Ali Soozandeh, Germany/Austria, 2017, 96 min, in Farsi with English Subtitles Nominated, Camera d’Or and Critics’ Week Grand Prize, Cannes FF 2017; winner, FIPRESCI, Jerusalem FF 2017 Opening film, Thursday, 2 November 2017, 7:30 PM, Toronto Premiere The lives of three strong-willed women and a

Eyal Halfon, Israel/Germany/Portugal, 2016, 90 min, in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Portuguese, with English Subtitles Sunday, 5 November 2017, 8:00 PM What if the fate of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict decided through a soccer match??!! After years of bloodshed, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is ab

Etienne Comar, 2017, France, 117min, French with English Subtitles Nominated for Golden Bear, Berlin FF 2017 Friday, 3 November 2017, 7:00 PM, Toronto Premiere   1943, occupied Paris. Django Reinhardt is at the pinnacle of his art. The brilliant and carefree jazz guitarist, king of ethereal swi

Conor McDermottroe, Irland/Germany, 2017, 100 min, in English Saturday, 4 November 2017, 5:00 PM, North American Premiere Partly based on true events, this warm-hearted comedy about Ireland’s first Halal meat factory tells the story of young Muslim Raghdan Aziz trying to find his place in the

Anahita Ghazvinizadeh, US, 2017, 80 min Nominated, Camera d’Or, Queer Palm, Cannes FF 2017 Friday, 3 November 2017, 9:10 PM, Toronto Premiere Fourteen-year- old J goes by the pronoun ‘They’ and lives with their parents in the suburbs of Chicago. J is exploring their gender identity while takin

Elina Psykou, France/Greece/Bulgaria, 2017, 111min, in Russian and Greek with English Subtitles Winner, Jury Award, Tribeca FF 2017, Special Award, Sarajevo FF 2017 Sunday, 5 November 2017, 6:00 PM, Canadian Premiere Athens, 2004 summer Olympic Games. 11-year- old Misha arrives from Russia to live w

Chad Hartigan, Germany, 2016, 91 min, in German/USA and English with English Subtitles Winner, Special Jury Award, Sundance FF 2016; Named Top Ten Independent Film by National Board of Review USA, 2016 Sunday, 5 November 2017, 4:00 PM, Toronto Premiere Morris, a 13-year- old African-American moves t

Marc Waltman, The Netherlands, 2017, 100 min, in Dutch with English Subtitles Sunday, 5 November 2017, 2:00 PM, Canadian Premiere The grass is greener on the other side… Axel is a Boeroe, a white Surinamer, who has been living in The Netherlands for 20 years. When his mom Gladys calls the family b

Visar Morina, Germany/Kosovo, 2015, 104min, In German, Albanian, Serbian, English, with English Subtitles Winner, Best Director, Label Europa Cinema, Karlovy Vary FF 2015; One Feature Prize, Young German Cinema Award, Munich FF 2015 Saturday, 4 November 2017, 9:15 PM, Canadian Premiere Ten-year- old

Mitra Tabrizian, UK, 2017, 94 min, in Farsi and English with English Subtitles With Shahab Hosseini, winner of Best Actor, Cannes Film Festival 2016 Saturday, 4 November 2017, 7:00 PM, Toronto Premiere Gholam is an enigmatic quiet Iranian cab driver with two jobs and no apparent interest in the mone

Ori Sivan, Israel, 2016, 98 min, in Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles Winner, Best Cinematography, Jerusalem FF 2016; Nominated for four Israeli Film Academy 2016 Saturday, 4 November 2017, 3:00 PM, Canadian Premiere Harmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the chi