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Here is a peek at some of the upcoming Canadian and independent films coming this Fall/Winter to a Film Circuit group near you.

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GABRIELLE
Canada’s official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 2014 Academy Awards, and produced by the team behind the Oscar-nominated Incendies and Monsieur Lazhar, Louise Archambault’s Gabrielle is a stunning, tender film about a developmentally challenged young woman’s quest for independence and sexual freedom.
THE LUNCHBOX
Irrfan Khan (Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire) stars alongside the radiant Nimrat Kaur in Ritesh Batra’s delightful feature debut, in which a mistaken lunchbox delivery brings together two very different people—a neglected housewife and a grumpy widower on the verge of retirement—and paves the way for an unlikely romance.
PHILOMENA
Director Stephen Frears (The Queen) teams with Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) and Steve Coogan (The Trip) for this powerful true story of an unmarried Irish Catholic woman who, decades after being forced by her community to give up her newborn son, embarks on a search to find him with the aid of a BBC reporter.
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS
Winner of the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival, Inside Llewyn Davis recounts a desolate week in the life of a fictional folk musician in early 1960s New York. Brilliantly written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen (O Brother Where Art Thou?, The Big Lebowski), the film is a humorous, heartfelt, and bittersweet ode to squandered opportunities, thwarted ambition, and unsung genius.
LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
This poignant new drama from acclaimed Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-Eda tells the heart-wrenching story of two sets of parents whose worlds are turned upside down when they learn that their six-year-old sons were switched at birth.
ALL IS LOST
Writer-director J.C. Chandor follows his acclaimed debut feature Margin Call with this gripping survival thriller starring Hollywood legend Robert Redford (The Company You Keep). Alone at sea and alone on screen, with very little dialogue and in a physically demanding role, the 77-year-old icon gives a remarkable performance that not only encapsulates his six decades of screen stardom, but opens an exciting new chapter in his storied career.
BURT'S BUZZ
Following his cheeky documentary How to Start Your Own Country, director Jody Shapiro returns with Burt’s Buzz, a vibrant and incisive portrait of Burt Shavitz. Famous for its all-natural personal care items, Burt’s Bees has become a household name in many parts of the world. The company built a mighty reputation as a producer of eco-friendly products made from simple ingredients, and in the process it has become a billion-dollar business. But less well-known is the eccentric man behind the brand, whose bearded face still graces many of its labels.
INVISIBLE WOMAN
Ralph Fiennes (The English Patient, Coriolanus) directs and stars alongside Felicity Jones (Hysteria, Like Crazy) in this passionate period drama about the secret love affair of one of the greatest figures in literary history.
LE WEEK-END
Numerous films of late have turned their attention to the romantic lives of older people, but many do so in an “isn’t that charming” manner that verges on the condescending. Bracing, prickly, and full of passion, Le Week-end, the new film from director Roger Michell (Notting Hill, Hyde Park on Hudson), sheds the cozy comfort of retiree rom-coms for an altogether more interesting love story: the ups and downs of a romance 30 years in the making.
THE PAST
Following his Academy Award–winning A Separation, director Asghar Farhadi returns with a film that is similar in theme and approach: a couple in conflict with children caught in the middle; attention to class; and a reliance on conversations to examine ethical dilemmas arising from the situation. The setting has been moved from Tehran to Paris—although, under Farhadi’s gaze, France has never looked so much like Iran. And the interchanges that defined his earlier film have become even more intricate and maze-like in The Past.
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB
Celebrated Canadian filmmaker Jean-Marc Vallée (C.R.A.Z.Y., The Young Victoria, Café de Flore) makes another bold leap forward with Dallas Buyers Club. Based on the remarkable true story of unlikely AIDS activist Ron Woodroof, this rousing film is already receiving accolades for its masterful performances and powerful script, and is certain to be a frontrunner during awards season.
 
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