This year, the world’s biggest film festival is bringing a new documentary on Merce Cunningham, an adaptation of the art heist novel The Goldfinch, Agnès Varda’s final movie, and so much more.
Toronto International Film Festival
Cobbling a Movie Together from Surveillance Footage
Artist Xu Bing’s first feature film Dragonfly Eyes tells a story of love and obsession through footage culled entirely from videos uploaded to Chinese streaming sites.
Standout Shorts from the Toronto International Film Festival
The festival has a choice selection of experimental works under its Wavelengths banner, from a documentary about Standing Rock to a film on black activist poetry in Detroit.
Revisiting a Devastating 1900 Hurricane in an Experimental 3D Film
PROTOTYPE, artist Blake Williams’s first feature, is a non-narrative journey through the aftermath of the Great Gavelston Hurricane shot in crisp 3D.
Movies Still Matter Most at Toronto Film Festival
Most likely everyone in the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) audience at the September 8 premiere of Frances Ha, a sweet, funny, and romantic tale of female friendship from longtime filmmaker Noah Baumbach, thought of Woody Allen while watching the black-and-white comedy set in Brooklyn.
Toronto Film Festival 2012: Launching Mostly Oscar Favorites, but Also Artful Debuts
A delayed flight from Venice meant that Lisbon-based filmmaker Miguel Gomes answered questions from 2012 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 12) audiences breathlessly at the opening night premiere of his stunning movie Tabu. He also admitted to the capacity crowd at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the festival’s postmodern headquarters, that his time spent waiting on the Venice airport tarmac paid off with extra insight into his beautiful, black-and-white, nearly silent, and subtly avant-garde drama about female neighbors in a Lisbon apartment building and an elderly woman’s dramatic history in early 1960s colonial Africa.