Festival Film Listing
Yann Demange | United Kingdom
Jaume Balagueró | Spain
David Gesslbauer, Michael Lange | Germany
Bent Hamer | Norway/Germany/France
A recently divorced, work-obsessed lab technician finds herself encountering a whole new world of experience when she attends an important scientific conference in Paris, in this charmingly offbeat comedy from Norwegian master Bent Hamer (Kitchen Stories, O' Horten).
130919 - A Portrait of Marina Abramovic
Matthu Placek | USA
The 50 Year Argument
Martin Scorsese, David Tedeschi | USA
Frank Ternier | France
Ramin Bahrani | USA
Desperate to save his family home, an unemployed construction worker (Andrew Garfield) joins an unscrupulous realtor (Michael Shannon) in the dirty business of foreclosing on the disenfranchised, in this enthralling and timely drama from acclaimed director Ramin Bahrani (Man Push Cart, Chop Shop).
Ross Katz | USA
Joshua Gen Solondz | USA
Anahí Berneri | Argentina
Clément Trehin-Lalanne | France
Aïssa, a young Congolese woman living illegally in France, must lie about her age in order to stay in French territory. Through the coldly scrutinizing lens of a medical examination, director Trehin-Lalanne probes the deeply personal implications of territorial boundaries that dictate the legality of an individual.
Park Jung-bum | South Korea
Fabrice Du Welz | France/Belgium
Sarik Andreasyan | USA
Jessica Hausner | Austria/Luxembourg/Germany
Anna and the Tower
Anna and the Tower is a 3-channel installation co-commissioned by TIFF and the Goethe-Institut Toronto that conflates documentary and performance. Filmed in an under-utilized airport outside of Berlin that was once a Soviet airbase, the work conveys both a sense of latency and expectation, and a desire to will events into being.
Co-commissioned by the Goethe-Institut Toronto and Toronto International Film Festival, 2014. Presented in collaboration with Scrap Metal Gallery, Toronto.
Sarah Galea-Davis | Canada
Around is Around
Norman McLaren | Canada
Newly restored, McLaren's 1951 short is the first stereoscopic animated film ever made. McLaren creates a visionary 3D effect with a cathode-ray oscilloscope, and the result is an elegant, mesmerizing pattern of spherical shapes evolving in space.
Jan-Willem van Ewijk | Netherlands/Belgium/Germany/Morocco
A young windsurfer from a small Moroccan coastal village undertakes a perilous solo voyage across the ocean to Europe, in this transcendently beautiful high-seas adventure.
Adam MacDonald | Canada
Bang Bang Baby
Jeffrey St. Jules | Canada
Caroline Mailloux | Canada
Beats of the Antonov
Hajooj Kuka | Sudan/South Africa
Director Hajooj Kuka immerses us in the world of the Sudanese farmers, herders and rebels of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountain regions, who defiantly celebrate their heritage and tend their lands in the face of a government bombing campaign.
Le beau danger
René Frölke | Germany
Kim Kyung-man | South Korea
Before We Go
Chris Evans | USA
Ernesto Daranas | Cuba
A spirited, septuagenarian schoolteacher becomes the target of an official witch hunt when she mounts a campaign to have one of her young students released from a government "re-education facility," in this daring drama from Cuba that has galvanized domestic audiences with its tackling of taboo topics.
Beyond the Lights
Gina Prince-Bythewood | USA
Jalmari Helander | Finland/Germany/United Kingdom
Jefferson Moneo | Canada
Pascale Ferran | France
Kevan Funk | Canada
Black and White
Mike Binder | USA
Francesco Munzi | Italy
A former narcotics trafficker now living peaceably in the Calabrian hills is drawn back into his family's drug-trade dynasty by his impetuous teenage son, in this darkly elegant gangster drama.
BMX Channel and Midnight Traceur
Linked to the artist's interest in street culture and subculture and his early participation in extreme sports, these works, presented at The Drake Hotel and at TIFF Bell Lightbox respectively, are complemented by nightly screenings of several earlier works at Drake One Fifty.
Presented in collaboration with The Drake Hotel.
Boogaloo and Graham
Michael Lennox | Northern Ireland/United Kingdom
François Girard | USA
Ning Hao | China
Mélanie Laurent | France
Alain Fournier | Canada
brouillard - passage #14
Alexandre Larose | Canada
Ray Wong | Canada
Daniel Barnz | USA
Ken Jacobs | USA
Boo Ji-Young | South Korea
Dana Berman Duff | USA
Dana Berman Duff uses black-and-white 16mm to heighten the staged romanticism of a commercial catalogue's dreamily desaturated photos of designer furniture knock-offs.
