So Here’s What Happened With Carolyn’s Top Picks for TIFF18

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In July we announced that Carolyn will be attending and covering the Toronto International Film Festival on behalf of SHWHPod, as part of our coverage for TIFF we will be posting a weekly wrap-up of festival announcements, beginning with selections for Midnight Madness, Platform Programme, and TIFF Docs. So here’s what happened in this week’s TIFF announcements. 

With TIFF fast approaching my excitement for the festival increases daily. I’m looking forward to meeting my fellow critics and journalists, directors, actors and of course seeing as many films as possible.  Below are just some of the feature-length films I’m most looking forward to. Like me, this list is eclectic and covers all genres, If you’re attending TIFF, tweet me your selections using #SHWHPodTIFF.

Shadow by Zhang Yimou (China) Gala Presentations Programme
Widows by Steve McQueen (United Kingdom/ United States) in Gala Presentations
Lionheart by Genevieve Nnaji (Nigeria) Discovery Programme
Outlaw King by David Mackenzie (United Kingdon/ United States) Gala Presentations Programme
Hidden Man by Jiang Wen (China) Gala Presentations
Burning by Lee Chang-Dong (South-Korea) Special Presentations
If Beale Street Could Talk by Barry Jenkins (United States) Special Presentations Programme
Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Bi Gan (China, France) Wavelengths Programme
The Weekend by Stella Meghie (United States) Special Presentations
Shoplifters by Hirokazu Kore-eda (Japan) Special Presentations
Hold The Dark by Jeremy Saulnier (United States) Special Presentations
The Hummingbird Project by Kim Nguyen (Belgium, Canada) Special Presentations
Life Itself by Dan Fogelman (Spain, United States) Gala Presentations

All images courtesy of TIFF. TIFF 2018 runs from September 6 – 16, for more festival announcements and to purchase tickets, visit You can email us at, and follow the ladies on social media at @CarrieCnh12@La_Ney_Sha, and the podcast’s official Twitter account @SHWH_Pod  but be warned, we tweet a lot.