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1.
The Rolling Stones Olé, Olé, Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America (2016 Documentary)
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Rocknroll concert doc following the Stones on their 2016 tour, culminating in their historic stop in Havana, Cuba. (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Dugdale
 
2.
Salt and Fire (2016)
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A scientist blames the head of a large company for an ecological disaster in South America. But when a volcano begins to show signs of erupting, they must unite to avoid a disaster. (98 mins.)
Director: Werner Herzog
 
3.
Sing (2016)
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In a city of humanoid animals, a hustling theater impresario's attempt to save his theater with a singing competition becomes grander than he anticipates even as its finalists' find that their lives will never be the same. (108 mins.)
 
4.
Souvenir (2016)
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A forgotten European Song Contest singer, fading away in a pâté factory, falls in love with a young aspiring boxer. Together they decide to attempt her comeback. (90 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
 
5.
Anatomy of Violence (2016)
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In 2012, a young woman was gang raped by six men inside a moving bus in New Delhi. Eleven actors collaborated on a fictional dramatization of the lives of the rapists. (93 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
6.
We Can't Make the Same Mistake Twice (2016 Documentary)
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Activists file a human-rights complaint against the Canadian government's inadequate funding of services for Indigenous children claiming it's discriminatory. (163 mins.)
 
7.
The 6th Beatle (2016 Documentary)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Liverpool concert promoter, Sam Leach, helps the legendary rock 'n' roll band, The Beatles, with their publicity in the early 1960s. (100 mins.)
Director: Tony Guma, John Rose
 
8.
Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016 Documentary)
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A small financial institution called Abacus becomes the only company criminally indicted in the wake of the United States' 2008 mortgage crisis. (88 mins.)
Director: Steve James
 
9.
All Governments Lie: Truth, Deception, and the Spirit of I.F. Stone (2016 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of American journalist, I.F. Stone, who leads a one-man crusade against government deception. (91 mins.)
Director: Fred Peabody
 
10.
Amanda Knox (2016 Documentary)
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American exchange student Amanda Knox is convicted and eventually acquitted for the 2007 death of another student in Italy. (92 mins.)
 
11.
An Insignificant Man (2016 Documentary)
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A political drama chronicling the spectacular rise of activist Arvind Kejriwal from a whistle blower to a controversial vigilante-politician, An Insignificant Man follows the birth of the newest political force in India - The Common Man's Party ( AAP). (96 mins.)
 
12.
The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography (2016 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of photographer Elsa Dorfman. (76 mins.)
Director: Errol Morris
 
13.
Bellas de Noche (2016 Documentary)
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An honest portrait of five women who go through the night looking for other possibilities of beauty, while discovering the passing of time, lost youth, the mirage that is fame and the chance for happiness. (92 mins.)
 
14.
Black Code (2016 Documentary)
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A look at the global impact the internet has on free speech, privacy and activism. (90 mins.)
 
15.
Chasing Trane: The John Coltrane Documentary (2016 Documentary)
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The film explores the global power and impact of the music of John Coltrane and reveals the passions, experiences and forces that shaped his life and revolutionary sounds. (99 mins.)
Director: John Scheinfeld
 
16.
The Cinema Travellers (2016 Documentary)
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Showmen riding cinema lorries have brought the wonder of the movies to faraway villages in India once every year... (96 mins.)
 
17.
Citizen Jane: Battle for the City (2016 Documentary)
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Writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs fights to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s. (92 mins.)
Director: Matt Tyrnauer
 
18.
Forever Pure (2016 Documentary)
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One season and one football team in crisis, as power, money and politics fuel a club spiralling out of control. (85 mins.)
Director: Maya Zinshtein
 
19.
Gaza Surf Club (2016 Documentary)
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In a country locked between Egypt and Israel, Gaza's youth are drawn to their beaches. Weary of the daily 'state of emergency' they seek meaning and perspective to their lives through surfing. (87 mins.)
 
20.
Giants of Africa (2016 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at a basketball youth program set up in Africa by the General Manager of the NBA's Toronto Raptors, Masai Ujiri. (77 mins.)
Director: Hubert Davis
 
21.
Girl Unbound (2016 Documentary)
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In Waziristan, "one of the most dangerous places on earth", Maria Toorpakai defies the Taliban - disguising herself as a boy... (80 mins.)
 