A Ceremony for a Friend
Kaveh Ebrahimpour | Iran
Having decided that their comrade Mansour has "gone too far," a group of friends resolve to hang him. As they discuss details of the coming execution, the condemned is graciously allowed the time to make a few last requests and accept his fate. A subversive, deadpan comic attack on the absurdity of moral policing.
Dana Gingras | Canada
Jeffrey Zablotny | Canada
Rolf de Heer | Australia
The great Australian actor David Gulpilil (Walkabout, Ten Canoes) won the Best Actor prize at Cannes' Un Certain Regard for his majestic performance in this semi-autobiographical drama, about an aged Aborigine who journeys into the Outback to live in the traditional ways of his ancestors.
Chop My Money
Theo Anthony | Congo
Patient, Guillain and David have nothing to lose and everything to gain... so get the fuck out of their way. Director Theo Anthony's vibrantly stylized doc follows three street kids in the Eastern Congo, who share their dreams and philosophies to the rhythm of Montreal-based musician Dirty Beaches.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Olivier Assayas | France/USA
Thomas McCarthy | USA
Denis Poulin, Martine Époque | Canada
Zhang Yimou | China
Lee Do-yun | South Korea
Cédric Jimenez | France/Belgium
Mathieu Denis | Canada
John Paizs | Canada
The Crow's Egg
M. Manikandan | India
Cruel Story of Youth
Nagisa Oshima | Japan
Jonas Govaerts | Belgium
Matt Shakman | USA
Tony Ayres | Australia
The past catches up with an ex-con who has rebuilt his life in a small Australian town, in this incendiary noir drama by Australian director Tony Ayres.
The Dark Horse
James Napier Robertson | New Zealand
A former speed-chess champion struggling with bipolar disorder (Cliff Curtis) takes over as coach of a chess team for at-risk youth, in the inspirational true story of New Zealand chess legend Genesis Potini.
Sol Friedman | Canada
The story of Noah's Ark has been told in countless ways, but few have ever envisioned the tale from the animals' perspective. In this darkly comic and animated account, the assorted fauna reveal their decidedly unholy natures as the water rises ever higher.
The Dead Lands
Toa Fraser | New Zealand/United Kingdom
In this dazzling action epic set in pre-colonial New Zealand, the young son of a murdered tribal chieftain seeks vengeance on his family's killers by learning the ancient Maori martial arts from a legendary warrior.
Peter Ho-sun Chan | China/Hong Kong
Basma Alsharif | Malta/Greece/France/Palestine
A transfixing performance film in which artist Basma Alsharif shoots footage in Athens, Malta and the "post-civilization" of the Gaza Strip while under self-hypnosis.
Del Ciego Desert
François Leduc | Canada
A Delusion of Grandeur
Vincent Biron | Canada
Detour de Force
Rebecca Baron | Austria/USA
Christophe M. Saber | Switzerland
Do I Sound Gay?
David Thorpe | USA
Nino Kirtadzé | France
Don't Go Breaking My Heart 2
Johnnie To | Hong Kong/China
King Hu | Taiwan
The Dragon is the Frame
Mary Helena Clark | USA
A Dream of Iron
Kelvin Kyung Kun Park | South Korea/USA
Michaël R. Roskam | USA
The Duke of Burgundy
Peter Strickland | United Kingdom
Afia Nathaniel | Pakistan/USA/Norway
Mia Hansen-Løve | France
Matthew Kennedy, Adam Brooks | Canada
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films
Mark Hartley | Australia
Charles Binamé | Canada
Xavier Dolan, Bruce Greenwood and Catherine Keener star in this big-screen adaptation of the play by Nicolas Billon, about a psychiatrist who is drawn into a complex mind game when he questions a disturbed patient (Dolan) about the disappearance of a colleague.
