the twilight of the 1950s, forever changing the lives of two youths as they investigate and encounter its origin. Spanning a single night, director Andrew Patterson's transfixing debut barrels its...

Truth and Justice (Tõde ja õigus)

Truth and Justice (Tõde ja õigus)

Estonia, 1870. Andres and his wife Krõõt arrive at a farm bought on a loan to establish their new life. Desolate and neglected between the marshes, Robber’s Rise must be transformed into a place that will take care of the family. All they have to do is to break the...

Toy Story 4

Toy Story 4

Woody (voice of Tom Hanks) has always been confident about his place in the world, and his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that’s Andy or Bonnie. So when Bonnie’s beloved new craft-project-turned-toy, Forky (voice of Tony Hale), declares himself as “trash”...

Towards the Battle (Vers la bataille)

Towards the Battle (Vers la bataille)

Around 1860, Louis, a photographer, convinces the general of the French army to send him to Mexico to photograph the colonial war which is ravaging the country. Once he is there, nothing goes as planned. Never at the right place at the right time to see the battles,...

Three Kings (20th Anniversary Screening)

Three Kings (20th Anniversary Screening)

George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and Ice Cube star in THREE KINGS, the story of a small band of American soldiers in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War who seek adventure and fortune in attempting to steal a huge cache of gold hidden somewhere in the desert. Along the way,...

The Burnt Orange Heresy

The Burnt Orange Heresy

Sexy and twisty like so many of the best thrillers, THE BURNT ORANGE HERESY benefits from its unpredictable plot, glossy settings, and outrageous cast — international stars Claes Bang and Elizabeth Debicki lead a roster that includes legend Donald Sutherland and the...

That Click

That Click

Award-winning photographer Douglas Kirkland joined the magazine staff of Look in his early twenties, then Life during the golden age of photojournalism in the 1960s and 1970s. Since 1960, Kirkland has photographed over 2,000 assignments and more than 600 major...

Tell My Story

Tell My Story

A grieving father seeks answers after his 14-year-old son kills himself. He uncovers painful truths about the lives of teens, the impact of unfettered access to internet and social media, and the shocking rise of depression among America’s youth.The journey brings him...

System Crasher (Systemsprenger)

System Crasher (Systemsprenger)

Benni is small but dangerous. She is expelled from every school, and the 9-year-old girl has already become what Child Protection Services calls a “system crasher.” Benni's single goal is to be back at home with her mother, and until that happens, she is certainly not...

Supernova

Supernova

Three men, one place, and one event that will change each of their lives. Taking place entirely within the limited confines of a Polish village road, and effectively unspooling in real time, SUPERNOVA is breathlessly in the moment, a nonstop feat of steadicam...

Super Frenchie

Super Frenchie

SUPER FRENCHIE provides an intimate look at the life of professional skier and BASE jumper Matthias Giraud, who stops at nothing to pursue his passion for adventure. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, the film combines the thrills and danger of some of the world’s...

Stitches (Šavovi)

Stitches (Šavovi)

Based on true events, STITCHES takes place in contemporary Belgrade, 18 years after a young seamstress was coldly informed of her newborn's sudden death. She believes the infant was stolen from her, but she is dismissed by others as paranoid. With a mother’s...

Sovereign Soil

Sovereign Soil

At the far-flung edge of Canada’s boreal forest, outside the tiny sub-Arctic town of Dawson City, Yukon, a handful of unlikely farmers are growing everything from snow-covered Brussels sprouts to apples. These modern-day agrarians have carved out small patches of...

The Songpoet

The Songpoet

By 1967, the stage had been set for Greenwich Village folk musician Eric Andersen to be catapulted to international fame, rising above contemporaries such as Bob Dylan. But the death of his newly acquired manager, famed Beatles impresario Brian Epstein, turned his...

Show Me What You Got

Show Me What You Got

Three twentysomethings come together to create a wholehearted ménage à trois in this playfully erotic tale that sparks with the restless energy of the French New Wave. In a richly filmed black-and-white Los Angeles, each member of the threesome is in transition:...

Shindisi

Shindisi

This powerful film is based on real events that occurred during the Russian military intervention in Georgia in August 2008. Shindisi is a name of the place where Russian occupation forces attacked Georgian military, despite the promise of a peace corridor for the...

