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A scene from Son of Saul.

With 289 features lined up for TIFF, how's a movie-goer to choose? Through the festival, we'll point you to three films on our radar showing that day.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Son of Saul

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This uniquely honest Holocaust drama is about an Auschwitz prisoner who is determined to give a corpse he believes to be that of his son a proper Jewish burial.

Mustang

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This sad, sweet drama features five Turkish sisters who are sun-splashed, mischievous and fun-loving, but their fates are sealed and their free will denied in a conservative, male-dominated world.

London Road

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If you are already familiar with the National Theatre's production of this incredibly unusual musical, then you won't be too surprised when a bunch of Ipswich residents start singing – sort of – about the travails of living in the midst of a serial killer.

Read more about these films, and other TIFF highlights, here.