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Cold Eyes
A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers, in this sizzling South Korean action-thriller.

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Blood Ties

Clive Owen and Billy Crudup lead a powerhouse cast — including Mila Kunis, Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts (Rust and Bone) — as a pair of brothers on opposite sides of the law in Guillaume Canet’s English-language remake of the gritty, 1970s-set crime drama Les liens du sang.

August: Osage County

An astounding ensemble cast — Meryl Streep, Sam Shepard, Julia Roberts and Juliette Lewis — star in this adaptation of Tracy Letts’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play.

The Love Punch

Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson star in this romantic comedy/heist film as a divorced duo who sets aside their differences to undertake a high-stakes jewel robbery on the Côte d'Azur.

The Art of the Steal

A dynamite cast — including Kurt Russell, Matt Dillon, Terence Stamp and Jay Baruchel — enlivens this crackling crime film from writer-director Jonathan Sobol (A Beginner’s Guide to Endings).

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Acclaimed British actor Idris Elba (TV’s The Wire) is magnetic as the legendary South African freedom fighter in this rousing adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

The Railway Man

Academy Award winners Colin Firth and Nicole Kidman star in the true story of Eric Lomax, a British soldier in World War II who endured gruelling conditions as a forced labourer on the Thailand Death Railway after being captured by Japanese troops.

Kill Your Darlings

In this dynamic portrait of the early days of the Beat Generation, a young Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) and William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) become embroiled in the notorious 1944 murder of Burroughs’ friend David Kammerer by the object of his affection, the Beat muse Lucien Carr.

The Grand Seduction

In order to secure a vital factory contract, the residents of a small Newfoundland fishing village conspire to charm a big-city doctor into becoming the town’s full-time physician, in this sparkling comedy from director Don McKellar (Last Night) and screenwriter Michael Dowse (Goon, The F Word).


Ron Howard directs this pulse-pounding true story about hard-driving Formula One rivals James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl), whose clashes both on and off the racetrack made the 1976 season one of the most thrilling and memorable in the sport’s history.

Bright Days Ahead

César-winning French cinema icon Fanny Ardant stars in this sophisticated and sexy drama about a married woman in her sixties tumbling into an affair with a much younger man.


"Where were you when JFK was shot?" Director Peter Landesman assembles a star-studded cast (Zac Efron, Paul Giamatti, Billy Bob Thornton, and Jacki Weaver) for this riveting ensemble procedural about the doctors, investigators, and ordinary citizens who witnessed history first-hand.

The Right Kind of Wrong

An eccentric would-be writer and full-time dishwasher does everything and anything to prove to his skeptical crush that they are meant to be, in this winsome romantic comedy from director Jeremiah Chechik (Benny & Joon).

American Dreams in China

Shot by superstar cinematographer Christopher Doyle and dubbed "the Chinese Social Network", this epic tale of business bravado follows three friends who launch a successful online English instruction school for Chinese students — and then face lawsuits over copyright infringement.

The Lunchbox

PLEASE NOTE that THE LUNCHBOX will have an additional screening on Sunday, September 15 at 5:15pm (TIFF Bell Lightbox 1). Tickets go on sale Friday, September 13 at 7am. Ticket holders from the Monday screening can visit or call the Festival Box Office before 7pm on Thursday, September 12 to reserve a ticket to this additional screening.

In Mumbai, a misdelivered lunchbox brings together two very different people — a neglected housewife (Nimrat Kaur) and a grumpy, solitary widower on the verge of retirement (Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, also appearing at the Festival in Qissa) — in this funny and touching comedy-drama from first-time writer-director Ritesh Batra.

The Fifth Estate

Dreamgirls director Bill Condon helms this absorbing dramatization of the rise and fall of Wikileaks and its fascinating founder Julian Assange. The Fifth Estate is a truly 21st-century saga of technology, politics and civic responsibility.

Words and Pictures

Clive Owen and Juliette Binoche star in this playful comic drama about an English teacher who challenges the school’s art teacher to a "war" between words and pictures — and, in the process, sparks an unlikely romance.

Supermensch The Legend of Shep Gordon

Mike Myers makes his directorial debut with this star-packed documentary about the fast-lane life of entertainment-industry legend Shep Gordon, who managed the careers of Alice Cooper, Blondie, Luther Vandross, and Raquel Welch — and still had time to invent the "celebrity chef".

Life of Crime

Jennifer Aniston, Tim Robbins and John Hawkes star in this wildly entertaining caper, adapted from a book by Elmore Leonard, about two ex-cons whose plan to kidnap a real estate developer’s wife doesn’t go quite as smoothly as expected.

Cold Eyes

A high-tech police surveillance team attempts to take down a gang of ruthless bank robbers, in this sizzling South Korean action-thriller.

A Random Desi Romance

From the writer of Chak De! India and the director of Band Baaja Baaraat comes a modern desi love story.