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Mar 22
Das Ka Dhamki (India, D: Vishwak Sen, site)
A doppelganger is recruited to take over for the deceased head of a pharmaceutical company.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Woodside    York
Louis Tomlinson: All Of Those Voices (UK, D: Charlie Lightening, site)
Former One Direction member Louis Tomlinson makes the transition to solo artist.
City: Yonge & Dundas (Wed,Fri,Sat)
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre (Wed,Fri,Sat)    Vaughan (Wed,Fri,Sat)    Winston Churchill (Wed,Fri,Sat)
  Rangamarthanda (India, D: Kirshna Vamsi, site)
A lion of the theatre faces his biggest challenge - spending time with his family.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Woodside    York
Mar 23
The Colour Of Ink (Canada, D: Brian D. Johnson, site)
Toronto ink-maker Jason Logan uses natural ingredients to capture vibrant colours for a discerning global clientele.
City: Hot Docs (no show Sun)
Mar 24
Bheed (India, D: Anubhav Sinha, site)
People struggle to reach loved ones or safety when COVID-19 lockdowns are instituted.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Morningside    Woodside    York
The Five Devils (France, D: Lea Mysius, site)
A young girl with an acute sense of smell contends with family upheaval when her aunt is released from prison.
City: Lightbox
  Four Winters: A Story of Jewish Partisan Resistance & Bravery In WWII (USA, D: Julia Mintz, site)
The last remaining Jewish partisans of WWII tell of fighting back against Nazi aggression.
City: Hot Docs (Fri-Sun,Wed)
  The Lost King (UK, D: Stephen Frears, site)
Amateur historian Sally Hawkins does the academic establishment one better by discovering the lost remains of Richard III.
City: Fox (Fri-Tue,Thu)
  Rang Ratta (India, D: Gurucharan Singh, site)
Romance blooms over a cab ride.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan
  Where The Wind Blows (aka Theory of Ambitions) (China/Hong Kong, D: Philip Yung, site)
High ranking corrupt cops Aaron Kwok and Tony Leung control both organized crime and the police force itself.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Richmond Hill
  You Can Live Forever (Canada, D: Mark Slutsky & Sarah Watts, site)
A lesbian teen finds a like-minded soul within the Jehovah's Witness community she becomes part of following the death of her parents.
City: Varsity
Mar 26
Love In The Time Of Fentanyl (Canada, D: Colin Askey, site)
Active and former drug users run a rogue safe injection site in Vancouver.
City: Hot Docs (Sun,Tue)
Mar 21
Thuramukham (India, D: Rajeev Ravi, site)
Harbour workers protest the random manner in which work is doled out.
Suburbs: York (until Tue)
Mar 22
Infinity Pool (Canada/Hungary/France, D: Brandon Cronenberg, site)
Vacationers play dangerous games with the locals and each other when they discover a strange legal loophole.
City: Revue (Sat,Mon-Wed)
Pathaan (India, D: Siddharth Anand, site)
Shah Rukh Khan returned to the spy trade to fight terrorists.
Suburbs: Vaughan
  Romancham (India, D: Jithu Madhavan, site)
7 bachelors pull out the old Ouija board to pass the time.
Suburbs: Morningside
  Saturday Afternoon (Bangladesh/India, D: Mostofa Sarwar Farooki, site)
Terrorists attack a cafe during Ramadan.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
Mar 23
Kabzaa (India, D: R. Chandru, site)
A former Indian air force pilot becomes king of the crime underworld.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside (until Tue)    York (until Tue)
Martyr or Murderer (Philippines, D: Darryl Yap, site)
The Marcos administration is accused of assassinating opponent Ninoy Aquino. A prequel of sorts to Yap's Maid In Malacanang.
City: Yonge & Dundas    Yorkdale
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Mitran Da Naa Chalda (India, D: Pankaj Batra, site)
A past victim of bullying comes out of his shell to lend his legal skills to fighting a big case.
Suburbs: Mississauga    Morningside    Vaughan
  Phalana Abayi Phalana Ammayi (India, D: Srinivas Avasarala & H. Mansingh, site)
The bond between a husband and his wife is chronicled over a period of nearly three decades.
Suburbs: Albion    Woodside (Fri-Sun)    York (until Tue)
  Unseen Skies (USA, D: Yaara Bou Melhem, site)
Artist Trevor Paglen prepares to launch a satellite to highlight man's relationship to technology.
City: Hot Docs (Thu only)
Mar 24
Aftersun (UK/USA, D: Charlotte Wells, site)
A pre-teen girl spends rare quality time with her troubled father at a holiday resort.
City: Carlton
Agilan (India, D: N. Kalyanakrishnan, site)
A port crane operator leads a double life as a gangster enabling illegal trade.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Woodside    York
  The Banshees Of Inisherin (Ireland/UK/USA, D: Martin McDonagh, site)
Attempts to heal a rift in a lifelong friendship only exacerbate the problem. With Colin Farrell, Brendan Gleeson and Barry Keoghan.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Broker (South Korea, D: Hirokazu Koreeda, site)
A woman intending to abandon her baby becomes involved with a pair of brokers selling unwanted children to the wealthy.
