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Boutique Releases, Foreign Films, Arthouse Flicks and Auteurs Of Interest
Apr 20
Beuys (Germany, D: Andres Veiel, site)
Provocative artist Joseph Beuys channels political vision into his installations and performance art.
City: Hot Docs
Beyond The Clouds (India/Iran, D: Majid Majidi, site)
A brother's run-ins with the law lands his sister in jail.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre
  Cinema Through The Eyes Of Magnum (France, D: Sophie Bassaler, site)
Photo co-op Magnum's on-set photographs tell a story of Hollywood's golden age.
City: Hot Docs
  Dude's Manual (China, D: Kevin Ko, site)
A single student gets help in wooing the most beautiful girl in school.
Suburbs: Markham
  Eye On Juliet (Canada/France/Morocco, D: Kim Nguyen, site)
An American drone operator becomes fascinated by the story unfolding before his camera of a young girl promised in marriage against her wishes.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Furious (aka The Legend of Kolovrat) (Russia, D: Dzhanik Fayziev, site)
A mere seventeen warriors fend off a horde of Mongols.
Suburbs: Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Khido Khundi (India, D: Rohit Jugraj, site)
Love for hockey is strong in Punjab.
Suburbs: Albion    Mississauga
  Mobile Homes (Canada/France, D: Vladimir de Fontenay, site)
A young mother drifts from motel to motel with her son and boyfriend in tow.
City: Carlton
  The Scent Of Rain & Lightning (USA, D: Blake Robbins, site)
The release of a murderer opens old wounds.
City: Carlton
  Spaceman (USA, D: Brett Rapkin, site)
A pitcher with a penchant for speaking out eventually finds peace in the game after being let go by his major league team.
City: Carlton
  Submergence (Germany/France/Spain/USA, D: Wim Wenders, site)
Former lovers James McAvoy and Alicia Vikander find their jobs take them to confined spaces.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Swathanthryam Ardharathriyil (India, D: Tinu Pappachan, site)
A former financial manager engineers a prison break.
Suburbs: Woodside (Sat,Sun)    York (Fri-Sun)
  Zama (Argentina/Brazil/Spain/France/Netherlands/Mexico/Portugal/USA, D: Lucrecia Martel, site)
A colonial functionary finds his tenuous position becomes even moreso with the arrival of a new superior.
City: Lightbox
Apr 20
Journey's End (UK, D: Saul Dibb, site)
British army officers suffer the horrors of WWI trench warfare.
City: Carlton
Apr 18
Loving Vincent (Poland/UK, D: Hugh Welchman & Dorota Kobiela, site)
The life of painter Vincent Van Gogh is recounted by way of oil-paint animation.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun,Wed)
Apr 19
After Auschwitz (USA/Poland, D: Jon Kean, site)
Holocaust survivors struggle to carry on with their lives.
City: HotDocs
Allure (Canada, D: Jason & Carlos Sanchez, site)
Unstable Evan Rachel Wood convinces a teen girl with an ache for rebellion to run away.
City: Lightbox (one show daily)
  Be With You (South Korea, D: Lee Jang-hoon, site)
A dead woman honours her promise to return to her husband once more.
City: Empress Walk
  Blackmail (India, D: Abhinay Deo, site)
A man blackmails his cheating wife and her lover.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Detective Chinatown 2 (China, D: Chen Sicheng, site)
A New York trip brings a new mystery begging to be solved.
Suburbs: Markham
  Dunkirk (USA/UK, D: Christopher Nolan, site)
Surrounded soldiers are evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, France.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Mary Goes Round (Canada, D: Molly McGlynn, site)
An alcholic returns home to kickstart relations with her estranged father and never-met half-sister.
City: Carlton
  Operation Red Sea (China/Hong Kong/Morocco, D: Dante Lam, site)
The Chinese Navy go looking for terrorists abroad.
Suburbs: Markham
  Patay Na Si Hesus (Phillipines, D: Victor Villanueva, site)
A woman and her children travel to attend the funeral of her estranged husband.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough
  Subedar Joginder Singh (India, D: Simerjit Singh, site)
Biography of the famed soldier who fought in three wars for India.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Unsane (USA, D: Steven Soderbergh, site)
A woman dealing with a stalker involuntarily ends up in a mental institution.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sat,Mon,Wed)
  What Men Talk About. Continued (Russia, D: Fluxa Farkhshatova, site)
Men run away for a weekend together.
Suburbs: Richmond Hill
Apr 20
Abu (Canada, D: Arshad Khan, site)
A gay filmmaker compares his relationship with his devout Muslim father to his parents' attempts to find a place in Canadian society.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Annihilation (UK/USA, D: Alex Garland, site)
A scientific expedition enters a mutated landscape. With Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Oscar Isaac and Tessa Thompson.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)    Scotiabank
  Baaghi 2 (India, D: Ahmed Khan, site)
A man is hired to track down his ex-lover's kidnapped daughter.
Suburbs: York
  Beirut (USA, D: Brad Anderson, site)
Former diplomat Jon Hamm is asked to negotiate the release of a friend who has been kidnapped by a political group.
