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Toronto 2019


167 articles available in total starting from 31/10/2018. Last article published on 23/09/2019.

Review: The County

Review: The County

Set in a remote Icelandic village inspired by its real-life counterpart Skagafjörður, Grímur Hákonarson's new feature is the powerful story of a brave woman, and much more besides  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: 1982

Review: 1982

Lebanon’s Oualid Mouaness makes his debut with a stirring tribute to the innocence of a child who witnesses the Israeli invasion of Beirut in June 1982  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Red Fields

Review: Red Fields

Israeli Keren Yedaya directs a musical against war and for national demilitarisation, based upon the controversial 1980s rock opera Mami  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Contemporary World Cinema

Review: Paris Stalingrad

Review: Paris Stalingrad

French director Hind Meddeb offers a humanist and committed documentary on the fate of homeless migrants trapped on the streets of Paris  

11/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | TIFF Docs

Review: Hope Gap

Review: Hope Gap

Despite some likeable performances, William Nicholson's light-hearted drama about a marriage breaking up late in life feels contrived  

10/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Special Presentations

Karim Sayad  • Director of My English Cousin

Interview: Karim Sayad • Director of My English Cousin

"There’s clearly something personal about my films"

Swiss and Algerian filmmaker Karim Sayad talks to us about his latest work My English Cousin, which is screening in Toronto's TIFF Docs section  

10/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | TIFF Docs

Review: Noura’s Dream

Review: Noura’s Dream

Hinde Boujemaa analyses the troubled undercurrents of love and law in Tunisia with a first fiction feature that lets Hend Sabri and Lotfi Abdelli shine  

10/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery

Review: Arab Blues

Review: Arab Blues

VENICE 2019: Manele Labidi's debut film uses comedy to talk about life in Tunisia after the fall of President Ben Ali in 2011  

10/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Giornate degli Autori

Review: The Burnt Orange Heresy

Review: The Burnt Orange Heresy

VENICE 2019: A nicely twisted little mystery does not quite 98 minutes make  

10/09/2019 | Venice 2019 | Out of Competition

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen • Director of Disco

Interview: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen • Director of Disco

“I’m simply a witness. My film is more of an observation than a denunciation”

At our request, Norwegian director Jorunn Myklebust Syversen unpicks her second feature film Disco, a work presented in the Discovery section of the Toronto Film Festival  

10/09/2019 | Toronto 2019 | Discovery