22.
I Am Not Your Negro (2016 Documentary)
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Writer James Baldwin tells the story of race in modern America with his unfinished novel, Remember This House. (93 mins.)
Director: Raoul Peck
 
23.
I Called Him Morgan (2016 Documentary)
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An exploration of the relationship between jazz trumpeter Lee Morgan and his common-law wife Helen, who was implicated in his murder in 1972. (92 mins.)
Director: Kasper Collin
 
24.
India in a Day (2016 Documentary)
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Crowdsourced material from millions edited with documentary footage from India on 10th October 2015 make this lyrical portrait of a country. It gives a heartfelt image of the people across a vast nation with their joys and troubles. (86 mins.)
 
25.
In Exile (2016 Documentary)
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After filming political footage, a Myanmar filmmaker must flee his country. As refugee amongst refugees in Thailand, his camera becomes the most important tool to survive and overcome the many days away from home. (72 mins.)
Director: Tin Win Naing
 
26.
The Ivory Game (2016 Documentary)
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Wildlife activists in take on poachers in an effort to end illegal ivory trade in Africa. (112 mins.)
 
27.
Karl Marx City (2016 Documentary)
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A filmmaker journey through the former East Germany looking into her father's 1999 suicide. (89 mins.)
 
28.
Mali Blues (2016 Documentary)
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Mali's Music defines the country's cultural identity. Radical Islamists are threatening the musicians... (90 mins.)
Director: Lutz Gregor
 
29.
Política, manual de instrucciones (2016 Documentary)
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In 2015, a new spanish political party, named Podemos, made history by becoming the third force of the parliament, just two years after its creation. This is how it happened. (115 mins.)
 
30.
The River of My Dreams (2016 Documentary)
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A look at the life and legacy of Canadian actor, Gordon Pinsent. (104 mins.)
Director: Brigitte Berman
 
31.
The Skyjacker's Tale (2016 Documentary)
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After five citizens of the Virgin Islands are convicted in the 1970s of a massacre at one of the island's fancy country clubs, their ostensible leader stages a skyjacking and escapes to Cuba. (75 mins.)
Director: Jamie Kastner
 
32.
The Stairs (2016 Documentary)
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An in-depth look into the lives of habitual drug users in Toronto's Regent Park. (95 mins.)
Director: Hugh Gibson
 
33.
Before the Flood (2016 Documentary)
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A look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet. (96 mins.)
Director: Fisher Stevens
 
34.
The War Show (2016 Documentary)
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A Syrian radio DJ shares her experiences in the aftermath of the 2011 Arab Spring. (100 mins.)
 
35.
Acqua e zucchero: Carlo Di Palma, i colori della vita (2016 Documentary)
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A look at the life and work of Italian cinematographer, Carlo di Palma. (90 mins.)
 
36.
ARQ (2016)
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Trapped in a lab and stuck in a time loop, a disoriented couple fends off masked raiders while harboring a new energy source that could save humanity. (88 mins.)
Director: Tony Elliott
 
37.
Hello Destroyer (2016)
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A young hockey player deals with the consequences of hockey violence after he critically injures another player during a game. (110 mins.)
Director: Kevan Funk
 
38.
Werewolf (2016)
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Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass... (80 mins.)
Director: Ashley McKenzie
 
39.
The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
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A father and son, both coroners, are pulled into a complex mystery while attempting to identify the body of a young woman, who was apparently harboring dark secrets. (86 mins.)
Director: André Øvredal
 
40.
The Belko Experiment (2016)
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In a twisted social experiment, eighty Americans are locked in their high-rise corporate office in Bogotá, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company's intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed. (89 mins.)
Director: Greg McLean
 
41.
Rats (2016 Documentary)
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A history of rat infestations in major cities throughout the world. (84 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
42.
Yi lu shun feng (2016)
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A Taiwanese drug smuggler catches a ride with the wrong cab driver. (111 mins.)
Director: Mong-Hong Chung
 
43.
My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea (2016)
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An earthquake causes a high school to float into the sea, where it slowly sinks like a shipwreck. (75 mins.)
Director: Dash Shaw
 
44.
Prevenge (2016)
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Widow Ruth is seven months pregnant when, believing herself to be guided by her unborn baby, she embarks on a homicidal rampage, dispatching anyone who stands in her way. (88 mins.)
Director: Alice Lowe
 
45.
Without Name (2016)
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Follows a land surveyor on an assignment to measure an ancient forest for a developer but soon loses his reason in a supernatural environment that has its own plans. (93 mins.)
Director: Lorcan Finnegan
 