She’s in Portland

She’s in Portland

Two old college friends, now in their thirties, admire each other’s lives and feel trapped in their own. Wes, tied to his demanding corporate career and his responsibilities to his growing family, extends a work trip to drag his dispirited artist friend Luke up the...

Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy!

Sergio Mendes in the Key of Joy!

This joyful film celebrates a singular musical artist who remains as vital and relevant today as when he exploded on the scene with his group, Brasil ’66. One of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time, Sergio Mendes is a three-time Grammy...

Santa Clara

Santa Clara

Forty-year-old Santiago lives in Bolivia in a remote village outside of Beni. Rumored to be a fugitive, a bandit, or even an assassin, he spends his days working as a cowboy. When a well-paid job to drive 2000 head of cattle to a ranch in the distant town of Santa...

River Silence

River Silence

The people who live along Brazil’s Xingu River are facing man-made Armageddon. The massive Belo Monte Dam, one of the world’s most contested infrastructure projects, has caused untold ecological and social devastation throughout the entire region, displacing more than...

The Retirement (El retiro)

The Retirement (El retiro)

After 50 years in medical practice, Rodolfo retires. His lifelong devotion to his profession has meant that he neglected other aspects of his life, including his relationship with his daughter Laura. When Rodolfo’s housekeeper leaves her 8-year-old son in Rodolfo’s...

The Restoration (La restauración)

The Restoration (La restauración)

Recently divorced and totally broke, Tato, a childish 50-year-old, is running out of ways to sustain his pleasure-driven lifestyle. With nowhere left to turn, he ends up living with his bedridden mother, Rosa, who is more than happy to give Tato money for cocaine, as...

Red Penguins

Red Penguins

This is a story of capitalism and opportunism run amok, complete with gangsters, strippers and live bears serving beer on a hockey rink in Moscow. Shortly after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the famed Red Army hockey team formed a joint...

Psychosia (Psykosia)

Psychosia (Psykosia)

Viktoria is an odd and extremely self-disciplined researcher in the field of suicide. She is invited to a psych ward to treat a suicidal patient. Through intimate nocturnal conversations, they form a tight bond. Viktoria slowly opens up to experience closeness with...

The Prison Within

The Prison Within

Prisoners incarcerated for murder inside San Quentin Prison transcend the punitive prison system to unearth the root cause of their violence by working with victims of violent crime. Each character undergoes a radical transformation, revealing how all human beings, on...

Personhood

Personhood

PERSONHOOD tells a different reproductive rights story - one that ripples far beyond the right to choose and the lives of every pregnant person in America. Tammy Loertscher's fetus was given an attorney, while the courts denied Tammy her constitutional rights and sent...

The Pencil

The Pencil

Antonina, an artist from Saint Petersburg, follows her husband, a political prisoner, to a town deep in the north of Russia. She starts teaching art in a local school, determined to lift the spirits of the downtrodden children in her class. But she finds herself...

Paris: A Wild Story

Paris: A Wild Story

Paris is known throughout the world for the beauty of its architecture and the wealth of its heritage. But what of the 500,000 trees and the 2,900 wild species of fauna and flora that inhabit the City of Light? Having adapted to the urban environment, this nature...

Parasite (Gisaengchung)

Parasite (Gisaengchung)

Meet the Park Family: the picture of aspirational wealth. And the Kim Family, rich in street smarts but not much else. Be it chance or fate, these two houses are brought together and the Kims sense a golden opportunity. Masterminded by college-aged Ki-woo, the Kim...

Papicha

Papicha

Algeria, 1990s. Nedjma, an 18-year-old student passionate about fashion design, refuses to let the tragic events of the Algerian Civil War prevent her from experiencing a normal life and going out at night with her friend Wassila. As the social climate becomes more...

Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation

Pandora’s Box: Lifting the Lid on Menstruation

For generations, women have been shamed, ostracized, and silenced, merely because they menstruate. This age-old discrimination is a central issue in the struggle for gender equality. PANDORA'S BOX unmasks the global pandemic of menstrual inequity, pulling back the...

