Two Days, One Night
A working-class mother (Marion Cotillard) fights to hold onto her job, in the new film from master filmmakers Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
Winner of the Palme d’Or at this year’s Cannes, the new film from Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan (Once Upon a Time in Anatolia) is an immersive, meditative chamber drama about a small-town innkeeper whose cultural pretensions and smug self-satisfaction are fatefully undermined over the course of an eventful winter.
Timothy Spall won the Best Actor prize at Cannes for his magnificent performance as J.M.W. Turner, in Mike Leigh’s gorgeously rendered biopic of the famed British landscape painter.
A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
A hijab-clad female vampire cruises the streets of an otherworldly ghost town on a skateboard seeking victims to slake her thirst, in this dazzlingly original and deadpan-funny debut feature from writer-director Ana Lily Amirpour.
Lauded Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev (The Return) won the Best Screenplay prize at Cannes for this painterly, primordial tale about a proud patriarch fighting to protect his family home from a corrupt local official.
Oscar Shorts 2015
TIFF Bell Lightbox presents an exclusive Toronto run of the 2015 Academy Award nominees for Best Live Action and Best Animated Short Film on the big screen.