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THURS­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 7

THE WIND THAT SHAKES THE BAR­LEY (Ken Loach) Palme d’Or win­ner at the Cannes Film Fes­ti­val, The Wind is the Bri­tish di­rec­tor’s take on the Ir­ish Trou­bles, fea­tur­ing ris­ing star Cil­lian Mur­phy. (6 pm, Ry­er­son)

FRI­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 8

VOLVER (Pe­dro Almod­ó­var) The film many peo­ple thought should’ve won the Palme d’Or at Cannes had to set­tle for best di­rec­tor and a col­lec­tive best ac­tress prize. (9:30 pm, Roy Thom­son Hall)

SATUR­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 9

EMPz 4 LIFE (Allan King) A strik­ing por­trait of life in black Scar­bor­ough through the eyes of an ac­tivist in­volved with at-risk youth. (11: 45 am, Var­sity 8)

SUN­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 10

RA­DI­ANT CITY (Gary Burns, Jim Brown) A re­turn to form for Cal­gary au­teur Burns (The Subur­bana­tors), this is a strong doc­u­men­tary on sub­ur­ban growth and its im­pact on fam­i­lies. 2:15 pm, Is­abel Bader Theatre)

MON­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 11

SLEEP­ING DOGS LIE (Bobcat Goldthwait) This comic look at the dan­ger of be­ing com­pletely hon­est with the per­son you love has hero­ine Amy ( Melinda Page Hamil­ton) re­veal her dark­est sex­ual se­cret to her fi­ancé. Very funny. (9: 45 pm, Para­mount 2)

TUES­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 12

IN­DI­GENES (Rachid Bouchareb) Win­ner of a col­lec­tive best ac­tor prize at Cannes, In­digènes is at once a con­ven­tional war film and an ex­am­i­na­tion of the debts in­curred by French colo­nial­ism. (11:15 am, Para­mount 4)

WED­NES­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 13

PAN’S LABYRINTH (Guillermo del Toro) The di­rec­tor of Mimic and Hell­boy is very fond of subter­ranean spa­ces, and in Pan’s Labyrinth, the step­daugh­ter of a Span­ish fas­cist finds a whole new world be­neath the woods. (11: 45 am, Var­sity 8)

THURS­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 14

COLOS­SAL YOUTH (Pe­dro Costa) Some peo­ple love this por­trait of an im­mi­grant work­ing-class neigh­bour­hood in Lis­bon. Some peo­ple think it’s two and a half hours long. Your call. (5:15 pm, Var­sity 2)

FRI­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 15

SUB­UR­BAN MAY­HEM (Paul Gold­man) If you like vain, pos­si­bly in­ces­tu­ous, def­i­nitely crim­i­nal bad girls who carry through on their at­ti­tude, Sub­ur­ban May­hem is the pic­ture for you. (11: 45 am, Var­sity 6)

SATUR­DAY, SEPTEM­BER 16

ELEC­TION & ELEC­TION 2 (John­nie To) Enough of the cin­e­matic art. This is a dou­ble bill of in­tense Hong Kong crime drama to end the fes­ti­val. (3: 45 pm, Var­sity 2)

IVANA BAQUERO STARS IN PAN’S LABYRINTH, ONE OF THE YEAR’S BEST AT CANNES.

BOBCAT GOLDTHWAIT DI­RECTS SLEEP­ING DOGS LIE.

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