The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) is one of the biggest film festivals in the world, with movies of all genres selected from all around the globe. While some films have been screened at other festivals before the September 5th start date, there are those that will be having their world and Canadian premieres at TIFF, below is a list of some of these films.
Premieres Friday September 6, 2019. Darius Marder establishes a strong cinematic voice with his debut feature, about a heavy-metal drummer (Riz Ahmed) who starts to lose his hearing and consequently begins to re-evaluate his place in the world.
North American Premiere Saturday September 7, 2019. In 1941, a Chinese actress returns to Japanese-occupied Shanghai, ostensibly to star in a play, but her true motivations become complicated as she learns of the imminent Pearl Harbor attack and struggles to differentiate friend from undercover enemy.
Premieres Sunday September 8, 2019. Taika Waititi directs a riotous cast — including Sam Rockwell, Rebel Wilson, Thomasin McKenzie, and newcomer Roman Griffin Davis — in this daring, touching, and comedic satire about a young German boy who discovers a Jewish girl hiding in his home and consults with his imaginary best friend, Adolf Hitler (Waititi).
Canadian Premiere Sunday 8, 2019. Daniel Gordon’s new film is a portrait of the struggles and triumphs of Australian footballer Adam Goodes — a hero on and off the field, as both a decorated sportsman and an Indigenous-rights activist.
North American Premiere Monday September 9, 2019. Acclaimed director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s (Shoplifters, Like Father, Like Son) first film made outside his native Japan stars Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche as a mother and daughter in the film industry whose professional collaboration triggers long-buried resentments.
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All images courtesy of TIFF.net, TIFF 2019 runs from September 5– 15, for more festival announcements and to purchase tickets, visit TIFF.net.
Carolyn is a Freelance Film Critic, Journalist, and Podcaster – and avid live tweeter. Member of the African American Film Critics Association (AAFCA), her published work can be found on But Why Tho, The Beat, Observer, and many other sites. As a critic, she believes her personal experiences and outlook on life, give readers and listeners a different perspective they can appreciate.