It’s September in Toronto and you know what that means…it’s time for the annual, Toronto International Film Festival (best know as TIFF)! From September 7 – 17, TIFF is back for its 48th edition with a brand new, grand selection of films. Located at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, the festival celebrates the beauty of Canada’s film and cinema industry all week long.
Directed by David Yates, the crime/drama film, Pain Hustlers, starring Chris Evans, Emily Blunt, and Andy Garcia, focuses on pharmaceutical drug reps who unwittingly help kickstart the opioid epidemic in the pursuit of financial success. It’s at the top of our must-see list this year.
Kristin Scott Thomas makes her directorial debut in her new film, North Star, alongside costars Scarlett Johansson and Sienna Miller. This family drama film showcases three sisters who are hung up on the men in their lives, as their mother prepares for her third wedding. Family drama awaits in this feature film.
Directed by James Burns and Stevie Salas, Boil Alert follows the life of First Nations activist, Layla Staats, and her personal struggle with the lack of drinkable water in First Nations reserves. As water is a basic human right, this film gives us moment to pause, reflect and act to find a way to no longer make this struggle an issue.
Quiz Lady, directed by Jessica Yu, features Awkwafina and Sandra Oh. This comedy film follows two sisters who are forced to pay off their mother’s gambling debts by concocting a scheme to go on a quiz show.
Woman of the Hour
Lastly, Anna Kendrick makes her directorial debut in her new film, Woman of the Hour. The film dives into uncomfortable gender dynamics, with the stranger-than-fiction story of Rodney Alcala’s appearance on The Dating Game, in the middle of his 1970s murder spree.
Last modified: August 11, 2023