TIFF 2017: Next Wave

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1. Ava (II) (2017)

105 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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13-year-old Ava learns that she will lose her sight sooner than expected, and she confronts the problem in her own way.

Director: Léa Mysius | Stars: Noée Abita, Laure Calamy, Juan Cano, Tamara Cano

Votes: 393

2. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

8.4
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94 Metascore

In Northern Italy in 1983, seventeen year-old Elio begins a relationship with visiting Oliver, his father's research assistant, with whom he bonds over his emerging sexuality, their Jewish heritage, and the beguiling Italian landscape.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 6,513 | Gross: $1.37M

3. Dark (2017– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.8
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A family saga with a supernatural twist, set in a German town, where the disappearance of two young children exposes the relationships among four families.

Stars: Oliver Masucci, Karoline Eichhorn, Jördis Triebel, Louis Hofmann

Votes: 14,361

4. High Fantasy (2017)

71 min | Comedy, Drama

7.8
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A group of young friends on a camping trip, deep in the South African countryside wake up to discover they have all swapped bodies. Their individual cultural heritage and experience of ... See full summary »

Director: Jenna Cato Bass | Stars: Loren Loubser, Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Francesca Varrie Michel

Votes: 26

5. Matar a Jesús (2017)

95 min | Drama

7.4
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Lita witnesses the murder of her own father, a university professor. Frustrated over the local police she and her family starts to investigate the murder themselves. Located at the dark and... See full summary »

Director: Laura Mora Ortega | Stars: Natasha Jaramillo, Giovanny Rodríguez, Camilo Escobar, Carmenza Cossio

Votes: 93

6. Lady Bird (2017)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

8.4
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94 Metascore

In the early 2000s, an artistically-inclined seventeen year-old comes of age in Sacramento, California.

Director: Greta Gerwig | Stars: Saoirse Ronan, Timothée Chalamet, Odeya Rush, Laurie Metcalf

Votes: 10,151 | Gross: $23.53M

7. Scaffolding (2017)

90 min | Drama

7.1
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17-year- old ASHER has always been the impulsive troublemaker, from primary school, all through junior high and high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class, and he is compelled ... See full summary »

Director: Matan Yair | Stars: Asher Lax, Ami Smolartchik, Yaacov Cohen, Keren Berger

Votes: 148

8. Sheikh Jackson (2017)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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An Islamic cleric has a crisis of faith when he hears the news that his childhood idol, Michael Jackson, has died.

Director: Amr Salama | Stars: Basma, Maged El Kedwany, Mahmoud El-Bezzawy, Ahmad El-Fishawi

Votes: 655

9. The Rider (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.7
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85 Metascore

After suffering a near fatal head injury, a young cowboy undertakes a search for new identity and what it means to be a man in the heartland of America.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Brady Jandreau, Tim Jandreau, Lilly Jandreau, Cat Clifford

Votes: 188

10. Unicorn Store (2017)

92 min | Comedy

6.2
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A woman named Kit receives a mysterious invitation that would fulfill her childhood dreams.

Director: Brie Larson | Stars: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Joan Cusack, Bradley Whitford

Votes: 114

11. Hva vil folk si (2017)

106 min | Drama

8.0
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Sixteen year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home with her family she is the perfect Pakistani daughter, but when out with her friends, she is a normal Norwegian teenager. When her father... See full summary »

Director: Iram Haq | Stars: Maria Mozhdah, Adil Hussain, Ekavali Khanna, Rohit Saraf

Votes: 282