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48th Toronto International Film Festival®
September 7-17, 2023

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Walter Hill
This jaw-droppingly audacious revenge thriller from the great Walter Hill (The Warriors, 48 Hours) stars Michelle Rodriguez as a lowlife killer … 
CastMichelle Rodriguez, Sigourney Weaver, Anthon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

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Fred Peabody
Investigative journalists Amy Goodman, Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, Matt Taibbi, and others are changing the face of journalism, no longer t… 
CastI.F. Stone
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Deepa Mehta
In 2012, a young woman was gang raped by six men inside a moving bus in New Delhi. She was beaten senseless and thrown naked out onto the street… 
CastJanki Bisht, Vansh Bhardwaj, Davinder Singh,…
LanguageHindi   CountryCanada
MAST$R

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Tony Elliott
In a future where corporations battle against sovereign nations over the last of the world’s energy supplies, Renton and Hannah relive a deadly … 
CastRobbie Amell, Rachael Taylor
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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April Mullen
Below Her Mouth is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women. Dallas, a roofer, and Jasmine, a fa… 
CastErika Linder, Natalie Krill, Sebastian Pigot…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18A

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Nicholas de Pencier
Based on the book by Professor Ron Deibert, Black Code is the story of how the internet is being controlled and manipulated by governments in or… 
CastRonald Deibert
LanguageEnglish | Portuguese…   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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The paths of three women cross in Besco, a small isolated island facing an important economic crisis. 
CastMacha Grenon, Emily VanCamp, Nathalie Doumma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CWC$PG

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Gerard Barrett
 
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LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$18

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Nacho Vigalondo
A going-nowhere party girl (Anne Hathaway) discovers a mysterious connection between herself and a giant monster wreaking havoc on the other sid… 
CastAnne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$$14A

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Sidney J. Furie
A striking record of hipster Toronto in the 1950s, Sidney J. Furie’s long-thought-lost second feature follows a bored young man who kicks his mi… 
CastMel Benstock, George Carron, Alan Crofoot, C…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
CTQFree14A

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Hubert Davis
On a continent where dreams are often displaced for necessity and survival, the game of basketball brings hope to many young men in Africa. Masa… 
CastMasai Ujiri, Peter Amegbor, Sodiq Seyi Awogb…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

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Erin Heidenreich
An intimate portrait of Maria Toorpakai, who defies threats to herself and her family from Islamic fundamentalists in order to represent Pakista… 
CastMaria Toorpakai Wazir, Shamsul Qayyum Wazir,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$18

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Mark Williams
A ruthless corporate headhunter in Chicago battles his rival for control of their job placement firm, until a family tragedy brings his personal… 
CastGerard Butler, Alison Brie, Willem Dafoe, Gr…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Kevan Funk
A young junior hockey player's life is shattered by an in-game act of violence. In an instant his life is abruptly turned upside down; torn from… 
CastJared Abrahamson, Kurt Max Runte, Joe Dion B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Osgood Perkins
 
CastRuth Wilson, Paula Prentiss, Lucy Boynton, B…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
VAN$14A

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Xavier Dolan
After 12 years of absence, a writer goes back to his hometown, planning on announcing his upcoming death to his family. As resentment soon rewri… 
CastVincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Gaspard Ul…
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Stella Meghie
Writer-director Stella Meghie's debut feature is an acerbic coming-of-age tale that revolves around the troubled Jones family, one of whom dies … 
CastTaylour Paige, Sherri Shepherd, Erica Ash, G…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$PG

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Bronwen Hughes
The inspiring life story of late photojournalist, artist and activist Dan Eldon, who abandoned a comfortable life in London to document the stru… 
CastElla Purnell, Maria Bello, Sam Hazeldine, Be…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
GALA$$14A

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Zacharias Kunuk
Nunavut, Canada circa 1913. Kuanana returns from a caribou hunt to discover his wife and daughter kidnapped, and the rest of his family slaughte… 
CastBenjamin Kunuk, Karen Ivalu, and Jonah Qunaq
LanguageInuktitut   CountryCanada
PLAT$14A

