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

38 DAYS AGOFilm festival CLOSED IN 252 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.08 Fri.09 Sat.10 Sun.11 Mon.12 Tue.13 Wed.14 Thu.15 Fri.16 Sat.17 Sun.18 –ALL


Reviews
Emmanuelle Bercot
Director, screenwriter and actor Emmanuelle Bercot (Mon roi) adapts Irène Frachon’s bestselling memoir for this story of a dedicated doctor whos… 
CastSidse Babett Knudsen, Benoît Magimel, Emmanu…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

Reviews
Jim Jarmusch
Paterson is a bus driver in the city of Paterson, New Jersey. He adheres to a simple routine, writing poetry and observing the city on his route… 
CastAdam Driver and Golshifteh Farahani
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$PG

Reviews
Elite Zexer
In a Bedouin village in the southern Israel desert, a matriarch preparing for her husband’s marriage to a second wife takes out her suppressed e… 
CastLamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari…
LanguageArabic   CountryIsrael
DISC$PG

Reviews
Edoardo de Angelis
Two teenage Siamese twins face an emotional decision when a doctor claims that he can separate them, in this stylized, offbeat drama from Neapol… 
CastAngela Fontana, Marianna Fontana, Antonia Tr…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
CWC$14A

Reviews
Ivan Sen
Indigenous detective Jay Swan arrives in the Australian outback town of Goldstone investigating a missing persons enquiry. What seems like a sim… 
CastAaron Pedersen, Alex Russell, Pei Pei Cheng,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
PLAT$14A

Reviews
María José Cuevas
A captivating group portrait of iconic showgirls who enthralled thousands during the disco-era heyday of Mexico’s burlesque culture. 
CastOlga Breeskin, Lyn May, Rossy Mendoza, Wanda…
LanguageSpanish   CountryMexico
DOC$14A

Reviews
Kenneth Lonergan
A reclusive handyman must face his painful past when he returns to his Massachusetts hometown after the sudden death of his beloved older brothe… 
CastMichelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Casey Affl…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$$18

Reviews
Avi Nesher
Based on a true story, Past Life tracks the daring late 1970s odyssey of two sisters — an introverted aspiring classical musician and a rambunct… 
CastJoy Rieger, Nelly Tagar, Doron Tavory, Evgen…
LanguageHebrew   CountryIsrael | Poland
CWS$PG

Reviews
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
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

Reviews
Sharon Lockhart
Presented in partnership with Gallery TPW, this major new film installation by American artist and filmmaker Sharon Lockhart is a deeply affecti… 
CastUnknown
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
WLFree18

Reviews
Albert Serra
Commissioned for “Catalonia in Venice” at last year’s Venice Biennale by curator Chus Martínez, Albert Serra’s monumental five-screen film insta… 
CastUnknown
LanguageSpanish   CountrySpain
WLFree18

Reviews
Robin Swicord
Bryan Cranston stars as a successful lawyer and family man who disappears from his own life and observes his baffled loved ones from a hiding pl… 
CastBryan Cranston, Jennifer Garner
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

Reviews
Arnaud des Pallières
Four moments in the lives of four female characters. Sandra’s youth as she moves to Paris and has a brush with disaster. Karine’s teenage years,… 
CastAdèle Haenel, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Gemma Art…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
SP$14A

Reviews
Jonathan Demme
Jonathan Demme joins us for this 30th-anniversary screening of his anarchic cult classic, about an irrepressible free spirit (Melanie Griffith) … 
CastMelanie Griffith, Jeff Daniels, Ray Liotta
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreeR

Reviews
Asghar Farhadi
A sudden eruption of violence creates an atmosphere of simmering tension between a husband and wife, in this work of slow-burning domestic suspe… 
CastShahab Hosseini and Taraneh Alidousti
LanguagePersian   CountryIran
SP$18

Reviews
Pablo Larraín
Pablo Larraín weaves an engrossing metafictional fable around the 1948 manhunt for celebrated poet and politician Pablo Neruda, who goes undergr… 
CastGael García Bernal, Alfredo Castro, Luis Gne…
LanguageSpanish   CountryChile/Argentina/Spai…
SP$18A

Reviews
Petr Václav
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

Reviews
Andreas Dalsgaard, Obaidah …
A Syrian radio DJ documents the experiences of herself and her friends as their dreams of hope and liberation in the wake of the 2011 Arab Sprin… 
CastUnknown
LanguageArabic   CountrySyria
DOC$18A

