Your Guide to Canadian Films at TIFF 2018!

Your Guide to Canadian Films at TIFF 2018!

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Here are the Canadian Films Premiering at #TIFF2018! Save this link to click through to watch the trailers and find screening times! 

 

MOUTHPIECE 

Directed by:  Patricia Rozema

Written by: Patricia Rozema, Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken

Starring: Norah Sadava, Amy Nostbakken, Maev Beaty

 

FALLS AROUND HER

Directed by: Darlene Naponse

Written by: Darlene Naponse

Starring: Tantoo Cardinal, Tina Keeper, Gail Maurice, Johnny Issaluk, Rob Stewart, J.D. Nicholsen, Hope McGregor

 

KINGSWAY

Directed by: Bruce Sweeney

Written by: Bruce Sweeney

Starring: Camille Sullivan, Jeff Gladstone, Gabrielle Rose, Colleen Rennison, Paul Skrudland, Jillian Fargey, Jennifer Mclean, Agam Darshi, and Kevin McNulty

 

LES SALOPES OR THE NATURALLY WANTON PLEASURE OF SKIN  

Directed by: Renée Beaulieu

Written by: Renée Beaulieu

Starring: Brigitte Poupart, Nathalie Cavezzali, Vincent Leclerc, Pierre Kwenders, Romane Denis, Normand D’Amour, Charlotte Aubin, Paul Ahmarani, Louise Portal, Hubert Proulx, Joseph Delorey, Sophie Clément, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Guillaume Gauthier and Jean-Marie Coudou

 

SPLINTERS

Directed by: Thom Fitzgerald

Written by: Thom Fitzgerald

Starring: Sofia Banzhaf, Shelley Thompson, Bailey Maughan, Callum Dunphy

 

THE FIREFLIES ARE GONE

Directed by: Sébastien Pilote

Written by: Sébastien Pilote

Starring: Karelle Tremblay, Pierre-Luc Brillant, Luc Picard, François Papineau, Marie-France Marcotte

 

THE GREAT DARKENED DAYS

Directed by:  Maxime Giroux

Written by: Maxime Giroux, Simon Beaulieu, Alexandre Laferrière

Starring: Martin Dubreuil, Romain Duris, Sarah Gadon, Reda Kateb, Soko, Cody Fern, Buddy Duress and Luzer Twersky

 

CLARA

Directed by: Akash Sherman

Written by: Akash Sherman

Starring: Patrick J. Adams, Troian Bellisario, Ennis Esmer, Kristen Hager and RH Thomson

 

EDGE OF THE KNIFE

Directed by: Gwaii Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown

Written by:

Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Graham Richard, Leonie Sandercock

Starring: Tyler York,William Russ, Adeana Young

 

FIRECRACKERS

Directed by: Jasmin Mozaffari

Written by: Jasmin Mozaffari

Starring: Michaela Kurimsky and Karena Evans 

 

FREAKS

Directed by: Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein

Written by: Zach Lipovsky and Adam Stein

Starring: Lexy Kolker, Emile Hirsch, Bruce Dern, Amanda Crew, Grace Park

 

SHARKWATER EXTINCTION

Directed by: Rob Stewart

…”Late filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart’s last documentary is a thrilling exposé on the illegal shark-fin industry and a rousing call to save an imperiled animal from the edge of extinction. TIFF is proud to screen the world premiere of Sharkwater Extinction — a work of galvanizing activism rendered with heart and soul, and the final film from Rob Stewart, the award-winning Toronto documentarian, photographer, and conservationist…” ~TIFF

 

CARMINE STREET GUITARS

Directed by: Ron Mann

Written by: Len Blum

Starring: Rick Kelly, Cindy Hule,j Dorothy Kelly and Lenny Kaye,
With appearances by store clientele, including Charlie Sexton, Bill Frisell, and Jim Jarmusch.

 

PROSECUTING EVIL: THE EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF BEN FERENCZ  

Directed by: Barry Avrich

Written by: Barry Avrich

Starring: Ben Ferencz, Alan Dershowitz, Justice Rosalie Abella, Don Ferencz ,Fatou Bensouda, General Wesley Clark, Richard Dicker, David Scheffer

 

WHAT IS DEMOCRACY? 

Directed by: Astra Taylor

 

Directed by: Jennifer Baichwal, Nicholas de Pencier and Edward Burtynsky

Written by: Jennifer Baichwal

 

GIANT LITTLE ONES

Directed by: Keith Behrman

Written by: Keith Behrman

Starring: Josh Wiggins, Maria Bello, Kyle MacLachlan, Darren Mann, Taylor Hickson, Peter Outerbridge and Niamh Wilson

 

THE DEATH AND LIFE OF JOHN F. DONOVAN

Directed by: Xavier Dolan

Written by: Xavier Dolan and Jacob Tierney

Starring: Kit Harington, Jacob Tremblay, Natalie Portman, Susan Sarandon, Thandie Newton, Kathy Bates, Ben Schnetzer, Sarah Gadon, Emily Hampshire and Jared Keeso

 

THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

Directed by: Denys Arcand

Written by: Denys Arcand

Starring: Alexandre Landry, Maripier Morin, Rémy Girard, Louis Morissette, Maxim Roy, Pierre Curzi and Vincent Leclerc

 

THE GRIZZLIES

Directed by: Miranda de Pencier

Written by: Graham Yost and Moira Walley-Beckett

Starring: Emerald MacDonald, Ben Schnetzer, Paul Nutarariaq, Ricky Marty-Pahtaykan, Booboo Stewart and Tantoo Cardinal

 

THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT

Directed by: Kim Nguyen

Written by: Kim Nguyen

Starring: Alexander Skarsgård, Jesse Eisenberg, Salma Hayek and Michael Mando

 

THROUGH BLACK SPRUCE

Directed by: Don McKellar

Written by: Barbara Samuels

Starring: Tanaya Beatty, Brandon Oakes, Kiowa Gordon, Graham Greene, Tantoo Cardinal, Tina Keeper and Renée Beaulieu

 

FAUSTO

Directed by: Andrea Bussmann

Written by: Andrea Bussmann

Starring: Alberto Núñez, Victor Pueyo, Gabino Rodríguez, Fernando Renjifo and Ziad Chakaroun

 

THE STONE SPEAKERS

Directed by: Igor Drljaca

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