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Aisling Walsh
Maudie tells the true story of Maud Lewis, who overcame the physical challenge of juvenile rheumatoid arthritis to become one of Canada’s premie… 
CastSally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchet…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Nathan Morlando
Mean Dreams is a tense coming-of-age thriller about a 15-year-old boy who steals a bag of drug money and runs away with the girl he loves. While… 
Cast
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Dilip Mehta
Growing up in small-town Sarnia as the daughter of strict Sikh parents, no one anticipated Sunny Leone’s remarkable transformation into an adult… 
CastSunny Leone, Daniel Weber
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$18A

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A film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan. Nelly is a portrait of a fragmented woman, lost between irreconcilable identities: writer, … 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
VAN$18A

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Matt Johnson
Two lifelong best friends and roommates are planning the greatest musical act in the history of the modern world. If only they could book their … 
CastMatt Johnson, Jay McCarrol
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
PRIME$14A

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Johnny Ma
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance … 
CastChen Gang
LanguageMandarin   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Tracy Rector, Maureen Fan, E…
POP VR’s five selections will play consecutively, allowing viewers to experience all the projects in one sitting. Ch’aak’ S’aagi (Eagle Bone) -… 
CastEthan Hawke
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SE$$18

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Vincent Biron
 
CastSophie Goulet, Alexandre Auger, Simon Pigeon…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Brigitte Berman
Actor-writer-director Gordon Pinsent is one of Canada’s most beloved artists. Filled with humour, passion, and complexity, this film by Academy … 
CastGordon Pinsent
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$PG

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Mamadou Dia, Sanja Zivkovic,…
Samedi Cinema - In northern Senegal, a couple of resourceful young cinephiles hatch a plan to raise the cash for a couple of movie tickets befor… 
CastFallou Keita, Assane Lo, Saikou Lo, Cheikh A…
LanguageFulah/Pulaar, Wolof,…   CountryCanada
SC$18

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Theodore Ushev, Rebecca Adde…
Blind Vaysha - With one eye that can only see the past and one that can only see the future, a girl is tormented by two irreconcilable realities… 
CastCaroline Dhavernas, Liisa Repo-Martell, Chri…
LanguageEnglish, Swedish   CountryCanada
SC$18

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Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Ba…
Dadyaa - In their remote village, haunted by memories, Atimaley and Devi find themselves faced with a dilemma when a dear friend leaves without … 
CastParimal Damai, Chham Kala Damai, Mara Joly, …
LanguageNepali, French, Gree…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Terril Calder, Ena Sendijare…
SNIP - In this richly layered stop-motion animation, written and narrated by award-winning author Joseph Boyden, Annie and Gordon travel through… 
CastJoseph Boyden, Alena Dzebo, Mario Knezovic, …
LanguageEnglish, Dutch, Bosn…   CountryCanada
SC$18

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Leo Matsuda, Haya Waseem, Ra…
Inner Workings - Inner Workings goes inside a man’s psyche to show us the battle between his practical side and his carefree impulses. With grea… 
Cast
LanguageEnglish, Urdu, Frenc…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Mirrah Foulkes, Maxwell McCa…
Trespass - A woman walking her dog alone in the forest finds company she didn’t expect and an enigma she can’t comprehend. Trespass is a thrille… 
CastMaya Stange, Sara West, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos…
LanguageEnglish, Hungarian, …   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Julia Pott, Jay Cheel, Kelto…
Summer Camp Island - For anyone who’s ever dreamed of owning talking pyjamas, no other selection at TIFF 2016 will elicit more giddy joy than th… 
CastAshley Boettcher, Justin Felbinger, Thomas V…
LanguageEnglish, Swedish, He…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Jia Zhang-ke, Eimi Imanishi,…
The Hedonists - What begins as an everyday tragedy about the hard lot of workers in our age of economic volatility becomes something unexpected … 
CastLiang Jingdong, Han Sanming, Yuan Wenqian, M…
LanguageMandarin, Arabic, En…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Ryan Noth and Tess Girard, S…
The Road to Webequie - A mining company has promised to create opportunities for the remote Webequie First Nation. Through the eyes of three you… 
CastMishqah Parthiephal, Hemish Kyd , Joy Mbwena…
LanguageEnglish, Hindi, Zulu…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Fr…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Gabriel Abrantes, Timothy Ba…
 
