TIFF Cinematheque is a world-renowned screening programme devoted to the presentation, understanding and appreciation of Canadian and international cinema through carefully curated programming. It features acclaimed director's retrospectives, national and regional spotlights, experimental and avant-garde cinema, exclusive engagements of classic films, including many new and rare archival prints. We're committed to championing the history and culture of cinema by unearthing buried areas of film history and by giving visibility to new directions in cinema.
Bigger Than Life: Jean-Luc Godard's Hollywood Classics
Feb 20–Mar 22
Featuring fourteen of the French filmmaker's favourites from the 1930s to the 1960s — including classics by Hitchcock and Hawks, Fuller and Ford, Nick Ray, Fritz Lang, Orson Welles and (of course) Jerry Lewis — this sidebar to our Godard Forever retrospective overflows with dazzling formal invention and a glorious excess of excess.
The Free Screen: Winter 2014
Jan 17–Mar 23
Renowned photographer/filmmaker Robert Frank receives a special four-night Free Screen retrospective — including an ultra-rare screening of his notorious Rolling Stones documentary Cocksucker Blues — while Canadian avant-garde great David Rimmer joins us for a two-night spotlight on recent restorations of his work.
Canadian Open Vault: Winter 2014
Jan 26–Mar 20
This season's spotlight on Canadian classics includes Jean-Claude Lauzon's stunning coming-of-age fantasia Léolo and Denys Arcand's classic debut feature Réjeanne Padovani.
Oscar Micheaux: American Independent
The legendary Oscar Micheaux — the most prolific, successful, and indeed only African American writer-director-producer in the first half-century of American cinema — is spotlighted in this eight-film retrospective.
Pier Paolo Pasolini: The Poet of Contamination
Mar 8–Apr 12
Presented almost entirely in new 35mm prints, this ultimate retrospective of the films of the controversial Italian filmmaker, novelist, poet and provocateur is one of the essential cinematic events of the season.
Robert Lepage: Possible Worlds
Mar 27–Apr 1
In recognition of Robert Lepage’s honouring as this year’s recipient of the Glenn Gould Prize, TIFF and The Glenn Gould Foundation are pleased to present this retrospective of the celebrated Quebecois stage and film director’s cinematic oeuvre, including his highly anticipated new film Triptych.
Divertimentos: The Films of Matías Piñeiro
First coming to widespread attention with last year's exquisite Viola, the young Argentinian filmmaker Matías Piñeiro — whose four films to date have earned him comparisons to French New Wave luminaries Eric Rohmer and Jacques Rivette — has been hailed as one of the most distinctive and exciting new voices in international cinema.