44th Toronto International Film Festival®
September 5-15, 2019

6 DAYS AGOFilm festival CLOSED IN 284 DAYSAnnouncement of advance PACKAGES
Follow us on Twitter

Follow us on Twitter

Get email updates

Search

Visit our blog

2016 TOfilmfest Top 10 Now that #TIFF16 has wrapped up, it's time to pick our top-ten of the 2016 Toronto International… Sep.22/2016

2016 TOfilmfest: How to get tickets! This Thursday September 8th, the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival begins!… Sep.04/2016

2016 TOfilmfest: Our top 20 picks Tomorrow, Sunday September 4th at 9AM (EDT), all tickets go on-sale for the Toronto International Film… Sep.03/2016

2016 TOfilmfest: complete festival line-up released! This week the Toronto International Film Festival released it's final film title announcements,… Aug.26/2016

2016 TOfilmfest: World Cinema, Masters, and more! It was a busy week for the Toronto International film festival â€” film titles were announced for… Aug.22/2016

Blog feed for newsreader

Showtimes

Thu.04 Fri.05 Sat.06 Sun.07 Mon.08 Tue.09 Wed.10 Thu.11 Fri.12 Sat.13 Sun.14 –ALL


Reviews
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valc…
An honest, hard-working schoolteacher in a small Bulgarian town is driven to desperate measures to avoid financial ruin. In a small Bulgarian t… 
CastMargita Gosheva, Ivan Burnev, Ivanka Bratoev…
LanguageBulgarian   CountryBulgaria
CWC$14A

Reviews
Olivier Assayas
At the peak of her international career, Maria Enders is asked to perform in a revival of the play that made her famous twenty years ago. But ba… 
CastJuliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloë Gra…
LanguageEnglish   CountrySwitzerland | German…
SP$18

Reviews
Barry Levinson
The Humbling tells the story of a legendary stage actor who has an affair with a lesbian woman half his age at a secluded country house in Conne… 
CastAl Pacino, Mandy Patinkin, Dianne Wiest, Gre…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$14A

Reviews
Anahí Berneri
The long-time marriage between a seemingly happy Buenos Aires couple begins to disintegrate just as they are on the verge of realizing their dre… 
CastLeonardo Sbaraglia, Celeste Cid, Fabiana Can…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$14A

Reviews
Toa Fraser
Hongi, a Maori chieftain's teenage son, must avenge his father's murder in order to bring peace and honour to the souls of his loved ones after … 
CastJames Rolleston, Lawrence Makoare, Te Kohe T…
LanguageMaori   CountryNew Zealand
SP$18A

Reviews
Harun Farocki
This contemplative documentary by the late, great filmmaker Harun Farocki compares different methods of brick production in cultures around the … 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
CTQFree18

Reviews
David Dobkin
Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his estranged father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to… 
CastRobert Downey Jr., Robert Duvall, Vera Farmi…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

Reviews
Nagisa Ôshima
Master director Nagisa Oshima’s seminal second feature — a brutal and beautiful portrait of two doomed, rebellious young lovers living fast and … 
CastMiyuki Kuwano, Yûsuke Kawazu
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
CTQFree14A

Reviews
Peter Chan
Drawing on remarkable true stories, Peter Chan delivers a moving drama about child abduction in China. Huang Bo stars as a father whose young so… 
CastWei Zhao, Bo Huang, Dawei Tong
LanguageCantonese, Mandarin…   CountryHong Kong
SP$14A

Reviews
Alanis Obomsawin
This feature documentary by acclaimed filmmaker Alanis Obomsawin (Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance) profiles Indigenous leaders in their que… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish/Cree   CountryCanada
MAST$PG

Reviews
Shira Piven
A woman suffering from Borderline Personality Disorder (Kristen Wiig) becomes an overnight celebrity after a huge lottery jackpot allows her to … 
CastKristen Wiig, James Marsden, Jennifer Jason …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

Reviews
Juanfer Andrés and Esteban R…
Spain, 1950s. Monste’s agoraphobia keeps her locked in a sinister apartment in Madrid and her only link to reality is the little sister she sacr… 
CastLuis Tosar, Carolina Bang, Hugo Silva
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
VAN$R

Reviews
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
Aydin, a former actor, runs a small hotel in Central Anatolia with his young wife Nihal, with whom he has a stormy relationship, and his sister … 
CastHaluk Bilginer, Melisa Sözen, Demet Akbag, A…
LanguageTurkish   CountryTurkey
MAST$18

Reviews
Mijke de Jong
A woman diagnosed with terminal lung cancer gathers her three dearest friends together to make the most of the time she has left. 
CastLeonoor Pauw, Adelheid Roosen, Lieneke Le Ro…
LanguageDutch   CountryNetherlands
CWC$18