CastJoana Barrios, Francisco Cipriano, Pritt Tim…
LanguageEnglish, Indonesian,…   CountryCanada
SC$18

Reviews
Jamie Kastner
 
CastIshmael Muslim Ali, Margaret Ratner Kunstler…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Hugh Gibson
The Stairs tells the story of Marty, Greg, and Roxanne, each of whom survived decades of street involvement in Toronto. Using that experience, e… 
CastMartin Thompson, Roxanne Smith, Greg Bell
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$14A

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Mathieu Denis and Simon Lavo…
 
Cast
LanguageFrench   CountryCanada
PLAT$18A

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Kim Nguyen
This film is set in the Great North, near the North Pole, in a modern town where about 200 souls live precariously in minus 50 degree weather, a… 
CastTatiana Maslany and Dane DeHaan
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$$14A

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Alan Gilsenan
Reta Winters has many reasons to be happy, but all the quiet satisfactions of her well-lived life suddenly disappear when her eldest daughter No… 
CastCatherine Keener, Matt Craven, Hannah Gross,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

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Ana Mendieta, Ana Vaz, Antoi…
Bookended by two seminal films from the extraordinary multidisciplinary artist Ana Mendieta, this programme excavates political and personal his… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$18

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A recently rediscovered Straub-Huillet fragment lends its name to the title of this programme that oscillates between adversity and emancipation… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$18

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In this programme, the idea of "performance" adopts many shapes and guises, and recasts the present through a prism of encounters. Untitled - B… 
CastVarious
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
WL$18

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Alanis Obomsawin
In 2007, the Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and the Assembly of First Nations filed a landmark discrimination complaint against India… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

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Bruce McDonald
Nova Scotia, 1976. It’s the weekend of the American Bicentennial and 15-year-old Kit is running away from home. With girlfriend Alice, Kit hitch… 
CastDylan Authors, Julia Sarah Stone, Molly Park…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$PG

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Ashley McKenzie
Blaise and Nessa are marginalized methadone users in a small town. Each day they push their rusty lawn mower door-to-door begging to cut grass. … 
CastAndrew Gillis, Bhreagh MacNeil
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$14A

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Ann Marie Fleming
Window Horses is a feature-length animated film about a young Canadian poet who embarks on a whirlwind voyage of discovery — of herself, her fam… 
CastSandra Oh, Ellen Page, Don McKellar, Nancy K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$G

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Three separate but powerful stories of three teenagers who must come to terms with their new reality when they are forced to migrate to differen… 
CastJembie Almazan, Jonathan Diaz Angulo, Bernar…
LanguageSpanish, English, Fr…   CountryCanada
CWC$14A

Chad


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Mahamat-Saleh Haroun
One of the most important contemporary African filmmakers, Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (A Screaming Man) makes his debut non-fiction feature with this … 
Cast
LanguageFrench | Arabic   CountryChad
MAST$14A

Chile


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Fernando Guzzoni
The volatile relationship between a wayward teen and his disapproving father comes to a head when the boy seeks shelter from the police, in the … 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
DISC$18A

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Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile
SP$18A

Reviews
 
Cast
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Fr…   CountryChile
SC$18

China


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George Nolfi
Set against the backdrop of San Francisco’s Chinatown in 1964, this cross-cultural biopic chronicles Bruce Lee’s emergence as a martial-arts sup… 
CastBilly Magnussen, Xia Yu, and Philip Ng
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$PG