46.
A Cool Sound from Hell (1959)
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Charlie is inducted into the Toronto Beatnik scene when he falls for a reckless party-girl named Steve. While Debbie, a girl who shares his values, waits in the wings for him, Charlie discovers that Steve is mixed up in a vicious drug ring. (71 mins.)
Director: Sidney J. Furie
 
47.
Home (2016)
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The struggle between two generations and its thin line between trust, friendship and betrayal. (103 mins.)
Director: Fien Troch
 
48.
Lady Macbeth (2016)
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In 19th-century rural England, a young bride who has been sold into marriage discovers an unstoppable desire within herself as she enters into an affair with a worker on her estate. (89 mins.)
Director: William Oldroyd
 
49.
Layla M. (2016)
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A teenage Muslim growing up in Amsterdam becomes radicalised. (98 mins.)
Director: Mijke de Jong
 
50.
Ceux qui font les révolutions à moitié n'ont fait que se creuser un tombeau (2016)
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A group of young people in Québec resolve to form a revolutionary cell together in the aftermath of student protests. (183 mins.)
 
51.
Nagai iiwake (2016)
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Based on a book by writer - director Miwa Nishikawa, a recently widowed writer ( Masahiro Motoki,Departures)whose... (124 mins.)
Director: Miwa Nishikawa
 
52.
La mujer del animal (2016)
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Amparo flees the convent and lands in a marginal neighborhood at her sister's house. Cousin Libardo becomes infatuated with Amparo... (120 mins.)
Director: Víctor Gaviria
 
53.
Clair Obscur (????)
Everything Clair Hunter knows and believes in is shattered to pieces as she discovers that she descends from two worlds of dark and light.
 
54.
Fixeur (2016)
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The film is inspired by true events and centers on a young journalist, who goes to Transylvania together with a French TV crew led by a top reporter, to deal with a case of a young prostitute repatriated from France. (100 mins.)
Director: Adrian Sitaru
 
55.
Indivisibili (2016)
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Daisy and Violet are twin sisters on the verge of turning 18. They are blessed with beautiful voices and are sought after to sing at weddings... (100 mins.)
 
56.
Past Life (2016)
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Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters - an introverted classical musician and a rambunctious scandal sheet journalist - as they unravel a shocking wartime mystery that has cast a dark shadow on their entire lives. (109 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
57.
Mahana (2016)
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From the author of "The Whale Rider", a tale of family rivalry and reconciliation, set against the stunning backdrop of rural New Zealand in the 1960s. (103 mins.)
Director: Lee Tamahori
 
58.
Pyromanen (2016)
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A ruthless pyromaniac is on the loose in a southern village of Norway. They don't know he's no stranger, but one of them. We follow him. The son of the fire brigade chief's own son, in secret spreading fear. (98 mins.)
 
59.
Tramps (2016)
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A young man and woman find love in an unlikely place while carrying out a shady deal. (82 mins.)
Director: Adam Leon
 
60.
Vaya (2016)
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Three people board the train bound for Johannesburg. Strangers, each on their own mission, with a simple... (115 mins.)
Director: Akin Omotoso
 
61.
Nikdy nejsme sami (2016)
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A paranoid prison guard moves into a village flanked by a state motorway. He befriends his new neighbour... (105 mins.)
Director: Petr Václav
 
62.
Zacma (2016)
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The film shows an obscure episode from the life of a Stalinist criminal - Colonel of the Office of Public Security... (115 mins.)
 
63.
'76 (2016)
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The story is told from two points of view: that of a young pregnant woman, and that of her husband, a soldier accused of being involved in the 1976 military coup and assassination of General Murtala Mohammed, the Head-of-State of Nigeria. (118 mins.)
Director: Izu Ojukwu
 
64.
93 Days (2016)
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What happens when the deadliest infectious disease know to man arrives in a megacity with over 21 million people . (118 mins.)
Director: Steve Gukas
 
65.
The Arbitration (2016)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Colleen has convinced her soon to be ex-husband Terry to divorce using an arbitrator of her choosing... (63 mins.)
 
66.
Okafor's Law (2016)
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Chuks (aka Terminator) is an ardent player with the ladies. He enjoys the attention of women, including girlfriends from the past... (110 mins.)
Director: Omoni Oboli
 
67.
The Wedding Party (2016)
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A groomsman must navigate a slew of disasters to maintain order at his best friend's wedding reception. (112 mins.)
Director: Thane Economou
 
68.
Anatomy of Violence (2016)
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In 2012, a young woman was gang raped by six men inside a moving bus in New Delhi. Eleven actors collaborated on a fictional dramatization of the lives of the rapists. (93 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
69.
Dev Bhoomi (2016)
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After a long exile, Rahul returns to his village in the Himalayas. It causes commotion amongst the villagers, who have never forgiven him for his sins in the past. (92 mins.)
 
