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In Green Room, a young punk rock band stumble upon something they weren't supposed to witness.

The Calgary International Film Festival is on, and with so many films and so little time (the festival runs until Oct. 4), we have done some of the work for you. Here are 10 suggested CIFF films to take in over the next week:


Director: Jacques Audiard

In this Palme d'Or-winner, a former Tamil Tiger soldier (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) flees Sri Lanka and starts a new life in Paris, where more troubles await.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept. 26, 1:15 p.m.; Sept. 30, 9:45 p.m.


Director: Lenny Abrahamson

In this adaptation of Irish-Canadian writer Emma Donoghue's novel, a woman (Brie Larson) and her son (Jacob Tremblay) survive in "room" – where they're imprisoned by the boy's father – his mother's abductor.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept. 26, 7 p.m.; Sept. 27, 9:45 p.m.

Green Room

Director: Jeremy Saulnier

In this thriller, a punk band plays for a group of skinheads in the Oregon woods before stumbling upon a horrific crime scene.

Globe Downstairs, Sept. 26, 10 p.m.; Oct. 3, 1:30 p.m.

The Lobster

Director: Yorgos Lanthimos

Romcom meets sci-fi as singles converge on a luxury hotel where they have 45 days to find a mate or be turned into an animal.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept. 25, 9:45 p.m.; Sept. 27, 1:15 p.m.

Into the Forest

Director: Patricia Rozema

Two orphaned sisters (Ellen Page and Evan Rachel Wood) living in the wilderness fight for their survival after an enormous power outage.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.; Sept. 29, 6:15 p.m.

Sleeping Giant

Director: Andrew Cividino

Best Canadian First Feature-winner at TIFF, this film follows three adolescent boys as they spend a coming-of-age summer lakeside in Northern Ontario.

Globe Upstairs, Sept. 25, 7 p.m.; Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept. 28, 10 p.m.


Director: Atom Egoyan

An elderly Holocaust survivor (Christopher Plummer) seeks revenge against the Nazi guard who murdered his family seven decades ago.

Globe Upstairs, Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.; Cineplex Eau Claire, Oct. 4, 2 p.m.


Director: Jafar Panahi

Director Jafar Panahi, banned from making films by the Iranian government, drives a taxi around the streets of Tehran, picking up and dropping off passengers.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Sept 29, 9:30 p.m.; Oct. 3, 2 p.m.


Director: John Crowley

In the 1950s, Eilis Lacey (Saoirse Ronan) is torn between two men and two worlds – Ireland, where she's from, and Brooklyn, her new home.

Globe Downstairs, Sept. 30, 7:45 p.m.; Cineplex Eau Claire, Oct. 3, 9:45 p.m.

Son of Saul

Director: Laszlo Nemes

In this Cannes Grand Prix-winner, an Auschwitz prisoner (Geza Rohrig) is determined to give a proper Jewish burial to a boy he believes is his son.

Cineplex Eau Claire, Oct. 1, 9:45 p.m.; Oct. 3, 4:30 p.m.

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