TIFF18: Jessica Forever

A woman cares for a group of violent marauders in Jessica Forever. In a dystopian future society, orphans roam the world causing violence and mayhem. However, a group of orphans have been gathered together by the matriarchal Jessica (Aomi Muyock), who teaches them to be more kind and compassionate. Forever on the run from special forces drones, […]

TIFF18: Hold the Dark

A wolf expert is brought into an isolated Alaskan town to search for a missing boy in Hold the Dark. Russell Core (Jeffrey Wright) is a grizzled author and wolf expert, who is called into a remote town in Northern Alaska by Medora Slone (Riley Keough), who believes her son has been taken by wolves, with Medora asking […]

TIFF18: Assassination Nation

A series of internet leaks results in chaos in a small town in Assassination Nation. Lily (Odessa Young), Bex (Hari Nef), Sarah (Suki Waterhouse), and Em (Abra) are four teenage friends in the town of Salem. The girls’ lives are turned upside down when half the town’s cellphones are hacked, revealing that Lily has been exchanging […]

TIFF18: Endzeit – Ever After

Two young women journey across zombie-infested Germany in Endzeit – Ever After. Following a plague leaving the world overrun by zombies, the two German towns of Weimar and Jena are the last holdouts of the human population. Vivi (Gro Swantje Kohlhof) and Eva (Maja Lehrer) are two very different women from Weimar, who involuntarily team up […]

TIFF18: The Death and Life of John F. Donovan

The correspondence between a child actor and TV celebrity changes both of their lives in The Death and Life of John F. Donovan. In 2006, 11 year old child actor Rupert Turner (Jacob Tremblay) is shocked by the news that his favourite actor John F. Donovan (Kit Harington) was found dead at the age of 29. A […]

TIFF18: 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 […]

TIFF18: The Truth About Killer Robots

The effects and consequences of our increasingly automated society is examined in The Truth About Killer Robots. In his science fiction stories, Isaac Asimov established the rules of robotics, with the prime rule being that robots shouldn’t harm another human being. Whether in manufacturing or the service industry, robotics and automation are becoming more prevalent, resulting in […]

TIFF18: Non-Fiction

A group of people in the Parisian publishing world adjust to changes in the industry and their lives in Non-Fiction. Alain (Guillaume Canet) is a publisher in Paris, who is trying to embrace the switch from books to digital, while also dealing the stagnation of his marriage to his actress wife Serena (Juliette Binoche). At the same time […]

TIFF18: Clara

An astromoner tries to find a habitable planet with the help of his new research assistant in Clara. Dr. Isaac Bruno (Patrick J. Adams) is a man obsessed with finding signs of life in the cosmos, with this obsession costing him his job as a university professor. Deciding to continue his research at home, Isaac hires […]

TIFF18: Climax

A dance troupe’s rehearsal party degenerates into chaos in Climax. Based on real events that happened in France of 1996, a group of dancers have just finished a three day rehearsal and have begun a celebratory party. However, it isn’t too long until they discover that the punch bowl of sangria has been spiked with LSD. […]