Toronto 2017 Lineup, Round 4

The Toronto International Film Festival has added Canadian features and shorts and a bit more to the lineup of its forty-second edition, running from September 7 through 17. Earlier rounds:

The new additions, with links to their pages at the TIFF site:

Canadian Features

Special Presentations

Eye on Juliet, directed by Kim Nguyen, North American Premiere (NAP).


Our People Will Be Healed, Alanis Obomsawin, World Premiere (WP).


The Carter Effect, Sean Menard, WP.

Living Proof, Matt Embry, WP.

There Is a House Here, Alan Zweig, WP.


A Worthy Companion, Carlos Sanchez and Jason Sanchez, WP.

All You Can Eat Buddha, Ian Lagarde, WP.

AVA, Sadaf Foroughi, WP.

Black Cop, Cory Bowles, WP.

Cardinals, Grayson Moore and Aidan Shipley, WP.

Luk’Luk’I, Wayne Wapeemukwa, WP.

Mary Goes Round, Molly McGlynn, WP.

Never Steady, Never Still, Kathleen Hepburn, WP.

Contemporary World Cinema

Black Kite, Tarique Qayumi, WP.

Don’t Talk to Irene, Pat Mills, WP.

Les Affamés, Robin Aubert, WP.

Meditation Park, Mina Shum, WP.

Porcupine Lake, Ingrid Veninger, WP.

Public Schooled, Kyle Rideout, WP.

Pyewacket, Adam MacDonald, WP.

The Little Girl Who Was Too Fond of Matches (La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes), Simon Lavoie, WP.


Alias Grace, Mary Harron, WP. Image above. Harron directs Sarah Polley’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s 1996 novel.


Prototype, Blake Williams, NAP.

A Skin So Soft (Ta peau si lisse), Denis Côté, NAP. Reviews from Locarno.

TIFF Cinematheque

I’ve Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987), Patricia Rozema.

Picture of Light (1994), Peter Mettler.

Rude (1995), Clement Virgo.

North of Superior (1971), Graeme Ferguson.

Short Cuts

The Argument (with annotations), Daniel Cockburn, WP.

Bickford Park, Dane Clark and Linsey Stewart, WP.

Bird, Molly Parker, WP.

Charles, Dominic Etienne Simard, WP.

Creatura Dada, Caroline Monnet, Toronto Premiere.

Crème de menthe, Philippe David Gagné and Jean-Marc E. Roy, NAP.

The Crying Conch, Vincent Toi, NAP.

The Drop In, Naledi Jackson, WP.

For Nonna Anna, Luis De Filippis, WP.

Grandmother, Trevor Mack, WP.

homer_b, Milos Mitrovic and Conor Sweeney, WP.

An Imagined Conversation: Kanye West & Stephen Hawking, Sol Friedman, WP.

Latched, Justin Harding and Rob Brunner, WP.

Lira’s Forest, Connor Jessup, WP.

Midnight Confession, Maxwell McCabe-Lokos, WP.

Milk, Heather Young, WP.

Nuuca, Michelle Latimer, WP.

Pre-Drink, Marc-Antoine Lemire, WP.

Rupture, Yassmina Karajah, WP.

Shadow Nettes, Phillip Barker, WP.

Stay, I Don't Want to Be Alone, Gabriel Savignac, WP.

The Tesla World Light, Matthew Rankin, NAP.

Threads, Torill Kove, NAP.

We Forgot to Break Up, Chandler Levack, WP.


This year’s TIFF Rising Stars are Daniel Doheny, Mary Galloway, Théodore Pellerin, and Ellen Wong. Montreal filmmaker Anne Émond is the 2017 Len Blum Resident. And in the Telefilm Canada Pitch This! program, six teams spend six minutes pitching their features to a live audience of industry experts and a jury.

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