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Boutique Releases, Foreign Films, Arthouse Flicks and Auteurs Of Interest
May 24
All Is True (UK, D: Kenneth Branagh, site)
Shakespeare leaves theatre behind to build a relationship with his family in Stratford-upon-Avon.
City: Varsity
Between Maybes (Philippines, D: Jason Paul Laxamana, site)
A random trip to rural Japan unites an actress fleeing her troubles and a man devastated by heartbreak.
City: Canada Square
Suburbs: Scarborough    Winston Churchill
  Chandigarh Amritsar Chandigarh (India, D: Karan R. Guliani, site)
A young woman delivering a rejection to a potential husband finds another man to spend the day with.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Diamantino (Portugal/France, D: Gabriel Abrantes & Daniel Schmidt, site)
A hotshot but dimbulb soccer star becomes the focal point of investigations and conspiracies. The oddball closing selection of TIFF Midnight Madness 2018.
City: Lightbox
  Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (Canada, D: Martha Kehoe & Joan Tosoni, site)
Canadian musical legend Gordon Lightfoot's storied career takes him from small town Ontario to the coffeehouse folk scene to arena-scale tours.
City: Hot Docs
  I'm Going To Break Your Heart (Canada, D: Jim Morrison & Annie Bradley, site)
Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk make music together while working on the rocky patches in their marriage.
City: Carlton
  India's Most Wanted (India, D: Rajkumar Gupta, site)
Officers attempt to nab a terrorist without gunplay.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    York
  Ishq (India, D: Anuraj Manohar, site)
A young couple try to build a loving, trusting relationship.
Suburbs: York
  Muklawa (India, D: Simerjit Singh, site)
In pre-partition India, a new bride visits her in-laws for the first time.
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill
  Neeya 2 (India, D: Suresh, site)
Tamil-language horror/romance.
Suburbs: York
  PM Narendra Modi (India, D: Omung Kumar, site)
The story of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  Sita (India, D: Teja, site)
An orphan's long-promised caregiver turns out to be less giving than expected.
Suburbs: York
May 22
Dil Diyan Gallan (India, D: Uday Pratap Singh, site)
Sparks fly between an internet celebrity and her photographer.
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre
Long Day's Journey Into Night (China, D: Bi Gan, site)
A man disturbs old memories when he returns to his hometown, prompting a three-dimensional single-take reimagining of his past.
City: Lightbox (one show Fri-Sun,Wed)
  Woman At War (Iceland/France/Ukraine, D: Benedikt Erlingsson, site)
An eco-terrorist defending Iceland's landscape against industrial development weighs how best she can affect the planet's future.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Wed)
May 23
Always Miss You (China, D: Chen Hung-i, site)
A woman with a string of failed relationships behind her finds herself in the position of having to choose between a new possibbility and an old flame.
Suburbs: Markham
Aniara (Sweden/Denmark, D: Pella Kagerman & Hugo Llija, site)
A shopping mall-like spaceship populated with would-be Martian colonists is knocked off course. Based in the epic poem by Nobel Prize winner Harry Martinson.
City: Lightbox (no show Mon)
  The Cannon (Canada, D: Marshall Axani, site)
A fading adult film star tries to keep his teen daughter from discovering his profession.
City: Carlton
  City Dreamers (Canada/USA, D: Joseph Hillel, site)
Independent-minded female urban planners and architects leave their mark on the spaces we live in.
City: Carlton
  Gift (Canada, D: Robin McKenna, site)
Gift-based cultures provide a counterpoint to global capitalism.
City: Carlton
  JT LeRoy (UK/Canada/USA, D: Justin Kelly, site)
An author's success writing in the voice of a teen hustler necessitates public appearances of her imagined persona. With Laura Dern and Kristin Stewart.
City: Carlton
  Ordinary Days (Canada, D: Kris Booth, Jordan Canning & Rebuka Jeyapalan, site)
A woman's disappearance is seen from multiple perspectives.
City: Canada Square
  Stockholm (Canada/USA, D: Robert Budreau, site)
Hostages form a bond with their captors during the infamous 1973 back heist. With Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace and Mark Strong.
City: Carlton
  Student Of The Year 2 (India, D: Punit Malhotra, site)
High schoolers compete for the honor of being named top student.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
May 24
The Aftermath (UK/Germany/USA, D: James Kent, site)
A British couple move into a German man's house as they aid in post-war reconstruction efforts. With Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Tue,Thu)
Amazing Grace (USA, D: Alan Elliott & Sydney Pollack, site)
Aretha Franklin wows a Watts church circa 1972.
City: Hot Docs (Fri,Sun,Mon only)
  Apollo 11 (USA, D: Todd Douglas Miller, site)
Go deep inside NASA's moon shot courtesy recently discovered footage of the mission.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Wed)
  Ask Dr. Ruth (USA, D: Ryan White, site)
Get the lowdown on the life of the noted sex therapist.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Ayogya (India, D: Venkat Mohan, site)
A corrupt cop's latest case brings life changes.
