Toronto 2017 Index

This year’s Toronto International Film Festival runs from September 7 through 17. Here’s an overview of what the critics are saying; links from the titles will take you to roundups of first reviews, interviews, trailers, clips, the works.

Gala Presentations

Dee Rees’s Mudbound

Special Presentations

Fatih Akin’s In the Fade (Reviews from Cannes)

Darren Aronofsky’s mother!

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project (Cannes)

Xavier Beauvois’s The Guardians

Louis C.K.’s I Love You, Daddy

Robin Campillo’s BPM (Beats Per Minute) (Cannes)

George Clooney’s Suburbicon

Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water

Stephen Frears’s Victoria & Abdul

Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird

Andrew Haigh’s Lean on Pete

Michel Hazanavicius’s Redoubtable (Cannes)

Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Killing of a Sacred Deer (Cannes)

Manuel Martín Cuenca’s The Motive

Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Samuel Moaz’s Foxtrot

Ruben Östlund’s The Square (Cannes)

Alexander Payne’s Downsizing

John Woo’s Manhunt

Chloé Zhao’s The Rider (Cannes)


Barbara Albert’s Mademoiselle Paradis

Kamila Andini’s The Seen and the Unseen

Nabil Ayouch’s Razzia

Clio Barnard’s Dark River

Joan Chemla's If You Saw His Heart

Iram Haq’s What Will People Say

Armando Iannucci’s The Death of Stalin

Lisa Langseth’s Euphoria

Xavier Legrand’s Custody

Michael Pearce’s Beast

Mike White’s Brad’s Status


Michael Haneke’s Happy End (Cannes)

Hong Sangsoo’s The Day After (Cannes)

Hirokazu Kore-eda’s The Third Murder

Lucrecia Martel’s Zama

Paul Schrader’s First Reformed

Agnès Varda and JR’s Faces Places (Cannes)

Andrey Zvyagintsev’s Loveless (Cannes)


Wang Bing’s Mrs. Fang

Denis Côté’s A Skin So Soft

Bruno Dumont’s Jeannette, the Childhood of Joan of Arc (Cannes)

Véréna Paravel and Lucien Castaing-Taylor’s Caniba


Emmanuel Gras’s Makala (Cannes)

Frederick Wiseman’s Ex Libris – The New York Public Library

Contemporary World Cinema

Robin Aubert’s Les Affamés

Jonas Carpignano’s A Ciambra (Cannes)

Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult

Valeska Grisebach’s Western (Cannes)

Annemarie Jacir’s Duty (Wajib)

Vivian Qu’s Angels Wear White


Sadaf Foroughi’s Ava

Huang Hsin-Yao’s The Great Buddha+

Hlynur Pálmason’s Winter Brothers

Wayne Wapeemukwa’s Luk'Luk’I

Midnight Madness

Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s Let the Corpses Tan

James Franco’s The Disaster Artist

S. Craig Zahler’s Brawl in Cell Block 99

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