These are the five films we can’t wait to see at the annual film fête
The Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 6 – 16. Click “Read more” below your favourite trailer for showtimes and more information.
We can’t resist this visual feast set in 80s Mexico. Directed by Alejandra Márquez Abella, it follows a well-to-do socialite on the verge of losing everything during an economic crash. The meticulous decor, clothes and setting brings home what’s at stake for the lead character.
Edward Burtynsky’s AGO exhibition coincides with the release of this documentary, which uses breathtaking imagery to shake audiences out of their complacency about the environment. A must-see for literally everyone.
This year’s Wavelengths programming of experimental films focuses on architecture: although not necessarily in the context we’re used to. For example, in Walled Unwalled, artist and self-described “private ear” Lawrence Abu Hamdan questions whether built walls have any meaning in a world of near constant digital surveillance.
The first short film from Canadian director Aaron Ries is the perfect goodbye to long summer days seen through the eyes of a young woman living with her grandpa, or Dziadzio in Polish. From the trailer, expect to see familiar shots of suburban strip malls and parking lots overlaid with the granddaughter’s imagination.
The short film 7A shows a woman in an apartment unit disturbed first by a knock on the door, and then by billowing pink smoke. Directed by Zachary Russell, the movie promises to be an intriguing entry into one of our favourite genres — the one room drama. We love interiors, okay?