Igor Drljiaca, Canada, 2015, 92 min, in English and Bosnian, with English Subtitles Nominated for Golden Leopard, Locarno Film Festival 2015 Jasmin, once a successful actor in former Yugoslavia, now lives in Toronto with his second wife and young son. While juggling a construction job and a busy aud

Mohsen Makhmalbaf, Georgia/ France/ UK / Germany, 2014, 115 min, Georgian with English Subtitles Canadian Premiere The President tells the story of a dictator who is forced to personally confront the many people tortured by his regime after his government is overthrown. The President and his family

 Joost van Ginkel, The Netherlands, 2015, 122 min, in English, French, Bosnian, Swedish, Serbian, Bulgarian, and Dutch, with English subtitles Sexual content and nudity. 18 Years and over. For the beautiful young Bulgarian Jenya, her trip to Amsterdam turns out to be the opposite of what she hoped

Maria-Saroja Ponnambalam, Canada, 2014, 60 min, in English Pandi, an Indian filmmaker moved to Canada to forge a career in film, his greatest passion. The film combines narration, video footage that Pandi shot, animated scenes from his script and intimate interviews with his family members to illust

 Nahid Persson Sarvestani, Sweden/Norway/UK, 2013, 75 min, in Swedish and Farsi with English subtitles Winner, Rotterdam International FF, Audience Choice Award; Stockholm Tempo Doc Festival, Best Documentary Toronto Premiere A student activist in Iran’s 1979 revolution that overthrew the dictato

Darine Hotait, USA, 2015, 14 min, in English and Arabic with English subtitles Winner, Special Award, Women Media Arts and Film Festival, Sydney, Australia, 2015 Canadian Premiere An Arab-American take on identity in a diaspora context Hal, an Arab-American poet belonging to the Pales:nian diaspora

Tor Iben, Germany, 2015, 79 min, in German with English Subtitles  Toronto Premiere   WHERE ARE YOU GOING, HABIBI is a buddy movie about an unlikely friendship. Ibrahim, young, gay, and Turkish, falls in love with Ali, a wrestler and criminal, German and straight. A kind of love story develops bet

Mitra Farahani, France / USA, 2013, 96 min, In Farsi with English subtitles Winner, Best Film, Buenos Aires International Festival, 2014; SCAM Award, Cinéma du Réel, 2013 Toronto Premiere Mitra Farahani’s lyrical documentary explores the enigma of provocative artist Bahman Mohassess, the so-call

Bruno Lazaro, Canada/Spain, 2014, 95 min, in English Canadian Premiere “Forever is a good word.” Eryka travels to Spain from the African Sahrawi refugee camps where she has been shooting a documentary. On arriving she discovers that her boyfriend, Marc, has vanished hang-gliding over the ocean.

Ester Amrami, Germany, 2014, 87 min, in German, English, Hebrew, Yiddish, with English subtitles Winner, Dialogue en Perspective Award, Berlin FF 2014; Independent Cinema Award, Karlovy Vary FF 2014; Best Fiction, Potsdam Sehsüchte 2014; Audience Award, RiverRun International Film Festival 2015 C

Lila Yomtoob, USA, 2014, 14 min, in English and Farsi, with English subtitles International Premiere In November 1979, a group of young Iranian revolutionaries took 63 hostages at the American Embassy in Tehran. This event echoed daily on television sets across America for 15 months, and soon enough

Mikko Kuparinen, Finland / Lithuania, 2015, 84 min, English/French/Finish with English Subtitles Toronto Premier Sexual content and nudity. 18 Years and over. A French architect, Caroline (Marie-Josée Croze), in Vilnius, Lithuania on business, has to spend an extra night in the city due to an ash c