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 […]

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 […]

Anne at 13,000 ft

TIFF19: Anne at 13,000 ft

A young woman has deep struggles with her work and personal life in Anne at 13,000 ft. Anne (Deragh Campbell) is a woman who works at a daycare, who often finds herself at odds with her co-workers since Anne tends to play with the kids more than supervise them. After going skydiving for the bachelorette […]

The Last Porno Show

TIFF19: The Last Porno Show

An aspiring method actor inherits his estranged father’s porno theatre in The Last Porno Show. Wayne (Nathanael Chadwick) is a struggling actor, who discovers with much apathy that his estranged father Al (Christian Aldo) has passed away and has left Wayne his rundown porno theatre. Initially set on quickly selling off the theatre, Wayne becomes […]

This Is Not a Movie

TIFF19: This Is Not a Movie

The career of British Middle East correspondent Robert Fisk is profiled in This Is Not a Movie. Robert Fisk began his career in journalism in the 1970s covering The Troubles in Northern Island for “The London Times.” However, he would soon move to the Middle East, where he would remain for four decades. Today, Fisk […]

Clifton Hill

TIFF19: Clifton Hill

A woman decides to investigate a 25-year-old kidnapping case in Clifton Hill. Following her mother’s death, Abby (Tuppence Middleton) returns home to Niagara Falls, where she is asked by her estranged sister Laure (Hannah Gross) to sign the documents finalizing the sale of the rundown Rainbow Inn to local developer Charlie Lake (Eric Johnson), whose […]

Blood Quantum

TIFF19: Blood Quantum

The members of an isolated Mi’gmaq community find themselves immune to a zombie outbreak in Blood Quantum. Traylor (Michael Greyeyes) is the chief police officer of the Red Crow Indian Reservation in 1981, who along with his wife Joss (Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers) has to deal with the delinquent activities of his sons Lysol (Kiowa Gordon) and […]

Fantasia 2019: Freaks

A young girl wants to escape from her father’s protective control in Freaks. Seven year old Chloe (Lexy Kolker) has spent her whole life living in hiding with her father Henry (Emile Hirsch), who warns her of the dangers outside. However, Chloe soon becomes fed up with her captivity and ventures outside, where she meets ice cream […]

Fantasia 2019: Phantom of Winnipeg

The unexpected cult success of Phantom of the Paradise in Winnipeg is explored in Phantom of Winnipeg. In 1974, Brian De Palma released his rock opera Phantom of the Paradise, starring William Finley, Jessica Harper, and Paul Williams, which was an undisputed box office bomb. However, this fact was lost on the population of Winnipeg, […]

Fantasia 2019: Jade’s Asylum

A group at a mansion in Costa Rica are attacked by a group of forest-dwelling beings in Jade’s Asylum. While on a drug-fueled trip to a mansion in Costa Rica, Jade Williams (Morgan Kohan) leaves her boyfriend Toby in a jealous fit and is prepared to walk back to the airport. All the while, Jade […]