Reviews
Víctor Gaviria
Colombian director Víctor Gaviria melds stark realism with nail-biting thrills in this story about a teenage girl who is kidnapped and forced in… 
CastNatalia Polo, Tito Alexander Gómez, Luis Fer…
LanguageSpanish   CountryColombia
CWS$18A

Reviews
Peter Berg
Inspired by the true story of the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico that rocked the globe on April 20, 2010, comes this chronicle of the c… 
CastMark Wahlberg, Kurt Russell, John Malkovich,…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$14A

Reviews
Jonathan Demme
In this thrilling concert documentary, Academy Award–winning director Jonathan Demme captures the charismatic and highly acclaimed artistry of J… 
CastJustin Timberlake
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
GALA$$PG

Reviews
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

Reviews
Ana Lily Amirpour
A savage dystopian cannibal fairy tale set in a Texas wasteland where society's rejects are just trying to make ends meat. Ana Lily Amirpour’s … 
CastSuki Waterhouse, Jason Momoa, Giovanni Ribis…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
VAN$18A

Reviews
Sergei Loznitsa
The new film from Sergei Loznitsa (Maidan, The Event) is a stark yet rich and complex portrait of tourists visiting the grounds of former Nazi e… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman, Spanish, Eng…   CountryGermany
WL$18

Reviews
Angela Schanelec
Two couples suffer the failure of their relationships 30 years apart. Director Angela Schanelec’s bisected narrative is a quietly beautiful medi… 
CastMiriam Jakob, Thorbjörn Björnsson, Maren Egg…
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
WL$18

Reviews
Kôji Fukada
A Japanese family’s humdrum daily routine is fatefully upset by the arrival of a stranger from the father’s past, in this slow-burning dramatic … 
CastTadanobu Asano, Mariko Tsutsui, Kanji Furuta…
LanguageJapanese   CountryJapan
SP$14A

Reviews
Khyentse Norbu
The new film from Bhutanese lama and filmmaker Khyentse Norbu chronicles a sacred jungle ritual where masked, anonymous participants seek comple… 
CastTshering Dorji, Sadon Lhamo, Thinley Dorji, …
LanguageCantonese   CountryBhutan/Hong Kong
PLAT$14A

Reviews
Errol Morris
Errol Morris (The Fog of War) profiles legendary photographer Elsa Dorfman, whose subjects have included such friends as Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dyl… 
CastElsa Dorfman
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

Reviews
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

Reviews
Kasper Collin
Part jazz history, part true-crime tale, Kasper Collin’s new documentary employs extensive archival footage and new interviews to tell the tragi… 
CastLee Morgan, Helen Morgan, Wayne Shorter, Pau…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$PG

Reviews
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

Reviews
Vitaly Mansky
Vitaly Mansky’s intimate and insightful new documentary finds him crisscrossing the Ukraine in the wake of the Maidan uprising, which has left h… 
CastUnknown
LanguageUkrainian, Russian   CountryUkraine, Latvia, Est…
DOC$PG

Reviews
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

Reviews
Nicholas Verso
Alienated teens Corey and Jonah begrudgingly find themselves walking home together on Halloween 1997 — their last night of high school — embarki… 
CastToby Wallace, Gulliver McGrath, Mitzi Ruhlma…
LanguageEnglish   CountryAustralia
DISC$14A

Reviews
Antonio Campos
Antonio Campos (Afterschool, Simon Killer) directs this chilling character study of real-life Florida newscaster Christine Chubbuck (Rebecca Hal… 
CastRebecca Hall, Michael C. Hall, Tracy Letts, …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$18

Reviews
Marlon Brando
Beautifully restored thanks to the efforts of Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg, Marlon Brando’s only film as director is a brilliant and idi… 
CastMarlon Brando, Karl Malden, Pina Pellicer, K…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
CTQFreePG

Reviews
Werner Herzog, Clive Oppenh…
The great Werner Herzog teams up with volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer for this globe-trotting tour of some of the world’s most dangerous volcano… 
CastClive Oppenheimer
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom / Aus…
DOC$18

Reviews
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/China
DISC$14A

Reviews
Jim Chuchu
This procedural crime thriller follows the kidnappings carried out by the titular terrorist cell, Tuko Macho. Run by a ruthless vigilante named … 
CastTim King'oo, Njambi Koikai, and Ibrahim Much…
LanguageSwahili   CountryKenya
PRIME$14A

