After winning the award for Best Short Film in 2011 at the Toronto International Film Festival with Doubles with Slight Pepper, filmmaker Ian Harnarine returns to TIFF this fall with the world premiere of Caroni, screening in the Short Cuts 8 Programme.
The powerful short film EXIT (which makes its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival this September) depicts an important and life changing day in the life of an anguished and conflicted woman.
The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival is one week away, and today TIFF announced the very long list of expected guests who will be coming to Toronto to celebrate.
Eighteen years! That’s how long I’ve been covering TIFF, and even I have to admit that’s a long time to do anything. In TIFF years it feels even a little longer, but I’ve loved nearly every minute of it, and this year is shaping up to be another very good year.
The 43rd Toronto International Film Festival runs this year from September 6 to 16, and so far TIFF has revealed 47 films that will screen at the festival, including 21 World Premieres, and 13 features directed by women.
The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival arrives in just a few weeks, and it’s time to start planning your tickets.
Iranian writer-director Mohammad Rasoulof’s wrenching, poignant, and politically loaded drama A Man of Integrity might involve a culturally specific set of circumstances ruining the life of a family in Northern Iran, but at the heart of it all is a story about capitalism, poverty, and bureaucracy run amok that could play out anywhere in the world at any given moment.
Director Molly McGlynn’s Mary Goes Round opened at Cineplex Yonge and Dundas in Toronto today, and it’s a beautiful, heartfelt, funny, and dark drama about a young woman, played by Aya Cash, who has to deal with a major substance abuse problem as she comes to terms with a father she hardly knows.
Canadian writer and director Mina Shum is back doing what she does best, giving us movies that are uniquely personal and hit from the heart. Her latest film, Meditation Park, had Shum digging into her Chinese roots. It’s a bittersweet dramedy about 60-year-old Maria (played by legendary actress Cheng Pei Pei) who has devoted decades to her husband (Tzi Ma, whose performance in the film has garnered him a 2018 Canadian Screen Awards nomination for Actor in a Leading Role).
Every February, TIFF hands the programming reigns and keys to the TIFF Bell Lightbox over to a team of film loving teenagers for the annual Next Wave Festival, a weekend of events, screenings, and talks geared towards the 14-25 set. Although the programming selections often feature themes, subject matter, and stars that would appeal to teenagers, increasingly Next Wave has become something even more intriguing to local film culture: a place where overlooked independent films from around the world get a chance to screen in a local cinema.