Frieda Luk | Canada
Tony Elliott | Canada
Episode of the Sea
Lonnie van Brummelen, Siebren de Haan, the inhabitants of Urk | Netherlands
Escobar: Paradise Lost
Andrea Di Stefano | France/Spain/Belgium
Antoine Fuqua | USA
An ex-CIA agent (Denzel Washington) uses his lethal skills to protect an imperilled young woman (Chloë Grace Moretz) from the Russian mob, in this hard-edged big-screen adaptation of the cult'80s TV show from director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day).
everything & everything & everything
Alberto Roldan | USA
Eye & Mermaid
Shahad Ameen | Qatar/Saudi Arabia
Burning with curiosity about where her father finds the stunning black pearls he regularly brings back from his fishing trips, young Hanan trails the men when they set out to sea. A darkly lyrical tale that teaches that those things we most cherish - beauty, freedom, riches - may come at a terrible cost.
An Eye for Beauty
Denys Arcand | Canada
The Face Of An Angel
Michael Winterbottom | United Kingdom
Far From Men
David Oelhoffen | France
In this gritty tale of survival adapted from a short story by Albert Camus, a reclusive teacher (Viggo Mortensen) helps a villager accused of murder (Reda Kateb, Un prophète) escape into the mountains during the Algerian War.
The Farewell Party
Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit | Germany/Israel
A devoted elderly couple living in a Jerusalem retirement home is faced with a pair of devastating challenges that threaten to divide them after decades of marriage.
Jordan Tannahill | Canada
Festival 2014 Grolsch People's Choice Award
Felix and Meira
Maxime Giroux | Canada
A young married woman from Montreal's Orthodox Jewish community finds freedom from the strictures of her faith through her relationship with a young man who is mourning the death of his estranged father.
Raha Shirazi | Canada/Italy
Fires on the Plain
Shinya Tsukamoto | Japan
Flapping in the Middle of Nowhere
Diep Hoang Nguyen | Vietnam
Ruben Östlund | Sweden/Norway/Denmark/France
Krzysztof Zanussi | Poland/Italy/Russia
Philip Martin | USA
Bennett Miller | USA
Two brothers, both former Olympic wrestling champions (Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo) become involved in a fateful and fatal friendship with a neurotic millionaire (Steve Carell), in this true-life drama from director Bennett Miller (Capote, Moneyball) that is already one of the year's most buzzed-about films.
Mijke de Jong | Netherlands
From What is Before
Lav Diaz | Philippines
On the eve of Marcos' proclamation of martial law, a small village is visited by a series of strange, perhaps supernatural occurrences, in the new film from Filipino master Lav Diaz (Norte, the End of History).
Régis Wargnier | France/Belgium/Cambodia
Two decades after forging an unlikely alliance in Pol Pot's Cambodia, a French ethnologist and a former Khmer Rouge official meet again after the latter is arrested for crimes against humanity, in this searing drama from top French director Régis Wargnier (Indochine, East/West).
Anne Fontaine | France
Mikael Marcimain | Sweden
Nils Bergendal | Sweden
As a Jew growing up in Baltimore, David Paul's vision of Germany (and Germans) was shaped by the stories of his Holocaust-survivor mother; later in life, he reflects on whether it is possible to overcome this history. Simple in aesthetics yet potent in philosophical introspection, this animated documentary poses difficult questions about the human capacity to forgive unimaginably evil acts.
Gett, The Trial of Viviane Amsalem
Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz | France/Germany/Israel
An Israeli woman seeking to finalize her divorce from her cruel and manipulative husband finds herself effectively put on trial by her country's religiously-based marriage laws, in this riveting drama from sibling directors Shlomi and Ronit Elkabetz.
Ivan Reitman | USA
A Girl At My Door
July Jung | South Korea
Céline Sciamma | France
Céline Sciamma (Water Lilies, Tomboy) returns to the Festival with this raw, raucous but tender look at a group of black high school students living in the tough banlieues of Paris.
John Trengove | South Africa
After being subjected to a ritual circumcision intended to usher him into manhood and purge him of any homosexual desires, a young Xhosa teenager is painted white as a goat and isolated in a remote mountain hut, where his desperate desire to escape grows as his pain and panic mount.
Wu Yonggang | China
Connor Gaston | Canada
The Golden Era
Ann Hui | China/Hong Kong
Stefano Sollima | Italy
Andrew Niccol | USA
A troubled Air Force officer (Ethan Hawke) charged with directing drone strikes enters a moral minefield as the rationale for targeting purported terrorists becomes ever more murky, in this bold, challenging and timely drama from writer-director Andrew Niccol (Gattaca, Lord of War).