Reviews
Daouda Coulibaly
In Mali’s bustling capital, a young impoverished man tries to improve his life by working in the drug trafficking business and quickly moves up … 
CastIbrahim Koma, Inna Modja, Ismaël N’Diaye, Je…
LanguageBambara, French   CountrySenegal, France
DISC$14A

Reviews
Marc Forster
Set in exotic locations, this unique and visually-driven psychological drama tells the story of a blind woman and her husband, who upon restorat… 
CastBlake Lively, Jason Clarke, Yvonne Strahovsk…
LanguageEnglish   CountryThailand
SP$18A

Reviews
Lukas Valenta Rinner
A Buenos Aires cleaning woman enters the strange world of upper-class nudism, in this wry, deadpan satire from Austro-Argentine writer-director … 
CastMartin Shanly, Iride Mockert, Andrea Strenit…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
CWC$18

Reviews
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   CountryUnited Kingdom, Sout…
GALA$$14A

Reviews
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

Reviews
Amanda Kernell
In this powerful feature debut, a teenage Sámi girl is forcibly removed from her family home and sent to a state boarding school with the missio… 
CastLene Cecilia Sparrok, Mia Erika Sparrok, Maj…
LanguageSwedish   CountrySweden
DISC$14A

Reviews
Gastón Solnicki
The beguiling third feature from Argentine writer-director Gastón Solnicki (Papirosen) takes inspiration from Béla Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Ca… 
CastLaila Maltz, Katia Szechtman, Lara Tarlowski…
LanguageSpanish   CountryArgentina
WL$18

Reviews
François Jaros, Francisca Al…
Oh What a Wonderful Feeling - In this eye-popping film by Montreal’s François Jaros, a truck stop becomes a sinister realm of mystery. Though th… 
CastKarelle Tremblay, Frédérike Bédard, Catherin…
LanguageEnglish, Spanish, Fr…   CountryCanada, Chile, Germa…
SC$18

Reviews
Abba Makama
A group of young bohemian artists hang out and search for direction in their lives in the stagnant months leading up to the beginning of their u… 
CastIfeanyi Dike, Jamal Ibrahim, Samuel Robinson…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$PG

Reviews
Raja Amari
Samia immigrates to France illegally. Obsessed by the idea her radical islamist brother might be stalking her, she first finds refuge with Imed,… 
CastHiam Abbass, Sarra Hannachi, Salim Kechiouch…
LanguageFrench   CountryTunisia/France
SP$14A

Reviews
Morgan Spurlock
The film will feature exterminators, sanitation workers, mobsters, activists, Nobel scientists and historians explaining where rats came from an… 
CastMorgan Spurlock
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
MM$14A

Reviews
Katell Quillévéré
It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely dependen… 
CastTahar Rahim, Emmanuelle Seigner, Anne Dorval…
LanguageFrench   CountryFrance
PLAT$14A

Reviews
Marco Bellocchio
Italian master Marco Bellocchio (Vincere, Blood of My Blood) adapts the popular biographical novel by Massimo Gramellini, about a journalist who… 
CastBérénice Bejo, Emmanuelle Devos, Valerio Mas…
LanguageItalian   CountryItaly
MAST$PG

Reviews
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

Reviews
Tin Win Naing
Burmese filmmaker Tin Win Naing documents the plight of migrants who have fled the civil war in Myanmar for refuge in Thailand, and now toil as … 
CastUnknown
LanguageBurmese   CountryMyanmar
DOC$18

Reviews
Omoni Oboli
A slick serial seducer bets his friends that he can bed three old flames in six weeks, in this risqué comedy from the director of the smash hit … 
CastOmoni Oboli, Blossom Chukwujekwu, Ufuoma McD…
LanguageEnglish   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

Reviews
Alex Pitstra
Filmmaker Alex Pitstra investigates his own roots as the love child of a holiday romance in Tunisia, part of a wider phenomenon in the 1970s whe… 
CastAlex Pitstra, Jasmin Ameera, Mohsen Ben Hass…
LanguageEnglish   CountryTunisia / Netherland…
DOC$14A

Reviews
Joyce A. Nashawati
During a scorching Greek summer, a stranded foreigner finds himself in a bureaucratic purgatory as he tries to retrieve his residence permit, wh… 
CastZiad Bakri, Mimi Denissi, Louis-Do de Lencqu…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
VAN$14A