Reviews
Isao Takahata
Studio Ghibli’s Isao Takahata (Grave of the Fireflies) transforms an ancient Japanese folktale into a dazzling animated fantasy. Found inside a… 
CastAki Asakura, Kengo Kora, Takeo Chii and Nobu…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MAST$18

Reviews
Harold Crooks
Director Harold Crooks (The Corporation, Surviving Progress) blows the lid off the dirty world of corporate malfeasance with this incendiary doc… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DOC$G

Reviews
Marah Strauch
A heart-racing documentary portrait of Carl Boenish, "the father of BASE jumping," whose early passion for skydiving led him to ever more specta… 
CastJean Boenish, Carl Boenish
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

Reviews
Pascale Ferran
Director Pascale Ferran’s (Lady Chatterley) whimsical fable about the magically crossing paths of a disgruntled American businessman and a daydr… 
CastJosh Charles, Anaïs Demoustier
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
CWC$14A

Reviews
Mia Hansen-Løve
In the '90s, French electronic music is developing at a fast pace. Entering this exciting Parisian nightlife, Paul and his best friend form a DJ… 
CastFelix de Givry, Pauline Etienne, Vincent Mac…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

Reviews
Tony Ayres
Set in Melbourne in the mid-1970s, Cut Snake tells the story of Sparra Farrell (Alex Russell), a very private young man who is trying to make a … 
CastSullivan Stapleton, Alex Russell, Jessica De…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
CWC$18A

Reviews
Michael R. Roskam
The Drop follows lonely bartender Bob Saginowski through a covert scheme of funnelling cash to local gangsters in the underworld of Brooklyn bar… 
CastTom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, James Gandolfini, M…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

Reviews
Sarah Leonor
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier is reunited with the man who saved his life and unexpe… 
CastJérémie Renier, Surho Sugaipov, Ramzan Idiev
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
DISC$14A

Reviews
Raoul Peck
In the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake, a middle-aged Port-au-Prince couple come face to face with the stark contradictions of Haitian society … 
CastAlex Descas, Joy Olasunmibo Ogunmakin, Thiba…
LanguageFrench   CountryHaiti
MAST$18

Reviews
Christian Petzold
Nelly Lenz is a concentration camp survivor who has been left with a disfigured face. Following facial reconstruction surgery, Nelly begins the … 
CastNina Hoss, Ronald Zehrfeld, Megan Gay
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
SP$PG

Reviews
Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhea…
A young man in a personal tailspin flees the US to Italy, where he sparks up a romance with a girl harbouring a dark, primordial secret in this … 
CastLou Taylor Pucci, Nadia Hilker, Nick Nevern,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

Reviews
François Girard
An orphaned 12-year-old boy is sent to prestigious music school where he struggles to join an elite group of world-class singers. No one expects… 
CastDustin Hoffman, Kathy Bates, Josh Lucas, Kev…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

Reviews
Pat Mills
A closeted former child actor, an out-of-work alcoholic, fakes his résumé and gets a job as a high-school guidance counsellor, where he thrives … 
CastPat Mills, Zahra Bentham, Alex Ozerov, Trace…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
DISC$18

Reviews
Isidora Marras
A case of mistaken identity becomes a living nightmare when a young actress finds herself relentlessly assailed by debt collectors, in this Kafk… 
CastLoreto Aravena, Paulina García and Maureen J…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Argentina
DISC$14A

Reviews
M. Manikandan
In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza. When a pizza parlour opens on their ol… 
CastRamesh Thilaganathan, Vignesh Thilaganathan,…
LanguageTamil   CountryIndia
DISC$18

Reviews
Szabolcs Hajdu
A mysterious wanderer (Isaach De Bankolé) settles into a strange homestead on the parched Hungarian plains populated by an odd assortment of out… 
CastIsaach De Bankole, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya…
LanguageRomanian   CountryHungary | Slovakia
CWC$18

Reviews
Afia Nathaniel
Fleeing with her 10-year-old daughter after the girl is promised in marriage as part of a peace treaty, the wife of a tribal chieftain is pursue… 
CastSamiya Mumtaz, Mohib Mirza and Saleha Aref
LanguageUrdu/Pashto   CountryPakistan
DISC$14A

Reviews
Ruben Ostlund
A Swedish family's ski trip in the French Alps is cut short by news of an oncoming avalanche, during which an impulsive decision by the father T… 
CastJohannes Bah Kuhnke, Lisa Loven Kongsli, Cla…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
SP$PG

Reviews
Hajooj Kuka, Hisham Haj Omar
Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defian… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySudan
DOC$PG

Reviews
Yimou Zhang
Lu Yanshi and Feng Wanyu are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labour camp as a political prisoner, just as … 
CastLi Gong, Daoming Chen, Tao Guo, Chun Li
LanguageMandarin   CountryChina
SP$14A

Reviews
Laura Nix, Jacques Servin, I…
The sequel to the hit 2003 documentary follows activist-pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano as they pull the rug out from under mega-corp… 
CastAndy Bichlbaum, Mike Bonanno
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

