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Queen to Play (Joueuse)
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Hélène is a housekeeper at a ritzy hotel in Corsica who by chance discovers a passion for chess and begins a friendship with Dr. Kröger (Kevin Kline), her...Show more Hélène is a housekeeper at a ritzy hotel in Corsica who by chance discovers a passion for chess and begins a friendship with Dr. Kröger (Kevin Kline), her eccentric American expat tutor. Fans of the Queen's Gambit will enjoy this understated and charming film about a woman finding a self-confidence she never imagined. Show less
The Woman Who Loves Giraffes
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An engrossing documentary about Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, who has been referred to as the “Jane Goodall of giraffes”. The film retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild and the profound effect it had on her life and career. An engrossing documentary about Dr. Anne Innis Dagg, who has been referred to as the “Jane Goodall of giraffes”. The film retraces her 1956 journey to South Africa to study giraffes in the wild and the profound effect it had on her life and career. Show less
Whale Rider
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Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to become the tribes’ new chief. However, only males are allowed to ...Show more Pai, an 11-year-old girl in a patriarchal New Zealand tribe, believes she is destined to become the tribes’ new chief. However, only males are allowed to ascend to chiefdom in the Maori tribe. To break with convention she'll have to win over her ultra-traditional grandfather who she loves but must fight to fulfill her destiny. Featuring astounding performances and powerful universal themes, Whale Rider is a modern masterpiece. Show less
A Hijacking
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A tense, nail-biting drama about a Danish cargo ship that is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. As the crew is taken hostage and find themsel...Show more A tense, nail-biting drama about a Danish cargo ship that is hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean. As the crew is taken hostage and find themselves in a terrifying game of life and death, authorities in Copenhagen negotiate with the pirates to free the crew from danger. Show less
Kusama - Infinity: The Life and Work of Artist Yayoi Kusama
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Follow the life and career of world-renowned contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama in this illuminating documentary. The film goes behind the artist and woman...Show more Follow the life and career of world-renowned contemporary artist, Yayoi Kusama in this illuminating documentary. The film goes behind the artist and woman and covers her journey from a conservative upbringing in Japan to the international attention and respect she finally achieved in the art world. Show less
Mayor
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A riveting human portrait about the charismatic mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah. With humour and a brisk pace, the film captures Musa Hadid’s daily struggles to run a city in a complex situation. A riveting human portrait about the charismatic mayor of the Palestinian city of Ramallah. With humour and a brisk pace, the film captures Musa Hadid’s daily struggles to run a city in a complex situation. Show less
Kedi
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A delightful and lyrical film that is a love letter to the cats of Istanbul who have roamed the city for thousands of years. The documentary focuses on se...Show more A delightful and lyrical film that is a love letter to the cats of Istanbul who have roamed the city for thousands of years. The documentary focuses on several cats as they wander in and out of people's lives, bringing joy and purpose to those they choose. Winner of Best Documentary at the Critics' Choice Documentary Awards (2017). Show less
Northanger Abbey
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In this British film adaptation of Jane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, hopeless romantic, Catherine Morland lets her vivid and naive imagination take hold as she begins to confuse real life with the Gothic romance of her favourite novels. In this British film adaptation of Jane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, hopeless romantic, Catherine Morland lets her vivid and naive imagination take hold as she begins to confuse real life with the Gothic romance of her favourite novels. Show less
Shoplifters
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One of the best films of 2018, Shoplifters is a bittersweet and deeply moving film about how a poverty-stricken family living in the margins of Tokyo society redefines what loyalty, family and love truly mean. One of the best films of 2018, Shoplifters is a bittersweet and deeply moving film about how a poverty-stricken family living in the margins of Tokyo society redefines what loyalty, family and love truly mean. Show less
Boy
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Acclaimed director, Taika Waititi presents a quirky and hilarious coming-of-age comedy about an 11-year old boy whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected return of his father. Acclaimed director, Taika Waititi presents a quirky and hilarious coming-of-age comedy about an 11-year old boy whose life is turned upside down by the unexpected return of his father. Show less
1985
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A quiet masterpiece shot stylishly in black and white, 1985 is a drama that follows a closeted advertising executive, Adrian during his visit to his homet...Show more A quiet masterpiece shot stylishly in black and white, 1985 is a drama that follows a closeted advertising executive, Adrian during his visit to his hometown for the holidays. The film takes a powerful look at how HIV and social prejudices affect one man’s choices. Show less
The Nightingale
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Clare, a young Irish convict is bent on revenge for a horrific act of violence that a British officer committed against her family. On her journey she enl...Show more Clare, a young Irish convict is bent on revenge for a horrific act of violence that a British officer committed against her family. On her journey she enlists the help of Aboriginal tracker, Billy who is also grappling with his own trauma. The Nightingale is a shocking and brutal film that takes an unflinching look at Britain’s violent history of colonialism, racism and misogyny. Show less
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