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.
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.
TIFF Cinematheque Special Screenings
Apr 8–May 20
We revive a TIFF Cinematheque tradition with special screenings of cinema classics, many in recent restorations or newly struck prints, including the original occult masterpiece The Wicker Man, the director’s cut of William Friedkin’s long unavailable Sorcerer, and a brand new 35mm print of Michelangelo Antonioni’s L’Avventura.
Michel Brault, maître
We honour the recently departed director, cinematographer, cinema-verité pioneer and giant of Québécois cinema Michel Brault with this five-film spotlight.
Orson Welles: Lost & Found
TIFF Cinematheque is thrilled to present this extra-special screening of Orson Welles' recently rediscovered film Too Much Johnson, headlining a mini-retrospective which also includes the Welles classics Citizen Kane, The Magnificent Ambersons and Othello.
TIFF Cinematheque Family Matinees
Bring the family along for matinee screenings of the beloved Technicolor swashbuckler The Adventures of Robin Hood, Harold Lloyd’s comedy masterpiece The Freshman and the dazzling mythological epic Jason and the Argonauts.