Reviews
Nguyen Hoang Diep
When they discover that they are pregnant, a young couple in Hanoi resort to desperate (and bizarre) measures to raise money for an abortion. … 
CastThuy Anh Nguyen, Bao Son Tran, Ha Hoang, Tha…
LanguageVietnamese   CountryVietnam
DISC$18A

Reviews
Dan Gilroy
Lou Bloom, a driven young man, discovers the nocturnal world of L.A. crime journalism. Joining a group of freelance camera crews who film market… 
CastJake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Riz Ahmed, Bill…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18A

Reviews
Zvonimir Juric
Haunted by his dark past, a labourer in a small Croatian village has a series of fateful encounters over the course of a single night. Three fa… 
CastIvo Gregurevic, Mirjana Karanovic, Igor Kova…
LanguageCroatian   CountryCroatia
CWC$14A

Reviews
Theodore Melfi
A cantankerous, cash-strapped, loose-living retiree (Bill Murray) becomes a spectacularly unlikely role model for his twelve-year-old neighbour,… 
CastBill Murray, Melissa McCarthy, Naomi Watts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Unknown
Stories of Our Lives adapts five short stories assembled by a small Nairobi-based multi-disciplinary arts collective and inspired by real life t… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
DISC$14A

Reviews
Morgan Matthews
Young mathematics prodigy Nathan struggles with people but finds comfort in numbers. When Nathan wins a place at the Mathematics Olympiad, he de… 
CastAsa Butterfield, Rafe Spall, Sally Hawkins, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
DISC$PG

Reviews
Santiago Esteinou
An empathetic and powerful documentary portrait of César Fierro, a Mexican convict who has spent thirty years in a Texas prison awaiting his sen… 
CastCésar Fierro
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$PG

Reviews
Jacob Tierney
A 35-year-old woman fakes being pregnant to fit in with her friends. When 35-year-old Ruth ruins a baby shower with her juvenile antics, her ol… 
CastSonja Bennett, Paul Campbell, Danny Trejo, J…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$18

Reviews
Martin Rejtman
A teenager finds his life considerably hampered after he impulsively attempts to shoot himself, in this dark, absurdist comedy from Argentine wr… 
CastSusana Pampín, Rafael Federman, Benjamín Coe…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina/Chile
CWC$14A

Reviews
Shariff Korver
The Intruder follows an ambitious young Dutch-Moroccan policeman who infiltrates one of the most notorious criminal families in Amsterdam and fi… 
CastNasrdin Dchar, Walid Benmbarek, Rachid el Gh…
LanguageDutch/Arabic/French…   CountryNetherlands
DISC$14A

Reviews
Baldvin Zophoníasson
Life in a Fishbowl is about three people whose lives are intertwined. After a horrible tragedy, a writer drinks himself into oblivion on a 20-ye… 
CastHera Hilmar, Thorsteinn Bachmann and Thor Kr…
LanguageIcelandic   CountryIceland
DISC$14A

Reviews
Tala Hadid
Moroccan-Iraqi director Tala Hadid’s brooding first feature laces the intersecting destinies of three characters who will alternately rescue one… 
CastKhalid Abdalla, Marie-Josée Croze, Fadwa Bou…
LanguageArabic/French   CountryMorocco/France
DISC$14A

Reviews
Richard Loncraine
A long-married couple (Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton) have an eventful weekend after they are forced to contemplate selling their beloved Broo… 
CastMichael Cristofer, Cynthia Nixon, Diane Keat…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$18

Reviews
Josh Lawson
The Little Death, which marks the arrival of Australian writer-director Josh Lawson, is both an edgy sex comedy and a warm-hearted depiction of … 
CastJosh Lawson, Bojana Novakovic, Damon Herrima…
LanguageEnglish/Auslan   CountryAustralia
DISC$18A

Reviews
Carlos Vermut
Desperate to fulfill his terminally ill daughter’s last wish, a grief-stricken man plunges into a vortex of blackmail, deception and double-cros… 
CastJosé Sacristán, Bárbara Lennie, Luis Bermejo…
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
DISC$14A

Reviews
Matías Piñeiro
Young Argentine auteur Matías Piñeiro follows up his international sensation Viola with the latest of his revisionist takes on the Shakespearean… 
CastJulián Larquier, Agustina Muñoz, María Villa…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$PG

Reviews
Sion Sono
Midnight Madness Opening Night Film. Set in an alternate Tokyo of the near future, director Sion Sono continues his run of sensational films wi… 
CastAkihiro Kitamura, Hitomi Katayama, Ryôhei Su…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
MM$R

Reviews
Jalmari Heleander
The fate of the most powerful man in the world lies in the hands of a 13-year-old boy. Plunged into a deadly game of cat and mouse, Oskari and t… 
CastSamuel L. Jackson, Onni Tommila, Ray Stevens…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$18A