Toronto International Film Festival

Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival ranks among the most prestigious international film festivals in the world. For 11 days, film lovers, filmmakers, industry professionals, and media watch the best in new cinema from established masters and new talent. As one of the world’s most important cultural events, the Festival consistently strives to set the standard for excellence in film programming. Films are selected on the basis of quality and originality. Preference is given to premieres. The Festival also promotes contacts between industry professionals to assist in the development of the Canadian motion-picture industry.

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Toronto International Film Festival
  • A Bottle in the Gaza Sea

    Adapted from the award-winning novel by Valérie Zenatti and starring Hiam Abbass (SUCCESSION, BLADERUNNER 2049), 17-year-old Tal has emigrated from France to Jerusalem with her family, where she writes a letter expressing her refusal to accept that only hatred can reign between Israelis and Pales...

  • A Call Girl

    Having grown up in small-town Slovenia, 23-year-old Alexandra embraces the excitement and anonymity of big city life when she moves to the capital and begins working as a call girl. But her isolated existence - English studies and mortgage payments by day, call girl lifestyle by night - is shatte...

  • A Midsummer Night's Dream

    From the mind of award-winning director Julie Taymor (The Lion King on Broadway, Frida, Titus) comes a Shakespeare adaptation like none other. Rich with Taymor's trademark creativity, this immersive and darkly poetic cinematic experience brings the play's iconic fairies, spells and hallucinatory ...

  • A Screaming Man

    Winner of the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and nominated for the prestigious Palme d'Or.

    Adam, a 60-something former swimming champion, is a pool attendant at a hotel in Chad. When the hotel gets taken over by new Chinese owners, he is forced to give up his job to his son, Abdel, l...

  • A Simple Curve

    This award-winning feature directorial debut, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival, follows Caleb, a charming small-town entrepreneur determined to keep his woodworking shop afloat in spite of the relentless idealism of his business partner and father, Jim (Michael Hogan, BA...

  • Adam's Apples

    Premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, before going on to play many of the world's top fests, and selected as Denmark's official submission to the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Film, this black comedy stars Mads Mikkelsen (Oscar-nominee THE HUNT) as Ivan, an insanely optimistic preacher who ...

  • After the Storm

    From acclaimed Japanese auteur and 2018 Palme D'Or winner Hirokazu Kore-eda (SHOPLIFTERS, LIKE FATHER LIKE SON) comes one of the most critically acclaimed dramas of 2017, earning a New York Times Critic's Pick and Village Voice Choice designation, and Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. Dwelling ...

  • Afterimage

    Legendary director Andrzej Wajda's final film is a passionate portrait of renowned avant garde painter Wladyslaw Strzeminski, who challenged Stalinist orthodoxy. In post-war Poland, Strzeminski works as a professor at the National School of Fine Arts in Lodz. His students treat him like the "mess...

  • Alamar

    Winner of the Tiger Award, the top prize at the prestigious Rotterdam Internationall Film Festival, and invited to over 30 film festivals, including Berlin and Toronto, ALAMAR is a heartwarming father-and-son coming of age tale that the family will love. Jorge has only a few weeks with his five-y...

  • Alexandra's Project

    Australian filmmaker Rolf de Heer, who brought cult classic BAD BOY BUBBY to the world, brings his award-winning visionary twist on the psychological thriller genre. It's Steve's birthday and he's just been promoted at the office. In a good mood, he goes home to his family expecting to celebrate...

  • Amour Fou

    Inspired by the actual suicide of Heinrich von Kleist (author of THE MARQUISE OF O...) and Henrietta Vogel, AMOUR FOU is a Cannes Film Festival-nominated wry period dramedy, which went on to win 2 prizes at the Austrian Film Awards. Forever under-appreciated and melancholy, Heinrich is a young po...

  • Antares

    Academy Award-winner Gotz Spielman (Revanche) weaves this provocative tale of three troubled couples whose lives are connected by a lattice of coincidence, love and lies. A married nurse has a wild affair with a strange doctor; a cashier tries devious means to keep her cheating boyfriend in chec...

  • Antonia's Line

    In the aftermath of WWII, strong-willed Antonia returns to her small hometown where she has inherited her mother’s farm. Antonia, joined by her free-spirited artist daughter Danielle, ingratiate themselves with the town’s tight-knit and eccentric community. As the years unfold, love and tragedy c...

  • Apprentice

    When ambitious young correctional officer Aiman is transferred to the country's highest-security prison, he catches the attention of the seasoned chief executioner Rahim. Aiman's desire to become the hangman's apprentice is not only professional but born of an unspeakable urge to reconnect with a...

  • Breathe

    Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds, Beginners) directs this taut, nuanced story about the depths of female friendships and the dark side of teenage infatuations, based on the best-selling young adult novel by Anne-Sophie Brasme. Seventeen-year-old Charlie (Joséphine Japy) is frustrated by her ...

  • Cannibal

    Carlos has two passions in life: his work as the most prestigious tailor in Granada, and his hobby killing, cooking, and eating beautiful women. He performs both with meticulous precision, and without guilt or remorse. But when Nina, a beautiful and innocent young immigrant, comes looking for her...

  • Clandestine Childhood

    1979: after years of exile, 12-year-old Juan and his family return to Argentina under fake identities. Juan’s parents are members of a left-wing political organization which is fighting against the Military Junta that rules the country. Because of their activities they are in constant danger of b...

  • Complicity

    Chen Liang (Lu Yulai), a young Chinese immigrant illegally living in Japan, buys a fake ID and cell phone on the black market. When he receives a call about a job, he blindly accepts the offer. Chen, now assuming the identity of Liu Wei, ends up working as an apprentice in a family-run soba resta...

  • Days and Clouds

    Well-to-do and sophisticated couple Elsa and Michele seem to have it all, including a 20 year-old daughter and enough money in the bank for Elsa to leave her job and fulfill an old dream of studying art history. After she graduates, however, their lives change. Michele confesses he hasn't worked ...

  • Edward II

    In this new restoration of the iconic New Queer Cinema classic, Derek Jarman offers a postmodern take on Christopher Marlowe’s Elizabethan drama. Pleasure-seeking King Edward II sets the stage for a palace revolt by taking as a lover the ambitious Piers Gaveston - who uses his favor in bed to wie...

  • Eva Doesn't Sleep

    Argentina, 1952: The death of Eva Peron sparks a 25-year clash between opposing military coups over the burial of her embalmed corpse, now a beloved and hated political symbol. Evita’s legacy is told through a series of strange incidents involving her deceased body - the expert doctor obsessively...

  • Falling Angels

    Suburban Canada, 1969: domineering patriarch Jim Field (Callum Keith Rennie, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA) and alcoholic housewife Mary Field (Academy Award-nominated actress Miranda Richardson) raise three teenage daughters in this dark satire of domestic life during the summer of love.

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  • Found Memories

    Every morning, Madalena makes bread for Antonio's old coffee shop, crosses the railroad tracks where no trains have passed for years, cleans up the gate of the cemetery, and listens to the priest's sermon before sharing lunch with the other old villagers. Life here in Jotuomba proceeds as it has ...

  • Free Men

    In German-occupied Paris, a young unemployed Algerian named Younes (played by break-out star, Tahar Rahim) earns his living as a black marketeer. Arrested by the French police but given a chance to avoid jail, Younes agrees to spy on the Paris Mosque. The police suspect the Mosque authorities, in...