Essential TIFF13: What To See Part 2

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TIFF 2013 received almost 5000 film submissions this year. The TIFF13 Festival will host 146 World Premieres (WP) and films from 70 countries. Here is our list of 30 films which boast filmmakers with a track record of excellence (big names). Gravity premiered at the 70th Venice Film Fest before coming to TIFF. Blue is the Warmest Colour won Cannes Palme d’Or.

Empire of Dirt

Festival – Contemporary World Cinema
World premiere
Director: Peter Stebbings
Language: English

Fri Sept 6 Scotiabank 2 9:45 PM
Sun Sept 8 Scotiabank 14 9:15 AM

Three generations of First Nations women struggle to deal with the demons of their past, in this powerful and affecting drama from actor-turned-director Peter Stebbings (Defendor).

Enemy

Festival – Special Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Denis Villeneuve
Language: English

Sun Sept 8 Ryerson Theatre 6:00 PM
Mon Sept 9 TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 10:30 PM

Jake Gyllenhaal, Mélanie Laurent (Inglourious Basterds) and Sarah Gadon (Cosmopolis) star in the new film by Academy Award-nominated director Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), a brilliant adaptation of the Nobel Prize-winning author José Saramago’s novel The Double.

Fading Gigolo

Festival – Special Presentation
World Premiere
Director: John Turturro
Language: English

Sat Sept 7 Isabel Bader Theatre 9:45 PM
Sun Sept 8 Scotiabank 2 3:45 PM
Sun Sept 15 Scotiabank 1 12:45 PM

Woody Allen plays as bookseller-turned-pimp to John Turturro’s middle-aged neophyte hustler, in actor-writer-director Turturro’s inspired left-field comedy. The premise is as inspired as it is absurd, and Turturro carries it off with his own affecting and surprisingly romantic vision of New York City.

The Fifth Estate

Festival – Gala Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Bill Condon
Language: English

Thurs Sept 5 Visa Screening Room (Elgin) 6:30 PM
Roy Thomson Hall 8:00 PM
Sat Sept 7 Winter Garden Theatre 12:30 PM

Dreamgirls director Bill Condon helms this absorbing dramatization of the rise and fall of Wikileaks and its fascinating founder Julian Assange. The Fifth Estate is a truly 21st-century saga of technology, politics and civic responsibility.

Gravity

Festival – Special Presentation
North American Premiere
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
Language: English

Sun Sept 8 Princess of Wales 6:30 PM
Mon Sept 9 Princess of Wales 3:00 PM
Wed Sept 11 Scotiabank 12 9:00 PM
Sun Sept 15 Ryerson Theatre 12:00 PM

George Clooney and Sandra Bullock star in this highly anticipated 3D space thriller from acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón (Children of Men, Y Tu Mamá También).

Hateship Loveship

Festival – Special Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Liza Johnson
Language: English

Fri Sept 6 Princess of Wales 2:30 PM
Sat Sept 7 Isabel Bader Theatre 12:30 PM
Sat Sept 14 Scotiabank 1 9:45 AM

Kristen Wiig, Guy Pearce, Nick Nolte and Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit) star in this smart, funny, and moving family drama based on a short story by revered Canadian author Alice Munro.

The Invisible Woman

Festival – Special Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Ralph Fiennes
Language: English

Mon Sept 9 Visa Screening Room (Elgin) 6:00 PM
Tues Sept 10 TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 11:45 AM

Ralph Fiennes directs and stars as Charles Dickens in this opulent period drama about the great novelist’s passionate, years-long secret affair with the young actress Nelly Ternan (Felicity Jones; Like Crazy).

The Love Punch

Festival – Gala Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Joel Hopkins
Language: English

Thursday September 12 Roy Thomson Hall 9:30 PM
Friday September 13 Visa Screening Room (Elgin) 11:00 AM

Pierce Brosnan and Emma Thompson star in this romantic comedy/heist film as a divorced duo who sets aside their differences to undertake a high-stakes jewel robbery on the Côte d’Azur.

The Lunchbox

Festival – Gala Presentation
North American Premiere
Director: Ritesh Batra
Language: Hindi, English

Sun Sept 8 Roy Thomson Hall 2:00 PM
Mon Sept 9 TIFF Bell Lightbox 2 9:30 AM

In Mumbai, a misdelivered lunchbox brings together two very different people — a neglected housewife (Nimrat Kaur) and a grumpy, solitary widower on the verge of retirement (Bollywood star Irrfan Khan, also appearing at the Festival in Qissa) — in this funny and touching comedy-drama from first-time writer-director Ritesh Batra.

Mandela

Festival – Gala Presentation
World Premiere
Director: Justin Chadwick
Language: English

Sat Sept 7 Roy Thomson Hall 6:00 PM
Sun Sept 8 Princess of Wales 12:00 PM
Fri Sept 13 TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 5:30 PM

Acclaimed British actor Idris Elba (TV’s The Wire) is magnetic as the legendary South African freedom fighter in this rousing adaptation of Nelson Mandela’s autobiography Long Walk to Freedom.

Christophe Chanel

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