The latest from the world’s most influential arthouse filmmakers.
Robert Lepage's most recent feature (based on his celebrated, nine-hour theatre work Lipsynch) is an elegant, thought-provoking and gorgeously designed meditation on the many modes of human communication.
Politically persecuted Iranian master Jafar Panahi — still under house arrest and banned from filmmaking for twenty years for engaging in "propaganda" against the Islamic Republic — follows his magnificent This Is Not a Film with another brilliant and moving hybrid of video diary, essay film, and impassioned political protest.
A Touch of Sin
Chinese master Jia Zhangke won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this startling (and startlingly violent) modern wuxia tale of four outcasts on the margins of a rapidly changing China, who channel their underclass rage into a bloody and murderous rampage.
Norte, The End of History
Philippine cinematic luminary Lav Diaz draws inspiration from Dostoevsky and iconic compatriot José Rizal in this mature and boldly literate and new drama, which is among the finest works to emerge from the Philippine New Wave.
Home From Home - Chronicle of a Vision
PLEASE NOTE that the 5:45pm screening (TIFF Bell Lightbox 3) of HOME FROM HOME on Sunday, September 15 has moved to 9:30am (TIFF Bell Lightbox 4).
Set in the mid-19th century, this latest instalment in the decades-spanning Heimat series from venerable German filmmaker Edgar Reitz chronicles the quests of two Hunsrück families to escape poverty and famine by forging a new life in Brazil.
Abuse of Weakness
An extraordinary collaboration between two legends of French cinema, Catherine Breillat’s brutally candid autobiographical drama stars Isabelle Huppert as a stroke-afflicted filmmaker manipulated by a notorious con man.
South Korea’s celebrated perennial provocateur Kim Ki-duk (Pieta) returns with this twisted family chronicle perched somewhere between psychological thriller, grotesque comedy, and perverse ode to the pleasures of sadomasochism.
Korean auteur Hong Sang-soo’s latest is a smart, resonant coming-of-age comedy about an aspiring young filmmaker who becomes the object of desire for three very different men.
A fourteen-year-old boy in a stifling Helsinki slum takes some unwise life lessons from his soon-to-be-incarcerated older brother, in Finnish master Pirjo Honkasalo’s gorgeously stylized and emotionally devastating work about what we pass on to younger generations, and the ways we do it.
How Strange to be Named Federico: Scola narrates Fellini
Combining memoir, archival photos and footage with complete recreation, director Ettore Scola lovingly depicts his relationship with friend, fellow journalist, and icon of postwar Italian cinema, Federico Fellini.