City: Fox (Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)
  Brother (Canada, D: Clement Virgo, site)
A young man struggles to care for his grief-stricken mother and himself in the absence of his older brother, a onetime mentor and protector.
City: Fairview    Lightbox    Market Square    Queensway    Varsity    Yonge & Eglinton
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Morningside    Richmond Hill    Scarborough    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Demon Slayer: Kimetsu No Yaiba - To The Swordsmith Village (Japan, D: Haruo Sotozaki, site)
Demon slayers track upper rank demons to their city home.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Vaughan (Sun-Wed)
  EO (Poland/UK/Italy, D: Jerzy Skolimowski, site)
A humble donkey witnesses the breadth of human behaviour as it passes from owner to owner.
City: Kingsway (Sat,Mon)
  The Fabelmans (USA, D: Steven Spielberg, site)
Family troubles change an aspiring filmmaker's course.
City: Kingsway (Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)    Revue (Fri,Sun,Mon,Wed,Thu)
  Full River Red (China, D: Zhang Yimou, site)
A soldier is charged with solving the murder of an envoy in the hours before a crucial diplomatic meeting is set to take place.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Markham    Mississauga    Richmond Hill    Scarborough
  A Guilty Conscience (Hong Kong, D: Ng Wai Lun, site)
A lawyer tries to make amends for causing an innocent woman to be convicted of child abuse.
Suburbs: Markham
  Hidden Blade (China, D: Er Cheng, site)
Tony Leung and friends resist the Japanese occupation of China by building an extensive intelligence network.
Suburbs: Markham
  I Like Movies (Canada, D: Chandler Levack, site)
A neurotic movie-obsessed teen runs roughshod over professional and personal relationships.
City: Fox (Sun,Thu)    Lightbox
  Inside (UK/Germany/Belgium, D: Vasilis Katsoupis, site)
An art thief becomes trapped in the luxury condo he had planned to burgle. With Willem Dafoe.
City: Empress Walk    Varsity
  Ithaka (Australia/UK, D: Ben Lawrence, site)
Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fight his possible extradition to the US.
City: Hot Docs (Fri-Sun)
  Jesus Revolution (USA, D: Jon Erwin & Brent McCorkle, site)
Teen hippies learn to love the Lord.
City: Kingsway
  Kannai Nambathey (India, D: Mu Maran, site)
Crime interferes with a young man's forbidden romance.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Living (UK, D: Oliver Hermanus, site)
A civil servant changes his life's focus after receiving bad news about his health. A remake of the Akira Kurosawa classic Ikiru.
City: Carlton
  Magic Mike's Last Dance (USA, D: Steven Soderbergh, site)
Former exotic dancer Channing Tatum takes the stage once more when a lucrative offer comes in from London.
City: Fox (Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)    Kingsway
  A Man Called Otto (USA, D: Marc Forster, site)
Grumpy old man Tom Hanks has his outlook changed by new neighbours.
City: Kingsway (Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Marlowe (USA/Ireland, D: Neil Jordan, site)
Hard-boiled private eye Liam Neeson is tasked with finding an heiress' former lover.
City: Kingsway
  Mrs. Chatterjee vs. Norway (India, D: Ashima Chibber, site)
An Indian mother living abroad fights Norway's bureaucracy for the return of her children.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga (Sat,Wed)    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Nigah Marda Ayi Ve (India, D: Rupinder Inderjit, site)
A roadtrip gets in the way of romance.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Morningside    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  The Quiet Girl (Ireland, D: Colm Bairead, site)
An introvert blossoms while spending summer in the more nurturing environment provided by a foster family.
City: Carlton   
  Riceboy Sleeps (Canada, D: Anthony Shim, site)
A single mother struggles with raising a headstrong son after emigrating to Canada.
City: Lightbox    Varsity
  TAR (USA, D: Todd Field, site)
Cate Blanchett's powerhouse composer/conductor rides high into looming catastrophe.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (Sat,Mon,Wed)
  Tu Jhoothi Main Makkaar (India, D: Luv Ranjan, site)
A man who believes love is a battle finds a woman worthy of the fight.
City: Fairview    Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Morningside    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Vaathi (aka Sir) (India, D: Venky Atluri, site)
A teacher stands up against corruption in education.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    Woodside    York
  The Whale (USA, D: Darren Aronofsky, site)
A recluse's attempt to overeat himself to an early grave is interrupted by a visit from his daughter and the arrival of a missionary.
City: Scotiabank    Varsity
  Women Talking (USA, D: Sarah Polley, site)
Mennonite women discuss their options following revelations of sexual abuse in their community.
City: Kingsway
  Zwigato (India, D: Nandita Das, site)
A wife finds new experiences enriching when she joins the work force following her husband being reduced to food delivery jobs after losing factory work.
Suburbs: Central Parkway    York

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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