This year’s festival includes a vast array of Canadian films, from documentaries to vanguard cinema.
338 Arletta Avenue | Director: Randall Cole
The story of a couple, Nick Stahl and Mia Kirshner, who do not realize they are being watched.
Afghan Luke | Director: Mike Clattenburg
Disheartened when his story about Canadian snipers possibly mutilating corpses in Afghanistan is buried, Luke (Nick Stahl) quits his job but is even more determined to return to Afghanistan to get the real story. Starring Nicolas Wright, Stephen Lobo, Vik Sahay and Steve Cochrane.
Billy Bishop Goes to War | Director: Barbara Willis-Sweete
In Billy Bishop Goes to War actor Eric Peterson and writer/composer John Gray reprise their two-man play.
Breakaway | Director: Robert Lieberman
A cross-cultural hockey drama set in the Indo-Canadian community in suburban Toronto, Canada. Starring Vinay Virmani, Russell Peters, Anupam Kher, Gurpreet Singh Ghuggi, Sakina Jaffrey, Noureen Dewulf, Rob Lowe, Camilla Belle and Akshay Kumar.
Café de Flore | Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
Café de Flore is an epic love story between a man and woman. And between a mother and her son. Starring Vanessa Paradis.
A Dangerous Method | Director: David Cronenberg
Drawn from true-life events, A Dangerous Method takes a glimpse into the turbulent relationships between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung, his mentor Sigmund Freud and Sabina Spielrein, the woman who comes between them. Starring Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen and Keira Knightley.
Doppelgänger Paul | Directors: Dylan Akio Smith and Kris Elgstrand
Following a near-death experience, Karl comes to believe that Paul is his doppelgänger. When Karl finally reveals himself to Paul, a unique and troubled relationship begins to form. Starring Tygh Runyan, Brad Dryborough, Ben Cotton and Matty Finochio.
Edwin Boyd | Director: Nathan Morlando
Based on a true story, WWII vet and family-man-turned-bank-robber Eddie Boyd is torn between the need to provide for his family and an unfulfilled Hollywood dream. He starts robbing banks to satisfy both. Starring Scott Speedman, Kevin Durand, Kelly Reilly, Joseph Cross, Brendan Fletcher, Charlotte Sullivan and Brian Cox.
Goon | Director: Michael Dowse
Goon is the story of Doug Glatt, a bouncer who, upon discovering both his right hook and skates, joins a hockey team destined for the cellar and inspires them into the playoffs. Starring Seann William Scott, Jay Baruchel, Liev Schreiber, Alison Pill, Marc Andre Grondin and Eugene Levy.
Hard Core Logo | By: Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald's film is being re-struck in conjunction with the monograph on the film, co-published by the University of Toronto Press and TIFF.
Hard Core Logo II | Director: Bruce McDonald
Bruce McDonald follows the band Die Mannequin to a recording studio in a remote town after hearing that band leader Care Failure has claimed to be channelling the spirit of Hard Core Logo’s Joe Dick. Starring Bruce McDonald, Care Failure, Julian Richings and Paul Shull.
i am a good person/i am a bad person | Director: Ingrid Veninger
A mother and daughter duo confront their life changes alone, before returning home. Starring Hallie Switzer, Ingrid Veninger, Jacob Switzer, Mathieu Chesneau, Suzana Mikytova and Simon Reynolds.
I’m Yours | Director: Leonard Farlinger
A thought-provoking romantic comedy. Starring Rossif Sutherland, Karine Vanasse.
Keyhole | Director: Guy Maddin
A gangsters-meet-ghosts sonata. Starring Jason Patric, Isabella Rossellini, Udo Kier, Louis Negin and Brooke Palsson.
Monsieur Lazhar | Director: Philippe Falardeau
Bachir Lazhar, an Algerian immigrant, is hired to replace an elementary school teacher who died tragically. Starring Fellag, Sophie Nelisse, Emilien Neron, Danielle Proulx and Brigitte Poupart.
The Moth Diaries | Director: Mary Harron
Rebecca, haunted by her father's suicide, begins her junior year at an all-girls’ boarding school. Starring Lily Cole, Sarah Gadon, Sarah Bolger, Judy Parfitt and Scott Speedman.
Pink Ribbons, Inc. | By: Léa Pool
Inspired by Dr. Samantha King's book “Pink Ribbons Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy,” the film juxtaposes footage from some of the biggest fundraising walks and runs in North America with interviews.
Sisters&Brothers | Director: Carl Bessai
A comedic exploration of the lives of four intersecting sister and brother relationships. Starring Dustin Milligan, Amanda Crew, Cory Monteith, Gabrielle Miller and Kacey Rohl.
Starbuck | Director: Ken Scott
Just when David Wosniak (Patrick Huard) decides to finally take control of his life, this eternal 42-year-old teenager discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children. Also starring Antoine Bertrand, Julie le Breton.
Surviving Progress | By: Mathieu Roy and Harold Crooks
Ronald Wright’s bestseller A Short History Of Progress inspired this cinematic requiem,
Take this Waltz | Director: Sarah Polley
Take this Waltz leads us through the question of what long-term relationships do to love, sex, and our images of ourselves. Starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen and Luke Kirby.
(Editor's note: An earlier version of this online story misspelled Marc-André Grondin's name. This online version has been corrected).