Overland

Overland

How can we connect to our natural, primal spirit when modern society threatens to erase it? OVERLAND is a stunning cinematic journey across four continents that twists and turns like nature itself - bridging ancient to modern, east to west, and earth to sky. Lauren, a...

Outlaw (Autlo)

Outlaw (Autlo)

OUTLAW is the story of sex and love, rejection and acceptance, passion and depravity – for anyone pushed to the fringes of society, these emotions can often become indistinguishable. A gay 11th-grader struggles to align his burgeoning homosexuality with his desire for...

Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica

Outdeh – The Youth of Jamaica

OUTDEH is a documentary film that portrays the youth of Jamaica: a new generation in transition, determined to get out of old and set structures in society and culture – and with their fresh mindset and strength, to contribute to a new understanding of the island.By...

The Oratorio

The Oratorio

In 1826, a single performance forever changed America’s cultural landscape and introduced Italian opera to New York City. This watershed event was lost to history for almost 200 years, but it was recently rediscovered and restaged by an Italian opera company at the...

Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes)

Only the Animals (Seules les bêtes)

A woman is reported to be missing. After a snowstorm, her abandoned car is discovered on the side of the road to a small remote village in the French countryside. Five people knowingly or unknowingly play a role in her disappearance. As the plot makes its twists and...

Once in Trubchevsk (Odnazhdi v Trubchevske)

Once in Trubchevsk (Odnazhdi v Trubchevske)

Trubchevsk appears to be the kind of quiet little town where everyone knows everyone else’s business. It is a source of some satisfaction, then, that Anna has managed to keep her affair hidden from prying eyes. Her neighbor is a married long-distance truck driver, and...

The Night

The Night

This suspenseful, psychological thriller tells the story of an Iranian couple and their one-year-old daughter living in the US. They become trapped in a hotel where insidious, supernatural forces cause them to face the secrets that have come between them in a night...

Nevia

Nevia

Nevia is 17 and lives in the suburbs of Naples with her beloved little sister Enza, their aunt Lucia, and their grandmother Nana. She is a stubborn teenager, determined to get from life much more than fate has planned for her, but it’s hard to be a girl in a place...

The Nature Makers

The Nature Makers

Stunningly photographed in the Grand Canyon and on the American prairie, THE NATURE MAKERS follows rugged biologists who have deployed helicopters, giant bulldozers, and a host of human tools to defend wild nature. In the 21st century, defending the wild often...

My Life as a Comedian (En komikers uppväxt)

My Life as a Comedian (En komikers uppväxt)

Few films examine the heartbreak of early adolescence with the nuance of Rojda Sekersöz's powerful MY LIFE AS A COMEDIAN. The film is told in flashback by comedian Juha Lindstrom, widely trumpeted as a defender of the downtrodden, reflecting on his youth. The subject...

My Life (Mi Vida)

My Life (Mi Vida)

Recently retired hairdresser Lou decides it is time to make a longtime dream come true. She sells her hair salon and is off to Spain to learn the language. Inspired by a new sense of freedom and encouraged by her teacher and new friend Andrea, she decides to move...

My Friend Fela (Meu Amigo Fela)

My Friend Fela (Meu Amigo Fela)

This new perspective on the Nigerian musician Fela Kuti counters the most often portrayed narrative of Fela "as an eccentric African pop idol of the ghetto," according to director Joel Zito Araújo. The complexity of Fela's life is unraveled through the eyes of his...

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

The Mustangs: America’s Wild Horses

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Philipps says, "The wild horse is so ingrained in the American imagination that even for those who have never seen one know what it stands for: fierce independence, unbridled freedom, the bedrock ideals of the nation. From car...

Mother

Mother

Hye-ja is a single mom to 27-year-old Do-joon, her son being her raison d'être. Though an adult in years, Do-joon is naïve and dependent on his mother and a constant source of anxiety, often behaving in ways that are foolish or simply dangerous. Walking home alone one...

Mosh

Mosh

Mosh, a sixteen-year-old dancer, lives in the slums with her mother and her cousin Geronimo, an aspiring rapper. As her mother’s health worsens and Geronimo gets in trouble with dangerous people, an unexpected visit changes the family‘s fortunes.Directed by Juan...

