Toronto Film Festival 2017: 30 Movies We Can't Wait to See

From Oscar potentials to Lady Gaga and Grace Jones docs and a secret Louis C.K. movie, our must-see picks for the fest

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'Dark River'
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'Dark River'

A young woman (The Affair's Ruth Wilson) returns to her family's run-down farm in Northern England after her father's death; she makes it her mission to save the place before neglect and creditors wipe it all away. Her brother (Mark Stanley), who had been the caretaker up until then, is none too pleased. Sure, it sounds like your run-of-the-mill rural British miserablism on paper. But filmmaker Clio Barnard is the one calling the shots here – and if she can do the same thing for family dramas that she did for literary documentaries (The Arbor) and boy-meets-horse social realism (The Selfish Giant), we may be in for a genuine cinematic gem.

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