Reviews
Jim Jarmusch
Jim Jarmusch recounts the hard-rocking history of Iggy Pop and The Stooges, who burst out of Michigan in the late ’60s with a savage and endless… 
CastIggy Pop, Ron Asheton, Scott Asheton, James …
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
DOC$18

Reviews
Michael Koch
A young Ukrainian woman dreams of owning a hair salon as she spends her days endlessly cleaning hotel rooms in Germany. Determined to achieve he… 
CastMargarita Breitkreiz, Georg Friedrich, Olga …
LanguageGerman   CountryGermany
DISC$18A

Reviews
James Franco
James Franco directs and stars alongside a fine cast -- including Vincent D’Onofrio, Robert Duvall, Selena Gomez and Nat Wolff -- in this adapta… 
CastJames Franco, Nat Wolff, Selena Gomez, Vince…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUSA
SP$14A

Reviews
Sofia Exarchou
Young love blossoms among a group of Athenian teenagers during a boisterous summer season, in the raw, romantic and anarchic feature debut from … 
CastDimitris Kitsos, Dimitra Valgkopoulou, Enuki…
LanguageGreek   CountryGreece
DISC$18

Reviews
Alice Lowe
Alice Lowe (Sightseers) is a triple threat as the writer, director and star of this pitch-black comedy about a pregnant woman whose unborn child… 
CastAlice Lowe, Gemma Whelan, Kate Dickie, Jo Ha…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
VAN$14A

Reviews
Gabriel Abrantes, Timothy Ba…
A Brief History of Princess X - Commissioned to create a bust of Napoleon’s great-grand-niece Marie Bonaparte, the sculptor Brâncusi instead del… 
CastJoana Barrios, Francisco Cipriano, Pritt Tim…
LanguageEnglish, Indonesian,…   CountryUnited Kingdom, Cana…
SC$18

Reviews
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

Reviews
Fien Troch
Home portrays the struggle between two generations: teenagers who explore a thin line between trust, friendship, and loyalty, and adults who see… 
CastSebastian Van Dun, Mistral Guidotti, Loïc Ba…
LanguageFrench   CountryBelgium
PLAT$14A

Reviews
Petra Epperlein, Michael Tu…
Petra Epperlein and Michael Tucker (Gunner Palace, The Prisoner or: How I Planned to Kill Tony Blair) take a powerfully personal journey through… 
CastUnknown
LanguageGerman   CountryUSA / Germany
DOC$PG

Reviews
Lutz Gregor
Director Lutz Gregor follows rising world music star Fatoumata Diawara as she prepares for her first-ever concert performance in her home countr… 
CastFatoumata Diawara, Ahmed Ag Kaedi, Bassekou …
LanguageFrench   CountryMali / Germany
DOC$18

Reviews
Benedict Andrews
When a young woman unexpectedly arrives at an older man's workplace looking for answers, the secrets of the past threaten to unravel his new lif… 
CastRooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn, and Riz Ahmed
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
SP$14A

Reviews
Lorcan Finnegan
Land surveyor Eric, alienated from urban existence and those who love him, travels to a remote and unnamed Irish woodland to assess its suitabil… 
CastAlan McKenna, Niamh Algar, James Browne
LanguageEnglish   CountryIreland
VAN$14A

Reviews
Danis Tanovic
An aging hotel becomes an ideological powder keg during centennial commemorations for the outbreak of the First World War, in this dazzling, Alt… 
CastJacques Weber, Snezana Vidovic, Izudin Bajro…
LanguageBosnian | French   CountryBosnia and Herzegovi…
CWC$18

Reviews
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… 
CastSophie Nélisse, Josh Wiggins, Bill Paxton, a…
LanguageEnglish   CountryCanada
SP$14A

Reviews
Daniel Oriahi
A small-town mechanic turned chauffeur for the mob gets caught up in the troubles of a beautiful sex worker, in this Scorsese-meets-Nollywood cr… 
CastFemi Jacobs, Ijeoma Grace Agu, Odunlade Adek…
LanguageYoruba | English   CountryNigeria
CTC$14A

Reviews
Colm McCarthy
A scientist and a teacher living in a dystopian future embark on a journey of survival with a special young girl named Melanie. 
CastGemma Arterton, Glenn Close, Paddy Considine…
LanguageEnglish   CountryUnited Kingdom
MM$14A