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A Fantastic Woman

Women in films this week: spying, hosting, feeling guilty, living transgender and filling an entire festival

And there are these alternatives: Boost, a Canadian film that should be better known, Nostalgia, about our memories and possessions and Death Wish, a blast of gun porn

Looking towards the weekend with a few more film picks at VIFF

Including whimsy from Agn├Ęs Varda, cynicism from Michael Haneke and a startling transgender actor