Suburbs: York
  The Beach Bum (USA/Switzerland/UK/France, D: Harmony Korine, site)
Matthew McConaughey lives a one-of-a-kind life by the rules of the beach.
City: Kingsway (late show Fri only)
  The Biggest Little Farm (USA, D: John Chester, site)
A Los Angeles couple head back to the land
City: Hot Docs (one show Fri,Sun,Mon only)    Scotiabank
Suburbs: Eglinton Town Centre    Richmond Hill    Winston Churchill
  Carmine Street Guitars (Canada, D: Ron Mann, site)
A Greenwich Village guitar-maker salvages wood from New York buildings to create one-of-a-kind instruments.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Fri,Sat,Wed)
  De De Pyaar De (India, D: Akiv Ali, site)
A middle-aged man runs afoul of family sentiment when he romances a much younger woman.
City: Yonge & Dundas
Suburbs: Albion    Eglinton Town Centre    Mississauga    Vaughan    Winston Churchill    Woodside    York
  Diane (USA, D: Kent Jones, site)
An aging widow tries to compensate for perceived misdeeds by doing good for both her community and her family.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Gloria Bell (USA/Chile, D: Sebastian Lelio, site)
Divorced, middle-aged Julianne Moore strikes up an unexpected new romance.
City: Kingsway (one show Tue,Thu)
  Green Book (USA, D: Peter Farrelly, site)
Viggo Mortensen chauffeurs an African-American pianist through the 1960's deep South.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Mon,Wed)
  The Grizzlies (Canada, D: Miranda de Pencier, site)
Inuit teens living in a depressed town take up lacrosse.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Hail Satan? (USA, D: Penny Lane, site)
The Satanic Temple utilizies a puckish sense of humour to fight for religious freedom.
City: Carlton
  The Invisibles (Germany, D: Claus Rafle, site)
Young Jews avoid detection in 1943 Berlin.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sat,Sun,Thu)
  Meeting Gorbachev (UK/Germany/USA, D: Werner Herzog & Andre Singer, site)
Conversations with Mikhail Gorbachev illuminate the break-up of the Soviet Union.
City: Lightbox
  Miss & Mrs. Cops (South Korea, D: Jung Da-Won, site)
Desk cops get a chance to take on a case in the field.
City: Empress Walk
  Mr. Local (India, D: M. Rajesh, site)
Tamil-language action rom-com.
Suburbs: Woodside    York
  The Mustang (France/USA, D: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, site)
A violent inmate is enrolled in a therapy program centered around training wild horses.
City: Kingsway
  Non-Fiction (France, D: Olivier Assayas, site)
The publishing industry's reactions to our increasingly digital world provide the grounding for a (quite funny) comedy of manners.
City: Lightbox
  Peterloo (UK, D: Mike Leigh, site)
Tensions between workers and the aristocracy come to a head in a Manchester field.
City: Lightbox
  The Public (USA, D: Emilio Estevez, site)
Cincinatti's homeless stage a library sit-in that draws the attention of the police.
City: Regent (one show Fri,Sun,Tue,Thu)
  Red Joan (UK, D: Trevor Nunn, site)
KGB agent Judi Dench infiltrates the British civil service.
City: Canada Square    Carlton
  Shadow (China, D: Zhang Yimou, site)
A general adopts the use of a lookalike to outwit his king's enemies and maybe even the king himself.
City: Lightbox
Suburbs: Markham
  Sir (India/France, D: Rohena Gera, site)
A servant working towards her dreams is employed by a man who has lost sight of his.
City: Mt. Pleasant (one show Sun only)
  They Shall Not Grow Old (UK/New Zealand, D: Peter Jackson, site)
World War 1, and its participants, are brought to vivid life.
City: Kingsway (one show Fri,Mon-Thu)
  This Is North Preston (Canada, D: Jaren Hayman, site)
Halifax's Black community tries to move beyond its reputation as a centre for pimping and prostitution.
City: Yonge & Dundas
  Us (USA, D: Jordan Peele, site)
A family is terrorized by seeming copies of themselves.
City: Carlton    Kingsway (one show Sat,Tue)    Yonge & Dundas (Sat,Sun,Mon,Thu)
  Walking On Water (Italy/Germany/USA/UAE, D: Andrey Paounov, site)
Transformative landscape artist Christo attempts to bring about a project involving floating piers near the Alps.
City: Regent (one show Fri-Sun,Tue-Thu)
  The White Crow (UK/France, D: Ralph Fiennes, site)
Russian ballet legend Rudolf Nureyev defects.
City: Varsity

Compiled by Don Marks (contact)

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