Toronto Sets World Cinema Film Lineup

The Toronto International Film Festival has set its Contemporary World Cinema lineup featuring the best in cinema from around the globe. Here are the films:

A Place In Heaven (Makom be-gan eden) Yossi Madmony, Israel North American Premiere. Jewish religious law permits the trade of a seemingly non-transferrable concept: another person’s place in heaven. This is the story of a highly-decorated retired general who, in a moment of arrogance during his youth, sold his place in heaven to an army cook for a plate of shakshouka.

A Wolf At The Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta) Fernando Coimbra, Brazil World Premiere. A child is kidnapped. At the police station, Sylvia and Bernardo, the victim’s parents, and Rosa, the main suspect and Bernardo’s lover, give contradictory evidence which will take audiences to the gloomiest corners of desires, lies, needs and wickedness in the relationship of these three characters. Starring Leandra Leal and Milhem Cortaz.

An Episode In The Life Of An Iron Picker (Epizoda u životu beraca željeza) Danis Tanović North American Premiere. Bosnia-Herzegovina/France/Slovenia A humble man desperately tries to save his partner’s life when she is callously denied much-needed treatment for a miscarriage. A critical social commentary from the award-winning director of Cirkus Columbia and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner No Man’s Land. Starring Senada Alimanovic, Nazif Mujic, Sandra Mujic, Šemsa Mujic. (more…)

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