Mentors – Tony and Santi

Mentors – Tony and Santi

From FUGITIVE director Andrew Davis comes MENTORS - TONY & SANTI, an intimate portrayal of two renowned photographers and their longtime personal and professional relationships. From Tony’s time as a combat photographer under General Patton in the 83rd Infantry...

Memories of Murder

Memories of Murder

In 1986, in the province of Gyunggi in South Korea, a second young and beautiful woman is raped and murdered. Detective Park Doo-Man and Detective Cho Yong-koo, investigate the murder using brutality and torture, without any practical result. Then Detective Seo...

Medicating Normal

Medicating Normal

Millions of American are physically dependent on, not heroin or cocaine, but commonly prescribed psychiatric drugs. While these drugs can provide effective short-term relief, pharmaceutical companies have hidden -- from both doctors and patients -- their dangerous...

The Mayor of Rione Sanità (Il sindaco del Rione Sanità)

The Mayor of Rione Sanità (Il sindaco del Rione Sanità)

Mario Martone brings Eduardo De Filippo’s play Il Sindaco del Rione Sanità to the big screen, a story the director sets in the present day, using the text as an opportunity to continue to investigate reality. The protagonist, Antonio Barracano, is a “man of honor” who...

Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng)

Master Cheng (Mestari Cheng)

Following the death of his wife, professional chef Cheng travels with his young son to a remote village in Finland to connect with an old Finnish friend he once met in Shanghai. Upon arrival, nobody in the village seems to know his friend, but local café owner Sirkka...

The Marijuana Conspiracy

The Marijuana Conspiracy

In 1972, a group of young women took part in an outlandish scientific study to measure the effects of marijuana on women. It began as fun, like a hippie camp: get paid to smoke weed and make some easy cash. The young women thrived and excelled at their given tasks...

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

Man in the Field: The Life and Art of Jim Denevan

MAN IN THE FIELD profiles pioneering American multimedia artist and chef Jim Denevan, founder of Outstanding in the Field, a radical alternative to the conventional dining experience. The film reveals the personal and circumstantial struggles behind Jim's myriad and...

Love Beats (La Banda)

Love Beats (La Banda)

When he returns for his brother's wedding after years away from his hometown in Spain, Edu, a young musician living in London, experiences a sense of strangeness and nostalgia, leaving him feeling like he's on the outside looking in. His monotonous life in dreary...

Lost Transmissions

Lost Transmissions

Hannah, a shy songwriter, discovers that her friend, respected record producer Theo Ross, has lapsed on his medication for schizophrenia. Hannah rallies a group of friends to help commit Theo to a psychiatric facility, chasing him as he outruns his colorful delusions...

Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima)

Lina from Lima (Lina de Lima)

At once a delightful renovation of the musical comedy and a timely examination of the realities of migrant labour, the inventive debut feature tackles weighty themes with a light touch and a saucy sense of humour. It's been 10 years since Lina left Peru to work in...

Liberté: A Call to Spy

Liberté: A Call to Spy

In the beginning of WWII, with Britain becoming desperate, Churchill orders his new spy agency -- the Special Operations Executive (SOE) -- to recruit and train women as spies. Their daunting mission: conduct sabotage and build a resistance. SOE’s “spymistress”...

Leaving Afghanistan (Bratstvo)

Leaving Afghanistan (Bratstvo)

At the end of the Soviet-Afghan war, the USSR begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan. Soviet General Vasiliev's son, a pilot named Alexander, gets kidnapped by the mujahideen after his airplane crashes. As a result, the 108th Motor Rifle Division's long-awaited return...

The Last Mountain (Ostatnia góra)

The Last Mountain (Ostatnia góra)

K2 is one of only 14 mountains on Earth higher than 8,000m (26,247ft) tall, and it is the only one that has never been climbed in the winter. With extraordinary footage, this film tells the true story of the winter 2018 climbing attempt of K2. The expedition was led...

Lane 4 (Raia 4)

Lane 4 (Raia 4)

Amanda, a 12 year-old swimmer, finds comfort only underneath the water. Lacking her parents' attention, swimming is the only thing she has. Priscila, the star of her team, becomes her opponent – in the pool and in life. A subtle power game begins.Directed by Emiliano...

Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra)

Land of Ashes (Ceniza Negra)

After the sudden disappearance of her only motherly figure, thirteen-year-old Selva is left to take care of her grandfather who doesn't want to live. Between shadows and wild games in her coastal town in Costa Rica, she must decide if she will help her grandfather...

The Lafayette Escadrille

The Lafayette Escadrille

With over 40 locations filmed in France, more than 20 interviews, and never-before-seen photographs and stories, THE LAFAYETTE ESPADRILLE tells the true story of the 38 Americans who volunteered to fly for France in World War I. They were all types—some Ivy League...

Kuessipan

Kuessipan

Two girls grow up as best friends in an Innu community. While Mikuan has a loving family, Shaniss is picking up the pieces of her shattered childhood. As children, they promised each other to stick together no matter what. But as they grow older, issues of race and...

Kosher Beach

Kosher Beach

It’s only a half hour drive from Bnei-Brak, a closed Orthodox city, to Tel Aviv’s shore. But for the women going there it’s light years away. “The Kosher Beach” is a gated and secluded 100-meter-long strip of beach with dedicated days for women and men to bathe...

James vs. His Future Self

James vs. His Future Self

In this sci-fi comedy, young scientist James (Jonas Chernick) finds his life turned upside down when he's visited by his crotchety future self (HOME ALONE's Daniel Stern) who tries to talk him out of creating time travel. But when younger James won't go along with the...

Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão)

Invisible Life (A vida invisível de Eurídice Gusmão)

The year is 1950. Classical piano prodigy Eurídice dreams of studying at the Vienna Conservatory. Her sister, Guida, however, is the first of the siblings to make it to Europe, albeit fleetingly: after having eloped with a Greek sailor, Guida soon returns to Rio de...

If Only (Magari)

If Only (Magari)

Magari is a sentimental comedy, the story of three siblings, Alma, Jean, and Sebastiano who live in Paris with their Russian-Orthodox mother. They are sent off for the holidays to their absent, unconventional, and completely broke Italian father Carlo, who has no idea...

I Was, I Am, I Will Be (Es gibt das gesprochene Wort)

I Was, I Am, I Will Be (Es gibt das gesprochene Wort)

Opposite worlds collide when Baran, a Turkish gigolo, meets Marion, a German pilot, on the beaches of the Turkish coastal resort of Marmaris. In his pursuit of a better life in Europe, Baran convinces Marion to take him back to Germany, but what starts as an...

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

The Hunchback of Notre Dame

In 15th-century France, the evil archdeacon of Notre Dame is Claude Frollo (Sir Cedric Hardwicke). Under his command is a deformed hunchback, Quasimodo (Charles Laughton), who is instructed to capture the gypsy Esmeralda (Maureen O'Hara), the object of Frollo's...

The Host

The Host

Gang-du works at a food-stand on the banks of the Han River. Dozing on the job, he is awakened by his daughter, Hyun-seo, who is angry with him for missing a teacher-parent meeting at school. As Gang-du walks out to the riverbank, he notices that a large crowd of...

Hope Gap

Hope Gap

Featuring brilliant performances from Bill Nighy and four-time Oscar nominee Annette Bening, this exquisite drama will resonate with anyone who has ever navigated the choppy waters of long-term love.Grace and Edward have been together for 33 years. To celebrate the...

Gutterbee

Gutterbee

GUTTERBEE is a character-driven comedy about friendship and sausage--the German sausage, that is. Set in small-town America, it’s a story about two men who are hopeless dreamers and who join forces in a quest to erect the ultimate German sausage restaurant: the...

Greed

Greed

This needle-sharp satire rips open the contract that offers cheap clothes to buyers, vast wealth to owners, and punishing conditions to workers at the coal face of fast fashion. London-based billionaire Richard McCreadie (Steve Coogan) is preparing for a lavish...

The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom

The Grand Unified Theory of Howard Bloom

Howard Bloom spent much of the 1970s and ’80s as the publicist for iconic musicians, including Michael Jackson, Prince, Joan Jett, Run DMC, and Aerosmith. When a rare disease left him housebound for 15 years, Bloom reinvented himself as an author, publishing several...

