A beautiful assassin (Shu Qi) is sent to kill the powerful lord who was once her betrothed, in this sumptuous martial-arts epic from Taiwanese master Hou Hsiao-hsien (Flight of the Red Balloon).
Directed by Hou Hsiao-Hsien
Taiwan | 104 minutes | North American Premiere
SUN | SEP 13 9:00 PM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 1 | SUBTITLED
TUE | SEP 15 5:00 PM | The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema | SUBTITLED
The astonishing feature debut by director Robert Eggers evokes Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining in its tale of a family of settlers in 17th-century New England who encounter mysterious, possibly supernatural forces when they are exiled from their village and forced to live on the outskirts of an ominous forest.
Directed by Robert Eggers USA/Canada | 90 minutes | Canadian Premiere
FRI | SEP 18 6:15 PM | Ryerson SAT | SEP 19 9:15 PM | The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Director and star Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche reimagines the tale of the Biblical traitor in this stunningly shot historical drama.
CONTEMPORARY WORLD CINEMA
STORY OF JUDAS
HISTOIRE DE JUDAS
Directed by Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche
France | 99 minutes | North American Premiere
WED | SEP 16 7:00 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3 | SUBTITLED
THU | SEP 17 9:00 PM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 4 | SUBTITLED
SAT | SEP 19 9:45 AM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 11 | SUBTITLED
A young man returns to his dying hometown and discovers a dark family secret that could tear apart the lives of those he left behind, in this contemporary adaptation of Ibsen’s The Wild Duck starring Academy Award winner Geoffrey Rush, Ewen Leslie, Paul Schneider, Miranda Otto, Anna Torv, with Odessa Young and Sam Neill.
The Daughter |courtesy of TIFF
Directed by Simon Stone Australia | 96 minutes | North American Premiere
FRI | SEP 11 5:00 PM | Elgin/Winter Garden Theatres Winter Garden Theatre SAT | SEP 12 8:45 AM | Isabel Bader
Japanese cinematic extremist Takashi Miike (13 Assassins) returns to his gonzo roots with this mind-melter that finds room for vampires, gangsters, earthquakes, volcanoes, monsters, martial arts, and even a yakuza knitting circle.
Directed by Takashi Miike
Japan | 115 minutes | North American Premiere
FRI | SEP 18 11:59 PM | Ryerson | SUBTITLED
SAT | SEP 19 3:00 PM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 2 | SUBTITLED
Stranded on Mars, a NASA astronaut (Matt Damon) struggles to survive on the arid planet while his ground crew races to mount a rescue mission, in this interplanetary epic from director Ridley Scott.
Directed by Ridley Scott USA | 130 minutes | World Premiere
FRI | SEP 11 9:30 PM | Roy Thomson Hall | PREMIUM 3D SAT | SEP 12 12:00 PM | Roy Thomson Hall | 3D THU | SEP 17 3:00 PM | Princess of Wales | 3D FRI | SEP 18 6:00 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 2 | 3D
Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes, this powerful drama from director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet, Rust & Bone) follows a former Tamil Tiger soldier as he flees from the aftermath of the Sri Lankan civil war to begin a new life in a Parisian suburb.
Dheepan |courtesy of TIFF
Directed by Jacques Audiard
France | 114 minutes | North American Premiere
FRI | SEP 11 9:00 PM | Elgin/Winter Garden Theatres Visa Screening Room (Elgin) | SUBTITLED
SAT | SEP 12 8:30 AM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1 | SUBTITLED
French provocateur Gaspar Noé (Enter the Void) continues to push the envelope with this 3D melodrama featuring explicit, unsimulated sex.
Love |courtesy of TIFF
Directed by Gaspar Noé France | 134 minutes | North American Premiere
TUE | SEP 15 8:45 PM | Ryerson | 3D SUBTITLED THU | SEP 17 6:00 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 1 | 3D SUBTITLED
Thirteen women find themselves trapped in a Gaza hair salon during a stand-off between police and a local gangster, in this audacious and incisive feature debut from twin brothers Tarzan and Arab Nasser.
Directed by Arab Nasser, Tarzan Nasser
Palestine/France/Qatar | 84 minutes | North American Premiere
MON | SEP 14 7:45 PM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 11 | SUBTITLED
WED | SEP 16 3:15 PM | AGO Jackman Hall | SUBTITLED
Hong Kong master Johnnie To (Drug War, Mad Detective) directs superstars Chow Yun-fat and Sylvia Chang in this spectacular movie musical about high-level corporate intrigue.
Office |courtesy of TIFF
Directed by Johnnie To China/Hong Kong | 117 minutes | North American Premiere
SAT | SEP 12 9:00 PM | Ryerson | 3D SUBTITLED MON | SEP 14 12:30 PM | TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3 | 3D SUBTITLED THU | SEP 17 8:30 PM | Scotiabank Theatre Scotiabank 1 | 3D SUBTITLED