The Good Lie
Philippe Falardeau | USA
Goodbye to Language 3D
Jean-Luc Godard | France
Veronika Franz, Severin Fiala | Austria
The Great Man
Sarah Leonor | France
Recuperating in Paris after being wounded in Afghanistan, a French Foreign Legion soldier (Jérémie Renier, L'Enfant, Summer Hours) is reunited with the man who saved his life - and unexpectedly finds himself able to repay his debt when he is compelled to take care of the man's young son.
Harold Ramis | USA
Tor Fruergaard | Denmark
Dome Karukoski | Finland
Adam Wingard | USA
Pat Mills | Canada
Zhang Lu | South Korea
Shim Sung-Bo | South Korea
A Hard Day
Kim Seong-hun | South Korea
Andrea Dorfman | Canada
Heaven Knows What
Benny Safdie, Joshua Safdie | USA/France
Hector and the Search for Happiness
Peter Chelsom | Germany/Canada
A dissatisfied London psychiatrist (Simon Pegg) embarks on a continent-crossing trip to discover the secret of happiness, in this globe-trotting comedy that also features Rosamund Pike, Toni Collette, Stellan Skarsgard, Jean Reno and Christopher Plummer.
Julie Lopes Curval | France
Class barriers threaten the budding romance of two young lovers striving to realize their artistic ambitions.
Hill of Freedom
Hong Sang-soo | South Korea
Martin Edralin | Canada
Pedro Costa | Portugal
The follow-up to the director's landmark Fontainhas trilogy (Ossos, In Vanda's Room, Colossal Youth), the highly anticipated new film by Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa reunites with Colossal Youth's Ventura, who is lost in heartrending indeterminacy as revolution breaks out.
Human Highway (Director's Cut)
Bernard Shakey, Dean Stockwell, Neil Young | USA
Barry Levinson | USA
Saverio Costanzo | Italy
Gerard Johnson | United Kingdom
A ruthless undercover cop tries to rescue a young Albanian woman sold into sexual slavery, in this gritty thriller set in London.
I Am Here
Fan Lixin | China
I am not Lorena
Isidora Marras | Chile/Argentina
I'm in the Corner with the Bluebells
Ako Mitchell | United Kingdom
Amid the cheery chaos of a family gathering, Julie, happily married and a loving mother, meets her half-brother for the first time. Julie's unexpected feelings towards him are surprisingly not altogether unwelcome - a predicament not lost on anyone present.
Serhat Karaaslan | Turkey
In this delightful tale of desire and dogged determination, the rare arrival of an ice-cream man in his small village spurs eleven-year-old Rojhat into action: dodging his angry mother at every turn, Rojhat is set on securing the coveted sweet treat no matter what.
Amanda Strong | Canada
Santiago Menghini | Canada
Mario Martone | Italy
The Imitation Game
Morten Tyldum | USA/United Kingdom
Benedict Cumberbatch stars as brilliant Cambridge mathematician, cryptanalyst and pioneering computer scientist Alan Turing, who spearheaded the Enigma code-breaking operation during World War II and was later persecuted by the British government for his homosexuality.
An Immortal Man
An Immortal Man
Josh Koury, Myles Kane | USA
Baseball legend Ted Williams lived his life in the public eye, but his story took a strange turn upon his death and subsequent preservation (contrary to the instructions in his will) via cryostasis. In this fascinating investigative documentary, filmmakers Josh Koury and Myles Kane uncover the familial machinations that resulted in Williams being quite literally frozen in time.
Jyoti Mistry | South Africa
Investigating the gruesome murder of a cabinet minister's daughter, a special investigator and a local police detective find themselves knee-deep in political corruption and conspiracy, in this sizzling noir thriller set in post-apartheid South Africa.
Harun Farocki | Germany/Austria
This contemplative documentary by the late, great filmmaker Harun Farocki compares different methods of brick production in cultures around the world.