The Goya Murders (El asesino de los caprichos)

The Goya Murders (El asesino de los caprichos)

Two female police detectives follow the trail of a mysterious serial killer who chooses his victims among wealthy art collectors in Madrid. The killer amplifies his gruesome crimes by using the bodies of his victims to reproduce scenes from a famous series of drawings...

The Good One (La volta buona)

The Good One (La volta buona)

At 60, Bartolomeo has left a career as a sports attorney, his personal life in shambles. He has a gambling problem, causing him to lose both his money and his family. Now he spends his days in the suburban soccer fields searching for the new Maradona, with no luck....

Golda

Golda

Shortly before her passing, Golda Meir was interviewed for Israeli television. After shooting ended, the cameras kept rolling, recording an intimate talk with the first and only woman to ever rule Israel. As she lit one cigarette after the other, Golda spoke freely,...

Gipsy Queen

Gipsy Queen

Young Ali has the heart of a lioness, is proud, and doesn‘t complain. As a cleaner in Hamburg‘s famous “Ritze“ underground club, she works herself to the bone for her two children. Yet deep within her heart Ali carries a wound. After she became an unmarried mother in...

Frozen 2

Frozen 2

Why was Elsa born with magical powers? The answer is calling her and threatening her kingdom. Together with Anna, Kristoff, Olaf and Sven, she'll set out on a dangerous but remarkable journey. In FROZEN, Elsa feared her powers were too much for the world. In FROZEN...

The Flying Circus (Cirku Fluturues)

The Flying Circus (Cirku Fluturues)

Kosovo is in the verge of war. The Dodona Theater, the last remaining public institution, is closed by Serbian authorities. The theater had been playing The Flying Circus, a production inspired by Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The actors are invited to a theater...

Finding Farideh

Finding Farideh

Farideh, a 40-year-old, Iranian-born woman, longs to discover who her real parents are. Abandoned at the age of six months and sent to an orphanage, she was adopted by a Dutch couple and raised in Amsterdam. Her adoptive family had always meant to take her to her...

Fatei and the Sea

Fatei and the Sea

With amazing images of the underwater world, FATEI AND THE SEA tells the story of a man whose life is inseparable from the world around him. The film takes place around an uninhabited island called Rikord in the Peter the Great Gulf of the Sea of Japan, where Fatei...

Faith Based

Faith Based

This satire of the Christian film industry follows two misfit pals who realize the market for faith-based filmography is highly lucrative and who then set out on their quest to make “buckets of cash” with a faith-based movie of their own. With Jason Alexander,...

Exploring the Pacific Northwest

Exploring the Pacific Northwest

In this spectacular journey through the Pacific Northwest, landscapes vary from volcanic mountain ranges to coastal shorelines, open drylands, and more. Within these diverse ecosystems, a variety of species have kept their respective habitats healthy and thriving. The...

The Exception (Undtagelsen)

The Exception (Undtagelsen)

Iben, Malene, Anne-Lise, and Camilla work together in a daily routine marked by power struggles, whispers, and alliances. When Iben and Malene each receive death threats, they start to suspect a Serbian war criminal, who has been the subject of articles they have...

Easy Living

Easy Living

Brando is a fourteen-year-old city boy living in a rambling, disjointed family. He gets sent to spend his holidays with his stepsister, Camilla, a university student who makes a living smuggling medicine, alcohol, and cigarettes across the French-Italian border in the...

Disco

Disco

On the surface, 19-year-old Mirjam’s life appears perfect. She is a world champion freestyle disco dancer and the pride of her modern, evangelical church. Yet her body is calling out for help and at the dance world championships, where she is defending her title, she...

The Delicacy

The Delicacy

Perhaps the strangest and most sought-after food in the world is the sea urchin. Known for his films about the fascinating world of the Sommelier, director Jason Wise (SOMM, SOMM: INTO THE BOTTLE and SOMM 3) heads beneath the sea in this documentary about sea-urchin...

The Dead of Jaffa

The Dead of Jaffa

Their mother is dead, and their father has been sentenced for life. Three children from the West Bank are smuggled into Israel, arriving on the doorstep of George and Rita's house in Jaffa. As Israeli Palestinians, George is afraid that hiding illegal aliens will...

