The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF, stylized as tiff.; French: Festival international du film de Toronto) is one of the largest publicly attended film festivals in the world, attracting over 480,000 people annually. Over the last 40 years, TIFF has grown to become a year-round destination for film culture operating out of the TIFF Bell Lightbox, a dynamic centre for film culture that offers visitors a presentation that includes new releases, live film events and an interactive gallery.

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  • Powerful, provocative, and visually stunning, Marlina the Murderer in Four Acts is a luminous new entry in the feminist western subgenre. Mouly Surya's accomplished third feature is one of a kind: a contemporary reworking of the spaghetti western and smouldering revenge movie that is deeply rooted in the cultural and geopolitical landscapes of Indonesia. Marlina (Marsha Timothy) is a young wido...

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  • Grace Jones, the Jamaican-born singer, actress, and new wave icon, has made a career performing versions of herself — but who is the person behind the persona? Filmed over the course of a decade, this stylish, unconventional documentary portrait from director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Ideology) takes us inside Jones' private spaces, from her family's home in Jamaica, to the studio whe...

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  • Director Ari Aster discusses the films that influenced HEREDITARY; From Nicholas Roeg’s DON’T LOOK NOW, to Roman Polanski’s ROSEMARY’S BABY, to Brian De Palma’s CARRIE, Aster walks us through the films that inspired the film that has been called the scariest film since THE EXORCIST. Hailed by critics and audiences as one of the best and most terrifying horror films of the decade, Hereditary foll...

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  • Grace Jones, the Jamaican-born singer, actress, and New Wave icon, has made a career performing versions of herself — but who is the person behind the persona? Filmed over the course of a decade, this stylish, unconventional documentary portrait from director Sophie Fiennes (The Pervert's Guide to Ideology) takes us inside Jones' private spaces, from her family's home in Jamaica, to the studio whe...

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  • A longtime editor of and contributor to Vogue, André Leon Talley has been at the centre of the fashion world for decades, his imposing six-and-a-half-foot frame alongside runways making him stand out like "a black Rockette," as Whoopi Goldberg puts it. From the segregated American South to the fashion capitals of the world, Talley's life and career are on full display in this poignant documentary ...

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  • James Ivory — one half of the legendary production company Merchant Ivory Productions, which gave us The Remains of the Day, Howards' End, and A Room with a View — visited TIFF days after his historic Oscar win for Best Adapted Screenplay (Call Me by Your Name). Ivory is now the oldest Academy Award winner of all time. Prior to a special screening of his newly restored cult classic Maurice, which ...

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  • Festival favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda 是枝 裕和 (Still Walking, Nobody Knows) takes a fascinating left turn with this intricate murder mystery, about a defense attorney who believes that his client — the self-confessed killer of a wealthy industrialist — is the fall guy for a sinister conspiracy. This latest from Festival favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Nobody Knows) marks an alluring depar...

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  • Festival favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda 是枝 裕和 (Still Walking, Nobody Knows) takes a fascinating left turn with this intricate murder mystery, about a defense attorney who believes that his client — the self-confessed killer of a wealthy industrialist — is the fall guy for a sinister conspiracy. This latest from Festival favourite Hirokazu Kore-eda (Still Walking, Nobody Knows) marks an alluring depar...

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  • In Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece of erotic fixation, former San Francisco police detective Scottie (James Stewart), who has retired from the force due to his crippling fear of heights, is hired to follow his old friend's supposedly suicidal wife (Kim Novak). Quickly falling in love with this blonde goddess, Scottie loses her with equal speed — but when he meets a brunette shopgirl Judy (Novak aga...

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  • South Korea's most versatile writer-director, Bong Joon-ho, discusses how South Korean society has influenced their cinema. A true cinephile at heart, his work boldly reflects his eclectic taste. From drama to genre, from fantasy to true crime (often with a layer of dark humour), films such as Memories of Murder, The Host, and Snowpiercer have garnered Bong Joon Ho a worldwide audience, with fell...

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  • Chloé Zhao’s (Songs My Brothers Taught Me) Art Cinema Award–winning impressionistic drama casts real-life wrangler Brady Jandreau as a South Dakota cowboy struggling to chart a new course. "A horse's purpose is to run in the prairies; a cowboy's is to ride." So, what does a cowboy become when he can no longer ride? This is the question at the centre of Chloé Zhao's The Rider, and the defining conf...

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  • Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Joe Kelly and Ken Niimura, I Kill Giants tells the story of a teenager who struggles through school and family life by escaping into a fantasy world of magic and monsters. Anders Walter's astonishing feature debut I Kill Giants takes us on a deeply emotional journey in a tender coming-of-age tale about a young misfit who escapes into a fantasy world of magi...

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  • Legendary filmmaker James Ivory on the first loves (and first heartbreaks) of Merchant Ivory Productions and CALL ME BY YOUR NAME. Ivory, nominated three times prior for the Best Director Oscar (A ROOM WITH A VIEW, HOWARDS END, and THE REMAINS OF THE DAY), won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for Luca Guadagnino’s CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, starring Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer. The ...

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  • Academy Award-nominated writer-director Alex Garland (28 DAYS LATER, EX MACHINA) discusses the process of adapting and creating ANNIHILATION, his highly anticipated film based on the acclaimed Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer. ANNIHILATION follows an expedition of female soldiers and scientists into Area X as they track a sinister and mysterious phenomenon that expands across the American...

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  • CALL ME BY YOUR NAME's author, Andre Aciman, discusses the magical power of intimacy. The latest from director Luca Guadagnino (I Am Love, A Bigger Splash) explores the tentative relationship that blooms between Elio (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old boy on the cusp of adulthood, and his professor father's older research assistant Oliver (Armie Hammer), who joins the family at their vacation vil...

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  • Filmmaker Charles Officer discusses racism and the lack of diverse voices in the Canadian media. Charles Officer's deeply affecting Unarmed Verses — winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary prize at Hot Docs — follows Francine Valentine, a sensitive, shy, and fiercely curious adolescent, as she discovers the power of poetry, of music, and of her own voice. Officer spent over a year documen...

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  • Before winning the Oscar for Blade Runner 2049, Roger Deakins earned 13 Academy Award nominations for Best Cinematography. He has lost every single time. Here we look at every movie Deakins has received an Oscar nomination for, and the films that beat him out each time. http://tiff.net

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  • Writer/director Alex Garland breaks down how ANNIHILATION goes from “suburbia to psychedelia” with an ending that breaks all the rules — in a genre of films that rarely stick the landing — through a performance by Natalie Portman that recalls a last-act interaction in EX MACHINA between Ava (Alicia Vikander) and Kyoko’s (Sonoya Mizuno). http://tiff.net

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  • In a crowded courthouse conference room in the midst of a sweltering New York summer, 12 unnamed jurors convene to consider and quickly dispose of the seemingly open-and-shut case of a Puerto Rican teenager who allegedly stabbed his father to death — but one member (Henry Fonda) dissents from the otherwise unanimous "guilty" vote. Facing down a hostile room, and the aggressive opposition of two pa...

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  • A leading voice of her generation in the film industry and beyond, Amandla Stenberg has found success in blockbuster film franchises such as The Hunger Games and powerful independent films like As You Are, Everything, Everything, and the highly anticipated The Hate U Give. In this interview, Amandla discusses her generation's desire to hear new voices in film. http://tiff.net