Wasp Network

TIFF19: Wasp Network

Cuban dissidents are sent to the U.S. to spy on anti-Castro terrorist organizations in Wasp Network. In late-1990, airline pilot René González (Edgar Ramírez) steals a plane and fleas Cuba to Miami, leaving behind his wife Olga (Penélope Cruz) and young daughter. He is soon joined by fellow Cuban exile Juan Pablo Roque (Wagner Moura), […]

First Love

TIFF19: First Love

A young boxer and a call-girl find themselves caught up in the middle of a drug war between the Yakuza and a Chinese gang in First Love. Leo Katsuragi (Masataka Kubota) is an up and coming boxer, who receives the bad news that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumour. Having nothing to lose, […]



Two New Orleans paramedics encounter a series of strange deaths connected to a mysterious designer drug in SYNCHRONIC. Steve (Anthony Mackie) and Dennis (Jamie Dornan) are two paramedics in New Orleans who come across a series of grisly drug-related deaths, with the common denominator being the presence of a synthetic drug called SYNCHRONIC. Things turn […]

Sorry We Missed You

TIFF19: Sorry We Missed You

A working-class British family struggles to make ends meet in Sorry We Missed You. Having previously lost his home and job in the 2008 financial crash, Ricky (Kris Hitchen) starts a semi-freelance job with a delivery depot. Requiring a long financial deposit for his delivery van, Ricky’s wife Abbie (Debbie Honeywood) is forced to sell […]

Color Out of Space

TIFF19: Color Out of Space

A New England family’s farm is infected by an alien organism in Color Out of Space. Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) lives on an isolated farm with his wife Theresa (Joely Richardson) and children Lavinia (Madeleine Arthur), Benny (Brendan Meyer), and Jack (Julian Hilliard). One night a glowing pink meteor falls and crashes on the farm. […]

The Twentieth Century

TIFF19: The Twentieth Century

William Lyon Mackenzie King’s journey to becoming Prime Minister of Canada is told in a surreal alternative history in The Twentieth Century. Mackenzie King (Dan Beirne) believes that it is his destiny to both become Prime Minister of Canada and marry Ruby Eliott (Catherine St-Laurent), as predicted by his mother (Louis Negin). However, Mackenzie finds […]


TIFF19: Gundala

The popular Indonesia superhero hits the big screen in Gundala. Sancaka (Abimana Aryasatya) is a man who found himself alone as a child, after the death of his father and the disappearance of his mother. Working as a security guard, Sancaka discovers that he gains super-strength when his struck by lightning. When the disfigured crime […]

TIFF19: 37 Seconds

A young woman with cerebral palsy hopes to achieve her dreams in 37 Seconds. Yuma (Mei Kayama) is a 23-year-old with cerebral palsy who lives with his overprotective mother (Misuzu Kanno). Dreaming to be a manga artist, Yuma works with her cousin Sayaka (Minori Hagiwara), who passes off Yuma’s artwork as her own. One day […]

Saint Maud

TIFF19: Saint Maud

A devoutly Christian nurse becomes obsessed with saving the soul of her patient in Saint Maud. Maud (Morfydd Clark) is a young nurse, who arrives to give palliative care to cancer-ridden ex-dancer Amanda (Jennifer Ehle). Having recently discovered religion, Maud is constantly praying to God for guidance in her life. After observing Amanda’s sinful behaviour, […]

Guest of Honour

TIFF19: Guest of Honour

A health inspector tries to help out his imprisoned daughter in Guest of Honour. Jim Davis (David Thewlis) is a Hamilton Health Inspector, whose estranged daughter Veronica (Laysla De Oliveira) has been imprisoned for a crime she did not commit. While Jim desperately wants to help Veronica get released, she refuses to accept any assistance […]