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Tian Zhuangzhuang
One of the greatest achievements of Fifth Generation Chinese cinema, Tian Zhuangzhuang's ravishingly beautiful epic set in the vastness of r… 
CastTseshang Rigzin, Dan Jiji, Jayang Jamco
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
CTQFreePG

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Xiaogang Feng
 
CastBingbing Fan
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$$14A

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Unknown
Graceful and formidable, glamorous and badass, international superstar Zhang Ziyi has time and again brought strong, multi-dimensional female ch… 
CastZhang Ziyi
LanguageEnglish   CountryChina
MAV$18

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Johnny Ma
When a drunken passenger causes Lao Shi to swerve and hit a motorcyclist, the driver stops to help the injured man. When no police or ambulance … 
CastChen Gang
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
DISC$14A

Reviews
Jia Zhang-ke, Eimi Imanishi,…
The Hedonists - What begins as an everyday tragedy about the hard lot of workers in our age of economic volatility becomes something unexpected … 
CastLiang Jingdong, Han Sanming, Yuan Wenqian, M…
LanguageMandarin, Arabic, En…   CountryChina
SC$18

Reviews
Yang ZHANG
Zhang Yang (Shower, Quitting) adapts two novels by Tibetan writer Tashi Dawa for this stunning mystical epic about a killer on the run who is en… 
CastKimba, Quni Ciren, Siano Dudiom Zahi, Solang…
LanguageTibetan   CountryChina
CWC$14A

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Cheng Er
*** THE WASTED TIMES has been removed from Festival. *** Love, hatred, and betrayal abound in Shanghai during the chaotic, war-torn 1930s. Mr… 
CastZhang Ziyi, Ge You, and Tadanobu Asano
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$18

Colombia


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Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
CWS$18A

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A town leader in rural Colombia plays a risky game with the local right-wing paramilitary group with a cache of cash at stake, in this gripping … 
CastWillington Gordillo, Heriberto Palacio Santa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$14A

Reviews
Fernando Guzzoni
The volatile relationship between a wayward teen and his disapproving father comes to a head when the boy seeks shelter from the police, in the … 
Cast
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
DISC$18A

Reviews
Carlos Lechuga
A dissident, homosexual Cuban novelist strikes up an unlikely rapport with the government watcher assigned to keep him from speaking during an u… 
CastLola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, George Abreu,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
CWC$14A

Reviews
Three separate but powerful stories of three teenagers who must come to terms with their new reality when they are forced to migrate to differen… 
CastJembie Almazan, Jonathan Diaz Angulo, Bernar…
LanguageSpanish, English, Fr…   CountryColombia
CWC$14A

Croatia


Reviews
Terril Calder, Ena Sendijare…
SNIP - In this richly layered stop-motion animation, written and narrated by award-winning author Joseph Boyden, Annie and Gordon travel through… 
CastJoseph Boyden, Alena Dzebo, Mario Knezovic, …
LanguageEnglish, Dutch, Bosn…   CountryCroatia
SC$18

Cuba


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Ana Mendieta
Presented in partnership with CONTACT Gallery, this rare exhibition of film and photographic work by the late, Cuban-born multidisciplinary arti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
WLFree18

Reviews
Carlos Lechuga
A dissident, homosexual Cuban novelist strikes up an unlikely rapport with the government watcher assigned to keep him from speaking during an u… 
CastLola Amores, Eduardo Martinez, George Abreu,…
LanguageSpanish   CountryCuba
CWC$14A

Czech Republic


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This thrilling mystery miniseries tells the story of a coal-mining village on the verge of extinction, where companies threaten to displace the … 
Cast
LanguageCzech   CountryCzech Republic
PRIME$18A

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The unhappy lives of a shop clerk, a bouncer, a stripper, and a prison guard intersect in this nihilistic black comedy set in an isolated centra… 
CastKarel Roden, Lenka Vlasakova, Miroslav Hanus…
LanguageCzech | Romany   CountryCzech Republic
CWC$18