Daniel (Ser du månen, Daniel)

Daniel (Ser du månen, Daniel)

Based on an internationally bestselling book by Danish journalist Puk Damsgård, DANIEL tells the true story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in...

Collision (Kollision)

Collision (Kollision)

Nine-year-old Liv struggles to find meaning and hope as she is caught between her parents following a family tragedy. Based on true events, the film interweaves the stories of Leo (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Olivia (Cecille Stenspil) to explore a crippling marriage and the...

The Clash (La bronca)

The Clash (La bronca)

In the early 1990s, Roberto, an 18-year-old boy, leaves a violent Peru and travels to Montreal to join his father, Bob Montoya. Bob is an immigrant to Canada who fled Peru years before and now lives with his new Canadian family. With male pride, Bob strives to show...

Chronology (Kronoloji)

Chronology (Kronoloji)

Hakan and Nihal have been married for many years. Shortly after they find out that Nihal is unable to have children, she disappears. While frantically searching for her, Hakan makes some painful discoveries about himself and their marriage. He must face his inner...

The Changin’ Times of Ike White

The Changin’ Times of Ike White

Ike White was serving a life sentence for murder when his musical talent reached legendary producer Jerry Goldstein. He believed Ike was the next Jimi Hendrix. In 1974 they cut Changin’ Times, a soul and funk classic, inside the prison. Ike got his freedom, and on the...

Call Mom! (Ring mamma!)

Call Mom! (Ring mamma!)

Parents often wait their entire lives for their children to say "Thank you!" and children, sometimes in turn, wait for an "I’m sorry!" This emotional deadlock is the premise of the humorous and edgy CALL MOM!. Niki is 35 but lives her life like a 25-year-old when...

By Hand

By Hand

In an attempt to escape comfort, reconnect to the natural world, and set a new bar for ocean adventure, twin brothers Casey and Ryan Higginbotham made a decision that would reshape their lives. On March 18, 2016, they embarked on a 2,200-mile paddle from Alaska to...

By a Sharp Knife (Ostrým nožom)

By a Sharp Knife (Ostrým nožom)

BY A SHARP KNIFE is inspired by the still-unsolved murder of young student Daniel Tupý by neo-Nazis in Slovakia in 2005. In this compelling film, a father, Ľudovít, loses his son to a ruthless neo-Nazi attack. The perpetrators are arrested, but because of a legal...

A Bump Along the Way

A Bump Along the Way

A BUMP ALONG THE WAY is female-led, feel-good, comedy drama set in Derry, Northern Ireland, about a middle-aged woman whose unexpected pregnancy after a one-night stand acts as the catalyst for her to finally take control of her life and become the role model her...

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

Bully. Coward. Victim. The Story of Roy Cohn

BULLY. COWARD. VICTIM. THE STORY OF ROY COHN directed by Ivy Meeropol offers an unflinching look at the infamous attorney who prosecuted Meeropol’s grandparents, Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, and later argued persuasively for their execution.The film examines Cohn’s...

A Brother’s Love (La femme de mon frère)

A Brother’s Love (La femme de mon frère)

After failing to secure a faculty position because of the controversy surrounding her thesis in philosophy, 35-year-old Sophia needs to take a hard look at her life choices. Since her part-time job managing an art gallery isn't enough to pay for her own apartment,...

Breaking Bread

Breaking Bread

Dr. Nof Atamna-Ismaeel - the first Muslim Arab to win Israel's MasterChef - founded the A-Sham Arabic Food Festival, where pairs of Arab and Jewish chefs collaborate on exotic dishes. A film about hope, synergy, and mouthwatering fare.Directed by Beth Elise...

Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive

Born in Jerusalem and Still Alive

While walking down Jaffa Road, Jerusalem native Ronen Matalon overhears a tour guide offering a sanitized version of his hometown's recent history. This inspires him to begin his own "Terror Tour," taking tourists to famous bombing sites and giving them a droll take...

Born in a Ballroom

Born in a Ballroom

Person and place are often one and the same. Born in a ballroom the night her parent’s cabin caught fire, Eleanor Mailloux danced her way through life and had an impact on her small West Virginia village in grand ways. Through entrepreneurship, creativity, and sheer...