In Her Place
Albert Shin | Canada/South Korea
In the Crosswind
Martti Helde | Estonia
Infinitely Polar Bear
Maya Forbes | USA
Jean-Paul Kelly | Canada
Jakrawal Nilthamrong | Thailand
Shariff Korver | Netherlands
Samir | Iraq/Switzerland/Germany/United Arab Emirates
David Robert Mitchell | USA
Ole Christian Madsen | Denmark/Croatia/Sweden
Lisandro Alonso | Denmark/USA/Argentina/Mexico/Netherlands/Germany/France
Journey to the West
Tsai Ming-liang | France/Taiwan
David Dobkin | USA
Joel Lamangan | Philippines
Kabukicho Love Hotel
Ryuichi Hiroki | Japan
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet
Roger Allers, Gaëtan Brizzi, Paul Brizzi, Joan Gratz, Mohammed Saeed Harib, Tomm Moore, Nina Paley, Bill Plympton, Joann Sfar, Michal Socha | Canada/France/Lebanon/Qatar/USA
Kajutaijuq: The Spirit That Comes
Scott Brachmayer | Canada
The Keeping Room
Daniel Barber | USA
Kill Me Three Times
Kriv Stenders | Australia
The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness
Mami Sunada | Japan
Labyrinth of Lies
Giulio Ricciarelli | Germany
Douglas Boswell | Belgium
Lynn Shelton | USA
The Last Day of Summer
Feike Santbergen | Netherlands
The Last Five Years
Richard LaGravenese | USA
Arlen Konopaki | Canada
James Ford Murphy | USA
Learning to Drive
Isabel Coixet | USA
Kristina Grozeva, Petar Valchanov | Bulgaria/Greece
Letters to Max
Eric Baudelaire | France
Andrey Zvyaginstev | Russia
Life in a Fishbowl
Baldvin Zophoníasson | Iceland/Finland/Sweden/Czech Republic
Yassmina Karajah | Canada/Lebanon
Devastated by the death of his newborn son, a Lebanese man living in an adopted country is challenged by his mother's request that he perform Islamic pre-burial rituals in the confines of a hospital. Avoiding melodrama, Yassmina Karajah delivers a deeply affecting story about culture, loss, and devotion.
Elizabeth Lazebnik | Canada
Hamy Ramezan, Rungano Nyoni | Denmark/Finland
A foreign woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the translator assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, diamond-hard film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.
A Little Chaos
Alan Rickman | United Kingdom
The Little Death
Josh Lawson | Australia
The Look of Silence
Joshua Oppenheimer | Denmark/Indonesia/Norway/Finland/United Kingdom
Oscar Ruiz Navia | Colombia/Argentina/France/Germany
Love in the Time of Civil War
Rodrigue Jean | Canada
Luk'Luk'I : Mother
Wayne Wapeemukwa | Canada
Luis Ortega | Argentina
Dave McKean | United Kingdom
Malena Szlam | Canada/Chile
Sophie Barthes | United Kingdom/Belgium
Carlos Vermut | Spain
Sergei Loznitsa | Ukraine/Netherlands
David Gordon Green | USA
Maps to the Stars
David Cronenberg | Canada/Germany
Batin Ghobadi | Kurdistan
Margarita, with a Straw
Shonali Bose | India
Omung Kumar | India
Mavericks Conversation With Denzel Washington and Antoine Fuqua
The director and star of the Festival Gala Presentation The Equalizer join us to discuss their reunion after their Oscar-winning collaboration on Training Day.
Mavericks Conversation With Jon Stewart
The Daily Show host discusses the story behind his debut feature Rosewater, which tells the true story of journalist Maziar Bahari's five-month imprisonment in Iran after his appearance on Stewart's show.
Mavericks Conversation With Juliette Binoche
One of the most beloved and honoured actors in contemporary cinema joins us to discuss an extraordinary career that has taken her from Godard to Godzilla.
Mavericks Conversation With Reese Witherspoon
The Academy Award winner joins us for this special onstage conversation on the occasion of the Festival premieres of her highly anticipated new films Wild and The Good Lie.
Mavericks Conversation With Richard Gere
The producer and star of this year's Festival premiere Time Out of Mind sits down to discuss his four-decade career as movie star, sex symbol, political activist and devoted Tibetan Buddhist.
Mavericks Conversation With Robert Duvall
The legendary, Academy Award-winning actor and director joins us on the occasion of the Festival premiere of his new film The Judge.
May Allah Bless France!
Abd Al Malik | France
French rapper, author, and spoken word artist Abd Al Malik makes his directorial debut with this adaptation of his 2004 autobiography, chronicling his upbringing in the crime- and drug-ridden streets of Strasbourg and his life-changing encounters with hip hop and religion.
Me and My Moulton
Torill Kove | Canada/Norway
Meet Me in Montenegro
Alex Holdridge, Linnea Saasen | USA/Germany/Norway
Men Who Save The World
Liew Seng Tat | Malaysia/Netherlands/Germany/France
Men, Women & Children
Jason Reitman | USA