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Toronto 2019


167 articles available in total starting from 31/10/2018. Last article published on 23/09/2019.

Review: Ordinary Love

Review: Ordinary Love

Directorial duo Lisa Barros D'Sa and Glenn Leyburn’s gentle look at a love that runs deeper than illness ultimately feels slight  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Shelly Love  • Director of A Bump Along the Way

Interview: Shelly Love • Director of A Bump Along the Way

“I feel motivated to tell female stories and to give an authentic account of their experience”

We interviewed Shelly Love, the director of the Northern Irish comedy A Bump Along the Way, starring Bronagh Gallagher and Lola Petticrew in the lead roles  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Nobadi

Review: Nobadi

Karl Markovics tries to address guilt and remorse in his story about the fateful encounter between a refugee and an Austrian pensioner, but follows patterns that are too familiar to make an impact  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Hope

Review: Hope

Norwegian writer-director Maria Sødahl delivers an autobiographical and emotionally fragile love story through the powerful duo of Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Entwined

Review: Entwined

The feature debut by Minos Nikolakakis mixes an arthouse approach with various horror tropes, resulting in an engaging and disturbing picture  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

Interview: Ina Weisse • Director of The Audition

“Anna is concerned about the boy, but ultimately, she is more concerned about herself”

We talked to German actress, screenwriter and director Ina Weisse about her latest film The Audition, which premiered in the Discovery section at the Toronto International Film Festival  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: The Audition

Review: The Audition

Featuring a captivating performance from Nina Hoss, Ina Weisse’s sophomore feature follows a woman trapped in the pursuit of success and abandoning her family  

12/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

Review: The Barefoot Emperor

The sequel to King of the Belgians is a broad, surrealistic political satire on the current state of Europe, loaded with historical references  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Antoneta Kastrati  • Director of ZANA

Interview: Antoneta Kastrati • Director of ZANA

“As a community, we have not processed any of the war traumas in depth. We had to move on; perhaps it was the only way”

We sat down with Kosovar director-scriptwriter Antoneta Kastrati to discuss the background to her Toronto-screened debut feature, ZANA  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Grímur Hákonarson  • Director of The County

Interview: Grímur Hákonarson • Director of The County

“Corruption is part of this community’s life”

We chatted to Icelandic writer-director Grímur Hákonarson, whose third feature, The County, was presented in Toronto's Contemporary World Cinema section  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

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