Born 2 Drive

Born 2 Drive

Every child grows up having a dream. Oliver is at first glimpse like any normal 15-year-old, hung up on his favorite thing: cars. However, he has a unique talent: he is the world’s youngest rallycross driver. This is the fast and furious story of the son of 3-time...

Blow the Man Down

Blow the Man Down

In the small fishing village of Easter Cove, Maine, sisters Mary Beth and Priscilla have just lost their mother and come into nothing but new debts. When a fateful encounter in a local bar forces Mary Beth to kill a mysterious, dangerous stranger, she turns to the...

Black Conflux

Black Conflux

Set in suburban Newfoundland in 1987, Nicole Dorsey's debut feature is a dreamy account of two converging lives. Fifteen-year-old Jackie is navigating from vulnerable adolescence to impending adulthood. Dennis is a socially inept loner with a volatile dark streak and...

Birth Wars

Birth Wars

Told through deeply personal stories, this film chronicles a power struggle between doctors and midwives in Mexico about whose vision of childbirth should prevail.Directed by Janet JarmanProduced by Janet Jarman, Filip LeinWritten by Filip LeinStarring Rafaela Lopez,...

The Birdcatcher’s Son (Fågelfångarens son)

The Birdcatcher’s Son (Fågelfångarens son)

It´s the late 1800s and birdcatcher Esmar and his wife Johanna are trying to survive on the harsh cliffs of the Faroe Islands. Local law dictates that unless they have a son, an heir to the hold of the land, they will be evicted. When Johanna gives birth to their...

Bastards’ Road

Bastards’ Road

Walking 6,000 miles around the country, Marine veteran Jonathan Hancock uses the solitude of the road and the company of his fellow Marine brothers and the families of the fallen to manage the wounds of war that never fully heal. A natural storyteller overflowing with...

Back Towards Light (Takaisin valoon)

Back Towards Light (Takaisin valoon)

Marissa is excited about a chance to start a new, independent life. Hired by a Finnish man of North African heritage, Marissa is sent to Germany, where the previously charming man starts to behave threateningly and turns violent. They head to Tunisia, where Marissa is...

The Art of Waiting

The Art of Waiting

Liran and Tali, a couple in their thirties, dream of having a child. The couple is told that they will have to undergo fertility treatments. They discover that to parent a child, they will have to embark on a long journey that is full of both physical and mental...

Antigone

Antigone

Gripping, powerful, and of-the-moment, ANTIGONE loosely adapts Sophocles' Greek tragedy and situates it in contemporary Montreal. It is a compassionate family drama that doesn't hold back on its indictment of the current refugee and immigrant experience in North...

Amundsen

Amundsen

How could Roald Amundsen, an unknown man from impoverished Norway, become the greatest polar explorer the world has ever seen? The answer is not just found in one single expedition, but in a dramatic and epic film about the life of a remarkable and fascinating man....

Americaville

Americaville

Hidden among Beijing’s northern mountain range, a gated replica of the Wyoming town of Jackson Hole promises to deliver the American dream to its several thousand Chinese residents. In AMERICAVILLE, Annie Liu escapes China’s increasingly uninhabitable capital city to...

The Amber Light

The Amber Light

In this journey through the lesser-known parts of Scottish whisky culture, we follow spirits writer Dave Broom on his quest to gain a deeper understanding of his national drink. Dave, who grew up in Glasgow, has been writing about spirits for over thirty years, but...

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Grace Fisher was a child prodigy musician, proficient on three instruments, and on her way to the world famous Berklee College of Music in Boston. At her 17th birthday party with her friends, she developed a severe pain in her spine. By the time she got to the...

37 Seconds

37 Seconds

Thirty-seven seconds without breathing at the time of her birth was all it took for Yuma (Mei Kayama) to develop cerebral palsy. For the physically restricted 23-year-old, those brief moments have shaped the course of her life. They take on additional significance...

14 Days, 12 Nights (14 jours, 12 nuits)

14 Days, 12 Nights (14 jours, 12 nuits)

Isabelle Brodeur embarks on a journey to Vietnam, her adopted daughter’s birthplace. Her path leads her to the woman who was once her daughter’s nanny and then to her daughter’s biological mother. Throughout this stunningly beautiful journey, Isabelle discovers her...

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