70.
The Runner (????)
Psychological thriller that centers around a group of high school students involved in illegal activities that are putting it all at risk.
Director: Michelle Danner
 
71.
Pinneyum (2016)
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Purushothaman Nair is jobless while his wife Devi is a teacher and they have a daughter. Movie speaks about love, romance and about the bond between family members. (122 mins.)
 
72.
Austerlitz (2015 Documentary)
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(92 mins.)
Director: Stan Neumann
 
73.
Blessed Benefit (2016)
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Ahmad a construction worker gets tangled up in an unfortunate business deal leading him to prison. He... (83 mins.)
 
74.
Jätten (2016)
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Rikard is an autistic and severely deformed man who was separated from his mother at birth. Thirty years later he is convinced that he will get her back if only he wins the Scandinavian Championship of pétanque. He tries to do the impossible. His fragile physique and a harsh judging environment are not going to stop him. Plus there is a 200 foot giant on his side. (86 mins.)
Director: Johannes Nyholm
 
75.
I blodet (2016)
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Four students buy an apartment together in Nørrebro, Copenhagen, and move in together. We follow their 20s, their ups and downs and the loneliness they discover after they split. (114 mins.)
 
76.
In the Radiant City (2016)
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A man who testified against his brother returns to his rural Kentucky hometown twenty years later to face his fractured family. (95 mins.)
Director: Rachel Lambert
 
77.
Jeffrey (2016)
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A kid from the street that dreams of becoming a reggaeton singer but everything around him make it impossible. Jeffrey has to solve his family problems before trying to achieve his dream. (78 mins.)
Director: Yanillys Perez
 
78.
Joe Cinque's Consolation (2016)
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On 26 October 1997, Australian National University student Anu Singh killed her boyfriend, Joe Cinque... (102 mins.)
 
79.
Le Ciel Flamand (2016)
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Together with her mother, Sylvie runs a brothel near the Flemish-French border. Eline, Sylvie's daughter, is intrigued by her mother's peculiar working place. (112 mins.)
Director: Peter Monsaert
 
80.
The Levelling (2016)
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Somerset, October 2014. When Clover Catto (Ellie Kendrick) receives a call telling her that her younger brother Harry (Joe Blakemore) is dead... (83 mins.)
 
81.
Tyttö nimeltä Varpu (2016)
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Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu (Linnea Skog), who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother (Paula Vesala), who doesn't want to grow up. (100 mins.)
Director: Selma Vilhunen
 
82.
Marija (2016)
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Marija, a young Ukranian woman, earns a living as a cleaning woman in a hotel in Dortmund, but dreams of having her own hairstyling salon... (100 mins.)
Director: Michael Koch
 
83.
Noces (2016)
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Zahira, 18, is close to her family until her parents ask her to follow Pakistani tradition to choose a husband. Torn between family customs and her western lifestyle, the young woman turns for help to her brother and confidant Amir. (98 mins.)
Director: Stephan Streker
 
84.
Sameblod (2016)
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Elle Marja, 14, is a reindeer-breeding Sámi girl. Exposed to the racism of the 1930's and race biology examinations at her boarding school... (110 mins.)
Director: Amanda Kernell
 
85.
Werewolf (2016)
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Blaise and Nessa are outcast methadone users in their small town. Each day they push a rusty lawnmower door-to-door begging to cut grass... (80 mins.)
Director: Ashley McKenzie
 
86.
Off Frame Aka Revolution Until Victory (2015 Documentary)
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A filmmaker watches an archive of films from the period of the Palestinian revolution... (80 mins.)
Director: Mohanad Yaqubi
 
87.
The Terry Kath Experience (2016 Documentary)
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A journey into the mind of one of the most underrated guitarists in rock history. Follow Terry's daughter as she discovers the truth around the life and death of a father she never knew. (80 mins.)
 
88.
Toen mijn vader een struik werd (2016)
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When Toda's dad is called away unexpectedly to defend his country, Toda undertakes an adventurous and challenging journey towards the neighbouring country in order to find her mum. (90 mins.)
 
89.
Jamais contente (2016)
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Thirteen-year-old girl starts playing in a band while arguing with parents. (90 mins.)
Director: Emilie Deleuze