Titles You Haven't Rated (18)
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Salam, an inexperienced young Palestinian man, becomes a writer on a popular soap opera after a chance meeting with an Israeli soldier. His creative career is on the rise - until the soldier and the show's financial backers disagree about how the show should end, and Salam is caught in the middle. (imdb)
The Little Drummer Girl (2018) - TV Mini-Series
The show is based on le Carré's novel of the same title. A bomb explodes in the house of an Israeli attaché in West Germany. A team of Israelis wants to stop such frequent bombings, all brilliantly planned by an elusive Palestinian. The Israelis identify an eccentric actor of English origin and convert her into an Israeli agent. She and her case officers brilliantly win the confidence of the Palestinian network and she is accepted as their own. (imdb)
"Grain." The contemplative sci-fi drama is set in an apocalyptic future in which drought, starvation, the refugee crisis, genetic modification of crops, and human arrogance have ravaged the planet.
The Honourable Woman (2014) - TV Mini-Series
The Honourable Woman is a new eight-part political thriller written, directed and produced by BAFTA-winning writer Hugo Blick, and marks Gyllenhaal's first move into TV. Set against the present day backdrop of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, The Honourable Woman explores a range of complex and provocative themes of conflict, deception and betrayal on both a personal, human level as well as on the international and political stage. (bbc.co.uk)
Laïla Marrakchi returns to the Festival with another lively family drama chronicling the foibles and hypocrisies of Morocco's middle class. (tiff.net)
In 1983 France, teenaged Mohamed is shot by a policeman, but survives. Rejecting his friends' proposal of violent retribution, he proposes political action inspired by Gandhi and Martin Luther King. With two friends, and support from Dubois, the priest of Minguettes, they embark on a non-violent March for Equality and Against Racism between Marseille and Paris. (Wikipedia)
Inspired by real events, this multi-layered suspense thriller is part murder mystery, part film noir and part dysfunctional love triangle. Set in contemporary Tangiers and Casablanca, it subtly interweaves a broad cast of characters from different ethnic, cultural and class backgrounds. (Hollywoodreporter)
Set in German-occupied Paris in 1942, Younes, an Algerian black marketer, is arrested by the police and agrees to spy on a Parisian mosque suspected of helping resistance fighters and Jews. Witnessing the horrors of the Nazi regime, Younes stops collaborating to become a freedom fighter. (tiff.net)
Cartographer Will Shepard hits the road for his latest job: to create a new, more accurate satellite survey of Armenia. During his assignment, he forms a bond with an Armenian expatriate and art photographer.
One of five brothers, raised by a widowed mother, reunites with his family whom he had left years before. Chased by a gang of smugglers, he reveals a secret. The five of them will gather the energy to defend themselves and the means to avenge the memory of their murdered father. (allocine.fr)
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. (imdb)
A thriller set in London's slave trade and centered on a woman's fight for freedom. (imdb)
A kaleidoscope of gritty interlocking stories set at Christmas time and mostly taking place after dark. (european-films.net)
Paradise Now is the story of two young Palestinian men as they embark upon what may be the last 48 hours of their lives. (Warner Independent Pictures)
Traveling from France to Tangiers, a man looks to reunite with his former love, though their romance ended some 30 years earlier.
Propelled by a rousing, percussive musical score, Exiles tells of two young Algerians living in France who decide to return to the land of their parents, encountering mishaps, adventures, love and inspiration along the way... (thecia.com.au)
Set during the largely unexplored period immediately after WWII, the film follows a group of mostly Jewish Parisians who attempt to restart their lives and rekindle their capacity for happiness in the shadow of unspeakable horrors. (Empire Pictures)