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TIFF 2014: 11 Films Worth Checking Out

TIFF 2014: 11 Films Worth Checking Out

| On 04, Sep 2014

The 2014 Toronto International Film Festival starts today. Get ready. For the next 11 days there will be famous and beautiful people everywhere. The parties and movie industry big wigs guarantee the networking will be on overdrive. Oh yeah, there also happens to be a ton of great films to be seen. Here are 11 choices we think are worth taking a look at. We hope you like them. Beware, at times, subtitles may be involved.

The Crow’s Egg
Director(s): M. Manikandan
Country: India
Year: 2014
Language: Tamil
In a Chennai slum, two young brothers set out to realize their dream: to get their first taste of pizza.
Friday, Sept. 5
Saturday, Sept. 6
Saturday, Sept. 13

The Intruder
Director(s): Shariff Korver
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2014
Language: Dutch/Arabic/French
In this smart and incisive thriller, a Dutch cop of Moroccan heritage goes undercover in a Moroccan drug ring and finds there a feeling of belonging he never experienced in “normal” society.
Friday, Sept. 5
Saturday, Sept. 6
Friday, Sept. 12

The Yes Men Are Revolting
Director(s): Laura Nex, The Yes Men
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Language: English
The sequel to the hit 2003 documentary follows activist-pranksters Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonnano as they pull the rug out from under mega-corporations, government officials and a complacent media in a series of outrageous stunts designed to draw awareness to the issue of climate change.
Friday, Sept. 5
Sunday, Sept. 7
Friday, Sept. 12

The Vanished Elephant
Director(s): Javier Fuentes-León
Country: Peru/Colombia/Spain
Year: 2014
Language: Spanish
A crime novelist receives a vital clue to the whereabouts of his long-missing fiancée, in this mind-bending mystery that pays homage to Hollywood film noir and the reality-twisting fictions of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortázar.
Saturday, Sept. 6
Monday, Sept. 8
Sunday, Sept. 14

Detour De Force
Director(s): Rebecca Baron
Country: Austria/USA
Year: 2014
Language: English
A fascinating portrait of “thoughtographer” Ted Serios, a hard-drinking Chicago bellhop who caused a sensation in the sixties with his psychic ability to produce hundreds of Polaroid images from his mind.
Please check the Short film schedule

Bang Bang Baby
Director(s): Jeffrey St. Jules
Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Language: English
Canadian director Jeffery St. Jules makes his feature debut with this surreal, fever-dream fusion of small-town musical and 1950s sci-fi.
Monday, Sept. 8
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Friday, Sept. 12

Mr. Turner
Director(s): Mike Leigh
Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2014
Language: English
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.
Monday, Sept. 8
Tuesday, Sept. 9

Rosewater
Director(s): Jon Stewart
Country: USA
Year: 2013
Language: English
The Daily Show host and Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari dicuss the story behind Stewart’s debut feature Rosewater, which tells the true story of Bahari’s five-month imprisonment in Iran after his appearance on Stewart’s show.
Monday, Sept. 8
Tuesday, Sept. 9

Merchants Of Doubt
Director(s): Robert Kenner
Country: USA
Year: 2014
Language: English
Documentarian Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) investigates the shadowy world of professional skeptics, whose services are bought and paid for by corporations, think tanks and other special interests to cast doubt and delay public and governmental action on climate change.
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Wednesday, Sept. 10

The Golden Era
Director(s): Ann Hui
Country: China/Hong Kong
Year: 2014
Language: Madarin
Hong Kong master Ann Hui recreates the life of the pioneering and prodigiously talented 20th century female novelist Xiao Hong.
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Wednesday, Sept. 10
Sunday, Sept. 14

Big Muddy
Director(s): Jefferson Moneo
Country: Canada
Year: 2014
Language: English
On the run from the cops and a murderous former lover, a sultry outlaw (Nadia Litz) and her young son take refuge with her estranged father (Stephen McHattie) in the small Saskatchewan town of Big Muddy, in this modern-day murder ballad from writer-director Jefferson Moneo.
Tuesday, Sept. 9
Thursday, Sept. 11

 

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