TIFF19: Crazy World

Child kidnappers have to contend with the “Waka Stars” in Crazy World. The Tiger Mafia, lead by the diminutive Mr. Big, need to kidnap kids for a sacrifice. While the kids’ parents, which includes a commando gone crazy and Uganda’s best action cop Bruce U, try to stage a rescue, it is soon discovered that […]

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, […]

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 […]

Gundala

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 […]

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, […]

The Vigil

TIFF19: The Vigil

An orthodox Jewish man of lapsed faith is asked to watch over the body of a recently deceased Holocaust survivor in The Vigil. Yakov Ronen (Dave Davis) is a member of Brooklyn’s Hassidic “Boro” Park neighbourhood, who lost his faith after the tragic death of his brother. Following a support group meeting, Yakov is approached […]

The Platform

TIFF19: The Platform

A man finds himself in a vertical prison in The Platform. Goreng (Iván Massagué) wakes up in The Pit, a “vertical self-management centre” made up of hundreds of floors, each featuring two inmates, whose only food source comes from a platform that lowers from floor to floor. Goreng’s cellmate Trimagasi (Zorion Eguileor) quickly gives a […]

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 […]

Blood Quantum

TIFF19 Preview: Midnight Madness

A mix of old and new permeates the Midnight Madness line-up for the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The line-up will be opening with the World Premiere of the indigenous zombie film Blood Quantum from Canadian director Jeff Barnaby (Rhymes for Young Ghouls). The line-up also sees the return of Midnight Madness veterans, with the […]