City: Canada Square    Carlton    Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Borg vs McEnroe (Sweden/Denmark/Finland, D: Janus Metz, site)
Tennis champ opposites Bjorn Borg and John McEnroe face off at the 1980 Wimbledon final.
City: Lightbox
  C'est La Vie! (France, D: Olivier Nakache & Eric Toledano, site)
Veteran wedding organizer Jean-Pierre Bacri deals with professional and personal indignities while trying to pull off one last impressive party.
City: Lightbox
  Cake (Pakistan/UK, D: Asim Abbasi, site)
Siblings, some of them living abroad, reunite in Pakistan when their parents fall ill.
Suburbs: York
  Call Me By Your Name (Italy/France/USA, D: Luca Guadagnino, site)
A teen boy has an affair with a visiting college student during summer vacation in Italy.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Wed)
  Chappaquiddick (USA, D: John Curran, site)
Ted Kennedy's car accident claims the life of a young campaign worker.
City: Canada Square    Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Richmond Hill    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Darkest Hour (UK, D: Joe Wright, site)
UK Prime Minister Winston Churchill (Gary Oldman) confronts the Nazi menace.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  The Death Of Stalin (UK, D: Armando Iannucci, site)
The Russian dicator's final days see his cronies rush to fill the power vaccuum. Comedy. From the man behind In The Loop and The Thick Of It.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
Suburbs: Winston Churchill
  Final Portrait (UK, D: Stanley Tucci, site)
Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti (Geoffrey Rush) asks art lover James Lord (Armie Hammer) to sit for a portrait.
City: Canada Square
  Finding Your Feet (UK, D: Richard Loncraine, site)
Free-spirited seniors show a potential divorcee how to have a good time.
City: Canada Square    Empress Walk    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Foxtrot (Israel, D: Samuel Maoz, site)
Parents receive conflicting news about the fate of their soldier son.
City: Regent (one show Sat,Tue,Thu)
  Golak Bugni Bank Te Batua (India, D: Ksshitij Chaudhary, site)
Eloping shopowners run into trouble when money taken from their family has to be exchanged for new currency.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Winston Churchill
  I, Tonya (USA, D: Craig Gillespie, site)
Ice skater Tonya Harding chases the championship until her ex-husband foolishly takes matters into his own hands.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Indian Horse (Canada, D: Stephen S. Campanelli, site)
An Indigenous boy suffers residential school, racism and alcoholism while showcasing his talent for playing hockey.
City: Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Queensway    Winston Churchill
  Isle Of Dogs (USA/Germany, D: Wes Anderson, site)
A boy's search for his lost dog takes him to the quarantined island of abandoned canines. Animated.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Elgin Mills    Eglinton Town Centre    Orion Gate    Queensway    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Itzhak (USA/Israel, D: Alison Chernick, site)
Musician Itzhak Perlman talks about family history and mastery of the violin.
City: Hot Docs (Sun,Wed matinee only)    Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Krishnarjuna Yudham (India, D: Merlapaka Gandhi, site)
Lookalikes with disparate temperments fall in love with a pair of women.
Suburbs: York (Sat,Sun)
  Lady Bird (USA, D: Greta Gerwig, site)
Teen Saoirse Ronan experiences a turbulent relationship with her mother, who is like her in many ways.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Tue)
  Lean On Pete (USA/UK, D: Andrew Haigh, site)
A boy goes on the run with a stolen, washed-up racehorse in search of his estranged aunt.
City: Lightbox
  The Leisure Seeker (Italy/France, D: Paolo Virzi, site)
Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren go on an RV adventure.
City: Canada Square
  Madame (France, D: Amanda Sthers, site)
Toni Collette and Harvey Keitel's dinner party ruse unexpectedly leads to their maid being romanced by a wealthy man.
City: Carlton
  Mercury (India, D: Karthik Subbaraj, site)
Youth become stranded in a ghost town.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  October (India, D: Shoojit Sircar, site)
A slice of (romantic) life.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  The Party (UK, D: Sally Potter, site)
A gathering of friends explodes in confrontation.
City: Regent (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Phantom Thread (USA, D: Paul Thomas Anderson, site)
Dressmaker Daniel Day-Lewis finds a muse.
City: Kingsway (Fri,Mon-Thu)
  The Post (USA, D: Steven Spielberg, site)
The Washington Post races to expose a government cover-up.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Tue,Thu)
  The Shape Of Water (USA, D: Guillermo del Toro, site)
A cleaning woman develops a relationship with a creature being held by the government.
City: Kingsway (one show nightly)    Regent (one show Sat,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Sweet Country (Australia, D: Warwick Thornton, site)
An aboriginal ranch worker goes on the run after killing a white man in self defense.
City: Lightbox
  Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (UK/USA, D: Martin McDonagh, site)
Frances McDormand attempts to shame the local police into solving her dsughter's murder. From the director of In Bruges and Seven Psychopaths.
City: Kingsway (one show Sat,Mon,Wed)
  You Were Never Really Here (UK/France/USA, D: Lynne Ramsay, site)
A veteran with PTSD takes a job to find a missing girl. From the director of Morvern Callar and We Need To Talk About Kevin.
City: Varsity

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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