TIFF Interest List 2019by Col Needham | created - 1 month ago | updated - 1 week ago | Public
This is a list to track films I want to catch at The Toronto International Film Festival in 2019. As usual it is an excellent line-up and, starting with over 100 films, obviously no chance of catching all of these in 10 days, but I will try my best.
As I watch things they will be moved to this list.
The list is in alphabetical order.
1. A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)
108 min | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of a real-life friendship between Fred Rogers and journalist Tom Junod.
2. Abominable (I) (2019)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Three teenagers must help a Yeti return to his family while avoiding a wealthy man and a zoologist who want it for their own needs.
Votes: 4,983 | Gross: $20.61M
3. True History of the Kelly Gang (2019)
124 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on Peter Carey's novel. The story of Australian bush-ranger Ned Kelly and his gang as they flee from authorities during the 1870s.
4. Clemency (2019)
113 min | Drama
Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and ... See full summary »
5. The Song of Names (2019)
PG-13 | 113 min | Drama
Tim Roth and Clive Owen star in an emotional detective story spread over two continents and a half century. Beneath the film's stunning and pulsing musical revelations burn the horror of a war and the lost souls extinguished from history.
6. The Sky Is Pink (2019)
143 min | Drama, Family, Romance
It is based on the love story of a couple spanning 25 years, told through the lens of their spunky teenage daughter Aisha Chaudhary, who was diagnosed with a Pulmonary fibrosis .
7. Ordinary Love (2019)
R | 92 min | Drama, Romance
An extraordinary look at the lives of a middle-aged couple in the midst of a breast cancer diagnosis towards the wife.
8. American Woman (2019)
85 min | Drama
Inspired by the headline-dominating kidnapping of heiress Patty Hearst in 1974, this atmospheric drama is a fictionalized re-imagining of her time in hiding, from the perspective of Jenny, a political activist assigned to take care of her.
9. Dolemite Is My Name (2019)
R | 117 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Eddie Murphy portrays real-life legend Rudy Ray Moore, a comedy and rap pioneer who proved naysayers wrong when his hilarious, obscene, kung-fu fighting alter ego, Dolemite, became a 1970s Blaxploitation phenomenon.
10. The Laundromat (I) (2019)
R | 95 min | Drama
In this The Big Short (2015)-esque dramedy based on the Mossack Fonseca scandal, a cast of characters investigate an insurance fraud, chasing leads to a pair of a flamboyant Panama City law partners exploiting the world's financial system.
Netflix on 18 October
11. Heroic Losers (2019)
116 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Based on the book from Eduardo Sacheri "The Night of the Heroic Losers" (Alfaguara Novel Prize 2016). In a far-flung town in the province of Buenos Aires, many things are about to die out. ... See full summary »
13. The Friend (I) (2019)
124 min | Drama
After learning that his terminally ill wife has six months to live, a man welcomes the support of his best friend who moves into their home to help out. His impact on the whole family is much greater than anyone could have imagined.
15. How to Build a Girl (2019)
102 min | Comedy
The novel charts the journey of teenager Johanna Morrigan, who reinvents herself as Dolly Wilde: fast-talking, lady sex-adventurer, moves to London, and gets a job as music critic in the ... See full summary »
18. Guest of Honour (2019)
105 min | Drama
Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behavior as the past haunts them.
19. Military Wives (2019)
110 min | Comedy, Drama
With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the center of a media sensation and global movement.
22. Instinct (III) (2019)
108 min | Drama, Thriller
In spite of her expertise and experience, a seasoned psychologist is completely infatuated by the sex offender she is treating in a penal institution.
23. Spider (2019)
105 min | Thriller
Three friends are part of an opposition group in the chaotic Chile of the early 70's and together commit a political crime that changes the history of the country and incidentally involves them in a betrayal that separates them forever.
25. Beanpole (2019)
130 min | Drama
1945, Leningrad. WWII has devastated the city, demolishing its buildings and leaving its citizens in tatters, physically and mentally. Two young women search for meaning and hope in the struggle to rebuild their lives amongst the ruins.
26. Atlantics (2019)
104 min | Drama
In a popular suburb of Dakar, workers on the construction site of a futuristic tower, without pay for months, decide to leave the country by the ocean for a better future. Among them is Souleiman, the lover of Ada, promised to another.
Netflix on 29 November
27. A White, White Day (2019)
109 min | Drama
In a remote Icelandic town, an off duty police chief begins to suspect a local man for having had an affair with his wife, who recently died in a car accident. Gradually his obsession for ... See full summary »
31. Flatland (2019)
117 min | Adventure, Western
A contemporary Western, a journey of self-discovery for three different but equally trapped women. A portrait of femininity against a hostile land, questioning what it means to be a woman today in South Africa and the world at large.
32. Tammy's Always Dying (2019)
85 min | Drama
On the 29th of every month, when the welfare runs out, Catherine talks her alcoholic mother off of the same bridge. Literally. Catherine, a connoisseur of bad decisions, dreams of being ... See full summary »
34. Incitement (2019)
123 min | Thriller
Details the year leading to the assassination of Israel's Prime Minister, Yitzhak Rabin (1922-1995), from the point of view of the assassin.
35. The Father (2019)
87 min | Comedy, Drama
Vasil has just lost his long-time partner in life, his wife Valentina. When a woman at her funeral proclaims that the dead woman called her cell phone, Vasil seeks out the help of a ... See full summary »
36. The County (2019)
92 min | Comedy, Drama
A widowed farmer begins a new life on her own terms by fighting against corruption and injustice in her community.
37. Antigone (I) (2019)
109 min | Drama
A modern adaptation of the classic Greek tragedy which falls within a social realism. To the law of men, the young Antigone apposes her own sets of values.
38. 37 Seconds (2019)
115 min | Drama
Yuma is a young Japanese woman who suffers from cerebral palsy. Torn between her obligations towards her family and her dream to become a manga artist, she struggles to lead a self-determined life.
39. Bombay Rose (2019)
93 min | Animation, Drama, Romance
BOMBAY ROSE is a beautiful hand-painted animation created by award winning animator Gitanjali Rao. A romance set on the streets of Bombay we witness Kamala and Salim's quest for love in this chaotic and beautiful city.
42. Martin Eden (2019)
129 min | Drama
Martin Eden struggles to rise above his destitute, proletarian circumstances through an intense and passionate pursuit of self-education, hoping to achieve a place among the literary elite.
44. The Whistlers (2019)
97 min | Comedy, Crime
A policeman intent on freeing a crooked businessman from a prison on Gomera, an island in the Canaries. However, he must first learn the difficult local dialect, a language which includes hissing and spitting.
45. Zombi Child (2019)
103 min | Fantasy
Haiti, 1962. A man is brought back from the dead to work in the hell of sugar cane plantations. 55 years later, a Haitian teenager tells her friends her family secret - not suspecting that ... See full summary »
46. The Vast of Night (2019)
89 min | Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
In the twilight of the 1950s, two youths seek the source of a mysterious frequency that has descended upon a town in New Mexico, in Andrew Patterson's pitch-perfect sci-fi thriller.
48. Gundala (2019)
123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Indonesia's preeminent comic book superhero and his alter ego Sancaka enter the cinematic universe to battle the wicked Pengkor and his diabolical squad of orphan assassins.
49. I Was at Home, But (2019)
105 min | Drama